[URL] "KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday pardoned an Afghan woman serving a 12-year prison sentence for having sex out of wedlock after she was raped by a relative. Karzai's office said in a statement that the woman and her attacker have agreed to marry. That would reverse an earlier decision by the 19-year-old woman, who had previously refused a judge's offer of freedom if she agreed to marry the rapist."

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FYI I find it very troubling the way in which you ignore the act of beheading and the act of cutting off of fingertips.. You also insinuate Theo Van Gogh deserved some sort of penalty for making a movie about Islam.. This is also very troubling.. Do you not support free speech? You try to argue that the cutting off of hands and feet Isn't torture because they committed theft and somehow deserved that penalty? That is sick, It is torture and is in the Quran. You act like the gruesome commands in the quran to commit violence are not relevant today, well im sorry they are.. A Nigerian man's hand has been amputated as a punishment (for theft) ordered by an Islamic Sharia court.. [Image] Too many people on this forum do not understand the pain and suffering inflicted on humans because of the belief in "holy" texts, some of you either do not care about human rights, or are simply ignorant about what is going on in other Countries because of the belief in "Holy" texts. I will not stand for this and neither should you.

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[Quote] What? Actually slavery is still practiced in the Sudan, Niger, Mauritania and a few other places of the Muslim world... A fatwa was recently issued from a mainstream Islamic source reminding a Muslim that he has a divine right to rape female slaves and discipline resisters in whatever manner he thinks is appropriate... [URL]

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[URL] I'm an atheist. So no they don't.

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[Quote] You must not be very familiar with the Quran or Hadith. The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers. Some are quite graphic with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. I agree most Muslims are not violent. Most Muslims this day and age do not do what their texts say. Why? Well because they exercise their judgment as moral beings without having to refer to "holy" books. "A third of Muslim students in Britain believe killing someone in the name of religion is justified, a new poll claims." [URL]

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[Quote] Specific beliefs matter, they matter a whole lot. Do you not read the newspaper or watch the news? You obviously don't realize how many killings/atrocities are the direct result of what people believe about god. One example of this would be the UK suicide bombing plot that took place in 2009. The would be suicide bombers were all doctors, one happened to be neurosurgeon. It was not a matter of economics and lack of education that led them to want to commit these crimes. It was their specific beliefs of martyrdom + jihad and their ideas on paradise and 72 virgins that was the encouraging factor for them to want to commit such despicable acts. The deeper problem and I think a far more sinister problem is that it is possible to be well educated, so well educated that you can be a neurosurgeon and still believe that you can get 72 virgins in paradise. This is made possible by the fact that we have allowed the criticism of religious belief to become taboo.

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[Quote] actually it's not that hard...

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