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Muslim abused his ‘bride’, aged 12

Muslim abused his ‘bride’, aged 12

A 27-year-old Lebanese man in Australia has been sentenced to a maximum 10 years’ jail for sexually abusing a girl, aged 12, whom he had married at a private ceremony.

Judge Deborah Sweeney said the man, who arrived in Australia on a student visa in June 2013, asked two religious leaders at a Hunter Valley mosque to arrange the marriage. They declined, clearly telling him it was illegal.

However, Sheikh Muhammad Tasawar, an Iranian cleric based at a different mosque, agreed to marry the couple.

After the ceremony the couple had sexual relations and continued to do so while staying in a series of motels before moving into a rented house in western Sydney.

The paedophile, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to the persistent sexual abuse of a child.

Despite being told that such a marriage wasn’t legal, the man embarked on a “determined and deliberate pursuit of the girl” and with the help of one of her relatives, organised for a ceremony to take place at a private home on January 12, 2014.

In setting a non-parole period of seven-and-a-half years, Judge Sweeney said:

Neither his cultural or religious beliefs excuse his offence.

The court heard he believed a Muslim girl could marry once she reached puberty.

The girl’s attitude towards the marriage was not a mitigating factor, Judge Sweeney said. Similarly, the fact that she fell pregnant but miscarried, although serious, did not aggravate the offence.

Outside court, the man’s lawyer, Alex Radojev, said the “harsh” sentence – which was “beyond my expectation” – would be appealed.

The man was originally charged with 25 counts of sexual intercourse with an underage child. In October last year he pleaded guilty to one count of persistent sexual abuse of a child, which carries a maximum penalty of 25 years’ jail.

His student visa has been cancelled and he has been detained in Villawood Immigration Detention Centre since March last year.

The court was told the man first saw the girl at a Hunter Valley mosque in November 2013. He made inquiries about marrying her but after a supervised meeting he was told she was not interested as he was “too old”.

However, he began contacting her by text message, sometimes sending dozens of messages a day. About a month later the girl began communicating with him.

In early February 2014, the man attempted to become her guardian so he could enroll her in high school. They were referred to Centrelink and Family and Community Services. Police were alerted.

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was examined at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead after she complained of sharp right abdominal pain. Doctors found she had an ectopic pregnancy – where the fertilised egg implants outside the uterus – and miscarried.

In March 2014, Sheikh Tasawar, 35, pleaded guilty to the offence of solemnisation of a marriage by an unauthorised person. He was fined $500 and his religious leader visa was cancelled.

The girl’s “husband” will be eligible for parole in August 2021 although he is likely to be deported on release.

• Qatar-based Dr Bilal Philips, pictured above, can be seen defending child brides in this video. He has also said that there is no such thing as rape in marriage.

21 responses to “Muslim abused his ‘bride’, aged 12”

  1. Newspaniard says:

    Prime example of islamist obtaining a visa and going to a civilized country and abusing their laws believing that he is bomb-proof because anyone would be afraid to arrest or prosecute him for fear of the “islamaphobe” accusation. Thank goodness that someone had the guts to do so as so many others like him get away with it. How many other children are in similar circumstances with neighbours/police/social workers turning a blind eye?

  2. Paul says:

    I am really not interested in those people. Every minute wasted on them distracts me from doing something useful or fun.

    Planting a tree for example.

  3. Caute says:

    Paul…you better get interested because these people want you and every other kuffar converted or dead…too many people have ignored the very real threat of islamification … convert or be murdered ..they dont care. Actually I suspect many of them would prefer you not to convert so that you can be gunned down or be butchered in the street by some verminous loon in order to make the front pages and spread islamic fear propaganda.

  4. L.Long says:

    Now we are asked how much was this caused by the religion of pieces or by his mental problems??? well ALL of IT is caused by both. The mental problems were enabled and allowed by the religious BS. I fact it would not be a mistake that the religious BS allowed this because the religious BS was written by a pedophile!!!

  5. Caute says:

    OT sorry http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-31746582 but this religious meddling, infestation, infiltration, contamination seems relentless. I feel attacked on all sides by the pious. How can we stop people like this promoting their own divisive religiopolitcal agenda on my tax dollar. I would quickly be condemned if I was a position of public trust and provided money only to atheist groups and causes. And why do the pious christian evangelistic loons always look so frivolously and inanely jubilant … and rather sinister.

  6. Caute says:

    Just had an awful thought …imagine if Helen Boardman and Adan Simmonds ever decided to get it on to ‘make more arrows for their evangelical quiver’ ….. the progeny would be …..I dont want to think about it….help.

  7. gegsieline says:

    This same Iranian cleric who officiated at this wedding no doubt believes sharia law morally superior to decadent Australian law. This contempt is typical of the medieval obscurantism of these ‘preachers’.

  8. Broga says:

    According to a leaked document the government is considering taking a harder line against terrorists and sharia law. The same government that has recently decided to do nothing about bleeding live animals to death to provide halal meat and seems indifferent about FGM.

    Meanwhile huge amounts of time are spent on whether Cameron should appear in a TV debate. Gives an idea of their priorities.

