Commentary by Kay B. Day
Courts are not known for their wisdom, and the case of Irfan Nawaz is a perfect example. Nawaz practiced as a board-certified internal medicine doctor at St. Luke’s Hospital and the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.
Nawaz was convicted of soliciting a child via computer and traveling to meet a minor to engage in sexual acts. The Florida Times Union said prosecutors played a tape of Nawaz’s confession during the sentencing phase of the trial. Nawaz made remarks during his confession that suggested his contempt for American women—“[I] was laughing at how stupid girls are in this country, and I thanked God I did not marry someone from this country.”