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Muslim Justice

A woman who is raped in a Muslim country is often treated as the criminal and not the victim--in a very literal way. Under Hudood, a set of Quranic laws, a women who claims to have been attacked must have four Muslim men who witnessed the attack and testify on her behalf. Otherwise, she will be prosecuted for fornication. Penalites for a guilty sentence include stoning to death, lashing or prison. Although Pakistan is attempting to soften this law, there is much opposition. It is still in full effect in countries like Iran, Sudan, and Saudi Arabia, and women are being imprisoned or executed in these countries for the infraction of being raped. It is no wonder that there is a growing number of Muslims who are finding the love of Jesus Christ. We need to increase our efforts to take the gospel of salvation to these precious souls.