Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center
A group of Muslim men recently went into a Christian district in Pakistan, abducted a 7-year-old boy, and took turns gang raping him before finally strangling him to death with a rope. Locals found the child’s body dumped in a field the next day:
[T]he body was sent for post-mortem examination which revealed that the 7-year-old was killed after being brutally raped…. Speaking to The Express Tribune, a local said, “The suspects belonged to rich families and were drunk when they kidnapped the child and took him to their dera where they raped him.
Interestingly, while the NY Daily News, the Independent, and other media state that the boy was seized from a “Christian district,” the original report, published by one Kashif Zafar in the International New York Times’ Express Tribune, avoids mentioning the religious identity of either rapists or raped. It even fails to mention that this atrocity took place in Pakistan and merely names the region, Bahawalnagar, in both the title and body of the report, though few have any clue what country Bahawalnagar is located in.
Perhaps the NYT’s Express Tribune does not want readers to connect the dots and realize that “rich and drunk” Muslims regularly rape and kill Christian “infidels” in Pakistan. One week after this 7-year-old boy was gang raped and murdered, another group of reportedly “rich and drunk” Muslims in a car accosted three Christian girls walking home from work. They sexually harassed them, saying “Christian girls are only meant for one thing, the pleasure of Muslim men.” When the girls tried to run away, the Muslims chased them down in their car and ran them over, killing one girl, 17-year-old Kiran.
While Muslim men regularly and openly prey on Christian girls in Pakistan, even the gang rape and murder of Christian boys is not as aberrant as the Express Tribune would have people think. Back in 2012, Samuel Yaqoob, aged 11, went to the markets of Faisalabad to buy food for his family and never returned. Like the 7-year-old boy mentioned above, Samuel’s body was “found near a drain in the Christian colony, bearing marks of horrific torture, with the murder weapon nearby. His nose, lips and belly had been sliced off, and his family could hardly recognize him because the body was so badly burnt.” Autopsy found “23 wounds by a sharp weapon” and indications “of sodomy.”
According to Wilson Chowdhry, Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association,
Parts of Pakistani culture have a strong homosexual pederast culture, and Christian and other minority boys are especially susceptible to rape and abuse because of the powerlessness of their community and their despised status.”
Chowdhry goes on to mention another case where “a Christian boy was kidnapped, raped, tortured and killed by a police officer, his body similarly being dumped in a drain.”
Some might argue that such behavior—at the very least the homosexual rape—is un-Islamic, and thus Islam is innocent of the behavior of these Muslim child rapists. Yet this sort of thinking fails to realize that the dehumanization of non-Muslims is Islamic so that even non-practicing Muslims—such as drunk and/or homosexual Muslims—are conditioned to look down upon Christian “infidels,” deeming it their right to use and abuse them at will. Muslim police and local authorities look the other way for the same religio-cultural bias against “infidels.”
Because Islamic culture engenders contempt for all non-Muslims, no “infidel” is sacrosanct. In 2014 in neighboring Bangladesh, 60 Muslim men invaded a convent in the cover of night and attempted to rape its European-born Christian nuns who had dedicated their lives to serving the Muslim poor of Bangladesh.
Speaking of Europe, as Muslim numbers continue to grow there, the sexual dehumanization of European children—including boys—is on the rise. A few days ago in Austria, a mother in a public swimming pool with her children “noticed six foreigners aged between 30 and 40 years old in the indoor pool. Two were sitting on the edge of the children’s pool. One of them sidled up next to my youngest, and had his hands in his underwear.”
And so again we see Islam’s Rule of Numbers at work: where Muslim numbers grow so too do acts of Muslim violence against and sexual abuse of non-Muslims grow with them.