The German federal government has set up a cabinet committee against racism. After the first meeting of the committee, Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) announced that a catalog of measures aimed at combating right-wing extremism, anti-Semitism, and racism should be developed by next autumn. These three elements are the greatest threats to the liberal, democratic order in Germany, he said. Hence, the Federal Government has come to meet them with all the harshness of the rule of law, Seehofer explained. The Cabinet Committee was decided upon in March, as a consequence of racist attacks, when a 43-year-old shot nine people in Hanau.