Thanks everyone for your replies.
Originally Posted by **Nevarlander **But under sharia, aren’t the requirements to prove rape so out-of-this-world that it’s virtually impossible? I do know that with male/female rape, four witnesses are required to prove the woman’s case . Dunno if it’s different for male/male rape.
I agree with you. I find some of the rules in the sharia hard to understand. In the case of my countryman, I cannot believe that the one who is the victim is the one treated as the accused and sentenced to death. Where is justice in this case?
Originally Posted by **bilop **Unfortunately, because the Saudis are barbarians. The more I read about fundamentalist Islam, the more it disgusts me. I’m sure they didn’t even let him see a priest for Last Rites before the execution.
I will say a prayer that he made his peace with the Lord, and an act of contrition before we was murdered. God Bless
I have a friend who is from Saudi Arabia. I would not call him a barbarian as I do think of him as a good and educated person. Not all of them think and agree with their ways. However, I do agree with you that it can be dismaying to read things like this regarding fundamentalist Islam.
As much as I want to believe that some goodness can be found in Islam (courtesy of the good and kind Muslims that I have met)—reading about cases such as this one, can really make me wonder what is so great about Islam that Muslims believe it. I don’t see justice, I only see a lot of injustice.
I thank you, bilop, and all those who prayed for my countryman. May his soul rest in peace. :gopray2:
Originally Posted by **BelFarfalla **Was the poor man a non-muslim? Under Shariah law a non-Muslim does not have the right to defend themselves against a Muslim. So if he was non-Muslim and killed a Muslim, no matter the fact of self defense he must be executed.
There was no mention in the news what religion the man was. He may have been Catholic because it is the majority religion in my country.
It may have been possible that it was because of the difference in religion that my countryman was given a lopsided verdict that favored his assailant.
It is hard to believe that a religion that favors the UNJUST BELIEVER over the JUST UNBELIEVER is really from same God I believe in.
Originally Posted by **Sarabande **…Muslim women who have been raped could be put to death if she does not have witnesses to prove that she was raped. The rapist would just get a slap on the wrist. For a non-Muslim it is probably just as bad or worse.
When told that Muslims honors their women, I think twice and have a hard time agreeing. Perhaps in some ways they do honor their women. However, in many ways they don’t. Women are sometimes thought of and treated as inferior to Muslim men courtesy of what is writen in their holy book. In their religion, a woman who disobeys their rules are given harsher treatment. Such as in the case of the Saudi princess.
Of course, I am not generalizing. In my opinion, many, many Muslims are good people. Its just that I can see that sometimes, their religion allow and legitimizes many things that I find unfair and unjust. This case just gives me another reason why I do not believe and will never believe in Islam.
Btw, Sarabande, its always good to meet a fellow Filipino in CAF.