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Offline rangerrebew

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« on: June 30, 2014, 07:53:48 AM »
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2014, 08:32:07 AM »
I'd gently like to emphasize the following line:

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After she returned home and told her family about what happened, the locals caught him and then handed him to police, he said.

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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2014, 02:58:17 PM »
I'd gently like to emphasize the following line:

From what I have read, this could become a death sentence for the 8 year old.  Is that wrong, EC?
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2014, 03:46:18 PM »
From what I have read, this could become a death sentence for the 8 year old.  Is that wrong, EC?

It's a worry, because yes, it could. For her father too. On the one hand, she can be considered to be defiled and having brought shame on the family and an accusation has been leveled at an Imam.

On the other hand, the locals - plural - heard her and her father out, grabbed the bleep and handed him in. You don't do that if you are going to blame the victim. Bangladeshis tend to be incredibly family oriented - I'm surprised the guy was handed in in one piece. They may be Muslim, but there are a huge number of Hindi and Buddhist cultural influences in the day to day thinking.

I'd guess - and it is only a guess - that this will simply never be referred to again. Not much of a help to her right now, but keeps her breathing and doesn't really impact her future prospects. It's not much, but you take what you can get.
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