Saturday, February 28, 2009

Appeal for Afghan Convicted of Saying Men & Women are Equal...

Appeal by brother of Afghan journalist convicted of saying that men and women are equal

MILAN – Yaqub Perwiz Kambakhsh, 28, is in Italy to draw attention to the plight of his brother, an Afghan journalist sentenced to 20 years in prison for asserting that women have the same rights as men. “Italy has a moral duty to Afghanistan. Since the 2001 war, Italy has been committed to financing the reconstruction of the Afghan judicial system, at a cost of tens of millions of dollars. Why does it do nothing to halt this injustice inflicted on Sayed?” he demands.

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It all began in 2007, when the 23-year-old Sayed, a journalist working for Mazar El Sharif-based media in the north of the country, claimed provocatively on his blog that “extremist mullahs” were misinterpreting the Koran. He wondered why, if Islam allows a man to take four wives, a woman can’t have four husbands. Sayed is an obscure provincial reporter but his words caused deep shock in an Afghanistan in the throes of religious restoration and a wholesale return to tradition. Sayed was arrested, charged with blasphemy and on 27 October 2007 he was sentenced to death. At that point, international humanitarian associations stepped in and media around the world picked up the story. The Afghan president Hamid Karzai was even asked to intervene. But the president proved reluctant. “He can’t speak out personally on behalf of the journalist. Karzai is struggling and losing consensus. He’s afraid he won’t win the presidential elections scheduled for late August 2009. He needs the Pashtun vote and the support of religious circles. He might say something in defence of Sayed, but only after the election”, explain well-informed observers. The compromise was to commute the death penalty to imprisonment, which was done on 1 October 2008, when Sayed’s sentence was converted to 20 years in jail.
“But now everything is on hold and Sayed is suffering. We his family, colleagues, friends and lawyers fear that he could die in jail, perhaps poisoned. It wouldn’t be the first time”, notes Yaqub. Read the complete story here



This is everyday Islam. We have the same thing in Maldives with "Islamic Scholars" pronouncing that women cannot rule a country or hold a position above a man. Islamic Scholars maintain that a minimum age of marriage for girls is Un-Islamic. Some men are making prisoners their daughters and depriving daughters of education.
Then we have those types who say that this is not TRUE ISLAM and that these people are misinterpreting the Quran and Hadith. They claim that these things have nothing to do with Islam.
I don't think so. These men are trying to follow the instructions of Mohammed (PBUH) uswa hasana, al-Insān al-Kāmil (الإنسان الكامل,) The Perfect Man.

Read the following Quran verses and Hadiths and then tell me if they have anything to do with this despicable and inhuman behavior towards women?

Volume 7, Book 62, Number 33:
Narrated Usama bin Zaid:
The Prophet said, "After me I have not left any affliction more harmful to men than women."

The Qur'an:

Sura (4:11) - (Inheritance) "The male shall have the equal of the portion of two females" (see also Sura (4:176)).

Sura (2:282) - (Court testimony) "And call to witness, from among your men, two witnesses. And if two men be not found then a man and two women."

Sura (2:228) - "and the men are a degree above them [women]"

Sura (5:6) - "And if ye are unclean, purify yourselves. And if ye are sick or on a journey, or one of you cometh from the closet, or ye have had contact with women, and ye find not water, then go to clean, high ground and rub your faces and your hands with some of it" Men are to rub dirt on their hands if there is no water to purify them following casual contact with a woman (such as shaking hands).

Sura (24:31) - Women are to lower their gaze around men, so they do not look them in the eye.

Sura (2:223) - "Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will..." A man has dominion over his wives' bodies as he does his land. This verse is overtly sexual. There is some dispute as to whether it is referring to the practice of anal intercourse, which it has been used historically to justify. If this is what Muhammad meant, however, then it would appear to contradict what he said in Muslim (8:3365).


Bukhari (6:301) - "[Muhammad] said, 'Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man?' They replied in the affirmative. He said, 'This is the deficiency in her intelligence.'"

Bukhari (6:301) - continued - "[Muhammad said] 'Isn't it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?' The women replied in the affirmative. He said, 'This is the deficiency in her religion.'"

Bukhari (62:81) - "The Prophet said: "'The stipulations most entitled to be abided by are those with which you are given the right to enjoy the (women's) private parts (i.e. the stipulations of the marriage contract).'" In other words, the most important thing that a woman brings to a marriage is between her legs.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Cultural Jihad in Morocco as Berber Names Banned...

Maldivians too already go through this. Dhivehi names are not being given to children anymore. The rare Dhivehi names are now only those whose names slipped by a not so Arabist government authority. With the Mullahs in charge of naming children, few if any Maldivian children have been given Dhivehi names in recent times.
"The Maldive republican authorities impose names on children of Maldive nationals. Parents have to apply to a government committee to have the proposed names for their children approved. This system was introduced in the 1990s ...."

Allah is pleased if you describe your child as a slave of Allah ( as in Abdul Majeed Abdul Baaree..Abdullah Yaameen Abdul Gayoom..Khadeejaa Abdul Kareem). You will get sawaab points towards your 72 fathafolhi for giving your child an arabic name.

Approval of Divehi (Maldive language) names is left to the vagaries of the discretion of the "Name Nazis". In a system where rules are made by mullahs trained at the el-Azher Islamic seminary in Egypt, the Jamia Salafiyyah Islamiyya in Pakistan and others such as the Nadwatul Ulema Deobandi in India, this all makes sense. The mullahs are bent on obliterating the ancestral heritage of Maldivians and replacing it with that of their Arab colonialist masters.

