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  • Leaked document says 2,000 men allegedly assaulted 1,200 German women on New Year’s Eve

    LONDON — At first, there was complete silence from officials. As rumors spread on social media, police had nothing to say about allegations of mass sexual assaults and other crimes carried out on New Year's Eve in the German city of Cologne.

    It was only days later that officials reported that hundreds of women were victims of assault in Cologne, Hamburg and other German cities.

    But numbers that are now emerging are likely to shock a country still coming to terms with what happened in Cologne more than half a year ago. According to a leaked police document, published by Germany's Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper and broadcasters NDR and WDR, the previous estimates have to be dramatically revised — upward.

    Authorities now think that on New Year's Eve, more than 1,200 women were sexually assaulted in various German cities, including more than 600 in Cologne and about 400 in Hamburg.

    More than 2,000 men were allegedly involved, and 120 suspects — about half of them foreign nationals who had only recently arrived in Germany — have been identified.

    Only four have been convicted, but more trials are underway.

    On Thursday, a court in Cologne sentenced two men in the New Year's Eve assaults. Hussein A., a 21-year-old Iraqi, and Hassan T., a 26-year-old Algerian, were handed suspended one-year sentences. Both arrived in Germany in the past two years, a court spokesman said. He declined to specify whether the two had sought asylum.

    Officials have linked the sexual assaults to the influx of refugees. "There is a connection between the emergence of this phenomenon and the rapid migration in 2015," Holger Münch, president of the German Federal Crime Police Office, told Sueddeutsche Zeitung. Many suspects had originally come to Germany from North African countries rather than Syria, officials said.

    He also predicted that many of the New Year's Eve perpetrators will never be convicted. "We have to presume that many of those crimes will never be fully investigated." Germany has relatively low CCTV coverage, which makes it more difficult for investigators to identify suspects.

    [Germany is trying to teach refugees the right way to have sex]

    Although it is not expected that significantly more CCTV cameras will be installed in the foreseeable future, other measures have been taken. Germany's Parliament passed a stricter sexual-assault law last week that will make it easier for courts to sentence those who facilitate or are involved in assaults.

    The new law will be based on the premise that "no means no," meaning that sexual assault can be punished as rape if the offender ignores the "discernible contrary will" of the victim.
    Lawmakers were facing intense pressure to pass the new legislation, particularly in the wake of the Cologne assaults. Most of the perpetrators in that city stand accused of groping and facilitating sex assaults as part of a group — accusations that were difficult to prosecute.

    The stricter law is also supposed to make it easier for refugees to be deported if they are convicted in sex-assault cases — an aspect of the new law that activists and advocates for refugees have harshly criticized.

    Halina Wawzyniak, a lawmaker from the Left Party, told The Washington Post last week that immigration issues and sexual-assault cases should not be linked, as refugees could end up facing a "double punishment" by being deported. "The debate used to be about 'no means no' — now all that is being talked about in social networks are foreigners again," she said.

    Source: Leaked document says 2,000 men allegedly assaulted 1,200 German women on New Year’s Eve - The Washington Post

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    Originally posted by William View Post
    Halina Wawzyniak, a lawmaker from the Left Party, told The Washington Post last week that immigration issues and sexual-assault cases should not be linked, as refugees could end up facing a "double punishment" by being deported. "The debate used to be about 'no means no' — now all that is being talked about in social networks are foreigners again," she said.
    Unbelievable.
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      These guys are of Islam and they treat women like second class citizens, or even worse when you consider the genital mutilation that is performed on them. They have not assimilated to other countries and cultures and don't feel the need to change. These are the types of people they are allowing into their country.
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        On the news, the spokesman for BrExit pointed out that as a member of EU, all of these fine fellows were free to enter or leave the UK as if they were British Citizens under EU membership. THAT is why the UK withdrew from the EU. They need to be able to control immigration.
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        • #5
          Those 2,000 perpetrators were primary followers of Islam and, by extension, Sharia law. Sexual abusing non-Muslim women is condoned in the Qu'ran in verses 23:5-6 as a method to humiliate the enemies of Islam (basically any non-believers). It is shocking that progressive politicians support and are champions of Islam when the teachings of this faith contradict almost everything that they hold dear.
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            Originally posted by atpollard View Post
            On the news, the spokesman for BrExit pointed out that as a member of EU, all of these fine fellows were free to enter or leave the UK as if they were British Citizens under EU membership. THAT is why the UK withdrew from the EU. They need to be able to control immigration.
            That is the main reason for the BREXIT. They didn't want immigrants coming in that practice sharia law and pose their will onto its normal citizens. Rape of non believers is allowed under Sharia Law.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by atpollard View Post
              THAT is why the UK withdrew from the EU. They need to be able to control immigration.
              After what happened in Rotherham, I believe you will find it was already a sensitive topic. Mass child grooming was allowed by the authorities and the only person to resign was the head of council as they claimed there was "not enough evidence" to prosecute other officials for things like arresting parents who tried to step in. Whether cultural or religious, it is utterly unacceptable.

              The victims aren't only women. In the most reported case from Germany, the victim was a young boy, and the perpetrator appealed his conviction. The court of appeal actually increased his sentence. However, good luck finding any of this in the British media, particularly the BBC. If I wasn't following the German newspapers, I wouldn't know much about this.

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              • #8
                Granting amnesty to true refugees seeking asylum on a case by case basis is one thing, but Merkel in effect declaring open borders and just letting anyone who claims to be a refugee flood in willy nilly with little or no vetting is just insanity, not to mention criminally irresponsible.

                Germany trying to absorb a million "refugees" by itself is crazy.
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