I’ll start with newest first, as more reports of massive violence against women in Europe on New Year’s Eve has been slowly reported. HotAir has a piece detailing mass sex assault in Finland by “refugee” “asylum seeker” “immigrants” from the Middle East & North Africa, which wasn’t reported by the Finnish police for a week because it’s just not something they or anyone else in Europe wants to talk about. Mind you it’s gotten so bad that Norway has begun teaching immigrant men not to rape, because to them, women are property – at best.
“Men have weaknesses and when they see someone smiling it is difficult to control,” Mr. Kelifa said, explaining that in his own country, Eritrea, “if someone wants a lady he can just take her and he will not be punished,” at least not by the police.
British Youtube personality Sargon of Akkad spent a good amount of time breaking down that story almost line by line. For quick backstory, he did video game reviews and videos about tumblrisms and atheism and other typical youtube commentariat stuff, and then when Gamergate broke, started looking at how political progressives are trying to shape first the video game world and then he looked at education and then the world itself. He’s been looking at things like intersectional feminism (basically progressive leftism in function, though with a different paint job) and the illiberal left. I’d say that’s most of the left, but he’s sort of like what you’d get if you took a self-described open-minded everyday liberal from the past – say only as far back as the 1980s – and introduced them to today. Specifically, he’s not a cultural relativist. He also tends to make videos on topics of the day that include original sources – things that even 24-hour cable news doesn’t have time to show, but that as someone who makes their own videos – he can allocate time to show. (Quickie backstory is here because one of his videos is going to be linked below.)
Which leads us to the next big story: Cologne (Köln), Germany, along with other German cities, had a mass sex assault on New Years Eve committed by Middle East & North African men which was then hushed up.
“Shortly after midnight, the first women came to us,” an unnamed police officer told the local Express newspaper.
“Crying and in shock they described how they had been severely sexually harrassed. We went to look for women in the crowd. I picked one up from the ground. She was screaming and crying. Her underwear had been torn from her body.” …
“The crimes were committed by a group of people who from appearance were largely from the North African or Arab world,” Wolfgang Albers, the Cologne police chief, told a press conference.
Eyewitness description, including the confession “I thought it was right-wing propaganda, but this was real”. Apparently a suspect arrested said (paraphrasing – but not by much) “I am Syrian. You have to treat me kindly. Mrs Merkel invited me.” The woman mayor responded by saying women should stop asking for it if they don’t want to get raped by organized gangs of men in the streets, because women are lower on the progressive stack than Islamic rapists.
And of course it was covered up by media, police, and politicians – because it was politically awkward.
Internal communication from the police from the days immediately following the attack, published late Thursday night by newspaper Welt am Sonntag, reveals that the police had identified 71 of the around 1,000 attackers by Jan. 2 — most of whom were recently arrived Syrian refugees. Acting on this information, police had made 11 arrests, but chief Wolfgang Albers allegedly covered it all up because it was “politically awkward.”
“We currently have no intelligence on the criminals,” Albers said Jan. 4. “The only thing we know is that they were between 18-35 years old of North African or Arab appearance.”
The emails apparently show Albers was well aware of the fact that most of the attackers were in Germany under refugee status. (RELATED: Germany’s Largest Broadcaster Apologizes For Not Reporting Sexual Assault Attacks)
“Only a small minority were North Africans, the majority of the checked perpetrators were Syrians,” the documents reveal.
Albers also said the attacks were more in the nature of robberies rather than sexual assaults. A police officer told WamS, under condition of anonymity, that a majority of the attackers were after “sexual amusement.”“What actually happened was the exact opposite,” the officer said. “For the mostly Arabic offenders, sexual assault was the priority, or, to express it from their point of view, their sexual amusement was the priority. A group of men would circle a female victim, close the loop, and then start groping the woman.”
Sargon covers a lot of this, though the last report indicating there was a cover-up came after his video was made. It’s worthwhile – he includes the eyewitness’s video linked above, and provides a bit more backstory. Just keep in mind that what he’s suspecting by the end of the video, that there was some kind of media/authorities coverup because it’s not politically correct – is in fact what’s happened and been found in the last few days.
Taking it back to the US, this would also be why so many people in the US do not want any Middle Eastern immigrants allowed in at all, or why they don’t want Middle Eastern muslim immigrants, or why even some on the left are skeptical of it.
Frankly, I’m in the “don’t let people in who are actively hostile to our values and don’t want to assimilate and don’t let in masses of people whose ranks are rife with terrorists and their sympathizers” camp. Kind of a long title, I guess.
Middle Easterners (Christians, muslims, zoroastrians, or whatever) like the interpreters that worked with the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan for years are the kinds of people we should be letting in. They wanted to improve their lives and home countries, but because we have a president who decided to end a war through retreat, we’re leaving those nations worse than they were in 2008, and we at least owe it to those who worked hard with us to give them a chance here where they won’t be killed by the Islamic State or the warlords the president has chosen to leave in charge of those nations. Interpreters and their families are the types who would be willing to assmiliate.
These are often people who come from a violent savage culture where women are things for abuse, gays offend Allah enough they must be exterminated, and anyone who disagrees with their totalitarian religion is either someone who must be subjugated and controlled or murdered. Those who throw off that culture because it’s difficult to escape in their home nations can be welcomed. Those who bring it with them should never be allowed in, and when discovered should be kicked right back out.
Europe has the problem in that making statements about relative cultural worth are often shot down, because in Europe, culture typically is taken to equal ethnicity. This leads to nationalist groups (and most specifically, nationalist socialist) groups who are on the “right” in Europe just because they favor protection of their own national identity and excluding immigrants because of their national/ethnic identity. It’s an important distinction to understand that the “right” in Europe is sometimes a socialist protectionist group that’s often as concerned with ethnic identity of a nation rather than standing for the idea that newcomers should culturally assimilate to the same values & virtues. This is how groups like Euro-right-wing “Golden Dawn” in Greece are all for expelling immigrants to Greece and protecting the Greece socialist state for ethnic Greeks. They recognize their nation-state as an ethnic identity as well, and it colors how they see the world. Europe’s old world problems are still there, and they still go to them. (Probably the closest thing to the modern “right” in Europe to compare to from US would’ve been the leftist socialist/union groups of the early 1900s US that were both economically and ethnically protectionist. They’re only “right” because they’re left-wing national socialists as opposed to far-left-wing international socialists.)
Europe today, because it won’t acknowledge that muslim culture (specifically as practiced in the Middle East & North Africa) is fundamentally opposed to western values, has no defense and no understanding of the problem. Europe has so villified its own nations’ identities (remember you can very easily go to prison for things you say over there) that it’s hard for them to say that men who go together in organized groups to attack women are predatory savages.
They’re going to suffer the consequences of bringing in all the “refugees”, and it’s still going to take a lot of people being hurt for them to begin to understand what they’ve done. Some of them will deny it while they’re being attacked, too – there will be more victim blaming, and some victims will blame themselves because they weren’t open-minded enough to know they deserved it. Their entire value system has become one where they believe in the progressive stack and they believe they’re on the bottom due to fanciful fabrications of nonsensical guilt.
Europe is in for some hard times.