Thursday, February 11, 2016

Quickies: Those Lovable Refugees And The Politicians Who Excuse Them

     For those who applauded this piece, we shouldn’t neglect the mirror image stories that are frequent in Europe:

     The mayor of a small German community said elementary school-aged girls should take alternative routes to school and not provoke refugees with the way they dress.

     The town of Bad Schlema in central Germany has 5,500 residents. More than 100 people showed up to a city council meeting last week when the topic of the town’s 85 refugees was discussed.

     The grandfather of an elementary school girl “under 10” said the children have been harassed by refugees on their way to school. The man asked Bad Schlema’s mayor Jens Muller about his plans to prevent sexual assaults by refugees on girls in the community, particularly when the weather gets warmer and people dress more lightly.

     “That’s easy,” Muller said. “Just don’t provoke them and don’t walk in these areas.”

     Mayor Muller was lucky to escape that meeting with all his limbs and organs. Indeed, there’s an argument that he shouldn’t have been allowed to do so. The Stockholm response becomes ever more likely to include severely thrashing the politicians who emit such villainy.

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