Sunday, January 31, 2016
Three multiculturalists who gang-raped white 16-year-old girl are jailed for 30 years
Three Somali men who gang-raped a white 16-year-old girl in the bathroom of a hotel where they went to celebrate Eid have been jailed for 30 years.
Muhyadeen Osman, Bilal Ahmed and Mowled Yussuf, all now 20, were just teenagers when they attacked the girl at the Victoria Park Hotel in Manchester, regarding her as 'easy prey', the court heard.
The group, then all aged 17, had spent the previous night in the hotel with a number of other men as part of Eid celebrations when one of their friends, who had met the girl on BlackBerry Messenger, brought her round saying she should 'meet his boys.'
In the run up to the assault the group moved from room to room looking for unlocked doors to hide from a porter.
They eventually got into a bedroom where Yussuf was first to force the girl to perform a sex act on him in the bathroom.
Despite her repeatedly telling the group that she didn't want to have intercourse, she was forced to perform a sex act on Ahmed before he raped her.
Osman then joined in after he had been 'hanging around' outside the door. He then moved her to the bed and raped her himself.
Their victim, now a university student, was left alone as the gang dispersed - only to realise that her mobile phone and cash had been taken from her handbag.
She initially only reported the theft but the day after the attack in 2013 she revealed the extent of her ordeal.
DNA matching the offenders was recovered from the scene and she later picked the men out in identity parades.
In a victim impact statement read to the court, the teenager said she no longer felt confident to go out of the house and her education had suffered.
At Manchester Crown Court Yussuf was convicted of rape, oral rape and assault by penetration following a trial was jailed for ten years.
Ahmed, who was convicted of oral rape, was locked up for nine years whilst Osman got 12 years after being convicted of an unrelated robbery in which he mugged an innocent man on the street for his rings and mobile phone was also taken into account.
In dramatic scenes outside the courtroom around 60 members of Manchester's Somalian community protested against the verdicts suggesting the three men were being 'victimised' because of their race, while the victim was a white Brit. They managed to pile into the public gallery and gasped as the sentences were handed down - while Yussuf flicked a middle finger at the mother of their victim, who was present.
The court heard the girl was on her summer holidays between school and beginning her A-levels when she began talking to a friend of the gang Ibrahim Jama on BlackBerry Messenger. They exchanged messages and agreed to meet - but as Jama met her at a bus stop shortly before 11am, he soon convinced her to perform a sex act on him in an alleyway.
Prosecuting, Henry Blackshaw said: 'He then made reference to 'his boys' that were at the Victoria Park hotel, so she accompanied him. 'Once in the hotel she was then involved in what was talked about as a game of going to hotel rooms with the group and hiding away from the porter.'
CCTV then captured the group and the girl disappearing into one hotel room for around 30 minutes while the attacks took place.
The court heard that all three men continue to protest their innocence and other men who had a sexual encounter with the victim on the same day have not been arrested.
On behalf of Osman, Michael Goldwater said: 'What these defendants did wrong is allowing themselves to believe this young lady was willing to perform virtually any sex act on all of them, and failing to make an enquiry about her willingness or indeed to care very much one way or the other. 'These were young, immature men who got carried away.'
But jailing the men, Judge David Hernandez said: 'This was a large group of young men in a hotel and the inference is you all saw her as easy prey.
'She didn't really understand what was on your mind and that is probably because she was a naïve and sexually inexperienced and vulnerable young girl.
'When you were running around that hotel she probably saw this as innocent, childish fun, but it all turned sinister when you got her into the bathroom. She found herself in a situation she was totally unable to control.
'She found herself confronted with demands for sexual activity she did not wish to engage in and did not willingly consent. She had no choice and no opportunity to refuse.'
Jama was cleared of conspiracy to commit rape during the trial.
Europe’s Moral Bankruptcy
I wrote last year about the moral vacuum that exists in Europe because gun control laws in nations like France make it very difficult for Jews to protect themselves from barbaric attacks.
But the principle applies more broadly. All law-abiding people should have the human right to protect themselves.
Politicians in Denmark don’t seem to understand this principle. Or maybe the do understand the principle, but they are so morally bankrupt that don’t care. Not only do they have gun control, they even have laws against pepper spray. And they are so fanatical in their desire to turn people into sheep that the government apparently will prosecute a girl who used pepper spray to save herself from rape.
