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Offline Mubashir

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Karzai pardons woman who agrees to marry her rapist ???
« on: December 03, 2011, 02:30:44 AM »
What kind of cruel and unjust law is this? Is it based on the so-called Taliban style Sharia?

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KABUL Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday pardoned an Afghan woman serving a 12-year prison sentence for having sex out of wedlock after she was raped by a relative.
 
Karzai's office said in a statement that the woman and her attacker have agreed to marry. That would reverse an earlier decision by the 19-year-old woman, who had previously refused a judge's offer of freedom if she agreed to marry the rapist.
 
Her plight was highlighted in a documentary that the European Union blocked because it feared the women featured in the film would be in danger if it were shown.
 
More than 5,000 people recently signed a petition urging Karzai to release the woman. She had the man's child while in prison and raised her daughter behind bars, which is common among women imprisoned in Afghanistan.
 
A statement released by Karzai's office says that after hearing from judicial officials, the decision was made to forgive the rest of the sentence she received for having sex out of wedlock, a crime in Afghanistan. The presidential statement did not say when the woman was to be released or how much prison time had been pardoned.
 
The woman told The Associated Press in an interview last month that she had hoped that attention generated by the EU film might help her get released. With the film blocked, she said that she was losing hope and considering marrying her rapist as a way out. She said her attacker was pressuring her to stop giving interviews.
 
About half of the 300 to 400 women jailed in Afghanistan are imprisoned for so-called 'moral crimes' such as sex outside marriage, or running away from their husbands, according to reports by the United Nations and research organizations. Fleeing husbands isn't considered a crime in Afghanistan.
 
The EU welcomed the woman's release.
 
Her case has served to highlight the plight of Afghan women, who 10 years after the overthrow of the Taliban regime often continue to suffer in unimaginable conditions, deprived of even the most basic human rights, the European Union's Ambassador and Special Representative to Afghanistan, Vygaudas Usackas, said.
 
He said the EU hoped the same mercy would be extended to other women serving similar terms. Usackas said he planned to raise the issue of Afghan women's rights at an international conference on Afghanistan Dec. 5 in Bonn, Germany.
 
Some of the most severe restrictions women faced under the Taliban, like a ban on attending schools and having to have a male escort to venture outside the home, were done away with when the radical Islamic movement was driven from power in 2001. But Afghanistan remains a deeply conservative and male-dominated society, meaning women are still sold to husbands and rights enshrined in law are often ignored in practice.

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Re: Karzai pardons woman who agrees to marry her rapist ???
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2011, 07:37:23 AM »
This is really sad. It is still clear that the Taliban mentality still remains. Agreeing to marry your attacker as a way out! Isn't there a draconian Biblical verse that allows this sort of thing?

This a very sad read indeed !

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Re: Karzai pardons woman who agrees to marry her rapist ???
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2011, 09:33:44 PM »
Wonder if this is the kind of Sharia the emerging Middle East Isalmists in are contemplating to impose in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia Morroco after gaining power through the Arab Spring?

Hope they look at the Turkish Model which is more moderate !!

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Re: Karzai pardons woman who agrees to marry her rapist ???
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 11:07:56 PM »
Salamun Alaikum to all brothers and sisters,

 well this is right from the bible.

Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NLT

"If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father.  Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her."

These people follow old testament very well then the people of the book.

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Re: Karzai pardons woman who agrees to marry her rapist ???
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 08:28:49 AM »
I knew there was a Bible verse which allowed this. Thanks for sharing Rizny  8)

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Re: Karzai pardons woman who agrees to marry her rapist ???
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2012, 05:13:03 AM »
http://www.answering-islam.org/Shamoun/ot_and_rape.htm

This one is a hebrew study of  Deuteronomy 22:28-29