Canadian judge finds Palestinian man not guilty of raping wife - "because he believed he could have sex with his wife whenever he wanted"

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Canadian judge finds Palestinian man not guilty of raping wife - "because he believed he could have sex with his wife whenever he wanted"

Here's an odd one, and contains a number of interesting elements.

I always thought that ignorance of the law was no defence, but this Canadian judge has gone for it.

A Palestinian man from Gaza has been found not guilty by the Canadian judge because "the prosecution did not prove beyond reasonable doubt that the man had criminal intent, known as "mens rea" in the law". "The judge did not dispute that non-consensual sex had taken place multiple times, the Ottawa Citizen reported."

This is a handy precedent. Can any immigrant into Canada simply claim that they had no criminal intent because they are unaware of the actual law in Canada?

Canadian man found not guilty of raping wife - BBC News

"A Canadian man was found not guilty of rape because he believed he could have sex with his wife whenever he wanted.

Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Smith ruled the prosecution failed to prove the accused man knew his behaviour was criminal."
 


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That is disgusting.

And Canada lectures Ireland on how we treat women :shock:

"She alleged that he had pulled her onto the couch, pulled down her pants and had sex with her despite pleading with him to stop at least three times.

Her husband told the court he could not have had sex with her at the time because he had just received a hair transplant and he was following his doctor's orders to avoid intercourse
The judge said he found her to be a credible witness and rejected her husband's account, but said he could not find the man guilty of a crime."

An 11 year old "consented" to sex in France.
French consent case causes outrage: girl 11

In so called civilised countries.
 
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palestinians can get away with murder in their homeland
especially those who are descendants of war refugees from 1948
they are well used to special treatment
compliments of the UN
 

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Here's an odd one, and contains a number of interesting elements.

I always thought that ignorance of the law was no defence, but this Canadian judge has gone for it.

A Palestinian man from Gaza has been found not guilty by the Canadian judge because "the prosecution did not prove beyond reasonable doubt that the man had criminal intent, known as "mens rea" in the law". "The judge did not dispute that non-consensual sex had taken place multiple times, the Ottawa Citizen reported."

This is a handy precedent. Can any immigrant into Canada simply claim that they had no criminal intent because they are unaware of the actual law in Canada?

Canadian man found not guilty of raping wife - BBC News

"A Canadian man was found not guilty of rape because he believed he could have sex with his wife whenever he wanted.

Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Smith ruled the prosecution failed to prove the accused man knew his behaviour was criminal."
Left wing western twàts throwing woman under the bus to protect Islam again.

It's like they want a civil war or something.

Keep it up morans.
 

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Left wing western twàts throwing woman under the bus to protect Islam again.

It's like they want a civil war or something.

Keep it up morans.
What have you got against the Morans? Lovely people.
 

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Here's an odd one, and contains a number of interesting elements.

I always thought that ignorance of the law was no defence, but this Canadian judge has gone for it.

A Palestinian man from Gaza has been found not guilty by the Canadian judge because "the prosecution did not prove beyond reasonable doubt that the man had criminal intent, known as "mens rea" in the law". "The judge did not dispute that non-consensual sex had taken place multiple times, the Ottawa Citizen reported."

This is a handy precedent. Can any immigrant into Canada simply claim that they had no criminal intent because they are unaware of the actual law in Canada?

Canadian man found not guilty of raping wife - BBC News

"A Canadian man was found not guilty of rape because he believed he could have sex with his wife whenever he wanted.

Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Smith ruled the prosecution failed to prove the accused man knew his behaviour was criminal."
The most important element is he's a Palestinian so the Zionists can attack all Palestinians on the basis of this scumbag's actions.

I note he's not an 'Arab' now :roll:
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but is ignorance of the law not an excuse? Had this man been a white Canadian would the judge have made the same decision?
 

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The judge seems to have made a ruling that's very ignorant of both precedent and the law.

The accused doesn't need to be aware of the statute, line and verse. He needs to be aware that he's forcing a sexual act on a non-consenting party. That's the mens rea, sorted.

There's a famous example in this neck of the woods, the Laffoy ruling. It had to do with a garda issuing a direction under Section 8 of the Public Order Act. Laffoy ruled that the gardaí did not have to memorise and quote the section or indeed any particular formula of words.

Another aspect of the law that rubbishes this ruling is the meaning of recklessness. Lots of law uses two standards, direct intent and recklessness. Recklessness allows for a crime to be committed in the total absence of intent, which suggests to me that a crime can be committed without knowledge of the law. So if recklessness can be a form of mens rea, it follows that ignorance cannot be an excuse.

I wonder if the judge has also determined that the woman was not a victim?
 

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Ignorantia juris non excusat - except where the religion of peace is involved... some animals are more equal than others..
 

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A Woman believing she was obligated to have sex with her Husband could not of her own will volunteer her consent.

The Common Law should apply to all regardless of cultural values.
The Rape Law in Ireland turns on whether a Man believes a woman is consenting, where as in the UK the test related to an objective assessment rather than a subjective assessment.

The Defendant can of course tell an Irish Jury he believed the complainant was consenting but it is a matter for the Jury to determine if they believe him and determine Guilt.
 

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The reality is that it comes down to religion. He knew she didn't consent but because of his religion he believed he should be able to force her.
 

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The reality is that it comes down to religion. He knew she didn't consent but because of his religion he believed he should be able to force her.
Plenty of catholics reckoned that a priest could sanction and vindicate rape within marriage too. It had to be outlawed via statue here too. In other words, religion isn't recognised as an excuse within the law, here or in Canada.

Religion isn't the villain. Morality is. Religion is but the excuse. The law here and in Canada has removed that excuse from both catholics and muslims.
 

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Here's an odd one, and contains a number of interesting elements.

I always thought that ignorance of the law was no defence, but this Canadian judge has gone for it.

A Palestinian man from Gaza has been found not guilty by the Canadian judge because "the prosecution did not prove beyond reasonable doubt that the man had criminal intent, known as "mens rea" in the law". "The judge did not dispute that non-consensual sex had taken place multiple times, the Ottawa Citizen reported."

This is a handy precedent. Can any immigrant into Canada simply claim that they had no criminal intent because they are unaware of the actual law in Canada?

Canadian man found not guilty of raping wife - BBC News

"A Canadian man was found not guilty of rape because he believed he could have sex with his wife whenever he wanted.

Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Smith ruled the prosecution failed to prove the accused man knew his behaviour was criminal."
Piss off to whatever racist hole you crawled out of.

Why are you putting up an article about something far away here?
 

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The reality is that it comes down to religion. He knew she didn't consent but because of his religion he believed he should be able to force her.
The Muslim Brotherhood which some Irish lads have gone to to toe for believe it's not even possible for a woman to Grant consent to her husband's.

It's automatic. They kicked up quite a stink about the UN declaration of women's rights saying that want the case.

What's that got to do with ireland?

Irishmen are campaigning for that very group. Once again Irish males are showing their misogny and we are all supposed to clap.

Well dimples you don't seem to be clapping.
 

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palestinians can get away with murder in their homeland
especially those who are descendants of war refugees from 1948
they are well used to special treatment
compliments of the UN
Exactly - the muslim faith allows muslims kill apostates...so does that mean in Canada it's now okay to murder lapsed muslims?

It seems the world over there's a big recruitment problem into the judiciary.
 

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Hush for a moment and listen to the shrieks of outrage coming from our feminists...oh wait, they're too busy attacking Ronan Mullens...

I wonder does Ireland-apologist in chief, Ivana Bacik, have anything to say to Justin Trudeau about this?
 


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