Schlagwort-Archive: crime

The Case of Maria L.

On the 17th of October 2016, 19-years old Maria L. was found dead near a river in the german city of Freiburg, as a victim of rape and drowning. A special commission was created, which found several traces of hair and DNA at the crime scene, with which a 17-years old Afghan refugee could be traced and apprehended. One year ago, he entered Germany as an unattended refugee und was adopted by a local german family. The circumstances of this murder make this case a prime example of the desastrous german politics, the misguided mentality of left-liberal humans and the obvious attempts of manipulation from the media.

Maria Ladenburger
Photo: Facebook

Crime scene Freiburg

Freiburg, a moderately-sized city in Baden-Württemberg, already was the stage of several criminal incidents in the last months, in which refugees and migrants were involved. Just recently, roughly 19 miles away from it, another young woman was raped and killed in November. Despite several leads and a high bounty for any further hints on the case, no suspect nor  a clear connection between both murders could be found. Meanwhile, the place of Maria L.s death was already a crime scene for several other assaults and cases of sexual harassment of teenage girls by various migrant groups.

Zeitungen berichten über kriminelle Vorfälle in Freiburg[Various headlines for crimes related to migrants in Freiburg]

Did perpetrator and victim knew each other?

It is still uncertain if Maria L. knew her murderer beforehand, or if he assaulted her arbitrarily; if he had a accomplice, or did it on his own. What is known is, that she was part of a group from the local university, which helped and worked with refugees.

Maria L. in Gruppe von Flüchtlingshelfern

It is also known, that several asylum centers are located in the direct vicinity of the crime scene.

The question of „Did they know each other?“ becomes relevant when considering the various circumstances, under which this gruesome deed could happen, and how it was handled by the public. The father of Maria is a high-ranking official in the European Union and directly working in Brussels. In the obituary of her death, it is asked, instead of bringing flowers, to donate to a church in Bangladesh or to Weitblick Freiburg e.V., an organization that is actively trying to prevent legal deportations.

Todesanzeige von Maria L.
Photo: Badische Zeitung

Twisted sympathy

This warped perception of victim and perpetrator, as well as the naive and ignorant perspective regarding a blatantly obvious conflict – one just has to look on the recent crime statistics from the responsible ministry – fuels these conditions and actions in many cases, and enables them in the first case. In the end, it is mostly the weak and innocent, children and young women, who have to suffer under this mentality. Not only physically, as victims of outrages, but mentally as well, by forcing the politically correct group-think upon them through the political and medial paragon, and by this leading them into these situations of helplessness, before twisting their fate, burdened upon them through sheer naivety, into the role of a offender, not a victim.

A similiar, appalling case happened in Freiburg as well: A young woman barely avoids the same end that befell Maria L. at the hands of a migrant. But instead of naming the obvious problem and reporting it to the police, she uses this incident to publicly denounce discrimination against the same people who nearly robbed, raped or murdered her. Instead of directing the outrage against the lack of security or the politics that lead to such wide-spread incidents, she blames the owners of Freiburg’s night clubs of ostracizing blacks – even if they had all the reason to take such measures. The local media and the mayor of Freiburg both try to ride this wave of blind relativization, calling it an isolated case.

The cognitive dissonance of the people whose idealized – and idolized – world view, that is being preached by politicians and the media all the same, comes into hard contact with reality, goes to such lengths, that not even death could deter them from rethinking it. Proof of this was given by a young politician of Die Linke – The Left – in the beginning of 2016. After being gang-raped by multiple migrants, not only did she initially try to blame ethnic germans for the crime, but she also continued to publicly apologize to her attackers on Facebook, stating that: „I am really sorry that your sexist and line-crossing treatment of me could help fuel aggressive racism.“ It seems only natural that the father of the deceased Maria L. is victim of the same mentality, since the EU for which he works could be considered as the general driving force of collective tolerance.

Medial reactions

The duty of the media seemed clear from there on out. Although the crime and it’s investigation found attention in many news papers and online media, there still were quite a few representatives of the profession, who tried to cloak themselves in silence about the whole case. Accidentally, they were to be found on mostly left-leaning positions – or at the state-sponsored television. Die Zeit released no report at all and even started deleting references to the case in the commentary section of other articles. Instead, they focussed on the acclaimed cooperation of policemen and right-wing radicals in Saxony.

