“A Danish teenager who was sexually assaulted near a migrant asylum centre has been told she will be prosecuted after using pepper spray to fend off her attacker,” dailymail.co.uk reports, dancing around the attacker’s immigration status/religious affiliation. “The 17-year-old told police she was targeted in the coastal town of Sonderborg by an English-speaking man, who knocked her to the ground and tried to undress her.” Hang on . . .
Why mention the fact that the girl’s attacker spoke English? Does that mean he wasn’t a Muslim migrant? I’m so confused! Anyway . . .
She managed to prevent the man from attacking her further by spraying the substance at him.
However, as it is illegal to use pepper spray, the teenage girl is set to face charges. It is likely she will face a 500 Krone (£50) fine
Local police spokesman Knud Kirsten told TV Syd: ‘It is illegal to possess and use pepper spray, so she will likely to be charged for that.’
The man who attacked the girl fled from the scene and has not yet been charged. It is unclear if the man was an asylum seeker or refugee.
OK, that clears that up. Kinda. Which leaves us with the more important question: what kind of society denies its citizens their natural right to self-defense — by whatever means necessary? In fact, punishes them for defending their lives?
We can debate whether or not a 17-year-old has a right to keep and bear arms. We can discuss whether or not a democracy gets the gun control they deserve. But this incident makes one thing clear: the Danish government starts as they mean to finish. And her people pay the price. [h/t PP]