In today’s show, Charlie references a very telling op-ed written by Cheryl Benard for The National Interest. The article was originally published in July of 2017, but the message is just, if not more, as prevalent to today.
The article, titled, “I’ve worked with Refugees for Decades. Europe’s Afghan Crime Wave Is Mind-Boggling” immediately asks the question, “Afghans stand out among the refugees committing crimes in Austria and elsewhere. Why?” Benard sets out to understand why Afghan refugees are “more prone to alcohol-induced sexual aggression than other young refugee men from comparable backgrounds.”
In the extensive article, Benard details multiple harrowing stories of behavior and crimes done to European women and children by Afghan refugees. “Public swimming pools are confronted with epidemics of young Afghan men who think it a good idea to expose themselves, whipping off their pants and standing there until tackles by the lifeguards and removed from the premises with orders to never return” is one example.
One woman walking in a park above the Danube with her newborn in a baby carriage and her toddler was accosted by an Afghan refugee. The man “leapt at her, threw her down, bit her, strangled her and attempted to rape her. In the struggle, the baby carriage went careening towards the embankment and the infant almost plunged into the river below.” Thankfully the woman “valiantly fought off her assailant, ripping the hood off his jacket, which later made it possible for an Austrian police dog to track him down.”
In another incident, two young Austrian women were attacked by several Afghan refugees. Benard details many experiences working with Afghan refugees such as “welfare fraud” a complete disregard for the country’s citizens, no desire to assimilate nor work hard or even try to build a decent life for themselves in the freer western civilization.
Benard offers up explanation. Referencing conversations with her Afghan friend who worked as a court translator, he gives a “quite disturbing theory” to answer the initial question at hand, why do Afghan refugees standing out in “committing crimes in Austria and elsewhere?”
“On the basis of his hundreds of interactions with these young men in his professional capacity over the past several years, he believes to have discovered that they are motivated by a deep and abiding contempt for Western civilization. To them, Europeans are the enemy, and their women are legitimate spoils, as are all the other things one can take from them: housing, money, passports. Their laws don’t matter, their culture is uninteresting and, ultimately, their civilization is going to fall anyway to the horde of which one is the spearhead. No need to assimilate, or work hard, or try to build a decent life here for yourself—these Europeans are too soft to seriously punish you for a transgression, and their days are numbered.
Afghan refugees, he says, have a “particular proclivity to play the system.” Benard asks, “But why is this current cohort of Afghans making its mark as sexual predators…and inept, stupid ones at that?” After listing a “closer look at the victims” Benard conceded, “and here I must agree with President Trump” that these young men are “losers.”
Losers. That is what former President Trump “proposed we should call terrorists, and he is right. These young men, even minus a suicide vest, are losers, which has inspired them to become social terrorists.”