Skip to comments.Gang rapist claims right to assault
Posted on 12/09/2005 2:52:39 PM PST by Mount Athos
THE eldest of four Pakistani gang rapist brothers has admitted lying at trial and apologised to his victims but said he thought he had a right to rape the "promiscuous" teenage girls.
MSK, 27, told the NSW Supreme Court yesterday that this was because the girls did not wear headscarves, were drinking alcohol and were unaccompanied when they went to his Ashfield home. MSK also blamed his intoxication, "cultural beliefs" and an undiagnosed mental disorder.
He and his brothers MAK, 25, MRK, 21, and MMK, 19 - who cannot be named for legal reasons - are serving between 10 and 22 years for raping two girls in 2002. All except MRK are yet to be sentenced for several other rapes.
Yesterday evidence was being heard on a sentence for MSK for the rapes of two more girls, TW, then 14, and CH, then 13. He admitted that some of the evidence he had given at an earlier trial was fabricated, particularly that he had had consensual sex with TW and that she had coaxed him.
"It was a pretty big untruth when you said that it was consensual sex, wasn't it?" asked the Crown prosecutor, Ken McKay.
"Yes," he replied.
You chose to lie about that, correct? - Yes.
During a long apology to TW, who was in court, he stopped mid-sentence to reprimand her.
"I wish to say this to [TW], that at the time when I commit these offences I come from such a background which led me to - don't shake your head, I'm telling you something - I say now that I hurt you and I'm extremely, extremely apologetic to you and I'm, I wish to say one thing more.
"I'm serving 22 years I'm just requesting to you that you one day may come that you realise that the person who assaulted me is in prison and I should forgive him. I'm asking for your forgiveness." He said it was only now, since he had gained a "better understanding of Australian culture", that he knew the rapes were wrong.
He arrived in Sydney for the ninth and final time four days before committing several rapes over six months. He had planned to study medicine.
He agreed he knew the girls did not want to have sex. "[TW] said no but I go ahead with it because I believe that at the time I commit these offences, I believe that she was promiscuous " he said. "She don't know us, I don't know her, like she was not related to us and she was not wearing any purdah like she was not covered her face, she was not wearing any headscarf and she started drinking with us and she was singing.
"First off, I was actually, I was not taking my medication so I was under the influence of voices and secondly I believe at the time when I commit these offences that she had no right to say no."
Mr McKay said the voices excuse was a last-ditch strategy to avoid justice. "You wanted to hurt and terrorise these girls and you did that. You used acts of sexual intercourse on them."
The matter was adjourned until next Friday.
Religion of peace ping.
Aren't the last two pretty much the same thing?
and an undiagnosed mental disorder.
Its not undiagnosed, its called radical islam.
He's not lying about his rape-based cultural upbringings.
Rape is punishable by hanging in Pakistan.
The difference is that the character of the victim can be questioned in Pakistan, unlike in most Western states (and even that is a recent development, where rape is still grossly underreported by women).
Religion of pieces.
One of his so-called "cultural beliefs" is that he is forbidden to use alcohol. Hypocrisy, for sure. The undiagnosed mental disorder is easy; it is called ISLAM!
A "radical Islamist" would never admit to intoxication. Alcohol is banned by Islam.
For raping a girl because she was drinking alcohol!?!?
...or lack thereof
and an undiagnosed mental disorder
Is Islam mentioned in the DSM-IV?
Religion of Feces..
Do they have the "buddy" system in Aussieland, or are the prisons not quite as brutal there?
There are over a billion Muslims in the world. Most live peacefully. Fundamentalism, no matter what its ilk, generally attempts to control people, usually unsuccessfully.
Read what he actually has to say.
It sounds like he's remorseful.
Lock him up, certainly. He did the crime, he deserves to do the crime.
But remember - if Islam is a religion of submission, Christianity is a religion of repentance and redemption.
"undiagnosed mental disorder"
I think that is called being muslim and thinking you have the right to rape women. Either that or it is when you are an a$$hole POS. I get the two mixed up.
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