Ladies, unless you’re looking to get raped, put down that perfume and slap on a burqa. That’s what one Imam believes anyway.
Victim blaming reached epic proportions when Sami Abu-Yusuf, an imam from a mosque in Cologne, Germany, said that the scores of women who were reportedly raped, sexually assaulted and robbed on New Year’s Eve in Cologne by over 1,000 Muslim men were the ones to blame for the crimes since they were "half naked and wearing perfume." Apparently, Muslim men from North Africa and the Middle East cannot be expected to restrain themselves from rape or sexual assault if a woman smells good.
Per The Rebel, Abu-Yusuf told a Russian outlet, "we need to react properly, and not to add fuel to the fire" in reference to women beginning to take self-defense classes after the assaults.
"The events of New Year’s Eve were the girls own fault, because they were half naked and wearing perfume. It is not surprising the men wanted to attack them. [Dressing like that] is like adding fuel to the fire," added the Imam.
All sorts of excuses and shifting of blame has occurred concerning the barbaric acts of the Muslim migrants that night in Cologne, which local police chief described as "a completely new dimension of crime."
First, the media did not report mass assaults until days after the event—which reeked of an attempted cover-up. Furthermore, Cologne’s mayor, Henriette Reker, said that women must adopt a "code of conduct," essentially blaming the women for the attacks. Feminists also joined the blame-shifting-party when they pinned the assaults on "German-born" men.
Although many have done everything in their power to deny this much, Europe is currently reeling with the repercussions from the influx of migrants who come from cultures that do not align with Western values—especially with regard to how women are treated and viewed in society.
So, will the United States government officials take heed and implement more cautious immigration and refugee policies, or will he have to learn the hard way like Europe?
Here’s some of the chaos from New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany: