Skip to comments.'Honor' rape: Five Pakistanis held
Posted on 07/06/2005 1:09:07 PM PDT by Millee
MULTAN, Pakistan (Reuters) -- Pakistani police have arrested five men on charges of kidnapping and gang-raping a woman in the latest of a string of so-called honor crimes.
The married woman was attacked because one of her male cousins had an affair with a women whose father disapproved of the relationship, police said on Wednesday.
"The accused say they carried out this horrible act as an act of honor," said police official Mohammad Mumtaz.
The incident took place in the central Punjab province where the high-profile gang-rape of a woman, Mukhtaran Mai, on the orders of a village council triggered an international outcry.
Mai was attacked because her brother had befriended a woman from a power clan, offending male members of the clan.
Violence against women is common in rural Pakistan where tribal and feudal customs hold sway.
Hundreds of women are raped or killed every year by men intent on restoring honor after behavior -- by the woman or a male relative -- deemed inappropriate in the male-dominated society.
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Sounds like the cure for all of this "honor rapes" is to recircumsize all of this lads down to the nub.
Raping is honorable, I see. Think we'll see any outrage on Al Jazeera?
Since Arabs invented the numbers we use, maybe a small clue in symbols these Pakistani scum may understand...
It's 2005, not 1005.
Sort of like "Muslim Scholar."
Not again! So sad for the victim, so pathetic for the culture.
Or Saintly "suicide" Martyr.
Incidentally, do you think these martyrs are going to be pissed when they discover their 72 virgins look like Helen Thomas, only older and uglier?!
Bzzzt! The Arabs swiped them from the Indians. They're called Arabic numerals because that's where Europe got them from, but don't claim that the Arabs actually invented them.
Or worse (if that's possible). As another Freeper pointed out, where does it say that the virgins are female?
What a totally ridiculous thing to believe in the first place.
As one Freeper recently scolded me, keep in mind that these honor crimes predate Islam so Islam can not be considered responsible for these crimes.
Dang, where's that pic of the former Iraqi Information minister...it kinda goes with that sentiment, huh?
I still hope they're 72 Hell's Angels that have never done a Muslim. Gee, I hope they realize it would be culturally insensitive of them to make him "squeal like a hog!"
What a line!
This same site also suggests the Koran began as a pamphlet prepared by an early Christian missionary who went to Mecca to gain converts.
One thing led to the next, and lo and behold a total mess~
There's a couple of other threads running today with some of the Indus Valley descendants still kvetching about being conquered by those Arabs. No end of complaints with those ol'boys!
That's where Terror-ayza got the recipe.
Not possible. Kinda like you can't go faster that light.
Translation: somebody forgot their "place" and got uppity with a woman from a wealthy/powerful clan, so that gives them an excuse to rape a woman from the offender's clan. Lovely
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