Maldives President Rejects Law Banning Husbands from Raping Divorced Wives to Infect them with AIDS as “UnIslamic”

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


marital rape

“Run, run for it now.”

I’m not sure if Islamic law is the worst thing ever… but it’s probably the worst thing ever for women.

I keep hearing that Mohammed was the original feminist and that Islamic law protects women. Also the State Department praised the moderate Muslim president of moderate Muslim Maldives for being elected through democratic values.

Nothing says democratic values like rape, Islamic law and being the brother of a tyrant.

The US has congratulated Abdulla Yameen on him being elected as the new President of the Maldives, and called the association between the two countries as “a long history of cordial relations”.

“The extraordinarily high turnout on November 16th was a tribute to the Maldivian people’s commitment to the democratic process and democratic values,” State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters yesterday.

Yameen is the half-brother of former autocratic ruler Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.

In order to continue reaffirming his commitment to democratic values, Yameen rejected a bill to outlaw marital rape.

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen has refused to ratify a bill that seeks to partially criminalize marital rape, calling it “un-Islamic.”

The parliament voted 67-2 last month to limit a husband’s right to have non-consensual sex with his wife. The bill says a husband cannot force his wife to have sex if the couple have filed for divorce, dissolution or mutual separation, and if the intent is to transmit a sexual disease.

Yameen vetoed the bill about a week after the vice president of the Maldives Fiqh Academy, Mohamed Iyaz Abdul Latheef, criticized its passage saying the Quran and the Sunnah, or the teachings of Islam, do not give a wife the authority to deny sex to her husband.

“With the exception of forbidden forms of sexual intercourse, such as during menstrual periods and anal intercourse, it is not permissible under any circumstance for a woman to refrain from it when the husband is in need,” Latheef said.

Latheef added that a woman must show “complete obedience to her husband” even if she has filed for divorce.

Complete obedience includes allowing him to rape her in order to deliberately infect her with AIDS.

Islamic law, it’s really great for husbands looking to rape their divorced wives. Not very good for the divorced wives. But you can understand why Mohammed, a man who raped women and children everywhere he could, would want to legalize his own behavior.

The Maldives drew global criticism last February after a juvenile court sentenced a 15-year old girl — who was raped by her stepfather — to 100 lashes on charges of fornication. The ruling was overturned by a higher court six months later.

At a victory rally following the presidential run-off vote last November, Yameen said his coalition had received a mandate “to save the Maldivian nation, to protect the sacred religion of Islam.”

Sacred? Is that really the word you want to go with. Because I can think of some others. That 15-year-old girl probably could too.

  • Veracious_one

    a lot of things are ‘Un-Uslamic’…

    • http://ironburka.blogspot.com/ Mullah Lodabullah

      It’s a moveable feast.

  • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

    Odd we keep hearing from American apologists for Islam about how Islam is the original pro-woman ideology and how it opposes aggressive wars, etc. But real-world Muslims, in countries that are historically Islamic, seem to be reading another Koran. They seem not to have heard about the Islam taught in American universities and in the feel-good books written in English.

    A few weeks ago I read an article in The American Muslim by a post-911 convert. He was upset that Muslims around the world fail to practice “the real Islam” but instead slaughter fellow Muslims, attack peaceful people, and mistreat women. Undeterred by the failure of most Muslims who were born into the religion, he, the American convert, would practice “the real Islam” (TM) even if he were the last real Muslim in the world.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      The true believer in a religion that does not exist

  • defcon 4

    I wonder if the Daily Kos, or CNN, or Rachel Maddow, or Chris Matthews, or Anderson Cooper might be interested in this story? Where are the highly moral liberals on this? Where are the “moderate” muslimes on this?

    • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

      Damn good question, defcon. Phyllis Chesler, one of the founders of the women’s movement has the guts to call out her fellow feminists for their silence. Apparently multiculturalism trumps liberal values.

      I’d welcome the left to the cause. We can continue to argue about the minimum wage but while we do that we should all be united in our outrage at Islam barbarianism. Sadly liberals are AWOL or worse: re-read Horowitz’ Unholy Alliance.

  • defcon 4

    Thanks again Daniel, thanks for addressing the ugly truths and reality about islam that no one in the US government or lamestream media would touch with a ten foot beheading scimitar.

  • Irish1025

    muslim “men” are nothing but filthy swine.

  • Blazingcatfur

    Gee, Canada provides foreign aid to the Maldives. I am so proud.

  • Veracious_one

    The Maldives drew global criticism last February after a juvenile court sentenced a 15-year old girl — who was raped by her stepfather — to 100 lashes on charges of fornication. The ruling was overturned by a higher court six months later.
    The stepfather probably received no punishment.

  • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

    Twenty years ago the Maldives was considered a bastion of “moderate Islam” that was friendly to westerners (with money) … then came imams from Saudi Arabia.

    Recently we’re told that Malaysia is moderate. Think again: http://news.yahoo.com/malaysia-39-god-problem-erupts-tarnishing-moderate-image-211100456–sector.html It won’t be long until fundamentalists take root. After all, they have the texts on their side.

    • defcon 4

      Malaysia hasn’t been moderate in decades. They practice Bumiputera — an inbuilt form of discrimination that insures all companies hire a set number of native-born muslimes. It also applies to university enrollments. I use to know a guy from Western Digital who told me all about the discriminatory practice of islam0fascism known as Bumiputera. It’s like a form of affirmative action for native-born muzzies, and only for muzzies. They’re also killing Buddhists in Malaysia.

      • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

        I had thought they had some moderate accommodation with the various demographic groups but I may have believed the “image” more than the reality. Interesting to hear from visitors and those who lived there for extended periods.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Well it’s a self correcting problem in the long run. We need to let them kill, eat and sodomize each other (in no particular order) unto the last one standing. I am willing to let them respect their cherished beliefs all they want. Have at it.