Lock and load: Europeans pack heat as Muslim violence surges

Police in Dortmund, Germany, respond to rioting New’s Year (Twitter photo)

Police in Dortmund, Germany, respond to rioting New’s Year (Twitter photo)

WND, by Art Moore, January 4, 2017:

With New Year’s Eve celebrations across Europe once again marred by sex assaults and rioting by Muslim immigrants amid heightened terror warnings, many Europeans are arming themselves and some of their leaders are urging drastic action.

German interior minister Thomas de Maiziere called for putting his country’s police and intelligence services under the authority of a single national police force and giving the federal government responsibility for deporting rejected asylum-seekers, the Telegraph of London reported.

The suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack, Anis Amri, was a rejected asylum seeker. DeMaiziere proposes new “federal exit centers” that would be set up near airports to hold deportees until they could be expelled.

In Italy, the leader of the right-wing Lega Nord party, Matteo Salvini, said Islam is the main problem confronting Europe, contending it is incompatible with European values.

He said the Berlin Christmas market attack Dec. 19 in which 12 people were killed and 49 injured was a direct result of not heeding the “warning” of the New Year’s Eve sex attacks on Cologne one year ago.

“We are under attack and must decisively kick out those people who do not have a legal claim to residence here,” he said. “If you want to live in peace, you have to prepare for war.”

In Dortmund, Germany, on New Year’s Eve, more than two-dozen people were injured when a mob of more than 1,000 men chanted “Allahu Akhbar,” launched fireworks at police and set fire to the roof of Germany’s oldest church, St. Reinolds.

In Hamburg, 14 women were the victims of sex attacks. Police said the suspected attackers, including migrants, grabbed their victim’s crotches. Ten people have been arrested in connection with the sexual assaults.

Officers said three Syrians, three Iraqis, two Afghans, one Eritrean and one German were arrested in connection with the assaults. Firefighters and police were called out to more than 2,000 incidents during the celebrations.

Police in the Bavarian town of Augsburg launched investigations into several sex attacks on New Year’s Eve. Afghan nationals, aged 19, 21 and 37 were accused of repeatedly groping two 18-year-old girls.

Racial profiling?

In Cologne, an attempt by police to avoid the mass rape and grope attacks by North African migrants one year ago brought charges of “racial profiling.” The spokesman for the German Police union, Ernst Walter, defended the close eye on migrants.

“The real question is how can we politically prevent even the existence of such serious North African criminals, and that is really what we should think about,” he said in an interview Monday with the private German TV channel Phoenix.

“In my opinion, and in the opinion of the German Police union, these people should be deported,” Walter continued, according to a translation.

“If they are serious criminals and they can’t be deported, then they belong behind bars under lock and key and not on the streets of the Federal Republic of Germany.”

More 1,000 police officers were on the streets of Cologne Dec. 31 after more than 1,000 women reported incidents, including robbery and sexual assaults on New Year’s Eve one year ago.

About 650 people, mostly North Africans, were detained for identity checks at this year’s celebration.

Nevertheless, authorities said more than 150 crimes had been reported in the celebration in Cologne Sunday night and Monday morning, including almost a dozen assaults or insults of a sexual nature.

Germany’s fundamental change

A caller to a British radio show who had just returned from the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Germany defended German police against the racial-profiling charge, insisting “outsiders” could not understand the overwhelming fear the German people have felt amid the migrant crisis.

The caller, noting he was married to a German, told the host of the show on the London station LBC, former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, the problem is “that people don’t appreciate outside of Germany is what’s going on there on a daily, on an hourly, basis.”

“Public swimming pools, the sex offenses that are taking place in universities and schools; the people of Germany are currently terrified of what’s going on,” he said.

He said Germany had changed fundamentally after Chancellor Angela Merkel allowed 1.1 million migrants to enter the country without vetting.

“They were once a very passive left-wing country, as you well know, but that is beginning to change, and it’s beginning to change in a way that I’ve never seen before,” the caller said.

“The German government are currently going through an insurance package for the population, especially in places like Bavaria, I was down there skiing at the beginning of the year, the demographic of the country has changed beyond recognition.

