Court cites 'cultural norms' in acquitting Muslim rapist

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Michael F. Haverluck (

Islam in EuropeA Muslim refugee from Bangladesh was acquitted of the rape of a high school girl – with a French court excusing the sexual attack due to the young man’s “different cultural norms.”

The young Islamic migrant was also charged with sexually assaulting another young girl, but his defense argued that he should not be held responsible because he could have misinterpreted his aggressive sexual contact with the girl due to his Muslim “cultural codes.”

Excuses, excuses

The politically correct explanation for acquitting the rapist contended that he should not be accountable for the attack because of the way Muslim men traditionally sexually victimize and abuse women back in Bangladesh.

“Experts who investigated the man described him as narcissistic and self-centered and that in the male culture of Bangladesh – his country of origin –  ‘women are relegated to the status of sexual object,’” the Voice of Europe reported.

Back in 2015 – when the rapist was 18 – he attacked a 16-year-old from his high school after taking her for a walk and inviting her to his house in Saint-Lô, France.

“There, he kissed her, touched her and groped her [private parts],” the French publication informed. “The girl managed to leave the room, [and] she then reported the incident to the principal of her school, who informed police.”

The Muslim refugee saw nothing wrong with his sexual attack on the girl, who subsequently tried to kill herself after the abuse.

“In custody, the refugee says that the girl was consenting, and the police closed the case – after which the young girl attempt[ed] suicide in late 2015 [and] was hospitalized for a week,” the Voice of Europe noted.

With France’s lax handling of the matter – going hand-in-hand with its tolerance of militant Islamic behavior – the young Muslim was back in attack mode in just a few months.

“Four months later, the refugee was arrested again, and the final verdict was handed down [last Wednesday],” the French paper pointed.

Even though he will not be punished for raping his second victim, the Muslim man will spend some jail time for sexually attacking his initial victim at his home.

“The refugee is acquitted of the rape but sentenced to two years in prison as a suspended sentence for the sexual assault of the first victim,” the Voice of Europe explained. “He will be registered in the sex offender file – according to the court’s decision.”

Empowering Muslims to rape?

Jihad Watch Director Robert Spencer argues that the religion of Islam justifies the raping of women and that the French court is now backing down from enforcing its own brand of punishments of such abuse out of fear of offending or triggering retaliation from the Muslim refugee community.

“Yes indeed, his ‘cultural norms’ are ‘different,’ but why are they paramount?” Spencer posed in his report on the incident on Jihad Watch. “Why can’t France enforce its own ‘cultural norms?’ … Why can’t any Western country?”

He asserted that the Muslim rapist in France justified his behavior through teachings found in Islam’s holy book – the Quran – which is often used by attackers to excuse their aggressive sexual attacks on females in France and other European nations.

“[The Muslim rapist’s] cultural norms stem from Islam,” Spencer argued. “One survivor of a Muslim rape gang in the U.K. said that her rapists would quote [the] Quran to her and believed their actions [to be] justified by Islam.”

Spencer went straight to Islamic scripture to prove his point.

“The Quran teaches that infidel [non-Muslim] women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take ‘captives of the right hand,’ 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30),” Spencer explained. “The Qur’an says: ‘O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful (33:59).’”

In other words, if women are not very modestly dressed according to Islamic cultural standards, they are asking for – or deserve to be – sexually attacked by Muslim men, Spencer indicated.

“The implication there is that if women do not cover themselves adequately with their outer garments, they may be abused – and that such abuse would be justified,” the leader of Jihad Watch impressed.

Not isolated events …

Islamic teachings spurring incidents of rape and other sexual attacks are by no means isolated events across Europe, which has widely welcomed Muslim migrants over the years to alleviate the so-called “refugee crisis” seen in war-torn Islamic nations in the Middle East and Africa.

In fact, groups of Muslim migrants can be found in various European nations gang-raping or  “passing around” European females to rape them.

“Last month, an 18-year-old girl was raped outside a disco in German by eight men, including seven Syrians,” WND recounted. “In September – in the latest trial in England of the widespread problem of Muslim ‘grooming gangs,’ – a woman testified via video that she was ‘passed around,’ beginning at age 13, by about 100 men.”

Left-leaning tolerance of problematic Muslim behavior has let many Islamic adherents off the hook for being sexual predators – conduct for which non-Muslim Britons would be punished, according to the law.

“The British government’s senior legal adviser charged last year that judges were giving lighter sentences to Muslims convicted of raping young girls because of ‘political correctness,’” WND noted. “At the time, the city of Newcastle Upon Tyne was the center of a child sexual-abuse scandal, with 17 Muslim men and one woman convicted of raping more than 100 underage white girls – some as young as 13.”

Tolerance of Muslim refugees’ vicious sexual and militant behavior has also been seen to the east of the English Channel.

“In June … the arrest of an Iraqi immigrant in the murder of a 14-year-old Jewish girl in Germany stoked criticism of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s immigration policy – including a call from an opposition party for her to resign,” WND recalled. “The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said such cases ‘seem to be adding up.’”

Multiple acts of sexual aggression – coupled with acts of violence against European women – have been witnessed in Europe within the last year, including these two:

“In March – BBC News noted – an Afghan asylum seeker was sentenced to life imprisonment for the rape and murder of student Maria Ladenburger,” WND added. “Last December, an Afghan migrant was arrested on suspicion of stabbing his 15-year-old ex-girlfriend to death.”

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