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(BBC)   12 people get unhappy ending at Baghdad brothel   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 64
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2013-05-24 02:49:09 PM  
Prostitution is illegal and against Islam!

Murder... eh... not so much.
 
2013-05-24 02:56:38 PM  
marrying a woman and divorcing her in the space of an hour is legal tho.
 
2013-05-24 03:56:30 PM  
Hypocrites come in all brands.
 
2013-05-24 06:27:16 PM  
Baghdad is where whores go?!?

That doesn't sound right!
 
2013-05-24 06:29:22 PM  
"Prostitution is prohibited under Islam, the dominant religion in Iraq. "

Lies, you just marry her by the hour and it is totally legal.

sithon: marrying a woman and divorcing her in the space of an hour is legal tho.


DAMMIT
 
2013-05-24 06:32:44 PM  

sithon: marrying a woman and divorcing her in the space of an hour is legal tho.


If you're referring to the Nikah mut'ah, that is actually pretty hotly debated, both within Shia Islam and between Shias and Sunnis. Even the legalistic sources on it are pretty contradictory.
 
2013-05-24 06:36:52 PM  

namatad: Lies, you just marry her by the hour and it is totally legal.


i.imgur.com

What temporary marriage might look like:
 
2013-05-24 07:24:17 PM  
Another backwards country we never should have gotten involved with.
 
2013-05-24 07:31:53 PM  
Keep Calm and Keep Hump'in
 
2013-05-24 07:34:36 PM  
So now it's wrong to impose one's personal religious beliefs on the behavior of others?
 
2013-05-24 07:34:44 PM  
www.thegauntlet.com

/Babylon's whores frown upon this news.
 
2013-05-24 07:39:49 PM  
It's starting to seem like invading them may have been a mistake.
 
2013-05-24 07:41:05 PM  

MichiganFTL: Prostitution is illegal and against Islam!

Murder... eh... not so much.


Prostitution is perfectly legal under Islam, you just have to do it right.  They don't call it prostitution, they call it temporary marriage.  Observe the formalities and you're ok.
 
2013-05-24 07:42:39 PM  
Make your all-powerful invisible sky-wizard happy by doing his work for him.
FAST track to paradise.
 
2013-05-24 07:42:50 PM  

davidphogan: It's starting to seem like invading them may have been a mistake.


Now don't go all crazy and jump to conclusions.
 
2013-05-24 07:51:26 PM  

Mantour: [www.thegauntlet.com image 500x334]

/Babylon's whores frown upon this news.


Is that Metallica cosplay?
 
2013-05-24 07:52:43 PM  
Why don't they just make women illegal and be done with it?
 
2013-05-24 08:01:01 PM  

Old enough to know better: Why don't they just make women illegal and be done with it?


They can't, Not enough goats to go around.
 
2013-05-24 08:06:37 PM  
While this situation is certainly sad, the ironic tag would also be appropriate here. If the gunmen would have instead went into the brothel and had sex, maybe they'd be lose some of that tension and feel less like killing people. Life is much more pleasant when you're seeking out happiness and fulfillment rather than freaking out about others having values and lifestyles different from your own. This is part of why fundamentalism is an inherently toxic approach to religion, not just as a social problem, but it's even toxic for the followers of fundamentalist doctrine - it just sets you up for a life of misery because it focuses largely on condemning things outside of the rules and builds a view of reality based on negativity.
 
2013-05-24 08:06:44 PM  
See, this is another reason I hate religion, makes zealots who just want to fark things up for people who just want to up and fark...

/seriously, let them fark in peace and I'll let you pray in peace to your spaghetti monster in the sky
 
2013-05-24 08:13:44 PM  
If you were with a dead hooker with bullet holes in her... would you play "pick a hole"?
 
2013-05-24 08:18:11 PM  
You might be a terrorist if you have a moral objection to prostitutes but none toward killing them.
You might be a terrorist if you own four women but have no idea what a clitoris is.
You might be a terrorist if your 'university's' dorms are also the donkey stables.
You might be a terrorist if you think an educated woman is a threat.
 
2013-05-24 08:19:05 PM  
Religion of peeeeeeeaaaace!

/Fark 'em
//Desert of glass as far as the eye can see
 
2013-05-24 08:19:07 PM  

Ryker's Peninsula: If you were with a dead hooker with bullet holes in her... would you play "pick a hole"?


I'd still get the wrong hole
 
2013-05-24 08:29:01 PM  
SURPRISE ISLAM!
 
2013-05-24 08:30:57 PM  
really REALLY getting tired of Fundies.

What do the various sky wizards say about murdering Fundies?
 
2013-05-24 08:32:01 PM  

Miss Behavyn: You might be a terrorist if you have a moral objection to prostitutes but none toward killing them.
You might be a terrorist if you own four women but have no idea what a clitoris is.
You might be a terrorist if your 'university's' dorms are also the donkey stables.
You might be a terrorist if you think a educated woman is a threat.


FTFY
 
2013-05-24 08:53:16 PM  
I'm sure there's a job out there in the modern world more dangerous than 'prostitute in an unstable Middle Eastern country', but can't really think of one off hand.
 
