Immigrants commit more crime? Let’s check the figures

your say November 15, 2017 01:00

The reason readers such as Dr Frank find Nigel Pike deplorable is not because Pike is opposed to crime.

It’s because he uses crime as an excuse to whip up hatred against immigrants. Yet the UK’s Independent reports that there is no evidence that immigrants have increased the crime rate in the UK. In fact the evidence points in the opposite direction.

And in America, during the last presidential campaign, Donald Trump (a hero to both Pike and the Ku Klux Klan) paraded before television cameras people whose family members had been killed by immigrants. Yet again, immigrants to America generally commit fewer crimes than do Americans born in the US.

Another Trump apologist, JC Wilcox, condemns terrorism when he can blame it on Muslims, but refuses to write one word about the atrocities that his fellow Buddhists are committing against the Rohingya in Myanmar.

Neither Pike nor Wilcox cares about crime or terrorism except when they can use them as an excuse to promote their thinly disguised philosophy of white supremacy.

Eric Bahrt

Chiang Mai

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