Women's rights

BBC reveals huge scale of honour attacks in Britain, fails to mention the word "Islam"

The Commentator 5 December 2011
By Robin Shepherd

All right. I’m not going to make this difficult. The families giving the orders, as well as the victims, are in all, or almost all, cases Muslim. Surprised? No, of course you’re not. Honour attacks


'Honour' crimes rising in UK, says women's group

AFP 5 December 2011

LONDON — More than 2,800 so-called honour attacks -- punishments for bringing shame on the family -- were recorded by Britain's police last year, according to figures released on Saturday. At


Video: Alleged naked photo of Pakistani model ignites national scorn.

scallywagandvagabond.com 5 December 2011

Why has the purported naked image of a naked woman unnerved a nation? Gracing the cover of India’s FHM magazine (a journal dedicated to the pursuit of manly aspirations to say the least) is the Pakistani actress Veena Malik who as a consequence of a moribund Pakistani economy has made neighboring India her bread and butter. Fine you may think except for the problem that India has a secular government where as Pakistan pays strict adherence to Islamic doctrine. Doctrine which forbids the public display of women in the flesh. Never mind centerfolds.


The Toronto Star, Islam, and the Inferior Status of Women

Gates of Vienna 5 December 2011
By Sergei Bourachaga

Sergei Bourachaga’s latest essay looks at the Shafia murder trial now underway in Ontario, and its relationship with the traditional and widespread Islamic practice of "honor killing”.


Fears of vigilantism after rape of young girl

The Copenhagen Post 5 December 2011
By Peter Stanners

Somalian teen arrested for rape of 10-year-old girl after week of fear of reprisals against small town’s immigrant community The rape of a ten-year-old has shocked the residents of a small town in


FIR against Imam for kidnapping girl

IBN Live News 5 December 2011

Bareilly, An FIR was today registered against the Imam of a local mosque for allegedly kidnapping a 18-year-old girl, a senior police official said. The FIR was registered on the


Afghan gunmen poured acid on faces of three sisters and their parents... because eldest 'didn't want to marry ageing warlord'

Mail Online 5 December 2011

Afghan gunmen burst into a family home - where they poured acid over the father, his wife and their three daughters - because they stopped their eldest from marrying an ageing warlord. They


Girl killed over karo-kari

The Nation 5 December 2011

MIRPURKHAS - A girl who had recently contracted freewill marriage was killed over karo-kari at village Jangi Khan Mewo, taluka Kot Ghulam Muhammad on Saturday. Report said that Samina Rajput, 18,


A Brief History of the CounterJihad (PDF)

Gates of Vienna 3 December 2011
By the Counterjihad Collective, EuropeNews

Over the past few years a transatlantic political and social movement that is now commonly known as the Counterjihad has gained increasing prominence. As it became more mainstream, it attract attention from the legacy media, especially in Europe, where the debate over Islamization has made it to the pages of major newspapers.


Saudis fear there will be ‘no more virgins’ and people will turn gay if female drive ban is lifted

Mail Online 2 December 2011

Repealing a ban on women drivers in Saudi Arabia would result in ‘no more virgins’, the country’s religious council has warned. A ‘scientific’ report claims relaxing the ban would also see more


Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, Egypt's Nude Blogger, Hiding in Fear for Her Life

International Business Times 2 December 2011
By Gianluca Mezzofiore

Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, the Egyptian blogger who stirred a controversy last month by posting pictures of herself naked on Twitter in protest against Islamism, has dismissed rumours that she was beaten


Polygamy in Canada: a case of double standards

The Guardian 1 December 2011
By Neil Addison

Judges in Canada do not normally find their judgments reported around the world, but chief justice Bauman of the British Columbia supreme court has managed it with section 293 of the Criminal Code of


Video: Angry mob beats up ‘manly’ looking girl

Emirates24/7 1 December 2011

Hundreds of Moroccan men attending an election conference in the north African Arab country last week attacked and severely beat up a girl, mistaking her for a man who was molesting another girl, press reports said on Wednesday.


'Afghan Elvis' gets Kabul women all shook up

Bangkok Post 1 December 2011

Dubbed the Afghan Elvis, Farhad Darya may be the only man in the most conservative country on earth who can reduce an audience of women in headscarves to a screaming, waving, whistling throng. In


Exclusive Interview with Leader of the Australian Protectionist Party

British Freedom 30 November 2011

Andrew J. Philips, National Chairman of the Australian Protectionist Party, recently agreed to be interviewed by George Whale of the British Freedom Party. Below is the full text of the interview.


3,500 girls are at risk of mutilation in the capital

London Evening Standard 30 November 2011
By Anna Davis

More than three thousand London girls are at risk of genital mutilation every year, experts warned today. The report by black and ethnic minority women's organisation Imkaan found that in the city


Secularists, Salafists clash at Tunisia university

Elder of Ziyon 30 November 2011

Hundreds of demonstrators calling for women to be allowed to wear the Muslim veil in class clashed with students at a university outside Tunis on Tuesday for the second day running. Protesters


Fears of vigilantism after rape of young girl

The Copenhagen Post 29 November 2011
By Peter Stanners

The rape of a ten-year-old has shocked the residents of a small town in Jutland, and led to fears residents would seek revenge against the suspect – a 16-year-old boy of Somalian descent. A week


Ban sharia law

Calgary Herald 29 November 2011
By Nancy Mereska

Polygamous cultures produce fatherless societies that are subject to poverty and little hope for the future. The "race" riots of France in 2010 were largely due to problems with Muslim polygamy; as


Hardline Islamists interrupt Tunisian university

Taiwan News Online 29 November 2011

Tunisia's Ministry of Higher Education says some 50 ultraconservative Muslims have disrupted exams at a university with calls for greater religiosity. The ministry said bearded students wearing

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