The interior minister for the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, within which Cologne is situated, has said people of a right wing persuasion discussing the mass sexual assaults on New Years Eve online are equally “awful” as the attackers and rapists.
“What happens on the right-wing platforms and in chat rooms is at least as awful as the acts of those assaulting the women,” Ralf Jaeger, a member of the left wing Social Democratic Party of Germany, told reporters this morning.
“This is poisoning the climate of our society”, he added, after equating anti-immigration rhetoric with sexual assault.
Breitbart London — a “right wing platform” — first brought news of the attacks to the English speaking world, sparking a global tide of outrage in the process.
Over 90 women were attacked in Colonel on New Years Eve, with multiple victims describing the 500 to a 1000 perpetrators as “Arab and North African”.