Category Archives: Domestic Violence in Islam

What is it Like for Females in the Islamic State?

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yazidi-woman-crying-afp copySlavery and rape are being used as “weapons of war” by Islamic State militants, reports The Guardian. More than 1,000 Yazidi women were captured by militants earlier this month with the younger women told they would be forcibly married to Islamic State fighters.

“Some are taken away and raped and a few have even been sold at Mosul’s main market,” reports the Daily Beast.

Some reports claimed that a group of Yazidi girls raped by Muslim fighters committed suicide shortly afterwards.

Meanwhile, women in Mosul have been told not to go outside unless necessary and to cover themselves up in full Islamic dress. In the Syrian Islamic State stronghold city of Raqqa, reports emerged that women were even banned from sitting on chairs.

Read the rest here.

Phyllis Chesler on the Twisted Psychology of Jihad Brides

jihad bridesThe most barbaric bunch of blood-thirsty misogynists this side of Genghis Khan are yearning for western “brides”—and the “brides,” who will be no more than sex and reproductive slaves, are coming, via an internet campaign, to service ISIS’s male Jihadis in the Caliphate in formation in Syria and Iraq. There is a “marriage bureau” in the northern Syrian town of Al Bab for Western women in a marrying state of mind.

Britain’s interior minister Theresa May warned that “we think around 400 UK-linked individuals have gone out to fight in Syria, mainly young men but also some women.” Officials worry that these numbers will rise “with the increased online activity luring vulnerable women to Syria.” The would-be “brides” are given point-by-point guidance on what to expect.”

What is coming their way is far darker than “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

Read the rest of Dr. Phyllis Chesler’s article here.

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)

Muslim Man in Britain Murders Wife After She Threatens Divorce

Muslim Man Murdered British Wife Who Wanted a Divorce

Farhad Safi allegedly killed his wife who wanted a divorceA failed asylum seeker murdered his wife after she threatened a divorce that might have forced him to leave the UK, a court heard.

Farhad Sarfi, 23, an Afghan national, appeared at the Old Bailey today charged with stabbing wife Orina Morawiec, 21, multiple times in the neck and chest.

Morawiec was found dead in the flat that the couple shared in Eastdown Park, Lee, on 21 August last year after her mother reported her missing. Police also found a bloody knife in the kitchen sink, bloodstains in the bathroom and Sarfi’s discarded clothes.

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Prosecutor Zoe Johnson QC said that the relationship disintegrated when they argued about her wearing make-up and Muslim dress and Morawiec was forced to see her friends in secret.

By the time of the murder, Morawiec had been seeking a divorce. Johnson told the jury: “If Orina had divorced the defendant he would have to leave this country or apply in his own right for leave to remain. The prosecution suggest this may be a reason why the defendant became angry with his wife and killed her.”

Read the rest: Muslim Man in UK Murdered Wife Because She Wanted Divorce (h/t to Halal Porkchop via
Front Page Magazine)

Violence and the Islamic Tradition

burning-women-allowed-burning-Koran-notVerse 4:34 of the Qur’an has traditionally been understood to allow husbands to hit their wives. In the new book, Domestic Violence and the Islamic Tradition, UBC Prof. Ayesha S. Chaudhry offers non-violent readings of the complex passage and aims to reduce gender violence in the Muslim community.

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Domestic violence is a problem in every community. Each community must address this problem in its own way. For Muslims trying to address domestic violence, this passage of the Qur’an could be a hurdle if it is interpreted as saying that husbands are allowed to hit their wives, or it could be helpful by condemning domestic violence as an un-Islamic practice.

(A “hurdle,” you betcha. Don’t you know your own religious doctrine, the one that was sealed by your prophet in 7th century Arabia? The last and most perfect religion. Mohammed, the perfect man, the perfect pattern for all men beat his wife and so did all the other brothers. It’s in the Koran, it’s in the hadiths. You better be careful or the doctrine police will get you on shirk, blasphemy thinking that your ideas will supplant Allah’s).

The fact is religious texts only mean what religious communities say they mean – and the meanings of these texts can change over time. The first goal of this book is to show that verse 4:34 can legitimately be read non-violently, and that the interpretation a Muslim chooses – violent or non-violent – says more about them than it does about the Qur’an. Muslims can and must hold themselves responsible and accountable for their interpretations.

(Definitely shirk, poisonous ideas, moral relativism from the godless Kafir universities)

The second goal is to give Muslims the interpretive tools to choose non-violent readings of this verse over readings that permit violence against women. It is only natural that modern Muslims look to our sacred text to protect women against gendered violence.

(The Koran is the words of Allah. Allah is perfect so his words are perfect and cannot change or be subject to time. So Sura 4:34  that makes wife beating sacred is perfect and forever. Just like Sura 9:5, the Sword Verse, can always be cited to permit violence against the Kafir. This is not tradition, it is sunnah)

Read more: Scholar tries to reinterpret Koran so Muslims won’t beat their wives. 

Afghan Law Silences Female Victims of Violence

Girl in Afghanistan herding goats.A new Afghan law will allow men to attack their wives, children and sisters without fear of judicial punishment, undoing years of slow progress in tackling violence in a country blighted by so-called “honour” killings, forced marriage and vicious domestic abuse.

The small but significant change to Afghanistan’s criminal prosecution code bans relatives of an accused person from testifying against them. Most violence against women in Afghanistan is within the family, so the law – passed by parliament but awaiting the signature of the president, Hamid Karzai – will effectively silence victims as well as most potential witnesses to their suffering.

