Statutory Rape if Straight – Okay if Muslim?

On Saturday, I wrote about 18 year old Kaitlyn Hunt of Florida who has been charged with statutory rape or having sexual relations with an underaged girl.  She claims that it was consensual between her and her 14 year old girlfriend and that it should not be a crime.  Hunt is also claiming that the only reason she is being prosecuted is because she is a lesbian.   She has even taken her gay rights to the extreme in asking the judge in her case to step aside because he is NOT gay and she doesn’t believe she will get a fair trial.

In that article, I gave the definition of statutory rape.   It basically states that if anyone over the legal age of consent has sexual relations with anyone under the legal age of consent, it is statutory rape.  The legal definition does not give allowances for sexual preference or religious beliefs.

Now we have another case of statutory rape that will test the religious aspects of the law.  Twenty-two year old Omar Abdelbadie was born in Egypt, but has lived in the US for last eight years. He is currently a senior at the University of Washington where he volunteers with local chapter of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), where he helps in the interfaith efforts of the Islamic organization.  (Just a note on CAIR, they are not interested in anything interfaith whatsoever.  All they want is access to people of other faiths that they can proselytize into converting them to Islam.)

Abdelbadie was driving along the streets of Seattle when he spied a 12 year old girl dressed rather provocatively.  He stopped, picked her up and took her back to his apartment where he got her to smoke marijuana with him and then he had sex with her.

After he was arrested, he claimed that he was innocent because the 12 year old girl dressed provocatively and seduced him.  To many of us, that sounds completely ridiculous, but to Abdelbadie, it is a perfectly reasonable defense.

According to Pamela Gellar, President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative commented about the case saying:

“There are many, many cases all the time of sexual predators taking advantage of underage girls.  This one, however, has two elements that show traces of the effects that Islamic supremacism can have on a human mind. Abdelbadie claims that this 12-year-old girl ‘seduced’ him – an idea that might occur easily to someone who, following Muhammad’s example, sees girls as young as nine as sex objects. Also, he claims she was dressed ‘provocatively.’”

“Muslim men in Islamic cultures have no obligation to control themselves.  Women have to make sure they don’t get attacked by not ‘provoking’ the men. This little girl was a victim of that mentality.”

“Vulnerable preteen plied with drugs and alcohol. Sex jihad …. this is how it starts.”

Yes, I wonder why a 12 year old girl is walking the streets of Seattle dressed provocatively and why she would get in the car of a strange man, but that is not the issue.  The issue is that a Muslim man above the legal age of consent sought out and seduced a 12 year old girl and then is using sharia law and Muslim tradition as his defense.

Now remember that Muslims claim that they do not want to change our culture or laws, but that they only want to be accepted and tolerated.  Yet we are seeing an increase in instances of Muslims carrying out sharia law instead of American law and using that as their defense.

Just like the gay activists, they don’t want to live under American law.  They want special privileges and the laws to change to accommodate their own lifestyles and religions.  Yet, they are the same people that file lawsuits to deny Christians and straight people from their rights under the law and sadly, they are winning and we are losing.