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We Could Have Seen Europe's Muslim Rape Crisis Coming
FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/21/2016 | Abigail Esman

Posted on 01/21/2016 10:18:05 AM PST by SeekAndFind

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In the aftermath of New Year's Eve's mass rapes of European women by Muslim refugees, the questions have been repeated: Should we have known this kind of thing would happen? Could we have known? And from local bars to parliaments, from family dinners to the nightly news, the answers keep coming back: Yes; we could. Yes, we should.

But interestingly, the people who say this with the most conviction are not right-wing Muslim-bashers, or activists opposed to the settling of Syrian refugees in Europe. They are Muslims, and mostly Muslim women.

Over and over, these women, and other Western women who have worked in the Middle East and North Africa, pointed out the commonality of rape in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia (the MENASAS region), and noted the oppression of women in most cultures there. (The Kurds form a notable exception.)

Many point to the rapes in Tahrir Square in 2011 and 2013 as cautionary tales, describing the so-called "circle of hell" that women faced then: lone women surrounded by men whose hands groped and pulled, ripped and pressed, and eventually overpowered. A 2013 study conducted after the attacks showed that a stunning 99 percent of Egyptian women had experienced some sort of sexual harassment.

True, these asylum-seekers are not Egyptian, but the signs were there all along. And despite new crackdowns on male asylum-seeker from the region, the problem is likely to continue so long as conservative Muslim men remain among their ranks, finding their way into European cities as new citizens. Observed Brenda Stoter, a reporter and sociologist who has spent several years covering women in the region for Al Jazeera and Dutch newspaper De Groene, in a recent essay, "Anyone who thinks that you can bring the Arabic world to Europe without social inequality, cultural differences, and the influence of religion, ignores the facts."

In fact, one of the most shocking revelations about the attacks in Germany was the authorities' admission that they had had an indication such a thing could and likely would happen. In meetings with police, politicians had been apprised that there were entire gangs of North Africans with "serious" criminal records among the refugees, according to a report in De Welt.

Yet they had collectively determined to say nothing of their histories of "excessive drinking, attacking people on the streets, robberies and pickpocketing," in order "to maintain the peace" and avoid stigmatizing the refugees as a group. No one, apparently, considered the probability that, since such molestations generally go unpunished in these men's home countries, they would be inclined to repeat them here. Perhaps they might have spoken first to "Alaa," a 30-year-old Muslim apostate from Saudi Arabia now living in an asylum center in Cologne, who told Dutch newspaper Trouw, "They think that they can get away with it, that no one will put them in jail, that no woman would dare to say anything, because that's how things are in the Middle East."

But now that the proverbial cat's out of the proverbial bag, stories are spilling out, and not just reports about the high rate of rape and sexual assault in MENASA countries. Now we're also learning about the assaults against women asylum-seekers perpetrated by fellow refugees and, occasionally, by the traffickers and smugglers who have helped them escape.

Look deeper, and other, more sinister tales emerge, revelations of sexual abuse and oppression among the Muslim communities already settled in the West. "You might think that Moroccan boys who grow up here [in the West] would view women more liberally and equally. But this is usually not the case," Dutch-Moroccan writer Fadoua Bouali observed back in 2004. "These boys grow up in families where their own mother takes a repressed place. Daily they see that she, the most important, sacrosanct person in their lives, still does not receive the respect and value that she deserves as a human being. Why should they then have any respect for other women?"

Such insights put the lie to the insistence by many Muslim women, and particularly Muslim converts, that wearing the veil and full-body coverings in some way desexualizes them, liberates them from the lustful looks of men, none of whom can be trusted to look at them as anything but sex objects. Yet evidently, non-Muslim men can largely view even scantily-clad women without attacking them, while for many Muslim men, such coverings make absolutely no difference at all.

Still, sadly, the New Year's events also reveal our own sins. For too long, we ignored what was happening to Muslim women even in our own countries, as if they didn't matter. It is now clear we did this at our own peril. Perhaps if we had cared more about them, we would not have had to face this now.

