08 October 2015

Crashing the Gates: A Crash Course



(Or, The European Migrant Crisis: A Reader.)

From the Pope to the E.U. to the U.N., the narrative has taken shape: 'Millions of refugees fleeing war-torn regions are flooding into Europe, and we must take them all in.'  If one doesn't embrace it whole-heartedly--and many Europeans do not--one is 'vile,' 'shameful,' and 'spreading hate' (to quote German chancellor Angela Merkel).  Such closed-minded bigots need to open their hearts and homes.

We here at TWCS argue that there is much more to the story. From our privileged perch here in continental Europe, we enjoy access to scores of local news stories which haven't seeped into the international media. So as with the Charlie Hebdo massacre, we're taking a slight detour from our normal blogging in order to give a press round-up we hope some may find useful. From our seat in the very front row, we humbly invite you to join us on a tour of the less-reported sides of this epochal event. But kindly buckle up first.


[English-language sources have been used where possible; all translations are ours.]


I) Genesis

Why a migratory explosion now?

The trickle of Mediterranean boat people is in fact an old story. Where a large rich land lies near a large poor one, the temptation is constant.



Year in year out, like those intrepid Cubans aiming for Florida in their vessels of fortune, thousands of Africans seek the promised land:

(Data sources: 2006-2013, 2014, 2015)

But since the Arab Spring in 2011, violent unrest has swept the Middle East.  Large existing Arab and Muslim colonies in W. Europe have  attracted potential refugees. As for black Africans fleeing poverty, those who've long been content to work in Algeria or Libya have now been handed a twisted gift: The Libyan coast is in anarchy, run by a motley crew of warlords and people smugglers. That is, an open door to the Promised Land.


Further east, the Syrian civil war has dragged on with no end in sight:
Since 2011 over seven million Syrians have been forced from their homes by the civil war. Nearly 300,000 have died.  Over 20% have left the country and most of those live in refugee camps. Two-thirds of those still in Syria are short of food, medical care and much else. Most of the country no longer has electric power or public water and sanitation service. ...over ten percent of the towns, villages and city neighborhoods are completely abandoned.

The sudden and overwhelming migrant push we've seen this summer has two major causes. First:


Previously, migrants were forbidden from transiting Macedonia. Beginning in June [2015], migrants were given three-day, temporary asylum permits, enabling them to travel by train and road. The opening of the Macedonia route enabled migrants from the Middle East to take very short, inexpensive voyages from the coast of Turkey to the Greek Islands, instead of the far longer, more perilous, and far more expensive voyage from Libya to Italy.
[This is the route where Syrian people smuggler Abdullah Kurdi sacrificed his toddler son, creating the photo seen round the world.]

Second:
On 24 August 2015, according to article 17 of the Dublin III Regulations Germany decided to suspend the general procedure as regards Syrian refugees (normally a refugee must claim asylum in the first safe country he lands in) and to process their asylum applications directly itself. The change in Germany asylum policy incited large numbers of migrants to move towards Germany, especially after German chancellor Merkel stated that "there is no legal limit to refugee numbers".
Thus was Merkel's Boner hatched, and the rest is history.


II) Demographics



Who are these people? Many Europeans fear that the 'refugee' population is filled with opportunists (job- or welfare-seekers), criminals, unassimilable Muslims, and/or terrorists. What is the evidence?



1) Real vs Fake Refugees: The numbers



To recall, there are two major sea paths: the Italy Route and the Greece Route. The first is made of mostly Africans fleeing poverty, the second mostly of Syrians fleeing refugee camps they're not happy with. In 2015, for reasons given above, the latter suddenly began to dwarf the former.

 Data sources: 2010-2014, 2015

Europe has taken in huge numbers of refugees before, notably during the Balkan Wars of the 1990s.  But today, many Europeans fear they're being swamped with 1) economic migrants not really fleeing war, and 2) Muslim refugees who will do harm to their cultures.  Are they right?




The latest figures:

  • Nearly 500,000 people have reached Europe illegally by sea in 2015 (as of Sept.) 
  • 34% of the boat people claim to be from Syria
  • 20% of new asylum applicants claim to be from Syria
  • Between 270,000 and 280,000 migrants have entered Germany just in the month of September 2015. (This is the equivalent of a city the size of Münster-- or of Newcastle, Venice, or Newark, NJ). 
  • Germany is expecting up to 1.5 million entries this year alone.
  • Of those 'Syrians' entering Germany, an estimated one in three is lying about his national origins, according to Germany's Foreign Minister.

So to sum up, 20%-34% of asylum-seekers currently entering Europe are 'Syrian.' German authorities estimate one third of these to be faking.  That leaves us with about 14%-23% Syrians, of which, as we have seen, a great many are not fleeing combat directly, but fleeing refugee camps in safe countries for what they hope is more comfortable accomodation in Europe.

To their credit, Syria's neighbors have taken in the lion's share of refugees...


...to which the West has contributed substantial financial aid:


Curiously, the culturally, religiously, geographically close and fabulously rich Gulf States have slammed their doors shut:
Iran has taken in no refugees. Neither have Pakistan, Indonesia, or any of the other dozens of member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain all refused to take any refugees, and explicitly cited the risk of terrorists among the refugees.

Saudi Arabia has, however, thoughtfully offered to fund 200 mosques for their oppressed brethren taking up residence in... Germany.


2) Real vs Fake Refugees: The anecdotes

Having seen the numbers, let's now hear from those on the ground.

a) Fake Syrians


One Moroccan translator volunteering in Vienna claims a quarter of 'Syrians' in Austria are faking:
Moroccan Merouance Missaoua lives and works in Vienna. In his free time, he interprets for refugees at the Westbahnhof [train station].  ... “In all honesty — I believe, it is my personal estimate, because I have been here day in and day out, that a quarter of the people I have met are not refugees.
"I have met people from Morocco and from Algeria. I can discover that, because I speak their dialect too and I recognize the accent immediately. Yesterday, for example, two Egyptians came to me. I said to them: 'You are not Syrian; what are you doing?' — [They replied] 'Yes, it’s now or never, get into Europe free. It’s now or never.'”

At Serbia's border with Hungary--the golden door into the E.U.--authorities confirm many Europeans' worst fears:
A Pakistani identity card in the bushes, a Bangladeshi one in a cornfield. A torn Iraqi driver's licence ... Documents scattered only metres from Serbia's border with Hungary provide evidence that many of the migrants flooding Europe to escape war or poverty are scrapping their true nationalities
... Serbian border police say that 90% of those arriving from Macedonia,  about 3000 a day, claim they are Syrian, although they have no documents to prove it. ... "You can see that something is fishy when most of those who cross into Serbia enter January 1  as the date of their birth," border police officer Miroslav Jovic said. "Guess that's the first date that comes to their mind."

"A lot of people enter Turkey with fake Syrian papers because they know that they'll get asylum in the EU more easily," [Frontex chief] Fabrice Leggeri said. In Germany, customs have intercepted packages mailed to Germany containing Syrian passports, both genuine and counterfeit, the finance ministry said.

... Among those who had no second thoughts about ditching their true identity was Rafik from Pakistan. "I'm leaving my old life behind," Rafik said,  as he dashed under the fence into Hungary. "I'm starting a new one. I don't have a passport, nor any other identity paper. Let's see which country they will choose to kick me back to."


b) Opportunists

Sweden's and Germany's open call--'we'll take in as many refugees as come'--has unsurprisingly led to a stampede of opportunists. Hoping their tales of woe will open the gates of the richest countries on the planet, they're setting out from all corners of the globe:

   Africa




West Africa, though not at war, is a prime source:
Senegal is a stable West African democracy, and Kothiary [Village] has profited from the currents of globalization transforming rural Africa’s more prosperous areas. Flat screen TVs and, increasingly, cars—mostly purchased with money wired home by villagers working in Europe—have reshaped what was once a settlement of mud huts.
The wealth has plugged this isolated landscape of peanut farms and baobab trees into the global economy ... But it has also put European living standards on real-time display ... “People don’t go because they have nothing, they go because they want better and more,” said [Immigration Minister] Mr. Diop. “It’s aspiration.”



