Multiculturalism Destroying Europe’s Culture


Swedish Rapeugee Victim

John R. Houk

© June 3, 2016

 

The Gatestone Institute sent me an interesting email about the European Union implementing new censorship rules causing their sources and supporters to loose Social Internet accounts. Why? Because organizations like the Gatestone Institute reports the truth about Islam as well as Islam’s affect inside Western nations promoting immigration of Muslim refugees.

 

As is typical of these kind of emails from any organization their central purpose is for fund raising. Nevertheless, the arm twisting perpetrated by the European Union to hush critics complaining about the crimes of Muslim refugees. These refugees are not only committing acts of terrorism in Europe but also have started a rape epidemic across the pond. You may or may not have heard about this rape epidemic. Sadly, even the Mainstream Media (MSM) in America has little interest in highlighting this nefarious epidemic of Muslims against indigenous Europeans. It is sad because the American Press has Constitutionally protected Rights in reporting the truth that apparently European Press outlets are feeling EU restrictions in getting the truth out. Indeed, one can go to jail in Europe for telling the truth about Islam or the religion’s Muslim adherents committing crimes nearly at will. The EU government apparatus calls such reporting and opinions as Hate Speech punishable by fines or jail time or both.

 

The Gatestone Institute email focuses on the plight of its Swedish expert Ingrid Carlqvist (Greater detail in Wikipedia-Sweden – For English translation Google Translate works well). The reason is Carlqvist hosts an about five-minute video on how this Muslim refugee rape epidemic is affecting Sweden. Her Youtube video was pulled in Europe and her Facebook account was cancelled without explanation.

 

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Ingrid Carlqvist Swedish Journalist that Multiculturalists Hate

 

This censorship is a form of persecution you would think the Western world would have abandoned after the despotism of WWII Nazis and Cold War Communists. Apparently Multicultural Socialism has hampered European governing elites’ memory of how despotism breeds mistrust of government.

 

So below is the Gatestone Institute’s fund raising email that has very disheartening info in it about individual Liberty. Personally I don’t have a problem with donating to the Gatestone Institute, but don’t feel pressured to do so. (I wouldn’t mind a few bucks tossed my way via my PayPal account I use for blogging.) Carlqvist video entitled “Sweden’s Migrant Rape Epidemic” is at the end of the email. Don’t allow Europe’s Multiculturalism to become that restrictive in America. At least right now America is still a land where WE THE PEOPLE hold legislators, Governors and POTUS accountable via our voting system.

 

JRH 6/2/16

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Gatestone Institute titled webpage

Sent: 6/2/2016 8:49 AM

From: Nina Rosenwald President and Founder, Gatestone Institute

 

Dear Friend of Gatestone,

 

On Tuesday, the European Union (EU) announced a new online speech code to be enforced by four major tech companies, including Facebook and YouTube.

 

On Wednesday, Facebook deleted the account of Ingrid Carlqvist, Gatestone’s Swedish expert.

 

It’s no coincidence.

 

Ingrid had posted our latest video to her Facebook feed — called “Sweden’s Migrant Rape Epidemic.” As you can see, Ingrid calmly lays out the facts and statistics, all of which are meticulously researched.

 

It’s a video version of this research paper that Gatestone published last year. The video has gone viral — racking up more than 80,000 views in its first two days.

 

But the EU is quite candid: it is applying a political lens to their censorship, and it now has teams of political informants — with the Orwellian title of “trusted reporters” — to report any cases of “xenophobia” or “hate speech” to Facebook for immediate deletion.

 

It’s political censorship. It’s outrageous. And it’s contrary to our western values of free speech, political freedom and the separation of mosque and state. But in another way, it’s a tremendous compliment — the world’s censors think that Gatestone Institute’s work is important enough and persuasive enough that it needs to be silenced.

 

Well, not if we have anything to say about it. We raised such a ruckus about this attack that the Swedish media started reporting on Facebook’s heavy-handed censorship. It backfired, and Facebook went into damage-control mode. They put Ingrid’s account back up — without any explanation or apology. Ironically, their censorship only gave Ingrid’s video more attention.

 

Facebook and the EU have backed down — for today. But they’re deadly serious about stopping ideas they don’t like. They’ll be back.

