‘Kill refugee women and children’, German far-right politicians say

This video says about itself:

Germany: AfD leader calls for right of border police to shoot at illegal migrants

30 January 2016

Frauke Petry, one of the leaders of right-wing German opposition party Alternative for Germany (AfD), has sparked outrage with provocative comments about refugees.

“Border guards must prevent illegal border crossings and even use firearms if necessary,” Petry told German newspaper ‘Mannheimer Morgen’, in an interview published on Saturday. …

Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to be trying to be try to appease critics of her open-door policy on refugees.

“I hope that during the winter time, when refugee numbers are low, we will make visible progress. The numbers need to be reduced further, and they must not increase again in spring,” she said during an address at a regional Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party conference in Neubrandenburg on Saturday.

Merkel also repeated calls for a Europe-wide solution to address the crisis.

Ms Merkel, whether refugee numbers increase or decrease depends on the warmongering policies of NATO countries, including your Germany, and their allies, like Saudi Arabia. Eg, if NATO ally Erdogan of Turkey will invade Syria, then the bloody war in Syria will get still much bloodier, and refugee numbers will increase.

Now, the AfD party.

On the extreme right of German politics, there is the NPD party, open admirers of Adolf Hitler.

And there is the AfD, the so-called ‘decent’ extreme right, supposedly not admiring Hitler, ‘only’ hating Muslims and refugees.

A bit like in the USA. Some of the supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump are open nazis; like the Daily Stormer Internet site, called after the German Third Reich anti-Semitic paper Der Stürmer. However, if you would ask Trump himself, or most of his supporters whether they are nazis, they would say no. But that does not stop them from being dangerous racists.

Like the AfD are.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands today:

The chairperson of the German party Alternative for Germany (AfD), Frauke Petry, has caused commotion with statements about refugees. Petry would step up border surveillance and if necessary prevent refugees from illegally crossing the border with firearms. …

A few months ago AfD politician Marcus Pretzell also advocated in extreme cases opening fire to “defend” the border. Pretzell is the partner of Petry.

The vice chairperson of AfD, Beatrix von Storch, responded on Facebook about the fuss. Asked if she really believes that German border guards should stop refugee women and children from crossing the border through open fields with firearms she answered ‘Yes’.

From daily The Independent in Britain today about this:

The comments have been strongly condemned by the head of the police union GdP.

“No policeman would be ready to fire” at refugees, Joerg Radek said. “We have already seen that over the course of German history and we don’t ever want to go down that road again.”

The call by extreme right wing party Alternative for Germany (AfD) for the use of firearms by border police against refugees marks a new stage in the all-party political offensive against refugees in Germany: here.

Anti-women Cologne crimes not refugee crimes, European Commission says

This video from Germany says about itself:

Refugees presents flowers in Cologne

COLOGNE, GERMANY – JANUARY 16: A group of activists, mostly refugees, holds banners. Following that they presented flowers to the other people in the street during a picket staged to highlight racist and anti-refugee actions in Cologne, Germany on January 16, 2016.

The demonstrators had with them, eg, banners saying in German: ‘We are Syrians. We are against anti-women violence’ and ‘We are refugees from Syrria. We oppose racism and sexism’.

From the (Conservative) Daily Telegraph in Britain:

EU leaders: ‘No link’ between Cologne sex attacks and migrant crisis

European Commission denies link between migration crisis and attacks on women in Germany

By Matthew Holehouse, Brussels

7:43PM GMT 29 Jan 2016

The sex attacks that took place in Cologne on New Year’s Eve were simply a “matter of public order” and had nothing to do with the refugee crisis, Jean-Claude Juncker’s inner circle believe.

The European Commission will be the “voice of reason” and tell the public that there is no link between the migration crisis affecting the continent and attacks on women in Germany, internal minutes disclose, amid growing fears of a “xenophobic” backlash. …

They called for “the unconditional rejection of false associations between certain criminal acts, such as the attacks on women in Cologne on New Year’s Eve, and the mass influx of refugees.”

Cologne police says that usually each year in all those years before those refugees from Syria etc. arrived, there were about 50 reports of sexual harassment and rape during carnival celebrations.

German governmental anti-refugee flip-flop

This video says about itself:

Germany tightens rules for asylum seekers

15 October 2015

German lawmakers have approved new measures to tackle Europe’s refugee crisis.

