October 02, 2012

Arab Spring! Woman Charged with Indecency in Her Own Rape


Outraged Tunisians took to the streets by the hundreds Tuesday, angrily protesting the treatment of a woman who was allegedly raped by police officers -- and then charged with public indecency when she filed a complaint.

"At best, charging the victim of a rape by police officers instead of protecting her from intimidation and stigma highlights the deep flaws on Tunisian law and criminal justice system," said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, deputy Middle East and North Africa program director at Amnesty International.

"At worst, it is an insidious attempt to discredit a rape victim and protect those she accused of raping her."

Lets be strait on this one huh, this is what Sharia law does for women. The men who raped her know Islam and the Sharia and according to Sharia this woman was engaged in fornication. Fornication is against Sharia. Now had she been married to someone else the penalty is death. But since its only fornication this couple was engaged in the Sharia says the punishment is corporal. They both should be severely beaten after a proper trial in a Sharia court.

In this case the officers implemented a more informal on the spot Sharia. The young man should count himself lucky he was only extorted, instead of imprisoned beaten and fined. As for the young lady she has no recourse, under Sharia she needs four supporting male witnesses or 8 supporting female witnesses to verify her claim of rape.

In the opinion of the Police, since she was obviously an unchaste woman under the Sharia they are perfectly within their rights to just do what comes naturally with uncovered meat and just take her knowing she'll not only have no recourse but that her story will be a warning to chaste women not to violate the Sharia.

Sharia law is antithetical to freedom for everyone, but especially to females. And any system that implements the Sharia or has a constitution that enshrines Sharia as its basis and uses Sharia as its basis for family law will be inherently unfair and oppressive to women.

By Howie at 08:57 AM | Comments |