So far there is no sufficient evidence that the two reported rapes on New Years Eve in Germany were committed by asylum seekers. There were two rapes on that day in Germany but they were German nationals of Syrian ancestry.
There were only two alleged rapes in Germany on New Year’s Eve. But the two “rapes” might have been the separate Friedlingen incident where boys allegedly locked up two girls and then raped them. They boys were held in Weil am Rhein. Some articles mistakenly connect these two events with the Cologne attacks, see here: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/german-police-arrest-three-syrian-7137962
While some others correctly state that they are unrelated: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3390042/The-fightback-begins-German-vigilante-group-vows-protect-women-migrant-attackers-three-Syrians-arrested-gang-raping-two-teenage-girls.html?ito=social-facebook
German privacy laws prevent the police from naming the suspects but it has confirmed they are not asylum-seekers.
None of the suspects were asylum seekers and prosecutors have said they do not believe the incident is connected to the wave of attacks against women in Cologne and other German cities over the New Year.
The alleged rapes occurred in the village of Friedlingen which is far from Cologne.
So the rapes possibly never were committed by refugees in the first place. The two alleged rapes were possibly not connected to the Cologne attacks and were not committed by refugees.
The claim that there were “1000 men” of “North African or Arab appearance” in the so-called “sexual assaults” were “refugees” has been disputed.
It was claimed that seventeen 31 of the suspects were “Algerian or Moroccan”. But the ethnicities of the rest were unknown. There were also presumably two ethnic German men and one white U.S. citizen involved in those attacks.
“Seventeen of the 31 suspects were Algerian or Moroccan, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry said. The suspects also included two Germans and one U.S. citizen. The people were wanted for theft, bodily assault, and sexual offenses, according to the spokesman.”
If it’s true, then most of the suspects are unlikely to be refugees. According to Wikipedia, the vast majority of the refugees come from Syria, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Eritrea, and not from Algeria or Morocco. Algeria and Morocco are Northwest African countries, which are very far from Syria and Kosovo.
And you’re forgetting the pattern of the attacks:
“German officials finally admitted Monday that around 1,000 men of “North African or Arab” appearance were involved in sexual assaults and robbings against at least 90 women in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. The attacks, which police believe were coordinated between the hundreds of men involved, had a similar pattern: A lone woman would be surrounded by a dozen or so men and be aggressively groped and have her belongings taken away as the assaulters laughed and rejoiced. At least one woman was raped during her attack.”
In other words, the attacks usually come from organized gangs. And all of the attacks occurred in just one city, Cologne, on a single day during New Year’s Eve. It’s planned out. This is different from the assumption that these attacks are a routine “habit”.
There is also intentional distortion of information. The attacks weren’t just “sexual assaults”. The attacks also were thefts and bodily assaults.
There have been suggestions that those behind the attacks may have been organized criminals using sexual assaults to distract their victims while they were robbed.
So the real goal of these organized gangs was not to “sexual assault” women but to rob women.
“Police have said the men appeared to have been coordinated, comparing their modus operandi to that of criminal gangs that have operated in strength for several years in the area and turning it into a place many Cologners avoid after dark. Known locally as antänzer (waltzers), the men snuggle up to their victims, often twisting a leg around them in an apparently playful fashion, which causes them to lose balance, whereupon the perpetrator uses the opportunity to whip a wallet or mobile phone from a pocket or bag.”
“Markus Niesczeri, a spokesman for Duesseldorf police, said that since the start of 2014, officers there have identified more than 2,000 suspects of North African origin in connection with organized thefts, though he did not say how many. He declined to say whether there have been any arrests in those cases.”
A German official stated that the sexual assaults and robberies were done by “foreign criminal gangs” who were not refugees. He said that they exploited the influx of refugees that makes it difficult to track offenders:
“The North Rhine-Westphalian state chairman of the Federal German Police, Sebastian Fiedler has, meanwhile, given the events of Cologne complained that foreign criminal Clans abusing refugees for their own purposes. “Both in the Arab clans as well as North African criminal groups, we have structural problems,” he said of the “Mitteldeutsche Zeitung”.
“These are gangs. People are undocumented and residence permit on the go and the criminal justice system. As you will find money laundering, illegal gambling, narcotics, robbery and theft offenses. And that is particularly bad, there are refugees addressed in order to acquire it.” This done through direct response, but also through social networks.
“Fiedler added that one must ‘protect the refugees before the said criminal groups who want to abuse it for their own purposes’. In addition, these criminal groups took advantage of the influx of refugees to track offenders. “This has nothing to do with the refugees themselves.”
Why are they supposedly targeting *only* women? Well, men were robbed too but it’s not reported much because it doesn’t carry the sensational aspect. Also it’s possibly because women are weaker so they are easier to be overpowered when robbing them.
Additionally, there were only two alleged rapes in Germany on New Year's Eve. But the two “rapes” might have been the separate Friedlingen incident where boys allegedly locked up two girls and then raped them. They boys were held in Weil am Rhein. Some articles mistakengly connect these two events with the Cologne attacks, see here: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/german-police-arrest-three-syrian-7137962
while some others correctly state that they are unrelated: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3390042/The-fightback-begins-German-vigilante-group-vows-protect-women-migrant-attackers-three-Syrians-arrested-gang-raping-two-teenage-girls.html?ito=social-facebook
“German privacy laws prevent the police from naming the suspects but it has confirmed they are not asylum-seekers.”
“None of the suspects were asylum seekers and prosecutors have said they do not believe the incident is connected to the wave of attacks against women in Cologne and other German cities over the New Year.”
The alleged rapes occurred in the village of Friedlingen which is far from Cologne.
So the rapes probably never were committed by refugees in the first place. The two alleged rapes were probably not connected to the Cologne attacks and were not committed by refugees.
So it’s not proven that the sexual assaults and robberies were committed by refugees. Some of the suspects are refugees, but none of them are suspected to commit sexual assaults, only theft and physical assaults. Instead, the sexual assaults and robberies were possibly committed by “organized criminals” (who were mostly North African (Moroccan and Algerian) but also German and American) who were not refugees. Evidence supports this as there were similar criminal organizations before the influx of refugees, the crimes follow a organized pattern (using sexual assaults to distract women when committing theft) and the firecrackers threw into the crowds beforehand may be an intentional, organized attempt to distract the police. These organized criminals possibly exploited the influx of refugees which made the German police difficult to identify offenders.
Many people join criminal gangs because they are poor or unemployed. Minimum wage and related laws cause unemployment by pricing low-skilled workers out of the market, particularly among young, unskilled minorities. Germany has high minimum wage laws and this might have caused these North African men to be unemployed (who are not merely young and unskilled, but they also cannot speak German fluently), and this in turn, cause them to join criminal gangs and resort to robbery (and to commit sexual assault to distract women when committing theft). So the root of the problem is minimum wage laws and related laws. They need to be abolished.
If minimum wage laws are absent they could first join a low-skilled job and work their way up. This way taxpayers don’t have to provide education, food and housing for them. Additionally, in the absence of minimum wage laws, they could receive on-the-job training so they could learn the English language while working.