German media has splashed on what they identify as a surging right-wing crime wave, while the actual government document their claims are based on shows greater and faster-growing violence is actually coming from the political left.
A new report by the Federal office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) has identified concerns about rising violence from left-wing radicals, jihadist Islamists, and “the possible emergence of right-wing terrorist structures”. Yet despite the even-handedness of the report, the German print media has focussed on one aspect only.
Essen-based newspaper Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ) led with the headline“Right-Violence Significantly Increasing”, while the Berlin Morgenpost reported “Secret Service: Skyrocketing Violence by Right-Wing Extremists”. Germany’s BBC World Service equivalent Deutsche Welle similarly reported in their English language edition: “Far-Right Violence Rising Sharply in Germany”.
Yet the BfV, and even copy of these stories betrays the truth — that Germany’s extremist, violent political left is surging and the nation is having to confront an unprecedented number of radical Islamists, with returned jihadists and war criminals from the Islamic State among their number. – READ MORE