The German crowd clapped and cheered as fire ripped through a building in Bautzen, Saxony on Sunday (Feb 21). Saxony is home to Pegida — a fast growing, anti-Muslim immigrants movement.
It took a team of about 60 firemen to bring the blaze under control. Arson is suspected on the hotel building that was being reconstructed to be used as a refugee centre.
“Bautzen became the scene of the latest of the hundreds of attacks on asylum homes in Germany over the past year,” reported Deutsche Welle two days ago.
The Bautzen planned immigrants centre, however, was unoccupied as yet and nobody injured.
VIDEO BELOW: The big fire in Bautzen
VIDEO BELOW: German protesters in the town of Clausnitz, Saxony block a bus carrying newly arrived Arab refugees
They are shouting, “We are the people!” and telling the immigrants to “Go home!”
Lawyers sue Merkel for allegedly defying German constitution
A group of German lawyers last month filed a lawsuit against Chancellor Angela Merkel over her immigrants policy, said a report by German news magazine Der Spiegel.
They filed a complaint in court claiming that Merkel’s decision to throw the door wide open to last year’s influx of more than one million asylum seekers is unconstitutional. They argue that it is an infringement of German borders law for the Muslim migrants to enter freely without valid travel documents.
BELOW: Cross in painted in tricolour of the German flag at Pegida street rally
Coalition partner revolting against Merkel’s authoritarian fist
There is now a rift in Merkel’s coalition government comprising the Christian Democratic Union (CDU is Merkel’s party), Christian Social Union (CDU’s sister party in Bavaria) and Free Democratic Party.
CSU is rebelling against Merkel’s unrechtsstaat (oppressive authoritarianism) in compelling Germany to accept the colossal number of refugees who have already caused social unrest, Passauer Neue Presse reported recently on Feb 9.
CSU party chief Horst Seehofer openly criticized his boss Merkel saying, “We don’t currently have a state of law and order”.
Police in Cologne are investigating hundreds of reports of sexual assault during the city’s New Year eve street carnival. Allegations by native German women that men of North African/Arab origin molested them during the event has caused public sympathy for Muslim asylum seekers to plummet.
Source: Deutschlandtrend (Germany-trend) poll commissioned by public broadcaster ARD
Merkel will soon pay the price in German state elections
In a latest (Feb 2016) public opinion study, four out of every five Germans surveyed believe that their government has failed to contain the refugee crisis – see bar chart above.
Several of Germany’s 16 states are holding elections next month while the country’s federal election must be held latest by October 2017.
BELOW: The placard says, “Merkel must go!”
The timing of state polls is bad for the ruling party as it comes amidst a hardening of public sentiment against Merkel whose personal approval ratings are on a continuous downward slide.
Less than half of the respondents answered ‘Yes’ when asked if they were “satisfied with the work of Angela Merkel”. Approval for her performance slumped 12 percent on the previous month’s figure.
Satisfaction with the German government has similarly decreased from 57 percent last July to 38 percent this February. It is an even steeper drop of almost 20 percent in the matter of a mere seven months – see line graph below.
Death wish politicians who choose to punish their own voters
The German public is forced by Merkel’s government to accept millions of immigrants belonging to a different race and religion who do not show positive signs of being able to adapt to German national culture.
Instead it is the native Germans who are labelled “racist” and “xenophobic” for their less than warm welcome of the outsiders.
Heidenau in Lower Saxony was the scene of anti-immigrant riots last August. The crowd booed and shouted “Traitor, traitor!” – video here – at Merkel when she visited their town following the riots.
As recently as three weeks ago, Merkel was again jeered and booed, this time in Neubrandenburg (video above).
In the one-and-half months of this year alone, there have been 25 arson attacks on asylum shelters in Germany.
Bavarian Prime Minister Seehofer (also head of the CSU party) has already said, “Support for the government depends first of all on stopping the mass influx of refugees”.
According to the Russian press, the Chancellor’s opponents are convinced that Merkel is “in danger of committing political suicide”.