Erick Stakelbeck and Dale Hurd from CBN provide some of the best investigative reporting being done in Europe by American journalists.
And who is CBN?
Ah, there’s the rub: the Christian Broadcasting Network is a small outfit that punches well above its weight. But don’t expect to see their investigations being copied by any of the famous media outlets. Not with that “Christian” in their name. That word alone makes them doubleplus ungood as far as the run-of-the-mill, clichéd and overpaid U.S. jornolists go. Admitted Leftists all, they wouldn’t be caught dead carrying a story with a CBN byline.
Which is their loss and even more so, a deep loss for Americans. The less we know, the less informed will be our decisions.
So… Dale Hurd and CBN went to Oslo to investigate the growing problems with the Muslim immigrant community in Norway. They visited before the Breivik massacre, and were warned by an Iraqi that something bad was coming. He didn’t know what, but he could “feel it”.
CBN asked questions in lots of places where women are helped to cope with the Muslim men in their country. Including Muslimas, who are not flourishing in the midst of the tribes in which they are forced into behaviors at wide variance with the larger culture. In fact, at wide variance with any level of humane treatment.
The video is interesting in and of itself. It calls to our attention what the Norwegian press prefers to pass over in silence as though it didn’t exist. Just as our MSM press does. But CBN has been covering the underbelly of Muslim behaviors for a few years now. They know what to ask, both in this country and in Europe.
Due to the vagaries of Blogger, the video from CBN is below the jump. It won’t function on the lead page so we’re forced to put it below the fold. Thus, the following information, which would be better placed after the video, will have to go up here, at least partly.
Perhaps the necessity for putting our old information first has some advantage after all. It gives a context for the video made in Oslo before the massacre. We, readers and bloggers, well know this old and ugly story in Scandinavia, particularly in Sweden and Norway. What we’ve been saying for five or more years now wouldn’t surprise anyone in Northern Europe. At least anyone who hasn’t had her head stuck in the sand for the last decade.
We came late to the game, six years ago, when I was posting a series in cooperation with the Belmont Club called “I Could Scream”. These posts initially described my learning curve when it came to Islam’s treatment of women. I hadn’t done much on Europe or America yet, I was still focused on Salafist hell-holes like Saudi Arabia. Honor killings? Those were in the OIC. Or so I thought.
However, some blogger named Fjordman was following the cover-up in Scandinavia. It was from him I learned of this frank and revealing story in, of all places, Aftenposten (a name I would come to despise in August 2011). But ten years earlier, in September 2001 the English version of the newspaper had carried this story, which Fjordman was to pull up four years later. From 2001:
Oslo Rape Statistics Shock
The study is the first where the crime statistics have been analyzed according to ethnic origin.
Of the 111 charged with rape in Oslo last year, 72 were of non-western ethnic origin, 25 are classified as Norwegian or western and 14 are listed as unknown.
Nine out of ten cases do not make it to prosecution, most of them because police do not believe the evidence is sufficient to reach a conviction. Police Inspector Gunnar Larsen of Oslo’s Vice, Robbery and Violent crime division says the statistics are surprising — the rising number of rape cases and the link to ethnic background are both clear trends. But Larsen does not want to speculate on the reasons behind the worrying developments. While 65 percent of those charged with rape are classed as coming from a non-western background, this segment makes up only 14.3 percent of Oslo’s population. Norwegian women were the victims in 80 percent of the cases, with 20 percent being women of foreign background.
“Meanwhile, it is our general experience that this is an increasing tendency. We note this by the number of time we need to use interpreters in the course of an investigation,” Larsen said.
They really lay it out honestly, right? I had to look at the story twice just now to remember that it had actually been published in Norway back then.
Continuing my trip in the time machine (and believe me, it has lots of similarities to looking for needles in haystacks), I tracked down an old “I Could Scream Post” which jumped a bit more than four years, to December 2005:
The post began in Saudi Arabia, where the sexual depredations appear to be what Muslims do to infidel slaves disguised as “servants”. As I said then, “wash, rinse, repeat”.
