University of Michigan professor Juan Cole, who is one of the nation’s biggest apologists for Islamism, is at it again in his blog curiously named, “Informed Comment”. In the below article he says Trump lied about a “terrorist attack” in Sweden and then goes to lengths to downplay the problem of immigrant crime in Sweden and Europe.
“Trump made up another alleged terrorist attack at his rally on Saturday, this one about a figment of his imagination that did not actually take place in Sweden on Friday night.”
Isn’t clear to everyone by now that Trump, in his usual clumsy way, was referring to a TV interview he had seen the previous night on Fox News? He was referring to the overall situation in Sweden as reported by Ami Horowitz. But to Cole, Trump was simply lying.
More from Cole:
I don’t disagree that legal immigrants in the US and Canada have lower crime rates. The immigration situation in Europe is vastly different. For decades, Europe imported manual workers with no concern over assimilation. Now they bring in refugees and migrants, largely from Muslim-majority countries, who have no intention of assimilating or respecting the native culture.
Yet, note how Cole tries to downplay the criminal problem in Europe by immigrants. He even goes after Trump’s grandfather for something having to do with prostitution! He talks about the wide-sweeping definition of rape in Sweden.
And note how Cole twists the story about what happened a year ago on New Years Eve:
“There was, for instance, the fake news about the alleged Muslim immigrant mass rapes in Cologne a little over a year ago. Breitbart beat the drums for it, but the the story was not true“.
What was true that mobs of foreign men sexually assaulted hundreds of women in front of the Dom cathedral in Cologne. Is Cole trying to make the point that no penile-vaginal penetration took place or what???
Cole is once again disassembling. He is trying to use statistics to make the point that immigrants in Europe are committing no more crime than native Europeans. Maybe 5-10 years ago, he could have made that case. It is patently absurd today.
I made the above observations in the reader thread of Cole’s blog, but he doesn’t post my comments.