Do those Islamic theocracies have low rates of sex crimes, adultery and teenage pregnancy?
I’m not trying to say an Islamic theocracy is a good thing, far from it, in fact, I find the idea of a barbaric religion of savagery and oppression like Islam dictating how I should live my life utterly repulsive. I do, however, think that a society with a low rate of sex crime, adultery and teenage pregnancy is a good thing. Do you think there’s a trade off involved with religion in human societies? Do you think that if a society is heavily influenced with religion, there will be les sex crime, adultery and teenage pregnancy but the trade off is that the society will have little personal liberty, little freedom and things like technological advancement, art, music etc will decline?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
There were also low rates of those things in Nazi Germany.
What's your point?Source(s): Atheist (raised Muslim)
- RemembertheUtahLv 51 decade ago
Yes, but they have their own crimes that make no sense to us.
Example.. A woman goes out of the house without a male family member escorting her. She gets raped. She gets punished for going out of the house without an escort and getting raped.
Also, they do not give criminals and "sinners" a second chance. They are very quick with the sword. (Saudi Arabia, 1991. Two guys from Yemen shoot up a USAF bus. They get caught, tried and beheaded within 10 days. And other than a few superficial cuts, no one on the bus was hurt.) So I would say they have a very low repeat offender rate.
I will take my system. Theirs has no forgiveness.
- rapturefutureLv 71 decade ago
All the things you mentioned are legal in their society and there are no stats for that !!! I wonder why ?!!! In NY a man cut hife wife's head off because she asked him for a divorce !!! The Quran permits them to lie !!! Read about it in the Quran !!!
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
In an Islamic "theocracy", either the rates of those things are covered up, or they simply aren't seen as problems.
Rape in Islamic culture for example, is very much seen as the victim's fault.
Although, in that sense, it's not that different to Catholic culture.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
These Islamic theocracies have only two main goals to justify their existance: (1) They want to keep their people living back in 700 A.D.; (2) They want to control the entire planet.
- JLv 41 decade ago
Wtf are you talking about? Sex crimes, adultery and teenage pregnancy are indeed low, but not because of religion...
Edit: Lolcat, "what other reason would it be"? Are you saying that in a dictatorship or a monarchy, that everything that happens should be contributed to that particular dictator or monarch? The real reason their crime rates are so low is because of what coffee_pot12 said. I wouldn't be committing crimes either with deterrents like that. Steal and get your hand cut off. Rape and get castrated. Gossip and get your tongue cut out. Pickpocket and get your fingers cut off. Kill and be killed.
- 1 decade ago
not much sex crime because if the girls report it then there is a good chance they might get stoned, ditto for adultry, and they marry pre teenage girls so pregnancy isnt a problem it is a blessing from allah
- coffee_pot12Lv 71 decade ago
any of those things happening and off with their heads would pretty well cut down on the crime rate....
- theone78Lv 71 decade ago
Yes - they do much better with social issues than that of the West ! And truly it's not a barbaric religion -- a very beautiful one, with the exception of some extermists !
I find there religion very inspiring and seeing how modest many of there woman are is nice for a change -- I'm Christian :) There society and culture is founded mainly on their relgious beliefs a lot like how America was.
- 1 decade ago
LOl, " it's not cause of religion" what other reason would it be in a ISLAMIC THEOCRICY
EDIT: J: WHere do you think this system of Punishment comes from? RELIGION..