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Women Go to the “Back of the Bus” at NYC Mosque

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Women segregated at New York Mosque“ . . . 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.

Brooklyn Muslim Beat His Wife to Death for Cooking a Lentil Dinner

Poster with Quran verse advocating wife beatingA Pakistani immigrant beat his wife to death in their Brooklyn home after she made the mistake of cooking him lentils for dinner instead of the hearty meal of goat meat that he craved, according to court papers.

Noor Hussain, 75, was so outraged over the vegetarian fare that he pummeled his wife, Nazar Hussain, 66, with a stick until she was a “bloody mess,” according to prosecutors and court papers.

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Defense attorney Julie Clark admitted Hussain beat his wife — but argued that he is guilty of only manslaughter because he didn’t intend to kill her. In Pakistan, Clark said, beating one’s wife is customary.

“He comes from a culture where he thinks this is appropriate conduct, where he can hit his wife,” Clark said in her opening statements at the Brooklyn Supreme Court bench trial. “He culturally believed he had the right to hit his wife and discipline his wife.”

Read the rest: Brooklyn Muslim Beats Wife to Death.  (h/t to Jihad Watch)

Detroit Islamic Leader Convicted of Raping 3 Girls

Detroit Islamic imam guilty of raping little girlsA Muslim leader convicted of raping three young girls in Detroit is to be sentenced Wednesday in a case that features a constitutional debate over whether women who wear an Islamic face veil should be allowed to testify with it on.

The case deals with two potentially conflicting freedoms protected under the U.S. Constitution — freedom of religion and the right of accusers to confront witnesses in court.

Mohammad Masroor, 51, was found guilty by a Wayne County jury on May 2 of 15 counts of criminal sexual conduct in 2000 against three female relatives, ages 10, 12, and 13 at the time of the assaults , , ,

Prosecutors said Masroor used his influence as a religious leader to take advantage of the girls while he was tutoring them in Islamic studies. Eight victims testified in the case, all of them relatives; he was acquitted last year in Canada of sexually assaulting five other relatives while he was imam of a mosque in Toronto.

Masroor exploited the conservative religious views of the girls to keep on abusing them, Khalil said. “He would say things to the victims like: ‘If it ever came out you weren’t a virgin … they would stone you or kill you. … Nobody in the world would believe you because of who I am.’”

Masroor escalated the attacks on his victims gradually over time, starting with “just touching them … to kissing on the cheeks, kissing on the lips; groping the breasts turned into fondling the private areas, and then full penetration,” Khalil said.

Masroor was seen as a trusted leader in the community because of his knowledge of Islam and its holy book, the Quran.

Read the rest: Islamic Imam in Detroit Found Guilty of Raping Young Girls
This is too disgusting for words.  It’s what happens when women are seen as chattel, as sub-humans who are only born for men’s pleasure.  This is what happens when the originator of a “religion” marries a 6 year old girl and consummates the marriage when she’s nine.

Arizona: Man Says It’s an Islamic Right to Kill his Wife

Ansar Muhammad Says Islam Allows Him to Kill WifeA man who allegedly told his wife his “Islamic belief” gave him the right to kill her is behind bars after he punched and tried to strangle her inside his vehicle, according to a court document.

Ansar Muhammad, 43, was arrested at the couple’s home in Avondale Saturday morning on charges of unlawful imprisonment as well as aggravated and sexual assault, among others.

His wife told police the incidents were sparked after Muhammad had accused her of having an affair, court paperwork said. 

At one point, Muhammad picked her up and put her in their vehicle, police said. He then drove to and parked behind an Avondale Walgreens store, where the he punched her multiple times in the face, neck, back, chest and legs, officers said.

A court document stated Muhammad “used his hands during the assault to strangulate and impede the breathing of the victim.”

His wife said she continued to try to get away. Muhammad told her he was going to kill her because he had the right due to his “Islamic belief,” according to the probable cause statement.

Read the rest: Arizona Man Says It’s His Right Under Islam to Kill His Wife

Honor Killing in California Update

Honor killing suspect in CaliforniaIn the spring of 2012, Shaima Alawadi wanted out of her marriage.

The 32-year-old mother had obtained paperwork to file for divorce, and at least two of her five children were aware that separation could be imminent. So was her husband.

And that, prosecutors contend, may be what led to her death.

Kassim Alhimidi, 49, is now on trial in El Cajon Superior Court charged with murder. He sobbed loudly and repeatedly Tuesday as a prosecutor delivered his opening statement, laying out much of the evidence the attorney said would point to guilt.

Read the rest: Honor Killing in California. 

More on California honor killing.

(h/t Creeping Sharia)

No Gender Equality in the Mosque

segregated-worship-for-women-in-islamWhen Matea converted to Islam in December 2013 she looked forward to joining the life of her local mosques here. Today Matea, like many Muslim women, is disillusioned.

“When I first converted I wanted to be part of the mosque environment. But I went to mosques and what I found was sort of an unwelcome environment for women,” she told Women’s eNews during a discussion organized last week by Women in Islam, a New York-based organization working to empower Muslim women through knowledge and practice of Islam.

