The Corner

Germany’s Rape Jihad Was Worse than You Thought

The German people have been deceived on a massive scale:

At first, there was complete silence from officials. As rumors spread on social media, police had nothing to say about allegations of mass sexual assaults and other crimes carried out on New Year’s Eve in the German city of Cologne.

It was only days later that officials reported that hundreds of women were victims of assault in Cologne, Hamburg and other German cities.

But numbers that are now emerging are likely to shock a country still coming to terms with what happened in Cologne more than half a year ago. According to a leaked police document, published by Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper and broadcasters NDR and WDR, the previous estimates have to be dramatically revised — upward.

The true toll is staggering. German officials now believe that 2,000 men assaulted more than 1,200 women. Only 120 suspects — “half of them foreign nationals who had only recently arrived in Germany” — have been identified. A grand total of four have been convicted.

It is a simple fact that many migrants are coming from Muslim-dominated regions that go far, far beyond merely “disrespecting” women — indeed, they view women as part of the spoils of war, to be used and abused for the pleasure of men unless and until they are adequately defended and protected. The ISIS penchant for taking sex slaves doesn’t spring from nowhere, after all. 

But don’t tell that to the cultural relativists, the people who view different nationalities and faiths as little more than different flavors of ice cream – each sweet in their own way. When you import mass numbers of people from regions overrun with violent religious intolerance and violent exploitation and oppression of women, you tend to get more religious intolerance and exploitation of women. Oh, and you also get official government denial and evasion. The facts can’t be allowed to disrupt the narrative.

David French — David French is a senior writer for National Review, a senior fellow at the National Review Institute, and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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