In light of the Norwegian rape case in Dubai that lead to a prison sentence for the victim, here is first a video, then the piece by Fjordman recently published at GOV.
NOTE: Vlad effectively ‘Fisks’ the false apologetics by the international law professor concerning Islamic law with factual, real verses, straight from the koran itself. Well done pal, well done.
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Sharia and Rape
It caused headlines when the Norwegian woman Marte Dalelv (24) received a prison sentence of sixteen months in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), after reporting a rape. The interior designer was convicted of having illegal sex after she reported being raped. She appealed her jail sentence and has warned other Western women about the Islam-based legal system of the Emirates. The billionaire Wissam Al Mana, husband of the American pop star Janet Jackson, reportedly fired Dalelv from her job after she reported being raped.
The incident in question occurred in March 2013 and was first mentioned by Norwegian media on 17 July 2013. The story soon became international news, cited in major Chinese, French, German, Russian and other news outlets. As the newspaper USA Today explained, under United Arab Emirates law, sex outside of marriage is illegal. Rapists can only be convicted if either the perpetrator confesses or if four adult Muslim males witness the crime and testify. Researcher Anne Bang commented that similar, sharia-inspired laws exist in other Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and to some extent Oman.
In the UK, the Mail Online noted that Marte Dalelv is unfortunately not the only Western woman to have experienced such an ordeal in the Emirates. The Australian citizen Alicia Gali, another young white woman in her 20s, was thrown in a Dubai jail for eight months after she reported being drugged and gang-raped.
In Norway, Erna Solberg, the leader of the Conservative Party (Høyre), dubbed the treatment of this Norwegian rape victim “medieval,” and called upon Norwegian authorities to deal more forcefully with the matter. This is strange, given that she herself, while serving as a government Minister some years ago, suggested that Norway should establish an official sharia council with public approval, so that Muslims can follow sharia in family matters.
Erna Solberg, Norway’s likely new Prime Minister after the general elections in September 2013, thus thinks that Islamic sharia laws are primitive and backward when applied in the Middle East, but she wants to import them to her own country in Europe. This seems to be emblematic of the attitudes of the political elites and mass media in general. Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg stated in 2011 that Muslims are now being harassed in the same way as Jews were in the 1930s, during the rise of the genocidal Nazi regime in Germany.
One of the reasons why I am being branded an “extremist” and a borderline or full-blown “Nazi” by the ruling establishment is that I do not profess belief in the existence of a moderate Islam. That’s because I still haven’t seen any convincing explanation of what this so-called moderate Islam should consist of. The term “Islamism” is a very recent innovation which does not make much factual sense. The rape case of Marte Dalelv in glitzy and allegedly moderate Dubai proves the point made by me and other critics of the term “Islamism.”
A rape victim requires four adult male witnesses to the attack against her. This has been sharia law and practice for centuries. It does not represent any recent introduction or innovation. This isn’t “radical Islamism” in action, it’s actually “Islam light”. The woman is lucky not to be stoned to death, as she might have been elsewhere.
Andreas C. Halse, the leader of SU, the youth organization of the Socialist Left Party (SV) in Norway, wrote a commendable article, given that it came from the political Left. He pointed out that there is a double standard on display in the way Westerners associate with certain Islamic authoritarian regimes. We rarely criticize oil-rich Arab countries and conduct extensive trade with them despite the fact that these “uncivilized” Islamic dictatorships in part base their laws on “religious superstition.” As Halse noted, we’re talking about some of the world’s “most reactionary, authoritarian and misogynistic regimes” that have virtually made a sport out of violating basic rights. At the same time as Western governments are quick to point out human rights violations in many other countries, states such as the Emirates and Saudi Arabia are for some reason treated differently.
NOTE: The reason why there is the double standard, is exactly for the reasons stated by Dr.Manfred Gerstenfeld in explaining humanitarian racism:
“A Humanitarian Racist is best defined as someone who attributes intrinsically reduced responsibility for their acts to people of certain ethnic or national groups.”