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Rape Victim Gets 100 Lashes In Maldives Sentence

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A rape victim’s 100 lashes sentence in Maldives has caused international outcry, after the teen subject to the repeated rapes was accused of having consensual sex with another man aside from the rape.

The rape victim‘s 100 lashes — to be administered when the teen hits the age of 18 — have caused international shock and outcry due to the severity of the punishment as well as the lack of palpable crime committed to “earn” the barbaric sentence.

The rape victim sentenced to 100 lashes is currently 15 — and received eight months of house arrest in addition to the flogging for having premarital sex with another man. It is not known whether the second man faces any charges for his role in the sexual activities.

Sky News in the UK reports that the traumatized teen became pregnant by her stepfather, and that when the baby was born, the man killed and buried the child. The site explains:

“The girl’s stepfather is facing 25 years in prison for the rape and allegedly killing a baby conceived from it… Despite condemnation from the UN and Amnesty International, court officials have said the flogging will be carried out once the girl turns 18.”

An official from the Islamic law court that sentenced the rape victim to 100 lashes confirmed the sentence as reported, adding that the teen was allowed to opt for immediate lashing if she so chose:

” ‘Though she has been sentenced she will be lashed once she turns 18,’ a court official told AFP. ‘But the sentence will be enforced immediately if she wants it to be carried out now.’ “

Amnesty International has said the rape victim’s 100 lashes sentence is “cruel, degrading and inhumane.”

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202 Responses to “Rape Victim Gets 100 Lashes In Maldives Sentence”

  1. Joe Hewitt

    Ya know if we just hug them and try to understand them better then as the bumper sticker says, we will be able to "coexist" with them. What do you say? Lets all adopt Sharia law and start accusing all rape victims of adultery and cane them. Or we can lock the doors to keep them out. We will never stop a fanatical culture so let them do what they are going to do and keep them all out. This may sound fanatical. Any more so than caning a 15yr old rape victim?

  2. Anonymous

    Another sterling reminder that "Islam is a religion of love". Yeah, and North Korea is a haven of tolerance. *rolls eyes*

  3. Alfred Somerville

    More from the "religion of peace"! Thus is the barbarism of Islam exposed once more. It's hard to believe that American tourists still put money in these barbarians' pockets by vacationing in the Maldives or any other Moslem country!

  4. Mike Jacob

    Throughout every society on Earth (INCLUDING OURS) it's always amazing the rules and punishments men make for women that they don't have to abide by themselves..

  5. Alfred Somerville

    Barbarism and medieval cruelty must be condemned by all civilized people. I suppose we should have ignored Nazi atrocities because Germany "wasn't our country" and didn't have "our rules". Boycott the Maldives!

  6. Anonymous

    I'm really not surprised. Islamic countries refuse to get up to the 21st Century. Time western civilization realizes this and stops aiding the countries that engage in barbaric laws of thousands of years past.

  7. Anonymous

    I say we stop aiding islamic countries that have no respect for women. That money could be better spent here in America.

  8. Liana Myagkov

    Totally, who cares. It's not my 15yo child who was raped and had a baby that was killed, let's just get a hamburger and change the channel to happy news.

  9. Marsha Graydon Riley Alsup

    Wait wait now exactly what punishment did the boys get/ When will people learn to live with sex as a natural act..sick of these two faced lying religious nuts.

  10. Anonymous

    Your an idiot….please stop wasting perfectly good breathing air and kill yourself

  11. Kim Edwards

    Condemnation from the U.N. and Amnesty International? When did their opinion sway anyone? And, the U.N. has it's own problems with raping young girls so whoever wrote this article is really, really obtuse.

  12. Jerry Lee

    WTF is wrong with these people, for crying out loud this is not the dark ages anymore.

  13. Kim Edwards

    Yes Ross, turn the other cheek and don't care about injustice. How about you go take this little girls place and see if you have a different attitude?

  14. Larry Pierson

    Let's see, there's being whipped for being raped, genital mutilation, must wear burkas in public even to the point where they are forced back inside a burning building a burn to death if they can't get to their burkas, can't go outside without a male relative as an escort, expected to complete a 4th grade education only, have to share a husband with three other women, did I miss any other advantages for Muslim women?

    Oh yes, they worship a god who authorizes them to lie to spread their faith – a god whom they claim is omnipotent and omniscient. Why can't their all powerful and all knowing god not be able to arrange things so they don't have to lie? Especially since they claim he is the God who wrote the Ten Commandments, one of which was not to lie. And since their god authorizes them to lie, how do they know their god is not lying about who he is?

