Angela Merkel

More proof (if it was needed) that German humour is problematic at best

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Germany’s Angela Merkel has agreed to allow prosecutors to pursue a case against a German comedian who mocked Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan, prompting accusations she’s failed to protect free speech and has split her ruling coalition.

Erdogan had demanded that Germany press charges against Jan Boehmermann after he recited a poem about the Turkish leader in a show on German public broadcaster ZDF on March 31, suggesting he hits girls, watches child pornography and engages in bestiality.

You see, that’s not funny.   Strike 1.   Read more »

Has Europe abolished itself?

Angela Merkel is being blamed for the demise of Europe:

A combination of Islamist terror and badly designed migration policy is going to destroy Europe, claims a Swiss member of parliament who said Angela Merkel and Islam are to blame.

The comments by Swiss People’s Party (SVP) member of parliament Roger Köppel are just the latest by a high profile European politician on the demise of the continent. His remarks, which appeared in his own Weltwoche daily newspaper could not have been clearer, when Mr. Köppel remarked on Europe’s growing instability: “The German refugee policy could trigger a new world war”.

Comparing the “megalomaniac, we can do it” mentality  of Angela Merkel and others to Europe on the eve of the First World War, the editorial foresaw a situation where millions of ordinary Europeans would pay dearly for a situation manufactured by their leaders. Those in charge would now, as then, not have to pay for their mistakes at all.

Writing in the newspaper of which he is editor-in-chief, the parliamentarian wrote: “The basic problem today is Islam… The attacks in Paris and Brussels are acute symptoms of an incorrect, sick immigration policy.” Criticising the infiltration of “death-seeking fanatics and madmen”, Mr. Köppel said “Islam endangers the survival of our civilisation”.

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Merkel knows better – no change in immigration policy

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Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed to press on with her migrant policy despite seeing her Christian Democrats (CDU) party being punished by voters who flocked to the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) in Sunday’s three regional polls.

The electoral setbacks came just as Merkel is trying to convince her European Union partners to seal a deal with Turkey to stem the tide of migrants, which has already dwindled as countries along the main route have unilaterally shut borders and erected fences.

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Germans have a chance to stop Merkel’s madness

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Three German states are voting in regional elections seen as the first political test for Chancellor Angela Merkel since the country saw an influx of refugees.

Sunday’s vote is expected to see the three-year-old Alternative for Germany (AfD) party perform strongly amid debate over Merkel’s liberal approach to accepting the refugees.

Opinion polls predict setbacks for Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union party and her partners in the national government, the centre-left Social Democrats.

About 12.7 million people are eligible to vote for state legislatures in three diverse regions…

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German spy agency knows that refugees contain Daesh infiltrators

Again, I told you so.

The Krauts have a big problem and it’s one they were warned about…terrorists infiltrating refugees.

Germany’s secret service has received more than 100 tip-offs that ISIS militants are hiding out among asylum seekers, it was reported today.

The head of the domestic intelligence agency (BfV), Hans-Georg Maassen, mentioned the figure at a discussion in the Interior Ministry, according to local media.

It comes a day after police conducted raids on suspected Islamist militants at locations across the country, including two refugee centres.

But Mr Maassen also said that among those tip-offs there were some cases of untruthful defamation, the Berliner Zeitung newspaper reported, without citing sources.

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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 »

Gut, Jetzt abhauen dich

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 »