Thursday, September 10, 2009

Oppression of Women



North America


US

A runaway teen fears her family after her conversion to Christianity. The teen says her life is in danger and she could be killed in an honor killing.

August 13, 2009 Update
August 21, 2009 Update: Rifqa Bary is staying in Florida. At least for now.

August 24, 2009 It's a well-documented reality that Muslims who leave Islam often risk death, but that's a reality that the mainstream media has yet to acknowledge.

August 25, 2009 Media lies about Rifqa Bary



August 14, 2009

Canada

Crown prosecutors are seeking to send the head of Ottawa's taxi union to jail for up to two years, alleging that a campaign of threatening and intimidating behaviour directed toward his daughter after she turned her back on the family's Muslim beliefs was an honour crime.




September 3, 2009

US

Honor killings are on the rise.




Asia

August 10, 2009

Pakistan

A woman who is shot by her brother-in-law dies in the hospital.




August 12, 2009

Bangladesh

The parents of a rape victim in Faridpur yesterday demanded justice after two men repeatedly raped their 14-year old daughter, recorded the incidents on a mobile phone and later uploaded the video footage on the internet.




August 13, 2009

Pakistan

A 70 year old woman is raped by an 80 year old man.




August 14, 2009

Bangladesh

Gang-rape victim's family is tormented by hunger, threats, and shame.




August 14, 2009

Afghanistan

Afghanistan passes 'barbaric' law diminishing women's rights which allows husbands to deny their wives food if they fail to obey sexual demands.




August 14, 2009

Afghanistan

Fighting for women's rights in Afghanistan. A special burns unit is set up by a French charity for women who set themselves on fire, usually to escape a violent husband or a forced marriage.




August 14, 2009

India

A divorced Muslim woman is ordered to stay away from her Hindu boyfriend for not following Sharia law.




August 16, 2009

Afghanistan

A video: Fighting for women's rights in Afghanistan. Women's rights campaigners say there is still a long way to go to ease the plight of women in Afghanistan.




August 16, 2009

Afghanistan

A video: A campaigner on women's rights who has known Afghanistan's First Lady, Dr Zinat Karzai, for years tells Panorama that women's rights do not necessarily stretch to the president's wife.




August 17, 2009

Pakistan

A man killed his wife - a mother of four children - on Sunday for her dissatisfaction with his second marriage.




August 17, 2009

Pakistan

Violence against women during the last week showed that women are not safe in any part of their age, as one 80-year-old woman was raped and a widow was injured for refusing to marry a younger man.




August 19, 2009

Malaysia

First Muslim woman to be caned in a Malaysian jail for drinking a beer. Update: First Muslim woman to be caned in a Malaysian jail's father wants her sentence to be carried out in public. Update: Beer-drinking Muslim prays before her caning sentence.



August 19, 2009

Pakistan

An Anti Terrorism Court indicted two policemen for kidnapping, raping and murdering a three-year-old girl in Korangi area.




August 20, 2009

Pakistan

In one month 40 women were killed under honor killing in Sindh, province of Pakistan.






August 22, 2009

Afghanistan

Reports of intimidation and fraud, especially among women, is reported in the presidential race.




August 22, 2009

Pakistan

Two brothers allegedly tortured their three sisters, leaving one of them dead and injuring two others here on Friday, police said.




August 23, 2009

Pakistan

A man killed his wife and a relative in the name of honour killing.




August 24, 2009

Pakistan

A man killed his wife, daughter, and niece on suspicion of loose character in the Surjani Town police limits.




August 25, 2009

Bangladesh

Last year in Bangladesh there were 179 recorded cases of acid attacks.




August 27, 2009

Bangladesh

Catholic women of the village of Dewtola can no longer go to mass because of continual threats from local Muslims.




Middle East

August 12, 2009

Jordan

A 41 year-old Jordanian man was charged with premeditated murder after his raped teenage niece was shot dead to "cleanse" the family's honor.




August 14, 2009

Jordan

A pregnant woman is murdered by her brother in an honor killing.




August 14, 2009

Egypt

An Egyptian is charged with genital mutilation of an 11 year old girl.




August 18, 2009

UAE

A couple purchased a girl from her parents, smuggled her into the UAE and forced her into prostitution.




August 21, 2009

Turkey

Ex-husband kills his wife and five family members because she refused to reconcile with him.




August 24, 2009

Egypt

Egyptian police detain the family of an abducted Christian girl.




