To: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, LISTEN UP… “NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN!” regards President Trump

President Donald Trump responded to a threat from Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, issued on Sunday, vowing to make the country suffer consequences if threats continue.

“NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE,”

President Trump wrote in all-caps on Twitter.

“WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!”

Rouhani delivered his threat during a speech to Iranian diplomats. “Mr. Trump, don’t play with the lion’s tail, this would only lead to regret,” he said, warning that “war with Iran is the mother of all wars.” Rouhani made his remarks in response to reports that the Trump administration was trying to disrupt the current government in Iran.

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WATCH: Hillary Clinton Had Secret Meetings With Putin And Bonded With Him

WATCH: Hillary Clinton Had Secret Meetings With Putin And Bonded With Him
But criticizes President Trump for high-profile meeting
Infowars.com – JULY 22, 2018 Source: infowars.com

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Alex Jones breaks down the latest hypocrisy from Hillary Clinton, who criticized President Trump for meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, when she met with the Russian leader in Moscow several times as Secretary of State.

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Whoopi “Trump derangement syndrome,” Goldberg Told Judge Jeanine Pirro to ‘Get the F*** Out’ of ‘The View’

Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of ABC’s The View, threw Fox News host and author of Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy, Judge Jeanine Pirro off the set of the show and allegedly told her to “get the f*** out of here” after a heated, off-camera exchange on the daytime show on Thursday.

“She’s never ever been treated with such disrespect in her whole career,”  a source that was present for the exchange which took place backstage after the show, told Breitbart News. “She’s fought for women, battered people, and justice. And to be treated that way is just awful.”

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Left-Wing Political Violence in America


No.# Description Background External urls Year
1 ‘ABOLISH ICE’: Nebraska vandals cause $1,200 in property damage at state GOP headquarters Note1)Vandals in Lincoln, Nebraska have smashed windows and spray-painted the headquarters of the Nebraska Republican Party, causing at least $1,200 in damage.
 
 The individual or individuals who destroyed the property also left behind a message that reads “ABOLISH ICE,” according to pictures posted by the Nebraska Republican Party on Facebook.
 
 Police are investigating the vandalism, which they said occurred sometime between midnight and after 3 a.m., according to the Omaha World-Herald. They believe the vandals picked up bricks from a nearby construction site and tossed them at the glass doors.
 
 “This destructive criminal activity is disappointing, but unsurprising, given the increasingly radical rhetoric of national Democrat leaders and candidates like Jane Raybould, Kara Eastman, and Jane Kleeb,” NEGOP Executive Director Kenny Zoeller said in a statement. “Violence is the natural result of the Left’s statements urging Democrats to literally ‘push back’ on Republicans and ‘resist’ at any cost.

Conservative Review 07/03/2018
2 Man allegedly threatens to chop up Rand Paul and his family with an axe Note2)The man has been arrested. He allegedly called in the threats to Paul’s Bowling Green office.
 
 Paul mentioned the attack publicly at an event in Leitchfield, Kentucky, on Monday.
 
 “Capitol Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man who threatened to kill me and chop up my family with an axe,” Paul said. “It’s just horrendous that we have to deal with things like this.”
 
 Capitol Police declined to comment because the investigation is ongoing.

Courier Journal 07/02/2018
3 California man arrested for threatening to kill FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s family over net neutrality. Note3)A 33-year-old resident of Norwalk, California was arrested today for sending threatening emails to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai last year, according to the US Department of Justice. The threats, sent by an individual named Makara Man, were made primarily in the second of three messages sent to Pai’s official FCC email accounts in late December, just days after the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality protections.
 
 The first email allegedly accused Pai of causing the suicide of a teenager through his actions that led to the net neutrality vote. The second email contained an explicit threat against members of Pai’s family, as well as a listing of three locations in and around Arlington, Virginia where Pai is said to live. The third email allegedly contained a photo of Pai and a separate photo of Pai and his family.
 
 According to the Justice Department, the FBI traced the emails to Man’s home…

The Verge 06/29/2018
4 Dem Party Volunteer Charged With Threatening to Kill GOP Rep’s Kids Note4)A Florida man has been charged with threatening to kill Republican Rep. Brian Mast’s children over the treatment of illegal immigrants at the border.
 