“I feel quite vulnerable in the streets, the whole country has changed.”

He said the police in Cologne did the right thing.

“Damn right they did, because people here are not aware of what’s going on there. Especially women are terrified, and if the police don’t do this then there is no hope.”

After the Cologne sex attacks last year, major German cities all reported an influx of requests for weapons permits, Breitbart reported.

Cologne police estimated that they received at least 304 applications within just two weeks of the mass sexual assaults, compared to 408 applications over the entire year of 2015.

In Belgium, applications for firearms permits have skyrocketed, Breitbart reported, with applications in one major province more than doubling in just five years. Permits in Belgium are issued only after the authorities conduct a “morality investigation” followed by a theoretical and practical test.

Spurred to action

After largely shaking their heads “in passive, ineffectual dismay over the Salafist mosques in their communities,” the recent rash of terror attacks and concern about increased radicalization among European Muslim youth have spurred officials into action, the Investigative Project on Terrorism reported.

In November, Germany outlawed the Salafist group True Religion, calling it a “collecting pool” for jihadists.

IPT noted that with all the focus on ISIS, it’s the local mosques, largely backed by the Saudis, that always has been the greatest threat to Europe and Western culture in terms of terrorism and sociopolitical influence.

Counter-terrorism experts and government officials, IPT said, have increasingly “been forced to acknowledge that ‘bombing the hell out of ISIS,’ as the U.S. president-elect has sworn to do, won’t be enough to solve the problem.”

But if addressing the migrant crisis is part of the solution, authorities will need to step up their game.

In Switzerland, more than 8,000 migrants disappeared in 2016 after abandoning the asylum procedures without informing authorities, RT.com reported.

It represents a 40 percent increase over last year.

Martin Reichlin, a spokesman for the Migration Ministry, said the missing migrants came mainly came from Africa with the majority coming from Eritrea (801), Gambia (792), Nigeria (716), Guinea (508), Algeria (504) and Somalia (494).

Jewish community’s ‘severe trauma’

Meanwhile, Jewish Press columnist Isi Leibler wrote the day after Christmas that Jewish communities around the world, but particularly in Europe, are “suffering severe trauma as they experience erosion of the acceptance and security they enjoyed over the past half century.”

“Whether it be Paris, Johannesburg, New York, Melbourne or any city with a Jewish community, the anti-Semitism expressed as feverish hatred of the Jewish state — incubated over the past decade by a witches’ brew of Muslim, far-left and traditional anti-Semitism — is again transforming many Jews into pariahs,” Leibler wrote.

‘Easy Meat.’ Britain’s Muslim Rape Gang Cover-Up

grooming gangsCBN, by Dale Hurd, Aug. 30, 2016:

LONDON — Some scandals are so massive that they’re simply hard to believe. As many as one million white English children may have been the victims of Muslim rape gangs, better known as grooming gangs, in towns up and down Great Britain.

Policy analyst George Igler says, “When you encounter an issue that is just so unbelievable, just so outside your frame of reference and understanding, the immediate human reaction is just one to not believe it at all.”

Perhaps even harder to believe is that while there have been prosecutions, the British government has still not stopped this criminal activity.

Easy Targets

Former Home Secretary and parliament member Jack Straw once said, “There’s a particular problem involving Pakistani heritage men who target young, vulnerable, white English girls.”  He also said these Pakistani heritage men view white English girls as “easy meat.”

This is when some shout ‘racism,’ but here are the facts: calculations based on convictions show that a British Muslim male is 170 times more likely to be a part of sex grooming gang than a non-Muslim. And there are no recorded instances of non-Muslims doing this to Muslim girls as part of a criminal enterprise. In one local jurisdiction, it was estimated that six out of seven Muslim males either knew about, or were part of, a grooming gang.

Igler says, “What you do not have is any example of non-Muslim men targeting Muslim girls for this organized form of abuse. So, the argument that this crime exists everywhere is not only false, but is being deliberately cultivated by the media and by the government inquiry that is kicking the can down the road.”

