I thought the people of the Maldives living in the middle of beautiful blue ocean, were busy with swimming, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, water-skiing, windsurfing. They would not be contaminated with the filth of the mainland. But I am wrong. Maldives punished a girl for being raped. Its Islamic laws harass , oppress , torture women.
A 15-year-old rape victim has been sentenced to 100 lashes for engaging in premarital sex, court officials said.
The charges against the girl were brought against her last year after police investigated accusations that her stepfather had raped her and killed their baby. He is still to face trial.
The legal system of the Maldives, an Islamic archipelago with a population of some 400,000, has elements of Islamic law (Sharia) as well as English common law.
Ahmed Faiz, a researcher with Amnesty International, said flogging was “cruel, degrading and inhumane” and urged the authorities to abolish it.
“We are very surprised that the government is not doing anything to stop this punishment – to remove it altogether from the statute books.”
“This is not the only case. It is happening frequently – only last month there was another girl who was sexually abused and sentenced to lashes.”
This is ridiculous! Almost all religions have been reformed. Islam is the only religion that has been forced to remain as ancient as it was. Islam is now labeled as the most intolerant, misogynistic , barbaric, pathetic, irrational, inhumane religion in the world. Peace-loving people are now afraid of the ghost of the 7th century that is still roaming around Earth.