All Saints’ Day 2018: Together with her husband, Mrs. S. walks along the street Sonnleithnergasse in Vienna’s Favoriten district. In front of a mosque there is a group of young people. As if from nowhere, says Mrs. S., a then 18-year-old kicked her husband in the stomach. The 67-year-old pensioner fell with his head on the edge of the pavement so unhappily that after several weeks in a coma he finally died of his injuries. Now his widow and daughter talk about the attack – the day when the husband and family man disappeared from their lives forever. Both have left their former home district of Favoriten forever. All that remains are family albums, memories, cemetery visits and much pain.It took a long time for Mrs. S. and her daughter to get over the worst time of their lives.Since the attack, both are in psychological care, slowly learning to enjoy life again. Mother and daughter are caring for each other, stand together, comfort each other. Again and again during our conversation both need a short break: handkerchiefs for tears, a glass of water for their nerves.Ms. S. remembers the traumatic events of three years ago: “He only had gasping breath, I screamed like a banshee. For three weeks it was an eternal feeling of fear and hope. Then he died. He would never have woken up again, his brain was completely destroyed. He was brain dead. Actually, “Thank God, he didn’t notice, he didn’t suffer.”Another youth was prevented from further attacking: “As if one wasn’t enough,” said N. “It’s birthdays, Christmas and anniversaries, they hurt very, very much. Daddy is extremely absent,” says daughter N., as she bursts into tears. She wears a ring which connects her with her father, “He is looking at us”, Mrs. S. replies to her daughter.”When you kick someone in the stomach, you know that the person can’t breathe, no matter how strong and vigorous you are, you fall over.Otherwise, daddy would have been able to resist,” says N.Since the mosque is monitored by several cameras, the suspected perpetrators could be investigated three hours later. “You go out and a few hours later your life is completely different. It will never be the same again. Nobody can imagine that. Unfortunately, people today should be warned and told: “Please be quiet and don’t say anything, just try to avoid people.”For Ms. S., the fact that the young people appeared in a group is a sign of “what cowards they are”. “Going after little children, animals or elderly people is so rotten and incomprehensible.” She is sure that if the main perpetrator had been alone, it would never have happened. “The problem is they always travel in packs.”Both had insisted on not meeting the perpetrators in court. “Five years imprisonment for one human life, that’s ridiculous to me. “But even if he had gotten eight or ten years, my husband is dead. That’s a fact and doesn’t change anything. Life will punish this man.”The future will be difficult “but we are on a completely new path”, said daughter N. “The perpetrator was a special needs student, has learned nothing, but has practiced martial arts. And: “One must not practice any martial arts, except in (sports) combat!” Bitter detail: As the offender was also unemployed at the time of the incident, the family did not even receive compensation.For years Mrs S. had said to herself: “If I wasn’t that old, I’d move away from here.” The conditions around the Favorite District would have gotten worse and worse. “As a native, you were almost an exotic. I always said: I live in Little Anatolia! It’s really bad.” They immediately sold the family home in Favoriten. The pain was too much.Daughter N: “I was afraid of young men on the street when I was clearing out the apartment. This also happened to my husband. You just become very careful, you get respect”, says S. “The perpetrators lived only a few houses away from ours.Mrs. S. lived in Favoriten for many years, went to gymnastics there, visited the beautician. “That’s no longer possible. Never again Favorites, I swore to myself!”, that “I can’t”. Daughter N. now lives in the country: “I won’t set foot there again, I just can’t.”I wonder if they still think about the perpetrators and their motives. That’ s her answer. “I don’t want to think about them, they’re non-existent people. You’re not supposed to deal with that kind of stuff.” The daughter also says, “I don’t want to think about them. I’d rather think about daddy.” “We are people who say you have to look ahead. That’s our motto. That’s the way we live now.” Sometimes things get better, sometimes worse. N.: “Our life is relatively okay.” “Sure,” answers Mrs. S. and looks up as if the inner strength is coming from there.
The Federal Police Department in Frankfurt on the Main is searching for a still unknown perpetrator who attacked two travellers with a knife last Saturday evening, around 11.20 pm, in a regional express train shortly before Friedberg station.According to investigations by the federal police so far, the 27- and 38-year-old men from Gießen and the perpetrator had an argument in the train, which was initially carried out verbally. The dispute escalated when the unknown man suddenly pulled out a knife and attacked the two of them. The older of the two victims was seriously injured by stitches in the groin area and on his arms and had to be taken to a clinic by ambulance. Fortunately, the 27-year-old was only slightly injured and could be released after being treated in a hospital.The perpetrator had fled from the train at Friedberg station, across the tracks towards the downtown area. Despite an immediately initiated manhunt in which a police helicopter of the Federal Police was also deployed, the perpetrator could not be caught yet. The fugitive perpetrator was described as an approximately 30-year-old, approximately 175 cm tall man with dark hair and presumably of Arab descent. He was dressed in red trousers and a dark blue T-shirt and sports shoes.Anyone who can give clues about the perpetrator is asked to contact the Federal Police Inspectorate in Frankfurt on the Main by calling 069/130145 1103.
