WorldNetDaily, November 25, 2018
A French court acquitted a refugee from Bangladesh for the rape of a high-school girl after the defense argued the immigrant had “different cultural norms” that may have caused him to misinterpret his contact with the girl.
The refugee also was charged with sexually assaulting another young girl. Both incidents happened in 2015. He was given a suspended sentenced of two years in prison for the sexual-assault charge, reported Voice of Europe, citing the French news site La Manche Libre.
The report said experts who investigated the refugee, who was not named, pointed out that in the male culture of Muslim-majority Bangladesh, “women are relegated to the status of sexual object.”
Voice of Europe said the accused, age 18 at the time of rape, went for a walk with a 16-year-old girl who attended the same high school in Saint-Lô, France.
The teen kissed the woman and groped her genitals, according to the complaint, and she managed to leave the room. She reported the incident to the principal of her school who informed police.
Police closed the case after the refugee insisted the girl was consenting. She later attempted suicide and was hospitalized for a week.
Four months after the initial incident, the refugee was arrested again.
Whose ‘norms’ will be enforced?
Commenting on the case, Jihad Watch Director Robert Spencer said the refugee’s “cultural norms” indeed are “different,” noting they are rooted in Islam.
“Why can’t France enforce its own ‘cultural norms’?” he asked. “Why can’t any Western country?”
Spencer cited the survivor of a Muslim rape gang in the U.K. who said her rapists quoted the Quran to her, believing their actions were justified by Islam.
Spencer noted the Quran “teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use.”
Several passages allow for a man to take “captives of the right hand” (Quran 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30).
The Quran 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)
Spencer commented: “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.”
Last month, an 18-year-old girl was raped outside a disco in Germany by eight men, including seven Syrians.
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.
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.”
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.
In June, as WND reported, 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.
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said such case “seem to be adding up.”
In March, BBC News noted, an Afghan asylum seeker was sentenced to life imprisonment for the rape and murder of student Maria Ladenburger.
Last December, an Afghan migrant was arrested on suspicion of stabbing his 15-year-old ex-girlfriend to death.