Saturday, February 20, 2016

Pooping in a Pool

This incident happened awhile ago, but it hasn't left my mind. It's one of those little things that hang around in my head because it illustrates an important concept. Muslim immigrants were caught on security cameras defecating and masturbating into a public swimming pool, as well as sexually assaulting female swimmers. As a result, some German swimming pools have banned them.

Let's suppose this happened in the United States. Everyone would assume these young men were drunk, or just bad actors, or irresponsible teenagers who made, ahem, some very bad choices in looking for something to do. The tendency for us would be to explain what happened in Germany the same way. But that's not what happened at all, and this story goes a long way to explain some of the differences in Muslim versus Christian culture.

In the Bible, women are asked to keep their hair long "as a sign of authority over their head" and to dress modestly, but there is nothing much more specific beyond that. Today, long or short hair doesn't really symbolize or signify anything, so that admonition has gone by the wayside. Christian women should still dress modestly but I don't see a lot of concern about bathing suits, as long as women, or men for that matter, don't wear them around outside the swimming pool.

According to sharia law, however, women are required to be covered from head to toe whenever they are in public, swimming pools or not. The reason for this is any uncovering of a women's body is considered to be a sexual advance, or in those cultures, more like a sexual invitation. In other words, a women uncovering herself in public makes her fair game. Males are not blamed for making sexual advances on a woman who has "exposed" herself to the man.

Combine this with European norms about public nudity which are more liberal than in the United States, and you get a fairly explosive situation. I would not be surprised at all to learn that some German women at these pools were topless. I've seen that myself in Russia, and that was an outdoor swimming area in a pond. Put a bunch of young male Muslim immigrants into the situation and sexual assault should not be surprising. This is what they believe, and this is how they will respond to European social norms.

Sex is viewed much differently in Islamic culture. It's difficult to explain, especially as I'm sure I don't have a full grasp on it myself, but what I see happening here is not teenage irresponsibility or drunken buffoons. Simply put, women who are not fully clothed in public are considered disgusting. Sexual assault is how men punish women for breaking those rules, and it's considered a perfectly normal and appropriate response by a male to a women in a bathing suit or less. The thought goes that if  women is going to expose herself in public like that, then she will get what is coming to her. This makes sense of the sexual assault, but why the defecating and masturbating? Especially the defecating. What does that have to do with it?

When Muslims see something that they consider disgusting, they respond by doing something that we consider disgusting. It is a protest. It is revenge. It is them trying to make a point. They don't have the "turn the other cheek" teaching. They don't try to set an example of better behavior. When they feel their views and beliefs are being attacked, they respond by attacking back. This is leftist, Alinsky style direct action coming from Muslim immigrants. Pooping in a pool is an attack on European public modesty norms. It is not a few bad actors making some bad decisions while intoxicated.

 We will see more of this type of thing in the future. As soon as the Europeans figure out what is happening, they will no longer have any defense against it. What's happening here is what Westerners might call a "social protest". As soon as its framed in that light, Europeans will immediately become okay with it, because hey, what's right for you is right for you. Relativism is a weak belief system. It's really no belief system, and it won't last long. Europe has rejected Christianity, and they are now a spiritual vacuum. Like nature, the human heart abhors a vacuum. If Christianity is rejected, something else will fill it. In Europe, it's looking more and more as if that something will be Islam.

Now that's whack.