Inside Germany's No-Go Zones: Part I - North Rhine-Westphalia

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Submitted by Soeren Kern via The Gatestone Institute,

  • "In Berlin or in the north of Duisburg there are neighborhoods where colleagues hardly dare to stop a car -- because they know that they'll be surrounded by 40 or 50 men." These attacks amount to a "deliberate challenge to the authority of the state -- attacks in which the perpetrators are expressing their contempt for our society." — Rainer Wendt, President of the German Police Union.
  • "Once Duisburg-Marxloh was a popular shopping and residential area. Now clans claim the streets for themselves. The police are powerless. The descent of the district is nightmarish." — N24 Television.
  • Police say they are alarmed by the brutality and aggression of the clans, who are said to view crime as leisure activity. If police dare to intervene, hundreds of clan members are mobilized to confront the police.
  • A 17-page report prepared for the NRW State Parliament revealed how Lebanese clans in Duisburg divide up certain neighborhoods in order to pursue their criminal activities, such as robbery, drug dealing and extortion.
  • "Further data collection is not legally permissible. Both internally and externally, any classification that could be used to depreciate human beings must be avoided. In this respect, the use of the term 'family clan' is forbidden from the police point of view." — Ralf Jäger, Interior Minister, North Rhine-Westphalia.
  • Two police officers stopped a driver who ran a red light. The driver got out of the car and ran away. When police caught up with him, they were confronted by more than 50 migrants. A 15-year-old attacked a policeman from behind and began strangling him, rendering him unconscious.

Mass, unvetted immigration from Africa, Asia and the Middle East is turning parts of Germany into no-go zones — lawless areas where the state has effectively lost control and where native Germans, including the police, increasingly fear to come.

German authorities steadfastly deny the existence of such areas, but confidential police reports, testimonies from police on the ground and anecdotal evidence from local citizens all confirm that parts of major German cities have descended into pockets of lawlessness where criminal migrants have usurped control of the streets from German police.

Observers say the problems are being exacerbated by the German government, which has relocated hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers and refugees into these areas.

The newspaper, Bild, and the newsmagazine, Focus, among others, have identified (here, here and here) more than 40 "problem areas" (Problemviertel) across Germany. These are areas where large concentrations of migrants, high levels of unemployment and chronic welfare dependency, combined with urban decay, have become incubators for anarchy.

In an article entitled "Ghetto Report Germany," Bild describes these areas as "burgeoning ghettos, parallel societies and no-go areas." They include: Berlin-Neukölln, Bremerhaven-Lehe/Bremen-Huchting, Cologne-Chorweiler, Dortmund-Nordstadt, Duisburg-Marxloh, Essen-Altenessen, Hamburg-Eidelstedt, Kaiserslautern-Asternweg, Mannheim-Neckarstadt West and Pforzheim-Oststadt.

The problem of no-go zones is especially acute in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany's most populous state. According to the Rheinische Post, NRW problem areas include:

Aachen, Bielefeld, Bochum, Bonn, Bottrop, Dorsten, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Essen, Euskirchen, Gelsenkirchen-Süd, Gladbeck, Hagen, Hamm, Heinsberg, Herne, Iserlohn, Kleve, Cologne, Lippe, Lüdenscheid, Marl, Mettmann, Minden, Mönchengladbach, Münster, Neuss, Oberhausen, Recklinghausen, Remscheid, Rhein-Erft-Kreis, Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, Solingen, Unna, Witten and Wuppertal.

In Duisburg, spiraling levels of violent crime perpetrated by migrants from the Middle East and the Balkans have turned parts of the city into de facto "no-go zones" for police, according to a confidential police report that was leaked to Der Spiegel.

The report, produced by NRW police headquarters, warns that the government is losing control over problem neighborhoods and that the ability of police to maintain public order "cannot be guaranteed over the long term."

Duisburg, which has a total population of around 500,000, is home to an estimated 60,000 mostly Turkish Muslims, making it one of the most Islamized cities in Germany. In recent years, however, thousands of Bulgarians and Romanians (including Sinti and Roma "gypsies") have flocked to Duisburg, creating a volatile ethno-religious cauldron.

