A school murder in Sweden, where a Lithuanian pupil was allegedly stabbed by a Syrian migrant classmate, is stoking racial tensions. Families of the victim and the alleged killer are trading accusations, but police are staying silent.
The killing took place on the first day of the new semester, January 11, at the Göinge School in Broby, Skåne County.
A 15-year-old Lithuanian-born boy, Arminas Pileckas, was murdered in the school by a 14-year-old classmate, reportedly from a family of Syrian refugees. Arminas was killed with a single stab into heart inflicted from behind with a kitchen knife, his family says.
In a first, male migrants were banned from a leisure center in a German town for sexually harassing female visitors, while authorities in a different German town chose to step up security at a center for similar reasons.
Male asylum-seekers currently living in a hostel in Bornheim, a town on the outskirts of Bonn, were banned from visiting a local swimming pool after the number of complaints of sexual harassment from female bathers became alarmingly high, the town’s authorities said on Friday.
None of the episodes can be regarded as criminal offences, but the men’s behavior was more than inappropriate, Markus Schnapka, Bornheim’s social welfare chief said, as cited by Die Welt.
Anyway, speaking of wearing skirts, here’s one way to keep the rapists at “arm’s length” …
Hundreds of men have taken to the streets of Amsterdam to express their solidarity with the victims of sex attacks that hit the German city of Cologne and other places in Europe on New Year’s Eve.
The demonstrators braved the January cold in the Dutch capital, marching in mini-skirts, accompanied by female protesters, too.
Austria is set to use its army to stop refugees intending to transit through Germany and not apply for asylum there, as hundreds are being rejected at the German border. More than 1,000 migrants with forged IDs are being turned around at the Austrian border each week.
The new regulations issued by the Austrian Defense Ministry came into effect Saturday.
Now migrants coming to Austria to travel through Germany and beyond will be denied access and sent back home, Austrian authorities said on Friday. Slovenia is expected to resort to similar measures in order to avoid becoming a refugee bottleneck.
Switzerland says it will introduce legislation which will force refugees to hand over cash and valuables to the authorities to help pay for their upkeep. The move by the Swiss follows a similar plan implemented by Denmark.
Refugees arriving in the Alpine nation will have to turn over any assets they possess which are worth more than 1,000 Swiss francs ($997).
“If you have property worth more than 1,000 Swiss francs when you arrive at a reception center you are required to give up these financial assets in return for a receipt,” an information sheet for refugees states, as cited by Reuters.
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“We Can Not Do It”: County Commissioner Sends Bus Full Of Refugees To Angela Merkel
The Lower Bavarian district administrator Peter Dreier is serious about his threat: Today drove a bus with refugees from Landshut to Berlin, directly to Angela Merkel in the German Chancellery. The first night in a pension paid by the district itself.
“We can not do that!” With these words, the Landshut District Peter Dreier is the Chancellor threatened in a telephone call, to send her a bus with refugees to Berlin as “Die Welt” reported online. At that time – October 26, 2015 – to three have said: “If Germany takes a million refugees, eliminated mathematically in my district in 1800. The I take on, I will send all further by bus to Berlin for the chancellery.”
A German police officer told media that law enforcement cannot efficiently tackle crime among refugees without being accused of excessive violence or racism, while many dangerous incidents are played down or kept secret to maintain desirable statistics.
The federal police officer, referred to as Bernd K., has shared his experiences with Bild newspaper, having worked for six months at Munich train station and also in the “refugee hotspots” of Passau and Freilassing in Bavaria.
“At first, mostly families with children – who looked educated and spoke English – were coming here,” the officer told. “Meanwhile, 95 percent of refugees are now single men.”
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People do not know what happens in reality, even when it comes to violence or physical abuse, as the general picture looks softened, he continued.
“One asylum seeker wanted to cut his fellow’s throat. But the crime scene report included only severe injuries rather than murder attempt. This looks better for the statistics” Bernd K. explained. In his view, the crime rate among refugees far exceeds that of the local population:
“For the last couple of months, I had only one criminal charge against a German, the rest [of suspects] were only refugees.”
“Always an arm’s length ahead …”
“Manergy pepper spray with marker.”
Back in November, we remarked that despite occasional videos of angry Germans protesting at what has become the biggest “foreign invasion” of Europe since World War II, the German popular response to the wave of migrants, which is now expected to top 1 million in 2015 has been relatively calm.