March 04, 2005
Pakistan: Men who were told to 'gang rape' acquitted
This is the kind of thing that happens as a consequence of such provisions of Islamic law as the one that disallows a woman's testimony in her own rape trial. Women are so devalued under Sharia that the attitudes displayed in this case are only encouraged. From the Telegraph, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
Five men who were sentenced to death for gang raping a woman on the orders of a village council are set to walk out of jail after a Pakistani high court acquitted them yesterday.
The two-member court in the city of Multan also converted the death term of a sixth accomplice to life imprisonment.
The victim, Mukhtaran Mai, broke down when told the news: "That is the last resort for us," she said. She added that she would challenge the decision before the supreme court.
Mukhtaran was raped in June 2002 when she went to the village council after her 12-year-old brother was allegedly sodomised by men from the powerful Mastoi tribe.
She refused to accept the council's ruling on how to settle the dispute, and the council ordered the men to rape her in turn as more than 100 people sat outside.
F'n 12th century religious zealots.
But Wait!...It's the Religion of Peace!
We can all learn from their wisdom!
I know this is true....I saw/heard it on the TV/Radio!