Thursday, April 14, 2016

Women and Children First

The code of chivalry from the Edwardian Era has a completely different meaning in today’s Europe.

'Women and Children First', painting by Fortunino Matania (1912).

by Ralph H. Sidway

The Munk Debate of April 1 revealed something we feared existed but had never before seen in such naked and shameless display: a misogyny far worse — if one can believe it — than that baked into Islam’s DNA. The Left’s premier statesmen and scholars openly mocked virtuous men who had the temerity to condemn Muslim refugee sexual assaults on our sisters and daughters and sons. 

But that is not all. Following the debate the Left’s twitter feeds lit up with denunciations of the facts presented by Nigel Farage and Mark Steyn. “Very dubious… lynch-mob rumours… urban myths” they sneered, and in their derision of the messengers proved they match and even exceed the misogyny of their exalted peers.

The facts can’t be sneered away, not when they include, as Mark Steyn noted,
hundreds and hundreds of Continental media reports”  [each word a separate link], chief among them the nearly 500 sexual assaults by Muslim migrants in Cologne, and “mass coordinated gang assaults in Bielefeld, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Stuttgart - totaling just shy of 2,000 victims.”

Other European and Scandinavian countries suffered just as badly. "Never seen anything like this before" is the common headline concerning the "Unreal Surge in Refugee Sex Attacks."

If you want more linked reports of Muslim refugee rape (and terrorism and other) crimes in Europe, sift through the past seven months here. Add in the UK's Rotherham Muslim rape gangs over the past decade and the numbers are so vast as to be apocalyptic.

But since they sound so much more convincing in German, here are a few of Steyn’s specific citations:

That 16-year-old boy raped in Wolfsburg City Hall I mentioned? Attacked by a 36-year-old "Asylbewerber" - or "asylum seeker". That 15-year-old girl raped in Wuppertal? Another Asylbewerber. The 12-year-old boy sexually assaulted in Mudersbach? Go on, take a wild guess: einen asylsuchenden Mann aus Syrien - an asylum-seeking man from Syria. But, according to the ever more confident Saunders of the Globe, not a single Asylbewerber was involved in any of these incidents.

Those elitist Liberals who deny the reality and scale of Muslim sexual assaults on women and children across Europe are perfectly at one with the "New Men" of the West. You know, the German "men" who weren't there for their women and children when they were getting gang-raped by Muslim savages. 

The Munk Debate and its aftermath not only strips the mask off the Left’s apathy towards its own women and children, but also confirms the contempt held for its citizens by Europe’s ruling elite who, in the very heat of the New Year’s Eve mass sexual assaults by Muslim migrants across Germany, ordered the media to cover up the incidents.

As if that weren’t totalitarian enough, the widespread assault on free speech across Europe concerning the Muslim migrant invasion rivals anything under Stalin or Khrushchev:

Dutchmen who tweet their opposition to the construction of "refugee" centers in their towns receive visits from police who threaten them with charges of sedition. A Belgian who spoke out about Muslim children in the city's schools cheering the recent Brussels attacks welcomed three policemen to his door. And a London man who tweeted about his decision to confront a Muslim over her views on the Brussels attacks was arrested, had his home raided, and all his computer equipment seized. More well-known, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel was caught on an open microphone asking Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to curtail speech critical of "the wave of Syrian refugees entering Germany."

In the Victorian and Edwardian era, real men had a sense of chivalry. "Women and children first" was the principle when it came time to fill the lifeboats on the Titanic.

But now, in today’s Britain and Europe, “women and children first” has a completely different meaning.

Now, Muslim migrants in British and European cities rape "women and children first", hunting them like "packs of wolves," and today's Liberals enable and cover for them. The Left is complicit in the mass rape of our younger sisters (and brothers), some as young as  two  and  three  years old.

Morally, the Liberals and ruling class are no less guilty for covering up Europe's Muslim mass rape crimes than the Roman Catholic Church was for covering up widespread sexual abuse of children by priests. 

Yes, it's "women and children first" all right. They are the first victims — the canaries in the coal mine — of the Muslim civilizational jihad in lock-step with the cultural suicide of a post-Christian society whose rotting husk doesn't even care to defend its weakest and most vulnerable members, but rather accelerates the importation of the agents of its own demise.

Just as the Progressive movement adamantly sacrifices tens of millions of unborn babies on the altar of "choice" and "women's rights", so today's Enlightened and Progressive Left openly sacrifices “women and children first” on the altar of multiculturalism. The protection of Islam and Muslim migrants trumps the protection of our daughters and sons, whom the Left abandons to be raped in swimming pools, parks and even in city hall, while openly mocking those who denounce the crimes.

And while our women and children are the first victims, the loss of our freedom of speech to jackboot government efforts to shut down dissent and protect Islam from criticism swiftly follows. 

There is no future for such a culture, a culture which offers up nothing better than hashtags, tears and teddy bears after each Muslim jihad attack or mass rape of our women and children. Virtue, righteousness and defense of our women and children? Gone with Western Liberal manhood, and with their very humanity.

Todays Liberal elitists are the ones of whom C.S. Lewis wrote seven decades ago: 

“We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.”
— The Abolition of Man, by C.S. Lewis

The collapse of Europe — of which the Muslim migrant invasion, gang rapes, jihad terrorist attacks, and sharia no-go zones are just the most deadly and obvious symptoms — has now morphed from what has long been a post-Christian decline into something far darker.

Europe is now revealed as a post-human totalitarian culture sinking into an abyss. And there are no life boats for this epic disaster...

...except repentance and the Life in Christ.

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Now, you might ask, why do I post this here, on my blog which is geared towards an Orthodox Christian response to Islam? Shouldn't I be concerned with theological issues or something less inflammatory?

Muslim gang-raping of infidel women and children is a theological issue.

Perhaps I am writing about this because of these words:
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill. Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.(Matthew 5:6,10 - Douay-Rheims Translation)

Or maybe this:
Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy;  deliver them from the hand of the wicked.(Psalm 82:3-4  -  RSV)

Europe is bringing in millions of Muslim migrants, 75% of whom are — according to official United Nations statistics — young, fit males, not women and children and families, and these young, fit Muslim males are now openly gang-raping European women and children in public places.

"Rescue the weak... Deliver them from the hand of the wicked."

I am writing about this because the truth needs to be spoken and shared. To be silent would be to assent to what is happening to our young sisters in Europe. Do you really wish to remain silent about young women and children being gang raped by Muslims in cities across Europe? 

Consider the abortion issue. Would you insist we remain silent about that?

With the global rise of Islamic jihad and the Muslim migrant invasion of Europe we are entering a new dark ages and people wish to keep quiet about it... Not here. 

Oh yes, I've written (and will again) just as forcefully about Christian forgiveness in other posts, but right now the truth needs to be spoken. 

And regarding the refugees: It is important to note that the Good Samaritan did not take the man waylaid by thieves into his home. No, he tended his wounds and provided for his care at an inn, a refugee center, if you will.

The man waylaid by thieves was "going down from Jerusalem," a metaphor for one who had departed from the Way of God. We ought not take into our own home those who are far from the Way of God. Provide for their care from our resources, yes. Visit them, yes. But the migrant crisis in Europe shows the foolishness of welcoming an alien people into a civilized land.

But Europe long ago turned away from Christ. Perhaps the Lord has allowed this disaster to shock some into repentance.

Forgive me.