The grooming gangs have been traced back as far as the late 1980s. At-risk white English girls, often from broken homes and some as young as nine years old, were wooed or “groomed” by teenage Muslim boys called ‘Romeos’ and even by groups of Muslim men who hung around school gates. The girl would be made to feel important; given gifts and drugs. She was being groomed to be a drug addicted prostitute. Then came the gang rapes. They were threatened with death if they tried to flee.

Igler says, “The thing you have to understand about this rape of children is it’s not just sexual abuse. It is unspeakable levels of violence, victims being raped with knives, victims being raped with bottles, victims having their tongues nailed to tables. These are sometimes girls who are picked up from a children’s home on a Friday, are being raped during the course of a weekend by hundreds of men and returned with bleeding groins back to the children’s’ home on a Monday morning and they don’t do anything about it at all.”

Christine’s god-daughter was preyed on by a grooming gang. She now tries to help grooming victims through the group Women Against Grooming. She says of one victim who came looking for help, “They pulled up alongside her with cars. They tried to get her in the car. They were talking to her, saying, “Come on, come on, we’ll take you here or we’ll take you there.”

No Law or Order 

The said authorities often make it sound like it was the girl’s fault, or her parents’ fault, “because you don’t have control of your child.”

Igler says, “If you are a young English girl, particularly between the ages of nine and 14, and you find yourself subject to the perversions of Muslim men, you effectively exist in a country where the forces of law and order don’t exist at all.”

Stephen Lennon, also known as Tommy Robinson, former leader of the English Defence League, was just a young boy in the town of Luton when he learned a family member had been victimized by a grooming gang. He told us, “I first knew because my cousin was raped and she was found naked and running from the Muslim community, age 13. She was taken by the prostitutes on the street. The police wouldn’t help. All the police would say is she’s a drug addict. She was a drug addict. She became hooked on drugs after they were grooming and raping her. ”

Some say grooming gangs originate from a particular region of Pakistan. But others point out that the Quran encourages Muslims to take enemy women as sex slaves, and that Muhammed had sex with a 9-year-old wife.

ISIS has publicly defended sexual slavery, saying, “enslaving the families of the infidels and taking their women as concubines is a firmly established aspect of the Sharia, or Islamic law.”

Victims of a Multicultural Revolution

The reason these crimes were covered up and continue to this day is political correctness. No one wanted to be called a racist.

The definitive book on this scandal is “Easy Meat” by Peter McLoughlin, who declined an on-camera interview for safety reasons. He told us, “Journalists would not speak about it, because the perpetrators were mostly dark-skinned and Muslim. Childcare professionals used Political Correctness as an ‘omerta,’ a code of silence concerning what the public was allowed to know.”

Read an in-depth Interview with Peter McLoughlin here

“These girls are the victims of the multicultural revolution,” says Igler, “and it is certainly an indication of the fact that this accusation of racism is potentially the most powerful weapon known to man.”  “This is also an example of what can happen in a country of 60 million where the press just refuses to report; where the cries of all these agencies fail; fail to merely discuss what is going on.”

The cover up was eventually exposed, yet the grooming gangs continue to operate. One victim told a British newspaper, “Nothing has changed, not in the slightest. It’s still the same scale as before.”

Igler said of the grooming gangs, “They get sexual kicks out of ruining the most precious possession that people have, their daughters.”

Stephen Lennon warned that there will be repercussions.

He told us, “There’s no blood on my hands, but there will be a lot of blood spilled in this country, and it will be on the hands of our leaders. And there will come a time when they will realize what they have done, and the country’s people will realize what they’ve done, as well. They’ve sold us out. They’ve destroyed our nation. They’ve destroyed our culture.”

Report: British Authorities Still Ignoring Massive Pakistani-Led Child Sex Ring

rotherhamWhy bother rescuing thousands of children from rape if it might mean enduring claims of anti-Muslim racism?

