A sex attacker molested four teenage girls then claimed he did not know what he was doing because he was fasting for Ramadan, a court heard today.
Shamsul Islam, 33, sidled up to girls as young as 15 on empty buses and trains across east London then sexually assaulted them.
When one of his victims confronted him he said ‘I’m sorry, I’m fasting, I don’t know what I’m doing,’ Snaresbrook Crown Court was told.
He knew what he was doing, but apparently Ramadan Rape is an acceptable excuse in some parts of the world.
Judge Sheelagh Canavan branded him ‘a danger to society’.
Sentencing him to three years’ imprisonment, Judge Canavan described him as a ‘serial, sexual pervert’ and called for him to be removed from the country as soon as possible.
She said: ‘Your devotion to your religion is only convenient to you when it gives you an excuse for your sexual misconduct.
‘You are not a national of this country, and the sooner you are removed from the country the better.
That judge sounds downright Islam-ophobic.
The second assault, on a 15-year-old girl, happened on a bus in mid-afternoon a few days later, the court was told.
The teenager boarded the bus and immediately felt uncomfortable because Islam had been staring at her at the bus stop.
Islam staring at you is never a good thing.