Monday, July 25, 2005

Why Not "Rape" Her To Get Her Back?

In Solomon had been an Islamic Judge, he would have ordered the baby split in two, then when the real mother said, "no, let the other woman have the baby so that it may live," he would have had her split in two as well.
BOMBAY -- Hard-line Islamic clerics in a northern Indian village have declared that a woman's 10-year-old marriage was nullified when her father-in-law raped her -- and ordered the mother of five to marry the rapist.
The logic here is dumbfounding. The fatwa ordered by the clerics require Imrana Ilahi, 28, to separate from her husband and treat him as her son because she had sex with his father.

"She had a physical relationship with her father-in-law, and it nullifies her marriage," said Mohammad Masood Madani, a cleric at the theological school. He said it made no difference whether the sex was consensual or forced. The village council then decreed that Mrs. Ilahi would have to marry her father-in-law.

The funny (as in sad) thing is that the husband does not want this either.
But Mr. Ilahi, 32, told his wife: "My father is dirty and you are clean. I still
love you and I cannot desert you." Mrs. Ilahi, with her husband and five
children, sneaked out of Charthawal and took shelter in Kukra, the village of
her parents.
Apparently, Muslim women are property, but even their husbands are forbidden from forgiving their raped wife.
"The fact that the woman was 'used' by her husband's blood relative makes her [unclean] for her husband and there is no way she can be allowed to live with him," the law board said.
No way, huh? And now for a West Virginia angle.
Under Shariah law, the rape has made her the mother of her husband, said Naseem Iqtedar, the law board's only female member.
The beauty of this is that the logic is so completely stupid, it is easy to get around. When the ex-wife/ex-daughter-in-law/step-mom moves in with the ex-father-in-law/new husband, the ex-husband/step-son should just rape his ex-wife/step-mom. Then she will have to divorce the former ex-father-in-law/soon to be ex-husband, and marry the former husband/step-son/now new husband again. Got it?


At 11:42 AM, Blogger Jehane said...

KJ, I'm afraid even to comment on this one.

At 12:05 PM, Anonymous Hummer said...

Euripides couldn't come up with a story line so heretical me thinks.

At 7:47 PM, Blogger Brad Warbiany said...

Hmm... He rapes his wife/mother to make his father his son by the new marriage...

Wouldn't that make him his own grandpa?

At 10:49 PM, Blogger KJ said...

These are legal questions I thought only West Virginia attorneys had to consider.


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