Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Pakistan votes to amend rape laws

BBC News reported Pakistan's national assembly has voted to amend the country's strict Sharia laws on rape and adultery. Until now rape cases were dealt with in Sharia courts. Victims had to have four male witnesses to the crime - if not they faced prosecution for adultery.

This just shows how bad it is to live under Sharia law, and the Democrats with their heads stuck in the sand need to realize that, before the USA has the same problem Europe is facing now, and that is Muslims demanding Sharia law in the part of the country where they live.
Now civil courts will be able to try rape cases, assuming the upper house and the president ratify the move. The reform has been seen as a test of President Musharraf's stated commitment to a moderate form of Islam. "It is a historic bill because it will give rights to women and help end excesses against them," Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz told parliament after the vote. Religious parties boycotted the vote, saying the bill encouraged "free sex"
That does not make sense. The sex is free now; a man is free to rape any woman he wants. They new law, allowing a woman to seek to have the rapist punished means that free sex now becomes very costly sex.
A woman is raped every two hours and gang-raped every eight hours in Pakistan, according to the country's independent Human Rights Commission.
Do they know who she is?

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