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Islamic Jihadis Stone Two Women to Death in Syria


StoningA cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in the woman, clad head to toe in black, and put her in a small hole in the ground. When residents gathered, the fighters told them to carry out the sentence: Stoning to death for the alleged adulteress.

None in the crowd stepped forward, said a witness to the event in a northern Syrian city. So the jihadi fighters, mostly foreign extremists, did it themselves, pelting Faddah Ahmad with stones until her body was dragged away.

“Even when she was hit with stones she did not scream or move,” said an opposition activist who said he witnessed the stoning near the football stadium and the Bajaa garden in the city of Raqqa, the main Syrian stronghold of the Islamic State group.

The July 18 stoning was the second in a span of 24 hours. A day earlier, 26-year-old Shamseh Abdullah was killed in a similar way in the nearby town of Tabqa by Islamic State fighters. Both were accused of having sex outside marriage.

Read the rest here.

According to the Reliance of the Traveller, the go-to book on sharia law, the Islamic State jihadis were entirely within their right to stone these women if they committed adultery.

Muslim Majorities Approve Stoning for Adultery

stop-stoning-posterA few days ago the Iraqi-Syrian caliphate meted out the punishment of stoning for a woman accused of adultery.   Predictably, many media outlets decried the “extremists” who carried out such a heinous sentence.

But is stoning in such cases really “extremist” according to Islamic doctrines and public opinion?

No. There are at least five authoritative hadiths  –sayings going back to Islam’s founder, Muhammad–which mandate such a method of execution for adulterers.

And according to Pew data from 2012, in many Muslim countries of the Mideast, Africa and South Asia large majorities want shari`ah to be implemented, and most of them in turn favor stoning for adulterers/adulteresses.

Read the rest: Muslim Majorities Approve of Stoning for Adultery

Islamic Gender Violence Against Children

ASchool Bombings

Three primary schools have been blown up in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.  No one was in the buildings at the time of the explosions early on Thursday.

Read the rest: Schools Bombed in Pakistan

Child Rape

A Mullah Imam of a mosque was arrested in connection to the rape case of a 10-year-old girl in this province. According to local government officials, the Mullah Imam has been arrested and is in custody for further investigation.

The health condition of the victim has been reported critical and she has been hospitalized due to severe bleeding, the officials said.

Incidents involving rape of children is not rare in Afghanistan where violent assaults of women aren’t uncommon.

Read the rest: Muslim Mullah Investigated for Child Rape

US Park Service Propaganda for Islam’s Contribution to Women’s Rights!!!

Why is the U.S. National Park Service providing propaganda for Islam and its [lack of’] women’s rights?

“Islamic School, Part 1” starts from 3:24 about women’s rights.

Here’s the text from the video:

“People think that Islam oppresses women and there’s no equality, but they’re wrong – there’s equity… 7th century A.D. Islam gave women the right to be involved in politics, the right to earn and keep her own money. Islam gave women the right to work outside of the home, Islam gave women the right to own property, Islam gave women the right to divorce, Islam gave women the right to choose who she marries. Islam gave women a whole bunch of rights that Western women acquired later in the 19th and 20th centuries and we’ve had these rights since the 7th century A.D. and it’s just not acknowledged worldwide.”

So what is left out of the video which was taped at the AnNur Islamic School in Schenectady ?  How about the Islamic doctrine and sharia law that says that the testimony of a woman in a court of law is only worth half of a man’s?  Or that it is sacred doctrine that husbands can beat their wives?  Or that the marriageable age for a Muslim girl is nine?

Here is more info on the lack of women’s rights in Islam.


