Musharraf Denies Comment on Rape

From Times Wire Reports

President Pervez Musharraf denied telling the Washington Post that many Pakistanis felt that crying rape was an easy way to make money and get a Canadian visa. He said the remark was made by someone else.

But reporter Glenn Kessler said the president’s remarks were taped and quoted correctly.

Musharraf was quoted as saying: “A lot of people say if you want to go abroad and get a visa for Canada or citizenship and be a millionaire, get yourself raped.”

The comments sparked outrage in Pakistan and elsewhere.