Yemen: Muslim Brotherhood leader says girls are raped because of the way they dress


“Yemeni social media activists attacked and criticized Al Adini’s views that stray far from Islamic morals, teachings and principles.”

In reality, however, al-Adini’s words were completely in accord with Islamic morals, teachings and principles. The idea behind the hijab, niqab and burqa is that women are responsible for men being tempted, and must cover themselves in order to extinguish this temptation. If men are tempted anyway and act upon the temptation, it’s the woman’s fault; hence honor killing.

“‘Clothes are the reason’: Yemeni Muslim Brotherhood leader justifies rape of little girls,” Al Arabiya, July 5, 2017:

Statements made by Yemeni parliament member of the Islah Party Abdullah al-Adini about the relationship between young girls’ clothes and rape incidents, following the murder and rape of three-year-old Rana Al Matri in Sana’a, have sparked a lot of controversy and criticism in Yemen.

Instead of blaming the perpetrator or at least keeping quiet about the crime that shook the nation, the Sheikh wrote a long article on his Facebook page titled ‘Girls’ Clothes are the Gateway to Rape’, where he blamed the girl and her family for the incident and justified the rapist’s action.

He also criticized what he calls the “noticeable leniency when it comes to young girls’ clothes” and how it slowly leads to the loss of decency as the clothes are mostly “short, tight and semi-naked.”

“A lot of girls have been raped due to these clothes that appeal to a man’s animal instincts and desires and that left them with psychological scars or physical deformation or death,” he added.

Yemeni social media activists attacked and criticized Al Adini’s views that stray far from Islamic morals, teachings and principles….

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