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ISIS Stones to Death Another Woman Accused of Adultery

Islamic State militants in Syria stoned to death a young woman who they had accused of committing adultery.

According to the Arabic language news site Al-Arabiya, the stoning took place in the eastern part of the Hama province. A gruesome video of the execution was published by the media sources of the Islamic State (see below).

The video shows the victim’s father standing next an Islamic State member while facing his daughter. Using a pleasant, gentle tone, the militant explains to the woman that she is being punished for the crime of adultery.

The Islamic State member then asks the father if he’s willing to forgive his daughter. The father refuses adamantly. Turning to his daughter he adds, “I’m not your father.”

The militant again tries to convince the father to forgive his daughter before she is stoned to death, but he refuses. The daughter pleads with her father to forgive her, only to be told by him, “Don’t call me father.” In the end, the father only agrees to say, “Allah will forgive.

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Polygamy in Indonesia

coren.indonesia.polygamy.cnn.640x360 copyThe authorities in East Lombok District, West Nusa Tenggara Province [Indonesia] adopted a bylaw that allows polygamy upon payment of a million rupees (just over 80 dollars) to the local treasury department.

This has sparked controversy and an animated discussion among Indonesians. Although morally accepted under Islam – which allows up to four wives – polygamy in modern Indonesia “is not considered a common practice.”

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In the past ten years though, a radical change has occurred under the presidency of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Although he has remained a one-wife man, he has been unwilling or unable to stop polygamy from making a comeback in the country, especially in the government itself.

Indeed, some of his government ministers, from pro-Islamic parties, are polygamous, and the president has done nothing to prevent it. However, what happened in East Lombok has aspects and peculiarities that make it “different” from what normally happens.

In fact, not only is polygamy “approved from a moral and legal point of view” but also it is seen a source of revenue.

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Four Afghan Women Shot as Adulterers

M_Id_387598_Afghan_Women copyAt least four women were mysteriously killed by unknown gunmen in western Farah province of Afghanistan late Thursday night.

According to local government officials, the women were shot dead and their bodies were left on a roadside in the central city of Farah.

The main motive behind the murder of women is not clear so far, but the security officials are saying that preliminary reports suggest the women were shot dead over adultery.

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Muslim Father Stabs Daughter to Death for Using Cell Phone

More Halloween Clip Art Illustrations at http://www.ClipartOf.comFaleh Ghazi Albasman, 59, stabbed 24-year-old Mashael in the neck 13 times in the flat that they shared in Bournemouth, before picking up another blade and wounding himself in the stomach.

After being taken to hospital, Albasman spoke Arabic to a surgeon, asking him what the penalty for honor killings were in Britain, before telling him: ‘it’s all about the honor’.

Albasman confessed that he was ‘boiling with anger’ when he attacked his daughter, saying she had been ‘disrespectful’ to him and told him ‘to go home’, Winchester Crown Court heard.

The final straw came when he found her talking on a mobile phone, saying that her behaviour had become ‘inappropriate in my culture’.

The court heard Albasman had come over to Bournemouth, Dorset, with Mashael in November 2013 to be her ‘chaperone’.

She had started an English language course in the seaside town, just before she was found dead by paramedics on March 30 this year.

Kerry Maylin, prosecuting, said: ‘Mashael Albasman was killed due to multiple stab wounds, 13 in all, mainly concentrated on the neck.

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Saudi Arabia and Women’s Sports

Saudi Girls Play Basketball at their school

Saudi Girls Play Basketball at their school

Human Rights Watch last week called on the kingdom to make clear what steps it was taking to ensure that women are included in international competitions and able to participate in sports generally. Saudi Arabia failed to field women athletes at the recent Asian Games after it was forced by the IOC to allow all of two expatriate women to compete in the 2012 London Olympics.

The degree to which Saudi Arabia feels pressured by increasingly unsustainable restrictions on women’s sports was evident in Saudi responses to criticism. Rather than point to the kingdom’s long-standing denial of women’s rights rooted in culture and justified by a puritan interpretation of Islam, Mohammed al-Mishal, the secretary-general of Saudi Arabia’s Olympic Committee, said that Saudi Arabia did not have women athletes who would have qualified for the 2014 Asian Games.

Human Rights Watch Middle East and North Africa director Sarah Leah Whitson dismissed Mr. Al-Mishal’s defence as excuses. “Two years after the London Olympics, the time for excuses is over – Saudi Arabia needs to end its discrimination against women and ensure women’s right to participate in sport on an equal basis with men… Limiting women’s participation to specific sports is yet another example of Saudi Arabia’s refusal to allow women to compete on an equal basis with men,” Ms. Whitson said.