The Federalist, by M. G. Oprea Aug. 10, 2016:

A new investigation by the Daily Express has found that the massive Rotherham child sex exploitation ring whose discovery rocked England two years ago is not only still in operation, but is as strong as ever. Reports from social workers, police, residents, and abuse victims all said the same thing: It’s still happening on an “industrial scale.”

In 2014, an independent inquiry led by Alexis Jay, a former senior social worker, found that men of Pakistani origin had groomed at least 1,400 young girls for sexual exploitation over the previous 16 years. These girls, as young as 12, were variously raped, abducted, tortured, and forced into prostitution. Keep in mind, this happened—and is still happening—in the heart of England, not some far-flung banana republic.

The report, known as the Jay Report, found “blatant” failure by city officials and police who didn’t prosecute the well-known and well-documented crime ring out of fear of being accused of racism. So they hushed it up, ignored it, and blamed the victims themselves.

It now appears that, two years and millions of pounds later, little has been done to eradicate the predatory operation. Despite a follow-up report published earlier this year claiming that the sexual exploitation was being addressed “adequately” and that previous failures were “isolated” events, people the Daily Express interviewed paint a very different picture.

Sex Trafficking Rings Across England

A former social worker who works with the victims said there has been a slight improvement in the city but that the scale of the sexual exploitation is still on an “industrial” level. A lawyer who has represented dozens of the young girls involved added that there are now half a dozen “splinter groups” in the town grooming under-aged girls.

This same lawyer is convinced that similar abuse is going on in towns across England, and that local police aren’t taking parents seriously, just they didn’t in Rotherham for years. This is corroborated by reports that authorities have arrested or prosecuted men, mainly of Pakistani origin, operating similar sex rings in 11 towns in England.

This new development raises a number of concerns, one of which is whether authorities continue their inaction from fear of being accused of racism for going after these groups of predominately Pakistani men. One victim who was interviewed by the Daily Express said she knew several other girls who had gone to the police and were told they were being racist.

More Important: Ending Rape or Ending Whining?

It wouldn’t be surprising if this fear were still motivating officials. In 2015, the group British Muslim Youth called on Muslims in Rotherham to cut ties with the police because, they claimed, all Muslims were being painted with the same brush. The Muslim community would “boycott” Muslims who didn’t join with them. According to the BMY, Islamaphobia had risen to “unprecedented levels” after the Jay report was published in 2014, and Muslims were being “demonized.”

It’s entirely possible that Muslims in general took some unfair heat after a scandal like this. But that doesn’t mean the government and police don’t have a solemn responsibility to speak plainly about and take seriously allegations of criminal activity, regardless of the suspects’ profile.

This line of reasoning always creeps up when criticism of Muslims or Islam arises. Try to talk about the dangers of Islamism and its clear link to terrorism, or the consequences of mass Muslim immigration, and one is liable to be branded a bigot and told one’s making the problem worse by encouraging a backlash against the Muslim community.

The London Times, which first broke the story of one of the victims and her abusers in 2013, was subsequently accused of being racist because it implicated Pakistani men in the scandal. This confirmed the fears of some Rotherham officials that many would not welcome prosecutions and arrests of Pakistanis. These kinds of overreactions from Muslim activists are exactly what scares police and government officials, discouraging them from investigating and prosecuting crimes committed by their Muslim immigrant population.

This Is a Widespread Problem

It isn’t just happening in Britain. The same phenomenon can be seen across the European continent. German officials repeatedly tried to cover up the mass sexual assaults that occurred on New Year’s Eve in cities across the country. First, they tried to keep what had happened out of the news, then insisted it had nothing to do with migrants or men from Muslim-majority countries. When it finally came out that the attackers were, in fact, predominately from the Middle East and North Africa, German officials tried to downplay the extent of the attacks. To the German government’s chagrin, news broke just last month that there were many more assaults than previously thought—more than 1,200 victims and more than 2,000 attackers.

We can get an insight into the motivations behind these kinds of official cover-ups by looking at a less well-known example. In January, a left-wing German politician was raped in a playground by three men speaking Arabic or Farsi. When she reported the crime to the police, she lied and said the men were speaking German. Twelve hours later she went back and told the truth, claiming she hadn’t wanted to create “more hatred against migrants in Germany.”