August 24, 2009

Gaza Strip

Female students in the Gaza Strip will be required to wear head coverings and full-length robes beginning this school year. According to the new regulations, any female student that does not attend class in the proper attire will be sent home.




August 24, 2009

Iran

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's decision to nominate three women as Iran's first female cabinet members since the 1979 Islamic revolution faced stiff criticism Saturday from clerics and lawmakers, as well as from women's rights activists.




August 24, 2009

Saudi Arabia

A Saudi Arabian father forced his 10-year-old daughter to return to her 80-year-old husband Sunday, after she was found hiding at the home of her aunt for 10 days.




August 28, 2009

Yemen

A 10 year old child bride obtains a divorce. The aftermath isn't so pleasant for her.




September 3, 2009

Egypt

How women really live in the Muslim world.




September 3, 2009

Saudi Arabia

A young woman has been given refuge at a woman's shelter after she filed a lawsuit against her father who she claims has been sexually abusing her since the age of three.




September 7, 2009

Israel

A graph of honor killings in Islamic occupied Israel territory.




Europe

August 9, 2009

UK

A woman who claimed she was beaten and sexually assaulted by a diplomat and his royal wife, who brought her to London, has spoken of her fear of reprisals.




August 15, 2009

Denmark

A tour of the town ended badly for a 20-year-old woman in Helsingør, who on her way home was accosted by a man who dragged her into a laundromat, where he forced her to complete oral sex, report the North Zealand police. (In Danish)




August 16, 2009

Britain

British pools impose Muslim dress code on all swimmers.




August 17, 2009

UK

An illegal immigrant who raped two women within days of arriving in Britain has been jailed.




August 17, 2009

Germany

A Kurdish man seeking asylum in Germany kills his wife because she's too independent.




August 28, 2009

UK

Muslim man is jailed for raping two teens in the back seat of his car.




September 2, 2009

France

As thousands of girls and young women prepare to start the new school year in France, activists are sounding the alarm over those who are missing -- teenagers sent abroad over the holidays and forced into marriage.




September 3, 2009

UK

The shocking story of a Muslim woman whose parents wanted her killed because they disapproved of her western lifestyle.




Africa

August 23, 2009

Mali

The BBC reports that a majority of Mali women don't want equal rights.




September 6, 2009

Sudan

Plight of Sudanese journalist who wore trousers shines spotlight on dwindling number of countries who flog their citizens.






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15 comments:

satire and theology said...

Well done.

Jeff said...

Thanks, Russ. I attended a church tonight to watch a movie called "The Third Jihad." The hosts were a couple that are missionaries to Muslims. Also there was the father-in-law of the Pastor in Orlando whom Rifqa Bary briefly stayed with. He and the missionary couple answered questions from us, and I learned some interesting things there---not only things about Islam, but also things about the Rifqa Bary case.

Jeff said...

I have been researching a long list of honor killings by Muslims. Every one of them was a Muslim father or husband murdering his daughter(s) or wife...or, in some cases, one or more Muslim brothers killing their Muslim sister. I was wondering why I did not come across any cases of a Muslim man killing his Muslim son. Then I read this:

"...sons are highly prized in Muslim society. Many are the prayers that are prayed for the gift of sons; few are the prayers for daughters." (p. 9, Chapter 2, "Into the Light: A Young Muslim's Search For Truth" by Steven Masood.)

That helped to explain it a little better for me.

Jeff said...

U.N.: Nearly 90 percent of Afghan women suffer from domestic abuse

"Qur'an 4:34: "Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them."

Allah says you can hit your wife. These are the consequences. "Afghan women hiding for their lives," by Atia Abawl for CNN, September 24:

KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Shameen's brown eyes seem lost as she thinks about the one day she wants to forget, but it is all she can think about.

Still traumatized, she recounts the events that led her to a safe house in Kabul.

She was raped and nearly stabbed to death by her husband just seven days before we met her.

Her lips are quivering and her eyes full of fear.

"He forced himself on me," she said. "All I could do was scream."

She was married off 15 years ago when she was a teenager.

Throughout those years she was tortured and abused, suffering daily beatings with an electrical wire or the metal end of a hammer.

This was her normal life.

"He chased after me with a hammer. He said if I made any noise he would put holes through me," Shameen said.

Shameen and her husband could not conceive a child. And in Afghan society, it seems, the blame always falls on the woman.

After one severe beating, she ran from her home and to the police station. Her husband promised the police he would not attack her anymore, so she gave in and agreed to go back home with him.

