Sweden continues to teach the world how it shouldn’t act.
According to Pamela Geller of Searchlight, Sweden refused to punish a Muslim student who gang-raped a 14-year-old girl, citing that “rapists are victims too.”
The gang rape was committed on the 30th of May last year at the restrooms of a school in Skane, in the south of Sweden. Both boys, Ajuub plus an unnamed 15-year-old, raped the victim vaginally as well as orally. They were sentenced in December, Sydsvenskan reports. Ajuub was convicted to 100 hours of youth service plus 24 meetings with a social worker “in order to learn to make better decisions,” while the 15-year-old is considered by Swedish law to be too young to be held criminally responsible and has thus been set free.
The first few days following the sex assault, the girl, called Tindra, was too afraid to tell her mother about the ordeal, not daring to go back to school again. Apparently, the youngest assailant had spread rumours about the victim for several months, calling her “a whore that sells sex for money.” He also threatened the girl with violence.
Swedish officials felt that “there is no obligation for a school to go out and announce that there’s a student who has been convicted of rape.”
“All three youths involved were our students here and all three are, in a way, victims in this case. The boy who was convicted has gotten a pretty harsh punishment, which turns him into a victim as well.”
In what world is this logic acceptable? Sweden’s policies are an absolute disaster and something we should learn from. The rapist is never the victim.