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Reply to Fazal Habib Curnally -- Rape impossible to prove in Islam

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Submitted by Romesh Chander (United States), Sep 6, 2007 at 19:44

Fazal Habib Curmally (Pakistan), Sep 5, 2007 at 07:21 writes:

"Dear Susan, Greetings. A crime is a crime is a crime. In Islam. rape is not permitted. I cannot say anything abpout the statistics you quote or their source. But rape is a crime in Islam ".

Well. Mr Curnally, according to Islam, to prove rape, a muslim woman must provide 4 witnesses to rape, and they must be pious muslim men. Yes, read it again. There must be 4 witnesses (not 3), they must be men and they must be muslims and they must be pious.

Now just think. Is it possible to find any witness for rape, not to talk of 4?. Moreover, if they saw rape happening and did not do anything, would they be considered pious?.

So, it is literally impossible for any woman to prove rape under Holy Sharia law.

Now, you are from Pakistan. Now I am giving you information from Pakistani laws, as I read in a column by Mr Cowasagee in Dawn (Karachi) paper a few years back. And Pakistan practises Sharia law. Rather it has established separate Sharia courts to try Islam related crimes.

So, statistically speaking, rapes do not take place in muslim countries.

What about the rapes of non-muslim women by muslim men or non-muslim women by non-muslim men, I have no idea how muslim countries treat it.


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