 

So what should we do? I think there is only one thing we can do: continue to produce our well-researched reports, and to expand our online presence with even more videos!

 

As you know, just last week we started releasing high-quality original videos, hosted by our Gatestone experts. Our first four videos have already been watched by more than 150,000 people!

 

It’s a great way to make our research come alive — and as Ingrid’s viral video shows, to get our ideas noticed.

 

So I want Gatestone’s talented experts to make more videos — a lot more! We need to win the battle of ideas. Can you help?

 

Each video costs us approximately $500 to produce. But as Facebook’s attack on us shows, they’re worth every penny.

 

Will you help us do that?

 

If you can sponsor one video, for $500, that would be a powerful statement of your support for our ideas — and your resistance to the Facebook/EU censorship. But even a $50 gift would be so helpful — if just 100 Gatestone supporters chipped in $50, that’s enough to produce ten more powerful video presentations — any one of which could go viral too!

 

Facebook and the European Union thought they could shut us up. I want to prove them wrong. Please click here, to help us fight back. Do it for Ingrid!

 

Yours truly,

 

Nina Rosenwald
President and Founder, Gatestone Institute

 

P.S. Click here to see all of our YouTube videos so far. I want to do so many more, and with more of our experts. It’s a great way to spread our message, especially in the age of short, shareable videos. Please consider contributing $50, $500 or whatever you can!

 

P.P.S. We’ve never been censored this way before. I think it means we’re making a difference. What do you think?

 

VIDEO: Sweden’s Migrant Rape Epidemic

 

 

Posted by Gatestone Institute

Published on May 30, 2016

 

Where did peaceful, low-crime Sweden go? Why does Sweden now have the second-highest number of rapes in the world, after only Lesotho? Here is Ingrid Carlqvist of is Gatestone Institute…

Read More:

 

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5195/sweden-rape

 

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/7260/sweden-rape-afghan-migrants

 

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/7577/sweden-migrants-sexual-assault

 

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Multiculturalism Destroying Europe’s Culture

John R. Houk

© June 3, 2016

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CENSORED: Facebook deletes a Gatestone author’s page!

 

Gatestone Institute is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, Federal Tax ID #454724565. Contributions to Gatestone Institute are tax deductible in the U.S. to the full extent of the law.

 

About Gatestone Institute

 

“Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.” — John Adams

 

Gatestone Institute, a non-partisan, not-for-profit international policy council and think tank is dedicated to educating the public about what the mainstream media fails to report in promoting:

 

  • Institutions of Democracy and the Rule of Law;

 

  • Human Rights

 

  • A free and strong economy

 

  • A military capable of ensuring peace at home and in the free world

 

  • Energy independence

 

  • Ensuring the public stay informed of threats to our individual liberty, sovereignty and free speech.

 

Gatestone Institute conducts national and international conferences, briefings and events for its members and others, with world leaders, journalists and experts — analyzing, strategizing, and keeping them informed on current issues, and where possible recommending solutions.

 

Gatestone Institute will be publishing books, and continues to publish an online daily report, www.gatestoneinstitute.org, that features topics such as military and diplomatic threats to the United States and our allies; events in the Middle East and their possible consequences, and the transparency and accountability of international organizations.

 

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Sweden: Rape Capital of the West


Sweden Rape Epidemic 3

In this Gatestone Institute report on rape in Sweden, when you read “foreign immigrant,” “Somali” or a nationality whose country of origin/heritage is an Islamic dominated nation; THEN YOU SHOULD REALLY BE READING “MUSLIM”.

 

JRH 2/14/15

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Sweden: Rape Capital of the West

 

By Ingrid Carlqvist and Lars Hedegaard

February 14, 2015 at 5:00 am

Gatestone Institute

 

Forty years after the Swedish parliament unanimously decided to change the formerly homogenous Sweden into a multicultural country, violent crime has increased by 300% and rapes by 700%. Sweden is now number on the list of rape countries, surpassed only by Lesotho in Southern Africa.

 

Significantly, the report does not touch on the background of the rapists. One should, however, keep in mind that in statistics, second-generation immigrants are counted as Swedes.

