Allah’s Pickpockets in Düsseldorf and Berlin

The following news report aired on Spiegel TV Magazine — that is, it’s a German MSM production from a redoubt of political correctness. You can see the usual Multiculti tilt in it — for example, the Maghrebian business owners welcome police intervention, because these newcomers are criminal riffraff — not like the earlier generations of immigrants who have integrated so well into German society!

And the Spiegel producers assiduously avoid examining the religious affiliation of the pickpockets, which leaves a lot of questions unanswered. The perpetrators from Morocco are obviously Muslims. But what about the criminal families based in Romania that send their trainees on a sort of journeyman tour of Europe? Surely they are Roma, whose small-group pickpocket predations are well-known across Europe, and in fact wherever Roma turn up. Are the Roma really cooperating with and training Moroccan pickpockets? Or are they two separate criminal cultures that just happen to infest German public transportation at more or less the same time?

Many thanks to Nash Montana for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:


0:02   The distance between the posh center of Düsseldorf and ‘Little Morocco’ is two kilometers.
0:09   Large scale raid in the so-called “Maghreb” neighborhood in the Oberbilk district.
0:14   300 police officers are searching 18 cafes, hookah lounges, and gambling halls.
0:19   In the crosshairs of the investigators: Illegal immigrants and drug dealers.
0:23   Forty men are arrested this evening.
0:27   38 of them were in Germany illegally.
0:31   In the North African community anger grows day by day over their criminal fellow countrymen.
0:37   I think this is great. It should always be like this. That will really clean things up here.
0:41   What do you think this is gonna do?
0:44   Yeah, that the troublemakers are gone, and that we… can live in peace again,
0:50   with our neighbors, Germans too, especially; we’ve lived well with them for years,
0:55   but since those guys got here…
0:58   Last week, twice they tried to rob me.
1:03   It is true that there is a lot of thieving around here, and that’s not good,
1:07   I definitely don’t tolerate something like that, and a bit of police presence isn’t wrong either,
1:11   I can tell you that honestly.
1:14   This neighborhood hasn’t only been in the focus of investigators
1:17   since the attacks at Silvester in the neighboring city of Cologne.
1:21   For years the crime rate among North Africans has been rising dramatically.
1:28   The Maghreb neighborhood is a magnet for criminals from all over.
1:33   They come here for recreation; it’s a social and cultural hub for North African criminal groups.
1:41   We have determined that about 50% of the people who go out
1:44   and commit crimes are not from Düsseldorf, but are drawn here by the neighborhood.
1:50   What that means is reported in this file SPIEGEL TV obtained from the police:
1:55   ”The Evaluation and Analysis Project Casablanca”
1:58   analyzed for Düsseldorf over a period of one year:
2:01   4392 offenses,
2:04   1294 theft offenses committed by
2:08   2244 North African suspects.
2:11   The main location of offenses, according to investigators, is the historic district of Düsseldorf.
2:16   A police video shows the strategy of the so-called “Antänzer” (to dance against the victim)
2:21   The men get near the victim in pairs, then arrange a playful dancing against the victim,
2:26   to make contact. During the hug the cellphone of the victim is stolen.
2:32   The second offender stands guard, while his colleague mollifies the victim,
2:36   and even pleasantly sees off the victim.
2:40   Then offender one flees.
2:43   Even if the thieves are apprehended, there are hardly any consequences, or none at all.
2:48   (Arnold Plickert, Police Union) The problem that we have, which is frustrating to our colleagues more and more:
2:52   We arrest the same persons two, three, four times,
2:56   and they’re released in less time than it takes us to get back to the police station.
3:00   This is not blanket criticism against our judicial system.
3:03   They are in part horribly understaffed,
3:07   and they can also only operate within the law.
3:11   It is simply not easy in this day and age to just get someone into custody.
3:15   Next to the criminal offenses, the Casablanca report reveals another controversial detail:
3:20   The investigators suspect that behind these offenses
3:23   there is a gang structure with organized leadership behind it.
3:27   ”Noticeable… within the frame of the project Casablanca were especially two people: Khalid N, and Taufik M.
3:32   These persons appear as central contact figures on the scene.
