What I find bizarre among the more obsessive Latte sippers is their inability to appreciate that you can understand the way that scum-bags think without in any way endorsing their though processes or any disgusting acts that they may subsequently commit.
Now to be entirely honest I think that I am not alone in thinking that a five stretch (with a three year minimum) is by no means enough for this string of assaults and it will only be acceptable, if, at the end of his time in jail, he is immediately deported. After all he is a foreign student and not an arsonist asylum seeker so it should be no problem for the immigration minister to revoke his visa on the basis that he is of bad character.
What I find rather sadly amusing is that the courts seem to have bought a rather shallow Sheik Hilali defence, The man is from Libya for heavens sake, a country where Gadaffi had female body guards (In tight fatigues) and it has always been a more Marxist state than it is Islamic one, so the claim that he could not help it because of his religious background is just a bit too convenient and that it has been accepted in mitigation should disgust anyone who believes in Justice.
Perhaps what we need is a sentencing judge with a bit of backbone who could just totally reject such spurious arguments in mitigation as the ones offered in this case. A summing up that essentially says “misogyny, no matter what its religious or cultural origin is entirely unacceptable in this country and as a consequence you shall serve a minimum of ten years with hard labour” would send the right message…