According to Amnesty International:
rape is greatly under reported because of the stigma attached to it, and even more rarely punished.
Even so, their stats say:
- One in five women will be a victim of rape or attempted rape in her lifetime (WHO 1997).
- In the USA a woman is raped every 90 seconds (US Department of Justice, 2000).
- 85,000 women raped in the UK in the year 2006, equating to about 230 cases every day( BBC One report)
- In France 25,000 women are raped per year (European Women’s Lobby, 2001).
Sadly according to wiki about 5% of rapists will ever spend a day in jail in the USA.
WHAT THE QUR`AN SAYS:
“But force not your maids to prostitution when they desire chastity, in order that ye may make a gain in the goods of this life. But if anyone compels them, yet, after such compulsion, is God, Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful (to them i.e the forced women)”
What Hadith tells us:
“One day (at the time of the Prophet) a woman left her house to go and pray at the Mosque. On her way she was met by a man who forced her to have sexual intercourse. The woman screamed while the man raped her. After he raped her the man ran away. A group of men (who accompanied the Prophet on his flight form Mecca to Medina) passed by the girl and she said to them (pointing in the direction of the man running) “that man just raped me”. They then ran after him and caught him and when face to face with the woman she said “yes that was the person”. They went to the Prophet and the man said “Yes Prophet it was me who did this”. The Prophet said to the girl “go now, God has already pardoned you” but of the man who had raped her, he said, “Stone him to death.” (Tirmidhi and Abu Dawood)
A young man committed zina with his employer’s wife. The father of the young man gave one hundred goats and a maid as compensation to the employer, who accepted it. When the case was reported to the Prophet, he ordered the return of the goats and the maid to the young man’s father and prosecuted the adulterer for zina (Abu Dawood and Bukhari)
Then they say Islam enjoins marital rape when Allah(s.w.t) EXPLICITLY states in Surah Al-Nisa:
“… And consort with your wives in a goodly manner, for if you dislike them, it may well be that you dislike something which God might yet make a source of abundant good.”
With such kind of punishment in place, imagine how safe society would be for women! And they call Islamic Laws barbaric in their naivety…
According to wiki:
Prison sentences for rape are not uniform. A study made by the U.S. Department of Justice of prison releases in 1992, involving about 80 percent of the prison population, found that the average sentence for convicted rapists was 11.8 years, while the actual time served was 5.4 years. This follows the typical pattern for violent crimes in the US, where those convicted typically serve no more than half of their sentence.
Need I say more?
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