This incident happened on Emirates Airline, the official airline of the United Arab Emirates. It’s a high-end airline, they say they do everything “first class”.
A woman flying from Dubai to New York City was molested by a male passenger who rubbed lotion on her body as she slept, according to federal investigators who say the suspect told flight attendants that the victim “enjoyed it because she did not resist.”
The assault occurred Monday on a 13-hour Emirates flight, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn.
According to the complaint, the woman had taken some anti-anxiety medication because she doesn’t like to fly. It put her into a deep sleep and when she woke up she had a shock.
After sleeping for several hours, the woman awoke and [Nadeem Mehmood Quraishi, a 42-year-old Staten Island resident] asked “whether she had a good nap.” At that point, the victim realized that lotion had been “spread on her arms, chest, and up her legs.” Detective Christopher Caruso added that the woman also noticed that “the hand lotion she had placed in the pocket in front of her seat was missing.”
The woman said that when walking to the bathroom “her vaginal area was sore.” She subsequently “saw that her underwear had been shifted and that lotion was in her vaginal area and on her underwear.”
Flight attendants discovered the woman crying in the galley area and she explained that she’d been sexually assaulted. The attendants questions Quraishi.
When the flight attendants questioned Quraishi, he reportedly admitted applying lotion to the woman’s “arms, shoulders, and legs and used the lotion in her vaginal area.” Quraishi, the workers recalled, said that he thought the woman “needed it,” and that the sleeping passenger “enjoyed it because she did not resist.”
Coming from a culture where rape and beating women is an accepted practice under Sharia Law, I can understand how Quraishi could say something that stupid.
He was arrested in New York, was released on a $50,000 bond and is charged with sexual assault.
H/T: Joe For America