 

In an astounding number of cases, the Swedish courts have demonstrated sympathy for the rapists, and have acquitted suspects who have claimed that the girl wanted to have sex with six, seven or eight men.

 

The internet radio station Granskning Sverige called the mainstream newspapers Aftonposten and Expressen to ask why they had described the perpetrators as “Swedish men” when they actually were Somalis without Swedish citizenship. They were hugely offended when asked if they felt any responsibility to warn Swedish women to stay away from certain men. One journalist asked why that should be their responsibility.

 

Forty years after the Swedish parliament unanimously decided to change the formerly homogenous Sweden into a multicultural country, violent crime has increased by 300% and rapes by 700%. Sweden is now number on the list of rape countries, surpassed only by Lesotho in Southern Africa.

 

Significantly, the report does not touch on the background of the rapists. One should, however, keep in mind that in statistics, second-generation immigrants are counted as Swedes.

 

In an astounding number of cases, the Swedish courts have demonstrated sympathy for the rapists, and have acquitted suspects who have claimed that the girl wanted to have sex with six, seven or eight men.

 

The internet radio station Granskning Sverige called the mainstream newspapers Aftonposten and Expressen to ask why they had described the perpetrators as “Swedish men” when they actually were Somalis without Swedish citizenship. They were hugely offended when asked if they felt any responsibility to warn Swedish women to stay away from certain men. One journalist asked why that should be their responsibility.

 

Natl Level Rape per 100,000 graph

 

Rape rate per 100,000 population, comparison by country (selected top and bottom countries), 2012 statistics taken from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons)

 

According to figures published by The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brottsförebyggande rådet; known as Brå) — an agency under the Ministry of Justice — 29,000 Swedish women, during 2011, reported that they had been raped (which seems to indicate that less than 25% of the rapes are reported to the police).

 

Strange explanations

 

Rather than doing something about the problem of violence and rape, Swedish politicians, public authorities and media do their best to explain away the facts. Here are some of their explanations:

 

·         Swedes have become more prone to report crime.

 

·         The law has been changed so that more sexual offences are now classed as rape.

 

·         Swedish men cannot handle increased equality between the sexes and react with violence against women (perhaps the most fanciful excuse).

 

A long-held feminist myth is that the most dangerous place for a woman is her own home — that most rapes are committed by someone she knows. This claim was refuted by Brå‘s report:

 

“In 58% of cases, the perpetrator was entirely unknown by the victim. In 29% of cases the perpetrator was an acquaintance, and in 13% of cases the perpetrator was a person close to the victim.”

 

Brå reports that there are no major differences between women of Swedish and foreign background when it comes to the risk of being raped. Significantly, the report does not touch on the background of the rapists.

 

Without parallel

 

Back in 1975, the year when politicians decided that Sweden was to become multicultural, the Swedish population stood at 8,208,442. By 2014 it had grown to 9,743,087 — an increase of 18.7%. This growth is entirely due to immigration, as Swedish women on average give birth to 1.92 children compared to the 2.24 average of immigrant women. One should, however, keep in mind that in the statistics, second-generation immigrants are counted as Swedes.

 

Sweden’s recent population growth is without parallel. Never before in the country’s history has the number of inhabitants increased so fast. Sweden is now the fastest growing country in Europe.

 

Over the past 10-15 years, immigrants have mainly come from Muslim countries such as Iraq, Syria and Somalia. Might this mass influx explain Sweden’s rape explosion? It is difficult to give a precise answer, because Swedish law forbids registration based on people’s ancestry or religion. One possible explanation is that, on average, people from the Middle East have a vastly different view of women and sex than Scandinavians have. And despite the attempts by the Swedish establishment to convince the population that everyone setting foot on Swedish soil becomes exactly like those who have lived here for dozens of generations, facts point in an altogether different direction.

 

The latest statistical survey of immigrant criminality compared to that of Swedes was done in 2005. The results are practically never mentioned. Not only that; anyone who dares refer to them, for example on social media, is viciously attacked.

