A leftist Norwegian politician who was raped by a Somali refugee five years ago says he feels guilty that his rapist, after serving his time, will now be deported.
Nordal Hauken, who describes himself as a ‘young Socialist Left Party member, feminist and anti-racist’, was attacked in his own home.
The politician reveals that he struggled to come to terms with being a heterosexual male rape victim, and subsequently self-medicated with alcohol and cannabis.
‘I am a heterosexual man who was raped by a Somalian asylum seeker,’ Nordal Hauken writes for NRK.
‘My life fell into ruin, but now I feel guilty about him being sent out of the country.’
He reveals how he was called up by the prison shortly before the perpetrator was to be deported to Somalia, having served 4.5 years in prison for the rape.
‘I felt relief and happiness that he would be gone forever. I felt like the Norwegian State had taken responsibility to carry out the ultimate revenge, like an angry father confronting it’s child’s attacker.
‘But I also had a strong feeling of guilt and responsibility. I was the reason that he would not be in Norway anymore, but rather sent to a dark uncertain future in Somalia.”
Where’s Kevin Bacon when we need him?
It’s one thing to forgive your rapist. That sort of Christian charity is not uncommon.
But to feel sorry for him because the state has decided he’s a danger to others and, regardless of where he’s from, he needs to be sent back? And on top of that feel guilty about it?
Frankly, I don’t think he feels guilty at all. But political correctness obliges him to hold himself up as an example of tolerance for anyone — even your own rapist. I’m sure he’s a hero in his own eyes and probably they eyes of a good many others as well.