Here we go again, another expensive ‘refugee’ criminal trial replete with taxpayer-funded interpreters as well!
And, if you are interested in how all those Bosnian Muslims got to Iowa, check out Bill Clinton and his meatpacker friends here.*
From the Des Moines Register:
A Polk County District Court judge halted questioning over a sex abuse accuser’s mental health Wednesday during a Des Moines Islamic leader’s trial.
Two women, a mother and her 18-year-old daughter, who allege they were touched inappropriately by imam Nermin Spahic, 41, during a healing ritual testified in court on Wednesday.
The two women who have accused Spahic were among a string of witnesses who testified on the third day of the trial, including Spahic’s wife. Throughout testimony, Spahic sat with his attorneys and an interpreter, taking notes on a notepad.
During her testimony, the 18-year-old woman’s mother told jurors she was “in shock” after her encounter with Spahic.
More refugee mental health problems?
The woman, who came to the United States from Bosnia with her husband and daughter in 1997, said she took her daughter to see Spahic at the Islamic and Cultural Center Bosniak in Des Moines. The woman wanted the imam to pray over her daughter to help relieve her of severe mood swings and problems with cutting herself. However, she and her daughter were not regular members of the mosque and had never met Spahic.
So instead of praying at the mosque, the Imam was invited home where the women learned it was necessary to get naked in order to find those pesky spirits.
In a 9 p.m. ritual at the apartment the woman and her daughter shared in Johnston, Spahic allegedly had the 18-year-old woman lie nude on her bed while he rubbed cumin oil onto her skin. Spahic’s defense attorney has said the ceremony in Bosnian Islamic tradition is designed to locate “evil spirits” in a person’s body.
Spahic touched the 18-year-old woman’s genital area, breasts and buttocks during the ritual, she said in court Wednesday. Spahic asked her if she was “calm” during the ritual and she lied to the imam in hopes of ending the ritual, she told jurors.
“I only lied and said that so he would get out of my room,” she said.
The mother testified through an interpreter that once Spahic finished the ritual with her daughter, he asked her to participate as well.
And, since her daughter was so traumatized the Mom said, sure let me try it! Read on!
A police officer who grew up in Bosnia testified that he had never heard of such a ritual. There is something very fishy about this whole thing. Or, am I mistaken and this is one of those beautiful things ethnic diversity brought to “welcoming” Polk County, Iowa.
It has entertainment value, I suppose, if it weren’t for the cost this trial dumps on the local taxpayers!
* Question for Wyoming? Do you need cheap labor this badly?