Thursday, January 28, 2010

Saying it like it is

It's always amusing to watch politicians tying themselves in knots, trying to say something without causing controversy over something which is controvesial and taken as common knowledge by society as a whole even if we're not allowed to talk about it.

A Conservative MP's comments suggesting a possible link between "imported" views and rape have been criticised.
Monmouth MP David Davies said the upbringing should be investigated of Balal Khan, 14, of Stoke-on-Trent, who raped and robbed a woman.
Politicians in other parties and an academic attacked the MP's comments, although he stressed that they were not related to Islamic or racial issues.
The Tory party said his comments did not reflect its views "in any way".
After Khan admitted the offences and was sent to a young offenders institution for three years, Mr Davies said some communities had "imported backward, medieval and barbaric" views about women.
Well I suspect we all know which imported, backward, medieval, barbaric community he's talking about, certainly the righteous do.
Heaven Crawley, director of the Centre for Migration Policy Research at Swansea University, told BBC Radio Wales: "I think it's very dangerous for a politician to make that kind of connection between rape and clearly totally unacceptable behaviour and the use of the words 'imported, backward and barbaric attitudes' because of the implication that comes with that."
Odd how the I word is omitted though.
Saleem Kidwai of the All Wales Ethnic Minority Association said he believed anyone "with a bit of common sense" could see what the MP was implying.
Mr Kidwai said: "He's covering himself, you know, by saying that, oh, he's not referring to any ethnic community... it's obvious! Who is 'imported'?"
Well I suspect we all know who.
Welsh Secretary Peter Hain said, "I am appalled at this Conservative MP's indiscriminate attack on whole communities in our tolerant society.
"This sort of inflammatory language from a leading Welsh Tory does nothing to help hardworking people in difficult times. We are trying to get along together the best we can - David Davies should be ashamed of himself."
Jenny Willott, Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central said: "To make the suggestion that certain religions or communities are more prone to raping women because of their attitudes is very dangerous and I am disappointed that a Member of Parliament would make that connection with seemingly little evidence to back it up."
Plaid Cymru Welsh Assembly Member Nerys Evans said violence against women knew no racial, religious or class boundaries.
She said the comments "do nothing to help the cause of victims of violence against women and serve only to reinforce racist stereotypes. These are incredibly irresponsible and inflammatory comments."
Hain calls our society tolerant? Well I suppose it is as even mild criticism brings a shitstorm of official disapproval if it's aimed at any minority group, or women, though criticise white working class males and you're probably on a winner.

I suppose we could look at the evidence against the imported, backward, medieval, barbaric community.

101 lashes for rape victim. Not this country, but definite indication of the mindset.

Grooming. Yes definitely a problem here.

Honour killings. Issues here too.

Rape. here too.

Rape again. Abroad, but again indicative of a mindset problem where you need 4 witnesses to prove a rape and a womans testimony is worth only 1/4 of a mans.

Yep I think there's definitely evidence for suggesting some males of the imported backward, medieval, barbaric community have a problem with women's rights and their status in a modern tolerant society.

Not all men, but there's definitely a problem here needing highlighting and not brushing under the carpet nor should we be so blind as to deny that abuse nor rape against women happens in all parts of society, however trying your best to deny that a certain imported, backward, medieval, barbaric community doesn't have a problem because the problem is written into their holy book is to bury your head in the sand.

Nor does it excuse you either.

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Furor Teutonicus said...

Crime happens in all sections of the community as well. But when one section of said community commits, as here in Berlin, 80% of all "Street crime", then you have to start looking at how dangerous and rabid animals SHOULD be treated.