This story is a year old, but it’s still important and relevant to what we discuss here every day.
In 2009 the Oslo police reported that rape statistics for the past three years showed that none of the rapes in the city were committed by native Norwegians — all were committed by immigrants. The video below is from a report aired on a Norwegian TV news program. Many thanks to TTL for the translation and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
Our Norwegian correspondent Zylark has translated a contemporaneous newspaper article. Zylark adds these observations:
The article is a good one, but it’s a bit misleading. It states non-Western immigrants are behind all assault rapes, which is true enough, but it is not quite exact. What it should say is: immigrants from Muslim countries are behind all assault rapes.
I dislike the tendency for the mainstream press to lump all non-Western immigrants into one big sack. Non-Westerners from non-Muslim countries integrate perfectly well into our societies. They have their quirks and culture, and that is fine. Quite exciting actually, rather enjoy it. They are decent people, unlike many of the Muslims, who are not.
I would love it if the press managed to grow the [manly equipment] to make that distinction. But I guess it would be racist to say that Indian Hindus are no problem, but Pakistani Muslims are. Never mind that they are essentially the same, ethnically speaking. Only the creed differs.
Below is Zylark’s translation of the article from Dagbladet:
Immigrants behind all reported assault rapes in Oslo- - - - - - - - -
For the last three years according to the police.
All 41 reported assault rapes in Oslo for the last three years were committed by non-Western immigrants, according to the police.
“The perps are relatively young men who come from other countries. They are often asylum-seekers and often from traumatized countries or countries with an entirely different view on women than we have here in Norway,” says Hanne Kristin Rohde, leader of the violence and vice section at the Oslo precinct to NRK [Norwegian Broadcasting Company].
She says the perps are either traumatized or psychologically damaged, or from countries where violence towards women is ordinary.
Men with Kurdish or African background dominate the statistics.
None of the reports involves ethnic Norwegians.
What distinguish the assault rapes are threats or use of brute violence.
The police think more preventative measures towards men of immigrant background are needed.
[Yes, a course is needed, where one need to tell people rape is wrong. *Sigh*. — translator]
Ole Morten Lyng with the Nordbybråten asylum-reception center agrees.
He emphasizes that nothing can excuse such actions, but that it is important to understand the situation the assailants are in, in order to prevent such incidents in the future.
“Politicians are afraid”
The leader of the resource center for immigrant and refugee women, Fakhra Salimi, passes the ball to the politicians.
She claims preventative work amongst men with minority background is entirely lacking, and says the politicians are afraid to tackle the problem.
“There is a lot of interest in listening. We’ve had several meetings where we have talked with organizations and departments. They listen, but there is silence when action is warranted,” she says.
The State Secretary for Integration, Immigration, and Diversity in the Labor and Inclusion Department, Libe Rieber-Mohn (Social Democrat), says rape can never be excused or apologized in any way.
“Many people live in a difficult situation, have experienced war and harassment, but do not rape,” says Rieber-Mohn.
She means it is necessary to make strict demands of immigrants.
“It is important to be crystal clear on what demands and expectations Norwegian society sets. To be successful, we are entirely dependent upon having a controlled and regulated immigration. If not, we will not succeed in our immigration policy,” says Rieber-Mohn.
Further, she says it is important to have clear consequences for rapists.
“It means that one’s citizenship may be revoked, and also that one may be expelled. It is not acceptable that one can game the system. Norway gives people protection, and one cannot then use that to commit offenses and rapes,” says the state secretary.
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Hat tip: Reinhard of FOMI.