  15. Anonymous

    the problem isn't islam, it's religion based laws. If the US had religious based laws, "If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death."…..leviticus

  16. Anonymous

    the beauty of christianity "If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death."

  17. Anonymous

    here's one from the bible so you can add a quote for christianity, "If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death."

  18. Anonymous

    Beyond disgusting, 3rd world bull shi*t. Punish the woman. We live in a modern world? Shameful and disgraceful. Yes in the name of religion or in this case in the name of those who use religion to advance their agenda and brutality. No humanity. Pigs.

  19. Keith Strege

    This 15 year old was raped over and over and got pregnant by her stepfather. Why isn't the stepfather getting the flogging? At the rate the US is at with Obama practices this kind of Islam it would be a matter of time till he brings this "justice" to the US. Think about that! If he can disarm americans and he is already buying up all the ammunition so we can't get any we wont be able to defend ourself's. If this girl had a weapon she could have killed the person that raped her! But they are not allowed to have weapons. Think about that huh?

  20. Anonymous

    aside from this being disgusting, i think you forget that not that long ago, in the US we used to blame the rape of young women on the clothes they wore or their behaviour. At least the disgusting step father is in prison. yes there laws are disgusting, but its because they have religious laws in place. If the US used the bible for our source of laws, "If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death." Leviticus

  21. Erik Knight

    Islam is garbage. Muhammad was a murdering, thieving pedophile, not to mention incidents like this. Remember this the next time you hear about a mosque getting built in the US.

  22. Jeff Parrish

    zachlazari id be happy to talk to you about your error in your "reasoning" on what the bible says

    hit me up on FB if you really want to discuss it, or dont, and be right in your own mind. its your choice

  23. Frank Fuzer

    Oh well if she opted out of immediate lashings that's another story, obviously she is guilty. What a pathetic way of life.

  24. Jeff Parrish

    Sex isnt a sin, lol……..show me the chapter and verse where it says that

    fornication is a sin……whether that is "touching" or intercourse

    sex in of itself is not a sin….good grief

  25. Jeff Parrish

    good grief

    all i see is scriptures taken out of context in all of these posts

    turning other cheek pertains to you, personally

    lets not forget "love always protects"……..Some of you should read 1 corin 13, and see what love is..

    FYI sex or the like doesnt equate to love

  26. Anonymous

    Wait. But she has a "right" to take the flogging now or when she's 18? (but no real rights?) I wish we could go in w/Navy Seals and get her out! (I hate fuckin' muslims).

  27. Jeff Parrish

    hit me up on FB, i can show you the error of your "reasoning"

    you take from the bible what suits your argument……..lol wow

  28. Tanner Slomko

    Yeah, but we don't. Go ahead, Madonna and step on another cross. Don't attack the religions that are still responsible for barbaric punishments. Hollywood left are cowards.

  29. Anonymous

    Debra-Ann Dompieri Problem is, muslims here want to adopt sharia law HERE. So this is the type of treatment American women can expect if sharia law is adopted. Our current president doesn't have a problem with muslims…because he was raised muslim.

  30. David Dammann

    The stepfather is facing 25 years in prison.

    This flogging is not for the offense of being raped but for having consensual sex out of wedlock.
    I don't agree with the flogging… but let's make sure we are debating the facts and not fiction of the case.

  31. Chris Williams

    that's crazy first she was raped by her father then her baby killed then has to be punished for being raped their laws suck. may God have mercy on her. and may God bless her future.

  32. Wolff Bachner

    you are ignoring the simple fact that the bible is the work of man inspired by God and has evolved over the centuries as social conditions and knowledge of the universe change. Muslims believe the Qur'an is the actual word of God written in paradise by Allah before time began and not one word of it can ever be changed or ignored. Islam is trapped in a 7th century tribal culture and refuses to ever evolve. It celebrates blind obedience while modern Judaism and Christianity celebrate faith.

  33. Anonymous

    zachlazari Religious based laws? Nice quoting Old Testament culture. Where did you see such punishment outside of Islam?

  34. Walter Vineyard

    zachlazari Get real… In Leviticus nearly everything will get you put to death.

  35. Aislan McClain

    We have to worry about countries like this because if we don't, eventually this kind of stuff WILL come to America if we don't stop it NOW.

