Multiculturalist pandering dismissed in Australia. From AFP, with thanks to Bryce:
New South Wales state appeal court judge Michael Grove refused to reduce the sentences of the three brothers over the July 2002 rapes of two teenage girls at the family home in Sydney”s suburbs.
Appeal lawyers for 27-year-old MSK, one of the brothers, argued that their client’s strict Muslim upbringing in Pakistan meant he had traditional views about women that made him a “cultural time bomb” in Australia and contributed to the rapes.
The judge said it was an inappropriate argument. “It was intended to suggest that differences might be observed in behaviour in the respective cultures of Pakistan and Australia. There was and is not the slightest basis for concluding other than that in both places, all women are entitled to respect and safety from sexual assault,” he told the court. “The expression “˜cultural time bomb” was to say the least inappropriate and inapt – it would understandably be regarded as offensive by those who fell within the scope of its insult.”