"Ms. Merkel Invited Me": Refugee Sex Assaults Reported In Finland, Switzerland, Austria

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On Thursday, we got what appears to be confirmation that the “hundreds” of suspects involved in a series of sexual assaults on German women were largely of Arab origin. According to German media, many of the men were asylum seekers who had recently entered the country from the war-torn Mid-East.

The assaults occurred in the city center in Cologne, where eyewitnesses and victims say groups of marauding New Year’s revelers accosted women, in some instances making off with their belongings. Attacks were also reported in Hamburg, and Stuttgart.

Initially, the incidents received little media coverage but soon the word was out and the backlash from the German public was palpable.

Protests were staged in Cologne and opposition lawmakers lambasted Chancellor Angela Merkel for her open-door migrant policy which some say is destined to rip Germany’s social fabric to shreds.

Meanwhile, Cologne mayor Henriette Reker got herself into a bit of hot water by suggesting that German women have a responsibility to deter attacks by staying at “arm’s length” from would-be assailants. She also said Germany “needs to explain to people from other cultures that the jolly and frisky attitude during our Carnival is not a sign of sexual openness.”

Apparently, Germany isn’t the only country that needs to “explain” things to refugees. Reports now suggest that women in Finland and Sweden experienced similar assaults on New Year’s Eve by asylum seekers.

“Finnish police reported Thursday an unusually high level of sexual harassment in Helsinki on New Year's Eve and said they had been tipped off about plans by groups of asylum seekers to sexually harass women,” AFP reports, adding that “three sexual assaults allegedly took place at Helsinki's central railway station on New Year's Eve, where around 1,000 mostly Iraqi asylum seekers had converged.”

"There hasn't been this kind of harassment on previous New Year's Eves or other occasions for that matter... This is a completely new phenomenon in Helsinki,” the city’s deputy police chief said. "The suspects were asylum seekers. The three were caught and taken into custody on the spot," Koskimaki told AFP.

Apparently, the attacks were premeditated. "Ahead of New Year's Eve, the police caught wind of information that asylum seekers in the capital region possibly had similar plans to what the men gathered in Cologne's railway station have been reported to have had," a police statement read.

And it wasn’t just Finland.

“Swiss police said several women were allegedly robbed and sexually assaulted in Zurich on New Year’s Eve, [in a] method 'a little bit similar' to that used in a spate of assaults in Germany,” The Herald Sun writes. “And it has now emerged that similar sex attacks were carried out in Austria, but police didn’t publicise the incidents ‘to protect the privacy of the victims’”.

Yes, "to protect the privacy of the victims" - or to protect against the prospect that publicizing the incidents would trigger a bloc-wide backlash against refugees, because while it's easy to say that the actions of seven individuals on a suicide mission in Paris aren't representative of the millions of asylum seekers flooding into Europe from Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan, it's a bit harder to claim that apparently coordinated sexual assaults by thousands of would-be asylum seekers don't say something about the extent to which integration may be, in Slovak PM Robert Fico's words, "impossible."

On Thursday, Spiegel released the findings of a German Federal Police report on the Cologne attacks. Here are some bullet points (translated):

  • Officials were therefore prevented by close people rings from advancing to help caller
  • A man is quoted as saying: "I am Syrian, you have to treat me kindly Mrs. Merkel has invited me."
  • Witnesses were threatened when they named perpetrators.
  • People torn according to the report in front of the police residence permit, grinned and said: "You can send me anything, go get a new tomorrow." Whether they were genuine documents and what kind of documents, it is not apparent from the report.
  • Granted restraining orders have been ignored;To take repeat offenders in custody, due to lack of capacity was not possible.
  • After track closures due to overcrowding people had just walked on the side track and then on the rails back to the suspended platform.
  • When boarding trains there were physical fights, it was the "law of the jungle".

"Women with or without accompaniment went through a literally 'gauntlet' by the heavily intoxicated men masses, as one can not describe it," the report reads. 

There you have it. "Heavily intoxicated men masses," comprised of Syrians who told police that they had been invited by Angela Merkel. That's sure to go over well with the German public and opposition lawmakers. 

