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It's Horrific! -a 15-Year-Old Rape Survivor to 100 Whip Lashings, Please Sign..!


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Agnes
- 473 days ago - avaaz.org
It's hard to believe, but a 15-year-old rape survivor has been sentenced to be whipped 100 times in public! Let's put an end to this lunacy by hitting the Maldives government where it hurts: the tourism industry.



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Vivien Green (150)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 8:34 am
Noted thank you Agnes.
Have signed and shared already.
 

Dale Cleary (21)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 8:34 am
This is so barbaric and beyond belief,, she suffers once,, then again. Sick and mad.
 

Dale Cleary (21)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 8:36 am
signed
 

Elizabeth O. (88)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 9:03 am
Signed.
 

Emma S. (217)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 9:47 am
Already done! Thank you, Agnes.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 10:19 am
Signed and shared
 

Angel W. (246)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 10:29 am
Noted, signed and shared
 

Penny C. (79)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 11:16 am
Done,thanks Agnes.
 

Ben Oscarsito (352)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 11:20 am
Already signed. 1,129,650 have signed. Let's get to 1,500,000!
 

Diane B. (275)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 12:50 pm
signed and shared as much as I could
 

Vicky P. (461)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 2:58 pm
already signed, noted
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (272)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 5:34 pm
Signed Already Agnes Thank you
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 10:01 pm
Done
 

Fred Boulton (12)
Monday March 25, 2013, 5:09 am
One day, when enough people care...

Signed.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Monday March 25, 2013, 12:45 pm
Signed. Thank you
 

Chelsey A. (8)
Monday March 25, 2013, 4:40 pm
Signed and noted!. Such a tragic event ... And then this afterwards?!
 

Archie B. (48)
Monday March 25, 2013, 5:23 pm
Seems like some judge needs to be raped so he will understand;he is NOT the evil one,but it IS the PERPERTRATOR who must be punished!
 

Carmen S. (607)
Monday March 25, 2013, 6:34 pm
absolutely unbelievable, signed, thanks Agnes
 

Michael White (1)
Monday March 25, 2013, 7:01 pm
I am also annoyed i can not sign this petition HEAR. Whats with that mess?
 

Carol Dreeszen (366)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 2:49 am
This is just horrid!!! What kind of sick minds would come up with such an atrocity as this!? Bastards is what they are!! The petition is taking forever to come in!! Urrgghhhhhhh...
 

alicia m. (100)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 4:31 am
noted, signed, gracias
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 4:43 am
Previously signed and shared.
 

ANDREA WILKIE (1)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 5:07 am
oh my goodness, I feel sick to the gethr stomach. This poor poor poor girl.PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.EVERYONE; join together and get the messages out loud and clear. This disgusting barbaric abuse WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. I'm crying a million tears for the torture these defenceless girls suffer.I wish I could home all of them in safety and love
 

Ro H. (0)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 5:07 am
ty
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 5:25 am
signed and noted
 

Sarah G. (111)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 5:26 am
already signed, thanks
 

Tammy Baxter (9)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 5:44 am
that poor girl. I can't believe she is being punished for something that was not her fault.
 

Migi H. (19)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 6:11 am
Noted and signed, what a terrible thing to happened to the girl. How can anyone even think to "punish" her for being raped?! I can't even begin to imagine the trauma she has to face!
 

Claudia Acosta (13)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 6:32 am
N&S :(
 

Nichole L. (68)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 6:35 am
That poor child. Signed and noted.
 

paul m. (93)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 6:38 am
Signed,,,,Don't understand the fools that could pass this punishment for a crime she diden't commit,
should be helped not condemed.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 6:49 am
already signed
 

Fi T. (16)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 6:57 am
No more disaster like this, please
 

ANDREA WILKIE (1)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 7:08 am
Hi this is Andrea again , I just wnted to let everybody know that one of my best friends is getting married
later this year; one of their honeymoon destinations was to be the Maldives I've just discussed this horrific
story of this poor young girls torture and humiliation with her,,,,,,,,,,That destination (Maldives) has now been scrapped from their itenerary . It might only be two people but its a start . And that was achieved in an hour
But its a start!
 

ANDREA WILKIE (1)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 7:18 am
Signed Andrea Wilkie
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 7:19 am
Signed and noted. That's terrible.
 

Karen Avery (118)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 8:34 am
Awful! Signed
 

Beth M. (244)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 12:19 pm
Done
 

Henrik Thorsen (28)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 12:51 pm
Signed.
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 1:25 pm
Noted and Signed Tks. Agnes...
 

Danica Mirkovic (107)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 1:28 pm
Noted and signed, thank you
 

Kevin Lewis (1)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 1:54 pm
Signed & Noted
 

Erin R. (170)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 2:27 pm
n & s
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 2:41 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Agnes.
 

Ge M. (216)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 2:55 pm
Why are rape victims often punished by Islamic courts as adulterers?

