For anyone who is used to the typical PC waffling by Western European politicians when discussing the migration issue, the following video is astonishing and refreshing.
Heinz-Christian Strache is the leader of the FPÖ (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs, Austrian Freedom Party). He is the current vice-chancellor of Austria, in coalition with the ÖVP (Österreichische Volkspartei, Austrian People’s Party) with Sebastian “Boy” Kurz as chancellor.
In his statement, Mr. Strache not only speaks plainly about the dangers posed by criminal migrants, but even identifies the ethnicities (Chechens and Afghans) that display the most brutality. He emphasizes the pointlessness of attempting to “integrate” such thugs, and insists that criminal migrants must be immediately deported.
I never expected to hear such remarks by a leader from any European country west of the Iron Curtain. Mr. Strache’s position is for all intents and purposes the same as that of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. The difference, of course, being that Mr. Orbán doesn’t have to deal with the presence of large numbers of viciously criminal migrants in Hungary, because he had the prudence and foresight to deny them entry in the first place.
Many thanks to Oz-Rita for translating and subtitling this video:
|00:00||In our government program to introduce we have agreed on|
|00:04||tougher punishments for sex offenders and violent criminals.|
|00:08||Nearly every day we read about sexual assaults,|
|00:12||especially by asylum seekers. That is the result of the wave of refugees|
|00:16||in 2015, and the subsequent completely misguided|
|00:20||asylum policy of the previous government. Compared|
|00:24||with most countries of origin, Austrian penalties are downright|
|00:28||ridiculous. The deterrent here is zero.|
|00:32||The already introduced increase in penalties was merely the logical consequence.|
|00:36||However, apparently this is not enough either,|
|00:40||which is why we have to be even more restrictive, and in these areas|
|00:45||further increase the penalties, because robberies|
|00:49||are becoming more and more brutal. Increasingly a knife, or even a firearm|
|00:53||is being used. The perpetrators, among them unfortunately many foreigners,|
|00:57||do not shy away even from elderly people and children,|
|01:01||which makes me particularly concerned. This means that|
|01:05||the task force on criminal law that has now been set up can only be welcomed.|
|01:09||But let us not forget our officials, especially|
|01:13||the police, who risk their lives every day in the service of our security,|
|01:17||and who sometimes come into contact with perpetrators who|
|01:21||shy away from nothing. Chechens and Afghans especially|
|01:26||have recently distinguished themselves with their extreme brutality.|
|01:30||There is a total lack of respect. To then still|
|01:34||talk about possible integration, or how important migration is for us —|
|01:38||as some theorists or leftists still believe and claim —|
|01:42||knocks the bottom out of the barrel. Anyone who|
|01:46||attacks officials, but also health personnel, must be punished with the full force of the law.|
|01:50||And for strangers who seek protection here, and then|
|01:54||think they must stand up against the State,|
|01:58||I have but one answer: the immediate and consequent deportation.|
|02:02||Such persons have forfeited any right of residence, protection and|
|02:06||assistance or asylum in Austria.|
|02:11||An attack on a police officer cannot be regarded as a trivial offence,|
|02:15||but must be dealt with using the full force of the law.|
|02:19||Let us proceed in together and show such perpetrators|
|02:23||that Austria will no longer tolerate this.