Germany: First “Asylum Seeker” Convicted in Cologne Attacks

The New Observer
February 25, 2016

The first “asylum seeker” convicted of stealing a cell phone during the New Year’s Eve mass nonwhite crime carnage in the German city of Cologne has been sentenced—to a laughable six-month suspended sentence and a €100 fine.

According to local newspaper Express, the Moroccan criminal, named only as Younes A., was sentenced to the slap on the wrist punishment in a Cologne court today after being convicted of stealing a cell phone from a 23-year-old woman as she was taking photos of the city’s famous cathedral.



The nonwhite invader—who had already applied for “asylum”—used the chaos at the scene, where mass sexual assaults were taking place, to rob the woman and then tried to run away with her phone, the judge ruled.

But the woman was able to catch him and hand him in to police who arrested him. He has been in custody since the time of his arrest. Drugs were also found in his possession at the time of his arrest.

He had applied for asylum, he said, after entering Germany a year ago after coming through Spain and France.

The victim of the crime described how, after travelling from Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany for the Cologne celebrations, she was groped almost as soon as she disembarked at Cologne train station.

“When I came out of the toilet in the station, I noticed the large number of foreign men,” she told the court.

“I was groped on the buttocks, and my friend was groped by the pack of men between her legs. Then my phone was stolen by someone in the mob,” she told the court.

She was sure that the offender had groped her, but this could not be proved.

The judge said that the accused had discarded his ID to avoid being deported, but, as pointed out earlier, conviction of crimes of this level are not deportable offenses in Germany.

The nonwhite criminal will thus be allowed to stay free in Germany until his asylum appeal is heard—but even then, the chances of being deported by the present government is as good as zero.

The trial was the first resulting from the more than one thousand crime reports emanating from New Year’s Eve in Cologne. More than 430 of these cases deal with sexual assault—up to and including rape.