PAKISTAN: Teenage girl dies by self-immolation after police drop charges against gang who raped her

Officials said 18-year-old Amina Bibi set herself on fire outside a police station in the district of Muzaffargarh. She had accused officers of failing to investigate properly claims that she was sexually assaulted by several men on her way to college in January. Rape cases are rarely prosecuted in Pakistan.

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BBC  Women who complain are often stigmatised, but it is rare for alleged sexual abuse victims to take such desperate measures, says the BBC’s World Service’s South Asia editor Anbarasan Ethirajan. The incident in the has caused outrage in Pakistan, particularly on social media, our correspondent adds.

Ms Bibi had complained that she was attacked by several men. The main suspect was initially arrested, and freed on bail, officials say. The other men allegedly involved were never identified. But police dropped charges against the main accused on Thursday, saying there was not enough evidence.

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When she heard this, Ms Bibi went to the police station in the Muzaffargarh district in southern Punjab to lodge a protest. Later she doused her clothes in petrol and set herself on fire outside the police station.

“She was already depressed after going through the trauma, but after the release of the accused, she lost all hope of getting justice and set herself on fire,” her brother Ghulam Shabir told Reuters. He said his sister had been kidnapped in January and the attackers had tried to rape her.

Pakistan’s independent Human Rights Commission has condemned the incident. In a statement the organization said it hoped the government would “immediately launch practical measures to ensure that no other rape victim has to set herself ablaze to get noticed”.

The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, has taken up the case, and has summoned the local police chief, according to reports.

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Two Muslim women, safe in the UK, slam Malala Yousafzi, the Pakistani 15-year-old Nobel Peace Prize nominee, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting education for girls

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Apparently, some Muslim women believe that Malala lied about the Taliban trying to stop girls from attending school, accusing her of being a tool of the evil Western media who only want to vilify Islam.

Malala was 11 years old when the Taliban came to her hometown in Swat Valley in northwest Pakistan. Suddenly fear was everywhere. The town’s public square was nicknamed “Slaughter Square” because of all the beheadings and corpses. Women were publicly flogged. And Malala’s own father was targeted for death because he spoke out against the Taliban and for educating girls.

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While others cowered in fear, Malala — named for a famous Afghan woman warrior — was filled with courage. When the Taliban issued an edict banning all girls from going to school, she spoke up when no one else would. She blogged about the Taliban attacks on schools for the BBC, and even appeared in a New York Times documentary, saying defiantly: “They cannot stop me. I will get my education — if it is in home, school, or anyplace.”

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As she and her friends on the bus were singing on the way home, playing the sides of her school bus like a drum, she never imagined that the young man who boarded the bus and asked “Who is Malala?” was an assassin sent by the Taliban to kill her.

During her remarkable recovery, she was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, published a book, I Am Malala, and continues to publicly, bravely, fight so that girls around the world are guaranteed the right to an education.

In case you missed Malala’s story:

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Aren’t you glad we sacrificed so many American lives to bring ‘democracy’ to Iraq?

Human Rights WatchIraqi authorities are detaining thousands of Iraqi women illegally and subjecting many to torture and ill-treatment, including rape and sexual abuse. And they don’t even have sharia law there. At least, not yet.

HRW  The 105-page report, “‘No One Is Safe’: Abuses of Women in Iraq’s Criminal Justice System,documents abuses of women in detention based on interviews with women and girls, Sunni and Shia, in prison; their families and lawyers; and medical service providers in the prisons at a time of escalating violence involving security forces and armed groups.

“Iraqi security forces and officials act as if brutally abusing women will make the country safer,” said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East and N. Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “In fact, these women and their relatives have told us that as long as security forces abuse people with impunity, we can expect security conditions to worsen.”

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French patriot allegedly verbally attacked Muslim woman for breaking the law by wearing a full face headbag

Muslim fully-veiled woman was walking with her toddler in Moselle when a man stopped his car and allegedly shouted to the woman: “You have to go to Iraq eh [...]! In France, we do not dress like that! “ [...] “Go back to your own country …”.

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CCIF  The woman alleges that the man was very agitated, and then left his vehicle, walked away, then eventually turned around and snatched the woman’s headbag while shouting “It is forbidden by law [...] here, we respect women.”

An unidentified man allegedly intervened.

