Frustrated with heightened security and finding it ever harder to cross into the UK, migrants in the French port of Calais have been attacking truck drivers. RT’s Polly Boiko joined one driver for a Calais-Dover trip to get the lowdown on the risks they face.
Veteran truck driver Tony Fox, who took an RT film crew for a drive to Calais, says he hasn’t felt such fear for his safety in his 40 years of experience.
“I’m a prime target, because I’m on English plates. So they know I’m English.”
There’s a high police presence around the migrant camp at the border. But the drivers still have to make it through a passage lined with migrants at the roadside, throwing large rocks.
It started on December 8, 1931.
Germany was in a world of pain at the time. They were still financially debilitated from having to make reparation payments after losing World War I, and had just barely recovered from one of the worst bouts of hyperinflation in recorded history.
By the early 1930s, the onset of the Great Depression had taken hold in Germany, driving the government to desperation once again.
Norwegian police say they have found images of severed heads and executions on mobile phones belonging to refugees entering the country. Flags and symbols belonging to Islamic State were also found as they inspected the luggage of the migrants.
The Norwegian Police Immigration Service (PU) has been dealing with an explosion in the number of refugees and migrants wishing to cross its borders in recent months. While searching asylum seekers, they also came across photos of dead children and other victims of war and terrorism, Nettavisen reports.
At a congress of her ruling CDU party on Monday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised to “drastically decrease” the number of refugees entering Germany while still defending her asylum policy.
Facing an internal conflict within her own party ranks over her refugee policy, Angela Merkel tried to find a compromise between her own course and her critics’ positions at her center-right CDU party’s congress in Karlsruhe, which was attended by about 1,000 CDU delegates.
The chancellor pledged to stem the flow of asylum seekers into the country, saying “we want to, and we will, noticeably reduce the number of refugees.” Her speech was met with an eight-minute standing applause, Reuters reports.
— RT (@RT_com) December 13, 2015
However, Merkel refused to change her general attitude towards the refuge crisis or introduce an upper limit on the potential number of asylum seekers that Germany would accept.
The report from the special commission in Braunschweig, broadcasted by the ARD mentions …
Mass-brawls (with up to 200 migrants involved), shop thefts increased by 200% this year, the overall crime rate increased by 50%, burglary, vandalism (can’t park your car in the streets anymore), (attempted) rape.
850 police operations at the reception camp this year, with up to 25 police vehicles involved simultaneously.
You can watch the video in German here…
… or here:
Die Soko Flüchtlingskriminalität in Braunschweig – Erste Bilanz
Last weekend we wrote that in Europe’s attempt to contain the greatest refugee crisis since WWII, it would directly take control over the border control of the one country which over the summer lost its sovereignty (but at least it still has the euro), and which serves as a springboard for tens of thousands of migrants to proceed onward with their journey to Germany (where as reported earlier, they are no longer desired, as their continued arrival results in a plunging approval rating for Angela Merkel).
A local preacher addresses Muslim refugees in Münster, Germany. Local authorities later cut off contact with the preacher’s organization due to suspicions of radical Islamism. (Image source: Westfälische Nachrichten video screenshot)
- Salafists disguised as aid workers are canvassing German refugee shelters in search of new recruits from among the nearly one million asylum seekers who have arrived this year from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Some Salafists are offering gifts of money and clothing. Others are offering translation services and inviting migrants to their homes for tea.
- “The absolutist nature of Salafism contradicts significant parts of the German constitutional order. Specifically, Salafism rejects the democratic principles of separation of state and religion, popular sovereignty, religious and sexual self-determination, gender equality and the fundamental right to physical integrity… The movement also has an affinity for violence.” — Germany’s domestic intelligence agency.
- “Come to us. We will show you Paradise.” — Salafist literature distributed in Schleswig-Holstein.
- Many young Muslims in Germany “believe in conspiracy theories, cherish anti-Semitic thoughts and do not think democratically.” For these people, “Islam is their only identity.” — Ahmad Mansour, former Muslim Brotherhood member, author and expert on Islam.
- The main Muslim groups in Germany all adhere to fundamentalist interpretations of Islam and are anti-Western in outlook. — Ansgar Mönter, editor, Neue Westfälische.
The number of radical Salafists in Germany has more than doubled over the past five years, according to a new estimate by German intelligence officials.
And here’s TIME’s Person of the Year in 1938:
Hope that doesn’t signal how little time we have left until WW3, which has been planned for us by TPTB.
– How Germany Reacted to Angela Merkel as TIME’s Person of the Year (TIME, Dec 9, 2015):
Donald Trump’s response also got some attention
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is slamming Time Magazine’s decision to name German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the Person of the Year.
He blasted Time for going with the person “who is ruining Germany.”
I told you @TIME Magazine would never pick me as person of the year despite being the big favorite They picked person who is ruining Germany
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2015
The magazine praised Merkel for opening her country to Syrian refugees, a policy that Donald Trump has strongly criticized as one that the United States should not follow.
The German District Court in Passau has ruled that Angela Merkel has effectively nullified German law on illegal immigration by opening the country’s borders, and as a result ordered a people smuggler released with the lightest possible sentence.
The remarkable case—which could have repercussions throughout the German legal system, based as it is on the principle of precedent—was reported briefly in the Welt am Sonntag newspaper.
According to that report, a 43-year-old Serbian national had been arrested after being caught smuggling a large number of people into Germany in his vehicle.