Friday, December 11, 2015

Radio Free Europe reported that in Afghanistan, certain sections of the country have laws in place stating that, if a Muslim bride fails a “virginity test,” she can be punished in an absolutely inhuman way.
The so-called “test” is unpleasant in and of itself. On the night of the marriage, the husband can check the sheets of the bed for blood after intercourse to determine if his new wife was still a virgin.
If there is blood, which would indicate that the hymen was broken and the woman was a virgin, then the woman is safe, relatively speaking. If there is no blood, then the woman can be subject to any number of barbaric punishments.
The people performing these tests apparently don’t realize that there are a myriad of reasons why a woman’s hymen might not be intact on her wedding night, or why she might not bleed. But there’s little room for reason under Shariah law.
“In some cases, a bride’s ears and nose are cut off,” one Afghan woman told Radio Free Europe. “They are forced into dirty clothes and taken back to her parent’s home. Their heads are shaved. The bride’s family is told that she is not a virgin. Other times, a bride is simply killed and her body is returned to her parents.”

“In order to escape dishonor, that family will offer another of their daughters for marriage,” the woman stated. “In some regions, women are simply killed. In some cases, even after years of marriage, a husband will abuse his wife.”
And these are theoretically our allies against Islamic extremists in the region.
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