- There is an actual Arabic term to describe the tactics used in the New Year's Eve attacks: "The Arabic gang-rape 'Taharrush' phenomenon which sees women surrounded by groups of men in crowds and sexually assaulted... and has now spread to Europe"--Daily Mail.
Police fear a gang-rape phenomenon known as 'taharrush gamea' in the Arab world and seen in attacks on women across German cities at the New Year has now spread to Europe.
The name of the practice translates to 'collective harassment' and is carried out by large groups of men who sexually assault lone women, either by groping, or in some instances, raping them.
The men first surround their victim in circles. Some then sexually assault her, while others not directly involved watch or divert outsiders' attention to what is occurring.
Sometimes the terrified victim - in a state of shock and unable to respond - is also robbed during the ordeal.
And the attack usually goes unpunished because the large number of perpetrators and chaos of the attack means authorities are unable to identify those involved.
The article later indicates: "It was the first instance of the phenomenon having reached Europe, and as the scale of the attacks in the city slowly emerged, other centres, such as Zurich and Salzburg, reported similar crimes." Only that is not true. Just today, for instance, I read that such attacks had occurred for two years in a row at a music festival held in Stockholm. Only, the police kept that fact secret because it implicated Muslim immigrants. From the article:
But in internal communication that has been leaked to the daily Dagens Nyheter, a very different picture emerges. Gangs of boys and young men molested girls, a dozen cases were reported to the police, and officers working at the festival managed to identify some 50 suspected perpetrators. During the five days of the festival, approximately 200 young men were removed from the culture festival, which is held outdoors at Kungsträdgården square in central Stockholm every year.
The organizers of the festival tell DN that there are cases of sexual harassment at every festival, but that, beginning in 2014, groups of boys and young men work the crowds together.
So why did the police--the "sheep dogs" supposedly protecting the herd--not say anything?
According to Peter Ågren, who was heading the police operation this summer, one explanation as to why they did not talk more openly about this may be because the young men who were accused of harassing the girls, were mainly said to have foreign backgrounds. "Some times we do not really say how things are because we believe it may play into the hands of the Sweden Democrats," Ågren told Dagens Nyheter, referring to the anti-immigration party in Parliament.
The basic failure of the government to do its real job--protect against foreign invasion--is having its predictable result. People are increasingly taking matters into their own hands. As one news article breathlessly reports: "Syrians, Pakistanis and African men were among the victims of Sunday's mob violence in the western city on Sunday, the scene of a series of New Year's Eve sexual assaults on women that have been blamed on migrants." This is actually a rather tepid response: a small group of men attacking only a handful of immigrants. Too small of an incident, by itself, to serve as an inflection point. But I've been reading second and third-hand accounts indicating that there is much more resistance to this invasion, albeit generally involving property crimes (e.g., arsons of immigrant housing). This is merely a sign of things to come: future preference cascade that will sweep through Europe.
- Related: "Chaos and Violence: How New Year's Eve in Cologne Has Changed Germany"--Der Speigel. "As inexact and unclear as the facts from Cologne may be, they carry a clear message: Difficult days are ahead. And they beg a couple of clear questions: Is Germany really sure that it can handle the influx of refugees? And: Does Germany really have the courage and the desire to become the country in Europe with the greatest number of immigrants?"
- Related: "Syrian ISIS supporter shot dead outside Paris police station had been arrested for sexually assaulting women in Cologne - and may have taken part in New Year's Eve attacks"--Daily Mail.
- Related: "Mass Sexual Assault Covered Up In Sweden Too"--Powerline. The author analyses the attacks in Europe and similar incidents in the United States, and observes:
Interesting point: as in Europe, New York’s political class doesn’t really care what happens to citizens. It’s all about their power. In Europe, that power is threatened by “far right” parties that speak for the people on the issue of immigration. The “far right” parties’ concerns are obviously valid, which is why the authorities, in conjunction with Europe’s captive press, deliberately suppress news that conflicts with the official left-wing narrative. Things are better here, but only a little.
It is as I've noted before: the political class don't care about people because, to them, people are fungible.
- Related: "Imagine That: Supposedly Mythical 'No-Go Zones' Are Back in the News — But Not at U.S. Media Outlets"--News Busters.