YouTube criticised for gang rape video- 14-16 year olds raping a mother in front of her children

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  1. FOS

    FOS Banned

    YouTube is facing criticism for making it too easy for people to upload violent or sexually explicit content to the internet after a 25-year-old mother was filmed while being raped.
    A three-minute film showing the mother sexually assaulted by three boys after her drink had been spiked was uploaded soon after the incident, which took place in November.
    In the clip, which was filmed with a mobile phone, the mother appears to be unconscious, with her head lolling from side to side, as she is repeatedly raped. Her two-year-old daughter and four-year-old son are heard crying in the background.
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    <!-- END: Module - M63 - Article Related Attachements --> <!-- Call Wide Article Attachment Module --> <!--TEMPLATE:call file="wideArticleAttachment.jsp" /--> The mother, from South London, told the South London Press that she had been put through the ordeal after drinking champagne that had been spiked with a date-rape drug: "Three boys aged 14 to 16 did it and it was set up by two girls. They came round with a neighbour I trusted and I had no problems with them coming in for a while."
    She said that she opened a bottle of champagne "to be social" and that within seconds of having a glass, she began to feel strange.
    A video of the episode was later placed on YouTube, but the clip was quickly taken down after a local reporter complained about its graphic nature. It is understood to have been seen 600 times.
    "Putting (the video) on the internet was an abomination," the mother said. "I was raped on film and you could hear my daughter and four-year-old son crying. I cannot understand how any website could show such a thing."
    A panel of experts also recently told MPs conducting a review of child safety on the internet that sites such as YouTube should be prosecuted if they allowed "happy-slapping" videos to be posted.
    A YouTube spokesman said that the site's rules prohibited content such as pornography and gratuitous violence from being uploaded. When people saw content that they thought was inappropriate, he said, they could flag it and it would be reviewed.
    "If the content breaks our terms then we remove it and if a user repeatedly breaks the rules we disable their account," the spokesman said.
    A source close to YouTube said it was impossible for the site to review every video that was posted because more than ten hours of content was uploaded every minute, but added that trained staff acted quickly to take down inappropriate content when it was flagged to them.
    Since the mother came forward last month, the Metropolitan Police have begun an investigation into the incident and three teenagers - two aged 16 and one aged 14 - have so far been questioned.
    YouTube has said that it co-operates with police when material relevant to an investigation is posted on the site.
    Under UK law, sites that host videos posted by third parties must act "expeditiously" to disable access to them in the event of a complaint in order to avoid any liability that may result from the content appearing. Lawyers said that in this case, there may be liability that would stem from the publication of obscene material.
    "It is extremely difficult for YouTube to control this kind of content because in this instance - where you have a video that may depict a crime - there's no technical measure the site can apply that will prevent it being posted in the first place," Struan Robertson, a technology lawyer with Pinsent Masons, said.
    "The only option would be for them to review every video before it is posted and that is unrealistic. What sites like YouTube need is a good reporting mechanism which enables content to be flagged to the site once it has been posted, and YouTube operates well in this sense."
    It is not the first time YouTube has been used as a forum for posting violent content. Last month a set of videos appeared on the site which showed students from Hitchin Boys' School, in Hertfordshire, apparently fighting with each other while bystanders looked on and gave them encouragement.
    The footage has since been removed.
     
  2. abuhannah

    abuhannah Well-Known Member

  3. Layth

    Layth Abu Shawarma

    Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'oon! What's this world coming to. I hope those animals go to jail and get raped there.
     
  4. Awakened

    Awakened New Member

    alcohol-drugs-rape-indecent footage released.......nah nothing wrong with western society!
     
  5. Abu Abdallah al-Bulghari

    Abu Abdallah al-Bulghari <A HREF="showthread.php?t=70991"></A>

    This will end when the Shariah will be established around the world. Let's unite in working towards that.
     
  6. abumuwahid

    abumuwahid <A HREF="showthread.php?t=70991"></A>

    That is not right, akhi.

    In Islam, punishment of criminals does not involve haram.
     
