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Reports of Attacks on Women in Germany Heighten Tension Over Migrants

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I think Norway solved this problem by instituting some classes for immigrants. Germany might want to consider some classes:

    The tensions simmering beneath Germany’s willingness to take in one million migrants blew into the open on Tuesday after reports that scores of young women in Cologne had been groped and robbed on New Year’s Eve by gangs of men described by the authorities as having “a North African or Arabic” appearance.

    Taking advantage of the New Year’s Eve street party, hundreds of young men broke into groups and formed rings around young women, refusing to let them escape, the authorities said. Some groped victims while others stole wallets or cellphones.

    Witnesses described the atmosphere around the city’s central train station as aggressive and threatening, with firecrackers being thrown into the crowd. The women who were attacked screamed and tried to fight their way free, a man who had struggled to protect his girlfriend told German public television.

    The Cologne police added that they had received 90 complaints from victims, including one who said she had been raped. No arrests have been made.

  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Mayor of Cologne blames the victims:

    The mayor of Cologne has inflamed a debate in Germany about migrants and sexual harassment by suggesting that women can protect themselves from men on the streets by keeping them more than an arm’s length away.

    The remarks by the mayor, Henriette Reker, were made Tuesday to reporters after the Cologne police said they had received more than 90complaints of robbery and sexual assault, including two accounts of rape, by groups of men who targeted young women in and around the city’s main train station in the crush of revelers on New Year’s Eve.

    By Wednesday, Ms. Reker was being widely ridiculed by commentators and across social media for putting the onus on the victims of the attacks.

    “It is always possible to keep a certain distance that is longer than an arm’s length,” Ms. Reker told reporters on Tuesday, suggesting that the city authorities would provide guidelines for young women who find themselves surrounded by aggressive men trying to grope them.

    The police, who have yet to make any arrests, said the assaults had been carried out by several hundred young men, whom they described as having a “North African or Arabic” appearance.

  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

  4. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

  5. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Round them up, like, you know, concentrate them in one area...
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  6. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Goddammit, Vom. YF was on a roll.
    YankeeFan likes this.
  7. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Sumbitch! You're right. Quite amazing he had his own thread going for four days with NO replies.
    YankeeFan likes this.
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    It'll be fun. It'll be like a big camp.

  9. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

  10. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    So a bunch of women got sexually assaulted. Small price to pay for the wonderful opportunity to mock the situation. Plus, these women can't vote for Hillary so fuck 'em. Not literally, although that would be OK , too, as long as the rapists are Muslim.
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  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Religion of Piece
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