Reasons for Gender Discrimination in Islamic Arab World

Woman with black eye holds a QuranNo matter whom we are or where we are in the world, one cannot deny that human rights and civil liberty are the foremost, after politics, controversial subjects of discussion of our time. By all odds, the most debate-provoking topic in any human rights discourse is the issue of women’s rights. It is so because the nature of women’s rights demand holds compound societal dimensions that can bring about everlasting cultural effects on all people.
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In the Arab and Muslim countries, equal rights laws (where do exist) are either devoid or deactivated, mainly in the name of its inconsistency with Islamic laws and archaic societal traditions. However, in few Arab countries, like in Lebanon, for instance, where the constitution clearly affirms equality of all citizens. Nevertheless, in practice, most constitutional equal rights terms are vacated in favor of sectarian regulations, religious rules and hence male chauvinism.
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Arab penal laws still incorporate exonerative clauses of which domestic violence and the so-called honor crime are tolerated. While Arab legislative bodies are tuned out to realize that the lack of serious criminalization and penalization of crimes against women, such as marital rape, carnal abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment and child marriage, is spreading the feel of fear, pain and injustice among half of Arab citizens—not to speak of the accompanying emotional distress and resentment.
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Under some disputed misinterpretations of many Muslim clerics, equal rights for women in the Arab law of land are seen to oppose Islamic teachings and traditions , since the text, in the short eyeshot of those Muslim sheikhdoms, points to the contrary: to the supremacy of men.  Arab women have been indoctrinated and influenced, as of childhood, to live in the shadow of their male family members (fathers, brothers, husbands and their own adult sons), no matter of their individual qualities or education.

Read the rest here.

Unfortunately, the author (a Muslim man) doesn’t write mention the Koranic verse 4:34 that sacralizes wife beating by the eternal, irrevocable words of Allah. And here are other Islamic doctrinal problems for Muslim women who want gender equality.  

But we’ve just read that most Muslim women have been indoctrinated to accept their inferiority and “to live in the shadow of their male family members.”  How sad.  

Can Men and Women Shake Hands in Islam?

shaking_handsWell, it seems that it’s haram (not permitted) in Islamic doctrine.  

Respect of women and their rights to their own body and whether or not they allow men to touch them is at the very core of this answer. Keep in mind, Allah is the one who knows best what he has created and what the needs and limits are for each of us.

Shaking hands (and touching) members of the opposite sex when closely related, is not permissable (sic) for Muslims according to the teachings of Islam.


Read more: Women and Men Can’t Shake Hands in Islam.

Rape in Islamic Culture

real-men-dont-rapeFive days before 9/11, a famous Norwegian social anthropologist (and Norway may well be the only nation on Earth where there is such a thing as a famous social anthropologist) instructed her countrywomen that the way to bring down the high number of rapes – most of which, even way back then, were already being committed by “non-Western immigrants” – was for them to stop dressing in a manner that Muslim men found provocative. Norway, she lectured, was steadily becoming “a multicultural society,” and Norwegian women, if they didn’t want to wind up being brutally ravished in an alleyway by some Pakistani gang, should choose their wardrobes appropriately.  Period.

That anthropologist, whose name is Unni Wikan, didn’t score any points that day for heroically championing women’s equality, but she was, at least, being honest. The rise in rapes in Norway – as throughout Western Europe – was almost entirely a product of Islamic immigration. That was a fact she didn’t attempt to disguise.

Then, however, came 9/11. And in the years since, there’s been a desperate effort by bien pensant types throughout Europe to deny that the ever-increasing incidence of rape on the continent has anything whatsoever to do with Islam. Some try to dismiss or explain away the numbers entirely; others grudgingly acknowledge them, while fiercely denying that there’s any Islamic connection at all; some, while admitting that a disproportionate number of rapists are immigrants, attempt to blame the problem on ethnic European racism, the idea being that immigrants grow so frustrated over their mistreatment that they resort to rape.

All of which is absurd to anyone who’s remotely aware of Islam teachings about sex and of the high incidence of rape in Muslim societies that is a direct consequence of those teachings. We’re talking about a religion that treats the male sex drive as a virtually holy phenomenon, and that allows men to have multiple marriages and divorce at will, even as it demands that females deny themselves even the most innocuous sorts of human contact in the name of preserving family honor – and that punishes a single infraction with death. In the view of Islam, when a man rapes an immodestly dressed woman, the rape isn’t his fault but hers; and when a Muslim rapes an infidel in the “House of War,” it’s recognized as a form of jihad. As forgiving as Islam is of virtually every imaginable heterosexual act that might be committed by a Muslim male, it’s equally unforgiving of a Muslim woman who happens to be caught alone, doing nothing whatsoever, with a male who’s unrelated to her, or who, for that matter, commits the inexcusable sin of being raped.

Read the rest of Bruce Bawer’s excellent article here.