Former MI5 intelligence Officer Annie Machon has blown the lid on Germany’s more than terrible crack down on the sexual assault crime spike taking place.
Slamming Angela Merkel for failing to address the issue, Ms Machon said: “Germany is one of the leading western liberal democracies in the world.
“Yet women cannot feel safe to go out in the streets to celebrate a public holiday.
“What does that say about equality? What does it say about human rights for women in Germany these days?”
She continued: “You need to investigate the people who might be perpetrating the attacks and stop those attacks, rather than offering a safe haven for women after those attacks had happened.
“I can understand why the general authorities did this in Berlin, particularly after the assaults in Cologne two years ago, as well as in Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Hamburg – it was all across the country.”
She added: “I’d thought pre-emptive policing and intelligence finding out who might be involved in this would be more effective.
“Apparently, the Cologne attack two years ago was widely planned over Twitter, for example, so there must be ways of finding groups that might be planning this sort of activity over social media in a targeted and legal way – not mass surveillance, but a targeted and legal way to protect women, so they can go about their normal lives in their own country and feel safe out in the streets celebrating New Year.”
In the past, German officials reported the majority of sex attack suspects in the city of Berlin were Syrian or Afghan nationals.
Machon says the spiked violence is proof Merkel’s migration policy had failed.
She said: “We had a situation in 2015, where Angela Merkel with very humane and realistic perspective invited migrants to come to Germany.
“But, of course, the sheer numbers meant that it was impossible to integrate and implement that plan effectively to ensure that everything went smoothly, and then the tensions rose.”