If at least 100 women in Cologne, Germany, are sexually assaulted by gangs of Arab refugees in a single night, and the national media doesn’t report on it, did it ever happen? Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker and Chancellor Angela Merkel act as if the answer is “No.”
Most Americans have not heard about the wave of New Year’s Eve sexual assaults that happened in dear old Deutschland. Luckily, your truly, Herr Ernst, checks out Huffington Post Deutschland, where even self-described feminist Anabel Schunke was shocked that a.) national media refused to report on the Cologne Central Station crimes, and b.) those local stations that were covering the issue refused to describe the suspects.
At least 1,000 men lit firecrackers into crowds, brawled, and sexual assaulted women. Germany’s national media went mute for days.
“The media’s handling of this issue is a slap in the face for every victim,” Schunke said, just days before Mayor Reker told women they should adopt a “code of conduct” to deter future attacks.
Pro-tip from Ms. Reker: Stay “at arm’s length” from groups of men who are trying to gang-rape you. Seriously.
Regular readers of this blog will remember the tale of Sumte, Germany, where officials were told a population of 100 would be forced to accept 750 refugees. They will recollect Benedict Cumberbatch saying “f**k the politicians” in the U.K. and Europe who worried about the sociological ramifications of accepting a large volume of Middle Eastern men.
When the culture refugees come from says it’s okay to stone women and mutilate their genitals, it should raise red flags — and yet Merkel brought in 1.1 million in 2015.
Where is Marvel’s Dr. Strange, now? He most certainly isn’t in a Cologne police station listening to victims describe their attackers.
A Police officer in Cologne told Express.de on Thursday that 14 suspects in custody came from Syria and 1 from Afghanistan.
What makes the whole scenario even more disgusting is that German officials have responded to the outrage by cutting a deal with Facebook, Google and Twitter to work with authorities on identifying “hate speech.”
The Washington Post reported Thursday:
German authorities, meanwhile, have reached a deal with Facebook, Google and Twitter to get tougher on offensive content, with the outlets agreeing to apply domestic laws, rather than their own corporate policies, to reviews of posts.
Critics call it the enforcement of political correctness, raising the question of what constitutes hate speech and sparking a national debate over free expression. Germans have been outraged, for instance, by reports of more than 100 sexual assaults and robberies in the city of Cologne allegedly committed by gangs of young Arab and North African men on New Year’s Eve. Some Germans are questioning whether their online comments could be taken down, or whether they could be charged with incitement, for publicly pondering whether refugees could have been among the assailants.
When Germans become livid that mass sexual assaults are happening in formerly peaceful towns, the response is to police the people experiencing righteous anger.
Fact: Roughly 200 policemen were needed last Friday night in Cologne to restore order, and when the sun came up it was obvious they were overwhelmed.
This is only the beginning of many dark days ahead for Europe, and the sad thing is that they brought it upon themselves.
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