According to Der Spiegel:

"There are districts where immigrant gangs are taking over entire streets for themselves. Native residents and business people are being intimidated and silenced. People taking trams during the evening and nighttime describe their experiences as 'living nightmares.' Policemen, and especially policewomen, are subject to 'high levels of aggression and disrespect.'

 

"In the medium term, nothing will change. The reasons for this: the high rate of unemployment, the lack of job prospects for immigrants without qualifications for the German labor market and ethnic tensions among migrants....

 

"Experts have warned for some time that problem neighborhoods could become no-go areas. The president of the German Police Union, Rainer Wendt, told Spiegel Online years ago: 'In Berlin or in the north of Duisburg there are neighborhoods where colleagues hardly dare to stop a car — because they know that they'll be surrounded by 40 or 50 men.' These attacks amount to a 'deliberate challenge to the authority of the state — attacks in which the perpetrators are expressing their contempt for our society.'"

Duisburg's Marxloh district, one of the most problematic in Germany, has been described as "a memorial to Germany's failed integration policy." More than half of the district's 20,000 inhabitants are migrants. They come from than 90 different countries. More than half the residents in Marxloh live on welfare.

In a story entitled, "Duisburg-Marxloh: How a German Neighborhood Became a No-Go Zone," N24 Television described the decline of the area:

"Once Duisburg-Marxloh was a popular shopping and residential area. Now clans claim the streets for themselves. The police are powerless. The descent of the district is nightmarish.

 

"Police will enter some parts of Marxloh only with reinforcements. Several patrol cars are needed to respond even to commonplace rear-end collisions. Too often, they are surrounded by an aggressive mob, spat upon and threatened. Last year, police were deployed to Marxloh more than 600 times with four or more patrol cars. This summer, the neighborhood descended even deeper into a spiral of violence. Family clans claim streets for themselves. Citizens hardly dare to go outside at night. In the smallest matter, violence is kindled."

A leaked police report revealed that Marxloh's streets are effectively controlled by Lebanese clans which do not recognize the authority of German police. They have taken over entire streets to carry out illegal business activity. New migrants from Bulgaria and Romania are adding to the problems. According to Die Welt, Marxloh's streets serve as invisible boundaries between ethnic groups. Residents speak of "the Kurdish road" or "the Romanian road."

Police say they are alarmed by the brutality and aggression of the clans, who are said to view crime as leisure activity. If police dare to intervene, hundreds of clan members are mobilized to confront the police. A local woman interviewed by Deutschlandfunk radio said she was afraid for her safety: "After dark I would not stand here because there are a lot of conflicts between foreigners, especially between Lebanese and Turks."

The Rheinische Post recently published a photo series entitled, "On the streets of Marxloh by night." A photo caption reads: "Normal citizens cannot be seen on the streets at night. Marxloh seems to have died out." Another caption: "At night, Romanian residents dance on the streets, the sound system in the car supplies loud music."

A 17-page report prepared for the NRW State Parliament revealed how Lebanese clans in Duisburg divide up certain neighborhoods in order to pursue their criminal activities, such as robbery, drug dealing and extortion. These groups do not recognize the authority of the police. Their members are males between the ages of 15 and 25 and "nearly 100%" of them are known to police. The prevailing offenses are physical assault, theft and robbery.

The report described the situation in Duisburg's Laar district, where two large Lebanese families call the shots. "The streets are actually regarded as a separate territory. Outsiders are physically assaulted, robbed and harassed. Experience shows that the Lebanese clans "can mobilize several hundred people in a very short period of time by means of a telephone call."

Peter Biesenbach of the opposition Christian Democrats (CDU) said: "If this is not a no-go area, then I do not know what is." He has called for an official study to determine the true scope of the criminal clans in NRW.

