Monday, February 08, 2016
More evidence that feminism is a mental illness
Feminists in Sweden have launched a new campaign against men who want to protect women from being raped.
So, no doubt you have all heard about taHarrush by now, the Islamo-Arabic rape game. You might also have heard about the backlash against the people engaging in this behavior in Stockholm, where 200 men put their viking-genes to use by physically attacking these “refugees”.
What you probably have NOT heard about however, (or find hard to believe) is the feminist outcry (surprise surprise!) against these noble berserkers. Indeed, the rage was so great, they created the hashtag #inteerkvinna (translated as #notyourwoman) where they spewed their hatred over racism, fascism, white men and many other things that can be loosely tied to the events with some cognitive dissonance. In short, they made a collective tantrum on social media over the fact that white European men are standing up to the rape-fugees.
The whole thing culminated with the statement “It’s YOU I’m afraid of!” where the feminist in question is now fantasizing about afraid that some tall, good-looking nationalist will sexually harass her in the streets.
Why is it always that women who are at least risk are the ones to make these claims…?
At any rate, the opinion voiced by various people in the nationalist and alternative right-o-sphere, is one of butthurtness: “Okay, then we just won’t save you next time” but personally, I don’t think this is the way to go. Sure, some of these shrieking harpys are lost causes and should be thrown into the abyss, but I don’t think the majority really are.
How Somalian men are living by their own laws... and causing devastating repercussions in Britain
The Victoria Park Hotel is a short walk from the bustling Manchester thoroughfare known locally as the 'Curry Mile.' The establishment offers budget accommodation at cheap prices (£45 for a single bed).
Standards at the hotel reflect the bargain-basement rates. Several ground-floor windows are boarded up. Guests have complained of mould in bathrooms, marks on walls and ceilings, and dirty bed linen.
Room 38 is on the first floor. It is also where, just before midday on August 9, 2013, a young girl found herself trapped and about to be subjected to the most degrading and terrifying ordeal imaginable. She was 16, an A-grade student from a middle-class family, who had just completed her GCSEs at a leading private school.
How she came to be in Room 38 of this squalid hotel in Rusholme, on the south side of the city, is not important for now. By the time she emerged 30 minutes later, she had been gang raped at least six times by three different men.
The trio, all aged 20, were jailed for a total of 29 years at Manchester Crown Court this week. But six others were present when she was passed around like a piece of meat. They regarded her as 'easy prey,' to quote the judge. Those who did not violate her were spectators. They watched and did nothing to help.
The visceral horror of what happened in Room 38 was conveyed in a single harrowing sentence by the victim — now 19 and a university undergraduate — when the Mail spoke to her exclusively this week. 'I just stayed quiet because I thought they would kill me if I screamed,' she said.
There is something else you should know about her attackers. It is this: they were all from Manchester's Somali community. The harrowing events that unfolded in court were also part of a much wider, and seemingly escalating, Somali crimewave taking place in many cities nationwide.
This is why the ethnic background of the rapists is central to this bigger picture.
Until recently, the culture of political correctness that undermined the investigations into the Asian sex grooming scandals in Rochdale, Rotherham and elsewhere, would have discouraged the reporting of this fact.
Mowled Omar Yussaf was the ring leader. As he was led away from the dock to begin his prison term, he stuck his middle finger up at the parents of his victim, not once but twice.
It was just one hate-filled example of the gauntlet of intimidation and abuse the couple have faced from the families and friends of the convicted men during the two-week trial.
That most of the guilty men's entourage, who crowded round the court house steps to declare their support for the rapists, were women in traditional Somali dress was yet another sickening twist.
Before passing sentence, the judge told them: 'You just assumed that you each could do with her as you chose . . . there is a lack of acknowledgment that what you did to this girl was wrong. There's no remorse expressed by any of you.'
Nor, shockingly, by their own families, who held banners aloft outside the court, proclaiming, 'No Justice For Somalis.'
The mothers of Mowled Yussaf, and his fellow rapists Muhyadeen Osman and Bilal Ahmed, and Yussaf's girlfriend showed their support for the trio by attending court. It was, perhaps, one of the most shameful aspects of this story that has devastated not only the life of a young woman — but that of her family, who have bravely decided to break their silence to talk exclusively to the Mail this week.
The victim in this case, who is white and whom we shall call Sarah, lives in Cheshire with her parents — who run a family business — and her brother, who, like her now, is at university. Both attended private school.
Back in 2013, she did not wear make-up and had never even been to a nightclub. A gifted musician, she had little experience of boys. Reserved is probably the best way to describe her, and she remains so today.
But for a twist of fate, Sarah would never have entered the world of Mowled Yussaf and his fellow Somalians.
