Globalization: Mass Immigration:


Commentaries on the Refugee Crisis

 in Germany and Europe - Part II

(Part I  issued in:


by Professor Dr. Dr. Randolph Riemschneider

Berlin, Germany

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Help for refugees - yes, but within reasonable limits rather than through an uncontrolled invasion. caused by the German Chancellor with spontaneous invitation to all kinds of refugees to come to Germany/Europe without consulting the 28 states concerned or German Parliament as would have been appropriate in a democratic union. This will also cause huge expenditures.


The author's essay titled "Commentaries on the Refugee Crisis in Germany I" published in May 2016 met with a far greater echo than expected so that a follow-up seems called for. Unfortunately, the stance taken both by the German people and foreigners and expressed in many different ways did not result in a change in the German government's refugee policy. The strengthening of parties such as AfD (Alternative für Deutschland = Alternative for Germany) which advocates countermeasures to more than 15 % in the polls did not have any effect either. Additional commentaries and warnings from competent personages such as Peter Helmes and friends[i]), Erika Steinbach[ii]), Wolfgang Bosbach[iii]) have been summarized by the author in the following, starting with ten accusations and a new commentary from Peter Helmes' paperback "Asyl: Fakten, Fehler, Fragen" (Asylum: Facts, Errors, Questions) of 2016, 44 pages: DIE DEUTSCHEN KONSERVATIVEN e.V., DEUTSCHLAND Magazin: Helmes, Chart 1.


Chart 1

“The truth about the extent of the wave of refugees


Accusation no. 1:        Number of refugees not clear

Accusation no. 2:        Asylum procedure not clear

Accusation no. 3:        Cost estimated either not at all or incorrectly

Accusation no. 4:       Underestimated or played-down risk of criminal acts

Accusation no. 5:        Underestimated risk of terrorism

Accusation no. 6:        Overestimated job potential for refugees

Accusation no. 7:        "Islam is - not - a part of Germany"

Accusation no. 8:        European security policy - helpless politicians

Accusation no. 9:        Overtaxed social security systems

Accusation no. 10:      Autocratic style of governing


It was four sentences spoken by Chancellor Merkel which might bring Germany and Europe down: Chart 2


Chart 2

-  "There can be no upper limit for the right to asylum."

-  "We'll get this done."

-  "We cannot build a fence 3,000 km in length."

-  "We do not have the power to decide how many people will come to Germany."


The cause of the refugee crisis is Chancellor Merkel's: "We'll get this done".

The citizens are left helpless, misinformed and unsettled. They were not asked whether Chancellor Merkel should enter into this refugee deal, whether primarily Muslim refugees are welcome, whether they agree to Turks being allowed into the country without a visa. The political class acted behind the backs of the population.


No "multi-culti" mixture - instead, leave the variety of cultures untouched

An important worldly wisdom was not taken into account: Various countries, people and cultures exist because variety is the fate of mankind. Taking this into account and preserving one's own culture is a vital task of the political powers of a country. Apparently, this was not fully understood by the politicians in Berlin, Brussels and other capitals. They obviously do not understand that "thorough mixing" destroys or changes a nation - to the disadvantage of the culture that has grown there.”


Here are a number of details on the ten accusations against Chancellor Merkel's refugee policy according to Helmes:


Accusation no. 1: Number of refugees not clear


Discussion of refugee numbers, of planned fences at borders (Bulgaria, Turkey), closed borders: Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia. Denmark cuts social benefits for refugees in half; Austria insists on keeping the route through the Balkans closed; see Chart 3.


Chart 3

1.         There will be no European solution!

2.         Germany is isolated within the EU!

3.         Other EU countries do not understand the German refugee policy!

4.         Individual countries have discussed, agreed and implemented measures to end the refugee stream to Europe.


Accusation no. 2: Asylum procedure not clear

The EU Commission plans severe penalties for countries refusing to take in refugees. This requires the consent of the EU Council. It is hoped that this will remain an illusion. The Polish Secretary of State called this plan an "April fool's hoax".


A special deal with Turkey which, however, will only be honored if the EU does what Erdogan says and wants, for example abolishment of mandatory visas for Turkish citizens (80 millions). This demand is driving a wedge between the EU countries.


Accusation no. 3: Cost estimated either not at all or incorrectly

What is the cost for one refugee? According to a calculation of "Stiftung Marktwirtschaft", each refugee will cost approx EUR 470,000 during his or her lifetime. This includes: benefits paid to asylum-seekers, social benefits, the cost of care and medical treatment.