Here are some excerpts from a report in the U.K.-based Daily Mail.
"A Danish teenager who was sexually assaulted near a migrant asylum centre has been told she will be prosecuted after using pepper spray to fend off her attacker. …she managed to prevent the man from attacking her further by spraying the substance at him. …However, as it is illegal to use pepper spray, the teenage girl is set to face charges."
And what makes the situation especially frustrating is that the criminals and terrorists in Europe obviously don’t have any problem obtaining firearms.
So the only practical effect of gun control (or bans on pepper spray) is to make life easier for the scum of society.
And the real insult to injury is that a teenage girl who should be hailed as a hero now faces the threat of punishment. Just like the unfortunate British woman who was persecuted for using a knife to deter some thugs.
And here’s some of what the BBC reported about
"Italian hospitality for the visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has stretched to covering up nude statues. Italy also chose not to serve wine at official meals"
Pathetic. Particularly since the Italians bent over backwards for a truly heinous regime.
Kudos to President Hollande in France, by contrast. The Daily Mail notes that he held firm.
"A lunch between the French and Iranian presidents in Paris was scrapped today because France refused to remove wine from the menu"
By the way, there clearly is a role for common courtesy and diplomatic protocol. It obviously would be gratuitously rude for a nation to serve pork at a dinner for officials from Israel or any Muslim nation, just as it would inappropriate and insensitive to serve beef for an event for officials from India.
Moreover, officials from one nation should not make over-the-top demands when visiting other countries. Just as it would be wrong for French officials to demand wine at state dinners in Iran, it’s also wrong for Iranian officials to demand the absence of wine at meals in France. After all, it’s not as if they would be expected to partake.
In the grand scheme of things, though, the kerfuffle about wine and statues doesn’t matter compared to the potentially life-and-death issue of whether Europeans should be allowed to defend themselves.
That’s why Europe isn’t merely in trouble because of fiscal bankruptcy, but also because of moral bankruptcy.
P.S. While having the ability to protect your life or to guard against rape isn’t a human right in most European nations, take a look at some of the things that are “rights.”
A committee from the Council of Europe claims there is a right to other people’s money.
Across Europe, a satellite dish is now a human right.
In Finland, broadband access is a basic right.
In France, it is against the law to say your husband is under-endowed or that your wife is fat.
There’s now an entitlement for free soccer broadcasts in Europe.
In Italy, you have the right to…um…your testicles.
All this is amusing…in a very sad way.
How This Ultrasound Program Brought Life to 358,000 Babies
The pro-marriage, pro-life group Focus on the Family is celebrating the 12th anniversary of Option Ultrasound, a program that rejoices in the birth of 358,000 babies who had been at risk for abortion.
“Here at Focus on the Family, what we wanted to do was help equip the pregnancy medical clinics around the country to be able to provide that ultrasound service to a woman who found herself with an unintended pregnancy and weighing her options,” Kelly Rosati, the Christian organization’s vice president of community outreach, told The Daily Signal.
Option Ultrasound was designed to provide grants to cover the costs of new ultrasound machines and sonogram equipment training for medical personnel at pregnancy centers around the country.
“Ultrasound has been described as a window to the womb,” Rosati said. “It gives the woman an opportunity to see for herself and to connect with her child.”
Since its start in January 2004, Option Ultrasound has provided 695 grants across all 50 states and one international grant.
“We do these grants specifically in high-abortion communities,” Rosati said, adding:
"We have a set number that we are able to provide each year, and the way that we prioritize the need includes making sure that clinics in high-abortion communities are the priority for purposes of grants"
Along with the babies born instead of aborted comes an “equal number of moms who have been spared the pain associated with an abortion decision,” Rosati said, including dads and other family members involved in the decision.
“Sadly, I think abortion has really had a corrosive impact on the dignity and value that we all place on all human life,” she said. “I think as it cheapens life, and as that corrosiveness has taken hold, I think it causes a wedge.
“Seeing people through the eyes of God and the dignity and the value of each person is kind of the foundation for how we want to teach one another and love one another.”
Focus on the Family says it collects “rigorous data” and powerful stories of women who chose to have their babies after having an ultrasound. The majority of women who start out leaning toward an abortion will carry a baby to term after receiving counseling and an ultrasound, the group found.
