New Year’s Eve sexual assaults in Europe: Media finally wakes up

The New York Times is finally covering New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Europe, which means that at last other media outlets will likely follow.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 11, 2016 — The U.S. mainstream media have finally awakened to the New Year’s Eve mass attacks perpetrated against women in Western Europe. When the New York Times speaks, other outlets listen, and the Times is finally calling for mass deportations, closing Germany’s borders and the resignation of  Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Hypocritical as it is for the New York Times to suddenly go counter to its traditional mantra of chanting “Islamophobia” after every Islamist attack, it is better that it arrived at the party late than never. After all, hasn’t the Times been supportive of President Obama’s efforts to allow Syrian immigrants into the United States as a matter of “compassion” for refugees?

In light of the coordinated attacks throughout Europe on the first day of 2016, however, the Times now suggests that perhaps Obama’s policy is not such a great idea after all.

Up to now, precise details about the attacks in Europe have been sketchy at best, primarily because the American media have generally ignored the story and the European press has been reluctant to cover it. Apparently such assaults have been taking place in Western Europe for months. But only now are they being reported.

The burning question is, why?

An article in the Federalist finally reached the conclusion that the attacks throughout Germany and across Europe “appear to have been pre-planned.” No kidding. Does anyone honestly believe that simultaneous sexual assaults in multiple cities in Europe were serendipitous events?

Sexual terrorism is the latest Islamic method of striking fear into the hearts of innocent citizens. Do not be surprised to see these kinds of incidents occur in the U.S. very soon because a sexual assault is far easier to carry out than a suicide bombing or coordinated violence using weapons.

Nonie Darwish, a Muslim convert to Christianity who writes a weekly column for Pamela Geller’s Atlas Shrugs, asks an important question:

Who cares about whether Islam has or has not something to do with terror? The only people who care about Islam’s reputation are the so-called “moderate” Muslims who have been making excuses for jihad terror, and covering up for Islamic atrocities for centuries, while blaming Western foreign policy for their jihad.

As for all the jihadist groups themselves, they couldn’t care less about associating terrorism with Islam. In fact, jihadists have no problem with expressing pride in their terrorism, and love to see us disappointed and confused in our Western dilemma over what is or what is not Islam.

Initial reports out of Europe were that “some” of the attackers were Muslim migrants. Now it appears that “most” of the perpetrators were Islamic.

Obama continues to insist that Islamic jihad is a distortion of a great religion, to which Darwish replies,

The only explanation for this defense of Islam as having nothing to do with terror is that it is really not intended to please Muslims, as many might think. But in fact, it is intended to shame the uninformed American citizen into respecting Islam and capitulating to its agenda.

To put it another way, the Prophet Muhammad was himself a full-fledged terrorist. During the last 10 years of his life, Muhammad either fought, planned or led more than 80 battles. He was even quoted as saying, “I have been made victorious through terror.”

Obama prides himself on being a scholar and an academic genius. If the Prophet Muhammad endorsed terror himself, and if Islamic jihad is based upon the teaching of the prophet and the Quran—which is believed by devout Muslims to be the revealed words of God through Muhammad—then please explain how Islam can be related to anything other than terror?

Sexual assaults by Muslims against non-Muslim women in Europe are becoming commonplace. They have morphed into a trend. Despite that, Mayor Henriette Reker of Cologne, Germany, followed suit with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney by saying, “There are no indications that this involved people who have sought shelter in Cologne as refugees.”

By Friday, however, more than half of the 31 people arrested for the attacks in Cologne had been specifically identified as asylum seekers.

Writes Darwish:

Western leaders are acting like hostages of the Islamic State, and are seriously expecting the obedient Western citizens to believe them. Even the mainstream media seems unshaken by all that is going on, and is cooperating with the political leaders into the shaming the side that supports freedom and the truth.

Americans can only hope that now that the New York Times has at last deigned to find significance in this story and report it, the journalistic sheep in the rest of the country will finally endeavor to establish awareness of what is happening in Europe before it is too late for us here.

Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award-winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe. Taylor is founder of the Magellan Travel Club (

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