Helsinki deputy police chief Ilkka Koskimaki told AFP: “There hasn’t been this kind of harassment on previous New Year’s Eves or other occasions for that matter… This is a completely new phenomenon in Helsinki.”
The co-ordinated attacks appear to be either some kind of ‘probe’ to test the reaction of the host communities, and/or a deliberate provocation intended to increase native hostility to the newcomers, in order to set in motion a process of radicalisation and a spiral of confrontation. The most likely beneficiaries of such a tragic chain of events are of course Al Qaeda and ISIS, who have already written online of their belief that such clashes will allow them to step in as ‘protectors’ of Muslim communities and to recruit Europe’s large number of Muslim criminal gangs for home-grown Jihad.
The events of New Year’s Eve therefore bear out the warnings that the KTI has been giving since last autumn that the coming danger from Islamists in Europe is not of a few more Paris-style attacks, but of a general insurrection similar to that with which they started the invasion of Syria. Anyone who wants to see what happens next should therefore look not so much at 7/7 but at Belfast 1968, when tens of thousands of innocent people on both sides of the religious divide were forced to flee their homes and seek refuge among their own community.
Iron Curtain to rise again?
While the outlook is very bleak for Western Europe, however, the latest events have given further impetus to the process whereby eastern Europe is defending itself and setting the scene for a future in which the continent is again divided roughly along the line of the old Iron Curtain. The difference is that, this time, everything to the west will be chaos, oppression, terror and Islamisation, while civilisation, the culture of the original societies and western emigre groups and Christianity will thrive in the east.
As a reaction to the incidents in Cologne, Slovakia has already announced, that they will not take in any more Muslim refugees “The European multicultural society has failed”, explained Robert Fico, Slovakia’s President (see top photo). His administration will not tolerate Muslim communities in Slovakia.
The Prime Minister feels all his positions to be confirmed. He sees his hard line stance about asylum- and refugee politics as correct. After the Cologne incidents there is simply no alternative, Fico explains: “We do not want that Slovakia will have to endure a similar predicament as Cologne. That someone who lives and thinks completely different can just go and harass our women openly in public.”
“It borders to a lunatic imagination that refugees with a different religion could be integrated easy. The European Welcomeculture has failed” – the Social Democrat Fico says. “The Slovakian administration is convinced. The thought of a multicultural Europe is simply not feasible. It is fiction. It can’t be transformed into real life.”
He says there is a clear connection between the wave of refugees, the attacks in Paris and the violence in Cologne. That the EU has gravely, underestimated the risk. He has, therefore, always been against and defended his position on the compulsory refugee quota coming out of Brussels. And it is this clear path that he will pursue in the future as well, and moreover, “we will on a voluntary basis not make any supporting decisions which would allow the development of a Muslim community in Slovakia.”