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‘Marry Your Rapist’ Laws Still on the Books in Middle East

Marry your rapist.
Marry your rapist.

What to do with a rapist… especially a child rapist? In the good old days, they were simply executed. But that was before America became “civilized” regarding the proper disposition of of some of the more vile and violent that walk among us.

But unlike a number of predominantly Muslim nations, at least we don’t give any given rapist the opportunity to get away with their crime by simply marrying their victim(s).

While civil libertarians, women’s rights groups and victim’s advocacy organizations here in the West have long accused the Muslim World of treating women little better than livestock or beasts of burden, at least a handful have technically dropped the “marry your rapist” get out of jail free card from their respective criminal codes.

As covered by Elspeth Dehnert of the women-centered News Deeply portal, the Muslim nations of Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia have stricken all the marry your rapist provisions from their secular law canons;

Jordan’s lower house of Parliament voted to repeal Article 308. Two weeks later, Lebanon abolished its own “marry-your-rapist” law, Article 522. In July, Tunisia had done the same by repealing Article 227.

As reporter Dehnert cited, the change in the rape laws in Jordan just may have come too late for a girl Dehnert referred to as “Aya” to protect her identity, as well as any future acts of violent retribution that is, unfortunately, the norm in many Muslim majority nations;

When Aya was 15, she was forced to marry the 24-year-old man who had raped her.

Her family agreed to the arrangement so that her rapist could evade jail time, and they could avoid a “scandal.” But after months of further abuse from her husband, Aya had enough. She decided to file for divorce and speak out about her situation.

“I’m a girl who was raped,” she wrote in an anonymous letter to the Jordanian Parliament and local media. “It’s clear to me now that he only wanted the marriage in order to leave prison and get rid of the sentence.”

Aya’s rapist had taken advantage of Article 308, a legal loophole that allowed offenders to be set free if they married their victims.

Three long years later is when the Jordanian lower house of their Parliament finally acted on behalf of the women and girls who have absolutely no say-so when it comes to legitimizing the same criminal who violated them to begin with.

As Dehnert also took note of;

As the laws tumble throughout the region, activists are hoping this forward momentum will pressure other countries to follow in their footsteps.

“Hopefully, this is a domino effect,” Equality Now’s legal equality program manager, Antonia Kirkland, says. “There are some Gulf states, like Bahrain and Kuwait, which have this type of law, and we hope they’ll be next.”

Other nearby countries with “marry-your-rapist” laws include Palestine, Iraq, Syria and Algeria.

But despite the victim-bride *technically* being off the hook from wedding her assailant, Dehnert cites an often deadly Catch-22 the women and girls find themselves in;

“Unfortunately, in practice, it seems like this might still be happening whether or not it’s on the books,” Kirkland says. “Law enforcement or authorities are not going to implement the law if they see that the family wants the girl and the rapist to be married.”

For some families, exposing their daughter’s rape to the public gaze by prosecuting the rapist means risking social shame – a consequence that can sometimes lead to them killing her in the name of family honor. Marriage is the easier, more private solution.

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When Islam gets it right: Rapist, baby killer executed by machine gun blast

hqdefaultWhen it comes to Islam, I usually find myself in disagreement with the followers of Mohammed. From their rather sanguine dogma and scriptures to the deafening silence from the overwhelming majority of so-called peace-loving Muslims when it comes to condemning militant radical Islam.

But in all fairness, there are times when Islam absolutely and without fail gets it right.

The recent execution of one Muhammad al-Maghrabi, formerly of Sana’a, Yemen, is one of those moments. Continue reading When Islam gets it right: Rapist, baby killer executed by machine gun blast

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Pakistan: Tribal elders sentence girl to be gang-raped for her brother’s crime

Pakistani village elders pass sentence. (Youtube)

Pakistan is a difficult country to figure out. Especially for those of the Western mindset of what is considered the very basics of right and wrong.

One recent example would be of a fuel truck that overturned on one of Pakistan’s more decrepid excuses for a highway. Continue reading Pakistan: Tribal elders sentence girl to be gang-raped for her brother’s crime

Cyber-Insecurity: Three Pakistani-Muslim brothers under DC criminal investigation

Imran Awan with Bill Clinton. (Facebook)
Imran Awan with Bill Clinton. (Facebook)

With updates slowly but steadily percolating to the surface, it’s being made public to the American people that three Pakistani-Muslim brothers are under investigation by the US Capitol Police. Continue reading Cyber-Insecurity: Three Pakistani-Muslim brothers under DC criminal investigation

Chicago: Four in Custody after Facebook Torture Session – ‘F*ck Trump,’ ‘F*ck White People’ (Video)

Facebook streams live torture of kidnapped man. (Youtube)
Facebook streams live torture of kidnapped man. (Youtube)

UPDATE: The four has been arrested and charged with a hate crime.

In what is best saved for screenplays for low budget horror films has come true in one of the deadliest cities in the world, Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago. Continue reading Chicago: Four in Custody after Facebook Torture Session – ‘F*ck Trump,’ ‘F*ck White People’ (Video)

Sanctuary Cities: The Cost to the American Taxpayers

Just a few of our fellow Americans murdered by illegal aliens (Facebook).
Just a few of our fellow Americans murdered by illegal aliens (Facebook).

No sanctuary for those killed by illegals…

Much like a child holding his breath during a temper tantrum, a small number of Democrat governed cities still stinging from Donald Trump’s presidential victory are proudly proclaiming their status as sanctuary cities for millions of illegal aliens. Continue reading Sanctuary Cities: The Cost to the American Taxpayers

Weiner Probe Explodes in Hillary’s Face

New York homosexuals love their Weiner. (Flickr)
New York homosexuals love their Weiner. (Flickr)

The rumors in the shadows of the corridors of power have long been abuzz regarding the questionable sexuality of Hillary Clinton. With that in mind, few would have ever guess that it would be a Weiner that may eventually topple the political aspirations of the former Secretary of State. Continue reading Weiner Probe Explodes in Hillary’s Face

Creepy Clown Sightings on the Rise — Heavily Armed Southerners Fed-Up

Creepy clown sightings on the rise. (Pinterest)
Creepy clown sightings on the rise. (Pinterest)

Nothing gives one a case of the jimjams, willies, or horripilations more than the sight of a creepy clown. Kicking it up a notch to a case of the heebie-jeebies is a creepy clown sighted on the edge of any given woodline.

A full blown case of the shivering oogies is when a creepy clown is seen along the treeline next to a school. Continue reading Creepy Clown Sightings on the Rise — Heavily Armed Southerners Fed-Up

NJ college teaches women to make faces as defese against rape

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The world of academia and lawmaking have certainly come up with some rather unique ways for women to with the crime of rape, ranging from vomiting on the attacker to telling the rapist it’s that particular time of the month. However, a small college in upstate New Jersey is advising women in the Freshman class to practice “articulating” particular faces, as reported by the collegiate-oriented Campus Reform news portal on Nov. 17, 2014.

Continue reading NJ college teaches women to make faces as defese against rape