Europe is being roiled by a populist uprising against a gigantic wave of immigration from the Middle East. More than a million “refugees,” the vast majority of them young men, have swarmed into Europe from Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and other Islamic countries. In days gone by, if large numbers of young men wanted to move into a foreign country, they had to be armed. No longer.
Most Europeans are unhappy about this mass migration, a fact that Europe’s elites find mysterious, if not sinister. Two recent news stories offer clues that may shed light on the mystery.
From Austria: Verdict on swimming pool rape case overturned.
An Iraqi refugee who was jailed after claiming it was a sexual emergency when he raped a boy in a swimming pool has had the sentence overturned.
An appeal court accepted the defence lawyer’s claim that the lower court had not done enough to ascertain whether or not the rapist had realised the schoolboy was saying no.
The schoolboy was 10.
The attacker, identified as 20-year-old Iraqi migrant Amir A., had been treated to a trip to the Theresienbad pool in December 2015 as part of the integration process.
He had also been provided with a 15-year-old helper and translator who was supposedly teaching him how to integrate into life in Vienna.
At the pool, Amir A. dragged the schoolboy, aged ten, into the changing rooms where he locked the door and violently sexually assaulted him, leaving him in need of urgent treatment at a local children’s hospital. The boy is still plagued by massive post-traumatic stress disorder.
But Amir A. was not without a defense!
After the rape, Amir A. went back to the swimming pool and was enjoying himself on the diving board when police turned up.
The ten-year-old had told a lifeguard he had been attacked, and he informed the police.
Amir A., who had worked in Iraq as a taxi driver, was still clothed in swimwear when handcuffed. He confessed to the rape, saying he knew it was wrong but did it anyway because it was a “sexual emergency” as he had not had sex for four months.
The appellate court overturned Amir A.’s six-year sentence on the ground that rape hadn’t been proved: Amir might have thought the boy consented.
Austrians could be forgiven for thinking that the only people crazier than Amir A. are sitting on the Austrian Supreme Court, but in Europe if you have misgivings about immigration you are part of the “far right.”
The second story comes from Sweden: Swedish terror suspect ‘planned airport attack’.
Swedish national Osama Krayem, linked to the deadly attacks in Paris on November 13 and in Brussels on March 22, is now suspected of having plotted to attack also the Schiphol airport in the Netherlands.
Twenty-four-year-old Krayem, from Malmö, in southern Sweden, was charged in Brussels earlier this year over his links to the terror cell that carried out the attacks in the French and Belgian capitals in 2015 and 2016 and in which 162 people were killed. On Thursday, a Belgian court ruled to extend Krayem’s detention by another two months.
According to an anonymous judicial source cited by Swedish daily Sydsvenskan, the extended detention comes on the back of new findings suggesting the Swede, along with an accomplice, planned to attack the international Schiphol airport in the Netherlands.
Here is “the Swede,” posing with an ISIS flag in Syria:
Things have never been quite the same since they started naming Swedes Osama. Just don’t let on that you notice, or you are part of the “far right.”
UPDATE: OK, here is one more. You can’t make this stuff up: Migrant foster mum reveals her horror at discovering ’12-year-old refugee’ in her care is actually a 21-year-old Jihadi.
Kind-hearted Rosie welcomed Jamal into her family after social workers said he was a 12-year-old orphan who had fled Afghanistan.
But she became suspicious when she noticed how hairy he was, and how adept he was at firing a rifle.
It would be hilarious, if only…
Jamal was rumbled when a dentist estimated he was a decade older than claimed. Taliban material and child abuse images were later found on his mobile.
Cultural suicide would be a charitable characterization.