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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. 

Afghani Police-woman Shot To Death

Woman Police Officer in Afghanistan Shot to DeathLieutenant Islam Bibi, who had survived death threats from her own brother to rise through the ranks, was shot as she left her home yesterday morning.

Omar Zwaak, spokesman for the governor of Helmand, said Lt Bibi had been attacked as she rode on a motorbike alongside her son-in-law in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital.

“She was seriously injured and died of injuries later in the emergency ward in hospital,” he added.

Her struggle to be able to take a job outside the home was typical of the problems faced by many women in conservative, rural areas of Afghanistan.

The 37-year-old mother of three had been a role model for other women in a province that remains a hotbed of the Taliban insurgency and where few women are ever seen on the streets, and then only wearing a burka.

In an interview with the Telegraph earlier this year, she said: “My brother, father and sisters were all against me. In fact my brother tried to kill me three times.

“He came to see me brandishing his pistol trying to order me not to do it, though he didn’t actually open fire. The government eventually had to take his pistol away.”

Lt Bibi was a refugee in Iran when the Taliban overran Afghanistan in the 1990s. She returned in 2001, raising her family at home before joining the police nine years ago.

“Firstly I needed the money, but secondly I love my country,” she in April. “I feel proud wearing the uniform and I want to try to make Afghanistan a better and stronger country.”

Read the rest: Pioneering Afghan Policewoman Shot to Death (h/t to Answering Muslims)

Dutch Journalist Raped in Tahrir Square

protests-in-EgyptDina Zakaria, a journalist reporting for the “Facebook page Sunday: “A Dutch journalist in Tahrir [Square] was raped by men who dub themselves revolutionists. Her condition is severe and she is hospitalized.” 

Meanwhile, a state hospital issued a statement that the journalist was admitted after being raped by five men several days ago. She underwent surgery and has been released. It was also reported that Egypt’s Prosecutor General Talaat Abdallah ordered his staff to go to the hospital to hear the woman’s story and reveal the circumstances behind the violent attack. 
Read the rest: Dutch Journalist Raped in Tahrir Square

Islamic States of the UNHCR Reject Elimination of Violence Against Women

Muslim Woman with Black Eye Holding a Koran

Islamic member states of the United Nations Council for Human Rights (UNHCR) rejected on Friday paragraphs violating the Islamic law in the council’s resolution on the elimination of all forms of violence against women, noting that the member states must make sure that their laws and national policies are consistent with the rejected demands.

The rejections include the paragraph, which gives women “the right to control matters concerning their sexual lives as well as their reproductive health without coercion, discrimination or violence.”

They also rejected the paragraph that allows performing judicial proceedings in cases of rape within marriage, the abolition of provisions that require the matching of certificates and allow the rapist to escape prosecution by marrying him to his victim as well as subduing victims of sexual violence to prosecution for moral crimes or slander.
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It also urges the states to increase measures taken to protect women and girls from all violence forms, including sexual violence by addressing issues related to their safety and security through several means such as awareness, involvement of local communities, enacting laws to prevent crime, as well as the provision of infrastructure, public transportation and health facilities, street lighting and improvement of urban planning.

Read the rest: Islamic Influenced UNHCR Reject Elimination of Violence Against Women. (h/t AtlasShrugs)

It’s the Sharia law that women can be beaten. How can Islam ever join humanity’s call for equality for females when they believe their doctrine and laws are from God and can’t be changed?

Pakistani Female Students Bombed on Bus

Pakistani Jihadists Kill Bus Full of Women StudentsMilitants in western Pakistan bombed a bus carrying women university students on Saturday and then seized part of the hospital where survivors of the attack were taken, killing at least 12 people, officials said. At least 19 were injured.

The gunmen in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province long plagued by sectarian violence, were holed up in the emergency ward of a hospital, engulfed in a firefight pitting militants against the security forces.

Television footage showed security forces surrounding the Bolan Medical Complex and a helicopter hovering overhead. The attack in resource-rich Baluchistan was Pakistan’s most lethal since the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took office last week.

The initial blast gutted the bus, killing 11 students, and another explosion went off soon after at the hospital, the city’s largest. Television footage showed people fleeing the building in panic.

Read the rest: Pakistani Islamists Bomb Bus of Women Students (h/t to Jihad Watch)

The jihadis are misogynists and think educating women is a waste of time.  Jihadis are sticklers for and observant of Islamic doctrine. The Koran and the sunnah of Mohammed tells them women are deficient in intelligence and should not go anywhere without a male family member as chaperone.

Narrated Abdullah bin Umar:  I heard the Prophet saying, “evil omen is in three things:  the horse, the woman and the house.”  Sahih Bukhari 4:52:110

Once Allah’s Apostle [Mohammed] went out to the Musalla . . . he passed by the women and said, “O women! Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of hell-fire were you.”  They asked, “Why is it so?

. . . He replied, “You curse frequently and are ungrateful to you husbands.  I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion that you.”  Sahih Bukhari 1:6:301

Afghan Men Won’t End Violence Against Women – It’s Allah’s Law

Afghani men herding a group of womenA draft law that would end violence against women is being debated in the Afghan Parliament. But it is finding little support among MPs, who feel that it violates traditional values.

It has been three years since Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed a decree to end violence against women. The draft law, which is supposed to allow women more freedom and protect them from violence, has yet to be adopted in parliament. But courts can use it as a basis for their work.

Opponents of the decree say it contradicts Sharia – the moral code and religious law of Islam. Most of the proponents, however, are among the 68 women in parliament, for whom a quarter of the seats are reserved. They are trying to reconcile a modern interpretation of Islam with the law.

Read the rest: Afghan MP’s Think Law Protecting Women Violates Islamic Law.

Over and over again in Islamic countries, women try and fail to end the oppression and violence against them.  But they can never succeed for the oppression and violence is sacred law, ordained by their god.  It is so sad.

What’s the Arabic for “Chutzpah”? Muslim Murderer of Two Women Complains About Press Coverage

Turkish murderer of two women wondering why he can't kill women who reject him.A confessed Turkish killer of two Irish women asked for reporters to be banned from his trial because media reports were “depressing him”.

The request came shortly after the defendant, former waiter Recep Cetin, admitted the charges of murdering Marion Graham and Kathy Dinsmore, both 53 and from Newry, Co Down, in August 2011, at the Fifth High Criminal Court in Izmir, Turkey.

Recep Cetin, appearing in court alongside his alleged accomplice father, Erup Cetin, appealed for the media to be banned because of the effect reports were having on his mental health.

He complained he was being treated like, “a Christian, an atheist or communist” in the trial.

“I am a Muslim. My father is innocent, yet he has been in prison for one and a half years. Camera records show my father was not at the scene,” he added.

Cetin claimed he was suffering from depression because of media coverage of the case and called for the court to remove reporters from the courtroom.

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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)