   Pakistan

A surprising number have come from the admittedly violent and poor, but not at war, Pakistan:


They have left good jobs back in Karachi, Pakistan, and now want to be Europeans. In late July the three slipped into Germany with their wives and children, using illegal documents. They live together in a five-bedroom house, rented for them by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government, a 40-minute drive away from Giessen, which is home to the biggest migrants’ camp in the country.  
...‘When I lost my job, I set out [from Karachi] with six friends,’ he says. ‘There is every nation in the camp — a lot from Pakistan, like me. I chose Germany because they want us here.’ ... I point out that Karachi, despite the political violence there, is not in a war zone. ‘My children deserve a better life than in Pakistan,’ says Atif. ‘They will grow up happy in Germany.’



   Afghanistan

Mama Merkel's siren song has been heard as far away as Afghanistan, where teenagers are now leaving by the busload:


The winding road to Germany starts on the outskirts of Kabul, at the Ahmad Shah Baba bus depot. This is where some of the youngest and poorest Afghans hoping to migrate to Europe gather each day to leave. If they carry a backpack at all, it is usually slack, with little inside.
Some have begun hearing that there is one country eager to have them. “I am trying to go to Germany,” Abdul Javed, 16, said after buying a bus ticket.  Until last year most of the teenagers headed toward Nimruz wanted to go no farther than Iran, to seek work as laborers. But these days, the province is better known as the first stop on the path to Europe.

   Iraq

The same is true of young people in conflict-torn Iraq:
At Ali Hussein's juice stand [in Baghdad], decorated with plastic bananas, they're squeezing oranges on old brass presses. ... Several of his friends just passed by to say farewell. They heard that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was welcoming Iraqis. "Each one said, 'I'm traveling,' 'I'm traveling,' 'I'm traveling,' " says Hussein. All want to be smuggled to Europe.


      International--Calais, France

'The Jungle'--4000-strong illegal alien tent city near UK border


At this lawless migrant encampment at the France-UK border, an international crew of opportunists tries to sneak into Britain daily. A British Muslim charity has just announced it is pulling aid from the 'Jungle' camp in Calais, France, after a surprising visit:
A crisis relief charity chief is set to pull the plug on aid to the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp after discovering most people there are economic migrants ‘without any reason’ to leave their home country. The Bradford-based Human Relief Foundation has been running a project to help the ‘refugees’ at the makeshift camp and previously claimed they were all ‘fleeing war and significant atrocities.’ But a visit by a team led by Kassim Tokan, the HRF deputy chief executive, discovered a totally different picture on the ground, with unwanted clothing and food being ‘dumped and burnt’ by the migrants.


An intrepid Daily Mail journalist near the camp finds out a surprising truth:
An Iranian migrant photographed using a crow bar to try to break into the back of a Dover-bound lorry told how he had only just been deported from Britain. The man, who also refused to be named, said: ‘I lived in Birmingham for four years but then they put me in a detention centre and sent me to Italy. ‘I have come straight back here from Italy and I will get back to England. In England they gave me benefits and a home. Here I have nothing.’

   Syria itself

Even those fleeing Syria--without a doubt a war-ridden hellscape--have begun to leave a strange taste in their hosts' mouths. Via John Derbyshire, we hear of this Syrian couple who decided to have a baby in the middle of a war, sneak into Europe, and country-shop their way to Austria:
While many migrants want to go to Germany, Saloukha says Austria was always his first choice, perhaps because he loves classical music. "Yeah. It was my dream to maybe hear a recital or watch an opera in the Vienna Opera House, the best venue for classical music in the world. It's a nice place to raise a child, very calm. And yeah - people are here - are laid-back, a bit like us."




c) Fake Christians

In Berlin, Iranians and Afghans are reported to be converting to Christianity to gain asylum bids:


Hundreds of mostly Iranian and Afghan asylum seekers have changed faiths at the evangelical Trinity Church in a leafy Berlin neighbourhood alone. ... Most said their decision was based on belief, but one young Iranian woman said she was convinced most people had joined the church only to improve their chances for asylum [Christians are persecuted in their countries].

... As other churches across Germany struggle with dwindling numbers of believers, Pastor Martens has seen his congregation swell from 150 just two years to more than 600 parishioners now – with a seemingly unending flow of new refugees finding the way to his congregation.  Some come from cities as far away as Rostock on the Baltic Sea, having found out by word-of-mouth that Martens not only baptises Muslims after a three-month 'crash course' in Christianity, but also helps them with asylum pleas.


d) Terrorists

ISIS has publicly stated their plans to send as many terrorists as possible among the waves of refugees. Hungary has already arrested 'Ahmed' and 'Yacir' at their border, after other migrants recognized them as terrorists from back home:


According to Hungarian police, Ahmed H. is implicated in over fifty murders. Witnesses said he had a reputation as a 'butcher, torturer, notorious assassin.'  After further investigation, police have discovered the presumed terrorist, far from being an unfortunate refugee, owns a house in Cyprus, a boat, five cars, and just put down 90,000€ on a second home.
Norway has made similar finds:
Norway’s police intelligence unit PST (Politiets sikkerhetstjeneste ) has found between five and 10 terrorists among every 1,000 refugees approved by the United Nations (UN) to be sent to Norway. Among them are young men and women recruited by both the brutal Islamic extremist group IS and rival terror organization Al Qaida.

One of the terrorists behind Tunisia's Bardo Museum attack (21 dead) managed to slip into Italy on a 'refugee' boat, reported cops soon after.



The German secret service is already warning of extremist recruitment happening under their nose:
Meanwhile, the head of German intelligence, Hans-Georg Maaßen, was warned that radical Muslims in Germany are canvassing the refugee shelters looking for new recruits. He said: "Many of the asylum seekers have a Sunni religious background. In Germany there is a Salafist scene that sees this as a breeding ground. We are observing that Salafists are appearing at the shelters disguised as volunteers and helpers, deliberately seeking contact with refugees to invite them to their mosques to recruit them to their cause."


Having seen the 'why' and the 'who,' let us examine some reasons Europeans are becoming skeptical of these asylum-seekers' good faith.


III) Refugee complaints


'You must take in these people,' Europeans are told, 'because they're fleeing for their lives!' The implication is that blowing up or beheading awaits if we don't let them in straight away. But the litany of complaints to which their hosts have been subjected--especially by the Sub-Saharan African contingent--has raised some eyebrows.  Tour d'horizon:

1) Italy

Italy has been flooded with Sub-Saharan 'refugees' since Qaddafi disappeared and the Libyan sea route opened up. Despite being housed and fed at taxpayer expense, these migrants have complained to anyone who will listen, and when not listened to, have made their unhappiness known via flinging mattresses out windows (Naples), blocking traffic with furniture (Alcamo), blocking traffic with bicycles (Trapani), blocking a highway via human chain (Capo Rizzuto), throwing their food on the ground, and slashing the tires of the camp's personnel (Belluno).



Among their complaints:





2) France

France, like Italy, has mostly been receiving 'refugees' from Sub-Saharan Africa. But unlike Italy, France is crawling with government-funded NGOs who've been thrilled to take the huddled masses under their wing and teach them about the French national sport--protesting.  Thus, France's newest charges have already locked themselves into their lodgings, held refugee center volunteers hostage, gone on hunger strikes, and staged public marches at employment agencies, the Italian border (trying to get in), the UK border (trying to get out), and in front of the Foreign Ministry as well as the Parliament.