NRW Interior Minister Ralf Jäger of the Social Democrats (SPD) rejected that request because such a study would be politically incorrect:

"Further data collection is not legally permissible. Both internally and externally, any classification that could be used to depreciate human beings must be avoided. In this respect, the use of the term 'family clan' is forbidden from the police point of view."

In nearby Gelsenkirchen, Kurdish and Lebanese clans are vying for control of city streets, some of which have become lawless zones that are increasingly off limits to German authorities. In one incident, police were patrolling an area in the southern part of the city when they were suddenly surrounded and physically assaulted by more than 60 clan members.

In another incident, two police officers stopped a driver who ran a red light. The driver got out of the car and ran away. When police caught up with him, they were confronted by more than 50 migrants. A 15-year-old attacked a policeman from behind and began strangling him, rendering him unconscious. Massive amounts of police reinforcements and pepper spray were needed to restore order.

In a statement, Gelsenkirchen police warned: "Unfortunately, police officers and other emergency responders have increasingly been subject to hostility, insults and even violent attacks in Gelsenkirchen."

Senior members of the Gelsenkirchen police recently held a secret meeting with representatives of three Arab clans in an effort to "cultivate social peace between Germans and Lebanese." According to a police report about the meeting that was leaked to the local media, the clans informed Police Chief Ralf Feldmann that "the police cannot win a war with the Lebanese because we outnumber them." The clan members added: "This applies to all of Gelsenkirchen, if we so choose."

When Feldman countered that he would dispatch police reinforcements to disrupt their illegal activities, the clan members laughed in his face and said that "the government does not have enough money to deploy the numbers of police necessary to confront the Lebanese." According to the police report, German authorities should not harbor any illusions about the actual balance of power: "The police would be defeated."

Local politician Gregor Golland has called for the police to be better equipped to contend with this development: "As criminal parallel societies gain the upper hand, our police need to be better equipped — on a permanent basis."

Another leaked police report revealed that the clans are the "executive body of an existing parallel legal system to self-adjudicate matters between large Kurdish and Lebanese families in the western Ruhr area." These clans "despise the police and German courts" and "settle their matters on their own terms."

The Frankfurter Neue Presse, in an article entitled, "Neighborhoods in NRW: No-Go Areas and Parallel Societies," reports that Kurdish, Lebanese and Romanian clans have divided up the Gelsenkirchen districts of Bismarck, Rotthausen and Ückendorf, and around the central station. In these areas, the clans "claim individual streets for themselves." These are municipalities with a very high proportion of foreigners and migrants. Because of the exorbitant youth unemployment, these areas are pits of hopelessness and dread which the native German population has long since abandoned.

In an interview with Focus, Arnold Plickert, the head of the police union in North Rhine-Westphalia, warned of the emergence of no-go zones in Cologne, Dortmund, Duisburg and Essen. "Several rival rocker groups as well as Lebanese, Turkish, Romanian and Bulgarian clans are fighting for supremacy of the streets," he said. "They make their own rules; here the police have nothing more to say."

Speaking to Deutschlandradio Kultur, Plickert added: "Even with the smallest traffic accidents or ID checks, police are quickly surrounded by large groups of young men with a migration background. Bodily contact, insults and physical assaults are commonplace."

On October 6, more than 400 residents of the Altenessen district in Essen met local politicians in a televised "town hall meeting" to discuss spiraling violence and crime in the area. Residents complained that police often refuse to respond to calls for help and begged city officials to restore order. One resident said: "I was born here and I do not feel safe anymore."

City officials flatly rejected the complaints. Mayor Thomas Kufen said: "Altenessen is not a no-go area, the people here are just angry." Police Chief Frank Richter added: "I am sick and tired of hearing about no-go zones in Essen." He insisted that Essen und Altenessen are perfectly safe.


