by Moody Adams Human rights groups are demanding change in Morocco’s laws protecting rapists. ’Women’s groups, human rights organizations, progressive politicians and millions of Western-oriented citizens in Morocco demand modernization of an Islamist law that protects an alleged rapist if he marries his victim, following the suicide of a teenage girl., reports the Washington Post.
Edward Cody, recorded the account of a peasant girl who was lured into sexual relations at age 15 by a 23-year-old. Her traditional Muslim family forced her to marry the man to save the family honor. She swallowed rat poison, choosing suicide over an unbearable marriage.
Blogger Muddy_Buddy_2000 wrote, “In cases of rape, why not follow Islamic law and execute the Rapist?”