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Girl gets raped in bakcwards muslim country….

Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on January 27, 2010

I think you can guess how the story progresses, roughly right? Let me recap it for you: 16-year-old gets raped; she gets pregnant; “elders” issue fatwa against her and her family; she’s given 101 lashes; rapist is pardoned. Surprised?

The girl was raped by a 20-year-old villager in Brahmanbaria district in April last year.

Bangladesh’s 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.

Guess God works in mysterious ways huh?

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  1. redrabbitslife said, on January 28, 2010 at 10:50 PM

    Just ugh. Some things can really make a woman hate men.

    I know it’s not all men. But holy shit, it seems to have been a significant number of men for a significant number of years.

    Ugh.

    • Skepdude said, on January 29, 2010 at 9:58 AM

      It’s the backwards culture coupled with an even more backwards religion that’s to blame. Please don’t hate men; most of us are pretty decent human beings.

  2. redrabbitslife said, on February 1, 2010 at 6:50 PM

    Oh, I know, it’s the knee in me jerking. Bad knee!


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