In all these cases, the truth didn’t conform with the official narrative about Muslim immigration: that everything’s going swimmingly. In reality, the unwillingness of the government, politicians, and police to confront crime committed by the Muslim immigrant population is a sign that Europe has a deep and troubling integration crisis on its hands. Europe can’t integrate immigrants if it doesn’t hold them to the same standards as the native European population.

Equality Under the Law Matters

There are ominous signs this failure of integration is being transferred to the younger generation of immigrants. In the Rotherham case, it appears that it’s no longer just older Pakistani men who are targeting these young girls. It’s now also the girls’ peers.

If European law enforcement agencies give immigrants from Muslim countries special treatment, the consequences on all fronts will only be harmful. It will fuel far-right groups, allow crime to go unchecked, and create more strife between Muslims and non-Muslims. It also infantilizes Muslim communities by treating them as too fragile to be held to the social and legal expectations of their new home.

This failure of integration has been going on for decades and is now reaching a fevered pitch. Europe sowed these seeds of discord long ago and now it’s seeing the fruits. Many immigrants and their families have done just fine in Europe. But as we’re seeing almost weekly, many have not.

Rotherham is a particular disgrace because it shows that once again multiculturalism trumps everything, including the safety of young girls. The shocking revelations about Rotherham two years ago should have resulted in a final repudiation of European political correctness. Sadly, it didn’t. And some of England’s most vulnerable residents are paying the price.

The Rape Capital of Europe?

Tratado_de_Lisboa_13_12_2007_081You will be shocked to realize what this country’s politicians are doing to hide the connection between Islam and rape.

CounterJihad, by Bruce Cornibe, July 6, 2016:

Europeans are facing a growing Muslim immigration crisis. This is not only causing the cash-strapped socialist governments of Europe to concern themselves with temporary housing and other basic necessities for immigrants, but also to counter the significant social problems caused by their influx. One such example is the prevalence of rape crimes committed against women by Muslim immigrants in Sweden, the country infamously recognized as “the rape capital of Europe.” Arutz Sheva reports on the horrendous state of affairs:

Sweden has the fastest growing population in Europe, due nearly totally to the influx of Arabs and Muslims from the Middle East.  At the same time, its crime rate has increased astronomically: In 1975, 421 rapes were reported to the police; in 2014, it was 6,620.

In comparison, Sweden’s neighbor Denmark only had 7.3 rapes per 100,000 inhabitants in 2008, while Sweden had 53.2.

A more recent Arutz Sheva article reveals the Swedish government’s attempt to shroud the real issue:

“77.6 percent of the country’s rapists are identified as “foreigners” (and that’s significant because in Sweden, ‘foreigner’ is generally synonymous with ‘immigrant from Muslim country’), wrote conservative columnist Selwyn Duke. ‘And even this likely understates the issue, since the Swedish government — in an effort to obscure the problem — records second-generation Muslim perpetrators simply as ‘Swedes.’”

While Sweden grapples with this dramatic increase in rape caused in large part by Muslim men, Swedish Left Party politician named Barbro Sörman downplays the gravity of the situation by inferring that rape committed by Swedish men is more abhorrent than done by Muslim immigrants tweeting: “The Swedish men who rape do it despite the growing gender equality. They make an active choice. It’s worse imo [in my opinion].” Sörman elaborated about how Swedish men should be judged more severely because they are reared in a more gender equal culture than immigrants who are used to women having a relegated position in society. So much for accountability, apparently not sexually assaulting women is too much to ask for some groups. Worse yet, Arutz Sheva reports, “Conservative politicians who try to draw attention to this problem have been charged with hate crimes, while some Swedish rape victims are said to be reluctant to report sexual assaults to police because they fear it may ‘offend’ the perpetrators.”

Other instances of this culture of rape are rampant throughout Europe, most famously in the New Year’s Eve celebration in Cologne, Germany.  It will likely not subside in the foreseeable future. So are Europeans actually going to come to the aid of their women and children, or pander to the winds of political correctness? Europe is transforming into a proxy for the Islamic world to the detriment of native Europeans. Swedes and other Europeans need to not only fight for their survival but also basic European rights such as everyone’s “right to liberty and security of person.”

