Allahpundit (or one of Michelle Malkin's other goons at HotAir) calls this "the worst thing you'll ever read" and indeed it may be - the New York Times is reporting the shockingly high numbers of rapes occurring in Congo, perpetrated by in part by criminals on the run from the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
According to the United Nations, 27,000 sexual assaults were reported in 2006 in South Kivu Province alone, and that may be just a fraction of the total number across the country.
“The sexual violence in Congo is the worst in the world,” said John Holmes, the United Nations under secretary general for humanitarian affairs. “The sheer numbers, the wholesale brutality, the culture of impunity — it’s appalling.”
According to victims, one of the newest groups to emerge is called the Rastas, a mysterious gang of dreadlocked fugitives who live deep in the forest, wear shiny tracksuits and Los Angeles Lakers jerseys and are notorious for burning babies, kidnapping women and literally chopping up anybody who gets in their way.
United Nations officials said the so-called Rastas were once part of the Hutu militias who fled Rwanda after committing genocide there in 1994, but now it seems they have split off on their own and specialize in freelance cruelty.
Call in the United Nations! Er, wait . . . the UN, which has a permanent mission to the Congo, failed to stop peacekeeping soldiers from engaging in widespread sex crimes there, including prostitution of underage girls. It is a scandal that the NYT calls 'The Worse UN Scandal'.