 

Denigration of ethnic groups

 

Michael Hess, a local politician from Sweden Democrat Party, encouraged Swedish journalists to get acquainted with Islam’s view of women, in connection with the many rapes that took place in Cairo’s Tahrir Square during the “Arab Spring”. Hess wrote, “When will you journalists realize that it is deeply rooted in Islam’s culture to rape and brutalize women who refuse to comply with Islamic teachings. There is a strong connection between rapes in Sweden and the number of immigrants from MENA-countries [Middle East and North Africa].”

 

This remark led to Michael Hess being charged with “denigration of ethnic groups” [hets mot folkgrupp], a crime in Sweden. In May last year, he was handed a suspended jail sentence and a fine — the suspension was due to the fact that he had no prior convictions. The verdict has been appealed to a higher court.

 

For many years, Michael Hess lived in Muslim countries, and he is well acquainted with Islam and its view of women. During his trial, he provided evidence of how sharia law deals with rape, and statistics to indicate that Muslims are vastly overrepresented among perpetrators of rape in Sweden. However, the court decided that facts were irrelevant:

 

“The Court [Tingsrätten] notes that the question of whether or not Michael Hess’s pronouncement is true, or appeared to be true to Michael Hess, has no bearing on the case. Michael Hess’s statement must be judged based on its timing and context. … At the time of the offense, Michael Hess referred neither to established research nor to Islamic sources. It was only in connection with his indictment that Michael Hess tried to find support in research and religious writings. The Court therefore notes that Michael Hess’s pronouncement was obviously not a part of any reasoned [saklig] or trustworthy [vederhäftig] discussion. Michael Hess’s pronouncement must therefore be viewed as an expression of disdain for immigrants with an Islamic faith.”

 

Statistical evidence

 

What may one conclude from the available statistics?

 

As part of the evidence Michael Hess presented in court, he made use of whatever statistics existed on immigrant criminality in Sweden before the statistical authorities stopped measuring. Michael Hess tried to find answers to two questions:

 

·         Is there a correspondence between the incidence of rape and the number of people with a foreign background in Sweden?

 

·         Is there a correspondence between the incidence of rape and some specific group of immigrants in Sweden?

 

The answer to both questions was an unequivocal Yes. Twenty-one research reports from the 1960s until today are unanimous in their conclusions: Whether or not they measured by the number of convicted rapists or men suspected of rape, men of foreign extraction were represented far more than Swedes. And this greater representation of persons with a foreign background keeps increasing:

 

·         1960-1970s – 1.2 to 2.6 times as often as Swedes

 

·         1980s – 2.1 to 4.7 times as often as Swedes

 

·         1990s – 2.1 to 8.1 times as often as Swedes

 

·         2000s – 2.1 to 19.5 times as often as Swedes

 

Even when adjusted for variables such as age, sex, class and place of residence, the huge discrepancy between immigrants and Swedes remains.

 

Research reports on crime in Sweden have become a rarity, but among the eighteen that were done during the 1990s and the 2000s, eleven dealt with rape. Two of these reports dealt with the connection between rape and immigration, and they both confirmed that there is a link.

 

These figures are available to the authorities, the politicians and the press, yet they insist that these numbers do not mirror reality.

 

Glaring discrepancy

 

How is it, then, that in 2008, Sweden’s neighbor Denmark only had 7.3 rapes per 100,000 inhabitants compared to 53.2 in Sweden?

 

Danish legislation is not very different from Sweden’s, and there is no obvious reason why Danish women should be less inclined to report rape than their Swedish counterparts.

 

In 2011, 6,509 rapes were reported to the Swedish police — but only 392 in Denmark. The population of Denmark is about half the size of Sweden’s, so even adjusted for size, the discrepancy is significant.

 

In Sweden, the authorities do what they can to conceal the origin of the rapists. In Denmark, the state’s official statistical office, Statistics Denmark, revealed that in 2010 more than half of convicted rapists had an immigrant background.

 

Foreigners overrepresented

 

Since 2000, there has only been one research report on immigrant crime. It was done in 2006 by Ann-Christine Hjelm from Karlstads University.

 

It emerged that in 2002, 85% of those sentenced to at least two years in prison for rape in Svea Hovrätt, a court of appeals, were foreign born or second-generation immigrants.