Europe must wake up soon.

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Easy Meat: Inside Britain’s Grooming Gang Scandal

km-768x503Gavin Boby unveils the terrifying reality of Muslim rape gangs in the United Kingdom.

This new special edition of the Glazov Gang was joined by Gavin Boby of the Law and Freedom Foundation. He discussed his group’s new book about the Islamic child rape gangs: Peter McLoughlin’s  “Easy Meat: Inside Britain’s Grooming Gang Scandal.” Gavin unveils the terrifying reality — and widespread extent — of Muslim rape gangs in his country and how the Left enables their barbarity and sadism against helpless young kuffar girls.

And make sure to watch the original Glazov Gang 2-part series with Gavin on Muslim Rape Gangs. In Part I, he shares his battle against “Muslim Rape Gangs in the U.K.” and in Part II, he takes us “Inside the World of Muslim Rape Gangs”.

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Part II:

What ISIS Is Doing To ‘Maximize’ The Use of Their Sex Slaves is Repulsive

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Daily Wire, by  AMANDA PRESTIGIACOMO, MARCH 15, 2016

On Saturday, the New York Times reported that ISIS is forcing their captured, then bought-like-cattle sex slaves to have abortions and take birth control pills and injections so the perpetrators can maximize their potential acts of rape. Per an Islamic ruling, men cannot rape a slave if she is pregnant (the womb must be “empty”), so killing the baby via abortion or stopping the conception of life via preemptive birth control measures fosters an environment for optimal use of the women who are literally slaves to the ISIS rapists’ every whim.

The Times notes that the “Islamic State leaders have made sexual slavery as they believe it was practiced during the Prophet Muhammad’s time integral to the group’s operations, preying on the women and girls the group captured from the Yazidi religious minority almost two years ago. To keep the sex trade running, the fighters have aggressively pushed birth control on their victims so they can continue the abuse unabated while the women are passed among them.”

The 37 women who were lucky enough to escape the evil clutches of ISIS shared their heartbreaking stories. The women attested that if a female was pregnant when captured, the men would force said women to murder her child in the womb—not matter how far along in the pregnancy she was.

One Yazidi woman, only 20 years old and already in the second trimester of her pregnancy, escaped the abortion-sentence placed on her by ISIS by hiding the abortion pills under her tongue. Her brother explains:

Abdal Ali said his sister, 20, was in her second trimester at the time of her capture in 2014. Still, one commander so urgently wanted her as his slave that he tried to end the pregnancy by giving her pills that would cause her to miscarry.

“She hid them under her tongue, and then when they weren’t looking, she spit them out,” said Mr. Ali, who related the story on behalf of his sister because she is undergoing medical treatment abroad for the injuries she suffered. “They wanted to get rid of the child so that they could use the woman.”

Another Yazidi woman, 20 years old, managed to escape her ISIS oppressors after severely being beaten in the stomach in effort to kill her unborn child.

The young woman first recalled being raped while pregnant: “I was telling him: ‘I’m pregnant. In your book it says that you can’t do this.’ He had bloodshot eyes. He acted like he was high.” He raped her anyway.

“Eventually he drove her to a hospital with the aim of making her have an abortion, and flew into a rage when she refused the surgery, repeatedly punching her in the stomach,” reports the Times.

When he drove her home, she waited until he left and then threw herself over the property’s wall. “My knees were bleeding. I was dizzy. I almost couldn’t walk,” she said.

Weeks later, with the help of smugglers hired by her family, she was spirited out of Islamic State territory. Her belly was sticking so far out that she could no longer see her toes when she finally crossed to safety.

Thankfully, the woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy just two months later.

A 16 year old recalled being given birth control pills, although she explained that at the time she did not know what the pills were for. In what was seemingly a common practice for the sex slaves, the young girl was forced to take one pill daily in front of her “owner.” The box of birth control pills would go with her from man to man as she was sold.

