Mayor of Cologne: Women should follow a “code of conduct” to stop themselves from being attacked by mobs of Middle Eastern men

posted at 11:22 am on January 6, 2016 by Allahpundit

A sadly inevitable next chapter in the now infamous New Year’s attacks. The eternal question: Who’s assimilating whom?

Cologne’s mayor has been widely criticised for suggesting that women “keep at an arm’s length” from strangers to avoid sexual harassment, after scores of women were sexually abused and mugged in the city during new year celebrations.

Asked by a journalist how women could protect themselves, Henriette Reker said: “There’s always the possibility of keeping a certain distance of more than an arm’s length – that is to say to make sure yourself you don’t look to be too close to people who are not known to you, and to whom you don’t have a trusting relationship”…

Reker also advised women to “stick together in groups, don’t get split up, even if you’re in a party mood”.

Not only is she blaming the victims, she’s not remotely engaged with the reality of what happened. How are you supposed to keep an “arm’s length” when you’re surrounded by a group of degenerates who, police suspect, showed up at the train station specifically intending to assault people? Here’s what one woman saw when she got there:

Steffi, 31, said she saw “countless weeping women” when she arrived at the station and was hit with a volley of sexist slurs shouted in German as she made her way through the crowd.

“I saw a girl… who was crying, with ripped stockings, her skirt askew — she was just wrecked,” she told the daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

“A young guy came out of the crowd and made vulgar comments. ‘Can I help you? I know I can help you’ he said with a strong accent and made obscene gestures with his hand. When she wanted to get away, he followed her. I told him to piss off.”

It wasn’t just Cologne. Per the Daily Caller, “similar incidents” happened in Hamburg and Stuttgart, although on a much smaller scale. One theory the police are kicking around is that some of the attackers came in from Dusseldorf, where police “have identified more than 2,000 suspects of North African origin in connection with organized thefts,” but that’s obviously politically convenient for Cologne authorities to say. It’d be a strange, ironic coda to the refugee debate in Europe if different cities started blaming each other’s Arab/Muslim populations for crimes committed nearby. “It’s not our people who did this, it’s their people.” Time for Cologne and Dusseldorf to close their borders, I guess.

Blaming the victims arguably wasn’t the worst thing Cologne’s mayor said yesterday, either. Think on this:

However, she also said that visitors from “other cultures” should also be educated on acceptable conduct.

“We need to prevent confusion about what constitutes happy behaviour and what is utterly separate from openness, especially in sexual behaviour,” she said.

That’s the second time in three weeks that Europe’s need to formally educate people from “other cultures” that rape is wrong has arisen in a major news story. You would think that contempt for sexual assault would be a prerequisite to resettling in the EU but apparently there’s no cultural difference that can’t be papered over in the name of securing cheap labor. I’ve said it before but it bears repeating: However terrible you think Obama’s legacy is, Merkel’s legacy in Germany will be worse.

Update: Here’s one of the Cologne victims speaking out. How do you think the “arm’s length” technique would have fared in this scenario?

Michelle said: “There were 11 of us together at the time.

“At around 11pm we were at the main train station and wanted to travel on to see the fireworks, and that was when we first noticed all these men standing around.

“We managed to go into the cathedral and wanted to go past the Museum Ludwig to join everyone and watch the fireworks by the river, but suddenly we were surrounded by a group of between 20 and 30 men.

“They were full of anger, and we had to make sure that none of us were pulled away by them. They were groping us and we were trying to get away as quickly as possible.


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Mayor of Cologne: Women should follow a “code of conduct” to stop themselves from being attacked by mobs of Middle Eastern men

Great, yet another Communist scumbag.

“They were asking for it.” Is what she’s saying.

Just imagine the $hit storm if a conservative said that.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 6, 2016 at 3:18 PM

Looks like this happened in Hamburg, Frankfurt and Stuttgart too. How many other cities are still trying to cover it up?

forest on January 6, 2016 at 3:22 PM

The Mayor of Cologne must be assuming that middle-eastern men have no self-control and that provocative western actions by women must be the cause of the attacks. Obviously, she believes that she would behaved properly so that if she were in the middle of the mob, she would not be attacked. She might be in for an unpleasant surprise at that.

The old saying about conservatives and liberals refers to their changing their nominal political outlook when they experience either, say, loss of a job or a criminal attack.

In this case, the Mayor didn’t experience an attack so she can keep to a liberal viewpoint and opinion, whereas the women who did experience the attacks might be a bit more law and order oriented than they were before.

Russ808 on January 6, 2016 at 3:38 PM

Hmmm. Projectile weapons might help. Probably have to be the automatic type.

TerryW on January 6, 2016 at 3:40 PM

Can’t wait for these scum to try this here. My wife has her CCW, and my daughter (in college) is very proficient with a handgun too.

Hill60 on January 6, 2016 at 4:09 PM

And so the rehabilitation of Adolph Hitler in the minds of the German people continues apace…

jbspry on January 6, 2016 at 4:29 PM

Right. Western women need to be considerate of the fact that Muslims have been raping captive infidel women for centuries – like their Koran gives them permission to, and then there’s the violent example of their beloved prophet in this matter also. I mean what can you expect? Muslims are instructed by their Islam to despise all infidels as the lowest of creatures worthy only of hell. What’s a little sexual poking of infidel women and a little stealing to these warriors for Allah? Just think of it as all part of the wonderful multicultural enrichment your liberal immigrant loving politicians have promised you.

