When 850,000 so-called “refugees” – mostly male Muslims – stormed the borders of Europe earlier this year, a looming rape crisis was predictable from the start.

What happened in the microcosm of Rotherham, England, between 1997 and 2013 should have been still fresh in the minds of the public and the officials who resettled the mostly Sunni populations in Germany, France, England, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Finland and Switzerland – all of which experienced a 2016 New Year’s Eve nightmare of sexual assaults.

Europe obviously did not embrace the lessons of Rotherham.

I commend everyone to read the report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham. It’s not easy reading, but too few obviously did in Europe prior to the so-called “refugee” invasion of 2015.

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Here are some of the shocking highlights:

  • The report found, by what is termed a “conservative estimate,” that 1,400 children were sexually exploited in the 16-year period in the town of about 250,000.
  • They were all victims of what were called “Asian” gangs – Pakistani Muslims.
  • In more than a third of the cases, children victimized by sexual exploitation were previously known to the city’s child-services program because of child protection and neglect.
  • They were raped by multiple perpetrators, trafficked to other towns and cities in the north of England, abducted, beaten and intimidated. There were examples of children who had been doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, threatened with guns, made to witness brutally violent rapes and threatened they would be next if they told anyone. Girls as young as 11 were raped by large numbers of male perpetrators.

How did the city respond?

“Within social care, the scale and seriousness of the problem was underplayed by senior managers,” the report concluded. “At an operational level, the Police gave no priority to CSE, regarding many child victims with contempt and failing to act on their abuse as a crime. Further stark evidence came in 2002, 2003 and 2006 with three reports known to the Police and the Council, which could not have been clearer in their description of the situation in Rotherham. The first of these reports was effectively suppressed because some senior officers disbelieved the data it contained. This had led to suggestions of cover-up. The other two reports set out the links between child sexual exploitation and drugs, guns and criminality in the Borough. These reports were ignored and no action was taken to deal with the issues that were identified in them.”

But it gets worse.

“By far the majority of perpetrators were described as ‘Asian’ by victims, yet throughout the entire period, councillors did not engage directly with the Pakistani-heritage community to discuss how best they could jointly address the issue,” the report continued. “Some councillors seemed to think it was a one-off problem, which they hoped would go away. Several staff described their nervousness about identifying the ethnic origins of perpetrators for fear of being thought racist; others remembered clear direction from their managers not to do so.” (Emphasis added.)

Rotherham was hardly the only warning Europe got before New Year’s Eve 2016.

Throughout 2015, the entire world knew the way rape and sexual assaults were used by ISIS in the Middle East as a form of terrorism. In September, Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, a special envoy of the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees, traveled to London to explain how Islamic State was using rape as a “policy” and a weapon of war.

Thousands of women and girls were abducted, raped and sold into sexual slavery by ISIS since it declared a caliphate in territory it holds in Syria and Iraq since last summer, according to the U.N.

“The most aggressive terrorist group in the world today is using rape as a center point of their terror and their way of destroying communities and families,” Jolie told a British parliamentary committee.

ISIS clerics even issued a fatwa explaining when girls and women can be raped with the approval of Allah.

Did anyone listen and learn?

No. Instead officials in Europe watched the New Year’s Eve attacks – and covered them up, swept them under the rug, blamed European women.

It was Rotherham all over again.

Have U.S. officials learned anything from this horror?

No, they haven’t. Barack Obama’s administration continues to justify increasing the number of Sunni Muslim “refugees” it plans to resettle in the U.S. over the next few years. The latest number used by the State Department is 185,000. Don’t expect it to go down. Expect it to continue rising – unless Americans put their collective foot down in a big way.

You’ve been warned – again.

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