US News and World Report must be living on another planet, in some other galaxy.
The US news magazine recently selected Germany as “the best country to live in” worldwide. Although Germany offers many great things, it is currently not really a very good place to be – especially if you are a woman.
Never mind the glaring pay inequality and low number of women in high ranking positions, it is simply an unsafe place right now for the female gender. The reason: mass sexual attacks and gender-targeted robberies by gangs of men. There’s a state of heightened fear across the country, and in Europe as well.
Germany’s flagship daily Die Welt here reports that the number of women sexually assaulted and/or robbed/attacked across Germany by groups of men during New Year’s Eve celebrations has surged and is close to 1500 as more women come forward and file police reports. The figure is expected to climb further.
The German daily writes that the number of attacks reported as of January 18 in the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dortmund and Bielefeld alone stand over 1000.
Cologne ground zero
As of January 18, Cologne, the ground-zero of the mass attacks, saw 821 reports filed with police, with 359 involving sexual assault. Police are now conducting a massive investigation of the New Year’s Eve crime wave. Cologne police have set up a 140-person task force to investigate. Düsseldorf has set up a commission to investigate 113 attacks, 69 of which were reported as sexual assaults.
The sexual assaults and robberies were not isolated to the German state of North Rhine Westphalia, but were widespread all over country. Online FOCUS magazine here last week wrote that attacks had been reported in some 12 cities.
190 attacks in Hamburg
The German national financial daily Handelsblatt here wrote last week that police in the north German port city of Hamburg had recorded 190 reports of sexual assault/and or robbery of women on New Year’s Eve.
Cologne cleric blames victims
Politicians have tried to shift the blame for the New Year’s attacks on the police, accusing them of having failed to recognize the violence and to react quickly enough. Others blame politicians for having neglected the funding and staffing of police forces for years.
But not everyone is blaming the police and politicians for the security debacle. According to the UK Daily Mail here, one Cologne cleric blames the sexual assaults on the victims themselves – because they wore perfume!
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The authorities should have gotten a handle on the underlying reason or reasons for this by this time. It looks like there are just too many who are too busy with their heads up their own self-interested asses, to seek and find the underlying truth of the matter. It is obviously “business as usual” for those, like that Cologne cleric, who just can’t be bothered to care.
Well. In 2006 then EU Commissar Ferrero-Waldner ordered the EU press to not mention ethnic/religious identity of perps – in reaction to riots in Islamic world after the Muhammad cartoons. (and since that time, Muslim riots in Paris or England or Stockholm are called Youth Riots all over the EU by the media.)
So for 10 years now the EU politicians THEMSELVES – consuming exactly these censored media – got a distorted view of reality. They literally never made the connection and therefore were not able to find the correct causal links (omitted variable bias).
And now they’re all surprised. What will they do after this shock? Engage all mental and political suppression mechanisms to find back to their happy delusion, that’s what they will do.
Es kann nicht sein, was nicht sein darf.
Yes, it’s been going on for a long time. Friday, May 19. 2006
Pan-European Arab Muslim Gang Rape Epidemic.
While I’m sure you know it, not enough voters seem to be aware of the fact that their pols need to be sent packing.
An EU politician ordered your press to do something? And your press listened?
In the US such a “command” would be buried in laughter.
The US has its problems, but the First Amendment isn’t one of them.
No Free Press For You!
Sorry, David A., but it’s true. Well, sort of. You are correct that they don’t take orders, but only because they don’t have to. They are willing accomplices, because they are “fellow travelers,” and so share the agenda of the Left, as do you.
Their lies are transparent to anyone who isn’t blind, willfully or otherwise.
To sum up. They don’t “take orders” from the Lefties in government, they are happily in bed with them.
Just came across this related item in my file
David Appell 22. January 2016 at 4:59 AM | Permalink | Reply
“An EU politician ordered your press to do something? And your press listened?
In the US such a “command” would be buried in laughter. ”
Next you’re gonna tell us that CNN reports the truth. It’s difficult to distinguish between a terminally deluded fool and a Sunsteinian government troll.
“It’s difficult to distinguish between a terminally deluded fool and a Sunsteinian government troll.” – DirkH
Wait. What? There’s a difference?
“The US news magazine recently selected Germany as ‘the best country to live in’ worldwide.” – p.g.
I used to subscribe to some of those “news” mags, but the more I learned, the more I realized their writers had no clue. Whenever they would write about something I had become knowledgeable about, they would get so much wrong that I realized it was probably the same for those subjects I didn’t know enough yet to spot the flaws.
Mark Twain once commented that “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.” Personally I prefer untainted ignorance to a head full of junk. It’s easier to learn the truth, if you can find it, than to unlearn lies, IMO.
U.S. News & World Report is (a) a failed print magazine that now does web based things, notably the “best rankings’ sort of thing, and (b) and is owned by “Mort” Zuckerman, worth over $2B dollars and a long-time supporter of the Democratic party. Seems to have liked B.O. before he became president, not so much pleased with the outcome. He seems not relevant to this issue.
This article, by Kevin Drew, was likely in the pipeline for months and just waiting, ready for the “publish” button to be clicked by a staff person. That person may or may not know where Germany is, nor that Cologne is a city, and likely missed the news of the attacks.
Likely the researchers and writers moved on to a new topic last fall.
Hey it’s still better than Baltimore even in our Jihad belt I daresay.
Security all over the place today in Munich main station, not a hint of Moroccan thieves visible. Everything’s orderly. As if nothing ever happened.
Cologne, Mannheim, Hamburg, Berlin, now that can be a bit more dicey.
Does Angela Merkel understand that the islamic culture is a misogynist culture which is incompatible with the Judeo-Christian based European culture, and that Islam is incompatible with the Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
Does Angela Merkel understand that the islamic culture is based on an islamic totalitarian belief system in which democracy has no place e.g. Iran (Shia Islam) and Saudi Arabia (Sunni islam) the two key homes of islamic culture?
Does Angela Merkel not understand that islam poses as huge a threat to western culture for the same reasons the western world defends itself from belief systems like communism and nazism?
So why is islam embraced by Angela Merkel when it is alien to the western way of life and a threat to Europe?