Women's rights

Veena Malik gets death threats in Pakistan nude cover shoot row

The Guardian 13 December 2011
By Saeed Shah

The Pakistani actor at the centre of a controversy over a "nude" picture on the cover of an Indian magazine has hit out at the "stone age" attitudes that have seen her plagued by threats and


Saudi Arabia Beheads Woman for Practicing 'Sorcery'

Fox News 13 December 2011

A Saudi woman was beheaded on Monday following a conviction of practicing sorcery, which the ultra-conservative kingdom bans, Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry said. The execution of Amina bint


In the Face of Evil

FrontPage Magazine 12 December 2011
By Daniel Greenfield

Down a wooded stretch of road in Walla Walla, Inmate number 337762 sleeps the long nights away at Washington State Penitentiary. WSP offers educational programs in graphic design, bookkeeping and IT


Fatwa banning Muslim women from touching bananas and other penis-shaped foods makes Internet rounds

NY Daily News 12 December 2011
By Roque Planas

An alleged fatwa banning women from touching bananas and cucumbers is making the rounds through Muslim listservs. The religious directive forbids women from handling bananas or cucumbers, because


Female Aligarh Muslim University candidate comes third in election

India Today 12 December 2011

The lone girl aspiring for the post of Aligarh Muslim University Students' Union (AMUSU) president lost the election. But Iram Khan still made it to the record books, bagging 2,752 votes. The


Video: Congress Hears of the Plight of Egypt’s Christians

FrontPage Magazine 12 December 2011
By Jamie Glazov

FrontPage Interview’s guest today is Raymond Ibrahim, an Islam expert and author of The Al Qaeda Reader. A Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum, he writes frequently on all things Islamic, including Muslim persecution of Christians.



Tight skirts deprive four varsity girls from exam

A Saudi university banned four female students from sitting to mid year examinations for wearing tight skirts in line with a decision issued by the management last week. The university in the


Muslim Cleric's Warning: Cucumbers Too Sexy for Women

Fox News 9 December 2011

An Islamic cleric living in Europe reportedly has warned Muslim women not to get too close to bananas, cucumbers or other produce -- to avoid having "sexual thoughts.” The unnamed cleric, whose


Muslim Misogyny, Feminist Indifference

British Freedom 9 December 2011
By Paul Weston

Feminists are a strange breed of creature indeed. As they teeter precariously around the office water cooler empowerment zone atop their latest Jimmy Choos, their conversation rarely strays toward


Kenyan villagers battle police in defence of female circumcision -paper

TrustLaw 9 December 2011
By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI – Armed youths battled the police in southern Kenya, demanding the release of two women arrested for carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM), the Daily Nation reported on


Appellate court upholds five-year imprisonment against uncle who raped his niece

gulfnews 9 December 2011

Dubai: An uncle failed to convince a court that he did not rape his 13-year-old niece and will have to spend five years behind prison bars. The Dubai Appeal Court on Wednesday rejected the appeal


Egyptian Salafi clerics issue spate of controversial fatwas

Al Arabiya News 9 December 2011

The recent emergence of the hardline Salafi trend in Egypt after the January 25 revolution has given way to a series of controversial fatwas that mainly focused on women, Copts, culture and


Report: 3,000 Honor Crimes In Britain in 2010

The New American 9 December 2011
By R. Cort Kirkwood

An organization in Britain dedicated to protecting women from so-called honor crimes has reported a massive increase in the practice, noting that Muslims and other religious minorities committed more


Human Rights Watch urges Yemen to outlaw child marriage

Jihad Watch 9 December 2011

Resistance would be fierce because child marriage is defended with the example of Muhammad, the supreme model of conduct for Muslims according to Qur'an 33:21, who consummated his marriage to Aisha


Report: Islamic cleric bans women from proximity to phallic-shaped fruit and veggies

The Daily Caller 9 December 2011
By Caroline May

An Egyptian news outlet has a report that is causing an unusual stir. According to the Bikya Masr news service, an Islamic cleric in Europe has ordered Muslim women to prevent "sexual thoughts”by


Treason case filed against Veena Malek

gulfnews 9 December 2011
By Mohammad Ashraf

Karachi: Sindh High Court yesterday admitted a petition against Veena Malek for being a traitor after her nude photo appeared with her arm tattooed ‘ISI' on the cover of a magazine in


Martyr Maria Goretti of Pakistan on sale under Islamic sharia

Pakistan Christian Post 9 December 2011

Islamabad: A Christian girl named Mariah Manisha killed by a Muslim on defying enforced conversion and Islamic marriage was put on sale under Islamic Sharia law of


The first honor killing in Poland

superwizjer.tvn.pl 8 December 2011

Prosecutor in Sieradz says that Poland has probably seen its first case of honor killing. 34-year old Agnieszka, a mother of four, was murdered 2 years ago in June. Prosecution has accused a 40-year old Pakistani called Naaem, who has lived in Poland for 10 years. The investigation, according to prosecutor Józef Mizerski, is not a typical a one in Poland. It is known as the honor killing. "In Pakistan, in 2007 alone, 1261 women lost their lives and none of the perpetrators was held responsible”, says Mizerski.


Kelek: Islam Responsible for Forced Marriages

Politically Incorrect 8 December 2011
By Michael Stürzenberger

Necla Kelek has joined in with the debate on Welt Online regarding the study about forced marriages in Germany with her article "When scholars deny the fatal role of Islam.” She takes up clear party with Minister of Families Kristina Schröder who actually dared to draw the right conclusions from the bare numbers: Islam is the problem. Women in every islamic country could confirm this if someone would ask them and if they could speak freely without fear of repercussions from their male family members, not to mention the deep-seated fear of Allah’s vengeance what will cast them into islamic hell with draconian methods of torture.


The Conundrum of the Pro-Hamas Peaceniks

FrontPage Magazine 8 December 2011
By David Meir-Levi

The freedom-loving humanitarians who profess to defend the egalitarian values that are the cornerstone of civil society in the West are usually strong proponents of the rights enshrined in the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including:

Equality of persons, without distinction of race, color, sex, language, religion, political opinion, national origin, sexual preference.

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