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Nine days on, why is the left still in denial about the Cologne attacks?

9 January 2016

10:14 AM

9 January 2016

10:14 AM

Still in denial, then. The liberal left, having first tried to ignore the massed sex attacks in Cologne (and in many other places across Europe), in the hope that the rest of us might not have noticed, are now attempting to explain it away. Prize for the most stupid contribution so far goes to the reliable Deborah Orr:

“how could anyone possibly imagine that among a million people from anywhere there wouldn’t be some proportion of nasty, sleazy misogynists? A British legal history that includes the withholding of all manner of basic rights from women suggests that there’s nothing racially or religiously inherent in chauvinism. People tend to believe what they’re taught to believe, and the unreliable evidence of what they see around them, until free thinkers and visionary leaders call them out on it.”

Supposed refugees no different in their attitudes towards women, then. We’re all the same. Could have been Germans carrying out those attacks – but just by chance, it wasn’t.

Deborah’s piece appeared in the Guardian a day after a similarly dumb article from a woman called Gaby Hinsliff.

Gaby admitted that she found it difficult, as a liberal, to talk about the attacks – but thought that we probably ought to do so, at some point. In other words, she (and the rest) didn’t want to talk about it because it directly contradicted one of their core beliefs.

Incidentally, I find “Hinsliff” a deeply unsatisfying surname. It sounds as if she wanted to be called Hinchcliffe but didn’t quite have the commitment to see it through.

Onwards and upwards.

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  • Jgm Contracts

    White Genocide is planned and no accident.

  • YogiDevendra Biriyani

    OMG the Left..just WTF! There is a culture within a culture here, and then there is *temporary culture* which appears in social gatherings cross-culturally. Where were these Libtards educated that they can’t understand that flash mobs are a NEW form of social behavior, and misogyny is not applied equally everywhere in the world (or anywhere), and Islam =/= Muslim =/= Christians =/= Buddhism?

    What weaksauce to not face the reality of the complex world we live in.

    These rich white feminists should really stay in their ivory towers. and STFU.

  • Tom Burroughes

    The article would have packed more punch had Rod not felt the need to poke fun at a journalist’s surname. Play the ball, not the man, etc. After all, we could have some fun with the surname “Liddle” if we are so inclined (rhymes with “piddle”, etc).

    Stay classy, Spectator.

  • Albert Zbingswiki

    The important thing is that NOTHING negative has anything to do with Islam.
    Got that?

  • Harryagain

    This is a traditional Muslim “Sport” called Taharrush Gamea. Played all over the Middle East and North Africa.
    They think it’s a normal pastime.

    Google it for more information.
    Wonderful Pictures on Youtube.
    If you’ve got a strong stomach.

    The benefits of “Cultural Enrichment”, courtesy of the EU.
    Get used to it.
    Merkel is a lunatic.

  • Smiffy51

    The Guardian have not published a single article showing the slightest concern for the young women who have been raped, sexually assaulted and robbed.Nor have they questioned why the police did nothing to help these women, yet turned water cannons and tear gas on the Germans who protested about it.

    Maybe they view widespread rspe and sexual assault as the price we need to pay for their beloved mass economic immigration of young men brought up to view women as lumps of meat.