The list of countries Germany deems “safe” will be widened to include Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro.. whose citizens will generally have no chance of being granted asylum. …

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told the parliament that working with Turkey is key to solving the crisis including providing humanitarian aid.

By Martin Kreickenbaum in Germany:

German government restricts right to asylum

30 January 2016

The coalition government in Germany is moving decisively against refugees. At a summit meeting of party leaders of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Christian Social Union (CSU) and Social Democratic Party (SPD), the participants agreed on a radical undermining of the right to asylum.

“Asylum Package II” suspends family reunification for those with a “secondary need of protection” and declares the North African countries of Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria to be “safe countries of origin.” Asylum applications are to be processed by means of expedited proceedings held in “registration centres,” residency rights restricted, and deportations extended.

Essentially, the package involves restricting the right to asylum along the main lines of the agreement reached by the coalition parties in early November. The renewed negotiations on the issue were mainly tactical skirmishes.

The result underscores the ruthlessness and brutality with which the government is acting against refugees, in the full knowledge that the measures being adopted will result in the loss of life.

Immediately following the agreement in November, it was said by figures in and around the coalition parties that the suspension of family reunification would affect only a few thousand refugees who were recognised as having a “secondary need of protection.” But just a day later, the Interior Ministry under Thomas de Maiziere issued an instruction that refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war would no longer be automatically granted residence status, as required by the Geneva Conventions. Instead, applications for asylum would be subject to investigation on a case-by-case basis.

This means that the majority of refugees from Syria and Iraq will be granted only “subsidiary protection status,” normally the designation for asylum seekers who do not come directly from a combat zone, whose homes have not been bombed and whose children have not been shot at.

“Subsidiary protection status” acknowledges only that deportation would mean a real risk to life and limb. Legally, it is nothing more than a temporary reprieve and must be renewed every year.

From the outset, the SPD had no principled objections to previous decisions, but feared that the suspension of family reunification for Syrian refugees would anger large sections of the population that had expressed solidarity with the migrants. However, in the aftermath of the hysterical, racist campaign carried out in recent weeks against refugees and Muslims, using purported sexual attacks in Cologne on New Year’s Eve as the pretext, the SPD leadership feels it can openly embrace anti-democratic measures that violate international laws and conventions on asylum seekers.

“I think today was a good day in that we have set this asylum package in motion,” said Chancellor Angela Merkel after the meeting on Thursday. For the majority of refugees, however, the meeting was a slap in the face.

Previously, refugees could hope to bring their families to safety relatively quickly after passing through the asylum process. Now their wives and children will be forced to risk the dangerous flight routes, trusting traffickers and traveling in unseaworthy inflatable dinghies. The death rate in the icy Aegean between Turkey and Greece is already rising dramatically.

This month, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), more than 52,000 refugees have undertaken the dangerous Aegean crossing. Women and children constitute more than 50 percent of those fleeing, as compared to only a quarter six months ago.

Official records show that in the first four weeks of this year 218 refugees have drowned, with the proportion of children among the victims rising. On Wednesday, a refugee boat capsized near the island of Kos. Seven people died, including five children.

On Thursday, as the coalition parties met in Berlin to negotiate the tightening of asylum, an overcrowded boat sank near the island of Samos. The 26 Kurdish refugees from Iraq who drowned included 10 children and six women.

With the suspension of family reunification, the German government has signed a death sentence for dozens, if not hundreds, of refugee children.

The coalition has also agreed the establishment of five registration centres. These include an internment camp where refugees are deprived of their freedom of movement and excluded from regular asylum proceedings. Asylum applications are dealt with by means of truncated proceedings and the majority rejected within a week as “manifestly unfounded.” After that, the refugees are deported directly from the camp.

Those brought to the camp come from arbitrarily defined “safe countries of origin,” or are accused of having falsified their identity because they cannot provide valid identification documents. In fact, it is possible for only a very few refugees to obtain papers from the authorities in their countries of origin before they flee.

The total number of refugees affected by this new regulation will be much larger than government representatives had claimed in November. In addition to the Balkan states, the North African countries of Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria are now classified as “safe countries of origin.”

The refugee organization ProAsyl writes: “The concept of ‘safe country of origin’ is subject to political discretion divorced from any legal considerations.” The classification of a country of origin as “safe” is, in theory, subject to very narrow legal considerations. But the German government has tossed this aside. Instead, the rise in immigration has been made the applicable criterion.

