Australia has great news for advocates of multiculturalism:
An Afghan refugee who argued cultural differences led him to rape a drunken girl has won a bid to appeal against a 14-year jail term.
Actually, 31-year-old Esmatullah Sharifi was found guilty of raping two girls, within a few days of each other in 2008. Now he has been given a chance to have his sentence tossed out on the grounds that rape isn’t so bad if you are a savage, who shouldn’t be expected to comply with civilization’s constraints.
In April last year, a psychologist told the County Court that Sharifi had “an unclear concept of what constitutes consent in sexual relationships” in Australia.
One of the girls he raped was only a teenager. The other was raped on Christmas Eve; it is unclear whether that was counted as a mitigating circumstance by the militant liberals running Australian courts.
Sharifi entered Australia in 2001 on a temporary protection visa. Odds are excellent that he will grow old and die there at taxpayer expense, supported either in prison or by welfare.
Thank you Esmatullah Sharifi, for your contribution to Australia’s splendid multicultural tapestry.
On a tip from Andrew in Australia.