"And I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear"
Now let me be clear: issues of women’s equality are by no means simply an issue for Islam. In Turkey, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia, we have seen Muslim-majority countries elect a woman to lead. Meanwhile, the struggle for women’s equality continues in many aspects of American life, and in countries around the world.
You are crystal clear, Mr. President.Crystal.
This loving father sold his daughters to their husbands, and when they refused to go .....
"Girls Doused with Acid by Family for Refusing to Marry," By Zee News, January 5, 2014 (thanks to The Religion of Peace)
Lahore: A man in Pakistan's Punjab province attacked his two young step-daughters with acid for refusing to marry men chosen by him, police said today.
Muhammad Aslam, a mason from Pattoki village, located 70 km from provincial capital Lahore, threw acid on his step-daughters Malaika, 19, and Javeria, 23, while they were asleep last night.
Both victims were brought to Jinnah Hospital in Lahore, where doctors described their condition as critical.
Police said Aslam often quarrelled with his step-daughters on the issue of their marriage. "He wanted to marry them with men of his choice," police official Bashir Ahmed said.
Aslam had allegedly accepted money from a man in his neighbourhood after promising to marry one of the step-daughters to him. "When both girls refused the proposal, Aslam threw acid on them to teach them a lesson," Ahmed said.
A case was registered against Aslam and police are conducting raids to arrest him.