  36. Anonymous

    I think the Islamic Court needs to be lashed. These people are so inhumane it's unreal. This girl at 15 or 18 will not live through 100 lashes. I hate these people who have no regard for humans. I hope and pray that this girl is rescued from this horrible country and soon – she has been through so much already in her life and now these monsters are going to punish her with 100 lashes. Our Seal Team need to go into this country and do away with this stupid Islamic Court who sentenced this girl to 100 lashes.

  37. Anonymous

    This is the real war on women. Democrats manufactured a war on women by republicans. Yet you align yourselves with Muslims that conduct a true war on women. What hypocrisy!

  38. Walter Vineyard

    By the time she is 18 the Maldives will be underwater due to global warming anyway….lol Allah Oinkbar ya`ll.

  39. Anonymous

    Hope the goddamned country truely does sink into the ocean. What a bunch of midieval retards!

  40. Mike Jacob

    "Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law."

    -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper, February 10, 1814

  41. Carole L Alexander

    AND THEY CALL US INHUMAN AND BARBARIC…YA, RIGHT! HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VISIT THESE NUTCASES?

  42. Impeach the NEGRO

    We should do the same here in the states. Maybe American women will know what it means to keep their panties up. Look at all the money saved per abortion, births and divorce. America has raised nothing but whores since the 40's ala free sex starting with the 60's children. Did I mention less disease and hospital bills and less aids too. She is being canned for sleeping around not because she was raped.

  43. Anonymous

    One more violent act in the name of religion. Already millions killed in the name of a GOD. Millions tortured and beaten what's one more. Pathetic! Religion is a scourge on society!

  44. Dave Colf

    Please explain why the Left continues to support Islam and its adherents.

  45. Anonymous

    This is precisely why we need to continue our efforts in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other place where Islamic monster practice their twisted religious pathology. When they do things like this, especially wrapped such a grotesque veneer of "faith," it is a testament to the world that they have no humanity and should be treated as the animals they are.

  46. Wendy Smith

    And when our Congress won't even pass the VAWA, will not pass equal pay laws, want to regulate women's reproductive lives, and won't require equal access to things like birth control…Yeah, pot, meet kettle.

  47. Wade Bernard

    Send in the U.S. Special Forces and take her to a freedom loving nation that will protect her from such moronic laws from backwards people who still live in the stone age. This muslim religion needs to be wiped from ever existing.

  48. Ann Kennedy

    Another example of true Islam with their inane, soul-crushing laws.

  49. Susi Mirick

    I do not care where you live or what your beliefs are…the people there KNOW the law and its consequences…just like you know what the laws and the consequences are where you live…yes most of the world see this as "unacceptable" and as a rape victim myself I shudder to think that I would be punished BUT she is not being punished for the rape…she is being punished for unmarital sex…that is their laws and their ways…they are not forcing their laws and their customs on us as much as they would like to they aren't…

  50. Susi Mirick

    God told us to "go forth and be fruitfle and multiply"….that makes sex no sin

  51. Diane Jackson

    We did ignore the geonocide in Germany. Us didn't get into that war until Japan bombed us. We were fine with the stay out of it point of view. oh and we still are if the country doesn't have anything we want. Rwanda anyone,,,

  52. Anonymous

    Too frigging bad for her, she knew the rules in her country, so too bad. If all these Muslims are so bad, just nuke them and be done with it, in fact, just NUKE them all NOW so we can get along our road of life and not have to deal with them any more. Take our Muslim Barry the "taliban" Obama over there and NUKE him, too!

  53. Karen McGowan Pointer

    Umm why are we talking about their religion. What the H3ll is wrong with you people? She was raped repeatedly and her child was killed and buried all against her will. I think she has been punished enough! I do not know what is wrong with people in general. Whether there is a law or not there are exceptions to every rule. It is truly disgusting how some countries treat their women and children. The men are these tyrants that walk around taking whatever they want when they want it and the women have no say so. Law or not I would never live like that. If I were that girl I would find everyway possible to run for my life she is 15 she has time to get away. 100 lashes? omg I cant even imagine that. I hate it when people use RELIGION as a form of punishment. whether it is christian, protestant, catholic, islamic, muslim whatever it is created by man. FAITH is God given. It stinks there is nothing we can do to change how other countries treat their women and bring them into the 21st century like the US. No we aren't perfect but holy crap we have as many rights as any man here. I feel bad that this girl has had to endure such torment in her 15 young years. Makes me sick.

