This morning I started the day with the great John Oakley live on AM640 in Toronto. A listener of John's wanted him to ask me about the mass sexual assault in the heart of a major German city by up to a thousand "migrants":
Cologne police chief Wolfgang Albers told a news conference officers described the men as looking as if they were from "the Arab or North African region" and mostly between 18 and 35 years old. "We have one complaint that represents a rape," he added.
Integration commissioner Aydan Ozoguz warned against putting foreigners and refugees, hundreds of thousands of whom have entered Germany largely from Middle Eastern war zones, under "blanket suspicion".
Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed shock over the attacks that police said occurred when about 1,000 men split into gangs as officers cleared a square to stop fireworks being thrown from the top of steps into the crowd below.
While politicians also urged people not to become wary of all refugees, the incident fueled calls from right-wing groups to stop letting in migrants. Germany took in just over a million last year, far more than any other European country.
Cologne mayor Henriette Reker said it was "unbelievable and intolerable what happened on New Year's Eve" but there was no reason to believe those involved in the attacks were refugees.
Ah. So who were they then? Or are we already at the point where Mayor Reker is afraid to say?
Around 150 people gathered in front of Cologne's cathedral on Tuesday evening to protest against violence against women. One of them held a sign saying: "Ms Merkel where are you? What do you say? This scares us!"
But, as the sign at top right suggests, they're also scared of abandoning their multiculti illusions.
We also touched on King Barack's alleged executive "action" on gun control. Click below to listen:
My mordant observation on an epidemic of sex slavery in the decades ahead was, alas, deadly serious. The tensions at the heart of the multiculti Eutopia evident on the streets of Germany this New Year's Eve will worsen as the years go by, as I wrote about in After America (personally autographed copies of which are exclusively available, etc, etc). Somewhere in there, I quote a headline from the impeccably non-far-right Spiegel:
How Much Allah Can The Old Continent Bear..?
Der Spiegel was fretting over the internal contradictions of sexual hedonism in a multicultural age: Can you have thousands of young men from a primitive culture that regards women as possessions (and dumps you in loveless marriages to cousins you never previously knew) living alongside underdressed dolly birds staggering around in mini-skirts and fishnets? Not for long:
In La Courneuve in France, 77 per cent of covered women said they wore the veil to "avoid the wrath of Islamic morality patrols," as the writer Claire Berlinski put it. She added:
'We are talking about France, not Iran.'
So far Jews and gays have been at the sharp end of the Islamization of Europe, as we see in the prison-camp security required for Jewish schools in France and in the shuttering gay bars of Amsterdam. As Germans and Scandinavians are beginning to understand, women are next.
~As for a certain cat album that John was kind enough to mention, it's called Feline Groovy: Songs for Swingin' Cats, and, as he said, it's flying off the shelves at Amazon. It's doing super-well on the jazz bestsellers, and holding its own on the poppy charts, too (as befits an album with a bit of samba, swing, rock, even country). Lots of great reviews at Amazon:
'The only cat album you'll ever need.'
'As irresistible as a cute kitten.'
'Steyn + Cats + Jazzy Instrumentation = Delight!'
'His relaxed delivery contrasts well with the crisp precision of the ensemble. The arrangements by Kevin Amos are brilliant.'
'Purrhaps you will want to listen to this impressive work while snuggling with that special someone!'
~Tomorrow I'll be keeping my regular date on the radio with Hugh Hewitt, live coast to coast across America at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific.