We’ve all heard the stories about the increase in rapes in Europe coinciding with the increase in refugees from predominately Muslim nations. Now Austria has taken another step to try to deter would be rapists, by distributing rape whistles.
AUSTRIAN police will distribute 6,000 rape alarms as they aim to prevent a repeat of the mass sex attacks in neighbouring Germany a year ago.
The interior ministry has also announced it would beef up security at public events following the Berlin terror attack at a Christmas market on Monday evening.
“It’s a national campaign aimed primarily at women on New Year’s Eve,” ministry spokesman Karl-Heinz Grundboeck told AFP.
If activated, the free gadgets will emit a shrill sound aimed at chasing away potential aggressors, he added.
Several hundred thousand visitors are expected to take to the streets of Vienna, which will host its annual New Year’s Eve party trail, as they usher in 2017.
Maybe Europeans will eventually figure out that Islamic values do not translate very well into Western Societies. We often don’t hear about the increase in rapes in Europe as it may change people’s opinions of allowing refugees into their countries. A recent study noted this.
Sexual violence in Germany has skyrocketed since Angela Merkel allowed more than one million mostly male migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East into the country. The crimes are being downplayed by the authorities, apparently to avoid fueling anti-immigration sentiments.
“The moment they [male migrants] see a young woman wearing a skirt or any type of loose clothing, they believe they have a free pass.” — Restaurant owner at a mall in Kiel.
“Every police officer knows he has to meet a particular political expectation. It is better to keep quiet [about migrant crime] because you cannot go wrong.” — Rainer Wendt, head of the German police union.
Police are warning about a potential breakdown of public order this summer, when women who are lightly dressed are confronted by young male migrants.
Jakob Augstein, an influential columnist for the magazine Der Spiegel, says that Germans worried about migrant crimes are motivated by racism. His views shed light on the worldview of German multiculturalism: Migrants who assault German women and children are simply rebelling against German power structures. Germans who criticize such assaults are racists.
Police in Cologne received more than 1,000 complaints from women, including 454 reports of sexual assaults, related to New Year’s Eve. Police in Hamburg received complaints from 351 women, including 218 reports of sexual assault that took place on the same evening.
I’m not saying we should ban refugees but maybe it’s time we are honest with each other and acknowledge letting people who think women are second class citizens into our countries isn’t necessarily a good idea.