It’s sad to see what effectively comes across as opportunistic Christian missionaries blurring the lines between ignorant practices by some in a backwater in the Muslim world with Islam via irresponsible tweets. In a climate of Islamophobia, folks need to be careful to distinguish between Islam and illegal “traditional” village council actions.
These village councils ordering the rape of women as punishment for offences committed by family members are not being Islamic.
The renowned Saudi scholar, Sheikh Muhammad Saleh Al-Munajjid, condemns the act of rape and describes it as a CRIME which is FORBIDDEN and punishable:
This is an abhorrent crime that is forbidden in all religions and in the minds of all wise people and those who possess sound human nature. All earthly systems and laws regard this action as abhorrent and impose the strictest penalties on it.
Islam has a clear stance which states that this repugnant action is haram (forbidden) and imposes a deterrent punishment on the one who commits it [Source]
Sheikh Faraz Rabbani:
However, it is a myth to say that Islam would in any way condone rape, or allow a rapist to go free for this terrible crime against an innocent human being and against society