Women's rights

Chechen Investigators Probe Suspected Honor Killing in Grozny

The Moscow Times 20 November 2014
By Allison Quinn

Investigators have launched a criminal case against the suspected murderer of a 27-year-old Chechen woman who appears to have fallen victim to an “honor killing,” a grisly

 

Indonesia Conducts Virginity Tests on Female Police Recruits

Clarion Project 20 November 2014

A new report by Human Rights Watch states that the Indonesian government conducts virginity tests as part of the application process to join the police force. The

 

The Women of ISIS: Western Girls Lured to Islamic State

CBN News 18 November 2014
By Erick Stakelbeck

My latest report examines the disturbing phenomenon of Western women and girls leaving their homes to travel to the Middle East and join ISIS. Last month, three teenage

 

Islam’s Assault on Women’s Sexuality — on The Glazov Gang

FrontPage Mag 18 November 2014

This week’s Glazov Gang was joined by Dr. Mark Christian, the President and Executive Director of the Global Faith Institute. He is the son and nephew of high ranking leaders

 

Manchester Human Trafficking Gang: 13 Arrested After Pregnant Woman Sold Into Sham Muslim Marriage

International Business Times UK 18 November 2014
By Lewis Dean

Manchester police have arrested 13 members of suspected human trafficking gang after a pregnant woman was allegedly duped into travelling to England before being sold into a

 

Bangladesh: Islamists Hack To Death Professor Who Called For Burka Ban

Breitbart News 18 November 2014
By Jordan Schachtel

A group of suspected Islamist terrorists murdered a university professor who had previously called for a ban on full-face coverings. The incident occurred in the Muslim-majority

 

Fighting Female Genital Mutilation

New York Times 18 November 2014
By Mona Eltahawy

CAIRO — I AM a 47-year-old Egyptian woman. And I am among the fortunate few of my countrywomen whose genitals have not been cut in the name of “purity” and the control

 

Teen tortured, buried alive by girlfriend's family in Turkey

Hurriyet Daily News 18 November 2014

A teenager has been tortured and buried alive by his lover’s family, in a new “honor killing” incident in a western province of Turkey, according to a confession given to police by

 

Over 3,000 women killed for ‘honour’ in Pakistan since 2008

Pakistan Today 18 November 2014

Razia Shaikh looks up to the sky, her eyes glistening with tears and a Quran in her lap, seeking divine justice for one missing daughter and another slain by vengeful relatives

 

Murder for 'honor': the bloody tide sweeping Pakistan

ucanews 17 November 2014
By Ashraf Khan

Razia Shaikh looks up to the sky, her eyes glistening with tears and a Koran in her lap, seeking divine justice for one missing daughter and another slain by vengeful relatives

 

Egyptian Salafist party denies ‘sex tape’ scandal

Al Arabiya 14 November 2014

Egypt’s Islamist al-Nour Party has been plagued by a new scandal this week after a man who is reported to be a member of the party appeared in home made sex tapes that have

 

Young girls are lined up before undergoing tribal circumcision

The Daily Mail 14 November 2014
By Khaleda Rahman

These pictures show frightened girls lined up before villagers in Kenya to be circumcised - even though the brutal practice is now illegal in the country. But in many African

 

'Honour killing': Brothers kill mother, stepsisters in Lahore

Tribune 14 November 2014
By Hassan Naqvi

Two brothers in Lahore murdered their 50-year-old mother, Sughra, and two stepsisters Amna and Muqqadas, aged 16 and 18 respectively ‘in the name of honour’ early Tuesday

 

A study in barbarity: Tearful and terrified, young girls are lined up to undergo a tribal circumcision ceremony in Kenya

Daily Mail 14 November 2014
By Khaleda Rahman

These pictures show frightened girls lined up before villagers in Kenya to be circumcised - even though the brutal practice is now illegal in the country. But in many

 

'Honour killing': Brothers kill mother, stepsisters in Lahore

The Express Tribune 14 November 2014
By Hassan Naqvi

LAHORE: Two brothers in Lahore murdered their 50-year-old mother, Sughra, and two stepsisters Amna and Muqqadas, aged 16 and 18 respectively ‘in the name of honour’

 

FGM must be classed as child abuse - not seen as a race issue, says top police officer

Manchester Evening News 13 November 2014
By Amy Glendinning

Genital mutilation of girls in Greater Manchester must be treated as child abuse - not a cultural issue, a top police officer has warned. Det Chf Supt Vanessa Jardine, GMP’s

 

No need for Muslim primary teachers to wear full-face veil – Islamic scholar

Telegraph.co.uk 13 November 2014
By John Bingham

Muslim primary school teachers should not be encouraged to wear the full-face veil in class, one of Britain's leading Islamic scholars has insisted. Dr Sheikh Hojjat Ramzy

 

Love Jihad, Rape and Teen Sex: A Complicated Trio

The Huffington Post 13 November 2014
By Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

Read a heart rending story about vicious sex trafficking by Pakistani taxi drivers in Britain and many readers blame "primitive" religion -- in this case Islam. Watching Hindu

 

Pakistan’s Blasphemy Impasse

Wall Street Journal 13 November 2014
By Sadanand Dhume

Pakistan can’t solve its blasphemy law problem without finding a way to talk about blasphemy itself. Even for a nation inured to brutality

 

Burkas in Afghanistan make me glad to live in America

The Denver Post 13 November 2014
By Marijo Tinlin

The Afghan woman looked like a large sack of potatoes in her full blue burka, barely perceptible as a human. As the night-time Kabul traffic

 
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