Maldives says it's OK to rape 12 yr old girls post-puberty?!!

I skim through Maldivian news now and then and try sink in the madness going about these days but none, absolutely none, has left me as unsettled and enraged as the news regarding the recent ruling on the case of a 12 year old girl being sexually assaulted by a group of 4 axe-wielding men.

I just cannot imagine how a sane, responsible individual tasked with enforcing law, protecting the weak and upholding moral values in the capacity of a judge arrives at the conclusion: (that) a TWELVE YEAR OLD girl had CONSENSUAL sex with FOUR MEN who BROKE into her room by BREAKING a window with an AXE and proceeding to help themselves to the orifices on a helpless girl most probably scared shitless towards being deaf, mute and dumb and thus conclude that the men were INNOCENT of rape. What is perhaps even more frustrating is that the reasons cited for the ruling are pure nonsense that’d drive any rational, sensible person to the edges of sanity. One of the more disturbing reasons stated by the judge is that the girl had reached puberty - a statement that carries implicit consequences that she is to be considered adult and thus responsible for what happens. This argument, which supposedly is drawn from Islamic Sharia, declares a girl as adult when she reaches puberty irrespective of her age. The other reasons stated by the judge are no less fallacious – all of them more or less state that the girl did not object at any time during or after the event. Fortunately though, rape and abuse have been pretty well studied (elsewhere in the more educated, civilised world) and there are well documented typical reactions as shock, denial and shame that explain and may well be the real reason behind the girl’s actions.

What more, I found the english version of the (original) dhivehi news at Haveeru what seems to be an intentional deception in that it carefully avoided mentioning the details of the event - is this a purely a conspiracy conjecture or is this a just accusation? This is particularly worrying after all Haveeru claims honest reporting these days. The report at Minivan News fared better I guess...

Anyway, this ruling marks another sad day in our history... and life goes on.

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  1. aM says:

    Shame shame...this place is getting crazy...hope nobody gonna slice my head off cas i dont wear kuru fatulunu and have long usma type beard :-P .. (i am predicting a future probaly like that..like pakistan)

  2. nass says:

    Yep. It was unfair. Total injustice.

    If only we have Islamic Shariah in Maldives; those four would be dead by now. But wait a minute - Islamic laws are so barbaric and 1400 years old. They don't fit in our "civilised" world.

    So we should consider the "human rights" of the rapists and "deal" with them as the Americans do. Who gives a damn about the 12 year girl who was raped? She'll grow out of it. Who gives a damn?

    That's exactly what has happened - the rapists were dealt in a "civilised" way. So I don't understand why a lot of people are concerned about it.

  3. be good says:

    I think all these bad or worse things are happening because we are not following the Low of Islam. If we r following it these four man would be dead already. Don't just ignore the religious low................... We all should be good MUSLIMS otherwise thing like this would happen...............

  4. Shadowrunner says:

    Good thing we don't have shari'a law here. The poor girl would have been lashed for "adultery", then executed in an "honor killing".

  5. Naveed says:

    Absolutely wrong ! By saying this you have proved that you don't have any knowledge about islamic laws. All what you know is what you have heard from your "civilised" masters - sorry for being a little harsh, but I could'nt help it at all.

    As a matter of fact, Shariah Laws would have provided complete justice and protection to that girl and would have punished the culprits badly, so that no one else would have taken the chance to repeat the sin.

    Read and learn the islamic laws first, before you dare to open your mouth and give such baseless comments !

  6. The Shadowrunner says:

    How interesting. Taking your assumptions as facts is a sign of hiding from the truth, you know. Since you're so interested to know where my information comes from, I'll humor you.

    Yes, it came from true, humble muslims living in hell on earth. Islamists have ruined many countries with their foul, oppressive imperialism. You can claim that they're 'western propaganda', but it'll all in vain.

    Here's something to think about. Wahhabist tyranny and islam are not the same things. They may claim it is one and the same, but it's not.

  7. Fatharaasy says:

    Yep! its quiet clear that this guy doesn't know jack about islam! kid know ur history before u spout crap!

  8. Jojo says:

    Fuck fuck

  9. maldiveshealth says:

    Not only you Jaa. This has really disturbed me too.I am angry and furious.Sad in the mean time. Everyone seems to be more interested in playing politics these days. The children are getting neglected so badly, especially the vulnerable.

    If this happened to a rich family or well known family, probably the whole news and the peoples pictures who did this will be up on the TV and it will be the news of the country.

    I again ask. Where are the societies registered to protect the children? Where is the gender minister?

    This is ridiculous. Utterly disgusting act my the judge. Corruption among judges is rampant.

    This incident brought back memories of a story told to me. Once a very experienced person in the field of psychiatry told me a real story of a lesbian girl who was gang raped in a similar manner and fashion. She committed suicide days later. No wonder the suicide rate is so high in Maldives.. Girls are living in shame ... no respect .. no integrity for them in Maldives..

    Out of the topic, but the recent death of the baby who dies because of negligence in the ADK. Another incident where the cutter fight that happened recently. Oe of the victim was taken to a hospital and the sign on the station said "gone to ward.. please wait" .. And a blleding man has to stay on trolley bed without getting the much needed medical attention.

    No authority to investigate these things. No Ombudsman to take these issues to. No laws. No nothing..

    It looks like ...If you have money you can buy votes.. If you have money you can get away with rape...

    YEs.. i heard that the judge was offered a huge lump sum of money to change it in favour of the rapists.. with religion at hand the judge used it to the fullest and the filthiest in way.