 The man, identified as Laurence Wayne Key, called the congressman’s Washington office, telling an intern who answered the phone, “I’m going to find the Congressman’s kids and kill them. If you’re going to separate kids at the border, I’m going to kill his kids. Don’t try to find me because you won’t.”
 
 Key faces federal charges for the “communication of a threat to kidnap or injure a person.”

Townhall 06/27/2018
5 Increasing threats to Homeland Security include burned animal carcass left on staffer’s porch Note5)(WASHINGTON) — Department of Homeland Security employees are seeing violent threats with greater frequency because of the president’s immigration policy, according to an official with knowledge of a recent threat assessment.
 
 The department determined that there was a “heightened threat against DHS employees” in response to recent government actions surrounding immigration, according to a letter sent to employees over the weekend.
 
 “This assessment is based on specific and credible threats that have been levied against certain DHS employees and a sharp increase in the overall number of general threats against DHS employees,” Claire Grady, acting deputy secretary of Homeland Security, wrote to employees on Saturday.
 
 In early May, the Trump administration announced it would begin enforcing a zero-tolerance immigration policy — criminally charging everyone who illegally crossed the southwest border. This led to around 2,300 children being separated from their parents as they faced prosecution

WTOP.com 06/25/2018
6 Climate skeptic Marc Morano details his career of death threats Note6)“Let’s meet man to man and I’ll rip that stupid smile off your face.”
 
 “If you have children, I hope beyond hopes that you must bury them, and that your grief will know no end.”
 
 “You and your children should be burned in public.”
 
 “Hi I just wanted to let you know what a goddamn stupid lying idiot you are. I really hope you are someday put on trial before a world tribunal on charges of ‘crimes against humanity.’ . . . .
 
 You are an evil little fuck and you have your head so far up your ass, you can tickle your tonsils when you wiggle your ears. Fuck you, ‘moron-o.’”
 
 “Thank you for being one of the biggest assholes on planet Earth and for helping to doom every living ecosystem. . .Go fuck yourself.”
 
 “I will have a nice long drive up to DC and have a very short and unpleasant conversation with your ass if you dont [sic] stop harrassing [sic] scientists.”
 
 “I hope they hang you and the rest of the stooges for the fossil fuel industry.”

ClimateDepot 04/25/2018
7 Threats Against EPA Employees Up 50% Under Trump Admin. Note7)Threats against employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have spiked 50 percent this year, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team.
 
 Agents with EPA’s Office of Inspector General have launched at least 70 investigations into threats against EPA employees in 2017, including a surge of threats against agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.
 
 None of the threats resulted in injury, according to investigators, but the threats have been deemed legitimate risks to the safety and well-being of some agency employees, including those at EPA headquarters at Federal Triangle in Washington, D.C.
 
 “I do feel we’ve prevented acts of violence through our investigations. I feel very confident we have,” said EPA assistant inspector general for investigations Patrick Sullivan.

The Washington Post 10/06/2017
8 Anti-Donald Trump campaigner ‘shoots Republican neighbour twice in the head’ Note8)An anti-Donald Trump campaigner has been charged with murdering his Republican neighbour after a series of disputes boiled over into violence.
 
 Clayton Carter allegedly shot George Jennings twice in the head after a row, reportedly the latest in a string of confrontations that had seen the police called dozens of times over several years.
 
 It happened after an argument about a spotlight, US media said, but Mr Carter’s lawyer said his client acted in self-defence after being threatened with a knife.
 
 Mr Carter’s front garden was filled with anti-Donald Trump signs, ABC 6 reported, while Mr Jennings was a member of the local Republican Party committee. Both were 51.

The Independent 08/16/2017
9 Congressman Steve Scalise Gravely Wounded in Alexandria Baseball Field Ambush Note9)ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A lone gunman who was said to be distraught over President Trump’s election opened fire on members of the Republican congressional baseball team at a practice field in this Washington suburb on Wednesday, using a rifle to shower the field with bullets that struck four people, including Steve Scalise, the majority whip of the House of Representatives.
 
 Mr. Trump, in a televised statement from the White House, condemned the “very, very brutal assault” and said the gunman had died after a shootout with the police. Law enforcement authorities identified him as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, from Belleville, Ill., a suburb of St. Louis.
 
