The Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima on Thursday revealed that about 900 schools have so far been destroyed by members of Boko Haram within the last three years.
The governor who stated this during the inaugural meeting of the steering committee of the Safe School Initiative added that a total of 176 teachers have so far been killed by the insurgents.
Read the rest: 900 Girls’ Schools Destroyed by Boko Haram
You have to read to the end of the article to find out that these are schools for girls.
Ireland – A 44-year-old Algerian man who attempted to murder his wife by bludgeoning her in the head with a kettle bell has been sentenced to 15 years in prison with three suspended.
Lounes Ouachek of St Dominic’s Terrace, Tallaght pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the attempted murder of Ruta Ouachek (35) at that address on August 23, 2012.
The court was told that the couple’s marriage broke down after he lost his job and Ms Ouachek had commenced an engineering degree.
Ouachek who was a “devout muslim” “was unhappy about the path she was going on,” the court heard.
Mr Justice Paul Carney noted that when Ms Ouachek returned to full-time education “the accused appears to have resented her independence in this regard.”
He described the crime as “callous and brutal in nature” and noted that he fled the scene.
Read the rest: Muslim in Ireland – 15 Years for Attempted Honor Killing.
A 27-year-old Jordanian man from the northern city of Irbid strangled his divorced sister to death on Tuesday night for having a baby out of wedlock, security sources said on Thursday.
The man, from a refugee camp in Irbid, turned himself in to police and handed the baby over to authorities, said a senior official from the judiciary. The crime was committed two days after the 24-year-old victim had given birth to a baby boy, a security source was quoted by Jordan Times daily as saying.
The suspect claimed ”he had killed his sibling to cleanse his family’s honour”, and that he had been visiting his family when he found out about the birth of the child.
Read the rest: Jordanian Murders Sister in Honor Killing.
Five men have been indicted in connection with the death of Farzana Parveen a 25-year-old pregnant woman, who was killed by relatives in Pakistan. As reported by Glamour, Parveen was stoned to death by approximately 20 relatives in the city of Lahore.
As noted in the report, the case gained widespread media attention in part due to the killing taking place in a public sphere in front of onlookers.
Parveen’s father and four others were indicted by a Pakistani court for her death.
Read the rest: Five Men in Pakistan Indicted for Honor Killing.
The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham has asked all families around Iraq’s northern city of Mosul to circumcise their daughters or face severe punishment.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the self-declared Islamic State, has ordered the female genital mutilation of two million Iraqi girls to “distance them from debauchery and immorality”.
The “fatwa” issued by the Sunni Muslim fighters would potentially affect four million women and girls, the UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq Jacqueline Badcock told reporters in Geneva by video from Irbil.
“This is something very new for Iraq, particularly in this area, and is of grave concern and does need to be addressed,” she said.
Speaking to BasNews, a spokesman for Mosul police, Ahmed Obaydi, said: “Baghdadi’s decision to have all women circumcised is, as he claims, to prevent immorality and promote Islamic attitudes among Muslims. The decision was made by Baghdadi as a ‘gift’ for people in Mosul.”
Read the rest: Islamic Leader in Iraq Orders FGM for Females.
A 10-year-old Afghan girl raped by a 45-year-old mullah could become the victim of an honor killing if her family were to cave under pressure by village elders.
The New York Times reported Saturday the head of a women’s shelter, where the girl from the village of Alti Gumbad took refuge, received death threats for protecting the child. The girl was taken to the Women for Afghan Women shelter this month after her family threatened an honor killing. Police returned her to her family Tuesday.
The rape was so brutal, the girl suffered a break in the wall between the vagina and rectum, an official indictment said. She nearly died because treatment was delayed, the Times said.
The mullah claimed the girl was not 10 but 17 and offered to marry her. However, hospital records indicate the child weighed just 40 pounds and had yet to start menstruating. Her mother said she was only 10.
The girl’s father reportedly is under pressure from villagers to kill her because “she had brought shame to them,” said Nederah Geyah, the former head of the women’s-affairs office in Kunduz. Geyah was forced to resign and move to another part of Afghanistan because she fought to protect the girl.
Read the rest: 10-year-old Afghan rape victim threatened with honor killing.
In separate incidents in a span of 24 hours, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) carried out executions against two woman in Syria, sentencing them to death by stoning over allegations of “adultery”.
Unconfirmed reports claim that in at least one case, the woman was sentenced to death as her new husband found that she was not a virgin.
Both incidents of death by stoning have been reported from Al Raqqa Province.
“The Islamic State carried out, for the second time in 24 hours, the punishment of Al Rajem (stoning to death for adultery) against another woman in the city of Al Raqqa in a square near the Municipal Stadium,” an official from NGO Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) stated.
The stoning, which was first reported by the SOHR, has also been confirmed by Al Jazeera which claimed that the first stoning took place in a public square in the town of Tabaqa on Thursday evening.
The report noted that the woman was tried at the Islamic Sharia court, where neither the witnesses who made the allegation were identified, nor the man – who is said to be the paramour – was charged.
Read the rest: Women Stoned to Death in Syria by ISIS
Stoning women for adultery is accepted in Islamic law. Sharia law is based on the Koran and the sunna, the words and deeds of Mohammed, which are recorded in the hadith.
“ . . . As soon as we began heading upstairs where we had normally prayed in the past, a man called after us, redirecting us back to pray in a dark corner on the first floor instead. We followed his gestures towards the area and quickly realized it had no air conditioning. We finished our first prayer and found ourselves wiping away beads of sweat from the extreme humidity and heat.
“Let’s go to the third floor,” Shazia suggested. “It’s empty and has air conditioning.” The other two ladies sitting with us overheard and told us that women were actually told to pray in the basement next to the bathroom. However, because of the recent unbearable heat, they were given the current space on the first floor, which was just barely more tolerable. Shazia was determined though, and to her credit, it was really hard to focus with drops of perspiration rolling down our backs.
We attempted to make our way back up and this time, another gentleman in a white thobe shot up, wagging his finger. “No! Women are not allowed up there,” he said in an all too condescending tone that made everyone around look our way.
Shazia tried to explain to him that it was too hot where we were…and then came the cherry on top: “Sisters, your place is here,” he said pointing to the first floor oven, “or the basement–not anywhere else.” And just like that, he killed my Ramadan spirit.
Read the rest: Women in New York Mosque Forced to Pray Away from Men.
A 30-year-old woman was bricked to death by her husband in the Sundar area on Tuesday.
The victim was identified as Bushra, wife of Javed alias Lara, a resident of Ali Hussainabad Loharanwala Kho, Sundar.
The police said accused Javed used to pressurise his wife, who worked in a local factory, to quit her job but she did not do so.
Read the rest: Pakistan Honor Killing: Husband Murders Wife for Not Quitting Job (h/t to thereligionofpeace.com)
According to Islamic doctrine, women have the right to work. BUT, the work must be suitable and the husband has the right to make his wife quit her job. The wife is totally subservient to the husband and must obey him in all matters.
Former Femen militant, Tunisia’s Amina Sboui, said she was attacked Sunday at dawn in a Parisian square by five people who ”shaved her eyebrows and hair”.
Amina denounced the aggression on her Facebook page where she posted a selfie a few hours after the alleged attack.
The woman said five people attacked her at around 5 am Sunday in the Clichy station, in Pigalle: ”they shaved my eyebrows and hair, telling me I don’t deserve the beauty Allah gave me, they called me a whore and told me they would raped me and would be thanked by Allah for it!”.
Read the rest: Muslim Feminist Amina Sboui Attacked (h/t to thereligionofpeace.com) More here and here at Amina Sboui’s Facebook page.