Texas Gang Rapes 11 year old Girl- Muslim Activist is Defending the Rapist

April 3, 2011

1- The New York times itself drew attention more towards the victim actions then the Rapist
2- I would like to KNOW why THis MUSLIM LEADER is Protecting the RAPIST
3 -The UK blames Blacks and ASIANS for Gang Rapes that are perpetrated by MUSLIM — are we now doing the same?
4-How are people to protect themselves when the assaults are not Identified – It is FACT that Gang rapes on Non muslims are happening- IT IS FACT that in Islamic Nations Rape of NON MUSLIMS go unpunished

The Quran list it as bootie of War–So should this assault that is spreading to UK EU US AUSTRALIA not be Report on and Explained with FACTS
Who is this Muslim Leader ??? – this News seems like Pre 1960
Texas: Eleven-Year-Old Gang Rape Victim Blamed for Crime (Them boys didn’t rape her)
At a Thursday night meeting to discuss concerns about a gang rape investigation has degraded into allegations that the eleven-year-old victim is to blame.
Many who attended the meeting in Cleveland, Texas support the group of men charged with the crime.
More than 130 people attended the meeting led by Quanell X, a Houston activist in the black community, who insisted that his goal was not to “jump on an 11-year-old girl” but to question the police investigation.
His concern centered around the fact that only young black men were arrested, and although he believes some charged are guilty, others are not.
After the meeting, Fox News reports that many people believe she had sex with the boys, but was not raped. They mentioned her manner of dress, and said she “must have lied about her age.”
Angie Woods, who grew up in Cleveland, doubts the claim also, saying she lied about her age. “Them boys didn’t rape her. She wanted this to happen. I’m not taking nobody’s side, but if she hadn’t put herself in that predicament, this would have never happened.”….

Quanell X And The Cleveland, Texas Gang Rape Circus

This one comes courtesy of the notorious Quanell X (whose real name is Quanell Ralph Evans), who’s the Al Sharpton/Louis Farrakhan of Houston. He’s a New Black Panther sleazeball.
He’s also a Muslim. As in, he’s a Nation of Islam Muslim. Which means he probably knows less about Islam than you do other than the parts about how Jews are bad. Which he now says he was wrong about, and this was his apology to Holocaust survivors, heartfelt as can be…

“I seek the forgiveness of every survivor who has heard the words I’ve said. I did not say them in the proper manner to make the point I was trying to get across. I can see and understand how they might be utterly paranoid (of) a person such as myself.”
Anyway, a while back about 20 black kids gang-raped a pre-teen Hispanic girl in a town 40 miles east of Houston called Cleveland. It took forever, but arrests were finally made a few days back. And as soon as they were, Quanell showed up to have a rally in the black community in order to supposedly raise money for the legal defense of the accused.
To the video…

Since becoming a leader of the New Black Panthers, Quanell X has made himself and his views heard through public demonstrations and assistance with the surrender of outstanding suspects to law enforcement agencies. In 1999, at the trial of John William King for the 1998 slaying of James Byrd, Jr., Quanell X and his entourage briefly disrupted proceedings.

Jeffrey Battle served as a bodyguard for Quanell X in Houston during the late 1990s. Battle was notable as one of the Portland Seven, a group of American Muslims who tried to aid the Taliban in Afghanistan following the events of September 11, 2001. In October 2002 Quanell X traveled to Portland, Oregon, to attend a court hearing for October Lewis, Battle’s ex-wife. Lewis was released at the hearing. Battle was convicted of sedition, and is currently serving an 18-year prison sentence.

On March 30, 2004 Quanell X took the podium at a Houston City Council meeting and demanded that reparations for slavery be put on the council agenda. This demand had previously been denied by mayor Bill White. The exchange escalated enough that Houston police were called to remove Quanell forcibly from the chamber.

In June 2004 Quanell X was charged with evading arrest. He was on the phone with a Houston Police Department assistant police chief (Charles R. McClelland – now the HPD chief since 2010) when arranging the surrender of cop shooter Derrick Forney.

