Are Muslims Right That Rape Victims Should be Stoned to Death?

Executive Summary

  • In Muslim societies, there are still people and even victims of crime being stoned to death.
  • Are Muslims correct that this is justified?


While Muslims in the west and liberals spend a great deal of time defending Islam, the types of things still happening in Islamic societies shocks the consciousness. Rape victims are still being stoned to death for committing “adultery.”

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Christopher Hitchens on the Penalty for Being Raped

The following video describes this atrocity.

How Muslims View Rape

The excuses made for rape by Muslims are truly bizarre. Here are several quotations.

What Do the Islamic Sources Say About Stoning Adulterers

Two people guilty of illegal intercourse are brought to Muhammad, who orders them both stoned to death. Apparently their act was out of love, since the verse records the man as trying to shield the woman from the stones. – Sahih Bukhari 6:60:79

Adultery is one of three justifications for killing a person, according to Muhammad. – Sahih Bukhari 83:37 (The Religioin of Peace)

Rape as Justified by Not Covering the “Meat”

Clerics, such as Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali, have said that unveiled victims of public rape invited their attackers: “If I came across a rape crime – kidnap and violation of honour – I would discipline the man and order that the woman be arrested and jailed for life.’ Why would you do this, Rafihi? He says because if she had not left the meat uncovered, the cat wouldn’t have snatched it… If you take uncovered meat and put it on the street, on the pavement, in a garden, in a park or in the backyard, without a cover and the cats eat it, is it the fault of the cat or the uncovered meat? The uncovered meat is the problem.” – The Religion of Peace

What is the Muslim Definition of Rape?

In responding to a 2014 anti-hijab demonstration by women, an Iranian activist bluntly stated that “it is a man’s right to benefit from what he loves. When a man forces himself onto a woman because she is showing off her beauty, this should not be considered rape.”

Even the most prominent Islamic scholar in Europe, Tariq Ramadan, told one of his own rape victims: “Either you wear a veil or you get raped.” – The Religion of Peace 


Islam places the entirety of the crime of rape on women unless women follow a set of rules. In many Muslim societies, a man can escape prosecution from rape, even if the woman is wearing a hijab or niqab. Is there even a kernel of appreciation in Islamic societies that a woman may not be interested in marrying her rapist?