Sweden’s rape statistics are at once incontrovertible and indiscernible to Western journalists. While the hard facts are reported on, they are usually accompanied by vast amounts of apologia.
Take, for example, this 2012 BBC piece about the subject. The article begins as follows:
The Julian Assange extradition case has put Sweden’s relatively high incidence of rape under the spotlight. But can such statistics be reliably compared from one country to another?
Which two countries are the kidnapping capitals of the world?
Australia and Canada.
Official figures from the United Nations show that there were 17 kidnaps per 100,000 people in Australia in 2010 and 12.7 in Canada.
That compares with only 0.6 in Colombia and 1.1 in Mexico.
Which is without a doubt fascinating, but what does this have to do with Sweden’s skyrocketing rape statistics? The answer is, of course, nothing because the author of this BBC article is a rape apologist who feels the need to attempt to play-down exactly how bad the gang-rape situation in Sweden actually is, by comparing it to financially-motivated kidnappings.
We do eventually reach the actual point of the article, though:
Sweden has the highest rape rate in Europe, author Naomi Wolf said on the BBC’s Newsnight programme recently.
Is it true?
Yes. The Swedish police recorded the highest number of offences – about 63 per 100,000 inhabitants – of any force in Europe, in 2010. The second-highest in the world.
Congratulations, Sweden. Most rapes reported per 100,000 people in Europe, second-highest in the world only behind tiny, landlocked African nation Lesotho.
In 2011, 77% of rapes reported in Sweden were committed by individuals with a foreign background, mostly Muslim, and when this is mentioned by Sweden’s politicians they are punished with fines and socially ostracised for daring to speak out about it.
From the May 2014 article (translated from Swedish):
Sweden Democrat Michael Hess from Karlskrona was sentenced today to probation and fined for hate speech after having connected the religion of Islam with rape. According to the judgment the statement was not part of a “factual and responsible discussion” – and it does therefore not matter whether it’s true or not.
Of course, there are examples of Muslim men citing cultural differences between Islamic cultures and the West when it comes to rape and consent, such as the following court case in Australia in 2012.
An Afghan man who fled from the Taliban to begin a new life in Australia will spend the next 14 years behind bars after a judge rejected his claim that cultural differences had led to him raping a woman.
Esmatullah Sharifi, 30, was told by Judge Mark Dean in Melbourne that his background as a traumatised Muslim refugee was no excuse for the rape of a drunken and vulnerable teenager.
That is when the cases even go to trial, which they often do not.
It is hard to pretend there is not a serious issue with Islamic attitudes towards women in the West. In Sweden there is a new gang rape every other week, while in the UK police have been paralyzed with fear at the very idea of arresting Muslim men caught red-handed grooming underage girls.
It’s a regular occurrence for Swedish women. In November 2015, this happened:
The attack took place two months ago at the end of the summer. Stockholm District Court heard that the woman had been sitting crying when two of the teenage boys came and offered her a beer and comforted her.
She said she had declined the alcohol but ended up sitting with the teenagers at a nearby viewpoint looking over the city. At first the atmosphere was calm and she even phoned a friend. But then one of the men gripped her neck, ripped her clothes off and raped her.
The woman said that several other boys then arrived and she was raped a further five times, by at least four different people.
She managed to escape from the group at around 3am and board a night bus in the area, she explained.
And don’t fool yourself for a second into thinking that any of this is not exactly as bad as it sounds, in December 2014 this happened:
The girl is traumatized after brutal assault and currently lives in a sheltered accommodation. …
The rapes took place on 19 June near Tensta. The men gang-raped the girl while one of them – an unidentified person – put a gun on her face and threatened to kill her if she did not stop screaming.
When they had finished raping the girl, the man pressed the gun in her vagina, causing damage and heavy bleeding. Then two of the men drove the girl to a basement room in Rinkeby where they gang-raped her again.
In the morning, the girl managed to get out of the basement and was found by er father who was out looking for her.
“When he found her, she sat on a lawn and was shocked, crying and in panic with bloodied clothes. She seemed scared as a hunted prey and just wanted to get away from there,” reads the judgment.
After the incident, the girl was so traumatized and afraid of the perpetrators that she has been forced to move to a shelter.
It’s hard to pretend there isn’t a consistent pattern of mistreatment of women in Islam. In Britain, there are over 85 Sharia courts in operation. Adhering to the rulings of these courts is voluntary and they do not supersede English common law.
However, when in a Muslim-majority area, it is likely that active social pressure will enforce Koranic Law, such as in2011 gangs of Muslim men declared areas of London to be “Sharia law zones”.
According to Zee’s independent study, which was based on sitting in on 15 hours of hearings at the Islamic Sharia Council in Leyton, East London, and Birmingham Central Mosque Sharia, women are treated as ‘second-class citizens’ during divorce cases.
If a man wants a divorce under Islamic law, it is widely believed that they only need to say ‘I divorce you’ three times to separate from their wives while a woman requires the sanction of clerics.
Zee, who is from the Netherlands, insists that these ‘courts’ are known to ‘frustrate women in their requests [for divorce], especially if the husband is unwilling to co-operate’.
She adds that decisions are based on ‘a toxic mix of religious fundamentalism, culture and tight-knit communities’.
After several investigations, it turns out that mosques in Britain are not particularly moderate at all, especially in areas that are effectively Islamic colonies in Britain.
Islam in Britain is dominated by a conservative sect called the Deobandi.
