Germany, Migrants and the Big Lie

Caption: Syrian migrants arriving in Munich acknowledge the role of Chancellor Angela Merkel in inviting them into Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)



Muslim migrants are flooding Germany with problems. German leaders want to cover it up; German citizens want different leaders

Germans are being lied to by their government. By Angela Merkel, by their police force and even by their media. For most of 2015, many suspected as much. Those suspicions were confirmed in the most dramatic possible way in Cologne on New Year’s Eve.

That night, a mob of around 1,000 migrants gathered outside Cologne’s central train station and began molesting, robbing and even raping passersby. As of January 14, 652 crimes were reported to Cologne police from that evening. Of those, 331 included alleged sexual offenses, including two rapes.

A leaked police report stated that “[w]omen literally had to run the gauntlet through the mass of drunk men, in a way you can’t describe.” One person talked about how he arrived at the station and saw “countless weeping women.”

Cologne was the worst affected city, but not the only one. Over 100 crimes have been reported for the same evening in Hamburg. Women in Frankfurt, Helsinki, Zurich and Salzburg suffered a similar fate, albeit on a smaller scale.

The impacts of this night on Europe’s future could be just as big as the November 13 terrorist attack in Paris.


Those attacks alone would have been enough to confirm to Germans that their government had been hiding the truth from them—or at least looking at the mass migration to Germany with heavily tinted glasses. But the authorities’ reaction after Cologne was even more damning.

Their first instinct was to cover up everything. The day after the attacks, the Cologne police filed a report describing their city on New Year’s Eve as having “a joyful, party atmosphere.”

“As in years past, we are looking back at a mostly peaceful New Year’s celebration,” they wrote. “Reasons to intervene were mostly physical assault and disturbance of the peace.”

There was nothing in the media either. The attacks occurred Thursday night, but the next day and all weekend almost all the national news media were silent.

A Pattern of Abuse

Tania Kambouri is a police officer in Germany and a bestselling author. In an Oct. 2, 2015, radio interview, Kambouri discussed the migrants and Germany’s deteriorating security situation.

“For weeks, months and years I have noticed that Muslims, mostly young men, do not have even a minimum level of respect for the police,” she said. “When we are out patrolling the streets, we are verbally abused by young Muslims.

I wish these problems were recognized and clearly addressed! If necessary, laws need to be strengthened. It is also very important that the … judges issue effective rulings. It cannot be that offenders continue to fill the police files, hurt us physically, insult us, whatever, and there are no consequences. Many cases are closed, or offenders are released on probation .… Yes, what is happening in the courts today is a joke. The growing disrespect, the increased violence against police .… We are losing control of the streets.”

A Shocking Government Move

On Nov. 24, 2015, the Gatestone Institute published an article titled “Germans Opposed to Mass Migration Are ‘Free to Leave.’” The title came from a statement by the district president of Kassel, a city in the state of Hesse. He stated that German citizens who disagree with the government’s open-door immigration policy are “free to leave Germany.” The article described a recent proposal by the mayor of Berlin to create emergency legislation that allows local authorities to seize private residences and office buildings to accommodate asylum seekers.

The mayor’s legislation “would effectively suspend Germany’s constitutional guarantee of private property,” according to the Gatestone Institute. It “would authorize police forcibly to enter private homes and apartments without a warrant to determine their suitability as housing for refugees and migrants.” And the mayor tried to keep the proposal secret from the German public!

Migrant Criminals

In Bad Tolz, Bavaria, local government officials recently condemned a nightclub owner after he banned male migrants from his club when female patrons complained they were being harassed. Local politicians and media branded the manager a “Nazi” and a “racist.” Incidents like this are happening daily in towns and cities across Germany, yet local and federal authorities simply refuse to talk about it. Worse still, they are attacking those who do express alarm and concern.

In Baden-Württemberg at least one hospital was forced to hire armed guards to protect its nurses from refugees.

A women’s council in Hesse wrote an open letter to the state parliament saying it had substantial evidence of sexual abuse and forced prostitution in refugee shelters.

In North Rhine-Westphalia in August, a local paper received news about the rape of a 13-year-old Muslim girl by a refugee. So it went to the police and asked for crime statistics in refugee centers. The police came back and said there was no rape or sexual assault. They made either a serious clerical error, or they flat-out lied.

The migrants are proving to be a significant burden on Germany’s health-care system. Yet, as the Gatestone Institute reported, “German media outlets are downplaying the extent of the health-care problem, apparently to avoid spreading fear or provoking anti-immigrant sentiments” (Nov. 8, 2015).