Among their complaints:




3) Germanics

As for those visiting the Germanic and Nordic lands, they are more likely to be Arab (mainly Syrian), Afghan, or Pakistani-- most likely to be actually fleeing combat.  To their credit, they have not yet grumbled as loudly or publicly as their Sub-Saharan counterparts in Italy and France. Yet for 'war refugees,' some of their complaints have raised their hosts' eyebrows (even the Interior Minister's). Among them:




A sit-in and threatened hunger strike got these irritated Arabs back to the big city:
Some 40 asylum-seekers refused to leave the bus when they arrived at their destination in rural northern Sweden, demanding that they be taken back to Malmö or "some big city". When the transport arrived at a housing centre in Grytan south of Östersund the asylum-seekers didn't like the look of what they saw. "I am 75-years-old and come from the Middle East. Then I get sent to a place that looks like this," said a man from Syria to the local Östersunds-Posten daily, pointing to the icy road. "It is dangerous for me to be here," he said.
Iraqi refugees, however, give the entire country of Finland two thumbs down:

Hundreds of predominantly Iraqi migrants who have travelled through Europe to reach Finland are turning back, saying they don't want to stay in the sparsely-populated country on Europe's northern frontier because it's too cold and boring.
"You can tell the world I hate Finland. It's too cold, there's no tea, no restaurants, no bars, nobody on the streets, only cars," 22-year-old Muhammed told AFP in Tornio, as the mercury struggled to inch above 10 degrees Celsius (50 Fahrenheit) on a recent blustery grey day. Another group of around 15 Iraqi refugees waiting at the bus station that Tornio shares with its Swedish twin town Haparanda also said they wanted to go back to southern Sweden. "Finland is no good," the men echoed each other.



We have thus seen that a majority of 'refugees' entering Europe seem to be economic migrants, and that the grousing is beginning to rub their hosts the wrong way.  But let us come to even more serious matters: Violence and intimidation.


IV) Refugee crime

In countries that already suffer disproportionate crime from their Muslim minorities, citizens are on high alert for more of the same. Are their fears founded?



1) Crime among asylum-seekers

Large encampments of mostly young men, of varied ethnies and religions: All it takes is one spark. Germany in particular has suffered a rash of refugee brawls. In  Leipzig:
A mass brawl involving up to 200 refugees erupted in a German asylum seeker shelter after a young Syrian girl was allegedly threatened with a knife by a teenage Afghan boy. ... Refugees fought each other with bars, table legs and bed frames on Thursday evening, forcing German Red Cross staff to flee.

Two female workers were injured in the chaos, with one breaking a knee cap after falling as she tried to escape, while the other suffered from shock. ... Refugees also turned on security staff and soldiers standing guard in the hall, although they were not injured, according to police. ... A huge contingent of officers was finally able to bring the situation under control.


In Calden:
The chaos started at lunchtime Sunday when a 19-year-old Albanian cut in the food line at the town’s new tent city, prompting a reprimand from a 43-year-old Pakistani. Pushes degenerated into punches. Soon, 300 migrants wielding pepper spray and metal pipes were attacking each other in rival mobs. ...  More than 50 police officers struggled for hours to restore order, with three hospitalized with injuries.

In Hamburg:
The violence on Wednesday allegedly erupted following a disagreement over the shower facilities, according to a witness. Afghan and Syrian refugees fought against each other, with some wielding iron bars ripped from beds, according to the fire service. Around 50 police officers were needed to bring the situation under control.

The Netherlands too have hosted such conflicts, such as this one near Utrecht:
According to RTL news, a dispute over a game of football led to the first fight. Forty police officers and four dog handlers were involved in breaking up the fights, a police spokesman told the Volkskrant. ‘It was a serious breach of the peace,’ he said. At least two refugees were wounded and taken to hospital and two others were arrested for their role in the disturbances.

Especially disturbing has been violence targeting religious minorities, such as in Brandenburg:
Said [an Iranian Christian] is living in an asylum centre in southern Brandenburg, near the border with Saxony. “They wake me before dawn during Ramadan and say I should eat before the sun comes up. If I refuse, they say I’m a kuffar, an unbeliever. They spit at meThey treat me like an animal. And threaten to kill me.… They are also all Muslims,” he adds.

...Or in Hemer:
At a refugee shelter in Hemer, a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, 10 Algerian asylum seekers attacked a Christian couple from Eritrea with glass bottles. The Muslims said they were angry that the man was wearing a cross. They ripped the cross from his neck and stole his money and cellphone.

...Or a near-lynching in Suhl:
At least 17 people were injured at an overcrowded German refugee shelter [in Suhl, Thuringia] after one resident tore pages out of a Koran.  ... He was eventually saved by the shelter's guards which prompted the mob - according to local media mainly Syrian men - to turn their anger on the camp's security team.
More than 50 men armed themselves with steel rods and began throwing rocks at guards and policemen. In the violence today, migrants smashed car windows, ransacked buildings and demolished the walls which divide the shelter in the rampage which lasted several hours.



The Gatestone Institute has collected a dizzying number of such incidents directly from the local German press, including, in just the last two months, violent clashes at refugee centers in


France has been no stranger to violent inter-migrant conflict, particularly in the Calais 'Jungle,' in June between Eritreans and Sudanese, in September between Afghans and Sudanese, and again between Ethiopians where 150 tons of donated clothes were set on fire.


Sexual violence among migrants has also been widespread, as reported in this letter from a German NGO working in Hess:
It must be stated clearly that these are not isolated incidents. Women report that they — and also children — have been raped and otherwise sexually attacked. That is why many women sleep in their street clothes. Women report that they do not go to the toilet at night, because rapes and sexual attacks have happened there and in the sanitary facilities. Even during the day, moving through the camp is frightening.


From a leaked report on a refugee center in Erfurt, Germany:
It is routine for men to urinate in whatever corner they find. In the sleeping accommodations it has become a daily occurrence that single women are being urinated on by male persons from other countries, even as the women are sleeping. Sexual harassment occurs daily.

From a report on the refugee center at Bayernkaserne, near Munich:
Women and girls are subject to rape and forced prostitution on a daily basis, according to women's rights groups. Although the facility has separate dorm rooms for women, the doors cannot be locked and men control access to the sanitary facilities. Approximately 80% of the refugees/migrants at the shelter are male, according to Bavarian Broadcasting (Bayerischer Rundfunk), which reports that the price for sex with female asylum seekers is ten euros. A social worker described the facility this way: "We are the biggest brothel in Munich."


2) Violence towards their hosts

Aside from violence among themselves, the current waves of asylum-seekers are also committing an alarming number of crimes against their hosts.



'The 'Jungle' in Calais, France, is an especially disturbing example. It is the result of a pile-up of thousands of African aliens at the border, all aiming for the U.K.  As the French government keeps its head in the sand, both Calaisiens and truckers are, understandably, at the end of their rope.



When there is a ferry strike, hapless truckers become easy prey:
Drivers stuck in long tailbacks could only watch as would-be stowaways smashed wing mirrors and used knives and crowbars to break into the rear of vehicles. ... Steve Williamson sat helplessly as five migrants scrambled on to the top of his lorry, sliced through the roof with knives and lowered themselves inside. ... ‘I come through Calais twice a week and it is getting worse every time. They have hurled rocks at my lorry, damaging it, and threatened me with iron bars. If something doesn’t happen somebody will end up getting killed.’

Migrants have also climbed onto trucks after throwing objects on the roadway (video at link) as well as tried to storm the Eurotunnel on foot:
At least 2200 illegal migrants tried to storm the Channel Tunnel in a bid to reach Britain from France, it has been revealed. In one of the worst security breaches in the history of the undersea link, huge gangs broke through security fencing in Calais in the early hours.  A French police source described the scenes as 'absolute pandemonium' today. ... Transport chiefs have estimated that Britain’s freight industry is losing some £750,000 pounds a day because of the problems.
Part of the heavy financial toll is because tons of pharmaceuticals and fresh produce must be destroyed when sealed cargo trucks are breached. Things have gotten so out of hand that a stowaway app has been launched to let truck drivers warn each other of incidents.



In addition to stopping traffic, breaking into trucks, and attacking drivers, these migrants have made life hard for Calaisiens. One senior citizen who lives across from 'the Jungle' testifies she must barricade herself in her home after endless break-ins by her new 'neighbors.'  Residents were terrified by a recent late-night romp down the street smashing cars with iron bars and sabers. Police have had dozens of reports of  muggings, robberies, assaults, sexual harassment, and sexual assaults emanating from this migrant population, to the apparent indifference of the French government.



Groups of African illegals have also made themselves a nuisance in the south of Spain, where they sell contraband items on the beach and occasionally riot when arrested, or in Venice, Italy, where they also sell goods illegally as well as  block the sidewalks, urinate in the canal, and brawl.


