Most of the rapes are committed by Third World immigrants, many of them Muslims. But the authorities consistently downplay the problem — if they don’t ignore it entirely. It is seen as a cultural issue, and rather than expect the criminals to be arrested and imprisoned, young women are asked to accommodate themselves to the horrific new conditions. Their appearance and manner is “provocative” to a certain subset of immigrant males, so it’s necessary for the natives be understanding of the cultural differences that make the newcomers behave in such a pathological fashion.
Our Swedish correspondent Henrik W. has translated two new articles related to the Swedish rape wave. The first concerns a gang of immigrant rapists in Södertälje who were caught by the police. The second describes an unusual new crime-prevention strategy: rape-resistant panties.
Concerning the first article, Henrik W. says:
I’m submitting two Swedish articles that serve well to highlight one of the drastic changes in Swedish society in recent decades — the explosive increase in rapes, whose numbers have grown in lockstep with immigration numbers from North Africa and the Middle East.
First is a report about an organized rapists’ ring from Södertälje — a city which is second only to Malmö in terms of the proportion of immigrants among the inhabitants. It’s taken from LT (Länstidningen), the regional daily for Södertälje.
Here’s his translation from Länstidningen:
Police bust a rapists’ ring
SÖDERTÄLJE The police have busted a rapists’ ring specializing in raping young girls in Södertälje. Seven men have been arrested and the investigation is still growing. Several teenage girls have fallen victim to the gang during the last two years. As of today there are four known victims between the age of 13 and 16, but the police fear the number will increase. “I have charged six people in two separate cases of rape and rape of minors and I’m currently reviewing a third case which is still under police investigation,” says public prosecutor Marie-Louise Pettersson.
In addition, the police are now reviewing the many unresolved cases from last year to see if they have a connection with the rapists’ ring — LT has learned that at least one such case is considered to match. It concerns a rape last spring when a young woman was dragged into a car in Lina [a suburb]. According to sources within the investigation, the perpetrator belongs to the rapists’ ring.
It was when four of the gang members, 20 to 23 years of age, were arrested on February 23rd that everything started to unravel. In March two more men, 19 and 21 years of age, were apprehended and arrested. Last Sunday the seventh man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated rape of yet another teenage girl. All seven are members of the same association in Södertälje — and three of them are Swedish citizens.
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LT has reported on the two first cases earlier, but then there was no indication of how systematically the gang had gone about their business. According to the police, association members and restaurant employees forwarded information about teenage girls they came into contact with during weekend nights to the members of the rapist gang. In some cases, the men stalked the girls on the street. The girls were lured to come to parties where they were plied with alcohol — parties that ended in multiple aggravated gang rapes.
The rapes, according to LT’s sources, were committed in a condemned building in Hovsjö [another Södertälje suburb] where the only furniture was a mattress. In other cases, the girls were dragged or lured into cars the men had borrowed or stolen and were then taken to the Eklundsnäs bath in Hovsjö, where the rapes were committed. The police have secured DNA and sperm samples in two cars. The girls have testified that the men took turns raping them while the other members of the rapists’ ring held them down.
The technical evidence is overwhelming, according to the police. “But that doesn’t stop them from denying everything,” says Marie-Louise Pettersson who will confront the first four men in the municipal court of Södertälje on Thursday. She has charged them with aggravated rape, carrying a minimum 4 year prison sentence. In addition, the men risk expulsion from Sweden.
Henrik W. adds these remarks:
There are some things of note in this press report — first off, it is absolutely unique in Swedish MSM reporting in that it explicitly mentions the fact that the men are not Swedes, by informing us not only that some of the rapists risk expulsion, but also by mentioning that a few are “Swedish citizens”, which is a MSM code phrase for immigrants — native Swedes are never referred to as Swedish citizens by the media.
Secondly, by mentioning the associations, it immediately becomes clear that these perpetrators are non-Swedes: in Södertälje, as in many other Swedish cities, taxpayers pay a very significant contribution to “immigrant associations” which work with “cultural issues, combating structural racism in Swedish society”, and provide a meeting place for immigrants. They also provide something to do during the day for the groups from the Middle East and North Africa, which are overwhelmingly unemployed and living off welfare.
