Friday, October 27, 2006

"They are asking for it"

An islamic cleric in Australia has recently scolded victims of rape in that country and basically said that getting raped is their own fault. The reaction of the public to that remark is of an unanimous outrage and some are even calling for the imam to be expelled

At first sight I found the reactions to be exaggerated and even hypocritical. After all, it seemed to me, he did not say anything an average lawyer defending an accused rapist in a court room would not. But lookin upon it a bit closer I realized that the cleric's words are far more sinister. Just take a look at this excrept:

“If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside… and the cats come and eat it… whose fault is it, the cats’ or the uncovered meat?” he asked.

The uncovered meat is the problem, he went on to say.

“If she was in her room, in her home, in her hijab, no problem would have occurred,” he added.


Following this logic when someone gets robbed it's his or her own fault because he or she acquired possesion. And if we follow it to the end everybody will soon end up between their four walls wearing a burkha and sleeping on the floor.

But there is more to it. The cleric, acting as a religious authority, has basically torn down the barriers between right and wrong for his coreligionists making sexual assult morally justified. This is not to say that every muslim male will go on a rape spree, but there is no doubt that the sexual assaults by muslim men on non-muslim women largely derive from these and simmilar statements from some top islamic clerics. That is why the reaction of the Australian public is not over the top and under the cricumstances it is the only acceptable one.

2 comments:

Gray Falcon said...

Correct me if I'm recalling this wrongly, but weren't the "clashes" between "white" Australians and Muslim immigrants on a beach a couple months ago preceded by a spree of gang-rape attacks on "white" women by Muslims? The imam's statement then has to be analyzed in this context, i.e. not as a justification for possible rape, but a rationalization for the very real spree of sexual violence that's being covered up by the "multicultural" authorities because it isn't politically correct to call things by their proper name..

Nikola said...

'The imam's statement then has to be analyzed in this context, i.e. not as a justification for possible rape, but a rationalization for the very real spree of sexual violence that's being covered up by the "multicultural" authorities'
Are you for real? He wasnt justifying it he was just rationalizing it? WTF is the difference? Of course the issue is very real, thats why hes talking about it. You make it sound like the fact that rapes actually happened actually make his statement more acceptable, they make it all the worse.