"Some visitors have cancelled planned holidays to Cologne." "German ministers say 3,200 migrants a day continue to enter the country."
1/8/16, "Why Germany can't face the truth about migrant sex attacks." Daily Mail, Sue Reid in Germany
1/8/16, "Why Germany can't face the truth about migrant sex attacks." Daily Mail, Sue Reid in Germany
"The attacks have sounded the alarm bell in Germany over the consequences of mass migration. A country dogged by guilt over its Nazi past, it has enjoyed its recent role as saviour of Europe, welcoming in foreigners from the war-divided Middle East and Africa’s poverty hotspots.
When the migrants began arriving in their thousands each day last summer, there were welcoming parties across the country. ‘We love refugees!’ proclaimed banners outside reception centres.
Yet that warm hospitality is now being replaced by fear, as a society renowned for its good order begins to buckle under the strain — and to worry if it has made a mistake.
Figures this week revealed that 1.1 million newcomers registered for asylum in Germany in 2015. Many more — including potential jihadists and opportunists pretending to be refugees — are suspected of slipping in under the radar since August, when German Chancellor Angela Merkel controversially announced she would welcome all Syrian migrants who knocked on the door. Mrs Merkel has since dramatically changed her tune, saying this week that she wanted to stem the flow of migrants into the European Union, while keeping all borders open.
Yet the influx into Europe since she made her grand gesture shows no sign of abating. German ministers say 3,200 migrants a day continue to enter the country.
Denmark began passport checks on its border this week, and border controls have also been imposed by other countries including Sweden and Hungary, threatening Mrs Merkel and the EU’s cherished Schengen agreement, allowing free movement between member states."...
In Cologne, Germany, on New Year's Eve, 1000 male migrants circled women, 190 police officers had no effect:
"The men, speaking Arabic and seemingly either drunk or high on drugs, moved around in large groups among a gathering of around 1,000 male migrants and deliberately targeted women. The men easily outnumbered the 190 police officers on duty, who were quickly overwhelmed.
In other cities across Germany, including Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich and Berlin, where a tourist was sexually assaulted by five men right in front of the famous Brandenburg Gate, it was the same disturbing story.
Nearly 50 women in Hamburg complained to police about sexual harassment by ‘North African’ men, who called them ‘bitches’, shouted ‘Fikki, fikki’ to indicate they wanted to rape them, and ‘chased’ them ‘like cattle’ around the streets....
When one group of young girls refused these men’s advances, their boyfriends were beaten up. One girl who fought off an attacker ended up in hospital with a broken nose and deep cuts to her face....
Another deeply worrying aspect of the New Year horror in Cologne also emerged this week. Many Germans, including some of the victims themselves, have accused authorities of a conspiracy of silence over the assaults to stop criticism of the mass immigration policy pursued by Mrs Merkel and her politically-correct supporters. The mainstream media in Germany has, until recently, toed the Government line; a top public broadcaster, ZDF, recently refused to run a segment about a rape case on its prime-time ‘crime-watch’ show because the ‘dark-skinned’ suspect was a migrant.
The programme’s editor defended her decision, saying: ‘We don’t want to inflame the situation and spread a bad mood. The migrants don’t deserve it.’
Cracks only began to show just before New Year. Bild, Germany’s largest daily newspaper, broke ranks by accusing officials of conducting a campaign of deception on a ‘massive scale’ by burying bad news on migration. It reported that drug gangs involved in organised crime were actively recruiting newly-arrived migrants from the vast temporary camps where they live.
The Cologne police force has also been accused of deliberately hushing up the New Year scandal. It issued an official press release the following day describing the celebrations as ‘exuberant, but mostly peaceful’. The release has since been retracted, and last night it emerged that police chief Wolfgang Albers is to resign.
Broadcaster ZDF had to apologise for a ‘cover up’ after it failed to report the Cologne story for three days, even though it knew about it.
And until Thursday, a week after the attacks, there had been silence from Mrs Merkel’s ministers about the backgrounds of the perpetrators. Initially, they insisted there was no evidence that new migrants were involved in the violence.
A leaked police report which emerged 48 hours ago showed this was far from the truth. It revealed that one of the Cologne attackers said: ‘I am Syrian. You have to treat me kindly: Mrs Merkel invited me.’
The report by a senior officer added: ‘When we arrived [at the square] our vehicles were pelted with firecrackers. On the cathedral steps were a thousand people, mainly of immigrant background, who were indiscriminately throwing fireworks and bottles into the crowd.
‘Women literally had to run the gauntlet through the mass of drunk men in a way you can’t describe ….many came to officers shocked and crying to report sex assaults. We were unable to respond to all the offences. There were just too many.’
Another unnamed officer told a Cologne newspaper that 14 of those questioned on the night were from Syria and one from Afghanistan.
‘That’s the truth, though it hurts to say it,’ he added. ‘They had definitely only been in Germany for a few days or weeks.’
By yesterday morning, police had arrested only two of the alleged sex attackers, who said they had immigrant backgrounds. Videos of the crowds, together with the howl of fireworks and the shrieks of women they assaulted, were found on their mobile phones....Both have now been released due to lack of evidence....
