Leuven: Prison sentence for man who attacked Muslim girls for wearing bathing suits
Via HLN (Dutch):
A 32 year old Iraqi was sentenced yesterday in Leuven to four months in prison and a fine of 275 euro. The man had physically and verbally attacked four Moro0ccan girls in the Leuven pool on September 12, 2010.
The girls were wearing bathing suits, and the man told them that they shouldn't be wearing that according to Islam. One victim was slapped twice in the face and had to be taken to hospital.
When the Iraqi happened to meet the girl on the street a few years later, he immediately threatened them. "It is now war. It won't stop with this," he snarled at her. The girl lodged a complaint by the police.
The defendant does not deny the facts, but refused to compensate the victims, since he said he was within his rights. According to the judge "The man apparently has trouble understanding that he is in Belgium and that here different laws and standards apply. The accused has no right at all to demand that our country adjust to his standards."