Muslim Migrants Assault Germans On New Year’s Eve
Close to 2,000 Muslim migrants in the German city of Cologne went on a New Year’s Eve crime spree, launching fireworks into crowds and sexually assaulting women celebrating the holiday.
Incidents took place throughout the city, but a large majority were centered around the Cologne Railway Station. So far, police have identified 80 victims of the gangs; 35 of which were subjected to sex attacks ranging from groping to full-out rape. Others were assaulted or robbed.
Cologne’s chief of police Wolfgang Albers confirmed the attacks had been perpetrated by migrants, all of whom were found to be carrying official immigration paperwork by police officers at the time. Mr. Albers said “the crimes have been committed by a group of people who mostly come from her in appearance from the North African and Arab countries,” and that he found the situation “intolerable.”
In addition to the sex attacks, there were several brawls between migrant gangs at the railway station, and large numbers of fireworks were fired into the crowds and at the hapless police.
“There were thousands of men,” one witness said. “Simply firing into the crowd, and as my girlfriend and I wanted to get us to safety, but they blocked our way. We were so scared! We fled from the station.”
Despite dozens of men and women having been attacked, the area being comprehensively monitored by CCTV, and having thousands of potential suspects, Cologne police have arrested just five men so far in relation to the new year’s eve attacks.
The German incidents took place while a gang of Muslim youths set a Christmas tree ablaze in the city center of Brussels, Belgium. European countries have been on heightened alert after the Paris terrorist shootings.