Sunday, November 1, 2015

Islamic invasion of Europe update (November 1, 2015)

Germany: "20 Million Muslims by 2020"
  • "We are importing Islamic extremism, Arab anti-Semitism, national and ethnic conflicts of other peoples, as well as a different understanding of society and law." — From a leaked German intelligence document.
  • "We need to be clear that there must be limits and quotas for immigration -- we cannot save the whole world." — Markus Söder, Finance Minister of Bavaria.
  • "The migration crisis has the potential to destabilize governments, countries and the whole European continent. ... What we have been facing is not a refugee crisis. This is a migratory movement composed of economic migrants, refugees and also foreign fighters" — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.
  • "Meanwhile, refugees are still heading into Germany -- at a rate of around 10,000 a day. ... The decade after Ms. Merkel first came to power in 2005 now looks like a blessed period for Germany, in which the country was able to enjoy peace, prosperity and international respect, while keeping the troubles of the world at a safe distance. That golden era is now over." — Gideon Rachman, Financial Times.

Germany's governing coalition has not been able to agree on how to process migrants near the country's border who have no realistic chance of gaining asylum.

Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said Merkel's meeting Sunday on the migrant surge with, Horst Seehofer, the head of Bavaria's Christian Social Union, part of Merkel's Union bloc, and Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, a center-left Social Democrat, ended without finding a solution for the "transit zones."

Seehofer wants border "transit zones" to weed out applicants who have little chance of winning asylum in Germany. But Gabriel has said his Social Democrats won't agree to a plan that could keep large numbers of people in custody at the border while their applications are processed.

Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert said the talks would resume Thursday.
German police are reporting more violent attacks against refugees.

In Magdeburg, a group of 30 people beat up two 26-year-olds and a 35-year-old Syrian man with baseball bats, sending them to the hospital with injuries. Police detained a 24-year-old suspect.

In another attack, a 26-year-old Syrian man was injured by pieces of glass when explosives were thrown against his window in an asylum shelter in Freital in the eastern state of Saxony. The interior minister of Saxony, Markus Ulbig, condemned the "cowardly and cold-blooded attack," the German news agency dpa reported.

In Sehnde near Hannover, a 43-year-old man was detained for allegedly committing an arson attack on a home of a refugee family early Sunday. Nobody was harmed.

Several arson attacks were also reported on future asylum shelters across Germany, among them an empty hotel in Dresden and a former youth club in Castrop-Rauxel in western Germany.