Women's rights

No women allowed: Saudi Arabia wants MEN-ONLY Olympics with ultra-conservative plan for segregated games

Daily Mail Online 30 January 2015
By Tim Macfarlan

Ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia wants to see men and women compete in separate Olympics with a controversial proposal to joint-host segregated games. An official from the Saudi


Muslim woman says police made her remove Islamic scarf

Detroit Free Press 29 January 2015
By Niraj Warikoo

A Muslim woman filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing Dearborn Heights police of violating her constitutional rights by making her remove her Islamic head scarf after they arrested her for


Hospital deals with 1,500 cases of Female Genital Mutilation in just five years with doctors seeing six victims a week

Daily Mail Online 28 January 2015
By Richard Spillett

Doctors at one English hospital have dealt with 1,500 cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in just five years, it emerged today. Figures from Birmingham's Heartlands Hospital


BBC Video: The Women (YAZIDI) Sex Slaves Of The Caliphate

Tundra Tabloids 23 January 2015

Harems, nothing more than Islamic sanctioned rape centers filled with the women of defeated peoples.


Former Miss Turkey 'questioned by police' over poem criticising President Erdogan

The Independent 23 January 2015
By Heather Saul

A former Miss Turkey winner was reportedly questioned by police after posting a satirical poem on social media mocking the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Merve


Female Genital Mutilation a Growing Problem in Iran

The Weekly Standard 23 January 2015

The hideous practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) is neither an exclusively Muslim nor a principally Middle Eastern phenomenon. It exists among non-Muslims through wide


UK: Islamic child-sex grooming up by 32% in a year and spread to every town and city

muslim statistics 22 January 2015

The number of child sex grooming cases uncovered by police has soared by a third in just a year, ministers have admitted amid warnings abuse is happening in every town in the


ISIS targets ‘educated, professional women': Three female lawyers executed by jihadists in past two weeks

Blazing Cat Fur 22 January 2015

Three female lawyers have reportedly been executed by Islamic State militants as the UN warns that educated women in Iraq are especially at risk. Today, the UN human rights office


ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism

The Daily Beast 22 January 2015

The intersection of drugs and terrorism has long been investigated. Now, the recent actions of ISIS and Boko Haram are drawing attention to the role of human trafficking. The list


ISIS publishes female sex slave handbook

India Today 20 January 2015

Can women be forced into sexual slavery? Have the Islamic State militants been doing the same thing? Grim as it may sound, it is true. The pamphlets handed out by IS militants in


Video: Saudis Behead Screaming Woman With Three Sword Strokes

Raymond Ibrahim 20 January 2015
By Raymond Ibrahim

Laila Bint Abdul Muttalib Basim, a Burmese woman who resided in Saudi Arabia, was beheaded by sword on Monday after being dragged through the streets of Islam’s holy city of Mecca


Sweden’s 38 000 mutilated girls

Sweden Report 19 January 2015

The Swedish welfare agency Socialstyrelsen estimates that some 38 000 girls have already been subjected to severe mutilation of their private parts, with another 19 000 being "in danger” of the procedure. The procedure is the removal of parts of the female anatomy, so that no pleasure can be derived from sex as an adult.


Like Mohammed, Paris Killers Believed in Allah, Molesting Little Girls

Frontpage Mag 19 January 2015
By Daniel Greenfield

The Paris Jihadis behind the Charlie Hebdo and Kosher supermarket massacres were really living the full Mohammed lifestyle. Which is why they should have been in jail. Or at


Czechs Grapple With Islam and Syria Refugees

The Czech Republic, for example, has a tiny Muslim population, yet it's seen a sharp rise in anti-Islam sentiments in recent months. There's already been a debate over whether


ISIS Executes 5 Men Because Their Wives Were Not Wearing Proper Hijab

Women Against Shariah 15 January 2015

Five Iraqi men were publicly executed in Mosul by the ISIS after their wives did not comply with orders to wear a new "Afghan-style" hijab. The executions were reportedly carried out on


It's tragic that so many of my fellow British Muslims are turning their backs on freedom

The Daily Mail 14 January 2015
By Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

A few weeks ago, I published a book in which I argued that Muslim women should not be forced to wear the veil because it represents too often their subjugation by men. When I


Video: 'Jihad Jane' Colleen LaRose Became a Terrorist for Love

Kafir Crusaders 14 January 2015
By Tracy Connor and Stephanie Siegel

Jihad Jane, the American-born Muslim convert convicted of plotting to kill a cartoonist who satirized the Prophet Muhammad, says she was motivated by love — and feminine pride.


Show your face! China's largest Muslim city bans the burka

albawaba 14 January 2015

The city of Urumqi, China, where Muslims account for nearly half the population, has banned wearing burqas in public. The ban was first proposed in December by local


Fear of Ebola Curtails Female Genital Mutilation, Offers Hope of Curbing Brutal Ritual

Bloomberg 14 January 2015
By Silas Gbandia and Makiko Kitamura

As the death toll from Ebola approaches 9,000 in West Africa, the illness has at least temporarily disrupted female genital mutilation, a centuries-old practice that brutally


Tanzanian girls return home after fleeing genital cutting

NewsDay 14 January 2015

Police Commander for Tarime Special Police Zone, Benedict Mambosasa, has ordered parents to immediately stop "cutting” their girls and failure to adhere to the directive would

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