Quanell X is credited with helping officers in the March 2007 murder investigation of Texas A&M University student Tynesha Stewart. He helped obtain a confession from Timothy Wayne Shepherd, the suspect in the murder. He also criticized the Harris County sheriff’s decision not to search for Stewart’s body in a Humble, Texas area landfill, which was later discovered to be unrecoverable due to suspect burning remains in two barbecue pits.
Quanell X called for Chuck Rosenthal resignation following the email scandal that showed that he had sent and received racist messages, and organized a rally to take place outside the county courthouse January 24, 2008. On October 16, 2008, KTRK-TV reported that Quanell X was paid $20,000.00 to arrange these protests and to pack the courtroom during the related Ibarra trial.
He was instrumental in having a murder suspect, Randy Sylvester Sr., reveal the locations of his missing children. After initially giving Sylvester the benefit of the doubt, he was convinced otherwise when he went with Pasadena police and Sylvester to an apartment he maintained separately from his family’s that he called his “dog house.” There, Sylvester engaged in drugs and pornography. Quanell X would not go into detail, but other things he learned in that apartment changed his mind about Sylvester. He convinced the suspect to “Do the right thing” and lead Quanell X and police to a location just outside of Pasadena, Texas in Houston, where the charred remains were located
When an 11-year-old girl said she was raped multiple times by more than a dozen men in an abandoned trailer in Texas, the story made national headlines.
Just how the story of her alleged rape should be told, however, has proved to be an explosive issue, one that has exposed critical fault lines in the way society thinks about rape and the way journalists write about it.
Much of the controversy has centered on The New York Times. The newspaper’s first take on the disturbing crime provoked outrage from critics who said the Times seemed to be blaming the victim for her own rape.

The first story, “Vicious Assault Shakes Texas Town,” published on March 8, focused on the girl’s 18 accused attackers. The article cited members of the small, impoverished community in Cleveland, Texas, who said the victim “dressed older than her age” and “would hang out with teenage boys at a playground.” Those descriptions drew fire from readers, bloggers and activists who said the language was offensive to the victim.
“Why is it necessary to conjure up the image of this 11-year-old child as some tart who was asking for it?” wrote The Frisky, a women’s blog. “There is no … reason I need to know how this 11-year-old victim, or any other victim of sexual assault, dressed and wore makeup before or during the time she was physically threatened and forcibly raped.”
The Times’ public editor, Arthur Brisbane, agreed. “My assessment is that the outrage is understandable,” he wrote March 11. “The story dealt with a hideous crime but addressed concerns about the ruined lives of the perpetrators without acknowledging the obvious: concern for the victim.”

The story also sent the ever-volatile issues of gender, race and class surging to the surface.
The journalism site poynter.org, run by the Poynter Institute, accused the Times of using voyeuristic language that didn’t enrich readers’ understanding of the facts but instead imposed prejudices about rape in impoverished communities. “Combined with the one-sided nature of the information presented, [James] McKinley [the author] paints a voyeuristic picture that makes the rape look like a terrible event in a desolate, poor part of town — part of the cost of living in an impoverished area,” LaToya Peterson wrote on the site.
Monday, the Times published a second piece on the story, one that focused primarily on the victim and was, for the most part, better received. New York Times spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades Ha told AOL News that the second story hasn’t elicited much of a response from readers.

But some criticism remained, particularly around the issue of race. The 11-year-old girl, whose identity has not been made public because of her age, is reportedly Hispanic, while many of her attackers are black, details that have heightened racial tensions in Cleveland, according to news outlets there, but failed to make a debut in either New York Times story.
Poynter spoke to Philip Corbett, associate managing editor of the Times, and explored whether the decision to omit race from the Times story was a good one. “So why weren’t these racial tensions addressed in the follow-up?” Poynter asked. “Corbett said it came down to a change in focus. “The new information shifted the focus of the story somewhat away [from] the community reaction,” he said, according to Poynter.
Joel Brinkley, a journalism professor at Stanford University, says it’s not clear that discussing race would be helpful to readers in this case. “I’m not sure that race is relevant here,” he said. “And mentioning it without reason can be harmful.”
Bruce Shapiro, the executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, said the controversy extended far beyond The New York Times, and should make the public question the way rape and crime are covered in general.
“It’s not about some reporter being an overt racist. And it’s not about a reporter setting out to consciously blame a girl for being assaulted,” he told AOL News by phone. “It’s about, what are the assumptions we don’t know we have or what are the presumptions by our sources that we’re perhaps unthinkingly accepting? I think that really was probably the issue in this story.”
At least one observer said the original story may have elicited such a fierce reaction because it dared to bring skepticism to accusations of rape, something that makes many readers uncomfortable.
Sponsored Links”It seemed to me that there was a lot of bending over backward [in the original Times story] to look at other possibilities or to bring the accused and their point of view into the story, and that’s rare,” said Bill Drummond, a UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism professor. “The tendency has been to assume that everything the victim claims is true. So more skepticism in reporting these charges of rape is about due.”
He said such skepticism is especially important if the crime — or the accusation — touches upon the issue of race.
Shapiro said it’s possible to give balance without blaming the victim.
“There are always going to be people looking to blame how a victim dressed or blame the victim’s behavior,” he said. “That’s wrong. That’s just always wrong. And I think that as journalists, we have a big responsibility to not blame the victim and instead look at how families, communities and systems either support or don’t support women’s expectations of safety.”