"Raped Women Should be Hanged according to Islam"
Two high-ranking Indian politicians have outraged people across the world with their accusation that raped women deserve to be hanged as well.
Abu Azmi, a senior member of India‚Äôs Socialist Party, told local news station NDTV, ‚ÄúRape is punishable by hanging in Islam but here, nothing happens to women, only to men. Even the woman is guilty.‚ÄĚ
Azmi continued, ‚ÄúAny woman if, whether married or unmarried, goes along with a man, with or without her consent, should be hanged. Both should be hanged. It shouldn‚Äôt be allowed even if a woman goes by consent.‚ÄĚ
Azmi‚Äôs comments were supported by the party‚Äôs leader Mulayam Singh Yadav. According to Yadav, men convicted of rape should be forgiven because ‚Äúboys will be boys.‚ÄĚ
Yadav also made a statement that suggested women often lie and cry rape. ‚ÄúFollowing a girl-boy fight, the girl complains she was raped.‚ÄĚ
Yadav, who is running for Prime Minister, said he would abolish the death penalty for rape.
The comments are eerily similar to one made by a Tea Party member, who called for women to be equally punished as men if they need to get an abortion when raped. Scottie Hughes, ‚Äúnews‚ÄĚ director of the Tea Party News Network, believes that life begins at conception, and thus any and all abortion should be punishable under the law.
[box type="shadow"]John Fugelsang asks the deranged tea partier, ‚ÄúLet‚Äôs say Roe v. Wade is overturned and abortion becomes illegal. If a woman is raped and she goes to a doctor, and the doctor terminates the pregnancy ‚Äď Please tell me who deserves the longest jail sentence? The rapist, the doctor or the woman? In order.‚ÄĚ
Tea Party nit-wit Scottie Hughes answers, ‚ÄúAcross the board.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúAll three of them?‚ÄĚ Fugelsang asks.
‚ÄúGo for it!‚ÄĚ Said Hughes.[/box]
Watch the news report below on Abu Azmi stating that women should be hung for being raped or having consensual sex outside of marriage.