An epidemic of rape cases across Europe has police in the U.K., Norway, Sweden, Germany and other nations worried. But you won’t hear much about it in the U.S. mainstream media because the epidemic is a byproduct of the influx into Europe of a million, mostly Muslim, migrants.
What has happened to put discussion of Islam’s rape culture out-of-bounds? Crime statistics in Europe are daily documenting the scope of the problem, but no one in the establishment press is reporting them.
Of course, the Fatwa on the proper treatment of “sex slaves” did make news, but only because it was billed as a rebuke to ISIS’s “excesses.” According to the mullahs, it’s quite okay to use captured 12-year-old girls as sex slaves, but you must follow proper Islamic etiquette. For example, you must not have sex with both the mother and daughter at the same time.
But stories about the rape epidemic in Europe are rare. Consider this recent news item from Germany:
A growing number of women and young girls housed in refugee shelters in Germany are being raped, sexually assaulted and even forced into prostitution by male asylum seekers, according to German social work organisations with first-hand knowledge of the situation.
Bet you didn’t read about that in the NY Times. Or this headline from Sweden:77% of rapes in Sweden committed by 2% Muslim male population.
In Norway at the end of November, police were called to an “asylum house” in the city of Nora because a group of male migrants were threatening to rape a woman to teach her a lesson: she had violated Muslim norms by going out in public unaccompanied by a man.
Why do we only read about this rape epidemic in Breitbart and the alternative press in Europe, not the BBC or CNN?
One case of organized Muslim rape in the U.K. did make the news in the U.S. back in 2012 because of its especially sordid character. Nine Pakistani Muslims were convicted of gang rape of scores of women over a long period of time in Greater Manchester.
However, what made the news was not the crime but the attempted official government cover-up of the Muslim identities of the culprits. The case was originally reported as a matter of “Asian culture.”
It’s just not politically correct to talk openly about Islam’s rape culture, but if it is an “Asian” problem, that’s different.
It’s not acceptable in polite circles to suggest that the “religion of peace” has another dark side besides a hundred thousand jihadist “extremists” waging war from the “Islamist State” — or the 10 percent to 16 percent of Muslims worldwide who, according to several polls, harbor sympathies for radical Islam.
Political resistance runs deep against admitting that the problem is rooted in orthodox Islamic teachings — in Sharia law. Acknowledging that would bring a plague of pessimism about the odds for successful assimilation of Islamic communities in Europe and the United States.
Suppression of Muslim genocide and rape against infidels is nothing new.
- In 1971, according to historian Daniel Pipes, Muslims killed between 2.4 and 3 million Hindus and raped 200,000 Hindu women when Bangladesh was created as a Muslin country and the 25 percent Hindu population fled for their lives.
- Not surprisingly, the horrific slaughter was not very newsworthy in the U.S.
When the New York Times two weeks ago conceded some significance to the “cultural issues” arising from the Muslim migration into Europe, the newspaper had to present the rising problem of rape as an educational issue, not a religious one.
The Times described the efforts in Norway to “educate” young male Muslim migrants to the different values and standards for the treatment of women. Yet, the Times discussed the issue extensively without once asking if the “aberrant behavior” involved in rape is sanctioned in the Koran or the Hadith, and thus, closely related to the second-class status of women in Islamic societies.
Back in November of 2001, TIME magazine ran a featured article on “The Women of Islam,” giving many concrete examples of women’s second-class status throughout the Muslim world. Some nations were described as more progressive, like Egypt and Turkey, and others as more repressive, like Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Wife beating and honor killings are prominent and accepted in most Muslim societies.
So, when it is generally known that women are not allowed to drive an automobile in Saudi Arabia, why the new reticence in the media and among “centrist” politicians to discuss the rape culture that is part of that “multicultural” picture?
What’s new is this: With the explosion of massive Muslim migration into Europe and the U.S., what was once seen as a culture issue is now viewed as part of the political debate over Muslim immigration.
As a political matter, liberals and advocates of unrestricted Muslim immigration want desperately to censor open discussion and debate on the Muslim rape culture and related problems. They do this by labeling any dissent from open borders as an outbreak of racism and religious intolerance.
The good news is that across Europe today, there is widespread rebellion against political correctness when it comes to massive Muslim migration. When the consequences of open borders come home to roost in your own town and on your neighborhood streets, utopian delusions lose their appeal.
The unique cultural and political problems posed by Muslim adherence to Sharia Law are being buried under a mountain of dishonest sloganeering. Few people yet realize that the Obama administration has explicitly abandoned assimilation as an integral part of successful immigration, and if not reversed, that policy will have catastrophic consequences—as is now happening in parts of Europe.
It is true that a majority of the two million or so Muslims now living in the U.S. are not openly demanding that American courts follow Sharia Law. But that is because they are not devout in following the obligations of orthodox Islam. Sharia is a basic pillar of Islam, and as the Muslim population of any community grows, demands will grow for allowing the practice of Sharia in the name of religious freedom. The expansion of radical Islam and the growing success of ISIS will inspire and empower advocates of Sharia to openly challenge the traditional values of assimilation.
The Muslim rape culture is not a “dirty little secret” — it is widely recognized as integral to Islam as taught in the Koran and the Hadith. Like honor killings and other parts of Sharia, it will not be wished away.
And like honor killings, with massive Muslim immigration on the horizon, it could be coming to a town near you all too soon.
Tom Tancredo is the founder of the Rocky Mountain Foundation and founder and co-chairman of Team America PAC.
Tom represented Colorado’s sixth congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2009, and he is a former presidential candidate.
He is the author of In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America’s Border and Security.