The assault and robbery of scores of women in Cologne on New Year's Eve, allegedly perpetrated by groups of migrants, has fanned the flames of the refugee crisis in Europe. And while European leaders introduce stricter measures to deal with offending asylum seekers, many are questioning the wisdom of the policies that brought them there. What's behind the seemingly increasing wave of violence by migrants and is the predominantly male migration skewing the European demographic profile, thereby predisposing its societies to even more crime? Oksana is joined by Valerie Hudson, a Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University, to explore these issues.
This article, including the embedded video, was originally published on RT/Worlds Apart as Cologne-ising Europe? Ft. Valerie Hudson, Professor of Political Science, Texas A&M University (21/1/16). This republication includes additional text.
Among some other fascinating observations, the interview asks, "How could Sweden, how could Germany, do this to its women?" It is well-known that sex-ratio imbalance has multiple negative consequences. It is often a consequence of wars and invasions, but rarely do you have an influx as in Germany, where the sex ratio has been altered so radically so quickly, with such a sudden mostly male wave of immigrants.