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Response to Sultan Re: Rape

Reader comment on item: How Terrorism Obstructs Radical Islam
in response to reader comment: I disagree with all of you!!!

Submitted by Daisy (United States), Aug 25, 2005 at 22:08

Sultan, your facts regarding rape in the West vs. Islamic world are wrong. Denial of rape does not constitute a lesser incidence of the crime; denial only increases the suffering of those victimized by rape and other sexual crimes. I'm afraid the reality of rape in the Islamic world is that it's an institutionalized right. The victim and not the perpetrator is the one punished for the crime. Women 'foolish' enough to report crimes committed against them are more often than not raped again by those to whom they report the crime. Of course this punishment pales by comparison to the ultimate punishment meted out for Muslim sex-crime victims. I refer to the fact that she will be murdered for the crime committed against her .. murdered to preserve the 'honor' of the males in her family .. and more often than not murdered by her own family members.

Please be aware that more and more Westerners are aware of the facts of life as they play out in the Islamic world. The facts do not speak of peace and harmony.

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