Money paid to refugees

A single refugee in lodgings receives EUR 143.00 per month, married couples EUR 129.00 each, infants (0 to 6 years) EUR 84.00, 7 to 14-year-olds EUR 92.00 and adolescents up to 18 years of age EUR 85.00. As soon as refugees have been allocated a permanent place to live, the rates increase. A single person will then receive EUR 325.00 per month, married couples EUR 297.00 each, infants EUR 211.00, 7 to 14 year-olds EUR 238.00 and adolescents up to 18 years EUR 269.


In some cases, refugees are financially better off than recipients of social benefits, of Hartz IV benefits or pensioners with a basic income.

(No German recipient of Hartz IV benefits would ever have so much money to spend on fleeing as those who have allegedly lost everything and therefore "flee" to Germany - the country with the "Welcome Culture".)


Accusation no. 4: Underestimated or played-down risk of criminal acts

Number of criminal acts

From 2014 to 2015, the number of criminal acts suspected to be committed by immigrants rose by 80 % (from 116,328 to 208,344). During the same period of time, the number of people applying for political asylum rose by 130 % (202,834 to 475.649). According to the German Federal Criminal Police Office, "the vast majority of asylum-seekers" do not commit any criminal acts.


Accusation no. 5: Underestimated risk of terrorism


Accusation no. 6: Overestimated job potential for refugees


Accusation no. 7:      "Islam is - not - a part of Germany"

For the German Chancellor, "it is quite obvious that Islam has no doubt become part of Germany by now." In other words: Today, Islam is a part of Germany. Tomorrow, Germany will be a part of Islam.


In 1976, 1,200,000 Muslims lived between Flensburg in the North and Konstanz in the South. By 2009, the number had grown to 4,250,000, and, today, the figure is estimated to be more than 5 million Muslims. (A number of scientists estimate that there are 10 to 15 million Muslims in Germany.)


The problem: A study conducted by Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin in 2014 revealed that 65 % of the Muslims interviewed said that they consider religious rules more important than the German laws. 75 % said that there can only be one interpretation of the Koran.

Infratest survey: Two thirds of the German people do not want Islam - in their opinion, it does not belong in Germany.


On 12 May 2016, "" had really hot news to report: "According to a survey, the disapproval of Islam in Germany is more pronounced than ever. 60 % of the Germans feel that Islam does not belong in Germany. A survey conducted by Infrarest dimap also reveals that Islam is not accepted by the German population. At the same time, the fear of terrorist attacks has grown beyond all proportions."


This would mean that the belief advocated by Chancellor Merkel and Federal President Gauck, namely that Islam is a part of Germany, has been refuted - and that the intensive work of Islam critics was not in vain after all. At the same time, there is severe criticism of the attitude of the established political parties on this issue.

In German: Das würde bedeuten, dass der uns immer wieder vorgemerkelte und vorgegauckelte Glaube, der Islam gehöre zu Deutschland, in seinen Grundfelsen erschüttert – und dass die Aufklärungsarbeit der Islamkritiker nicht ganz für die Katz ist. Gleichzeitig wird die Haltung der etablierten Parteien in dieser Frage deutlich kritisiert.


A majority of 58 % is of the opinion that the established parties - CDU/CSU, SPD, Green Party, the left party, "Die Linke" and the liberals FDP - do not take the worries and concerns of the German people in connection with radical Islam sufficiently seriously. 38 % of those interviewed are happy with the attitude of the established parties in this respect.


Accusation no. 8: Insufficient European security policy - helpless politicians

Already, Europe is forced to live with terror. Spain, France, Belgium and Norway were affected particularly severely. Even experts with in-depth knowledge of the political situation (and familiar with "political speak" which usually covers up or "diplomatizes" problems) are speechless (fassungslos). It is really remarkable that the German Minister of the Interior, Tomas de Mazière has to remind European Security Agencies to improve their exchange of data on the evening of the blood-bath in Brussels. "We must share the information we have." This not only sounds, but is helpless.


Forged documents, a true hazard - a question of European survival in the battle against IS


Many IS terrorists infiltrate Europe with so-called "genuine forgeries", as the border protection patrols and agency call it: "genuine passports (blanks) with false names and details".


The documents are the real thing, as they were confiscated or stolen by IS members from passport offices, embassies or government agencies of Arab countries. However, the names and other data in the passports are false. This is a huge challenge for border patrols and immensely increases the security risk posed by Islamic-Arab refugees that came and are still coming into the country in huge numbers.


It is an absolute must to register all refugees in Germany, to record their data and to interview them in depth with regard to the personal and structural data from their countries! The aim is to prevent any future refugees from entering the Schengen zone without passports or other ID. Anybody claiming that they have no passport or had no opportunity in their home country to apply for one is lying! Those who throw away their passports before crossing the German border commit a premeditated criminal act and have not right to enter the Schengen zone!


Helmes continues to say:

First: It is mandatory to distinguish clearly and rapidly between the recognition as an asylum-seeker, which grants this individual the right to take permanent residence here and which most of the refugees obviously do not qualify for, and recognition as a refugee from civil war according to the Geneva Convention.

