A man has denied forcing a young girl to live in the cellar of his home where she was beaten, raped and treated as his virtual slave.
Ilyas Ashar, 83, rejected claims he abused the girl and told a court she was “happy” to work for him and he treated her like a daughter.
The alleged victim, an orphan from Pakistan who is profoundly deaf and cannot speak, was used and abused by Ashar and his wife due to her vulnerability, a jury at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester has heard.
She was first trafficked into the UK in June 2000 when aged around 10, though her exact age is not known.
And for almost a decade the girl, now aged 19 or 20, was forced to live and work in the cellar, where she was locked-up each night and slept on a concrete floor.
Read the rest here. http://www.asianimage.co.uk/news/9778202.Couple_deny_locking_girl_in_cellar
As a Muslim Mr. Ashar has the right to have a Kafir sex slave outside of marriage according to the verses in the Koran 4:24 and 33:50. However, the Sharia also specifies that he shouldn’t mistreat her as he’s been accused of doing.
An Egyptian plumber in Alexandria beat his pregnant wife to death upon learning that she had not voted for Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohammed Mursi, reported the Egyptian daily al-Wafd on Sunday.
According to police reports, the initial argument between the couple who was not named escalated into violence, despite her pleas. Battered and bruised, she was reported to have died at the hospital from injuries sustained.
Read the rest: Pregnant Egyptian Woman Votes Against Muslim Brotherhood, Beaten to Death by Husband.
Will he be prosecuted and punished? Under sharia law, he had the right to beat her when she disobeyed him, but he was not supposed to kill her. I predict he’ll suffer no consequences and that there will be more domestic violence in Egypt under the Muslim Brotherhood regime.
Malaysian news anchor Ras Adiba Mohd Radzi after shaving her head for cancer awareness
A Muslim TV anchor’s decision to support cancer awareness by chopping off her hair has cost the woman her job at a Malaysian channel, which wants her to grow back her mane to an “acceptable” length before being allowed to resume her work.
Popular Malaysian NTV7 news anchor and television personality Ras Adiba Mohd Radzi has also claimed to have received anonymous calls abusing her for defying a ‘fatwa’ prohibiting women from shaving their head, local media reported on Tuesday.
Ras Adiba, who works on a freelance basis for NTV7, cropped her hair on Friday to show solidarity with The National Cancer Council cancer awareness campaign.
However, NTV7 found her new look too much to handle, ruling that she could no longer appear on air until her hair grows back to an acceptable length, Star newspaper said.
Read the rest here.
You’d think that since observant Muslim women wear the hijab to cover their hair that this would be a great alternative for those hot summer days! No hair, no need for the hijab.
The Muslim Brotherhood has won the presidency. Will it bring a new Egypt? I can’t see how it won’t.
This morning a Christian woman I’ve known casually for years came up to me and asked if I could help her seek political asylum in the United States. Many Christians, women and moderate Muslims worry about the Muslim Brotherhood’s promise to bring Islamic Law. It’s not a good sign if the day after elections that people are asking how they can escape the country.
Read the rest: Egypt’s Big Turn Under the Muslim Brotherhood.
You must never forget the motto of the Muslim Brotherhood. No matter what they promise.
Allah is our objective.
The Prophet is our leader.
The Koran is our law.
Jihad is our Way.
Dying in the Way of Allah
is our highest hope.
In Morocco, often considered one of the most liberal Muslim countries, affection between women is common. Girls loop arms, stroll hand-in-hand and sit cuddled together. But when this affection becomes romantic and women want to live openly as lesbians, Morocco’s acceptance abruptly stops.
“Lesbianism is not a good thing. Our God does not allow us to do something like this. It is haram,” said Hasnae Krimi, 22, a linguistics student at Rabat’s Mohammed V University, who believes that sickness and natural disasters are increasing as a warning to reject homosexuality. Most people in this Islamic country respond in similar fashion: Homosexuality is haram, prohibited by God.
Even after the Arab Spring, as demands for democracy and human rights ripple through North Africa, homosexuality is still an island unchanged, officially illegal and too taboo to be discussed openly. Moroccan author Abdellah Taïa, who has written a new book about growing up gay in the Arab world, lives in Paris for fear of reprisal in the country of his birth.
Under Moroccan law, committing “lewd or unnatural acts with an individual of the same sex” is punishable by six months to three years in prison and a fine ranging from 120 to 1,000 dirhams (about 14 to 117 USD). Algeria and Tunisia have similar bans. There have been no reports of women arrested in violation of these laws in Morocco, perhaps because experts say it’s rare for a lesbian to be open about her sexual orientation.