The ‘victim’ is still in shock and was very afraid for her child  : “My stroller, which under the impact of physical aggression, had rolled to the curb … I ‘ve found wobbly against the wheel of a parked car. Something could have happened to my son … “ (Yeah, but it didn’t. Get over it, bitch)

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KUWAIT: Mosque finds a way to cut costs and eliminate all the pesky women wanting to pray there

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Masjid Al-Farukh spokesman Samir Qays was thrilled to announce the completion of a new, state-of-the-art, completely virtual online women’s prayer hall. The online prayer hall will be accessible from any kitchen, living room, or other portion of the women’s homes.

HummusNews  The cloud-based forum features 1,400 square feet of e-prayer space, along with unlimited free “prayer tokens”, which can be redeemed for various cooking recipes. “That’s 400 square feet larger than the boring old physical prayer hall that men must endure.”, said Qays.

The Project is not without its critics. One of the main concerns regarding the project is cost. Leasing the  domain name (stay-pray.com) alone will set the Mosque back $12.99 (USD) per year. The cost of male guardians to access the internet for women using the service has also worried community members.

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Despite the cost, Masjid Al-Farukh is confident that the large investment will pay dividends. “Anytime you spend this much on state-of-the-art technology, you’re going to turn a few heads. But hey, this is Al-Qadisiyyah, we’re not exactly known for taking a backseat when it comes to this stuff.

COMING SOON!

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SUDAN: Pregnant married teen who was gang raped by seven Muslims when she was three months pregnant could be stoned to death for adultery

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The brutal gang rape was filmed and later spread on social media by the perpetrators.

UK Daily Mail  The married Ethiopian woman was just 18 years old, and three months pregnant, when she was subjected to the attack in August last year. She says she was searching for a new home in Omdurman,  near the capital Khartoum, and one of the seven accused lured her into an empty property on the premises of renting it out to her and her husband.

She was attacked and held down while a group of men, reportedly aged between 18 and 22, took turns in raping her, according to the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) network. Her ordeal was filmed by one of the perpetrators and was circulated on social media via WhatsApp several months after the attack.

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When the video of the rape surfaced, the woman and the alleged rapists were arrested and accused of making and distributing indecent material and indecent behavior. After first being denied bail, and later charged with prostitution and adultery, the woman is now being prevented from making a formal complaint of rape.

Sudanese media reporting the case has tried to undermine the woman’s story by claiming she has HIV and is a prostitute, SIHA said. ‘The intention to place culpability on the part of the victim is of great concern and seeks to deflect and reduce accountability of the perpetrators, but more disturbing is that the charge of adultery carries with it the potential sentence of death by stoning if found guilty,’ SIHA said.

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Vast majority of Saudi men say: “Eye makeup on women is what causes them to be sexually assaulted”

Ironically, in a country where women are required to wear full-face and body coverings in public, more than 86% of men said that excessive makeup was the main cause of the increase in public molestation of women.

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Clarion Project  A survey conducted by the King Abdul Aziz Centre for National Dialogue in Saudi Arabia shows that Saudi men blame women for the rising rate of molestation in the Gulf. 

Saudi Arabia has no specific anti-molestations laws or penalties in place to combat indecent assault, a factor which was cited by 80 percent of the poll’s respondents as reason for  the increasing phenomenon of molestation of women. The survey made no mention of the strict modesty dress codes to which Saudi women must adhere.

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Saudi University female student dies of heart attack after male paramedics were barred from women-only campus to treat her

1017136_10152624101117119_459627328_nA King Saud University student has died of a heart attack after male paramedics were prevented by authorities from entering the women-only campus to treat her for more than an hour.  Thousands of people took to twitter to vent their anger at the treatment of Amna Bawazeer and blame the kingdom’s segregation rules for her death.

UK Daily Mail  She collapsed at King Saud University in the country’s capital Riyadh on Wednesday at about 11am but did not get seen by the ambulance crews until 12.45pm. But when emergency services arrived at the gates of the university, administrators barred the male crew from treating her, a local newspaper claimed.

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When they were finally allowed to care for the victim she had died, it was reported. The university’s rector, Badran Al-Omar, denied the report, saying there was no hesitation in letting the paramedics in. He added that the university did all it could to save the life of the student.

Her death sparked a debate on Twitter by Saudis who created a hashtag to talk about the incident. Many Saudis said the kingdom’s rigorously enforced rules governing the segregation of the sexes were to blame for the delay in helping Ms Bawazeer.

