Wednesday, 4 June 2014

RAPE & SHARIAH LAW

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_statistics

A United Nations statistical report compiled from government sources showed that more than 250,000 cases of rape or attempted rape were recorded by police annually. The reported data covered 65 countries
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Shariah Law
Abused females are always guilty.
We Westerners, usually including a majority of Christians, express horror at reports of gang rape in India, war rape in The Congo, child and unlimited rape in South Africa and, in particular we express anger about Islamic Shariah Law that is often reported as blaming the female victims and punishing them - while the male offenders go free. (Shariah Law in fact does also punish male rapists.)

The West of course has its own horrific rape count, pedophilia and gross sexual assaults by the powerful on the weak. We, like Muslims under Shariah Law, often demand impossible levels of evidence of the crimes; we charge a tiny minority of reported rapists and convict a tiny minority of those charged. This low level of conviction dissuades most victims from complaining to officials - who rarely take action.

For example in the UK, widespread systematic beating and organised gang rapes of orphan boys in Bradford, Lancashire and in North Wales in the 1960's is still being suppressed, obscured and whitewashed by the perpetrators in public offices, despite current attempts to resurrect whistle-blowing reports and to at last name all the criminals. Rapists and bullies often have many friends in high places, in all societies. Jack the Ripper might have been protected from identification and prosecution by sympathetic Victorian chums.

However, one recent major breakthrough, albeit after his death, is the UK's Jimmy Savile case; a jabbering Lycra-clad kiddies' TV disc jockey, deeply embedded in the UK media and officialdom, who recently died aged 85 and is posthumously found to have been a serial rapist and sweaty groper of youngsters, currently with 500 victims lining up against him - or his now accursed memory. Many other "entertainers", politicians and VIPs, such as IMF official, Dominique Strauss-Khan, attack victims sexually - and largely continue their glittering careers with the full support of their colleagues and families and a blind eye from the police and judiciary. Political leader, Lib-Dem Lord Rennard in the UK is currently fighting off such accusations with much support from exalted Party Members.

Not everyone sees predatory sexual groping and attack as heinous. As a leading politician, Mulayam Singh Yadavof the district in India where last week two 14 & 15 year old girls were ganged raped and then hanged, said "Boys will be boys". Lib-Dem, Baroness Shirley Williams, astonishingly, might be applying the same jolly liberal philosophy in her loyal defense of UK serial sex pest Lord Rennard. 

But, while exhibiting equally large numbers of misogynists, male bullies, female envious harridans, and sexual predators, we in the West, do now stop short of FGM - razoring off little girls' sexual parts; gang raping girls on public transport, on the steps of courthouses, outside police stations, in village latrines - and then blaming the female victims - ostracizing them from society, throwing them into prison, viciously lashing them, hanging them - and, for the truly devout religions, stoning the innocent victims to death - all in the Name of God. Whose definitions of God, may we ask?

East and West - where does this hatred of females and sexual behaviors come from? What justification does the patriarchal legal system, with large numbers of supporting, razor wielding, dried out old crones, rely on? They claim religious authority; but no religion condones this perverse, evil sexual madness. 

The basis is in fact deeply primitive. In primate tribes, males are bigger and stronger and thus dominate society. Males regard females as possessions, like cattle, and treat them accordingly; often including incest imposed on their own or their neighbors' daughters. Dominant older males and females seek to control all sexual behavior in the tribe - and make up superstitions to justify their control. The base male rationale is "If I can't have her - nobody can".

Primitive, uneducated males, mired in superstition, are baffled by reproduction; baffled by love; baffled by their own urges; and blame women for causing their embarrassing male erections. In stone-age tribes, many of which have persisted into modern times, where women are locked away and outside are cloaked in strange garb, and normal happy sexual exchange is vilified, the primitive male fear of sex with women becomes perverted into sadism, particularly in old grey bearded men who fear sex, so called sin and their own impending deaths, in equal measures.

This sexual sadism finds outlet for impotent male relatives, judges, police and religious leaders, in tacitly approving rape assaults, further bullying assaulted women in court and prisons, contemplating and watching whippings and other cruel punishments, and carefully working out the details of executions - the most exciting being public executions - of females. These official, measured and contrived attacks on women, allegedly with God's Blessing, excite primitive dirty old men and bring them compensatory orgasmic fulfillment. 

To justify their sexual sadism, they write learned books about the object of their perverted desires - and call it Religion or Law or both. Some crazed interpretations of Shariah Law, by crazy, superstitious old men, do blame the victims; blame their dress, their youth,  their desirability, their availability (and so are locked in their father's home) and do mete out horrible punishments on the innocent  - and for an added twist of perverted sadistic sexual excitement - they support the guilty rapists. 