Police guard the scene of a shooting murder in Essen, Germany, on April 9, 2016. The murder was part of a bloody feud within a Lebanese clan. (Image source: WDR video screenshot)

In an interview with Der Westen, Osnabrück Police Commissioner Bernhard Witthaut was asked: "Are there urban areas — for example in the Ruhr — districts and housing blocks that are 'no-go areas,' meaning that they can no longer be secured by the police?" He replied:

"Every police commissioner and interior minister will deny it. But of course we know where we can go with the police car and where, even initially, only with the personnel carrier. The reason is that our colleagues can no longer feel safe there in twos, and have to fear becoming the victim of a crime themselves. We know that these areas exist. Even worse: in these areas, crimes no longer result in charges. They are left to themselves. Only in the worst cases do we in the police learn anything about it. The power of the state is completely out of the picture."

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Soul Glow's picture

Sucks for Germany.  I'll send you a postcard from America, where we're making it great again.

:)

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Until you look at demographics, at which point Germany doesn't look that bad.  

All these people get deported in the next decade anyhow. 

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) Haus-Targaryen Nov 9, 2016 3:19 PM

Fire Merkel and start deporting those Mudslimes back to the middle east.

 

SomethingSomethingDarkSide's picture

Merkel's days are numbered.  Without Clinton to lean on, she's roasted cutlet.

Caledonian's picture

Russian excuse looses all viability when its Champion looses the race.

38BWD22's picture

 

 

The USA can start by deporting illeal MS-13 gangbangers and other criminals.

Show Germany the way.  Perhaps the Germans can then go on to deport Muslims commiting crimes...

weburke's picture

hard to seperate fact from jewish fiction. media lies about so much.

Mountainview's picture

Trump is a German name. Germans should therefore find their own Trump and soon.

CheapBastard's picture

The Germans can make Germnay great Again by replacing Soros-funded Merkel ASAP and electing a German in her place.

 

That's a start anyway.

hongdo's picture

They will outvote you and you will be deported unless you pull a trump.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

We have voter ID laws here and require citizenship to vote.  That takes 7 years from the start of your time in Germany with a valid Green Card.  Time spent as a refugee doesn't count.  

 

El Vaquero's picture

Deported? My bet is on either chased out or slaughtered.

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) El Vaquero Nov 9, 2016 3:45 PM

HK416 on full auto

c0nan's picture

Kick them out with extreme prejudice, and let's not forget those who opened the boarders. We must never forget who did this: http://www.truthjustice.net/politics/who-opened-the-borders/

Tactical Joke's picture

I hope this is true. I love Bavaria, and would like to see it stay Bavarian.

11b40's picture

Me, too.  I was an Army brat, and the family did 3 tours there in the 50's & 60's.  It is really hard for me to imagine the Germans we knew would put up with this transformation.  Unbelievable.

Argentumentum's picture

Kidding yoursef, right? or wishful thinking...

Redhotfill's picture

What army is going to deport all dem Haji's  ?    

valjoux7750's picture

" any classification that could be used to depreciate human beings must be avoided. "

Boy oh boy the Germans sure have become neutered little PC pussies!  Grow some fucking balls and go into these no go zones and round em all up and send fthem back to the shitholes they came from!!!!!

Redhotfill's picture

Bullets to the head are much more cost effective. 

silver surfer's picture

Blowing up Gadaffi, distroying Europe thanks Clinton and Obama Thanks!

Erek's picture

Maybe now that the cronies are no longer "in", this shit can be put back in order.

I hope Mutti Merkel Euro-Land, NATO and all the other kiss-ass losers are paying attention.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) edotabin Nov 9, 2016 3:22 PM

Merkel is another Witch that needs to be burned at the stake.

hongdo's picture

Geez.  Who is she to dictate terms?

NumNutt's picture

Some one should remind Merkel that they same things were said about Regan when he took office. Regan ended up tearing down the soviet Union and the wall that seperated east and west Berlin for 40 something years. The damn socialist are always doom and gloom when the conservatives come to power.

edotabin's picture

Reagan = Yes 100%

As for the socialists, it makes sense doesn't it? They wrap their victims in 38 layers of feel-good BS that renders them completely helpless. Then, they suddenly introduce reality and the victims are too far gone to be able to realize or react.  So, the top-level socialists are out of their minds because their brainwashing programs have been disrupted and the bottom end socialists are just too screwed up to know how to deal with anything that doesn't feel good and safe.

tuetenueggel's picture

The more leftish the more stupid.

