Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Refugee Crisis Has Europe on the Brink

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PARIS — Despite some establishment efforts to put a smiley face on the growing chaos, the “refugee crisis” swamping Europe is deadly serious. In fact, even top government officials and establishment voices now acknowledge the growing problems, which range from widespread mass sexual assaults perpetrated by Middle Eastern refugees, to a heightened risk of jihadist terrorism, to the expansion and multiplication of Islamic-dominated enclaves where authorities fear to tread, sometimes dubbed “no-go zones.” For Europeans, especially those in countries facing the brunt of the crisis, such as Germany and Sweden, the situation is quickly going from bad to worse.

The refugee crisis, with millions of poor, non-Western immigrants from an alien culture flooding into Europe, often with the intent of settling there permanently but not assimilating, represents a fundamental transformation of Europe. And at this point, it appears that there is no going back. It could get worse, too, as estimates suggest that around one in every 120 or so people on the planet is now considered a refugee or internally displaced by the United Nations. Millions of those are hoping to settle in the West.

For many Westerners, the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, which resulted in the slaughter of about 130 victims and the wounding of almost 400, served as a major wake-up call. Paris, though, like other major European cities, had long faced difficulties with its rapidly growing foreign population. Indeed, a decade before the Paris attacks shocked the world, massive riots across Islamic immigrant-dominated areas of the French capital and beyond resulted in a number of civilians killed, more than 125 police and firefighters injured, and almost 3,000 arrests.

The wave of terrorist attacks were still a shock, of course, but they should not have been — the warning signs were everywhere. Paris had just come under a similar jihadist attack earlier in 2015, when Islamist gunmen massacred employees at a vulgar magazine infamous for ridiculing religion, God, and Muslims. Before that, Islamist militants had slaughtered a rabbi and some Jewish children in southern France. And authorities had long realized that they had a major problem that spanned across borders.

Some of the terrorists were operating out of Belgium. After the most recent Paris attacks, the New York Times quoted Belgian Home Affairs Minister Jan Jambon acknowledging that authorities there did not “have control of the situation in Molenbeek,” a neighborhood linked to numerous other terror attacks. Prime Minister Charles Michel acknowledged that the town — often described as a “no-go area,” one of many such areas proliferating across Europe — had developed quite a reputation for jihadism. “I notice that each time there is a link with Molenbeek,” he said after the Paris attack.

Similar enclaves can be found in France, Germany, Sweden, and other nations. This writer has visited several such areas, in the company of non-Western immigrants, and observed the situation firsthand. Despite occasional claims to the contrary, the no-go zones are neither a myth nor an isolated phenomenon. Police, when they do come, arrive in caravans of squad cars, often wearing bullet-proof vests. Drug dealing takes place in the open, in broad daylight, right in the town square. Women, who have two to four times the fertility rate of native Europeans, are almost all wearing hijabs or niqabs. Natives are rarely seen. The signs are often in Arabic, and shopkeepers regularly do not speak the native language beyond some basic terms. In some cases as much as 90 percent of the population is non-Western. And asking around, residents are more than happy to tell you about how their host nation should be governed by sharia law. There are numerous videos online of “sharia patrols” on European streets where Islamists, operating outside the law, try to intimidate natives into submitting to Islamic law. While some admit to participating in what Islamists refer to as a hijra — Islamic migration to spread Islam — many express concern about the massive, uncontrolled waves of refugees and migrants pouring across the borders. The areas feel more like the Middle East than Europe.

Some establishment sources have argued that these “no-go zones” do not even exist, or that “Islamophobes” are exaggerating the seriousness of the situation. More than a few German officials, though, have publicly confirmed the facts. “Every police commissioner and interior minister will deny it, but of course we know where we can go with the police car,” explained Bernhard Witthaut, who has served as chief police commissioner of Germany and head of the national police union, when asked about “no-go zones.” “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.”  

Of course, most of the alleged Paris attackers named in the press were reportedly EU citizens, some apparently even born in Europe though raised in an Islamic subculture in Muslim-dominated areas. Several, though, reportedly entered only recently as “refugees” amid the ongoing influx. At least one was in possession of a fake Syrian passport that had been presented to Greek authorities in October by a “Syrian refugee” who had fingerprints that, according to a French prosecutor, were “similar” to those of one of the perpetrators. But regardless of how many recently arrived refugees were or were not involved in that particular attack, Europeans were suddenly jolted.

