Reader comment on: Sweden: Rape Capital of the West
Submitted by Clifford Hall, Feb 14, 2015 10:03
The quotation from the Swedish Court is entirely specious. If I make an assertion of fact, it may be based on (a) experience, or (b) scientific data, or both. The former may be more reliable than the latter and may also depend on perceptions of what is accounted or reported (as rape) in the country under consideration. Thus it would be interesting to see rape figures for Saudi Arabia (as UAE). In this man's case, it is not stated whether at the time he made his statements he was asked for corroboration. If not, why should he turn himself into a pedant? Considered judgement is not inevitably less 'considered' if expressed without reference to data.
Thus if I say - as I do - that there seem to be more inmates in British prisons from ethnic minorities than indigenous white British people, and that the majority of those are almost certainly Moslem, off-hand I can't give you figures though I have seen reports to this effect. Moreover my statement is based on experience, empirical evidence - on what I have SEEN at visiting times in various prisons. The statement is thus neither 'wild' nor 'unconsidered'- and so I cannot see how making the statement can possibly be considered irresponsible. If it is, then it follows that we should never indulge in quotable quotes or ever have views, and express them, about anything very much and certainly never as hearsay. But then, of course, even 'data' may be contrived. The books may have been cooked.
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