View Full Version : Local Laws and Practices from the Moslem World

Thursday, March 18th, 2004, 05:56 PM
In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman's genitals but is prohibited from looking directly at them during the examination. He may only see their reflection in a mirror.
In Afghanistan homes where a woman is present must have their windows painted so that she can never be seen by outsiders. They must wear silent shoes so that they are never heard.
In Bangladesh over 2000 women a year are victims of fatal or disfiguring acid attacks for alleged improper behaviour.
In Egypt a woman cannot leave the country without her husband's permission.
In Iran, the legal age for marriage of a girl is 9 years old.
Iran's penal code specifies, "The stoning of an adulterer or adulteress shall be carried out while each is placed in a hole and covered with soil, he up to his waist and she up to a line above her breasts". Court appointed officials or ordinary citizens then pelt the accused with stones large enough to cause pain but not large enough to kill immediately. In the Islamic penal code called Sharia the burden to prove guilt in a man is much more than with a woman. Thus women are punished more by their "transgressions" than men. Two women were stoned to death in Iran in 2001, one for adultery and the other for appearing in a pornographic movie.
Article 340 of the Jordanian Penal Code states, "He who discovers his wife or one of his female relatives has commited adultery and kills, wounds, or injures one or both of them, is exempted from any penalty."
In Kashmir, a woman who leaves the house with her face uncovered runs the risk of having acid thrown in her face.
Among Palestinians, all sexual encounters, including rape and incest are blamed on the woman. Men are presumed innocent; the women must have tempted him into raping her or enticed him into having an affair. Even if a woman survives a violent rape, she is condemned for her "mistake" and may be killed by her family.

Friday, March 19th, 2004, 12:59 PM
And you defend these people?

Obviously the men are incredibly insecure and sadistic.

Friday, March 19th, 2004, 01:02 PM
I agree, it's hard to understand the fascination some have with Islam.