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Saudi Arabia follows a strict interpretation of Islam. Sexes are segregated in schools and almost all Saudi universities.  Women also have separate seating areas and often separate entrances in ‘family’ sections of restaurants and cafes where single males are not allowed. The kingdom’s top cleric has warned against the mixing of the genders, saying it poses a threat to female chastity and society.

In a shocking tragedy in 2002, a fire broke out at a girl’s school in Mecca, killing 15 students. Rights groups reported that religious police would not allow the girls to escape because they were not wearing headscarves or abayas, a traditional loose black cloak that covers the female body from the neck down: SAUDI Religious Police Made 15 School Girls Burn to Death Because They Were Not Wearing Hijabs

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Colleges for women had been under the purview of the Department of Religious Guidance and clerics, but after the fire it was placed under the Education Ministry, which oversees male education.

Following Wednesday’s incident, professors at King Saud University also demanded an investigation. ‘We need management who can make quick decisions without thinking of what the family will say or what culture will say,’ said Professor Aziza Youssef.

One staff member who witnessed the situation said paramedics were not called immediately.  She said they were also not given immediate permission to enter the campus and that it appeared that the female dean of the university and the female dean of the college of social studies panicked.  The staff member spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution from university management.

Al-Omar said the staff called campus health officials within minutes of Bawazeer collapsing and that about 25 minutes later they called paramedics. ‘They called the ambulance at 12.35pm and ambulance staff was there by 12.45pm and entered immediately. There was no barring them at all. They entered from a side door,’ he said.

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Oh, Goodie! It’s World Hijab Day again

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Mark your calendars, ladies. Saturday, Feb. 1st is when stupid dhimmi females dress up in headbags (hijabs) to show their solidarity with the most oppressed, abused, and self-loathing women on earth – Muslims.

From World Hijab Day website: When a Muslim woman covers her hair, chest and body, she is sending a silent message that she respects her body and like a pearl in the ocean, she covers it with her beautiful shell (Hijab). 

No one has the right to observe, gawk at and judge a Muslim woman by the highlights in her hair or curves on her body. Instead they judge her for what is in her mind, her character, and her goals and ambitions.  Hijab is prevention from being accosted by ignorant minds who only judge a woman by the clothes she wears and the skin she shows. A woman’s body as you know is sacred and this is why Islam encourages women to strive to cover and protect it.

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MONTREAL: Muslim woman strangled to death when her headbag (hijab) gets tangled in subway escalator

A Muslim woman in her 30s is dead after her headbag and hair became caught in a subway-station escalator. A bystander found the woman lying at the base of the escalator at Fabre metro station.

Good news for the folks in Quebec who are trying to pass the Charter of Values which would ban most religious attire in public buildings.

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Edmonton Sun  (h/t Susan K) When first responders arrived, the woman was unresponsive. “We tried to perform resuscitation on site, but we weren’t able to save her,” paramedic Bob Lamle told QMI Agency.

The exact circumstances of the woman’s death weren’t immediately clear, but Montreal police spokesman Jean-Pierre Brabant said it appeared “her headscarf and her hair got stuck in the escalator.”

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UPDATE: For all your doubters who said the woman was not Muslim and not wearing a hijab, here is further confirmation:

Global News  The Quebec coroner’s office has confirmed the identity of the woman who died in a tragic accident in the Montreal metro on Thursday. She was Naima Rharouity, a 47-year-old of Moroccan descent and a mother of two.

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QUEBEC: Muslim women are being intimidated and threatened for supporting ‘Charter of Values’ ban on most religious symbols in public buildings

This is a press conference on the witness intimidation many Muslim women are being subjected to if they are in favor of the secularism charter of values being debated in Quebec at this time.

More information here (in French) PostedeVeille

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PostedeVeille The author and journalist Djemila Benhabib, recipient of the 2012 International Award of Secularism and finalist of the 2013 Simone de Beauvoir award, is currently being sued by a private school establishment bearing the name ‘Écoles musulmanes de Montréal’ or EMMS (Muslim Schools of Montreal).

As stated in the lawsuit, EMMS claims Mrs. Benhabib held defamatory and anti-Koranic views on the public radio station 98.5 FM while being interviewed by Benoît Dutrizac on February 8th 2012, following an article posted on her Journal de Montréal blog which mentioned said school.

