July 9, 2016 by
After it was revealed that over a thousand women reported being sexually assaulted in Cologne, Germany on New Year’s Eve, it blew the lid off of a horrific trend that has been covered up for years. The governments of Europe and the media outlets that covered for them, could no longer ignore the fact that there was an ongoing rape epidemic among migrants from Northern Africa and the Middle East. But despite this revelation, that doesn’t mean that these rapists are going to face any kind of punishment.
Two of the men who contributed to countless sexual assaults in Cologne six months ago, 21-year-old Iraqi Hussein A. and a 26-year-old Algerian Hassan T., were caught by the police and later charged. Hussein was accused of forcing himself on a girl near the Cologne Cathedral, by kissing and licking her face. Hassan had apparently threatened two young women by saying “Give me the girl, give the girls – or death.” According to their victims, the men also tried to rob and grope them.
This week they had their day in court, and were found guilty of sexual assault. However, both men were charged with a one year suspended sentence, meaning that they could leave the court without facing any jail time. While Hussein expressed remorse upon hearing the verdict, Hassan was seen laughing and smiling.
In response to what happened in Cologne last year, the German government has passed a new law that will make it easier for women to report sexual assaults and rape. Previously, women had to prove that they had physically resisted an assault to be taken seriously by the police.