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Originally posted by calnorak
Originally posted by Buddha1098
reply to post by Anon77
What kind of a civilization encourages the sexualization of toddlers? Or pays athletes millions while children starve?
My point is not to say that I agree with forcing someone to marry their rapist. My point is that when you take off the blinders of culture we do a lot of things that are completely messed up as well. And if we want others to "fix" whats wrong with their cultures we had better be prepared to look at ourselves in the mirror and fix whats wrong with ours.
As is stated somewhere, by someone (I really cannot remember or I would give credit) "change begins within".
Originally posted by pause4thought
Campaigners are also calling for the judge who allowed the marriage and the rapist to be jailed.
(Source: the BBC article)
Now we're talking.
Then there's the father.
Culture is no excuse for barbarity. Morocco: infamy and shame are yours to the uttermost. The world watches to see your remorse and hopes that this will never again be permitted.
Originally posted by Anon77
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I'm sure it's pure coincidence that Morocco is one of the most steadfast allies to the United States outside of Europe proper and the NATO nations. One of the few remaining, I might add.
Forced marriage is an evil concept and horrible practice...and it's widely practiced in large areas of the world. Why this one, in this place...at this moment in time for a major media/internet focus? Of course...the geopolitical elephant is of no matter. Err...
Ha! also agreed, Your absolutely right that this sort of thing goes on day in day out all over the world. I think politics (and maybe to a lesser degree social networking) has everything to do with this being publicised.
New International Version (NIV)
28 If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, 29 he shall pay her father fifty shekels[a] of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.
Originally posted by halfoldman
True Bible believers should applaud this Moroccan.