Not a Rapist? You’re a Racist
As a famous ten year-old juvenile delinquent once quipped, “You’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t.” It seems like Hebrew U has decided to take up this pre-teen train of thought; if you don’t rape someone, you’re a filthy racist.
Hebrew U recently published a research paper questioning why the IDF has such few cases of rapes, as compared to other countries’ militaries:
The paper further theorizes that Arab women in Judea and Samaria are not raped by IDF soldiers because the women are de-humanized in the soldiers’ eyes.
“I do not have the entire text in front of me,” Gurevitch [professor who recommended the research paper for publication] said, when contacted by Arutz-7, “and I don’t think we can jump to conclusions based on partial sentences, but I can say the following: This was a very serious paper that asked two important questions: Is the relative lack of IDF rapes a noteworthy phenomenon, and if so, why is it that there are so few IDF rapes when in similar situations around the world, rape is much more common?“
I wish I could say this is some Johnny-come-lately April fool’s joke, but I can’t. There really are people out there, in Israel, no less, who think the IDF is racist for not raping Palestinian women. What’s even worse is that some braindead professor saw this paper as serious research and decided to help get this garbage published. Anyone want to guess how much Hebrew U’s incoming student body is going to drop now that this trash is affiliated with them?
It’s incredible to what intelligence-defying lengths the anti-Israel crowd will crawl to in order to demonize Israel. The IDF doesn’t rape Arab women, so they must be racist. And the only way to fix that view is for IDF soldiers to go ahead and rape Arab women, which would of course make them criminals.
Is it not possible that the IDF is simply composed of moral people? That it sees rape as morally reprehensible? That it understands that anti-Zionists like the mental toddler who actually decided to “research” this will defy all logic just to make Israel look bad, because he knows other likeminded anti-Zionists aren’t bright enough to understand they’re foisting a double standard on Israel? Just because Israel is surrounded by a number of Arab and Muslim countries who are more or less alright with treating women like garbage doesn’t mean that their idiocy has infected Israel. Why isn’t this guy condemning the child marriages in Saudi Arabia, Muslims who conspire to murder their own daughers, honor killings in Jordan that target women, or husband-beaten wives in Saudi Arabia who are forced to pay their husbands for divorce?
Since when did not having forceful sex with someone signify your racism? Why is rape such an atrocious crime, but when Israel is added to the equation, all of a sudden not committing rape is just as bad? I seem to recall an incident where a group of very racist Islamists raped and impregnated a poor young Canadian reporter they kidnapped before demanding $2.5 million for her return (she’s still being held hostage). But of course, this double standard only applies to Israel, as do so many others.