By Bob Bennett
The New Year’s Eve rape and groping attack on dozens of women at Germany’s Cologne railway station saw over 650 police complaints from women: thefts and sexual assaults. It spawned a “crisis meeting” of Mayor Henriette Reker, Police Chief Wolfgang Albers and Wolfgang Wurm from the Federal police on January 6th. The confab was marked by desperation – not to deal with the violence – but to cover-up the devastating results of Chancellor Merkel’s limitless admittance of refugees, a policy Mayor Reker helped implement. Eighty percent were Muslims, most between 18 and 45.
At the meeting, Mayor Reker denied any link between the attacks and refugees: “Police on location have perceived that it was young men … around the age of 18 to 35 years old, who come from North African and Arab areas. There is no evidence whatsoever that what we’re dealing with here is people who live in Cologne as refugees.”
But an internal report by Germany’s national police, dated two days prior, said otherwise.
Reker instead issued a “code of conduct” women should follow to stay safe in the Age of Diversity, useful things such as: “hold a certain distance, more than an arm’s length.” This elicited an enormous, sarcastic Twitter tempest. It included this query, related by dw.com: “I have short arms. Will that be a problem for me, then in the worst case scenario?” it contains the new, hot German hashtag #einearmlänge – one arm’ length:
Ich habe kurze Arme; wird mir das dann im Fall der Fälle zur Last gelegt? #einearmlänge
— Birgit Haase (@Birgit_Haase) January 5, 2016
Many of the German people have learned that their leaders led them down a dark path: #aufschrei (outcry) ranks in the top five hashtags, and #Rapefugees has entered the Twitter lexicon for good, though Twitter has mysteriously removed it from their trend list.
To allow the mad project to continue, German leaders enlisted the police and the press to cover up the Cologne incident. On January 1st, a police report described the situation at the station as “relaxed.” But social media, notably the Facebook page Net-Werk Köln, revealed the extent of the violence, and that it was perpetrated by migrants, in spite of repeated deletions of their posts, alleged by The New Observer.
Police Report: “Groups of male migrants were repeatedly named as perpetrators.”
On January 4th, it was admitted in an official report, published by Der Speigel on January 7th, that the police had utterly lost control of the crowd, and feared lives could be lost: “According to the report, officers encountered many distraught, crying, frightened pedestrians, particularly women and girls. They reported “fights, thefts, sexual assaults against women.” The migrants were defiant: One said, “I’m a Syrian! You have to treat me kindly! Mrs. Merkel invited me.” Others tore up their resident papers in the faces of police; one grinned and said: “You can’t touch me. I’ll just go back tomorrow and get a new one.”
“Xenophobic” statements to be silenced
Repeated deletions of social media posts apparently were the work of the Network Against Nazis (Netz Gegen Nazisa), founded by a onetime agent of the East German secret police, engaged by the Justice Minister to patrol social media for “anti-immigrant” posts. The government also arranged with Facebook, Twitter and Google to “delete hateful messages on their platforms within 24 hours in Germany.”
It’s unclear how “hateful” is to be defined. However, Justice Minister Heiko Maas “wrote to Richard Allen, Facebook’s public policy director… to complain that not enough was being done to root out ‘xenophobic’ comments,” reported Breitbart. Maas wrote, “’many posts contain comments that constitute the criminal offense of incitement to hatred.’”
Merkel equated hate speech with sedition: Breitbart said that Maas “has been backed by Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, who last week told reporters: ‘When people practice sedition under their own name on social networking sites, not only must the state act, but Facebook should also take action against the comments.’”
These are the sort of actions taken by totalitarian governments – like those in North Korea and Iran, to silence opposition. The charge of sedition, or the equivalent, is typical of trumped-up charges against those who disagree with such governments.
In spite of censorship efforts, the Twitter storm about censorship and migrants goes on. “One commentator tweeted sarcastically that ‘it is fascinating that the event in Cologne on New Year made it through the media censorship,’” The Local, a German paper, reported:
The German government continued to welcome migrants, even as its citizens were being raped by migrants in numbers that defy reason. (See “A catalogue of crimes,” below.) Now, if Germans complain about it online, their government will censure their complaints – or maybe prosecute them.
The Local reported that Merkel promised justice will be done, but “although she has vowed steps to reduce refugee numbers next year, she has still not set a limit on the number of asylum seekers Germany would take in.” Her plan is “persuading other EU members to take in more refugees,” the paper said.
Apparently, Merkel is hell-bent on Europe taking in still more Muslim migrants, though Germany took in 1.1 million, in 2015 and half that in 2104. Tellingly, similar attacks occurred in four other German cities, plus Switzerland and Finland, with Austria admitting the cover-up of gang rapes.
A catalogue of crimes against German Women last August
Sexual attacks by migrants have been part of German life for some time: young girls are advised by school officials across Germany not to walk home alone and not to wear skimpy clothing, to avoid “misunderstandings”; rape is becoming commonplace; here is a partial list of sex assaults in August, from the Gatestone Institute:
On August 1, a male “southerner” attempted to rape a 27-year-old woman in downtown Stuttgart.
