Maldives President Rejects Law Banning Husbands from Raping Divorced Wives to Infect them with AIDS as “UnIslamic”
I’m not sure if Islamic law is the worst thing ever… but it’s probably the worst thing ever for women.
I keep hearing that Mohammed was the original feminist and that Islamic law protects women. Also the State Department praised the moderate Muslim president of moderate Muslim Maldives for being elected through democratic values.
Nothing says democratic values like rape, Islamic law and being the brother of a tyrant.
The US has congratulated Abdulla Yameen on him being elected as the new President of the Maldives, and called the association between the two countries as “a long history of cordial relations”.
“The extraordinarily high turnout on November 16th was a tribute to the Maldivian people’s commitment to the democratic process and democratic values,” State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters yesterday.
Yameen is the half-brother of former autocratic ruler Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.
Maldivian president rejects ‘un-Islamic’ ban on some forms of marital rape
Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen, center, was sworn into the presidency on Nov. 17, 2013. Photo by Maldivian government (press release).
Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen refused to sign a bill Thursday that criminalizes some forms of marital rape, Religion News Service reported. Though the bill passed parliament with 67-2 vote, Yameen rejected the legislation, which limits a husband’s right to demand sex from his wife, because it was “un-Islamic.“
The bill did not criminalize all marital rape, but banned it under the following circumstances:
- if a case for dissolution of a marriage is in court
- while a divorce, filed by the husband or wife, is pending a court hearing
- if the intent of intercourse is to transmit a sexually transmitted disease
- if the couple agrees to a mutual separation