But the steepness in my learning curve was increasing. Forget the Islamic backwaters, these horrors were now part and parcel of European life:
For the next Muslim gender war story, we fly on to Sweden, where Muslim immigrant men make no excuses for their treatment of Swedish infidel women:
“It is not as wrong raping a Swedish girl as raping an Arab girl,” says Hamid [link is in Swedish]. “The Swedish girl gets a lot of help afterwards, and she had probably f**ked before, anyway. But the Arab girl will get problems with her family. For her, being raped is a source of shame. It is important that she retains her virginity until she marries.”
It was no coincidence that it was a Swedish girl that was gang raped in Rissne — this becomes obvious from the discussion with Ali, Hamid, Abdallah and Richard. All four have disparaging views on Swedish girls, and think this attitude is common among young men with immigrant background. “It is far too easy to get a Swedish whore… … girl, I mean;” says Hamid, and laughs over his own choice of words. “Many immigrant boys have Swedish girlfriends when they are teenagers. But when they get married, they get a proper woman from their own culture who has never been with a boy. That’s what I am going to do. I don’t have too much respect for Swedish girls. I guess you can say they get f**ked to pieces.”
The rate of rape and other violent crimes by Muslim immigrants in Sweden is difficult to ascertain. Sweden’s suicidal multi-cultural choke on freedom of the press makes it hard to know exactly how many young women are being victimized. The most basic of freedoms, the inviolability of the person, has been tied to a rock, put in a burlap bag, and dropped into the sea in Sweden. The ugly sister, P.C.-Speak, has taken Liberty’s place.
It seems so long ago. Looking at that post, I see a link pop up to … Fjordman. Oh my.
He said back then (and I quoted him):
… If you postulate that many of the Muslims in Europe view themselves as a conquering army and that European women are simply war booty, it all makes perfect sense and is in full accordance with Islamic law. Western women are not so much regarded by most Muslims as individuals, but as “their women,” the women who “belong” to hostile Infidels. They are booty, to be taken, just as the land of the Infidels someday will drop, it is believed, into Muslim hands. This is not mere crime, but ideologically-justified crime or rather, in Muslim eyes, attacks on Infidels scarcely qualify as crime.
Western women are cheap and offensive. We Muslims are here, here to stay, and we have a right to take advantage of this situation. It is our view of the matter that should prevail. Western goods, like the land on which we now live, belong to Allah and to the best of men — his Believers. Western women, too, essentially belong to us — our future booty. No wonder there is a deep and increasing suspicion against Muslims in the Swedish and European public.
That is the post with the iconic picture of the bloodied, dazed face of the Scandinavian rape victim. I still see her in my dreams, that infinitely sad, defeated visage.
To show you how old this information is, and how inevitable Breivik seems now in the face of this oppressive silence, here’s a snip from Fjordman’s own blog, in 2005, when he talked about that first study in Norway, linked at the top of this page [my emphasis — D]:
The numbers published in September 2001 were discussed in at least two out of Norway’s three largest newspapers: Aftenposten and Dagbladet. A leading member of the Liberal Party (Venstre), Odd Einar Dørum, demanded all the numbers be put on the table: “A scumbag is a scumbag, regardless of skin color”.
Four years later, Dørum is Minister of Justice, and nobody has seen these statistics since 2001. The number of rape charges in Oslo have continued to rise, reaching record levels in 2004. There is ample evidence of brutal gang rapes, something that used to be rare in Scandinavia, being committed by immigrants against native girls. For instance, 21st of July, three men were charged with gang raping a 15-year-old Norwegian girl, who was dragged into a car while waiting for a bus at the bus station in the town of Fredrikstad. All the men were of “foreign origin”. Such cases have become almost routine.