 

A 1996 report by the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention reached the conclusion that immigrants from North Africa (Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia) were 23 times as likely to commit rape as Swedish men. The figures for men from Iraq, Bulgaria and Romania were, respectively, 20, 18 and 18. Men from the rest of Africa were 16 times more prone to commit rape; and men from Iran, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia, 10 times as prone as Swedish men.

 

Gang rapes

 

A new trend reached Sweden with full force over the past few decades: gang rape — virtually unknown before in Swedish criminal history. The number of gang rapes increased spectacularly between 1995 and 2006. Since then no studies of them have been undertaken.

 

One of the worst cases occurred in 2012, when a 30-year old woman was raped by eight men in a housing project for asylum seekers, in the small town of Mariannelund. The woman was an acquaintance of a man from Afghanistan who had lived in Sweden for a number of years. He invited her to go out with him. She obliged. The Afghan man took her to a refugee housing project and left her defenseless. During the night, she was raped repeatedly by the asylum seekers and when her “friend” returned, he raped her too. The following morning she managed to call the police. Sweden’s public prosecutor has called the incident “the worst crime of rape in Swedish criminal history.”

 

Seven of the men were sentenced to between 4.5 and 6.5 years in prison. Prison time is usually reduced by a third, so it won’t be long before the men will be ready for new assaults — presumably on infidel women.

 

In cases of gang rape, culprits and victims are most often young and in almost every case, the perpetrators are of immigrant background, mostly from Muslim countries. In an astounding number of cases, the Swedish courts have demonstrated sympathy for the rapists. Several times the courts have acquitted suspects who have claimed that the girl wanted sex with six, seven or eight men.

 

One striking incident occurred in 2013, in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta. A 15-year-old girl was locked up while six men of foreign extraction had sex with her. The lower court convicted the six men but the court of appeals acquitted them because no violence had occurred, and because the court determined that the girl “had not been in a defenseless position.”

 

This month, all major Swedish media reported on a brutal gang rape on board the Finnish Ferry Amorella, running between Stockholm and Åbo in Finland. Big headlines told the readers that the perpetrators were Swedish:

 

·         “Several Swedish Men Suspected of Rape on the Finland Ferry” (Dagens Nyheter).

 

·         “Six Swedish Men Raped Woman in Cabin” (Aftonbladet).

 

·         “Six Swedes Arrested for Rape on Ferry” (Expressen).

 

·         “Eight Swedes Suspected of Rape on Ferry” (TT – the Swedish News Agency).

 

On closer inspection, it turned out that seven of the eight suspects were Somalis and one was Iraqi. None of them had Swedish citizenship, so they were not even Swedish in that sense. According to witnesses, the group of men had been scouring the ferry looking for sex. The police released four of them (but they are still suspects) whereas four (all Somalis) remain in custody.

 

The internet radio station Granskning Sverige called the mainstream newspapers Aftonpostenand Expressen to ask why they had described the perpetrators as “Swedish men” when they were actually Somalis. That is irrelevant, said the journalists. They were hugely offended when asked if they felt any responsibility to warn Swedish women to stay away from certain men. One journalist asked why that should be their responsibility.

 

“If the women knew, then perhaps they would have stayed away from these men and avoided being raped,” said the reporter from Granskning Sverige. Whereupon the journalist slammed down the phone.

 

Ingrid Carlqvist and Lars Hedegaard are editors-in-chief of Dispatch International.

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About Gatestone Institute

 

“Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.”
— John Adams

 

Gatestone Institute, a non-partisan, not-for-profit international policy council and think tank is dedicated to educating the public about what the mainstream media fails to report in promoting:

 

·         Institutions of Democracy and the Rule of Law;

 

·         Human Rights

 

·         A free and strong economy

 

·         A military capable of ensuring peace at home and in the free world

 

·         Energy independence

 

·         Ensuring the public stay informed of threats to our individual liberty, sovereignty and free speech.

 

Gatestone Institute conducts national and international conferences, briefings and events for its members and others, with world leaders, journalists and experts — analyzing, strategizing, and keeping them informed on current issues, and where possible recommending solutions.