“Every day, I had to swallow one in front of him. He gave me one box per month. When I ran out, he replaced it. When I was sold from one man to another, the box of pills came with me,” said the 16-year-old from Iraq.

The already barbaric practices of the Islamic State are going undeterred, their abhorrent treatment of women becoming increasingly more efficient by the introduction of the evil practice of abortion. These Middle Eastern women are in a tragic cycle of rape, the possibility of carrying their enemy’s child, and then the horrific, violent act of abortion; an endless rotation of violence and oppression.

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“RAPING ME IS HIS PRAYER TO GOD. IT’S ALLOWED. IT’S HALAL.” by Hugh Fitzgerald –

But this is not a “medieval injunction.” It derives from various Hadith, including this Hadith of Abu Dawud in the 9thcentury:

Abu Said al-Khudri said:  “The apostle of Allah sent a military expedition to Awtas on the occasion of the battle of Hunain.  They met their enemy and fought with them.  They defeated them and took them captives. Some of the Companions of the apostle of Allah were reluctant to have intercourse with the female captives in the presence of their husbands who were unbelievers. So Allah, the Exalted, sent down the Quranic verse, “And all married women (are forbidden) unto you save those (captives) whom your right hands possess”.  That is to say, they are lawful for them when they complete their waiting period.”  [The Quran verse is 4:24]. (Sunan Abu Dawud vol. 2, no. 2150).

The note on this Hadith says that “After the distribution of the spoils of war a man may have intercourse with the female slave after passing one menstrual period, if she is not pregnant.  If she is pregnant one should wait till she delivers the child.”

The Times reporter could have used the subject of sexual slavery and birth control to describe and explain the varying degrees of authority in Islam, with the Qur’an coming first, the Hadith second, the Sira third, in importance. She might have discussed what Hadith scholars or muhaddithin took into account – the isnad-chain — in assigning rank of “authenticity” to individual Hadith, and might then also have explained how Believers assigned a rank of “authoritativeness” to the collections of Hadith by various muhaddithin (with Bukhari and Muslim considered to be most “authoritative”). Then she could have talked about the Hadith-derived rules for Muslim slaveowners.

But more importantly, she might have held up for closer inspection the way True Believers observe the rules that regulate every aspect of a Muslim’s life, completely without concern for their moral content. All of these rapists who insist on “doing the right thing” Islamically, which means providing contraceptives to their victims to ensure that they can’t get pregnant during the time that they are being raped, all those Muslim mothers delighted to discover that their son’s chosen sex slave is not presently pregnant, thereby “validating his right to rape her,” all those Muslim rapists declaring that they are by their actions fulfilling a duty of ibadah or worship – these are the ingredients of the moral upside-down-cake of Muslim theology, and not only when it comes to sexual slavery.

They may behead every other day a baker’s dozen of Christians, they may burn bound prisoners alive, they may bomb churches and kill Yazidis and slit the throats of Shia to their hearts’ content, but don’t accuse the IS members of breaking an Islamic rule about not raping pregnant women. They have standards. They listen to a higher authority.

Algerian novelist Kamel Daoud sparks Islamophobia row

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If you want a reminder of how fractious life can feel in modern-day Europe, then take a look at the furious row in France over the writings of Kamel Daoud.

Kamel Daoud is the Algerian novelist who came within an ace of winning France’s top book award – the Goncourt – last year for his Camus-inspired The Meursault Investigation.

He is also an independent-minded newspaper journalist, who has won as many enemies as friends over the years for his critical articles about the state of his country.

But Kamel Daoud has now announced to the world that he is giving up his newspaper work, and will focus on fiction.

Why? Because of the frenzied reaction to a piece he wrote in Le Monde concerning New Year’s Eve in Cologne.

The article in question – entitled “Cologne – City of Illusions” – was a two-pronged attack on the cliches triggered by the mass molestations of women.

On the one hand Daoud deplored the far-right “illusion” which treats all immigrants as potential rapists.

But by far the greater part of his anger was directed at the “naive” political left, who in his view deliberately ignore the cultural gulf separating the Arab-Muslim world from Europe.