3:39   In the Maghreb neighborhood we make contact with Taufik M.
3:43   We arrange a meeting with the Moroccan at a playground.
3:47   The suspected head of the gang used to live in Italy, but has been in Germany for two years.
3:52   He agrees to an interview. His fellow countryman Khalid N. has apparently gone into hiding.
3:58   According to his rap sheet he has twenty offenses listed against his name:
4:03   Assault and battery, dangerous bodily harm, theft.
4:08   Sentenced to seven months probation.
4:13   There are two open investigations, for criminal property damage
4:17   and dangerous bodily harm.
4:21   Taufik M. takes us to a refugee residence, where he meets daily with his friends.
4:27   All the men here are undergoing asylum proceedings.
4:31   And they all have attracted police attention for theft offenses.
4:35   A criminal gang? Organized crime?
4:40   For Taufik M. this is a question of definition.
4:44   Something like that does not exist, it’s always two people.
4:48   Is that a gang? – That’s not even a group. – What’s a group, three, four, five?
4:53   Is this a group that steals?
5:00   One steals a pair of pants, the other steals a cell phone, or a bag,
5:04   everybody works for himself alone.
5:07   I have always stolen alone. Alone. No matter whether there were five people, or two or three.
5:20   I can do them all by myself.
5:23   I can just be with them… so easy I can talk to them.
5:29   Only just talk to them, I can take something from them.
5:33   Do you train for that? – No. – How do you know how to do that?
5:38   At ten years old I started to steal.
5:43   Integration looks different. Both men are drawing welfare benefits at €300 per month.
5:51   They cannot hold a regular job during the asylum process.
5:56   Yes, I have stolen clothes, but only to buy food for myself at the end of the month.
6:02   But now I haven’t done anything for a month and a half,
6:05   and still I can’t get through the month with just the welfare benefits.
6:09   From theory to praxis: during the interview Taufik’s friends are
6:14   stealing the cellphone of a man from Mali.
6:17   He wants it back, of course.
6:20   (argument, swearing and one-upmanship ensues)
6:48   Then the fight relocates to the hallway. Daily routine in the refugee home Oberbilk.
6:55   But the actual main city of the pickpockets is Berlin.
6:58   Over 40,000 such offenses were committed here in 2015.
7:01   One third more than in 2014.
7:04   A booming business, which the police are determined to put a stop to.
7:08   Sven Lichtenberg and Nadine Ess, whose face we can’t show,
7:13   patrol Berlin’s railway platforms.
7:18   Nationality fits… – Changing platforms looking for luggage… – Exactly… – Looking for victims…
7:24   They’re all outfitted with backpacks, walk very slowly, creeping along the platform.
7:28   I am surveilling in this direction, those two that are standing back there,
7:32   and Nadine is surveilling the three that are standing behind me.
7:36   Rush hour at Alexanderplatz. A young man on the stairs draws the cops’ attention.
7:43   Seemingly harmless, he follows a young woman, a coat covers up his hands.
7:49   Carefully and barely noticeable he opens the woman’s backpack.
7:55   Then he gets apprehended.
8:00   Excuse us, Ma’am, he just stole from you, please come here…
8:06   A skilled pickpocket can earn up to €30,000 per month.
8:10   It’s a rewarding business for the mostly very young offenders,
8:14   who learned their handiwork when they were children.
8:17   According to police intelligence there are even pickpocket schools
8:21   in Romania and Bulgaria, which train the up-and-coming new blood.
8:28   What country are you from? Syria? Afghanistan?
8:33   Serbia!
8:36   The Serb has only been registered in Germany for 22 days and he wants to file for asylum.
8:43   For eight years, Sven Lichtenberg has been fighting against pickpocket criminality.
8:50   The gangs work in family clans and are interconnected internationally.
8:54   Here is an example of the structure of a bigger family.
8:59   And the individual children in this case…
9:03   they’re being trained as pickpockets in the cities or towns where they’re from,
9:09   and when they’re ready and have become good thieves,
9:14   then they’re basically being sent on a European tour, to individual countries
9:18   in Europe, and cities, to make money there,
9:22   and then the money flows back to the individual family chiefs,
9:27   in this case back to Romania.
9:30   Such structures are also found in Düsseldorf.
9:34   We drive back to the Maghreb neighborhood in Oberbilk.
9:38   Despite raids and surveillance, the fences and the dealers are going about their businesses as usual.