The problem goes even further than mere deception. German authorities have so far proved incapable or unwilling to do anything to prevent the migrant crime wave.


After the Cologne attack, the anti-immigrant group pegida, or Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West, held a protest. About 1,700 police were deployed to the streets of Cologne. But during the News Year’s Eve attacks, the police had only 143 officers on duty.

In Leipzig, far-right extremists went on a rampage to protest the Cologne attacks. The police arrested 211 of them. Yet barely any of the 1,000-strong mob that assaulted women in Cologne were arrested; police have just 21 suspects.

That’s not to say the German police are wrong to arrest far-right thugs who smash shop windows—far from it. But it exposes how little they are doing to fight migrant crime.

“Europe in Crisis Over Sex Attacks by Migrants Amid Calls for Emergency EU Meeting” was the Telegraph’s January 8 headline.

As that title says, the repercussions go beyond Germany. “The idea of multicultural Europe has failed,” said Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, as he called for an emergency European Union summit to discuss the attacks. “The migrants cannot be integrated, it’s simply impossible,” he said.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán called for a complete stop to all immigration. Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło said the attack “should shake up public opinion at last.”

Clearly these events are triggering a backlash against immigrants similar in scale to the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris.

Nearly 40 percent of German women plan to avoid large gatherings after the attacks, according to a recent poll. That is the kind of fear that is spreading.

A Lie With Consequences

Think about the consequences of German officials’ deception. It is destroying the trust between Germany’s government and the public. What happens when the majority of Germans realize they have been deceived? What happens when the majority of Germans lose confidence and trust in mainstream leaders? Frustrated and angry, the German people, as any people would, will seek an individual, a political party, willing to heed their concerns and solve Germany’s migrant crisis. This trend is already evident in the dramatic rise of pegida and the AfD, a right-wing political party whose popularity is at all-time highs.

Many of the Germans becoming disillusioned with mainstream politics and turning to these groups are not hardcore neo-Nazis. They don’t want to persecute the migrants or see them imprisoned, beaten up or killed. They are not extremists seeking genocide. They are regular, sound-thinking, rational people, many of whom have terrific empathy for those suffering in Syria and elsewhere. These people are simply concerned about the impact millions of migrants will have on their nation, its institutions, its infrastructure, its economy, its culture and on the German people. They are concerned about Germany’s future. But Angela Merkel’s government refuses to give serious attention to these concerns and refuses to tell the truth about the impact the migrants are having and will have on the nation.

If she continues to do this, Germany’s chancellor risks helping transform the German people—and Germany itself—into something very different and much more frightening than the democratic, peaceful, friendly nation we see today.

The Merkel government’s handling of this situation is turning the German people into a ticking time bomb! The more disillusioned, frustrated and angry the German people become, the more vulnerable they will be to radical politics and radical leaders with radical solutions.

Don’t be deceived by the images of Germans embracing the migrants or Germany’s chancellor making the cover of Time magazine as its “Person of the Year.” All is not well in Germany. Growing numbers of people are becoming unhappier by the month, not just with the migrants, but with Chancellor Merkel and her pro-migrant friends in the government and the media.

Watch for a Change

Common sense alone tells us an explosion is coming. But the Bible specifically warns us what will be the result: a radical change in German leadership.

The book of Daniel is written specifically for the “time of the end” (Daniel 8:17; 12:4, 9). In passage after passage, it talks about a powerful leader who will shake the world. He will be the “king of the north” (Daniel 11:40), ruling over a united European power. Most likely he will be the leader of Germany, which controls the rest of the EU.

What type of man is this new leader? The Bible says that “the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god” (verse 36). He will be a “king of fierce countenance” (Daniel 8:23). He is assertive, aggressive and ambitious. He is a strong leader!

This leader shall come “understanding dark sentences” (verse 23)—or, as Clarke’s Commentary puts it, he is “very learned and skillful in all things relating to government and its intrigues.”

He is also very different from Germany’s current leader.

The migrant crisis is creating a desire for a strong leader.

The irony is, this change in attitude is exactly what Ms. Merkel, the police and the liberal media want to avoid. Jörg Luyken noted in the Local, “Newsrooms are at one and the same time scared of appearing racist and terrified of stirring up a latent racism they believe still exists in German society” (January 5).

Ms. Merkel and those like her see the capacity for this transformation in the German people. That is why all the cover-ups have occurred in the first place. But in trying to suppress the truth, they’re undermining Germans’ confidence in just about every part of their government, creating an even bigger backlash, and paving the way for their own destruction.

Full article: Germany, Migrants and the Big Lie (The Trumpet)

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