February 26, 2007

Alleged Sunni Rape Victim an Apparent Mormon

As relayed by a source in Iraq, Al-Iraqiya television at 9:00 PM had breaking news about the investigation of the rape alleged by Sabrine al-Janabi, the woman that brought rape charges against Iraqi policemen one week ago today. According to the account relayed this morning, it seems like her name is false and that she has more than one husband, to boot:

The channel carries a report by its correspondent Thamir al-Shammari on the alleged rape of an Iraqi woman called Sabrine al-Janabi. The report says: "The investigation committee that was formed to look into the case revealed initial facts about the real name of Sabrin al-Janabi, which is Zaynab al-Shammari, who is married to more than one man according to official papers. She also has a daughter, according to the Interior Ministry undersecretary, who chairs the investigation committee." The undersecretary is shown saying that it has been proved that Zaynab was married to two men at the same time, which is a violation of the law and Islamic law.

This case just keeps getting stranger.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 26, 2007 06:37 AM

Uh, no. Personally,I would have gone with Wiccan, not Mormon. Mormon's practiced polygyny (1 man, multiple wives). A woman married to more than 1 man is technically polyandry, perfectly acceptable in an open, Gaia based belief system (that's funny, she didn't look druidish!).

Yeah, it's a subtle distinction. Nothing that a Greek Orthodox would get incensed about. It's like when I bought a stuffed alpaca for my daughter--or did I buy a dolly llama? As the zen buddist would say, "Nevermind."

Religious stereotype? Mine's a Sony. -cp

Posted by: cold pizza at February 26, 2007 02:23 PM