But we do. And so in facing it, we must join with Muslim women in the West and elsewhere to change the thinking of their fellow Muslim men – their brothers, their husbands, and most of all, their sons. Because this is the only way that we can help to change their futures and the futures of women everywhere.

Abigail R. Esman, the author, most recently, of Radical State: How Jihad Is Winning Over Democracy in the West (Praeger, 2010), is a freelance writer based in New York and the Netherlands.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: culturaljihad; europe; europejihad; islam; muslimrape; muslims; rape

1 posted on 01/21/2016 10:18:05 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Remember call them by their true name *RAPEFUGEES*.

2 posted on 01/21/2016 10:24:07 AM PST by cradle of freedom
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To: SeekAndFind
Does old crone Merkel enjoy seeing the women and girls of her country raped, or is there another reason for her treason?
3 posted on 01/21/2016 10:28:17 AM PST by Dagnabitt (Islamic Immigration is Treason)
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To: cradle of freedom

When the Rapefugees come to America, flesh will be cut.

4 posted on 01/21/2016 10:29:00 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: SeekAndFind
Should we have known this kind of thing would happen?

We've only known the true nature of mudslimes for, oh, 1400 years.

Gauging from the ROP web site going back to 2001, and historic information, I'd think it safe to say that on the average, more or less, that there have been 25 or so infidels killed by mudslimes every day, of every week, of every month, of every year, of every century, of every millenia, since around 700.

5 posted on 01/21/2016 10:29:21 AM PST by C210N (Supporting the Constitutional Conservative in the race. Constitutional Conservative Cruz.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Child marriage is legal in Yemen and Afghanistan. What kind of a *civilization* is this?

6 posted on 01/21/2016 10:31:15 AM PST by cradle of freedom
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To: SeekAndFind

So in spite of all the blather about women’s rights, liberals in Europe are happy to throw their women under the bus, in favor of jihadist freaks.

European cities were generally very safe at any hour, you didn’t have to worry about rape, mugging or other crime, for the most part. They want to throw that away, and import a violent, vicious crime wave... for no reason at all?

This is a suicide. There is no other word to describe it.

7 posted on 01/21/2016 10:47:14 AM PST by Gunpowder green
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To: SeekAndFind

Muslim ‘refugees’ are the true war on women.

8 posted on 01/21/2016 10:47:33 AM PST by texas_mrs
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To: SeekAndFind

Quite frankly, Stevie Wonder could have seen this one coming.

It’s what Muslims do.

It has served them well for 14 centuries.

9 posted on 01/21/2016 10:50:32 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: SeekAndFind
Ladies, in this short story, your character's name is Nona.

If you have a moment, please share the link below with your PC friends and family. The Alienork Way is a new (free) short story that I just wrote. It is a cautionary tale about the mortal peril that Islam poses to civilization, and especially to P.C. civilizations that are too blind to understand the terrible danger of allowing even friendly-appearing Alienorks to move into their country. But it doesn't name Islam, so there is a chance that your liberal bliss-ninny friends will read it. Then, they will understand. The Alienork Way is also a great teaching tool for kids 12 and up, to counter the PC lies they are being fed at school about "the religion of peace."

Here is the link to "The Alienork Way"

Tet, Take Two: Islam's 2016 European Offensive

10 posted on 01/21/2016 11:01:00 AM PST by Travis McGee (
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To: SeekAndFind
If you feel like it, join in the Free Republic Caucus (each day)

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We've very lucky to have this forum where we can debate the issues of the day.

11 posted on 01/21/2016 11:33:04 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Free Republic Caucus: vote daily / watch for the thread / Starts 01/20 midnight to midnight EDST)
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To: SeekAndFind

If you let dogs in there will be barking. If you let monkeys in there will be poop and pee on your walls and floor. If you let subhuman savages in there will be rapes, burnings and murders.

