Mar 6 2010
Islamic law is making the lives of countless women Hell. Up to 3,000 young girls are for sale on any day in Karachi streets, some as young as 10 years old.
Often seen as the legal or sexual property of men, many Muslim women are confined to a life of almost incessant childbirth, especially until they bear a son. In Pakistan, more than 200,000 girls have been sold over the past decade and the government doesn’t want to do anything about it because everyone profits. Under Pakistan’s Islamic zina law, a woman can be imprisoned for being raped or for running away from a forced marriage. Others are put away forever in insane asylums.
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