TITLE

Faith of Her Fathers

AUTHOR(S)
Griswold, Eliza
PUB. DATE
February 2001
SOURCE
New Republic;02/26/2001, Vol. 224 Issue 9, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the Islamic law, sharia, which punishes the crime of having sex out of wedlock with numerous lashes with a whip. Controversy over the case of Bariya Ibrahim Magazu, a Nigerian who claims to have been raped and gave birth to a son, who was whipped 100 times; Origin of the Islamic law, to the Code of Hammurabi of 1752 B.C. and the Assyrian legal code of 3000 B.C.; Definition of the law.
ACCESSION #
4106243

 

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