 

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Another Minor Christian Girl is Gang Raped


Maria Sarfraz - victim Muslim gang rape

Maria Sarfraz

 

 

Intro to Shamim Masih: “Another Minor Christian Girl is Gang Raped”

Edited by John R. Houk

May 12, 2014

 

Islam and the rape of non-Muslim girls and women is becoming an epidemic in the Muslim dominated world and areas in the West in which a large concentration of Muslims live (Can you say, “No-go zones [SEE Also HERE] where Muslims dominate?”). I read an article from an ex-Muslim from Bangladesh describing going to an international school in Thailand that mostly Asians attended but that there were also a large amount of Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and Indians. The purpose the article is about the brutality of Islam especially as it pertained to the genocide of 3 MILLION Hindus in Bangladesh during that nation’s fight for independence from Pakistan. The topic that was shocking was how very religious (meaning radical Islamic) Pakistanis view sex with non-Muslims.

 

 

After a few weeks, an opportunity came for me to ask one of these Islamists as to what would happen to them since they have committed the sin of zina. They were very surprised at me for this impertinence. He told me that they have committed no sin. What? No sin! My brain must have failed to work! I simply could not hold my breath any longer to listen to what they had to say.  He told me that Thais were not Muslims; so having fun with their girls were all right. In fact, he told me that that had been the practice in Islam for centuries. Whenever the Muslims defeated the non-Muslims, they could do whatever they (the Muslims) wanted with the non-Muslims. The Muslims can use the non-Muslim women as sex slaves and please themselves as they wished. A Muslim even had the right to kill the women if he wished. In simple language the non-Muslims were not really human beings. They (the non-Muslims) were inferior even to cattle and animals. Moreover, the Pakistani told me that the Prophet had allowed to have sex if a man is living overseas. I could not believe of what I was hearing! He then quoted me from his memory many verses from Koran and Hadith to support his views. Then I reminded my Pakistani friend that there was quite a small minority of Muslims in Thailand. So, if by accident he had sex with one of the Thai Muslim prostitutes what will befall him. He answered glibly, “No problem.” When I return to Pakistan I shall have a Milad Mehfil and ask for forgiveness. Finally, the Hajj is there for him to receive the forgiveness. … (Rape of Unbelievers in Islam: Mindset of Pakistanis favouring 1971 Genocide; By Abul Kasem; FaithFreedom.org)

 

Shamim Masih sent a news article reporting on how justice looks the other way when Christian girls are abducted and rape. I quoted the piece above so that you can get an idea of just how nefarious Islamic Supremacism is.

 

JRH 5/12/14

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Another Minor Christian Girl is Gang Raped

A Christian Girl Maria Gang Raped by 2 Muslim Boys

 

By Shamim Masih

Sent: 5/11/2014 11:30 PM

 

ISLAMABAD: Few days back the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Tassaduq Hussain Gillani took suo moto [Editor: This is a confusing legal term for me. Roughly I believe the Justice acted on his own accord. Check out the double-asterisk (**) for some hoped for clarification at the bottom] notice of an incident of rape of a minor Christian girl in Daska village. [There was] an inordinate delay in the provision of justice to the grieved family. [There was] police harassment [in] forcing the grieved family to patch up with accused rapist [which was] stated to be influential politically, [the] APP reported. [The] CJP further sought a detailed inquiry report of this case from the Inspector General of Police Punjab, Khan Baig.

 

During the mean time another gang raped case accrued in Dist. Sheikhupora. According to Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan (SLMP), Maria Sarfraz 11 was kidnapped and gang raped for three days. Maria was a school student and went to for her studies but members of Muslim religious political party abducted the girl and [had] taken her to another city. Her father Sarfraz Andrew went to the police station and registered a First Investigation Report – FIR No. 272/14 on 25th April, 2014. The girl was recovered after three days and medical report declared the she was being forcefully raped by the accused for three uninterrupted days. Local police arrested Muhammad Safdar and Muhammad Mehboob. The accused has religious political back ground [thus] forcing [grieved] the family to compromise.

 

Rape victims’ grieved family had urged the CJP to provide them justice and stern legal action against the accused, besides, providing them the security of life and their properties, alleging that the accused rapists’ companions were also threatening them with dire consequences for not patching up. Family members said that the accused has also threatened to burn the [families’] houses of the local Christians and surrounding area, if they didn’t patch up with the rapist.