On August 3, a “North African” raped a seven-year-old girl in broad daylight in a park in Chemnitz, a city in eastern Germany.
On August 8, a male “southerner” attempted to rape a 20-year-old woman in Siegen.
On August 10, five men of “Turkish origin” attempted to rape a girl in Mönchengladbach. Also on August 10, a male “southerner” raped a 15-year-old girl in Rinteln. On August 8, a male “southerner” attempted to rape a 20-year-old woman in Siegen.
On August 12, a male “southerner” attempted to rape a 17-year-old woman in Hannover.
On August 12, a male “southerner” exposed himself to a 31-year-old woman in Kassel. Police say a similar incident occurred in the same area on August 11.
On August 12, a male “southerner” attempted to rape a 17-year-old woman in Hannover.
On August 13, police arrested two Iraqi asylum seekers, aged 23 and 19, for raping an 18-year-old German woman behind a schoolyard in Hamm, a city in North Rhine-Westphalia.
On August 16, a male “southerner” raped a woman in Hanau.
On August 17, three male “southerners” attempted to rape a 42-year-old woman in Ansbach.
On August 23, a “dark skinned” man attempted to rape a 35-year-old woman in Dortmund.
Crimes have not been limited to sexual assaults – Der Speigel reports that “In Cologne alone, more than 11,000 people have been robbed … in the last three years. According to police, all of the perpetrators have been male and [most] have come from North African countries such as Morocco and Algeria.”
Libs gone wild: German leaders give away the store to migrants
Hamburg, another city experiencing NYE mob attacks on women, had passed a temporary law in September allowing seizure of commercial properties to accommodate refugees. Indeed, back in January 2014, Cologne’s mayor was responsible for refugee housing. She was one of the first to announce, “I cannot exclude that in order to house the refugees we will confiscate property and buildings.” This was “before that practice was commonplace,” wrote Gates of Vienna and wondered if “there was any connection between her totalitarian sentiments” and an October, 2015 incident when a Cologne citizen stabbed Reker in the neck, almost killing her. He confessed to “anti-foreign” motives.
Expropriation of private property, to house immigrants has indeed become more commonplace, watch video here.
“A school in Germany asked its students to cook and clean for migrants at an asylum,” Breitbart reported. Parents were incensed.
Irreparable damage to German culture
The Gatestone Institute’s European expert Soeren Kern told Fox’s Megyn Kelly that migrants who’ve entered Germany “are very difficult to assimilate, as many of the young people are not employable; they are essentially shiftless, and many of them are getting involved in paid crime.”
Asked “Is Germany over, as we know it and Europe?” He replied:
“The Europe that we’ve come to know and … love is certainly over. Germany will never be the same; it’s just impossible to integrate these people.”
A takeaway message for America: In an article, Mr. Kern outlined appalling signs of the devastation to German society, from the relentless immigration of Muslims:
- Muslim men residing in Germany routinely take advantage of the social welfare system by bringing two, three or four women … to Germany, and then marrying them in the presence of an imam. The women request social welfare benefits, including the cost of a separate home for themselves and for their children …” – Polygamy, although illegal under German law, is commonplace among Muslims in all major German cities: In Berlin, for example, an estimated … one-third of the Muslim men living in the Neukölln district of the city have two or more wives.
- Polygamy, although illegal under German law, is commonplace among Muslims in all major German cities. In Berlin, for example, it is estimated that fully one-third of the Muslim men living in the Neukölln district of the city have two or more wives.
- Sharia law is advancing rapidly throughout Germany, with Sharia courts now operating in all of Germany’s big cities.…At the same time, German judges are increasingly referring and deferring to Sharia law in German law courts.
- Spiraling levels of violent crime perpetrated by shiftless immigrants from the Middle East and the Balkans have turned parts of German cities into “areas of lawlessness” – areas that are de facto “no-go” zones for police.
- In Wuppertal, groups of bearded Muslim radicals calling themselves the “Sharia Police” have tried to enforce Islamic law on the streets by distributing yellow leaflets that explain the Islamist code of conduct in the city’s Sharia zones.
- In Hamburg, Muslim radicals have infiltrated dozens of primary and secondary schools, where they are imposing Islamic norms and values on non-Muslim students and teachers.
Thus the Merkel government sacrificed the safety of its own people in servitude to political correctness. Given Germany’s low birthrate and Muslims’ high birthrate, the program will transform the charming German culture forever. It may even lead to civil war, as German men form vigilante groups to defend their women, and protests against migrants grow.
America: make no mistake: Our leaders, intelligence agencies and press have exactly the same priorities as those in Germany. There are only two differences: Our First Amendment protects the right to express our opinions – even with “hate speech”; Germans can be prosecuted for “incitement to hatred.” The other difference is that Middle East Muslims can walk through Turkey to Europe, so very large numbers can migrate.
But Breitbart reported that: “The United States has issued 680,000 green cards to immigrants [and refugees] of Muslim-majority countries” over the last five years. The number is sure to increase, in response to calls from Democrats like Sen. Dick Durbin to raise the number of Syrian refugees admitted annually to 100,000.