Die Zeit über die angeblich rechte Sächsische Polizei

Michael Friedmann, anchorman of the news station N24, said, that germans need to be integrated as well.

Die Tagesschau – paid by taxes – tried to explain the fact, that they refused reporting on this case at all, by saying that it was only a case of „local relevance“. Which clearly wasn’t the case, as shown by many international reports.

Tagesschau spielt Fall aufgrund regionaler Bedeutung herunter

Furthermore, the major austrian networks, who most of the time tend to report on such events more frequently and accurate than the german media, even if they do happen in Germany, mostly ignored the case as well, since it’s development took place only days before the austrian presidential election. Naturally, there was no intent to unsettle the voters, who had to decide between a critic of the EU and the migration politics of their neighbor, and a left-leaning, green globalist.

Österreichische Medien vermeiden Bericht über Maria L.[Several austrian news sites shortly before the election at the 4th of December 2016, lacking any reporting about the murder of Maria L. and the caught suspect]

A short time after the succesful investigation and the capture of the alleged murderer, a number of politicians and media outlets talked themselves into a raging fit, insulting critics, defending traumatized refugees, who are just as peaceful or violent as every other german, or warning against prejudices and racism.

Anteil Schüler in Österreich die nicht Deutsch sprechen

In the end, it became known that the murderer of Maria L. was already convicted – as he nearly killed another woman three years before in Greece, pushing her off a cliff. The bitter irony only festers at this point: Already in 2013, he claimed to be 17 years old. He got sentenced to ten years of prison for this and got released only 18 months later, as a consequence for Greece’s overfilled prisons, and entered Germany in late 2015 – still as a 17-years old, without any notice from greek officials.

No answers from politicians are to be expected.

#Würzburg

Germany’s first official act of terrorism in the course of the migrant crisis and the ongoing War on Terror.
On the 18th July 2016, 17 years old Riaz Khan Ahmadzai (or Muhammad Riyadh, according to IS) – first believed Afghan, now assumed Pakistani – attacked several people on a train, armed with axe and knife. Four tourists from Hongkong were gravely wounded in the train itself, as well as a local resident on his espace route, before the police could apprehend and shoot him dead. A short time after, clear connections to radical Islam and IS were found. Two out of the five people wounded are still in mortal danger. [1]

Würzburg

Security checks fail

It was just a question of time before these violence acts would hit Germany. The necessity of people to suffer and die before countermeasures are being taken is not only regrettable, but a pathetic display of everyone involved, who could’ve prevented it. Besides the rotating discussion about Islam, terrorism and security, i’d like to shed some more light on a few other points to make.

Because of a Pakistani passport found in his home and a linguistic analysis of a published video from the attacker, it is safe to assume that he lied about his country of origin. Even if there is clear proof this, for both cases of evidence can be explained by geographical and linguistical proximity. Pakistan is a safe country of origin – diminishing the chances of asylum seekers in Europe who originate from there, compared to the war zone Afghanistan.
The age, as well af the country of origin, has to be questioned under these circumstances. The minority is a big factor, granting special rights and a high propability of gaining asylum. With there being several known cases of blatant lying, faked, forged or stolen documents, it has to be paradigm to examin and verify consistently who applies for asylum – and to whom it was already granted. Otherwise, the damage this abuse will deal, financially and socially, will be staggering. For the country it concerns, for the people involved whose trust gets exploited and who should benefit rightfully from this system, and for the system of giving asylum in itself, which degenerates to an authority of social benefit fraud for all those, who are willing to exploit it.
This, as well, is an argument for a precise and thorough investigation of all asylum seekers; against uncontrolled immigration; and for a flow of people, that the concerned country can actually handle, without having to rely on shady deals with aspiring autocrats.