The Islamic State and other jihadist groups had long been bragging about infiltrating terrorists into Europe amid the waves of refugees and migrants. Many of those jihadists are likely still in camps and centers established for new arrivals — camps where the tiny number of Christians and other minorities often face brutality, persecution, and terror — and so have not yet settled in Islamic areas on the outskirts of major cities. That more terrorist attacks will eventually be perpetrated by individuals entering Europe amid the ongoing tsunami of immigration, though, is a virtual certainty. The real questions, then, are not whether more Europeans will die at the hands of radicalized refugees — that is unavoidable — but how many more will die, and how, and when. (On March 22, after this article went to the printer but before it was posted online, another terrorist attack by suspected Islamists killed over 30 people in Brussels.)

Authorities have already started rounding up large numbers of terrorists posing as refugees. Germany, which received more than one million Middle Eastern refugees last year, has arrested more than a few. After arresting a number of terror suspects posing as Syrian refugees in early February, German domestic intelligence chief Hans-Georg Maaßen warned that European authorities have “seen repeatedly that terrorists are being smuggled in, camouflaged as refugees.” ISIS, in particular, has been involved in smuggling in operatives. “We are in a situation which is serious, and we have a high risk that there can be a terrorist attack,” added Maaßen.

Beyond Terror

Beyond the terror threat is a broad array of serious problems either developing or being aggravated by the massive and sudden influx of “refugees.” And ironically, perhaps, after first supporting the destruction of multiple nations and sparking the refugee crisis, and then supporting the unprecedented tsunami of Islamic immigration into Europe, establishment voices in government, media, and finance are all acknowledging the obvious: Europe has been pushed to the brink of collapse. Lawlessness is spreading; government budgets are breaking; crime, welfare costs, and unemployment are soaring; fear and hatred are being fueled; and it is all getting worse quickly.

From the New York Times and billionaire globalist George Soros to government officials from across the bloc, the very same forces that helped spawn the mushrooming chaos are now starting to talk publicly about how serious it is. As far back as 2010, German Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged that multiculturalism has “utterly failed.” Today, words such as “collapse,” “the brink,” and “implosion” are now part of the everyday lexicon as the escalating crisis sweeps through the continent like wildfire. And as of now, there is little being done to even tap the brakes in a serious manner — with the exception of bogus “solutions” that in fact advance globalism and statism more than anything else (see our related article "Refugee Crisis: Using Chaos to Build Power").

Even without statements from establishment sources, the magnitude of the crisis is becoming increasingly clear. Across wide swaths of the continent, the chaos surrounding the immigration situation is quickly spiraling out of control — and becoming impossible to conceal. Consider, for example, the mass sexual assaults on New Year’s Eve across Germany and beyond. At just one train station, located in Cologne, authorities estimate that some 1,000 male refugees were involved in sexually assaulting women in a single night. Multiple robberies were also reported.

Officials tried to cover it up, but eventually it became an international scandal anyway, with the ham-handed coverup attempt only adding to the public outrage. In reality, though, Cologne was only the tip of the iceberg, as millions of terrified women can attest. After the Cologne assaults were exposed, it was revealed that similar incidents had occurred all over Germany. The situation has become so bad that even German children have taken to YouTube to implore their parents to wake up and protect them.

Other cities across Europe witnessed similar horrors. In the United Kingdom, gangs of Pakistani Muslim immigrants have been exposed grooming and sexually abusing hundreds of school children — some as young as 13. Authorities tried to cover it up, deepening the scandal. In Sweden, police were eventually forced to acknowledge this year covering up a mass sexual assault incident by Islamic immigrants that took place in 2014. That was just a year after immigrant youths across Stockholm rioted, set schools and cars ablaze, attacked and injured police, and went on a three-day long rampage.

In France, meanwhile, the implosion of law and order in and around Calais has been making headlines as roaming bands of migrants and alleged refugees wreak havoc, attack vehicles on highways, and more. A migrant camp there known as the “jungle,” where some 5,000 Middle Eastern and African men are encamped in hopes of illegally crossing into the United Kingdom eventually, has become infamous amid riots, robberies, and a massive crime spree in the surrounding area. When police tried to dismantle the illegal camp, they were violently attacked with stones and other projectiles. The small number of women and children, who only began arriving at the camp late last year, have suffered from widespread rape and abuse at the hands of male Muslim migrants, according to aid workers quoted in media reports.

Similar lawlessness and chaos is spreading to other areas of the continent. And now, the establishment is talking about it. There are now multiple towns from Greece in the south to Sweden in the north where refugees literally outnumber locals. One German town with a population of 100 was ordered to accommodate 1,000 refugees, according to news reports. The costs to taxpayers are obviously staggering.