'I only had a small group of friends at the time and my best girlfriend was going on holiday for a month so I asked her if she knew anyone I could talk to while she was away,' she told the Mail this week. 'I was bored, it was the summer holidays.'
Her friend was happy to oblige. Soon, Sarah began exchanging free Blackberry messages with a boy who had known her best friend for two years. She trusted him. Why wouldn't she? On August 8, Sarah was contacted by the boy on her BlackBerry. 'Did she want to meet up in Manchester the next day?' he asked.
The next day he messaged her to ask if she was on her way, and Sarah, who was going to see another girlfriend in the city for lunch, agreed to see him ('for just a few minutes') en route.
Sarah got off at 'Curry Mile' in Rusholme as arranged. The boy was there to meet her. 'We started walking down the road and three of his mates came round the corner,' she said. Mowled Yussaf was among them. He told me his name was Alex. He seemed to be the ringleader.
'They kind of boxed me in, one behind me, one in front, and one to the side. I started to get frightened. I didn't know how old they were, but I knew they were older than me.' Moments later, they arrived on the steps of the seedy Victoria Park Hotel.
Yussaf's group had stayed at the hotel the previous night for Eid celebrations, the religious festival which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
'I felt I had no choice but to go inside,' Sarah said. She was ushered into a room by Yussaf (Alex). 'He asked me for sex but I told him, 'No', I wasn't that type of girl. 'He said he had never been turned down before and I replied, 'Well, you have now.' He was very arrogant, the way he held himself. He just expected to get whatever he asked for.'
At that point the manager arrived and ordered the group to leave because they were past their check-out time.
Instead, after the manager had gone, Yussaf and his friends began trying handles of other rooms. Eventually, they did find one which was unlocked. It was Room 38.
There is no need to elaborate on what happened next. 'They helped themselves' is how Sarah chillingly described what happened in those 30 minutes she was trapped inside.
She said: 'I just closed my eyes I didn't want to look at them. I couldn't look at them. I didn't scream because I thought they might kill me if I did. 'Any one of them could have had a knife. Nobody else knew I was there. I kept thinking they could kill me and nobody would know.'
When they had finished with her, they stole her phone and £40 from her purse. Eventually, Sarah managed to gather herself together and walk to nearby Manchester Metropolitan University where a security guard called police.
One ordeal had ended, but another was about to begin.
A few months later, Sarah's mother was in Manchester when a Somalian man, whom she later recognised as an associate of the rapists, called out to her in the street. 'Curry Mile,' he said, smirking.
It was the start of what can only be described a campaign of intimidation that continued until Yussaf, Osman and Ahmed were sent down.
At their trial, before Christmas, Sarah's parents, who are both in their late 40s, had to sit, surrounded by the accused men's supporters. They were blocked in court corridors and stared at. Outside, photos were taken. 'I felt we were being goaded all the time, but the police told us not to react,' Sarah's mother told the Mail.
As Yussaf passed them in court, he would make threatening comments out of earshot of court officials. 'What are you f****** looking at?', he asked Sarah's father on one occasion, and 'Have you got a problem, mate?' on another.
On the day of the demonstration, Sarah's parents were advised to come into court through a rear entrance.
Bilal Ahmed sarcastically blew a kiss at the couple shortly before sentence was delivered (he got nine years while Yussaf and Osman each got ten).
As they were led away, someone in the public gallery shouted: 'Hope your daughter enjoys the money.' It was an apparent reference to criminal compensation victims of crime are entitled to.
'Can they not understand what my daughter and ourselves have gone through?' Sarah's mother asked, her eyes welling up. 'By supporting them in this way, they are condoning what happened. No wonder so many people are too scared to go to court in rape cases if this is what you have to go through.'
Sarah is now receiving counselling.
'I've not told anyone at university what happened to me, she said. 'I was hoping to make a fresh start but I feel like I can't leave it behind. I keep trying to put it to the back of my mind, but it's always there. If I go home, I hardly ever go out. I don't like to think some of them are still out there. I'm frightened. I've even dyed my hair so no-one will recognise me.'
The ongoing terror for Sarah and her family cannot be understated. Yet it is Bilal Ahmed who sees himself and his friends as the real victims.
In the pre-sentence report on Ahmed, a student who lived with his mother and three brothers in a housing association property, he described his victim as a . . . 'slut . . .up for anything . . sexually promiscuous and available to be dominated' [all lies, for the record].
It wasn't clear, said his barrister, if the reason for his views was 'immaturity or cultural.'
We can only assume — from their unquestioning support outside the court house this week — that their mothers were happy to accept that narrative, too.
Their very public support for their sons — which the victim's parents, rightly, viewed as intimidating — is particularly difficult to comprehend because they were born in Somalia, where sexual violence is pervasive.
