An Afghan nightmare: Forced to marry your rapist

Apr 13, 2015

By Nick Paton Walsh

It is an unimaginably hideous outcome.

To be raped by your cousin’s husband; be jailed for adultery as your attacker was married; to suffer the ignominy of global uproar about your jailing and assault, but be pardoned by presidential decree; and then to endure the shame and rejection from a conservative society that somehow held you to blame.

The solution in this society? Marry your attacker.

That’s what happened to Gulnaz, who was barely 16 when she was raped. She’s now carrying the third child of her attacker, Asadullah, who was convicted and jailed — though this was then reduced.


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10 comments on “An Afghan nightmare: Forced to marry your rapist

  • Rape is an honoured Christian custom. The modern version of it is called the shotgun wedding though that also includes consenting sex.

    Consider Ruth 19:29 a concubine is raped and then as punishment for being raped, cut into twelve pieces and mailed one piece to all the tribes of Israel.

    Isaiah 3:16 The god Jehovah commands children to be dashed to pieces before the eyes of their parents and women raped.

    Isaiah 13:16 Children smashed to pieces, houses wrecked and wives raped

    Rape in the bible: http://www.evilbible.com/Rape.htm



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  • @OP- The solution in this society? Marry your attacker.

    These sorts of arrangements were common in caliphates!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Harem
    For the perpetuation and service of the Ottoman Dynasty, beautiful and intelligent slave girls were either captured in war (mainly Christian Europeans in the Balkans), recruited within the empire, or procured from neighbouring countries to become imperial concubines.”

    At Topkapı Palace, at the court of the Ottoman sultans, the harem staff commonly included eunuchs. These were slaves, either captured in war (mainly Christian Europeans in the Balkans) or recruited within the empire (especially from the Caucasus and blacks from Sudan) or even beyond (especially in Abyssinia). Black eunuchs usually were Sandali (‘clean shaven’ i.e. their genitalia were removed completely), hence they were preferred for harem service, while white eunuchs usually kept part of their penis or testicles,

    As many of the abuses were not permitted against fellow Muslims captives from other religions and countries were used.



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  • Sick, twisted, and insane, as commanded by god(s) God(s) = (non-existant supernatural entities thought up by mad [men]) to protect and increase their power over others.



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  • At Topkapı Palace, at the court of the Ottoman sultans, the harem
    staff commonly included eunuchs. These were slaves, either captured in
    war (mainly Christian Europeans in the Balkans) or recruited within
    the empire (especially from the Caucasus and blacks from Sudan) or
    even beyond (especially in Abyssinia).

    ’twas pretty much the same story before that, under the Byzantine Christian empire.



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  • 28 “However, if a man meets a girl who isn’t engaged to be married, and he seizes her, rapes her, and is later found out, 29 then the man who raped her must give 50 shekels of silver to the girl’s father. Furthermore, he must marry her. Because he violated her, he is to not divorce her as long as he lives. Deuteronomy 22:28



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  • The guy that rapes me will suffer. I would hunt him down and make his life a misery. I was luckily born into a country that empowers women. I would have been stoned to death as a child had I not been born here. I never took any crap off of any man. I was a fighter. If I had not been, I would have been molested on multiple occasions. Those stories you hear about in the south? Yep, my family fit the stereotype. I joined the Marines and became even more of a warrior. That culture disgusts me. I hope women can become more empowered in that part of the world. The notion of a god letting this happen anywhere (as god’s will) is a joke.



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  • You don’t need to go so far away to see similar cases. Two or three years ago a girl in Morocco who had been raped was forced to marry her attacker. And Morocco boasts of being the most modern country in the Muslim world. We are going to hear similar cases in the future, civilization will take long to enter in these countries, unfortunately.



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  • I see they have still not found the girls abducted by Boko Haram a year ago!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-32289961
    Protesters around the world have vowed to remember the girls abducted by the Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram one year ago.

    There have been reported sightings of the girls, but none has been found.

    “According to [the jihadists] the girls have converted to Islam, so they regard them as very important,” he said.

    It has been a whole year of agony for the relatives of the missing 219 Chibok girls. There have been a few sightings of some of the abducted students but very little official information from a government that has long promised to rescue them from the clutches of Boko Haram.



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