Muslim Council Pooh-Poohs DNA Rape Evidence 5

The Council of Islamic Ideology (pictured), Pakistan’s top Islamic body, takes a dim view of DNA evidence in the case of rape. The Council, in a rare nod to modernity, is prepared to consider DNA as supporting evidence in a rape investigation, but decreed this week that DNA can never be primary evidence.

The reason: the Qur’an already provides an established procedure for dealing with rape allegations.


According to Pakistan Today,

Most members of the council were of the opinion that Islam gave detailed guidelines in connection with the nature, accusation, justification, punishment and compensation in case of rape of any member of the society.

Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi, Maulana Sherani, Mufti Ghulam Mustafa Rizvi and some other members of the council termed DNA test in connection with forced rape as insufficient evidence

Members of the council said rape was a crime that required much care in account of evidences and DNA did not stand with accurate parameters as evidence for the crime.

How does an Islamic justice system prefer to determine whether a woman was raped? Rapists rarely perform their evil in front of witnesses, but by Allah, the victim must produce four of them to have her day in court. That’s correct: The Muslim standard of justice is that four men in good standing must give testimony affirming the rape took place. Women may not testify.

Oh, and spousal rape is not an offense under Islam at all.

Neither is the rape of a non-Muslim woman if she was ‘captured in battle’ or bought as a slave.

Sorry, ladies.

[image via Democratic Underground]

5 thoughts on “Muslim Council Pooh-Poohs DNA Rape Evidence

  1. Mark Moore Jun 2,2013 12:24 pm

    Religion is a plague on the world.

  2. Rapist Jun 2,2013 2:14 pm

    Looking for two other fellow rapist for a rape tour in Muslim countries.

  3. Muhammad Dayyan Jun 6,2013 7:22 pm

    the information provided in this article is deficient and aims at creating a derogatory image of Islamic laws. Rape is a serious crime and it is condemned and treated with severe punishments in Islamic Law.
    Islam gives high regards to women especially if she is a mother she is consider 3 times superior to the father.
    I will request to all those reading this to kindly read Quran and hadith (sayings of Holy Prophet(p.b.u.h)) before creating an opinion about Islam.

  4. Dana Oct 9,2013 12:31 am

    Fucking Neanderthals.

    • Muhammad Dayyan Oct 9,2013 1:49 pm

      U r being obstinate towards religion.
      Ok answer this if a woman comits sexual intercourse with her will and later on presses rape charges then who would be the victim when DNA if taken as primary evidence would support the false charge.
      And as far as 4 witnesses are concerned then I would suggest you ask some cleric about them. I am not a scholar of islamic laws but what irks me is that the writer and all those who have commented on this are forming opinions without proper knowledge.

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