What happens when a social justice warrior with no concept of self-preservation encounters natural selection and there are no men to protect her.
The two friends, both performance artists, hatched the idea about a year ago: wearing white wedding dresses, they would hitchhike from Italy to the Balkans to the Middle East to send a message of peace and “marriage between different peoples and nations.”
But the message delivered by their performance piece was mostly sad and raw. After just three weeks on the road, one of the two Italian artists, Pippa Bacca, 33, was killed by a driver who offered her a ride.
Her naked body was found on April 11 in some bushes near a Turkish village after a suspect led investigators to the site. Although an official cause of death has not been given, local Turkish authorities said Ms. Bacca had been raped and strangled.
“Her travels were for an artistic performance and to give a message of peace and of trust, but not everyone deserves trust,” another sister, Maria, told the Italian news agency, Ansa.
Although the rape took place in June, police kept silent about it for nearly three months, until local media published a story about the crime. According to an editorial comment in the newspaper Westfalen-Blatt, police are refusing to go public about crimes involving refugees and migrants because they do not want to give legitimacy to critics of mass migration.
A 13-year-old Muslim girl was raped by another asylum seeker at a refugee facility in Detmold, a city in west-central Germany. The girl and her mother reportedly fled their homeland to escape a culture of sexual violence.
Police in the Bavarian town of Mering, where a 16-year-old-girl was raped on September 11, have issued a warning to parents not to allow their children to go outside unaccompanied. In the Bavarian town of Pocking, administrators of the Wilhelm-Diess-Gymnasium have warned parents not to let their daughter’s wear revealing clothing in order to avoid “misunderstandings.”
Meanwhile, a Muslim rape epidemic is sweeping across Europe after the media caved in to political pressure to censor reporting of crimes committed by Muslims in order to prevent backlash against Arab and North African refugees.
Norway has been leading the charge in educating Muslim refugees not to rape or harass women. The first such “sex education” program was launched in Norway in 2013 after a series of rapes by Muslim migrants between 2009 and 2011. The classes teach Muslim refugees they shouldn’t feel free to rape or sexually harass a woman simply because she wears skimpy clothes, drinks alcohol or smiles at them.
The 30-page pamphlet explains that unlike Muslim countries in the Middle East and North Africa, women don’t have to wear veils in public, and men should not feel free to grope or harass them simply because they walk alone.