  9. Trevor Blake says:

    One of thousands of groomings and child rapes committed in a systematic fashion by Muslims. Like the systematic child rapes in the Roman Catholic Church, it is religion that facilitates the horror. Not race, not culture, not poverty, not lack of education – religion.

    http://ovo127.com/2014/09/11/trevor-blake-asleep-in-rotherham/

  10. Broga says:

    @Trevor Blake: As good a piece of polemic as I have read in a long time. Congratulations.

  11. Marky Mark says:

    “Paul…you better get interested because these people want you and every other kuffar converted or dead…too many people have ignored the very real threat of islamification … convert or be murdered ..they dont care. Actually I suspect many of them would prefer you not to convert so that you can be gunned down or be butchered in the street by some verminous loon in order to make the front pages and spread islamic fear propaganda.”

    …True!

  12. Marky Mark says:

    Trevor Blake…Excellent article!
    I had no clue all that kidnapping, and raping of young girls was happening…are there any statistics for here in the US? Are they doing it here?

  13. barriejohn says:

    This same Iranian cleric who officiated at this wedding no doubt believes sharia law morally superior to decadent Australian law. This contempt is typical of the medieval obscurantism of these ‘preachers’.

    Well said! This is so typical of the Abrahamic religions. “Unbelievers” are “amoral” and “have no moral compass”, because we do not follow the teachings of some ancient “holy book”; yet when the “infallible” teachings of those ancient texts are found to be unacceptable to the modern mind, all sorts of mental gymnastics have to be entered into to make them “relevant” in today’s world. Today is International Women’s Day, yet where would we be if we still followed the Bible’s instructions in our treatment of women? Similarly, the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march in Selma was celebrated yesterday, yet what would be our attitude towards both black people and slavery if we adhered to the literal teachings of the Bible or the Koran? John Gray’s pronouncements on atheism, science and ethics have been in the news recently; here is Andrea Williams’ predictable reaction – capably answered in other places:

    http://www.christianconcern.com/our-concerns/social/new-atheism-old-problems

    “Once again, in Christianity, we see that God has laid out a pattern for human flourishing. God has instilled in all human beings the innate sense that there is some code of ethics we ought to live by, and – to those who trust in the person of Jesus Christ – God grants great fulfillment in a life given to serving and worshiping Him.”

    Bollocks!

  14. barriejohn says:

    Incidentally, it would appear that the idea that religion was a major factor in the development of complex societies may be well wide of the mark. Even the Mail acknowledges the fact!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2979494/Civilisation-does-NOT-need-faith-God-Belief-supreme-doesn-t-play-role-forming-complex-societies-study-finds.html

  15. barriejohn says:

    And, regarding Rotherham, who should appear on my TV screen tonight like a weird apparition from some ghastly horror film but la Williams herself, vehemently opposing the Education Secretary’s idea that schoolchildren should be given advice as to what behaviour is appropriate or not where sexual advances are made. But on that she has form:

    http://www.christianconcern.com/media/sky-debate-andrea-williams-on-sex-ed

    Is it “appropriate” that that sort of image should be beamed into people’s living rooms before the watershed?

  16. Broga says:

    @barriejohn: Is something happening in The Daily Mail that its owners and editors don’t like? When there is a pro religion article many of the on-line readers respond like convinced atheists. The readers are also increasingly and often savagely anti royal. Apart from regarding Brenda – they still cut her some slack.

    Or maybe this is wishful thinking on my part and, like a good Christian reading the bible, I read selectively.

  17. barriejohn says:

    Broga: The Mail ran another “Have they found the house where Jesus lived?”article recently (an occasional series), and some of the comments were hilarious. This is all on the level of the discovery of Noah’s Ark, or nail clippings of Herod the Great, yet people still swallow it. As I said only recently, they just WANT to believe. I knew Christians years ago who got really worked up over this sort of thing, and I possessed books with stories about things like “Joseph’s Wheat”, which had supposedly been found in a pharaoh’s tomb and miraculously bore seven times as much grain as “normal” wheat when sown thousands of years later. There were even photos to accompany these ludicrous claims! Just in case you should think that I am making this up:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2976157/Is-Jesus-childhood-home-Ancient-text-points-Century-structure-Messiah-lived.html

  18. Cali Ron says:

    @barriejohn:
    Nice link I laughed so hard I couldn’t type for a while. “Writing in the journal Biblical Archaeological Review, Dr Dark says that while he has no proof, there is ‘no good reason’ to believe it was not Jesus’s home.” Wouldn’t a complete lack of factual evidence constitute a good reason to not believe. Oh wait, an Irish monk wrote it based on a bishop being there 700 years after the fact and it being located under a church and between 2 tombs, one with a spring. Corroborating evidence? Who needs it! A “man of the cloth” said it, so it must be true. I guess it’s true what they say about real estate, location, location , location!

  19. stanely21s says:

    God Bless America, and the secular RULE OF LAW.

  20. Trevor Blake says:

    Broga: thank you.

    Marky Mark: Islam is causing problems all over the world. But the way the British government is accommodating Muslim crime is not found in the United States yet. The United Kingdom and some of the Northern European nations appear eager to join the caliphate. Heartbreaking.

  21. Philip Smeeton says:

    The only solution is to deport every Muslim and ban Islam.