Cologne Mayor Slammed For Telling German Women It Is Their Responsibility To Keep Rapists At "Arm's Length"

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Earlier today, we brought you an eyewitness account of the melee that unfolded in Cologne, Germany on New Year’s Eve.

Allegedly, hundreds of 18-35 year-old males “of Arab and North African origin” robbed and sexually assaulted women gathered in the city center. Assaults were also reported in Hamburg and Stuttgart. Authorities are attempting to discern if there's a connection.

Ivan Jurcevic, a hotel club bouncer who was on the job (literally) in Cologne when the trouble started, had the following to say in a video posted to social media: "These people that we welcomed just three months ago with teddy bears and water bottles ... started shooting at the cathedral dome and started shooting at police. Well seasoned police officers then confessed to me that they never saw something like this in their entire lives. They called it a 'civil war like situation.'"

Here's an account from a woman who claims to have been a victim of an assualt:

"The men surrounded us and started to grab our behinds and touch our crotches. They touched us everywhere. I wanted to take my friend and leave. I turned around, and in that moment, someone grabbed my bag."

That is of course the last thing Angela Merkel wants to hear. The Chancellor is struggling to convince Germans that Berlin’s open-door policy for Mid-East asylum seekers isn’t set to tear the country’s social fabric apart at the seams.

For some, the events that unfolded on New Year’s Eve validate concerns about the risk Germany is running by bringing 1.1 million migrants into a country with a population of just 82 million. "Mrs Merkel, is Germany 'colorful and cosmopolitan' enough for you after the wave of crimes and sexual attacks?,” AfD party leader Frauke Petry tweeted.

"Ms Merkel where are you? What do you say? This scares us!,” read a sign held by one of hundreds of protesters who gathered in the city center in Cologne on Tuesday.

For her part, Cologne mayor Henriette Reker called the attacks “unbelievable and intolerable” but then suggested that the victims should have acted different to avoid getting themselves into trouble. She also seemed to suggest that perhaps those responsible for the attacks were simply unaware of Germany’s cultural norms.

Now, Reker is drawing sharp criticism for her contention that women in Germany should adopt a “code of conduct” as a kind of rapist repellent.

“In her first public appearance since the incident, Reker instructed women on how they could protect themselves,” Huffington Post writes “The proposed code of conduct included telling women to stay in groups, not be separated, always try and keep their distance and always stay an arms length away from strangers.”

“There’s always the possibility of keeping a certain distance of more than an arm’s length – that is to say to make sure yourself you don’t look to be too close to people who are not known to you, and to whom you don’t have a trusting relationship," she said. "Women would also be smart not to go and embrace everyone that you meet and who seems to be nice. Such offers could be misunderstood, and that is something every woman and every girl should protect herself from," Reker continued, digging herself an even deeper hole."

She also advised women to not be in a celebratory mood.

Needless to say, the comments created a veritable firestorm on social media. 

German Justice Minister Heiko Maas was note amused: "I don't think much of the how-to-behave tips for women such as #anarm'slength. It is not women who are responsible, but the perpetrators," he wrote, in a tweet.

Later, Reker would say that the media made it appear as though she was confining her prevention suggestions to women when in fact, she also had advice for would-be assailants. To wit: "We need to explain to people from other cultures that the jolly and frisky attitude during our Carnival is not a sign of sexual openness."

You'd be forgiven for suggesting that perhaps some German politicians are going out of their way to avoid applying negative stereotypes to migrants. 

In any event, Germany's "jolly and frisky" attitude toward refugees is disappearing quicker than a handbag in Cologne on New Year's Eve and one wonders how long it will ultimately be before the public simply revolts against a government they feel is powerless to protect their property, person, and borders.

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gimme soma dat's picture

This woman needs to rot in the hell of the misery she prescribes for others.

Newsboy's picture

Um, she was just advising extra caution and precautions around drunk foreign men. She's not a bad guy.

Oldwood's picture

How about she recommend self defense classes, or is the progressive German standard to simply run away when threatened. Not much else required for the dissolution of a sovereign state.

SuperRay's picture

Germany's Nazi party visibly drooling.  Won't be long before they're saying 'told you so.'  Best recruiting scheme they could hope for.  Merkel should be ass-raped with round metal files

38BWD22's picture

 

 

Mayor Henriette Reker reminds me of Hillary.

In more than one way.

ACP's picture

Reker, the perfect name for a rape-enabler.

"Reker...damn near killed her!"

 

Do these stupid progressive assholes actually believe that the same types who gang-raped women in Tahrir square would change into choirboys, just because they landed in Germany? Might as well re-name the train station "Tahrir Station - Enter At Your Own Risk".

knukles's picture

So what's happening all of a sudden with the Progressive Crapola that We (the US) should be like Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, et al and be welcome and opening to these people ....
Ain't working out so well, is it, Progressives?
Whatcha gotta say for this shit?
Oh, come on.  They opened their borders, have clothed and fed the rabble, removed Christian iconography from public spaces, given them free money, housing, medical care, all in Gun Free Zones.
So whats happened? 
Come on, tell us. 
What the Fucks Happened?!?!?!?!?!?!?