“One of the things that we’ve done through the program is continually investing in the medical clinics that we work with,” Robyn Chambers, director of Option Ultrasound, told The Daily Signal.
Option Ultrasound provides medical services free of charge to women at pregnancy centers around the country. The program helps make the services more widely available.
“We’ve been able to go into these clinics and really identify their greatest need,” Chambers said. “Maybe it’s a replacement machine or additional nurses trained. … It’s not just one machine and we’re done.”
Option Ultrasound, funded entirely by donors, has channeled millions of dollars’ worth of help to pregnancy centers. Rosati said:
"We have more requests for grants than we are able to fulfill right now. We are looking at ways that we can possibly expand and continue to meet this need and partner with the local pregnancy centers to provide these services to women. The future is as bright as ever"
'Barbie has given in to political correctness': The doll's diverse makeover sparks an online backlash with women outraged that 'adult hang-ups' are being 'forced on kids'
Life in plastic isn't quite as fantastic as first thought. Barbie has found herself at the centre of a social media storm after the doll's creators, Mattel Inc., announced she was going to be given a serious makeover - the first in her 57-year history.
After the news broke that the figurine's famously unreal shape is going to be changed to embrace tall, curvy and petite body types, many fans took to social media to rejoice at the positive move.
However, others have hit back saying it's not the revolutionary leap forward it seems and the new labels are 'problematic'. One commenter claimed that 'adult hang-ups' shouldn't be forced on children and many said there's no need for the plastic doll to be 'politically correct'.
Twitter user Ella Whelan stressed that this might have a negative impact on kids, commenting: 'If a girl is still young enough to play with #Barbie, she's too young to care about body image - stop putting adult hang-ups on children.'
Others believed the new shapes were a step in the right direction but dividing the dolls by different body types is still an issue.
Elina Tumoi wrote online: 'Diversity is good but labelling one doll curvy and another petite, still problematic for me. #barbie #mattel #labels.'
A user called Renee echoed her sentiments adding: 'Barbie creating new shapes - love it! Labelling them by how they look - still an issue. #Barbie'
Many said that Barbie's body is not a 'politically correct' problem and she should just be viewed as a toy.
In addition to having a new physique, Barbie has been made in seven different skin tones, a whopping 22 different eye colours and 24 separate hairstyles.
The original Barbie, who has long been criticised for setting unattainable beauty standards, is still available to buy alongside the new models
Evelyn Mazzocco, Senior Vice President and Global General Manager Barbie said: 'We are excited to literally be changing the face of the brand - these new dolls represent a line that is more reflective of the world girls see around them - the variety in body type, skin tones and style allows girls to find a doll that speaks to them.'
The brand made the announcement on Thursday on Twitter with the hashtag #TheDollEvolves and writing: 'We proudly add three new body types to our line. Meet the new dolls.'
However, the statement met with some resistance from members of the public.
A user called Rae SC slammed the news: 'No. I'd rather teach my daughters to not compare themselves to a doll because it's not a real human and it's made of plastic. #Barbie.'
Kayla Gross agreed: 'Maybe instead of changing a doll, we should be changing how we talk to girls about self-esteem and self-worth. #Barbie.'
Some men joined in the conversation and joked that the Ken doll will be the next to have an appearance overhaul.
'Next question is Ken going to have moobs and a beer belly #Barbie,' said one. While another added: 'Curvy #Barbie? That's good. Now, where's #DadBod Ken?'
The new dolls are available online now at Shop.Mattel.com and will subsequently be available in stores.
'For more than 55 years, Barbie has been a global, cultural icon and a source of inspiration and imagination to millions of girls around the world,' said Richard Dickson, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mattel.
'Barbie reflects the world girls see around them. Her ability to evolve and grow with the times, while staying true to her spirit, is central to why Barbie is the number one fashion doll in the world.'
Political correctness is most pervasive in universities and colleges but I rarely report the incidents concerned here as I have a separate blog for educational matters.
American "liberals" often deny being Leftists and say that they are very different from the Communist rulers of other countries. The only real difference, however, is how much power they have. In America, their power is limited by democracy. To see what they WOULD be like with more power, look at where they ARE already very powerful: in America's educational system -- particularly in the universities and colleges. They show there the same respect for free-speech and political diversity that Stalin did: None. So look to the colleges to see what the whole country would be like if "liberals" had their way. It would be a dictatorship.
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