9:43   The offenders are resourceful and relocate frequently.
9:48   They terrorize business owners and residents.
9:52   In a Moroccan bar just recently a dealer broke the window out of anger.
9:57   The behavior of the mostly young offenders is being observed
10:01   with great concern in the North African community.
10:04   They are not afraid of jail and suchlike, in Germany, you know they are like hotels,
10:09   and that’s why they are not afraid, yep.
10:12   And that’s why they do whatever they want to do. Many of them also have no homes.
10:17   They’re thinking: I’ll just commit a crime and then I’ll go to prison
10:21   because it’s nice in there, that’s how it is.
10:24   More than 50% of the offenders come from Morocco, according to the Casablanca Analysis.
10:29   In order to be deported to their home country, offenders have to be sentenced
10:35   to a three year term, in theory so far.
10:40   in the first six months alone of 2015, 5,500 criminal North Africans
10:44   were required to leave Germany.
10:48   Only 53 could be deported back to their home countries.
10:52   Most of them just went into hiding and/or could not be found by the authorities.
10:58   From the political side the basic laws for deportations have been established.
11:03   But that doesn’t mean by a long stretch that they will be applied.
11:07   We are inquiring at the Düsseldorf state parliament.
11:10   (Peter Biesenbach CDU, state parliament delegate) Morocco is a country that takes almost nobody back voluntarily.
11:13   Because the Moroccans say, ‘We have a return treaty, but we only follow this
11:18   when it is clear that those people are really Moroccans’.
11:22   The ones that are affected by this know that without papers they can live here very well,
11:27   because the Moroccan Embassy is anything but cooperative
11:31   when it comes to issuing new papers.
11:34   The embassy knows, the individuals know, and therefore
11:37   there’s almost no possibility of deporting them.
11:40   With Taufik and his friend Hassan, all this does not seem to play a role.
11:44   Until now their sentences were all probationary,
11:48   And even in the case of a deportation, they know how to help themselves.
11:51   Somehow, I have no fear of deportation:
11:56   They can deport me now.
12:00   And in one week I will be here again.
12:05   You can deport me. And it will last only one week and I will be back here.
12:09   I gamble to get money.
12:12   To make one thing clear: with men like Hassan, it is all about criminal behavior.
12:17   It’s not about refugees or integration.
12:21   And only when the rule of law shows its presence will it become more difficult for the pickpocket gangs.
12:26   Just like on this Friday evening in Berlin.
12:30   Duty starts for officers of the civil search and trace division of the police at Bahnhof Zoo.
12:37   The prime time now especially for the night offenders you can say is
12:42   around 3am to 7, 8am.
12:46   We’ve experienced that people can be pulled off their benches,
12:49   to test how fast asleep someone really is, that there’s targeted tipping,
12:54   attempts to wake, and when he doesn’t react, then that is the kind of victim they’re looking for.
13:00   One police video documents the boldness of a thief who steals from a sleeping passenger.
13:07   As it gets later in the night, the number of possible victims grows.
13:12   The problem: to arrest pickpockets, they have to be caught in the act.
13:17   In the subway trains officers position themselves near sleeping passengers.
13:22   We are filming with a hidden camera.
13:25   In the course of the night the officers keep noticing a group of young men
13:29   around this man with a flashy red coat.
13:32   At 5:30am it happens. One officer observes an attempted theft on a sleeping passenger.
13:39   Apprehension follows immediately.
13:47   Four alleged pickpockets against two officers.
13:50   For safeguarding the group is put in cuffs.
13:53   The suspects are asylum seekers from Moldova. An inspection shows
13:57   two of the men have already been apprehended for pickpocketing in the past.
14:01   They are professionals in the so-called ‘Zapzerap’ business.
14:04   In Eastern Europe this is slang for stealing.
14:07   You were observed in the way you attempted to steal from someone.
14:10   Why are you doing this?
14:16   – Zapzerap! – Me? – Yeah, both of you. – Me no Zapzerap.
14:21   The men do not have to be worried.
14:24   At the station the usual proceedings take place, and a report for theft is filed.
14:29   But for an arrest warrant this is not enough.
14:32   And so the men are free to go a short time later.
14:35   Until the next arrest.