Thus, according to Daoud, Europe welcomes immigrants with visas and material sustenance – but without addressing what really counts, which is the world of values.

What Cologne showed, says Daoud, is how sex is “the greatest misery in the world of Allah”.

“So is the refugee ‘savage’? No. But he is different. And giving him papers and a place in a hostel is not enough. It is not just the physical body that needs asylum. It is also the soul that needs to be persuaded to change.

“This Other (the immigrant) comes from a vast, appalling, painful universe – an Arab-Muslim world full of sexual misery, with its sick relationship towards woman, the human body, desire. Merely taking him in is not a cure.”

Feeding fantasies

These were strong words, and the reaction came fast.

In an opinion piece also in Le Monde, a collective of intellectuals and academics delivered an excoriating attack on Daoud, whom they accused of “feeding the Islamophobic fantasies of a growing part of the European population.”

Nearly 500 women have made allegations of sexual assault following the mass attacks outside the main railway station in Cologne Getty Images

Nearly 500 women have made allegations of sexual assault following the mass attacks outside the main railway station in Cologne Getty Images

Daoud, the authors said, had based his argument on a discredited “culturist” analysis. In other words, he made Arab-Muslim culture the determining agent in the behaviour of individuals – turning them into little more than “zombies”.

Worse, his call for immigrants to be taught western values was a form of “re-education”.

“The whole project is scandalous, and not only because of the same old claptrap about the West’s mission to civilise and its superior values.

“More than just the usual colonial paternalism… (Daoud) is effectively saying that the deviant culture of this mass of Muslims is a danger for Europe.”

But worse was to come for Daoud: the row then spread to the US.

The Sexual Misery of the Arab World – Kamel Daoud published in the New York Times

Last year Adam Shatz, a leading liberal journalist and editor, wrote a long and favourable profile of Daoud for the New York Times.

But now – regretfully but firmly – he turned against him.

“It is very hard for me to imagine that you truly believe what you have written. This is not the Kamel Daoud that I know,” Shatz wrote in an open letter.

What worried Shatz – like the intellectuals (though he hated their “Soviet”-style public denunciation) – was the link Daoud drew between the events in Cologne and Islam.

“A few years ago we saw similar events at the Puerto Rico Day parade in New York. There too women were molested. But the molesters were not under the influence of Islam, but of alcohol,” he wrote.

Shatz disputed the idea that sexuality in the Arab-Muslim world is universally a “misery”.

And he was appalled by the implication that immigrant attitudes to sex and women were a “sickness” to be “cured”. The same language, he said, was once applied to Jews.

Daoud's novel is based on Albert Camus's The Stranger

Daoud’s novel is based on Albert Camus’s The Stranger

Kamel Daoud:

Born in Algeria on 17 June 1970.

Edits the French-language daily Le quotidien d’Oran, for which he writes a column, “Raina Raikoum” (My Opinion, Your Opinion).

His debut novel, The Meursault Investigation won the Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman (Goncourt Prize for a first novel).

It is a retelling of Albert Camus’s 1942 classic, The Stranger, from the perspective of the brother of the Arab killed by Meursault, Camus’s antihero.

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Argument rages

Across social media, the arguments have been raging.

For some, Daoud is a hero for speaking unpleasant truths about the culture of North Africa and the Middle East – doubly a hero for saying it not from exile but from his home in Oran.

But for his enemies, Daoud is a self-hating Arab who prefers French culture to Algerian, and whose attacks on religion are part-motivated by his own erstwhile flirtation with Islamism. (In the 1980s he was a young militant.)

Worse, they say his arguments play into the hands of the anti-immigrants in Europe who can now use them to nurse their own “illusions”.

Daoud says he has had enough.

In an open letter to Shatz (a friend whose criticisms he respects), he denounces the academics and intellectuals who earlier denounced him.

“They do not live in my flesh or in my land, and I find it illegitimate – not to say scandalous – that certain people accuse me of Islamophobia from the safety and comfort of their western cafes.”

And that is his last word.