Saturday, 15 July 2017

"I've Worked with Refugees for Decades. Europe's Afghan Crime Wave Is Mind-Boggling"

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I hadn't heard about problems caused by Afghan refugees in Europe until I read this interesting and very dismaying article in the very respectable American magazine 'National Interest' by Cheryl Benard, who has worked for many years in refugee programmes and says she found it very hard to write. She details a dismaying history of rapes and sexual assaults and tries to find explanations.

The following explanation is very worrying. It was 
offered by an experienced Afghan court translator in Austria whom she quotes. 

"This brings us to a third, more compelling and quite disturbing theory—the one that my Afghan friend, the court translator, puts forward. On the basis of his hundreds of interactions with these young men in his professional capacity over the past several years, he believes to have discovered that they are motivated by a deep and abiding contempt for Western civilization. To them,
Europeans are the enemy, and their women are legitimate spoils, as are all the other things one can take from them: housing, money, passports. Their laws don’t matter, their culture is uninteresting and, ultimately, their civilization is going to fall anyway to the horde of which one is the spearhead. No need to assimilate, or work hard, or try to build a decent life here for yourself—these Europeans are too soft to seriously punish you for a transgression, and their days are numbered."
This reminds me of the Middle Eastern gang member in Sweden who, in 2006, told sociology student Petra Åkesson that
When we are in the city and robbing we are waging a war, waging a war against the Swedes.
It is fair but pretty pointless to say that the Wilsonian liberalism of the second President Bush, that led him to attempt nation-building in of all places Afghanistan, is to blame for an Afghan crime wave in Europe. It is now hard to imagine either the Republican and Democrat parties failing to learn the lessons from interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. 

We are where we are. What is to be done? 

I do not know, but Denis Healey's First Law of Holes comes to mind. When in a hole, stop digging.

11 comments:

  1. he believes to have discovered that they are motivated by a deep and abiding contempt for Western civilization.

    The obvious answer is to stop importing Afghan refugees. The less-obvious but much more important answer is to halt the decline of western civilisation. Because at the moment it deserves nothing but contempt. Those Afghans think our civilisation is a sewer, because it is a sewer.

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    1. It is not a sewer. And civilisation is a complicated idea. I agree there are a huge number of things that are badly wrong, most of all decline in religious belief, declining birth-rates and mass immigration. Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia very understandably do not take in Muslim refugees for fear of the threat refugees pose to the make up of the history countries.

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    2. I agree there are a huge number of things that are badly wrong, most of all decline in religious belief, declining birth-rates and mass immigration.

      It goes way beyond that. If you don't think our civilisation is a sewer take a look at the latest issue of Teen Vogue magazine -

      http://parzivalshorse.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/disgusting-women.html

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    3. I wrote 'make-up of their countries' but my telephone went off on a frolic of its own.

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  2. Cheryl Benard sounds very calm, very rational, but the whole drive of her article is "how do we make it safe to go on promoting mass immigration by third world Muslims into Europe?" What she can't seem to grasp is that it's a fundamentally flawed idea and that people like her are a large part of the problem.
    Christopher

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    1. She is American and they see immigration differently because the USA is not an ethnic state.

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    2. She is American and they see immigration differently because the USA is not an ethnic state.

      Agreed. What you have to love about Americans is that they're not content to see things differently. They have to force their view onto everyone else. It's a charming habit.

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    3. I know. It's to do with Calvinism.

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    4. Hm ... maybe there is nothing she can do about mass immigration, she's not a lawmaker. She's a whistleblower? Ringing the alarm bell?
      Doina

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  3. from comments:

    MattBracken • 5 hours ago
    What? Europe's "Magic Dirt" doesn't magically turn 7th Century savages who gang rape little boys at home in Afghanistan for sport into enlightened 21st Century humanists? Gee, who could have guessed this?

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  4. Oh dear, how lax these Western developed countries of Europe have become! I remember how strict they were with Eastern Europeans when they wanted to penetrate the promised land of European capitalism. And now Schauble is concerned about Germans being incestuous if they do not mix with other peoples. They can mix with Eastern Europeans, why oh why do they want Turks and Arabs and non-Christians? Especially that the latter are not so good lovers as a professional girl told me. She worked with men from all over the world and on her list, the top lovers were the Europeans, in the middle, the Americans, and at the bottom those from the Middle East.
    Gabriela

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