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UK Muslim man raped women 'to teach them lesson for being out late'

January 26, 2012 - London

A Muslim man in Britain has been jailed indefinitely for raping women at knifepoint to 'teach them a lesson' for being on the streets at night.

Twenty-three-year-old Sunny Islam, who comesdragged his victims, including a 15-year-old, from the street at knifepoint, and assaulted them during a two-month reign of terror, The Daily Mail reports.

Police fear that Islam, who was jailed for raping four women, may have attacked many more.

According to the report, he was traced through the number plate of his girlfriend's car after he kidnapped and raped the 15-year-old in September 2010.

He reportedly grabbed the victim and drove to a secluded spot where he raped her twice despite her claiming she was only 11.

A Judge, while sentencing Islam to a minimum of 11 years, said that "the harm he has done to the victims is incalculable."

"You told her you were going to 'teach her a lesson', and similar things were said to the other women. Those words are a chilling indictment of your very troubling attitude towards all of these victims," the paper quoted the judge, as saying.

"You seem to observe women out at night as not deserving respect or protection," the judge added.

According to the report, Islam, who told the jury he was a practising Muslim, was convicted of seven charges of rape, one of sexual assault and one of kidnap.


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