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An African immigrant used a razor blade to mutilate a woman’s genitalia in a gruesome mingling of culture, cruelty and crime, the Daily News has learned.

Moussa Diarra, 48, was arrested after the alleged Sept. 14 attack on the 24-year-old victim at his upper Manhattan apartment, authorities said.

The victim says she was reluctant to call police because Diarra threatened to kill her if she exposed his attempt at performing a female circumcision — removing her clitoris.

Diarra, a native of the Ivory Coast, sliced the woman’s genitals with a razor blade “for his own direct sexual gratification,” according to a criminal complaint.

The suspect, arrested Sept. 23, was indicted six days later on charges of a criminal sexual act and two counts of assault — along with a fourth count of aggravated sexual assault for inserting a foreign object into her vagina in the month before the razor attack.

Read the rest here.

Australian Muslim Married 12-Year-Old Guilty of Child Sex Abuse

1010996_627492440638251_1830136146_n copyA Lebanese student who married a 12-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to persistent sexual abuse of a child. The maximum penalty is a 25-year jail sentence.

The 26-year-old, who cannot be named to protect the girl’s identity, pleaded guilty in Burwood Local Court yesterday via video link from Villawood Detention Centre, where he has been detained since his student visa was revoked.

Read the rest here. And more here.

Robert Spencer, an Islamic scholar, comments on this report:

Few things are more abundantly attested in Islamic law than the permissibility of child marriage. Islamic tradition records that Muhammad’s favorite wife, Aisha, was six when Muhammad wedded her and nine when he consummated the marriage:

“The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death)” (Bukhari 7.62.88).

Read the rest of Spencer’s blog here.

Saudi Arabia’s Gender Discrimination Examined

naomi001_0 copy“You cannot assume the same starting point” for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia as Western countries, journalist Katherine Zoepf obviously understated in a September 17 presentation of her research in the doctrinaire Muslim kingdom. Zoepf’s discussion of the “not just window dressing” reform in the kingdom’s strict “gender segregation” allowing women retail jobs, though, raises important questions about Islamic “extremism” in Saudi Arabia and beyond.

Zoepf’s Washington, DC, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (Pulitzer Center) address centered on her December 2013 New Yorker article “Shopgirls.”  Zoepf described therein how Saudi King Abdullah decreed in June 2011 a ban on male lingerie and cosmetic shop workers, leading the way towards other women retail positions. Though “not…immediately evident,” Zoepf wrote, a “women’s revolution has begun in Saudi Arabia.”

A “male guardian—usually a father or husband” controlling “permission to study, to travel, and to marry” makes Saudi women “effectively…legal minors.” A Saudi female doctor mentioned by Zoepf at Pulitzer Center, for example, enjoyed travel to places like Paris for medical conferences with her liberal husband’s generous permission, but after his death came under a conservative son’s strictures. Another woman under the guardianship of her brother was raising her son as a liberal future replacement.

A “devout Saudi man avoids even mentioning the names of his wife and daughters in public” and they never met the man’s friends at home in one of the world’s “most patriarchal societies,” Zoepf wrote. “You wouldn’t imagine that they live in the same homes.”

Read the rest here. 

I missed posting Katherine Zoepf’s article when it was published. Please read it. I think the “reforms” will always be minor. Prejudice against women is tightly interwoven into Islamic doctrine. And Saudi Arabia, like the Islamic State, is proud to be the fruit of orthodox, pure Islam.

 

Will Yemen Outlaw Child Marriage?

yemeni-child-brides-husbands-615 copyYemen’s human rights minister wants child marriage outlawed after an 8-year-old girl reportedly died of internal injuries that she suffered on her wedding night.

When reports emerged last week that a girl named Rawan, from the northern Yemeni town of Haradh, died a few days after being married off to a 40-year-old man, Yemenis were horrified.

International outrage quickly grew, as the alleged incident highlighted once again the extremely controversial issue of child marriage in Yemen — a country where the practice is still legal.

Residents of Haradh told local media outlets that Rawan’s cause of death was internal bleeding, believed to be the result of sexual intercourse that tore her uterus and other organs.

Read the rest here. 

Child marriage in Islam is here to stay. It is a part of Islamic doctrine and is canonized due to Mohammed marrying a six year old Aisha and consummating it when she was nine. Muslims are encouraged to emulate Mohammed since he is the perfect pattern for humanity.

From the hadith of Bukhari 7.62.88: “The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death)”

The sex in the child marriage is only to take place when the girl has her menses. Perhaps Rawan had early puberty or then again, perhaps the husband is a pedophile with doctrinal permission.

What is “The Price of Honor?”

said_sisters_3 copyThe Price of Honor, a new documentary about the horror of honor killing, opens with a highly disturbing audio recording of a 911 call: Texas teenager Sarah Said screaming that her father is shooting her and her elder sister Amina.

Tragically, both girls were murdered that day, on January 1, 2008. Meanwhile, their killer, Yaser Said — who shot Amina twice and Sarah nine times under the pretense of “defending the family honor” — escaped the police and remains on the FBI Most Wanted List to this day.

But the movie also aims to cast light on a larger issue beyond the murders of Amina and Sarah Said. Through interviews with experts on the subject, the filmmakers explore the prevalence of honor violence both abroad and here at home, on American soil.

