On July 20, Swedish TV4 interviewed criminologist Tage Alalehto, who in the segment says that one explanation for the increased number of stabbings in the country could be “ethnic, xenophobic moods”. But that was not really what he had said on camera.
When conservative weeklyNya Tiderapproached Alhalehto, however, he said that he also said that it was immigrant gang criminals, ethnic non-Swedes who are clearly over-represented in the increasing knife violence data, something that TV4 chose to edit out of their report.
“They [TV4] have cut and pasted and taken things out of context and put it together into something that fits a pre-established context and agenda,” heexplained.
TV4’s newsroom has conducted a survey which showed that the number of people seeking care due to knife injuries has increased dramatically on year-by-year basis. The information is based on figures from the National Board of Health and…
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