Hooray for religion: Rape victim punished for becoming pregnantMikey 16 comments
A sixteen year old rape victim has received 101 lashes (following the religious decree) for becoming pregnant during the attack. Her attacker, a 20 year old has been pardoned by the village elders, because - you know - upholding the words written by prehistoric ancient tribesman is far more important than anyone's human rights.
Furthermore, her Father was fined Tk 1,000 and Muslim elders issued a fatwa insisting the girl be kept isolated until her family agreed to corporal punishment.
The girl passed out several times during the lashing which was carried out on January 17 by a village leader, and she took hours to recover.
"Enamul has spoiled my life. I want justice"
Of course this sort of thing happens in many cultures, where women are treated with disrespect and denied anything that might put them on the same level as say, a human being.
You have to admit, no matter what your religious stance is, any country that punishes rape victims and pardons rapists isn't worthy of your respect. Is it OK to blindly follow barbaric religious teachings without question? If you do, you're a muppet.
You see where I come from respect is earned, it's not inherited because of any particular religious siding. And dumb sh*t like this won't do anything to win anyone's respect, not even in your own country. When your own countrymen are to scared to say anything about these sorts of incidents in fear of being punished for opposing the religious word, then you really need to pull yourselves out of the stone-age and come and join the civilised world.
It's pretty good living by modern principals. You have rights - even women! And if you don't like something, you can say something about it without fear of beheading. If you're the victim of a horrid crime, the law takes your side and the attacker gets punished! And you'll have the support of dedicated organisations and the community to help you get through it.
And the best part - wait for it - you don't have to follow any religion! Incredible but true! That's right, you can live your life the way you want to live it, instead of being dictated by words written by barbarians who could not possible have any notion of what it's like to live in a world where much as been explained by science, where people work tirelessly to improve our lives.