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Moroccan girl commits suicide after being forced by judge to marry her rapist.

A 16-year-old Moroccan girl has committed suicide after a judge ordered her to marry her rapist, according to Moroccan media reports.

Last year Amina’s parents filed charges against their daughter’s rapist, a man 10 years older than her but it was only recently that a judge in the northern city of Tangier decided that instead of punishing him, the two must be married.

The court’s decision to forcibly marry Amina to her rapist was supposed to “resolve” the damage of sexual violation against her, but it led to more suffering in the unwelcoming home of her rapist/husband’s family.

Traumatized by the painful experience of rape, Amina decided to end her life by consuming rat poison in the house of her husband’s family, according to the Moroccan daily al-Massae.
A 16-year-old Moroccan girl has committed suicide after a judge ordered her to marry her rapist, according to Moroccan media reports. Last year Amina's parents filed charges against their daughter...
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Dear muslims and muslim defenders and apologists. Please help me. I can not understand ANY logic in this.
 
i am unable to believe some of the stories i read in the headline news these days they seem so surreal. no logic.
 
+Justin Bale That judge should be thrown in prison for life, so he can experience rape on a daily basis.
 
This is madness, that poor girl and her family.
 
There is a Moroccan law that grants someone freedom if they marry the person they rape. So the girl was forced into marrying the rapist here so the rapist would get set free. Now we have a dead 16 year old and a free rapist.
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This is like taking justice and fairness and throwing them in a blender. So incredibly wrong and ugly. I hope the rapist ends up getting hunted down like a damned dog.
 
+Fax Rector explain that. please explain that. That judge did that in the name of islamc law. Explain to me how that has nothing to do with islam. While this example is a result of local tradition, those tradition are based on islamic principles. How does this have nothng to do with islam. That sounds like you are just turning your head and closing your eyes to the effects of fundamentalism
 
+Mycal Whitlock What??? Santorum and gingrich are pursuing forcing women to marry their rapists? They are bad, but they arent that bad.
 
+Mycal Whitlock did you bother to look at any of my posts or anything before you stuck your foot in your mouth? Im an atheist. I'm a big screaming, keep your fucking religion away from my penis, out of my childrens throats, and away from my wifes body, angry atheist who is watching our country descend into the same dismal chasm of fundamentalism that these countries are mired in.

But we are not their yet. You said santorum and gringrich dd similar things while shocked that I would scream about this disgrace in morrocco. I am well aware of the GOP looniness. But at least they are consistent. If they think a 1 celled fetus is a person then it makes sense the abortion is murder. Their problem isnt consistentcy on that front, its that they dont follow through when their wallet are involved. Unwilling to deal with increased unwanted pregnancies, unwilling to deal with what they should be screaming about most, the number one healthcare crisis in the world, miscarriage. They are consistent on abortion, not consistent if it ends up costing money.

All that said, this is worse. far worse. they are dooming young children to a life of suffering, not just a doctors office. It may be similar, but the scales are far different.
 
+Fax Rector yes its in the bible. Now point me to the christian society that is making young girls marry their rapists.

Its in the Koran, its part of Sharia law. its pretty clear. You only need to google for a little while to see how the act of rape forces compensation either as f they were married, or if the rapist doesnt pay, then marriage itself.

Defend the practice! Its foundation comes from islam. It mostly happens (of not only happens) muslim countries.
 
nice work +Mycal Whitlock you used google correctly for 5 minutes and became an expert on the subject just like Jenny McCarthy, the well known epidemiologist. Rape isnt mentioned in the Koran. That is exactly the point. The fact it is left out, is how this crap is allowed. that site is exactly making my point. Since there is no rape, the thing we call rape forces the situation this girl went through.

and I never had religion.
 
+Robert Hirsch, ok I'm intrigued.

Kindly provide me with the exact passage, with the chapter and verse number from the Quran, that states that Islamic Law mandates that a rapist must/or can marry his victim.