How come none of this is on the MSM? 
Oh, Propaganda don't want us to see or know about this shit because it would be racist? 
Would not advance the Total Objective of Destroying Western Culture? 
I get it.

25or6to4's picture

knukles

What happened? What happened is what race realists told progressives what was going happen before they let low IQ deadwood in from the turd world nations. Presto magic! One's once prosperous and peaceful nation becomes a third world nation itself in short order.

Element's picture

Wouldn't happen in Texas.

Bananamerican's picture

it already has Element.

Texass is the most 'diverse' state in the 'union'

Element's picture

1000 muzzi dudes in a mob/pack in "civil war like" conditions sexually molesting and attacking ladies, stealing from them, and getting away with it? No one shot, not one person prosecuted, no one charged, none of these people able to defend themselves effectively with firearms?  The German police incapable of stoping it and effectively doing nothing?

You knew exactly what I meant.

I reiterate:

Wouldn't happen in Texas.

 

Fish Gone Bad's picture

I thought the Germans were a bunch of bad-asses. Aren't there any men in Germany?

Eirik Magnus Larssen's picture

Is it even possible for average Americans to think in any other way besides superficial stereotypes and broad generalizations (typically always negative ones to boot)?

People are individuals. They expect and deserve to be treated as such.

zhandax's picture

Eric, allow me to help you out there, "Is it even possible for average Americans to think?"

The average American has gleaned most of his outlook on the world from teevee.

Max Hunter's picture

So this is to be the new norm in Germany and the Germans are suppose to be fine with it.  Witness the death of a nation and the birth of fear.

N2OJoe's picture

People are individuals. They expect and deserve to be treated as such.

Oh, so those individual Western women deserve to be treated with the Islamic Rape-Fist™ of Holy justice!

 

kralizec's picture

That will be a great advertisement for more Islaminals to pour into Germany.  Even when they are being raped they are just so dang understanding and compliant!  What a country!

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Listen up, junior: "Respect" is never just given gratis.  

RESPECT & TRUST ARE EARNED.  That which costs nothing, is worth nothing.

And don't give me your hippie-liberal or Christian BS, that "Love is free".  It is not.  "Love" costs plenty: Endless Effort, Caring, Risk, Time and Money -- especially when you think you can't go one, and do it anyway... over and over and over...

Iam_Silverman's picture

"People are individuals. They expect and deserve to be treated as such."

I'm sure that your pussified progressive worldview would be welcomed as you settle into your new apartment at Cabrini-Green or any neighborhood you choose in Urban Detroit.

 

Don't forget to hug all of the stereotypical denizens of those locales and invite them into your home at their leisure....

Azannoth's picture

I am a non-German living in Germany and I tell you, no there are no real men left in Germany, most would not even defend their girlfrieds if they stood by them, they might screem like little girls them selves calling for help.

g speed's picture

bingo---the PC cult has emasculated the population which are dumb founded that someone would dare to cross the arbritrary boundry of feminism privilage-- fuck a bunch of german horsey looking in your face women. The mayor is right--they need to stop giving the "comeon sign" to guys that will----fucking feminazies want to play "simon says" with cave men they better live with the results--

kralizec's picture

Since their emasculated men-folk don't care...they should at least set up brothers they can toss their women into and try to make some money off their new guests.

Don't laugh or scream...I can totally see this happening.

OverTheHedge's picture

 

I thought the Germans were a bunch of bad-asses. Aren't there any men in Germany?

 

 

Lots- newly imported and ready for action. I think it might have surprised the original inhabitants, though.

MalteseFalcon's picture

The invader-rapists need to be held at fire-arms length.

kralizec's picture

German citizens...shooting their guests?

I'd love to see it...but I am not going to bet on it.

Ctrl_P's picture

Gangs of invader-rapists roving around invader-raping. Well they only need to be killed once to stop that behaviour.

Kobe Beef's picture

But where are the Feminists when confronted with an actual Rape Culturetm

Reverting to Multikult Maxim #1: Blame Whitey.

In this case, German women, who are at fault for their "friskiness", and not the mob of foreign welfare parasites who came to the train station with malicious intent. 

