May 8, 2014

Indonesian woman gang-raped, faces caning for adultery

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Vintage map of Indonesia on grunge paper, with colors of Indonesian flag.

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(RNS) Islamic religious police in Indonesia plan to publicly flog a 25-year-old widow and a married man for adultery after vigilantes gang-raped her as punishment for having extramarital sex, according to media reports.

  • Larry

    Fundamentalist Christians are so jealous of the political power Muslims have in some parts of the world.

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  • John Rambo

    They openly admit this every time they say “Atheists wouldn’t EVER try this with Muslims”. Christians wish they had the ability to kill anyone who disagrees, just like the Muslims do.

    You’re 100% right about the jealousy.

  • Doc Anthony

    You’d think Larry and John would say just one word of sympathy for that poor Indonesian woman.

    NOPE. Not even a “Hey she really didn’t deserve that.”

    So much for the ethics of atheism. Besides, they’ve got their own Stalinist and Maoist skeletons in the closet.

  • Larry

    Yet you don’t bother with doing that either. You just chose to go on the attack. Where is your comments of sympathy for her?

    As a sane person, it is obvious the situation is messed up beyond all comprehension. Only religious fundamentalism could produce such things.

  • Joe

    We see raping another is committing the same offense of extra-marital sex.
    However, people have their own laws and belief systems that make up their conscience. Not all believe in the Western royal law of “love” or many other laws for that matter. Conscience is formed by our environment. Think about the roots of your environment, stand up for righteousness and justice.

  • Larry

    Islamic religious police in Indonesia are a relatively new phenomena. Sharia law in that part of the country is about 10 years old. For a long time the country was politically in the secular nationalist mode you saw among dictatorships during the Cold War.

    This is neither traditional nor ingrained in the national culture as you want to suggest. Its what happens when you let religious fundamentalists gain some measure of unrestrained political authority.

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