A muslim who raped a 13-year-old girl he groomed on Facebook has been spared a prison sentence after a judge heard he went to an Islamic faith school where he was taught that women are worthless.Oh, golly. As long as you don't know raping a child is wrong, that's okay under British law. Maybe her name was Aisha.
Adil Rashid, 18, claimed he was not aware that it was illegal for him to have sex with the girl because his education left him ignorant of British law.
Yesterday Judge Michael Stokes handed Rashid a suspended sentence, saying: ‘Although chronologically 18, it is quite clear from the reports that you are very naive and immature when it comes to sexual matters.’
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The unfairness and complexity of much of our legal code has often left me wondering if we don't need to revise the policy of "ignorance is no defense under the law." Then I read this.