European women are to blame for being raped by Muslim men. Such is the latest position—the latest apologia—being offered by those dedicated to exonerating undesirable Muslim behavior, particularly in the context of welcoming more Muslim migrants into the West.
On October 14, seven Muslim migrants raped a teenage German girl in a park, after drugging her at a disco in Freiburg. (She at least survived; in a similar case that occurred a week earlier in Italy, the drugged rape victim was left murdered.) Bernhard Rotzinger, the police chief of Freiburg, responded by saying, “We cannot offer citizens an all-risk insurance [against crime], but I can advise this: Don’t make yourself vulnerable by using alcohol or drugs.”
Similarly, after mobs of Muslim migrants sexually assaulted as many as one-thousand women on New Year’s Eve 2016 in Cologne, Germany, its mayor, Henriette Reker, called on the women, the victims—not their male rapists—to make changes: “The women and young girls have to be more protected in the future so these things don’t happen again. This means they should go out and have fun, but they need to be better prepared, especially with the Cologne carnival coming up. For this, we will publish online guidelines that these young women can read through to prepare themselves.”