Apparently, Germany is set to uninvite those responsible, as the justice minister said the country could deport some suspects. Of course identifying the culprits will be next to impossible. Here's The New York Times:

The police have so far been unable to apprehend anyone, a fact that Wolfgang Albers, Cologne’s chief of police, attributed to the chaos in which the assaults took place, despite there being dozens of officers on duty in the area.


“The women were in a very difficult situation,” Chief Albers said in an interview Wednesday with the public radio station WDR 5. “They were afraid, they wanted to get away, and of course they did not notice any specific faces.”


In Hamburg, the police said Wednesday that they had received 53 complaints, more than half of them alleging sexual harassment, from victims age 18 to 25. They appear to have been targeted in a similar fashion in that city’s Reeperbahn red-light and club district on New Year’s Eve. Victims and witnesses in Hamburg also described the attackers as being dark-skinned or “looking Arabic.”


The New Year’s Eve mass-scale assaults, the police said, involved groups of several men taking advantage of the crowds to target young women by surrounding them. While several perpetrators groped the women, others picked their pockets, stealing wallets and cellphones.


Even if the authorities are able to apprehend suspects, they biggest challenge will be for victims to identify their attackers, given that several men appeared to have been involved in the attacks on each woman.

Here's the latest from Merkel who, while stopping short of subjecting her own policy to criticism, seems to be changing her stance - if only gradually.

"Of course after what happened, there are several very serious questions which go beyond Cologne. Are there connections or collective patterns? Are there elements of condemnation of women?"


"We must vehemently work against that. I don't think these are single cases. People have a right, and we as a state institution have the obligation to give the right answers to this."

Meanwhile, the first version of Hitler's "Mein Kampf" to be published in Germany since World War II went on sale Friday.

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KesselRunin12Parsecs's picture
KesselRunin12Parsecs (not verified) Jan 8, 2016 10:51 AM

So I guess this means this years 'Love Parade' is cancelled.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Well not shit, these people come from places that look at non-Muslim women as less than cattle.   

Fuck you Frau Merkel for the "cultural enrichment." 

Deport them all now.  

Ghordius's picture

as I wrote before, the soon-to-start carnival in Cologne and in the other parts in Germany (there are subtle differences among the various carnivals, them being old tribal customs, actually) will be a "wonderful" test for many things that have been written in the German press, of which the foreign press is only picking tidbits

political correctness losing ground in europe. it was anyway an import. good riddance, PC

Dutti's picture

People in Cologne elected the pink unicorn Mayor "Frau Reker". What do you expect?. I am only sorry for the minority of Germans who voted against  but are affected by the policies of the goodlyhearted  german politicians. Frau Merkel is the daughter of a pastor, the german President is a former pastor, christian churches in Europe, including the Pope encourage their sheeple to take in muslim "refugees" - talk about religious suicide.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

I made a comment to a Gutmensch friend of mine -- and I told him I hope the only women that were attacked were Bahnhof Hand Clappers.  

He defriended me immediately.   

Eine Sache noch --

Für die Zerohedge Deutschsprachler -- guck mal das Video an:


*Sehr* interessant, und *endlich* ein bisschen Wahrheit am Fernsehen.  

pods's picture

This whole thing sounds a bit like a NYC Puerto Rican Pride day.


FreeMoney's picture

But these little darlings are escaping a terrible place and circumstance.  They should be welcomed with unicorns and rainbows.  Seriously who ever would have predicted this?  The cultures will not mix, ever.  Islam is the enemy!

BaBaBouy's picture

It's TIME...

Hungary's prime minister says that the flow of migrants entering the European Union must be fully stopped, not just slowed. Viktor Orban said Friday on state radio that ending the migrant flow would be "the decisive issue of 2016" and called for the construction of a "European defense line" on Greece's northern borders with Macedonia and Bulgaria. Orban said on state radio that "since no one except us Hungarians protected their external Schengen borders, defenses, visa systems, border controls and fences are being created inside" Schengen's visa-free travel zone. Orban said "we are increasingly losing the possibility of free movement." More than 390,000 migrants passed through Hungary in 2015 on their way to Germany and other western EU destinations, but hardly any entered after Hungary erected fences in September and October on its southern borders with Serbia and Croatia.

rpboxster's picture

Calling these criminal invaders 'assylum seekers' is like calling elected bureaucrats 'leaders'.  Stop it.  Couldn't be further from the truth.

