"The phenomenon of Islamist terrorism, of IS, is not a phenomenon that came to us with the refugees," Merkel said at a campaign event for her party, the Christian Democratic Union.
"An Islam that works and lives on the basis of the constitution ... belongs to Germany,"
On August 11, Manfred Hauser, the vice president of the Bavaria’s intelligence gathering agency, said the Islamic State planted “hit squads” in the refugee population.
Here's a few of the attacks in Germany from recent weeks:
Sunday - July 24, 2016
A failed asylum seeker blew himself up outside a wine bar near a music festival in the German town of Ansbach at about 10.30pm.
Sunday - July 24, 2016
A Syrian refugee hacked a pregnant woman to death with a machete in the German city of Reutlingen.
Friday - July 22, 2016
Gunman Ali David Sonboly, 18, killed seven teenagers and two adults during a rampage at a Munich shooting centre on Friday July 22.
Monday - July 18, 2016
An Afghan refugee hacked passengers with an axe as he shouted 'Allahu Akbar' - 'God is Great' - during a rampage on a train in Germany on July 18.
All of these attacks were committed by Muslim refugees or their children.
The pictured map is from the interactive graphic that's updated to show reported migrant crimes, but the creators warn a significant amount of these crimes go unreported each year in Germany.
After accepting over 1 million Muslims in 2015 alone, German politicians suddenly feel the limits of their suicidal idealism as violence sweeps Germany's formerly peaceful society.
Like many European countries, Germans are losing a grip on their own nation.
On July 31, around 40,000 Turks gathered in the German city of Cologne to show their support of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
This clear disloyalty toward the German state came months after Merkel allowed the prosecution of a German comedian, Jan Böhmermann, for creating a poem mocking the Turkish prime minister.
Since last June, there have been 75 arson attacks on refugee shelters throughout Germany, up from 5 in the previous annual report done by German authorities.
Earlier this month, various state interior ministers from Merkel's CDU party proposed a series of 27 measures to combat Islamic violence in Germany.
The measures included a ban on burqas, hiring 15,00 extra police, installing extensive surveillance systems and a ban German citizens holding dual nationality.
While members of Merkel's inner circle denounced the measures, the CDU might finally lose control of the German government after years of dominance.
In addition to internal divisions, the centrist CDU has traditionally depended on a divided opposition from the left and right wings.
Recent polls show rising numbers for the Alternative for Germany party in upcoming elections. Earlier this year, an average of 13 percent of respondents supported the party, while the Greens and Free Democrats remained in historical numbers.
The collapse of a CDU majority would shakeup the German political system, but it is still unclear whether recent events will allow a fringe party to gain momentum.