We’ve officially entered crazy town.
Raheelah Dar, 43, a Muslim woman in the United Kingdom, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl when she was 26. Dar was sentenced to 7 years in prison according to the Daily Mail UK.
Here’s the crazy part. Dar’s defense attorneys argued that she shouldn’t serve any jail time because she has been “ostracized” by the Muslim community, and that the “shame” of that is punishment enough.
Dar’s lawyer, Alison Pryor, said that,
“The shame that this has brought and will bring upon Miss Dar and her family cannot be underestimated.”
“This is different from what you would find in another case of this type. That is punishment over and above what this court can impose“
“Being incarcerated for the first time with her mental health issues would also have a more onerous effect on her than it would on another person.”
The court found that Dar had “groomed” the 9-year-old girl for sex.
Prosecutors described to the jury how Dar had groomed the young girl, kept her isolated, and made her feel it was her fault so she wouldn’t tell anyone.
Dar would “stroke” the girl’s hair, tell her she was special, and kiss her.
As part of the “grooming” process, Dar frequently undressed in front of the girl, and made her kiss a boy. Soon after she began assaulting the girl sexually in very “intimate” ways.
Dar’s attorney argued that she had had two failed “arranged” marriages, and that her 2-year-old daughter had died.
The judge, Tim Roberts QC, would have none of it, though. He said, “You were 26. She was only nine. You were sexually experienced and had been married. She was an innocent. You were crafty.”
Roberts continued, “You used this opportunity to corrupt her and to turn her against normal relationships between boys and girls in favour of the sexual relationship for which you were preparing her to have with yourself… you targeted her as a victim because she was vulnerable.”
The girl who was assaulted is now in her 20s. In her victim impact statement she explained how she was traumatized to this day over what happened. Even being hugged can bring on panic attacks. It’s hard for her to trust anyone. She had to drop out of university because of stress.
Concluding the trial, Judge Roberts told Dar, “I would be failing in my duties if I did not pass the immediate sentence which I impose today.”
According to the Gazette Live UK, Roberts added an “extended license” which increases the sentence by one year, and means that she will not be considered for early release.
Sorry Muslims, you don’t get to hide behind your religion to justify your sick crimes. Thank God (not Allah) the judge in this case was sensible. Hopefully the victim is able to recover and lead a semi-normal life at some point in the future.