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Afghan woman's choice: 12 years in jail or marry her rapist and risk death
CNN ^ | November 22, 2011 | Nick Paton Walsh & Masoud Popalza

Posted on 11/22/2011 10:46:11 PM PST by Just4Him

Kabul (CNN) -- The ordeal of Gulnaz did not simply begin and end with the physical attack of her rape. The rape began a years-long nightmare of further pain, culminating in an awful choice she must now make.

SNIP

In Afghanistan, this brought her not sympathy, but prosecution. Aged just 19, she was found guilty by the courts of sex outside of marriage -- adultery -- and sentenced to twelve years in jail. Now inside Kabul's Badam Bagh jail, she and her child are serving her sentence together.

Sitting with the baby in her lap, her face carefully covered, she explains the only choice she has that would end her incarceration. The only way around the dishonor of rape, or adultery in the eyes of Afghans, is to marry her attacker. This will, in the eyes of some, give her child a family and restore her honor.

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1 posted on 11/22/2011 10:46:13 PM PST by Just4Him
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To: Just4Him

Let her out or shoot Karzai and start over with Jeffersonian Democracy 101.


2 posted on 11/22/2011 11:01:35 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: Just4Him

Oh, and enough of the Islam BS. Everybody convert or die.


3 posted on 11/22/2011 11:03:16 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: Just4Him

I was once again wondering why this sort of behavior does not raise any objection among the left when I read this comment below the linked article suggesting the right is trying to install the same kind of theocracy in the US:

littleshovel
Will the right-wing of this country please read this story and realize your efforts to install theocracy and criminalize abortion will bring this type of horror to our country.


4 posted on 11/22/2011 11:10:45 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote
The islamiacs aren't the problem. We could deal with them in short order but for the mentally deficient scum such as “littleshovel.”

Just like obama isn't the problem. An electorate infested with enough morons to vote for someone like obama is the problem.

It is going to go crash/boom — this nation is dumbing itself to death...

5 posted on 11/23/2011 12:39:49 AM PST by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: piytar
Just like obama isn't the problem. An electorate infested with enough morons to vote for someone like obama is the problem.

Like a broken record I've been saying the same thing for years.
As great as conservatism is, if we don't get control of the educational system, all other efforts are futile in the long run.

6 posted on 11/23/2011 2:37:35 AM PST by stormhill
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To: Just4Him

Just take off and nuke it from orbit.

There is no redeeming value in any part of moslem culture.

It is a cancer on humanity.

Excise it wherever it is found.

Before it metastasizes.


7 posted on 11/23/2011 3:21:47 AM PST by Blado (2008: Year Zero of the Zombie Apocalypse.)
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To: Just4Him

Not totally unlike the law regarding this given to Moses by God in Dueteronomy.

28 If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, 29 he shall pay her father fifty shekels[c] of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.


8 posted on 11/23/2011 3:39:46 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
start over with Jeffersonian Democracy 101.

Jeffersonian Democracy is not on offer in the Middle East, or in most of the world. Germany is two generations removed from tryanny, Russia, a half.

9 posted on 11/23/2011 4:12:54 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Except that the bible version occurred a few thousand years ago and was replaced when the new covenant came along and people became more civilized.


10 posted on 11/23/2011 4:15:15 AM PST by ransomnote
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To: stormhill
if we don't get control of the educational system,

Better, just take it away from the government, entirely. Saudi Arabia has a government controlled education system, as did Nazi Germany. The free market would never produce anything like what we have today.

11 posted on 11/23/2011 4:15:20 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: ransomnote
Will the right-wing of this country please read this story and realize your efforts to install theocracy and criminalize abortion will bring this type of horror to our country.

That's just silly. Don't be so melodramatic. The argument is not about abortion, but about tax-payer funded abortions. There are many people, in good conscience who cannot use their tax dollars to assist in the the destruction of the unborn. (There is a distinction between the destruction of the innocent unborn and the destruction of an enemy that wants you dead and will stop at nothing to accomplish that goal.)

