A reader in Vermont sent us the following article, and included this note:
Our little experiment in bringing 1,000 Somali refugees to the small, rural state of Vermont is starting to pay dividends. Here is the latest enrichment news.
Note that the age of the little girl who was assaulted is exactly the same as that of Aisha, Mohammed’s favorite wife, when he consummated his marriage with her. This man’s actions were neither illegal nor immoral where he comes from — in fact, they were exemplary, since emulating Mohammed is the highest form of virtue to a Muslim.
As a matter of interest, the perp’s surname (Abdi) means both “slave” and “negro” in Arabic — the word abd has two interchangeable meanings. It’s a reminder of the high regard in which Arabs hold black Africans.
According to The Burlington Free Press:
Man Sentenced for Burlington Assault
A Burlington man who jumped bail and fled Vermont the night before a jury found him guilty of aggravated sexual assault on a 9-year-old girl was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years to life in prison for the assault
Ali Abdi, a Somali Bantu refugee, was sentenced by Vermont District Judge Patricia Zimmerman.
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Chittenden County State’s Attorney T.J. Donovan said the sentence responded to a “horrific crime” against a girl who has “really been ostracized from her community.” The conviction is a deportable offense, Donovan said, but his understanding is that Abdi will likely serve his sentence in a U.S. prison before the federal government brings any deportation action.
Abdi has been in custody since mid-February 2009, when he was captured after two weeks on the run. Authorities traced him to Ann Arbor, Mich., and returned him to Vermont. It’s unclear where Abdi, who is 38 according to Vermont Corrections Department records, will serve out his sentence.
For a complete listing of previous enrichment news, see The Cultural Enrichment Archives.