Polimicks

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Rape Victim Executed in Somalia

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/29/world/africa/29briefs-RAPEVICTIMEX_BRF.html?_r=1&ref=africa&oref=slogin

The woman was raped. But because in many Fundamentalist interpretations of Islam, unless another man says he witnessed it and that HE thinks she was raped, it’s adultery.

This is where victim-blaming goes. I suppose women in the US should be grateful the stones here are (mostly) only metaphorical.

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7 comments on “Rape Victim Executed in Somalia

  1. morinon
    October 30, 2008

    This is one of my many issues with Shariat law.

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  2. chessdev
    October 30, 2008

    oh man….that is just disgusting…
    they executed the VICTIM…oh man..

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  3. mahsati_janan
    October 30, 2008

    That is terrible.
    There are a lot of religious interpretations that can be used this way. Sadly, I knew a girl once whose family tried to convince her to *marry* her rapist based on their interpretation of the following verses in Deuteronomy. She refused thankfully and is happy about that choice today.
    Verses quoted from Deuteronomy 22:
    23: If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her;
    24: Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour’s wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you.
    25: But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her: then the man only that lay with her shall die:
    26: But unto the damsel thou shalt do nothing; there is in the damsel no sin worthy of death: for as when a man riseth against his neighbour, and slayeth him, even so is this matter:
    27: For he found her in the field, and the betrothed damsel cried, and there was none to save her.
    28: If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found;
    29: Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel’s father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.

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    • polimicks
      October 30, 2008

      Yeah, I’ve seen people try and use Biblical reasoning for shit like that, too.
      And I know the concept of killing the woman as well did NOT originate with these sects of Islam, as there are precedents for that in ancient Hebrew law as well. No citations now, but I’ll try to track them down later.
      People tend to forget that Islam, Judaism and Christianity pretty much all spring from the same well. Maybe that’s what makes them so angry at each other.

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      • mahsati_janan
        October 30, 2008

        Probably – *sigh* I wish people could sift the good part of religions and just keep those. All of the parts that boil down to “bring love and understanding – do no harm” I like those parts.

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      • polimicks
        October 30, 2008

        Me, too.

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      • zabieru
        October 30, 2008

        Yeah, it’s desert nomad bullshit, not Abrahamic monodeity bullshit. You can bet the polytheist desert nomads on the next dune over, as well as the competing monotheist nomads and those guys with the golden calf that Moses was so pissed at, they all had the same laws.

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