Rapes in Oslo
I'm watching Norway's TV2 all-news channel right now and they're reporting that the number of rape assaults in Oslo has doubled. In fact, there have already been twice as many rape assaults in the city so far this year as there were in all of 2010. This in a city where, as was reported in May, every rape assault in the last five years was committed by a person with a "non-Western" background. Conservative member of parliament André Oktay Dahl calls the situation "critical" and is brave enough to acknowledge that many of the perpetrators come from cultures "with a reprehensible attitude toward women."
Two rapes took place this weekend, one of them in the park outside the Royal Palace.