A German train operator has announced a new women and children-only car amid outcry over ‘Muslim migrant sexual attacks’ on young girls and women in Cologne and Berlin. I don’t suppose jailing/deporting the Muslim attackers has ever crossed their minds, much less stopping all Muslim immigration until further notice?
According to a spokesperson for Regiobahn, the company will introduce cars next to the train conductor to increase security for women and children. “The local proximity to the customer service representative is chosen deliberately,” said company spokesperson.
The move comes after a high-profile series of sexual harassment and assault incident by Muslims during a New Year’s celebration in Cologne, Germany, though the railway denies this move has anything to do with that incident.
Last year, British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn suggested women-only cars to reduce sexual harassment. “Some women have raised with me that a solution to the rise in assault and harassment on public transport could be to introduce women-only carriages,” Corbyn said, per the Mirror.
“I would consult with women and open it up to hear their views on whether women-only carriages would be welcome – and if piloting this at times and on modes of transport where harassment is reported most frequently would be of interest.”
In total more than 800 complaints were made to police and the incidents have sparked criticism over German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to refuse to limit the number of refugees allowed into the country.