The only possible explanation for why we are no longer presented statistics showing the percentage of immigrants involved in this is that the government is covering it up. Usually, this would have made the media demand that the Minister of Justice should resign. This has not happened, although I know several journalists have been reading the posts I have made about this topic, both in English and in Norwegian. To make matters worse, while Norwegian women are increasingly unsafe in their own capital, we hear calls for even more immigration, and 85 % of our MPs pass a law saying that we are guilty of discriminating against immigrants until proven otherwise.
We have national elections on the 12th of September. And right now, I’m embarrassed to come from this nation.
2005. You can bet those journalists were indeed reading him then. And so was the Berserker, no doubt. Fjordman told the truth about a massive, cynical cover-up regarding the destruction of women’s lives and for that his punishment is to have the Berserker hung around his neck like an albatross. Why? Because Norwegian men have failed abysmally to protect Norwegian women. It’s as primal as that. Someone has to pay the price for their failure to act as real men, and Fjordman won that position. Prophets in their own countries are hounded and abased.
You can bet the families of the elitists thought they were safe from the maelstrom they’d visited on their fellow-citizens in the name of their Utopian fantasies. Now Breivik has changed that calculus. Even as a Nordic loner, he has made the elites see they’re not safe from the effects of the lethal political games they play with others’ lives.
And now we have CBN in Norway, come to investigate a deteriorating immigration bedlam. Here’s what Dale Hurd said:
It’s been almost a month since innocent Norwegians were killed by a lunatic obsessed with the threat of Islam.
But the terrible tragedy has not stopped civil debate in Norway over the impact of Muslim immigration.
Several weeks before the massacre in Norway, CBN News travelled to Oslo to investigate reports that that nation’s experiment with Muslim immigration and multiculturalism had gone terribly wrong, that Muslim radicalism was growing along with violence and intimidation against non-Muslims.
Islamists Target Women
In the wake of the killings, some on Norway’s political left call the fear of Islamization a “conspiracy theory.”
However, there are real victims — and they are mostly Norway’s women. Norway has never faced such problems before.
Even though Norway is a democracy, some Norwegian women do not have full rights. They are denied them by their families, and they live in fear for their lives.
At the Red Cross office in Oslo, Monica Berge-Tukh and Anne Marte Stifjeld take calls from Norwegian girls who face honor violence, forced marriage or genital mutilation.
“We get calls from girls and we really get a bad feeling in our stomach that something is seriously wrong,” Berge-Tukh told CBN News. “Most of the girls tell us ‘I never thought about it’ or ‘I never thought it would happen because I live in Norway.’”
They not only live in Norway but were born in Norway and speak Norwegian. Still, their rights are not protected and they are controlled by their families.
“A lot of them have been threatened and beaten,” Berge-Tukh explained. “They tell us about a lot of social control, so when they become like 10 or 12 years old (their family members) start following her to school just to control that she is not having any contact with boys because ‘good girls don’t do that.’“
An Eye-Opening Encounter
Hege Storhaug was a self-described “naïve left- wing journalist” when an encounter with an immigrant woman changed her life and her career.
“In 1992, as a journalist, I met a young Norwegian-born Pakistani woman, only 18 years old. And she had been married at gunpoint in Pakistan to her second cousin,” Storhaug recalled.
“I was so shocked when she said ‘My parents were willing to kill me if I didn’t enter into this marriage, to protect their own honor,’” she said.
Storhaug now works full-time to protect immigrant women and girls from forced marriage, genital mutilation and honor violence.
Women, she says, have been abandoned by the Norwegian government and deprived of their rights as citizens — like four Norwegian girls all sent to Gambia for genital mutilation.
“Their parents just dumped them in Gambia, their country of origin where the girls, ages 3-9, were all genitally mutilated,” Storhaug told CBN News. “They have been stripped of the possibility to become a full member of this society, and we have allowed it, we have allowed it.”
Storhaug, who works on behalf of the rights of women, has been called a “racist” and “Islamophobe” by the some on the left in Norway.
