Cologne

Police deny the screenings and arrests, meant to prevent assaults, amounted to racial profiling.
"Someone who lets people drown in the Mediterranean also drowns God."
This year, Art Cologne, the world's oldest art fair for modern and contemporary art celebrates its 50th edition. The launch
These days, while watching the real and ongoing war in Syria and the Syrian refugees' escape towards a blurred future, we are the witnesses of many heartbreaking stories between Europe, the West in general and the Arab, Muslim world.
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The fact that so many commentators are focusing on a supposedly cultural dimension to the Cologne violence highlights the growing fear that the moral outrage is guided more by racism against refugees than concern for women.
A woman can wear a burka or she can walk the streets stark naked (or anything in between). It doesn't matter! Her safety cannot be guaranteed in either case. What can be guaranteed is that if and when she is harmed, some people will make public their opinion about how what she was wearing contributed to the crime.
The attempt to suppress the news has likely created a boomerang effect that will provoke indignation on the part of the public, increase skepticism over the authorities' ability to effectively regulate the new waves of immigrants, and feed the flames of far-right movements.
"Please do not have fear. We are here because we want to live in peace, not to harm or frighten anyone."
BERLIN -- The events in Cologne on New Year's Eve have turned the rhetoric in Germany on its head. Conceit and complacency have given way to searching self-doubt, as if waking up with a nasty hangover on New Year's Day.
LONDON -- In our reluctance to face up to the painful -- yet credible -- reports of migrant involvement in these horrific Cologne attacks, we have unwittingly given succor to those who would deny haven to any refugees at all.