2013-05-24 08:53:23 PM  
Wow. TFA says they were "armed gunmen" - the very worst kind of gunmen!
 
2013-05-24 08:59:12 PM  

No Time To Explain: See, this is another reason I hate religion, makes zealots who just want to fark things up for people who just want to up and fark...

/seriously, let them fark in peace and I'll let you pray in peace to your spaghetti monster in the sky


R'Amen Brother
 
2013-05-24 09:06:14 PM  

BokerBill: Wow. TFA says they were "armed gunmen" - the very worst kind of gunmen!


At least there wasn't a stripper with a gun leg.
 
2013-05-24 09:11:51 PM  
Are temporary paid marriages still ok?

Silly Islam, sex is for Yids.
 
2013-05-24 09:13:17 PM  
While its easy for us to point and blame Islam, there is a high likelyhood this was just gangs warring over turf and money.  It isnt much different than early 1900's American gangserism over there at the moment.
 
2013-05-24 09:15:22 PM  
No one is upset about the liquor stores?
Slipping...
 
2013-05-24 09:18:12 PM  

Somacandra: namatad: Lies, you just marry her by the hour and it is totally legal.

[i.imgur.com image 320x240]

What temporary marriage might look like:


...and sounds like

"::gasp: Oooh... oh yeah! Oh that's good. Oh don't stop, oh yeah! Faster! Faster! Faster! FASTER! Oooh you do that like a pro!"
 
2013-05-24 09:30:54 PM  

Somacandra: sithon: marrying a woman and divorcing her in the space of an hour is legal tho.

If you're referring to the Nikah mut'ah, that is actually pretty hotly debated, both within Shia Islam and between Shias and Sunnis. Even the legalistic sources on it are pretty contradictory.


debated because they want to pretend that it isnt true?
legal? well in countries where sharia law is the law, how would it not be legal?
ROFL

Oh wait, people have different interpretations of ancient texts??
 
2013-05-24 09:40:51 PM  

Mugato: Mantour: [www.thegauntlet.com image 500x334]

/Babylon's whores frown upon this news.

Is that Metallica cosplay?


Thats the same damn thing I thought
 
2013-05-24 09:41:51 PM  

Marcintosh: really REALLY getting tired of Fundies.

What do the various sky wizards say about murdering Fundies?


Who cares. It's a wizard. All he expects is that you kill em with pizzaz
 
2013-05-24 09:43:03 PM  
I wonder how many Iraqis, even the shiates, would prefer Saddam's rule over the current mess.
 
2013-05-24 09:47:59 PM  
"Prostitution is prohibited under Islam, the dominant religion in Iraq. "
"Seven women and five men have been shot dead in a brothel in Baghdad, state and medical officials say. "

img.pandawhale.com
 
2013-05-24 09:49:30 PM  

BokerBill: Wow. TFA says they were "armed gunmen" - the very worst kind of gunmen!


I am still fearful of amputee gunmen.
 
2013-05-24 10:02:04 PM  
I'm kind of shocked that there are brothels and liquor stores in iraq in the first place. Learn something new everyday.
 
2013-05-24 10:29:46 PM  

Mantour: [www.thegauntlet.com image 500x334]

/Babylon's whores frown upon this news.


25.media.tumblr.com
Me too.
 
2013-05-24 10:30:52 PM  
Thanks, Bush. Just don't call it a civil war. They haven't attacked Fort Sumter yet.
 
2013-05-24 10:32:10 PM  
Good thing we brought them freedom and democracy with the blood of our sons and daughters.
 
2013-05-24 10:41:11 PM  

namatad: Somacandra: sithon: marrying a woman and divorcing her in the space of an hour is legal tho.

If you're referring to the Nikah mut'ah, that is actually pretty hotly debated, both within Shia Islam and between Shias and Sunnis. Even the legalistic sources on it are pretty contradictory.

debated because they want to pretend that it isnt true?
legal? well in countries where sharia law is the law, how would it not be legal?
ROFL

Oh wait, people have different interpretations of ancient texts??


Nikah mut'ah seems to be more of a shiate thing, and mainly in Iran. I'm sure it exists elsewhere, but it's not common. And it really wouldn't help with prostitution, because the woman is supposed to wait a month before getting married again, so that if she turns out to be pregnant, the father will be known. So unless the pro only does one trick per month, she'd still be against the rules.
 
2013-05-24 10:52:58 PM  

Mock26: Good thing we brought them freedom and democracy with the blood of our sons and daughters.


Majority rules.  It's just important to understand that the majority wants to kill infidels.
 
2013-05-24 11:22:14 PM  
If religion in general would just say drugs and prostitution are cool, it would become uncool and no one would do either. Basic child psychology.
 
2013-05-24 11:35:23 PM  
I cannot imagine how nasty the whores are in a Baghdad brothel, and how hard up the dudes have to fark them.
 
2013-05-24 11:56:27 PM  

fat boy: Old enough to know better: Why don't they just make women illegal and be done with it?

They can't, Not enough goats to go around.


(that's Afghanistan)
 
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