Norway’s asylum seeker rape epidemic continues to spread

‘Unfortunately, it is a fact that asylum seekers are overrepresented in these statistics. When does the government plan to implement measures so women can feel safe?’ Fremskrittspartiet (Progress Party) leader Siv Jensen

There have been twice as many rapes committed in Oslo so far this year as in the whole of 2010, nearly all of them by immigrants, Oslo Police statistics have revealed. Of the 48 rapes committed in the city in 2011, a suspected 45 were by people of a ‘non-Western background’ (code for non-white), most of whom are said to be asylum seekers.

A huge influx in immigration into the city has seen the number of rapes go up by a shocking 84 percent in the past decade, and by 20 percent in the last three years alone.

Last Saturday 300 people marched through the streets of Oslo in a torch-lit demonstration against rape called ‘From fear to action – Take back the night’, protesting about their lack of safety.

However, despite the police deploying 20 extra officers at the weekend, six more rapes and sexual assaults were reported by Monday.

On Saturday evening, two 16-year-old girls were raped at the Oslo S train station. Five men aged 16–20 from Afghanistan and Pakistan were arrested.

Another woman was raped in Slottsparken, just metres away from Norway’s royal palace. The 20-year-old described one of her two attackers as ‘dark-skinned and round in the face’. On Sunday morning a 17-year-old girl was found naked in the street after running from an attacker in her flat.


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