A minor traffic obstruction on Oberhausener Street in Mülheim on the river Ruhr last Saturday evening at around 7:30 p.m. caused a major police operation after several members of a Turkish family showed solidarity, harassed and attacked the police officers. This was preceded by a traffic obstruction caused by a vehicle parked in front of a courtyard entrance. Residents could not get past the vehicle and to their garages.
While a towing company was loading the car to move it on the road, suddenly two young men (22/16 years old) appeared and approached the officials with the words “Hey, what are you doing with the car? They stepped closer and closer to the police officers. They did not comply with the request to keep their distance. They did not comply with the order to stay away either, despite the threat to enforce it if necessary by use of force.
Instead, the young men attacked the police officers, provoked them and made threats. Other family members joined them, so the police officers called for reinforcements. A 43-year-old woman appeared, claiming to be the mother. She shouted at the officers several times and tried, sometimes violently, to reach her sons. The sons then attacked the officers almost simultaneously. The 16-year-old jumped into the back of an officer.He was then taken to the ground.There the man tried to kick the police officer and bite his arm. The 22-year-old tried to push the officer away. When he was grabbed he kicked the legs of the officer and tried to hurt him with targeted head butts. Both men had to be tied up. Meanwhile, the mother tried to stop them from being taken to the police station and to free the two sons.She was supported by a 46-year-old who attacked the officers and had to be brought to the ground and tied up. While the 16-year-old was allowed to leave the police station after the police measures were completed, the two older ones spent the night in custody. The three injured police officers remained on duty.
The trial about the sexual assault of a mentally handicapped woman on a park bench in Forchheim made the headlines almost seven months ago. Now the case has been reopened.At that time, the 3rd Criminal Division of the Bamberg Regional Court had sentenced the perpetrator to 22 months in prison, but at the same time had placed the 37-year-old Afghan in a psychiatric hospital. Now the proceedings had to be reopened due to an appeal at the Federal High Court.
Hadi W. (name amended) spent almost half a year in the closed section of the district hospital in Bayreuth. However, the sex offender has not started therapy – despite the clear verdict he still considers himself innocent. His public defender Jochen Kaller from Bamberg used the time to appeal to the Federal Court of Justice in Leipzig. The 6th Criminal Senate there had no doubt about W.’s guilt and also found the sentence to be appropriate.In April 2019, W. had grabbed a mentally handicapped woman on a park bench during a bicycle trip to the sports island Forchheim, pulled down her pants and underpants and wanted to force her to perform sexual acts. Only a stroller with his dog had driven W. away.Only in the case of placement in a district hospital did the presiding judge Günther Sander and his Federal Court of Justice colleagues have legal reservations. In their view, the prognosis of danger in particular was not sufficiently justified. However, the psychiatric expert Christoph Mattern from Bayreuth had very well found a brain-organic psychosyndrome.According to the expert, this could be explained by a blow to the head with a rifle butt by Taliban fighters, a serious motorcycle accident and smoke poisoning in an apartment fire. However, the Federal Court of Justice was unable to determine that Hadi W. could be expected to commit further serious crimes due to illness.The Criminal Division, which is responsible for appeals and revisions at the Bamberg Regional Court, took a similar view: it suspended the placement and sentenced him to a suspended sentence. At the end of the day, W. left the Palace of Justice a free man. “But you were not acquitted”, said presiding judge Marion Schmidt. Instead, he had to prove himself now.W. must remain exempt from punishment for three years, report every change of residence, visit the police once a month, find a legal guardian and cooperate with the probation officer – but then in Erfurt, where Hadi W. presumably wants to move to. His sister lives there.The fact that the prison sentence was suspended on probation had several reasons: Firstly, Hadi W. had no criminal record. For another, he had already spent 16 months behind bars. Furthermore, his victim allegedly does not suffer from permanent physical or psychological late effects.
Even though he claimed to be someone completely different, he was now convicted at the Dresden district court. And has to pay a 900 euro fine because he permanently spits on judicial officers in jail.
Being Yassine B. (27 years old) he already received eight punishments. Among them seven years imprisonment by the Regional Court of Chemnitz for robbery and assault.
Since then Yassine has been making “round trips” around the Saxon prisons. Nobody wants to keep him any longer, he is unruly everywhere.
The latest indictment claimed disgusting spitting attacks on judicial officers and nasty insults.
At the trial, the Moroccan first declared that he had a different name, a different place of birth and was almost ten years older.
