Horror Show Thursday: Blaming More Victims

women prisonHey, while we’re on the topic of Islam, have you heard this one?  A 28-year woman in Saudi Arabia who was gang raped has been sentenced to 200 lashes and 6 months in prison for daring to allow herself to be raped.  Yeah, you probably have heard that one or something similar because this crap happens all the time in that wonderful moral wasteland of the Middle East.

The rapes happened back in 2006 when the woman was 19 and she was accosted by seven men who raped and beat her. According to Saudi law, women must be accompanied at all times by their fathers or husbands.  She was initially sentenced to 90 lashes for failing to follow the law, but when her lawyer appealed the sentence, he was disbarred and she was given a much harsher sentence.  Sure, seems legit.

Unfortunately, none of this is at all unusual, even if the woman isn’t Islamic herself.  Take the case of Australian Alicia Gali, who took a job with an upscale hotel in the United Arab Emirates.  She was drinking alone one night at the hotel’s staff bar when someone slipped something into her drink and she found herself being raped by three of her co-workers.  Beaten and bruised, she took herself to the hospital and wound up in jail for 8 months because, get this, she allowed herself to be raped by men who were not her husband.

Seriously, fuck Islam right up it’s stupid ass with a chainsaw.

I don’t know how much more I can say about this case that Ms. Gali hasn’t said herself, so here it is in her own words:

These are not rare stories at all, there are hundreds of cases where women are raped by Islamic men and get hauled off to prison for allowing themselves to get raped.  Here’s the thing though, rape is no voluntary by definition.  They didn’t “allow” anything.  They were violated.  Islam doesn’t respect violation unless the one violated is male.  Again, fuck Islam.  It’s sad that this comes up so often, but like Catholic sex abuse, it’s something that the religion has no interest whatsoever in addressing. That’s why we’re visiting it here on Horror Show Thursday.

 

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