Son of Loki's picture

Can you imagine the media frenzy with non-stop front page coverage if a muslim girl was assaulted or raped by a group of Germans?


Confusion News Network (cnn) and National Propaganda Radio would be broadcasting it 24/7 condemning the Nazis.

BiggerInJapan's picture

May I sugest Portugal and Japan as safe places for these blond beauties come to have some fun lol

Son of Loki's picture
Police: Suspect shot Philadelphia officer 'in the name of Islam'


PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia police officer was shot and seriously wounded in an ambush-style attack while sitting in his patrol car and the shooter admitted to committing the assault "in the name of Islam," the city's police commissioner said on Friday.


The attack comes a month after a married couple fatally shot 14 people in San Bernardino, California, in an attack inspired by Islamic State militants.




"We mis-Vetted some folks."



macholatte's picture


Europe is finished. The events of the past week are merely the death rattle. Everyone acting like deer in the headlights. Disgusting!

The Muslims will never leave. The castrated EU Sheeple will never throw them out. The EU will eventually convert to an Islamic State. Since Muslims procreate 6 times faster than "normal" ethnic groups, give it 5 years. The Muslims know this.


I'm a Christian. But Muslims are misunderstood. Intentionally misunderstood. We should all be more like them.

Bill Cosby

Glasnost's picture

No...pretty sure Europe is just getting started.  It doesn't matter how fast somebody procreates if they end up dead or deported.


Hopefully the solutions reached will be balanced but the more attacks like this, the lower the chances of that happening.

Mareka's picture

Looks like this was a test to see how and if German law enforcement could respond to a coordinated event involving large numbers of individuals.

Test of social media coordination, test of police response, test of public response, practice for the jihadis.

MalteseFalcon's picture

People need to wake up.

It doesn't matter that these invaders are moslems.

They are unattached males ages 18 to 35.

They expect regular sex.


Merkel and other European leaders have converted their female constituents into comfort women.

And in the process the leader of Germany, a woman, has erased 60+ years of progress for German women. 

Progress that came at a heavy price for all Germans.

Fuck that.

scraping_by's picture

In the Western world, men who force women are a small minority, and are despised as animals by the rest of men. In the Muslim world, men who defend women are a small minority and are despised as unmanly by the general run of men.

Islam is based on creating a society that enforces personal morality, unlike Western societies that assume personal morality and are therefore based on freedom.

This is why individual Muslims are good neighbors and close friends while large groups want to impose Sharia on the wider society. And Ministers of Integration can explain until they run out of breath, that won't change.

The current situation is pure Machiavelli: Support the new group against the old group, and if there isn't a new group, create one. Divide and conquer.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Islam prescribes islamic minorities to use Taaquiya.   Lying about their ultimate intentions until and when the islamic population becomes strong enough to impose islam's rigid tyranny on the infidel population.  Eventually, the remaining infidles are to be terrorized into submission.  

Bunga Bunga's picture

To give them unicorns and rainbows is racist. They have a right on big tits and pussies.

Omen IV's picture

They use to call it a "Wilding"  in the 80's when the hoards came out of Harlem going south to rape and pillage the "Ladies who Lunch" on Madison Ave around 65th street


then it became the last straw - and the game changed - same will happen in Deutchland

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Omen IV Jan 8, 2016 11:53 AM

Was Trump spot on or what?

Son of Loki's picture

The Don has so much common sense it's incredibel to see anyone running for office in any country these days who is that spot on.

NoGodsNoMastersNoMotherland's picture

the most intangled with jewish supremacists guy out there...not a wise choice.

scraping_by's picture

The Hair's job is to say things need saying in the most offensive, least credible way possible. Anything comes out of a clown's mouth is a joke. Slander branding.

WOAR's picture

If his campaign is a joke, it's the joke this country needs.

If he wins, it will change politics forever, not just during his election years.

