The fear of breaking society’s all-too-important standards on political correctness sometimes leads governments to give special protections to targeted minority groups. This is exactly what’s happening to the new Muslim population in parts of Europe.
We first saw this troubling trend in Germany, where police officers began to (or were instructed to) downplay or ignore crimes committed by refugees to maintain desirable statistics. A German police officer told Bild newspaper in January that German law enforcement is unable to handle crime among refugees without being accused of violence or racism.
“At the train station [in Munich], women are sexually harassed and offended on regular basis,” he said.
Sexual violence is increasing rapidly in several countries that have opened their doors to Muslim refugees, and most governments have responded not by arresting these perpetrators, but by issuing warnings to women to stay covered and avoid going out alone after dark.
As reported by The Federalist, the London police force is harboring and protecting Muslim extremists within its own ranks.
Javaria Saaed was a member of the counterterrorism force at Scotland Yard in London. When she reported extremist behavior from fellow officers to her superiors, she expected her worries to be taken seriously.
Instead, her superiors informed her to mind her own business, adding that ongoing pursuit of this issue would hurt her “career progression and tarnish [her] reputation.”
Saeed believes that her superiors refused to punish her fellow officers to avoid being labeled racist.
According to Saeed, some of her Muslim coworkers expressed the following opinions:
• Female genital mutilation should be legal
• Women should report instances of domestic violence to Sharia courts, not to the local police
• To address security problems, Pakistan needs a “strict religious solution…like the Taliban”
• Saeed would be “better off at home looking after [her] husband”
• Saeed is a “bad Muslim” because she does not cover her hair.
The men and women advocating these ideas are the same men and women responsible for keeping terrorists out of London.
Sickened by the fact that her superiors let this kind of activity go on unpunished, Saeed quit her job.
A Double Standard
The situation with Scotland Yard’s counterterrorism division exemplifies a shocking double standard for Muslims living in the West. As Saeed pointed out, a white officer expressing any of the opinions outlined above would have been fired.
Imagine what would happen if Christians started telling women to go home and stay out of the workplace. And yet, a Muslim man’s opinion that a woman should be no more than a housewife is accepted as part of his culture?
Tensions have grown between Muslims and non-Muslims in Europe and America as the ongoing migrant crisis pushes more and more Muslims into these areas. “Many in the West have decided that the solution is to carve out special solutions for Muslims and treat them with kid gloves,” writes Texas journalist MG Oprea.
This is a wrong, condescending line of thought. The best hope we have for co-existing peacefully with our new Muslim neighbors is to invite them to participate in our society, to join our culture, and to hold them to the exact same standards to which we hold everyone else.
Editor’s note: Can you imagine any non-Muslim in the work place telling a woman her genitals should be mutilated? And be absolutely sincere (in its hate and vitriol)? Knowing that the Mayor of the City she is dedicated to protect will supports their right to say it? This would be a multi-million dollar lawsuit in many cases.