The title of a report by the Human Rights Watch organisation in 2014 sums up the reality of life for many women in the failed African state: 'Here, Rape Is Normal.'
In Britain, gang rape is not recorded as a separate crime category. But in 2009, a Channel 4 Dispatches documentary, Rape In The City, investigated 29 cases in London, from January 2006 to March 2009, in which a total of 92 young people were convicted of involvement in gang rape.
Of those convicted, 66 were black or mixed race, 13 were white and the remainder were from other countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.
Yet police insist it is not a race issue — but that most gang rapes take place in the most deprived boroughs, which have disproportionately high ethnic populations.
However, documentary-maker, Sorious Samura, himself black, was deeply alarmed by the figures. 'Clearly this is not a crime exclusive to black communities,' he said, 'but I found it impossible to ignore the fact that such a high proportion were committed by black and mixed-race young men.'
No statistics were given for the racial profile of victims in the programme. But figures obtained from Scotland Yard by this newspaper in 2008 for gang rapes in that year, and 2006-7, revealed that the majority — 60 per cent — were white and 28 per cent were black.
The overwhelming majority of Somalians living in this country will be as appalled as everyone else by what happened to Sarah in a back-street hotel in Manchester. But with an ever-growing Somali population — the most recent census in 2011 identified 101,370 people in England and Wales who were born in the East African country, making them Britain's largest refugee population at the time — an increase in crime rates in this demographic is, perhaps, inevitable.
That figure does not include second-generation Somalis, like the predators recently sent down for the gang rape, or Somalis who may live here illegally.
The migration began in the Nineties, when the territory was plunged into civil war. Where other immigrants have flourished, Somalis have traditionally been among the poorest, worst-educated and least-employed in Britain. In this latest case, all the gang rape thugs were known to police.
Mowled Omar Yussaf had 12 previous convictions for 17 offences, mainly for violence, including an assault on a police officer for which he served time in a young offenders' institution.
Muhyadeen Osman was only 17 when he was a member of a gang that savagely mugged a man in an alleyway, leaving the victim needing 16 stitches to his head. Bilal Ahmed, meanwhile, had a caution for theft.
Somali gangs are now major players in the heroin and crack cocaine trade in London, Birmingham, Sheffield and on the South Coast, often replacing the established underworld order by being prepared to resort to the most extreme levels of violence.
In November, a Somalian gangster was locked up for 36 years for the 'cold-blooded' execution of a rival who was shot twice in the chest through the window of his 4x4 when his vehicle pulled up at traffic lights in Sheffield.
Earlier, in June, 15 members of a Somalian 'crew' from London were given 70 years for a conspiracy to supply controlled drugs in Devon.
The heart of the Somali community in Manchester itself is Moss Side and Greenheys, not far from the Victoria Park Hotel in Rusholme.
Two gun-toting Somali gangs, 'Dem Crazy Somalis' and 'Somalian Mandem' operate in south Manchester. Violent, degrading group sex, if not gang rape, is often a rite of passage for members or 'soldiers' as they style themselves. The opposite sex is almost always treated as sexual prey.
Yussaf and his associates displayed the same mentality inside 'Room 38' of the Victoria Park Hotel.
And, as this case demonstrates, there is still a significant minority living by the 'laws' of Somalia, not Britain. The repercussions, for Sarah and who knows how many others, are devastating.
Reclaim Australia Rally drowns out counter protesters
Reclaim Australia protesters held their largest rally yet on Saturday in Canberra kicking of a wave of Anti-Islam demonstrations in cities across the world.
Canberra organiser Daniel Evans labelled it "preservation of Australia Day" and at the podium congratulated 250 "fellow patriots" for making the journey to the capital.
Saturday's protest was the first in a series of global rallies against the Islamisation of the West co-ordinated by German anti-immigration movement the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA)
As the crowd marched up Federation Mall and flooded onto a Parliament House Lawn, split in two by barricades, a dubbed version of John Lennon's track Imagine came over the PA featuring the lyrics "Imagine there's no Islam".
Crowds cheered as Mr Evans shouted "we outnumber them and our voice is louder". And on the day he was right.
Under the watchful eye of close to 50 AFP special response, canine and general duties officers there were less than 40 counter protesters facing the swollen crowd of Australian flag-clad Anti-Islamists.
The number of "Don't stop the boats, stop the racists" t-shirts paled in comparison to dozens of placards reading "Islam denies freedom" and "Anti-racist is a code word or Anti-White."
In his speech South Australian lawyer John Bolton warned of the risks of "Islamic barbarity" and fervently encouraged protesters to openly "insult and vilify Islam five times a day if you want to".
He called for a ban on "Islamic face-masks" and stated mosques were a threat to Australian national security.
