Rape is never a victim’s fault. It doesn’t matter how much they drank, what they were wearing, whether they were walking alone at night in a bad part of town (although that’s not a good idea for many reasons other than the possibility of rape) or whether they were flirting or being a “tease”. Blame belongs squarely on the rapist, and never on the victim.
A 15 year old girl is being punished for pre-marital sex after it was found that she was repeatedly raped by her stepfather, and that she’d had sex with someone else. Police were probing into allegations that the step penis had raped her repeatedly, fathering a baby in the process and then killing the baby shortly after it was born. The baby’s remains were found buried on the island of Feydhoo, in Shaviyani Atoll in the northern part of the Maldives. During the investigation, it was found that the poor girl had sex with someone and she’s now facing a punishment of 100 lashes for having premarital sex! The poor girl was probably so traumatised by being raped and then having her baby killed, that she thought that having sex with an older man would somehow make her feel better, or that it’s the only way to express love!
The Maldives is predominantly a Sunni Islam nation which practises Sharia law alongside common English law. Anyone who dares to break the law is sentenced to lashings or stoning to death. What’s interesting is that Sunni is supposed to be one of the more liberal sects of Islam because it deals with Islam mysticism. The sentence will be carried out once the girl turns 18 and it’s not known whether the man involved will also be facing a premarital sex charge. He probably won’t, given the disgusting treatment of women in Sharia law. The Maldivian president called for the girl to be treated as a victim rather than a perpetrator. Well abolish these stupid laws then! Take back control of your country and kick the extremists out of power! Amnesty International and the United Nations have condemned the charges and called for the government to drop the practice of flogging, calling it “cruel, inhumane and degrading”.
Prosecutors vehemently deny that the charges were related to the rape, but in another case last month, a girl had been sexually abused and then charged with premarital sex. So it probably is related to the rape, along with the other incident! I absolutely abhor those who use the law to push their own agendas. Religion and government should never be mixed!
The rapist step-penis is facing up to 25 years in prison for the rapes and killing the baby and has yet to face trial. The girl’s birth vessel also faces charges for failing to report the abuse to authorities. The girl is currently under house arrest at a children’s home for eight months. At least she’s away from the foul raping step penis and the enabling birthing unit. Amnesty International, the UN and many other human rights organisations will definitely be on her case to get this practice abolished.