I see from Shmarya that an Israeli court has lost its mind.
Sabbar Kashur, an Arab, picked up a Jewish woman in downtown Jerusalem, and did what men seeking sex have done since the beginning of time. He lied, in this case identifying himself as a Jewish bachelor. After the sex, which the woman admits was consensual, she discovered Kashur's ethnicity and filed rape charges.
The court agreed, ruling the sex was obtained under false pretenses. Kashur is going to jail for 18 months.
Some things I want to know:
:: Does this mean men who use the L word to get women into bed, are now subject to prison terms? Pretending to love someone for sex is also false pretenses, and this happens all the time.
:: What about the broke, wimpy shlub who sits at the bar and pretends to be a wealthy, well-endowed, fighter pilot. If a girl is dumb enough to believe him, can she later send him away for rape?
:: Would the court have reacted the same way, if it was an American Christian who pretended to be Jewish for the sake of getting into that woman's pants? How much did racism have to do with this ruling? Is this Israel or Jim Crow Mississippi?
In America this little mishap would be a beer commercial. In Israel its a criminal preceding.
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