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Sudanese security forces shut down a press conference planned by the attorney of a teen who was sentenced to death for killing a man she was forced to marry. Noura Hussein says the man raped her as his relatives held her down. Human rights activists say shutting down the press conference was just the latest move by the government to keep media from reporting on the case, which has drawn attention to the problem of forced marriage in the country.

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  1. Boy, this touches on marriage recognition and consent and islamic custom. I’m not sure Brickbats is large enough to contain it.

    1. If it had the NFL as well, it would explode the internet…

    2. Nah, it’s too obviously wrong to cause a big kerfluffle. Comment section only explodes when the writers post an opinion that’s questionably libertarian or not real world practical, and when a case is close enoughto the edge it’s hard to tell who isin the right.

      1. Comment section only explodes when the writers post an opinion that’s questionably libertarian conservatarian

        FTFY

        1. Linked article says… “Her case has shone a spotlight on the issues of forced marriage and marital rape in Sudan, where the legal age of marriage is only 10 and marital rape is legal.”

          So does this case illustrate the conservatarian “hairy edge” of what is right, and what is wrong, or not? I mean, God = Allah and God-Allah has SAID that women are to submit to their men, and all, right? The biggest “hairy edge” here for conservatarians must be, is God = Allah really correct, or not? Maybe? But the”Holy Writings” in both cases ==> “women are to submit to their men”, so WTF?!?!

          1. More likely the unevolved tribalism of religiousism with laws designed to suppress and control. Just happens to be women in this case, but just as easily could be green people or any other deplorable.

          2. 1. The Christian God is not the same as the Muslim Allah.
            2. For context:
            2a. Ephisians, chapter five;
            Instructions for Christian Households
            21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
            22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
            25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing[b] her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church? 30 for we are members of his body. 31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”[c] 32 This is a profound mystery?but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

            It is not all about marital sex.

            1. 2b. First Peter Chapter three;
              Instructions for Christian Households
              21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
              22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
              25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing[b] her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church? 30 for we are members of his body. 31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”[c] 32 This is a profound mystery?but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

            2. Quoting archaic texts, no wonder you long to be free.

              1. “Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; each of you is to return to your family property and to your own clan.”
                Leviticus 25:10
                “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
                John 8:36
                “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”
                Galatians 5:1
                “Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.”
                1 Peter 2:16
                “Therefore, brothers and sisters, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.”
                Galatians 4:31
                “Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.”
                1 Corinthians 9:19
                “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
                John 8:32

                I’m already free, friend!

                1. “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
                  John 8:32

                  I approve of this message, Bro!!!!

          3. I was raised by my teachers in a government run school to believe in mutual consent. A day or two before my wedding, our Orthodox rabbi told me that she can say “no” but I cannot. This was after my mom’s family saved the wedding by harassing me until I took more psych drugs. Can anyone think of a country that gives all residents the right to refuse a spouse that wants access to one’s reproductive system and a psychiatrist that wants access to one’s nervous system?

  2. I’m with her. Some people just need killing.

    1. I’m with you.

    2. Well, I definitely see the self-defense arguement when the threat of rape is immediate. The Laurana Bobbit case was a different situation. Bobbit was a grown woman who could have moved out and filed for divorce. Noura Husein is a girl with little legal recourses. Even attacking her husband in his sleep might be justfiable in that situation.

  3. This just goes to show you that Islam ***IS*** The Religion of Peace, Love, and Non-violence! And calling attention to forced marriages threatens the peace, and it threatens the ability of Islamic men to GET a “peace” of ass whenever and wherever they want it, ya know! Bring on the peace, will ya hold ‘er down for me now, Islamic Bros?!??!

  4. Where’s the #METOO crowd?

    1. I doubt many Americans can say this sort of thing has happened to them.

      1. Rape? Every woman in college has been raped or potentially raped, according to some women.

        1. Every woman in college who’s ever had sex with a man has been raped or potentially raped, according to some women.

          FTFY.

          1. Yeah, that is more apropos.

    2. Metoo crowd is focusing on Weinstein today and the absolutely evil thing he did to Gwyneth Paltrow. Apparently he made a pass at her! This pass caused Brad Pitt to threaten to kill him and now is suing many years later. (On what grounds?) My God – a pass!

      1. I figured someone would get the NFL into this – – – – – – –

        1. Oh, there was kneeling alright….

          1. Also pads were removed for comfort.

    3. Where’s the #METOO crowd?

      Targeting Morgan Freeman for, you know, words.

      They don’t have time to go after systemic, state-sponsored physical abuse/rape when there are men out there who made a verbal pass at women 20 years ago or longer. You have to have priorities or the movement falls apart.

  5. And yet we’re the ones who are one step away from The Handmaid’s Tale because… something something… rape culture… mumble mumble… RethugliKKKan War on Womyn…

  6. “Canadian police said on Friday that the bomb set off in an Indian restaurant in a Toronto suburb, injuring 15, did not appear to be terror-linked or a hate crime.”
    Really? I bet somebody hated someone.

    1. The blast went off in the Bombay Bhel restaurant

      The perps probably just heard “bombable” and acted on it.

    2. But was the Delhi damaged?

    3. This kind of stuff really makes me Indiagnant.

  7. If I may offer a segway into intersectionality and the Black Lives Matter movement:

    Much depends on which Muslim-majority country we are talking about. When my Albanian-American ex-roommate told me that a Muslim husband has the right to have sex with his wife whenever he wants (He and I usually have a complicated relationship status.), I thought he was offering to treat me the way my ex-wife had treated me. It took about a week to discover that he was all bark and no bite. Granted, we were both kind of distracted by the homophobic, racist, religiously intolerant Protestant African-American man who came with the apartment and felt empowered to set the rules thanks to the Black Lives Matter movement.

  8. Oh, and for those of you who like to bring up Trump’s foreign policy, I was in the Old City of Jerusalem on Thursday, when I noticed that the map said the path through the Muslim quarter between the Damascus Gate and the Temple Mount is called The Gay Street. I just had to get a picture of that street sign. One guy warned me that it is dangerous for me to wander that neighborhood on a Thursday night and offered to give me a quick tour. I turned him down and found the sign on my own. The English and Arabic say something different, but in Hebrew, it is The Gay Street. If a Muslim neighborhood is dangerous like that on a Thursday night, one has to feel sorry for any LGBT lads unlucky enough to be born in Bethlehem in recent years.

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