In Islam the victim of rape is to blame, for she has tempted a man into raping her, instead of quieting his temptation by covering herself sufficiently. The fact that it was forced upon her makes no difference at all from the perspective of Islamic law. If this woman went to police with her rape complaint but did not have four witnesses, then she is ipso facto confessing to adultery, since four male Muslim witnesses are required to have witnessed a sexual crime in order to establish it in Sharia court (cf. Qur’an 24:4, 24:14); without them, she is just incriminating herself.
Think this is only something that greasy Islamophobes say?
Think again. We have seen the Islamic State stone four rape victims to death on charges of adultery; a Norwegian woman getting 16 months in prison after being raped in Dubai; a Muslim rape victim ostracized in India; the charging of a rape victim in Pakistan with adultery; Islamic clerics in Pakistan opposing attempts to end the equating of rape with adultery; a rape victim killing herself after being forced to marry her rapist; a rape victim getting a year in jail and 100 lashes for being raped; another rape victim getting 200 lashes for being gang-raped; the sentencing of another victim of gang-rape, a pregnant woman, to 100 lashes; the stoning of a rape victim in Somalia; the disowning of a rape victim in the UK by her Muslim family; a Muslim rape victim in India ordered by Islamic clerics to leave her husband; a rape victim in Jordan murdered by her uncle to cleanse the family’s honor; and on and on.
“Dutch woman arrested in Qatar after making rape claim,” BBC, June 12, 2016 (thanks to Marc):
A Dutch woman is being detained in Qatar on suspicion of adultery after she told police she had been raped.
The 22-year-old, who was on holiday, was drugged in a Doha hotel and woke up in an unfamiliar flat, where she realised she had been raped, her lawyer says.
She was arrested in March on suspicion of having sex outside of marriage. She is due to appear in court on Monday.
The alleged rapist is also being held, but says the sex had been consensual.
A Dutch foreign ministry spokeswoman said the woman, who she named as Laura, had been arrested but not yet been charged.
“We have provided assistance to her since the first day of detention. For the sake of the defendant’s case we will not make further comments at this point,” the Dutch embassy said in a statement.
The woman had gone dancing at a hotel in Doha where alcohol was allowed, “but when she returned to the table after the first sip of her drink… she felt very unwell” and realised she had been drugged, her lawyer Brian Lokollo told Dutch broadcaster NOS-Radio1.
Her next memory was waking up in an unfamiliar apartment where she “realised to her great horror that she had been raped,” Mr Lokollo added.
The woman may also be charged with an alcohol-related offence, news website Doha News reported….