The past few weeks have been tough for citizens in Jordan.
We are being censored. The MINISTER of Youth and Sports loudly declares that whether or not you are a good citizen is tied to how religious you are. Our wonderful members of Parliament and Senators vote to grant themselves obscenely large retirement packages FOR LIFE when the majority of the country makes less than 400JDs a month.
And just in today: a girl of the age of FOURTEEN will be married to her RAPIST so that he gets away from the death penalty .
Can you imagine?
Law 308 of our Penal Code says that a rapist can escape justice by marrying the minor he raped.
A man kidnapped a FOURTEEN year old girl on her way to the market. A man kidnapped a girl, set up a tent somewhere, and raped the girl several times. A man raped the girl several times. The girl was tied up in the tent for THREE days, during which the man repeatedly raped her.
A FOURTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL WAS RAPED REPEATEDLY FOR THREE DAYS.
Can you imagine the horror? Can you imagine the horror?
Law 308. It’s just a girl and her honor. Her honor can be reclaimed by having her rapist marry her, according to this law. Law 308 of the Jordanian Penal Code says that A RAPED GIRLS HONOR CAN BE RECLAIMED IF HER RAPIST MARRIES HER.
It isn’t about honor, you bastards. Who gives a crap about honor? A FOURTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL WAS RAPED REPEATEDLY FOR THREE DAYS AND YOU’RE LETTING THE RAPIST WHO RAPED HER GET AWAY WITH IT BY MARRYING HER. If she was a boy, he would have been hung.
Marrying her! The poor girl will have to spend the rest of her life caged in with her rapist. Can you imagine?
We have no ethics. We have no morals. We have no shame. We have nothing.
We are nothing.
A system that legally allows a man to go rape any little girl on the street and then get away with his crime by marrying her isn’t a system.
It is a crime.