Religiously Sanctioned Rape
Koran teachings about rape
Chapter 33 verse 50 of the Koran:
“O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful unto thee thy wives unto whom thou hast paid their dowries, and those whom thy right hand possesseth of those whom Allah hath given thee as spoils of war, and the daughters of thine uncle on the father’s side and the daughters of thine aunts on the father’s side, and the daughters of thine uncles on the mother’s side and the daughters of thine aunts on the mother’s side who emigrated with thee, and a believing woman if she give herself unto the Prophet and the Prophet desire to ask her in marriage a privilege for thee only, not for the [rest of] believers. We are aware of that which We enjoined upon them concerning their wives and those whom their right hand possess that thou mayst be free from blame, for Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.”
And they who guard their private parts
Except from their wives or those their right hands possess, for indeed, they will not be blamed –
Biblical teachings about rape
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;
29 Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel’s father fifty [shekels] of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.
25 But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her: then the man only that lay with her shall die:
26 But unto the damsel thou shalt do nothing; [there is] in the damsel no sin [worthy] of death: for as when a man riseth against his neighbour, and slayeth him, even so [is] this matter:
27 For he found her in the field, [and] the betrothed damsel cried, and [there was] none to save her.
If a damsel [that is] a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her;
24 Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, [being] in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour’s wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you.
My answer to people who claim that the bible condones rape, or condones a woman being forced to marry her rapist, is this: how many Christian men do you hear about who are using these bible verses as a justification to rape women? How many Christian women are being forced to marry their rapists because this is supposedly what the bible teaches? I am only referring to Christians in general, not cults who claim to be Christian, nor mental ill individuals. Neither can truly be pointed to as indicative of the Christian community.
Now let’s compare to rape in Muslim communities.
This footage is graphic, but I feel it is necessary, so no one can honestly say I am making things up, or doctoring anything: