OFFICIALS in the Swedish government have been accused of "covering up" migrant rape and refugee violence for the sake of appearing politically correct, a commentator has claimed.
Journalist Ami Horowitz told Fox News people high up in the Swedish government are purposely covering up the prepretrators of rape crimes to protect "vulnerable" migrants.
During an explosive interview on Friday, Mr Horowitz claimed the refugee violence crisis was out-of-control but that "European virtues" had put a stop to any discussion on the statistics.
Sweden accepted 160,000 asylum-seekers last year, with Fox News claiming only 500 have managed to gain employment - 0.3 per cent of those who arrived to claim refugee status.
The filmmaker told Fox News' Tucker Carlson: "Sweden consider themselves a humanitarian superpower, perhaps the only superpower they could possibly qualify for.
"So they want to open up their borders up to everyone and anyone.
"From the onset of the refugee crisis, there was a surge in gun violence and rape - the statistics were clear.
"But locals were just said 'it was men, not refugees' so the majority in Sweden still want to have an open door policy. It’s confounding, really."
He added: "The Swedish government try to cover up refugee rapes.
"There were a spate of violent attacks and sexual assaults at a music festival but officials tried to cover up who the prepetrators were.
"The government has gone out of its way to cover up these figures."
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