Refugees from the Syrian civil war should be recognized in this category in accordance with the Geneva Convention, always keeping in mind that they will have to return to their country after the end of the war to rebuild it.

Recognition as a refugee under the Geneva Convention does not lead to a permanent right to live in Germany or another Schengen country. This was pointed out repeatedly - and rightly - by the Minister of the Interior, Thomas de Mazière!

Second: Since the "war" waged by IS against the entire civilized world is a war against all of us without any "front line" being evident, we need every bit of information we can get to make this opponent "visible". This means that every one arriving in this country needs to be interviewed by the intelligence services and registered in detail.  Given the permanent and huge threat posed by IS, it is hard to believe that, to date, the refugees arriving in Germany only need to answer questions about name, first name, route travelled, but nothing else!

The European (and German) security policy is really in a miserable state!


In the following, Helmes is trying to list the most important defects and to point out possible approaches to a solution:


The worst defects in European security (policy)

Chart 4

1)         Insufficient exchange of information

2)         Lack of willingness to give up responsibilities

3)         Control (still) takes no precedence

4)         No effective security structures

5)         Outdated security agencies

6)         Anachronistic security policy in the EU

7)         A joint centre for defense against terrorism does not exist or, respectively, has no punch

8)         Data secrecy deemed more important than protection against terror

9)         Europol is weak

10)       The outer borders of the EU leak


ad 8)

According to German data secrecy provisions, data from visa information systems and Schengen information systems must not be linked. The condition of restricting use of data applies: Data may be used only for the purpose they were collected for.”


Wolfgang Bosbach, an expert on the topic of security risks and dangerous individuals, says:

"An example: At the level of the Federal Republic of Germany, we have the joint Centre of Defense against Terrorism in Berlin-Treptow. Everything we coordinate there, namely the federal and regional security agencies, must also be done at European level. We need better cross-border cooperation. In particular, this applies to sharing information on so-called dangerous individuals. In particular, we need a common definition of the term "dangerous individual" in all 28 member countries of the European Union”.



Ad 9)

Seal off the outer borders of the EU! No immigration without identity. In that respect, Wolfgang Bosbach says:

"We must distinguish between two different issues. Checkpoints at the internal borders of the EU were abolished in return for the promise of keeping the outer borders safe. However, the outer borders of the EU were never less protected than today (...).

We should not let anybody into the country whose identity and nationality is not completely clear. For months, we have been losing control at an alarming rate, but if you point this out, you are quickly accused of being against taking in people in need in principle. However, we must know who comes into our country, who they are and where they come from.”*



Accusation no. 9: Overtaxed social security systems

The cost of the German social security system is growing out of all proportions, which is aggravated by the enormous influx of people who have not contributed to this system to date.


Accusation no. 10: "Autocratic style of governing"

Chancellor Merkel wants Europe to keep its borders open, something she explicitly confirmed during her last visit to Italy. We will not be able to change this if the powers that be insist. Let us bring back to mind that the Dutch and French voted against the Lisbon Agreement - and hence against forced unity in the EU. However, the "European leaders" ignored this, just as they ignore what their citizens want - they do not even ask what it is.


Let a really deserving member of the German Parliament have the last word: On 5 May 2016 (Ascension Day), the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) published an online article by the spokeswoman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, Erika Steinbach, titled: Erika Steinbach laments disregard for Parliament.”

"From the energy revolution (turning away from nuclear power) decreed practically overnight via the not only wrong, but illegal asylum policy to the most recent decision on electric cars, the CDU politician lists examples documenting this non-democratic, autocratic political style.

Even the "energy revolution" which obviously served the primary purpose of winning an election, Steinbach says in the FAZ, is "over-shadowed by the Chancellor's decision to open the borders and let in immigrants without any restriction."


Germany's identity loss


Erika Steinbach adds: "Many people are deeply worried that Germany will suffer an irreparable loss of identity as a result of the more than one million immigrants from a different cultural group... What really makes me uneasy is the fact that, until today, the German Parliament never voted on the singular acceptance of masses of migrants and the unconditional opening of the borders.


It is true that the asylum laws were made more stringent, the procedure rationalized and numerous debates held. This is good and was necessary. However, no vote has so far been taken in Parliament on the fundamental question as to whether, how and how many people the country is willing and able to let in within an extremely short time, whether hundreds of thousands can enter the country without control or registration even if the outer borders of the EU are not protected."


The CDU member of Parliament refers to a statement of the former judge at the Federal Constitutional court, Hans Jürgen Papier, who said: "The chasm between the law and the reality has never been as deep as today" and the "guardrails of German and European asylum law have been torn down".


