What’s the big deal? Rape is not illegal in the King’s own country under Islamic law. Charging a Muslim with rape charges is the crime. And here is the proof. Only Allah’s law matters according to the interpretation of it created by Mohammed. And Mohammed claimed Allah endorsed rape of women and a Muslim man must take whatever he wants, whenever he wants.
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.
Moroccan King Mohammed VI. Photo: Fadel Senna/AFP
Moroccan king to cover star’s legal fees in French rape case
Published: 01 Nov 2016 13:45 GMT+01:00
Morocco’s King Mohammed VI will cover the legal fees of pop singer Saad Lamjarred, imprisoned in France charged with “aggravated rape”, the official MAP news agency reported on Tuesday.
Rabat’s embassy in Paris confirmed the information. MAP said the king had told Lamjarred’s family that French lawyer Eric Dupond Moretti, known for securing his clients’ acquittals, “can defend the singer”.
The king “decided to cover the corresponding costs”, MAP said, sourcing its information to Rabat’s embassy in Paris.
The embassy told AFP: “This is a favourable response to a request from the family of the singer who sought his majesty’s intervention, and with respect for the presumption of innocence”.
Lamjarred, 31, is a star in Morocco and the wider Arab world and his internet videos have received hundreds of millions of hits.
On Friday, he was charged in France with “aggravated rape” and “aggravated voluntary violence” after a 20-year-old woman on Wednesday filed a complaint against him.
She charged that several hours earlier, the star assaulted her in his hotel room near the Champs Elysees in Paris.
According to initial results of the inquiry, Lamjarred was said to be under the influence of both alcohol and drugs at the time of the alleged offences.
Lamjarred, who had been due to perform in Paris on Saturday, was arrested and placed in custody.
His detention was greeted with consternation in his home country where he had been decorated in August last year by the king himself.
Dupond Moretti had acted for the king last year after two French investigative journalists were charged with blackmail for demanding two million euros not to bring out a book purportedly containing damaging revelations about the monarch.