The most predictable news story of the past two years has arrived; the miracle is that the European news media is actually reporting it, sort of. Warning: weasel words ahead:
Migrants may be responsible for most of a recent rise in violent crime in Germany, research commissioned by the government suggests. The study used data from Lower Saxony, a state where more than 90% of the rise was attributed to young male migrants.
The researchers say the findings are not surprising because many migrants who arrived in Germany in recent years are single males aged 14-30. This group is most likely to commit crime, irrespective of nationality. The researchers also said that migrants were twice as likely to be reported to police for alleged violent crimes as German nationals.
The report comes as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right CDU/CSU prepares for coalition talks with the centre-left SPD. Both groups were seen as being hurt by their apparently liberal migration policies in September’s election.
Here the Beeb is trying to have it both ways: reporting on the extraordinary surge in crime in Germany, but leaving out the most salient characteristic of those responsible for it: their ethnicity, religion, and countries of origin. It’s a pickle that the liberal Left in Europe faces every day, and deals with by scrupulously applying egalitarian news principles to its bland reporting, without the slightest bit of cultural context.
What to do, what to do?
The researchers said that the best chance of reducing violent crime among migrants was to offer more help with integration through language courses, sport and apprenticeships.
But it said that many male migrants fell into the 14-30 age category, the most likely to commit violent crime.
The lack of women and families among the migrants also meant that those young men were deprived of a “violence-preventing, civilising force”, the study said.
Oh, please. Three observations: 1) the German equivalent of midnight basketball holds zero interest for the “migrants,” who have come to Germany for two reasons: easy money and access to women; 2) the age category is generally true, but so what? It’s not young German men who are committing these crimes; 3) whose fault is it that the invading army of Muslims left its women and children (but not its smartphones and expensive running shoes and backpacks) back home?
Here, however, is an awful story, from a year ago, that the German media has not been able to stifle:
Maria L was 19 when she was murdered in October. The circumstances of her death are horrifying enough. But Germans have been sickened by revelations that a teenage Afghan asylum seeker may have been responsible for the rape and drowning of the young medical student, who volunteered for a charity that helped refugees.
The news has reignited a harrowing national debate over whether Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to open Germany’s doors to hundreds of thousands of refugees has put her citizens in danger.
That debate turned into the recent electoral repudiation of Frau Kartoffel and her catastrophic “refugee” policies, one that so far has left her unable to form a government. Merkel’s virtue-signaling and moral preening have put her country in a terrible situation, for which she will pay politically — but for which they are paying with their property, their culture, and their lives.