A Polish magazine’s shocking front cover with the headline “The Islamic Rape of Europe” has triggered controversy on social media on Thursday.
A right-wing weekly “wSieci” (Network) has depicted a photo of white women draped in a shining European flag, looking horrified as some dark-skinned man try to assault her.
The magazine said that the cover shows the nasty mentality of men of North African and Arab origin who sexually assaulted hundreds of European women during Cologne’s New Year Celebration in Germany.
There has been a lot of criticism, with some describing it with World War II fascist propaganda – disparaging Africans.
“Islamic Rape of Europe’, screams Polish magazine. They obviously forget Nazi depictions of Poles in the 1930s,” said one Twitter user, in a report by Raw Story.
“ Sick cover from a big Polish magazine – is deliberately arousing public fear.” media expert Henk van Ess tweeted.
“ This ***** embarrasses me as a Pole. It doesn’t matter that wSieci is a far right tabloid. This ***** is unacceptable”
While some supported the move and said that it would surface the issue of migrant crisis and the crime against women.
“ Polish magazine writes about the refugee rape culture in Germany. Finally are talking about this.” tweeted a user named IsHillaryInJailYet.
So being clear with the theme , the magazine features pieces like – ‘Does Europe Want to Commit Suicide?’ and ‘The Hell of Europe’, according to a report by Breit Bart.
“The people of old Europe after the events of New Year’s Eve in Cologne painfully realised the problems arising from the massive influx of immigrants. The first signs that things were going wrong, however, were there a lot earlier. They were still ignored or were minimised in significance in the name of tolerance and political correctness” writes Aleksandra Rybinsk in the cover article.
Cologne Public Prosecutor, Ulrich Bremer said that the identified suspects of the Cologne attacks were mostly refugees. Around 73 were believed to be involved in the attacks – with mostly from North Africa.
While German authorities were also criticised on getting lose on the cases reported by hundreds of women. They were questioned over the bad management of refugees.