Rape Victim, 14, Dies After Public Flogging in Bangladesh

In case you thought you liked the Idea of Shariah law in your community.
It works so well for these barbarians.

From aolnews.com

A 14-year-old Bangladeshi girl allegedly raped by a much older cousin has died after being publicly flogged for adultery, media reports said.

Hena Begum was sentenced to receive 100 lashes by a village council made up of elders and Muslim clerics in the district of Shariatpur, about 35 miles from the capital, Dhaka, the BBC said today.

She endured about 80 lashes before collapsing Monday, according to The Daily Star, a Bangladeshi newspaper. Her family took her to a hospital, where she died.

“What sort of justice is this? My daughter has been beaten to death in the name of justice. If it had been a proper court then my daughter would not have died,” Dorbesh Khan, the girl’s father, told the BBC.

Family members said Hena was raped by a 40-year-old married cousin, The Daily Star said. The man’s family beat up the teen, then accused of her adultery, the newspaper said.

The very next day, she was sentenced to the flogging in a fatwa, or religious ruling, issued by the village council under Islamic Shariah law, the BBC said.

Her father was also told pay a fine of about $700, police told the BBC.

Four people, including a Muslim cleric, have been arrested in connection with Hena’s death, the BBC said. Police said they were looking for another 14 people in the case.

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7 Responses to “Rape Victim, 14, Dies After Public Flogging in Bangladesh”

  1. Screwed up system where the victim is punished simply because she is a woman. The married man is the perpetrator, he committed rape and adultery and yet he is not punished and the girl’s father has to pay a fine???? What did he do???? Obviously Sharia has nothing to do with true justice, it is not even a revenge system for if that were the case the girl and her family would have had some recourse. It’s sole purpose seems to be demonizing and subjugating women. I don’t hear an outcry from NOW and other liberal Human Rights groups, their silence on Sharia and women’s rights is deafening!

    Carol B

  2. catdaddio42 Says:

    Pray for both the victims of this flagrant abuse of secular power, Hena Begum and her family, and the pseudo-religious abusers who would be better off with a millstone around their necks and being thrown into the sea.

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  5. At least there should be a trial for homicide. I would not mind if a death sentence was issued against the perpetrators.

  6. And to think, Code Pink and Progressives are supporting this “Religion” in our country and elsewhere under the guise of being “politically correct”. Sickening. This will not be tolerated in America, I grant you that.

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