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Cologne Sex Attacks: One More Outrage Could Mean the End of Merkel


The spate of sexual assaults against women in Cologne, Germany by Arab and North African migrants has shocked German society and demonstrated that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s migration policy has no chance of success until migrants can be made to accept the social and cultural norms of their newfound homes, suggests The Financial Times.

The series of attacks on over 100 women in Cologne during New Year’s celebrations by masses of men of Arab and North African origin has led to shock and outrage across Germany, with some citizens, particularly women, now desperate to stay away from public places, while others have vowed to form civil militias to protect their communities.

Commenting on the explosive tensions surrounding the events, an anonymous op-ed in The Financial Times has admitted what many others have suggested has been obvious for a long time – that Chancellor Merkel’s “decision to allow more than 1 million migrants from the Middle East and North Africa to take refuge in Germany has generated deep divisions in her country.”


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