Organised mass attacks on women have drawn attention to immigrant perpetrated crime, German politicians, police and media accused of downplaying a growing problem:
In the autumn police unions and women’s right groups both accused the authorities of playing down or even hiding cases of rape at refugee shelters.
“There is a lot of glossing over going on. But this doesn’t represent reality,” police union chief Rainer Wendt said at the time.
The national media also seems to be in on the act.
Despite the seriousness of the allegations of police cover-ups and a pattern of evidence of sexual abuse, major news outlets stay well away from the issue.
This is hardly surprising in a media climate which is far more comfortable wringing its hands over the far right than offering objective reporting.
Newsrooms are at one and the same time scared of appearing racist and terrified of stirring up a latent racism they believe still exists in German society.
It’s time for a reality check:
But no sober analysis of the influx of millions of people from the Middle East – the majority of whom are young men – could fail to realize that certain behaviours prevalent there would be repeated here.
Coincidentally, the Independent – no right-wing rag – provides a photo gallery of countries where sexual violence is a way of life.
- Central African Republic
- South Sudan
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Ivory Coast
- Sri Lanka
It takes a keen intellect to identify the real problem:
And there’s more:
Frequently? Regardless, Australia’s most notorious gang rapes, described by Judge Michael Finnane as crimes that “you hear about or read about only in the context of wartime atrocities”, were “ethnically motivated hate crimes” perpetrated by non-whites.
So, why continually ridicule Ford? It’s a fun and easy contribution to a better Australia.