But I thought rape was supposed to be an “Islamic” thing? I guess not.
More than 1,000 women are raped every day in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a US study shows.
The analysis, to be published in the American Journal of Public Health, shows that more than 400,000 women had been raped in Congo during a 12-month period between 2006 and 2007.
That is 1,152 women raped every day, a rate equal to 48 per hour.
Michelle Hindin, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health, said the rate could be even higher.
The survey was conducted through face-to-face interviews, and people are not always forthcoming about the violence they have suffered when talking to strangers.
“The numbers are astounding,” she said.
Congo, a nation of 70 million people equal in size to Western Europe, has been plagued by decades of war. Its vast forests are rife with militias that have systematically used rape to destroy communities.
In fact, rape is so prevalent in the war-torn country that female-on-female and female-on-male rape has become a problem that rivals male-on-female rape.
Rape epidemics have also been reported in Hindu-majority India, Christian-majority Liberia and Christian-majority South Africa. South Sudan, the Christian breakaway state established in 2011, has also been plagued with mass rape during its two year civil war which has also seen widespread massacres, mutilations and forced cannibalism by government and rebel forces.
Seems to me like there really is no moral high ground between Muslims, Christians, Jews or Hindus on issues like rape or child abuse. Members of all faith groups, both observant and lapsed, have committed offenses. The simplistic narrative pushed by certain European nationalists that rape is intrinsically Islamic is easily disproven by the data. You never hear these nationalists, who are often jingoistic Christians, talking about the rape scourge in countries where Christians are the overwhelming majority faith group. The point is that rapes, pedophilia, child abuse and sexual assaults occur in all societies. It’s not a Christian thing either, it’s a human thing. One could possibly make a case that sexual child abuse in particular is intrinsic in Orthodox Judaism where the phenomenon has become an epidemic. Of course, this is never brought up by the pro-Jewish, often Christian Zionist-leaning counter-jihad ideologues whose morality beeper only goes off when someone with a Muslim-sounding name does something wrong.
One harrowing case here in Canada saw a husband-wife team, Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo, commit a string of homicides in which they raped and then murdered the victims. Bernardo was also a serial rapist before becoming a serial killer. They were both whites with either a Christian or unreligious background.
Nobody seems to scrutinize the religious background of rapists and serial killers when they happen to be of Christian, Jewish, Hindu or Sikh extraction, only Muslim. Could this be part of a broader Culture of Critique aimed exclusively at Muslims in the age of Zionism’s war on terror?