You know political correctness has failed when proponents make a conscious decision to hide sexual assault to avoid inconvenient truths.
Shortly after New Years Eve 2016, reports started circulating about many women claiming to be victims of sexual assault in Sweden, Finland, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Apparently women across Europe were sharing similar stories of being victims of robbery and sexual abuse at the hands of large gangs of men of “Middle Eastern” and “North-African” descent.
In response to those stories I wrote a piece about multiculturalism and referenced the similar gang rape that 60 Minutes reporter Lara Logan experienced in February of 2011 during an Egyptian demonstration in Tahrir Square. Comparing the similarities of the attacks, I noted:
“These were not the actions of a small deviant group of sexual predators. Similar to the actions in Europe, Arab men—presumably Muslims—conducted them. These men have been culturally conditioned to subjugate women and possess a fervid hatred directed toward Western civilization. When given the opportunity at home, they burn flags and images of Western nations and their leaders. And now we’ve learned they have imported their barbaric treatment of women into Europe’s accommodating societies.”
As appalling as these attacks were, astonishingly, high-level government officials decided that a commitment to a rosy narrative concerning the influx of Middle Eastern refugees was more important than informing its female citizens of a real and serious threat—or as Tom Clancy might name it, a "Clear and Present Danger."
Protestors from the PEGIDA movement (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident) march during a rally in Leipzig on January 11, 2016. (Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images)
According to a Breitbart report, confidential emails and notes were passed between German state government and local police that sought to conceal “the extent” of the migrant sex attacks on New Year’s Eve. “An ‘internal police memo’ which detailed ‘a request from the ministry’ instructed police that they were to ‘cancel’ the use of the word ‘rape’ in their reports.”
How debased has society become when, arguably, the vilest of crimes are deemed less important than maintaining a false narrative about an entire group of offenders? What do progressives gain from this blatant disregard for facts?
Sadly, the answer appears to be nothing more than not wanting to be wrong.
The political left in the United States and Europe have entered into a sick covenant with political correctness, and its effects are becoming blatantly septic.
In December 2015, in Austria, a 10-year-old boy was sexually abused by an Iraqi in a public bathroom, and Afghan men now require supervisors to prevent them from storming the women’s shower areas. Three weeks after the mass rapes that rang in the European New Year, a group of migrant men and women were caught “engaging in unacceptable behavior, including masturbating into the jacuzzi…emptying their bowels in the water, and sexually assaulting other bathers.” In Dresden, an Afghan migrant man molested four girls ages 11 to 13. Last week, in Delbruck, two Afghan men were arrested under suspicion of forcing a 14-year-old boy to perform sexual acts on them in the bathroom of a public bathhouse.
These are only a few of the exhaustive list of sexual offenses related to migrants that have plagued Europe. At Cologne Central Station, on New Year's Eve, there were 485 sexual offenses against women carried out by "groups of men."
This behavior should come as no surprise. My fellow veterans who served in Afghanistan are aware of the ancient Afghan tradition of bacha bazi—literally translated “playing with boys.” We all witnessed the little “chai boys” with dyed hair and eye makeup; who would politely serve you tea and then go sit on the lap of their handler to be displayed as a status symbol.
And yet, none of this moves the left’s position. On the contrary, leftists have been telling Western women to dress more modestly to accommodate the culture of the migrants.
An American Special Forces soldier was recently discharged from the Army for standing up to a “brutal child rapist.” The Special Forces motto is de oppresso liber—to free the oppressed—unfortunately Sgt. First Class Charles Martland learned the hard way that children being raped in Afghanistan doesn't fall into the “oppressed” category. Abused children are less important than our relationship with our repulsive degenerate allies.
For decades, leftist leaders have been promoting multiculturalism, and Western societies have succumbed to the idea of their country becoming a pluralistic society. The reality, however, has been a continued request from Western governments, to their respective citizenry, for a further surrender of their native culture to accommodate the transplanted one. I think it has become quite apparent that many Muslim migrants have no desire to compromise their culture. The easiest solution, therefore, is to expect the “understanding Westerners” to be more indulgent and accepting.
How far must Western nations compromise? How do we prioritize our capitulation to the Middle Eastern way of life?
I suppose women’s rights should be the first to diminish since we are already telling them to dress modestly and avoid going out alone due to migrants. On the other hand, limiting free speech seems to be very popular at U.S. universities these days—as well as the Glasgow Police in Scotland. Then we can focus on female genital mutilation, after all, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention determined there is a fourfold increase in the risk of genital mutilation among girls less than 18 years of age in the United States. Perhaps the next natural shift could be in the universal adoption of polygamy, followed by a robust anti-gay movement—with bi-weekly “throw a gay off a rooftop day.” Finally, after the Western conscience has been thoroughly seared, we can adopt the Afghan tradition of bacha bazi—of course, we would give it a more sophisticated name—perhaps something in French.
Shock value aside, these are snapshots of the archaic culture that is presently being imported en masse.
It would be wise to consider the statements made my German Chancellor Angela Merkel. In December of 2015—after more than one million refugees flooded into Germany, she stated, “those who found refuge and protection with us must obey our laws, values and traditions. And in order to understand us, they must learn the German language…it remains true that multiculturalism leads to parallel societies and multiculturalism, therefore, remains a life lie.”
At the very least we should view the migrant turmoil in Europe as signposts for what the United States can expect from mass immigration from Islamic cultures. Despite Obama’s heartfelt hyperbole, this modern day reverse hijra is not reminiscent of the Mayflower Pilgrims, and Americans are not afraid of widows and orphans. On the contrary, as recent events have clearly demonstrated, it is out of fear for our widows and orphans that open border policies are being challenged.
As the saying goes, a single lie discovered is enough to create doubt in every other truth expressed. There has been a steady chipping away on the left’s reckless pursuit of political correctness, but a complete demolition and overhaul may be approaching sooner than anyone could have predicted.
How ironic that the impetus for change will likely result from one of the left’s sacred cows—multiculturalism.
Anthony DeChristopher holds a M.A. in Strategic Security Studies from National Defense University’s College of International Security Affairs. He blogs at exceptionism.com
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