According to Amy Logan, author of The Seven Perfumes of Sacrifice, a powerful novel about honor killing that she spent 10 years researching: “Honor violence is first and foremost about cultures who view and treat women as property or inferior. This is a human rights issue –women’s rights are human rights. Culture is no excuse for abuse. It’s time for all communities in which honor violence occurs, regardless of religion, to start having an honest conversation about it.”

The AHA Foundation about, a non-profit dedicated to defending the rights of women and girls in part by collecting accurate data on these crimes, reports that there are between 25 to 28 honor killings a year in the U.S.

Read the rest here. 

See the trailer for film here.

 

Women Aren’t Capable To Be Political Leaders Says Islamist

jenis-niqab copyKuala Lumpur: Pengkalan Kubor Independent candidate Izat Bukhary Ismail Bukhary said women should not become political leaders as they are not capable.

In an exclusive telephone interview with Astro AWANI, he said this was evident when countries like Thailand and Pakistan, which were led by women, faced numerous problems.

“We can see the weaknesses of women leaders clearly just by looking at our neighbouring countries,” he said referring to Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and Pakistan’s former PM Benazir Bhutto.

Izat, who is a former lecturer, said problems will arise if women become state or country leaders.

Read more here.

An Islamic State Muslima Jihadi

road-to-radicalisation-1-data copyAmira Karroum, the “sweet and caring’’ Sydney jihadist was armed and fighting when she was shot and butchered in Syria and is not the only Australian-born female fighter in the region.

For the first time, law enforcement authorities have confirmed that a small number of Australian women have fought in Syria, not simply supported their husbands in the war zone.

Ms Karroum, a former Gold Coast private schoolgirl, who boasted on Facebook of being a “slave to Allah’’ was killed just days after arriving in Aleppo.

It is believed she was lined up against a wall and shot multiple times and then dismembered.

Her husband Yusuf Ali, who was born in Adelaide under the name of Tyler Casey, was a dual American-Australian citizen who had undergone al-Qaeda training overseas.

Read the rest here.

More on ISIS Sex Slaves

women-abducted-by-the-islamic-state-feared-trapped-in-sexual-slavery-1410376595 copyThe fate of hundreds if not thousands of women who have been kidnapped by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and reportedly forced into marriage or raped is still largely unknown, according to United Nations and human rights officials.

Most of the missing women are members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority who were captured in towns where locals were unable to flee quickly enough to Mt. Sinjar and Kurdish-controlled areas as ISIS launched its offensive in early August. The terror group is also believed to have abducted Shia Turkmen, Christians, and Shabak women.

Shortly after their capture, the UN cited reports of “barbaric” sexual violence and “savage rapes” perpetrated by ISIS.

Francesco Motta, director of the UN’s human rights office in Iraq, told VICE News that the number of women captured in and around Nineveh Province in the northeast of Iraq could be as high 2,500 — including 1,000 who were forcibly converted and possibly married off, as well as 1,500 who refused to do so and languish in captivity.

“A number of women have been told that they will be taken to Syria or other neighboring countries and sold there,” he said.

Read more here.

 

Female Jihadis Run Brothels for ISIS

aec17e8becb4b7281fc8a6f760f6b951-550x383 copyBritish female jihadists are running ‘brothels’ where thousands of Iraqi women are being forced to work after being captured by Islamic State militants, it has been reported.

Shocking new details have emerged after it was revealed young British girls are behind an ultra-religious all female militia in Raqqa that is brutally punishing “un-Islamic behaviour” in the area, according to the Sunday Telegraph.

Sources now claim that the women, who travelled from the UK to marry militant fighters, have set up brothels for the IS fighters to use.

The terrorist group, formally known as ISIS, are killing and enslaving members of Iraq’s ancient religious minorities, including Assyrian Christians and the Yazidis.

One teenager taken captive by IS has described being forced into sexual slavery by the Islamist terrorists along with 40 other women, some as young as 12. The 17-year-old Yazidi, who is still in captivity, said her torturers were “people without a heart” who “do not even spare the women with small children”.

She claimed the women in her group of captives – all Yazidis – were being sexually abused on a daily basis, while being held in a building with barred windows and guarded by armed men.

Read the rest here.

The ISIS jihadis are following the Koran and the example of Mohammed These despicable acts are pure Islam. What is new here is the female jihadis running the brothels. How despicable!

FGM – Illegal in Egypt?

fgm08-640 copyA Health Ministry inspector testified Thursday in Egypt’s first-ever female genital mutilation (FGM) trial, saying a 13-year-old girl died after undergoing the procedure despite her doctor’s claims otherwise. FGM has been illegal in Egypt for six years, but activists say most Egyptian girls are still being circumcised, mostly in private clinics.

On an Egyptian talk show, women discussed female circumcision, also known as FGM. One woman said parents fear that if they don’t circumcise their girls for “purity” no one will marry them, or if they do, the new husband may force his bride to be circumcised on their wedding night.

But Suad Abu-Dayyeh, a Middle East and North Africa consultant for Equality Now says if a girl is circumcised she will never enjoy her sexual relationship with her husband, among other things.

“They might have infections, bleeding, pains, and also they will suffer all their lives,” she said.

Read the rest here.