Things just keep getting better and better in Germany as they deal with a flood of “refugees” of various stripes. Following the massive sexual assaults in Cologne over the holidays, it seems that increasing numbers of Germans are coming to grips with the changes reshaping their nation as the flood of new arrivals settles in. One town in particular has reacted to the criminal behavior of the immigrants by taking the controversial step of banning male asylum seekers from the public swimming pool. (Yahoo News)
A town in Germany has banned male asylum seekers from public swimming pools after complaints from women that they were being harassed by migrants, AFP learnt Friday.
A spokesman for the local government of Bornheim said the ban on male asylum seekers above the age of 18 came after six people filed complaints “over the sexually offensive behaviour of some migrant men at the pool”.
The measure aimed at “making it clear to the men that the right of women in Germany is inviolable”, he added.
Officials have gone personally to three asylum seeker shelters near the pools to deliver news of the ban and emphasise how people should behave in swimming pools, said the spokesman.
What the Germans are dealing with here isn’t just some sort of political question or the resolution of immigration and border control policy. They’re in the middle of a spreading culture clash which is obviously much greater than anything Angela Merkel anticipated when she started down this dangerous road. Germany isn’t starting from a position of being a “melting pot” like the United States and they’re having to cope with a vast army of interlopers infiltrating a much smaller amount of territory. The results speak for themselves.
Recent polling in Merkel’s nation shows that a majority of her citizens are experiencing definite trepidation in terms of their new Muslim neighbors. (Daily Mail)
Sixty per cent of Germans fear their country cannot cope with the number of migrants arriving in the country, a survey has found.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has been under fire over the arrival of almost 1.1million asylum seekers in the country last year.
And tensions boiled over into violence after more than 1,000 Arab and North African men assaulted and robbed hundreds of women in Cologne on New Years’ Eve – sparking protests and attacks on migrant owned business.
Let’s return to that whole culture clash thing for a moment and look at a parallel story. While there are obvious differences between Syria and Pakistan, Germans who follow the news may have caught wind of another item in the news recently which drives some of these lessons home. The Islamic government of Pakistan – allegedly one of our allies, since we’re not talking about the Taliban here – recently considered a new piece of legislation which would crack down on pedophiles. Care to guess how that worked out? (Daily Caller)
A bid to ban child marriage in Pakistan utterly failed, after the Council of Islamic Ideology declared the legislation “anti-Islamic” and “blasphemous.”
The bill didn’t even move past the first stage in the legislative process, The Express Tribune reports. It was almost immediately pulled Thursday by Pakistan Muslim League party’s Marvi Menon following condemnation from CII, whose job it is to advise the legislature on whether bills are compliant with Sharia law. In this case, the bill clearly violated Islamic law as tradition holds marriage as acceptable when a girl hits puberty.
Critics may wish to claim that there’s no parallel between a cultural acceptance of child brides or pedophilia and sexual assaults on German women in public spaces, but I would argue otherwise. These simply aren’t western values and Europe is getting a big taste of it as turmoil continues to roil their nation. Merkel has now taken in well over one million immigrants from a very different culture an her citizens don’t seem to be terribly enamored of the results. Other countries in the EU are tightening their borders and turning people away, so where will they go? To Germany? This pot is close to boiling already and I still wonder if this won’t be the single issue which eventually brings down one of Europe’s most successful leaders in the modern era.