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We Hate to Say We Told You So

Actually, we don’t. Not even a little:

A food queue fight in an overcrowded German refugee centre this week escalated into a mass brawl pitting 70 Pakistanis against 300 Albanians, fighting with fists, sticks and pepper spray.

Anyone conspicuous by absence? Anyone Syrian?

There has been trouble before. Six weeks ago a 25-year-old refugee started a riot when he ripped pages from a Koran and threw them into a toilet in a centre in Suhl, central Germany, according to police.

The ensuing violence left six police and 11 refugees injured. Police this week, after viewing video footage of the altercation, arrested 15 suspects on charges including attempted manslaughter.

Germany’s police union Tuesday called for refugees to be separated by religion — especially between Christians and Muslims — and by country of origin, to minimise the potential for conflict.

Groups banding together by ethnicity, creed or clan were “attacking each other with knives and homemade weapons,” said union chief Rainer Wendt, calling for special protection for Christians, women and minors.

Germans segregating refugees by ethnicity: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce. All left-handed, Christian women, with freckles, and who like long walks on the beach, to the left.

Mark Steyn had a first-hand account from the front lines yesterday. Who better to report on a phenomenon he predicted to take a decade or two happening in a month or two?


Go Westlich, Young Man

Nördlich, actually:

The United Nations, Chad, Niger and Cameroon appealed on Friday for help for millions of people in the Lake Chad Basin region forced to flee the violence of Boko Haram and hit with repeated droughts and floods that have brought malnutrition and disease.

But while the radical Islamist militants operate out of Nigeria and U.N. aid chief Stephen O’Brien said that is where most people have been displaced by their attacks, Nigeria did not send anyone to the United Nations event.

U.S. and European Union diplomats said they were disappointed that Nigeria did not attend the event chaired by O’Brien on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.

The Nigerian U.N. mission was not immediately available to comment on its absence.

Several U.N. diplomats at the event warned that the aid emergency in Lake Chad Basin risked being forgotten amid other humanitarian crises in Syria, Yemen and South Sudan.

Niger Prime Minister Brigi Rafini said the region was in the midst of a “genuine disaster.”

“We need massive assistance from the international community,” he said. “It is the population that has shared with these refugees and displaced people the little they have while they themselves are living in extremely vulnerable situations.”

Germany will have you. Just tell them you’re Syrian. Cry racism if they seem doubtful.


Stupid Is as Stupid Was

You can be pretty stupid and get away with it. Look at Joe Biden and his boss, for but two examples. It was Otto von Bismarck, of all people, who said: “God has a special providence for drunkards, fools, and the United States of America.”

But what about Germany, O-man? Ironic much?

‘We paid a trafficking agent for false visas to fly here to Germany,’ says 34-year-old Atif. ‘We claimed asylum and came to Giessen camp with other migrants. Three weeks ago, because we had families, they gave us a proper home.’

Atif is well-dressed and speaks perfect English. He used to be a transport manager at Karachi airport and is from a well-to-do family. Between mouthfuls of curry, he adds: ‘But there is violence between political gangs in Karachi. Lots of people are leaving for Europe. The trafficker decided that Germany was the place for us because it is welcoming refugees.’

Yet the raw truth is that Atif is not fleeing war or persecution. He is one of thousands of economic migrants getting into Germany as the EU’s immigration crisis grows bigger each day.

There is now deepening disquiet in this Christian country, dotted with churches, that it is being overwhelmed by people of a different religion and culture.

Yesterday, the Mail reported how social workers and women’s groups in Giessen wrote a letter to the local state parliament claiming that rape and child abuse were rife in the refugee camp. The allegations were corroborated by Atif over his curry. ‘The camp is dangerous,’ he agreed. ‘Men of different nationalities fight and women are attacked.’

The letter says the camp, far from being a peaceful haven for those fleeing war, is a dangerous melting-pot, where there have been ‘numerous rapes and sexual assaults, and forced prostitution’.
There are even reports of children being raped and subjected to sexual assault, it adds.

‘Many women have felt the need to sleep in their clothes… they won’t go to the toilet at night because rapes and assaults have taken place on their way to, or from, there. Even in daylight, a walk through the camp is fraught with fear.’

