Several writers (white men) here have attempted to demonize all Muslim men
as likely rapists, blaming Islam in particular for recent sexual assaults in Cologne.
Timothy Storey (white man), a children's pastor for the Church of England,
allegedly groomed vulnerable girls from his congregation for sexual abuse.
He allegedly bullied girls who had resisted submitting to his sexual
demands, telling one girl that she "wasn't worth wasting a condom on".
After he allegedly raped one girl (age 17), he attempted to start a 'threesome'
in bed with her and her younger sister (age 14).
When his alleged victims complained about Timothy Storey to the Church of
England, the church authorities only mildly disciplined him, appearing to be more
interested in protecting him and the church's reputation by avoiding a scandal.
In an earlier statement, Timothy Storey claimed that the girls (ages 16-17)
had consented to have sexual intercourse with him. Even if that's true,
how would parents feel about a pastor seducing their teenage daughters?
Wouldn't that constitute a violation of trust?
Now I know that most writers here will rationalize this case like this:
Even if Timothy Strorey's guilty of rape, he's only one individual and his
crimes have nothing to do with the Church of England or Christianity.
But if this trial were about a Muslim cleric who was accused of grooming and
raping white girls, can one imagine how much outrage and hatred would
be directed against not only him but also all Muslim men and Islam itself?
I am well aware that many Islamic cultures (which are diverse) have major problems of sexism,
misogyny, and violence toward women. But there's ample Western hypocrisy in condemning
that while preferring to downplay or condone Western sexism, misogyny, and violence toward women.