Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Dodgy Decision


According to the complaint filed by the woman, the two met in a Jerusalem street in 2008 and had sex that day. When she discovered he was not Jewish, but an Arab, she went to the police. Kashur was arrested and charged with rape and indecent assault, but the charges were later replaced by a different charge of "rape by deception".

Hmm. I thought it was a truism that a young man will say pretty much anything to get a woman into bed.

The inventive and resourceful Syrian Fadi Sbano was acquitted of rape by a UK court for a lot more than that. Not sure he'd have got that verdict in Israel.


In the verdict, deputy president of the Jerusalem district court Tzvi Segal, along with fellow judges Moshe Drori and Yoram Noam, wrote that although this wasn't "a classical rape by force," and the sex was consensual, the consent itself was obtained through deception and under false pretenses. "If she hadn't thought the accused was a Jewish bachelor interested in a serious romantic relationship, she would not have cooperated," the judges wrote.

I see. They'd been together for months before he had his wicked way ?

According to the indictment, Kashur met the complainant in September 2008 in downtown Jerusalem.. the couple then went to a nearby building and had sex, after which Kashur left the building without waiting for the woman to get dressed.
Hmm. Not a gentleman, then. But didn't exactly take a lot of persuasion, did she ?

"The court is obliged to protect the public interest from sophisticated, smooth-tongued criminals who can deceive innocent victims at an unbearable price - the sanctity of their bodies and souls," Segal wrote.



Anonymous said...

Bother, I spent around 8 years ( before Mr Binladen turned his hand to air traffic controlling ) traveling round the world on one of Her Majestys big grey ship telling young ladies outlandish stories. Should I be worried? I've grown up a bit now but wouldn't change a thing.

Bloke said...

Mate, this is much, much worse than a dodgy decision.

This looks like the worst of Hollywood Dixie, Hollywood Apartheid, even Hollywood Third Reich.

I'm now gonna go off in a slightly different direction with this and cut and paste this from Roissy's blog:

By the way, the manipulation criticism is one I hear all the time from detractors of the crimson arts. It’s a tawdry conceit. All goal-oriented communication — verbal or nonverbal — is a form of manipulation. When a woman advertises her cleavage she is manipulating men to do her favors or otherwise impress her. When a man works hard at his job to buy a nice car and house he is manipulating women’s attraction mechanisms. When both refrain from picking their noses or farting in public they are manipulating people’s impressions of them.

TDK said...

I suspect the principle reason the BBC reported this is it fits the narrative of racist Israel.

Bloke said...

Maybe my knowledge of the law is ropey but incredibly there was this case a while back:

Pilot denies 'rape by deception'
Fadi Sbano
Mr Sbano denies charges of rape and obtaining money by deception
A Syrian-born airline pilot tricked a woman into having sex with him by saying intercourse could cure an infection, a court has heard.

He wasn't convicted though:
"Penis cream" pilot walks free