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What’s Causing the ‘Acid Jihad’?

Posted on | April 16, 2015 | 34 Comments

Headline via @GatewayPundit:

Rejected Lover Hurls Acid
in Face of Former Model

If you want to know what this does to a woman’s face, Pamela Geller has photos of “acid jihad” victims who include Shameem Akhter, 18, Najaf Sultana, 16, Munira Asef, 23, Memuna Khan, 21, Zainab Bibi, 17, and Naila Farhat, 19, all of them from Pakistan. Gosh, why would this particularly sadistic crime, which is typically committed in revenge for spurning a man’s romantic interest, be so commonplace in Pakistan?

That some men react violently to rejection is an unfortunate fact of life. Heartbreak can turn to rage, and some guys just don’t know how to take “no” for an answer. We know this. Irrational violence happens, but what if conditions in a community are such that it becomes more difficult for young men to find wives? What if there is an actual shortage of women, so that the guy whose girlfriend breaks up with him has very dim prospects of finding another girlfriend . . . ever?

What is the effect of polygamy in Muslim cultures? Where men may legally have multiple wives, and where polygamy is socially accepted, this inevitably produces (a) a shortage of women available for marriage, and (b) a surplus of young unmarried men. And then there is sex-selective abortion in societies where there is a strong preference for sons:

By midcentury, when today’s millions of surplus boys will be entering middle age, India and China are expected to account for a combined 50 percent of global GDP. On present trends, they will be the most male-heavy societies that have ever existed. As I wrote in my book America Alone, unless China’s planning on becoming the first gay superpower since Sparta, what’s going to happen to all those excess men? As a general rule, large numbers of excitable lads who can’t get any action are not a recipe for societal stability. . . . [W]e’re likely to be in a planet-wide rape epidemic and a world of globalized industrial-scale sex slavery.

So said Mark Steyn in his book America Alone, a problem confirmed by recent developments:

Growing evidence suggests that in countries like India and China, where the ratio of men to women is unnaturally high due to the selective abortion of female fetuses and neglect of girl children, the rates of violence towards women increase. “The sex ratio imbalance directly leads to more sex trafficking and bride buying,” says Mara Hvistendahl, author of Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men. A scarce resource is generally considered precious, but the lack of women also leaves many young men without marriage partners. In 2011, the number of cases of women raped rose by 9.2 percent; kidnapping and abductions of women were up 19.4 percent. “At this point, we’re talking correlation, not causation. More studies need to be done….[But] it is clear from historical cases and from studies looking at testosterone levels that a large proportion of unmarried men in the population is not a good thing,” says Hvistendahl.

If you think Troy University students on Spring Break are dangerous, what do you expect when there are millions — I repeat, millions — of young Chinese, Indian and Pakistani men who have no prospect of love, sex or marriage in their own countries? Remember, at least one expert has said that ISIS is able to recruit young Muslims who are lured into jihad by fantasies of capturing girls and women as sex slaves.

Oh, look: ISIS is attacking Ramadi.

Nothing to worry about for you, Middle-Class American. Not yet. But think of 2025, 2035, 2045 . . .



34 Responses to “What’s Causing the ‘Acid Jihad’?”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 16th, 2015 @ 4:38 pm

    War..what is it good for?

  2. jdp
    April 16th, 2015 @ 4:56 pm

    Acid attacks, micro-aggressions. Potato, potato.

  3. RKae
    April 16th, 2015 @ 5:15 pm

    And a large part of that drive is the subconscious knowledge that you’ll wipe out more men, thus freeing up the female populace.

  4. RKae
    April 16th, 2015 @ 5:17 pm

    Damn! I’ve been saying this for YEARS!

    Just last week over at Gates of Vienna, I said that unmarried men in their 20s are a dangerous thing to have in your society and I got beat up by someone whose sons are in their twenties and they’re very nice.

    Big picture, people. Big picture.

    Polygamy is utter poison to civilization.

  5. PCachu
    April 16th, 2015 @ 5:19 pm

    Obviously, this is an incitement lawsuit against the estate of Bob Kane just waiting to happen.

  6. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 16th, 2015 @ 5:38 pm

    only if you can put a (R) on the later.

  7. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 16th, 2015 @ 5:39 pm

    I have to admit, while the blanket anti war Vietnam sentiment I disagree with, I just love that song and needed an excuse to reference it.

  8. RS
    April 16th, 2015 @ 5:48 pm

    I suggest Jon Krakauer’s book Under The Banner Of Heaven for a depiction of what such a society looks like. The difference between societies like China, where abortion as severely limited the number of females, and Muslim societies where polygamy is prevalent is that in the Arizona Strip, the fundamentalist Mormons can drive the young boys out of their town thereby limiting “demand” for the young women. To be sure, it’s an artificial solution to a problem, but one which relies upon a surrounding society which does not practice polygamy and has a surfeit of women of “marriageable” age.

