I agree with gerryh's points, I just disagree with him making his point by being insulting and using profanity. Show a little respect.
Islam does not require women to marry their rapists.
This concept of forcing a rape victim to marry her attacker sounded familiar. Sure enough, about 20 years ago, while studying Spanish, I read a short story by Cervantes (Author of The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote
of La Mancha, the famous story about a man fighting windmills) where he writes favorably about a woman happily marrying her rapist in order to regain her honor and her family's good name.
The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes by Miguel de Cervantes: The Force of Blood (external - login to view)
I know its just a story, but it reflects attitudes of the time and suggests that Christians also forced rape victims to marry their attackers in order to preserve their honor.
BTW according to the Bible:
If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found; Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife ...
Fed up with Christianity yet?
FTR, I'm agnostic. I support a person's right to choose their path.
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