The involvement by foreigners flies in the face of
Germany’s PC lobby which has
Catholic journalist Matthias Matussek lost his job at the respected German newspaper Die Welt after he posted his views on November’s massacre in Paris on his personal Facebook page, saying mildly: ‘I think that the terror in Paris will move our (German) debate about open borders and…young Muslim men in our country in an entirely new and fresh direction.’
Despite the censorship, unpalatable truths have still slipped out....
Andre Schulz, head of Germany’s criminal police association, said recently that in his experience 10 per cent of the migrants would turn to criminality, including theft, sexual assault or drug dealing.
‘The policy has been to leave the German population in the dark …ordinary citizens are being played for fools,’ he declared.
Meanwhile, an academic report this week claims that hundreds of thousands of young male migrants arriving in Europe will threaten the peace and stability of Germany and other Western nations. Out of those who came last year,
18 per cent were children and
just 13 per cent were women.
Dr Valerie Hudson, a professor at Texas A&M university, warns that the skewed sex ratio is a recipe for disaster: ‘Crimes such as rape and sexual harassment become more common in highly masculinised societies, and women’s ability to move about freely without fear within society is curtailed. In addition, demand for prostitution soars.’...
Even charity workers have been horrified by the behaviour of some of the new guests....
A letter also sent last year by prominent women’s groups to the Integration Minister in the state of Hesse, central Germany, where a huge camp housing 6,000 migrants has been set up in the town of Giessen, described a culture of rape and violence.
‘Women and children are unprotected here. This situation is opportune to those men who already regard women as their inferiors and treat unaccompanied women as “fair game”. There are numerous rapes, sexual assaults and forced prostitution.’
The worry is that same rape culture has now spilt out onto Germany’s streets.
What is most concerning is that the Cologne attacks were carried out in a public square, with thousands of witnesses, by men who did not cover their faces, grinned at the police, and were clearly not worried about the repercussions....
Even now, Cologne’s pro-migrant mayor, Henriette Reker, still appears to be in denial. At a Press conference, she contradicted police by saying that newly-arrived migrants had not been to blame.
She said that, to prevent future attacks, women should follow a new ‘code of conduct’ soon to be published online by the council. They should keep strangers ‘at arm’s length’, stick together in groups, and not get split up even if they were ‘in the party mood’.
One prominent local councillor and lawyer, Judith Wolter, admitted in an open letter to the people of Cologne that the cathedral square and adjoining areas has now become a no-go area — ‘especially for women. It must be assumed that there is a high security risk here in the evening and night hours’.
It is not just Germany. Other European countries with large numbers of male migrants also endured a spate of New Year sex attacks. Women in Switzerland and Austria were targeted. Yesterday, Vienna’s police chief, Gerhard Purstl, provoked outrage when he warned women not to go out alone at night.
In Helsinki, Finland, which took in 32,479 asylum seekers last year (almost all men, two-thirds from Iraq), police said they had stopped incidents ‘similar to those that took place in Cologne’ by blocking 1,000 migrants from celebrations at the city’s Senate Square.
Extra security guards, hired by police for the night, said there was trouble when 2,000 other migrants caused ‘widespread sexual harassment’ in the square.
The police explained: ‘There hasn’t been this kind of harassment on previous New Year’s Eves. This is a completely new phenomenon.’ They added that sexual assaults in parks and on the streets had been unknown in Finland before record numbers of asylum seekers arrived in 2015....
Germany is having to confront the harsh result of welcoming in huge numbers of men from a culture which denigrates women and abhors the social rules of a modern European society.
The European Commission estimates that three million more migrants — many of them ill-educated Muslim males who are illiterate even in their own Arab language — will arrive in the EU this year. The chances of successfully integrating them is next to nil."
Added: 1/8/16, "Some visitors have cancelled planned holidays to Cologne (pictured) and women are said to fear going out by themselves at night."
1/8/26, "Migrant rape fears spread across Europe: Women told not to go out at night alone after assaults carried out in Sweden, Finland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland amid warnings gangs are co-ordinating attacks," Daily Mail, by Tom Wyke and Jay Akbar For Mailonline and Ulf Andersson In Sweden For Mailonline and Nick Fagge And Sara Malm In Cologne For Mailonline
"Security authorities are growing increasingly concerned by the rising number of sex attacks by gangs of migrants which appear to be spreading across Europe.
Finland and Sweden today became the latest European countries to issue warnings to women to be wary of the threat of sex attacks following fresh reports of sexual assaults in the last week, while the Viennese police chief adviced women not to go outside alone in Vienna.
The warnings come as reports emerged that Austrian and German police tried to cover-up the issue over fears of reprisal attacks on asylum seekers and damage to the countries' tourist trade.
Dozens of arrests have been made today in connection with the wave of recent sex attacks across Europe."...
Daily Mail map caption: "Security authorities are growing increasingly concerned by the rising number of sex attacks by gangs of migrants which appear to be spreading across Europe"