90 Miles From Tyranny : Canadian Judge in Marital Sexual Assault Case Places Islamic Practices Above Canadian Law

Friday, November 10, 2017

Canadian Judge in Marital Sexual Assault Case Places Islamic Practices Above Canadian Law

“The man was part of an arranged marriage in Gaza. His wife, a Palestinian who grew up in Kuwait, lived in Ottawa and the family settled in this city.”

And these are the attitudes they brought with them: “Your wives are a place of sowing of seed for you, so come to your place of cultivation however you wish and put forth for yourselves. And fear Allah and know that you will meet Him. And give good tidings to the believers.” (Qur’an 2:223)

He’s not guilty according to Islam. In Islam, women are chattel and men can force their wives to have sex anytime. So apparently Canada is now a sharia state. It used to be that “ignorance of the law is no excuse.” No more. Now if you’re ignorant of the law, or pretend to be, and follow sharia instead, in Canada you will have no problem.

“Canadian Judge in Marital Sexual Assault Case Places Cultural Practices Above the Law,” by Scott Newark, IPT News, November 8, 2017
Thanks to excellent reporting by Andrew Duffy of the Ottawa Citizen, Canadians recently learned of a disturbing decision from Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Smith that acquitted a man of sexual assault against his former wife because the man and his then wife believed that their religion and culture entitled him to have sex with her whether she consented or not.
The decision is especially alarming as it is based on a presumption that Canada’s clear criminal law that requires actual consent to sexual contact is somehow superseded by a cultural or religious belief. Further, the ruling undermines specific protections enacted in Canadian law that protect women, including those who are married, from non-consensual sexual contact.
The ruling also ignores the long standing Canadian legal principle that ignorance of the law is not a criminal defense. In summary, the ruling appears to place religious and cultural beliefs above the laws of...
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