Graver still have been those bent on doing bodily harm, such as the Ivoirian 'refugee' in Sicily who robbed and murdered an elderly couple in their home, or the Eritrean in Sweden who, angry about his asylum rejection, stabbed to death two random shoppers in Ikea (using the store's own display knives).


As far as the migrants in transit overland, witnesses have seen disturbing scenes. At the Austrian-Italian border a few weeks ago, Polish travel writer and 'world citizen' Kamil Bulonis told a harrowing tale:
Half an hour ago on the border between Italy and Austria I saw a huge crowd of immigrants. With all solidarity to people in difficult circumstances, I have to say that what I saw aroused horror. ... I saw an elderly Italian woman in a car that was surrounded by the immigrants. They pulled her by the hair out of the car and wanted to use it to go to Germany. They tried to topple the bus I was in. They threw feces at us, banging on the door for the driver to open it, spat on the glass. 
... A car with humanitarian aid came. Food and water. They just toppled it and stole everything. They broke into the French bus – everything was stolen in a short time. Never in my short life have I had an opportunity to see such scenes. Among them there were almost no women and children – the vast majority were aggressive young men. Just yesterday I read the news on all the websites with real compassion, worried about their fate, and today after what I saw I am just afraid. (Polish original here)

And finally, just in, an unconfirmed report on Czech TV from a Czech doctor working at a Munich hospital:
In a hospital near the Rhine, migrants attacked the staff with knives after they had handed over an 8-month-old on the brink of death, which they had dragged across half of Europe for thee months. The child died in two days, despite having received top care at one of the best pediatric clinics in Germany. The physician had to undergo surgery and two nurses are laid up at the ICU. Nobody has been punished. The local press is forbidden to write about it, so we know about it through e-mail.



3) Sexual crime towards their hosts

With a 'refugee' population of upwards of 75% single men, one of Europeans' fears has been that of sexual aggression. This fear has been far from unfounded.  Asylum-seekers have sexually assaulted not only fellow migrants in refugee centers, but also members of the host population.



A snapshot:

Three men requesting asylum in Almere are suspected in the assaults of as many as five women in the Flevoland city. One of the cases involves an 18-year-old woman attacked overnight at a taxi stand by the men, believed to be residents of the asylum reception center there, ...  A father of one victim said the men, “did not clearly understand that Dutch women are not pleased by being sexually assaulted after a night out."
  • Fiuggi, Italy: In a refugee center for minors, three young Egyptians gang rape the center's director then sack the establishment.
  • Calais, France: A 15-year-old suffers an attempted gang rape by migrants on a city street, a passing car disperses them.
  • Calais, France:  A 17-year-old is thrown against a brick wall near her home by a group of migrants who grope her, then flee.
  • Calais, France: A 20-year-old suffers an attempted rape at the train station by a migrant, her attacker flees and is at large.
  • Calais, France: A woman is groped by an Eritrean migrant near a public beach, he is caught by police. Witnesses say he had been trawling the beach ogling women all day.
  • Nice, France: A Somalian teen rips the clothes off and tries to rape a passerby near the train station, is chased and caught by other passersby.
  • Valais, Switzerland:  An Eritrean refugee is sentenced to 4 years prison after attempting to rape a 13-year-old girl near the public pool.


The Gatestone Institute has gathered a number of recent incidents from the local German press:
  • Hamm, Germany: Two Iraqi asylum-seekers rape an 18-year-old behind a school.
  • Heilbronn, Germany: A 14-year-old boy is raped at the train station by a 'dark-skinned man' of 'Arab appearance.'
  • Bad Kreuznach, Germany: Two Somali asylum seekers are sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison for raping a 21-year-old woman.
  • Munich, Germany: A 30-year-old Somali asylum seeker called 'Ali S' is sentenced to four years and nine months in prison for attempting to rape a 20-year-old woman.
  • Dresden, Germany: A 30-year-old Moroccan man is sentenced to four years and nine months in prison for attempting to rape a 55-year-old woman.
  • Munich, Germany: A 25-year-old Senegalese asylum seeker attempts to rape a 21-year-old woman in the city center.
  • Straubing, Germany: A21-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker is sentenced to three years and ten months in prison for raping a 17-year-old girl at festival.
  • Alzenau, Germany:  A 29-year-old asylum seeker is arrested for the attempted rape of a 14-year-old girl.
  • Kirchheim, Germany: Two Afghan asylum seekers aged 19 and 20 are sentenced to five years in prison for the 'particularly abhorrent' rape of a 21-year-old woman.
  • Stralsund, Germany: A 28-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker is sentenced to four years in prison for raping a 25-year-old woman.
  • Reisbach, Germany:  A 27-year-old Somalian asylum seeker is  arrested after attempting to rape multiple women.
  • Dresden, Germany:  A 24-year-old Moroccan immigrant rapes a 29-year-old woman.


In addition to the above cases, several rapes and attempted rapes are attributed to 'Southerners,' the media's euphemistic way of referring to dark-skinned foreigners. There is no way to know if these men are asylum-seekers; we add them nonetheless as pieces of possible evidence. These all come from the sole month of August, 2015:

  • Dortmund, Germany (Aug. 23): A 'dark skinned' man attempts to rape a 35-year-old woman.
  • Ansbach, Germany (Aug. 17): Three male 'southerners' attempt to rape a 42-year-old woman. 
  • Hannover, Germany (Aug. 12): A male 'southerner' attempts to rape a 17-year-old girl. 
  • Kassel, Germany (Aug. 12): A male 'southerner' exposes himself to a 31-year-old woman.
  • Siegen, Germany (Aug. 8): A male 'southerner' attempts to rape a 20-year-old woman. 
  • Chemnitz, Germany (Aug. 3): A 'North African' rapes a seven-year-old girl in broad daylight in a public park. 
  • Stuttgart (Aug. 1): A male 'southerner' attempts to rape a 27-year-old woman downtown.


This numbing litany of violence has been largely kept out of the international and even local press where possible, because, to quote the head of Germany's ZDF (public channel), 'We don’t want to inflame the situation and spread the bad mood. [The migrants] don’t deserve it.'


V) Indigenous protests

Though asylum-seekers were greeted in Munich and Berlin with weeping, applause, pastries, balloons, and choirs, not all of Europe has opened their arms so readily.

1) Eastern Europe


We've noted before that those who once lived behind the Iron Curtain seem somehow immune to the ethno-masochism of the Anglo-Germanic. From heads of state to church leaders to the man on the street, Eastern Europeans are Just Saying No.

First, by refusing the EU's demand for refugee quotas:
Leaders of the four-member Visegrad Group — Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia — met on Friday [Sept. 4], announcing afterwards that they would only accept voluntary settlement schemes.  “Any proposal leading to introduction of mandatory and permanent quota for solidarity measures would be unacceptable,” they said in a joint statement.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the only EU leader to take control of his borders during the recent chaos, in recent Sate of the Union Address:

Why are we quarrelling with Europe? A Europe which requires its half a billion citizens to respect its laws is unable to persuade migrants to undergo a simple registration process. Brussels’ policies and the great powers made the situation even worse when they proved to be unable to grasp the root of the problem, and saw people who are clearly illegal economic migrants as being refugees.
As a result, we find that our borders are in danger, our way of life based on respect for the law is in danger, and Hungary and the whole of Europe are in danger. What is happening now is an invasion; we are being invaded.

66% of Hungarians seem to agree, stating that the current refugees are a 'threat to the country.'



Czech leaders have been just as skeptical:
The Czech president, Milos Zeman, compared the flow of refugees to a tsunami. The people, according to him, are largely economic refugees, who should be immediately deported. The Muslim immigrants are especially dangerous, because there are terrorists among them. Czechia did not “invite” these people. And, facing the immigrants themselves, he added, bluntly and harshly: “If you do not want to adhere to the rules we have, then go away.”

As for the man on the street?
81% of Czechs are strictly against acceptance of refugees. That is tops in the EU.

Slovakia's head of state has refused quotas in no uncertain terms:
"When Germany or France says something we should not bow down and repeat the same thing. We also have our own opinion," [Prime Minister Robert] Fico told reporters. "We say no to mandatory quotas. I don't want to wake up one day and have 50,000 people here in this country about whom we know nothing; I do not want to take responsibility for any attack that may occur only because we underestimated something."