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 who subsequently develop a conscience, are actually confessing to having sex. If they or the accused happens to be married, then it is considered to be adultery.

Qur'an (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).

Qur'an (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.

Qur'an (24:13) - "Why did they not bring four witnesses of it? But as they have not brought witnesses they are liars before Allah."

Qur'an (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.

Bukhari (5:59:462) - The background for the Qur'anic requirement of four witnesses to adultery. Muhammad's favorite wife, Aisha, was accused of cheating [on her polygamous husband]. Three witnesses corroborated the event, but Muhammad apparently did not want to believe it, and so established the arbitrary rule that four witnesses are required.

Rape of Muslim women is against Islamic law - although the rape of non-Muslim women is not, if they are 'captured in battle' or bought as slaves. Even the rape of a Muslim woman is almost impossible to prove under strict Islamic law (Sharia). If the man claims that the act was consensual sex, there is very little that the woman can do to refute this. Islam places the burden of avoiding sexual encounters of any sort on the woman.

A recent fatwa from a mainstream Islamic site echoes this rule and even chides a victim of incest for complaining when she has no "evidence":

However, it is not permissible to accuse the father of rape without evidence. Indeed, the Sharee’ah put some special conditions for proving Zina (fornication or adultery) that are not required in case of other crimes. The crime of Zina is not confirmed except if the fornicator admits it, or with the testimony of four trustworthy men, while the testimony of women is not accepted.

Hence, the statement of this girl or the statement of her mother in itself does not Islamically prove anything against the father, especially that the latter denies it.

Therefore, if this daughter has no evidence to prove that her accusations are true, she should not have claimed that she was raped by her father and she should not have taken him to the court. (IslamWeb.net, Image)

Since it is incredibly unlikely that a child molester will violate his victim in front of "four trustworthy men", Islamic law amounts to a free pass for sexual predators.

Islamic law rejects forensic evidence (such as DNA) in favor of testimony. An interesting situation thus sometimes develops in cases where a victim alleges rape and the man denies that sex even took place. In the absence of four male witnesses, rape cannot be proven. The woman's testimony then becomes a "confession" of adultery. She can be stoned, even though the male is unpunished, since he never "confessed" to a sexual act!

Some clerics blame rape on the woman. Australian Sheik Feiz recently said a rape victim "has no one to blame but herself. She displayed her beauty to the entire world... to tease man and appeal to his carnal nature."

One of the world's most respected Sunni scholars, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, recently told an audience on his al-Jazeera television show that "To be absolved from guilt, the raped woman must have shown some sort of good conduct."

Also, there can be no such thing as rape in marriage, even if the husband has to hit the wife in order to bring about her submission. Another recent fatwa reminds a woman, she "does not have the right to refuse her husband, rather she must respond to his request every time he calls her." (Islam Q&A, Fatwa No. 33597).

Keep in mind that most Muslim countries do not operate under strict Islamic law, but rather under legal codes imported from the West. Therefore rape victims in these countries can and often do receive justice under more reasonable standards of proof.

This is from thereligionofpeace
 

Ge M. (216)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 2:56 pm
In 2003, the European Court of Human Rights declared that sharia was incompatible with the principles of democracy

This concerned the dissolution, by the Turkish Constitutional Court, of a political party, the Welfare Party, on the grounds that it wanted to introduce sharia law and a theocratic regime. A Grand Chamber of the Court found unanimously that there had been no violation of Article 11 of the Convention, which protects freedom of association. This case gave the Court the opportunity to conduct an in-depth analysis of the relationship
between the Convention and democracy, political parties, and religion.

In its judgment, the Court first noted that freedom of thought, of religion, of expression and of association as guaranteed by the Convention could not deprive the authorities of a State in which an association, through its activities, jeopardised that State’s institutions, of the right to protect those institutions. It necessarily followed that a political party whose leaders incited to violence or put forward a policy which failed to respect democracy or which was aimed at the destruction of democracy and the flouting of the rights and freedoms recognised in a democracy, could not lay claim to the Convention’s protection against penalties imposed on those grounds. Such penalties could even, where there was a sufficiently established and imminent danger for democracy, take the form of preventive intervention.

Noting that the Welfare Party had pledged to set up a regime based on sharia law, the Court found that sharia was incompatible with the fundamental principles of democracy as set forth in the Convention. It considered that “sharia, which faithfully reflects the dogmas and divine rules laid down by religion, is stable and invariable. Principles such as pluralism in the political sphere or the constant evolution of public freedoms have no place in it”.

According to the Court, it was difficult to declare one’s respect for democracy and human rights while at the same time supporting a regime based on sharia, which clearly diverged from Convention values, particularly with regard to its criminal law and criminal procedure, its rules on the legal status of women and the way it intervened in all spheres of private and public life in accordance with religious precepts.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 4:02 pm
Signed & posted
 

Natalie V. (27)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 4:10 pm
noted / signed already
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 4:34 pm
signed, twitted, forwarded and noted, thanks!
 