 Two members of Mr. Scalise’s Capitol Police security detail were wounded as they exchanged fire with the gunman in what lawmakers described as several chaotic, terror-filled minutes that turned the baseball practice into an early-morning nightmare. One was wounded by gunfire, and one suffered other, minor injuries.
 
 The tragedy united Republican

New York Times 06/04/2017
10 Prosecutors file new charges against inauguration protesters who rioted, torched immigrant’s limo. Note10)D.C. prosecutors have filed additional charges against more than 200 protesters arrested during President Trump’s inauguration, continuing to drill down on suspects they believe smashed restaurant windows, set a limousine on fire and attacked the car’s driver.
 
 While most of the protesters were initially charged with one count of felony rioting, a grand jury on Thursday returned a superseding indictment that added new charges: inciting or urging to riot, conspiracy to riot and counts of destruction of property.
 
 On Friday in D.C. Superior Court, prosecutors also obtained their first felony conviction in the Jan. 20 riots. Dane Powell, 31, of Tampa, pleaded guilty to rioting and assault on a police officer, admitting he threw a large piece of concrete at the officer. Powell is set to be sentenced in July and faces up to three years in prison for each charge. His attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.

The Washington Post 04/25/2017
11 Republican headquarters in N. Carolina firebombed: ‘Nazi Republicans leave town or else’ Note11)“The firebombing of a local political headquarters in Orange County is clearly an attack on our democracy,” Gov. Pat McCrory tweeted following the firebombing, adding, “I will use every resource as governor to assist local authorities in this investigation.”
New York Daily News 10/17/2016
12 Leftist MOB Beats, Kicks, Pummels TRUMP Supporter for Wearing #MAGA Hat Note12)A Trump supporter in El Cajon, California was attacked, beaten, thrown to the ground and kicked on live Periscope.
value-4 09/28/2016

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1. Vandals in Lincoln, Nebraska have smashed windows and spray-painted the headquarters of the Nebraska Republican Party, causing at least $1,200 in damage.
 
 The individual or individuals who destroyed the property also left behind a message that reads “ABOLISH ICE,” according to pictures posted by the Nebraska Republican Party on Facebook.
 
 Police are investigating the vandalism, which they said occurred sometime between midnight and after 3 a.m., according to the Omaha World-Herald. They believe the vandals picked up bricks from a nearby construction site and tossed them at the glass doors.
 
 “This destructive criminal activity is disappointing, but unsurprising, given the increasingly radical rhetoric of national Democrat leaders and candidates like Jane Raybould, Kara Eastman, and Jane Kleeb,” NEGOP Executive Director Kenny Zoeller said in a statement. “Violence is the natural result of the Left’s statements urging Democrats to literally ‘push back’ on Republicans and ‘resist’ at any cost.
2. The man has been arrested. He allegedly called in the threats to Paul’s Bowling Green office.
 
 Paul mentioned the attack publicly at an event in Leitchfield, Kentucky, on Monday.
 
 “Capitol Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man who threatened to kill me and chop up my family with an axe,” Paul said. “It’s just horrendous that we have to deal with things like this.”
 
 Capitol Police declined to comment because the investigation is ongoing.
3. A 33-year-old resident of Norwalk, California was arrested today for sending threatening emails to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai last year, according to the US Department of Justice. The threats, sent by an individual named Makara Man, were made primarily in the second of three messages sent to Pai’s official FCC email accounts in late December, just days after the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality protections.
 
 The first email allegedly accused Pai of causing the suicide of a teenager through his actions that led to the net neutrality vote. The second email contained an explicit threat against members of Pai’s family, as well as a listing of three locations in and around Arlington, Virginia where Pai is said to live. The third email allegedly contained a photo of Pai and a separate photo of Pai and his family.
 
 According to the Justice Department, the FBI traced the emails to Man’s home…
4. A Florida man has been charged with threatening to kill Republican Rep. Brian Mast’s children over the treatment of illegal immigrants at the border.
 
 The man, identified as Laurence Wayne Key, called the congressman’s Washington office, telling an intern who answered the phone, “I’m going to find the Congressman’s kids and kill them. If you’re going to separate kids at the border, I’m going to kill his kids. Don’t try to find me because you won’t.”
 
