Earlier police statistics had proved that Tunisians, Libyans, Moroccans, and Egyptians are among the most common perpetrators of violent street crimes. These often are, most cowardly, directed at members of ‘the weaker sex’. “The number of Arabic-speaking perpetrators is increasing rapidly,” the police had then said while pointing at the worrying trend that:
“boundaries between theft, robbery, personal violence and sexual abuse have become fluid.”With Kottbusser Tor, a Berlin neighbourhood, and other parts of Berlin turning into virtual no-go zones, at least for girls and women, even the left-wing politicians dominating the city are now spurred into action. The socialist SPD, together with the Green party, Berlin residents, and district authorities, this Friday decided on allocating 1 million euros extra on the problem, Der Tagesspiegel reports.
As a whole, including the ones who are not criminally involved, there are some 2,700 unaccompanied underage refugees in Berlin, already costing 100 to 200 million euros a year (on average, that comes down to an annual 55,000 euros per individual).
According to SPD senator Sandra Scheeres, who is responsible for Berlin’s minor asylum seekers, the city’s regular social services are no longer suited to deal with some of the minor refugees. Her plans in part consist of strengthening public institutions who have to cope with the, often criminal, migrants. The proposal is supported by Monika Herrmann (Greens), who is the district mayor of Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain.
In an open letter, shopkeepers from Kottbusser Tor had earlier complained about the situation of lawlessness, that is partly caused by the unaccompanied youths, while at the same time reprimanding politically correct leftist activists and legislators:
“Inside these people exists a false fear that mentioning the situation could increase racism while, in fact, concealment and the hushing up of things cause all kind of suspicions.”Recent cases
Yesterday, charges were pressed against a gang of Syrians and Libyans who, on Christmas eve, had tried to light a homeless man on fire in Berlin’s subway, a case that had shocked Germany.
About one month ago another newcomer, this time the young Pakistani asylum seeker Asif M., had to explain his actions in court, where he appeared on charges of raping one woman and the attempted rape of five others in the Berlin-Steglitz precinct. The 26-year-old justified his deeds by stating that:
“as a refugee, it is difficult to find a girlfriend.”