Despite the restrictions, Saudi Arabia has taken small steps towards expanding women’s ability to engage in sports. The country’s Shura Council, a consultative assembly, has urged the education ministry to study the possibility of introducing physical education for girls in public schools. The move could lead to a lifting of the ban on female sports in public schools.

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So the Saudi Shura council is urging the education ministry “to study the possibility of introducing P.E. for girls.

Is it possible that the Saudi girls can keep their virginity, modesty, and honor when they exercise? How far will this “urging” go? They better be careful. Exercise might lead to the Saudi women driving cars.

UPDATE: Saudi Girls’ School Defies Religious Ban on Physical Exercise

Man Kills Wife for Having a Second Girl

download-of-the-nativity-baby-cots-for-baby-cots-for-and-not-use-ad-300740 copyA man killed his wife and injured his daughter in Chak 88/10-R in the suburbs of Khanewal, police said on Thursday.

A police spokesman said Imran Baloch, a labourer, was unhappy at the birth of his second daughter, 35 days ago.

He said Baloch often quarrelled with Hameeda Bibi, his wife, after the child was born. He said on Thursday, he again quarrelled with her and slit her throat. The spokesman said he also attacked his two-year-old daughter. The woman died on the spot and the child was rushed to DHQ hospital in a serious condition.

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12 Year Old Rape Victim and Mother Set Themselves On Fire in Protest

fire-girl-final copyA 12-year-old rape victim and her mother were saved by journalists and civil society activists on Wednesday after they set themselves on fire at Multan Press Club.

The girl, Samina*, had been protesting with her family including her mother in front of the Multan Press Club. She said she was raped by an 18-year-old son of a land lord on September 18. She said she had registered an FIR against him but the police took no action.

Samina said some policemen were claiming that was this was a family dispute.

The girl, a resident of Basti Ghaaghra in Muzafarabad, started protesting at the Multan Press Club with nearly a dozen members of her family, including her mother, early in the morning.

They chanted slogans against police and called on the government to take notice of the injustice.

During the protest, Samina and her mother doused themselves with petrol and set themselves alight.

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Saudi Relilgious Leader Exorcises Jinns By Raping Girl

jinn_Ghosts_Paranormal_Claims copyA Saudi Raqi (religious healer) raped a girl who visited him for treatment of a psychological illness after misleading her into believing her womb was haunted by the jinn (spirits), a newspaper reported on Monday.

The Raqi in the capital Riyadh told the girl he has the powers to exorcise jinns in one session if she accepts his recipe at his home.

Once the girl, whose age was not specified, surrendered to the man, he raped her, causing her to lose virginity, ‘Arar’ Arabic language daily said.

Police arrested the Raqi after the girl realised her mistake and reported him despite his threats to expose her if she resorts to the police.

“He told her that her womb was haunted by the jinn and that he wanted to exorcise them,” the report quoted the police as stating.

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The Underground Girls of Kabul



In many families of Afghanistan, the birth of a girl is mourned. While boys are seen as blessings, girls are considered burdens and forced to live a strict life of limited options. They can’t leave the house alone; they’re not educated; and they’re dressed in clothes that conceal them and literally restrict their view of the world.

But some young girls find a way to fight that for at least a few years. In 2010, Jenny Nordberg wrote the first stories about the bacha posh, girls who dress up like boys to live as a boy as long as they can. Those stories appeared, to much interest and acclaim, in The New York Times. She has now expanded her reporting into a new book called The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan.

Read the rest of the NPR interview here.

The Underground Girls of Kabul is anchored by vivid characters who bring this remarkable story to life: Azita, a female parliamentarian who sees no other choice but to turn her fourth daughter Mehran into a boy; Zahra, the tomboy teenager who struggles with puberty and refuses her parents’ attempts to turn her back into a girl; Shukria, now a married mother of three after living for twenty years as a man; and Nader, who prays with Shahed, the undercover female police officer, as they both remain in male disguise as adults.

Read the rest of the Amazon review here. Or here for a link to the OSAMA, an incredible story of a bacha girl.

Islamic State Recruiting Musilmas To Be Baby Factories

too many babies copyThe Islamic State (ISIS) is using social media to lure Western girls to their self-declared “caliphate” in Syria and Iraq for the purpose of procreating with jihadists. Many of the women recruited are from Britain, Australia, and the United States.

“ISIS is recruiting these women in order to be baby factories,” said Mia Bloom from the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. “They are seeing the establishment of an Islamic state and now they need to populate the state.”

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