Basam Syed, 35, is what most people would define as a sexual pervert. After all, he has been arrested 28 times in the past and many of those have been for crimes of a sexual nature. Four arrests were even made when Syed was on probation for a sex crime committed in 2014.
His latest arrest involved pressing himself against the backside of a straphanger on the East Side subway on May 26.
How Syed is still on the streets is not the most shocking aspect of this story. What is even more shocking is his mother’s response to his heinous behavior.
In an interview, Syed’s mother defended her son, claiming he was only looking for the right woman. She said in an interview, “It’s not easy to find a wife and have kids … She has to be a Pakistani. She has to be a Muslim girl.”
We have to wonder when looking for a wife began to involve such disgusting behavior. Syed must be serious about his search because a year ago he was found guilty of rubbing his genitals against the backside of a woman riding the No. 6 train.
In March, Syed was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend and sexually abusing her son. Before that, he was arrested for tongue-kissing a 4-year-old boy. Syed has also been arrested for burglary and drug charges (H/T WZ).
These kinds of problems can’t be solved with a wife — no matter how great she might be.
It’s time for the justice system to take his crimes seriously and get him off the streets before he does more harm — perhaps very serious harm.
In addition, Syed’s mother, who claims “nothing is wrong” with her son, should probably seek professional counseling while her son sits in jail and pays for his crimes.
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