  7. Abu Abdallah al-Bulghari

    Abu Abdallah al-Bulghari <A HREF="showthread.php?t=70991"></A>

    You are right, some of those perverts might even enjoy what Isma'eel wished for them.

    What's Islamic punishment for rape? Same as for Zinah?
     
  8. Abu Tourab

    Abu Tourab Formerly MilkSheikh

    You know what a non-Muslim might say? Islam and Muslims are uncivilized, they are not open, free, they are oppressive of women. Some of them think Islam is a backword religion.

    I can't find the reference of the hadeeth, the answer the prophet (Saws) gave to the youth who was seeking permission to fornicate. The prophet (saws) tells him that he wouldn't like it if somebody fornicated with his sister, aunt or mother so he shouldn't allow himself to do it with anybody elses either. The answer is a refutation in the face of everybody that thinks Islam is not suitable for this age. Islam more humanistic and civilized that the western world today that feel being able to flaunt themselves in ways that make weak people loose control is part of "advancing".
     
  9. Father J

    Father J <A HREF="showthread.php?t=70991"></A>

    punishment for rape is the same as zinaa "foundationally"

    but there can be added other forms of ta'ziir to fit the crime.

    some of the sahaabah added that the rapist has to pay the woman a mahr befitting of her stature.

    also, extra lashes might be added on a different day as ta'ziir. the amount will depend upon your madh-hab about ta'ziir.

    also, the salaf used to treat the severity of the lashes based upon the severity of the crime. so the amount of force used when lashing should be more.

    wallaahu 'Alim.
     
  10. Wild Wild West

    Wild Wild West لا تعتذر اليوم

    I was talking to a guy who I was friends with back in school.

    Note: This guy is not muslim and drinks, swears and commits zina...

    He was telling me how the heart and soul of society does not exist anymore and that it is a miserable society that Britain has become.

    The guy who lives upstairs from him is too scared to leave his flat for months on end...

    I can assure you that this was no isolated incident. The only reason it got into the press was because the video was posted on youtube.

    Then there is the phenomenon of 'sexting' where more than A THIRD of 11-18 year olds have experienced this: BBC NEWS | Education | Teenagers 'bullied by sex texts'

    And Allah knows what else is happening.

    In the midst of all this, the government is still drugging the people by making out that Britain is just wonderful and the only problem is those evil Muslims who seek to destroy our way of life....

    Wake up society and smell the coffee!
     
  11. ibn 'abd al-jabbaar

    ibn 'abd al-jabbaar Well-Known Member

    Agreed.

    In places like like the UK, a person who thieves, rapes and kills will probably get a better quality of life (or, at least a comfortable one) in the prisons than they would living back in their council estate or on the streets. Shar'ia is the answer to the broken Western systems.
     
  12. Clutch Cargo

    Clutch Cargo Formerly 'Field Marshall' | just too raw

    Now I see, this is what George Bush Jr. meant when he said that Muslims are jealous of "freedom".
     
  13. Ahmad ibn Philip

    Ahmad ibn Philip New Member

    this is crazy, and sick
     
  14. Abu Tourab

    Abu Tourab Formerly MilkSheikh

    I remember when I went to the u.k. I was reading in the news and found that the u.k. women were actually complaining and if my memory isn't betraying me they even went on strike because of the amount of rapes over there.

    You know the saying, there is no sin after disbelief. People who live life for materialistic purposes....pleasure is pleasure, it doesnt matter how you get it, as long as you can escape consequences. As for Muslims, they care about hte consequences with Allah who sees them everywhere they go. Society with no religion...how can you expect people to have a regular level of morals without faith in a Creator that punishes them for evil deeds?
     
  15. Abu Tourab

    Abu Tourab Formerly MilkSheikh

    I am not trying to take the event that happened as an "oppurtunity" to praise Islam. Really, obviously I am saying what I say because problems like this are disgusting and need to be spoke up against. The "freedom" they call for is not infavour what society deserves in away at all.
     
  16. Abdullah11

    Abdullah11 A wannabe neologist

    Do you know when he said this?
     

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