Vijeta Uniyal – August 16, 2017
Ahead of the next month’s parliamentary election, Germany’s anti-mass migration party, Alternative for Germany (AfD), has called for reintroducing military conscription to help German armed forces secure the country’s borders against uncontrolled migrant inflow. The Merkel government had abolished conscription in 2011, citing budgetary constraints and the need for military reforms.
In the autumn of 2015, Europe was overwhelmed by a huge migrant wave that carries on to this day, after Merkel decided to open the EU’s outer borders by arbitrarily abolishing the law regulating the entry of asylum seekers into Europe, or the Dublin Regulations, that was in place for more than 25 years. Europe was subsequently swarmed by millions of new migrants, predominately young men from Arab and Muslim countries, looking for a comfortable life in European welfare states. Ever since Europe opened its borders two years, the continent has been struggling to cope with the heightened terror threat and imported crime wave.
A German intelligence report released earlier this month predicted another migrant tsunami heading towards Europe–comparable to the one that overwhelmed the continent in 2015.