With all due respect, "shariah law" does not decrease rapes. Men will do horrible things no matter what. It is a defect within them. Not because women are uncovered. A decent respectable man will treat a women with respect even if she is dressed with very little. I've been muslim 6 years, alhamdulillah, and I have never seen so much disrespect shown to women as I do with people who call themselves muslims. I have seen many of my sisters abused, beat up, cheated on, and treat like dirt by their husbands. The one thing i see much more in the Ummah than any other religion, is that when a woman cries out for help she is ignored by the imaams and masajid and ostracized by many and made to feel belitted and like she wasn't doing her duty as a wife.....a woman is NEVER at fault for being raped or abused. Shame on anyone who thinks that way and propagates that. Men have self-control. But some men will take parts of the Qur'an and twist it and listen to what mullahs says and think they can beat their wives and have intimacy with her any time he wants ever if she is not willing. I've known several honorable muslim men and they treat they wives and family honorable with love and respect because they do not follow N2I and they know when mullahs and imaams are twisting things. I apologize to my brother and sisters on here for my anger, Islaam gives women rights but mullahs strip us of it and i am tired of watching my sisters in Islam be so tormented and beat down physically and emotionally their 'muslim' husbands and then watching the whole community turn their back on the sisters. it's not right. It's not Islamic to do that.