Once again, Kandel (Rhineland-Palatinate) will turn into an armed camp. On Saturday, April 7, several events are again planned in this charming town of 8,500 inhabitants located in western Germany, about ten kilometers from the French border. Hundreds of police will be mobilized.
The city center will be cordoned off. And, as has regularly been the case since the beginning of the year, journalists from across the country will be interested in this little piece of Germany that has become the epicenter of national anxieties related to immigration in general, and Islam in particular.
For the “German moms,” as they are called, the reason for these events is obvious: “As women, we are in danger. Look at how Islam looks at us. If we do not act today, what happened in Kandel will happen everywhere else.”
Having read Michael Houellebecq’s 2015 novel Submission, which they describe as a “prophetic book regarding Islamization,” they believe that, “From now on, it is not only our way of life, but our life itself which is threatened.”
For them, the New Year’s Eve 2015 sexual assaults in Cologne were a turning point. “The worst thing about this case is the silence of the media and the politicians, who took days to react and to face the truth that the aggressors were mostly Muslims. The same thing happened in Kandel.”