Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Knives are the New Guns


For John, BLUFAnd London.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




From PJ Media, by Mr John Ellis, 30 March 2018.

Here is the lede plus one:

While this country is embroiled in a shouting match over gun violence, Germany finds itself in an internal debate about the rise in knife violence.  Unlike this country, though, many in Germany seem to be focused on finding the root cause and, hence, the solution.  As The Local reports of Germany, "police statistics [show] that refugees and asylum seekers are significantly over-represented in violent crime statistics."

Titled "String of knife attacks further fuels debate over refugees and violence," the article begins by listing a series of violent knife attacks.  Almost all of the attacks were done by male teenage refugees.  The listed knife attacks are disturbing and the article concludes with the statement, "At least seven knife attacks were recorded last weekend alone."  The article then adds, "the prevalence of asylum seekers as suspects in these crimes has given voice to those who say the government's liberal refugee policies have made the country less safe."

The thing is, the Germans seem to be asking "what changed".

Why, all of a sudden, this eruption of knifings?

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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