It takes a nation to protect the nation
About 90 women have reported being robbed, threatened or sexually molested at New Year celebrations outside Cologne's cathedral by young, mostly drunk, men, police said on Tuesday, in events they have described as 'a new dimension in crime'.
Cologne police chief Wolfgang Albers told a news conference officers described the men as looking as if they were from "the Arab or North African region" and mostly between 18 and 35 years old. "We have one complaint that represents a rape," he added.
Integration commissioner Aydan Ozoguz warned against putting foreigners and refugees, hundreds of thousands of whom have entered Germany largely from Middle Eastern war zones, under "blanket suspicion".
Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed shock over the attacks that police said occurred when about 1,000 men split into gangs as officers cleared a square to stop fireworks being thrown from the top of steps into the crowd below.
While politicians also urged people not to become wary of all refugees, the incident fueled calls from right-wing groups to stop letting in migrants.
Germany took in just over a million last year, far more than any other European country.
Cologne mayor Henriette Reker said it was "unbelievable and intolerable what happened on New Year's Eve" but there was no reason to believe those involved in the attacks were refugees.
Justice Minister Heiko Maas said Germany would not accept such attacks which he described as "a new scale of organized crime".
Around 150 people gathered in front of Cologne's cathedral on Tuesday evening to protest against violence against women. One of them held a sign saying: "Ms Merkel where are you? What do you say? This scares us!"
The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), which has gained in polls in part at Merkel's expense thanks to a campaign against refugees, said she should close the border.
"Mrs Merkel, is Germany 'colorful and cosmopolitan' enough for you after the wave of crimes and sexual attacks?" tweeted AfD chief Frauke Petry.
Merkel told Reker in a phone call the attacks deserved a tough response.
"Everything must be done to investigate those responsible as quickly and completely as possible and punish them, regardless of where they are from," she said, according to her spokesman.
There are almost daily attacks on refugee shelters.
"Events like that in Cologne foster xenophobia," said Roland Schaefer, head of Germany's association of towns and localities.
After a crisis meeting, Cologne mayor Reker said new steps would be taken to avoid a repeat, including increasing police numbers at big events and installing more security cameras.
She stressed that women must feel safe at traditional carnival celebrations next month when the city closes down for five days of drunken street parades and parties.
Reker was stabbed in the neck and seriously hurt in October, just a day before she was elected mayor. Police said that attack appeared to be motivated by her support for refugees.
(Additional reporting by Joseph Nasr and Matthias Sobolewski in Berlin and Andreas Kranz in Cologne; Editing by Ruth Pitchford)
Muslim cleric says Cologne victims deserved it because they wore perfume ; http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/636306/Muslim-cleric-imam-Colog...
Number of Cologne victims grows ; https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/number-of-complaints-in...
Looks like several lefties have crossed the Chasm. Once a few more cross it, there will be an avalanche. That's why the Left must police their border so assiduously. Just like Mohammed found with islam: give people the freedom to leave, and they will leave.
Yet more NYE attacks ; http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/634667/New-Year-s-Eve-sex-attac...
Multi-cultural appeasment in Cologne ; http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/multicultural-appeasement-in-colo...
Taharrush Game w Ingrid Carlquist interview ; https://www.facebook.com/458698164152194/videos/1013033205385351/?t...
Europe's rape cover up ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QILHQepZ06k
Muslim cleric says Cologne sex attacks were the victims' fault because they wore PERFUME
A Cologne imam has said the victims of the New Years Eve mob sex attacks had themselves to blame because they wore perfume.
Sami Abu-Yusuf added that he was not surprised the girls were sexually assaulted, groped and raped, because of the way they dressed.
Hundreds of women were attacked by a mob of men in Cologne's city centre on New Years Eve, with the number of alleged sexual assaults now tallying up to 521, including three rapes.
About 521 complaints allege some kind of sexual assault, including three rapes. The overall number of complaints has grown from 766 on Monday to 809 on Tuesday.
Cologne police are investigating 21 people from North African countries in connection with the New Years Eve attacks for robbery, theft and trafficking stolen goods. Eight suspects are currently in detention, with one of them is accused of sexual assault for allegedly groping a woman.
Police logs from the night reveal the full horror the women experienced when they were set upon by the out-of-control mob of men on the steps of the city's historic cathedral.
The notes reveal how women complained they were surrounded by men who tried to put their hands inside their tights and knickers and even insert their fingers in their vaginas.
One woman told police she was surrounded by 20 men of North African appearance before they attacked her, while another said hands were 'all over her breasts and buttocks'.
Thieves rifled through a woman's handbag while others distracted her by shoving their hands underneath her clothes.
I'll just put this note here to remind myself: when I was told of these attacks (on Twitter) on Jan 2, I didn't believe the German woman telling me about them. Let's not forget: these attackers are guests in Germany. And the police, government and media all tried to keep all this concealed. Remember what the 7 foot security guard said: a policeman told him they'd never seen something like this before, it was like civil war.
Meanwhile, a religious leader immigrant in that city, reportedly says it was the kuffars' fault!
Here's the actual quote.
The events of New Year’s Eve were the girls' own fault, because they were half naked and wearing perfume
Migrant sex attack on child in swimming pool ; http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/01/21/yet-another-migrant-on-c...
Disillusioned social worker http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/01/20/sex-harassment-death-thr...
After Cologne - where are the feminists / ; http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/after-cologne-where-ar...
German girls video to be censored ? ; http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/01/22/16-year-old-girls-migran...