Bulletin of the Oppression of Women
October 15 - November 19, 2012
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October 15, 2012
A teenaged girl received 60 lashes in Timbuktu after Islamist extremists convicted her of speaking to men on the street.
October 16, 2012
UK (h/t to thereligionofpeace)
A British Muslim, who married his second wife in a secret sharia ceremony, has been sentenced to life in jail for stabbing her to death in a 'merciless' attack. Siraj Arif, 31, knifed Saiba Khatoon - who was 19-weeks pregnant - with such ferocity that two of the three kitchen knives he used snapped under the force of the blows in the row over their unborn baby.
October 17, 2012
A teacher in southern Egypt punished two 12-year-old schoolgirls for not wearing the Muslim headscarf by cutting their hair, the father of one girl said Wednesday, in an incident that stokes concerns over personal rights following the rise of Islamist political movements.
Afghan police have arrested four people who allegedly tried to force a woman into prostitution and beheaded her when she refused.
An FGM study from the British International Journal of Obstetrics and gynecology journal BJOG reports that women who were forced to undergo genital cutting as young girls have a poorer sex life years later.
October 20, 2012
Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek agreed today with a Wanita MCA leader's view that PAS condones the raping of non-Muslim women, pointing out that the party's spiritual leader Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat had made the opinion clear in a speech four years ago. Nik Aziz had said that women who do not "tutup aurat" (protect their modesty) "deserved to be raped".
Sudan (h/t to JihadWatch)
The head of Sudan's main clerical authority, the Religious Scholars Committee (RSC), has publicly advocated girl child marriage, drawing the ire of women activists rights who called for an immediate ban against the practice.
October 23, 2012
Afghanistan (h/t to thereligionofpeace)
A second teenage girl has been threatened with assassination in Pakistan following the Taliban's failed attempt to murder Malala Yousafzai, an outspoken critic of Islamic extremism, earlier this month.
October 24, 2012
Britain (h/t to thereligionofpeace)
9 men have been charged in Manchester for sexual abuse of an underage girl. This case is different from the one early this year which dealt with child trafficking.
Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Wednesday said that it recorded 550 cases of violence against women in the last month, including beating, forced marriages, murder and rape, showing a remarkable increase from previous months.
November 1, 2012
A mother and father killed their 15-year-old daughter by dousing her with acid after seeing her talking to a young man, police said Thursday.
November 3, 2012
Nonie Darwish explains the role of the woman in the Islamic ideology and the laws that control her.
Pakistan (h/t to thereligionofpeace)
The Pakistani Taliban's battle to stop girls and women from getting an education includes acid thrown in their faces to scar them for life and deter others from following in their footsteps. They have distributed threatening pamphlets around the city warning local girls against going to school. "We will never allow the girls of this area to go and get a Western education," said Qari Muhavia, the local Pakistani Taliban leader, when contacted by CNN by telephone.
November 4, 2012
The city's Muslim marriage courses are under fire for teaching that male students are to beat wives who refuse to submit to sex, while female students are taught that if they refuse sex with their husbands angels of Allah would curse them.
November 5, 2012
Three brothers reportedly murdered their married sister to cleanse their family's honor. She was stabbed 17 times.
Yemen (h/t to thereligionofpeace)
A 10-year old Yemeni child claims her family forced her to marry a 30-year old man when she was nine. She escaped from her home with the help of an aunt and went to the courthouse where she waited for the judge to come out and told him her story. He sympathised with her case and issued a divorce judgment.
November 6, 2012
Mumbai's historic Haji Ali mausoleum inner tomb is banned to women.
November 7, 2012
An Iraqi mother was sentenced to two years' probation after she was accused of beating her teenage daughter and burning her on her face and chest with a hot spoon because the girl refused to go along with an arranged marriage and was spotted talking a male student at her high school.
November 8, 2012
Saudi Arabia (h/t to thereligionofpeace)
There have been 5,622 marriages where the bride is under the age of 14 in Saudi Arabia, said Ali Abdul Rahman Al Roumi, a social services academic at Imam Mohammad Bin Saud Islamic University, adding that specifying a legal age would not solve the problem, and may lead to "even bigger problems".
November 13, 2012
Iraqi man pleaded not guilty to the honor killing of his wife, Shaima Alawadi.
November 15, 2012
A man and his brother were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly setting the former's wife and three daughters on fire.
November 17, 2012
A Western woman gives her eye-witness account of over 200 young girls having their genitals cut so they "can control their sexual urges."
Dubai (h/t to thereligionofpeace)
Three rapists who demanded money from their Vietnamese victim, are sentenced to three years in jail.