Moroccan officials have launched a probe into the death of a teenage rape victim who set herself on fire after the 8 men who raped her threatened to publish a video of the attack on social media. The attackers were recently released on bail after being charged with the rape only to harass and threaten the victim even further. Morocco is of of the most concentrated Muslim nations in the world. Sharia Law is adamantly enforced and rapists are usually let off easy while the victim undergoes public shaming, forced marriage and even worse, death.
Unable to bear the shame of her ordeal being plastered all over the internet, this young woman – who was brutally attacked and her virginity forcefully taken from her – was too ashamed to continue living. She burned herself alive to not only escape her humiliation, but also as a statement to the corrupt practices of Sharia Law towards women.
This incident is eerily similar to another case in 2012 where a young Moroccan girl, Amina Al Filali, was forced to marry her rapist. The marriage was proposed by the police after her parents reported the rape. This suicide actually sparked a humanist rights movement that seemingly changed nothing.
Under Islamic law, rape can only be proven if the rapist confesses or if there are four male witnesses. Women who allege rape without the benefit of the act having been witnessed by four men are actually confessing to having sex. If they or the accused happens to be married, then it is considered to be adultery.
Straight from the Quran:
Quran (2:282) – Establishes that a woman’s testimony is worth only half that of a man’s in court (there is no “he said/she said” gridlock in Islam).
Quran (24:4) – “And those who accuse free women then do not bring four witnesses (to adultery), flog them…” Strictly speaking, this verse addresses adultery (revealed at the very time that Muhammad’s favorite wife was being accused of adultery on the basis of only three witnesses coincidentally enough). However it is a part of the theological underpinning of the Sharia rule on rape, since if there are not four male witnesses, the rape “did not occur”.
Quran (24:13) – “Why did they not bring four witnesses of it? But as they have not brought witnesses they are liars before Allah.”
Quran (2:223) – “Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will…” There is no such thing as rape in marriage, as a man is permitted unrestricted sexual access to his wives.
H/T [Mad World News]