Skip to comments.Maldives president vetoes marital rape bill as ‘un-Islamic’
Posted on 01/20/2014 10:11:03 AM PST by Olog-hai
Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen has refused to ratify a bill that seeks to partially criminalize marital rape, calling it un-Islamic.
The parliament voted 67-2 last month to limit a husbands right to have non-consensual sex with his wife. The bill says a husband cannot force his wife to have sex if the couple have filed for divorce, dissolution or mutual separation, and if the intent is to transmit a sexual disease. [ ]
The Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago of about 330,000 people, claims to have a 100 percent Muslim population. Its constitution states that no law contrary to any tenet of Islam shall be enacted.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
And yet rich Americans will still spend their hard earned money in those islands.
(AND)if the intent is to transmit a sexual disease.
Notice it is (and) and not (or). I guess it is OK as long as the intent is not to transmit a sexual disease!!!
islam demonstrates more insanity by the day.
I WAS half interested in visiting the Maldives - Islamic constitution? Cross that sh¿t hole off the list.
are the two voter minority still ALIVE?
Something to know as American courts look to Sharia law as a legal defense.
So Catholicism of the Middle Ages was not a religion?
I understand and in general agree with your point. But it is much more accurate to say that Islam is not JUST a religion, in the way others are. It is a political/religious/cultural amalgam. This does not make it any less a religion, though.
Also, technically speaking, Islam does not call for the death of non-believers, at least among People of the Book. They do, however, have to accept submission to Muslim rule. :)
Tell me when Jesus said the like?
I’m not a fan of Islam, and I’m fully aware of the differences between Mohammed and Christ.
Hadiths are not the Koran.
Have a nice day.
Catholics of the Middle Ages would kill you for not believing as the law prescribed. I reference the Albigensians and Hussites, and a host of other smaller groups and individuals.
Were these Catholics not members of a religion?
Sure there were Catholics at the gates of Vienna (both times). They were just on the inside, not the outside of the gates.
My point is that we can’t say a religion we dislike, or even one that is objectively evil, ceases therefore to be a religion. Religions can be bad, just like any other human production.
Aztecs and most other “civilized” American Indians practiced routine human sacrifice as part of their religions. Does that mean they weren’t really religions?
It is perhaps relevant that criminalizing of marital rape in US states started only in the 70s and was completed only in the 90s.
Yeah, according to Logan we need to give Islam a pass as it’s 600 years behind Christianity. If Christians did it 600 years ago, Muslims should be allowed to do it now.
Nope, just pointing out that the Koran ranks the Hadiths just as the Bible outranks the Patristic writings.
In this particular instance it appears Islam, or at least the Maldives, are 20 to 40 years behind the United States.
Don’t let any imam hear you say that.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.