Opinion: Groping incidents in Cologne exacerbate EU refugee crisis

Köln Pegida rechte Demonstranten

Cologne Pegida rights protesters

The violent New Year’s Eve attacks in Cologne are grist to the mill for EU hardliners. Now, Brussels will be even more inhospitable towards Angela Merkel’s refugee policies, says DW’s Bernd Riegert

(SOURCE)  Until New Year’s Eve in Cologne, consensus on European refugee policy seemed very unlikely. Now, in the wake of massive attacks against women by a large horde of men, a large number of whom were asylum seekers, and compounded by the flagrant inability of the police to do anything about the attacks, agreement on a reasonable plan for distributing refugees throughout the EU has become entirely impossible. Reactions to the “Sex-Mob” in Cologne, especially those voiced in Eastern Europe, left no room for interpretation. The upshot of statements from Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia: Refugees, especially Muslims, are dangerous. We have been saying that all along, but “Multi-Culti” Chancellor Angela Merkel didn’t want to hear it.

Slovakia spearheads the movement against Merkel

The chancellor can now forget her call for the longterm regulation of distributing refugees across Europe in an equitable fashion rather than on a volunteer basis. Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico does not want to allow Muslim refugees into his country. He seeks to defend against the forced distribution of refugees with every means necessary. He has already filed a complaint against quotas with the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg. The offenses in Cologne, Hamburg, Stuttgart, and now Helsinki, have given Fico all the arguments he needs.

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