That’s the kind of immature name-calling resorted to by the desperate. They have no solutions for what they’ve inflicted on their country, so they want to kill the messenger instead. Impotent, immature, and eventually lethal.
Something else that Muslim immigration appears to have brought to Norway is what some here call “a rape epidemic.”
Recent police statistics showed that in the capital city of Oslo, 100 percent of assault rapes between strangers were committed by immigrant, non-Western males. And nine out of 10 of their victims were native Norwegian women.
To protect themselves, some blonde Norwegian women have reportedly begun dying their hair black, and many travel only in groups.
Too bad we didn’t know they were going. We could’ve dug up those old posts from 2005 onwards and given them some further validation. But I’m so very glad they made this trip before it was headline news. Their timing was serendipitous indeed, making their message all the more telling.
Kristin Spitznogle is a therapist who has counseled some of the rape victims.
“These men they do not attack their own,” she noted. “They attack Norwegian women and a liberal culture they will not accept.”
Non-Muslims ‘Fair Game’
And Spitznogle has been attacked in the Norwegian media for saying what many will not: that the assault rape problem is primarily Muslim men raping non-Muslim women. And any woman who does not dress modestly and wear the Muslim headscarf could be considered by some Muslim men to be “fair game.”
Yah. As Fjordman reported and we re-told six years ago.
“For some the hijab is a symbolic marker that separates the submissive proper Muslim women from what they see as the Norwegian ‘whores.’ When I say ‘whores,’ I’m really just referring to their own words. This is what they told journalists.”
Spitznogle says Norway’s left-wing establishment has engaged in blaming the rape victims because the whole notion that Islamic culture is dangerous to women is very politically incorrect here.
And anything that doesn’t meet the standards of political correctness is simply hidden behind a wall of silence. As if that would make it go away. Norway has sold its soul for a fantasy picture of human nature. You could probably trace their delusions all the way back to Rousseau.
But CBN did a work-around on that lethal p.c. pressure-cooker. They found a Muslim willing to speak truthfully. Now there’s a double-bind for the Norwegians in Nice, Nice Never-Never Land:
But it’s hard to call a Muslim immigrant a racist for speaking out against his fellow Muslims.
Walid al-Kubaisi is a respected Norwegian journalist and a Muslim who came from Iraq. He is concerned about radical Islamic elements within an otherwise law abiding Muslim community.
“We have a problem,” he said emphatically. “All deny. Nobody says that we have a big problem. But this will give a bad result in the future.”
As in other European cities, parts of Oslo are now Muslim zones and may be subject to Sharia law or to the rule of local imams.
“Most of the areas where the Muslim is the majority, the Norwegian feels that they are not in their country, that they’re not in Norway. They feel like a Muslim country,” al-Kubaisi said.
When CBN News interviewed al-Kubaisi in June, no one had any idea that a crazed gunman would start killing people over the issue of Muslim immigration. But al-Kubaisi made what now feels like a chilling prediction — a backlash against immigrants.
“Kubaisi equals clash of civilizations,” he said. “It will happen. I am not a prophet, but something will happen. I don’t know. But I feel it.
Some on the left in Europe are using the Oslo massacre to stifle criticism of Islam. But not talking about it won’t make Norway’s problem go away.
It sure won’t. Neither will blaming or shunning the courageous prophets like Hege Storhaug, like Fjordman, make that self-inflicted immigrant problem disappear. As Queen Margrethe of Denmark pointed out to her Danish subjects, it’s time to stop being lazy, time to demand that immigrants assimilate. In other words, she offered common sense to her subjects.
Who in Norway’s elite will tell the truth? Not even all those dead at Utoya will change their minds. You can’t open a closed mind, you can’t start a dialogue with leaders who think they have all the answers ahead of time, even when Reality slaps them in the face and tears the hearts out of their families.
Or maybe it’s too early to tell. Maybe those hearts of stone will begin to melt…
Our thanks to CBN for their fine coverage.