Women's rights

Muslim woman wins prison appeal

New Zealand Herald 23 June 2011
By Greg Ansley

A Muslim woman's successful appeal against a jail sentence has again raised concerns over legal requirements surrounding burqa headwear. A Sydney District Court judge allowed the appeal after he


Basic Freedoms: A Relic of the Past

Gates of Vienna 22 June 2011

As I mentioned yesterday , Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff is visiting Canada. After speaking in Montreal last night, the following op-ed by her was published in The National Post :

Attacking the messenger
by Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff

The following text is adapted from remarks delivered by the author in Montreal on June 20 at a pro-free-speech event organized by the group ACT Now for Canada.


Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Wilders faces judgement

Expatica 22 June 2011

Dutch far-right lawmaker Geert Wilders faces judgement Thursday in an Amsterdam court for his statements attacking Islam, which he claimed were made to "defend freedom in the


A Marriage Made by Hillary Clinton and the Muslim Brotherhood?

Right Side News 22 June 2011
By Jamie Glazov

Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Robert Spencer, the director of Jihad Watch and the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The


Pregnant girl, 16, forced into sex, court told

shropshirestar.com 22 June 2011
By Arthur Mills

A TEENAGE GIRL has told a court today that she was forced to have sex with two men at a Shropshire house when she was more than three months pregnant. The young woman, who is now aged 18, said


Anthony Weiner-converted-to-Islam meme spreads

Salon  22 June 2011
By Justin Elliott

This interview with Robert Spencer, the go-to Islam expert for the right wing, offers a taste of the worldview of the Shariah fear-mongering set: Frontpage: I would like to talk to you today


Australia: Muslim Woman Escapes Jail By Remaining Behind Her Burqa…

Weasel Zippers 22 June 2011

(Fox Nation) — The woman at the centre of the burqa row, Carnita Matthews, has a long record of driving offences and a history of not paying her fines. Court documents have revealed that


Counterjihad TV

Gates of Vienna 21 June 2011

JLH sends his translation of a German-language TV review from Politically Incorrect . I am as amazed as the translator that the film described could have appeared on any Western state-sponsored TV network, and in Germany, of all places.

We certainly would never see anything like it on PBS here in the USA — much less on CBS, NBC, ABC, etc. Nor can I imagine that it would be aired in Canada, Australia, or the UK. This is a breakthrough:


Abedin/Weiner: A Marriage Made by Hillary Clinton and the Muslim Brotherhood?

Front Page Magazine 21 June 2011
By Jamie Glazov

Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Robert Spencer, the director of Jihad Watch and the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The


Girl, 15, tells how she was sold to Asian men for sex after being enticed with drugs and alcohol

Daily Mail 21 June 2011
By Claire Ellicott

A teenage girl told a courtroom that she had been 'sold' to Asian men for sex and made to feel 'dirty' after the men slept with her. The alleged victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told


Islamic reality TV show in Malaysia seeks best women preachers

Manila Bulletin 20 June 2011

KUALA LUMPUR - A forthcoming Islamic reality television show in Malaysia aims to find the best women preachers and change conservative mindsets on the role of women in Muslim


FACTSHEET-The world's most dangerous countries for women

TrustLaw  17 June 2011

LONDON - Afghanistan, Congo and Pakistan are the world's most dangerous countries for women due to a barrage of threats ranging from violence and rape to dismal healthcare and "honour killngs", a Thomson Reuters Foundation expert poll showed on Wednesday.


Turkey: Backward Step for Women's Rights

TrustLaw  17 June 2011

(Istanbul) - The Turkish government's changes to the current Ministry for Women and Family is a step backward in its struggle to combat gender inequality and violence


Specialist raising issue of female circumcision

this is nottingham 17 June 2011
By Guy Woodford

THE practice of female circumcision might seem a distant problem, taking place as it does mainly in African countries. But a specialist in Nottingham has warned that the practice – also called


For Girls, Idealism Can Be Deadly

Family Security Matters 16 June 2011
By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman

President Kennedy urged American youth to consider a stint in the Peace Corps where they could help the world's poor and spread American values. Thousands have heeded this call, and for many, their time abroad was a valuable learning experience. But for many others, mostly young women, there was a big problem that was swept under the carpet until now: rape.


Ireland must not accept intolerance from immigrants

The Irish Times 16 June 2011

CONTRARY TO the suggestion of the editorial of June 13th ("Citoyens”), moves to require immigrants to sign up to liberal and egalitarian values are not a French particularity, but have been seen in


Video: Women protest Saudi driving ban

WJLA 16 June 2011

A small group of women rallied outside the Saudi embassy Wednesday to protest the kingdom’s ban on female drivers. "They have international support, that we do believe in them. We do believe that women have the right to drive,” said Moshtayeen Ahmad, one of the protesters.


Pakistan's female madrassas breed radicalism

The West Australian 16 June 2011
By Rebecca Conway

ISLAMABAD - Varda is an accountancy student who dreams of working abroad. Dainty and soft-spoken, the 22-year-old aspires to broaden her horizons, but when it comes to Islam, she refuses to


Video: Maryam Namazie at Athiest Alliance International Conference, Dublin

youtube 15 June 2011
By CEMBadmins

Maryam Namazie speaking at the Atheist Alliance International conference in Dublin, June 2011. Maryam gave the keynote speech followed by a question and answer session.


Kuwaiti Lawmaker Proposes $15,000 Reward for Men Who Marry a Second Wife

Translating Jihad 15 June 2011

Interesting that this is coming out at the same time that a former Kuwaiti candidate for parliament is calling for a revival of the old Qur'anic system of taking sex slaves from infidel raids, and

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