Finnish cops have been ordered by the country’s national police board not to publicly identify migrants as criminal suspects over concerns that doing so would encourage a ‘racist’ backlash against the wave of asylum seekers entering Scandinavia.
The new guidance, reported on by Finnish news outlet Iltalehti.fl, is designed to prevent “negative” attitudes being attached to asylum seekers, as well as maintaining “law and order and a sense of security” by not radicalizing local populations who are opposed to migrants entering the country.
By keeping the migrant status of the suspect confidential, the police board hopes that crimes committed by asylum seekers will not “stir up anger.”
The order means that press releases or pleas for public help in identifying suspects will not include information identifying the suspect as a migrant, making it easier for would-be criminals and rapists to evade detection.
This is particularly egregious given the alarming number of rapes that have occurred in and around migrant camps, as well as Sweden’s crippling rape epidemic, for which Muslim migrants are largely responsible.
As we have previously highlighted, authorities in Germany are also covering up crimes committed by migrants.
Last month it emerged that police in Germany are keeping quiet about a spate of rapes targeting children committed by Muslim migrants in and around refugee camps so as not to “legitimize” critics of mass migration.
Germany’s top broadcaster ZDF is also refusing to run crime stories about Muslim rape suspects because, in the words of Editor in chief Ina-Maria Reize-Wildemann, “We don’t want to inflame the situation and spread the bad mood. [The migrants] don’t deserve it.”
The German government is also working with Facebook on a program to censor anti-migrant posts. The initiative is being overseen by Anetta Kahane, an ex-informant for the Stasi, the official secret police of the former Communist government of East Germany.
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