UPDATE: The Australian is reporting that the assaults were organised on social media…
It is morbidly fascinating to watch the social justice warriors of the Left struggle with the latest manifestation of the ongoing clash of civilisations.
Support for unfettered immigration to Europe and the multicultural utopia that would follow has always been at the centre of the progressive agenda, and Angela Merkel’s policy of welcoming over a million, mainly Muslim, refugees from Syria must have seemed like a dream come true.
But the dream has already turned very sour, as it emerges that hundreds of sexual assaults carried out in many German cities on New Year’s Eve were perpetrated by those very same immigrants that the SJW brigade so longed for.
The cognitive dissonance is almost palpable. On the one hand, the Left are desperate to create their multi-culti paradise, but on the other, those they let in to create it are not behaving as expected, and instead of peaceful integration, we have violence and assaults against women.
This is not unexpected to anyone with open eyes and an open mind, and who is not tied up with political correctness – which means it comes as a huge shock to the social justice warriors. Their problem stems from the sugar-coated vision of Islam that pervades Western society: the fluffy, hijabby, Ramadan-in-Lakemba version that feeds the fantasies of a multicultural nirvana.
This version of Islam has been shot through, by events like 9/11, the Bali Bombings, Paris, San Bernardino, and 27,000-odd other Islamic terrorist attacks since 2001. It now lies in ruins to anyone with even a part-functioning brain, but to the SJWs, they insist on continuing with life support, desperately keeping their idealised version of Islam alive despite all vital signs having long since departed, and the doctors have given up and gone home.
This disconnect in understanding can be visualised thus:The West views Islam as essentially peaceful, and that groups like ISIS are an extreme and distorted version of Islam. The reality, however, is the reverse. Pure Islam is that practised by ISIS, and the version that we believe exists is a watered down, heretical version, of which adherents would almost certainly be regarded as apostates.
The attitude of devout Muslims to women is incompatible with Western democracy. Women are regarded as chattels, and are inferior to men in almost all respects. Any non-Muslim woman that is not covered is regarded as fair game, and if she is assaulted or raped then that is her fault. In Islam, this culture is so pervasive that many immigrants believe that they are immune to blame for the offences they commit.
The reaction to this gaping disconnect has been interesting: silence from the SJW brigade, and an orchestrated cover-up by the mainstream media (and even the police and other authorities in some areas). But such a cover-up is only possible for a limited time – and the weight of evidence flowing out of Germany is now so great, that no amount of distraction or avoidance will be enough to stop it.
Very soon, the social justice warriors will need to make a stark choice: abandon their ideas of a multicultural utopia that includes unrestricted Muslim immigration, or abandon Western women to the violence and misogyny of Islam.