When we consider the Groping Jihad that entered public awareness on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, we think of young women as the principal victims of the taharrush attacks by massed “testosterone bombs” in the public spaces of Europe.
However, we could just as readily speak of a “Child-Rape Jihad”, since culture-enriching men really do like their “infidel whores” young. Little girls, mostly, but pre-teen and teenaged boys also figure as likely targets, as exemplified by the horrific attack on a ten-year-old boy in a Viennese public pool. Mothers must be watching their children anxiously now as asylum centers sprout up like mushrooms in middle-class residential neighborhoods all over Western Europe, but especially in Germany and Austria.
The following open letter from an Austrian mother to her daughter was published at Christian Ortner’s website. Many thanks to JLH for the translation:
Letter to a Daughter
by Lisa Grüner
February 11, 2016
My Dear Daughter,
I am sorry to have to take back the freedoms that you have worked so hard for. You were finally permitted to ride to school alone. And you were capable of it. You did it very well and you found your way to school without being sidetracked. You were at school and in class on time. I am sorry I have to take this freedom back. I have still less confidence in letting you ride home alone. Too many girls and women are accosted and harassed on the street. Just among my acquaintances, five have been victims of violence and robbery. Sometimes in broad daylight.
I was worried the first time you wanted to go to the supermarket alone to get milk. I stood on the balcony and watched half of the distance. I was relieved when you rang the doorbell and were back again. You came back with the milk, the receipt and the change. It increased your self-confidence and you looked forward to Saturdays. Because you were allowed to buy a little more each time.
I’m sorry I have to take back this freedom. Several days ago, in the asylum residence one street over, they cleaned out a drug den.
You graduated your swimming course with flying colors. You love the water and love to go swimming. At first, I sat on the edge of the pool and watched to see if you really stayed up and felt secure. You swim really wonderfully. I could be confident that you could fool around and have fun with your friends without my having to sit in all the time.
I’m sorry that I will never again let you play in the water alone and unwatched. And even less will I let you and your friends go alone to the swimming pool. Even though the pool is right in the neighborhood. I know of three swimming pools where girls were molested.
We have a really great playground near us. You were there a lot when you were in kindergarten. That was three years ago. You knew a lot of children who played there. By now, you don’t know anyone there. Now and then, you were allowed to go there and play with your older girl friends. Without adults.
I’m sorry I can’t let you go to the playground anymore. There are youngsters and men sitting there whose presence disturbs me. To be clear, they scare me. I will not go there anymore. And you will absolutely not go there.
A child gets more liberties every year. That is the normal course of events. Feeding yourself, getting dressed yourself, first pocket money, going to school, doing something alone with friends, going out. I would like to give you as many liberties as appropriate for your age. I would like to let you grow up with the confidence that a person can be free and secure in public spaces.
I’m sorry that I have to take back all these freedoms. I’m sorry that I can’t let you go into the street alone anymore. I’m sorry that I have lost my trust in security. Not only because of the newspaper articles almost every day about harassment, coercion, robbery and violence, but also the stories of acquaintances who have already been victims and no longer feel safe on the streets.
I’m sorry that your world has changed so much in a year.