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1 Sionainn  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:00:17am

Fucking barbarians.

2 CuriousLurker  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:40:59am

WTF??

3 antpogo  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:26:51am

I saw this when Musawah tweeted an alert about it.

The excuse is that they’re not actually punishing her for being raped by her stepfather, but because during the “investigation” (ie, the blaming the victim and digging into her sexual history that always seems to happen in rape cases even here), authorities discovered that she had consensual sex with someone else at some other time.

One commenter on the article about this that was posted at an independent Maldives news website asked the pertinent question, “Well, it takes two to fornicate so what’s happened to the men?”

Another commenter noted that the current president of the Maldives was an important official with UNICEF before becoming a politician, which adds pressure on the government to do something about what’s happening to this girl.

4 SidewaysQuark  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:59:40am

The nightmare of religious belief at work again.

5 Dr. Matt  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 9:15:03am

re: #4 SidewaysQuark

The nightmare of religious belief at work again.

Correction: The nightmare of religious fundamentlism belief at work again


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If there's ever an obscene noise to be made on an instrument, it's gonna come out of a guitar! On a sax you can play sleaze, on a bass you can play balls. But on a guitar you can be truly obscene! Lets be realistic about this, the guitar can be the single most blasphemous device on earth! The guitar makes a stink noise. That's why I like it!!