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The state imitates Sisyphus on integration

The second point to make, fueling the never-ending discussion, is, of course, integration – or the obvious failure of it in case of the attacker. The known facts are as follows:
On the 30th June 2015, he crossed the german border. Because of his age, he received special treatment, applied for asylum at the end of the year, and had it granted on the 31th March 2016. He was housed in a religious facility, later on in a foster family in a small, scenic village. Local residents describe him positively, he learns the german language, plays in the local football club and starts an apprenticeship in the local bakery. He continues to exercise his Sunni religion.
Through home sickness and the sudden death of a friend killed in action in Afghanistan, he seems to radicalize himself in a short amount of time and acts on behalf of his fallen bretheren and to enact vengeance on the infidels. A suicide note and farewell letter to his father was found in his home, speaking about religious themes, about revenge and the hope of reaching heaven and fellow muslims, who need to defend themselves against foreign powers. German soldiers in Afghanistan are mentioned as well. A self-made flag of the IS is found, which later claims responsibility for the attack.
Now, the question is: How does succesful integration look like? Considering the goals of the integration policy, which was reviewed here earlier, Riaz Khan Ahmadzai fulfilled all, if not every single condition. He lived in a empowering, positive environment without direct radical influences, learned the german language, had an apprenticeship and participated in local activities. According to the federal government, he should have been succesfully integrated – or would have been enroute to this goal. Until some day, he decides to end the lives of several foreign people and ultimately his own. The conclusion that the Sunni believe is responsible for these actions couldn’t be more obvious. It matters little if he entered Germany with the initial plan of exercising violence or only radicalized himself after certain events. The circumstance that such a sudden change of heart is possible and legitimated by the Sunni faith identifies the ideological foundation for what it is: The faith was the defining, if not the only reason for these actions, as well as the motivation. How can someone be looked at as succesfully integrated, when such a faith may negate and ruin all efforts and progress in an instant – and how can we detect and fight this menace?

The hypocritical echo

Last point. Reactions, from public life and politicians as well. After Renate Künast initiated the public debate with a bizarre tweet, in which she questioned the necessity of shooting the attacker dead, and earned herself quite a blowback, i would like to present a small selection of additional comments – and comment them myself, if deemed necessary.

The Bishop of Würzburg:
When dealing with those, that come to us parentless, we have to further contemplate on how we can accompany them, how we integrate them and how we help them to withstand their traumata. [2]
The integration policy should have explained the How in this. The foster family who adopted the young man and seemed to care for him lovingly tried their best to help him integrate. The environment was beneficial, activities and work was provided.
How does Bishop Hofmann think we can do more or better, to accomplish a level of integration that is not dangerous to anyone anymore? What more is needed?
Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann:
We can’t let this go on. [3]
Regarding his statement that immigrants, who can’t prove their identity and origin, have to be stopped at the border and detained, until everything is cleared. He also lamented the ongoing status of ignorant and disorganised authorities, as well as thousands of undocumented migrants who roam the country.
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[Working for years with unattented Afghan youths. How do i explain the victims of #Würzburg, that most of them just want peace? #bitter]
Shouldn’t it be more important to explain to the own populace how such actions can be prevented, instead of focussing on the damage that is done to Afghan youths? Curiously, Pakistani youths aren’t mentioned.
Lorenz Caffier, Interior Minister of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern:
Young refugees stand out ever so often with violence and criminal acts, cause police operations and insecurity in the population [..] Extremistic salafists are looking for those young people without social stability, to instrumentalize them for their cause. [4]
Even it is still unknown if Riaz Khan Ahmadzai had any contact with salafists or other radical islamists, this case should open talks about the possibility of muslims radicalizing themselves via internet and social media. Direct contact is not a necessary factor.
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[What must a 17 year old experienced, to take an axe and .. ? Who is not(!) asking themselves this question, AfD, Pegida, press?!]
The Antifa was never known to follow a logic that is comprehendable for non-members. The question is, of course, of rhetorical nature; still, only a few selected groups or organizations are supposed to answer it. There are plenty of answers though: Special treatment from authorities, intensive care, family life and playing football in Ochsenfurt, apprenticeship in a bakery, the islamic community in Würzburg .. – it has to be one of it.
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[We should be ashamed, that we didn’t integrate him better!]
Collective guilt as an accusation and verdict. #NotAllGermans would be an adequate counter-argument i assume.
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[My condolence goes to the only casualty of #Würzburg, the 17 year old that was manipulated by ISIS]
The systematic contortion of victim and perpetrator is a symptom that keeps spreading for quite some time now in correlation to terror attacks. Naturally, one can see a victim when looking at a young refugee with severe traumata or a rough way of life and advocate comprehensible for such a case. If the distress that caused the acts of the attacker is getting uplifted above the suffering of the innocent victims and prioritized, something is very wrong with the general perception of blame and responsibility. To acknowledge the susceptibility of manipulation, to misappropriate the consequences, and then praise the ways and means that led to these circumstances and demand their continuation, is a display of a dangerous disorder, which in itself is partly responsible for creating this problem in the first place. Looking at the events in Munich, this resumes to be the case.

