March 03, 2017

Judge clears Muslim taxi driver of rape — and you won’t believe why

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

In 2015, Bassam Al-Rawi, a Muslim taxi driver in Halifax, was pulled over by police. Inside his cab was a 26-year-old woman with her clothes off from her chest down, unconscious. Al-Rawi’s pants were down. He was raping her.

But Judge Gregory Lenehan just acquitted him, saying:

“The Crown failed to produce any evidence of lack of consent at any time.”

Meanwhile, here’s what the Halifax police said last summer:

"There have been 14 sexual assaults involving cab drivers since 2012.”

And remember their advice for Halifax girls last summer?:

"Sit in the back seat on the right-hand side of the [taxi], particularly if travelling alone, as it’s farthest from the driver and curb-side in the event you need to exit quickly.”

But they won’t tell women who to look out for, because that would be racist. That’s what the Toronto Star reported:

"Halifax police are perpetuating damaging stereotypes by using “Middle Eastern” to describe three unknown cab drivers suspected in a recent string of alleged sexual assaults, critics say. “There’s no such thing as a Middle-Eastern-looking person,” said Raja Khouri, president of the Toronto-based Canadian Arab Institute.”

"Khouri, who is also member of the Ontario Human Rights Commission…”

Oh, and all of this is before Motion M-103 passes Parliament to ban Islamophobia…

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commented 2017-03-09 08:14:27 -0500
You are so full of shite “Marilyn” you reek of desperate deflection.

" … Too late!!! I already have six adult children, all of whom have enough brains not to get so blotto that they wet their pants like a toddler. …"

“It is not common for me to go against the flow, but I have four adult daughters and if any one of them became stupidly drunk, caused herself to be expelled from a bar because of unacceptable and violent behaviour, as did this 26-year-old “victim” (not exactly a “girl” as Ezra describes her, I would be hard-pressed to feel much remorse for her…."
commented 2017-03-06 13:40:53 -0500
Hyacinth: Too late!!! I already have six adult children, all of whom have enough brains not to get so blotto that they wet their pants like a toddler. I do not dispute that the taxi driver was/is despicable; all I am saying is that a 26-year-old woman should have enough self-respect, dignity and self-awareness of possible danger not to purposely place herself in a severely compromised position.
This is clearly a case of someone not taking proper responsibility for her own behaviour.
commented 2017-03-06 09:57:51 -0500
i have a cab licence…i had to pass a criminal background check in addition to my class 4 and a clean abstract to drive cab here…how does this male still have a cab licence?
commented 2017-03-06 00:09:15 -0500
Welcome to Canakastan. This judge should have asked where the four male witnesses were. The “problem” is with the Halifax police donchya know?
commented 2017-03-05 18:18:36 -0500
Had said cab driver been named John Smith or I dunno, Seamus O’ Something he’d be inside fer sure!
commented 2017-03-05 11:15:58 -0500
So, if I fear my Muslim cab driver am I an Islamophobe & in violation of m103? Is is a crime now to fear my Muslim cabbie? Asking for a friend.
commented 2017-03-05 10:04:39 -0500
Sally Citizen – exactly! She had enough sense to call a cab and the criminal behind the wheel decided to teach her about the ways of Islam. I thought that she was likely in a black out from too much drinking, but not knowing her personally, and the state that she was found in, would be obvious that if she didn’t remember, then she didn’t consent. That judge needs to be removed from the bench!
commented 2017-03-05 08:52:26 -0500
Even if this woman was intoxicated (obviously not good) , there is absolutely no reason for her to be raped! She made a wise decision to call a cab for help to get home. That cab drivers responsibility was to get her from point A to point B safely. I am a woman, I was young once, I too have taken a cab after a few drinks to get home. Rape is criminal and there is never any good reason for it.
commented 2017-03-05 08:39:55 -0500
Marilyn Nelson.. the only thing that was justified against her was being expelled from the bar. Are you ever self-righteous eh. Sounds like you are part of the granola crowd ( the fruits, nuts and flakes)
commented 2017-03-05 08:37:54 -0500
Matriarchs Against Drunk Drivers would never absolve her of responsibility for driving drunk, and let’s face it …nobody would even consider driving drunk when they are sober…after all alchohol impairs your judgement.
commented 2017-03-04 19:58:39 -0500
The CBC news never mentioned the man’s name or that he was a Muslim.
Had it been a Christian white man, the CBC would have made a major issue of it.
The mendacious CBC is evil.
Islam is evil.
commented 2017-03-04 18:38:26 -0500
Marilyn Neilson commented
The woman who was “raped” (we don’t know for sure on that account) was no child. She was a 26-year-old woman who foolishly intoxicated herself to the point that she had an altercation with both her best female friend and her boyfriend, was expelled from the bar, tried to re-enter and was refused.
While the taxi cab driver was/is despicable, this woman also has to take responsibility for own behaviour. "

Do Canada a favor, don’t reproduce.
commented 2017-03-04 16:17:17 -0500
The brownies have no clue about functioning in a normal society .. this breed also has sex with animals..
commented 2017-03-04 15:56:01 -0500
Bravo Zulu, well said- and factual!!! Canadians don’t want to hear the truth because they are afraid of it and it implies they might actually have to get off their lazy useless asses and so something to stop it rather than sit back and expect someone else to come save their lazy asses!
commented 2017-03-04 15:23:13 -0500
The woman who was “raped” (we don’t know for sure on that account) was no child. She was a 26-year-old woman who foolishly intoxicated herself to the point that she had an altercation with both her best female friend and her boyfriend, was expelled from the bar, tried to re-enter and was refused.
While the taxi cab driver was/is despicable, this woman also has to take responsibility for own behaviour.
commented 2017-03-04 12:50:22 -0500
Unless you are a white Christian you can get away with nearly anything in Canada today. All others get a cultures “free pass”.

