What would you do in this situation?

Nazanin - This is the picture of the girl who was faced with the death sentence.Her name is Nazanin She was released January 31, 2007 thanks to an online petition.
United States
February 9, 2007 8:44am CST
I was reading an article about a girl in Iran who may get the death penalty for kiling a man who tried to rape her. In her country, if a woman is raped she may be killed by her brother or father to bring the honor back to the family or she may be forced to marry the rapist. This is why she fought off the rapist, but since a man is twice her worht in Ian, she is being faed with the death penalty. WHat would you do in her situation. Would you just let this man rape you or get the death penalty? A hard decision, huh? What would you do?
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
9 Feb 07
Under Shariah Law, she loses either way. Even if she isn't killed; she is stuck marrying the jerk. Since I haven't been placed in that situation it is hard to say. I think I would try to kill him as she did - at least that way he won't be around to rape anyone else and being killed by a woman is humiliating and will keep him from going to their version of "paradise/heaven".
@rapid7 (11)
• Malaysia
10 Feb 07
I would just say that this is unfair to her.
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@cblackink (969)
• United States
10 Feb 07
I would do exactly what she did. No doubt about it. How can you respect yourself otherwise? And why would she want to marry the rapist? I'm so glad to live in the U.S.
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@vkbllm (474)
• India
9 Feb 07
Well..what a shocking news is that! My goodness I even cant extend my sympathy to that girl any how! Actully this is what called an Islamic Law! I'm not against of Islam or Muslims but I surely blame them for such laws! these are so mean...arent they? I even cant imagine my self in such situation, it is very tough and troublesome! This is exactly what called as Honour Killing...such instance often happen in Pakistan I thought Iran is rather liberal so much of unjustice is happening with that girl! were are the Human right organisations of the world?
• Pakistan
10 Feb 07
i don't know is it true r not but it is totally pethatic if it is true.but telling u one thing that this might be wrong.may b investigations are going on to check weather she is saying right or wrong coz she might be saying wrong. anyways as a muslim i condemn this.
@urbandekay (18308)
12 Feb 07
Well said all the best urban
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
10 Feb 07
I am so thankful I love in the United States-- where all people have rights and freedoms.. Except when you lose them because you commit a crime. personally I would have killed the SOB also.. But then again that is an American woman speaking. Honestly a father or brother can kill the girl is she is raped? How sad-- God bless the US.. I'm so glad I'm an American. Here that would be self-defense...
• United States
10 Feb 07
although we havent had any problems such as this, women in America still face problems.
• United States
16 Feb 07
Queen, This is just one of the many reasons that no matter how much we may disagree with some of our politics, no matter how much we may disagree with our president, no matter how much we may disagree with our law makers, we still need to have gratitude to live in a country where this doesn't happen. I know that we as Americans still have a long way to go in our struggle for freedoms, but we do have the freedom to discuss the fact that we need changes. ~Donna
@urbandekay (18308)
12 Feb 07
I'm too angry to write anything all the best urban
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
I would still kill the rapist and then i would flee the country... My life is worth something too.
• United States
10 Feb 07
Wow I'm shocked. I guess I would still do what she did. This means raping is not against the law in her country??? That is so unfair!
@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
10 Feb 07
I would ring George Bush and ask him to come and rescue me. He send in the marines, rescue the girl and kill all the barbarians. Only a week ago... I read on this site that the girls raped in India were also forced to marry their rapist. It might actually be the way that men get their woman in those countries. If she don't want to marry you... you rape her and she is then forced to marry you. Not such a silly idea.
• United States
10 Feb 07
Therein lies the very reason why we should prosecute the War on Terror as vigorously as we are able. In most cultures, men treat women horribly and get away with it because of that nation's culture and customs. Islam, unfortunately, is controlled by men who consider women worthless. Actually, if I am to read the Quran correctly, women do not have souls as men do. Is that rational? No. The answer to your question is, yes, to survive as a woman in a culture such as that you must allow men to take advantage of you, or you will be executed.
@Decarus (146)
• Malaysia
10 Feb 07
i rather being killed than being raped.. :) just that at time like that why not try to excape and find some other man or relatives to help u..rather than killing that man herself..
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
I prefer to die that be raped. Law in Iran is so inhuman. Wish no women are living there. Hey! to all women don't ever think to visit or work in Iran.
@junior07 (973)
• India
10 Feb 07
these rules are really very bad,showing that in these country's there is no respect for women.
• India
10 Feb 07
This is a very tough situation for a girl. The people should raise against the government asking to bring up some law on this type of cases. Instead of killing that guy, the girl can make him handicapped or make him impotent if possible.
@cutepenguin (6448)
• Canada
10 Feb 07
Well, I don't know what I would do, but I think if I knew I would be killed either way, I'd still rather not be raped. I think I'd try to flee the country before anyone found out what had happened.
@krishkorp (427)
• India
10 Feb 07
I would rather go out and kill maybe! Well actual circumstances are different .so just cant exactly tell anything.But its such a pity that happens like that over there.
@yana0806 (565)
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
I can't believe that....It so unfair...poor woman! Thank God here in our country, woman who were raped automatically considered a victim, even if she fought and killed her repist still she is considered a victim!
• United States
10 Feb 07
welcome to the world of Islam my friend such a peacefull religion isnt it?