Cain’s mark on the refugees, Part I

The myth of Cain and Abel is, for most people, probably only known in essence, not in it’s entirety from the Book of Genesis. But it can serve as a valuable parable for modern developments and a better understanding of the created crisis of the refugees.

Das Kainsmal und die Flüchtlinge

The biblical story

Cain and Abel were born as farmer and shepherd respectively and thus procured sacrifices to their god according to their profession: fruit and meat. God alas restricted his attention solely to the givings of Abel. His brother, enraged and envious, kills Abel because of that and is punished and cursed by God for this; never again is he to till a field and needs to turn to shepherding because of it. This is not the subject of Cain’s fears though; banished to walk the earth as a pariah, he is eternally foreign to the rest of humanity and has to be afraid to be murdered by everyone else. In a time way before any global order and morals, to kill someone without any family or tribe that could protect and avenge him, he could be robbed and killed without any repercussions by those who had family and tribe. To spare him from this fate, God places a mark upon Cain, which existence served two purposes: To display him as an offender and a castaway, but to visibly put him under God’s protection as well. Every man that would lay hands on Cain would be sure to suffer God’s vengeance sevenfold. Thus, Cain was able to move without fear around the world and around the foreigners that inhabit it, to raise a family and found a city. Cain’s mark as as a guarantor for the survival of man in foreign lands. [1]

God is, in the context of present events, of course no omnipotent and omnipresent entity; modern technology makes many a thing possible, however, the modern state hasn’t progressed this far yet, that it can see and control everything without having to fear certain backlash. It is certainly not untouchable yet. Nevertheless, he is eager in the very same way to use the stigma on some ethnics or minorities as such a mark of Cain: As deterrent, as immunisation. There is a certain irony behind the fact that Angela Merkel’s mantra, „We can do it!“, is in dire need of a portfolio of methods and means, which undermine this highly optimistic idealism and turn it into a sign of cynical hypocrisy. Instead of actually doing something, the machinery is only in motion to enforce the view upon the populace, that the status quo has to be accepted; that it can’t be helped. In a state where politics, the media, judiciary and the executive branch as the four pillars of power are only blaming or negating themselves, nothing will be done, nothing achieved; only accepted what should be intolerable.

Isolated cases

  • On the 31th of July 2016, a policeman in the city of Kiel was attacked by a young man of turkish descent, after said policeman tried to inspect the group because they were harassing him with a laserpointer. The officer got punched in the face multiple times and hit his head on a nearby wall. The perpetrator was already known for several cases of violent disorder. He wasn’t persecuted, despite there being several eye witnesses and video recordings of the attack. The responsible Interior Minister asked for more respect regarding the police. [2]
  • In austrian town of Mödling, several cases of sexual abuse were reported in the end of July. Four young asylum seekers got drunk in a local venue and then proceeded to harass a girl in the bathrooms of the same bar, as well as a passerby after leaving the location. No one intervened. Allegedly, the girl was too afraid of being labeled a racist and thus refrained from filing a report to the police. [3] The mayor of Mödling, who publicly complained about the lasting conditions in his town, was told by the austrian Interior Ministry to restrain himself and to stick with the facts. [4]
  • Rainer Wendt, Federal Chairman of the German Police Union, recently – after releasing his publication „Germany in Danger“ – talked about problems concerning the immigration crisis and the means of dealing with established families of immigrants:

[..] But make no mistake: documentary evidence in front of the court is very difficult. The courts pose huge requirements as proof, what has every individual contributed to the deed, and in the end, it will most likely be scrapped.

