Some things are just utterly sickening to find out about. The story in Bangladesh’s The Daily Star, dated Thursday, Feb. 3rd, 2011 is one of those sickening stories you pray you never hear about, let alone have happen anywhere near you.
What happened? Well, the gist is that a terrible crime was committed against a fourteen (14) year old girl – and then horribly compounded by the followers of a sick, twisted, demented religious system.
In brief, the fourteen year old was raped by a 40 year old cousin. This was bad enough. However, lest we forget, or are ignorant, in Islam, if a woman is raped – it is automatically her fault – and rape carries the same penalty as adultery – death (or 100 lashes if you are not married). Now, you can argue that 100 lashes does not constitute a death sentence, but let’s see you take the 100 lashes given by a strong man using a cane. If you are not dead when he is done, it will be a miracle.
So, the local religious leader promptly issued a fatwa calling for 100 lashes for the 14 year old (and nothing of note for the 40 year old), which was then carried out by persons in the village. The young girl died after 80 lashes.
Now precisely what did the young girl do wrong? We can ask lots of questions as to why the LORD allowed this. But perhaps we would be better served asking the question as to why such a religious system is allowed to continue unchecked and unhindered? Regardless of where it is in the world, Islam is Islam, meaning that Islam remains the same, no matter where or when we find it.
Hence, understand these things about Islam, as they are indisputable tenets of that religion:
- The woman is always to blame.
- Women are little better than property.
- If you do not agree with Islam, you are a blasphemer subject to be put to death.
- Living peacefully with Islam means being converted to Islam.
- Pedophilia is okay. Rape is okay. Having a mistress is okay. Having more than one wife is okay… just DO NOT blaspheme Muhammad.
Now, there are those who will rush to the defense of Islam and swear up and down that these things are not true. . .
However. . .
Tell that to those who have been (and are still) being forced to convert to Islam under pain of death.
Tell that to the little girls who are subject to forced circumcision.
Tell that to the women and girls who have died in innumerable “honor” killings.
Tell that to the innumerable Christians, Jews and other “infidels”1 who have been subject to systematic persecution, up to and including being put to death.
Tell that to the “dancing boys” of Afghanistan.
Tell that to the countless girls and women who have been raped by Muslim men who yell “Allah Akbar” while raping them.
And all of this sanctioned by the religious leaders of Islam.
You know, ordinarily we would call all the above criminal behavior, worthy of severe penalty, up to and including death.
Only, when it is done under the cover of Islam, we just shrug our shoulders and go on as if nothing happened.
At what point will we realize that a religion as destructive as Islam cannot be allowed the liberty to exist and flourish? You know, religions which require human sacrifice are illegal in America. Why can we not see that a 14 year old was sacrificed to satisfy a religious tenet?
And we are told that fundamental, Biblical Christianity is a religion of hate and meanness.
- Some are truly infidels, and some are perhaps not, but is that a reason to deprive them of life, liberty and property? [↩]