Thursday, July 22, 2010

Rape by Deception

Jo Adetunji and Harriet Sherwood in Jerusalem report the following:

A Palestinian man has been convicted of rape after having consensual sex with a woman who had believed him to be a fellow Jew.

Sabbar Kashur, 30, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Monday after the court ruled that he was guilty of rape by deception. According to the complaint filed by the woman with the Jerusalem district court, the two met in downtown Jerusalem in September 2008 where Kashur, an Arab from East Jerusalem, introduced himself as a Jewish bachelor seeking a serious relationship. The two then had consensual sex in a nearby building before Kashur left.

This case is really sad on many levels.

1. No one should feel the need to lie about his/her religion for a relationship.

2. No one should have to go to jail for 18 months for telling a "lie at the club".

3. No one should take something to trial on a minority that he/she wouldn't take to the trail on a member of the majority.

4. No one needs to call the cops because he/she were scorn in a relationship.

5. If you can't handle the ramifications of a sexual relationship don't have sex.

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