If Hitlery wins, nothing will change, and the US will likely continue its current course.

Which is worse, change, or a sure train ride into oblivion? I can't really tell you the answer to that.

I just know the candidate after Trump will probably be better, because they'll be able to say whatever they need to say, without PC getting in the way.

Theta_Burn's picture

In my youth I frequented music fests of the mosh-pit kind, not everyones cup of tea, but fucking fun non-the-less. several of these shows in NYC would attract German teens, these guys lived for this shit, and would travel with the Lalapaloosa type shows wherever..

And they seemed the type that would tolerate this shit for only 2 mins.

I have to say I am shocked that we are not reading about "30 mideastern decendent men stomped to death in Germany for being disrespectful" to girls out on the town.

I agree, these chodes are going to start dying over this shit.

Xibalba's picture

es kommt, it's coming.  Just let it stew for a while.  Like an arrow, the longer you pull it back the farther it flys.


@T_B --- We just have hair and kids now.....Oi! Oi! Oi!

MsCreant's picture

There are groups of young and middle aged men who are white supremacist, there is a whole "hate metal" music movement over there and here. Hate metal is the thread that unites them. Lots of concerts where they create "freespaces," virtual communities and even intentional communities in RL. They are fractured in the sense that some follow a Hitler style, some are Druid, some follow Norse gods, some are Christian, other variations too, some based on philosphic movements, some are less colorful. That may slow them down, being that fractured. Last I knew, they were itching for a race war. They don't have the numbers or organization to respond to this. I assure you, they are chomping at the bit to respond. This is everything they believe coming true.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Over Weihnachten I was on the Ostsee with my in-laws.  Everyone over 60 speaks Platt, and German being a phoentic language -- well, all I can say is thank God I didn't marry someone from Oberbayern. 

RaceToTheBottom's picture

Slovakia's leader looks a lot better in this light....

Dutti's picture

Danke, Haus, gutes Interview!

"Meanwhile, the first version of Hitler's "Mein Kampf" to be published in Germany since World War II went on sale Friday."

I predict, a lot of copies will be sold.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

They are annotated by some asshole who I have no doubt will turn it into a thesis about why Germans are evil and stupid.  

They should have left it alone, or annotate Karl Marx's Das Kapital as well, another literary German work that has killed way more people that Mein Kampf ever did.  

Dutti's picture

"Germany's main Jewish group, the Central Council of Jews, said it has no objections to the critical edition but strongly supports ongoing efforts to prevent any new "Mein Kampf" without annotations. Its president, Josef Schuster, said he hopes the critical edition will "contribute to debunking Hitler's inhuman ideology and counteracting anti-Semitism."

Jewish opinion has been divided, however. One of Schuster's predecessors, Charlotte Knobloch, has said she worries the new edition will simply awaken interest in the original, not the commentary."

I hope, she, Charlotte is right.

When I sometimes watch german TV, contrary to them reaching their goal of brainwashing me into going along with their "Welcome refugees" or "anti-Putin" etc. reporting, I just get upset even more about the propaganda and as a consequence look for other sources, like RT news etc.

Haus-Targaryen's picture


I have written RT multiple tims begging for an RT channel in Germany -- in German.  

I can no longer watch Tagesschau, I start screaming at the TV, or I get super sarcastic, and it takes hours for hte fiance to calm me down again.  We now just stick to HGTV, an American Kanale about home renovation.  

This crisis has changed her from a Grüne to Union voter, which I find fascinating.  If Germany really does take an additional 2 million next year, AfD will be a monster party in Germany, and it will take Polish media laws to allow for the deportations to occur.

Big changes are heading Germany's way.  I suggest not only to you, but to all the other readers located in Germany -- you need to have a place to go to in the middle of no where, where you can lie low for a while.  Sounds nuts, but this will get horribly worse before it gets better.  

Ghordius's picture

"from a Grüne to Union voter, which I find fascinating"

"Green" is conservationist (of the environment). it's not a huge step from there to conservative

your aversion to the Union is only due to your deep aversion to whatever looks like "Obrigkeit", i.e. established consensus and/or power, I suspect. tell your GF hi from me, and ask her if you have a problem with "Obrigkeit". you might get a laugh out of here, a very German laugh, and you know that they are somewhat rare

Haus-Targaryen's picture

There are two factions within Bündis 90, one which is environmentally conversationalist, and one which is Marxist.  She comes from the Marxist persuasion of the Grüne, with a few "feel good" Green policies for the laughs.