Morocco and Algeria are certainly not “safe.” In its annual report on the two countries, the human rights organisation Amnesty International writes that opposition groups and critical journalists are arbitrarily arrested and tortured. Both the right of assembly and freedom of speech are severely limited.

The classification of these countries depends upon the consent of the Bundesrat (the upper chamber of parliament), but this seems only a formality since the Greens, upon whom the federal government must rely in the Bundesrat, have emerged as hard-line proponents of an inhumane asylum policy and moved to the forefront of the campaign against alleged criminal refugees.

After some club owners in Freiburg had barred refugees, Mayor Dieter Salomon of the Greens said, “A hard line is called for. It must be our role to strengthen the police so that the sense of security is increased on the streets and the police can show a greater presence.” He added, “It must be made clear who we do not want to have here with us.”

German neonazis throw grenade at refugee shelter

This video from Germany says about itself:

Germany: Hand grenade attack on refugee camp leaves site on lockdown

29 January 2016

A refugee camp in Villingen-Schwenningen was attacked with a live hand grenade early on Friday morning, with authorities inspecting the scene of the crime later in the day. The attackers removed the pin of the device and launched it at the Baden-Württemberg hostel which houses up to 170 refugees. However, the grenade failed to explode, resulting in no injuries. The incident comes as increasing levels of anti-immigrant violence swells in the region.

A good thing the nazi perpetrators of this were apparently clumsy nazis, preventing a bloodbath. If only their predecessors in Hitler’s Waffen SS would have been as clumsy, then the world would be a better place.

From daily The Independent in Britain today:

Hand grenade thrown at refugee shelter in Germany in latest attack on asylum seekers in wake of Cologne assaults

Asylum seekers were asleep in the building at the time and police said it was just ‘luck’ that the grenade did not detonate

Lizzie Dearden

A hand grenade was thrown into a refugee shelter in Germany overnight as officials said attacks against asylum seekers in the country hit a new level of “hate and violence”.

Police in the southern town of Villingen-Schwenningen said it was “just luck” that the device did not explode when it landed at 1.15am.

Around 20 asylum seekers were sleeping inside the building at the time and were evacuated while a bomb squad destroyed it in a controlled explosion.

Heiko Maas, the German justice minister, said the attack represented a new level of “hate and violence” that must be addressed by local and federal authorities.

“Grenades are already being thrown at refugee homes – we can’t wait until there is someone dead,” he added.

“We need to do everything we can to ensure xenophobic crimes are more rapidly solved and punished more severely.”

Herr Maas, it would help if the governments of Germany and other European countries would stop their policies of wars, which make more and more people into refugees. It would help if the authorities in Germany and other European countries would stop their anti-refugee policies, which contribute to a climate in which violent nazi crimes like this grenade throwing can thrive.

Attacks targeting refugees or their homes appear to have spiked in Germany following … sexual assaults … in Cologne on New Year’s Eve.

Several asylum seekers were badly beaten earlier this month after a vigilant group vowed to “clean up” the city, which has also seen thousands-strong protests by Pegida and other far-right groups.

In another assault near Dresden, a man wearing a swastika-emblazoned helmet and “Hitler moustacheattacked two Afghan men while they were sledging, and protesters on a violent rampage through Leipzig started fires and smashed windows.

Hundreds of incidents and plots had already been recorded before the Cologne assaults – mainly arson attacks on refugee accommodation, where swastikas and anti-immigration [slogans] have also been daubed.

Explosives were uncovered by police whoprevented a planned neo-Nazi assault on refugee centres with knives, baseball bats and guns in October.

Villingen-Schwenningen lies in Baden-Württemberg – one of two German states that have started taking refugees’ valuables and cash in controversial seizures also seen in Switzerland and Denmark.

Around 1.1 million asylum seekers arrived in Germany last year and the Government is now taking steps to restrict numbers after criticism of Angela Merkel’s decision to welcome all Syrian refugees.

Hand grenade, AFP photo

This photo shows the hand grenade type used in the Villingen-Schwenningen anti-refugee attack.

Much anti-refugee crime in Germany

This video says about itself:

9 March 2014

Neo Nazi Killers of Germany (SHOCKING Crime Documentary)

The Bosphorus serial murders also known as Döner murders, the term often used by the media, were a series of attacks that took place in Germany between 2000 and 2006, leaving ten people dead and one wounded. The attackers called themselves National Socialist Underground (NSU) (German: Nationalsozialistischer Untergrund). The primary targets were ethnic Turks, but one Greek and one German policewoman were also killed.