 Key faces federal charges for the “communication of a threat to kidnap or injure a person.”
5. (WASHINGTON) — Department of Homeland Security employees are seeing violent threats with greater frequency because of the president’s immigration policy, according to an official with knowledge of a recent threat assessment.
 
 The department determined that there was a “heightened threat against DHS employees” in response to recent government actions surrounding immigration, according to a letter sent to employees over the weekend.
 
 “This assessment is based on specific and credible threats that have been levied against certain DHS employees and a sharp increase in the overall number of general threats against DHS employees,” Claire Grady, acting deputy secretary of Homeland Security, wrote to employees on Saturday.
 
 In early May, the Trump administration announced it would begin enforcing a zero-tolerance immigration policy — criminally charging everyone who illegally crossed the southwest border. This led to around 2,300 children being separated from their parents as they faced prosecution
6. “Let’s meet man to man and I’ll rip that stupid smile off your face.”
 
 “If you have children, I hope beyond hopes that you must bury them, and that your grief will know no end.”
 
 “You and your children should be burned in public.”
 
 “Hi I just wanted to let you know what a goddamn stupid lying idiot you are. I really hope you are someday put on trial before a world tribunal on charges of ‘crimes against humanity.’ . . . .
 
 You are an evil little fuck and you have your head so far up your ass, you can tickle your tonsils when you wiggle your ears. Fuck you, ‘moron-o.’”
 
 “Thank you for being one of the biggest assholes on planet Earth and for helping to doom every living ecosystem. . .Go fuck yourself.”
 
 “I will have a nice long drive up to DC and have a very short and unpleasant conversation with your ass if you dont [sic] stop harrassing [sic] scientists.”
 
 “I hope they hang you and the rest of the stooges for the fossil fuel industry.”
7. Threats against employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have spiked 50 percent this year, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team.
 
 Agents with EPA’s Office of Inspector General have launched at least 70 investigations into threats against EPA employees in 2017, including a surge of threats against agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.
 
 None of the threats resulted in injury, according to investigators, but the threats have been deemed legitimate risks to the safety and well-being of some agency employees, including those at EPA headquarters at Federal Triangle in Washington, D.C.
 
 “I do feel we’ve prevented acts of violence through our investigations. I feel very confident we have,” said EPA assistant inspector general for investigations Patrick Sullivan.
8. An anti-Donald Trump campaigner has been charged with murdering his Republican neighbour after a series of disputes boiled over into violence.
 
 Clayton Carter allegedly shot George Jennings twice in the head after a row, reportedly the latest in a string of confrontations that had seen the police called dozens of times over several years.
 
 It happened after an argument about a spotlight, US media said, but Mr Carter’s lawyer said his client acted in self-defence after being threatened with a knife.
 
 Mr Carter’s front garden was filled with anti-Donald Trump signs, ABC 6 reported, while Mr Jennings was a member of the local Republican Party committee. Both were 51.
9. ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A lone gunman who was said to be distraught over President Trump’s election opened fire on members of the Republican congressional baseball team at a practice field in this Washington suburb on Wednesday, using a rifle to shower the field with bullets that struck four people, including Steve Scalise, the majority whip of the House of Representatives.
 
 Mr. Trump, in a televised statement from the White House, condemned the “very, very brutal assault” and said the gunman had died after a shootout with the police. Law enforcement authorities identified him as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, from Belleville, Ill., a suburb of St. Louis.
 
 Two members of Mr. Scalise’s Capitol Police security detail were wounded as they exchanged fire with the gunman in what lawmakers described as several chaotic, terror-filled minutes that turned the baseball practice into an early-morning nightmare. One was wounded by gunfire, and one suffered other, minor injuries.
 
 The tragedy united Republican
10. D.C. prosecutors have filed additional charges against more than 200 protesters arrested during President Trump’s inauguration, continuing to drill down on suspects they believe smashed restaurant windows, set a limousine on fire and attacked the car’s driver.
 
 While most of the protesters were initially charged with one count of felony rioting, a grand jury on Thursday returned a superseding indictment that added new charges: inciting or urging to riot, conspiracy to riot and counts of destruction of property.
 
