Completely unrelated to religion

I’m sure.

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The girl’s father was also fined and warned the family would be branded outcasts from their village if he did not pay.

According to human rights activists, the girl, who was quickly married after the attack, was divorced weeks later after medical tests revealed she was pregnant.

The girl was raped by a 20-year-old villager in Brahmanbaria district in April last year.

Bangladesh’s Daily Star newspaper reported that she was so ashamed following the attack that she did not lodge a complaint.

Her rape emerged after her pregnancy test and Muslim elders

Ah…

in the village issued a fatwa insisting that the girl be kept in isolation until her family agreed to corporal punishment.

Her rapist was pardoned by the elders. She told the newspaper the rapist had "spoiled" her life.

"I want justice," she said.

Tough shit, love. Allah has spoken.

101 lashes? That’s fucking savage.

AJ

3 thoughts on “Completely unrelated to religion

  1. Oh, do send this article to Polly Toynbee.

    Feminism says no, respect for alternative cultures says go.

    There’s a damn good chance the resulting dilemma might make her head explode :-)

    J x

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