UK judge says woman sexually assaulted by Muslim migrant was “foolish” for drinking too much


“Sentencing Alanezy, Mr Justice Gilbart said there was no excuse for the attack but people had to take responsibility for their safety when on nights out.”

This is indeed so, since the British government has filled the country with young Muslims such as Yaqoob Alanezy. The Qur’an 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.” (33:59) The implication there is that if women do not cover themselves adequately with their outer garments, they may be abused, and that such abuse would be justified.

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“Outrage as judge says woman sex attack victim was ‘foolish’ for drinking too much,” by Chris Osuh, Manchester Evening News, December 2, 2016:

One of the country’s top judges has labelled a drunken woman who was sexually assaulted and almost kidnapped ‘foolish’ for drinking so much she left herself open to attack.

The 20-year-old woman was pounced on by teenager Yaqoob Alanezy who put his arms around her, kissed her and then dragged her 30 yards down a street in south Manchester .

Sentencing Alanezy, Mr Justice Gilbart said there was no excuse for the attack but people had to take responsibility for their safety when on nights out.

The High Court judge said the victim only had a ‘befuddled recollection of events’ adding: “I’m sure it was a frightening incident. She got very, very drunk. It doesn’t excuse what happened, but people have to make sure they protect themselves and guard against this – she made herself very vulnerable.

“The law seeks to protect victims such as this from their own foolishness.

“(The complainant) had got herself drunk, was in a public place, unable to protect herself and the law must be seen to protect vulnerable people from being picked on by those who spot their vulnerability and choose to attack them.”

Alanezy, 18, attacked the woman after their paths crossed at Anson Road, in the Victoria Park area of south Manchester, in the early hours of August 20.

He dragged her down the street before they both fell to the floor.

The incident was stopped by a passer-by who saw the victim trying to push Alanezy off her as he lay on top of her in the street.

The concerned witness shouted ‘oi’ and ran over, prompting Alanezy to leave the scene.

Alanezy later pleaded guilty to sexual assault and kidnap – relating to the period where he dragged the woman along the road – at Manchester Crown Court .

He has now been given 22 months in a young offenders institution.

The court heard the victim had ended up in the area, which she did not know, after drinking in Manchester city centre and being invited to a flat by two men she met in town.

She fell asleep at the flat, left after waking in the early hours, was attacked by Alanezy in the street shortly afterwards, and has little recollection of events, the court heard.

Oliver Jarvis, defending Alanezy, who is from Kuwait and has been served with deportation papers, said the offence happened a couple of months after he turned 18 and that he had a supportive family determined to keep him on the right track.

“He tells me he’s deeply ashamed and deeply embarrassed”, Mr Jarvis added. “In Kuwait there’s no alcohol and the defendant came over here, tried alcohol for the first time and it’s been a real problem since, as a way of dealing with deep boredom….

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