Pakistani court: Acquittal of woman\'s rapists illegal As a hater of all things Sharia related this ruling by Pakistan's highest Islamic Court gives me hope that times are a changin' and my criticisms may need to be tempered. For those who aren't familiar with the back story - the woman's 13 year old brother allegedly had an affair with a woman from another family (more prominent than her own) and as punishment 6 men were allowed to rape her to restore the other family's honor. However, Mukhtar alleges that men from that family actually molested her brother and then made the accusation to cover up their own deed. I'd like to think that the Shariat Courts will give every case that comes before them such attention, but the jury is still out - these men will still be allowed before the high court and may still be acquited. I would love for this woman to get the justice she deserves for the indignity she has been forced to endure and I won't soon forget her. B.