In Islam, if a girl or a woman is raped, it is always her fault: she failed to stop the man from being overcome by temptation. That is the reason why women cover themselves and don the cloth coffin of the burqa and niqab. It isn’t about modesty. It’s about fear. She must stop men from attacking her, because if they do, she will suffer not only the attack but the consequences after the attack.
“‘Clothes are the reason’: Yemeni Muslim Brotherhood leader justifies rape of little girls,” Al Arabiya, July 5, 2017:
Statements made by Yemeni parliament member of the Islah Party Abdullah al-Adini about the relationship between young girls’ clothes and rape incidents, following the murder and rape of three-year-old Rana Al Matri in Sana’a, have sparked a lot of controversy and criticism in Yemen.
Instead of blaming the perpetrator or at least keeping quiet about the crime that shook the nation, the Sheikh wrote a long article on his Facebook page titled ‘Girls’ Clothes are the Gateway to Rape’, where he blamed the girl and her family for the incident and justified the rapist’s action.
He also criticized what he calls the “noticeable leniency when it comes to young girls’ clothes” and how it slowly leads to the loss of decency as the clothes are mostly “short, tight and semi-naked.”
“A lot of girls have been raped due to these clothes that appeal to a man’s animal instincts and desires and that left them with psychological scars or physical deformation or death,” he added.
Yemeni social media activists attacked and criticized Al Adini’s views that stray far from Islamic morals, teachings and principles….
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