In 2012, a 16-year-old girl poisoned herself after being forced to marry her rapist. Now, finally, Morocco’s Islamist-led government has amended the penal code allowing rapists of underage girls the ability to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims. In rural areas, a woman who has been raped was seen as unfit for marriage, so marrying the rapist was believed to address that problem. Rights groups estimate that one women in four in Morocco is the victim of violence.
Somebody stop this madness and stupidity.
Two men have been found guilty in the May murder of 25-year-old British soldier Lee Rigby. The pair, Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, killed Rigby—nearly beheading him in the middle of the street—the defense argued, because they believed they were fighting a holy war against Western aggression in Muslim countries. While announcing the verdict, the judge read witness accounts that the two men “looked pleased with what they had done.” Protestors soon gathered outside the court to demand capital punishment, which British law does not allow.
The righteous shall drink of a cup mixed with the elixir of Kafur, a gushing spring made for the chosen that keep their vows and fear the torments of the Day of Judgment, those who though in dire need themselves sustain the orphans, feed the wretched and the enslaved, and say, “We sustain you for the sake of Allah and expect no reward nor gratitude from you in return.”
Piety does not consist in whether you face east or west during worship. True piety consists in this: believing in God and in his final judgement; believing in his angels, in the Book, and in the prophets; giving your wealth, for the sake of God, to your relatives, to orphans, to the needy, to wayfarers and to strangers; ransoming slaves; attending prayers and paying the poor-rate; being true to your promises; and being steadfast in times of distress, adversity and war. Those who show true piety, are genuine in their faith; they honour God.
“The Prophet said: “Do not consider even the smallest good deed as unimportant, even if it’s only meeting your brother with a cheerful face.””