In view of the significant resources that are made available to this school, which happens to be affiliated with the Mosquée de Montréal, the Muslim Community of Montreal as well as the Muslim Community of Québec (MCQ) and its international ramifications, it seems to us this lawsuit could in effect be a SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) since its purpose is to intimidate and frighten Mrs. Benhabib, thus entangling her in litigation destined to silence her as evidenced by their action of not targeting the Journal de Montréal nor the 98.5 FM radio station.

As most of you well know, Mrs. Benhabib is the author of the book ‘Ma vie à contre-Coran’.  She is very active in fighting Islamic radicalism and denounces forcefully any and all Islamic strategies not only in the West but also in Muslim lands.

 

 

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AFGHANISTAN…then and now

Back in the latter half of the 20th Century, women in Afghanistan didn’t look much different than women in the West. When the Taliban took over in the 1990′s, women lost all of their freedoms and rights. Things improved after the Taliban were deposed by Coalition forces in 2002, but after the U.S, pulls out, it likely will be a lot worse for women again.

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UK Daily Mail  Women in Afghanistan were brutally repressed under Taliban rule from 1996 to 2001 – but a series of fascinating old photographs show how women there used to live freely.

The Taliban were condemned around the world for their treatment of women. 

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Under their rule they were forbidden to be educated, publicly beaten for showing disobedience and forced to wear burqas – a garment that covers the whole body, apart from the eyes.

Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, who was born in Kabul in Afghanistan, and went on to become an engineering professor at San Jose State University, wrote a photo-essay book called Once Upon A Time in Afghanistan that documented how life before the Taliban used to be very different for women.

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His photographs from the 1950s, 60s and 70s show how they used to be afforded university-level education, browse record shops in short skirts and study science.

Indeed a State Department report from the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor from 2001 explains how women were given the vote in the 1920s, were granted equality in the Afghan constitution in the 1960s and by the early 1990s formed 70 per cent of school teachers, 50 per cent of government workers and in Kabul, 40 per cent of doctors.

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Mr Qayoumi said: ‘Remembering Afghanistan’s hopeful past only makes its present misery seem more tragic. But it is important to know that disorder, terrorism, and violence against schools that educate girls are not inevitable. I want to show Afghanistan’s youth of today how their parents and grandparents really lived.’

Afghanistan’s president Hamid Karzai recently endorsed a code of conduct that would prohibit many of the scenes shown in these photographs.

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It states that women are not allowed to travel without a male guardian and must not mingle with strange men in public places such as schools, markets and offices.

Wife-beating is only prohibited if there is no ‘Shariah-compliant reason’, it said. Mr Karzai insisted the document was in keeping with Islam and did not restrict women. ‘It is the Shariah law of all Muslims and all Afghans,’ he said.

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CANADA: Iranian Muslim on trial for slitting his girlfriend’s throat, then setting her on fire

1297516955501_ORIGINALThe accused, Farsha Badakhshan (photo right), a Canadian citizen who emigrated from Iran, trapped her in his basement bedroom and stabbed her in the torso and slit her throat ear to ear, the Crown said. He set her ablaze and in the struggle “also got caught on fire.”  

Toronto Sun  (h/t Susan K) In her opening to the jury, Crown attorney Jennifer Stanton said Farsha Badakhshan (photo below left)  who was dating the victim, trapped Carina Petrache, 23, in his basement bedroom at his Toronto home by lighting a fire on July 2, 2010.

1297516735240_ORIGINALBadakhshan, 30, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. He contends he’s not criminally responsible because he suffered from a mental disorder at the time. (Ah yes, another product of Muslim inbreeding) Stanton said some of Petrache’s friends didn’t approve of her relationship with Badakhshan, describing him as “jealous and controlling.” She planned on going swimming with an ex-boyfriend and a girlfriend on the day she was attacked, court heard. Petrache lived in the same building — which contained several rooms and self-contained apartments — as Badakhshan.

The pair had started dating after she moved into the building. But their relationship was “tumultuous” as Badakhshan objected to her socializing with others or without him. Petrache’s friends implored her to end the relationship, said Stanton.

The accused disarmed the downstairs smoke detector by removing its batteries and four separate fires were started, court heard. The bleeding and burning victim eluded her attacker and staggered upstairs with the blazing Badakhshan pursuing her. Another tenant heard a moaning sound, before seeing Petrache “covered in blood and on fire” as she walked into the kitchen and collapsed, court heard.

Petrache died of her neck wound and burns, which engulfed 60% to 70% of her body, en route to the hospital, court heard. The badly-disfigured accused lost his left leg, most of his ears and the top of his scalp.

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