Not that I’m going to take anything said by Milos Zeman seriously, ever:
Milos Zeman explained the Brotherhood lacked the resources to launch a military invasion of the continent so was sending waves of migrants as an alternative force
Police in Germany are investigating an alarming series of sexual assaults on women trying to celebrate the New Year by large groups of single men “of Arab or North African appearance”.
Authorities in the city of Cologne are to hold a crisis meeting on Tuesday after police described a group of some 1,000 men who took over the area around the main station on New Year’s Eve.
Women were robbed, groped, and had their underwear torn from their bodies, while couples had fireworks thrown at them.
Police have received 90 criminal complaints, around a quarter of them for sexual assault, including one case of rape.
Police in Hamburg say there was a series of similar incidents in the city’s Reeperbahn red-light area. Witnesses described groups of five to 15 men of who “hunted” women in the streets.
The Mayor of Cologne says women should adopt a “code of conduct” to prevent future attacks following trouble on New Year’s eve when women in the city centre were subjected to sexual assaults by hundreds of men.
Umm, no. Seriously, no:
The proposed code of conduct includes staying an arm’s length away from strangers, remaining within your own group, and asking bystanders for intervene or to help as a witness.
Such a code for young women and girls was designed ” so that such things do not happen to them,” said Ms Reker, who added that it would soon be available online.
Entirely sensible advice of course if there’s such gangs around, of whatever race, religion or grouping such gangs might be. Just as don’t get drunk while wearning nearly nothing among strangers is useful advice for a young woman.
However, one is reminded of Napier and that clash of cultures between gallows for murder and suttee. And that crowd behaviour is much more akin to mutiny or riot than it is to any string of individual offences. Meaning that brutal and immediate suppression is the answer, he regaining of public order first, then the sifting through exactly who had done what.
And this does bring us to Napier again. Those Hindoos did rather have the right to say our gaff, our rules matey. Which was suppressed. And we have, or perhaps young German women, or Germans, or however you want to describe this, have the right to say our gaff our rules today. But it is going to be near violent suppression that decides whose rules do dominate.
Difficult one, no? Whose rights should prevail?