• Cologne Imam Blames Women, Perfume for NYE Attacks


    Via Fort Russ, we have the English language translation of a Ren.tv interview (automatic translation) featuring Sami Abu-Yusuf, imam of the Al-Tawheed mosque in Cologne.

    One of the reasons (why migrants raped girls), they were dressed as women themselves. If they go half-naked, use perfume, and then such things happen. Man, woman… It’s like a splash of fuel to the fire…”

    A more startling and indisputable example of rape culture would be difficult to find, especially coming from a religious leader in the West. I look forward to a wave of public denunciations from more moderate imams, publicly distancing themselves from this sort of despicable victim blaming. Surely they will not simply stand by and allow Abu-Yusuf to be the voice of Islam on the Cologne attacks.

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    Article by: Damion Reinhardt

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