Why is the Left so Quick to Excuse Rape? Continental Edition

For all of the talk of compassion that comes from the Left, even a cursory glance at the horrors being perpetrated against the women of Europe reveal these claims to be at best ignorantly one-sided and at worst deliberately duplicitous. By 2030, it is estimated that one in four Swedish women and girls will have been raped (the number presently stands at one in eight). The culprits are obvious: as of 2014, rape in Sweden had risen 1,472% since 1975, the first year of large-scale immigration—though the numbers from back then look sublimely small by comparison. 80% of molestations in Sweden’s public baths have been committed by men of foreign origin. Approximately five percent of Sweden’s population consists of Moslem males, and yet they account for 77% of the country’s rapes; 95.6% of all rapes in Sweden are committed by men of foreign descent, which makes them sixty-six times more likely than native Swedes to commit the heinous crime of rape.

This trend is not isolated to Sweden, either. It seems like every day brings some fresh horror—a Somali trying to rape a woman in labor in Italy; a Pakistani raping a woman in a coma, also in Italy; mass rape and assault by at least 2,000 “migrants” in Cologne, Germany, and several other cities; a thirty-three-year-old Iranian pretending to be sixteen raping and murdering a woman, also in Germany; “migrants” raping women who generously (but stupidly) open their doors to house them; and on it goes. For God’s sake, not even animals are safe! I covered the terrible impact of Moslem grooming gangs in the United Kingdom here. Operating under Koran verse 4:24, Moslem men believe that sexual assault, rape, and enslavement of kafir women is acceptable in the context of jihad. It is foolishly suicidal to expect attitudes like the following to stay confined to the Moslem world when the mostly men posing as refugees arrive in the West:

The treatment of non-Muslim women as subhuman by jihadi organizations, such as ISIS or Boko Haram in Nigeria – where “infidel” females are bought, sold, gang-raped, mutilated, dismembered and burned alive – is relatively well known from ISIS videos. Less well known is that many of these practices are still taking place, often rampantly, across the Muslim world, as a 2016 report revealed, “Unfortunately, more and more women are the target of [Muslim] terrorist groups. There are numerous international incidents of women being kidnapped, raped, and forced to convert from Christianity to Islam by radical extremist groups…. Many are also sold on the open market. This brutality is not only occurring in the Middle East but in Africa and in many other places. In many of these countries, women are subject to persecution because they are considered second-class citizens because of their gender. As minorities in both gender and faith, Christian women face double the persecution. Although we don’t have an exact number, we know that millions of women are being persecuted…. In these Muslim-dominated countries, Christian women are systematically deprived of their freedom to live and are denied basic human necessities.” According to a 2014 report, approximately 700 Christian and 300 Hindu girls are abducted, enslaved and raped in Pakistan every year. These are extremely large numbers, considering that Christians and Hindus each make up a mere 1% of the country’s Muslim-majority population.[1]

And it’s not just Moslems, either. The Guardian conducted a survey of African men not long ago, where one-in-three admitted to having raped someone at one point in their lives. In Europe, the incidents just keep piling up, and yet the authorities do nothing. Worse than nothing, in fact. As Fjordman writes:

Suggesting that the ongoing rise in violent crime might have something to do with mass immigration of alien and aggressive cultures is quite literally banned by law. In March 2007 during a rally supported by SSU, the Social Democratic Youth League, a man carried a sign reading, “While Swedish girls are being gang raped by immigrant gangs the SSU is fighting racism.” He was promptly arrested and later sentenced to a fine. His crime? He had “expressed disrespect for a group of people with reference to their national or ethnic background.” The local court rejected the man’s free speech argument because even free speech has its limits, and he had clearly acted in too provocative a manner.[2]

In addition to actively suppressing the statistics and any public dissent to the dispossession project, the Swedish government, for example, deports less than one in five immigrants and “refugees” found guilty of rape. Most walk free with pitifully short sentences, if they serve any jail time at all, turned loose once again on a populace whose own government has betrayed them. Things are at least as bad in Germany, as Soeren Kern informs us:

A quarterly report — Criminality in the Context of Migration (Kriminalität im Kontext von Zuwanderung) — published by the Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt, BKAshowed that migrants (Zuwanderer, defined as asylum seekers, refugees and illegal immigrants) committed 3,466 sex crimes during the first nine months of 2017 — or around 13 a day. (Final crime statistics for 2017 will not be publicly available until the second quarter of 2018.) By comparison, in all of 2016 migrants committed 3,404 sex crimes, or around nine a day; in 2015, 1,683 sex crimes, or around five a day; in 2014, 949 sex crimes, or around three a day; and in 2013, 599 sex crimes, or around two a day. The actual number of migrant-related sex crimes in Germany, however, is believed to be far higher than the official number…The director of the Criminal Police Association (Bund Deutscher Kriminalbeamter, BDK), André Schulz, estimates that up to 90% of the sex crimes committed in Germany do not appear in the official statistics. German police frequently omit any references to migrants in crime reports. When they do, they often refer to migrant criminals with politically correct euphemisms.[3]

The data can often be hard to come by given governmental and bureaucratic obscurantism, but the numbers we do have are damning. For example, 40% of rapes in Italy are perpetrated by “migrants,” who account for 8% of the population. Sex crimes are up 133% in Austria according to the most recent available figures. 65% of the rapes in Norway are committed by men of a foreign background, and 80% of their victims are white Norwegian women. In Oslo specifically one hundred percent of rapes have been perpetrated by non-Europeans (with 90% of those by Moslems), with white Norwegian women the target 90% of the time. Over half of all convicted Danish rapists have immigrant backgrounds, with Iranians, Iraqis, Somalis, and Turks dramatically overrepresented. One in three persons convicted of sexual assault in Denmark are Moslem, despite constituting less than five percent of the population. According to the Danish Ministry of Justice, since the onset in June 2015 of the “migrant crisis” (which as we know only accelerated an existing trend), reported rapes have exploded by 196%. Men of foreign origin commit rapes at three times the native Finnish rate. Rapes in Belgium have ballooned to 27.9 per 100,000 courtesy of its Third World “refugees,” and a Greece awash in “migrants” has seen its number of annual reported rapes eclipse 5,000. A recent report from the UK found that Moslem men are over two hundred times more likely than non-Moslems to sexually assault children. Approximately 40% of the rapes in Sweden are of minors (10% of whom are boys).

No doubt there are many Leftists who are so thoroughly pathologized even these starkly revealing statistics will not penetrate their fog of unreason, but for Europe’s leaders—the ones actively suppressing statistics, generating blasphemy laws, curtailing free speech, and placing an intolerable (often lethal) burden on their own citizens, the ones they are sworn to protect—all of this begs the question, is it misguided humanitarianism or is it something else?


[1] https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/migrant-crisis-islamist-rape-culture-comes-to-euro

[2] https://muslimstatistics.wordpress.com/2013/10/31/sweden-a-new-hell-for-women-2/

[3] https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12066/germany-rape-crisis

John Q. Publius writes for Defend Europa and runs the blog The Anatomically Correct Banana.