Reker is obviously a Liberal Cat Lady. But how do liberal cat ladies get their heads around this kind of cognitive dissonance? Seriously, here's a thousand men trying to rape you in the train station, but because they're dark, it's your fault. WTF?!

salvadordaly's picture

Okay I'm just going to say it, I mean everyone in the room is thinking it. THIS BITCH HAS NO CHANCE IN HELL, OF EVER BEING RAPED. SO SHE CAN SPOUT OFF ABOUT WHAT EVERYONE ELSE CAN DO WHILE SHE HAS A FANTASY ABOUT BEING RAPED BY SOMEONE! ANYONE? In the mean time this bitch needs to be recalled in election in "like" tomorrow! These fucking people are insane. Oh, and let me guess what is going to happen next? She will make some dumb ass statement tomorrow trying to be more politcaly correct than today and it will be worse for her! Just go away, just go away! You have already proved that you are worthless and incompetent.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

Contrary to what some may believe, rape doesn't just happen to pretty women, sometimes it happens to goats also.

zhandax's picture

You never hear a joke about three cowboys and a goat, though

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

"But where are the Feminists when confronted with an actual Rape Culturetm"

FYI... Feminism is run by ZioLibs.  Think: Gloria Steinem, Annie Sprinkle, Naomi Wolf.

Do you now understand why they are silent?

Kobe Beef's picture

I was being rhetorical, Captain. You know I know. I know you know. Set phasers on eradicate.

gimme soma dat's picture

Victim blaming is not part of feminism.   

SoDamnMad's picture

ACP

So stupid of her to say the things she has said. The Koln Cathedral Square is not a shoddy side of town but a big tourist attraction and given the Europeans use their mass transit effectively, how is one to travel into the city if not by train to the train station here.  It was like an ambush waiting to happen. What happens when the good Spring weather arrives and both the tourists and the population fills this area. Is the Bundeswehr going to have a battalion of combat Leopard II there or will the liberals be giving classes on "How to Behave in Germany".  I wouldn't bet the farm on a can of Mace and a whistle.

JustTheTTIP's picture

Lets be honest here .. Cologne has always been a dump.

CoonT's picture

And Wynne, for that matter.  What disgusting piles of saggy leather, those old fool's are. Not to even mention all the braindead saps, that keep voting them in..

Perimetr's picture

Next step, advise German women to carry condoms so they can offer them to their attackers. 

forexskin's picture

and oh! an idea!

their boyfriends can carry a tube of KY, to you know, avoid friction.

happy thoughts again soon!

McCormick No. 9's picture

The Cologne mayor can redeem herself by suggesting that women arm themselves with personal firearms, learn how to use said firearms effectively and then and use them whenever someone tries to rape them.

The migrant population would be reduced, and a powerful disincentive would be given to the rest of them.

CheapBastard's picture

It might help a tad but Germans are simply not used to the vicious africans who attacked them. Guns are not the total answer. They need to shut the border immediately and then start sifting through the debris they already let inside the country. Obviously, there's alot of trash that entered via merkels idiotic open border policy.

 

Americans need to beware of Barry's open border policy. He and merkel think alike on these issues.

fockewulf190's picture

It is very very hard to obtain a licence to carry a firearm for personal protection here. The only way you may have a chance is if you have already survived multiple assassination attempts because you were an ex-spy, mafia informer, or some other type of snitch. Even then, you still need luck, and if you are lucky, you have to go through extensive testing, have massive storage and security regulations you have to follow to the letter, and invest some sizable cash to boot....just to protect your own ass.

It is a wee bit easier if you want to be a hunter or target shooter and you belong to a sports club, but for everybody else, your shit out of luck.

zhandax's picture

You know the odds of something fast happening on that front in a libtard nirvana. 

Use what is easily available.  If they are close enough to grab your crotch, they are close enough to be taken out with a claw hammer. 

"But there were 20 or 30 of them!"

In that case a claw hammer and a gun are equally worthless unless you happen to be sporting at least 5lbs of ammo.  And that pre-supposes that our frauline can out-shoot the NYPD.

This will require retiring the political class.  If you feel charitable, send them home.  If not, there is no shortage of street lamps and rope.  There is precedent.

ConfederateH's picture

Even in Switzerland where you can still legally get a pistol relatively easily, there are still numerous laws about how you may transport it.  The cartridges must be separate from the pistol and not in a clip, and as I recall when you are travelling in an automobile they have to be in the trunk.  A woman certainly could not easily get a concealed carry permit.   I was once talking to a security guard with a sig in his holster, and he told me it was very difficult for him to get an open carry permit, even wearing a security guard uniform.   So all this blather about women buying guns won't do much good with out a massive change in attitude by brainwashed European progressive snobs.

forexskin's picture

clip?

ah come on - that's libtard language - its a - say it with me - magazine.

Whoa Dammit's picture

The problem most Europeans are having is with the mindset of "but its not legal". So what if its not legal to own  or carry a gun if a gun is in fact needed to protect yourself or your family? Its not legal for those "refugees" to be there either, as they were supposed to seek asylum in the first safe country they entered, but your governments ignore that law. The way I see it, if governments can be selective in the laws they choose to obey, to the detriment of their citizens,citizens certainly can ignore their governments laws too when their safety is imperiled 

Ghordius's picture

projection? that specific problem is typical of Anglo-Americans. famous for that. here on the continent, way less so. also famous for that

Azannoth's picture

Sad truth ist most people here would rather be assaulted raped robbed then allow guns, ze Germans are really like little children in some respects very naive gullible and helpless.