A Norwegian politician who was raped by a Somali asylum seeker now “feels guilt” for his rapist’s deportation. Describing himself as a “socialist, feminist, and anti-racist,” Karsten Nordal Hauken says he turned to alcohol and marijuana for five years to psychologically medicate himself.
After an investigation and trial, the Somali rapist was sentenced to four years and six months in prison. During the trial, he claimed that the sodomy had been consensual.
“But I also got a strong sense of guilt and responsibility. It was I who was the reason why he should not be left in Norway, but rather be late for a very uncertain future in Somalia. He had already served his sentence in prison. Should he now be punished again? And this time much harder?” wrote Hauken.
Expressing a sense of shame and humiliation, Hauken wrote about years of depression he suffered following the rape. Also expressed were fears that his feminist bona fides would be undermined if he advocated on behalf of male victims of rape.
“I am afraid that no girls want me, and that other men laugh at me,” wrote Hauken. “Afraid that I'll be perceived as anti feminist when I say that young men who are struggling should get more attention.”
Hauken also seems to believe that his rapist is a heterosexual man.
“I am a heterosexual man, and I was raped by another, presumably heterosexual man,” wrote Hauken.
Attributing the social forces of Somalia with causing his rapist to become a rapist, Hauken waxed sociological while searching for reasons to ameliorate his rapist’s guilt.
“I do not feel anger toward my assault man, for I see him most as a product of an unjust world. A product of an upbringing marked by war and deprivation,”wrote Hauken.
Hauken concluded his essay by calling for more “help” to be provided to Somalia and other “refugees,” presumably at the expense of Norwegian and, more broadly, European taxpayers.
H/T Sara Malm at The Daily Mail.
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