Saturday, February 5, 2011

Rape Victim Killed by Fatwa

A report by the Daily Star says it all:

"The reports said Hena was raped by her 40-year-old relative Mahbub on Sunday. The next day, a fatwa was announced at a village arbitration that she must be given 100 lashes. She fell unconscious after nearly 80 lashes. Fatally injured Hena was rushed to Naria health complex where she succumbed to her injuries."

While Americans work to keep the rights women have earned intact against many political changes,  this type of story is repeated throughout the world. My answer: I won't buy products from Bangladesh or any other country that practices these barbaric but religiously sanctioned behaviors.

No photos for this, thank heaven. Why do women remain in such societies? And yet, even here politicians seek to redefine exactly what is and what isn't rape.

Update: More information

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