Monthly Archives: May 2012

6 Out of 10 Swedish Mosques Told Muslim Women to Accept Beatings and Polygamy

Muslim Woman with Black Eye Holding a KoranSix out of ten mosques in Sweden gave women advice about how to deal with spousal abuse and polygamy that contradicted Swedish law, a media investigation has revealed.

Using hidden cameras and telephone recording equipment, two women posing as abused spouses visited ten of Sweden’s largest mosques as part of a report put together by Sveriges Television (SVT) investigative news programme “Uppdrag granskning”.
The women then asked leaders at the mosques for advice about how to address issues such as polygamy, assault and non-consensual sex.

Six out of the ten mosques visited by the women, who had also claimed that their husbands had multiple wives, told them that they should nevertheless agree to have sex with their husbands even if they didn’t want to.

Six of the mosques also advised the women against reporting spousal abuse to the police. Leaders at another mosque were divided on the issue, while women received vague advice from yet another mosque.

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Some Pakistanis in Britain See Western Women as “Third Class Citizens”

Muslims in Britain Burning a FlagIslamic doctrine says that women are inferior to men and it says that kafirs are lower than Muslims and should not be treated the same way. So it only stands to reason that kafir women would be “fair game” for degradation of any sort.

A small minority of Pakistani men see white women as “third-class citizens” and “fair game”, according to Baroness Warsi, the Coalition’s only Muslim minister.

The Conservative Party co-chairman spoke frankly about the problem after nine Muslim men were last week found guilty of grooming young white girls for sex.

Police played down any racial element in the case, but Lady Warsi made it clear that she thinks it is a factor.

“There is a small minority of Pakistani men who believe that white girls are fair game,” she said in a newspaper interview. “And we have to be prepared to say that. You can only start solving a problem if you acknowledge it first.

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Moroccan Woman is Stripped, Beaten and Stoned for Wearing “Revealing” Clothes

Salafist RallyA Moroccan woman was reportedly stripped off her clothes in broad daylight after an ultra-conservative Islamist sect deemed her attire to be “too revealing” and not in line with religious code of conduct in the country.

The young woman, whose name and age remains undisclosed, was said to have been beaten and stoned for wearing a “short dress” at a market place in the city of Rabat, reported North African news website Magharebia. It was not known when the incident had happened.

The assault was reportedly carried out by Salafists, an extremist group who in recent years are believed to have a link with Al-Qaeda. The attack reportedly came on the heels of an announcement made by Quran reciter Abu Zeid, who called for a particular day to be consigned to “chastity and modesty”, the report said.

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ACTION ALERT: End Child Marriages in Yemen

Equality Now calls upon the Yemeni government to make the rights of women and girls a priority, to pass and enforce a law prohibiting child marriage, and to ensure the safety and human rights of child brides who have ended their marriages.

Sign the petition to end child marriages in Yemen.

Sudanese Girl Sentenced to Death By Stoning

Stop Stoning Protest ImageIntisar Sharif Abdalla, believed to be between 15 and 17 years of age (although prison authorities claim she is 20) was sentenced to death in accordance with Article 146 of the Sudanese criminal law albeit without legal representation.

The judgment was made on May 13, 2012 after just one hearing and came after an “admission of guilt” plea following torture and brutal beatings by Sharif’s brother who instigated the case. Her co-accused however remains un-convicted and walks freely.

This absurd decision demonstrates both the inhumane and brutal sanctioning to death for committing sexual relations outside of marriage, but furthermore calls into questions the legal institutions and frameworks applied, especially as the “admission of guilt” was made under duress.

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Egyptian Women Sequestered in a Corner at Political Rally

Egyptian Sphinx and PyramidThis article is about the elections in Egypt, a sad enough subject with Islamist rule seeming just round the corner.  But add to that the fact that women in this political rally were sequestered due to possible Islamist objections, and you are glimpsing the bleak Egyptian future.