 On Friday in D.C. Superior Court, prosecutors also obtained their first felony conviction in the Jan. 20 riots. Dane Powell, 31, of Tampa, pleaded guilty to rioting and assault on a police officer, admitting he threw a large piece of concrete at the officer. Powell is set to be sentenced in July and faces up to three years in prison for each charge. His attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.
11. “The firebombing of a local political headquarters in Orange County is clearly an attack on our democracy,” Gov. Pat McCrory tweeted following the firebombing, adding, “I will use every resource as governor to assist local authorities in this investigation.”
12. A Trump supporter in El Cajon, California was attacked, beaten, thrown to the ground and kicked on live Periscope.

Trump Threatens To Release 9/11 DOCS Implicating Clinton’s, Bushes

Trump Sends Warning to Mueller & Deep State

Trump Threatens to Release 9/11 Docs Implicating Clintons, Bushes

 

President Trump is prepared to go beyond exposing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 9/11-Saudi cover-up by releasing new information on how the Bushes and Clintons were also involved, according to high-level government sources.

In short, Mueller’s role in covering up Saudi Arabia’s ties to 9/11 is just the tip of the iceberg; Trump is set to expose even more collusion by the deep state, according to officials who spoke to Infowars.

Trump has previously criticized former President George W. Bush for his actions prior to and during the 9/11 attack.

“I lost hundreds of friends, the World Trade Center went down during the reign of George Bush,” then-candidate Trump said during a debate in 2016. “He kept us safe? That is not safe.”

Months later, the House Intelligence Committee released a redacted version of the once-classified 28 pages from the Congressional Joint Inquiry into the 9/11 Commission report.

While redacted in places, the 28 pages did reveal some bombshell information.

“While in the United States, some of the September 11 hijackers were in contact with, and received support or assistance from, individuals who may be connected to the Saudi Government,” the report reads. “There is information, primarily from FBI sources, that at least two of those individuals were alleged by some to be Saudi intelligence officers.”

Trump is threatening to release the information that was possibly redacted or perhaps even new documents completely unknown to the public.

Interestingly, the purge within Saudi Arabia during Trump’s first year in office removed many Saudi allies of the Bush and Clinton families.

The purge against “corrupt royalty” by King Salman targeted 10 princes and 38 senior cabinet members, and interestingly Saudi Arabia reportedly accounted for 20% of Clinton’s campaign funding in 2016.

Additionally, an attorney for 9/11 victim’s families, Jim Kreindler, said the rush to war with Iraq necessitated the cover-up of the Saudi connection to 9/11, and Mueller was instrumental in making this happen.

This explains why the Bush administration allowed prominent Saudis, including members of the Bin Laden family, to fly out of the country right after the 9/11 attacks, an evacuation that the 9/11 Commission report later conveniently claimed never happened.

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Original Source: Date-stamped: 2018,July, 3 - Author: Kit Daniels  Article Title:  Article Link: Infowars.com
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Fact Check Germany’s Crime figures: “German victims of immigrant crime in 2017 FROM 2016 UP 23.7 per cent. not down as they claim! “TRUMP RIGHT AGAIN”

MIGRANT CRIME SOARS 23 PER CENT IN A SINGLE YEAR

Fallout from Merkel’s open border policy continues to cause huge problems

Migrant crime targeting German citizens has soared by over 23 per cent in a single year as the fallout from Angela Merkel’s open border policy continues to impact the country.

New figures from the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) show that there were 39,096 German victims of immigrant crime in 2017, a new high. This compares with 31,597 the previous year, a rise of 23.7 per cent.

Migrant Crime Against Germans Soars 23 Per Cent in a Single Year

“This means that every single day around 107 German citizens were and will become victims of crimes with at least one migrant as a suspect, and the trend is rising,” reports Voice of Europe.

112 Germans were also victims of attempted murder or murder carried out by migrants in 2017.

The report also draws attention to the increasing threat of Islamic terrorists using the refugee wave as a cover to infiltrate jihadists into Europe.

“Due to the refugee situation, it has become possible for terrorist organisations to smuggle possible assassins or supporters into Germany,” states the report, adding that radicalisation of refugees already in Germany is also a massive concern.

