Category Archives: Women’s Rights and Gender Apartheid

IS Jihadis Take Yazidis and Christians as Sex Slaves

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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.)

 

Women Shouldn’t Laugh in Public Says Turkish Deputy Prime Minister

A woman laughing in publicA minister in Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s conservative government has outraged Turkey’s secular community by claiming that honest women should not laugh in public.

Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arınc also urged women and men to be chaste during a meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) held during Turkey’s celebration of Eid, the day marking the end of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan.

“Chastity is so important. It is not only a name. It is an ornament for both women and men,” Arınc said, according to Hurriyet daily newspaper.

Praising traditional values, the 66-year-old politician listed some rules women should abide to, saying: “She will not laugh in public. She will not make display of her attractiveness.”

Read the rest: Muslim Women Should Not Laugh in Public
He sounds like the Ayatollah Khomeini who said that there was no fun in Islam.  These guys sound worried that they can’t keep their women on a leash. Are they afraid that “their” women will throw themselves at any man and ruin his honor?  What a bunch of insecure maroons!

Women Go to the “Back of the Bus” at NYC Mosque

Women segregated at New York Mosque“ . . . As soon as we began heading upstairs where we had normally prayed in the past, a man called after us, redirecting us back to pray in a dark corner on the first floor instead. We followed his gestures towards the area and quickly realized it had no air conditioning. We finished our first prayer and found ourselves wiping away beads of sweat from the extreme humidity and heat.

“Let’s go to the third floor,” Shazia suggested. “It’s empty and has air conditioning.” The other two ladies sitting with us overheard and told us that women were actually told to pray in the basement next to the bathroom. However, because of the recent unbearable heat, they were given the current space on the first floor, which was just barely more tolerable. Shazia was determined though, and to her credit, it was really hard to focus with drops of perspiration rolling down our backs.

We attempted to make our way back up and this time, another gentleman in a white thobe shot up, wagging his finger. “No! Women are not allowed up there,” he said in an all too condescending tone that made everyone around look our way.

Shazia tried to explain to him that it was too hot where we were…and then came the cherry on top: “Sisters, your place is here,” he said pointing to the first floor oven, “or the basement–not anywhere else.” And just like that, he killed my Ramadan spirit.

Read the rest: Women in New York Mosque Forced to Pray Away from Men.

Pakistani Men Force Girls from School

Girls sitting in school in PakistanOver the past few weeks, girls and their supporters have been holding protests in remote areas of Pakistan’s troubled Balochistan province, where dozens of schools have been forced to close due to threats from extremists.

Threatening girls to stop them from going to school is nothing new in Pakistan – Malala Yousafzai’s case is just the most infamous example – but it now seems to be spreading to parts of the country that had previously been spared.

Two weeks ago, all private schools in Balochistan’s districts of Panjgur and Turbat were forced to close after being threatened by a hitherto unknown group called “Tenzeem Islami Al-Furqan” (“the Organisation of Islam for the Koran”). These shadowy extremists, much like the Taliban or Boko Haram in Nigeria, say they are against “Western education” for girls.

Read the rest: Islamists in Pakistan Force Girls from School.

Cake Decorations Denigrate Pathetic Saudi Men!

Cake from Saudi baker decorated with morality police chasing a car driven by a woman.A pastry shop in Saudi Arabia has offered its apologies after one of its employees made a cake that reportedly denigrated the moral police for tailing an open truck driven by a woman and transporting women.

Social media in Saudi Arabia, where women are banned from driving, promptly decried the cake and users said that “it was making fun of the highly respected members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice who were depicted as using a van to chase the all women truck.”

However, Sa’adeddine Sweets board member Omar Sa’adeddine said that they deplored the incident and that they fired the employee who conceptualised and made the controversial cake.

“It was an individual act by an employee who prepared the cake as requested by a female client,” he said in remarks carried by local news site Sabq on Tuesday.

“The company was not involved and we conducted a probe that resulted in firing the man who made it and the employee who took a picture. We do condemn this act even though he explained that he had acted in good faith and with good intentions.”

Read the rest: Saudi Employee Fired for Cake Decorations Showing Women Drivers.  (h/t to thereligionofpeace.com)

The Saudi men are such pathetic, patriarchal tribal primitives that a cake decoration showing women driving themselves and others around “drives” them up a wall.  LOL.

Islam – the Elephant in the Living Room

Islam is the elephant in the livingroomBBC News
29 May 2014
Why do families kill their daughters?
By Gerry Holt

(excerpt)
Pressure group Human Rights Watch says the most common reasons are that the victim:

refused to enter into an arranged marriage
was the victim of a sexual assault or rape
had sexual relations outside marriage, even if only alleged
But killings can be carried out for more trivial reasons, like dressing in a way deemed inappropriate or displaying behaviour seen as disobedient…

…Last year, three women were killed in Pakistan after being captured on video “smiling and laughing in the rain outside their family home”.

Read the rest here: Discussion on Honor Killing at Democratic Underground forum.