Esther Z. (101)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 4:42 pm
Noted and already signed.
 

Janet R. (34)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 5:04 pm
Pigs
 

Debra Van Way (12)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 5:48 pm
Signed and noted. Poor girl. What a barbaric religion.
 

Jeremy S. (2)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 6:48 pm
I'm sickened and disgusted and saddened. And they say the 21st century brought progress to the world...
 

Gloria H. (88)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 7:32 pm
100 whippings? That will probably kill her. Definately signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 7:46 pm
SIGNED
 

Billie C. (2)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 10:18 pm
without even reading this story i knew it was another muslim country proving they are evil and unfit to exist.
100 lashes will kill that poor girl all for some so called muslim man that is more beast than man. he doesn't even know how to be a man. they should be cutting his dick off instead.
 

Joan M. (1087)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 10:18 pm
Signed & Noted. This outrage has to be stopped. Thanks Agnes
 

Ludger W. (72)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 10:31 pm
done
 

Marilyn K. (51)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 5:11 am
Signed & Noted - Are their no men in this country that will stand up for their women (mother, daughter, niece, cousin, neighbor). It will not change until the men realize the stupidity and cruelty of their actions.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 8:02 am
done
 

Winn Adams (187)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 12:03 pm
Signed
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 8:17 pm
Gillian..."Why are rape victims often punished by Islamic courts as adulterers?"

++++++++++++++Because, in the cult of radical Islam, women are the root of all evil!

Western women have NO IDEA how lucky they are....and what boggles MY head is that Islam gets female converts! I've often pondered on what inner feelings of worthlessness drives that kind of act.
 

bob m. (32)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 8:01 am

@ PAM; the draw of darkness pulls down... like gravity...the lure of this deceit is well established in the power of judgement ...of blood lust and in the famil..iarity of the natural man.. this is a hopeless union which entreats male and female in the endless result of antchrist.. and further to that it is rooted in the same sren song of rebellion as in all rebellion..sin.. but in this merciless lie.. it has no antidote..no redemption and further rails in written constitutional rejection of these of Grace.. even though layed out before them as a GIFT.
 

Maria Barbosa (14)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 12:39 pm
done
 

Robin T. (14)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 1:15 pm
When the victim is punished and the perpetrator is rewarded it can only be the Islamic Barbarians.
 

Melanie Wolfahrt (21)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 3:50 pm
I will never understand the rules of islam.
Signed and shared the petition.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 3:55 pm
Already signed
 

John De Avalon (35)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 5:06 pm
Signed. Respect to you for highlighting this gross injustice - and respect to all the good people who have signed the petition.
 

Joan De Chirico (26)
Friday March 29, 2013, 1:55 am
Horrific...noted and signed...
 

Latoya J. (0)
Friday March 29, 2013, 12:24 pm
SIGNED
 

Latoya J. (0)
Friday March 29, 2013, 12:24 pm
SIGNED up to this site just to write sign hope it benefits
 

Shana M. (62)
Friday March 29, 2013, 12:40 pm
noted and signed.
 

Sandi C. (236)
Friday March 29, 2013, 1:35 pm
signed. should the one who raped her be the one whipped!
 

Wolfgang W. (190)
Friday March 29, 2013, 3:25 pm
SIGNED!
 

bob m. (32)
Friday March 29, 2013, 4:31 pm


a culture of pharasaic zombies astonished at the daily suicide bombings (children?) ...wandering around in bloody clothes muttering ...."wusup?......wusup?...... following perfection.....on the road to hell.
 

marjolein s. (289)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 12:15 pm
signed twitteed and know that under Islamic flag many issues are been said, this does not say anything about the real Koran and believes, same as Catholic, Jewish and other religions, to many ppl make it a farce due to place words to it and rules which are not there.... i saw and article about an oegandese priest who is aginst not marry and be husband for catholics, against missues due to this item his name is Anthony Musaala, this man has been doomed andos-on, but everybody knows he is right.........
 

Maricruz Lopez (70)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 12:34 pm
Signed & shared
 

federico bortoletto (32)
Monday April 1, 2013, 6:52 am
Notato,già firmato e condiviso. Grazie Agnes.
 

Christia F. (158)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 12:07 pm
Signed and shared.
 

Helen P. (57)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:22 pm
Already signed.Thanks Agnes for alerting more people to this petition.
 

Veronica C. (41)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 7:35 pm
And people wonder why these girls commit suicide. How can they be expected to live with mental scars like this and the feeling that NO ONE is on their side?
 

Klaus Peters (9)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 4:45 am
Noted and signed.
 

Yvonne F. (164)
Monday June 10, 2013, 11:34 am
Beyond words!!! Thanks Agnes for posting this!
 

Jim Phillips (3215)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 9:45 pm
AVAAZ petition signed.

Unbelievable...

ty, Agnes.
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