Monday, December 21, 2015

Islamic invasion of Europe update (December 21, 2015)

One of Germany’s most high profile police officers has spoken out about the abuse faced by her fellow officers from migrants, and the total failure of integration for thousands of young Muslims who proudly proclaim “sh*t on Germany!”

Despite being of a migrant background herself, commissioner Tania Kambouri has not been shy in her criticism of the failures of the integration process in Germany which is making life difficult for police, as they are harassed and even ganged up on by migrant men.

Speaking in an interview with Stuttgarter Zeitung, Mrs. Kambouri said the German state was not taking the problem seriously enough, and said the police were under threat. While identifying “young Muslim men” as the main problem she and her colleagues faced, she did qualify herself, remarking: “They are, as far as I can see, men from Muslim countries. But whether they are practising Muslims or not, I can not tell”.

Responding to a recent report by the Federal Criminal Police Office which showed migrants committed absolutely no more crime on average than the rest of the population, Mrs. Kambouri was straight in her dismissal of the figures as fabricated. She said: “My service experience and that of my colleagues shows a different story. I would imagine something had been falsified or glossed over so not to stir fear in the population”.

“The numbers of criminal acts by refugees are politically undesirable. I think many of the officials are kept in control in leading positions of policy, or at least influenced [from above]. Whoever tells the truth in these matters is quickly labelled as a Nazi… I can only say, my colleagues and I go every day on the street. We know what happens there.”

Despite the fact many perpetrators are of Muslim foreign origin but born in Germany, they show a remarkable lack of respect for their nation and the state institutions associated with it. Mrs. Kambouri said of these young Muslim men: “They do not identify themselves with the German state — even if they were born in Germany or have long lived here.

“Some openly say ‘sh*t on Germany’. They behave as if it were not their state, as if they are not welcome here. I know, as the daughter of a Greek family, that everyone in Germany has the chance to become something, even if you look foreign… children must be familiarised from infancy with the German language and culture. For those who have already become conspicuous, we must impose harsher penalties”.

Germany steps up deportation of failed asylum-seekers
BAMBERG, Germany (AP) — Faced with an unprecedented influx of refugees and growing anxiety among voters, German authorities have stepped up the deportation of failed asylum-seekers.

New figures show that the number of deportations almost doubled this year from 2014. By the end of November, authorities had deported 18,363 people whose asylum request had been rejected, compared to 10,884 in all of last year.

"(The increase) can be explained on the one hand simply by the increasing number of people who are getting negative (asylum) decisions," Interior Ministry spokesman Johannes Dimroth said Monday.

But the trend is also affected "by the states' increasing willingness to carry out these procedures," he said.

Swedish railway stops Denmark service over refugee ID checks
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's state-owned railway operator SJ said on Monday it would halt its passenger services to and from Denmark because it was unable to carry out the identity checks demanded by the government to stem an influx of refugees.

Sweden has received 150,000 asylum seekers so far this year, mostly from the Middle East, prompting the government to secure an exemption from the European Union's open-border Schengen agreement and pass a law requiring identity checks on all public transport entering the country.

From Jan. 4, transport companies will be fined if they carry passengers into Sweden without photo ID, to the consternation of local businesses as well as transport operators.

SJ said in a statement that it did not have the capacity to carry out checks fast enough on passengers, many of them daily commuters, entering Sweden from Denmark across the Oresund bridge, and "chooses to cancel its departures until there is a working solution in place".

Oresundstag, the operator of a commuter railway service linking the two countries, said it would remain in operation after Jan. 4 but scale back rush-hour traffic to allow time for the identity checks.

In Belgium, 5 more suspects detained in Paris attacks probe; checks begin for some French trains
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities announced Monday that they have detained five people, including two brothers, after two days of raids related to the Paris attacks.

The federal prosecutor's office said two people were detained following a house search Monday in the Laeken district of Brussels. On Sunday evening, another Brussels house was searched on orders from an investigating judge specializing in terrorism. Two brothers found there were taken in for questioning, as well as a friend.

The prosecutor's office said an analysis of phone records led to Sunday's search. Authorities said they found no weapons or explosives at either residence, and did not identify those detained.

The investigating judge will decide later on whether to keep the five in custody. Eight other people detained earlier in Belgium have been ordered held in preventive custody.

Czechs agree to deploy police officers in Macedonia to help with Muslim migrant crisis
The Czech government has agreed to deploy 25 police officers in Macedonia to help the Balkan county cope with the influx of migrants.

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka says Monday's move comes at the Macedonian request. Sobotka says the officers will be deployed from the middle of January till the end of February.

Macedonia, which it a member of the European Union, is part of the so-called Balkans route that refugees have used on their way to rich Western countries.

The Czechs will also send financial aid of 20 million koruna ($800,000) to Macedonia.

Also Monday, the government extended a similar mission of 20 officers in Slovenia till the end of January. The Czechs had previously also deployed dozens of police officers in Hungary to help with the migrant crisis there.

Hungary’s Anti-Muslim-Migrant Stance, Once Denounced, Gains Some Acceptance
BUDAPEST — Like most members of Hungary’s liberal intellectual elite, George Konrad, a distinguished novelist, loathes his country’s stridently illiberal prime minister, Viktor Orban.
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“He is not a good democrat and I don’t believe he is a good person,” said Mr. Konrad, a veteran of communist-era struggles against dictatorship.

All the same, he thinks Mr. Orban, the self-declared scourge of mainstream elites across Europe, was right and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany was wrong about how to respond to the chaotic flood of migrants seeking refuge from war and poverty — perhaps Europe’s most serious crisis since World War II.

“It hurts to admit it, but on this point Orban was right,” Mr. Konrad, 82, said, lamenting that in the absence of a joint European effort to control the flow, Hungary was wise to seal its borders and sound the alarm over the perils of allowing hundreds of thousands of migrants, mostly Muslims, to enter Europe willy-nilly.

Quietly, and often with similar misgivings, a growing number of people in Hungary and beyond are wondering whether, despite his shrill and often bigoted message, Mr. Orban had a clearer view of the scale of the migration crisis and its potential hazards than technocrats in Brussels and leaders in Berlin and other European capitals.

In fact, Mr. Orban’s prescriptions — notably the need to secure Greece’s porous coastline and seal Europe’s outer borders — have slowly been embraced by other European Union leaders, who vowed on Thursday, at their final summit meeting of 2015, to “regain control” of the Continent’s frontiers.