Rapist praised by judge for converting to Islam

A judge lambasted a rapist for claiming his victim was a liar - then commended him for becoming a muslim. Judge Anthony Goldstaub QC sentenced Stuart Wood for seven years for the attack, then told him: ‘You have turned to Islam and this promises well for your future, particularly as you are now an adherent of a religion which respects women and self-discipline.’

Speaking at Chelmsford Crown Court, Judge Goldstaub strongly criticised Wood, 34, for pleading not guilty at his trial which meant his victim was put through the ordeal of having to tell 12 strangers ‘the most intimate details’. ‘This she did with dignity and courage,’ said Judge Goldstaub. ‘You, through your counsel, called her a liar and suggested she had invented rape.’

The judge added that Wood, who had previous convictions for indecent assault on underage girls and for violence, had shown no remorse and still protested his innocence about the attack in August last year in Colchester, Essex. He added that Wood had achieved the humiliation he intended on his victim. Wood, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm. He was jailed for seven years for rape, nine months for ABH and three months for common assault, making a total of eight years. He will be on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely.

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I’m sorry, I don’t understand what point you are trying to make?

Just the Daily Mail’s latest “Muslim ate my hamster” story (apologies to Kaninchen).

This one from a couple of weeks ago is pretty funny too.

i think the point the OP is trying to make is that the judge seems a bit of a hypocrite.
first, we have a rapist who has a history of assaults against women and is calling his latest victim a liar.
somehow, the judge feels that since this rapist has converted to islam (a religion which the judge says respects women) this will somehow cure him of whatever was causing him to assault women before his conversion to a religion which treats women with respect.
of course, many of us know how muslim women are allowed to be treated by their husbands and families.
anyhow, that is my take.

the guy still got sentenced for 8 years, And if his conversion to Islam is true then all the best to the guy, organised religion changes lives.

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