Rape Not a Cultural Negotiable

The travesty no one is talking about. When did rape become a cultural negotiable? Photo credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Okay, that’s an exaggeration. Some people are talking. But not nearly enough people are.

Why not? Because this one’s in that realm of “inconvenient truths.” Telling this one like-it-is makes you an instant hater. I’ve seen my Twitter numbers drop after posting about this issue. Not that numbers are the point, but it’s frustrating when I want so much to be understood as a lover of Jesus, not as a hater of anyone else.

However, some truths are too important to dance around. So I prayed about it hard and here’s the post I felt compelled to write. Even though it’s a one-off and not tied to either of my current series. (Thank goodness. I really would not want to do this every week.)

It is a stark truth that some Muslim men believe “Sharia Law” gives them the right to rape and sexually enslave “infidel” women. (If you doubt this, please see this post.) And while this is disturbing enough on its own, there’s another truth that’s equally disturbing.

Increasingly, Western democracies are allowing it. Writing off rape with a wink and a nudge as a “cultural misunderstanding.”

Seriously. Why would they do that??

What Happened in Rotherham…

My eyes were opened to this issue in a dramatic way when I first ran across the name Rotherham. It’s an industrial city of around 100,000 residents in South Yorkshire, England. About three hours north of London and a little over an hour east of Manchester.

Have you heard of it? No?

That’s my precise point.

I somehow ran across this from The Telegraph, probably in that no-man’s land called Twitter.

Telegraph.co.uk on Rotherham Rape Gangs

Facebook post on the Rotherham rape gang outrage

Here’s what I posted on Facebook after I digested the article.

This is the saddest thing I’ve ever posted. In Northern England, *1400* English girls, 11-16 yo, were systematically victimized, trafficked and raped by a Pakistani immigrant ring over the course of more than a decade. In spite of plenty of evidence, authorities turned a blind eye. Although the abuse ended in 2014, it’s not a dead story, as some of the perpetrators were just recently tried and convicted.

Question: Did anyone hear anything about this??? No?? Guess it must not fit the MSM narrative. But it does shed some light on why many Europeans are pushing back on so-called “multiculturalism” and backing candidates like Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen. They want to be able to walk their own streets again.

“Front-line youth workers who submitted reports in 2002, 2003 and 2006… say the town hall told them to keep quiet about the ethnicity of the perpetrators in the interests of ‘community cohesion.’ ”

Please pray for these *1400* young women—I’m sure many are still trying to put their lives back together.

“Community cohesion” with recent immigrants—who should be adapting to Western life, not the other way around, yes?—is more important than the safety and innocence of 1400 girls? What the… ??

About a dozen Pakistani men were ultimately convicted. A couple of them yelled “Allahu Akbar” as they were led from their sentencing. Among their offenses—impregnating a twelve-year-old girl. Their god is “the greatest,” because He apparently gives ecstatic approval to men who gang-rape pre-teens??

I kept googling, and the more I learned about what happened in Rotherham the sicker it got. The stories are awful. Girls violently gang-raped, then forced to watch while their sisters or best friends got the same treatment. Girls doused with petrol and told that if they didn’t cooperate, they’d be lit on fire. That if they told anyone, their mothers or sisters would be raped. Girls impregnated, then abandoned once they got too old (late teens) to be of sexual interest.

And if the rapes weren’t horrible enough, there was the callous treatment the victims received from the British authorities tasked with protecting them. Check this out:

One 11-year-old known as Child H told police that she and another girl had been sexually assaulted by grown men. Nothing was done. When she was 12, Child H was found in the back of a taxi with a man who had indecent pictures of her on his phone. Despite the full co-operation of her father, who insisted his daughter was being abused, police failed to act. Four months later, Child H was found in a house alone with a group of Pakistani men. What did the police do? They arrested the child for being drunk and disorderly and ignored her abusers…

The Labour Party, in particular, is mired in shame over “cultural sensitivity” in Rotherham. Especially, cynics might point out, a sensitivity to the culture of Muslims whose votes they don’t want to lose. Denis MacShane, MP for Rotherham from 1994 to 2012, actually admitted to the BBC’s World At One that “there was a culture of not wanting to rock the multicultural community boat, if I may put it like that. Perhaps, yes, as a true Guardian reader and liberal Leftie, I suppose I didn’t want to raise that too hard.” Much better to hang on to your impeccable liberal credentials than save a few girls from being raped, eh, Denis?

Here’s another heartbreaking testimony from a Rotherham girl who sought help from the authorities, only to come up empty. In the end, her parents had to move the family out of the country to get their daughter away from the rape gangs.

I will tell you that reading these horrendous stories had me feeling sick for days.

…Stayed in Rotherham, Pretty Much

During the period when the Rotherham trial was going on, I spent some time watching BBC World News. Guess what? I saw probably a full ten-minute expose of a hate crime in Houston—an unspeakable tragedy in which an individual who was clearly unhinged fatally shot an Indian man in a restaurant.

Ten minutes. On a one-off hate crime in Houston. “Are immigrants safe in Republican America??”

Not one word from the BBC World News on the systematic abuse over a decade of 1400 young women by an immigrant ring in Rotherham.

Well, BBC, here’s a question back at you:

Twitter Who Is Safe

By the way, similar rape gangs—and similar police inaction and coverups—have now been revealed in the neighboring cities of Sheffield and Rochdale. I haven’t seen a count of the young women impacted, but retired constable Tony Brooks alleges that “South Yorkshire Police have long known that girls as young as twelve–putting them into the most serious category of sex abuse–were being raped, but chose not to act on the information they had, effectively creating a cover-up.” According to Mr. Brooks, it’s “bigger than Rotherham.”

