A Muslim man from Pakistan approached a random woman one night and wanted her to come with him. When she said no, he turned around and raped her. In court, his defense was ‘I wanted sex and it is hard to get a girlfriend’-
In Berlin a refugee from Pakistan is in front of the court. The state prosecutor accuses him of rape and five other attacks on women. The 26-year-old attempted to explain his actions.
The 26-year-old man bent down so far behind the balustrade in the dock that only his shaved neck could be seen. On the first day of his trial before the Berlin State Court he asked his defence lawyer to read a declaration. “My name is Asif M. and I was born on 12 March 1990 in Pakistan.” Thus begins the short story in which he attempts to explain the rape.
M. travelled to Germany two years ago via Greece and Austria. In Pakistan he learned to be a welder, he says, and fled from the Taliban. In Berlin he stayed at a refugee centre and worked in a pub, behind the bar.
The charge sheet accuses him of having raped a young woman and committing five other sexual attacks. M. confirms the crimes for the most part. Between 25 April and 25 July he repeatedly followed the same pattern: late at night he spoke to women walking through the streets on their own. He started a conversation, saying it was his birthday. When the women rejected him, he held on to them.
He pulled his first victim to the ground and lay on her, kissed her, touched her on the breast. “After he briefly let go of her and the witness was about to leave, the defendant demanded that she stay and unclothed the witness, which the witness tolerated out of fear of further violence,” the charge sheet reads. “Then the accused performed unprotected vaginal intercourse against the will of the witness.” The other women he attacked afterwards defended themselves and screamed. Then Asif M. ran away.
In his statement M. said he was sorry for what he had done. He was ashamed of himself, he said. In Greece and Austria he did not commit any crimes. “But in Germany it somehow broke out of me.” In Austria he had even had a girlfriend, but only for a short time. “It’s hard to get a girlfriend when you are a refugee and have nothing to offer,” said Asif M.
He knew what he was doing wasn’t right, but something in him forced him to do it. “I wanted to have sex.” (source)
A lot of times online you might see- especially on videos of women dressed in provocative clothing- comments sexual comments from Muslim men. While they can be funny because they are so out-of-place and sound ridiculous, understand the motivation behind these comments is what this man did.
Islam teaches men not to practice self-control, but to loose the reigns on their passions as Allah imparts them the license to do so.
Let this be a reminder to all, that if you see Muslim men making sexualized comments- be they in public or online- to call them out on them. These comments are nothing but the early signs of trouble, and as it has been very clearly shown this past year, Muslims are notorious for committing massive rape if given the chance to.
Stop trouble before it starts- never tolerate excuses from Muslims for sexualized comments.