German government blasted by Italian journalist for "hiding" migrant crimes and NOT awarding heroes
Rapes, murders and terror plots have been kept from the general public for weeks, or played down in press statements from Angela Merkel's office, commentators have claimed.
When Freiburg teenager Maria Ladenburger was raped and thrown in the river Dreisam by an Afghan asylum seeker – it took weeks for the media to be informed.
A terror attack planned for the Christmas market in the city of Ludwigshafen in early December was stopped when a 12-year-old Iraqi boy was arrested – but again the media was not told.
Now Italians are furious that Germany has decided against awarding any honours to Cristian Movio and Luca Scatà who bravely shot dead terrorist Anis Amri.
Amri massacred 12 people as they shopped and walked around the festive village on December 19.
The pair, from the Sesto San Giovanni Police, shot the armed terrorist dead four days later.
Maria Ladenburger was raped and thrown in the river Dreisam but it was weeks before news release
But reports suggest they will not be rewarded because they posted images on Facebook which included Benito Mussolini, former leader of the National Fascist Party.
Italian journalist Gian Micalessin has condemned Germany over the decision, claiming the "great" Angela Merkel should not let a photograph published in a private domain just like Facebook stop police from being credited for stopping a jihadi terrorist.
He said: "A mass murderer who, after hitting in Berlin, had managed, thanks to the stupidity and inefficiency of the German security forces, to emerge from Germany and arriving in our country.
"So let's say it once more: the little Italian proves a country infinitely more efficient, more courageous, more human than this giant Teutonic prone to the whims and fears of political correctness."
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Luca Scatà (pictured) and Cristian Movio will not be officially recognised by Germany for bravery
Italians have been left reeling after it was revealed Berlin did not see it fit to reward their "protectors of men".
The Italian Government decided to release the names of the officers through pride at their bravery.
'MERKEL MUST GO': Brussels protest against German Chancellor Tue, February 14, 2017
Angry campaigners held placards with slogans reading 'Merkel not welcomed' and 'Merkel must go' following a spate of terror attacks against Germany.
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Protest on the sidelines of Angela Merkel's official visit in Brussels
Mr Micalessin said: "Compared to the fears and the meanness of the German government, that gesture reveals today all of its superiority.
"Saying the names of these two servants of the state, Italy became their godmother, protector of their lives and their future safety. And Italy did it without asking who they were or what they had done."
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The journalist insisted their bravery in the moment they were faced with the most wanted man in Europe – absolves them of any Facebook post they may have once shared.
"It is exactly the opposite of what Chancellor Angela Merkel does – after forcing all of Europe to open its doors to immigrants, and with them also many terrorists – proves unable to face her errors, even hiding the consequences to ensure her political survival," he wrote for il Giornale.
"But, perhaps, the most serious fault of the country sometimes called the "locomotive of Europe" is to drag us into the abyss.
"If these are the fears and concerns of Germany, then stop Europe, we want to get off because the one that drags us is not a locomotive, but a wreck directed slowly, but inevitably, to the brink of defeat."
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