Sami A. does not work. He lives in Bochum, Germany. The newspaper Bild just revealed that Sami A. is the Tunisian who belonged to the squad of Osama bin Laden's bodyguards and is under surveillance as an Islamist threat. As an aside, three of the 9/11 pilots, including Mohammed Atta, were based in Germany.
Sami is now a well-paid public danger.
Sami A. only has to show up at the police station once a day. He cannot be expelled according to the German Supreme Court. The judges argue that he could be tortured in his country of origin. Since he lives with his family in Germany, Sami is now a well-paid public danger. And he receives a monthly benefit payment of 1,100 euros. By law, the Tunisian and his wife are entitled to € 194 each. In addition, they get between 133 and 157 euros for each of their four children.
Bin Laden's bodyguard can walk, well paid and undisturbed, in the streets of Berlin today. A Jew wearing a kippah on those streets is risking his life.
Thousands of Islamists today in Germany live in multicultural enclaves such as that of Neukölln, the trendy district of the capital which draws in youngsters and Muslims alike. A few days ago, a small demonstration was held in that largely immigrant Berlin neighborhood. The flashmob in Neukölln proved all the fears that Jewish symbols today in Germany are under threat. Bystanders insulted and spit on participants and tore up an Israeli flag. The organizers ended the protest prematurely.
Islamic symbols such as burqas, beards, minarets and others are welcomed today in multicultural Germany. The Jewish kippahs are disappearing. The seismic changing indicates a deeper betrayal of values.
‘Better to not rely on us,’ just wrote in Die Welt Mathias Döpfner, the CEO of the Axel Springer media giant in Berlin, regarding Germany providing military assistance to Israel, should she be in need. Döpfner wrote that in the past, he would answer “Yes” to the inevitable question while visiting Israel about whether Germany would send weapons and soldiers if the Jewish state faced attacks that threatened its survival. However, over the last few years, he has started to hesitate. “Today, I would say: ‘Better to not rely on us'”. Döpfner summed up the effect of Germany’s Holocaust remembrance culture: “In remembrance we are giants. In action and help we are dwarfs”.
Germany is an economic giant but a moral dwarf, where Jews are attacked on the streets for sporting their religious symbols and where convicted Islamists live on the welfare state's shoulders. It is a crazy Europe.