As we reported last month, 200 African migrants rioted in the German town of Ellwangen to prevent the deportation of a Congolese man who was subsequently released as police fled the scene in fear.

Violence and abuse in German schools with high migrant populations is also a mounting concern.

A mother in Germany whose daughter was being bullied by Muslim students because she was blonde, Christian and didn’t wear a headscarf was told by the headmaster of a school in Frankfurt to cover her up with a hijab.

Earlier this year, the president of Germany’s Teachers Association warned that schools with over 70% migrant students are spiraling out of control, with attacks on female teachers and Jewish students becoming commonplace.

Heinz-Peter Meidinger told BILD that a story in Berlin about Muslim migrant students circulating ISIS beheading videos was not a lone case and that such propaganda is “spreading like wildfire”.

In a related story, a Jewish teenager was abused by a group of Arab Muslims on a train in Berlin on Saturday for listening to Hebrew-language.

“Berlin is our city now and here we do not listen to dirty Jewish music,” the gang reportedly told the teen.

“If I had a knife, I would have killed you…. if I see you again, you are finished,” one of the Muslims is said to have added.

As we document in the video below (which is banned in Germany), rather than directly address the multitude of problems that importing around 2 million “refugees” has caused the country, German authorities appear more intent on brainwashing and coercing their population into accepting the new reality with passive compliance.


Article Title: MIGRANT CRIME AGAINST GERMANS SOARS 23 PER CENT IN A SINGLE YEAR
Article Link: infowars.com
Date-stamped: JUNE 7, 2018
Author: Paul Joseph Watson | Infowars.com

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Fact Check Germany plays the Globalist spin against Trump on Crime figures; guess what Trumps “RIGHT AGAIN” Bloomberg says: Jan 2018 Germany Must Come to Terms With Refugee Crime

police services and statistical agencies have been reluctant to track this aspect of criminality so as not to increase tension in societies.

Rare statistical data on violence by asylum seekers confirm the far right’s fears, but not its recipes.

Anti-immigrant parties have long linked Muslim immigration to crime, but verifiable data to support their arguments have been scarce, not least because police services and statistical agencies have been reluctant to track this aspect of criminality so as not to increase tension in societies.

THAT MAKES A NEWLY PUBLISHED GERMAN STUDY AN IMPORTANT REFERENCE POINT.

It’s one of the first attempts to measure the effect the refugee wave of 2015 and 2016 has had on violent crime in Germany, and while it can be construed to support parts of the anti-immigrant agenda, it also suggests reasonable policies to mitigate the problems.

Conducted by Christian Pfeiffer, Dirk Baier and Soeren Kliem of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, the government-commissioned study uses material from Germany’s fourth-most-populous state, Lower Saxony, home to Volkswagen.

About 750,000 of its 8 million residents don’t have German citizenship, and, according to official data for the end of 2016, about 170,000 of them had applied for asylum. That’s also the fourth-highest number in Germany.

The researchers asked for data that specifically concerned asylum applicants, both successful and unsuccessful, who had arrived in 2015 and 2016.

The state police — in keeping with the unspoken taboo — hadn’t published such statistics, but they obliged the research team.

It turned out the asylum seekers had reversed the decreasing violent crime trend in Lower Saxony.

While such crime went down by 21.9 percent between 2007 and 2014, it was up again by 10.4 percent by the end of 2016. Some 83 percent of the cases were solved — and 92.1 percent of the increase was attributable to the newcomers.

That’s a number the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany, which got into parliament last year thanks to its vocal opposition to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to let in more than a million asylum seekers, could inscribe on its banner. Other data points are also damning. Between 2014 and 2016, the share of solved violent crimes attributed to asylum seekers increased to 13.3 percent from 4.3 percent — a disproportionately high share compared with the state’s foreign population.

Again in keeping with anti-immigrant politicians’ arguments, the rise in violent crime can partially be explained by the new arrivals’ demographic structure. About 27 percent of them were men between the ages of 14 and 30; that group made up just 9 percent of Lower Saxony’s general population in 2014. And it is young men who commit about half the violent crimes in Germany. 