Erika Steinbach closes with the words: "The fact that both the majority parliamentary group and Parliament on the whole are increasingly being by-passed dramatically highly distressing. I find it really bad form that the governing parliamentary group is taking this lying down.

This was made possible also by the support of the Government's policy in this respect by the media and the denouncement of all those questioning and criticizing this kind of politics. This is a depressing characterization of our democracy."

(End of Steinbach quote).


Closing remarks of Helmes in his publication quoted here: "I don't know who gave Angela Merkel the title "Mom". This choice of term is a severe misjudgment and ignores what a good mother does for her children. To me "Mom Merkel" is more of a stepmother who cares little for the children entrusted to her, as she exposes them to an uncertain future. As long as her style governs German and European politics, the more problems will grow daily - until Germany has suffocated.



[i]       Peter Helmes, economist and philosopher, former Federal General Manager of "Junge Union", First General Manager of the CDU/CSU Association of Medium-Sized Companies and member in the campaign staff of Franz-Josef Strauss, co-founder of the German Conservatives, and awardee of "Pour le Merite Européen" lectured at the University of Friboug (CH) for 20 years and authored 30 books and paperbacks.

          Helmes received valuable support of his editorial work on this publication from his friends Thomas Böhm, editor-in-chief of the media platform "Journalistenwatch", physician and philosopher Heinz Ess and the renowned Islam critic Michael Mannheimer.

          Helmes had published 2015 the essay "Zauberwort Asyl  - Schockierende Wahrheiten" (The magic words – Rights to asylum), Content: Sturm über Europa – Zerbricht Deutschland? – Flüchtlingsdebatte und das CDU-Programm: Asyl-Deutschland im Merkelirium - Alberne Argumente zur Asylpolitik - Kopfloses Berlin – Zehn Millionen Immigranten bis 2020 – Familienzuzug "Demogra-phischer Dschihd" – Gezielte Begriffsverwirrung/Verunsicherung – Ein Afrikaner spricht Tacheles – Deutschland das Weltsozialamt – Kretschmanns "Flüchtlingsgipfel" gleicht einem Traumland – Wie unsere Medien die Wahrheit verbiegen – Multikulti gegen deutsche Heimat – Unglaubliche Kosten der "Asylitis" – Beispiele für Ausgaben für das Gesundheitssystem – Tricks – Asylkosten-Schätzungen 2015 – Asyl-Industrie – Kriminalität. - In Sonderausgabe des Deutschland-Magazins: DIE DEUTSCHEN KONSERVATIVEN e.V.

[ii]        Erika Steinbach, CDU member of Parliament from Frankfurt and former President of many years of BdV (Bund der Vertriebenen = Association of Displaced Persons), clearly criticizes Chancellor Merkel's style of governing and of having bypassed both the conservative parliamentary group and Parliament on the whole in enforcing her questionable politics.

[iii]      Wolfgang Bosbach, attorney-at-law, German politician (CDU) was deputy chairman of the conservative parliamentary group from February 2000 to 2009 and chairman of the Committee on Internal Affairs of the German Parliament from November 2009 until July 2015. Despite his grave illness, Bosbach once again ran in the parliamentary elections on 22 September 2013. On 23 July 2015, he resigned from this post with effect from 22 September as it was his wish to follow his conscience and conviction also in future and thus to vote against additional money packages to save Greece in contrast to the course of the leader of his party - something that could not be reconciled with his position as chairman. However, he wanted to hold on to his seat in Parliament so as to have a chance to argue and fight for his political convictions.

             On Aug. 23, 2016 dpa: Bosbach announces his resignation in 2017 " weil er oft quer zur Linie der CDU-Führung steht* ". Bosbach und Co kritisieren Merkels "Linksdrift". 

                   * Bosbach declaired during the refugee crisis, "daß die Aufnahmekapazität und  Integrationskraft Deutschlands nicht unbegrenzt seien. Auf eine sog.europäische Lösung zu setzen, hielt er für falsch. Stattdessen forderte er, die Zuwanderung stärker zu steuern und zu begrenzen. Dies sei seiner Partei eigentlich immer wichtig gewesen, daher wundere er sich, daß dieses Ziel aufgegeben wurde".- Nach den sexuellen Übergriffen in der Silvesternacht 2015/16 forderte er im Januar 2016 im Bundestag eine politische Kurskorrektur und die rasche Beendigung eines Kontrollverlustes, "den wir seit Sommer des vergangenen Jahres haben, da das Land vor einer Überforderung stehe".

                   Bosbach hatte seit Juli 2015 mehrfach angekündigt, "daß er dem Gesetz über eine Ausweitung des europöischen Rettungsschirms und dem Hilfspaket für Griechenland in der Bundestagsabstimmung nicht zustimmen werde."



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