AG is a Gates of Vienna reader who lives in southern Norway. In response to yesterday’s post about the systematic assault and rape of Western women activists, he sends an account of his own experiences, plus some news articles on the topic:
I’m a Norwegian Army veteran who has served in the Middle East, the Balkans, etc. I would like to tell you of a documented rape case in connection with your recent post “Peace Through Rape”.
This story was published by the largest Norwegian newspaper, Aftenposten, on 20 July. The information is obviously taken from an article on the website Ynet.com. Below I have provided the Ynet article plus a direct translation of the Aftenposten article. The grammar and structure of the Aftenposten piece is poor, even in Norwegian, but very symptomatic of the current standards of the MSM.
Notice how the Aftenposten article omits the fact that the victim was stalked and staked out before the crime. Instead the story is given a spin to emphasize how random this act was. Nothing to see here, just a horrible and random human tragedy. The communication advisor also obviously feels the need to emphasize that this was purely a random act.
It is further worth noticing that the woman was “on loan” from Flyktninghjelpen (The Refugee Aid), a Norwegian quasi-NGO with 2600 employees in 20 countries, funded more or less completely by the Norwegian government. While the work for UNICEF was pro bono, my guess is that she was still receiving a salary from Flyktninghjelpen. If so, the pro bono work was not so much on her own behalf, but rather indirectly for the Norwegian government. This is only my speculation, however.
This emerging story on how the Left is sacrificing their own women for “the cause” is maybe the case that will crush the moral image of both the Palestinian Movement and the Left in the western world for good – given that many more of these cases emerge into the public spotlight.
I have no doubt that the scale of this is considerable. When I served with UNIFIL in Lebanon twelve years ago, a friend I had gained among the locals — a Sunni Muslim — told me the story of how he had lost his virginity. Together with one of his buddies, he tricked a girl from a different village to drink a soda spiked with drugs. When the drugs took effect, the two of them had their way with her in the back of a van. While I was appalled by this story, he himself was quite proud over how clever and cunning he had been. He considered the whole story amusing.
If they behave like this against their own, then there will hardly be any mercy shown to outsiders. At the time I heard this story, I also heard stories for the first time of how playboys of the Saudi royal family used their diplomatic immunity to bring Western women – party girls, models and callgirls – into Saudi Arabia on their private jets. Once arrived, they became what they where intended to be — slaves — and disappeared from the world. I believe Soldier of Fortune magazine has written articles on this subject.
The scale of this enslavement of Western women in the Muslim world is probably much, much larger than just a few isolated cases — and if so, a very potent weapon for exposing the moral void of both Islam and Marxism at once.
I was quite surprised when Aftenposten printed this story, because the journalist responsible for Middle East coverage — Lars Akerhaug — is a hardline revolutionary Marxist. He is not only a member of the the Norwegian Communist Party, he has been their international secretary. He has also been a board member of The Commitee for a Free Iraq, which was founded after the US invasion. His editor is the former party chairman of the same party, and many of their collegues have similar backgrounds. When Aftenposten lets a story like this pass through the filter of silence and censorship, it is probably an indication of a growing problem.
First, the article from Ynet.com:
Palestinian gets 14 years for raping UNICEF volunteer
Norwegian tourist, 60, falls victim to brutal rape by 20-year old man, two of his friends in east Jerusalem
by Aviad Glickman
A 20-year-old Palestinian was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Monday after being convicted of rape, sodomy, indecent attack and robbery against a 60-year-old Norwegian woman who arrived in Israel to volunteer at the Jerusalem office of the United Nations Children’s Fund. According to the sentence delivered by the Jerusalem District Court, Ismail al-Shuamera and three of his friends visited the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina in December 2008 without an entry permit, and began following the Norwegian woman.
After learning that she lived on her own, they decided to rob her. Three of the friends broke into her apartment through the window, tied her hands and legs, raped her and committed sexual offenses on her, one after the other. Then they stole her money and jewelry, as the fourth friend waited outside.
In October 2009, the court sentenced two of the defendants to 12 and 15 years in prison, after the defense failed to take part in the trial’s testimony stage.
Attorney Zohar Giat of the State Prosecutor’s Office asked the judges to sentence al-Shuamera, who was described as the group’s leader, to a long prison term. According to the State, a probation officer had ruled that the defendant had no empathy towards the victim and did not assume responsibility for his actions.
Judges Jacob Zaban, Hana Ben-Ami and Rafi Carmel deemed the offenses committed by the defendants as extremely severe, saying that “the circumstances of the incident and the fact that this was carried out by a group give the incident a cruel and brutal apocalyptic nature.”
The three judges addressed the fact that the group committed sexual offenses and raped the tourist, while their friends were busy drinking, eating and laughing in a nearby room. “What we saw here was obtuseness, cruelty and lack of human sensitivity,” they wrote in the verdict.
All three judges ruled that al-Shuamera was the dominant and cruelest defendant in the case, “insensitive and yet manipulative.”
Mahmoud Qaanaba, another defendant who did not take part in the rape, was sentenced to eight years in prison.
And the translated article from Aftenposten.no:
Palestinian teenagers raped 60-year old Norwegian aidworker
“Unbelievable cruelty and lack of human sensitivity”
The Norwegian woman (60) had arrived in East Jerusalem to work with Palestinian children pro bono for the UN aid organisation UNICEF. But instead sometime during Christmas 2008 she was exposed to a very brutal home robbery, in which she was tied up and raped. A 20-year old Palestinian has now been convicted of the group rape, which happened in the woman’s home in Beit Hanina, and sentenced to 14 years in prison. The boys had found out that the woman lived alone and decided to rob her. When they entered the apartment , they found the woman at home. All four of them have now been given strict sentences by the district court in Jerusalem. Two of the offenders were convicted last fall, while the last round in court was held recently.
She was tied up and raped by three of the four men. The last one kept watch outside, according to Ynet. At the same time friends of the rapists are reported to have been eating and drinking in the room next door. Thereafter the offenders left the place with money and valuables. The verdict describes the act as a case of “indescribable cruelty and lack of human sensitivity” . The 20-year old Palestinian is pointed out as the mastermind of the rape. “He was insensitive and manipulative”, according to the judge.
Received norwegian help
“We became aware of the case and followed up in the normal manner through consular assistance on behalf of the woman,” says assistant manager Ragnhild Imerslund of the Norwegian Foreign Ministry.
“She has also asked for assistance through her employer,” says Imerslund.
UNICEF Norway informs us that the woman was dispatched to the Jerusalem office of UNICEF for six months from Flyktningehjelpen [Norwegian quasi-NGO].
The woman who was raped was a random victim, states communication advisor Nina Schøyen in an e-mail to Aftenposten.no.