It’s a crime this story was ignored

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It's a crime this story was ignored

Crime by Migrants in Ger­many Increase.” The head­line on the story, buried deep within the Wall Street Jour­nal, was so innocu­ous it might as well have said, “Noth­ing to See Here, Folks — Please Move Along.”

Despite the mild head­line, how­ever, the arti­cle by Ruth Bren­ner was filled with sta­tis­tics that spun a tale of terror.

From 2015 to 2016, crimes com­mit­ted by refugees and other migrants to Ger­many soared by 52.7%, a fig­ure sure to attract atten­tion. Except it didn’t. I saw a few ref­er­ences to the stats on con­ser­v­a­tive web­sites, but not even the crick­ets chirped in the main­stream media.

The pure num­bers are just as star­tling: Migrants were charged with 114,238 crimes in 2015 and 174,438 last year. Mean­while, crimes com­mit­ted by Ger­man cit­i­zens plum­meted by 3.4% in the same period. Despite the drop in mis­con­duct by natives, the country’s over­all crime rate was up by 0.7 percent.

To put it into per­spec­tive, Germany’s tiny immi­grant pop­u­la­tion was respon­si­ble for more than 12% of the country’s crimes. Ger­many has long wel­comed refugees, but the inflow turned into a flood when more than a mil­lion migrants from the Mid­dle East and Africa arrived in 201516.

The arti­cle didn’t break out the sever­ity of the crimes com­mit­ted in the two years, but it noted that vio­lent crimes by cit­i­zens rose by 1% and those by migrants nearly doubled.

The story said Chris­t­ian Pfeif­fer, a crim­i­nol­o­gist and for­mer jus­tice min­is­ter, blamed the increase in migrants’ offenses on “the high num­ber of young males trav­el­ing alone, a group that gen­er­ally is respon­si­ble for the major­ity of crimes regard­less of nationality.”

Miss­ing from this account was a key word: Mus­lim, even though the over­whelm­ing major­ity of migrants were fol­low­ers of Islam. I’m sure Germany’s crime stats would’ve got­ten a lot more pub­lic­ity if the mis­be­hav­ing migrants had been Pen­te­costals, Hin­dus, Jews, Bud­dhists or Zoroastrians.

For years, the pri­mary com­mand­ment of the MSM has been “Thou shalt not speak ill of Islam,” which is in keep­ing with its unend­ing claims that Islam is the reli­gion of peace. While most Mus­lims are good and peace­ful peo­ple, Islam itself was born in war. Of all the world’s faiths, only the “reli­gion of peace” estab­lished itself through mil­i­tary con­quests in Asia, Africa and Europe.

Germany’s mis­cre­ant Mus­lims may not derail Angela Merkel’s bid for another term as chan­cel­lor, but they should be a con­cern for every other West­ern gov­ern­ment that’s sup­posed to pro­tect its cit­i­zens and culture.

It’s no won­der the media ignored the Ger­man crime report and accounts of sim­i­lar law­break­ing and mil­i­tant activ­ity else­where. The story would not only break the MSM’s pri­mary com­mand­ment but also — more urgently — under­mine efforts to thwart Pres­i­dent Trump’s lim­ited ban on Mus­lim immigrants.

Ter­ror­ism is a jus­ti­fi­able rea­son to scru­ti­nize poten­tial new­com­ers to Amer­ica, but let’s not for­get out­right thug­gery is a threat, too.

UPDATE: Mer­lin — the Maine coon cat who was the bliss and the bane of me and Mrs. Mick for the past 14 years — passed away peace­fully on Fri­day, four weeks to the day after he was diag­nosed with lym­phoma. We met his every wish in his final weeks, and he never showed any sign of dis­com­fort, let alone pain. He will be missed.

“Crime by Migrants in Germany Increase.” The headline on the story, buried deep within the Wall Street Journal, was so innocuous it might as well have said, “Nothing to See Here, Folks — Please Move Along.”

Despite the mild headline, however, the article by Ruth Brenner was filled with statistics that spun a tale of terror.

From 2015 to 2016, crimes committed by refugees and other migrants to Germany soared by 52.7%, a figure sure to attract attention. Except it didn’t. I saw a few references to the stats on conservative websites, but not even the crickets chirped in the mainstream media.

The pure numbers are just as startling: Migrants were charged with 114,238 crimes in 2015 and 174,438 last year. Meanwhile, crimes committed by German citizens plummeted by 3.4% in the same period. Despite the drop in misconduct by natives, the country’s overall crime rate was up by 0.7 percent.

To put it into perspective, Germany’s tiny immigrant population was responsible for more than 12% of the country’s crimes. Germany has long welcomed refugees, but the inflow turned into a flood when more than a million migrants from the Middle East and Africa arrived in 2015-16.

The article didn’t break out the severity of the crimes committed in the two years, but it noted that violent crimes by citizens rose by 1% and those by migrants nearly doubled.

The story said Christian Pfeiffer, a criminologist and former justice minister, blamed the increase in migrants’ offenses on “the high number of young males traveling alone, a group that generally is responsible for the majority of crimes regardless of nationality.”

Missing from this account was a key word: Muslim, even though the overwhelming majority of migrants were followers of Islam. I’m sure Germany’s crime stats would’ve gotten a lot more publicity if the misbehaving migrants had been Pentecostals, Hindus, Jews, Buddhists or Zoroastrians.

For years, the primary commandment of the MSM has been “Thou shalt not speak ill of Islam,” which is in keeping with its unending claims that Islam is the religion of peace. While most Muslims are good and peaceful people, Islam itself was born in war. Of all the world’s faiths, only the “religion of peace” established itself through military conquests in Asia, Africa and Europe.

Germany’s miscreant Muslims may not derail Angela Merkel’s bid for another term as chancellor, but they should be a concern for every other Western government that’s supposed to protect its citizens and culture.

It’s no wonder the media ignored the German crime report and accounts of similar lawbreaking and militant activity elsewhere. The story would not only break the MSM’s primary commandment but also — more urgently — undermine efforts to thwart President Trump’s limited ban on Muslim immigrants.

Terrorism is a justifiable reason to scrutinize potential newcomers to America, but let’s not forget outright thuggery is a threat, too.

UPDATE: Merlin — the Maine coon cat who was the bliss and the bane of me and Mrs. Mick for the past 14 years — passed away peacefully on Friday, four weeks to the day after he was diagnosed with lymphoma. We met his every wish in his final weeks, and he never showed any sign of discomfort, let alone pain. He will be missed.