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In the Wake of Bomb Scare, German Authorities Beg Public for 'Trust'

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In the past few days, the two countries central to the European project — France and Germany — have either been attacked or threatened with attack, and yet the German authorities continue their Merkel-induced politically correct blindness by reassuring the public that all is well:

The governor of Lower Saxony is reassuring Germans after the cancellation of a soccer game over terrorism concerns that “the security situation is stable” in the northern state. Stephan Weil said Wednesday he knew people were worried, but asked “all to trust in the security authorities.”

State Interior Minister Boris Pistorius said Tuesday night’s Germany vs Netherlands match in Hannover was nixed at short notice after “vague” information that solidified late in the day. He wouldn’t give details, saying the “more concrete information we give the more likely it is to reveal the source.”

He says it’s possible no arrests were made and no explosives were found because the plot was called off after the game was canceled. Pistorius says “we won’t know what would have happened if we didn’t cancel it.”

Better safe than sorry, ja? And this was the match that Mutti Merkel was to have attended in order to show fearless solidarity in the face of the latest Islamic atrocity. Some example.

Meanwhile, the French are finally getting their heads out of the sand (although we’ll see how long this actually lasts):

A bill to extend France’s state of emergency for three months is being presented to a Cabinet meeting. French president Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency for 12 days following Friday night’s attacks. Parliament must approve extending it. The bill is to be debated in the Cabinet on Wednesday, the lower house on Thursday and at the Senate on Friday. The state of emergency extends some police powers of search and arrest and limits public gatherings, among other changes.

That’s good, as far as it goes. But the larger point is worth making: that none of this would be necessary had Europe not, on a lark, decided to commit public, slow-motion demographic and cultural suicide over the past several decades.