German authorities have ordered a cover-up of crimes committed by Muslim refugees in an effort to avoid adding fuel to the debate over whether the country is taking in too many migrants, a German newspaper has reported.
German drug lords are recruiting refugees as cheap drug dealers and petty thieves, according to a report by the Bild, which is Germany’s largest daily newspaper.
The report alleges police are covering up the extent of migrant crimes in an effort to tamp down concerns among native Germans that perhaps their government’s been a little to “welcoming” of foreigners.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s popularity has fallen dramatically in recent months as more and more Germans believe her open-borders policy has failed to protect their rights and their safety as German citizens.
German officials have also now confirmed that 1.1 million migrants have been allowed into the country in 2015. That’s more than any other European country and five times more than Germany admitted last year.
Recent polls show the refugee crisis in Germany is fueling widespread support for that nation’s far-right parties, according to a report by the Express.
The Bild report claimed asylum seekers were prepared to work for a few euros delivering drugs across the country and said they were being signed up almost as soon as they had registered as asylum seekers.
Migrant crime was the hot topic of discussion at gatherings of police, city officials, health officials and other officials dealing with the drug problem in the city of Frankfurt, the Daily Mail reported.
Refugees were also being used to sell stolen goods such as mobile phones, which in many cases were sold to other refugees.
But rather than allow word of the crimes to get out to the public, the Bild reported that officials had been ordered to keep quiet about the problem, as it was an extremely sensitive subject that has been forbidden to be referred to in an “offensive manner.”
Great care is taken to avoid “alarming” the public, which is already concerned with the mass influx of refugees, but also to avoid providing fodder for “right-wing extremists,” the Bild reported.
New arrivals to the country are seen as easy prey for crime kingpins because they don’t know how to navigate the system or file complaints with police. They can be easily manipulated and controlled.
The most successful couriers are then recruited into the Mafia and used to bring in more new recruits, the Mail reported.
Germany, France, Belgium and Sweden have been magnets for refugees and economic migrants due largely to their generous welfare benefits.
German authorities expect about 125,000 asylum seekers to have registered on Germany’s EASY system in December, down from 206,000 last month, Saechsische Zeitung reported, citing unpublished government figures.
That brings the overall figure to 1.09 million people.
Rapes continue in Sweden
In Sweden, 32,180 “unaccompanied refugee children” had arrived during 2015 by Dec. 1 — since then another 1,130 have come, according to Gatestone Institute. Many of these “children” are men in their late teens and 20s.
A 28-year-old Iraqi man was prosecuted last month for raping a woman on a night train between Finland and Sweden, Gatestone reported. The man had originally planned to seek asylum in Finland, but had found the living conditions there “too harsh.”
He took a train back to Sweden. In a sleeping car where men and women are together, the rapist and two other asylum seekers met “one of the many Swedish women whose hearts go out to ‘new arrivals,'” Ingrid Carlqvist reported for Gatestone.
The woman bought sandwiches for the men. They drank vodka. When two of the men started groping the woman, she told them to stop, yet chose to lie down and go to sleep. Sometime during the night, she was awakened by the Iraqi. He raped her.
“The woman managed to break free and locate a train attendant. To the attendant’s surprise, the woman did not immediately want to press charges. The court documents state: “The train attendant asked if he should call the police. At first, the woman did not want him to do so, because she did not want to put N.N., an asylum seeker, in a tough spot. She felt sorry for him… and was afraid he would be deported back to Iraq.”
The man was given a sentence of one year in prison, payment of 85,000 kronor (about $10,000) in damages, and deportation — but will be allowed to come back to Sweden after five years.”