The overrunning of Stockholm’s central station by gangs of North African youths robbing, groping, and assaulting citizens and security officials alike recently made headlines, too, as police claim they are powerless to stop it. “The all-male migrant teen gangs are spreading terror in the center of the Swedish capital, stealing, groping girls and assaulting security guards,” reported the U.K. Daily Mail, which has a correspondent in Stockholm, citing Swedish police sources.

Considering the exploding violence at asylum centers and a recent wave of ethnic warfare that has included dozens of grenade attacks in major Swedish cities, Swedish National Police Commissioner Dan Eliasson noted that law enforcement was dangerously overstretched. He said the force needs at least 4,100 additional employees to quell the chaos, according to news reports. The Migration Service is also past the breaking point, as the nation of less than 10 million attempts to absorb an acknowledged 190,000 refugees in 2015 alone.

Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallström warned in October that “most people feel that we cannot maintain a system where perhaps 190,000 people will arrive every year.” “In the long run, our system will collapse,” added the far-left politician, whose party has been among the most radical pro-open borders parties in the world. That type of language  is unprecedented in Sweden, but has now become a standard part of everyday ­conversations.

If current trends continue, warned Swedish-Kurdish economist Tino Sanandaji, a leading commentator on the unprecedented influx of immigrants, Swedes would become a minority in their own country within 15 years. The price tag for feeding, housing, clothing, educating, and providing healthcare for the waves of refugees will be virtually impossible for the nation to bear in the long run, too, he has pointed out, citing research. Only recently have Swedish authorities taken some tepid steps to rein in the chaos after initially promising permanent residence permits to any “Syrians” who arrive. Many immigrants from other countries simply throw away their passports and claim to be Syrian.

The situation in Sweden has so alarmed its mostly like-minded neighbors that the Norwegian government, which is not an EU member but shares a long history with Sweden, has started making contingency plans to seal the border in case of a collapse of Swedish authorities — something that even top Swedish officials have warned was a possibility. “It is a force majeure proposal which we will have in the event that it all breaks down,” said Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, adding that the legislation was expected to receive “broad support” despite warnings that it would allegedly contravene the Geneva Convention. “We are ready for the worst.”

In Germany, No-go Zones and Lies

In Germany, meanwhile, the situation is also spinning out of control, with huge demonstrations against uncontrolled immigration growing larger with every passing week, as police and authorities are accused of covering up a massive crime wave. In efforts to clamp down on concerned Germans, authorities have stepped up prosecutions and censorship of those who complain too loudly. Pro-mass immigration politicians have even resorted to bizarre conspiracy theories, claiming recently, for example, that Russia was trying to stoke unrest in Germany by openly voicing concerns about a 13-year-old Russian-speaking girl who was reportedly kidnapped and gang-raped in Berlin by refugees.

The official crime statistics are also being fudged downward to ease fears, according to law-enforcement officials. German police officer and author Tania Kambouri suggested, based on her personal experience, that the government was blatantly hiding the enormity of the problem using lies. In her book Germany in the Blue Light, she warns of growing violence and danger, particularly from poorly integrated Islamic immigrants. “I would imagine that something has been tampered with or glossed over in order not to stir up fear in the population,” she told the Stuttgarter Zeitung newspaper about the bogus government statistics. The policewoman has also warned that authorities have already lost control over some areas as “migrant gangs” take over, describing how Muslims live in “parallel societies, where different rules apply.”

Other lawmen have been speaking out even more forcefully, and in some cases have been for years. Another top lawman, German Police Union President Rainer Wendt, told the establishment-minded Der Spiegel much the same thing. “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,” he was quoted as saying in an article about a confidential police report describing precisely such a situation. The attacks on law enforcement amount to a “deliberate challenge to the authority of the state — attacks in which the perpetrators are expressing their contempt for our society.”

At great risk to themselves, some politicians have also acknowledged what is happening. North Rhine-Westphalia Christian Democratic Union Party Vice Chair Armin Laschet, whose party includes German Chancellor Angela Merkel, was blunt about it. “There are in this state no-go areas,” he said. “Even today police in the districts of Duisberg and Gelsenkirchen no longer have the situation under control. There are lawless areas.”

The media, though, is playing a major role in helping to distort reality, under orders from the government. Indeed, Dr. Wolfgang Herles, the former chief of ZDF Bonn (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen is the national “public-service” broadcaster), recently admitted that authorities were basically calling the shots. “The topics about which are reported are laid down by the government,” he said, adding that so-called journalists are given instructions to report news in a way that is “to Ms. Merkel’s liking” and that the “scandal” would cause Germans to lose all trust in their supposedly free press. “One is not allowed to say anything negative about the refugees.”