Up to 1750, Europeans cruelly tortured and burnt alive young women, as "witches" - and stole all their possessions; there were so many murdered that historians have lost count. It was great fun for the holy-sexual-sadists who mutilated and slaughtered the victims - Doing God's Work. Shariah Law in some countries carries on the good work of legally hating, torturing and abusing women. It is the ultimate primitive, psychopathic bullying.

Education and evolution are the only sure cures for misogyny (and homophobia). It will take many, many decades before females, and sexually different people, are safe in our painfully slowly emerging civilizations. 

Christianity started to protect women legally from 1750. It is time for Islam to follow suit and denounce these mad, bad and wholly evil interpretations and practices of their laws. It is time for intelligent Islamic leaders to speak out. 

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Sudanese woman who married a non-Muslim sentenced to death

Amnesty International joins condemnation of death penalty for Sudanese doctor found guilty of 'apostasy' for marrying Christian.
President Omar al-Bashir, an Islamist who seized power in a 1989 coup in Sudan
President Omar al-Bashir, an Islamist who seized power in a 1989 coup. 
The imposition of sharia law was one cause of Sudan's civil war. Photo: Abd Raouf/AP

A Sudanese doctor who married a Christian man and who was convicted earlier this week on charges of apostasy was sentenced to death on Thursday, judicial officials said.
According to the Sudanese officials, 26-year-old Meriam Ibrahim, whose father was Muslim, was convicted on Sunday and given four days to repent and escape death. She was sentenced after that grace period expired, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.


Huffington Post Indian Women Use Sharia Law To Fight For Gender Equality In Court System 

MUMBAI, India (RNS) Khatoon Shaikh had no formal education, never worked outside the home and lived in the kind of neighborhood that many people might call a slum.
But when Shaikh witnessed her sister-in-law victimized, first at the hands of a violent husband, and again by a patriarchal justice system, she took charge.
Shaikh started her own Shariah adalat, a court based on Islamic law, just for women.
“We needed a place where women’s voices could be heard,” the mother of seven said.
That was 20 years ago. Since then, the court has moved from Shaikh’s home to a two-room office in the north Mumbai neighborhood of Bandra. And it now operates within a broader organization called BMMA, or Indian Muslim Women’s Movement, which Shaikh helped form in 2007.
But Shaikh is setting her sights still higher: By the end of this year, BMMA plans to bring her vision for a gender-equal Shariah law all the way to the Indian Parliament.
“We want to challenge the legal concept of Shariah law and reclaim it for ourselves,” said Noorjehan Safia Niaz, one of the co-founders of BMMA who is drafting the bill. She has worked as an adjudicator in Shaikh’s all-female court since its inception.
In India, all Muslims are entitled to resolve issues of family law — marriage, divorce and questions of inheritance, alimony and child support — according to Shariah, the moral and religious code described in the Quran.
This right has been guaranteed since 1937, when Muslims sought to legitimize and protect their identity in India, which is majority Hindu. And it was followed two years later by a second act regulating the use of Shariah in Muslim family law.


BBC - India gang rapes: Police sacked over hanged girls




Two police officers in India have been sacked for refusing to help search for two missing girls who were later found gang-raped and hanged, authorities say.
Three suspected attackers have been arrested, along with two policemen accused of dereliction of duty and criminal conspiracy.
The government has pledged to set up a fast-track court to prosecute the attack this week in Uttar Pradesh.
Alleged police inaction sparked outrage in the teenagers' village.
The father of one victim told the BBC he was ridiculed by police when he sought help in finding his missing daughter. 


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Dubai
 rape - Updated: A Norwegian alleged rape victim is appealing her conviction and the sentence she received after – according to Sharia law – she “participated in extramarital sex,” with her rapist. The appeal trial is scheduled for September 2013.

DUBAI RAPE - Story updated July 23.
As reported by Digital Journal, a Norwegian woman traveled to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), for business, and while she was there, she alleged that a man raped her.
Because Sharia, the Muslim religious code that also serves as a strict moral code, considers any extramarital sex a crime, Dubai police arrested the woman and jailed her after she reported the rape to them, says the report. The court then convicted her for violating Sharia, despite having alleged she’d been raped.
According to the BBC, the 24 year old Norwegian woman, interior designer Marte Deborah Dalelv, traveled to Dubai in March of this year. Dalelv said she was out with friends the night she alleged she was raped, the BBB reports.


Read more: http://digitaljournal.com/article/354800#ixzz33T1Rarbj




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Alicia Gali
Alone and frightened, she took herself to hospital. What she did not know is that under the UAE’s strict sharia laws, if the perpetrator does not confess, a rape cannot be proved without the testimony of four adult Muslim male witnesses. She was charged with having illicit sex outside marriage, and thrown in a filthy jail cell for eight months.
Now, finally home and struggling to move on with her life, Gali, who is suing the hotel group, broke her silence for the first time on television to reporter Ross Coulthart the weekend.

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