Her stepping from just last year wanting all refugees homes to actually be furnished apartments with fresh flowers cut for the refugees (her words) to what she is saying today (deport most of them tomorrow (deportieren nicht ausschieben)) is a huge transformation.  

I'll ask if I am Obrigkeit, but I don't think I am.  I have few problems with PiS or with Orban, I am quite content with the current Finnish government as am I with Putin.  The Slovakian government is making good noises, but the others are still better.

I have just had it past my eyeballs with the feel good leftistism that has plagued the world the past few decades.  It just so happens most governments are currently being run by these assholes.  

Ghordius's picture

ask her if she thinks that you have a problem with Obrigkeit, not if you are Obrigkeit. otherwise you spoil the joke

ack's picture

My son was an exchange student at a German university last year. I visited him last summer at the end of his term. He LOVED Germany. Wants to go back for grad school. University students in Germany are MUCH more savvy than US undergrads. We have raised such morons here. Still. They're ALL in la-la land. 

I really loved Germany too. Spent a good bit of time traveling on my own. One thing I noticed was how few young families with children were around.  Maybe it was timing. But it struck me as lots of young professionals and old people.

At one point I was on a bus tour to Berchtesgarden and the guide pointed to a Syrian tent city and said "we are trying to be humane until they can RETURN HOME". I turned to my son and said "Good luck with that return part..".  So obviously citizens are banking on refugees going home. 

BTW. I'm sorry for how badly the USG has screwed over Europe. Cause I'd move to Germany in a heartbeat. Then again. Frau Merkel doesn't want WASP refugees.  

bookofenoch's picture

It breaks my heart that the locusts have taken Bavaria.

Berchtesgaden was a beautiful place.

ack's picture

Still is. One of the lovliest places on earth. Mad props to German citizenry too. Could live there in a heartbeat.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Wow ack.   You didnt see many children because Germany doesn't have many.   They do have a lot of free stuff and free services and good pensions, paid for by the productive workers, but they have not been making those.   Did any of your son's friends think the USG "screwed" Europe worse than, oh, the Soviets would have?   You and your son visited a fantasy land that's coasted for decades in a Goldilocks hedonism for which bill coming due cannot be paid.  

ack's picture

No. The bolsheviks screwed us all. First USSR. Then Germany. Now USSA. And yea. The birth rate of indigenous white populations in Europe has been falling for several decades. I'd say the NWO has done its job well. Tho' they may regret they didn't get all of em... 

Raging Debate's picture

Ghordious - Love your intellect but your union was dead before it began. Havent you learned you cant form a federation leading with monetary policy? There sre legitimate reasons you dont let bankers own the currency. There empire is dead man walking too. I do admire you defend your culture. Finish evolving olease you have a general great intellectual mind.

Dutti's picture

Haus, I have the same reaction when watching german or US Channels (CNN etc.) I just turn off the TV and count my blessings that I have an alternative -  the Internet.

Fortunately, I have left Europe and the US for good a few years ago. However, I'm going back to visit every year and just feel a bit sad about the developments in the US and Europe over the years.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

You realize the US is, in the not too distant future going to experience a USSR style collapse --- yes?

Also -- I hope you come back.  The US is going tits up much faster than Germany is.  Germany will come back, the US will not.  I hope you always have open in your mind the possability of coming back, and if not to Germany then look at Switzerland & Norway.   

Dutti's picture

That is, among other reasons, why I also left the US, which used to be one of my favorite countries

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Where did you go?  

If you are white, and ran to South America, you're gonna be fucked down there as well.  Those people will quit calling you Senior and making you fruity cocktails when your fiat doesn't purchase anything anymore, and given the tendancy of nationalising everything in sight for la Raza when times get tough, it would not be wise.  

Perhaps parts of Argentia -- but those are the people we need to get to come back to Germany.