  54. Jeff Strickland

    The step father is getting 25 years in the slammer for raping the girl. Sadly, he's really getting 25 years for killing the baby that resulted from the rape, he's not getting time for the rape itself. The guy that the girl had consensual sex with is not charged, as far as we know, for having sex with a minor. Basically, it's the girl's fault.

  55. Jeff Strickland

    The step father is getting 25 years in the slammer for raping the girl. Sadly, he's really getting 25 years for killing the baby that resulted from the rape, he's not getting time for the rape itself. The guy that the girl had consensual sex with is not charged, as far as we know, for having sex with a minor. Basically, it's the girl's fault.

  56. Carrie Stevens

    When Maldives held their underwater government meeting to stress how much land mass they were losing to global climate change and flooding, I was moved and felt for them. Now I think..TOUGH! You want help from the rest of the world, get rid of this nonsense and then we can talk.

  57. Chris Nelson

    hate to say it, but this is an absolute reality… the only way to improve this planet is to annihilate civilizations whose backwards thinking threatens the rest of humanity, particularly future generations of humanity… we have more than quadrupled the ACCEPTABLE population of this planet… if governments like the Maldives want to set up a flag telling us where to drop our bombs… it should be appreciated, and dealt with accordingly… the immediate non-existence of these ignorant fools immediately improves humanity's chances of survival going forward…

  58. Wade Bernard

    The stupid false religion is the problem. Allah and Mohammad sick and vile child molesting, child murdering, child abuse, and child tramitizing pieces of crap concepts.

  59. Dave Colf

    False, zach. No church follows nor promotes Old Testament laws. But nice specious argument. Try again.

  60. Susi Mirick

    i agree with you wholeheartedly all i am saying it that is their way

  61. Nathalie Hyppolite

    I doubt that she had sex with another man. The women of that culture do not have that type of freedom. Where is the person she's alleged to have slept with?

  62. Tammy Holmes

    I hope the person so sentenced this child to this punishment rots in hell.

  63. Dave Colf

    Kevin Ege , "all" the others? Seriously? Besides Islam, which religion advocates, promotes, and preaches the murdering of any who do not believe as they?

  64. Pascale Lindemann

    @ Zachlazari: "The problem isn't Islam etc. etc." "If the US had etc. etc"
    Yes the US has Judeo-Christian based law the difference the difference between US and these idiots is our ability to imply reason, a virtue obviously missing when Islamic governed countries issue punishment of an innocent victim. Condoning such punishment in the name of Islam and defending it is you do Mr. Zachlazari makes you a savage like the people you defend.

  65. Wade Bernard

    Here is a good reason for global warming. Drown these people in the sea!

  66. Chris Nelson

    this problem is easily solved… every country in the U.N. should let them know, that for every lash the girl receives, one atomic bomb will be dropped on the Maldives…

    pretty sure no bombs will have to be dropped… but if they want to continue this kind of backwards thinking, which threatens future generations, and very very likely threatens the existence of the human race… we should not apologize AT ALL for having to take on the responsibility of eliminating such extreme ignorance from the planet…

    girl gets lashed… Maldives goes bye bye! end of discussion…

  67. Geoffrey Craik

    These sick fucks, All government heads should be lashed 2000 times for allowing this to happen.

  68. Chris Nelson

    if any other nation in the world doesn't like this solution, we should invite them to take refuge in the Maldives, and fight along side them…

  69. Chris Nelson

    until we start to approach MASSIVE human problems like this one, in the appropriate manner, the future existence of human beings on this planet is extremely unlikely…

  70. Ron Bendelstein

    Are you a frikin moron condoning abuse of women who have been raped. Its because of morons like you that this still goes on. Doing nothing simply allows this barbaric behavor to continue.

  71. Lara Dickson Huffmaster

    So she's going to be flogged 100 times for being raped and her step-father killed her and HIS child and gets 25 years. Where's HIS flogging for taking her cherished virginity? Hmm?

  72. Pascale Lindemann

    @ Andrew…"between a merry man and woman ( as in a happy man and (un) happy woman)
    "unmerry sex" Andrew please explain what unmerry sex is. Is it something special to your cult ?

  73. Genta K Pendav

    You feel like you wish you had powers to pull these girls out that misery.

  74. Anonymous

    Jeff Parrish First of all I'm a catholic. I think this punishment and the way islamic countries treat women is disgusting. The US constitution is secular, but yes it is based on christianity. For all you idiots that think I'm arguing that this caning is right or that we are as bad as them, you are letting your biases rule you. My point, is that you blaming the evil of these nations governments, on the religion of islam is insane. The problem is religious extremism, doesn't matter what faith you are.

