Saturday, April 22, 2006

Separate Rules For Immigrants

I'd hoped to blog on this yesterday but I couldn't access Blogger at all.

A British judge has freed a woman who shook her five month old baby so hard he suffered brain damage.

It was believed that the boy would have been screaming in agony for eight weeks because his injuries went untreated.

The reasoning behind the judge's incredible leniency in this case is that the woman is a Bangladeshi immigrant to Britain. The judge explained,

“You are a young lady who came from Bangladesh. You lived there in a rural community, adopting the customs and ways of the people there so that getting to know the ways of living in the West and in this country were not easy."

In other words, the Bangladeshis are too stupid to realise that shaking a tiny baby hard, injuring it so badly that it screams for eight weeks in agony is not a good thing. He's obviously of the opinion that all people in rural Bangladesh are incapable of understanding that babies are delicate creatures which need to be handled carefully. I don't know whether to blame this ridiculous decision on the judge's blind racism or his political correctness gone mad.

In either case it seems that immigrants to Britain now have a precedent on which to "blame" their crimes; it's part of their own culture, they didn't know they were doing anything wrong. As a commenter on Michelle Malkin notes,
"What's next, allowing honor killings because the male family members don't know any better?"

I wouldn't be surprised.

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