Following the mass sexual assault in Cologne on New Year’s Eve, German authorities are talking about the phenomenon of ‘Taharrush‘ — where large gangs of men attack and even rape women during major events.
I predict that ‘Taharrush’ is going to be word of the year! Maybe the Oxford English Dictionary will even include it their new edition in August!
Taharrush has so far been confined to the Arab world, but with the huge migrant influx last year, authorities are now concerned the Cologne attacks could be the first example in Europe.
A simple-minded racist might think that more Arabs = more Taharrush. But that kind of simple-minded racism is simple-minded racism. Therefore it is wrong!
The Federal Criminal Police (BKA) told Welt am Sonntag that they are looking at how some Arab countries deal with mass sexual assaults amid fears similar attacks could happen again at other large gatherings in the country.
I think they deal with it by punishing rape-victims don’t they? Hey, maybe Europe should try not importing rapists?
“Such crimes, committed by groups of young men, are of particular concern to local police during large gatherings of people such as demonstrations,” a BKA spokesman said. “The attacks range from sexual harassment to rape.”
I really think when they say ‘young men’ they should add the word ‘brown’ in there. Specificity is good, right?
There’s a facebook page called ‘Against Taharrush’:
The racist observer may notice a pattern in the long list of places and people involved in the harrassments. But of course, noticing racist patterns means you’re a racist, and if you’re a racist, it means everything you say is wrong. Check-mate!