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SINGAPORE: A Singaporean Muslim man with 10 wives and 64 children was sentenced to 32 years in jail and a caning for raping five of his under-age daughters, court documents showed.
The 45-year-old man, who cannot be named in order to protect the identity of his daughters, was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to five charges of rape and admitted to another 34 charges, including rape and attempted aggravated rape.
"The numerous rapes in this case were systematic and sickening," said High Court Judge Tay Yong Kwang in the judgment.
Originally posted by Al Davison
over 90% of the prison population in the USA lists their religion as Christian - so, what can we infer from that? I mean, that's somewhat greater than the percentage of the general population so, clearly, Christianity causes crimes? or, should we say that it's evidence of the persecution of Christianity in this country?
Originally posted by AceOfBase
Where did you get that figure from?
I'd like a link to verify it because it doesn't sound right.
In France about 50% of the prison population is muslim even though they are around 10% of the overall population
In Britain muslims account for about 8% of the prison population even though they are around 3% of the overall population
Originally posted by jtma508
but does the Koran really say a father 'owns' his daughters?
How can Muslims pretend to be the superior moral authority with these kinds of beliefs?
Multiple wives is a bit dodgy in most societies but 'contractual' wives? You mean it's morally A.O.K to take a wife for a predetermined period of time and then cast her off? Isn't that more like prostitution?
Contractual marriages are not recognised and are invalid.
Originally posted by geek101
it says no such thing in the Quran about a father owning his daughter/children....in ANY way
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, 1999
Source: Peggy Fikac. "More prison inmates say they're Baptist than any other religion." Associated Press (The Abilene Reporter-News)
Baptist 39,781 30.3%
Unknown* 28,890 22.0%
Catholic 23,637 18.0%
Other 39,009 29.7%
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Total 131,316 100.0%
* Unknown: "22 percent are categorized as 'unknown,' representing inmates who didn't say or didn't care when asked for their religious denomination." Most of these would be classified functionally in the "nonreligious" category.
* Other: "The rest of the inmates are divided among the categories of Christian Church, Methodist, Church of Christ, Pentecostal, Muslim, Protestant, Jewish, non-denominational, no religious preference and other."
The data came from Denise Golumbaski, who was a Research Analyst for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The data was compiled from up-to-the-day figures on March 5th, 1997. (Note that as of the year 1999, Analyst Golumbaski is no longer working for the Federal Bureau of Prisons; I had telephoned Analyst Golumbaski to request the latest figures, and was told by another analyst that Golumbaski was no longer employed there.) The data was requested by Mr. Rod Swift, who passed it on to me for my web site. I later called the Federal Bureau of Prisons and confirmed that the data did in fact come from their database.
Catholic 29,267 31.432%
Protestant 26,162 28.097%
None/Atheist/Unknown 18,537 19.908%
Muslim 5,435 5.837%
American Indian 2,408 2.586%
Nation of Islam 1,734 1.862%
Rastafarian 1,485 1.595%
Jewish 1,325 1.423%
Church of Christ 1,303 1.399%
Pentecostal 1,093 1.174%
Moorish 1,066 1.145%
Buddhist 882 0.947%
Jehovah's Witnesses 665 0.714%
Adventist 621 0.667%
Eastern Orthodox 375 0.403%
Latter-day Saints 298 0.320%
Scientology 190 0.204%
Hindu 119 0.128%
Santeria 117 0.126%
Sikh 14 0.015%
Baha'i 9 0.010%
ISKCON 7 0.008%
-------------------- ------ --------
Total 93,112 100.000%
Originally posted by Jadette
Just some numbers I found, here, if anyone is interested, about the breakdown of religion affliation in prison immates.
Originally posted by Al Davison
you missed my point completely!