Move over, Europe: Muslims raping U.S. women
March 21, 2016: A growing number of drivers working for Uber, Lyft and similar taxi services have been accused of sexually assaulting female passengers, WND reported.
And many of them have Muslim names.
Two Uber drivers – Hassan Ibrahim, 48, and Salim Salem, 47 – were charged in connection with sexual assaults against female college students at Michigan State University, the Detroit Free Press reported. The two men were accused of using their Uber driver jobs to prey upon college students.
Multiple women complained of inappropriate touching.
The news came just days after another Uber driver in California – Omar Mahmoud Mousa, 52, of Anaheim – was charged with raping a woman at an Anaheim motel, as WND reported. Police said they suspect Mousa likely had other victims, and they asked the public to come forward with information.
One of the more horrific cases happened in Connecticut and involved an Iraqi refugee. Police in Hamden, Connecticut, arrested 29-year-old Ahmad Bahjat of New Haven on Feb. 26, MassLive.com reported. Investigators say they responded to Yale-New Haven Hospital on Jan. 31 for a report by an alleged victim of sexual assault. The woman had left a New Haven bar and walked to a parking area designated for Uber and taxi drivers, according to police.
Bahjat pretended to be an Uber driver and the woman got into his car, believing he was the Uber driver she requested, police told WTNH News 8. Police said Bahjat “viciously sexually assaulted” the woman. She bolted from the car, leaving several personal items behind, according to investigators. She suffered injuries to her neck, wrists and knees, police said.
Florida drops Debra Lafave’s charges
March 21, 2006: In a case followed nationwide, Florida prosecutors dropped charges against former Tampa teacher Debra Lafave, who admitted having sex with a 14-year-old middle school student.
The boy’s mother, along with prosecutors and defense attorneys wanted to avoid public trial for the sake of her son.
At a news conference after the announcement, Lafave said she had a bipolar disorder. Her attorney indicated she was getting treatment.
“I have a lot of things in my past that have unfortunately become public,” Lafave said.