German cartoon swimming pool 'etiquette guide for migrants' pre-dates refugee crisis

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' Munich officials say the guides were in fact created in 2013 to address general concerns regarding antisocial behaviour

A cartoon “etiquette guide” supposedly created for migrants using swimming pools in Germany was in fact produced in 2013 and predates the current refugee crisis, Munich officials have said.

The images, showing a red cross over a hand reaching out to touch a woman in a bathing costume, have been circulating on social media and featured prominently in German media reports.

It came amid very real reports that local officials in the small town of Bornheim near Cologne had banned refugees from using a public pool, citing recent reports of sexual harassment and “chatting up”. The pool re-opened later after the measure was widely condemned.

But the cartoons themselves are at least two years old, and feature a broad range of guidelines for swimming pool use including messages of tolerance.

Rather than being produced in response to the spate of sex attacks on women on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, a Munich city spokeswoman told the DPA news agency the leaflets have been around since 2013, amid general concerns about anti-social behaviour across its 18 public pools.

“The ground rule of respect for women – whatever clothing they're wearing – is unfortunately not respected by all our swimmers. That's why there is an explicit indication about it,” the spokeswoman said.'

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The war and the resulting flow of migrants didn't start in 2015 OP.......
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The war and the resulting flow of migrants didn't start in 2015 OP.......
I'm not saying it did. What I am saying however is we shouldn't be quick to accept any story regarding migrants. Many people want to pin everything on them and while it does seem that there exists some criminals amongst them, we shouldn't forget that many of them have fled a war and are grateful to the host country.
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' Munich officials say the guides were in fact created in 2013 to address general concerns regarding antisocial behaviour

A cartoon “etiquette guide” supposedly created for migrants using swimming pools in Germany was in fact produced in 2013 and predates the current refugee crisis, Munich officials have said.

The images, showing a red cross over a hand reaching out to touch a woman in a bathing costume, have been circulating on social media and featured prominently in German media reports.

It came amid very real reports that local officials in the small town of Bornheim near Cologne had banned refugees from using a public pool, citing recent reports of sexual harassment and “chatting up”. The pool re-opened later after the measure was widely condemned.

But the cartoons themselves are at least two years old, and feature a broad range of guidelines for swimming pool use including messages of tolerance.

Rather than being produced in response to the spate of sex attacks on women on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, a Munich city spokeswoman told the DPA news agency the leaflets have been around since 2013, amid general concerns about anti-social behaviour across its 18 public pools.

“The ground rule of respect for women – whatever clothing they're wearing – is unfortunately not respected by all our swimmers. That's why there is an explicit indication about it,” the spokeswoman said.'

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a6848506.html
The migrants from the current crisis aren't the first muslims who brought their culture with them.
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The migrants from the current crisis aren't the first muslims who brought their culture with them.
What culture allows harassment of any kind?
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