Know what Adenauer, first German chancelor after WW2 said about socialists ?

The only thing they can and the only thing they perfectly do, is spending money,

other people had been working for.

Fuck Socialism and green faschism.

tuetenueggel's picture

She ( is she a she or ? ) ist the most stupid scumbag ever.

edotabin's picture

Yes, just doing the work of her masters. Unfortunately, she and her masters a bit smarter than the unsuspecting public.

 

gmak's picture

Maybe SOros and Merkel should go take a look. After all, they insist that this immigration is a positive thing. (hint: It's not diversity that is a strength. It's shared core values and morals. If a minority population exceeds a certain percent of the society and they do not share the same values, then you get the beginning of a breakdown in that shared society.)

Caledonian's picture

Society only works when all parties agree to live harmoniously together.

California Nightmares's picture

They looked. They saw.  They liked what they saw.

The agenda of Merkel (and Soros and Rockefeller) is to get rid of the nation state system by diluting the  populations of developed countries with persons of very different cultures. This will kill national will.  It will also impoverish the middle classes so that they  consume less of the planet's natural resources and do less damage to the planetary habitat.    They way Soros sees it, either global elites do this or they must exterminate about six billion people.  The planet will not sustain billions of people if they are to live in big houses and own boats and motor homes. 

Kagemusho's picture

You have to wonder how many Polizei are AfD members? I'd bet just about all of them, by now.

 

Erek's picture

Some Polizei in Sachsen and Bavaria have been found to be Reichsbuerger.

http://www.mdr.de/sachsen/reichsbuerger-bei-der-saechsischen-polizei-100... Sorry - German language only.

Caledonian's picture

Enemy combatants on sovereign land. Sounds like war to me.

zvzzt's picture

They are not the enemy or combatants. They are misunderstood poor people deserving a better life and we'll pay for it because Dear Leaders says we should. If we let in more, they'll have a good chance in building their own great cities complete with mosques. They even bring their own Sharia, so we do not even have to police them. Aren't they great!

/sarc

ultraticum's picture

"The power of the State is completely out of the picture . . . "

 

If the vaunted "State" would get the f&^%$% out of the way, I'm sure those areas would be cleaned up by the "invisible hand" lickety split.

11b40's picture

Yep.  I know that would be the case in my part of the world.  Of course, we are mostly just a bunch of red neck deplorables, and not nearly as cilivized as those manly men in Europe.

tuetenueggel's picture

3 days and some 70 of my comrades out of former days.

After the first 30 are shot of those trash they would run until Ankara without any stop.

silverer's picture

"If police dare to intervene, hundreds of clan members are mobilized to confront the police."

Ahem, and NATO has its troops WHERE? Oh right, the big bad bogeyman, Russia.

You stupid asses.

tuetenueggel's picture

With those NATO - oxens near Russian borders you can look for mushrooms in the forrest. Nothing else.

Cautiously Pessimistic's picture

Germany should build a wall and make Mexico pay for it ... just because.

tuetenueggel's picture

We don´t need any walls. we need brain for the stupid politician clowns

the.ghost.of.22wmr's picture
the.ghost.of.22wmr (not verified) Nov 9, 2016 3:36 PM

In America we have 30 round pitchforks for dealing with vermin like this.

Polymarkos's picture

Then why aren't we shooting the Mexitrashian invaders?

11b40's picture

Because they are not that much of a problem.  Yes, illegal immigration is growing a problem, but so far most new settlers are blending in.  Where there are enclaves, they are mostly peaceful and the citizens contribute.....plus, the vast majority are NOT Muslims.  If there are any 'no go' zones where the police in America are afraid to enter, I am not aware of them.  There are none in the South, and I don't expect any.  The police I know would relish the chance to saddle up for an excursion into "no go" land.