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  • Germany Issues Official Warning To Refugees: “Don’t Touch Women In Pools”



    The German government has been forced to issue an official warning to Syrian refugees reminding them not to touch or sexually harass women at public swimming pools. The warning is one of many rules being laid to to speed the assimilation of Middle Eastern refugees into German culture. Other guidelines include following German pool hygiene, knowing how to swim, and following the posted rules at the risk of expulsion with no exception.
    The country has been struggling with a surge in violence and sexual harassment after accepting approximatley 800,000 refugees from Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan within the last year. Some of Germany’s biggest public pools are preparing for this “culture shock” caused by the flood of refugees by setting clear guidelines and rules for all patrons to follow. Many of the rules were created in order to curb unsavory behavior from men that hail from more misogynistic cultures.


    A German social worker, Hartmuth Kurzhals, runs a program called “Bleib Cool am Pool” or “Staying Cool at the Pool.” The program is aimed at teaching refugees how to behave according to German cultural standards. She bluntly laid out the issues many local Germans have with new refugees to USA Today:

    “[The refugees] don’t know how to behave. Most of them know. But some of them don’t.”

    Kurzhals has instructed local pools to post signs flat out telling patrons “do not touch the women.” Other rules, that seem like common sense, such as “know how to swim before entering the pool” were deemed necessary after the frequency of near-drownings by teenage refugee boys became so frequent that it began to disrupt daily operations.


    The refugees themselves seem split on the issue. One rather humble refugee blamed the issues on Middle Eastern culture. He told USA today:

    “The Syrians don’t keep the rules. They just want to jump anywhere. And this attitude plays a part in the statistics.”

    Other refugees where less willing to admit their shortcomings as a group. Jaber Zahraldeen, a refugee and regular patron at public German pools, claimed the people of Germany must also work harder to be more accepting of the refugee’s respective cultures. He told reporters:

    “If Arabs see a woman who wears a bikini, they have to accept it. And if Germans see a woman with a hijab, they have to accept it as well,”

    source--American Military News
    Comments 8 Comments
    1. ok doser's Avatar
      ok doser -
      maybe they should put up signs that say "don't rape our women"
    1. gcthomas's Avatar
      gcthomas -
      The article starts by claiming that the German Government has issued the warnings, but then goes on to explain that a named social worker is responsible.

      Is that the whole story? That a social worker has talked about the behaviour of "some" refugees? I was intrigued by the "government" mention, but that seems to be just click bait. Ho hum.
    1. musterion's Avatar
      musterion -
      What's the government prepared to do if Muslims won't comply?
    1. gcthomas's Avatar
      gcthomas -
      Quote Originally Posted by musterion View Post
      What's the government prepared to do if Muslims won't comply?
      It is not a government edict, just a request from a single social worker to some pools in a town. So 'nothing' would answer your question, as it was nothing to do with them. (And there was no mention of 'Muslims', as it is a cultural issue, and a proportion of these refugees are Christian.)
    1. musterion's Avatar
      musterion -
      My question is much bigger than public pools. The non Muslim refugees aren't causing most of the problems wherever they go in Europe. But you already know that.
    1. patrick jane's Avatar
      patrick jane -
      Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post
      maybe they should put up signs that say "don't rape our women"
      Look but don't touch !!!
    1. Tambora's Avatar
      Tambora -
      There needs to be some butt whoopin going on by some brothers, fathers, boyfriends, and any other concerned citizens.
    1. musterion's Avatar
      musterion -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tambora View Post
      There needs to be some butt whoopin going on by some brothers, fathers, boyfriends, and any other concerned citizens.
      Thet know the German government would come down on them far harder than it doas on rapist Mohammedans.
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