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Islamic justice: Punish men by raping their women, then charge woman with adultery

101.4.06
This is apparently what we have to look forward to if and when the Islamists succeed in reestablishing Sharia law across the world:

Vendetta Rapes Continue as Pakistan Resists Change

By SALMAN MASOOD
Published: October 14, 2006

KABIRWALA, Pakistan ó Pursuing justice is not easy for a woman in Pakistan, not if the crime is rape. Ghazala Shaheen knows.

Two years ago, relatives say, an uncle eloped with a woman from a higher social caste. The revenge by the womanís family was the rape of Ms. Shaheen, she and relatives charge, after a gang of men raided her fatherís home and abducted her and her mother in late August.

It is not uncommon in Pakistan for women to suffer callous vendettas for the wrongdoings of their male relatives. That was the case for Ms. Shaheen, a 24-year-old from a relatively poor family who had nonetheless managed to earn a masterís degree in education. She says she wants to be a teacher.

Under what are known as the Hudood laws in Pakistan, a woman must produce four witnesses to prove rape. A failure to do so can result in her becoming a victim twice over, and being charged for adultery. The stigma alone is enough to keep many women from trying to bring their attackers to justice.

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