140 German cities, municipalities form alliance to host “unaccompanied minors.”
With thousands of migrants amassing at Europe’s outer borders, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s left-wing coalition partner has called for a “Pact for Humanity” to bringing these asylum seekers directly into the country. Germany’s ruling Social Democratic Party wants to take in “unaccompanied minors” trying to enter into Greece from Turkey, German media reports said.
The demand came from the states governed by Social Democrats, but such calls have received widespread media support. German cities, including Cologne, have stepped up to receive more migrants. “People don’t just leave their home for fun,” said Henriette Reker, the mayor of Cologne. Reker gained notoriety in 2016 when she told the city’s women to keep migrant men at arm’s length to avoid getting raped just days after the mass-sexual assaults at the Cologne Central Station on New Year’s Eve.
The leftist German politicians know that they are not alone in making such sweeping demands. They have the backing of the media establishment and hoards of leftist activists out on the streets. Germany’s state-run and mainstream media has already started churning out pro-open border stories. Majority of Germans wants more migrants, a survey commissioned the the state-funded ARD broadcaster claimed. “57 percent of Germans would like to keep the Greek border along Turkey open,” the German newspaper Die Welt reported quoting the survey.
Not just one-sided media coverage, the political pressure is also being build up on the streets. “Several thousand people demonstrated in Hamburg for accepting refugees from the Greek-Turkey border area,” German public broadcaster Deutschlandfunk reported. “The city has space, unoccupied accommodations must be put to use, the organisier [of the rally] Initiative Seebrücke explained. Another demonstration on the similar theme took place in Berlin. A thousand people took part in it.” the broadcaster added.
The news agency Reuters reported the demand made by Chancellor Merkel’s socialist coalition partner:
Social Democrat state premieres on Saturday called for Germany to take in vulnerable refugees from crowded reception camps in Greece, in the latest sign of discord in the ruling coalition over the prospect of a new refugee wave hitting Europe.
The Social Democrats, Merkel’s national coalition partners, control seven of the 16 states that make up the German Federal Republic, and represent a more urban voter base which is more relaxed about immigration. (…)
“Putting all political calculation aside, now is the time to act and at the very least get at least children and young unaccompanied refugees out of this situation,” said Michael Mueller, mayor of Berlin.
While immigration is a federal issue, Germany’s states have great autonomy and control huge budgets that can be allocated to related areas ranging from refugee integration to healthcare and housing.
In Saturday’s statement, the left-wing premieres, including the mayors of the three city-states of Berlin, Hamburg, and Bremen, and the minister-president of Lower Saxony, a major industrial region, demanded a “pact of humanity” under which vulnerable refugees could be shared out across the country.
Cologne is among 140 German cities and municipalities which have joined the alliance “Cities of Safe Havens” (Städte Sicherer Häfen) to host “unaccompanied minors,” German public broadcaster WDR reported on Friday.
It is surprising that German politicians have forgotten the rapes and sexual assaults that took place on the New Year’s Eve of 2016. Not only do they have notoriously short memories, but they don’t understand the basics of illegal immigration. The “unaccompanied minors” that media and politicians keep talking about often turn out to be older men from Arab North Africa and the Middle East. A UK government report from 2018 found that “[n]early two-thirds of ‘child’ refugees who were questioned about their real age after coming to Britain were found to be adults,” Daily Mail reported.
As of today, these “unaccompanied minors” are attacking Greek border guards, setting fire to border fences — as they chant the Islamic battle cry of ‘Allahu akbar.” Once the European leftists manage to open the EU’s outer borders, many of these “unaccompanied minors” will likely end up in the ranks of violent Islamists or find their way into European crime statistics. As a foreign observer to Europe I can only ask: Are European leftists too dumb to survive?
[Cover image via YouTube] [Excerpts from German news reports translated by the author]