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To Akbar....Pot calling the kettle black

Reader comment on item: King of Pop Michael Jackson and Black Converts to Islam
in response to reader comment: Christianity could not show them the right path...

Submitted by PCMadness (New Zealand), Apr 15, 2006 at 18:55

Yes Akbar,

No one here can, or will deny that there have been numerous christian priests/leaders or generally people in a position of power in the Christian faith that have abused that power. But you make it sound like this is unheard of in Islam. I suggest you do a little research before you spew your biased diversionary rubbish. Five minutes on google dredged up the following violations against women and children by muslim clerics/Imams etc. Some of which are particularly horrific. Islam is not cleaner than any other religion. I say this for the simple fact that all religions on this earth have one thing in common. They are followed by humans and therefore, include all the perversions of humanity. Muslims are no different. The only thing is that muslims have more success in sweeping these violations under the carpet by transferring blame to the victim. Yet another example of 'an easy way out'. The differnce here is that in the West, when uncovered, the guilty are dealt with

So it seems you have dirty washing too.... no?


Lawyers and campaigners against sexual abuse of children say that it is not uncommon in Pakistan, especially in the segregated surroundings of the country's estimated 20,000 religious schools, but cases involving members of the clergy are rarely - if ever - exposed. "They are either hushed up and sorted out within the confines of school, or parents are pressurised not to report the incident to the media as it would give religion a bad name," said Zia Ahmed Awan, the president of Madadgaar, a joint project of LHRLA (Lawyers for Human Rights and Legal Aid)


A former mosque imam has been jailed for 10 years for raping and sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in a mosque where he was teaching.


Imam convicted of rape
A 41-year-old imam from eastern Norway has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison after being convicted of raping a 30-year-old woman in the southern city of Kristiansand.

"Each of us was raped by between three and six men….One woman refused to have sex with them, so they split her head into pieces with an axe in front of us."

This happened in Darfur, from which Sudanese military personnel actually airlifted women to Khartoum to serve as sex slaves.


A woman's rape is frequently the last act that precedes her execution. This is explained by the rule in Iranian political prisons that the sentence of execution cannot be carried out if the woman is a virgin. Since there is a theological belief that if a woman dies a virgin she will go to heaven, the politically active virgin is forced to "marry" before her execution and thus to insure she will go to hell. She is forced to "marry" the hangman who will carry out her execution.

Rape in Islam: Blaming the Victim

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