Angela Merkel

Merkel’s latest Hail Mary: but, but… they’ll go home again

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Merkel said that despite efforts to integrate refugees and help them, it was important to stress that they had only been given permission to stay for a limited period of time.

“We need … to say to people that this is a temporary residential status and we expect that once there is peace in Syria again, once IS has been defeated in Iraq, that you go back to your home country with the knowledge that you have gained,” she said on Saturday (local time) at a meeting of CDU members in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

She said 70 percent of refugees that fled to Germany from the war in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s had returned to their home countries. Read more »

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Refugees? Really?

I don’t remember any Jewish refugee wanting to go back to Germany, yet these Syrian refugees are wanting to go back to Syria.

In October, Amer sold all his belongings in Syria and took his family to a safer life in Germany. Four months later, he wants to return to a country still at war.

Once in Germany, Amer discovered an unexpected reality: Instead of the small house he was hoping for and money to help him open a business, he was given a bare room in an old administrative building turned into an emergency shelter. Now he is packing his bags again.

“I came to Germany because everyone was saying it was heaven. Now I regret that decision,” said the 30-year-old from Damascus.

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Well duh! Merkel finally works out what she has imported

Now Merkel is acknowledging that the migrants are anti-Semitic and that anti-semitism is growing like a cancer in Europe.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for “intensive action” against anti-Semitism on Saturday, urging vigilance particularly when dealing with young people from countries “where hatred of Israel and anti-Semitism is widespread.”

Anti-Semitism is more widespread than we imagined. And that is why we must act intensively against it,” Merkel, who on Monday will inaugurate an exhibition in Berlin titled “The Art of the Holocaust,” said in her weekly video podcast.   Read more »

Nobody knows where 600,000 “refugees” who entered Germany are

Who had the brilliant idea of letting in a million ‘refugees’?

Oh that’s right, it was Angela Merkel…now more than 600,000 of them are missing.

The German government is unable to say where more than half of the one million asylum seekers allowed into the country have ended up, MailOnline can exclusively reveal.

Government statistics show that Germany registered 1.1million applications by the end of last year under its EASY system, which does not record much more than an applicant’s country of origin.

German Interior Ministry spokesman Dr Harald Neymanns admitted that delays in the processing of asylum seeker applications would account for some of those missing.

But he also said that in some cases refugees may not have stayed in Germany but instead gone on to a different country elsewhere in the EU.

A third explanation is that the refugees may not have existed in the first place – because some asylum seekers have been found to apply multiple times in an attempt to get sent to the city of their choice.   Read more »

Merkel under pressure to close borders

Angela Merkel doesn’t see anything wrong with letting anyone in, and is just trying to appease the critics by saying there will be less of these immigrants now.

Alexander Dobrindt said Germany could no longer show the world a “friendly face” – a phrase used by Merkel as refugees began pouring into Germany last summer – and that if the number of new arrivals did not drop soon, Germany should act alone.

“I urgently advise: We must prepare ourselves for not being able to avoid border closures,” Dobrindt, a member of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU), told the Muenchner Merkur newspaper.

The CSU, the Bavarian sister party to Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU), has ramped up pressure on the chancellor over her open-door refugee policy that saw 1.1 million migrants arrive in Germany last year alone.

CSU leader Horst Seehofer told Der Spiegel magazine in a weekend interview that he would send the federal government a written request within the next two weeks to restore “orderly conditions” at the nation’s borders.

The situation is clearly unsustainable, and yet Merkel is reluctant to say they’ve done enough.   Read more »

Even Merkel admits European refugee crisis is ‘out of control’

The cold winds of electoral oblivion are blowing through Europe and for Angela Merkel the prospect of a cushy UN job is evaporating as the immigration crisis grips Europe.

Merkel is caving to pressure...pressure she caused herself.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has admitted Europe is ‘vulnerable’ because it does not have the ‘order or control’ it would like regarding the refugee crisis.

Merkel said yesterday at an event in Mainz, near Frankfurt, that Europe was ‘vulnerable’ in the refugee crisis because it was not yet in control of the situation to the extent that it would like to be.

She said: ‘Now all of a sudden we are facing the challenge that refugees are coming to Europe and we are vulnerable, as we see, because we do not yet have the order, the control, that we would like to have.’

She also said the euro was ‘directly linked’ to freedom of movement in Europe, adding: ‘Nobody should act as though you can have a common currency without being able to cross borders reasonably easily.’   Read more »

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Germany: “A total of 19 suspects have been identified, all of them foreigners”

But we must not jump to conclusions!  Just like when someone says Allahu Akbar and kills people, they aren’t necessarily Muslim.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing growing pressure to harden her line on refugees as the first extensive police report on New Year’s Eve violence in Cologne documented rampant sexual assaults on women by gangs of young migrant men.