We have parallel societies, which shield themselves from one another.The judiciary is powerless in most cases, but often unwilling to take drastic measures. These people challenge the state of law all the time. [..]

Criminals enjoy themselves in Germany. [..] Prosecutions are being scrapped en masse because of economical reasons. [5]

  • A nameless policeman:

We don’t fight crime anymore, we just govern it. One has to wonder why colleagues keep enduring this. But we are sporting about it. [6]

  • In May of 2015, a report was shown in the tv channel NDR about an alleged torture scandal in the federal police. According to the report, a policeman from Hannover took a Moroccan asylum seeker into custody for dodging the fare and then abusing him physically and with rotten pork at the police station. The policeman actually gets convicted; but only because of the picture he took of the asylum seeker and uploading it to a social network and other, unrelated charges. The initial charge of torture, which the report of the NDR used and even got honored with a price because of it’s precise research, was completely dropped and viewed as unfounded. And even the affected Moroccan, which later was revealed to be an illegal, testified that he never got fed anything at the related police station. The report was used unreflected and unedited by many other media networks nevertheless. [7] [8]
  • The Frankfurter Allgemeine reported in May this year about the conditions in juvenile and regular prison. Juvenile refugees of unknown age and descent – but mainly from the african continent – had to be moved from juvenile prison to regular prisons, in some cases even ones that are used for preventive detention and murderers. The refugees rioted, sweared, demandet and hurt security personal as well as themselves. It is unlikely that they can be resocialized or integrated, given the circumstances. [9]
  • Within the aftermath of New Year’s Eve in Cologne and the numerous cases of sexual abuse, rape and theft it entails, accusations came onto light that the Interior Ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia gave instruction to the police, to cancel the reports about the events or erase the term of rape within them. The accusations were denied, Interior Minister Ralf Jäger had to justify himself in front of an investigation committee and denied them there as well, as well as even criticizing the police of Cologne for underestimating the situation and not handling it appropriately. The events, he said, couldn’t have been predicted. [10] [11] Conveniently, this falls together with other processes in the Interior Ministry of NRW. Wolfgang Düren, chief of the police branch in the ministry, uttered concerns about practices and rituals within the special forces of Cologne. The matter was subject of an investigation, which was ceased because of a lack of proof for the charges. The reputation of the special forces unit was damaged nevertheless, the affected officers felt discriminated against – and filed a disciplinary complaint. Interior Minister Jäger and his ministry, to this day, neither apologized for the unwarranted accusation, nor did anything to handle the filed complaint or even react to it. [12]
  • In September 2015, several incidents happened in the city of Freiberg, where asylum seekers tried to attack employees of a supermarket with a machete, after they were caught red-handed of stealing items. One of the attackers, who even needed to be deterred via warning shot from the police, was already set out of prison a few days afterwards; and visited the market again, armed with a knife, making threatening gestures. The mayor of the city seems helpless, prosecution proclaims that it’s impossible to take him into custody because of a lack of risk of flight. Thus, the only measure that remains is to move him to another asylum home. The manager of the market reported several similiar cases, lamenting the helplessness of the police – and hired a private security force. [13]
  • In regards to the matter of ignoring the criminal deeds of refugees, spokesperson of the Hessian Interior Ministry, Michael Schaich, said:

The superintendents of the public relations offices were informed, that the topic of refugees could be instrumentalized by right-wing extremists, to specifically agitate against asylum seekers. [14]

  • A police officer from Frankfurt on the Main told the BILD:

Concerning criminal acts of suspects with a foreign nationality that are registered in an asylum center, we put these cases away immediately. [..] There are strict instructions from the administration to avoid reporting criminal acts done by refugees. Only direct requests from medial representatives are to be replied to. [14]

