Oslo Has Six Times the Number of Rapes as New York City?
According to this blog article, that is supposedly the case. I’m doubtful for one simple reason,
Two out of three charged with rape in Norway’s capital are immigrants with a non-western background according to a police study.
Okay, to highlight the problem lets put some actual numbers to this (note that the numbers are actually made up, but are being used to highlight the problem with the claim). Suppose that New York City has 100 rapes, and thus Oslo has 600 rapes. Further, lets assume it is true that 2/3rds of the rapes are by “non-western immigrants”. What does this mean? It means that 400 of the 600 rapes are by these “non-western immigrants” this means that the non-immigrant whites in Olso are raping twice as many women as the males in New York City. Now maybe this is true, but it strikes me as a rather dubious claim. In fact, I’d even go so far as to assert that the 6x claim is also dubious.
But what is even more disgusting is the following from the Norwegian academic, Unni Wikan,
Unni Wikan, a professor of social anthropology at the University of Oslo, in 2001 said that “Norwegian women must take their share of responsibility for these rapes” because Muslim men found their manner of dress provocative. The professor’s conclusion was not that Muslim men living in the West needed to adjust to Western norms, but the exact opposite: “Norwegian women must realize that we live in a Multicultural society and adapt themselves to it.”
Translation, “if you got raped, you slut, you probably asked for it.” This kind of blame the victim mentality makes me wonder…maybe the white males in Oslo are raping twice as many women as males in New York City.