Here’s some news from the front.
Zero Hedge keeps us up to date on the refugee invasion of Germany (via Maggie’s Farm). It’s a useful corrective for those who believe that the problem is under control. Or that it is not a problem.
In no special order. I begin with the German government’s crime statistics:
Migrants committed 142,500 crimes during the first six months of 2016, according to a report by the Federal Criminal Police Office. This is equivalent to 780 crimes committed by migrants every day, or 32.5 crimes each hour, an increase of nearly 40% over 2015. The data includes only those crimes in which a migrant suspect has been caught.
Second, Germany is becoming Islamized:
Mass migration from the Muslim world is fast-tracking the Islamization of Germany, as evidenced by the proliferation of no-go zones, Sharia courts, polygamy and child marriages. Mass migration has also been responsible for a host of social disruptions, including jihadist attacks, a migrant rape epidemic, a public health crisis, rising crime and a rush by German citizens to purchase weapons for self-defense — and even to abandon Germany altogether.
As for assimilation and integration, it is not happening. The president of Turkey, Mr. Erdogan, is sending Islamist imams to German mosques to ensure that Muslim refugees do not assimilate. Remember the Ottoman invasion of Europe?
The Turkish government has sent 970 clerics — most of whom do not speak German — to lead 900 mosques in Germany that are controlled by the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB), a branch of the Turkish government's Directorate for Religious Affairs, known in Turkish as Diyanet. Critics accuse Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of using DITIB mosques to prevent Turkish migrants from integrating into German society.
The result could have been predicted:
Half of the three million ethnic Turks living in Germany believe it is more important to follow Islamic Sharia law than German law if the two are in conflict, according to a survey.
The government has chosen to deal with this problem by putting its collective head in the sand. And also, by censoring the facts.
A Cologne police superintendent revealed that he was ordered to remove the term "rape" from an internal police report about the mass sexual assaults in Cologne on New Year's Eve. He said that an official at the North-Rhine Westphalia Interior Ministry told him in an angry tone: "This is not rape. Remove this term from your report. Submit a new report."
There are written instructions ... today we are not allowed to say anything negative about the refugees. This is government journalism, and this leads to a situation in which the public loses their trust in us. This is scandalous." — Wolfgang Herles, Deutschlandfunk public radio.
We could go on.
Angela Merkel seems belatedly to have awakened to the problems she has created. But, is it too little, too late? Besides, what is she proposing to do about it? For now, not very much.
Merkel’s compassion is being seen as weakness, an invitation to invade Germany and eventually to make it into an Islamic state. The refugees do not see themselves as refugees. They see themselves as an invading army.
To see this as a police problem is shortsighted and calamitous. Germany and other Scandinavian countries pride themselves on their ability to project weakness on the international state. They are proud to have women running their defense departments. They believe that it makes them holier than thou and that it puts them on the moral high ground.
Lulled into complacency, they are now paying a very heavy price for their naïveté and weakness.