Remember Cologne, Germany? The German party-goers who thought they were just out celebrating the New Year sure do. Hundreds of Charges for sexual assault stem from that night alone.
Germany responded to the obvious difficulties immigrants have had with assimilating by printing helpful signs instructing through pictures helpful instructions. Things like: other religions are ok, while public defecation or groping strangers are not.
The Louder With Crowder team hasn’t forgotten about Cologne either. They have been exposing the ongoing problems with rape culture within Islam since before it was cool. Their latest scoop is the formal reaction by an Imam to what the local police chief had described as “a completely new dimension of crime”.
From the article: Explaining in the view of Salafist Islam why hundreds of women found themselves groped, sexually assaulted and in some cases raped by gangs of migrant men in cities across Germany, the Imam said: “The events of New Year’s Eve were the girls own fault, because they were half naked and wearing perfume. It is not surprising the men wanted to attack them. [Dressing like that] is like adding fuel to the fire.”
Did you catch that? The men acted like beasts, not because of any moral failing on their part (goodness, no) but because of moral failings of the women that were assaulted. Half naked, he said. Perfume, he said. Are we to really believe that at night, on Dec 31st (that means winter) in Germany the women were walking outside in nothing but push-up bras and panties? How little skin must be visible before this guy says “her fault!”
And supposing they were only wearing underwear? So what? Is there no expectation of male self-restraint within Islam? What of the much vaunted definition of Jihad as personal struggle? The only struggle we’re seeing here is the struggle to get close enough to touch the women being pawed at.
But this is just a local aberration, right? You can’t lay that at the feet of Islam.
Ok. Half a world away, I went looking for the interview I once watched with an Imam in Toronto. He made a eerily similar argument that Canadian women ought not wear revealing clothing lest men be overcome with lust, and attack them.
But that’s not what came up in my search. The first page of results was entirely about an Imam (or were they 2 different cases?) facing dozens of sex charges with children, including his very young nieces.
if this were a Catholic priest, it would be shouted from the rooftops. Why are such cases not as newsworthy? Right, they are that protected religion which can do no wrong… of peace, don’t you know.
The second page led me to another news story saying that ISIS is using rape as both recruitment and an act of worship. You read that correctly. Maybe you see a pattern forming here?
If someone representing any other religion — or no religion at all — gets exposed for sexual assault, they might try to downplay their wrongdoing in some manner. What they will not is to say that it is socially acceptable, or an ordinary response to temptation.
What we are seeing here, is entirely too many people in positions of Islamic leadership who have exactly the wrong attitude toward sexual assault. In real life, it is never the victim’s fault. (Wasn’t that the whole point of the slut walk phenomon?) The aggressor must never be excused for violating someone sexually.
And until Islam starts taking the right side of this issue, policing their own, and insisting that their men exercise self-restraint — they are part of the problem.
Not only are women and perfume the problem, according to Islam, but alcohol as well:
Commenting on the Cologne sex-attack controversy, MuslimStern, which has 20,000 followers on Facebook, said its mission was to ‘highlight the way the media was using the incidents to promote racism against minorities’.
The group complained that the female victims had brought the unwanted attention to themselves by dressing in a manner that North African men were not accustomed to.
The group claimed: ‘You cannot expect to chuck a naked antelope in front of a lion and not expect it to react. It is mind boggling that with so much time spent teaching children about sex at school, they completely forget to pass on this basic biological fact.’
As a consequence of the attacks, they urged the German government to introduce a ban across the country on the consumption of alcohol.
Read more: Daily Mail
They also must ban this classic game:
Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti has ruled that chess is forbidden in Islam, saying it encourages gambling and is a waste of time.
Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh was answering a question on a television show in which he issues fatwas in response to viewers’ queries on everyday religious matters.
He said chess was “included under gambling” and was “a waste of time and money and a cause for hatred and enmity between players”.
Sheikh justified the ruling by referring to the verse in the Qur’an banning “intoxicants, gambling, idolatry and divination”. It is not clear when the fatwa was delivered.
Read more: The Guardian