Sunday, June 07, 2009

But He Didn't Rape Rape Me
"Well, yes, the Taliban raped me, but they also respected me — they are not monsters."

You just can't make this kind of stuff up. Here's some of the article from the Brussels Journal; (Emphasis mine)

Wilders Causes Another Row. Pre-Captivity Stockholm Syndrome
From the desk of Thomas Landen on Mon, 2009-06-01 12:29

In November 2008 a Dutch journalist, Joanie de Rijke, was abducted by Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. She was held captive, raped repeatedly, and released after six days for a ransom of 100,000 euros ($137,000). After her ordeal, she acknowledged that her captors “did horrible things to me,” but added in several media interviews “They also respected me,” and emphasized “They are not monsters.”

In a speech in the Dutch Parliament last Thursday, the Dutch opposition leader Geert Wilders referred to Joanie de Rijke’s case.

“She was raped, but she was not angry. The journalist who went looking for the Taliban in Afghanistan saw her curiosity end in a cruel ordeal of multiple rape. While this would make others angry or sad, this journalist shows understanding. She says: ‘They also respected me.’ And she was given tea and biscuits.”
“This story” Wilders said,

“is a perfect illustration of the moral decline of our elites. They are so blinded by their own ideology that they turn a blind eye to the truth. Rape? Well, I would put this into perspective, says the leftist journalist: the Taliban are not monsters. Our elites prefer to deny reality rather than face it. One would expect: a woman is being raped and finds this unbearable. But this journalist is not angry because the Muslim involved also showed respect. Our elites, whether they are politicians, journalists, judges, subsidy gobblers or civil servants, are totally clueless. Plain common sense has been dumped in order to deny reality. It is not just this raped journalist who is suffering from Stockholm syndrome, but the entire Dutch elite. The only moral reference they have is: do not irritate the Muslims – that is the one thing they will condemn.”
After her release, Joanie de Rijke, too, criticized the Dutch and Belgian authorities for their refusal to pay ransom. “The Belgians have done nothing. They said it was a matter for the Dutch. And the Dutch authorities said they never pay ransom. In Afghanistan they know well enough that Western governments pay up after an abduction. Germany, Italy and France have all paid ransoms.”


Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

I don't mean to offend your gentlewomen readers, but in my younger days we used to call a woman like this a "pushover."

10:21 PM  
Blogger Al said...

As I was reading this I felt like I was having a flashback to the 90s & how the feminists looked the other way when the accusations of Bill Clinton rapins more than 1 woman came out.

"They are so blinded by their own ideology that they turn a blind eye to the truth. . . . Our elites prefer to deny reality rather than face it." Simply because to face reality would force them to face the fact that their PC BS is just that BS.

12:13 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Or is she just afraid to speak the whole truth for fear of what they might do to her next?

8:50 AM  
Blogger Gideon Ertner said...

"After her release, Joanie de Rijke, too, criticized the Dutch and Belgian authorities for their refusal to pay ransom."

Well, f*** me! You mean it's dangerous to go to Afghanistan? Perhaps she should've checked with her foreign ministry before making that trip.

Anyway, if the Taliban are as cute as she says and she was ok being raped why the heck is she bitching about not being ransomed?

9:24 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

You mean it's dangerous to go to Afghanistan?

That might explain all those heavily armed US Marines running around.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Simplex Vir said...

Look people don't get yourself in a tizzy this woman IS TELLING THE TRUTH, she was RESPECTED. To about the level of toilet paper.

I guess any amount of respect will do these days, expecially for the journalist elites.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Enbrethiliel said...


I'm still trying to wrap my head around the relationship between rape and respect--and where tea and biscuits fit in the equation.

In the meantime, I cannot believe I share a planet with that woman!

10:20 AM  
Blogger TCN said...

I suppose if your pooty is public property, it can hardly be called rape.

This "woman" makes a mockery of being a lady. I'd have bit and kicked and screamed and scratched and whatever else I needed to do show just how much they should "respect" me. We much not agree on what that word means, I suppose.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Subvet said...

Truth be told, it's probably the first time she'd been laid in decades. What undoubtedly really pisses her off is the thought they didn't tap into her some more.