In the end the judge did not believe any of this. Above all, the victims recognized the perpetrator.
Now 900 Euros are payable. Probably Yassine will “serve” the fine in jail. That’s another 180 days in prison…
Lyon, the third largest city in France, July 20, 3 a.m. A middle-class neighborhood. A young woman walks her dog on a quiet street. A car arrives at high speed and crushes her dog. The driver stops, backs up, runs over the young woman and crushes her too. He goes forward again, at full speed, and drags her dead body half a mile. People awakened by the noise write down the license number of the car. The police officers who come to the scene are horrified. The young woman’s body was dismembered. A leg was found on one side of the street; the rest of her body was shredded. One arm was close to the body of her dog. The other was still holding onto the dog’s leash. Her name was Axelle Dorier. She was a nurse, only 23.
The French Department of Justice asked the police not to release the name of the killer. An anonymous policeman released it anyway on a social network site. The killer’s name is Youssef T. He was driving under the influence, without a license. The prosecutor charged him with “reckless murder”. He is in jail awaiting trial. He risks a maximum sentence of ten years. Residents of Lyon wanted to organize a peaceful march to pay tribute to the young nurse. They asked the government to get tough on crime. The young woman’s parents objected: they said they have “have no hatred” for the killer.
This was not the only barbaric act in France during the month of July. On July 4, on a small road in Lot-et-Garonne, in southwest France, a young gendarme, Mélanie Lemée, age 25, tried to stop a driver who was speeding. He accelerated and deliberately crushed her. She was killed instantly. The other gendarmes at the scene quickly found the driver. One of them, a police officer, gave the name of the driver to a journalist. The driver’s name is Yacine E. He too was driving under the influence, without a license. Mélanie Lemée’s parents did agree to a peaceful march, but also said that they had “no hatred” for the murderer. They even addedthat they had compassion for him, because “his life is destroyed”.
A third barbaric act occurred on July 5 in Bayonne, a small town in the French Basque area. A bus driver, Philippe Monguillot, age 59, refused to allow two young men to board without tickets and masks. The two young men immediately started beating him violently and forced him get out of his bus. Two more young men joined them and began beating him too. They left him on a sidewalk. He was covered in blood and dying. At the hospital, he was diagnosed with a cerebral coma. His relatives, who came to see him there, said his face had been completely destroyed. Two days later he died. The four killers, who are in prison, have been identified. Journalists knew their names but decided not to publish them. Police officers gave them out anyway: Mohamed C., Mohammed A., Moussa B., Selim Z. There was a peaceful march. Philippe Monguillot’s wife said that her life is destroyed and that she doubts the courts will do their job.
Equally horrific acts, increasingly numerous, have been taking place every day in France, many times, for years. The perpetrators are usually young adults in their late teens or early twenties. All are immigrants from the Muslim world. They are not Islamists and have no political or religious motives. They generally show no remorse.
They are described by the psychiatrists examining them as “practicing gratuitous violence“: a violence without a goal other than enjoying inflicting violence. They appear to have no respect for human life or for laws.
Maurice Berger, a psychiatrist assigned to treat young people of this kind, recently published a book, “Sur la violence gratuite en France” (“On Gratuitous Violence in France”). “Gratuitous violence”, he writes, can now happen anytime, anywhere, and strike anyone. “An act of gratuitous violence,” he notes, “occurs every 44 seconds in France…. Any citizen can be confronted by it. If you do not want to compromise your chances of survival, you should submit, look down, accept humiliation.”
Sometimes, as with Axelle Dorier, submitting is not possible: she did not have any contact with her killer until the moment he crushed her. Sometimes — if you are, say, a bus driver or part of the police force — your job does not allow you to submit.
The families of the victims, however, can submit, and often do just that. They are then showered with congratulations from political authorities and the media. Days after the terrorist attack at the Bataclan Theater in Paris in 2015, Antoine Leiris, the husband of a woman horribly tortured and killed inside the music hall, posted a letter to the terrorists on Facebook. He said he understood their motives and does not hate them. He added that he is not angry and has to continue living his life. The letter was immediately shared by hundreds of thousands on social media. A publishing company asked the author of the letter to add elements to the letter and make it into a book. The book, called “Vous n’aurez pas ma haine” (“You Will Not Have My Hate”), became an instant bestseller.
The judicial authorities also look down and submit: it is what they do. Asking the police and the media not to give the name of killers is an attempt to hide the truth and prevent the public from knowing exactly who in France is committing these acts. Hiding the name shows a desire to appease the killers: when a killer has a Christian name, it is immediately printed on the front page. Hiding the name shows fear of the communities to which the killers belong and of anger among the rest of the French population.
