‘Assault occurs in all cultures, but only in Islam does it have divine sanction’
“Yes, I did that. Why not?”
Those are the words of a Muslim man accused of abducting a 17-year-old girl, taking her into a cemetery and violently raping her.
He insisted there was no need for further explanation.
Robert Spencer, the director of Jihad Watch, explained how the Muslim sexual predator, Ishaq Al-Noor, could even ask that question.
“Here’s how: sexual assault occurs in all cultures, but only in Islam does it have divine sanction.”
Spencer noted that one survivor of a Muslim rape gang in the U.K. said her rapists quotes the Quran to her and believed their actions justified by Islam.
“The Quran teaches that infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use,” Spencer points out, citing Quran 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50 and 70:30).
The Islamic holy book, in 33:59, says: “O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.”
The implication, Spencer said, is that “if women do not cover themselves adequately with their outer garments, they may be abused, and that such abuse would be justified.”
A Voice of Europe report said Al-Noor, 21, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for the rape and will be deported after serving his sentence.
He arrived in the U.K. several years ago from Sudan and was thought to have carried out numerous almost identical attacks.
The 17-year-old had a statement read in court.
“When he assaulted me he might as well have taken my future, my sense of self, my security, and stomped on it. It shattered my parents perspective of their little girl, something no parent should have to go through. The guilt is still with me 12 months later. The horror in my mum’s voice when she asked me through the phone ‘Has somebody hurt you?’ – it broke my heart,” she wrote.
“Having to sit there and recite the entire assault to a police officer in front of my parents turned me inside out. I have always been a high-achieving student. I had ambition; I knew exactly where my future was headed for.”
The assault, she said, led to sleep paralysis and “self-hate.”
A second woman Al-Noor tried to rape attempted to take her own life in the aftermath.