  • Especially in NRW, the crime rates of north-african immigrants are well-known for a long time already and are being concealed all the way. At the end of 2014, a meeting of home affairs committee came to the conclusion that the problem was very real and had to be dealt with. Alas, nothing was done; attempts were even belittled and laughed at, out of fear of stoking xenophobic resentments or playing in the hands of right-wing movements. Or maybe simply because they didn’t have a solution. [15]
  • At the 29th of January 2016, radio station Deutschlandfunk broadcasted the Media Quartet; several journalists from Berlin and Bonn talked about the role of german media, especially in politics. Dr. Wolfgang Herles, former superintendent of the telestation ZDF – which is governed by public law – in Bonn, explained rather bluntly the how close to the government the public-sector broadcasters were. The government predetermined the which topics were covered and which weren’t. A concrete agenda was followed and enforced. [16]

Germany is not alone

Naturally, theses cases aren’t exclusively german. Countries that are battling similiar problems are being confronted with the same hindrances. A french example of this, that was buried my the mass media, is the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Paris, the Bataclan massacre. Only recently it was revealed, that the victims of the attack were recipients of gruesome torture before their death. The details – decapitation, genital mutilation, disembowelment – were revealed and confirmed by eye witnesses and were only made public recently, after an investigation committee in Paris. Until this point, the information regarding this was kept classified by the authorities. And still, there was no wider coverage of these events in Germany; a query for this produces little to no results. [17]

Another sad example is to be found in the north of europe. After Sweden was already cynically labeled as the rape capital of the west, the conditions in the Scandinavian country are worse than ever. Recent efforts to fight sexual abuse with armbands, that displayed a „Dont grope“ imperative, were expectedly in vain. Instead, more cases of sexual abuse and rape came to be, in a series of festival that were being held in the summer. Caught perpetrators were reported to be wearing the armbands themselves. The bitter irony does not stop at this, though. The promoters of the festivites allocated several busses specifically for the purpose of driving asylum seekers festival compound for free, as an effort of integration. The advertisement supported several languages of the Midle East as well. And while everything was being done to deliver a great experiences for unattended refugee youths, the police could provide neither practical nor efficient ways of handling the ensuing problems and politicans wouldn’t make an effort to change anything. [18]

The whole extent of the lack of medial coverage and the helplessness of the police and the unwillingness of politics can only be vaguely imagined; a look at local news and a few international news networks may sharpen the view of the current truth, which became a victim of suppression a long time ago. Examples for such a look are provided respectively by the Gatestone Institute and an anonymous source, that compiled a list of criminal incidents connected to illegal migrants and asylum seekers. [19]

Again, the question has to be asked if this is a matter of only ignorance and incompetence or deliberate, negligent obstruction and cover-up. The suspicion obtrudes anyways, that a part of the political establishment is trying to hinder the executive branch of doing it’s work appropriately and following the laws accordingly. Meanwhile, the judiciary is unwilling or unable to apply it’s criminal law justly and efficiently. And the state media is willingly following the agenda set by the government, to paint a very a one-dimensional picture of the ongoing crisis and past missmanagement.

Helplessness – Spinelessness?

The difficulties of the migrant crisis, uncontrolled immigration and a total lack of integration are being obscured or distracted from, the symptoms in the form of ever-growing criminal rates und a lack of security within the nation are being shrouded instead of fought. This mentality of burying one’s head in the sand is evidentially enabling criminals: Without the deterrent of actual prosecution and conviction – in the form of deportation, if necessary – and the endeavor to elucidate events and conditions by politicians and medial attention, it really is no surprise that the status quo is as frightening as it is. In this context, the aforementioned Ralf Jäger commented on the debate of a burqa-ban as followed:

I, personally, reject the burqa. It is a symbol of a lack of integration. But it is not a sign of lesser security. Someone who would ban the burqa, would have to – if you follow this train of thought – forbig people from dressing up as Santa Claus. This is no contribution to security. It unsettles people additionally.

The inability or lack of will of an Interior Minister to see the correlation between integration and security; absurd and inappropriate comparisons, strawmans, that are being used as justifications; the question on how the ban of a symbol of femalre oppression can upset people – all this and more is the reason and the epitome of the status quo.

These efforts of protecting the immigrants aren’t enough to realize a functioning mark of Cain though. The foreign ones need an aura of vengeance, as deterrent from the natives whose land they’re treading upon. Only then, when the criticism about the means and the criticism about the foreigners are met with the same violence, from which the foreigners are getting spared, only then is the protection complete.

Continued in part 2.