All in all, perhaps in desperation, this is the clearest reporting on the identity of criminal perpetrators with a foreign background that I have ever seen in Swedish media.
As a counterpoint, here is an article from the Gothenburg daily GT (check out the image that goes with the article!):
The panties that will protect against rape
GOTHENBURG Here are the panties that will stop a rapist. Designer Marina Edvardsson has several friends who were victims of rapes, and felt she wanted to do something. “You have to start somewhere and I wanted to develop a self-defense item that was effective and user-friendly at the same time,” she says to crimenews.se.
The panties are designed to make rape more difficult — they are simply very difficult to remove. They bring medieval chastity belts to mind.
Experts are skeptical
But only a very small part of all rapes are so-called assault rapes. And even if several studies show it pays off when the assaulted woman fights back and makes things difficult for the assailant, experts question the value of the panties. “It’s dubious whether this invention will really prevent crime,” says Niklas Långström, sex crime researcher and head of the Center for Violence Prevention at Karolinska Institutet (The Stockholm Medical Institute) to crimenews.se.
Henrik W. offers this final comment:
This is more in line with normal Swedish media reporting on the issue — while experts question the efficacy of these panties, no reference at all is made to why rape figures are exploding in Sweden and what other preventive measures the Swedish society might contemplate to stem the raising tide of rape.
And Dymphna asked to add a few remarks:
Several things come to mind in reading these stories.
In Western culture, we see rape as deviant behavior and the rapist as having a deep characterological flaw. We “work with” rapists in therapy groups after they get out of prison. We particularly see serial rapists as the most deviant and degraded and push for life sentences for such men. Notice that Western rapists often kill their victims.
These immigrant rapes do not seem “pathological” in our Western sense. They do not violate the norms of the rapists’ cultures. Women, particularly those outside the community fold, exist to be used in whatever fashion the culture deems acceptable. In fact, the rapists’ behavior is encouraged by others in their cohort who give them information on random women who seem to be likely candidates for forced sexual intercourse.
In other words, these men know that they violate the law of their host country, but they do not see themselves as having done anything wrong. In fact, they are no doubt praised for their prowess. And if the politically correct multiculturalists take their own beliefs to their logical conclusion, they must support the behavior of these men because it is culturally okay where they come from.
Both Western rapists, who compulsively attack women, and immigrant rapists, who do it because they can, share a hatred of women. But we would call our Western rapist a psychopath if he fails to feel any remorse about his crime. I’m not sure that “diagnosis” can apply to immigrants whose world view is so out of alignment with the surrounding culture.
It would be a major error on the part of the justice system in Sweden if they applied Western standards to these men. I haven’t had enough time to consider what the appropriate response would be but business as usual isn’t going to resolve this problem. In fact it may worsen the situation.
As for the steel underwear, forget it. A woman wearing something like that is going to be severely hurt when the rapists get her to Ground Zero. Either they will cut her as they cut off those chastity belts, or they could kill her in a fit of rage. Surely women can see that? Or maybe their own Western prejudices about men blind them to the new reality.
Whatever. Those underpants are a sand-poundingly stupid idea. Someone stop that woman before she puts more girls and women at risk. And nothing is more dangerous than a false sense of safety.
The situation of living with a large immigrant population means that women must be vigilant in the future. The good old days are over. The Swedish men they so disdain wouldn’t engage in the rapists’ behavior and women know that. Evidently understanding the nature of the new guys in town must have a steep learning curve.
But how can they learn when the authorities are silent? No one is informing them of the risks and dangers of their old feminist “I can take care of myself” mentality. No you can’t, not against a whole group of men.
Time for the government to fork over some money for women’s community halls where they can learn what they’re up against. Otherwise, women will continue to be raped and the incidence of rape will continue to rise. You can safely bet that it’s already under-reported as it is.