Soeren Kern, the Gatestone Institute, November 29, 2017
- “The police cannot win a war with the Lebanese because we outnumber them…. This applies to all of Gelsenkirchen, if we so choose.” — Lebanese clan in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
- Observers surmised that the real reason for the judge’s leniency was that he feared his family might be subjected to retribution from the clan.
- Freddi Lohse, the Vice Chairman of the DPolG German Police Union in Hamburg, said that many migrant offenders view the leniency of the German justice system as a green light to continue delinquent behavior: “They are used to tougher consequences in their home countries. They have no respect for us.”