12 posted on 01/21/2016 11:37:00 AM PST by I want the USA back (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. Orwell.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Recently there was a major kerfuffle in a little nearby town when the new Mayor decided to extend a welcome to the refugees without consulting the public; worse, he couched it in terms that were very blunt that only bigots would oppose it. Nazis and KKK members, to be specific.

He withdrew that formally last evening, citing the events in Paris and Cologne as heightening "fear", neatly dancing around the clear possibility that the fear might be fully justified. But during this debate I became aware of just how effective the European clampdown in the media has been in the progressive community, just how much denial and resistance there is to what little information has been allowed through the politically correct filtration system. Far too many have not the slightest clue and when given one, fiercely discard it.

These are not stupid people, most of them, anyway. Yet the instant invocation of defensive shielding at the mere mention of the words "racism" or "bigotry" is, to use their own nomenclature, one of the most powerful and frightening "triggers" in contemporary politics. They are, to an individual, so terrified of the slur that they stop thinking. Unfortunately they don't stop voting when it happens.

13 posted on 01/21/2016 11:50:45 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: elcid1970; All
When the Rapefugees come to America, flesh will be cut.

I doubt it.

The-Powers-That-Be will never allow it.

The Left Stream Media will ignore it, just as they do now with the majority of the Black-On-White crime; Law Enforcement will be ordered by the Just-Us Department to protect the "Vulnerable, Protected-Class" known as Muslims; Democrat Politicians will push harder to minimize/abolish the 2nd Amendment; Major cities which do not permit concealed-carry will continue to prohibit concealed-carry; Anyone who shoots a Refujihadi in self-defense will be "GeorgeZimmermanned" into oblivion.

Worse yet; we are one Supreme-Court-replacement away from losing our right to self-defense (similar to the UK - Brits have no right to self-defense).

Don't get cocky. It ain't gonna be either easy or pretty.

14 posted on 01/21/2016 11:51:49 AM PST by ChicagahAl (Today's Democrats are much more Fascist than Communist; but Sen Joe McCarthy was still right.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Look up the expression “Taharrush gamea” or “Eve teasing” on Bing or Google. The victim can be modestly dressed by local standards; it does not matter.

15 posted on 01/21/2016 11:53:37 AM PST by Hiddigeigei ("Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish," said Dionysus - Euripides)
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To: SeekAndFind

We saw the rapes coming, just as we see the beheadings coming.

16 posted on 01/21/2016 11:57:43 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: SeekAndFind

The phrase “could have” is amusing. The vast majority of FR regulars did see that danger to innocent women coming, not as a minor risk but as an almost unavoidable outcome of Merkel’s and Obama’s policies.

17 posted on 01/21/2016 1:36:36 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: ChicagahAl

OK, you have a point...up to a point.

States with CCW shall issue & Castle Doctrine laws are already known to be less than happy hunting grounds for the entitled classes.

It’s more a matter of which states will welcome hordes of Muslim migrants. The news out of Germany is not good and getting worse and that filters back to this side of the pond. Attitudes against refujihadis are hardening.

If Muslims are to be added to the list of Federal protected classes, let Federal authorities enforce it. This is an election year and no national candidate is immune to popular backlash. “Nobody’s coming to take your guns!!” is starting to ring hollow.

The still-breathing Norman Lear has just referred to Donald Trump as “America’s middle finger”. Just as with Archie Bunker, the tone deaf Lear has paid Trump an unintended compliment.

The Federal government’s only real power is to turn off the money tap to recalcitrant states. Send in Federal troops? This isn’t the Civil War. The patriot revolt in east Oregon hasn’t been ground under the treads of Army tanks. Feds in the area just fuss & fume.

In my state, the local Muslims stay vewy vewy quiet since the local rednecks are armed to the teeth. And I don’t live in NY, CT, CA, or NJ.

Loretta Lynch swooping into a state to announce “You’re ALL under arrest!!” would be fun to watch.


18 posted on 01/21/2016 2:28:22 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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