  75. Anonymous

    what a joke she gets raped and then HER stepfather which fathered the child kills it and so they punish her? any religion that condones or punishes the victim is rather stupid and narrow minded. Also a waste of oxygen.

  76. Pascale Lindemann

    Zach Oh Zach; You surely are good in repeating yourself. Now repeat after me: I Zach am an IDIOT
    repeat as many times as it takes to make you a believer

  77. Karen McGowan Pointer

    LOL how aabout we stop judging them?> its not our country? Who are you someone who likes rape? killing children? raping children? a pedophile? You need to retract that statement as it is as stupid as you seem right now

  78. Mark Moyer

    The attacker should be the one getting the 100 lashes plus jail not the victim.

  79. Anonymous

    tswjxeem In India, Hindu's kill their daughter's for similar things, and the government does nothing to stop it.

  80. Anonymous

    chucknitsch You know every single muslim in the US? or are you basing that on a few extremist idiots you read about? Are all catholic priests child molestors? Are all asians good at math? NO, the same way not all americans are racist, poorly educated, fools. Stop stereotyping millions of people based on hundred or thousands of idiots.

  81. Anonymous

    chucknitsch You know every single muslim in the US? or are you basing that on a few extremist idiots you read about? Are all catholic priests child molestors? Are all asians good at math? NO, the same way not all americans are racist, poorly educated, fools. Stop stereotyping millions of people based on hundred or thousands of idiots.

  82. Anonymous

    chucknitsch You know every single muslim in the US? or are you basing that on a few extremist idiots you read about? Are all catholic priests child molestors? Are all asians good at math? NO, the same way not all americans are racist, poorly educated, fools. Stop stereotyping millions of people based on hundred or thousands of idiots.

  83. Anonymous

    That's right, since we have a problem with this girl getting whipped, lets kill her and a billion other people…..Not. hope you enjoy hell, because that's where you seem to be going my friend

  84. Anonymous

    That's right, since we have a problem with this girl getting whipped, lets kill her and a billion other people…..Not. hope you enjoy hell, because that's where you seem to be going my friend

  85. Anonymous

    That's right, since we have a problem with this girl getting whipped, lets kill her and a billion other people…..Not. hope you enjoy hell, because that's where you seem to be going my friend

  86. Anonymous

    That's right, since we have a problem with this girl getting whipped, lets kill her and a billion other people…..Not. hope you enjoy hell, because that's where you seem to be going my friend

  87. Anonymous

    That's right, since we have a problem with this girl getting whipped, lets kill her and a billion other people…..Not. hope you enjoy hell, because that's where you seem to be going my friend

  88. Anonymous

    That's right, since we have a problem with this girl getting whipped, lets kill her and a billion other people…..Not. hope you enjoy hell, because that's where you seem to be going my friend

  89. Anonymous

    That's right, since we have a problem with this girl getting whipped, lets kill her and a billion other people…..Not. hope you enjoy hell, because that's where you seem to be going my friend

  90. Anonymous

    That's right, since we have a problem with this girl getting whipped, lets kill her and a billion other people…..Not. hope you enjoy hell, because that's where you seem to be going my friend

  91. Anonymous

    That's right, since we have a problem with this girl getting whipped, lets kill her and a billion other people…..Not. hope you enjoy hell, because that's where you seem to be going my friend

  92. Anonymous

    That's right, since we have a problem with this girl getting whipped, lets kill her and a billion other people…..Not. hope you enjoy hell, because that's where you seem to be going my friend

  93. Anonymous

    That's right, since we have a problem with this girl getting whipped, lets kill her and a billion other people…..Not. hope you enjoy hell, because that's where you seem to be going my friend

  94. Anonymous

    That's right, since we have a problem with this girl getting whipped, lets kill her and a billion other people…..Not. hope you enjoy hell, because that's where you seem to be going my friend

  95. Anonymous

    That's right, since we have a problem with this girl getting whipped, lets kill her and a billion other people…..Not. hope you enjoy hell, because that's where you seem to be going my friend

  96. Anonymous

    That's right, since we have a problem with this girl getting whipped, lets kill her and a billion other people…..Not. hope you enjoy hell, because that's where you seem to be going my friend

  97. Anonymous

    these POS people have lived in the Sand waaay too long.. Tell me this, which one of the Great Leaders of Islam are going to come out and Condemn this , Speak against it and Let everyone know this is wrong? I bet you wont hear a Peep , cause to speak out against islam will not get you lashes it will get you death.