The three campaign songs played over and over again in a loop as residents gathered under a large tent for the latest rally. Women were sequestered in a corner because, as one campaign worker explained, “There are Salafists everywhere,” meaning conservative Islamists who wouldn’t allow their candidate to host a gender-mixed crowd.
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Aboul Fotouh is considered a leading contender in next week’s first round of Egypt’s first-ever contested presidential election, matched against the former secretary general of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, and 11 other candidates, including one fielded by the Muslim Brotherhood, considered universally to be Egypt’s most powerful political bloc.

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Muslim Pediatrician, Hatem El Hagaly, Who Said FGM Is an Honor Fired from Mayo Clinic

Seated woman in front of V for victoryFrom Jihad Watch and Atlas Shrugs comes the great news that Dr. Hatem Elhagaly aka al-Haj has been fired from the Mayo Clinic due to his views on female genital mutilation.

Here’s our blog on Dr. El Hagaly and FGM (female genital mutilation).  His defense of his position of “ritual nicking” is in the comments section.

Congratulations to Robert, Pam andCGWfor their action, and really big kudos to Translating Jihad, forwithout his help the doctor’s views that were published in Arabic would have never been known to the kafirs.

Egyptian MP Advocates Female Circumcision

Egyptian Painting of Man and WomanFemale circumcision is part of the prophetic Sunnah, said MP Nasser al-Shaker of the Salafi-led Nour Party, who previously proposed a bill that would allow the practice.

On a morning show on Mehwar satellite TV station, Shaker said notable Egyptian scholars have said the practice is part of the Sunnah.

Imam Mohamed Sayed Tantawi, Abdel Halim Mahmoud, former Islamic Research Academy member Sheikh Attiya Saqr and former Egyptian Mufti Nasr Farid Wasel — all prominent Egyptian religious figures, the first three of whom have died — had all authorized the practice, also known as female genital mutilation, Shaker said.

Shaker said former first lady Suzanne Mubarak was the driving force behind banning it.

Randa Fakhr Eddin of the Cairo Coalition Against Female Genital Mutilation replied to Shaker’s statements, saying there is no consensus on the law by senior scholars or Islamists, and that Sayed Tantawi rejected the law in the 1990s, saying it was considered a cultural habit rather than a religious practice.

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Egyptian Women Fight Against Muslim Brotherhood Mobile FGM Convoys

FGM Victim Held Down By Her MotherA number of Egyptian human rights groups have submitted a communication to the Attorney General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud against the Muslim Brotherhood`s political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) to investigate the complaints of people in the village of Abu Aziz in the Minya governorate, south of Cairo, over the existence of a large medical convoy organized by the party that wanders streets and does medical examination on people, including female circumcision, or female genital mutilation, in violation of Egyptian law, conventions and treaties signed by Egypt.

In Egypt’s legal code, Female Genital Mutilation is criminalized, as well as the inciting by doctors to convince families of the young girls of the need to agree to circumcise their daughters, “as a matter of preserving chastity.”

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Indonesia and Its Transition to Sharia Law

Dance in BaliIndonesia, long touted to be a moderate Islamic country, has been slowly increasing adherence to Islamic doctrine due to the rise of a more fundamentalist Islamic government, influenced by Islamic clerics.  So far, the list of things that are not or should not be permitted (haram) in Indonesia include:


These no-no’s echo the prohibitions of Islamic sharia law.

In Aceh, Indonesia, morality police (Wilayatul Hisbah) enforce obedience  to sharia law that includes no gambling, no drinking alcohol, no pubic displays of affection, no dancing, and certainly no unmarried couples running around together, no homosexuality or adultery, as well as the no-no list in the above paragraph.

Conservatives across Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, eye Aceh with envy.
No other province in the otherwise secular nation has been allowed to set up a Shariah police force. Still,more than 50 local governments have followed Aceh in installing Shariah-based laws.

Is the cancellation of the Lady Gaga concert an indication of what the future holds for the Indonesian young people?  If the Islamic clerics continue to have the power of the government behind them, then the answer is yes.  Strict sharia law as it is practiced in Aceh will ultimately spread throughout Indonesia.

So even though its Constitution states that Indonesia is a secular country, it seems to be secular in name only.  Sharia law is becoming the law of the land.  This doesn’t bode well for Western rock/pop stars or for the Hindus in Bali.