“It is a travesty this is happening,” said Manizha Naderi, director of the charity and campaign group Women for Afghan Women. “It will make it impossible to prosecute cases of violence against women … The most vulnerable people won’t get justice now.”

Under the new law, prosecutors could never come to court with cases like that of Sahar Gul, a child bride whose in-laws chained her in a basement and starved, burned and whipped her when she refused to work as a prostitute for them. Women like 31-year-old Sitara, whose nose and lips were sliced off by her husband at the end of last year, could never take the stand against their attackers.

Read the rest:  Afghanistan Law Blocks Justice for Domestic Violence Victims.  (h/t to Jihad Watch)

Afghanistan, the pitiful Islamic hell-hole where women rank right above the goats and their illiterate husbands play with their dancing bacha bazi boys.

 

Honor Diaries – the Film

Honor Diaries is the first film to break the silence on ‘honor violence’ against women and girls. Honor Diaries is more than a movie, it is a movement to save women and girls from human rights abuses – around the world and here in America.

Go to the website to learn more: Honor Diaries Website

 

British Muslim Batters Wife Who Wants an Education

Islam is a crime against womenA devout Muslim who subjected his battered wife to a year of ‘hell’ after he terrorised her into wearing a veil has been jailed but may go free – in just eight weeks.

Jubel Miah, 21 – who in 2010 was sent to a young offenders institute for possessing heroin with intent to supply – had ordered his terrified spouse to wear a full niqab after she said she was going to college to study. Initially he called her a ‘slag and b****’ for wanting to better her education, then sneered: ‘You are a married woman. You don’t do this.’

The unnamed wife only agreed to wear the full face veil, with just eye holes after thinking he would stop him making her life a misery. But instead Miah began beating her – initially because she was not smiling during Eid celebrations with family.

During a catalogue of violent and controlling behaviour, Miah from Burnley, Lancashire, ripped her tongue, kicked and punched her, inflicted black eyes on her and battered her confidence.

He also tracked her movements using his mobile phone, tried to stop her going to college, accused her of cheating and falsely claiming there were ‘spies’ in their loft.

When the victim became pregnant she was found to have injuries to her body and eye when she went to hospital for a 16-week check-up.

And when she later went through a traumatic birth delivering a premature baby, Miah was so enraged that a male doctor was treating his wife afterwards, a female medic had to be brought. He was also very irate and threatening to people trying to help the family.

The wife finally escaped from his clutches after he subjected her to a sustained attack in which he stabbed her with scissors and hit her with a dumbell.

Details of her ordeal emerged at Burnley magistrates court as Miah was locked away for 16 weeks after admitting common assault by beating.  He was also given an indefinite restraining order to keep him away from the victim. The sentence just two months for good behaviour. The maximum sentence he could have faced was six months.
Read more here.   (h/t to The Religion of Peace)

Pakistani Kills Sister-in-law Who Tried to Protect His Wife

Drawing Depicting Honor KillingA woman died after being hit allegedly by her brother-in-law while she tried to stop him from hitting his wife here on Thursday. The man’s wife was injured and taken to a hospital, where she was reported to be in critical condition. The man fled.

Police said Abid Hussain, a resident of Gulshan-e-Iqbal in Rahim Yar Khan, had married Najma Bibi a few years ago. They did not have any children. Police quoted some of their relatives as saying that Hussain often quarrelled with his wife for not having children.

Najma Bibi told police that on Thursday, they had an argument that ended in Hussain beating her up. She said when he grabbed a wrench to hit her, her sister, Anum Bibi, who was also married to Hussain’s brother, jumped to stop him.

She said he attacked her and hit her with the wrench on the head several times. He also hit Najma Bibi.

Read the rest: Woman Dies Trying to Stop Wife Beating   (h/t The Religion of Peace)

Muslim Man in Australia Bound, Gagged and Beat His Wife

JanabiA Melbourne man who bound, gagged and repeatedly struck his wife with a piece of garden hose – and also shaved off her hair – has voluntarily bought a one-way ticket out of Australia.

Raidh Janabi said he had respect for Australia and its laws, but 27 months since beating her he has declared: ”I’m not going to stay here anymore. (I’ll) feel better when I go far (away).”

But his departure will be delayed until he serves the next two years in a Victorian prison for recklessly causing serious injury to his now former wife.

Judge Damian Murphy on Tuesday “totally condemned” Janabi’s conduct which he described as designed to humiliate her and, by cutting her hair, intended to “restrict her ability to socialise”.

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Prosecutor Kevin Doyle said the Baghdad-born Janabi entered her bedroom as she was straightening her hair, grabbed it and lifted her off the ground.

Mr Doyle said Janabi verbally abused her, taped her wrists together – and later her feet – as she struggled and tried to kick him and ”balled” a shirt into her mouth and taped it.

After Janabi shaved her hair and filled a trash bag with it, he told her: ”You always loved your hair and you don’t have it any more, but now you are going to see the real punishment.”
Mr Doyle said he then struck her for 15 minutes with the hose before they left the house for a motel. On her return she went to police the next day.

Read the rest: Muslim Man in Australia Beats Wife (h/t to The Religion of Peace)

According to the Koran 4:34, it is his right to beat her if she doesn’t obey him.  He does need to leave Australia and go to an Islamic country where they abide by sharia law.