It’s terrible what happened in Cologne during the New Year celebrations! I am Syrian myself, I came to Germany many years ago though….long before the so-called “refugee crisis”. I’ve been telling my German and European friends and colleagues to watch out for the refugees and this welcome culture…. It is indeed amazing how people in Germany have been helping refugees but you can’t expect them to be all “GOOD”! I’ve learnt that tolerance is a European value, but common sense should prevail…and those people who committed crimes should be punished… full stop!