Six 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.
Read the rest: Swedish Mosques Advise Muslim Women Not To Report Abuse. And read more at MuslimWomenNews.com.
Islamic 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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Intisar 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.
Read the rest: Sudanese Girl Sentenced to Stoning
This 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.
From 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.
Indonesia, 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.