Days later, Shameen's husband took her on a trip to visit her sister's grave -- a 15-year-old sister who was burned to death for displeasing her husband.

Shameen says her younger sister was 11 years old when she was forced to marry an older man. He would beat and abuse her until one day he killed her.

As Shameen walked along the graveyard with her husband he took her near a shrine where he forced her to the ground, lifted her burqa and raped her. He then threatened her with a knife and asked her who was going to help her now. She was screaming as he slashed her throat and body.

A passerby saved her.

Now, she has no one to turn to -- not even her own parents. In their eyes, she has brought them shame, an offense punishable by death. [...]

Afghanistan is a country where for centuries women have been considered property -- not equals, like the constitution states. They are often beaten, raped and even sold to the highest bidder. There are very few places women can turn to.

Nearly 90 percent of Afghan women suffer from domestic abuse, according to the United Nations Development Fund for Women.

Despite that, there are less than a dozen shelters like this one in Afghanistan, usually run by non-governmental organizations.

Abusers are rarely prosecuted or convicted, and most women are afraid to say anything.

"Their mothers are beaten by their fathers. They're beaten by their fathers, by their brothers. It's a way of life," said Manizha Naderi, director of WAW.

Naderi is an Afghan-American who grew up in New York and has returned to Afghanistan to work with other women in hopes of bringing a change, although she said it will take generations.

"They see their mothers being beaten, they see their sisters their aunts, everybody," Naderi said. "So that's what they expect."..."

Jeff said...

What Islam teaches about the worth of a woman compared to that of a man.

From the Qur'an:
(An-Nisa 4:11) (Inheritance)
Allâh commands you as regards your children's (inheritance); to the male, a portion equal to that of two females; if (there are) only daughters, two or more, their share is two thirds of the inheritance; if only one, her share is half. For parents, a sixth share of inheritance to each if the deceased left children; if no children, and the parents are the (only) heirs, the mother has a third; if the deceased left brothers or (sisters), the mother has a sixth. (The distribution in all cases is) after the payment of legacies he may have bequeathed or debts. You know not which of them, whether your parents or your children, are nearest to you in benefit, (these fixed shares) are ordained by Allâh. And Allâh is Ever All­Knower, All­Wise.

(Al-Baqarah 2:282) (Court testimony)
O you who believe! When you contract a debt for a fixed period, write it down. Let a scribe write it down in justice between you. Let not the scribe refuse to write as Allâh has taught him, so let him write. Let him (the debtor) who incurs the liability dictate, and he must fear Allâh, his Lord, and diminish not anything of what he owes. But if the debtor is of poor understanding, or weak, or is unable himself to dictate, then let his guardian dictate in justice. And get two witnesses out of your own men. And if there are not two men (available), then a man and two women, such as you agree for witnesses, so that if one of them (two women) errs, the other can remind her. And the witnesses should not refuse when they are called on (for evidence). You should not become weary to write it (your contract), whether it be small or big, for its fixed term, that is more just with Allâh; more solid as evidence, and more convenient to prevent doubts among yourselves, save when it is a present trade which you carry out on the spot among yourselves, then there is no sin on you if you do not write it down. But take witnesses whenever you make a commercial contract. Let neither scribe nor witness suffer any harm, but if you do (such harm), it would be wickedness in you. So be afraid of Allâh; and Allâh teaches you. And Allâh is the All-Knower of each and everything.

From the Hadiths:
Sahih Bukhari Book 6:301
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: Once Allah's Apostle went out to the Musalla (to offer the prayer) o 'Id-al-Adha or Al-Fitr prayer. Then he passed by the women and said, "O women! Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you (women)." They asked, "Why is it so, O Allah's Apostle ?" He replied, "You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you. A cautious sensible man could be led astray by some of you." The women asked, "O Allah's Apostle! What is deficient in our intelligence and religion?" He said, "Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man?" They replied in the affirmative. He said, "This is the deficiency in her intelligence. Isn't it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?" The women replied in the affirmative. He said, "This is the deficiency in her religion."

Jeff said...

What Islam teaches about wife-beating.

From the Qur'an:
(An-Nisa 4:34)
Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allâh has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient (to Allâh and to their husbands), and guard in the husband's absence what Allâh orders them to guard (e.g. their chastity, their husband's property, etc.). As to those women on whose part you see ill­conduct, admonish them (first), (next), refuse to share their beds, (and last) beat them (lightly, if it is useful), but if they return to obedience, seek not against them means (of annoyance). Surely, Allâh is Ever Most High, Most Great.