The BBC and the democratic underground are willingly ignorant about a subject that can easily be researched in open sources on the web.  Islam codified 7th century tribal beliefs that a man’s honor lies between the legs of the woman and by gender discrimination in the Koran,  which dehumanizes the woman as an inferior object, sanctifies wife beating and makes the rape victim provide 4 witnesses in order for the rape to be considered a crime.

Read about sex and misogyny in the Islamic doctrine.

Islamic Texts Justify the Stoning of Farzana Praveen

Stoning Victim

On May 27, the world witnessed a brutal honour killing in my home city of Lahore, Pakistan — ironically right before the Lahore High Court, an institution that should bestow justice.

Farzana Praveen, 25, was stoned to death by people who should have bestowed love: 20 members of her own family. The crowd merely watched in silence as the poor woman and her husband were brutalized. Their crime? Marrying for love.

In Nigeria, Boko Haram still holds hostage the more than 200 Christian girls abducted in April. Rescuing them will be a tough task.

In Sudan, a Christian woman who recently gave birth to a baby girl in her prison cell awaits execution for apostasy and adultery. Meriam Ibrahim, 27, will be allowed to nurse her child for two years before her murder. Magnanimously, authorities have extended her the option of “reverting” to Islam and staying alive. Ibrahim chooses to cling determinedly to her Christian faith and may die for her beliefs.

These are only a few compelling cases that seize the media’s attention.

However, women and minorities continue to suffer unreported barbarities across the Islamic world with barely a word from much of the Muslim leadership. Its token condemnation only confirms that many Muslims do little to eradicate the ills that plague their own community.

Many Muslim leaders make no effort to tackle the issues at their source: doctrinal interpretation. And why would they?

The Hadith, or reports of the utterances of the prophet Mohammad, is often shamefully misogynistic.

It asserts that headstrong women who follow their hearts ought to be stoned to death, and that heretics must be killed for apostasy.

The Hadith lends validity to such atrocities. 

Read the rest: Islam Justifies Misogyny and Abuse of Women

And for a more in-depth analysis, see: Why Islam is Bad for Women.

Persian Actress Infuriates Islamists Who Demand Prison Term, Flogging

Leila Haitami KissAn Iranian actress has infuriated ultra conservatives in her home country after kissing the president of the Cannes film festival’s on the cheek.

Leila Hatami’s peck has been seen by fanatics as an affront to the ‘chastity’ of the Islamic republic’s women. A photograph carried by Iranian media shows Hatami pecking 83-year-old Gilles Jacob at the opening of this year’s festival.

Now Hizbullah Students, a group of university students with links to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard have filed a complaint with Iran’s judiciary for Hatami’s prosecution.

We, the undersigned, who are a group of student Muslim brothers and sisters, ask the cultural and media branch of the judiciary to prosecute Leyla Hatami for her sinful act of kissing a strange man in public, which according to article 638 of Islamic Criminal Justice carries a prison sentence,’ the petition read.

 ‘Furthermore, the action of this film star has hurt the religious sentiments of the proud and martyrs breeding nation of Iran and as such we also demand the punishment of flogging for her as stipulated in the law.’

Read the rest: Iranian Islamists Demand Prison, Flogging for Muslim Actress Who Kissed Man on Cheek 

Actually the Iranian Islamists are right.  She has violated Islamic sharia law and is due a prison sentence.  Sad, isn’t it?

Iran Elected to U.N. Women’s Commission – Why?

women-rights-activists-IranThe Obama administration on Wednesday criticized Iran’s election to the U.N.’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) – but neither the U.S. nor any other delegation objected when given the opportunity to do so, thus allowing Iran to get the seat “by acclamation.”  More here: U.S. Fails to Object to Iran Seat on U.N. Women’s Commission

Here is a Muslim woman’s place in Iran:

“. . .  the  hijab—or proper Islamic dress—is still compulsory for women in Iran’s streets and public places and failure to cover accordingly can result in imprisonment or a hefty fine.”

“. . .  in today’s Iran divorce is a husband’s unilateral right but if a woman seeks to divorce her husband she must prove he has either abandoned her or is mentally ill, abusive, or a drug addict.”

“ . . . the Islamic Republic’s child custody laws favour the father, inheritance and ownership laws overwhelmingly favor men over women heirs, and since 1979 women have been barred from being judges.”

“ . . . a husband is allowed to kill his wife and her lover if he catches them in the heat of passion, whereas no such exemption from a murder charge exists for a wife should she catch her husband in a similarly compromised position.”

“ . . .  convictions and punishments for sex crimes such as adultery are applied disproportionately to women in Iran’s criminal courts.”

“. . .  despite the propensity of Iran’s courts to hold women accountable for sex crimes and other moral offenses, when it comes to the evidence that will be used against them to secure such convictions, the testimony of a woman is worth half of that of a man’s.”

Read the rest: Oppression of Women in Iran (h/t to Jihad Watch)