|At this point, it’s a sad joke — a form of gallows humor shared in
times of trouble.
When there’s a shooting, and the hours tick by without
any identification of the suspect, one can presume that it’s a
jihadist. When there’s a riot in Europe, and the perpetrators are
described as “youths,” one can presume it’s Muslim men.
When an Islamist
goes on a shooting spree or stabbing spree or beheads a coworker,
authorities will latch onto any explanation but the obvious.
But now even gallows humor is inappropriate.
Western denial of
Islamic crimes is so common, so systematic, that we can no longer have
any confidence that we understand the true dimensions of the jihadist
threat. Consider the following:
In Germany, police actively “tried to obfuscate” what happened on New
Year’s Eve, when thousands of Muslim men systematically sexually
assaulted hundreds of German women — an act that my colleague Andrew
McCarthy has aptly termed a “rape jihad.”
The New York Times reported yesterday that Swedish authorities now stand
accused of covering up a wave of sexual assaults at a concert last
summer. A Swedish newspaper wrote today that national media refused at
the time to report factual accounts from the concert assaults, claiming
they were nothing but far-right “propaganda.”
Read it all here................
Yet for sheer scale, nothing touches the infamous scandal in
Rotterham, England, where gangs of Pakistani men brutalized an estimated
1,400 women and girls. Over at least 16 years, from 1997 to 2013, girls
and women were trafficked, tortured, and raped while authorities turned
a blind eye to the abuse. According to the Rotherham Borough Council’s
belated report on the mass abuse, authorities were concerned that they
might give “oxygen” to racism claims. Up to 160 British police officers
now face investigation for systematically ignoring abuse complaints.