Controversially, the letter suggests that in the migrants’ culture, women are viewed differently: ‘It is a fact that women and children are unprotected. This situation is opportune for those men who already regard women as their inferiors and treat unaccompanied women as “fair game”.’

Many migrant women have fled here to escape forced marriages or female genital mutilation, which are rife in some African and Middle Eastern countries. ‘They believe they have found safety in Germany,’ says the letter, ‘and realise it’s not the case.’

Locals in Giessen are appalled by the rape allegations. But many are also increasingly worried about the effect of the migrants — some 6,000 Syrians, Iraqis, Pakistanis, Kurds, Eritreans and others are housed in the camp, which was expanded last year — on their everyday lives.

Some complain that the migrants have taken over the town, which is famous for its botanical gardens and dotted with pretty boutiques and flower shops. You cannot miss the new arrivals, wandering the streets in large groups.

In other parts of the country, Germans are being told to adapt their lifestyles when migrants arrive.

Police in the Bavarian town of Mering, where a 16-year-old girl was reportedly raped this month, have warned parents not to allow their children outside unaccompanied.

Girls and women have been told not to walk home alone from the railway station because it is near a migrant centre where the rapist may live.

At Pocking, another well-kept Bavarian town, the headmaster of the grammar school wrote to parents telling them not to let their daughters wear skimpy clothing. This was to avoid ‘misunderstandings’ with 200 migrants who were put up in the school’s gymnasium over the summer, before being moved on this month.

The letter to parents said the migrants were ‘mainly Muslim, and speak Arabic. They have their own culture. Because our school is directly next to where they are staying, modest clothing should be warn… revealing tops or blouses, short skirts or miniskirts could lead to misunderstandings.’

Meanwhile, the migrants keep arriving. Many have deliberately thrown away their passports on their journey through Europe, so they can pretend to be Syrian refugees rather than economic migrants.

You would think that Germany, of all places, would understand supply and demand. Offer everyone a new life, all expenses paid, and you’re going to get a billion or three people taking you up. Mark Steyn has been noting for weeks—weeks!—that the so-called refugees are 75% male. Good luck telling them they’re not the ones to whom you offered asylum; I don’t think many of them read the fine print.

Many of you have heard me on this before, but permit me: there are some problems whose only solution is not to let them happen in the first place. I could give examples—from municipal bankruptcy to unwanted pregnancy—but none betters this. In a matter of weeks, Germany has fundamentally altered its future—right back to a Muslim/Arab past. And it didn’t just happen to Germany: Germany begged for it. I think it was Steyn again who noted that Angela Merckel is a childless woman who leads a nation of many childless women (fertility rate: 1.3%). Perhaps this “invasion” (what else would you call it?) was inevitable and even necessary. But those childless women better cover up, not walk alone, and never at night.

Auf wiedersehen, Deutschland.

PS: The Germans are a resilient people, I’ll give them that. They rebuilt themselves after the self-inflicted catastrophes of two world wars, though not always as one would have liked. Trouble is, they’re not German anymore. They’re Syrian, and not even that.


What Have I Been Telling You?


They have come to this city by the tens of thousands, propelled by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s pledge to welcome at least 800,000 asylum seekers into the country. Many are Syrians, but there also are migrants from Iraq, Pakistan, Albania, Afghanistan and other countries.

But many Jews are watching the wave of migrants flocking to Germany with some measure of alarm, concerned with what a massive influx of Arabs could mean for Germany’s Jews and the country’s relationship with Israel.

“This is not yet France, this is not yet London,” said one Israeli who has lived in Berlin for about 10 years and asked not to be identified. “Yet,” he added pointedly.

Jews are already advised not to wear kippahs. How much worse could it get?

Oh wait. This is Germany. Plenty worse.


That Didn’t Take Long

Here’s your turban, what’s your hurry?

The huge influx of migrants into southern Germany has continued unabated, with the Munich police reporting 12,200 arrived on Saturday.

But the city authorities have again warned they are at “the limit” when it comes to coping with the numbers.

“We have reached the upper limit of our capacity,” a police spokesman said, as frantic efforts were under way to accommodate the new arrivals.

Record numbers have also been crossing from Serbia into Hungary.

Munich, in Germany’s southern state of Bavaria, has been the main entry point for those entering the country in search of a better life, but the city says it is having difficulty finding accommodation for them.