Poland (as well as  Slovakia) has also indicated it would prefer only Christian refugees, and 70% of Poles are opposed to EU quotas.

While in Rome the Pope has harangued the West into opening doors wide, Eastern Europe's Christian leaders have been more cautious:

On Monday, the [Catholic] church’s spiritual leader for southern Hungary — scene of some of the heaviest migrant flows anywhere in Europe — had a message just as clear: His Holiness is wrong. “They’re not refugees. This is an invasion,” said Bishop Laszlo Kiss-Rigo, whose dominion stretches across the southern reaches of this predominantly Catholic nation. “They come here with cries of ‘Allahu Akbar.’ They want to take over.”

Further east, the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church:

In a 700-word statement on September 25, signed by Bulgarian Orthodox Church head Patriarch Neofit and other members of the Synod, the church said that repeatedly in recent months, the question had been asked what its position was on the “so-called ‘refugee problem'”. ... “In recent months we have witnessed a wave ... which has acquired all the signs of an invasion,” the Holy Synod said. "... we believe that our government should never allow into our country any more refugees”.



2) Mediterraneans


In the Mediterranean climes, where the 'refugee' stream from Africa has been flowing for a few years now, patience is in many places at an end.

Residents of a Roman suburb this summer:
Chairs and rocks were thrown at policemen as angry residents protested the arrival of 100 refugees in Casale San Nicola, a suburb in the outskirts of northern Rome, on Friday. The coach carrying the migrants had to be escorted by an armoured police vehicle, but as it approached the protesters reacted violently, hurling rocks, chairs and abuse at the police. Fourteen policemen were injured in the clashes and two protesters were arrested.

A similar reaction in Treviso:
Residents in the town of Quinto, outside Treviso, set mattresses, television sets and furniture on fire in protest at the resettlement, saying they did not want the migrants living nearby. They had seized the objects after breaking into the buildings, protesting against what they said was “an invasion”.  The migrants had to be transferred to a local army barracks for their own safety.


While leftist Prime Minister Renzi has toed Brussels' line, regional governments have offered strong resistance:
Italy’s Lombardy region has joined Veneto in refusing a request from the Italian government to find emergency housing for the country’s migrant influx. Roberto Maroni, the president of Lombardy and founder of the anti-immigrant Northern League, was quoted by TGCom24 as saying, “We do not want an invasion”. The Veneto region has also shut the door on migrants, with its president Luca Zaia saying there are are “no places" for them.

 "It is an absolute disgrace that the government, instead of repelling the invasion of clandestine immigrants, thinks to appropriate thousands and thousands of beds, giving in to the invasion," said senator Maurizio Gasparri from the centre-right Forza Italia party.


The Lombardy regional government has gone so far as to vote on penalizing hotel owners who knowingly put up asylum-seekers--in direct defiance of the prime minister.

A note: If protests haven't been even stronger, it may be because the immigrant crisis has been hugely profitable for the Mafia:
"We closed this year with turnover of  [$50 million], but ... our profits all came from the gypsies, the housing emergency and the immigrants," [mafioso] Buzzi reportedly said in a [tapped] phone call.

And as in Eastern Europe, some Western clerics have begun to raise their voice in protest: (h/t Parrado Segura)

The Archbishop of Valencia, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares, sparked controversy on Wednesday when he questioned whether welcoming refugees to Spain from Syria was such a good idea. "What’s happening in Europe?" the Catholic bishop asked. "This invasion of immigrants... are they completely trustworthy? Where will it leave Spain in a few years? ... We must be clear headed and not let everyone in, because today it could be someone who gets along very well, but it is in fact the Trojan horse for European societies and specifically Spain."


3) Germanics


Though the Germanics have opened their arms widest for the flood of asylum-seekers, the vote is not unanimous. In Wertheim:
A sports hall, which had been prepared to be used as residence for up to 400 refugees and migrants, caught fire late Saturday night. ... "No more refugees can come to Wertheim, since we now have no other place where they can stay," says Baden-Württemberg's fire chief Hermann Schröder.

In  Dresden:
Up to 1,000 protesters have clashed with police in eastern Germany in riots reportedly sparked by the arrival of 250 migrants. Peaceful demonstrations began after news spread that the town was welcoming a large number of refugees who are set to be housed in an empty building. The protest was hijacked by a group of far-right radicals, ...
Police said protesters shouting "foreigners out" and carrying banners against the "asylum flood" threw bottles and stones at busloads of asylum seekers arriving in Heidenau, near Dresden. At least 31 officers were hurt in violent scuffles as police used tear gas to disperse crowds.



In Germany alone there have been nearly 500 attacks (arson, vandalism) on refugee housing just this year.

In the Netherlands, protests have been calmer:
Meanwhile in Purmerend north of Amsterdam and in the Brabant town of Oudenbosch, there were protests by locals about decisions to set up refugee centres, broadcaster Nos said. In Purmerend a town council meeting had to be cancelled as dozens of locals packed into the council chamber shouting ‘no azc’ (asylum seekers centre). Police were called to remove them from the building.

As in Finland:
More than 500 people with Finnish flags have formed a symbolic human wall across a road in the border town Tornio in northern Finland to protest against the arrival of migrants from Sweden. Local police said Saturday the demonstration in Tornio, which is the sole entry point for migrants arriving from Sweden, had been peaceful. A formal registration center for refugees is scheduled to open in the town of 22,000 Tuesday. Tornio sits just south of the Arctic Circle.



*     *     *

The European Migrant Crisis is not winding down--it is only beginning. The UNICEF Middle East chief  has warned that Europe may face 'millions and millions' of new Syrian arrivals in the near term. On the African side, France's military intelligence chief claims there are now 800,000 to a million (mostly economic) migrants waiting in Libya to make the illegal crossing, with, according to Gallup, half a billion more who dream of coming to the West.  As for the Arab Spring, taking into account the instability in not just Syria but Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, and Libya, the Hungarian Foreign Minister has predicted up to 30-35 million potential migrants ready to answer Mama Merkel's call.




In our brief press round-up, we hope to have shared both numbers and anecdotes which give a fuller picture of the migrant crisis as it is, not as we would like it to be.  The generous and charitable spirit of so many Europeans has, unfortunately, been taken advantage of by throngs of the zerangi-spirited, such as the Egyptian scammers quoted above by the Moroccan translator in Vienna 'Yes, it’s now or never, get into Europe free. It’s now or never.'

The Syrian refugee crisis is real, brutal, and must be dealt with sagely. The UN High Refugee Council (UNHCR) does laudable, thankless work, year in, year out, helping desperate refugees the world over. If our charitable impulse is real and we want to use it wisely, we should increase our funding of their efforts (as well as those of the UN World Food Program) so that Syrians fleeing into Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq can live more like this and less like this.


Cultural clash is a real threat. Large Muslim colonies have been a terrible burden on their hosts in Germany, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the UK (see our work on the question here, also Gates of Vienna, Sweden Report, and Gallia Watch). Muslim refugees, like all refugees, should be housed in countries as religiously, ethnically, linguistically, and culturally close to themselves as possible. In addition, your donated charity dollar can buy that refugee a good deal more in a Middle Eastern country than it can in uber-expensive NW Europe. 

As for the 75%-90% of aliens entering Europe who are not directly fleeing combat, they should of course be promptly sent home.  Turning away 100% of boats has stopped all migrant deaths off the coast of Australia; a high-quality wall in Israel has cut down African illegal migration to almost zero.



We close with former Czech president Vaclav Klaus:

These politicians, lead by Herr Gauck and Frau Merkel, presume that out of these migrants will immediately emerge motivated, intelligent, educated and employable skilled workers, who then will replace aging German employee. It is a laughable assumption. It stands in gross opposition to each and every experience that Germany has had in the past with migrants and guest workers.

What happened that was so important that precisely now 40% of the migrants who came to Bavaria last weekend, came from Kosovo? The war ended in Kosovo 15 years ago. And why did another 40% immigrate from Afghanistan, where all armed conflicts have been going on in one way or another for the past few decades? It is not as if the living conditions have suddenly dramatically changed in any way in these migrants’ respective homelands. But they did get — explicitly and implicitly — a message. A message that they now can immigrate to Europe.


