NO-GO ZONES are emerging throughout Germany as they have become “lawless” places where even POLICE are attacked as a result of mass migration, according to a report.
Gangs of men are preventing people from straying into once vibrant areas of the country for fear of violence, and abuse that even law enforcement has been unable to control.
There are as many as 40 places named in confidential police reports – despite repeated denials from officers – according to a report by US think-thank Gatestone Institute.
In Duisburg, neighbourhoods have been reportedly “divided” by Lebanese gangs who deal drugs, extort businesses and frequently rob.
A 17-page report prepared for the NRW State Parliament revealed the extent of the problems.
In Berlin or in the north of Duisburg, areas exist where police “hardly dare to stop a car”.
Rainer Wendt, President of the German Police Union, said: “Because they know that they’ll be surrounded by 40 or 50 men.”
Mr Wendt said attacks amount to a “deliberate challenge to the authority of the state – attacks in which the perpetrators are expressing their contempt for our society.”
German media has been monitoring the situation.
Recently, N24 Television described a popular shopping and residential area, Duisburg-Marxloh, where police have become “powerless”.
The channel reported: “The descent of the district is nightmarish. Now clans claim the streets for themselves.”
The pockets of lawlessness have deeply upset communities with some witnesses to the violence claiming the problems are being exacerbated by the German government, which has relocated hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers and refugees into these areas.
The report for the NRW State Parliament described the situation in Duisburg’s Laar district, claiming the area is run by two Lebanese families.
It states: “The streets are actually regarded as a separate territory. Outsiders are physically assaulted, robbed and harassed. Experience shows that the Lebanese clans “can mobilize several hundred people in a very short period of time by means of a telephone call.”
Peter Biesenbach of the opposition Christian Democrats (CDU) said: “If this is not a no-go area, then I do not know what is.”
Duisburg’s Marxloh district, one of the most problematic in Germany, has been described as “a memorial to Germany’s failed integration policy.”
More than half of the district’s 20,000 inhabitants are migrants coming from 90 different countries.
The areas in question are also rocked by poverty with many inhabitants being on welfare. In Marxloh, this figure is 50 per cent.
N24 said about the area: “Once Duisburg-Marxloh was a popular shopping and residential area. Now clans claim the streets for themselves. The police are powerless. The descent of the district is nightmarish.”
“Police will enter some parts of Marxloh only with reinforcements. Several patrol cars are needed to respond even to commonplace rear-end collisions. Too often, they are surrounded by an aggressive mob, spat upon and threatened.”
“Last year, police were deployed to Marxloh more than 600 times with four or more patrol cars.”
“This summer, the neighborhood descended even deeper into a spiral of violence. Family clans claim streets for themselves. Citizens hardly dare to go outside at night. In the smallest matter, violence is kindled.”
Osnabrück Police Commissioner Bernhard Witthaut told Der Westen: “Every police commissioner and interior minister will deny it. But of course we know where we can go with the police car and where, even initially, only with the personnel carrier.”
Full article: GERMANY NO-GO ZONES: Police afraid to go into lawless areas after open-door immigration (Express)