German Public Broadcaster Hides Migrant Background of Terrorist to ‘Preserve Democracy’
A major German public broadcaster revealed that it had deliberately avoided mentioning the migrant background of a terrorist who killed two teenagers in order to prevent racism and ‘preserve democracy’.
A 33-year-old asylum seeker was arrested last week after murdering a 17-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man during a frenzied knife attack on a regional train service near the town of Brokstedt which left several others injured.
The culprit was described as a “stateless” Palestinian who had been living in Germany since 2014.
Ibrahim A., who had been working as an Amazon delivery driver, had numerous previous convictions and was released from pre-trial detention despite having threatened people with a knife in 2021.
Even the suspect’s own lawyer said he was surprised that Ibrahim had been released on January 19th.
With the German public reeling from yet another terror attack carried out by a migrant who had entered the country illegally, top broadcaster NDR was seemingly more concerned about maintaining politically correct narratives.
After Norddeutscher Rundfunk refused to detail the migrant background of the perpetrator, social media users called out the broadcaster for censoring the story.
NDR then ludicrously claimed that “the origin of the perpetrator is not relevant to the report” and that even mentioning such detail “leads to discriminatory generalizations or misinterpretations” and that “ridding our pages of racism and xenophobia” was more important.
The broadcaster’s final absurd claim, before they closed comments on the story entirely, was to assert that hiding the true background of the terrorist was “not censorship, but preservation of democracy,” a phrase which sounds like it was lifted directly from George Orwell’s 1984.
Striking a similar tone, regional interior minister Sabine Sütterlin-Waack demanded that “no room should be given to assumptions and speculations that are currently being circulated” on social media.
“This is not the first time the German establishment media has been taken to task over omitting facts from reportage some consider important context for helping the public build an informed opinion on the events of the day,” writes Oliver JJ Lane.
“Public broadcaster Tagesschau was criticised after their coverage of New Year’s Eve riots this year omitted the overwhelmingly migrant character of those known to be involved.”
Lane points out that top German news outlets also refused to report on the infamous mass molestation of women by migrant men in Cologne on New Year’s Eve 2015 until it became an international scandal.
As we previously highlighted, German media outlets responded to violent riots in Sweden last year mainly involving Muslim migrants by falsely claiming the unrest occurred as a result of “right-wing demos.”
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Author: Paul Joseph Watson