Watch this space.

28 comments:

dc.sunsets said...

Never in modern history has the stage been so set for a spasm of inter-group violence. Once the current antebellum period finally ends (in a spasm of debt repudiation for the history books) and people confront the true economic realities now disguised, the level of anger should exceed that which set off the 20th century's worst conflagrations.

The left doubled down on lunacy and the result lacks an appropriate English term, so disastrous is what's promised.

Anonymous said...

Such excellent and excellently presented research, I thank you for your efforts. I particularly like the lists of complaints by country. And I admire your patience to trawl through news items in order to collect the links.

Having enabled the African population to expand, mass migration north was only a matter of time; that's what Africans do, isn't it? - Out of Africa, n'est-ce pas?

Having destroyed 'dictatorships' in Arab countries that didn't suit the West&Israel, such refugee crises were inevitable. But, it's only the arrival of some Late European Farmers to go with the Early ones.

How could things have been different? Fences, barricades all around Europe, N.America, Australia? In a global world that would have started to look like elitism especially as the banking/trade system doesn't do any favours to non-western economies. I believe.

So, instead the future will be smaller fenced areas, gated communities, off-shore havens. All based on family rather than nation. That way elitism hides in the crowd and everyone feels they can aspire to it. To dream of a luxury compound with an automatic wrought iron gate that opens in response to a 4-digit entrance code - that is heaven on earth 21C stylee.

dc.sunsets said...

Those who seek to save the world have inevitably added to, not subtracted from, the total sum of human misery. Commerce yes, telling the neighbors how to cultivate their garden, no.

If a gated community is what is required to protect my children and grandchildren from those who would seek to enslave them via politics or its always-present threat of violence, then erect the walls now. No people who cannot themselves produce civilization is entitled to its fruits, and storming the land of golden eggs only kills all the laying geese. I'm sick of redistributionists squatting on high moral ground to which they have no claim at all. Marxism is not morality.

M.G. said...

Anon--

So, instead the future will be smaller fenced areas, gated communities, off-shore havens. All based on family rather than nation. That way elitism hides in the crowd and everyone feels they can aspire to it. To dream of a luxury compound with an automatic wrought iron gate that opens in response to a 4-digit entrance code - that is heaven on earth 21C stylee.

I know a lot of people talk about the U.S. becoming 'Brazil North,' and if you look at places like Brazil or Argentina or the extreme example of South Africa, this is what you see in many areas: The middle class, people who in the U.S. live in open, airy subdivisions, live in those same type of subdivisions but the outside is surrounded by 10-foot barbed wire fences with 24-hour armed guards. Writ large, this could be what ends up happening to the EU: That photo of Hungary's new border fence is impressive, you see the same thing at the Spanish enclave of Melilla--imagine all of Europe's exterior borders a giant armed fence. Maybe when you have a small number of Euros surrounded by a large number of NAMs who 'want in,' this is the only way for the former to live peacefully.

dc.sunsets said...

That way elitism hides in the crowd

Who does anon think designs things, builds machines, etc.? People with significantly above average intelligence, a strong work ethic, culturally induced creative problem-solving and who exhibit low time preference and multi-step planning.

In other words, elite people, almost exclusively Caucasian males. The backbone of every advanced nation is the cadre of people sharing these attributes, yet all forms of the word "elite" are now used as epithets.

Can one imagine a philosophical attitude more assured of bringing about the collapse of civilization and the rise of barbarism? All those who despise "elites" also despise electricity, running water, safe handling of sewage and all modern conveniences that hold famine and pestilence at bay. This was the sentiment that animated the systematic murder of any educated persons in Cambodia during the rule of Pol Pot. This is the predictable path of Leftism, and why by definition those who espouse it reveal themselves as incapable of grasping the consequences of their beliefs. Truly such people are so profoundly ignorant of the source of modern safety, comfort and suppression of famine and disease that they reveal themselves incapable of holding a credible opinion.

Stan d Mute said...

Once again you've written a fantastic summary of the problem. You are a gifted writer. The situation here (and in others you've written about) is really one of common sense. Any moderately intelligent person would know that you cannot bring millions of Arabs and Africans or millions of adherents of radically different ideology like Islam into a modern secular Western state without suffering enormous problems. Honestly, I know nobody so dim witted that they could think there would be no pain to the host populace. So what we have is something really fundamental and perhaps genetically driven like the recent studies showing left/right political affiliation is genetic. These are people who are ok with the notion of innocent Swedish and German women being gang-raped by Arabs and Africans. And if we are to believe the pollsters there are large numbers of such people. The majority of Germans want to see Germany become Congo and Swedes are eager for Sweden to become Syria.

So what can or should be done? I'd help the sane Germans or Swedes if they wanted to escape the hell their homelands are becoming. But when the majority of Swedes want to change Sweden into an African and Arab nation, I have no sympathy for them. Sadness and profound failure to understand, but no sympathy (the same position I hold for white women who mate with Africans). If the people resisted and only their political leaders were favoring the invasion, I'd volunteer to help repel the invasion. But again, they're welcoming the invasion. So it's sad that my distant cousins have become suicidal, but what can be done? The enemy isn't the Arabs and Africans, but the 60% of Germans and swedes who choose their own brutal dispossession. At least here in America the majority still strongly opposes being invaded.

ES3 said...

Great summary of what is no doubt the tip of the iceberg in terms of the crime and outrageous behavior left unreported by the MSM. When folks have first hand experience with what is happening on the ground, and they see no mention of any of it in the press, they slowly piece together the orchestrated deception that passes for polite society today. And the more immigrants come to Europe, the more glaring the contrast with the whitewashed news on TV or in the papers. When someone's personal experience is at odds with the officially sanctioned narrative, there is a period of confusion, but the observed facts on the ground are going to win the day, press censorship or not. The tipping point of private opinion has probably been reached, now it needs to go public.

M.G. said...

Stan d Mute--

Thank you for the kind words.

So it's sad that my distant cousins have become suicidal, but what can be done? The enemy isn't the Arabs and Africans, but the 60% of Germans and swedes who choose their own brutal dispossession.

I've become more and more pessimistic these last few years. It's starting to feel as though we're living a truly epochal moment: The ethno-suicide of NW Europe. I don't think there's any real historical precedent for this, which is why many people aren't grasping what's happening. Yes, you can make comparisons to Romans letting in loads of Germanics and regretting it later, but I don't think any people in history has ever so rapturously wished their own replacement and extinction by a foreign group as, say, today's Swedes. They are profoundly sick.

When future historians sift through the ashes, I wonder how much of this all will have ended up being genetic--we've truly bred ourselves for pathological out-group altruism-- vs. environmental, that is to say an ideology which swept an entire people up in its wake. It is a sick sort of privilege though, if I dare say it that way, to watch such historically important events play out before my own insignificant eyes.

M.G. said...

dc.sunsets--

Never in modern history has the stage been so set for a spasm of inter-group violence.

Indeed, and I think many don't realize that it's already started. In both the U.S. and France, as I wrote about a bit here, there's pretty much a low-grade one-way race war going on already. But the bread and circuses look to be far from running out, so what will push the Euros to push back? It's becoming like an Indian village near the forest, where one accepts random tiger attacks as 'just part of the landscape.' This is how we treat the daily NAM-on-white violence around us. Can it be possible we've sunk this far, to find this kind of thing 'normal,' 'just part of the landscape'? Throughout history, every group that's been pushed far enough has pushed back. Will the modern Euro break the mold? Are there any men left among us? These aren't rhetorical. What's the end game when an entire ethnic group loses its will to defend itself?

M.G. said...

ES3--

I think you're right about the cognitive dissonance. I was shocked to learn that in Germany, where polls still show a huge support for letting in 'refugees', there have been 500 vandalism/arson attacks on migrant housing just this year! There's clearly a rupture happening. You made me think of this article on the refugee problems in Calden, Germany, which really spells out what you said:

This German town renowned for its rococo palace threw open its doors to arriving waves of refugees. Donations from clothing drives filled four garages. The volunteer fire department pitched in to build a tent city at the airport that now teems with 1,400 migrants.

