Advertisement With Female Fighters Invites the Wrath of Allah

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muay_thai_kedah_poster_2808_840_1188_100 copyMuslim group Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (Isma) blasted the Kedah authorities today for installing billboard advertisements of “sexy” women muay thai fighters, claiming the pictures would invite the “wrath of Allah” on the state.   

The group’s Kedah chapter said the billboards were considered sinful because they showed the fighters garbed in “indecent” wear. 

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Gender Repercussions of Political Islam in Turkey

n_70054_1 copyCan a new victorious president, ready to transform Turkey, sustain a Muslim modernity while bypassing the individual rights and liberties of women and gay citizens?

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Probably not. Islamic doctrine is not based on individual rights as we understand them in the West. The law of Islam, the sharia, rests on what is permitted and what is not permitted according to the Koran, the words of Allah, and the sunna, the words and deeds of Mohammed who lived in the 7th century.

Thus, the underpinning of Islamic law is tribal and collective and has not undergone an “enlightenment” due to the pronouncements of Allah, Mohammed and Islamic scholars that the ideology based on the source texts are holy and can’t be changed or debated and are for all places, all peoples and all times.

Why? Because the texts say so. It is circular reasoning but Islam is not based on rational thought but on revelation, or revealed pronouncements. So when the Koran states, as it does in Chapter 4:34 that husbands can beat their wives, this is sacred law and cannot be changed.

This is the sadness of Islam. This is the sadness I feel when I see courageous and feisty Muslim women trying so hard to change what cannot be changed, their lack of liberty and respect from men. So when Muslim countries stray from their doctrine and sharia law, women have more freedom. When pure Islam is practiced as by the Islamic State jihadis and in Afghanistan, women become a commodity, to be bought, sold, used and abused, like an animal.

What is it Like for Females in the Islamic State?

yazidi-woman-crying-afp copySlavery and rape are being used as “weapons of war” by Islamic State militants, reports The Guardian. More than 1,000 Yazidi women were captured by militants earlier this month with the younger women told they would be forcibly married to Islamic State fighters.

“Some are taken away and raped and a few have even been sold at Mosul’s main market,” reports the Daily Beast.

Some reports claimed that a group of Yazidi girls raped by Muslim fighters committed suicide shortly afterwards.

Meanwhile, women in Mosul have been told not to go outside unless necessary and to cover themselves up in full Islamic dress. In the Syrian Islamic State stronghold city of Raqqa, reports emerged that women were even banned from sitting on chairs.

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12 Year Old Christian Girl Raped by Muslims in Pakistan

christians-in-pakistan-gender-based-violence copyThe minority Christian community in Pakistan is said to be outraged following the rape of a 12-year-old Christian girl in Lahore by two Muslim men. Christian advocates have said Muslims often use sexual violence as a means of controlling the Christian population, especially women and girls.

“In Pakistan rape is used as an instrument of arbitrary power over Christian girls, who come from poor and marginalized families. It is a form of violence that wants to reiterate the submission to Muslims. The rest of society is not outraged because the victims mostly belong to religious minorities, who are the most vulnerable. Rarely rapists are punished,” Christian lawyer Sardar Mushtaq Gill told Fides News Agency.

“Furthermore, rape victims face terrible difficulties; they do not receive adequate medical treatment for sexual assault. Many girls are traumatized and become depressed and in need of psychological assistance,” Gill added.

The girl, who worked along with her three sisters as a maid in the homes of middle class Muslim families, was reportedly raped earlier this month. She had been returning home from work with her older sister when she was kidnapped by two Muslim men and three women, who forced her inside a school and carried out the attack. The men have been identified as Ashraf Alias Achi and Ghaffor Alias Paida.

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More on the rape of Christian women and girls by Muslims in Iraq from Iraqi refugees in France here.

Female Muslim Boxer Shames Her Family

357656-Ambreen-Sadiq_675559a copyAmbreen Sadiq is a boxer. She’s a former UK national champion, has her own business teaching students how to box and coaches in her spare time. A play telling her story is being shown at the Edinburgh Festival.

What’s more, she’s only 20 years old. Oh, and a Muslim.

Sadiq has faced serious prejudice from the British Muslim community, her neighbours, her school friends and even some members of her family. They have objected because of her religion, her sex – even what she wears.