Matea didn’t want her full name published.

“The spaces are separated, there are different rooms and sometimes it was even in the basement,” Matea continued. “And as a convert, it feels very strange to you. I used to go to church and everybody is part of the same community. You can see the preacher. You can hear the sermon very well.”

Read the rest: Woman Converts to Islam and Faces Discrimination in Worship.

There won’t be any Muslim woman like Rosa Parks to change the mosque apartheid.  The discrimination of women is built into Islamic doctrine and is the pivot of the tribal Islamic culture of honor/shame. In fact, if the ideology is taken to the extreme, this is what the society looks like.

Iowa Imam on Trial for Sexual Assault

Book cover for "Status of Women in Islam"A man accused of sexual assault and sexual exploitation took the witness stand in his own defense Thursday afternoon.

Johnston police said the mother and her 18-year-old daughter both reported being assaulted by [Nermin] Spahic, 41, during a counseling session at their home last August.

Spahic denies the assault happened. He was charged with third-degree sexual assault and two counts of sexual exploitation by clergy. Spahic told the jury that as an Imam, he is obligated to perform ceremonies for anyone who believes in God. The healing ceremony, he said, is for protecting someone from evil spirits.
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The testimony follows other defense witnesses Thursday morning including Tone Bringo. As she was questioned by defense attorney Angela Campbell, she described the religious ceremony performed by Spahic as a popular one in Bosnia, where an Imam will rub areas of the body and read versus aloud from the Koran.

Bringo said the aim of it is to send spiritual healing and expel evil spirits. She described it as similar to an exorcism without the negative connotation. She said it was more of deliverance from evil. Bringo said the use of Black Seed Oil is a new phenomenon gaining popularity in Bosnia.

She also said the ceremony would never involve the Imam touching a woman’s breasts, buttocks or genitals. Instead, she said the touching would occur on the forehead, upper chest, possibly the stomach and the hands and feet.

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Prosecutors said the woman brought her daughter to Spahic because of daughter’s depression and hurting herself.  They said during the counseling session he would eventually reach under the girl’s shirt and inappropriately touch her and eventually sexually assault her with his fingers. Prosecutors said Spahic did the same thing to the mother.

Read the rest: Iowa Imam on Trial for Sexual Assault  (h/t to Halal Porkchop)

Husband Pours Hot Oil on his Wife – Update

Acid-burn-victimA 41-year-old woman suffered “severe burns to her upper torso” after police said her estranged husband poured hot cooking oil onto her while she was sleeping.

According to police, the woman and her husband, 51-year-old Mohammad Chaudhry, had been separated for the past year. However, she decided to sleep over at his apartment on Canton Street in West Haven Tuesday night to visit with her children.

She was sleeping in bed with one of her children when, around 4:30 a.m., Chaudhry, who is from Pakistan, entered the woman’s room.
Police said Chaudhry removed the child from the bed after putting the oil on the stove to boil. He then poured three to four cups of hot oil on the mother. 

Read the rest: Honor Violence in the U.S: Husband Pours Boiling Oil on Sleeping Wife.

This violent crime happened not in Pakistan or Afghanistan or a Mid-east country, but in the United States. Here’s Pam Geller’s in-depth report on the reasons why.

Young, American and Forced to Wed

Cover of Muslim Girl magazine

Picture an American girl, a typical California teenager in jeans who lives on Facebook and likes sports. She loves her family, but feels pressure from them to resist peer influence. A typical family dynamic? So far.

Out of respect for father and family, this girl agrees to visit her parents’ home country, the old world where her grandmother is aging and would love to see her granddaughter one more time.

This story is true, and I assure you it is not an aberration. Robbing a girl of her freedom and identity is becoming more and more common in the United States. Such crimes are committed not for money or personal obsession, but in the name of traditional religion and culture.

Forced marriage is linked to other acts committed in the name of religion and culture, so-called honor killings (perversely named!), and linked to the barbaric act of female genital mutilation—all three crimes commonly committed in the name of protecting honor and sanctioned by religion.

What worries me is that, within the American value system, there are two clashing strains—individual rights clashing with tolerance of others. I fear that, in the new battleground I’ve identified, individual rights of women are losing out to tolerance of oppressive customs.

Read the rest of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s article: Forced Marriages in the U.S.

Brother Attacks Sister for Gay Relationship

Muslim LesbianLincoln Police arrested two men they say were involved in a hate crime Thursday evening.  It happened around 5 p.m. near 27th & M Streets in Lincoln.

Police say 20-yr-old Ahmed Tuma was angry with his sister because she is in a relationship with a woman.  Police say Tuma said it is shameful to their family and against Muslim beliefs.

Police say Tuma’s sister and her fiancee arrived at home near 27th & M when  he  and a friend, 20-year-old Nathan Marks ran up to them.  Police say Tuma tried to hit her with a crow bar.  The couple escaped into their car, but police say Tuma repeatedly hit the car with the crowbar.

Read the rest: Muslim Arrested for Attacking Sister for Lesbian Relationship  (h/t to Jihad Watch  via Blazing Cat Fur)