At least ten women have reported being sexually assaulted and robbed on New Year’s Eve in the German city of Cologne. German authorities have finally admitted that these assaults were part of an unprecedented and coordinated series of attacks in which dozens and dozens of women were sexually harassed and robbed by hundreds of young men “who appeared to have a North African or Arab” background, according to testimony from numerous victims and witnesses. More than 90 people have filed legal complaints.
The mass assault went virtually unreported for days, leading many to the obvious conclusion that authorities wanted to prevent the incidents from being used as an argument for restricting immigration. Germany took in more than one million migrants last year and is struggling to deal with the political, social and economic consequences of the influx.
Heiko Maas, Germany’s Minister of Injustice, warned against linking the assaults to immigrants, stating that the ethnicity of the perpetrators was irrelevant.
Heiko, you may want to try to tell that to the Jews.
Police said that the men committing the assaults broke into smaller groups, with each group encircling a woman. Then, while some groped her, others would steal her wallet and/or cell-phone.
Cologne holds a large festival every year prior to Easter. Thousands of costumed revelers fill the streets to celebrate with parades and parties. Henriette Reker, the mayor of Cologne, said that city officials would begin working to explain the city’s attitudes and norms to its many newcomers.
“We will explain our carnival much better to people who come from other cultures, so there won’t be any confusion about what constitutes celebratory behavior in Cologne, which has nothing to do with a sexual frankness.” (Emphasis mine).
Well, she just refuted old Heiko’s claim that the ethnicity of the perpetrators was irrelevant. Confusing celebratory behavior with sexual assault- pardon me, I mean sexual “frankness”- seems a bit of a stretch.
I can already see the politically-correct, helpful and informative signs going up in Cologne’s public square prior to the next festival: “Please Refrain From Assaulting, Robbing, Raping Or Plundering Fellow Celebrants!”