Category Archives: Violence Against Women

Muslim Man Kills Niece for Listening to Music

A teenage Pakistani girl has been shot dead by her uncle following a row over loud music, police said Tuesday.

“The girl Rehana Bibi was alone at her home and was listening to music when her uncle Muhammad Gulistan… came to her house and asked to lower the volume,” Sadat Ali, an official on duty at Kallar Kahar police station, told AFP.

“On her refusal, they quarrelled and Gulistan shot her dead,” said Ali, adding that Bibi was aged about 17. [snip]

In Pakistan’s highly patriarchal and often violent society, women are frequently killed over minor issues or so-called matters of “honor”.

Read the rest here.

Whether or not the music was too loud, in orthodox Islam, music is forbidden or ‘haram.’ See here and here.

 

Teen Forced to Marry Rapist Attacked with Razor and Beaten

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A Moroccan teen forced into marrying her alleged rapist last year has been attacked with a razor blade and beaten by him for seeking a divorce, media reported Tuesday.

The 17-year-old only identified as Khaoula was attacked in Marrakech on Saturday after filing for divorce, the Tel Quel weekly said, citing the AMDH independent rights group.

She suffered multiple cuts which “disfigured” parts of her body and required about 40 stitches, the French-language weekly reported.

Al Aoula television quoted a doctor at Marrakech’s Ibn Tofail hospital, where she was treated, as saying that the teenager had been “struck in the face 50 times and had wounds on her hands and arms”.

“I swear that nobody will marry you after me,” Khaoula’s husband was reported to have said to her, according to several media outlets.

Read the rest here.

Muslim Brothers Accuse Mother and Sisters of Adultery and Kill Them

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Two Pakistani brothers were arrested Tuesday for killing their mother and two teenage step-sisters after accusing them of adultery, police said.

The brothers, in their early thirties, were detained after their father reported the incident in the eastern city of Lahore.

“Shaban Ahmed, father of the accused, reported the incident to the police saying his sons have killed his wife, Sughra 50 years old, and his daughters Muqadas, 18, and Amina, 16,” local police official Mohammad Ayub told AFP.

Last year 869 women died in so-called “honor killings” according to the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.

The statistics highlight the violence suffered by many women in conservative Muslim Pakistan, where they are frequently treated as second-class citizens.

Read the rest here. 

 

Problems with Gender Equity in Islam

unchildren_iran_by_stefania_spanc3b2_per_terre_des_hommes_low copyMuslim countries worldwide have problems with gender equality. They dominate the bottom 10 countries in the Global Gender Gap Report, and none of the 10 most successful countries offering equal opportunities for men and women is Muslim.

Girls lag behind boys in school attendance, making up 54 per cent of the out-of-school child population in the Arab states, a figure that has not changed since 2000.

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Why this inequity?

In many Muslim countries, women are subjected to patriarchal norms and varying degrees of restriction on economic participation. This reduces the value of girls’ education in society.

Some scholars blame culture and religion for this problem. Others say the economic structure of some Muslim countries is not conducive to women’s development.

They argue patriarchal norms persist because oil-rich economies limit the role of women in the paid workforce and restrict their participation in politics.

Read the rest here.

Here’s a statistical analysis of the position of women in Islamic doctrine from the Center for the Study of Political Islam:

Islam’s stand on women is the same as its stand on every issue—duality and submission. Dualism demands that everything is seen, not as a unified whole, but as divided. The primary political duality is the division between kafirs (unbelievers) and believers. The primary internal duality is the division between males and females.

The principle of submission means that one must rule over the other. No surprise, the women must submit to the men. CSPI measured the submission of the female to the male by analyzing the Islamic doctrine.

All of Islam’s doctrine is found in the Koran, the Hadith (Traditions) and the Sira (the life of Mohammed), the Trilogy. We collected every verse, every paragraph and every sentence that mentioned women and their power relationships. These were all categorized into the women being superior, inferior, equal or merely mentioned.

In 4% of the cases, women were superior, in 91% of the cases they were inferior and in 5% they were equal. But there is a big catch. The only way that women are equal is after death on Judgment day, when men and women will be judged on how well they followed the Koran and the Sunna. And guess what? The only way to follow the Koran and the Sunna is to obey men.

Equality means obeying men.

Muslim Man Threatens to Blow Up His Wife

sfx-explosions-bombs copyCharges have been filed against a Muslim man (21), originally from the neighborhood of Issawia in Jerusalem, for threatening to blow up his pregnant wife with a bomb. The woman is Jewish and converted to Islam, according to a report on Erv Eilat News.

The couple moved to Eilat a year ago.

After getting into a fight in their apartment on Los Angeles Street, the man cursed and threatened his pregnant wife. The woman, fearing for her safety, pulled out a knife to defend herself. The husband took the knife away and hit her in the face.

The woman then escaped the apartment and went to stay with a friend.

Her husband found her two days later, and threatened to blow her up with a bomb.

Read the rest here.

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.

