In the late 17th Century, the Ottoman Empire was defeated in its military siege of Vienna and for the next 200 years its dream of claiming the West was pushed back to Istanbul, Turkey. Now, almost 100 years from its collapse following World War I, the Muslims have successfully invaded Europe with millions of refugees from the Iraq and Syrian wars. The humanitarian crisis accomplished in a few short months what their forefathers could not accomplish in half a millennium.
The flood of refugees into Germany continues to grow… about 7-10,000 arrive each day and after decades of relative harmony in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel must walk a political and humanitarian tightrope for the 1.5 million refugees expected this year and the 3 million plus by 2017.
German Air Force Colonel (ret) Paul Werner Schoendorf spoke with San Diego 6 News about the growing crisis and the realities that come with accepting 1.5 million Middle Eastern refugees in such a short period of time. “This is a very difficult question. They have another cultural background. They don’t accept German law they think they have their own law, Sharia law,” he said. “Refugees are coming in and they need housing and I think this will be a source of social conflict in the future.”
The colonel also explained that Germany’s constitution that was written in part by America provides for unlimited asylum. “It’s well known that our constitution has the right for unlimited number of refugees. When they (the refugees) first came they saw welcome signs. They saw Chancellor Merkel with welcome signs and they thought it must be ok to go to Germany.”
Unfortunately those welcome signs encouraged millions of displaced refugees to flee the Middle East wars and seek refuge in Germany and other EU nations. But away from the welcome signs the German police admit there has been a steady increase in crimes like robbery and rape of women who do not dress modestly.
“The crime rates are going up, they have no money. They see the fortunate and the wealth all around and they have the illusion that they only have to get a job and they will have homes and school, but it doesn’t work like that… they are dependent on social programs and finance which isn’t much. So there are robberies and rapes and the crime rate is going up, Colonel Schoendorf claims”
Women and children report they have been raped or subjected to sexual assault. As a result, many women sleep in their street clothes. Women regularly report that they do not use the toilet at night because of the danger of rape and robbery on the way to the sanitary facilities, according to the Gatestone Institute. “Even during daylight, passing through the camp is a frightful situation for many women. Many women — in addition to fleeing wars or civil wars — are also on the run for gender-related reasons, including the threat of forced marriage or genital mutilation. These women who face special risks, especially when they are on the run alone or with their children. Even if they are accompanied by male relatives or acquaintances [sic], this does not always ensure protection against violence because it can also lead to specific dependencies and sexual exploitation.”
The humanitarian aid group found a number of pressing issues inside the refugee camps. “These facilities must be equipped so that men do not have access to the premises of the women, with the exception of emergency workers and security personnel. In addition bedrooms, lounges, kitchens and sanitary facilities must be interconnected so that they form a self-contained unit — and thus can only be reached via lockable and monitored access to the house or the apartment,” a German relief organization confirmed.
According to the Gatestone Institute, in August, a coalition of four social work organizations and women’s rights groups sent a letter to the political party leaders in the regional parliament in Hesse, warning the German government about the deteriorating situation for women and children at the refugee shelters. The letter said in part:
“The ever-increasing influx of refugees has complicated the situation for women and girls at the receiving center in Giessen (HEAE) and its subsidiaries. The practice of providing accommodations in large tents, the lack of gender-separate sanitary facilities, premises that cannot be locked, the lack of safe havens for women and girls — to name just a few spatial factors — increases the vulnerability of women and children within the HEAE. This situation plays into the hands of those men who assign women a subordinate role and treat women traveling alone as ‘wild game.’ The consequences are numerous rapes and sexual assaults. We are also receiving an increasing number of reports of forced prostitution. It must be stressed: these are not isolated cases.” (Author emphasis)
The rapidly increasing number of Muslim refugees has led to daily demonstrations by all political parties that lead all German nightly newscasts, something Schoendorf said he does not see on American news broadcasts. Colonel Schoendorf, who was the benefactor of US aid after WWII, said the American’s fed him and taught him English as a child. He explained that the extraordinary kindnesses by the soldiers gave him great respect for America, but he admitted the continued wars in the Middle East has cost US respect from many Germans. “Our culture will be forever changed. These refugees will settle and they will never go home. They don’t speak German, nor do they have any skills, only 8 percent are literate. The result will be parallel cultures in the future.”
Germany is already bearing witness to a large Muslim population. Much like America, if Germans talk about the Islamization problem publicly, they start with “I’m not a Nazi.” Many liberal German groups label these individuals’ racists or xenophobes, a remnant from the 1920s, when Adolf Hitler erected his empire based on anti-Semitism and anti-Slavinism.
According to Pravda, German writers elucidate “that in many schools of big cities, Muslim students are already the majority, whereas the number of mosques grows rapidly (in the beginning of the century, there were 50 of them, and now there are 2,660 chapels and 143 classic mosques with minarets). In menus of German kindergartens and school cafeterias, halal meat has become commonplace, and pork dishes are hard to find. Muslim girls are exempt from physical education; they do not participate in school activities, because devout Muslims do not want to take up Western values. Catholic and Protestant families have halved baptism ceremonies, because parents want to leave the choice of religion to children.”
Germany has even begun the process of renaming pubic religious events. An example, Christmas fairs are now “winter markets” or “festivals of lights.” Pravda intimates that German bosses congratulate their Muslim employees on the completion of the Muslim month of Ramadan and send them on a paid holiday leave.
Another problem everyday German’s face is a complete transformation once the government informs villages to prepare for refugees. It’s not uncommon, this year, for a town with a population of 987 to take more than 1,400 refugees. “We have no room for them, they stay in school auditoriums or empty buildings, sometimes they even force out Germans on government aid,” Schoendorf explained.
So what exactly is the world doing to halt the mass migration? Last week the EU convened an external action meeting in Vienna, the working group included: China, Egypt, the EU, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey the UAE, the United Kingdom, the UN and US delegations.
The group reached the following conclusions: Keep Syria unified by leaving the State institutions in tact, protect the lives of all Syrian ethnic populations, increase humanitarian relief, end the war, by defeating ISIS, al-Qaeda and Da’esh, and ask President Bashar al-Assad to hold inclusive elections in Syria.
Schoendorf says it’s simpler to just end Western involvement in the Middle East wars.
The question remains, will the world be there to bail out Europe? Most experts admit that a decade-and-a half of war means there will be no Austro-Hungarian Emperor to save the Christians of Europe from the onslaught of Islam. Does the European Code of liberté, égalité, fraternité adopted from the French Revolution and upon which all-European law rests spell the beginning of the end for Europe. Will there be a stirring speech reminiscent of Churchill invoking resistance to “… fight on the beaches, fight on the landing grounds, fight in the fields and in the streets, and fight in the hills; to never surrender …” or will the Europeans go meekly to their submission so as not to offend their invaders’ religious beliefs.
Watch the entire 10-minute interview here.