Germany runs out of pepper spray as residents brace for immigrant crime wave

I wonder if Hillary Clinton is still sticking by her call, made in September, to admit tens of thousands of Syrian “refugees” into the United States with all due haste. Her former boss, Barack Obama, has still been holding to some slightly more modest numbers in the range of ten thousand. Neither of those plans may even come close to appeasing some elements of their base, such as one writer at The Atlantic who tosses all those pesky numbers out the window and proclaims that we should just take in all of them. Yes… all of them.


What could possibly go wrong? Well, in Germany they’re already starting to find out just how bad things can get. There have been protests bordering on riots in the streets over there which garner very little coverage in American news outlets, but the German people are approaching panic levels in some areas. Crime is on the rise and the villages taking in seriously large numbers are concerned about their national identity being subsumed. Their preparations for the worst are running into snags as well. We find one example at Zero Hedge, where we learn that you basically can’t even buy pepper spray in the country any more.

Despite occasional videos of angry Germans protesting at what has become the biggest “foreign invasion” of Europe since World War II, the German popular response to the wave of migrants, which is now expected to top 1 million in 2015 has been relatively calm. Fear (and anger), however, are building beneath the otherwise calm surface.

According to a report by Focus, following a 600% surge in sales over the past two months, Germany has run out of pepper spray, and the irritating substance can now only be purchased after weeks of waiting. Focus says that according to pepper spray manufacturers, “frightened Germans” have bought out all the available inventory. The alleged reason, according to the German publication: “die Flüchtlingskrise”, or the refugee crisis.

Focus goes on to say that in private, Germans are equipping themselves “massively.”


It appears that “die Flüchtlingskrise” is a phrase being heard on the lips of many, many Germans these days, and for good reason. Things have long since reached crisis proportions and people are frightened. This isn’t some rampant xenophobia run amok, but rather a rationale response to an existential threat. And if the German government doesn’t want to listen to their own people, maybe they should check in with their allies in Italy. You’ll never guess who they just caught trying to sneak into the country disguised as a poor, beleaguered Syrian “refugee” this month. (Daily Caller)

Italian authorities arrested a convicted Tunisian terrorist with links to ISIS as he tried to enter the country on a boat carrying Syrian refugees.

Ben Nasr Mehdi was first arrested in Italy in 2007 after getting exposed as the mastermind behind planned attacks on Italian soil on behalf of a now ISIS-affiliated group. Mehdi was deported last year after completing his seven-year prison term in Italy.

It appears he planned to finish what he started in 2007 and carry-out his Jihadist calling.

Yep. We have our first confirmed instance of a known, previously convicted terrorist trying to take advantage of the crisis and cross over into Europe to cause more havoc. And if that’s the one guy who you did manage to intercept, how many more have already made it in? How many are in Germany? How many are looking longingly across the water seeing a chance to finally make it into the United States thanks to the generous nature and open hearts of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton?


If you’d like one more thought piece to peruse on this subject today, there’s a good one which actually posted last week at the WaPo. This is not a situation which is confined to Germany and Italy by any means. Various national leaders are already either closing up their borders or looking nervously back and forth between their neighbors to see who might jump on the nationalist bandwagon next. And if your neighbor does it and you don’t, the human flood will crash all the harder against your doors.

Hungary already has proved that it can largely insulate itself from the refugee crisis by deploying razor wire and threatening lengthy prison sentences for anyone who dares cross it. The country’s moves have shifted the burden of the refugee crisis to its neighbors — and are now tempting leaders in those nations to build their own fences.

The U.N. refugee agency said Monday that a record 218,394 people crossed the Mediterranean to reach European shores in October — about as many as the total from all of last year. As the numbers rise, officials in countries across central and southeastern Europe are eyeing one another nervously, fearing that a sudden closure of any one border could unleash a domino effect across the region that would leave tens of thousands of people stranded and angry, far from their intended destinations in the continent’s north.

The situation in Syria is a mess, but it is not our mess to clean up. And we certainly don’t have any obligation to suddenly throw open the doors to tens or hundreds of thousands of migrants from one of the most terror-rich regions on the planet. If we do, we can expect to see the same crisis situation which is taking place in Europe right now. Of course, we can just elect Hillary Clinton next year and continue the same policies that Barack Obama is pushing.


And in that case you might want to stock up on pepper spray right now. And for those of you who aren’t liberals, a few trips out for extra ammunition likely wouldn’t be amiss either.

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Ed Morrissey 4:41 PM on September 29, 2023