Rape victim receives 101 lashes for becoming pregnant
The girl’s father was also fined and warned the family would be branded outcasts from their village if he did not pay.
According to human rights activists, the girl, who was quickly married after the attack, was divorced weeks later after medical tests revealed she was pregnant.
The girl was raped by a 20-year-old villager in Brahmanbaria district in April last year.
Bangladesh’sÂ Daily Star newspaper reported that she was so ashamed following the attack that she did not lodge a complaint.
Her rape emerged after her pregnancy test and Muslim elders in the village issued a fatwa insisting that the girl be kept in isolation until her family agreed to corporal punishment.
Her rapist was pardoned by the elders. She told the newspaper the rapist had “spoiled” her life.
“I want justice,” she said.
She is lucky she wasn’t stoned to death for adultery….
Robert Spencer comments:
Well, I am afraid justice is not to be had in Bangladesh, and Western leaders are too ignorant and indifferent to stop praising Sharia long enough to stand up for your rights, either.
As I notedÂ here just last Friday, recently someone forwarded me a pseudo-scholarly piece by a smooth Islamic apologist purporting to prove that I was wrong, wrong, wrong (and therefore evil as well, of course) about Islamic rules of evidence for crimes of zina (adultery, fornication, and other sexual offenses), and claiming that rape victims in the Islamic world are never punished for being raped. The slick liar who penned that piece ought to get 101 lashes instead of this 16-year-old girl for his obfuscation and enabling of this kind of torture of women.
NAIROBI, Kenya – TheÂ United Nations said Tuesday that a Somali stoned to death by Islamist militants after she had been accused of adultery was a 13-year-old girl who had been raped while visiting her grandmother.
“Sex in islam, facts â€“ Q.24:2 adultery … flog each of them with a hundred stripes!”
YUSUFALI: The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication,- flog each of themÂ with a hundred stripes: Let not compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day: and let a party of the Believers witness their punishment.”