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Not in America of course, in Morocco and it only applies if you rape a minor.  Otherwise the rapist may be subject to punishment.  Amina Filali was raped when she was 15 years old.

Article 475 of the Moroccan penal code allows for the “kidnapper” of a minor to marry his victim to escape prosecution, and it has been used to justify a traditional practice of making a rapist marry his victim to preserve the honor of the woman’s family.

“Amina, 16, was triply violated, by her rapist, by tradition and by Article 475 of the Moroccan law,” tweeted activist Abadila Maaelaynine

Amina is dead.  She committed suicide by taking rat poison.  Considering the circumstances it is understandable.  As a female and a minor she had no more rights under Moroccan law than a spider on a wall.  As a rape victim she was the equivalent of a criminal and an utter disgrace to her family.

Westerners who argue that diversity is a virtue in its own right need to be more discerning.  Some cultures are better than others and anyone who denies that does so at their peril.  Just ask the citizens of Malmo, Sweden.  Diversity is not a virtue, it’s just a difference.

Diversity has added a beautiful dimension to the American culture.  From Cellist Yo Yo Ma on the cello to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the court we have benefitted from the melding of races and colors into our culture.  And let’s not forget, America’s favorite food is pizza.  But to blindly seek diversity for diversity’s sake as our institutions of higher learning and elites of the land do is simply stupid, stupid.