The three Somali women sat huddled together in a corner of an empty, dusty room in a camp for displaced people in northern Somalia, their faces etched with grief and resignation. They were all rape victims. Two of them had been gang-raped, by up to six men. One of the women had a baby tied [...]
Nov 6th, 2010
A senior Muslim cleric who runs the country’s largest network of sharia courts has sparked controversy by claiming that there is no such thing as rape within marriage. Sheikh Maulana Abu Sayeed, president of the Islamic Sharia Council in Britain, said that men who rape their wives should not be...