A violent gang rapist should have been given a lesser sentence partly because he was a “cultural time bomb” whose attacks were inevitable, as he had emigrated from a country with traditional views of women, his barrister has argued.
MSK, who, with his three Pakistani brothers, raped several girls at their Ashfield family home over six months in 2002, was affected by “cultural conditioning â€¦ in the context of intoxification”, Stephen Odgers, SC, told the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal yesterday.
MSK, 26, MAK, 25 and MMK, 19, are appealing against the severity of their sentences after they were found guilty of nine counts of aggravated sexual assault in company – a crime carrying a maximum penalty of life imprisonment – against two girls, aged 16 and 17, in July 2002.
John Hawkins says:
In any case, this is what happens when multi-culturalism gets out of control. Instead of expecting someone from a foreign country to come here and assimilate into our culture, you get people believing that we should adjust our culture, laws, and lifestyles to accommodate those who’ve come here from afar. You follow that line of thinking to it’s natural endpoint and, yes, you end up defending Pakistani gang rapists on cultural grounds. That’s not a path we should go down here in America.
He’s right, but unfortunately I think we are headed down that path. Tammy Bruce has written about a couple of cases, and tonight when I get home I’ll look them up in her books (which contain the sources) and update this post.