For John, BLUF: It is the old mote/beam thing. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Foreign Policy, and Sumi Somaskanda, we have "Nein Doesn’t Mean Nein". The Author argues that sexual assault is endemic in German Culture and not unique to Immigrants from North Africa and the Middle East. The sub-headline is "Germany’s sexual violence problem is far bigger than the assaults committed by migrants in Cologne."
This doesn't speak well for Western Culture.
Regards — Cliff