That's how the media originally spun the story of Tanveer Hussain. Hussain was originally denied a visa, supposedly because of President Trump's migration pause, to come and compete in the World Snowshoe Championships in New York. Senator Gillibrand and Senator Schumer sprang into action. Elise Stefanek's office even supposedly got involved.
And a wonderful Muslim whom we had absolutely no reason to keep out of the country came to New York showing us how silly our fears were. Then he molested a 12-year-old girl.
The parents complained to the police. Khan, the other Muslim who was only allowed in because of the interview of the two senators, claimed that it was the girl's fault. Because that is how Muslims view sexual abuse. It's always the fault of the victim.
Also Khan claimed that Hussain had no idea that the 12-year-old girl was a minor.
“He is not aware that she is minor in first place,” he said. “We told him later that she is a minor. He doesn’t understand proper English, so he doesn’t know.”How are you supposed to know that a little girl is a minor if you don't speak English?
So the current excuses are that
1. It's the girl's fault
2. Hussain had no idea she was too young to molest because he doesn't speak English
This is usually how most Muslim sexual abuse defenses go.
Village Mayor Clyde Rabideau, who had met them at last year’s championships in Italy and invited them to come here, reached out for help from New York’s U.S. senators, Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. Seventh-graders from Saranac Lake Middle School wrote letters to the senators on the Indians’ behalf. As their plight drew media attention here and in their home country, the senators contacted the embassy, which let the men resubmit their visa applications — and approved them.Yes, they introduced them to middle schoolers. They got seventh-graders to write letters for them. And then the inevitable happened.
Porcupine owner Fred Mazzeo offered them lodging free of charge and picked them up from the airport in Burlington, Vermont. Some restaurants offered them free meals. Rabideau started a crowdfunding campaign that raised more than $1,600 in seven days to cover some of their travel expenses. Hussain and Khan spoke to the middle schoolers Friday and showed them videos of Kashmir and its winter recreation.
Will they be held accountable? They certainly ought to be. Hussain and Khan come from a culture where the abuse of children is normal, where unaccompanied women are considered fair game and a religion whose founder married a 7-year-old girl.
It's not a question of what they were thinking. The question is what were their sponsors thinking? If you bring a wolf into a schoolroom and a child gets mauled, is it the fault of the wolf or the man who introduced him into the classroom?
“I think all three of our federal representatives were on this, but the two I heard back from where the two senators (Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand). Schumer’s office was in daily contact with me, Abid and Tanveer and the New Delhi consulate. They really pushed this.” Rabideau Adirondak told the local paper.Gillibrand tried to build her brand by claiming to have been sexually harassed in the Senate. Then she brought an actual child molester to America.
But Trump is the bad guy.