The principle is always and everywhere the same: in Muslim countries, one must conform one’s behavior to suit Islamic sensibilities. And in non-Muslim countries, one must conform one’s behavior to suit Islamic sensibilities. This was proven true again last Thursday in Duisberg, Germany, where a Muslim migrant thought a German woman’s skirt was too short, and started a brawl.
According to the German publication Waz, “Different views on the length of a skirt worn by a woman led to a fight between two groups in Duisburg. The police report a dispute over cultural differences, which began verbally and ended in a fistfight, in which a participant dislocated his shoulder.”
No establishment media source will ever dare to say what was really behind this kind of incident: not simply “cultural differences,” but religious beliefs.
A police spokeswoman, Jacqueline Grahl, explained: “The revealing style of clothing of a 50-year-old met with incomprehension in a 20-year-old.” Waz added: “According to information from our editorial team, the man who insulted the unknown woman and asked her why she had to present her legs in such a way is a Duisburger with Turkish roots. He was together with three other Duisburgers with Turkish roots in the Rheinpark.”
The German woman was not inclined to accept all this passively. Grahl continued: “The 50-year-old woman, in turn, also disagreed with the cultural habits of the 20-year-old and his acquaintances.” According to Waz, “She is said to have wondered loudly about his friends, why women and men in the other group were sitting separately.” Concluded Grahl: “The mutual lack of understanding about cultural differences escalated until it ended in a brawl.”
This incident vividly illustrates the dangers of admitting tens of thousands of Muslim migrants from nations that implement Sharia or are dominated by it into Western societies. Even before the mass influx of Muslim migrants, 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.
Some Muslims in Germany believe that “whores” or “sluts” are there for the taking. Another German-language news site, Philosophia Perennis, reported Friday that “in Munich, a group of Afghans insulted several people, violently attacked them with kicks and punches, and kicked a nurse who did not want to have sex with one of the Afghans. After their arrest, they were abusive toward the police.” The incident involved a 20-year-old Muslim migrant and a 32-year-old German woman: “The unnamed companion of the 20-year-old sat down to the left of the 32-year-old and told her that he needed a wife. He touched the 32-year-old on the thigh. The 32-year-old got up right after the contact and said she would call the police. From the left side, the 20-year-old walked towards the woman and kicked her abruptly with his right foot against the left side of her face.”
Muslim migrants in Germany 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 the land of Merkel committed 142,500 crimes, an average of 780 every day. This was a significant increase from 2015, during which migrants committed 200,000 crimes. Nor has the situation improved since then.
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.”
This cover-up 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.
American and European liberals who are concerned about “Islamophobia” should consider the implications of that for their own daughters. But they won’t. The international Left decries the rise of the nationalist right wing, but it is their baby. They created it. Had it not been for their tendency to smear any opposition to their migration schemes as racist and neo-Nazi, the concerns of those who see Europe descending into chaos and civil war could have been addressed within the existing system. Instead, Germany and the entire European Union is now in deep crisis, and the whole continent could quite conceivably erupt into another war. All because of “Islamophobia.”
Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His new book is The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS. Follow him on Twitter here. Like him on Facebook here.