Last September’s general election in Germany saw the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) seated in the Bundestag for the first time. As a direct result, there has been another first: the issue of crimes committed by “teenage” “refugees” has been discussed on the floor of the Bundestag for the first time.
Anton, who translated the video below, includes these introductory notes:
Alternative for Germany Party (AfD) made Katarina Barley — the Social Democrat who serves as minister of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth — answer questions about the murder of a 15-year-old German girl by a Muslim in Kandel.
When asked how she intends to protect women and girls in the future, she said we need to talk to them, those who come from macho cultures. We need to bring their families over because they are easier to handle when their sisters and mothers are with them.
The AfD just laughed at her. And the Socialists applauded.
This is the first time a minister has ever been questioned in Parliament about a crime committed by someone claiming to be a refugee. Even though hundreds of thousands of crimes have been committed by asylum seekers since Angela Merkel opened the floodgates in September 2015.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|00:00||First question to our colleague Nicole Höchst (AfD).|
|00:10||Based on the official crime statistics and against the current backdrop of the crime in Kandel.|
|00:18||What concrete educational and danger prevention measures is your ministry planning|
|00:25||in order to protect and successfully inform women and girls in the long term|
|00:31||about the disproportionately increased physical and sexual and life-threatening attacks|
|00:38||that have taken place since 2015 by so-called “asylum seekers”? Many thanks.|
|00:44||Unlike you, my ministry and I are anxious to protect all women and girls from sexual assault.|
|00:54||And that’s why this is not just about a single cause.|
|01:02||We have… we know from many investigations,|
|01:06||unfortunately also recently from the terrible case in Freiburg…|
|01:10||That the vast majority of sexual assault takes place in the context of social proximity.|
|01:15||This is not intended to conceal or minimize those cases that do not.|
|01:21||Nor the actual abuses perpetrated by refugees.|
|01:27||We have to approach this from different angles.|
|01:30||On the one hand, this concerns the accommodation where the unaccompanied young refugees live.|
|01:39||Also of course to the… yes… to the macho culture from which they often come …|
|01:46||That one does not conceal this and attempts to discuss this there,|
|01:51||and of course influence them, this is quite obvious.|
|01:55||But as I said, now… I do not know exactly where you were going with education?|
|02:02||As if you had in mind that you should say who you do not look in the eye,|
|02:05||or do not shake hands with or something, I have no idea?|
|02:08||What they are thinking? We erm, we erm, we have|
|02:11||the expert’s report from Professor Pfeiffer here,|
|02:14||which gives very precise starting points, which firstly says… [interrupted: Many thanks]|
|02:19||Yes, but it is now… Please give me two more sentences in this case. [OK]|
|02:23||There are… we must work with the youth, and we also know that family reunification is important.|
|02:27||Because the adolescents… [laughter] because the adolescents…|
|02:30||Well, yes. You know. If you think only half of the expert’s report is correct.|
|02:34||You have cheered half of the Professor Pfeiffer’s report, but you must then read it all.|
|02:39||And he says it is just the same with young men whether they come from here or elsewhere.|
|02:44||They are easier to handle when they have their mothers and sisters with them.