A Multiculturalist-Enabled Grope Fest
The bankruptcy of multiculturalism was hammered home in the European Union on New Year’s Eve. In several German cities, as well as the countries of Sweden, Finland, Austria and Switzerland, “migrants” from the Middle East and North Africa decided to “celebrate their differences” with Western culture by precipitating a series of allegedly coordinated sexual attacks and robberies. Even worse, government officials dedicated to protecting their commitment to mass migration adopted a blame the victim posture — when they weren’t engaged in an attempt to cover up what actually occurred.
In Cologne, women have filed hundreds of reports of sexual assault, among more than 500 criminal complaints. Women were reportedly forced to “run a gantlet” of drunken, abusive “Arab and North African” men, stated a police report — kept under wraps for days after the attacks. In Hamburg, groups of men described as “southern or Arab appearance” and between the ages of 20 and 40, precipitated 53 complaints of harassment, 39 of which were described as sexual.
Women in Düsseldorf endured at least 11 sexual assaults in the city center, courtesy of “North African” men, and in Berlin, the Berliner Morgenpost finally reported on assaults that occurred on the street “in front of the Brandenburg gate.” They included the sexual assault of a tourist by “three to five men,” and two other women who “sexually harassed” by men allegedly from Pakistan and Iraq.
In the Swedish city of Kalmar, at least 15 women reported being groped by groups of men that included at least two “asylum seekers” being held by police. In Helsinki, Finland, three “Iraqi asylum seekers” were arrested after sexually assaulting women during the celebrations in the city’s Senate Square. Security personnel in the area reported “widespread sexual harassment” with Ilkka Koskimaki, the deputy chief of police in Helsinki, describing the outbreak as “new in Finnish sexual crime history.” He added, “We have never before had this kind of sexual harassment happening at New Year’s Eve.”
Koskimaki was straightforward in terms of cause and effect, stating that sexual assaults in public places had been unknown in Finland — before a record 32,000 asylum seekers arrived in 2015.
Unfortunately, he was also an outlier. The aforementioned delayed report on Cologne smacked of a cover-up. “We currently have no intelligence on the criminals,” stated Cologne police chief Wolfgang Albers on Jan. 4. “The only thing we know is that they were between 18-35 years old [and] of North African or Arab appearance.” Three days later Spiegel revealed police had identified 71 of as many as one thousand attackers as early as Jan. 2, most of whom were Syrian refugees. Albers allegedly kept it under wraps because reality had become “politically awkward.” Emails show Albers knew most of the attackers were “refugees,” yet in another attempt at deflection, he insisted most of the attacks were robberies. That allegation was refuted by another officer speaking on condition of anonymity. “What actually happened was the exact opposite,” the officer said. “For the mostly Arabic offenders, sexual assault was the priority, or, to express it from their point of view, their sexual amusement was the priority. A group of men would circle a female victim, close the loop, and then start groping the woman.”
Albers was dishonest and it cost him: He was fired last Friday. Ralf Jaeger, German interior minister for North Rhine-Westphalia, made a pathetic attempt to promote moral equivalency. “What happens on the right-wing platforms and in chatrooms is at least as awful as the acts of those assaulting the women,” he said, referring to anti-immigrant groups he accused of using the attacks to stir up hatred against immigrants. “This is poisoning the climate of our society.”
Almost unbelievably, Jaeger was topped by Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker, who had her own “solution” for the problem. “It is always possible to keep a certain distance that is longer than an arm’s length,” Ms. Reker told reporters. That absurd statement was framed by The New York Times as Reker “suggesting that the city authorities would provide guidelines for young women who find themselves surrounded by aggressive men trying to grope them.”
Here are better guidelines, Ms. Reker: Arrest and vigorously prosecute those engaged in sexual jihad.
Like Cologne, reports on the attacks in Austria and Switzerland weren’t disseminated until as late as Jan. 8. Swiss police finally described what occurred in Zurich as “a little bit similar” to what happened in Germany, while Austrian police admitted that attacks committed in that country were kept under wraps to “to protect the privacy of the victims.” The latter report occurred only after women went to local media sources and complained.
British tabloid The Daily Mail noted that while the attacks in Cologne were occurring, “grinning” asylum-seekers taunted police, warning them to be “nice” and to handle them “in a friendly manner” because German Chancellor Angela Merkel had invited them into the nation. Merkel, who invited nearly 1.1 million “refugees” into Germany, has taken a decidedly different stance recently. “It is very important to me that we achieve both a noticeable reduction in the flow of refugees … and at the same time preserve the free movement of people within the European Union,” Merkel told reporters last Thursday.
Far-right protesters weren’t buying it. Banners and signs with the words “Rapefugees not welcome” were part of a boisterous protest in Cologne on Saturday. UKIP’s Deputy Leader, Paul Nuttall, was equally skeptical. “The bulk of the problem has been created by Merkel in the first place,” he asserted, “so to hear her say more needs to be done to solve the problem is nothing more than a hugely unfunny joke.”
That is only partially accurate. Merkel, Time magazine’s “Person of the Year,” was the tip of the spear for a cadre of EU officials determined to impose their multicultural agenda on a highly resistant public that intuitively understands all cultures — especially those that treat women as chattel, and infidels as beneath contempt — are not equal.
Even more infuriating, those officials know it too. “Fearful of stigmatizing migrants as potential rapists and playing into the hands of anti-immigrant politicians, most European countries have avoided addressing the question of whether men arriving from more conservative societies might get the wrong idea once they move to places where it can seem as if anything goes,” reported The New York Times in December. “But, with more than a million asylum seekers arriving in Europe this year, an increasing number of politicians and also some migrant activists now favor offering coaching in European sexual norms and social codes.”
Why is such “coaching” necessary? Many refugees “come from cultures that are not gender equal and where women are the property of men,” said clinical psychologist Per Isdal, who works with a foundation that developed one such program in Norway. “We have to help them adapt to their new culture.” Nina Machibya, manager of a center in the city of Sandnes, spelled it out much more plainly, expressing the hope participants in the program will “at least know the difference between right and wrong.”
Right and wrong — according to whom? “In the Western ministries of fantasy Islam, the pols and their note-takers will thumb their chins and wonder what could possibly have motivated the German attacks — just as they wonder what could possibly explain the European sexual-assault crisis that has, by some mysterious coincidence, coincided with mass Muslim migration,” writes National Review’s Andrew McCarthy. “The rest of us will know that there is a strategy: conquest. Just as in the Middle East, women and girls in the West are the spoils of jihad, the vehicle for intimidating non-Muslims into surrendering sovereignty over the streets.”
EU streets were surrendered to the migrant mob on New Year’s Eve. It won’t be the last time. The West’s multicultural apologists will make sure of it.