“We lack 1,000 to 5,000 places,” Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung (in German).

The authorities are considering using a sports venue from the 1972 Olympics, the Olympiahalle, as a temporary shelter.

Of course, Munich! How could we have forgotten?

The longer I live in this world, the less I understand it. Munich seems not to be a city so much as it is a portal through which history returns to pay us a visit from time to time.

I mean, in just a few clicks I learned that the name Munich derives from the monks of the Benedictine order founded there in the Middle Ages—and that Hitler was educated at a Benedictine monastery in Bavaria, the German state of which Munish is the capital.

What does it all mean? Damned if I know. But when history calls, she brings a lot of baggage. Those making decisions based on sentiment or guilt seem unaware of the epochal consequences of those decisions.


Like We Done Tol’ You

You can take the Arab out of war, but you can’t take the war out of the Arab:

At a migrant reception center near Milan’s central train station, two-year-old Mahmoud sleeps on a pillow in a pair of patched-up grey pajamas, exhausted after fleeing Damascus a month ago with his parents and relatives.

Their nightmarish journey across the Mediterranean Sea from Libya was marred by beatings, starvation and dehydration, and the fear of drowning in rough waters. Yet despite the cruelty at the hands of Libyan smugglers, despite the suffering that was inflicted upon them by their own government that forced them to flee for their lives, Mahmoud’s family and other Syrian refugees I met still view Israel as their real enemy.

“First of all I respect all religions, including Judaism… In Syria we have all races and religions living together, we are all brothers… but Israel, Israel is the ultimate enemy, that’s what we’ve been told since we were kids,” said baby Mahmud’s cousin Adman, 21, who studied tourism in Syria. “But I want to stress something: Jews are not my enemy. Zionists are my enemy.”

Adman was surprised that he was being interviewed by a Jewish reporter, and, more so, for an Israeli newspaper.

He jumped.

“Wow, I’m almost shaking. I’ve never met a Jew before,” he said and paused. “Why would an Israeli paper be interested in stories about Syrian refugees,” he asked.

How often do you get the opportunity to interview an animal in the zoo? But that’s unkind.

First, we’ll remind you what we said only 5 days ago about the Arabization of Europe—or Eurabia, as Bat Ye’Or renamed it several years ago.

The refugees whose lives you save today will be with you tomorrow and the day after that, unto forever. They will thank you by taking your country. Not by force, necessarily, but financially, culturally, and eventually numerically. But not before they have torched your cars, threatened and beat up your Jews, violently attacked your insensitive art shows. I can say this for sure because it’s already happened, repeatedly.

I quote Karl Marx’s aphorism frequently—History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce—because the old fool had to learn something while cooped up in the British Library plotting to ruin the 20th century. But even he did not name third and fourth and fifth iterations of the same tragicomic events. Sitcoms? Reality TV? MSNBC?

We would also remind you of a story we’ve been following for maybe two years:

The Israeli military allowed cameras into a secret field hospital on the Syrian border for the first time.

On Friday evening, Channel 2 News aired footage of the fenced Golan Heights facility, which has treated over 700 Syrian patients since it was established less than a year ago.

The hospital, staffed by soldiers in uniform, includes an emergency room, an intensive care unit, an operating theater, a mobile laboratory, a pharmacy and an x-ray facility. It treats Syrian patients who cross the border regardless of creed – or of where their loyalties lie.

The once-sporadic treatment of Syrian nationals in Israel has, by now, become routine, the report made clear: the wounded cross the border, and IDF medical teams deployed in the Golan Heights give them preliminary treatment. Those who are well enough are sent back across the border, and those who require further treatment are evacuated to the military hospital, a field commander at the facility told Channel 2. In this way, the hospital treats about a hundred Syrians per month.

“Bashar [Assad] didn’t take care of us. Here, in Israel, we are being taken care of. Bashar doesn’t care about us, whereas Israel does. Bashar fires shells at us, he doesn’t care about us at all.”

Another patient, Latif, said, “They taught us about the Zionist enemy, the Zionist oppressor. But when we saw the Zionists, [we realized] they were nothing like what we’d been told. They’re human beings just like us, human, and even more than that.”

