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Neatkarīgā - Latvia | Saturday, January 16, 2016

Dangerous trivialisation of sexual violence

The attacks in Cologne are being played down as a cultural trait for reasons of political correctness, the national conservative daily Neatkarīgā rails: "Even serious experts are now talking about rape as part of a cultural identity. A white rapist is a brutal attacker, but for a poor war refugee it's part of his culture, an exotic game known as Taharrush. Are we just going to sit back and watch these boys play while punishing others whose culture doesn't include such games with prison or chemical castration? A conspiracy of silence with which many people in Germany - the media included - have tried to hide the refugees' barbaric behaviour has now fallen apart like a rotten log. ... What do the politicians who are responsible for this chaos think? Their attempts to hush up the information in the media due to political correctness pose a threat not only to society but also to themselves."

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