A German teen claims that most youths are afraid of Arabs, and in an interview with Die Welt discusses why German men have given up defending themselves, opting to wait for police instead.
Eighteen-year-old Miguel has no problem defending himself on the streets of Berlin, but in today’s Germany that makes him an exception. In an interview in Die Welt Miguel states that young German men have given up on defending themselves, and are especially afraid of Arabs who often carry weapons and move in large gangs.
Miguel’s comments were made in reaction to research conducted by Jörg Baberowski, an academic specialising in violence research. Mr. Baberowski claims that young German men have simply “forgotten” how to fight and defend themselves. Following the Cologne New Year’s Eve mass sex attacks, where it was observed that German men did not come to the aid of the women being molested, Mr. Baberowski explained the lack of reaction as Germans giving up on defending themselves, opting for the state to take care of their security instead.
Coming from a partial migrant background himself, Miguel, whose father comes from Latin America, explains that he and many German men follow a code of honour regarding physical confrontation. “If my opponent says ‘I give up, I’m sorry about what I said,’ then one ceases. If an opponent says ‘stop,’ then I’ll stop. Because: Why should I continue to knock him out when he is on the floor?”
According to the teen, Arab migrant youths do not have a “code of honour” but have a different set of rules they operate under. He says that many of the Arabs, unlike Germans, carry knives making the Germans afraid to confront them.
“The Arabs would always draw a knife. If I get stabbed, I would remember their face. When I would get out of hospital, I would call four or five friends and go do the same to them what they did to me,” he said, making it clear that unlike many Germans he was willing to fight back.
“Most Germans are afraid of Arabs. Other foreigners are afraid of Arabs, as well. The Arabs do not fight alone. They call their big brother or cousin. They don’t fight fairly and all carry knives. I am not afraid, but I sometimes worry about my family — particularly if they find out where I live.”
One case of migrant violence on a German teen in Bonn led to the death of a 17-year-old victim, “Niklas P”. Niklas and his girlfriend were attacked by several migrants who kicked and beat the teen so brutally that he died in hospital six days later.
Migrant gang violence among teens has become widespread across Europe. Escalating scenes of violence have been perpetrated in once peaceful cities like Vienna where migrants stab each other over gang rivalries.