Ahmed, who was also being treated at the hospital at the time of filming, said that in the aftermath of the uprising against Assad, “we came to understand who is an enemy and who is a friend.”

We were proud to share those stories with you, not least because no one—no one—in the mainstream media would ever think to. But the original story above confirms our suspicions that Europe is not so much embracing refugees, as Syria is exporting its own virulent strain of Jew-hatred. But then, given Germany’s history, maybe that’s part of the plan. Sorry to bring up the old question of “is it good for the Jews”, but if the world had been asking itself that question for the past century-plus, it would be a happier place today.

PS: A recent update on Israel’s altruism toward victims of Syria’s civil war.


The Second Time as Farce

You can’t make this sheiss up:

Refugees in Germany are being housed in a former Nazi concentration camp where thousands of slave-labourers were once held.

Twenty-one male asylum seekers have been moved to the former barracks of the notorious Buchenwald concentration camp, where SS officers killed thousands of prisoners during the Second World War.

Around 250,000 people from across Europe were kept in Buchenwald from when it opened in July 1937 until the liberation on April 11 in 1945, according to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

It was one of the largest concentration camps in Germany, although women were not taken there until late 1943. It was surrounded by an electrified barbed-wire fence, watchtowers and sentries.

Most of the early inmates were political prisoners, but following the Kristallnacht attacks in 1938 almost 10,000 Jews were sent to Buchenwald and subjected to astonishingly cruel treatment.

Not so this time around!

Abdurahman Massa, from northern Eritrea, is housed with Ayaya Tsinat, 21, in room number two while he waits for his refugee application to be accepted.

The 20-year-old said he does not mind what the building was before, adding: ‘This is good for me.’

Another refugee known as Diaoyre, from Algeria, said he’d been living in the building for one week.

He added: ‘It is good here. Many others don’t even have this.’

Back when Buchewald was Buchenwald, its slogan was Jedem das Seine, “you get what you deserve”. We live in interesting times when you get infinitely more.

Down the autobahn and over into Poland, the motto at Auschwitz was Arbeit Macht Frei, “work makes you free”. Today, you don’t have to work, and everything is free. It doesn’t make up for the Holocaust, Germany, but it’s a start.

I fear it’s also the beginning of your end.


Germany Today

The accountant of Auschwitz on trial, possibly sentence: 3-15 years

Jewish life is still worthless in Germany. The defendant faces just 3-15 years for his participation in hundreds of thousands of deaths. Yes, it is good that he has accepted “moral responsibility” for his actions, but we see him smiling and apparently enjoying the attention.

A former SS sergeant described how so many Jews were brought to the Auschwitz death camp at once that he was put on a 24-hour shift guarding the ramp where they disembarked from the trains.
He told in chilling detail how cattle cars full of Jews were brought to the Auschwitz death camp, the people stripped of their belongings and then most led directly into gas chambers.
Oskar Groening is being tried on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, related to a period between May and July 1944 when around 425,000 Jews from Hungary were brought to the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex in Nazi-occupied Poland and most immediately gassed to death.
During that period, so many trains were arriving that often two would have to wait with closed doors as the first was ‘processed,’ Groening testified at the Lueneburg state court.

Etc. Go to the link for photos and video. Europe is a cesspool, and that is being a bit harsh to cesspools everywhere.

– Aggie


Another WWII Veteran Passes

Not sure we’ll miss this one so much:

Guenter Grass, German Nobel literature prize winner and author of The Tin Drum, has died aged 87.

His publisher said he passed away at a clinic in Luebeck on Monday morning.

Born in what was then Danzig, Grass served in the German military in World War Two and published his breakthrough anti-Nazi novel, The Tin Drum, in 1959.

All true. As is this:

Germans were shocked when he revealed in his 2006 memoir Skinning the Onion that as a teenager he had volunteered to join the army and had served in the Waffen-SS – the combat arm of Hitler’s dreaded SS paramilitary force, which was responsible for atrocities throughout Nazi-occupied Europe.

Previous accounts of his life had suggested he had been an anti-aircraft gunner and had been conscripted into the military.

After the war he spent months in an American prisoner of war camp.

Oh yes. This too:

A poem published in 2012, What Must Be Said, sparked controversy for its strong criticism of Israel, which barred the writer from the country.

Of course! How could I forget? How did that little ditty go again?