  98. Guiseppe Stalino

    Hey Zach…are we putting people to death for adultery? Are we giving 100 lashes to anybody for having extra marital affairs? Are we stoning those to death? Are we cutting arms off for theft? No, but we are witnessing knuckleheads like you who are not smart enough to hold at least a semi intelligent conversation.

  99. Guiseppe Stalino

    Hey Zach…are we putting people to death for adultery? Are we giving 100 lashes to anybody for having extra marital affairs? Are we stoning those to death? Are we cutting arms off for theft? No, but we are witnessing knuckleheads like you who are not smart enough to hold at least a semi intelligent conversation.

  100. Guiseppe Stalino

    Hey Zach…are we putting people to death for adultery? Are we giving 100 lashes to anybody for having extra marital affairs? Are we stoning those to death? Are we cutting arms off for theft? No, but we are witnessing knuckleheads like you who are not smart enough to hold at least a semi intelligent conversation.

  101. Guiseppe Stalino

    Hey Zach…are we putting people to death for adultery? Are we giving 100 lashes to anybody for having extra marital affairs? Are we stoning those to death? Are we cutting arms off for theft? No, but we are witnessing knuckleheads like you who are not smart enough to hold at least a semi intelligent conversation.

  102. Guiseppe Stalino

    Hey Zach…are we putting people to death for adultery? Are we giving 100 lashes to anybody for having extra marital affairs? Are we stoning those to death? Are we cutting arms off for theft? No, but we are witnessing knuckleheads like you who are not smart enough to hold at least a semi intelligent conversation.

  103. Guiseppe Stalino

    Hey Zach…are we putting people to death for adultery? Are we giving 100 lashes to anybody for having extra marital affairs? Are we stoning those to death? Are we cutting arms off for theft? No, but we are witnessing knuckleheads like you who are not smart enough to hold at least a semi intelligent conversation.

  104. Lynda Decker

    A bunch of Hippocratic bastards, hiding behind religion for their appalling abuse of WOMEN. Men are doing the rapes and molestation of their stepdaughters, yet the WOMAN gets sentenced to lashings, jail or stoning, ect, and what do these bastard men get, nothing…..Justify that to your so called God, you evil vileness bastards.

  105. Carol Bennett Neal

    I would wait the three years and find a way to escape from those suckers, amd maybe flip it on them.

  106. Angela Dover

    This is a country that still hasn't mastered the fine at of indoor plumbing so why are we surprised by how they treat their property (their women folk). I guess this poor child should be HAPPY they're only going to whip her. It could have been worse. Anyone want to make a bet on what kind of punishment the rapist/MURDERER will get? My Ruffia's (their currency) is on NOTHING. Hell they're probably going to let him do the lashing!

  107. Fu ManChu

    Punishing a woman for being raped defies all logic. There will never ever be any change in that country. While it's sad, you can't "bring peace or a democracy" to a country that is unwilling. They must have their own civil war. Although, I guess there is nothing worth fighting for in that country because I'm sure our military would have waged war by now all in the name of "spreading peace".

  108. Jeffrey Roy Worthington

    Keith. Stop drinking the right wing kool aid and that equates Obama with Islam. Is he a left wing socialist or religious fanatic? You righties just can't get it straight. At any rate in this country women are still blamed for being raped. While it is right to condemn the Maldives for this travesty, lets work to change attitudes in this country, too.

  109. Jeffrey Roy Worthington

    Sorry, we can't condone the abuse of women and girls. Ask females how much they like the "rules"? If an oppressed minority can't speak for themselves, we have every right to give them a voice.

  110. Frank Todaro

    Every one hear should shut and stop judging. Do these people tell you how live your lives of debauchary? Lashings have benn carried out as punoshment for thousands upon thousands of years. She is being punished not for the rape, the step father is being punishished accordingly and so will any one else who breaks THEIR laws. Now go ahead and start bashing my comments because you people are so high and might and righteous! smh Oh by the way I don't observe organized religion, I do however belive in Christ which is another crime for some of you, smh!

  111. Sue Dalsing

    This is the same hellhole that Prince William honeymooned in. Obviously tourism is a big deal there, so an instant boycott is in order.

  112. Frank Todaro

    Yeah you Brits have always been such a civilize people, pileaging, murdering and enslaving the planet for centuries.

