More and more news is pouring out of Germany on the coordinated violence that Muslims perpetrated on New Year’s Eve, as the scale of what unfolded slowly comes to light. (For prior coverage see here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.)
The number of cases that have been reported in Cologne has passed 500 and is climbing by the hour. Nearly half of the reports are for sexual assault. The police have confirmed the focus of their investigation is on people from North African countries and that the majority are “asylum seekers” and people who are in Germany illegally.
Information continues to emerge regarding the coordination of these attacks that brought colonizers from outside Germany to partake in the violence. Jihad Watch, reporting on an AFP article, writes:
Germany's Justice Minister Heiko Maas said Sunday that the shocking spate of sexual assaults during New Year festivities in Cologne was organised.
“For such a horde of people to meet and commit such crimes, it has to have been planned somehow,” he told Bild am Sonntag newspaper.
“No one can tell me that this was not coordinated or planned. The suspicion is that a specific date and an expected crowd was picked,” he said, adding that if confirmed, that would “take on a new dimension”.
Quoting confidential police reports, Bild am Sonntag said some North Africans had sent out calls using social networks for people to gather in Cologne on New Year's Eve.
Young men not only from Cologne, but as far as France and Belgium responded to the call to travel to the western German city, the newspaper said.
Meanwhile, the number of reports from other cities in Germany where there were attacks also continues to climb. For example, as of this writing, there are nearly 133 reports from Hamburg.
Another city that saw violence on a mass scale was Berlin, which was like a war zone. This video shows explosives going off, hordes of Muslim men shooting guns in all directions, the air thick with smoke, deafening noise, sirens cutting through the din, and German citizens darting through the chaos, trying to make their way to safety.