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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.

Islamic Extremists Kidnap Filmmakers in Philippines

Philippine-Islamist-flagIslamic extremists have kidnapped two Filipina Muslim filmmakers in the southern Philippines as they were working on a movie about the area’s impoverished residents, authorities and a friend of the victims say.

Members of the Abu Sayyaf group, which frequently kidnaps locals and foreigners in the south to extort ransoms, abducted the sisters as they were visiting strife-torn Jolo island on Saturday, said military officials on Monday.

“There were armed men who flagged their vehicle down and abducted them and took them to their hideout,” said Jolo Marine commander Colonel Jose Cenabre.

He said the women’s companions identified the leader of the kidnappers as Ninok Sapari, head of an Abu Sayyaf faction known for abducting local residents for ransom.

So far, there are no reports on the demands of the kidnappers, he added.

Linda Bansil, 35 and her sister, Nadjoua, 39, had been working on a film about Muslim coffee-growers in Jolo when they were taken, said Ledrolen Manriquez, chief of the Peace and Conflict Journalism Network, to which the women belong.

Read the rest: Islamists Kidnap Filipina Filmmakers

Seattle Jihadi Kidnaps and Pimps Teen Girls

Arabs-examine-white-sex-slaveOn any given night in Seattle, there are 1,000 young people with no safe place to sleep.  It’s estimated that one in three of them will be lured into prostitution within 48 hours of leaving home.

“The next thing you know, they’re in someone’s home who is requiring this of them for a safe place to sleep and from there the dark path begins,” said Melinda Giovengo, Executive Director of YouthCare.

It happened to a 16-year-old girl in West Seattle. She was kicked out of her house and a friend said she could stay with her and 32-year-old Yussuf Abdulle at an apartment in the 8400 block of Delridge Way SW.

Investigators said Abdulle made the girls have sex with different men three to seven times a day and drugged them with marijuana, ecstasy and methamphetamine. The victim told police Abdulle would sleep near the door of the apartment with a gun and told her there would be a price to pay if she tried to leave.

“Guns, beatings, the stories are pretty horrific of what happens to these young people to keep them under the control of these monsters,” Giovengo said. “Our biggest efforts have to be in preventing how young people end up in that situation.”

Read more: Seattle Muslim Accused of Pimping Teen Girls

Terrorizing and raping Kafir girls is permitted when a Muslim makes jihad. Just ask the British and Swedish girls!  For an in-depth understanding of this terror tactic, read JihadWatch’s Islam is Cause of Grooming and Rape Wave.


Muslim Man Beat and Slashed the Throat of his Sister-in-law Out of Shame

An unemployed and homeless man beat his sister-in-law with a dumbbell bar and cut her throat leaving her to bleed to death in the arms of her young children – out of shame at his lack of ‘status’ in the community.

Foyez Ahmed, 31, flew into a rage and beat 38-year-old Razu Khan before slashing her throat with a kitchen knife, severing her wind pipe and blood vessels, and fleeing the family home. 

He was starting a life sentence in jail today, ordered to serve a minimum 22 year prison term at Manchester Crown Court after pleading guilty to murder.

Bangladeshi Ahmed, who had no job, no money, no home and no prospect of marriage, had tried to ‘calm himself down’ by consulting the Koran, but ‘lost it’ after believing that Mrs Khan had laughed at him.

Three of Mrs Khan’s four children and her 13-year-old niece were upstairs when Ahmed attacked her and were alerted to what had happened by her screams.

Her 13-year-old daughter held her hand as she lay dying on the sofa while her 17-year-old son tried in vain to revive her.

She died in hospital from her injuries.

Read the rest here.    (h/t to Atlas Shrugs)

Nonie Darwish Deserves a Nice Christmas Present

Nonie DarwishNonie Darwish is one of my favorite people of all times.  She’s an activist from Egypt, a sociologist/anthropologist, who understands the Islamic civilization and its laws and can translate for the West. She is a courageous apostate, a Christian convert who speaks plainly about the Arabic tribal religion, culture and politics of Islam and how Sharia law affects our Western Civilization, especially women, children and minority groups.

Her book:  Cruel And Unusual Punishment.  is all about sharia law and is a must read.

Her latest, The Devil We Don’t Know: The Dark Side of Revolution in the Middle East is an analysis of the recent Mid-east Islamic uprisings.  From Amazon:

“Backing up all of her claims with hard facts and solid, well-reasoned arguments, Darwish makes it clear that she has no fear of controversy, and The Devil We Don’t Know is sure to provoke plenty of that as events continue to unfold.”

And then there is Nonie’s personal story, Now They Call Me Infidel .

Nonie knows about the lack of liberty.  Nonie knows that freedom isn’t free. Nonie is an intelligent, wise woman and that is why her books should be read.

The Fate of Muslim Women in Europe

Three women in white burkas on European streetPlease take the time to watch this video about the rise of Islam in Europe from Vlad Tepes  and the Gates of Vienna.  At minute 12:59, you will find an enlightening segment about Muslim women who live in a supposedly free Europe.

This is beyond gender discrimination.  This is beyond anything we in the West know about the treatment of women in a civilized world.  And this is the fate of Muslim women, not just inEurope, but anywhere there is the practice of Islam.


(h/t to Janet Levy)

The Koran, Sura 4:34

YUSUFALI: Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has given the one more (strength) than the other, and because they support them from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient, and guard in (the husband’s) absence what Allah would have them guard. As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (Next), refuse to share their beds, (And last) beat them (lightly); but if they return to obedience, seek not against them Means (of annoyance): For Allah is Most High, great (above you all).
PICKTHAL: Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Lo! Allah is ever High, Exalted, Great.

SHAKIR: Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great.

Taken from this online Quran.