No, I don't expect this comment to see the light of day. Too politically incorrect even for this blog.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Wanna bet? *evil grin*

3:10 PM  
Blogger Coffee Catholic said...

"I'm still trying to wrap my head around the relationship between rape and respect--and where tea and biscuits fit in the equation."

Er... yeah. I'm struggling with that one myself. They had better been damn good biscuits!!!

3:19 PM  
Blogger Coffee Catholic said...

Geert Wilders really hits the nail on the head with this one. Such common sense! I'm so glad this man exists!! Now, let's get him converted to the Catholic Faith so he can start fighting The Spirit of Vatican II !!!!

2:06 AM  
Blogger wildcat_conservative said...

Well, some nice muslims raped this guy too. Unfortunately he's dead and can't talk about how nice they are:

10:39 AM  
Blogger blog nerd said...

Since you point out elsewhere that pointing out error is Christian Charity I gotta tell you...

this is just vicious.

Dumb Shit and "pushover"--do you want to stone her too?

She's irrational but she's been through sustained trauma--what's your excuse? Asking her to speak rationally so soon after what happened to her is even more irrational.

Way out of line here. And lacking in chivalry to boot.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Pointing out to this dumb-shit push over that she actually is a dumb-shit pushover is one of the highest acts of charity one can give -- the truth.

'Trauma", my ass. Her agenda was well known prior to her foray to the Land of the Beheaders. If she was so 'traumatized', then how in the hell could she have rationalized (and defended) her 'rapist' captor after her release?

Spare me your whimpy bullshit, Blog Nerd. Wimps like you are exactly the reason we'll lose this war against Islamofascism.

11:54 AM  
Blogger blog nerd said...

The impulse behind this is the same as behind honor killing.

Go after the journalists who printed her post-traumatic ravings as revelation which is indeed twisted.

Name call and swear at me all you want--I think I can make a moral distinction between mercy and wimpitude, can you?

And put down your friggin stones and walk away.

I count on a warrior like you to value chivalry toward women in the world and in your combox. Or else you become the enemy you are committed to fighting.

What do you think the Jews said when Christ sat down next to the Samaritan adulterer at the well?

Wimpy bullshit, I'd imagine.

Pax Christi, to you, brother.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

You want to play with the big boys in the deep end of the pool, but when you get it thrown back at you, you fall back on your imagined moral ivory tower.

Not only are you a wimp, you're a phoney as well.

If you can't deal with it, I suggest you stay in the shallow end of the pool.

1:19 PM  
Blogger blog nerd said...

Again with the name calling. Someone needs to take you in hand and teach you a few manners. Would that I were of a different gender and could do it myself.

And you're leaving many to wonder who prefers the shallow end of the pool, when you greet reasoned debate with name calling and bullying--of a fellow Catholic woman who often reads and enjoys your blog.

I apologize if I seem to be in a "moral ivory tower"--but if you can't even entertain the notion that further attacking a woman who was gang raped and brainwashed by those engaged in existential warfare just may be the wrong tack, I am foolish for even having engaged here in the first place.

You are on several counts just dead wrong. It lacks honor and as I have said chivalry--you should, by our CATHOLIC TRADITION, be engaged in defending the honor of women everywhere in the name of our Blessed Mother. And that includes misguided journalists who fell victim to the barbarism you are also sworn to fight.

Shame on you.

And I am giving, you, Sir, the TRUTH you seem so certain you are delivering.

Carry on, my Wayward Son. You'll hear no more from me, Blog Nerd, also known as Jennifer Pierce, traditionalist Catholic, patriot, wife and sister of veterans, and a passionate supporter of the US military.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Now you're going to fall back on "I'm jus a po widdle girl" defense. I reinterate - spare me your bullshit.

Let me rimind you, sugar britches, I didn't go to your blog, you came to mine. I didn't start popping off with the sneering down of noses, you did. I didn't start this little tiff, that was of your making. I didn't invite you to keep returning here, that was your choice.

So tell yourself whatever you have to that makes you feel better about yourself. To be perfectly honest, you just aren't that important to me.

I guess I'm suppose to be bothered by your threat that I'll never hear from you again.


3:48 PM  
Blogger Ottaviani said...

This women needs a good slap round the face x 100

2:36 PM  

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