  113. Ange Ncali

    Jeff Strickland it is not the girls fault but if you are saying in their perspective, ok. But just because they view this as their religion means others that practice feel the same way, well let's hope not to this extreme! this country is extreme in their beliefs!

  114. Debi Elmore Fields

    right….the old testament, that's surely the way to go. Love, forgiveness of the unforgiveable….now THAT is a hard thing to do, way harder than picking up stones…or canes.

  115. John Polacchi

    Reading B.S like this is the reason why I don't give a flying F&^$@!@# about relig-O nuts and their A$%#@! backward, cave dwelling, stone them to death, hang'm, cut their hands off/tongue out, be-head, flog'm laws.It just proves what they really think/feel about other people, and even worse…."a rape" victim-incest at that.And the worst part is…they are blaming her for it.This also makes me dislike muslims even more and how often I wish that they would just off one another and take themselves out of the human race right along with South Korea and China.

  116. John-Erik Oz Ostrom

    zachlazari , It's Islam that's the problem since it's Sharia law and not Christian/Judeo law.

  117. H Lee Hicks

    Hey – Why the outcry here? – Aren't we supposed to "Celebrate Diversity"? Isn't the proper "politically correct" answer here is to import a few hundred thousand of these "culturally diverse" souls to break down the barriers of our intolerance? At least that's what you liberal schmucks say nine times out of ten – fur rueal!

  118. Ross Lewis

    Ah, the Nazi reference. Guess what, we wouldnt have gone after the Nazis if they would have stayed in their own country. Like I said before, who are we to judge a completely different country. We cant even fix our own. We have starving families, people on welfare who use it for drug money and to get bigger rims. We couldnt even prevent the tragedy that was Katrina from happening. Those people suffered for weeks. But yeah, lets condemn another country for its action just because they have a different rule set than ours. Bunch of hypocrites we are. I would love to see how anyone reacts if Russia or China decided to "fix" our country and our failures as a first world civilization. We cannot say we are better than everyone else. We had slavery and terrible treatment of the native Americans. Whites would literally beat the living light out of a black who talked back in the 50s and that was without punishment And guess what, no one came over here and stopped that. A country needs to figure out things on their own. We need to stop being a world police. Look at Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq and how we tried to "fix" those countries. Yeah, those ended well.

  119. John-Erik Oz Ostrom

    Zachlasary , really man do you pretend to be this stupid? We don't live by the old testament do we ? Sharia lives in the 7th century. Zachlasary man you must be pretending

  120. Anonymous

    Do we always have to bring Obama into the conversation?? this story is about the injustice of a young girl who was RAPED and now faces flogging for something she had NO control over. This is about the injustice that women STILL face throughout the world!!! NOT gun control. FYI: more people are killed with guns involving domestic violence.

  121. Janet Buddle-Price

    She was accused of having sex with someone else aside from the rape. It's a male dominated society so anyone could accuse her and that would be gospel. I don't agree with this punishment at all, but to say this not our country so we shouldn't care that is selfish. Every country on this planet is linked just that we have some radical nuts in places even here in the US.

  122. John Polacchi

    Geeses…I can't hardly believe what I'm reading.You aren't a Christy Christer Relig-O Nut are you?Grow the F*^$@@ up.This isn't the 1850's.I suppose your remark might explain why you are unmarried and never had sex with anyone before besides your hand.

  123. Johan Pärjamäe

    Jeff Parrish …which is exactly what a majority of self-proclaimed followers of any Judeo-Christian religion do. Religious dogma has been appropriated to suit the whims, wants and even dietary habits of those who claim to be righteous and just. The vast amount of actual literary material (or the word of God, as you would have it) that is disregarded by people of faith has rendered most into no more than incredibly, incredibly lenient apologists, people who simply enjoy thinking of themselves in a complementary light by association with the Bible and their given religion, not because of the degree to which that religion is followed.

    Simply citing a few commandments and 'turning the other cheek' is not what constitutes a follower of the religion – you would also have to be a devout misogynist, egomaniac and homophobe, in addition to supporting the idea of slavery, various forms of ritual sacrifice, and genocide in the name of one's chosen deity. Just flip through a bit of Matthew, Exodus, Corinthians, Genesis, Luke, Colossians, Deuteronomy, First Timothy or Ephesians, and you have quotes upon commands upon descriptions of what you are right now arguing against.

    You're either all in or you're just cherry-picking suitable moral lessons and nice sayings that you find fine and dandy.