  10. asif says:

    fuck u damn assss\
    thage amaaa kuni roshiau kafale tho janavaraa himaraaa

  11. Ismail Rasheed says:

    Thank you for your posting. I share your sense of outrage.

    aM,
    that future is here now.
    Welcome to Dhivehistan.Welcome to Sharia Law.

  12. BLueminies says:

    There are also a lot of child abusers in these islands where few people lives and there is no much security for them.
    Wonder how many children would be silent and shocked when such an incident happens to them and who would ever know about it unless they tell it.

    This is only a single case but probably a lot of children must have already been abused and some of these children's life's already ruined cause of the (psychological) deep shock.
    So whose gonna take the responsibility and what can be done to stop it?

  13. MrMv says:

    I share ur anger jaa. Its purely unfair. Its injustice. These rapists arent got any religion values in their heart. Sickos..
    Narakaige vaahaka nudakaasey, kuda kudin nafsaany gothun gellunvaaney, kavvalhuge azaabge vaahaka nudakaashhey,blah blah is the motto of current govt now.
    Thus, without informative sermons and islamic knowledge to the mass, aqeeda in heart wont be built. Hate those rapists.

  14. juraij says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVZFTmdDcrs

  15. abulbarakaath says:

    Inhuman and and disgusting verdict...so what is wrong..are the laws insufficient in not recognizing statutory rape..did the ghazi make a wrong interpretaion..
    what in hell is going on?

    btw Nass... I am curious like to know the verdict under your Sharia Law?

  16. HappyPappy says:

    Abulbarakaath- shame isnt it? after all, we do understand AbulBarakaathul Barbary tried really hard to save the King from his pedophilic tendencies- and we're still where we started, if not worse.

    well, watcha gonna do- it happens when you can become a good citizen of the country by following a religion that condones it's prophet popping 12-year olds' cherries.

  17. Alexender says:

    May all the doers of those deeds be hit by a vehicle and bleed to death, toasted by an electric shock or a concrete container falls off a crane and hit thier heads. May HappyPappy be not excluded from the list !! Amen

  18. Ahmed says:

    Stop child abuse. I know its pain, every inch. I was abused by a man at the age of 5 and now I am attracted to guys! I don't want such a life. Yet it creeps upon me till today. So am I supposed to be a happy gay??? No. I disgust myself. Stop child abuse in every manner you can, individually and in organised manner. I am also doing my bit, but it isn't enough for this damned country!

  19. wail says:

    my god, i just read an article on the minister who raped a girl in public, tis place needs a coup serious and a purge of these sick devils, i will definitly be investigating these goings on and will endevour to dispense justice according to the law, decapitation.

  20. Ali says:

    Assalamualikum...well I read all this and i think Maldivees need to stop Tourist comming in and spoiling the Islamic country by way of bringing nudity. more than the size of male population tourist are there then how can one says its islamic culture country. if Judge gived the wrong decision then he will be punished hereafter if not here.

  21. ihusaan says:

    these Maldivian guys are getting naughty we must give the punishment to them.

  22. shahuneem says:

    ................................. fack.l........................

  23. Hugo Santos says:

    @ihusaan: naughty? That isn't the right word to use here.. they are simply idiotic and forced to stop this nonsense

  24. anonymous says:

    If there's grass on the field, play ball!

  25. Michael says:

    You all probably know it but nobody seems to have said it.

    Some people have said things along the lines of 'welcome to shariah law', or that it has no place in modern times, but this is not at all true..

    This is in no way in following with Islamic teachings. Islam has very fair and clear systems for dealing with this kind of thing, however many systems are entirely out of touch with the teachings of their own religions.

    It's not just an issue of Islam, but usually seems to end up being an issue with nearly all religions. People just cannot be trusted with power without opposition. Nobody.

  26. umer khan says:

    what happend to u people u telling u are muslims no u are not u are .........

  27. jhon says:

    its too bad

  28. Nexus says:

    mee aneh dhivehi raajjeyge manzareh dho!

  29. karloss says:

    PLease dont blame religion for the mistakes of mankind! read what the khoran says! know what the hadiths says!

    the following is the ruling regarding rape in islam!

    The scholars are unanimously agreed that the rapist is to be subjected to the hadd punishment if there is clear evidence against him that he deserves the hadd punishment, or if he admits to that. Otherwise, he is to be punished (that is, if there is no proof that the hadd punishment for zina may be carried out against him because he does not confess and there are not four witnesses, then the judge may punish him and stipulate a punishment that will deter him and others like him). There is no punishment for the woman if it is true that he forced her and overpowered her. (Al-Istidhkaar, 7/146).

    In addition, the rapist is subject to the hadd punishment for zina, even if the rape was not carried out at knifepoint or gunpoint. If the use of a weapon was threatened, then he is a muharib, and is to be subjected to the hadd punishment described in the verse in which Allah says

    (The recompense of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off from opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world, and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter) (Al-Ma’idah 5:33).

    So the judge has the choice of the four punishments mentioned in this verse and may choose whichever he thinks is most suitable to attain the objective, which is to spread peace and security in society, and ward off evildoers and aggressors.

    God perfected you a religion (way of life) the religion of islam! and it is your decieving nature that lands you in calamity! so hold your tongues in regard to this. evil befalls only because of you and not of allah (subhanahu wa'ta al'lla)

  30. Marco says:

    Well perhaps the reason for the rape was that she was White, which is totally justified I am sure by Islam. My Nephew's girlfriend was raped by 3 Muslims in your "wonderful" country. It would seem that gang rape is quite normal in your "country".

  31. u suck says:

    u suck jawish


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