But residents here are having second thoughts. That is especially true after the riot [at the refugee camp]. ... More than 50 police officers struggled for hours to restore order, with three hospitalized with injuries, according to witnesses and local officials.

“You know, when the refugees started coming, I was one of those who saw people needing help and I thought we have to help,” said Harry Kloska, 46, a shaggy-haired instructor in the skydiving club based at the airport. He and his stunned clients huddled inside his office as the violence flared, Kloska said. “But it’s been weeks [since the refugee camp opened], and I have a different opinion now,” he said. “I am not sure that we’re going to be able to do this, to help so many people from so many different countries.”

Local police say there has been no noticeable increase in overall crime. Nevertheless, nervous residents say they have started locking their doors at night. In town, one mother angrily complained that the newcomers sexually harassed her 17-year old daughter at a bus stop. “Of course we are afraid,” she said.

Mayor Maik Mackewitz said “several young women” have stopped jogging in the nearby woods “because they are afraid of all these groups of men walking around.”

The local Edeka grocery store, meanwhile, has hired security guards for the first time because of concerns that refugees open packages of food without paying, the mayor said. On a recent afternoon, the store’s new guards were unsuccessfully trying to eject six beer-drinking Albanian migrants from a bench in the parking lot as two elderly German women tut-tutted nearby.

“It’s chaos,” Mackewitz, 38, a former officer in the German army, said at the entrance to the refugee camp.


Multiply this by the dozens or hundreds of towns around Germany housing these migrants, and the 'tipping' has got to pick up speed.

Anonymous said...

A superb piece, absent all the propaganda the media weave into this issue. Merkel and these other EU elites hold the same insane ideas as most American political elites. Are they all delusional, stupid of simply evil?

O'FoolonHill said...

Here are some of my thoughts. Thank you for a very well researched and documented report.

https://ofohblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/15/europe-facing-a-second-age-of-migrations/

Parrado Segura said...

A Spanish archbishop can be added to the list of people who understand perfectly well what is going on and have had the courage to speak out.
Archbishop Cañizares of Valencia, said recently (my translation):

"What is happening to us in Europe? This invasion (sic) of migrants and refugees, are they all decent people? Where will Europe be a few years down the road"

He also said that most people coming are not persecuted.

Surprisingly (or perhaps not that surprinsingly), media and popular reaction have been very moderate and non-hysterical.

By the way, am I the only one who is reminded, when seeing pictures of raptured Europeans welcoming the "refugees", of the immense joy of the soldiers themselves and the general public when young men were leaving in trains to the battlefields of WWI?

GrimmTale said...

Great post.
Part of the very 1st statement shown in your very informative TRUTHFUL post of: "...[O]ne is 'vile,' 'shameful,' and 'spreading hate..." is where I think we can all begin - in order to right each country's "sinking-ship" of blind immigration at the fear of "RACISM".

More and more citizens of each respective country world-wide, are awakening and realizing they DO NOT CARE IF THEY ARE CONSIDERED/CALLED RACISTS (vile, hateful, and worthy of shame)! Really, they don't care any longer if they are verbally attacked, and now believe, the shrill-cry of racism aimed at them is a badge of honor...myself included!

Once more and more folks realize this phenomenon is occurring in mass, of verbal racist guilt toward the conveyors of truth, delivered by idiotic-white-looney-liberals-intent-on-White-genocide, and successfully release the stereotypical fear instilled by them, and into all of us who are browbeaten, bullied, and shamed by the call of "Racism" - THEN, and only then, there WILL BE hope for us all.

We can ALL help to continue the AWAKENING - spread the truth (as blogged here), disregard calls of RACISM, show others how to shed their White-guilt from years and years of racial indoctrination (the belief that you MUST love other races more than your own), and proudly wear the badge of RACE REALIST!

I am a Race Realist, and I reject calls of racism.
I invite you to join the club - whose only rule of admission is to awaken others! ...Now go forth and conquer! ;)

Anonymous said...

Magnificent, M.G.

"When future historians sift through the ashes, I wonder how much of this all will have ended up being genetic--we've truly bred ourselves for pathological out-group altruism-- vs. environmental, that is to say an ideology which swept an entire people up in its wake."

I was taught that the reason our 18th century republic's Constitution was framed as it was, and fought for, by our ancestors, with a First Amendment establishing the individual as the locus of political authority and the Second backing that up with force of arms against all forms of tyranny, was PRECISELY what you say.

That Europeans were moving even then in the direction of mindless knee-jerk self-destructive effete abandonment of self-preservation and resentment of anyone with that impulse. That a suicidal impulse was at work among the elites. That part of it involved a decadent worship of ease.

I was taught that the prime evidence of this in our own time was the entire 20th century--including its 40 year white-on-white civil war in Europe aiming to destroy any impulse to self-preservation (Germania delenda est).

It didn't help that for over 40 years, the fruit of the European genome--so many of the best and brightest--were sent to that slaughter. In other words, those who still had a warrior impulse were set against each other and erased from the genome. Those who remained? The merchants, the bankers, the shirkers, the non-robust, the profiteers….

I ponder often why Winston Churchill nearly single-handedly destroyed the British Empire in his zeal to punish, dominate, and destroy Germany. Was it just his "black dog" depression at work? Or something else?

There were other elements of this matter discussed around the dinner table that I won't go into here, because it's too easy to be misunderstood when commenting quickly.

Anyway, thank you, M.G. This exhaustively linked summary is a gift to all those of us trying to apprise others of the need to wake up.

Mikke

M.G. said...

O'FoolonHill--

Nice post and I think it's an apt comparison. As I said at your blog, Marine Le Pen (from France's National Front) recently made a similar comment:

'If the French don't react, the migratory invasion we're experiencing will be comparable to that of the 4th century, with possibly the same consequences.'

French historians call the Germanic movements at the end of the Roman Empire 'les invasions barbares.' For those who can see the dark underbelly of the current migrant wave, the name is apt indeed.


Parrado Segura--

Thank you for the reference, I was able to find an article at The Local on the Archbishop's remarks in English, so I've added a link and photo to the post.in Part V. 2. It's good to see more church men standing up and reacting.

M.G. said...

GrimmTale--

Really, they don't care any longer if they are verbally attacked, and now believe, the shrill-cry of racism aimed at them is a badge of honor...myself included!

Indeed, the word 'racist' has taken on a new meaning in our day--'anyone who notices differences between ethnic/racial groups.' By that definition, a very great number of us are. It has in a way become the 'witchcraft' accusation of our age, a handy way to stigmatize and ostracize one's enemies. But as you say, as more people catch on to the ruse, the accusation is losing its power.


Mikke--

So nice to see you, as always.

That Europeans were moving even then in the direction of mindless knee-jerk self-destructive effete abandonment of self-preservation

You made me think of this quote from British sociologist Benjamin Kidd, from 'Control of the Tropics' (1898):

'During the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries, a great part of the richest regions in the tropical countries of the earth passed under the dominion of the four great sea powers of Western Europe : Spain, Holland, France, and England ... The territories of the weaker peoples were invaded, taken possession of, and exploited for the benefit of the more vigorous invader. ... There was much cruelty to weaker races.

Towards the end of the eighteenth century... the effects of the altruistic development which had been so long in progress were becoming generally evident,...The right of occupation and government in virtue of conquest or force tended, it was felt, to become an anachronism. ... because of the lack of moral force on the part of the stronger peoples to initiate an effort involving a principle antagonistic to the spirit governing the development which these peoples were themselves undergoing ... [towards] the ethical system upon which our civilization is founded -- the doctrine, steadfastly and uncompromisingly held, of the native equality of all men.'


(I used it my post about progressives and colonialism.)

Also when I was reading up on the end of slavery, there was quite a bit of this idea of 'equal rights' coming in from Europe in the 18th century. Many American revolutionaries wanted to totally end slavery at Independence. It's interesting (and scary) to see the evolution from 'all people have certain rights' to 'all people are equal' to 'all these equal people are welcome to come in and replace me and mine.'

Blake said...

