Tuesday, May 24, 2016

What does the Religion of Peace Teach About... Rape

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http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Quran/002-rape_adultery.htm
What does the  Religion of Peace Teach About... Rape

From the article:

Since it is incredibly unlikely that a child molester will violate his victim in front of "four trustworthy men", Islamic law amounts to a free pass for sexual predators.

Islamic law rejects forensic evidence (such as DNA) in favor of testimony.  An interesting situation thus sometimes develops in cases where a victim alleges rape and the man denies that sex even took place.  In the absence of four male witnesses, rape cannot be proven.  The woman's testimony then becomes a "confession" of adultery.  She can be stoned, even though the male is unpunished, since he never "confessed" to a sexual act.

Some clerics blame rape on the woman.  Australian Sheik Feiz recently said a rape victim"has no one to blame but herself.  She displayed her beauty to the entire world... to tease man and appeal to his carnal nature." 

One of the world's most respected Sunni scholars, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, recently told an audience on his al-Jazeera television show that "To be absolved from guilt, the raped woman must have shown some sort of good conduct."

In 2013, Syria's chief Mufti, Sheikh Abd al-Rahman Ali al-Dala, issued a statement that gives soldiers religious permission to rape the women they capture.


Also, there can be no such thing as rape in marriage, even if the husband has to hit the wife in order to bring about her submission.  Another recent fatwa reminds a woman, she "does not have the right to refuse her husband, rather she must respond to his request every time he calls her." (Islam Q&A, Fatwa No. 33597).