Why do I say only now,
Aged and with my last ink,
The nuclear power Israel endangers
The already fragile world peace?
Because it must be said

It’s not Joyce Kilmer, but let’s not be unreasonable. I love this part:

Likewise insist
That an unhindered and permanent control
Of the Israeli nuclear potential
And the Iranian nuclear sites
Be authorized through an international agency
By the governments of both countries.

Eat your heart out Emily Dickinson. Not your style, Mr. Eliot? TS.

RIP Günter Grass. Or should I say Obergruppenführer Grass.


Germany Planning To Makes Lots Of Money From Iran Deal

Germany sells its soul from money

BERLIN – German companies are hoping to win billions of euros worth of business from Iran after world powers reached a preliminary nuclear accord with Tehran, and Germany’s engineering body urged banks to revise their business policies towards Iran.

The tentative agreement struck on Thursday opens the way for a settlement to allay Western fears that Iran could build an atomic bomb, with economic sanctions on Tehran being lifted in return. But difficult details still need to be worked out before a self-imposed June deadline.

“German businesses see the agreement as an encouraging sign,” Felix Neugart, a foreign trade expert at Germany’s DIHK Chambers of Commerce and Industry, told Reuters.

I’ll just be they’re encouraged.

– Aggie


When Life Gives You Nazis

Give the Nazis bananas:

And pretty pink banners!

They keep coming back year after year. Since the 1990s, neo-Nazi demonstrators invade the village of Wunsiedel in south Germany every November to commemorate the National Heroes’ Remembrance Day by visiting the grave of Adolf Hitler’s Deputy, Rudolf Hess, which was located in the village until it was dissolved in 2005 when the lease agreement ran out.

This year Wunsiedel gave it another try – with a completely new approach.

Instead of taking the neo-Nazis seriously, this time they decided to play a prank on them. Under the slogan “Right against right: (“rechts gegen rechts”), Wunsiedel’s residents gave the neo-Nazis’ march a new purpose.

For each meter the neo-Nazis marched last Saturday throughout the village, local companies donated 10 euro for a project called “Exit”, a NGO that supports neo-Nazis who are ready to leave the milieu.

The neo-Nazis themselves only learned of the villagers’ prank while their march was already underway, walking through the village and carrying their flags and wreaths solemnly.

To make them aware of what they were inadvertently taking part in, the people of Wunsiedel put up colorful posters along their route, thanking the neo-Nazis for their participation.

“Wenn das der Führer wüsste” (“If the Führer would know”) said a pink banner they had to walk by, “Brisk like greyhounds, tough like leather, and generous like never before” (“Flink wie die Windhunde, zäh wie Leder, grosszügig wie nie”) said another one, in reference to former Nazi slogans from the Third Reich.

Even food was provided for the neo-Nazi protesters, who tried to ignore the prank as much as possible. Under a banner saying “Mein Mampf” (“My food”) instead of “Mein Kampf” (the title of Hitler’s book), the village offered bananas to the demonstrators.

On the pavement, village residents had placed landmarks informing the marching neo-Nazis how much money they had already raised by walking through the village – with a total of 10,000 Euro in donations collected for the NGO.

Congratulations, Nazis! “Generous like never before” indeed! See you next year! And take a banana for the road. You earned it.



They held a rally in Paris the other day for the three kidnapped Israeli kids. It was attacked, of course.

Yesterday, France; today, Germany:

An 83-year-old German man was assaulted while participating in a rally on Friday in Hamburg to raise awareness for the three abducted Israeli yeshiva students.

The assault was reported by the German Jewish news website Judische Allgemine that quoted Dieter Graumann, the President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, who condemned the attack on Monday.

“The fact that here in Germany such pure hatred of Israel culminates in assaults, is frightening and extremely worrying. We wish the injured a speedy recovery and trust that the authorities quickly identify the perpetrators and hold them accountable,” Graumann was quoted as saying.

The 83-year-old victim who was brought to hospital for treatment was pushed to the ground so violently that he suffered a head-wound and was unable to walk, according to the Judische Allgemeine.

When the victim’s daughter tried to help her father she was also kicked by the counter-demonstrators, according to the report.

To say that Europe has a problem is to state a proposition that is millennia old, and in no need of further proof.


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