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In a mind-boggling result of the 'justice' system in Afghanistan, a woman who was raped faces a decision: marry her attacker, or go to jail.

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"He had filthy clothes on as he does metal and construction work. When my mother went out, he came into my house and he closed doors and windows. I started screaming, but he shut me up by putting his hands on my mouth," she said.
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Re: Afghan woman faces horrific 'choice': marry rapist, or go to jail
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2011, 10:31:04 PM »
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy.
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
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Re: Afghan woman faces horrific 'choice': marry rapist, or go to jail
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2011, 01:17:07 PM »
Update: the woman's sentence has been commuted... but she's still in jail.   :'( :'(

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Re: Afghan woman faces horrific 'choice': marry rapist, or go to jail
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2011, 06:49:53 PM »
Lord have mercy.

So the victim gets jail time for being raped and the authorities see it as adultery? C'MON SON!

(I would have said "FOH!" instead of 'C'mon son' but I'm afraid I might get warned)
« Last Edit: November 23, 2011, 06:50:35 PM by GTAsoldier »
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Re: Afghan woman faces horrific 'choice': marry rapist, or go to jail
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2011, 09:31:50 PM »
Worse, if forced to marry her attacker, then she would be the second wife (slave) of this rapist.

How many other women will he rape? Obviously, he does not believe in being faithful to his first wife.

« Last Edit: November 23, 2011, 09:34:15 PM by Maria »
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: Afghan woman faces horrific 'choice': marry rapist, or go to jail
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2011, 11:05:45 PM »
Kinda like biblical justice, IIRC. Or those recently discussed canons asking for the raped woman to be investigated for "whorish behaviour". Thank God we know better now.

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Re: Afghan woman faces horrific 'choice': marry rapist, or go to jail
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2011, 11:17:34 PM »
Kinda like biblical justice, IIRC. Or those recently discussed canons asking for the raped woman to be investigated for "whorish behaviour". Thank God we know better now.

Yes, it took a little long for my tastes, but credit must be given where credit is due: at least Christianity has managed to separate it's tenants of faith from its barbaric past, unfortunately the same cannot be said of Islam.

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Re: Afghan woman faces horrific 'choice': marry rapist, or go to jail
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2011, 04:58:08 AM »
Kinda like biblical justice, IIRC. Or those recently discussed canons asking for the raped woman to be investigated for "whorish behaviour". Thank God we know better now.

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Re: Afghan woman faces horrific 'choice': marry rapist, or go to jail
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2011, 12:36:39 PM »
Lord have mercy.

So the victim gets jail time for being raped and the authorities see it as adultery? C'MON SON!

(I would have said "FOH!" instead of 'C'mon son' but I'm afraid I might get warned)
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