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    Morrocan Tenager Forced to Wed Her Rapist Commits Suicide

    " Human rights groups complain that Moroccan law has been interpreted to allow someone who rapes a minor to escape punishment if he marries the victim. Moroccan media reported that was what happened to Amina Filali, a 16-year-old who reportedly swallowed rat poison Saturday.

    The Moroccan government has argued that the law applies only if the victim agrees to marry, but activists say young women can be pressured into marriage to protect family honor. Her father told a Moroccan news website that the courts had pushed the idea, the Associated Press reported. The 16-year-old was not legally old enough to marry: Morocco raised the marriage age from 15 to 18 while reforming its family code seven years ago, according to a U.S. government report last year. But many judges did not agree with the law, and some attorneys didnít know about the reforms.

    The new Moroccan Constitution sets up the principle of equality between men and women in all spheres. Compared with other countries in the Arab region, Morocco ranks high in female political representation. Yet Moroccan women still face laws that are lenient toward husbands who harm their wives, unequal inheritances and other inequities, according to reports from human rights groups. Nearly two-thirds of Moroccan women are subjected to violence in their lifetimes, according to a survey last year."

    Suicide of Moroccan girl reportedly wed to rapist spurs outrage - latimes.com


    This is reprehensible. The victim is victimized over and over again...

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    Re: Morrocan Tenager Forced to Wed Her Rapist Commits Suicide

    Truly sad.

    It's a sad story for rape victims worldwide.

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    Now THAT is a war on women.


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    Re: Morrocan Tenager Forced to Wed Her Rapist Commits Suicide

    So tragic - just heartbreaking.
    A screaming comes across the sky.
    It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.
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    In b4 anti-Muslim bigots use this as justification for their wanton massacres of civilians in their "wars".
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    It's terrible that the girl felt the only way out of the situation was suicide. To be dealt with that reality is cruelty defined.

    The real problem as I see it isn't so much that the girl may be forced to marry her rapist, but that the society sees a victim of rape as damaged goods, so damaged that the only person fit to marry her is her own rapist. And even then he can make the choice to do so or not.

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    In b4 anti-Muslim bigots use this as justification for their wanton massacres of civilians in their "wars".
    Oh get over yourself. This is breaking news, not ME.
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    Re: Morrocan Tenager Forced to Wed Her Rapist Commits Suicide

    I saw this earlier, Connery. So sad for the girl. For the women, actually, forced to do this crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Now THAT is a war on women.
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    I saw this earlier, Connery. So sad for the girl. For the women, actually, forced to do this crap.
    There was just no other way this person could see her way out. I wonder how old she was when this animal got his hands on her to begin with. If the judges do not obey the law then what good is the law.

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    I have a couple of friends from Morocco. I had no idea that it was this backward over there.
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    Re: Morrocan Tenager Forced to Wed Her Rapist Commits Suicide

    Such a refined, advanced culture.

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