The largest single group — the one which arguably gives Islam in Britain much of its character — is the Deobandi. It controls around 45 per cent of Britain’s mosques and nearly all the UK-based training of Islamic scholars. What most Deobandi scholars have in common is a conservative interpretation of Islamic law: television and music for the purposes of entertainment, for example, are frowned upon if not banned. Women are advised not to emerge from their homes any more than is necessary.
Which just happens to be the same branch of Islam that is enforced by the Taliban:
There is a good reason why this interpretation of Islam sounds so similar to that of Afghanistan: the Taleban movement grew out of the Deobandi madrassas of Pakistan. Tony Blair justified to the Muslim world the post-9/11 attacks on Afghanistan on the basis that driving out the Taleban would be an act of liberation: ‘I don’t believe,’ he said, ‘that anybody seriously wants to live under that kind of regime.’ Did he realise that the rules enforced by law in Afghanistan were being adopted, voluntarily, in parts of Leicester, Dewsbury and Blackburn? Even the Prime Minister seemed not to know about Deobandi Britain.
It is worth noting that the Deobandi movement is extremely pro-Sharia Law, with 99% of Afghans reporting themselves in favour of it.
So it should come as no surprise when, in 2013, adult Muslim men in the UK can simply claim to be “unaware” that statutory rape of a minor is wrong, and for some reason this will be enough for a British judge to simply let them go.
Earlier the court heard how Rashid had ‘little experience of women’ due to his education at an Islamic school in the UK, which cannot be named for legal reasons.
After his arrest, he told a psychologist that he did not know having sex with a 13-year-old was against the law. The court heard he found it was illegal only when he was informed by a family member.
In other interviews with psychologists, Rashid claimed he had been taught in his school that ‘women are no more worthy than a lollipop that has been dropped on the ground’.
This is not a new phenomenon, with the Telegraph reporting as far back as 2007:
Extremist literature that encourages hatred of gays, Christians and Jews can be easily found at many of Britain’s mosques, according to a new survey.
Researchers for the centre-Right think tank Policy Exchange claims it found the literature in a quarter of the 100 mosques and Islamic institutions they visited.
Many of the publications allegedly called on British Muslims to segregate themselves from non-Muslims and for unbelievers to be treated as second-class citizens wherever possible.
The literature also allegedly contained repeated calls for gays to be thrown from mountains and tall buildings and for women to be subjugated.
These examples of illiberal teachings come from British mosques because, frankly, I couldn’t find any information about what is being taught in Swedish mosques.
I can only imagine that investigating the attitudes being taught to Muslims in Sweden would be racist.
The conclusion we can draw from a large number of British mosques is that young Muslim men are being indoctrinated with deeply regressive attitudes regarding women in particular. Since I cannot find any information on what is taught in Swedish mosques, I do not think it unreasonable to extrapolate that a similar set of teachings is probable given the sheer volume of sexual crime being done by young men with foreign Muslim backgrounds.
Women’s equality is not an opinion that is held in wide regard in the Muslim world. A Pew Research Centre survey of over 38,000 Muslims found that over half of Muslims polled agree or partially agree that a “wife must always obey her husband”.
Unsurprisingly, the more Westernised the Muslim nation surveyed, the more favourable the respondents were on the subjects of women choosing to wear the veil, being allowed to choose to divorce their husbands or equity of inheritance and property rights.
Overall, the survey finds that Muslims who want sharia to be the law of the land in their country often, though not uniformly, are less likely to support equal rights for women and more likely to favor traditional gender roles.
So where do these attitudes originate from? Well, it’s hard not to say they emanate from the Qur’an, where it has long been observed that women appear to suffer from being not only considered the property of men but second-class citizens entirely.
The Quran in Sura 4:11 says with regards to inheritance rights:
The share of the male shall be twice that of a female . . . . (Maududi, vol. 1, p. 311)
And let two men from among you bear witness to all such documents [contracts of loans without interest]. But if two men be not available, there should be one man and two women to bear witness so that if one of the women forgets (anything), the other may remind her. (Maududi, vol. 1, p. 205).
Which appears to be supported in the Hadiths:
This hadith removes any ambiguity about women’s abilities in Sura 2:282:
The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’
And, of course, it is acceptable for Muslim men to practice polygamy:
The Quran in Sura 4:3 says:
And if you be apprehensive that you will not be able to do justice to the orphans, you may marry two or three or four women whom you choose. But if you apprehend that you might not be able to do justice to them, then marry only one wife, or marry those who have fallen in your possession. (Maududi, vol. 1, p. 305)
On a personal note, I cannot understand how we in the West are indulging in a willful blindness when it comes to the Islamic mistreatment of women. It is a disgrace. Islam actually treats women the way delusional feminists claim the West treats women, and it seems there is a conspiracy of silence regarding the facts.
I do not want to incite hatred with this information. This is not a judgment against individual Muslims or Muslims as a demographic. Each individual must be judged by the content of their character.
However, a toxic combination of Western permissiveness through fear of being judged a racist by one’s peers and insular Muslim communities with hard-line conservative mosques teaching young Muslim men that women, especially decadent, Western women, are of fundamentally lesser value than men is creating the feminist nightmare in the West: a real rape culture.
A culture where it is not unacceptable to rape women and there may be little to no jail time for Muslim men who have been convicted of the act.
It is illiberal, anti-egalitarian, anti-women’s rights and it has to stop.
Note: If you are a Neo-Progressive and you’re excessively concerned with social justice, please feel free to leave a comment declaring how racist facts are so everyone else reading the comment section can enjoy a laugh at your expense.
Update: I’ve made a few minor updates to correct mistakes with dates or odd words that are inaccurate.