Muslim Petitions To Cancel Oktoberfest In Germany As Munich Police Plan To Keep Refugees and Revelers Apart
Ban the Intolerant and Anti-Islamic event of Oktoberfest
Dear City council of Munich,The petition is asking for 500 signatures and has received over 200.
I am writing this letter to bring to your attention something that Iand many Muslims believe is unfair and requires attention. I would like to inform you that the Oktoberfest is an Intolerant and Anti-Islamic event. We tried to ignore the event, but there too many Un-Islamic acts done at the Oktoberfest. Such as alcohol consumption, public nudity etc.
We understand that the Oktoberfest is a yearly German tradition, but we, Muslims, can not tolerate this Un-Islamic event, because it offends us and all Muslims on the earth. We are requesting the immediate cancellation of the upcoming Oktoberfest event.
We also believe that the Oktoberfest might also offend all the Muslim refugees coming from Syria, Iraq,Afghanistan. The cancellation of the Oktoberfest event will help refugees not to forget their Islamic history. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
There is talk of what to do during Oktoberfest this year to keep the groups from clashing. This really is a recipe for disaster! Please read the below accounts from Munich that are really frightening:
MUNICH POLICE READY FOR THE CHALLENGE OF REFUGEES AND REVELERS ARRIVING TOGETHER:
Munich’s police force is ready for Oktoberfest 2015. Five-hundred police officers will be on hand to provide security and ensure order in and around the festival area, it was announced at a press conference in Munich on Tuesday. “We are taking all the necessary precautions, just as we do every year,” said the city’s administrator chief Wilfried Blume-Beyerle. “Reports of a crisis situation are simply false.”
Just the same, the fact that revelers and refugees will be arriving at Munich Central Station simultaneously poses a challenge. As many as 40,000 refugees arrived in the Bavarian capital over the past two weekends. Blume-Beyerle said that during Oktoberfest, the two groups will be directed out of the station separately, the refugees to the north, the Oktoberfest visitors to the south.
But now that border controls have been reintroduced and trains carrying refugees are being rerouted past Munich, authorities do not expect welcome the same numbers as in recent weeks. “But if it turns out that way, we’ll manage,” said Senior Police Director Werner Feiler.
The 182nd Oktoberfest starts on Saturday and the city expects to see roughly six million visitors before it ends on October 4.
MUNICH IS AT CAPACITY AND THE STRAIN IS SHOWING
“Munich has reached its limit,” Mayor Dieter Reiter told a press conference on Saturday, saying that his city was trying its best to manage the enormous influx of people.
“We have had 3,600 refugees coming in by 10:30 this morning,” Christoph Hillenbrand, district president of Upper Bavaria, told journalists. “This is the largest number of refugees we have had at this time of the day until now.” He said that officials expected about 10,000 applicants for asylum to reach the southern German city on Saturday, but that there was allocated space for only half that many.
Hillenbrand said officials had no idea how they would create beds for the 5,000 people left without access to “buses, trains or any free space” on Saturday evening. The only hope can come from Bavaria’s neighbors, who can use the state’s example and take their share of the responsibility for accommodating applicants for asylum.
A ‘national problem’
Strain is now slowly showing. Many in Munich say Germany must help those in need, but a feeling of fear has replaced the initial euphoria that marked the mood when trains full of migrants began arriving last week.