Chessplayer on January 6, 2016 at 5:08 PM

This woman has apparently never been in a crowd before.
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Correction: This woman has apparently never been in a crowd

Fortyback on January 6, 2016 at 5:20 PM

If only those German women would stop dressing like sluts.

Another Drew on January 6, 2016 at 5:56 PM

A book written by Leon Uris referring to said ME male behavior opens with covered women participating in a march of some sort. The men groped them, too.

A culture that makes women 2nd class, treats women of other defeated cultures as chattel, behaves as if it is still 700 AD, will have a very difficult time of assimilating in a western nation. Perhaps, since the system has 4:1 witnesses for rape and only sees women totally covered should questions whether or not they want to “live” in a culture that values women.

Interesting – the women on the left talk “women’s rights” but do NOTHING for women in the ME and other locations with said behavior and expect western women to take the blame? No Way. The mayor is wrong and Germany better tighten up their expectations quickly. Frankly, a “return to place of origin” may be a good idea.

MN J on January 6, 2016 at 6:01 PM

Here’s a recent snap of the mayor touring the area where the attacks occurred.

Fortyback on January 6, 2016 at 6:04 PM

Note the complete absence of any trolls in this thread, other than perhaps Weedisgood.

Vanceone on January 6, 2016 at 8:11 PM

If they tried this in Texas, we’d be happy to share our cultural norms with them.

Rebar on January 6, 2016 at 9:17 PM

Mayor of Cologne: Women should follow a “code of conduct” to stop themselves from being attacked by mobs of Middle Eastern men

But a small sacrifice to the God of Multiculturalism.

farsighted on January 6, 2016 at 9:30 PM

Things are going to snap sharply to the right in Europe soon, I believe.

Many nationalist and xenophobic movements will spring out of this.

Theophile on January 6, 2016 at 10:08 PM

Things are going to snap sharply to the right in Europe soon, I believe.
Many nationalist and xenophobic movements will spring out of this.

Theophile on January 6, 2016 at 10:08 PM

When/if the European men find their cojones, there may just be a Kristalnacht II….

dentarthurdent on January 6, 2016 at 10:12 PM

dentarthurdent on January 6, 2016 at 10:12 PM

How many rapes will it take? Norway, Sweden and Germany, that I have heard so far have an epidemic of assaults, no go zones and general bad behavior by their invaders.

Are European men totally emasculated, stupid and wussified?

There have been some protests… But they need major marches on their capitals and throw out their moonbat leaders before things escalate further.

They need to march on their press as well for covering up the crimes in the name of political correctness.

When the media becomes the arm of the government, it needs to be trashed and rebuilt.

dogsoldier on January 7, 2016 at 7:26 AM

Who could see this coming? /s

claudius on January 7, 2016 at 8:49 AM

Are European men totally emasculated, stupid and wussified?

dogsoldier on January 7, 2016 at 7:26 AM

What makes you think American men are any different? I think most American men would do the same thing.

Kat_man on January 7, 2016 at 9:53 AM

Kat_man on January 7, 2016 at 9:53 AM

LOL! I live here? If you think that, you obviously don’t or don’t know our history or culture. Most American men would fight to protect their women or their friends for that matter.

dogsoldier on January 7, 2016 at 10:25 AM

Speaking broadly as a “Westerner”, let’s be sensitive and understanding to people with a different cultural view from our own. It’s entirely our fault that our women are being attacked and raped by lonely and desperate young Muslim males. We must first realize that these poor males come from deprived environments and that if our women would only voluntarily submit to them as a gesture of good will and appropriate servitude for our inferior culture, all violence could be avoided. Secondly, all Western governments should issue edicts that any woman 10 years old and older must willingly submit to a Muslim as a sign of friendship and to keep the peace and harmony. Failure to comply will be deemed “racist”.

MaiDee on January 7, 2016 at 12:06 PM

Mayor of Cologne: Women should follow a “code of conduct” to stop themselves from being attacked by mobs of Middle Eastern men

Great, yet another Communist scumbag.

“They were asking for it.” Is what she’s saying.

Just imagine the $hit storm if a conservative said that.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 6, 2016 at 3:18 PM

“They were asking for it,” is always a better answer for a politician than, “Maybe we made a mistake I might get blamed for.”

There Goes the Neighborhood on January 7, 2016 at 12:26 PM

Where are the German men?

HugoDrax on January 6, 2016 at 11:28 AM

They’ve been well-trained to leave this sort of thing to the Polizei. As have been the British. As have been the French.

Self-defense is punishable in Europe.

There Goes the Neighborhood on January 7, 2016 at 12:30 PM

They need to march on their press as well for covering up the crimes in the name of political correctness.

When the media becomes the arm of the government, it needs to be trashed and rebuilt.

dogsoldier on January 7, 2016 at 7:26 AM

x 1000.

We need to push back against the enabling press.

Axeman on January 7, 2016 at 12:47 PM

With the threat of “hate speech” violations and the possibility of prosecution if they try to stand up for themselves or others, that they will be the ones arrested. They are afraid to stand up.

Tinker on January 7, 2016 at 10:01 PM

The right tho keep and bear arms comes in handy against thugs.

kregg on January 8, 2016 at 5:47 AM

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