The political authorities do the same. They know that Muslim votes matter more than ever. Commenting on the murders of Axelle Dorier, Mélanie Lemée and Philippe Monguillot, President Emmanuel Macron called them “incivilities” and “regrettable”, then quickly fled to another subject. The new Minister of Justice, Eric Dupond-Moretti, a lawyer, responded to a journalist who asked him what he thought of those who asked the government to be tough on crime. “Justice,” the minister replied, “must be the guarantor of social peace”. His most important task right now, he added, was to secure the repatriation of French jihadists imprisoned in Syria and Iraq to France, “because they are French citizens and the duty of France is to ensure that they avoid the death penalty”.
Only Marine Le Pen, leader of the rightist National Rally Party, sounded firmer:
“What level of barbarism must we reach for the French to say stop to this increasing savagery in our society? How many policemen, gendarmes, bus drivers, slaughtered young girls or boys does it take?”
Immediately, the mainstream media accused her of pouring fuel on the fire and being an irresponsible extremist.
“France is undergoing reverse colonization,” commented a journalist, Éric Zemmour, on television.
“Populations coming mainly from countries formerly colonized by France have settled in France without any intention of integrating. Most of them live in neighborhoods where the laws of Islam now reign and where imams spread hatred of France. Successive governments have allowed these neighborhoods to grow in the belief that hatred of France and the French would not come out of these neighborhoods.
“The hatred of France and the French did come out and took the form of riots and terrorism. It now takes the form of assaults and murders: a generalized expression of hatred of France and the French. And in a gesture of submission, the French authorities say that hatred does not emanate from those who kill, but from those who want to react and say that we must put an end to assaults and murders. It is a suicidal attitude.”
“France is in a coma and near death”, Michel Onfray, an author and philosopher, said in an interview. The main sign, he said, was the disappearance of Christianity, on which are based the values and ethics that have suffused the country for centuries. He noted that the churches are empty, the cathedrals burned down, and that the desecration of Christian places of worship is taking place and multiplying in in the face of general indifference. “Christianity is vanishing quickly,” he added. “We are in an exhausted civilization. We only love what hates us, anything that destroys us is seen as great. There is a desire to destroy truth, history.” He pointedto the root of the destruction: “We no longer teach the history of France and we no longer say what our civilization has accomplished. We only talk about our civilization to disparage it.”
He concluded that he did not believe in a reawakening, but that he would fight to the end: “We must stand up, resist.”
The number of anti-Jewish acts in France has grown in recent years. Tens of thousands of Jews have left, a wave of emigration that is gradually emptying France of its Jewish population. Many of the Jews who still live in France have abandoned the towns and neighborhoods where they used to live and moved to temporarily safer areas. Christians in France are considered infidels by the imams in the no-go zones; they are also easy prey for young men imbued with a hatred of France and the French, who are certainly not dissuaded by the submissive attitude of the authorities.
On May 30, in Paris, a demonstration was held of illegal immigrants, mostly from North- and sub-Saharan Africa. Although the demonstration had been banned by the government, the police were ordered not to intervene. Even though all the protesters were in violation of the law, only 92 participants were apprehended — then quickly released. Two weeks later in Paris, another demonstration took place: in support of the family of Adama Traoré, an African criminal who died while violently resisting arrest. That demonstration was also banned by the government, and the police again ordered not to intervene. “Death to France,” the protesters shouted, and sometimes, “Dirty Jews“. Neither the government nor the mainstream media were shocked. French youths people belonging to Génération Identitaire (Generation Identity), a movement for the defense of France and Western civilization, stood on a roof and held up a banner saying, “Justice for the victims of anti-white racism”. A man climbed on the roof of the building, in an apparent to destroy the banner. During interviews by television stations he was described for days as a hero of the “fight against fascism.” The French youths who had held the banner, meanwhile, were arrested and charged with “incitement to hatred”.
From June 16 to 18, in Dijon (population 156,000), the capital of Burgundy, street fights pitted a gang of Chechen drug traffickers against a gang of Arab drug traffickers. Military-grade weapons were used — this in a country with no constitutional right to bear arms. The government once again asked the police not to intervene. The conflict was eventually settled in a mosque, under the supervision of imams. The police called for the residents of Dijon not to leave their homes and to be extremely careful until the fighting ended. The police made a few arrests, but only after the fighting had stopped.
On July 26, a ceremony was organized in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, a small village in Normandy where, four years ago, 86-year-old Father Jacques Hamel was murdered by two young Islamists while he was conducting mass. This year, Interior Minister Gerard Darmanin delivered a speech condemning “Islamic barbarity”. “Killing a priest, in the heart of a church,” he said, “is to try to assassinate a part of the national soul”. He did not say that during the murder, the church had been almost empty, with only four elderly congregants who witnessed the murder helplessly. Darmanin, nevertheless, did add how satisfied he was that the French had not given in to anger but instead had chosen “peace”.