February 22, 2012
Australia (h/t to AtlasShrugs)
Zialloh Abrahimzadeh allegedly murdered his wife in front of 300 people at a Persian community celebration at the Convention Centre in March 2010 by repeatedly stabbing her in the back.
The couple’s eldest daughter, 25-year-old Atena, has testified against her father. She told the court he was an abusive and aggressive man. Ms Abrahimzadeh said her father regularly punished his wife and children by slapping and whipping them. She said he once beat her for an hour after catching her talking to a boy on the phone and tried to suffocate her with a pillow.
Naseeban Mahar, 22, was set on fire allegedly by her husband. He apparently doused her in petrol, in Daurahi Maher village in Shaheed Benazirabad district on Tuesday.
February 29, 201
For the last few days, the Shahjahanpur district administration has been trying to convince villagers of Katiya Kammu to let their women vote on March 3. The village’s Muslim women have not voted for an estimated three decades, the prime reason being that the villagers strictly follow a custom of purdah.
March 1, 2012
Ireland (Hat tip to AtlasShrugs and David)
More than 2,500 women and girls living in Ireland are estimated to have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), according to new research by AkiDwA, a national network of African women living in Ireland. The number was described as a ‘conservative estimate’ by Sudha Patel of Duke University, North Carolina, who conducted the research. It is feared that the figure is in fact much higher.
Coptic Christian woman tells about the persecution in Egypt and how great it is to now live in the U.S..
March 3, 2012
UK (h/t to the religionofpeace)
Two sex beasts who laughed as they gang-raped a woman in a city flat are starting indeterminate sentences given by Preston’s top judge. Rezgar Nouri, 27, of no fixed abode, and Mohammed Ibrahim, 23, of Aeroville, London, will both have to face a parole board before they are deemed safe to be released. A third man, who was involved in the attack, is still being hunted by police.
March 4, 2012
Pakistan (h/t to the religionofpeace)
As part of a ‘revenge’ plot, a mob disrobed a woman and paraded her naked around a village in Muzaffargarh district, after accusing her son-in-law of kidnapping a married girl.
March 6, 2012
Afghanistan’s government appears to be scaling back its support for women’s rights to advance peace talks with the Taliban ahead of the withdrawal of foreign troops, Afghan lawmakers and human-rights activists warned Tuesday.
A government-appointed council of 150 leading Muslim clerics last week urged the strict application of a conservative and literalist interpretation of Islamic law regarding women. The council said Afghan law should require women to wear the veil and forbid them from mixing with men in the work place or traveling without a male chaperone. “Men are fundamental and women are secondary,” the Ulama Council said in a statement on Friday, according to a translation by the Afghanistan Analysts Network.
Spain (h/t to the religionofpeace)
A Spanish imam near Barcelona is under investigation after allegedly calling on the faithful to “discipline” errant wives using physical and psychological violence, police said on Tuesday.
“He provided concrete examples of the manner in which wives should be beaten, how to isolate them inside the family home and how to deny them sexual relations,” said the police, saying they had received testimony to the effect from numerous witnesses.
March 8, 2012
Belgium (translation by IslaminEurope)
Adel B.A. (42) from Deinze was sentenced to two years in jail for terrorizing his kids. His two minor daughter were regularly beaten for not adhering to his strict brand of Islam.
March 11, 2012
India (ht/ to the religionofpeace)
The imam of a mosque at Namazgarh in under Hooghly Mogra police station went absconding after a van rickshaw owner complained to police that the cleric had allegedly raped his 10-year-old daughter.
In the complaint, the father Qurban Mollah said his daughter had broken down on Friday evening after suffering Sheikh Sarfuddin’s brutality for days.
March 12, 2012
Four people were arrested by Mochiwala police on Sunday on a girl’s complaint about her forced marriage to an elderly man to settle a loan her step-father had owed him. The complainant, who said she was 12 years old, told police that her marriage with Sher Muhammad took place two months ago to settle a Rs110,000 loan her step-father had taken from him.
March 14, 2012
Morocco (h/t to InfidelsAreCool)
Angry Moroccans are demanding a change to the country’s strict Islamic penal code after a 16-year-old girl killed herself after being forced to marry her rapist.
An online petition, a Facebook page and countless tweets expressed horror over the suicide of Amina Filali, 16, who swallowed rat poison on Saturday in protest at her marriage to the man who raped her a year earlier. Article 475 of the Moroccan penal code allows for the ‘kidnapper’ of a minor to marry his victim to escape prosecution, and it has been used to justify a traditional practice of making a rapist marry his victim to preserve the honour of the woman’s family.
March 19, 2012
A large number of young British Asians support violence against women who ‘dishonour’ their families, a Panorama investigation will claim today. The hard-hitting BBC documentary reveals more than two thirds of Asians between the ages of 16 and 34 say communities should live according to ‘honour’ or ‘izzat’.
Research carried out for the show found nearly one in five – 18 per cent – said certain acts thought to shame families were justification for violence.
An Egyptian lawmaker has proposed a controversial draft law to limit the legal provisions for women to divorce or separate from their husbands.
March 22, 2012
At least 943 Pakistani women and girls were murdered last year for allegedly defaming their family’s honor, the country’s leading human rights group said Thursday.
The statistics highlight the growing scale of violence suffered by many women in conservative Muslim Pakistan, where they are frequently treated as second-class citizens and there is no law against domestic violence.
March 23, 2012
Denmark (h/t to IslamInEuorpe)
he Copenhagen Police arrested three members of an Afghan-origin family on the charges of forcing their 19-year-old daughter to marry her cousin in Afghanistan against her will.
A woman kept as a slave tells her story.
March 26, 2012
Many British Asian women say are being persecuted for the work they do in promoting female rights. They say they frequently receive hate mail, harassment and even death threats for dealing with issues such as forced marriage and honour-based violence.
March 28, 2012
Human Rights Watch reports on the imprisonment of women and girls for “Moral Crimes” like running away from domestic violence and forced marriages.