Irate Bavarian Governor makes good on his vow: Packs 31 Muslim invaders onto a bus and sends them on a 7-hour journey to Angela Merkel’s office in Berlin after warning the German leader, “We CANNOT take them.” (Hey, Angela, think of all the selfies you can get with your beloved ‘refugees,’ now)
UK Daily Mail (h/t Brenda K) The invaders were put on a coach in Landshut, the southeastern town of Bavarian governor Peter Dreier, and transported 340 miles to the German capital.
Dreier appeared to be acting on a threat he made to Merkel last year. Critical of her stance that Germany can cope with the influx of migrants, he is said to have issued a warning to the chancellor in a phone call in October.
‘If Germany is taking in a million refugees, mathematically that means 1,800 will come to my district. ‘I will take them and if there are any more, I will send them to your office,’ Die Welt quoted Dreier as saying.
Merkel is under increasing pressure to stem the flow of Muslims coming to Germany, many from the Middle East or Africa.
Local authorities are stretched both financially and logistically to house and look after refugees and there has been a backlash by right-wing groups who have warned of the problems of integration.
Mass sexual assaults on women in Cologne at New Year by gangs of young men described by police as being of Arab or North African in appearance, have deepened worries.
The frustration in Bavaria, the main entry point for most migrants coming to Germany, is especially strong with Merkel’s conservative allies, the Christian Social Union (CSU), repeatedly calling on her to introduce a formal cap on migrant numbers. She has resisted such a cap, arguing that it would be impossible to enforce.