October 18, 2005

Oh, those crazy Aussies

Is this the next thing we'll have to fear from Islamicists? Via the Sydney Morning Herald:

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 … in the context of intoxification", Stephen Odgers, SC, told the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal yesterday.

Mr Odgers said the new evidence showed that he had a disease, which, combined with alcohol and the cultural conditioning of "a society with very traditional views of women", was "clearly a factor in the commissioning of these offences".

You know how the multi-cultis preach how no culture is "superior" to another -- how can WE sit there and judge another culture? Here it is in action, folks. Geez, if this keeps up then maybe most of the rest of the world will shut up when George Bush makes use of this "defense" -- his "cultural conditioning" is responsible for his sending in troops to remove a brutal dictator and to set up a democratic regime.

(h/t Prof. Plum.)

Posted by Rhodey at October 18, 2005 03:33 PM | TrackBack

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a long time ago, a new British Viceroy arrived in India and learned of the Indian custome of throwing the widow onto the funeral pyre (that means fire) of her dead husband. He issued an edict banning the practice, secure in the superiority of his culture. When the locals complained that he was being insensitive to their traditions and culture, he replied "that may be so, but if you continue burning widows I will introduce you to an old English tradition, the hangman's noose."

Posted by: Grump at October 20, 2005 05:45 PM

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