"Swedish girls Malin and Amanda were on their way to a party on New Year’s Eve when they were assaulted, raped and beaten half to death by four Somali immigrants."
I'm still waiting to see any numbers on the assault rates. We need to separate reality (whatever it is) from the deep racism of fearing that dark skinned men will rape our women.
Of course even with numbers, its tricky. Do Muslim men rape at a higher rate that football players? Or politicians for that matter?
It is true that women are treated very badly in some Arabic countries, but not all. Egypt has big problems, Jordan seems mostly OK. There are problems other places as well: there is a lot of discrimination against women in Korea for example.
I am of the belief that 1 is too many.
Do Muslim men rape at a higher level than football players...well, let's look at their religious texts to determine their view of women???? Hmmmm can't find many comparisons
There is no equivalent term for ‘rape’ in the Qur'an. Likewise, there is not a single verse in the Qur'an which even remotely discourages forced sex. In contrast, there are several verses in this book which give the green light to rape and other sexual crimes against women.
Surah an-Nisa discusses lawful and forbidden women for pious Muslims. Before we delve into the particular verse, it should be noted that it is not easy to understand what is being suggested using the verse alone. Therefore, relying on authoritative Tafsirs (Qur'an interpretations) and Sahih (authentic) Hadiths associated with it, are necessary to get the exact picture.
Also (forbidden are) women already married, except those whom your right hands possess. Thus has Allah ordained for you. All others are lawful, provided you seek them from your property, desiring chastity, not fornication. So with those among them whom you have enjoyed, give them their required due, but if you agree mutually after the requirement (has been determined), there is no sin on you. Surely, Allah is Ever All-Knowing, All-Wise.
What we see in the beginning of this verse as “forbidden” refers to sexual intercourse. The Qur'an dictates, women already married are forbidden for Muslims except those whom their right hands possess (sex slaves).