IS Jihadis Take Yazidis and Christians as Sex Slaves

scene-from-a-muslim-slave-market-of-white-women2-otto-pilny copyAccording to Islamic law, Muslim men can take “captives of the right hand [jihad sex slaves]” (Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 33:50)

The Qur’an says: “O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful unto thee thy wives unto whom thou hast paid their dowries, and those whom thy right hand possesseth of those whom Allah hath given thee as spoils of war” (33:50)

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“Atrocious accounts of abduction and detention of Yazidi, Christian, as well as Turkomen and Shabak women, girls and boys, and reports of savage rapes, are reaching us in an alarming manner,” Ms. Bangura and Mr. Mladenov stated, pointing out that some 1,500 Yazidi and Christian persons may have been forced into sexual slavery….”

Read the rest of this informative Jihad Watch article or more from The Guardian.

Sex slaves or wives?  The Washington Post offers a different take on this tragedy.

Although the WaPo news article differs from the others, I contend that all are true.  Many of the jihadis will take Yazidi and Christian wives if they convert AND many of them will use the young women as sex slaves.  Both actions are permitted by sharia law and, therefore, are permissible in the eyes of Allah and follow the sunna (the words and actions of Mohammed.)

 

Pakistani Man Stabs 25 Women in a Month

kA young man has stabbed at least 25 women this month in a small Pakistani town, police said on Monday, and many women and girls are afraid to leave their homes.

“Most of the incidents have happened after sunset, but some schoolgirls were also attacked while going back home after school,” said Haseeb-ul-Hassan, the spokesman for Sahiwal District in eastern Punjab province.

“We cannot confirm the total number of incidents, but it’s between 25 to 30.”

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Many victims who sought treatment have not reported the attacks because the police have a poor reputation and they are forbidden by tradition to speak to strange men. Police said that many women or girls now feared to go out at night or to school.

Violence against women is common in Pakistan and activists say several are murdered each day. Underfunded police rarely solve the cases, which can take years to work their way through congested courts.

Read the rest: 25 Women Stabbed in Small Pakistani Town.

Violence Against Women on Rise in Gaza

Protest against wife abuse.

“Ibtissam,” a 27-year-old woman from the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, asked for a number of guarantees before beginning to talk, among them that her real name not be used and that her story not be relayed to organizations assisting battered women. Despite attempts to reassure her when she met with Al-Monitor in public, she kept looking behind her for fear that her husband or one of his relatives might see her.
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Ibtissam is not the only battered wife in Gaza. Some 37% of married women in the Palestinian territories have been subjected to domestic violence by their husbands. Of these, 51% live in Gaza according to a 2012 study by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. Speaking in hushed tones for fear that passersby might hear, Ibtissam recounted her story.

“My husband did not like what I cooked for dinner, so he punched me in the face, injuring my eye. I often get severely beaten for trivial reasons. I am cruelly insulted, but cannot find anyone to listen to my plight or help me overcome my predicament.”

“No one cares about me, and this increased the frequency of my husband’s physical assaults and verbal insults. He even allows his mother and sisters to hit me during familial disagreements.”
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The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution has recorded more than 400 cases of severe acts of violence against women. These include 16 murders during the past year in the Palestinian territories, a fact disclosed at the center’s Aug. 27 symposium, “The Role of the Media in Cases When Women Are Murdered.”

The frequency of these attacks is increasing because women prefer to remain silent. About 66% of battered women chose to remain quiet, while 37.7% of them leave their husbands and flee to their families. Only 0.7% approach women’s centers, according to the Bureau of Statistics study.

Read the rest: Violence Against Women on the Rise in Gaza  

What kind of logic is it that says that the frequency of attacks increases because women don’t say anything?  It increases when the government adheres to Islamic law.

Also do the women prefer to remain silent or do they remain silent because they have no legal recourse due to the sharia law legalizing wife-beating?  This Islamic report deceives by ‘omission’ of the truth.

Pakistani Cleric Cuts Wife to Pieces for Refusing to Wear the Veil

Muslims Against Violence Against WomenA cleric cut his wife into pieces on Wednesday for refusing to wear a veil and sending their children to school, police said.

They said the body was recovered from near their house. They said they found his confession on the body and had also recovered the weapon he had used.

The body has been handed over to the family following a post-mortem examination.

A case has been registered against the confession-killer, who the police said had been missing.

Ahmad Aziz, father of the deceased Farzana Bibi, 36, said that she married Muhammad Sharif, 42, a resident of Bakkhal Bhir in Mumtazabad Colony.

They had three children.

Aziz said that Sharif led prayers at the neighbourhood mosque and also gave Quran lessons at their home. He said Sharif was short-tempered and would often beat up Farzana Bibi. He had been telling her to cover her face when she left the house.

Aziz said Farzana Bibi wore an abaya (gown), but did not want to cover her face.

He said they often quarreled over the matter.

Police said Aziz was informed about the incident by the police shortly after they found Farzana Bibi’s body. Police said it had first been seen by a neighbour, who informed the police.

Police said in his note, Sharif had confessed to killing Farzana Bibi.

He wrote that he had deemed his action the best way to “punish his wife for rebelling against Allah’s orders”. He wrote that he wanted all women to learn from their example.