There is no outright lying, just tweaking, in which certain words that would identify the criminals as Muslims, whether migrants or legal residents, are intentionally left out in order to “preserve civil peace.” In other words, deceive the public via omission, so as not to instigate what they like to call an “Islamophobic” anti-Muslim backlash.
For example, Muslim honor killings and sexual assaults are reported as “assaults,” leaving out the pertinent information, including last names that would identify the criminals as Muslims.
Some individuals have attempted to correct this deceitful policy. A map started to make its way around German social media that claimed to show viewers the spread of Muslim “refugee and migrant crime” throughout Germany.
For example, the XYE map first emerged following reports that Muslim migrant men had committed mass sexual assaults during Cologne’s New Year’s Eve celebrations. XYE was brought to the mainstream media’s attention by a blog in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and later cited in the British tabloid Daily Express (“MERKEL’S SHAME: Map reveals shocking extent of migrant sex attacks on women and children”).
It was also picked up by the American news site Breitbart, which accused Facebook of stealthily interfering to stop the map showing up in users’ news feeds after they had liked it.
The map visualizes 8800 separate incidents from 2016 – while asserting this is “only a fraction of migrant/refugee crime cases” in that year. The crimes represented on the map are outlined in brief summaries and sourced to a mixture of police and media reports. The map’s makers have chosen not to be identified, citing fear of left-wing reprisals.
This video is from 2016, Muslim migrant crime rates are higher now.