Feminists and other leftists have been having a really tough time with the fact that gangs of Muslims are roaming Europe and raping women at will. On one hand, rape is bad. Rape is so bad, in fact, that even fake rapes (UVA, Mattress Girl, Lena Dunham, etc.) must be treated like real rapes or else you’re a “rape denier.”
On the other hand, Muslims are victims. Always. Whenever a Muslim does something bad, the real victims are his fellow Muslims.
So: If a Muslim rapes somebody, whose fault is it? Rape is bad, but Muslims are always victims. How do you reconcile that paradox?
In a recent issue of Der Spiegel, a German woman who was gang-raped earlier this year admitted that she lied about her attackers because she believed she was acting in the greater good. Alex Griswold, Mediaite:
In January, Selin Gören was attacked by three men in the city of Mannheim and forced to perform a sex act. Gören, who works as a refugee activist and as spokeswoman of the left-wing organization Solid, told police her attackers spoke German and were a “mixed group” of foreigners and locals.
But twelve hours later, Gören returned to the police to admit she lied; her attackers were all foreigners and they were actually speaking Arabic and Farsi.
Reportedly, Gören wrote the following open letter to her attackers in a now-deleted Facebook post:
“I am really sorry that your sexist and line-crossing treatment of me could help fuel aggressive racism.
“I’m going to scream… I will not stand by and watch, and it can happen that racists and concerned citizens name you as the problem. You’re not the problem. You’re usually a wonderful human being who deserves as much as any other to be safe and free.
“I will not stand by and watch and let it happen that racists and concerned citizens name you as the problem.”
Just because she was raped by Muslims, that doesn’t mean she should allow her story to be used by people who think a Muslim is capable of raping a woman. That would be racist.
And when these guys, and guys just like them, rape more women, that’ll also be seized upon by racists. Everything would be fine if it weren’t for those damn racists.
This is how leftists “think.” It’s absolutely insane. This woman put aside her own well-being, and the well-being of other rape victims, because she thought it would be politically disadvantageous. She empowered her attackers. She enabled them. She helped perpetuate rape culture.
But hey, at least her friends can’t call her a racist. What could be worse than that?