German government claims that the
rise in violent crimes in the country is attributed to migrant arrivals.
Based on a report published by The
German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) in May 2018, 4,852 migrants were
suspected of being involved in sexual crimes in 2017, up from 3,329 in 2016.
“Furthermore, there have been several
terrorist attacks committed by Islamists in Germany and Europe over the last
few years,” said Deputy Leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD)
in Rhineland-Palatinate Joachim Paul.
He said the rise in such crimes was
“fueled by the mass influx that started in mid-2015.”
“It can be concluded, that certain
parts of Muslim society are unwilling to integrate into Western societies.
Instead they want to transform our society according to their beliefs.”
“If people want to become German
citizens, they will have to accept our values,” said Paul.
“Those who are willing to do so are
welcome to stay and everyone else is free to leave Germany and Europe”.
In response, the Turkish Islamic
Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB), one of the largest Islamic organizations
in Germany, said that some of their mosques have been attacked recently.
However, Paul countered by stating
that the situation will not improve by promoting only tolerance towards
“The state is obliged to protect the
lives and the rights of every German citizen, despite their age, sex, sexual
orientation and, of course, religion. If Mosques or Muslims come under attack,
it’s the police’s duty to prevent them from harm.
“But I think that it is wrong to
demand policies which aim to promote tolerance towards Muslims only. It is just
as important to raise tolerance among Muslims.”
According to a study launched by
Heritage Foundation, a Washington DC-based US conservative think tank, 44
migrants or asylum seekers were involved in 32 Islamist plots in Europe between
2014 and 2018 which resulted in 814 injuries and 182 deaths.
The research also found
that the most frequent target of these plots was Germany and majority of plots
had direct ties to ISIS.