The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Bohuslav Sobotka, has dared to buck the zeitgeist, saying: “When we see problems in other European countries, we do not want Muslims in the Czech Republic.” This will no doubt lead to his being excoriated as a racist, bigoted “Islamophobe” by all the usual suspects, but it’s worth considering: how exactly is what Sobotka said wrong or unreasonable? How is mass Muslim migration enriching Europe?
While no doubt some of the Muslim refugees who have recently entered Europe are grateful for the hospitality they have been shown, others clearly aren’t. All of the Islamic jihadis who murdered 130 people in Paris in a series of jihad attacks in November 2015 were refugees who had recently been welcomed into Europe. Germany’s domestic intelligence agency admitted in July 2017 that hundreds of jihadis had entered the country among the refugees, and that 24,000 jihadis were active in Germany.
Muslim migrants in Europe have also been responsible for an appalling epidemic of rape, sexual assault, theft, petty crime, and looting. In the first half of 2016, migrants in Germany, who are overwhelmingly Muslim, committed 142,500 crimes, an average of 780 every day. This was a significant increase from 2015, during which migrants committed 200,000 crimes.
On New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2015, Muslim migrants committed as many as 2,000 mass rapes and sexual assaults in Cologne, Stockholm, and other major European cities. Such assaults weren’t limited to that day alone; Sweden has been called the “rape capital of the world,” because of the notorious activities of Muslim migrants. Muslim migrants have made Malmö, once a peaceful city, crime-ridden and hazardous.
In Sweden, Muslim migrants from Afghanistan are 79 times more likely to commit rape and other sexual crimes than native Swedes. Migrants and refugees commit 92 percent of rapes in Sweden. Rapists in Sweden come from Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Eritrea, Syria, Gambia, Iran, Palestine, Chile and Kosovo, in that order; rapists of Swedish background do not exist in sufficient numbers to make the top ten, and all the nations on that list except Chile and Eritrea are majority Muslim.
Even before the migrant influx, while on a speaking tour in Germany in 2011 I was told by the sixteen-year-old daughter of one of the event organizers that she was routinely harassed on the way to school: Muslims on the commuter trains would call her a “whore” and a “slut” because her hair and arms were not covered. This happened, she said, every day.
And in the British town of Rotherham, Muslim gangs brutalized, sexually assaulted, and raped over 1,400 young British girls, while authorities remained extremely reluctant to say or do anything in response, for fear of being labeled “racist.”
Yet hardly anything is being said about this. In the summer of 2016, Krystyna Pawłowicz, a member of the Polish parliament, charged German authorities with attempting to “cover up the crimes of their Arab guests, or even shift the blame upon themselves.” There was also evidence that migrant crimes were being covered up in the Netherlands and Sweden as well.
These cover-ups apparently proceeded from a fear that non-Muslims would begin to have negative views of Islam. Yet the sexual assaults did have to do with Islam. The Qur’an dictates that a Muslim man may have sexual relations with the “captives of the right hand,” that is, captured non-Muslim women (4:3; 4:24; 23:1-6; 33:50; 70:30). The Qur’an also says that women should veil themselves so that they may not be molested (33:59), with the implication being that if they are not veiled, they may indeed be molested.
The Qur’an provides an Islamic justification for these mass rapes and assaults that has never been discussed in the establishment media, or at any governmental level in any country. Such a discussion could have important implications for how to persuade the migrants to stop behaving in this manner, and how easy it will be to do so, but this discussion cannot be had: it’s “Islamophobic.” Feminists have been completely indifferent, even though what women face in Europe is far more serious than the plight of women in the U.S. today. Fear of being labeled an “Islamophobe” apparently trumps even feminism’s core concerns.
Because of mass Muslim migration, Europe today is more squalid, dangerous, and politically precarious than it has been since the run-up to World War II. So how exactly is Bohuslav Sobotka “racist” or “bigoted” for not wanting this situation to be replicated in his own country? And when are authorities in France, Germany, Sweden, and Britain going to make even the slightest effort to protect their people from the civil strife and bloodshed that is certain to come because of their feckless policies?
Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Free Speech (and Its Enemies). Follow him on Twitter here. Like him on Facebook here.
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