"I want more terrorism powers to our squads to do random searches of mosques," he said. "I want an Islamic Schools watchdog. There must be random searches of Islamic Schools to make sure they're not teaching Sharia."
Born and bred ACT resident and father of three Mr Evans said the position of Reclaim Australia was broadly misunderstood by the greater community.
"We are a multi-ethnic country but we have one culture, Australian culture," he said.
"I'm not against Muslims. I'm against the ideology of Islam. We have extremists here preaching hate. These are the ones we need to get rid of."
Arabella McKenzie, dressed as a Suffragette complete with parasol, said she felt compelled to "roll out of her grave" and protest with Reclaim to stand up for women's rights.
"Women's right to vote was nothing compared with what women are facing today in Sharia run countries," she said.
"A lot of people say "what culture in Australia are we defending?" but there is a culture here where woman can be free, have rights and are considered equal human beings. That's a good culture to preserve."
An ACT Police spokesman said there were no arrests or issues with the protest.
This is a stark change from last year's rally where police arrested four at the scene, using capsicum spray to defuse ugly clashes that broke out.
Australian PM says border security is paramount despite calls to let asylum seekers stay
PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull insists the government will maintain its tough stance on border control despite mounting pressure to stop 267 asylum seekers, including Australian-born children, being shipped back to Nauru.
Last night NSW Premier Mike Baird supported Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews’s call to take in asylum seeker children rather than return them to Nauru after a High Court ruling last week paved the way for them to be sent back. This includes a five-year-old boy who was allegedly raped on the island.
But when asked whether the government would consider looking at individual cases, Mr Turnbull remained resolute on ABC’s Insiders this morning, warning any softening of Australia’s border security policies would open the floodgates for illegal people smugglers.
He pointed to the waves of illegal arrivals that followed former prime minister Kevin Rudd’s decision to close offshore processing on Nauru in 2008.
“I will choose my words carefully because everything I say — everything I say — is being looked at in the finest, most detailed way possible by the people smugglers who will look at any opportunity to get back in the business (when) we got them out of business,” Mr Turnbull said.
“People who seek to come to Australia with people smugglers will not succeed. They will not settle in Australia.
“We are providing every incentive to the people on Nauru to go back to their country of origin. We are providing them with considerable incentives and assistance to do that. We are providing them with incentives to settle in other countries.
“But if we don’t take a firm line, we know what the consequences will be. This is not theoretical.”
When pressed by Insiders host Barrie Cassidy about the Australian-born children faced with deportation, Mr Turnbull acknowledged they were “very delicate issues” but the security of the border was paramount.
“We are dealing with these issues, these very delicate, these anguished issues, with compassion and we’re dealing with them on a case-by-case basis,” Mr Turnbull.
“But what I’m not going to do is give one skerrick of encouragement to those criminals, those people smugglers, who are preying on vulnerable people and seeking to take their money, put them on the high seas in boats … where they will drown.
“There are no policy options available in terms of border protection that are not tough, which cannot be described as harsh, but the one thing we know without any question is that the approach that we took in the Howard era worked, when it was unpicked it was a colossal failure in humanitarian terms, and what we are doing now is working through the caseload we inherited from Labor — there were 2000 children in detention when Rudd lost office, now there’s less than 100 — we’re working through that.
“But the critical thing is to maintain the security of the border.”
Rallies have been held in capital cities around the country calling on the government to allow the asylum seekers to stay after they were brought to Australia for medical treatment.
NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley has called on the state government this morning to join an offer by Victoria to settle Australian-born refugee children and their families.
Victoria’s Labor Premier Daniel Andrews wrote to Mr Turnbull on Saturday asking him not to send refugee children to a “life of physical and emotional trauma” in offshore detention.
Mr Andrews’ promise that Victoria would provide housing, health, education and welfare services has drawn support from advocacy groups. “I want these children and their families to call Victoria home,” he wrote.
“Given we stand ready to provide a safe, secure and welcoming environment for these children and their families, there is no justification for their removal.”
Mr Foley said that as Australia’s most populous state, NSW should make a similar offer. He said it was important to remember 37 infants among the group were born in Australia. “They are being ejected from the country of their birth — the only country they have ever known,” he said.
“Together we should all strive to do better as a nation and we can take an important step forward today.”
Mr Baird praised Mr Andrews as a “good man” and recognised the humanitarian impulse behind his letter. “The same impulse has driven us to work cooperatively with the Commonwealth to resettle an additional intake of refugees in NSW following the recent turmoil in Syria, which is where our focus remains,” he said.
“If the PM has any additional requests for NSW we are prepared to help.”
The Refugee Action Collective has criticised federal Labor for not taking a similar stance.
“Bill Shorten should take note and abandon support for offshore processing and associated cruelty to refugees,” spokesman Chris Breen said.
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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