Earlier this week, a 30-year-old man seeking asylum in Belgium who had previously “been deported from the country and banned from living there for six years” was found guilty of kidnapping a mentally disabled 19-year-old woman several years ago, and then repeatedly raping her over the course of three days.
Apparently, he engaged in the vile abuse to try and impregnate her with an “anchor baby” so that he could remain in the country. Disturbingly, though, the migrant, who was later identified only as Karim, was only sentenced to four years behind bars.
According to reports, the incident began back in 2014, when Karim abducted a 19-year-old girl with a mental capacity was similar to that of a seven-year-old and took her to a building in Liege, Belgium that he was supposedly using as a place to squat.
After doing so, Karim then held her captive for three days, repeatedly threatened her, forced her to take a bunch of sleeping pills, beat her to the point of bleeding, and raped her multiple times without using any kind of contraception.
Following the horrific abuse, he then took her to a medical clinic to see if he had successfully impregnated her. While there, the girl explained to the health care workers what had happened.
Shockingly, upon being confronted about the abuse, Karim claimed that she was lying about what happened. Specifically, he denied that the allegations were true and suggested that he was actually being set up by them in some sort of revenge plot that involved having him put in prison at all costs.
Fortunately, though, Karim’s claims were largely ignored, but he ended up being sent to prison for a mere four years. Although it’s currently unclear what will happen to him following his absurdly lenient sentence, given the fact that he’s already been deported once, it’s likely that he’ll be deported once again.
Sadly, it’s not uncommon for immigrants or refugees from other countries to harm others.
For example, a few days ago, Karam Majdi, a 19-year-old man believed to be from Egypt who pretended to be a child from Syria seeking asylum in order to get into the United Kingdom (UK), was convicted of brutally raping a young schoolgirl.
Disturbingly, however, he was only sentenced to roughly three-and-a-half years behind bars as a consequence, which, much like Karim’s sentence, is absurdly short given the crime he committed.
Specifically, although Majdi was technically sentenced to seven years in prison after being found guilty of engaging in a “severe and prolonged” assault against a 14-year-old schoolgirl living in the UK, he was reportedly told during his sentencing that he “would be deported after serving half of a seven-year sentence in a young offenders unit.” Basically, this means that he will likely only spend less than four years behind bars before he’s removed from the country and given another chance to sneak back in.
According to reports, he first met the girl on social media. After getting to know each other, they then met in person on two different occasions, without abusing her.
Feeling comfortable, the girl agreed to meet Majdi for a third time at a youth hostel. While there, he reportedly proceeded to start touching her inappropriately as they watched a movie, which they started doing shortly after taking drugs.
“She said she didn’t want to do this,” stated prosecutor Henrietta Paget during the trial against Majdi.
“She told him to stop and he forced himself on top of her,” Paget continued, adding, “she told police she lay there feeling weak and later took pictures of the bruises on her legs and hips.”
Several months before that, three Afghan immigrants who have lived in Canada since 2007, 58-year-old Mohammad Shafia, his 41-year-old wife Tooba Yahya, and their 20-year-old son Hamed, were convicted of “honor killing” four members of their family. As a result, they have all since been sentenced to prison and had their citizenship revoked, which means that they will be deported back to Afghanistan if they’re ever released.
And prior to that, an unidentified 23-year-old Afghan asylum seeker was taken into custody by police officers in Austria shortly after he reportedly stabbed four people during a violent rampage, which he later blamed on being in a “bad mood” and having a drug addiction.
Clearly, while it may be true that some migrants are great people who have a lot to offer to others, this is not the case with all migrants.
Because of this, countries around the world obviously need to make their screening process for migrants much more extensive to ensure that dangerous people are prevented from entering other countries. If they had already done so, then people like Karim would’ve likely never been able to kidnap and rape the 19-year-old Belgian girl.