A Million Unvetted Refugees in Germany: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Lubeck railway station

Reuters’ coverage of Monday’s attack by an ax-wielding Afghan refugee on a German train included the following willful blindness from the German Interior minister:

“Speaking on German public television, Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said it was too early to speculate about the motives of the attacker.” Six paragraphs later, Reuters reports, “German media, citing a spokesman for the Bavarian interior ministry, reported that the man had shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is great) during the attack.”

Gee, let’s hope the crack detectives at the German Interior Ministry can get to the bottom of this mystery about the attacker’s motive.

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Ira joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 1986 with experience as a journalist, professor of journalism, special assistant to Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado), and press secretary of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His columns have appeared in National Review, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and more. He is an experienced TV and radio commentator.


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    Who cares what his motives were? He could not have attacked those innocent people if he weren’t in Germany. The mass importation of unneeded and unwanted Third World peasants into a modern Western European society is a recipe for disaster.

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    From the UK’s Daily Mail, the transcript from a video made by the terrorist who carried out the attack in Germany:

    ” I am one of the soldiers of the Islamic Caliphate, and I am going to conduct an attack in Germany.

    It is about time to stop you from coming to our homes, killing our families, and getting away with it.

    Our apostate politicians have never tried to stop you, and Muslims have never been able to fight you back or even speak against what you do. But these times are gone now.

    With the Islamic Caliphate now instated in Iraq, the Levant, Khorasan, Libya and Yemen, its soldiers will be able to attack and slaughter you in your homelands, and they will take your nations as homes and military bases for them.

    They will also target you wherever you are, in every village, city or airport. And I here warn you, that the Islamic Caliphate is now powerful enough to target your parliaments, and I am the proof of how powerful it became.

    I have been living with you all the time while planning an attack that will be stronger than the Paris attacks that continue to horrify you to this day.

    I will keep fighting you as long as I am alive, I will slaughter you with this knife, and I will decapitate you with an axe.

    And to the Muslims all over the world, I say: ‘How long are you going to remain that passive. The Islamic Caliphate is now well established, so this is the time to declare your loyalty to the Caliph Abu Bakr Al Baghdady, and to migrate to Khorasan as well as the other Islamic State cities.

    ‘There are also Islamic State cities all over the world, so if you can’t go to the Levant (Sham), then start killing all of the apostate armies in your countries.’ “

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      And a Muslim man of Moroccan descent at a French resort stabbed three girls between 8 and 14 years old and their mother for “being improperly dressed”, because they were wearing shorts and t-shirts.

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        I saw that story and it’s exactly as you described. Guess the only acceptable poolside attire is burqas. How does any woman, hello Hillary, defend this religion when women are nothing more than the property of men.

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    I’m glad I’m here and not over there. When Trump is elected POTUS this insanity will not be able to get here that easily. You can feel sorry for people that are truly trying to escape suffering but at some point you must be selfish and say NO!! NO MORE!!! TIME OUT!!!

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    At the rate unvetted refugees are flooding into Europe and the US, I would not be surprised if there is an increase in people signing up for Krav Maga classes, which is a reality-based self-defense system developed by the Israelis. It is considered by many to be the most effective self-defense system for real world situations and fighting on the streets.

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    All we hear is Islamophobia Islamophobia blah blah blah. A phobia is an irrational fear. There is nothing irrational about the fact that it seems that a week can’t go by without some kind of attack either here or abroad that involves Muslims. All we will get from Hillary is more of the same denial that there is anything amiss. She has straight out said it. She said Muslims are peaceful and tolerant and have “nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism”. Kind of like the old routine Richard Pryor used to tell about getting caught doing something you weren’t supposed to be doing and then saying “who you going to believe, me or your lying eyes”. That’s Hillary.