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Anyone out there who was concerned that the onset of the 21st century might have had the effect of diminishing primitive barbarism in the world, you may now breathe a sigh of relief. Thanks to entrenched hyperreligious thinking, including religiously-inspired hatred of women, primitive barbarism lives on! A 16-year-old girl in Bangladesh was punished for — get this! — having been raped and impregnated. The (UK) Guardian reports on this event (WebCite cached article):

Rape victim receives 101 lashes for becoming pregnant

A 16-year-old girl who was raped in Bangladesh has been given 101 lashes for conceiving during the assault.

The girl’s father was also fined and warned the family would be branded outcasts from their village if he did not pay.

According to human rights activists, the girl, who was quickly married after the attack, was divorced weeks later after medical tests revealed she was pregnant.

The girl was raped by a 20-year-old villager in Brahmanbaria district in April last year.

Note, it’s not uncommon for rape victims, anywhere in the world, to choose not to file a report. Of course, her living as she did in a society full of delusional, hyperreligious, wild-eyed, foaming-at-the-mouth Islamist zealots, that probably only further discouraged her. But the Guardian goes on to add:

Her rape emerged after her pregnancy test and Muslim elders in the village issued a fatwa insisting that the girl be kept in isolation until her family agreed to corporal punishment.

Now, if you’re probably wondering what kind of horrific punishment was meted out to the rapist, if the victim had been whipped for having gotten pregnant. Well, not to worry. Those Muslim elders took care of him, all right:

Her rapist was pardoned by the elders.

Yes, indeed, they bestowed the kindness and loving-mercy of Islam on that rapist. I have to hand it to the self-proclaimed “religion of peace.” Boy, you sure kept “the peace” all right. You whipped a crime victim and pardoned a criminal. Why, I can think of no better way to keep the peace, than that!

All right, enough sarcasm. Does anyone finally see how truly demented religious thinking can be, if it’s not reined in by common sense?

Hat tip: Unreasonable Faith blog.

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