Muslim claims Ramadan fasting made him sexually assault girls

A sex attacker molested four teenage girls then claimed he did not know what he was doing because he was fasting for Ramadan, a court heard today.

Shamsul Islam, 33, sidled up to girls as young as 15 on empty buses and trains across east London then sexually assaulted them.

When one of his victims confronted him he said ‘I’m sorry, I’m fasting, I don’t know what I’m doing,’ Snaresbrook Crown Court was told.

Islam, from Barking, pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual assault, and was sentenced to three years in prison – after which he will be deported to his home country of Pakistan.

Judge Sheelagh Canavan branded him ‘a danger to society’.

h/t Trop