  124. Johan Pärjamäe

    Jeff Parrish …which is exactly what a majority of self-proclaimed followers of any Judeo-Christian religion do. Religious dogma has been appropriated to suit the whims, wants and even dietary habits of those who claim to be righteous and just. The vast amount of actual literary material (or the word of God, as you would have it) that is disregarded by people of faith has rendered most into no more than incredibly, incredibly lenient apologists, people who simply enjoy thinking of themselves in a complementary light by association with the Bible and their given religion, not because of the degree to which that religion is followed.

    Simply citing a few commandments and 'turning the other cheek' is not what constitutes a follower of the religion – you would also have to be a devout misogynist, egomaniac and homophobe, in addition to supporting the idea of slavery, various forms of ritual sacrifice, and genocide in the name of one's chosen deity. Just flip through a bit of Matthew, Exodus, Corinthians, Genesis, Luke, Colossians, Deuteronomy, First Timothy or Ephesians, and you have quotes upon commands upon descriptions of what you are right now arguing against.

    You're either all in or you're just cherry-picking suitable moral lessons and nice sayings that you find fine and dandy.

  125. John Polacchi

    I say just stop supporting other third world S&^$@!$% holes.I'm tired of seeing my F*&^%$@!#$%ing tax dollars being thrown away on countries that really don't give a S&^$@t,but are just holding their hands out for free money and our gov. using the excuse that its "humanitarian aide",but really they are just securing a foot hold for some natural resource and putting in a dictator (or "our" choosing) so we can pull his strings,only later to have to oust the ungreatful C*&^$#SUCKER at OUR EXPENSE.

  126. Mary Okunola

    look this is stupid she is a kid and he is a man in my courty man are punish for raping a kid you people put religion and say it is God will it is full of shit and no kids should be punish for some stupid man that rapes her just about a year ago a 14 year of died from being lashed this is murder just murder. this is stupid and this is children abuse she is a kids what in hell give any court the right to to hit her this is children abuse in our country the courts does not hit children for a 15 year old girl to have sex is wrong but what in hell gives this court right to hit her at all house arrest is okay but she is still a kid. yes so punishment this girl that step father has abuse what the hell is wrong with you people. God will punish you for this and I will pray that he does. this is wrong very very wrong. someone need to put a stop to this.A 15-YEAR OLD GIRL IS TOO YOUNG TO GIVE CONSENT — that is the case in most CIVILIZED countries. What an abominable law! Shariah law should be outlawed–it is uncivilized, repugnant, and downright EVIL! yes I believe in God but god never said to kill kids and let man rape woman and punish them because man rape woman you people are EVIL VERY EVIL. I AM GOING TO PRAY THAT GOD PUNISH THIS JUDGE AND ALL OF THE MAN THAT RAPE KILLS AND WOMAN YOU ARE VERY VERY VERY SICK AND EVIL..

  127. Mary Okunola

    David Dammann A 15-YEAR OLD GIRL IS TOO YOUNG TO GIVE CONSENT — that is the case in most CIVILIZED countries. What an abominable law! Shariah law should be outlawed–it is uncivilized, repugnant, and downright EVIL!

  128. Computersareus

    this man are sick and this country is sick tey should not be punishing woman for what man do to them, rape is wrong and man should be ounish not woman this judge needed to have lasdes not woman how stupid. she is 15 and no 50 what in hell is wrong with everyone. it not religion its a way of them saying if a kid or woman gets rape then they are have consensual sex so the court make a woman say she had consensual sex what the hell. if you people go to google and put in 100 lashes and read all of them you will see that kids as little as 9 years old are being rape and punish for it kids are dieing from this lashes and they are babys and if one of you say that's there religion then you all are sick a 9 year old does not and can not GIVE CONSENT I read up on all of the cases that goes to court and the last one was 2012 when a 14 year old died from 100 lashes this is just wrong very wrong. I DO NOT CARE WHAT YOU PEOPLE SAY THOES ARE KIDS AND THIS SHOULDN'T BE HAPPENING TO THEM, WE SHOULD BE PRETAKEING THEM AND KILLING THEM FOR SOMETHING A STUPID MAN DID TO THEM. GET REAL YOU PEOPLE THE HELL WITH MAN WHO RAPE PRETAKE OUR KIDS…………………..

  129. Genevieve Mitchell

    I should have said, some men; not all as implied. We got lots of strong, beautiful, brilliant, corageous, dedicated, sharp, serious black men who do not agree with violence against women. My bad.