...are all outraged at the 100,000 central and eastern European ‘sex slaves’ servicing the FIFA World Cup in Germany.
But where did this 100,000 figure come from and where’s the evidence?
In the run up to the World Cup the tabloid story of choice was either Polish hooligans coming to eat German grandmothers or Polish sex slaves filling up the freshly opened brothels catering to the million of lads who were aching for a shag or two in between the football games.
Well, the hooligan threat turned out to be a big disappointment. Nothing much has happened. Our scary hooligans turned out to be a bunch of pussy cats.
But the sex slave angle still has legs.
Back in May the Catholic News Service reported that:
'Polish nuns, anticipating an increase in human trafficking and prostitution during the World Cup in Germany, have issued anti-prostitution leaflets in multiple languages for circulation during the competition.
"Our resources are extremely limited, but we're doing what we can," said Ursuline Sister Jolanta Olech, president of Poland's Conference of Superiors of Female Religious Orders. "We're deeply concerned at reports that men's lives are to be made nicer by importing 100,000 young women from Europe's poorest countries."
But where did this enormous figure come from? 100,000!
It appears to have began in December last year as not 100,000 but 40,000. Bruno Waterfield writes:
The horror-story claims about trafficking into Europe were first made in the European Parliament, by a German Green MEP Hiltrud Breyer, who also sits on the parliament’s women’s committee.
The story caught on. It touched all the right buttons.
Lurid imagery and prurient photographs from German ‘mega brothels’ soon scored goals in media headlines around the world. One claim made in the media coverage, and repeated over and over again, is that as one to three million mostly male football fans converged on Germany, 40,000 foreign women would enter the country’s brothels to satisfy the demand for sex. Most of these women, insisted the activists, would be from Eastern Europe, Africa or Latin America, and many, went the claims, would be forced into sex slavery.
In May, Angela Dorothea Merkel met George W. Bush in Washington. George wanted to know what Angie was doing about central European ‘sex slavery’ in Germany, a country where prostitution is legal.
By then the figure had somehow multiplied to 100,000, according to Sister Jolanta.
This is based on the number of women needed to fill the additional brothels being set up, apparently.
Somehow the numbers of brothels needed to meet the demand must have multiplied considerably during the time that the number inflated like a balloon. Germany was going to be one great big sweaty brothel.
But that is the only evidence of the numbers of ‘sex slaves’ from central Europe there is. It appears to be a number plucked out of thin air by an unholy alliance of feminists, nuns and Bushies.
Sex slavery exists, for sure, but 100,000 women being imported into Germany? Surely most of the fans there are going for the football. Not all people who like footie are pigs. We are normal.