I also want the exact passage from any Sharia book, along with the name of the book, the author, chapter and page number that allows this.

Don't tell me to Google it, because the burden of proof is on you, not me. So back-up your assertions.
 
and that will help girls like this how? When I spend the time to get that for you, you will do what with that information? Are you even in a position to do anything at all? Tell me what my work to appease your intrigue will do.

I've been watching this crap get worse for 20 years. you dont need an exact passage. you need an interpretation. some communities are just fine. We dont hear crap like this out of Turkey (but there are strains of it even there), like all religions its a matter of local interpretations. All I have to do is show you how its is interpreted in various communities to make my point.

So what will you do with the information?
 
I want passages NOT excuses. I'll just take your deflections as an admittance to your lack of knowledge and defeat.
 
+Cavalier Zee frankly, could care less what you want or how you interpret things. If you are too young or dumb to understand the point, that is really not my problem. I'm finding a way to send these parents money. You are sitting in your moms basement with a snide smile on your face and your thumb up your ass.

+Fax Rector You can quote all the bible passages you want, you still have failed to show a single christianized country (or any other religion for that matter) where something like this happens without reprecussions. Which country These laws come from interpretations of the Quran. Why does this only happen in islamic countries if it has nothing to do with islam?
 
Ok, now what is the foundation for the culture in these regions where crap like this happens? Is it Christianity? Is it a belief in secular pursuit? Is it the laudable goal of equal rights?

No, it's Islam.

I have travelled all over the world, but I can't say I have been to these fundie type places like rural Pakistan or this province in morrocco. How did you come to the bizarre conclusion I have not travelled?
 
Please +Fax Rector, restore my faith that all religions are equally bad. Show me a single example of a non-Muslim country implementing something like this. Come on there are a myriad of examples of countries where the government is founded on religious principles or have taken a state supported religion. Ghana is very Christian with a specific hatred of gays. Same with Uganda. Mexico is primarily catholic, surely you can show me where the government of that country is forcing victims of rape (and there are many) to marry their rapists. Frankly I can't think of a worse crime other than killing a victim of rape, which I am not even sure is worse.

No? Really? there are only examples of this happening in Muslim countries? I wonder why that is.
 
Forced marriage is also bad, but hardly worse. Not even in the same ball park. I am well aware that Islam changes with community as do all religions. It's one of the main reasons they are all stupid. It's more likely none of them are right than any one of them being right.

That said, its irrelevant. This shit doesn't happen as far as I know in non Muslim countries. I mean bad shit happens here too, there was that Muslim who claimed he was working to bridge the Muslim community to American society here in new york, you know, until he cut off his wife's head when he thought she was cheating on him. But that is different than the local government ruling horrific junk like this.

And to be clear, there are horrific governments like that of Idi Amin. But those crimes were not the result of a culture or a religion, that was pure hunger for power. Same with hitler, who used religious context to pursue his rise to power (and before debating newbies like +Cavalier Zee start calling Godwin, that's not a Godwin which is an equivocation fallacy). This is the other way around, Islamic culture defining the government. And it's not good. It's worse, it means that even if the present leader is removed, the policies remain.

I'm not saying all Muslims are horrible (however I still fail to see the outrage). I'm saying the worst of present day societies and governments are Muslim. I guess one of the religions have to be the worst. Too bad, Islam was quite enlightened while the Christians were running around chopping off heretics heads.
 
+Fax Rector I have not confused you as pro religion. I am confused as to why you think this is unrelated to Islam. 
 
Well at least I finally got you to agree there is a correlation. That's progress, that means you agree that it not true that Islam has nothing to do with it.

I do not have to specify shit until either you or he will explain to me what you would do with that information. If I'm
Going to spend time going over the specific wrong doings of various local and state governments, when I'm done I'm
Not really interested in having you or him say "huh". For now all that is important is that this type of thing only
happens in Muslim countries. The correlation is what is important, why is it just Muslim states where this happens.
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