March 02, 2017

Canada: Cab driver acquitted of sexual assault, raising questions about consent

Victor LaszloRebel Commentator


A Halifax taxi driver found with an intoxicated, unconscious, mostly naked woman in his cab and her DNA on his mouth has been acquitted of sexual assault by a judge who said there wasn’t enough evidence to prove the woman’s “lack of consent.” […] She also couldn’t provide information on whether she “agreed to be naked in the taxi, or initiated any sexual activity,” Lenehan said.}

It appears that a Halifax cabbie, also named Bassam Aladin Al-Rawi, has been involved in [other incidents of questionable consent sexual activity] with passengers.

The Chronicle Herald:

According to the warrant, Const. Monia Thibault observed what appeared to be an unconscious woman in the back seat who was naked from the waist down, her pink tank top pushed up and her personal items strewn about the vehicle.

“She also observed the male driver turned facing the back and appeared to be fumbling with something and then pulling material from his lap attempting to hide it between him and the centre console,” the warrant alleges. […] Al-Rawi has no prior criminal record. However, in the court documents, police allege that last Nov. 1, another female reported that a male taxi driver, later identified as Al-Rawi, did not stop at her house, turned the meter off and kept driving around the block while calling her “baby”.

That woman, the warrant alleges, had to redirect him back to her house, and when she tried to get out of the cab he grabbed her hand and asked her to stay.


(This case is doubly interesting, because as [this CBC article makes clear,] according to Canadian law, a woman must be capable of continuous and ongoing conscious consent to sexual activity, and this applies to a spouse, so to a strange cab driver one might assume even more so.



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commented 2017-03-03 14:17:13 -0500
The woman seemed to unconscious (not drunk) and couldn’t give a report to the police…did they test her blood for what he gave her? Need much more info.
commented 2017-03-03 14:03:03 -0500
As I have said before, this is a class issue…those who cannot afford cars are the victims…and the wealthy think the poor should be happy to give up their freedom for the good of all…let them take cabs too…will anyone believe them when this happens? The elites need to try out immigration too…in their clubs, private schools and so on…
commented 2017-03-03 13:23:12 -0500
Coming soon to a town near you! Sweden 2.0. Thanks L’il Puto. allahu feckin’ ackbar!
commented 2017-03-03 12:41:23 -0500
Yeah what a ridiculous argument. There was a lack of evidence that she didn’t give him all of her possessions as well. So does that justify stealing?
commented 2017-03-03 12:41:23 -0500
Yeah what a ridiculous argument. There was a lack of evidence that she didn’t give him all of her possessions as well. So does that justify stealing?
commented 2017-03-03 12:40:50 -0500
Yeah what a ridiculous argument. There was a lack of evidence that she didn’t give him all of her possessions as well. So does that justify stealing?
commented 2017-03-03 11:09:32 -0500
Certainly redefines ‘Happy-hour’!
commented 2017-03-03 10:06:59 -0500
I wonder if the family of this female would be treated so lightly, if they beat him to within an inch of his life. You know the mentally ill family. Men can be driven to insanity when their daughters are hurt.
commented 2017-03-03 09:27:55 -0500
Where is Dexter when you need him….
commented 2017-03-03 03:11:41 -0500
Another reason to support Uber.
commented 2017-03-02 23:54:20 -0500
Hey progressive feminists , your thank you rape i coming soon to some of you. Hope you enjoy it.And then enjoy it even more when the poor immigrant is let go.
commented 2017-03-02 23:52:17 -0500
Sickening, more women will not be protected by so called feminists.
commented 2017-03-02 23:40:02 -0500
I’m confused as to why everyone sees this as a case of applying the law. The accused is Muslim, of course our laws don’t apply to him. That’s why he won’t get in trouble with the law society – he’s was told to do this a long time ago.

Jan G. No, this isn’t “close your legs” judge. But of course, you know that judge was right – right? Legs are 4 times stronger than arms. In the case in question, the gal was in the bathroom (this was a house party) when the guy walked in to use the bathroom, and stumbled upon her. He started to kanoodle her, which she went along with. After round one, they “moved into the shower” for round 2.

I want you to do an experiment at home Jan (and other ladies). I want you to stand at the bathroom sink, naked. Stay standing upright, legs together. Get your hubby, to see if he can put his thingy in your thingy, without you opening your legs, swaying your back or bending over the sink. Try it! I insist!!
commented 2017-03-02 22:50:50 -0500
I am surprised Faith didn’t receive this story. Probably if it comes from Europe, Trudeau can’t put the author in jail.
commented 2017-03-02 22:02:26 -0500
So who is the real danger to Society?
commented 2017-03-02 21:49:41 -0500
Is this the same judge that presided over the ‘crossing your legs’ case?
Maurice: this judge is afraid of having that very thing done to him by the cabbie’s relatives.
commented 2017-03-02 20:59:28 -0500
I call that a corrupt judge who cannot apply the law correctly. Now people like him are starting to do what we have seen in Europe. The guilties are treated gently.
commented 2017-03-02 18:01:14 -0500
I hope the Crown Attorney’s Office will appeal this and a new trial is ordered. The judge is clearly not impartial; or applying the law correctly. He probably doesn’t want to be called “Islmaphobic” by the misguided public!
commented 2017-03-02 17:33:38 -0500
The cabbie should have done like the Saudi millionaire Ehsan Abdulaziz and said he fell into her. Because she was so drunk the cohort tripped him and caused undue suffering to him by falling into coitus thereby hurting him and his reputation unwillingly.
commented 2017-03-02 17:23:08 -0500
Deborah, if there was a judge with balls, they would soon be cut off by the higher courts.
commented 2017-03-02 17:21:21 -0500
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 32,910 Attacks, 210,955 Killed, 294,960 Injured that we know of.
commented 2017-03-02 16:24:55 -0500
I wonder if there is even one judge left in this country that has any balls?
commented 2017-03-02 15:58:25 -0500
So the law isn’t being upheld in Halifax because……they want to be the first city to popularize sanctuary courts? Gross. How do judges get to ignore the law when bringing down their rulings?
commented 2017-03-02 15:54:26 -0500
And if they fire his ass it’s just off to the HRC.
commented 2017-03-02 15:52:53 -0500
So a different law for non Muslim husbands than Muslim cab drivers. Big surprise there. This happens regularly in Grande Prairie where the large male Somali community works together.
commented 2017-03-02 15:48:52 -0500
I’m sure someone named John Smith would be in jail right now.This guys sounds like a sexual predator.This won’t be the last time for this guy.I just hope the next victims sues the crown for not doing enough to stop this guy.
commented 2017-03-02 15:34:29 -0500
It’s like , they’re just having their way with every thing