It is an unforgivable travesty. German authorities knew full well that Muslim migrants were preying on young girls at public swimming pools as early as 2013, yet not only did they do nothing to stop it, they allowed even more migrants entry after 2013.
A cartoon "etiquette guide" published by the Independent was allegedly created to teach migrants using public swimming pools in Germany how to restrain themselves and not molest young girls:
The images, showing a red cross over a hand reaching out to touch a woman in a bathing costume, have been circulating on social media and featured prominently in German media reports.
It came amid very real reports that local officials in the small town of Bornheim near Cologne had banned refugees from using a public pool, citing recent reports of sexual harassment and “chatting up”. The pool re-opened later after the measure was widely condemned.
But the cartoons themselves are at least two years old, and feature a broad range of guidelines for swimming pool use including messages of tolerance.
Rather than being produced in response to the spate of sex attacks on women on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, a Munich city spokeswoman told the DPA news agency the leaflets have been around since 2013, amid general concerns about anti-social behaviour across its 18 public pools.
“The ground rule of respect for women – whatever clothing they're wearing – is unfortunately not respected by all our swimmers. That's why there is an explicit indication about it,” the spokeswoman said.
Clearly, German authorities led by Chancellor Angela Merkel seem nonplussed as roughly one million migrants have still been allowed entry and now call Germany home.