There has a lot of controversy over the years about if and how much things like movies, music and video games affect people, especially young people. There are those who say that these things are just entertainment and have no real effect on how people act. They seem to ignore the fact that there have been many examples of young people acting out violent scenes they see. Innocent people have been injured and killed because someone tried to make a movie or video game real.
Such is the case involving a 19 year old student at the University of Illinois at Chicago. According to a Chicago police report, Mohammad Hossain has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and is being held on $500,000 bond.
Reporting on the assault, Victor Skinner with EAGNews described Hossain’s actions:
“Police allege Hossain and the victim – the two had been intimate in the past – went to his dorm room around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Hossain allegedly ordered the woman, 19, to strip down to her underwear then bound her hands and feet with belts, stuffed a tie in her mouth, and covered her eyes with a knit cap, according to the news site.”
“Hossain then allegedly beat the victim repeatedly with a belt until she began to cry and plead for help, Assistant State’s Attorney Sarah Karr told DNAinfo.com. Despite screaming ‘no,’ ‘stop,’ and ‘you’re hurting me,’ Hossain allegedly proceeded to sexually assault the woman.”
“The woman broke free of the restraints several times during the attack, but Hossain held her down to prevent her escape, Karr told the news site.”
“‘Hossain continued striking the woman – including with his fists, according to an arrest report – and she managed to get one arm, and then another, free,’ the Chicago Tribune reports.”
“‘But he then held her arms behind her back and sexually assaulted her as she continued to plead for him to stop, according to Karr.’”
“Hossain’s roommate eventually arrived, soon after the attack was over, though Hossain allegedly held the door closed to keep him out. The victim left and reported the alleged rape to police, who caught up with Hossain later in the evening at another dorm building, the Tribune reports.”
At Hosaain’s arraignment, his public defender Sandra Benneqitz, told Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr, that the sexual encounter was consensual, but apparently the judge didn’t buy that argument, setting bail at half a million dollars.
In Skinner’s report, Hossain admitted to detectives from the university that the assault was a re-enactment of a scene from Fifty Shades of Grey. Dawn Hawkins, Spokeswoman for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation commented about the movie, saying:
“It makes people think that this is kind of a healthy intimacy that they should try to engage in in order to spice up their relationship, but really it’s just violence.”
The perverted movie and Hossain’s sexual assault are further symptoms of what happens to a nation and its people when they turn away from God and His statutes. When America won its independence from England, George Washington said that the only way we won the war was with the blessing of God. When our nation evicted God from the public schools, government and lives of the people; God withdrew His blessings from the nation. Today, that blessing is gone. Our society openly embraces homosexuality and other sexual perversions that God calls abominable, sex outside of marriage is now permissible and acceptable and we have a Muslim living in the White House. Crimes of all kinds have skyrocketed and our children are no longer safe at school or to be outside without parental supervision.
Looking back through history, no nation has turned away from God like America has and survived. Some of them collapsed from within and others were destroyed by other nations. Like most Americans, the people in those nations believed that no one could destroy them, but when God decides to destroy a nation because of their sins, it doesn’t matter how powerful and mighty that nation is, they will be destroyed and fall from greatness. To be honest, I’m surprised that it hasn’t happened already and not surprised if it happens today or tomorrow.