A BBC documentary released recently shows that thousands of German nationals have migrated to Paraguay in the last 12 months to escape not only Covid restrictions and vaccinations in Europe but also because they are uncomfortable in the company of Muslim immigrants. Many of the new arrivals tell BBC Mundo’s Mar Pichel that they have become immigrants in Paraguay because they are uncomfortable with Muslim immigrants at home.
Reacting to the development, Robert Spencer’s blog says, “What recourse do these people have? If they raised any objections to mass Muslim migration at home, they were vilified as Nazis. Even as many Muslim migrants committed random jihad attacks, rape and other crimes, as we have often chronicled here, anyone who raised the slightest negative word was dismissed as ‘racist’. The political and media establishment refused even to admit the possibility that someone might object to mass Muslim migration on any grounds other than racism.”
“Maybe this shouldn’t be filmed. It sounds a bit too harsh. We don’t want that.’ The publicly-funded British broadcaster aired the comments regardless.A part of the BBC documentary
“Of course, because the BBC wants to make foes of mass migration look as bad as it possibly can. The BBC will make sure that they’re vilified as Nazis even now,” Spencer writes in his blog.
There is an article on the BBC website that talks of Germans fleeing to Paraguay and settling there as well, titled “Surge In Germans Migrating to South America to Escape Muslim Migrants at Home,” by Jack Montgomery, Breitbart, April 23, 2022 (thanks to the Geller Report). Here are some quotes from the piece:
Paraguay is seeing a surge in German migrants, fleeing Islamic migrants in their own country and onerous coronavirus restrictions.
“We have a problem in Germany with Muslims,” said one of the exiles, adding: “Islam and vaccinations are big, big problems in this world.”
The German, named as Michael Schwartz and said to have arrived in Paraguay in November 2021, told the BBC that he had avoided taking coronavirus vaccinations — which the German health minister wants to make compulsory, although there is resistance to the policy in the federal legislature — because there are “many questions” around them, suggesting that “many Paraguayans” share his stance.
Stephan Hausen, another German emigrée who arrived in Paraguay with his family in the same month as Schwartz, raised similar concerns, in particular about “continuous” lockdowns which had left him “dumbfounded”….
“I think we should have more regulated migration [to Germany],” said Hausen’s wife, Theresa, suggesting that Berlin should cap the number of migrants allowed into the country and plan accordingly.
“We need to have a say in this!” she continued, perhaps alluding to the fact that notionally conservative former chancellor Angela Merkel, who opened the proverbial floodgates in 2015, did not campaign on a platform of mass migration — indeed, she declared that multiculturalism had “utterly failed” in 2010.
“Paraguay, in our experience, is a very Christian country, and we come from a Christian culture,” added her husband.
“We’ve got to know a great many people here and we’re on the same wavelength. In Germany it can’t happen like this, because in general the Muslims act so provocatively,” he said.
A pensive-looking Theresa appeared to try and dissuade him from continuing in this vein with a nervous “my dear”, prompting Stephan to tell his BBC interviewer: “Maybe this shouldn’t be filmed. It sounds a bit too harsh. We don’t want that.”
Germans in Hohenau, Paraguay
But why Paraguay? There is a town in the country where, post-1945, the US and the Vatican, under an agreement drawn out of a fellow feeling for Christians, let Nazi officers escape to rather than trying them for war crimes.
A report on Globe Echo explains that the town of Hohenau was founded by Germans in 1900. “The first wave of Germans came via Brazil — adventurers, some of whom had previously failed in other countries. Paraguay offered many opportunities: A large, underpopulated country with very fertile soil and low prices,” the report explains.
After the war, Nazis fled here. “Dr Tod”, the Auschwitz doctor Josef Mengele, probably the best known of them all, lived near Hohenau for a few years while fleeing the authorities. Since the 1970s, many have come for economic reasons, including retirees – because there is no income tax in the country. In 2021, the number of immigrants has almost doubled compared to the previous year, the Globe Echo report says.