All nightclubs and discotheques in the supposedly liberal city of Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, have taken a joint decision to bar all “refugees” from their premises after endless criminal and sex attack incidents, a local newspaper has reported.
According to a report in the Badische Zeitung, all of the nightclub managers got together after a series of nonwhite sex attacks and other crimes to agree that the only solution to the problem was to simply refuse all “refugees” admittance to the clubs.
The owner of one of the clubs (the “White Rabbit”), sent an email last week to its events organizer saying that they had decided that “we will no longer grant admittance to people who have only a temporary residence permit. This was not an easy step, but we currently see no other way to get a grip with the problems caused by the refugees.” The email was leaked to the Badische Zeitung.
Incidents at the club included pickpocketing, a knife attack on a bouncer, and numerous sexual harassment cases. Included in the latter were several forcible entries into the cubicles of the women’s toilets, the administering of “knockout drops” in women’s drinks, and even an attempted rape.
Club-visitor “Annika” told the Badische Zeitung that she had attended a concert after-party held at the White Rabbit in December, and “A large group of African men come in and harassed the dancing visitors,” she said. “We were surrounded and felt up.”
Soon, violence broke out, with guests and staff coming to the women’s aid and forcibly throwing the nonwhites out. Outside, the mob waited for the women to leave, and forced them to “run a gauntlet” through them to get away.
The Badische Zeitung continued by saying that similar incidents had happened at many other clubs as well. The Jazzhaus club, for example, a well-known left wing establishment, was also forced to bar “refugees” after a number of serious incidents.
“We have a political claim to be a cosmopolitan club,” manager Michael Musiol said, explaining his club’s political stance. “But we cannot run the club this way; the ideal and harsh reality are far apart.”
Peter Bitsch, operator of the Kagan nightclub, said that women simply no longer felt safe in the town’s nightspots because of the “refugees.” They form packs in front of the doors and move from disco to disco, he added.
The club owners know, the Badische Zeitung says, that legally speaking, they are walking a thin line. “This is a very fine line. If sued, a club manager would have to prove in court that he did not discriminate,” Alexander Hangleiter, Managing Director of the German Hotel and Restaurant Association in Freiburg told the Badische Zeitung. “But I also see the predicament of restaurateurs and club owners, where their guests stay away if they do not take action against the abusers. I’m at a loss.”
* Freiburg has traditionally been a left-wing controlled town, and at the last local elections, the Greens won the largest share of the vote.