Commenter Nazir offers an observation that deserves the attention of people interested in human rights and human civilization:
whether rape alleged woman desreve jailing in islamic society/GOVERNANCE? SINCE; NEITHER AFGAN gOVERNMENT NOR any warring gropu has islamic governance as such replying the question does not arise. yet; in any civilised society where rape is termed as crime irrrespective of gender punishments are also prescribed.I understand Nazir's native language is probably not English (and there's nothing wrong with that), so I apologize in advance if I have this wrong, but I take this statement as suggesting that punishing women for being raped has no basis in Islam.
This basic argument arises frequently: a skeptic points to an injustice perpetrated in the name of a particular religion, and a believer responds by saying the injustice cannot be blamed on the religion.
Well, in the present case, the blaming of Islam did not originate with the skeptic. It originated with Muslims -- not only Muslims, but Muslim clerics.
As I write this, people claiming to know and represent the traditions and teachings of Islam are punishing women for being raped. It is happening in Afghanistan, and it is also alarmingly widespread in Pakistan, where
the white-bearded judge who convicted [a victim of rape], Anwar Ali Khan, said he had simply followed the letter of the Koran-based law, known as hudood, that mandates punishments.Under really-existing Islamic law, under the purview of recognized authorities in Islam's legal standards, women are being raped and then jailed for it.
"The illegitimate child is not disowned by her and therefore is proof of zina," he said, referring to laws that forbid any sexual contact outside marriage. [emphasis mine]
Speaking as a skeptic of Islam but more fundamentally as a human being, I say this is a despicable injustice whether "real" or "authentic" or "true" Islam sanctions it or not. If Islam sanctions this barbarity, then Islam is, ipso facto, fundamentally incompatible with human civilization.
If Muslims see this injustice for what it is, and honestly believe the Afghan and Pakistani clerics are abusing their faith, they would be well-served to direct their ire toward those who perpetuate the injustice. To the extent they do not do so, they tend to confirm Islam's complicity in this filthy, inexcusable barbarism.
(H/T Ophelia Benson)