 

Sohail Johnson, Chairman SLMP said that Christian girls’ rape cases are being reported on regular basis, as radical Muslims entertain them as their slaves. We need to stop them their ongoing practice. He cautions them to hold their horses and requested the CJP to take correct measures immediately. SLMP is providing legal aid to the victim family. It is alarming situation that courts in [the] country are biased and loath in minority [children] cases, he added.

 

 

** sua mota/sua motu:

 

The Criminal Application Of AISPA for Suo Moto Contempt of Court against Mateen Hafeez and TOI has been admitted and is listed to be heard on 25/06 by the bench presided by Hon’ble Justice Khanwalkar.

 

When a court picks up a case without having victim approached it, it is called suo moto.

 

Suo motu, meaning “on its own motion,” is a Latin legal term. The origin is supposed to be Sanskrit- ‘Suo Moto’ means ‘Swa Mut’. Self Opinion’.

When a court pics up a case without having victim approached it, it is called suo moto.

 

The term generally refers to a situation wherein a judge acts without request by either party to the action before the court.

 

Under normal proceedings before a court, a judge’s role is to direct the proceedings and act on motions filed with the court. When a party to a court case wants the judge to rule on an issue, or make a decision regarding something pertinent to the case, he or she files a motion with the court. The opposing party then has an opportunity to respond to the motion before the judge rules on the motion. In some cases, a judge acts suo moto, meaning without one of the parties’ asking him or her to do so.

 

Suo motu, meaning “on its own motion,” is an Latin legal term, approximately equivalent to the English term sua sponte. It is used, for example, where a government agency acts on its own cognizance, as in “the Commission took suo motu control over the matter.” Example – “there is no requirement that a court suo motu instruct a jury upon these defenses.” (What is “Suo Moto”? SpeakAsiaOnline; 6/22/12)

 

 

Editor: Apparently the judicial system in Pakistan and India acts on its own frequently with some controversy concerning the judicial authority acting extra-constitutionally. Here is an article of from Ahmed Uzair with the application of sua motu in Pakistan.

 

1. INTRODUCTION

The question of “judicial activism” is of an increasing relevance to us in Pakistan; more so following the judicial “revolution” epitomized by the restoration of the Chief Justice of Pakistan. Judicial activism derives its existence from the judgments of the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court John Marshal in the early 19th century. In the landmark case of Marbury vs. Madison1, it was declared that “an act [of another branch of government] repugnant to the Constitution is void”. The term “judicial activism” derives its origin in American political and legal discourse of the 1950s where Arthur Schlesinger Jr. in an article titled “The Supreme Court: 1947” profiled the nine Justices as either “judicial activists” or “champions of self restraint.”2

 

 

3. SUO MOTU       

 

Judicial activism is invariably (but not necessarily) expressed in cases of judicial review i.e. people versus the State where an aggrieved person or group seek the court’s intervention against an action – or lack thereof – on part of the State. Exercise of suo motu11 can be classified as an extension of judicial review. However, and more crucially, in cases of suo motu the judge takes cognizance of a matter on his/her own initiative. On other occasions, simple applications filed in the court are converted into/deemed to have been filed as petitions.

 

Another distinction may be drawn here. The courts, being a creation of the Constitution, derive their authority from the Constitution or other laws that confer jurisdiction. The Supreme Court of Pakistan has been expressly conferred powers under Article 184 (3) of the Constitution to take suo motu action for the enforcement of any of the Fundamental Rights conferred by Chapter I of Part II of the Constitution. The said article reads as follows:

 

(3) “Without prejudice to the provisions of Article 199, the Supreme Court shall, if it considers that a question of public importance with reference to the enforcement of any of the Fundamental Rights conferred by Chapter I of Part II is involved have the power to make an order of the nature mentioned in the said Article”.

 

No such power is conferred to the High Courts by the Constitution i.e. to take suo motu action against the executive. The Constitution in fact goes so far as to state in Article 175 (2) that:

 

(2) “No court shall have any jurisdiction save as is or may be conferred on it by the Constitution or by or under any law”.

Therefore while a lot of the arguments for and against judicial activism in general, and suo motu in particular, are also applicable to the apex court, I will restrict my observations to the suo motu exercise of judicial power by the High Court.

 

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