Muslim refugee, 20, who raped a boy, 10, in his Sydney home says what he did ‘is not a crime because it is acceptable in his homeland’
- Mufiz Rahaman, 20, said he thought raping a 10-year-old boy was okay
- The Myanmar refugee said it was culturally acceptable in his home land
- The court heard Rahaman tried to offer the boy money and denied rape
- Rahaman is a Rohingya Muslim – as was his young victim
A refugee who raped a ten-year-old boy has claimed he did not know sexually assaulting the child was wrong as it was ‘culturally acceptable’ in his homeland.
Mufiz Rahaman told Sydney’s Downing Centre Court raping children was not seen as morally wrong in his native Myanmar when he pleaded guilty to the aggravated sexual assault of a 10-year-old refugee on Wednesday, the Daily Telegraph reported.
The 20-year-old and his young victim are both stateless Rohingya Muslims – a group of people considered illegal immigrants from Bangladesh by the Buddhist-majority in Myanmar – who came to Australia to flee religious persecution.