Moroccans Sarah and Maria, both 20, have been a couple for more than a year. Both asked that their last names not be used because of the stigma and legal implications attached to being a lesbian in Morocco. Though Sarah now attends a university in France and Maria is studying fine arts in Casablanca, they spend time together whenever they can.
Read the rest: Homosexuality Forbidden in Morocco.
As Islamist political parties have gained influence across the Middle East since the Arab uprisings, activists and pundits have questioned the role religion will play in new governments, including how religiously influenced law will affect women’s rights.
A Gallup report released Monday found that Arab women are as likely as Arab men to want Islam to play a role in their countries’ laws and that religious Arab men are more likely to support certain women’s rights than men who are less devout.
The report, “After the Arab Uprisings: Women on Rights, Religion, and Rebuilding,” draws upon polls of men and women in six countries that experienced political upheaval in recent years and asked questions about religiously influenced law, women’s rights, quality of life and the economy.
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When asked what role Sharia should play in legislation, men were overall more likely than women to say it should be the only source for laws. But women were overall more likely than men to say Sharia should be “a source, but not the only source” for legislation. Women in Yemen were more likely than men to support strictly Islamic law, while Libyan and Tunisian men were more likely than women to say religion should be “a source, but not the only source” for lawmakers.
Read the rest: Arab Women Support Sharia
More Islam, more sharia. More sharia, the fewer rights for women. That’s the way it has always been and will always be. Islam values women as a commodity, not as a human. Read the Koran, the hadith of Bukharki and the Sira. It’s all there. And remember, Koran: Sura 4:34 that says husbands can beat their wives can never be changed. It is a pronouncement from Allah. And for Muslims, Allah knows best. Sad but true.
What does the new Egyptian president Muhamad Morsi think about women’s rights?
After distancing itself from the more conservative Salafis during and after the parliamentary voting, Mr. Morsi and the Brotherhood embraced them on the campaign trail, eagerly standing with them. He led chants for the implementation of Islamic law, and portrayed his political program as a distillation of Islam itself. Mr. Morsi has argued for barring women and non-Muslims from Egypt’s presidency on the basis of Islamic law, or Shariah. He has called for a council of Muslim scholars to advise Parliament. He has a track record of inflammatory statements about Israel, including repeatedly calling its citizens “killers and vampires.”
Read the rest: Article on Mohammed Morsi.
Here’s another political profile on Morsi: Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi Goes From Prisoner to President.
Authorities are saying that they are not treating the shooting of three people in Mission [Arizona] as an attempted “honor killing.”
The suspect Talal Nimer is facing attempted murder charges after shooting his estranged wife, their daughter and their daughter’s boyfriend.
Mission police said the gunman’s Muslim faith did not play a role in their investigation.
But when quizzed on why he did it, the Lebanese man admitted that he didn’t like that his daughter was dating someone who’s not Muslim.
He also felt his daughter’s boyfriend was taking over as the man of the house.
Read the rest: Man Murders Family in Honor Killing
Asma shakes her head at the stupid kafir police who don’t understand the Islamic Arab culture or sharia law.
A 24-year old man was hacked to death allegedly by the brother of a Muslim girl and his associates for marrying her, triggering tension in Idalakudi area of the district, police said.
Ramesh, a goods carrier operator based here, had married the girl belonging to Idalakudi some months ago though her family had opposed it, they said.
On June 14, two persons had stopped Ramesh’s vehicle and taken him to Idalakudi where a seven-member gang including the brother of his wife attacked him with iron rods, police said, adding he succumbed to injuries at a hospital yesterday.
Read the rest: Man Murdered for Marrying Muslim Girl. (h/t to the IndianRealist.wordpress.com)
According to Islamic Sharia law, a Muslim woman cannot marry a man of any other faith unless he converts to Islam. However, a Muslim man can marry a Christian or Jewish [people of the Book] woman and she can keep her faith. But the children must be raised as Muslims.
An 18-year-old pregnant woman and her boyfriend were both lashed 100 times by Islamists in Timbuktu in Mali as punishment for “having a child out of wedlock.”
The sentence was carried out on the orders of Ansar Dine, a militant Muslim organisation that has seized territory in the desert north of the West African country.
“People were watching it was like a show,” said Mohamed Ould Babby, a local official.
“I was there, I saw the youths arriving at the square, I saw them being whipped, it is the first time I have seen something like that.” The woman, who was three months pregnant, has another child with her partner but the couple is not married.
According to Ansar Dine’s strict interpretation of Islamic laws, that means the pair have committed the crime of “fornication”, which is punishable with 100 lashes.
An Islamic police official in the town said six other women who had had children outside of marriage would soon be “punished by Islamic law”.
Read the rest: Mali Teen Lashed for Having Child Out of Wedlock.
This is sharia law in practice. Ain’t it grand?