“My dad’s family are Pakistani Muslims and they’re very into their community,” she says. “It was all ‘you’re bringing shame into the culture’ because I’m an Asian Muslim girl. If I was a boy it wouldn’t matter.”

Read the Telegraph story here.

UK Muslim Accused of Beating and Raping Student

15sims_CA0_600 copyA frightened student complained she was “treated like an animal” by the man she accuses of beating and raping her, a jury heard.

The naive young Muslim woman was kept locked in her home by Abdul Hanif who took her phone and bank cards, it is alleged. Hanif, 30, of Chapel Lane, Allerton, Bradford, denies three sample charges of rape and one offence of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, between February and June last year.

Hanif, who worked at McDonald’s in Ingleby Road, Girlington, Bradford, is said to have strangled the London accountancy student with a mobile phone charger cable and ordered her to cook and clean for him.

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“Naïve” doesn’t begin to describe the young woman. According to Islamic doctrine/law she should not have been in his apartment by herself for any reason because they were not kin to each other. Since the article does not mention if they were married, I assume they were not. If that is so, they breaking their sharia law by committing ‘zina’ (sex before marriage) which is haram ( not permitted in Islam).

Here’s the punishment for zina found in the Koran 024.002: “The adulterer and the adulteress, scourge [flog] ye each one of them (with) a hundred stripes. And let not pity for the twain withhold you from obedience to Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a party of believers witness their punishment.” If both adulterers are married, they can be stoned to death.

The woman should be glad this case is taking place in the British court system because in an Islamic court, rape can only be proven if the rapist confesses or if there are four male witnesses.

I hope that Hanif gets his just punishment for his violence and oppression and she learns that when she moves in with a Muslim man without being married, her punishment is violence and oppression.

UK Muslima Vows to Become First Female Executioner

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A British mum has vowed to become the first female ISIS executioner, just hours after the group beheaded US journalist James Foley.

Khadijah Dare, who posts using the Twitter name Muhajirah fi Sham , meaning “immigrant in Syria,” left the UK in 2012.

Last night, the 22-year-old mother-of-one, launched a sickening tirade and promised to become the group’s first female murder queen.

She tweeted: “Any links 4 da execution of da journalist plz. Allahu Akbar. UK must b shaking up haha. I wna b da 1st UK woman 2 kill a UK or US terorrist!(sic)”.

Dare previously sparked outrage after pictures emerged of her toddler son holding an AK47.

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Ban the Burka in Britain?

Burges Muslim copyBy all estimates, it’s a minority of diaspora Muslim women in Europe and Great Britain that appear in public with their faces and bodies totally veiled. The exact number is difficult to document yet there are just enough of them on the street to bother and intimidate some of us.

The result is an aggressive debate that just won’t go away. The European Court of Human Rights recently ruled in favor of France’s law banning full face veiling in public. There is also a legal ban in Belgium and in the Italian-speaking region of Ticino, Switzerland. As the movement gains momentum in Europe, there is now a petition campaign in Great Britain to get 100,000 signatures, enough to force a parliamentary debate on the subject.

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I think that if Muslim women in Europe and Britain want to wear head coverings, they should. It shows that they are proud members of the religious, cultural and political civilization of Islam. But if they don’t, they shouldn’t be coerced into it.

Here’s an article about this view.

But niqabs and burkas in public places should be banned since they can be used as a disguise for criminals for both sexes and hinder identification by the victims. It’s a security issue.

Erdogan Tells Female Journalist “To Know Her Place”

amberinTurkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, launched a verbal attack on media and women, on Thursday (7 August), after he branded the reputed journalist of The Economist, Amberin Zaman, a “shameless woman” and told her “to know her place”.

Speaking at an election campaign rally in southern Turkey on Thursday (7 August), Erdogan indirectly shamed Zaman by labelling her as a militant.

“A militant in the guise of a journalist, a shameless woman,” said Erdogan before adding, “They gave you a pen and you are writing a column in a newspaper… and you insult a society that is 99 percent Muslim.”

His comments were in direct response to Zaman’s remarks on a television debate earlier this week where she had questioned the leader of the main opposition in Turkey, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, asking him whether a “Muslim society is able to question” its authorities.

Since then, Zaman’s remarks have been condemned on social media by pro-government supporters as “insulting to Islam and Muslims”.

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And what place is that Mr. Erdogan? The place right after male children and right above the female children and the slaves?