The victims were mostly small business owners, including doner kebab vendors and greengrocers. They were murdered in daylight with gunshots to the face at close range with a silenced CZ 83 pistol. According to the parents of a Turkish victim who worked in an internet café, the police originally suspected foreign organised criminals. A German policewoman, Michèle Kiesewetter, was also shot and killed and the police officer on patrol with her was critically wounded.

Other crimes, including a bomb attack, may have been committed by the group. German authorities identified three suspects, Uwe Böhnhardt, Uwe Mundlos, and Beate Zschäpe as responsible for the murders. According to the acting Attorney General of Germany, Rainer Greisbaum, the suspects had Neo-Nazi links. Böhnhardt and Mundlos were found dead by police after they robbed a bank on 4 November 2011. Police said they killed themselves.

Zschäpe surrendered on 11 November 2011. She will probably face charges of murder, attempted murder, arson, and belonging to a terrorist organization. Zschäpe said she was only willing to testify if she was considered a state witness, with mitigation of sentence. The police discovered an alleged hit-list of 88 names that included “two prominent members of the Bundestag and representatives of Turkish and Islamic groups“.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands today:

German reception centers for asylum seekers last year were five times more often targets of violence and racist actions than in 2014. The federal investigation service counted between January and December 1005 incidents, against 199 in the previous year. Especially the number of arsons shot up from six to 92.

The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) said that in 173 cases there was physical violence. That number is more than six times higher than in 2014. …

Most incidents were in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in western Germany. … In this state in only a quarter of the cases police arrested a suspect.

Hitler copycat attacks Afghan war refugees

This satiric music video says about itself:

Der Fuehrer’s Face


When der fuehrer says we is de master race
We heil heil right in der fuehrer’s face
Not to love der fuehrer is a great disgrace
So we heil heil right in der fuehrer’s face

When Herr Goebbels says we own the world and space
We heil heil right in Herr Goebbels’ face
When Herr Göring says they’ll never bomb dis place
We heil heil right in Herr Göring’s face
Are we not he supermen Aryan pure supermen
Ja we are the supermen (super duper supermen)
Is this Nutsy land so good
Would you leave it if you could
Ja this Nutsy land is good
We would leave it if we could
We bring the world to order
Heil Hitler’s world to order
Everyone of foreign race
Will love der fuehrer’s face
When we bring to the world disorder

From daily The Independent in Britain today:

German man with Hitler moustache attacks refugees using swastika helmet before doing Nazi salute

Police said the two men from Afghanistan had been enjoying the snow in Altenberg

Lizzie Dearden

A man wearing a swastika-emblazoned helmet and “Hitler moustache” has attacked two refugees on a ski slope in Germany.

Police in Dresden said the friends from Afghanistan were sledging in the snowy Ore Mountains in Altenberg on Sunday when the stranger approached.

“A young man approached them on the slope, wearing a steel helmet emblazoned with a swastika,” a spokesperson said.

“The stranger purposefully walked up to two men from Afghanistan (aged 21 and 26) and insulted them.

“Shortly afterwards, he hit the younger man in the head using his helmet, causing him to fall to the ground.”

The attacker continued to torment the pair until a passer-by intervened, at which point he left, but not before performing a Nazi salute.

German authorities are treating the incident, which left the 21-year-old asylum seeker needing medical treatment, as aggravated assault.

The perpetrator is also wanted for the “use of symbols of unconstitutional organisations”, which is used to ban the Hitler salute along with the display of swastikas and other Nazi symbols.

In an appeal for information, police described the suspect as aged between 25 to 30, about 175 cm tall, … and of “muscular build”.

He was bald with facial hair resembling a “Hitler moustache” and wearing a light blue jeans and a khaki jacket.

January has seen a spate of angry anti-refugee protests and revenge attacks across Germany since the attacks in Cologne on New Year’s Eve.

Last weekend, the New York Times published a vile commentary by Jochen Bittner entitled “Can Germany Be Honest About Its Refugee Problems?” In the article, Bittner, a regular contributor to the German weekly Die Zeit who also writes for the Times, calls for tougher action against refugees. Bittner demands that German Chancellor Angela Merkel admit that she underestimated what he calls the “refugee problem” in Germany, declaring that “potentially thousands of these men are criminals, with no other goal than to rob and betray their hosts.” Among Bittner’s demands are the mass arrest and deportation of refugees: here.