After all Canada would not want to insult your religion or culture.

The Canadian justice system ceased to exist many years ago. It is now a politically correct legal system.

The police, the courts and the legal “system” have become the true enemy of the people.

You cannot complain as a white person – you will be called a racist – and soon enough if you do complain – you can and likely will be fined and jailed.

Canada is the new Sweden.

Now …………

For all those who support this judges decision – what if it had been your mother, wife or daughter?

If you are Canadian and start to make an excuse upon being asked this question ……..

And many will make an excuse.

Go and look in the mirror – because the person looking back at you is already part of the reason the country is in a downward spiral.
commented 2017-03-04 11:36:24 -0500
@space Moose , We don’t know for sure. That’s why we have an Appeal Court to reconcile errors or faults in legal proceedings and outcomes.
commented 2017-03-04 11:29:37 -0500
Thanks to Lorne Gunter for his report on the Alberta throne speech. Our NDP gov’t is destroying this province. If someone were to hate the NDP is that a hate crime? Asking for a friend.
commented 2017-03-04 11:17:32 -0500
How do we know for sure that the judge went easy on the driver because he is Muslim?
commented 2017-03-04 09:52:00 -0500
I agree with Raja Khouri . There is no such thing as a Middle-Eastern looking person.
And I am sure Raja would agree with me that there is no such thing as a “Great Dane” looking dog or a “Germen Shepherd” looking dog. And we should remove “Persian” from " Persian Cat" because they don’t exist either.
Profiling ? To bad . If you protect bad or criminal behaviour with these constant defenses based on race and ethnicity , that behaviour will flourish.
commented 2017-03-04 09:40:44 -0500
I am not a racist, a bigot or an “alt” anything. These Muslim men who commit these horrific sex assaults are pure evil. For a judge to acquit this taxi driver makes him just as evil. White women are in jeopardy if this kind of behaviour is allowed to go unpunished in Canada. I suppose we need only look to Europe as to what Canada may become. This story was incredibly difficult to listen to as I have a young adult beautiful daughter I want to protect. Thanks Ezra for bringing us these stories even though they are most difficult to listen to.
commented 2017-03-04 09:29:31 -0500
John Williams said, " I’ve also heared that many terrorist attacks in Israel are foiled by citizens who were armed and capable of taking out the attacker themselves."

I think that is because in Israel they are required to server for 2 years 8 months for men and 2 years for women so they all are fully trained. Would be good if we had that here in Canada.
commented 2017-03-04 09:11:43 -0500
The Crown Prosecutors office must appeal this decision. We have that system to safeguard against flawed decision making in our judicial system.
As well, the taxi company should be boycotted in particular by women. And in this day and age, onboard cameras should be installed in these cabs for the protection of the passenger as well as the driver.
commented 2017-03-04 08:42:36 -0500
Liberals globally embarked on a project to replace the population of Western countries. The new population must be Muslim and predominantly Middle Eastern. They must be imported by the million, eventually overwhelming the immigration capabilities of the country. Tent cities grow everywhere, full of mainly illiterate, anti-Western Muslim men who have no respect for Western traditions and treat women as livestock. They say it clearly that their goal is to take over and create a global caliphate. Western culture will be “phased out” and either we adopt and become Muslim or we will have to serve our new overlords. Canada is next. I hope one day we will learn the exact details of how our liberal politicians sold us out. There must be documents (in Saudi?) with signatures and specific detail, because the execution is happening in a very well organized fashion and simultaneously in all Western countries. Powerful groups (e.g. the Soros organizations) are financing the resettlement and culture change. This is of course high treason but most people are not fully aware of this yet.
commented 2017-03-04 05:44:58 -0500
My first reaction: “Is this true ?”
Did the judge say it ? Was he correct ? If so, do not criticise the Judge – ask to see the preparatory work by the Crown prosecution wonks. What were they doing/playing at/ thinking ? Demand to see the planning by the solicitors, attourneys, whoever instructed whom to do what. If someone cocked up, then they must be sacked, tried for gross dereliction of duty and breech of trust and perversion of justice and contempt of court, (or whatever – I do not know Halifax legal details:) and the appropriate punishment must be at least as much as the accused would have gotten if he had been convicted. It is very dangerous to have “rogue” legal wonks making “mistakes” in case preparation – the whole reason they are paid rather impressive salaries (true ?) is because they are supposed to provide an impressively reliable legal argument.

Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells. (Well, not exactly, but you knowwhat I mean !)
commented 2017-03-04 05:24:37 -0500
Billy Howard you are exactly right, there are some dark days ahead for us woman here in Canada. Stay inside at night is all i can say. Canada is submitting to sharia BUT IM NOT!
commented 2017-03-04 03:32:59 -0500
Or maybe that woman was too afraid to speak out.
commented 2017-03-04 02:50:10 -0500
So i guess i could have sex with a passe out woman now if i were some sort of dickless scumbag who does that kind of thing. Oh wait, i am white and not a Muslim , SILLY ME!
commented 2017-03-04 02:49:08 -0500
Funny how some of the same feminazis actually get upset if a guy holds the door for them, but they have problem with this. I love women , but the useful idiots among them deserve no sympathy if this happens to them.
commented 2017-03-04 02:46:25 -0500
Space Moose she does not remember, probably partly why the judge is able to get away with this.