To Bjørn Stærk, About RapesBjørn Stærk is the "grand old man" of Norwegian blogging. He started writing before I had even heard of the word "blog", and is still one of the most widely read bloggers in this country. We strongly disagree when it comes to Islam, but let's leave that aside for a moment, and focus on the specific case of the "missing rape numbers". I have published most of this information both in Norwegian and in English before, but I will be happy to repeat it, as many times as it takes:
The demographics of radical Islam
You may want to consult other sources than Fjordman when it comes to daily life in Eurabia. Immigrants are over-represented in crime statistics. But the picture he paints of Europe as a continent under siege by sex-crazed Arabs has as much to do with the Europe I know as I guess the picture Michael Moore paints of the US has to do with the real US. (...) Fjordman's analysis is extremely marginal, and this can only be explained by some official conspiracy to keep the truth hidden if you believe Norway is a socialist dictatorship. Which, contrary to what some would have it, we aren't.
I know perfectly well that my view is a minority view, although that doesn't have to indicate that I'm wrong. I wouldn't say that I am "extremely marginal", as I receive significant support in Internet discussions about this, including from Norwegian women who have personal experience with harassment from immigrants. Regarding "conspiracies" or not, just have a look at these simple facts: In september 2001, statistics from the Oslo Police Departement showed that non-Western immigrants, who constitute a minority of Oslo's population, were involved in two out of three rape charges. This was reported and discussed in at least two of our largest newspapers, Aftenposten and Dagbladet. I have later emailed and corresponded with several journalists from other major media about this case. Several women's groups commented the numbers in 2001, as did Odd Einar Dørum, our Minister of Justice during the past four years, who was appalled by the statistics and demanded that all the numbers should be put on the table. I've been digging into this case for some time, and so far nobody, including the ladies in Human Rights Service, have seen any numbers indicating the percentage of immigrants involved in rapes since 2001, despite the fact that individual cases of brutal rapes and gang rapes involving Norwegian girls and immigrants are reported again and again and again. The total number of rape charges in 2005 reached the highest level ever recorded in Oslo.
So how come neither the media, the women's groups nor our Minister of Justice, who all knew about these statistics, have asked to have them published since 2001? If you know about numbers published later than 2001, I'd love to see them. If not, where are they? The information that is available strongly indicates that our immigration policies have contributed to making Norwegian women more unsafe in their own capital. A lot of Norwegians would find this highly interesting and relevant information, considering the fact that we are two weeks away from important national elections where several of the parties want to increase immigration. So how come we don't get to know? And isn't this rather embarrassing for a nation that likes to portray itself as a champion of "women's rights"?
Maybe I suffer from paranoia, Bjørn, but there's something fishy here. I think this story stinks, and I'd like to know where the smell comes from. Don't you?
Oslo rape statistics shock
05 Sep 2001
Two out of three charged with rape in Norway's capital are immigrants with a non-western background according to a police study. The number of rape cases is also rising steadily. Rape charges in the capital are spiraling upwards, 40 percent higher from 1999 to 2000 and up 13 percent so far this year. 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.
Innvandrere på voldtektstopp
I hele 65 prosent av de anmeldte voldtektene i Oslo i fjor, var de anmeldte av ikke-vestlig opprinnelse.
Europe: Tolerating Intolerance
I guess rape is just a different form of cultural expression... hoookay. An incredibly revealing article that tells us all we need to know about the multiculturalist fetish in Europe and some parts of North America, not to mention the need for change within Islam. Thanks to Maarten at the Swedish site "Terror Watch" for the pointer. Apparently, the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet reported that 65 percent of rapes of Norwegian women were performed by "non-Western" immigrants – a category that, in Norway, consists mostly of Muslims. The article quoted a professor of social anthropology at the University of Oslo (who was described as having "lived for many years in Muslim countries") as saying that "Norwegian women must take their share of responsibility for these rapes" because Muslim men found their manner of dress provocative. One reason for the high number of rapes by Muslims, explained the professor, was that in their native countries "rape is scarcely punished," since Muslims "believe that it is women who are responsible for rape." The professor's conclusion was not that Muslim men living in the West needed to adjust to Western norms, but the exact opposite: "Norwegian women must realize that we live in a multicultural society and adapt themselves to it."
Mener norske jenter frister til sex
Professor Unni Wikan er ikke overrasket over tallene som viser at 65 prosent av voldtektsanmeldte menn i Oslo i fjor var ikke-vestlige menn. Nå ber hun norske kvinner kle seg mindre dristig. - Jeg vil ikke legge skylden for voldtektene på de norske kvinnene. Men norske kvinner må innse at vi lever i et flerkulturelt samfunn, og innrette seg deretter. Hun peker også på at voldtektsmenn i de fleste muslimske land knapt blir straffet. - De fleste steder mener man at det er kvinnen som har skylden for voldtekten. Og det er rimelig at innvandrere tar med seg slike holdninger når de flytter hit til landet, sier professoren, som selv har levd mange år i muslimske land.
Vil ha innvandrere på sexskole
Venstres Oslo-topp, Odd Einar Dørum, mener at innvandrere må lære spillereglene i Norge. - ...og ikke bare lovens, men også kulturens spilleregler. - Hennes påstander opprører meg personlig, sier Dørum, som har skrevet forordet til en kommende bok om voldtekt. Han mener Wikans holdninger påfører voldtektsofre nye overgrep. - Få tallene på bordet. En drittsekk er en drittsekk, uansett hudfarge, sier Dørum.
There is every reason to believe that the numbers were real, as Denmark published almost identical statistics at the same time:
Criminologist: immigrants are rape champions
July 6, 2001
If one leading expert is to be believed, the sharp rise in the number of rapes in this over the last 5 years is largely attributable to a group of unemployed and alienated immigrants. 'Over the last 5-10 years there has an increasing tendency to marginalise and alienate immigrants,' says Professor Flemming Balvig, a criminologist at Copenhagen University. 'As a result, many second generation immigrants have reacted against this through various types of criminal activity, including rape.'
Muslim rape concern
September 14, 2001
Alarmed at last week's police statistics, which revealed that in 68% of all rapes committed this year the perpetrator was from an ethnic minority, leading Muslim organisations have now formed an alliance to fight the ever-growing problem of young second and third-generation immigrants involved in rape cases against young Danish girls.
The numbers published in September 2001 were discussed in at least to 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:
Rekordmange voldtekter i Oslo
Aldri før har så mange voldtekter blitt anmeldt i Oslo. Også voldtektsmottaket ved Legevakta og hjelpesenteret Dixi har hatt flere henvendelser enn noen gang tidligere. – Antallet anmeldelser har aldri vært så høyt før, forteller politioverbetjent Anne Rynning Aasen ved sedelighetsavsnittet i Oslo politidistrikt tik Dagsavisen.