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Migrants in Germany Linked to 69,000 Committed or Attempted Crimes in Early 2016

(Armin Weigel/dpa via AP)

Ya don’t say.

Migrants in Germany committed or tried to commit some 69,000 crimes in the first quarter of 2016, according to a police report that could raise unease, especially among anti-immigrant groups, about Chancellor Angela Merkel’s liberal migrant policy.

There was a record influx of more than a million migrants into Germany last year and concerns are now widespread about how Europe’s largest economy will manage to integrate them and ensure security.

The report from the BKA federal police showed that migrants from northern Africa, Georgia and Serbia were disproportionately represented among the suspects.

Absolute numbers of crimes committed by Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis – the three biggest groups of asylum seekers in Germany – were high but given the proportion of migrants that they account for, their involvement in crimes was “clearly disproportionately low”, the report said.

See? It’s OK because it is “disproportionately low.” So if you were beaten, sexually assaulted or “unlawfully detained” by someone who probably shouldn’t have been there in the first place you can take great comfort in the fact that there were a whole lot more who could have beaten, sexually assaulted or kidnapped you.

To this day, however, if you suggest that the United States might want to work out a functional screening system for this jihadist exportation migrant crisis, you’re accused of being Islamophobic, racist, and not really American because, hey, Irish people in Boston or something.

There are evil people in the world. There are bad politicians too. When the latter lack the fortitude to accurately describe the former, you get…annihilated.