ISIS Says Rape and Slavery of Non-Muslim Women is Sharia Law

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BuqnfrlCYAAuEsx copyIn the latest edition of the magazine [Dabiq], ISIS explains its treatment of Yazidi women and children:

[M]ilitants captured, enslaved and sold Yazidi women and children. The English language version of the magazine, which can be seen here, says “the enslaved Yazidi families are now sold by the Islamic State soldiers.” It also says militants “divided” women and children among themselves after taking Sinjar in August.

And the justification, according to ISIS?

“Before Shaytān reveals his doubts to the weak-minded and weak-hearted, one should remember that enslaving the families of the kuffār (non-believers of Islam) and taking their women as concubines is a firmly established aspect of the Sharī’ah that if one were to deny or mock, he would be denying or mocking the verses of the Qur’ān and the narrations of the Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) (Muhammad), and thereby apostatizing from Islam.”

Read the rest here.

And ISIS is precisely correct.

Australian Muslim Married 12-Year-Old Guilty of Child Sex Abuse

1010996_627492440638251_1830136146_n copyA Lebanese student who married a 12-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to persistent sexual abuse of a child. The maximum penalty is a 25-year jail sentence.

The 26-year-old, who cannot be named to protect the girl’s identity, pleaded guilty in Burwood Local Court yesterday via video link from Villawood Detention Centre, where he has been detained since his student visa was revoked.

Read the rest here. And more here.

Robert Spencer, an Islamic scholar, comments on this report:

Few things are more abundantly attested in Islamic law than the permissibility of child marriage. Islamic tradition records that Muhammad’s favorite wife, Aisha, was six when Muhammad wedded her and nine when he consummated the marriage:

“The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death)” (Bukhari 7.62.88).

Read the rest of Spencer’s blog here.

Couple Stoned to Death for Adultery

stoning2 copyIslamic State fighters in control of an Iraqi town stoned a couple to death after they were convicted in an IS court of committing adultery, a witness said. Instead of treating it like a normal stoning, a punishment that has become a regular occurrence under ISIS, militants took their time with the process in order to ensure maximum torture.

“It is a terrible scene I wish I did not remember,” a civil servant who said he was present told NBC News on Thursday. Eight fighters carried out the execution as a crowd of some 200 residents in Ar Rutbah in western Anbar province stood by powerless to stop the brutal attack.

“They brought the man and the woman, they tied their hands and covered their faces, and started to stone them,” added the witness, whose name has been withheld because he feared for his safety. The claim could not be independently confirmed.

The couple took a longer time than usual to die, as militants used stones “smaller than a baseball” to cause slow and painful death, according to the witness.

“What ISIS did is exactly what had been mentioned in the Quran — to punish married people who commit adultery,” he added. “But look, we are in the 21st century, and those insurgents would like to take us back in time. Who knows, maybe they will issue new laws in future, like it is not allowed to drive a car, and we have to use camels instead.”

Read the rest here.

“Face Up” to FGM

86088_End_FGM_ copyA new app called ‘Face Up’ has been launched to fight against female genital mutilation (FGM), sexual violence and child marriage.

It works by users downloading an image of their face within the app which becomes digitally imprinted with the words “I’m putting girl rights where they can’t be ignored”. Once the photo is uploaded, the photo is added to the #FaceUP album.

Read the rest here. 

FGM: How Sad to Cut the Flower of Life by Asma Marwan

My heart breaks for these innocent girls,

mutilated at their sacred core

by barbaric customs and a heinous cult,

condemned to suffer forever more.

Mutilated women never knowing what they miss,

the satisfaction of sexual bliss, or having an easy childbirth,

accepting that their life is of little worth.

 

How sad to cut the flower of life,

to take away the pleasure

that takes away strife,

and eases the soul and makes you whole,

that makes a man and woman one,

and makes a sacred bond

that all long for and few have found.

 

May these women wake from this nightmare

of subjugation and inhumanity,

this aberration of sex and power,

may they rise above the pain and sorrow

caused by this patriarchal pagan sacrifice

and stop the hands that wield the knife,

that cuts out the root of their flower of life.

Saudi Arabia’s Gender Discrimination Examined

naomi001_0 copy“You cannot assume the same starting point” for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia as Western countries, journalist Katherine Zoepf obviously understated in a September 17 presentation of her research in the doctrinaire Muslim kingdom. Zoepf’s discussion of the “not just window dressing” reform in the kingdom’s strict “gender segregation” allowing women retail jobs, though, raises important questions about Islamic “extremism” in Saudi Arabia and beyond.

Zoepf’s Washington, DC, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (Pulitzer Center) address centered on her December 2013 New Yorker article “Shopgirls.”  Zoepf described therein how Saudi King Abdullah decreed in June 2011 a ban on male lingerie and cosmetic shop workers, leading the way towards other women retail positions. Though “not…immediately evident,” Zoepf wrote, a “women’s revolution has begun in Saudi Arabia.”

A “male guardian—usually a father or husband” controlling “permission to study, to travel, and to marry” makes Saudi women “effectively…legal minors.” A Saudi female doctor mentioned by Zoepf at Pulitzer Center, for example, enjoyed travel to places like Paris for medical conferences with her liberal husband’s generous permission, but after his death came under a conservative son’s strictures. Another woman under the guardianship of her brother was raising her son as a liberal future replacement.

A “devout Saudi man avoids even mentioning the names of his wife and daughters in public” and they never met the man’s friends at home in one of the world’s “most patriarchal societies,” Zoepf wrote. “You wouldn’t imagine that they live in the same homes.”

Read the rest here. 

I missed posting Katherine Zoepf’s article when it was published. Please read it. I think the “reforms” will always be minor. Prejudice against women is tightly interwoven into Islamic doctrine. And Saudi Arabia, like the Islamic State, is proud to be the fruit of orthodox, pure Islam.

 

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.

Read the rest here.

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.

Read the rest here.

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.

Read the rest here.

The Underground Girls of Kabul

Photo: theprisma.co.uk

Photo: theprisma.co.uk

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.

Will Yemen Outlaw Child Marriage?

yemeni-child-brides-husbands-615 copyYemen’s human rights minister wants child marriage outlawed after an 8-year-old girl reportedly died of internal injuries that she suffered on her wedding night.

When reports emerged last week that a girl named Rawan, from the northern Yemeni town of Haradh, died a few days after being married off to a 40-year-old man, Yemenis were horrified.

International outrage quickly grew, as the alleged incident highlighted once again the extremely controversial issue of child marriage in Yemen — a country where the practice is still legal.

Residents of Haradh told local media outlets that Rawan’s cause of death was internal bleeding, believed to be the result of sexual intercourse that tore her uterus and other organs.

Read the rest here. 

Child marriage in Islam is here to stay. It is a part of Islamic doctrine and is canonized due to Mohammed marrying a six year old Aisha and consummating it when she was nine. Muslims are encouraged to emulate Mohammed since he is the perfect pattern for humanity.

From the hadith of Bukhari 7.62.88: “The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death)”

The sex in the child marriage is only to take place when the girl has her menses. Perhaps Rawan had early puberty or then again, perhaps the husband is a pedophile with doctrinal permission.