The debate on what priority the tax payers money should have has now been totally eclipsed by hysterical rhetoric and vilification.

12 posted on 11/23/2011 4:19:51 AM PST by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: ransomnote

True enough. Though Jews don’t believe in the new covenant bit. But the even orthodox Jews don’t really enforce such laws any more.

The problem is therefore not so much with the Koran and sharia themselves as with failure of their followers to “reinterpret” them appropriately.

Applied literally, the laws of the OT are remarkably similar in many ways to sharia.


13 posted on 11/23/2011 4:28:02 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: MrsEmmaPeel

I’ll mention, because I am not sure based on your post, that I was quoting a bizarre comment I saw posted on the linked article. Therefore, you and I are in agreement.


14 posted on 11/23/2011 4:35:13 AM PST by ransomnote
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To: Sherman Logan

“Applied literally, the laws of the OT are remarkably similar in many ways to sharia.”

really? Or is that just what you want to see.


15 posted on 11/23/2011 4:55:49 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Really.

Halal and kosher are quite similar, before adding the elaborations of the Talmud.

Laws regarding women and slavery are similar. Including those regarding rape and adultery.

Honor killing. Deuteronomy 21 and 22.

Death for apostasy. Deuteronomy 13 and 17.

Circumcision.

The OT laws of war are even harsher than those in the Koran, with the obvious exception that Jews were never commanded to eternally wage war on the rest of the world.

I realize there are also a great many very significant differences, the most obvious being that nobody is trying to use the literal Law of Moses today, much less impose it on others by force.


16 posted on 11/23/2011 5:08:45 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: piytar

There is a lot of truth in what you say.

No matter how bad Obama is, those who put him in the position he is in, and those in the media trying to keep him there are worse.

This is what the women of Egypt and Libya are looking at when Obama’s little enterprise with the Muslim Brotherhood take charge there.

Anyone who believes Egypt and Libya will have a Democratic government are brainless.


17 posted on 11/23/2011 5:15:16 AM PST by Venturer
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To: driftdiver

Yeah, there are some similarities:

Deuteronomy 22: 28

28 If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, 29 he shall pay her father fifty shekels[c] of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.


18 posted on 11/23/2011 5:16:45 AM PST by vladimir998 (Public school grads are often too dumb to realize they're dumb)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Jeffersonian Democracy is not on offer in the Middle East, or in most of the world. Germany is two generations removed from tryanny, Russia, a half.

And Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence from tyranny on Day 1. (Day -2 if you want to be technical)
19 posted on 11/23/2011 6:41:16 AM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: Just4Him

Really wishing we had gone with my plan on 9\12\2001, which was to nuke most of the 30th North parallel from about 10 West to 65 East. Barbarians.


20 posted on 11/23/2011 6:51:57 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

+1


21 posted on 11/23/2011 7:00:07 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Its just good old 15th Century Islam—Sharia Law. Just wait till its imposed here! It will have some fun element! No more women’s liberation! It will vanish under away! Fathers can kill their daughters if they misbehave! We can slay gays! We can get rid of all those pesky Church people who knock on our doors! No more Christmas hassels! In fact Christmas will be banned! No more loans or interest! Sadly we will have to get rid of all pork and all dogs—I will miss the Pulled Pork sandwiches. We will all have to learn Arabic-—much harder than Spanish—but we can have four wives! It will be just dandy. Don’t worry, after the USA converts we will start screwing around with Islam—reforming it —changing it—they will hate us more then than now.


22 posted on 11/23/2011 7:19:58 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Okay! You’ve convinced me! I see the light, uh, Noor.

ALLAHU AKHBAR!

Not.

Guess that makes me an apostate now :-)


23 posted on 11/23/2011 7:38:09 AM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
Jefferson and the other founding fathers sowed the seeds of a Democracy in fertile soil. The Middle East is barren and parched and the seed will find no purchase.
24 posted on 11/23/2011 7:45:00 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: ransomnote
If the murder of unborn children is outlawed, people will rape each other?

Yeah, that's a well thought out argument.

25 posted on 11/23/2011 7:49:40 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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