17 thoughts on “Allah’s Pickpockets in Düsseldorf and Berlin

  1. “…because these newcomers are criminal riffraff — not like the earlier generations of immigrants who have integrated so well into German society!”

    To be honest, I also have the impression (perhaps it’s just an impression) that the newcomers are even bolder and worse-behaved than earlier generations of enrichers…

    Besides the desire for welfare Jizya and “uncovered meat”, might they also be making the Hijra due to seeing how well they’re likely to get treated, even if they get caught in the act of a crime? And as is seen from this video, they’re hardly likely to get deported, due to the level of cooperation from the Moroccan embassy (what a surprise eh?)… why not deport them to Russia instead, for a permanent stay in Siberia, at the same time giving the local unemployed nationalist skinheads some work to do, in taking good care of these culprits? All at a reasonable price, of course… Oh, I forgot – these illegal immigrants have “human rights”. Something that their victims apparently don’t…

    • “And as is seen from this video, they’re hardly likely to get deported, due to the level of cooperation from the Moroccan embassy (what a surprise eh?)… why not deport them to Russia instead, for a permanent stay in Siberia…” Russia is not so stupid as to accept them.

      My solution would be to create two beach-heads, one somewhere in Somalia, the other somewhere in Afghanistan. Those who, for whatever reason, “cannot” be deported would be divided into two groups – those from Africa would be transported to the Somalia beach-head and put outside the gates and given the freedom to make their own way to their homeland, those from Asia to the Afghanistan beach-head.

      • I like this solution. The cost of establishing, maintaining, and defending the beach-heads would probably be a small fraction of what maintaining the enrichers in Europe would cost.

        Now comes the political problem — how to get like-minded people into office so that the change can be effected. Any ideas on how we can get started on that?

        • Spain has something like what you describe in the cities of Ceuta and Melilla as beach-heads surrounded by the country of Morocco.

          Personally, I think the Spanish could be a lot more….aggressive…about defending the borders of these cities from the hordes of enrichers that are attempting to enter them.

      • I think the critical decision would be not how to dispose of them, but for the government to put the interests of its own people first. They are treating the rights of multiple-offender, violent illegal immigrants on exactly the same level as the rights of a native, ethnic German. In other words, a criminal offense must be proven beyond a doubt, and an arduous legal process employed, before any action is even contemplated.

        It’s painfully obvious that the German authorities are unwilling to acknowledge the abuses, let alone act on them. We can think up many schemes to handle the immigrants, some more draconian than others, but the fact remains it’s all so much hot air because the authorities are willing to do nothing at all, and let their people be victimized.

      • But how would you setup those beach-heads, without being accused of making an invasion?

        On the Russia idea – if Mr Putin is not so keen, some distant islands in the Atlantic or Carribean could perhaps also be considered. EU countries still have some colonies left in such places…

      • The other alternative is cash incentives to migrants to return home. Might sound absurd, but consider the welfare costs migrants will soak up per year, many will never find a job. It’s a financial millstone Germany and Sweden are now discovering. A financial “Exodus package” offering a economy airfare back to the homeland and startup funds for that small business, might actually attract more than a few takers, already disillusioned with life at the bottom in Europe.

        • The idea might have some merit if you guaranteed that they didn’t come back. What’s to keep the migrant from taking his “severance” package, including the start-up funds, and simply returning the same way he came originally?

          • I guess you would photograph and fingerprint the returnees and make them sign a contract agreeing not to return to the EU. If they are caught returning, immediate deportation, no right of appeal.

  2. Weak, weak, weak! Make this third world flotsam AFRAID of the law! The Moroccan Embassy isn’t very cooperative? Why do you give a toss? Recycle a cheap dinghy from the Greek islands, fill it to the brim, dump it in Moroccan waters and at gun point direct them to the shore line. These troglodytes are LAUGHING at you! How the German people are expected to bear the erosion of law and order in their once great nation God alone knows. Rapes, sexual assaults, muggings, health risks, fare dodging, shop lifting, pick pocketing, just what do you think are the benefits that Merkel’s madness are bringing to Germany?

  3. Muslims can now do go be anything. ‘Dreamers’. How could any Eurotriballand ever hope to become uncivilized without them. I imagine we will soon see?

  4. It’s interesting how SPIEGEL TV says at the 5:43 mark, “integration looks different”, only then to claim that, at 12:17, “It’s not about refugees or integration.”

    German schizophrenia. Always bring up the “qualifier”, the ” I love all refugees, but…”

  5. Since when was being part of a criminal gang and a pickpocket thief called a “dance?”

    More like the fleece or fleeze. Get caught and you, and your family, are deported.

    It makes me sad to see a once great country brought to its knees by thieves and liars.

  6. Deport every one of these freeloading fugitives, put a stop to the European gold rush. A muslim must commit a crime against non-muslims to prove they are devout muslims(per the koran). This will never end until they are deported. They will lay waste to your people and country like they are doing in every European country that lets them in.They are coming to stake their claim in Europe and the European women and children are as much of the bounty as the entitlements.

    You must take a stand if you don’t want this for your family or your country.

    Is this what you want for your descendants?
    Our governments have endangered all of us for generations to come. My children and my children’s children will be forced to live in a police state to keep the muslims in line until the day their (the muslims) numbers have grown large enough to make us refugees.

Comments are closed.