  9. RKae
    April 16th, 2015 @ 6:07 pm

    I have a tough time with the question of being anti-Vietnam War or pro-Vietnam War.

    The hippies were off for being blanket anti-war (and a lot of them, like Hanoi Jane were not so much anti-war as they were pro-communist), but it really was a mismanaged mess of a war. Our military was simply not permitted to win.

    If you’re gonna go to war, go to war, damn it!

  10. RKae
    April 16th, 2015 @ 6:08 pm

    I don’t know whether to denounce you or not.

    I’ll have to flip my coin.

  11. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 16th, 2015 @ 6:14 pm

    Well put.

  12. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 16th, 2015 @ 6:19 pm

    While I do not relish the idea of going to war with the ChiComs (and neither do the Koreans, Philippinos, Taiwanese, or Japanese) we better stay strong to avoid such an outcome.

    As for ISIS…well I know something that war would be actually good for!

  13. Durasim
    April 16th, 2015 @ 6:37 pm

    Something must really be wrong with China’s marriage/dating culture if it’s gotten to the point where even middle-class parents are soliciting and begging people to marry their children in public parks.

  14. Durasim
    April 16th, 2015 @ 6:46 pm

    Then again, parents who beg other people to marry their adult children seems like a mild and comical thing compared to a man who will murder entire families because they would not let him marry his cousin.

  15. Daniel Freeman
    April 16th, 2015 @ 7:22 pm

    They’re refreshingly frank about what matters.

  16. Steve White
    April 16th, 2015 @ 7:31 pm

    Acid jihad has been going for quite a while. We at Rantburg find a couple stories a month in the Middle Eastern, Pak and Indian press on these types of attacks.

  17. Daniel Freeman
    April 16th, 2015 @ 7:42 pm

    As you know, feminists routinely ignore facts that are inconvenient to their narrative, such as by ignoring male victims and female perpetrators. That is not to diminish your point; I just hate for them to get away with it.

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  19. Durasim
    April 16th, 2015 @ 8:40 pm

    It’s funny because it’s true.

  20. Zohydro
    April 16th, 2015 @ 9:08 pm

    “…first gay superpower since Sparta…”


    Fun fact: The “300” at the Battle of Thermopylae was 144 (12 × 12) homosexual couples + 12…

  21. PCachu
    April 16th, 2015 @ 10:16 pm
  22. DeadMessenger
    April 16th, 2015 @ 10:49 pm

    You’re simply not permitted to denounce someone called “PCachu” with Brak for an avatar.

  23. DeadMessenger
    April 16th, 2015 @ 10:52 pm

    I read that. Scarier than any Stephen King novel.

  24. Finrod Felagund
    April 16th, 2015 @ 11:10 pm

    I remember some friends of mine, after some discussion, determining that the reason polygamy was a bad idea was because it was hoarding.

  25. M. Thompson
    April 16th, 2015 @ 11:49 pm

    The population instability inherent in a polygamous society that lacks a very high young male fatality rate is something to be very afraid of.

  26. The original Mr. X
    April 17th, 2015 @ 5:27 am

    The ancient Thebans had an elite military unit formed from 150 pairs of homosexual lovers.

  27. RS
    April 17th, 2015 @ 9:06 am

    Krakauer is an extraordinarily good storyteller. I recommend any of his books for a good read. Under The Banner . . . was a departure from his usual outdoor/adventure tales, but I thought it was very well done.

  28. The original Mr. X
    April 17th, 2015 @ 10:24 am

    Julius Caesar said that the ancient Britons used to hold their wives in common. Maybe the Chinese could try something similar?

  29. Quartermaster
    April 17th, 2015 @ 10:51 am

    Warrior societies, such as the Masai of Kenya, required a period of time served as a warrior before a young man was eligible to marry. Such requirements do tend to knock down the demand for women of child bearing age.

  30. Quartermaster
    April 17th, 2015 @ 10:55 am

    In spite of having to fight with one hand tied behind their backs, our troops did win. Kennedy, Mansfield, and McGovern abrogated the treaty on their own and Nixon was gone when the NVA came calling in 1975. If ARVN had a very small amount of help, like they had in 1972 when they sent the NVA north after leaving half their number dead or maimed in the file, they could done the NVA in again. Instead, the DimoKKKraps have Vietnamese blood on their hands.

  31. M. Thompson
    April 17th, 2015 @ 10:57 am

    The Vietnam War memorial that has the RVN flag alongside ours in my city is a monument to military success in the face of political fecklessness.

  32. The Osprey
    April 17th, 2015 @ 10:58 am

    “Ohio man?” From Mogadishu, Ohio?

  33. Daniel Freeman
    April 17th, 2015 @ 11:39 am

    Polyandry would be a logical solution, if it weren’t for the one-child policy that was the cause of the problem. It might work for twin brothers…

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