Sunday, November 19, 2017

When Is a Muslim Not a Muslim?

Today’s comic relief comes to us from the Moonbattery blog (via Maggie’s Farm):

Question: When is a Muslim not a Muslim?

Answer: When he rapes Swedish women; then he’s just a man.

This quip expresses well the policies of Sweden’s Justice and Migration Minister, Morgan Johansson. As reported by Breitbart:

Sweden’s justice minister has rejected a proposal by the Moderate party to record the ethnic backgrounds of sex attackers saying the only thing that matters is that they are men.

Justice Minister Morgan Johansson said that the Moderates wanted to simply blame the rise in sex crimes on migrants and argued that all criminals should be treated equally. Johansson also pointed to the #metoo movement saying that sex attacks occur among all ethnicities and backgrounds in Sweden, broadcaster SVT reports.

“The common denominator of those who commit these crimes is that they are men,” Johansson said and added: “It seems that the Moderates are pulling out of talking about the men’s role in this and instead just want to blame the immigrants.”

Government policy designed to cover up a problem. Because if you don't call it Islamist terrorism or even a Muslim rape epidemic, then we can say that Muslims do not commit more terrorism or rapes.

Of course, it’s the Swedish way of condoning human sacrifice… but we suppose it’s alright because the victims are only women. How did Johansson respond to the proposal by the Moderate Party:

Johansson rejected the request saying: “Sweden’s earlier figures and numerous international studies all show much the same thing. Minority groups are often overrepresented in crime statistics, but when controlling for socioeconomic factors this [the overrepresentation of minority groups] disappears almost entirely.”

Which economic factors would those be? Perhaps it refers to the fact that the migrants are less likely to know how to do any jobs and thus are more likely to be on welfare. What if the same bad habits and character flaws that cause them to commit crimes also make them unacceptable employees?

And, do rape victims feel any consolation over the fact that the solution does not lie in tougher laws or in tougher immigration policies, but in more weak-kneed ministers selling social welfare programs. Keep in mind, people who don't have to work have more time to commit crimes, like rape.

As for the chance of cracking down on the high crime rates in Swedish no-go zones, the Minister is against it:

The proposal by the Moderates follows a call by 10 members of the party to deploy the military to help police in the growing number of heavily migrant-populated no-go zones in the country last month.  The proposal was ultimately rejected by Justice Minister Johansson who said: “There are no military solutions to the problems.”

Johansson has been the subject of controversy in the past for his various statements, including totally refusing to ever consider stripping the citizenship of Islamic State fighters returning to Sweden from the Middle East. Johansson said the Swedish government refuses to make anyone “stateless”.

You already knew that Sweden was promoting rape culture, didn’t you? The amazing part is that this weak and cowardly minister is saying out loud what other progressives will only hint it.

Inevitably, public displays of weakness and a manifest failure to enforce laws and to hold people accountable for their actions produces a reaction. And yet, anyone who complains or even protests these policies will quickly be denounced as a reactionary and a fascist. Some of them are obviously insalubrious. And yet, are they the real problem? Or is the real problem ministers like Johansson who will happily sacrifice Swedish women to bands of marauding migrants?


Sam L. said...

I wonder...when will Swedish men access their Viking heritage and begin protecting their women? Which would, of course, be called raaaaacist and xenophobic.

Ares Olympus said...

Any classification is tricky. It may enlighten as easily as it can obscure. So labels by religion, or culture, or race all can risk unfair generalization.

I wouldn't think police report rapists by their religion, whether they are Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, or Atheist. And each of these labels can be not just religions, but also cultures, even if also multiple cultures.

It seems like the honest approach to reporting is to neither repress or prejudge anything, but to simply report various objective characteristics of each perpetrator, perhaps including religion, and then when that information is released, various more or less honest individuals or groups can analyze that data, and fight over interpretations.

So it does sound like Sweden is trying to silence debate by hiding data, to try to protect one group from another. It looks like a foolish decision based on fear that will backfire.

Ares Olympus said...

Sam L. said... I wonder...when will Swedish men access their Viking heritage and begin protecting their women?

I think you're right there's a huge disconnect there. Here's a 30 minute documentary about a gender-free ideology going on in Sweden. The pro-side says they want to make all behavior accessible to both genders. The con-side suggests the result is still that more masculine traits are devalued rather than socialize - behaviors like aggression and competition as motivation, and so the boys under this system do worse in schools. Raised Without Gender VICE Jul 25, 2017

Apparently the danger here is when valid culture is defined by feminine values under the name "equality", but where masculine behavior must conform to the feminine sensibilities to be acceptable. And perhaps it does take a decade of increased violence and rape for an egalitarian society to identify that something critical has been lost.

Anonymous said...

"but we suppose it’s alright because the victims are only women"

No, it's because the victims are only Swedish women.

trigger warning said...

I continue to be mystified by the outpourings of concern that Swedish women are getting what they voted for, as H.L. Mencken put it, "good and hard".