The dangers of having your immigrants being majority male strikes me as the biggest omission from most immigration discussions. Violence is generally committed by males age 15-30 especially if they are not in a long term relationship. For example, in the USA the reason the Old West was so violent is because it was overwhelmingly male & these situations turn to honor cultures where people lash out to show they are not to be mistreated. There seems to be something about being in a long-term relationship that reduces a man's need to lash out at any perceived disrespect, cheating, or other challenge to his honor. Of course the honor cultures of the Middle East & Africa help add to the violence further.

Sarah said...

It is important Western people's learn at the deepest level 1) Who, above Merkel, is responsible for allowing this invasion of western nations? 2) And what their true motivation is for allowing white western nations to be invaded by these people. What is the end goal? Remember the invasion is also occurring into America, it is just being done more silently and hidden, but allow a trickle to run and soon the whole area is flooded.

Why the assault against white nations? Why the incredible betrayal of gov't officials to plan this and allow it to occur? Why are our leaders acting like an enemy army against us? Who are these animals at the heads of state and int'l politics that will wage war upon all Western nations? And what should be the response of a peoples, to such blatant attack? Our leaders are not our friends. They should vehemently be stopped. Insult after insult they hurl at us. No matter how loud we protest, they continue. How are we to stop their betrayal. (and Hillary Clinton must be stopped. She is a Satanist, and evil as can be. So full of corruption.)

M.G. said...

Blake--

The dangers of having your immigrants being majority male strikes me as the biggest omission from most immigration discussions.

Indeed, outside of irate Daily Mail commenters, no one is making note of the obvious and terrifying fact that this migrant wave is almost all fighting-age males. Since the day I published this, the list of migrant crimes has grown steadily, with endless brawls in German asylum housing, sexual harassment, rape, theft, public drunkenness, and on and on. We are truly living something that will be looked back on by our descendents with bewilderment.

Sarah--

1) Who, above Merkel, is responsible for allowing this invasion of western nations? 2) And what their true motivation is for allowing white western nations to be invaded by these people. What is the end goal?

To me, even scarier than the possibility that all this is planned, is the possibility that it's not. The idea that Western leaders have slowly become so feminized, so emasculated, so soft, such hothouse flowers, such kumbaya-singing multicultists that they do not see a threat that is coming directly at them--that's even scarier than a conspiracy. That's slow and deliberate ethno-suicide, with a smile on one's face. How do you convince an ethnic group not to kill itself?

AmericanGoy said...

Hello there you beautiful people you.

Came back here and, I see, that there is new content on this blog (hooray!) which, again, I must say is the best commentary blog out there.

Perhaps the best research blog also - as it is not constrained by having to toe the official line...err... at this point, lines, and you better remember all the PC no-no's... or else!

Harrumph... anyways...

Apropos this article.

Here is a video of a German political apparatchik / agitprop official (I come from a communist country and can easily recognize the type... at this point, even if you live in France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, USA... you should ALSO).

So, the situation is, a few (tens?) thousand(s?) migrants have arrived/are arriving to a German city, quaintly called Lohfelden. In Germany.

The name itself makes me feel like a proper German Burgher... and I am Eastern Euro!

So for some reason the residents of the town, the good burghers of Lohfelden, did not take to the new arrivals and some (gasp!) even made some whispered noises that this was not good for their city (oh... my...) but perhaps also not good for (bear with me, you may be triggered! Warning!)... Also not good for... sigh, deep breath.... migrants from third world hellholes might not be good for Germany itself (such heresy was difficult to type, honest).


Anyway, the central government authorities have taken immediate steps to remedy the dangerous situation.

A meeting was called to set the town residents straight; to explain to them their rights, their duties and what the word "Democracy" REALLY means in modern parlance.

Protip - even though the root is ancient Greek "demos", somehow it does not mean "majority rule" in today's glorious world system. It means, actually, MINORITY rule, a very tiny minority whom shall not be named because, well, it is racist to notice things.

Anywaaaaaays...

Here is the German apparatchik at the meeting called for the town residents, telling the assembled Germans that, and I paraphrase: "We have a democracy here in Germany, and we have laws, and we WILL take these migrants here, and if YOU (nasty evil White people, boo!) don't like our democracy (he snickers at this point)... short pause...

YOU CAN GET OUT!".

Don't believe me?

Here, watch it yourself.

Also, be sure to save it to your hard drive, youtube mysteriously purges such content from time to time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIauG0ncYHU


The reaction is significant... because of the distinct lack of it.

There are some halfhearted snickers and noises soon quieted down.

Incidentally, try to imagine such a CREATURE coming to a mass meeting with Hungarian, Polish, Romanian or any other Eastern European people/races.

Try to then imagine what would have happened to that CREATURE if it uttered such statements.

AmericanGoy said...

Incidentally... watch the creature speak.

Watch it say proudly that they (who are they, really? hmmmmmm... double hmmmm) are PROUD of their local, err, "German", school in which they "educated" and "taught" the kids to volunteer to welcome the migrants in and be un-racist and oh-so-European (or else you fail the course and no career for you!).

Also, he whines of his "Great Sacrifice" that even though he has a "damaged voice" (oh my, you poor thing) he STILL had to come out and speak to the goyi... err, I mean, the German citizens, harrumph, ahem, achoo... I mean, WHO, what PEOPLE behave this way... Nordics? Eastern Euros? Russians? French?

Triple hmmmm...

Despite him having a "damaged voice" he made a great personal sacrifice to confront the, errr, racist scum and shame them by showing them that their children are now taught by STASI to report their parents for un-communist behav.... I mean, that their children are taught to volunteer to help the migrants and to turn away from their racist families and uphold the values and behaviours of the "new and improved Ger...", uhh, "New and Improved European Union with no borders, no separate cultures and no people/races".

Do not worry, after schools he proudly mentions "The churches are with us too!".

I have to say, these people are amazing.

Evil, terrifying, but very effective parasites/destroyers.

I fear that Western Europe is lost, and that Eastern Europe is next.

And very soon, too.

The program is accelerating.

AmericanGoy said...

Awww, heck, I am on a roll.

Again, I am Eastern Euro, and even I wouldn't disrespect the German flag like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rcc7xgD2dM

Nor Romanian.... French... any flag, really.


The flag...

It is a SYMBOL of a PEOPLE... of their struggles (not necessarily in conflict), of their pride in their people's accomplishments, a UNIFYING symbol.

Obviously such a reactionary, evil symbol of a past era has no place in today's glorious brave new world.

AmericanGoy said...

OK, I promise, last one.

Incidentally, this is education for our kids in the Western World.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VOFKCCaOQM

Perish the thought that this is agitprop for kids.

OK, even I have had enough.

Good night, and sweet dreams, you sexy people you.

PS
I gotta clean up my blog from spammers.
Thanks for the comment, MG.

0x6f6f6f said...

"Converting to Christianity", but still with the stereotypical misogyny of the muslim.  And what part of "avoid slurs and gratuitous insults" can't you understand?

The irony is that you are insisting you can change yourself by discarding a pathological moon-god for another, while showing just how true the HBD model of humanity is.

M.G. said...

0x6f6f6f--

Sorry, I had to nuke Spaghetti's comments from orbit because they broke the house rules. But thanks for stepping in there! I appreciate it.

M.G. said...

American Goy--

Sorry to reply soooooooooo late, I don't often drop by the blog when I'm researching and I missed your comment...

I did indeed see that video, it was linked on François de souche, which is like the French Amren. An amazing display of pathological altruism by our dear elected officials.

Do not worry, after schools he proudly mentions "The churches are with us too!".

This is what's scariest, it's really not some marginal group trying to ethnically replace the West, it's a totally mainstream movement. The schools, politicians, churches, civic groups, journalists, Hollywood, it's everywhere... like a sickness mowing down everything in its path. Like Dutch elm disease.

I hadn't seen the Swedish video, thanks for sharing. I think we can safely write off Sweden as a nation at this point, they are 'abolishing themselves' (Sarrasin) in the most literal sense of the term. In a few generations it will be a third-world colony with a smattering of native Swedes around to keep the lights on.

I share your distress, we're living the end of a very long era. It's fascinating and revolting to watch it in real time.

Thank you so much for stopping by, it is always a pleasure to read you!

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