Several days ago, a fake Syrian child migrant currently living in the United Kingdom (UK) was found guilty of raping a young schoolgirl. Disturbingly, though, he was only sentenced to only three-and-a-half years behind bars as a consequence, which is utterly absurd.
Technically, Karam Majdi, who claimed to be a child asylum seeker from Syria but is believed to actually be a 19-year-old immigrant from Egypt, was actually sentenced to seven years behind bars after being found guilty of the “severe and prolonged” assault of an unidentified 14-year-old schoolgirl in the UK.
During his sentencing at the Brighton Crown Court in Brighton, however, he was reportedly told that he “would be deported after serving half of a seven-year sentence in a young offenders unit.” This means that he’s likely only going to spend roughly three-and-a-half years in jail, which is hardly more than a slap on the wrist. After being released and deported, he’ll then have another chance to sneak back into the country and abuse other helpless children.
According to reports, Majdi initially entered the country illegally back in 2016. Once inside the country, he then “claimed to have fled fighting in Aleppo” and applied for asylum. Shockingly, despite the fact that his request was rejected by the Home Office, he was still apparently offered “wonderful” services and assistance at the cost of the British taxpayer.
As Majdi continued to live in the country at the taxpayer’s expense, he began talking to a 14-year-old girl who he had met on social media. Eventually, the two met in person on two different occasions. On both of those occasions, nothing abusive appears to have happened.
During their third meeting, though, which was at a youth hostel, Majdi “started to touch her” while they watched a movie shortly after taking drugs.
“She said she didn’t want to do this,” explained prosecutor Henrietta Paget during the trial.
“She told him to stop and he forced himself on top of her,” continued Paget, adding, “she told police she lay there feeling weak and later took pictures of the bruises on her legs and hips.”
Upon hearing the details of the case, Judge Shani Barnes was understandably mortified.
“Whatever you went through as a young man in your own country, you were offered a wonderful service,” reasoned Judge Barnes, referring to the fact that he had been given a massive amount of help from public services to “assist [him] into developing into a fully functioning, law-abiding member of the community.”
After pointing this out, Barnes mentioned that despite this, Majdi failed to follow “the simplest rules of courtesy and behavior” while living in the country.
Barnes then described the victim as “a young woman that had been through a great deal of trauma for her young age” and added, “what you did to her that night was opportunistic and vile. Despite her protestations, despite her trying to physically fight her off, you raped her. She was trapped there. Her inner and outer thighs black and blue. Feeling crushed and helpless.”
Despite being clearly disturbed by Majdi’s actions, Barnes ultimately failed to properly punish him for harming the helpless child, who will now likely be scarred for life as a result, by only sentencing him to less than four years behind bars.
“Last year wasn’t a good year for me. I lost my dad, leaving me feeling devastated and in a low place. I suffered another devastating incident last year. I was attacked and raped. No woman or person should ever have to go through what I did. I have three sisters and pray they never have to go through something like this,” stated the young girl in her court impact statement.
“I hate him, he’s a horrible person and disgusting. When I think about what he did to me, it makes me sick. I shout and scream in my sleep calling out and punching,” she continued, adding, “will I be able to get married and have a happy future?”
When asked to provide more details about the case in the wake of court’s conviction of Majdi, Detective Constable Stewart Cameron, who is a law enforcement official with the Brighton Safeguarding Investigations Unit, told reporters, “as soon as we were told of this incident enquiries began and soon Majdi was identified through social media and other information.”
“He had contrived a meeting with the girl and her friends and took advantage of her youth and vulnerability to ruthlessly exploit her for his own sexual gratification,” added the detective of the investigation unit, noting, “we have been able to ensure that the victim has access to support and counselling to help her through this ordeal, and she bravely gave evidence against Majdi at his trial.”
Sadly, it’s not entirely uncommon for refugees or immigrants from other countries to harm others.
A couple of months ago, for example, three Afghan immigrants, who have been living in Canada since 2007, 58-year-old Mohammad Shafia, his 41-year-old wife Tooba Yahya, and their 20-year-old son Hamed, were found guilty of “honor killing” four of their family members.
As a consequence, they were all sentenced to prison and had their citizenship revoked, which means if they’re ever released, then they will then be deported back to Afghanistan.
Just prior to that, law enforcement officials in Vienna, Austria arrested an unidentified 23-year-old Afghan asylum seeker after he allegedly attacked four people during a violent stabbing spree. Shockingly, while in custody, he reportedly blamed his behavior on his drug addiction and being in a “bad mood.”
And before that, police officers in Germany arrested Abu Marwan, a 41-year-old refugee from Syria, for allegedly stabbing his 37-year-old wife “four or five times in the neck” because she wanted to divorce him and marry a Lebanese man.
After killing her, Marwan then reportedly took one of their three children and fled toward a nearby train station while another one of the children stayed behind and called the police. Local law enforcement officers then met him at the train station he was headed to and placed him under arrest.
Without a doubt, harming or killing another human being is one of the worst things a person can do. Because of this, it must be punished as harshly as possible. Unfortunately, though, this does not appear to be what happened with Majdi. To ensure that a similar injustice isn’t made in the future, conservatives need to actively speak out against this Barnes’ terrible decision.