So I Just. Don’t. Get. It.

Why would anyone favor the vilest impulses of a gang of unspeakably wicked men above the safety and innocence of vulnerable girls? Especially, why would people who have (supposedly) dedicated their careers to serving and protecting the public through law enforcement do so?

Dear sweet Holy Lord Jesus…

But none of that really explains why I felt compelled to write this post today. (And experience that same sick feeling washing over me again as I think about what hundreds of poor girls went through.)

So here’s what I’m coming around to.

Guess What? It’s a Trend. And It’s Not Just the U.K.

The behavior of the authorities in Rotherham is inexplicable to me. One would hope that Western democracies would be resolute in giving men from cultures that don’t value women a clear message that things are different here—that rape is not acceptable on our watch. That it’s not a cultural negotiable.

Sadly, it seems I’m asking too much. As I’ve watched this issue over time, I’ve become more and more horrified to understand that the attitude of the authorities in Rotherham is not such an outlier.

InfoWars correspondent Kit Daniels reports:

France, Sweden, Germany and other European nations are on a path to legalize rape committed by migrants because it’s “their culture.”

As shocking as this might seem, a recent number of rapists who avoided severe punishment suggests there’s a precedent already in place to decriminalize rapes by migrants because they don’t “culturally understand” Western rape laws or even the word “no.” In short, rapes by migrants are downplayed as “cultural misunderstandings” and thus the victims never receive justice, meaning that “de facto” rape legalization is, for the most part, already in place.

For example, a German judge recently acquitted a Turkish drug dealer of rape despite believing “every word” of the 23-year-old victim’s accusation because, according to the judge, what the victim “had experienced as rape,” including having her head shoved between two bed posts after she said no, might be “culturally” considered “wild sex” in Turkey.

“The prosecutor admitted that the acquittal must have been a heavy blow to the victim,” reported the Märkische Allegemeine, translated from German.  “On the other hand a conviction was not possible because there was no demonstrated intent of rape [by the accused.]”

Even more, the Turkish man claimed that because he wouldn’t have committed a rape because he had a mother and a sister.

As one commentator remarked: “Nothing was hidden, nothing concealed; all evidence was confirmed and understood, only to be disregarded as an ethnic misunderstanding.”

I’ve seen well-substantiated reports from Sweden, from Denmark, from Germany, from Canada of sexual aggression on the part of immigrants being addressed with wrist-slaps or less. I guess you don’t understand our culture. Wink. Nudge.

And… It’s Here!

But here’s what pulled me to my keyboard today. First time I’ve heard about it here in the U.S. In Twin Falls, Idaho, to be exact. A heinous rape of a five-year old girl. I’m not going to rehash the details—you can read them here if you must. I’ll warn you it’s awful.

But the bottom line is that the rape victim—a precious five-year old—was victimized in the courtroom all over again.

The little victim, Jayla, was never even mentioned once by [Prosecuting Attorney] Kroeger or the judge – or by the police or anyone else. Only [Jayla’s mother] Lacy mentioned her, when she made her statement. Lacy detailed how the poor girl is still suffering the effects of this attack: She is wetting the bed and having bad dreams, and more.

Yet when Lacy completed her statement, Kroeger lashed out not at the perpetrators or their parents, but at Lacy. She viciously tongue-lashed Lacy for a full 15 minutes, until finally Judge Borreson had to stop her.

I thought we’d grown past this. Making a rape victim the culprit. Especially when she is, ahem, five.

And Jayla’s vicious attackers? Praise for their progress in school. A statement from a therapist of how having to undergo the trial has traumatized them. Probation. No rape convictions. And a tongue-lashing and highly irregular permanent gag order for Jayla’s parents. (Excuse me? What…?)

Here is Pamela Gellar’s takeaway:

From the beginning to the end, for Idaho officials this case was about one thing, and one thing only: not justice for this poor little girl who was brutalized and abused, but about making sure that Americans don’t… oppose the Muslim migrant influx. Idaho officials were willing to sacrifice this girl’s well-being for that goal—to their everlasting shame.

NOTE: You can contribute to defray Jayla’s family’s considerable expenses here.

What an egregious case of “calling evil good, and good evil.” (Is 5:20)

Back to my initial question… Why?? Why do Western governments seem so ready—eager, even—to sell out innocence to consummate evil? For what purpose? Who stands to gain by it?


Do Not Be Deceived. God Is Not Mocked. He Will Judge.

So this is the point where I should be bringing this post to a final takeaway.

Here’s what I’ve got. We’ve all heard the verse from Isaiah 5 about calling “evil good and good evil” a great deal these days. Look at it now in context:

Woe to those who drag iniquity with the cords of falsehood,
And sin as if with cart ropes;
Who say, “Let Him make speed, let Him hasten His work, that we may see it;
And let the purpose of the Holy One of Israel draw near
And come to pass, that we may know it!”

In other words, those who mock the idea that the Holy One of Israel has an absolute moral standard, and will judge sin!

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
…Who justify the wicked for a bribe,
And take away the rights of the ones who are in the right!
Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes stubble
And dry grass collapses into the flame,
So their root will become like rot and their blossom blow away as dust;
For they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts
And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
On this account the anger of the Lord has burned against His people,
And He has stretched out His hand against them and struck them down. (Is 5:18-20,23-25)

Clearly the people who conducted this trial don’t fear God.

But soon and very soon, they will.

How soon? No one knows, but our Lord did give us some clues. More on that here:

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1 Comment

  1. Pastor Tumi Mabena says:

    Sad for days… Thankfully, the days of the great tribulation will be shortened, for the sake of the righteous!

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