Had the German government admitted this stark reality, Merkel’s political punishment for her generosity to refugees might have been harsher and the AfD might have done even better. German government agencies were ill-equipped to deal with such an inflow of asylum seekers, and German society is paying the price for that lack of preparedness. Germans, however, are good at acknowledging and correcting mistakes, and the Pfeiffer paper provides some quality clues on what can be done to improve the situation. It’s not quite what the AfD would have done.

One strong conclusion that can be drawn from the data is that asylum seekers’ criminal inclinations vary sharply by country of origin.

A North African Crime Problem

Share of Lower Saxony’s asylum-seeker population and share of asylum seeker-committed violent crimes by region of origin

Source: Pfeiffer et al., 2018

While genuine refugees from the war zones of Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan commit a smaller proportion of crimes than their share of the total asylum-seeker population, newcomers from Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia are way too visible in crime statistics for their small numbers.

One could attribute this to their regional background: Research done in the Netherlands, which has a large Moroccan population, has at times shown a connection between the immigrants’ home culture and their propensity to violence, although their economic situation has been found to be a much bigger contributing factor.

Pfeiffer and collaborators, however, offer different explanations: The North Africans’ low probability of being allowed to stay and an especially large share of young males in their ranks.

The breakdown of specific crimes committed by the asylum seekers is equally thought-provoking. In some 91 percent of murders and three-quarters of cases involving grave bodily damage, the victims are other migrants.

Yet in 70 percent of robberies and 58.6 percent of rape and sexual assault cases, the victims are German.

The explanations are intuitive.

Asylum seekers often share cramped quarters, which frequently leads to conflicts.

For months after their arrival, they are forbidden to work, and their language skills and status often prevent employment long after that restriction is lifted — so robbers are motivated by jealousy of the locals and a lack of legitimate ways to make money. As for the sex crimes, it’s disturbing to think that it reflects behavior that would go unpunished, or is even encouraged, at home; it’s certainly the case that the refugees are often uncertain how to behave with local women — and many of them didn’t bring their own. 

Anti-immigrant politicians don’t have the answers; their instincts are likely to exacerbate many of these problems.

In Austria, the program of the governing coalition, which includes the far-right Freedom Party, demands that asylum seekers be denied private-sector housing — presumably so they’re easier to control. That, however, can only increase the claustrophobia that leads to deadly fights. A hostel full of frustrated young men is a powder keg.

In March 2016, the German government suspended family reunification for refugees with a limited protection status, which applies to more than 20 percent of 2017 applicants. Naturally, those whose applications have been declined but who are still in Germany pending appeals (more than a third of 2017 applicants) cannot bring their families, either. The suspension runs out in March, and the AfD and the liberal Free Democrats want to extend it, while left-wing parties oppose any further extension. If the Pfeiffer study is any indication, the leftists have the better idea. The researchers wrote:

The vast majority of young, male refugees live here without partners, mothers, sisters or other female caregivers. As a result, the violence-preventing, civilizing effect that comes from women is very limited. Groups of young men with a violence-oriented internal dynamic can form among the refugees. Demands for family reunification finds here a criminological justification.

Under pressure to pacify voters, the German government has been turning down a higher percentage of asylum applications than in 2015 and 2016 and trying to expel more unwanted immigrants. That won’t necessarily reduce crime: Those who are already in Germany but know they will find it hard to stay legally are more frustrated and more motivated to join the underworld.

There’s no denying that the disorderly immigration of 2015 and 2016 has resulted in measurable damage to German society.

Despite its major problem with population aging and its need for immigrants, Germany has learned the hard way that it must have more control over who comes in. But it must also move on from the trauma of Merkel’s shock decision to working more meaningfully with the newcomers, who are, for the most part, here to stay, whatever politicians may think of it. That means providing strong language and professional training, offering more housing options and allowing families to reunite to address the gender imbalance. Strong and transparent police action is also required to protect social norms and keep society adequately informed, even if the data seem to reinforce anti-immigrant attitudes. Integration includes using both sticks and carrots to teach newcomers about both the opportunities that come with moving to Europe and the limits it imposes.

Source Article Title: Germany Must Come to Terms With Refugee Crime
Article Link:  bloomberg.com
Date-stamped: January 3, 2018
Time-stamped: 10:37 PM GMT+8
Author: Leonid Bershidsky

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