Cologne police said at least 11 foreigners, including Pakistanis, Guineans and Syrians, had been injured on Sunday evening in attacks by hooligans bent on revenge for the assaults in the city.

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Monday condemned those attacks and warned against a broader backlash against refugees following the events in Cologne, which have deepened scepticism towards Merkel’s policy of welcoming migrants.

The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party seized on the latest developments to attack the chancellor, while members of her own conservative party warned that integrating the hundreds of thousands of migrants who arrived last year would fail if the influx were not stopped immediately.

“If the influx continues as it has, then integration can’t work,” said Carsten Linnemann, a politician in Merkel’s Christian Democrats.

Gee, you think?  You import illiterate pubescent thugs from an alien culture and you think they’ll integrate?


 

A survey conducted by polling group Forsa for RTL television showed that 60 percent of respondents saw no reason to change their attitude towards foreigners after the assaults.

About 37 percent said they viewed foreigners more critically.

Merkel has repeatedly resisted pressure to introduce a cap on the number of migrants entering Germany, arguing that this could be enforced only by shutting German borders, a step that would doom Europe’s Schengen free-travel zone.

She has talked tougher in recent months, vowing in December to “measurably reduce” arrivals and promising at the weekend to give authorities more powers to crack down on migrants who commit crimes, including deporting them.

But her opponents have been swift to blame her for the events in Cologne.

“Anyone who opens the borders wide must know that they are bringing Tahrir Square to Germany,” leading AfD politician Dirk Driesang said, referring to the square in Cairo that was the scene of killings and sexual assaults in 2011.

If almost two thirds of Germany still thinks letting refugees flood in for free accommodation and money is a good thing, they are seriously stuffed.   Neighbouring countries need to get border control up – fast.

That’s some guilt complex those Germans have – they’d rather destroy their own country than be insensitive to people they don’t owe a cent to to start with.

 

– Reuters, via 3 News

How New Year’s Eve in Cologne Has Changed Germany

Der Spiegel reports:

A lot happened on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, much of it contradictory, much of it real, much of it imagined. Some was happenstance, some was exaggerated and much of it was horrifying. In its entirety, the events of Cologne on New Year’s Eve and in the days that followed adhered to a script that many had feared would come true even before it actually did. The fears of both immigration supporters and virulent xenophobes came true. The fears of Pegida people and refugee helpers; the fears of unknown women and of Chancellor Angela Merkel. Even Donald Trump, the brash Republican presidential candidate in the US, felt it necessary to comment. Germany, he trumpeted, “is going through massive attacks to its people by the migrants allowed to enter the country.”

For some, the events finally bring to light what they have always been saying: that too many foreigners in the country bring too many problems along with them. For the others, that which happened is what they have been afraid of from the very beginning: that ugly images of ugly behavior by migrants would endanger what has been a generally positive mood in Germany with respect to the refugees.

As inexact and unclear as the facts from Cologne may be, they carry a clear message: Difficult days are ahead. And they beg a couple of clear questions: Is Germany really sure that it can handle the influx of refugees? And: Does Germany really have the courage and the desire to become the country in Europe with the greatest number of immigrants?

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German Minister: Immigrant attacks may be part of a co-ordinated plan to unsettle the country

Germany has real problems, and the blame game has started.

The latest outrage, the New Year’s sexual assaults on women being the catalyst for Germans to finally wake up to the problem Angela Merkel let in the the front door.

The German justice minister has told a German newspaper that he assumes the crimes that took place in Cologne during New Year celebrations were “coordinated or prepared”, as police say the number of sexual assaults and robberies reported have risen significantly.

In a statement released on Sunday, Cologne police said that they were investigating 516 criminal complaints, and that about 40 percent of those allegations were of sexual offenses.

“If such a horde gathers in order to commit crimes, that appears in some form to be planned,” Justice Minister Heiko Maas told the Bild newspaper. “Nobody can tell me that this was not coordinated or prepared.

“All connections must be carefully checked,” Maas said. “There is a suspicion that a particular date was chosen with expected crowds. That would then be a new dimension.”

Maas said he wanted to quickly determine whether the New Year’s assaults in Cologne could be linked to similar offenses in other cities such as Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Hamburg where women also claimed to be harassed.   Read more »

Face of the day

Today’s Face of the Day, Chancellor Angela Merkel, has said that Germans must accept that the one million Muslim migrants she welcomed into Germany, are more criminal in nature than your average German.

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