Thursday, March 31, 2011

Yesterday's story, continued

Of Equal Status?
And what happened to the man you asked. The man who raped a cousin the same age as his son.

He was found guilty of conducting an illicit relationship too. Even imams know that a girl cannot quite force herself of a man against his will.

The fatwa ordered that she be given 101 lashes, delivered swiftly and publicly. He was sentenced to 201. She collapsed after 70, was taken to hospital and died a week later.

After a few lashes he managed to escape.

Managed to escape, or allowed to escape? He is a man. Need you even ask?
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Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - Thanks for finishing this story. The more I think about this, the more and more upset I get about it. It's outrageous. Really. It's so incredibly, awfully unthinkable. I just cannot imagine it, and if you hadn't been the one to share it, I'm not sure I would have wanted to believe it. I still don't really want to believe such things happen. But they do.....

Jan Morrison said...

Thank you for bravely reporting this reprehensible story. I wish it was unbelievable - I hope that I can keep believing it is outrageous while realizing it is far too believable. Like a judge in my country who decided that a perp should be given some credit because he performed anal sex on the child and thus preserved her viriginity. Friends and I think we might have to organize a women running and screaming wave - to cross the world - women running in a wave that lasts twenty-four hours beginning wherever the last outrageous story has broken and across the continents until every woman who has had enough has run and screamed. Perhaps then they might notice that we're pissed.

dipali said...

The whole scenario is just so sickening.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is just terrible!

Monica said...

I'm in a state of shock, this is such a horrible thing. The poor innocent little girl.

Found you from the A-Z Challenge, it sounds like it’s going to be so much fun (with a bit of stress thrown in) and I can’t wait to get started!! I’m now following your blog on GFC and I hope you have a chance to check out my blog and maybe follow me back!!

sue said...

I woke up last night thinking about this story and feeling so sad for the man's wife and family. (Not in any way ignoring the horror of what happened to the child and her family's grief and perhaps fear of the man). Is it possible that the wife lives in fear of marital rape and beatings if she goes against his wishes or if she had spoken up for the child? I find it hard to believe this is an isolated event in his life, and your follow up seems to support this. I suspect he will go on to offend again.

LTM said...

I have such a knot in my throat at this story. It hurts my heart. :o|

Ann said...

There are no words to express the horror I am feeling over this story.

slommler said...

Oh this is so horrifying! When judges are ignorant men...what can one expect? I am outraged and angered by this. And every time I hear of one of these atrocities, I cry. It just breaks my heart!!

Poddys said...

It's a cruel world that we live in, with cruel unfair laws, that in your country also favour men over women.

One of the saddest things is that so many laws are linked to religion, in other words "God said that this is how it should be".

Who or whatever God might be, are they so cruel and evil that an innocent girl should lose her life like this, or is it man made laws in the name of God that make the world as evil as it is.

KjM said...

"Need you even ask?"

No, I don't need to ask. And my heart is sick because of it.

Thank you for theses posts, painful as they are to read. We need to be reminded that we have some distance to go yet before all are honored as they should be - as the starting point in our dealings with others.


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