On the other side of the equation is the explosive growth of anti-immigrant racist groups — including many that, despite the establishment media’s wild abuse of the term, are properly characterized as neo-Nazis. All across the continent, they are gaining strength. The danger was perhaps most shockingly brought into focus when Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Breivik slaughtered almost 80 people — primarily the children of pro-mass-immigration politicians — in a demented “protest” against the uncontrolled immigration. Street battles between vigilante groups and immigrants are becoming a regular occurrence, and the escalation of tensions can only continue. Meanwhile, every day concerned citizens, bewildered by what is happening to their nations, are being lumped in with violent neo-Nazis merely for expressing their views.

Establishment Voices Point Out the Obvious

In what may seem bizarre at first glance, the establishment is now, in many cases, not only reporting much of the news, but even denouncing the fruits of its pro-mass immigration propaganda as if it were some sort of shock. Perhaps the establishment considers the “fundamental transformation” of the West a “fait accompli,” so to speak, and so reports on what is happening. Also possible is that the so-called mainstream media hope to salvage some credibility as the out-of-control situation becomes impossible to conceal any long­er. But also at play is the fact that the deliberately engineered crisis is now being exploited to further the internationalist agenda.

In January, for example, the New York Times, a leading mouthpiece of the establishment, published a column headlined “Germany on the Brink,” highlighting some of the massive challenges ahead. “Until recently, Europe’s assimilation challenge looked unpleasant but not insurmountable, and the likelihood of Yugoslavian-style balkanization relatively remote,” wrote Ross Douthat in the op-ed, touching on growing fears of “Eurabia” and mass Islamification. “With the current migration, though, we’re in uncharted territory.”

Noting that the overwhelming majority of the refugees are young men, the Times column points out that such skewed sex and age ratios are likely to be destabilizing. In Sweden among “unaccompanied minors” (many are actually adults lying about their age), males outnumber girls by more than 12 to one — meaning the nation now has an estimated 123 boys for every 100 girls in the 16- to 17-year-old age range. As one possible option to deal with that, the Times columnist suggests the refugees could bring wives and families from their own countries. But that “would double or treble this migration’s demographic impact, pushing Germany toward a possible future in which half the under-40 population would consist of Middle Eastern and North African immigrants and their children.”

Of course, the columnist observes that such an immense demographic transformation — not to mention the cultural shift — will not be accepted peacefully. In fact, it will likely result in major problems ranging from surging terrorism and political violence to nightmarish instability. To avoid such a fate — something the New York Times and others have helped bring about through non-stop propaganda for war, crushing national sovereignty, open borders, big government, and more — Douthat offers some solutions. Those include closing the borders, deporting able-bodied young men, giving up “the illusion that Germany’s past sins can be absolved with a reckless humanitarianism,” and getting rid of Germany’s Merkel. But that all appears unlikely, especially in Germany.

Other establishment voices that played a key role in bringing the current crisis about are also openly using apocalyptic rhetoric to describe the results of their handiwork. In January, Obama ally and refugee-crisis instigator George Soros, the establishment billionaire and Rothschild dynasty protégé, warned that Europe is “on the verge of collapse.” “There is plenty to be nervous about,” the globalist hedge-fund boss said in an interview with the New York Review of Books. The EU is “falling apart” and is in an “existential crisis” due to the refugee tsunami, he added at the World Economic Forum. “Most people know that something has gone terribly wrong.”

EU and national leaders have echoed the doomsday rhetoric about the collapse of Europe. British Prime Minister David Cameron, who is trying to beat back a public that is desperate to secede from the EU as it implodes, called for an “emergency brake” on immigration within the EU. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, meanwhile, warned that the influx would be “destabilizing.” European Council president Donald Tusk warned that open borders among many European countries would collapse within months if the crisis is not dealt with.

Ironically, late Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi boasted a decade ago that there were already 50 million Muslims in Europe. “There are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe — without swords, without guns, without conquest — [and] will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades,” he said. Thanks to Obama, the EU, and the UN’s destruction of Libya and other nations, the influx of Muslims into Europe has exploded.

Whether Europe may be at risk of becoming Muslim remains unclear at this point. But this article only scratches the surface of what is happening to the continent. And as the globalist-engineered refugee tsunami grows larger, so will the magnitude of what is taking place. In fact, this may be just the beginning.

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