From the Hadiths:
Sahih Bukhari Book 72:715
Narrated 'Ikrima: Rifa'a divorced his wife whereupon 'AbdurRahman bin Az-Zubair Al-Qurazi married her. 'Aisha said that the lady (came), wearing a green veil (and complained to her (Aisha) of her husband and showed her a green spot on her skin caused by beating). It was the habit of ladies to support each other, so when Allah's Apostle came, 'Aisha said, "I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing women. Look! Her skin is greener than her clothes!" When 'AbdurRahman heard that his wife had gone to the Prophet, he came with his two sons from another wife. She said, "By Allah! I have done no wrong to him but he is impotent and is as useless to me as this," holding and showing the fringe of her garment, 'Abdur-Rahman said, "By Allah, O Allah's Apostle! She has told a lie! I am very strong and can satisfy her but she is disobedient and wants to go back to Rifa'a." Allah's Apostle said, to her, "If that is your intention, then know that it is unlawful for you to remarry Rifa'a unless Abdur-Rahman has had sexual intercourse with you." Then the Prophet saw two boys with 'Abdur-Rahman and asked (him), "Are these your sons?" On that 'AbdurRahman said, "Yes." The Prophet said, "You claim what you claim (i.e.. that he is impotent)? But by Allah, these boys resemble him as a crow resembles a crow."

Jeff said...

What Islam teaches about women and Hell.

From the Hadiths:
Sahih Bukhari Book 2:28
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: The Prophet said: "I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers were women who were ungrateful." It was asked, "Do they disbelieve in Allah?" (or are they ungrateful to Allah?) He replied, "They are ungrateful to their husbands and are ungrateful for the favors and the good (charitable deeds) done to them. If you have always been good (benevolent) to one of them and then she sees something in you (not of her liking), she will say, 'I have never received any good from you."

Sahih Bukhari Book 18:161
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abbas: The sun eclipsed in the life-time of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) . Allah's Apostle offered the eclipse prayer and stood for a long period equal to the period in which one could recite Surat-al-Baqara. Then he bowed for a long time and then stood up for a long period which was shorter than that of the first standing, then bowed again for a long time but for a shorter period than the first; then he prostrated twice and then stood up for a long period which was shorter than that of the first standing; then he bowed for a long time which was shorter than the previous one, and then he raised his head and stood up for a long period which was shorter than the first standing, then he bowed for a long time which was shorter than the first bowing, and then prostrated (twice) and finished the prayer. By then, the sun (eclipse) had cleared. The Prophet then said, "The sun and the moon are two of the signs of Allah. They eclipse neither because of the death of somebody nor because of his life (i.e. birth). So when you see them, remember Allah." The people say, "O Allah's Apostle! We saw you taking something from your place and then we saw you retreating." The Prophet replied, "I saw Paradise and stretched my hands towards a bunch (of its fruits) and had I taken it, you would have eaten from it as long as the world remains. I also saw the Hell-fire and I had never seen such a horrible sight. I saw that most of the inhabitants were women." The people asked, "O Allah's Apostle! Why is it so?" The Prophet replied, "Because of their ungratefulness." It was asked whether they are ungrateful to Allah. The Prophet said, "They are ungrateful to their companions of life (husbands) and ungrateful to good deeds. If you are benevolent to one of them throughout the life and if she sees anything (undesirable) in you, she will say, 'I have never had any good from you.' "

Jeff said...

"In 2002, researchers in refugee camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan found that half the girls were married by age 13. In an Afghan refugee camp, more than 2 out of 3 Second-Grade girls were either married or engaged, and virtually all the girls who were beyond 2nd grade were already married. One 10-year-old was engaged to a man of 60. 57% of Afghan girls under the age of 16, and many as young as 9, are in arranged marriages."

http://actwestnashville.com/?page_id=544

Jeff said...

How to beat your wife

Jeff said...

Marriage to a young girl before she reaches puberty is permissible

Jeff said...

PEDOPHILIA ALLOWED BY ALLAH AND PATRONIZED BY PROPHET

Jeff said...

The Pervert Prophet

Jeff said...

Girl buried alive in honor killing in Turkey

Jeff said...

Turkey: Girl Buried Alive for Talking to Boys

Jeff said...

Hirsi Ali calls on Americans to fight for the human rights of Muslim women