Muslim teen must marry her rapist

Muslim teen must marry her rapist

The Nigerian father of a 13-year-old who was gang-raped in December last year has forgiven the attackers and agreed to allow one of them to marry her.

According this report, four men men were arrested in Kano province for the crime. Three confessed to raping their victim, who had been lured into a partially-completed building.

One of the rapists, Usiani Ja’afar  then pleaded to be allow marry the girl.

The father, Malam Ya’u, a mechanic, said that he was at his garage working when officials came with the news that his daughter had been raped.

Ya’u said he wanted all of them to be tried and sent to jail for their crimes but changed his mind:

When all of them showed remorse, especially the one pleading to marry her, Ja’afar, I decided to temper justice with mercy.

Ya’u said that Ja’afar indicated his seriousness of marrying his daughter by carrying out the customary tradition of coming with his family to formally ask the hand of the girl in marriage.

He came with his uncle, who it turned out I already knew and had a cordial relationship with. So I accepted the request and will marry her off to him. In fact, the date for the wedding has been fixed since. I decided to allow him marry the girl because our consultations with our Malams (Islamic clerics) showed that there is nothing wrong about that.

He also revealed that his daughter had undergone medical tests and result showed that she is okay.

A Kano-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Fadlu Dan Almajiri Fagge, said that the Islam religion allows for a rape victim to marry the man who raped her provided certain conditions are met.

One is that:

The girl has to observe Istibira’i, a month period to ensure absence of pregnancy.

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19 responses to “Muslim teen must marry her rapist”

  1. AgentCormac says:

    ‘I decided to allow him marry the girl because our consultations with our Malams (Islamic clerics) showed that there is nothing wrong about that.’
    FFS, how much more wrong could it possibly be?

    OT, the clandestine work of a fellow non-believer, perhaps?

  2. barriejohn says:

    I was planning to report that I recently stumbled upon a brilliant new TV comedy channel (TBN UK Freeview65 – Trinity Broadcasting Network), except that it’s not so funny really. “Bishop” T D Jakes (of this parish) features daily, as does the oleaginous and obnoxious Joel Osteen (qv). Even as an ex-evangelical I am amazed at some of the things that these demagogues are coming out with. According to the telegenic (and obscenely rich) Osteen,all teeth and hair gel, there is NO SUCH THING AS AN UNPLANNED PREGNANCY, because Gaahd has planned every conception, and has a future plan for each foetus (or baby, as he would call it). This is dangerous nonsense, and clearly designed to deny the rights of every woman – but then that’s par for the course for religion. According to Osteen & co, babies do not come from their mothers, they come FROM GOD, THROUGH THEIR MOTHERS. If I were a woman I would be spitting tacks at this purely made-up gibberish, but the women in the audiences (and there are thousands of them) are nodding furiously and shouting “Amen” to it all.

    You’ll get a flavour of it from this piece by Jeff Mikels – scroll down for his unbelievable views on rape (exactly what Osteen was saying). According to them, abortion is NEVER an option:

    (PS All the time that T D Jakes is preaching I see people walking our from the audience and placing large envelopes on the steps of the platform. Has anyone any idea what they could possibly contain?)

  3. L.Long says:

    Of course there is nothing wrong with this!!
    After all its just a young girl, she probably deserves this as she tempted them, ya know how weak and easily tempted isLame males are!!!
    Have you not read their Books o’BS!!!
    And people wonder why atheists think religions CREATE EVIL!!!!
    The worse part of this is that ALL the books o’BS say this is just fine behavior, and most of the so called ‘moderates’ claim they don’t and that this is evil, but they WONT REMOVE the evil from their books. And the moderates are just as guilty as the person who does nothing and walks by.

  4. barriejohn says:

    L.Long: Schoolgirls are “grooming” their teachers nowadays. Whatever is the world coming to?

  5. Graham Martin-Royle says:

    And of course, being female, she gets no say in this. Disgusting, and they wonder why we think religion is bad.

  6. tonye says:

    Even by the usual barbaric mysogynistic practices, this takes some beating.

    Every minute of every day she will reminded of that rape. Sickening.

  7. Newspaniard says:

    @Trevor Blake. I have sent on your link to EVERYONE on my emailing list just to cheer them all up. I’m not sure how many will be speaking to me tomorrow.

  8. Trevor Blake says:

    @Newspaniard – many thanks. I would like that essay to get wide circulation. I hope that the apologists for Islam will soon awaken from their pipe dream.

  9. AgentCormac says:

    Apologies for going OT, but I see the pope is tying himself up in knots of a logical nature by claiming he defends freedom of speech, but believes that no one should be free to insult or ridicule religion. You can’t have your cake and eat it, Frankie – either you really are an advocate of free speech, or you condone censorship and authoritarianism. I’m pretty sure we all know which one it is really.

  10. Nice of the father to take his daughter’s wishes into account.

    Oh wait, he didn’t do that at all.

  11. Mephisto says:

    Monkey see, monkey do.

  12. Cali Ron says:

    Hard to believe that someone could do such heinous things to their own child. The power of religion for them is stronger than blood. Well the blood is on their hands

    As for Mikels, perhaps the revrunt is a crazy fool who needs to be raped himself a few times and then see what he thinks of “his god’s” plans!

  13. JohnMWhite says:

    This story is why the right to print offensive cartoons is so crucial. For every pundit or Pope crying that it’s not necessary or acceptable to insult one’s religion, this is why we insult it – because it is despicable, because it demands solely the toddler-level mentality of ‘might makes right’, and because it hurts people in real ways every day. This is the precious, Deeply Held Belief™ that people demand be treated with respect. No. Fuck off.

  14. Maggie says:

    They were only upholding the Islamic tradition, which Mohammed himself partook, of raping children.

  15. AgentCormac says:



  16. Paul Cook says:

    Your daughter gets gang raped. By four men.
    One wants to marry her. So you go to your religious authoritative font of knowledge and he says ONE of the gang rapers can marry her. And that’s perfectly acceptable. It’s what our religion allows. And you the man have such control over your daughter she is your property.
    Yet words or lines of pen and ink on paper, howsoever they are spoken or appear, against this religion, requires the believers to murder those that spoke or drew, as what they did – that’s insulting.

    Yet marrying as property your own gang raped daughter – that’s not.
    I am missing something.

  17. barriejohn says:

    Here is some news from the UK. It tells you all that you need to know about Islam and women. Mind you, I used to get sick of hearing from the Christians that “although God gives men and women different reponsibilities, they are both equal”. The fact that there were so many “Women’s Conferences” and “Women’s Prayer Meetings” showed just what the sisterhood thought about that argument!

  18. Sally Brown says:

    I hope she murders her rapist in his sleep.