From The Gatestone Institute: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/7219/geert-wilders-taharrush-sexual-assault
by Geert Wilders and Machiel de Graaf
"Cultural enrichment" has brought us a new word: Taharrush. Remember it well, because we are going to have to deal with it a lot. Taharrush
is the Arabic word for the phenomenon whereby women are encircled by
groups of men and sexually harassed, assaulted, groped, raped. After the
Cologne taharrush on New Year's Eve, many German women bought pepper spray. Who can blame them?
culture that has a specific word for sexual assaults of women by groups
of men is a danger to all women. The existence of the word indicates
that the phenomenon is widespread. Frau Merkel, Prime Minister Rutte and
all the other open-door politicians could and should have known this.
Islamic world is steeped in misogyny. The Koran explicitly states that a
woman is worth only half a man (Suras 2: 228, 2: 282, 4:11), that women
are unclean (5:6), and that a man can have sex with his wife whenever
he wants (24:31). The Koran even says that men are allowed to have sex
slaves (4:24), and that they have the right to rape women whom they have
The hadiths, the descriptions of the
life of Muhammad, the ideal human being whose example all the Islamic
faithful must follow, confirm that women are sex objects, that they are
inferior beings like dogs and donkeys, and that there is nothing wrong
with sexual slavery and raping female prisoners.
is quite common in Islamic countries. Women are frequently surrounded by
men and subsequently abused. The Egyptian website Jadaliyya points out
that it also happens to veiled women. Women are victims simply because
they are women and not because they have provoked the men by their
conduct or "provocative" clothing. It can happen in the streets, public
transport, supermarkets, or during protest demonstrations.
2011, the American television journalist Lara Logan had her clothes
ripped off and "was raped with the hands" by a group of 200 men on
Tahrir Square in Cairo. Two years later, a young Dutch woman became a taharrush
victim at the same square. Now, along with the flow of migrants from
the Islamic world, the phenomenon also reached Europe. The elite tried
to keep it hidden from the people, but they cannot do so anymore.
Continue reading at: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/7219/geert-wilders-taharrush-sexual-assault
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