Where ever Islam goes there is a cultural jihad of replacing the indigenous culture with the arab culture of 7th century Arabia..now they are clamping down on the Berbers for trying to revive their own culture...
"Human rights associations and Berber organisations in Morocco have condemned as a racist act the decision by the Rabat government to ban Berber names. The head of the administrative service of the Ministry for the Interior, Idriss Bajdi, confirmed that in January all registry offices apart from embassies and consulates received a list of banned Berber names because they violate law 99-37. In 13 cases the State offices refused to register newborns given a Berber name (such as Tilil, Sifoa, and Llelli), which invoked the anger of the people and human rights associations. 'Certain names have been banned because they go against the Moroccan identity'', said Bajdi, adding that 'the decision was also taken to put an end to the spread of meaningless names''. Law 99-37 states that an Arabic-Moroccan name must be chosen for newborns, it must not be a surname or composed of more than two names, it must not be the name of a city, village or tribé. " - (ANSAmed).

Great Moments in the History of Moderate Islam

Malaysia: Constitutional guarantee of freedom of religion "doesn't apply" to Muslims who want to leave Islam.


Why? Muslims in Malaysia are subject to sharia law. None of those secular shenanigans apply. It is an instructive case for Western countries pondering or already embarking down the slippery slope of granting legal legitimacy to sharia rulings within their borders: Are constitutional liberties really preserved when an "alternative" system does not guarantee freedom of conscience and other freedoms unequivocally?

The question is valid even when sharia is not as officially compulsory as it is in Malaysia: Social and familial pressures are just as likely to make the idea of the "choice" of systems a farce and work against the people most in need of the legal protections of the non-sharia system.

"Clause doesn’t cover Muslims," from The Star, February 24:

FREEDOM of religion as stated in Article 11 (1) of the Federal Constitution does not cover Muslims who wish to convert at any time.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said Muslims who wish to renounce the religion would need to obtain an order or declaration from the Syariah Court, which has the jurisdiction under state Enactments of Islam.
The case Lina Joy vs Federal Territory Religious Department would be the guide for anyone intending to renounce Islam, he said.

In other words: No.

“The judgment in the case states clearly that a Muslim cannot renounce the religion as he wishes. If such freedom is given to Muslims, this will affect the status of Islam as the official religion, as stated in the Federal Constitution,” he said.
Replying to Zulkifli Noordin (PKR – Kulim Bandar Baru), he said Phrase 4 of Article 11 prohibited non-Muslims from spreading other religions to Muslims.
At the moment, Nazri said there are 10 states in Malaysia that limit the spread of other religions to Muslims with state laws.
The states are Terengganu, Kelantan, Selangor, Perak, Malacca, Kedah, Pahang, Negri Sembilan, Johor and Perlis.
Nazri said a Muslim can only renounce the religion once the Syariah Court gives the order whereby the National Registration Department would delete the word “Islam” from the identity card once relevant documents are shown.
He also said that the government has no intention to amend Article 11 (1) after the Federal Court decided on the Lina Joy case.

Muslim Pedophila update: Sharia Law threat to Yemen's bid to outlaw child marriages

Young Yemeni girls preparing for marriage to wealthy Arabs. Under the new amendments, children younger than 17 years not allowed to marry unless it is deemed by a judge to be in their best interests.
Although Yemen's parliament has agreed to set the minimum age for marriage at 17, there are concerns the decision may be rescinded as some members of parliament (MPs) say the amendments violate Sharia (Islamic) law.

On 11 February, most MPs agreed on amending some articles in the law regarding women and child rights.

However, Horiah Mashour, deputy head of the National Women's Committee (NWC), a government body, said there was still some resistance to the amendments by a minority of extremist MPs.
"They want to bring the amendments into discussion again. They say there is no marriage age set by Sharia," she told IRIN.

One MP, Abdulbari Dughaish, told IRIN that some MPs sought to re-open discussions on the new amendments.
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Read more here

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

'Fecal Jihad' Waged on Children's Books, Grocery Food...

Poisoning food with feces is detailed as a tactic in the Al-Qaeda manual found a few years ago by British intelligence.

Also, there are precedents, both involving Muslims, as does this story:

UK: Shop-owners sold chocolate cake sprinkled with human faeces

Man Caught On Tape Sprinkling Fecal Matter On Pastries

Fecal Jihad Update: "Man accused of waging spray war," from This Is Gloucestershire, February 24 (thanks to Jihad Watch)

A man who is accused of waging a urine and faeces-spraying campaign at two supermarkets, a pub and a bookshop caused £700,000 damage, a court heard yesterday.

Sahnoun Daifallah, 42, is alleged to have squirted a brown, foul-smelling substance from a spray container at four businesses in Gloucestershire on May 14 and 16 last year.

The court heard the man from White City, Gloucester, visited the Air Balloon pub at around 12.45pm on May 14 where police were called after he asked a barmaid Susan Lawson-Bagent how much it would cost to rape her.

When officers arrived Daifallah had gone but he had left a trail of stench behind him which the prosecution say was his calling card.

Stephen Dent, prosecuting, told the jury: “He mixed up an evil potion of various biological ingredients including his own faeces and urine.

“It was not until after he had left that staff started to notice a bad smell of excrement.

“We say that this was his little calling card because he did not like the way he had been treated.”

Daifallah then moved on to Waterstone’s bookstore in Cirencester where it is alleged he sprayed the brown substance all over a toilet in the coffee shop.

Staff noticed the smell but it was not until after he had left the store that they discovered a 20-metre area of 38 shelves had been doused in the foul substance.

In total 706 books were contaminated, most of them in the children’s section.

On May 16 at around 11am Daifallah is said to have visited the Tesco store in Quedgeley.

Mr Dent said a customer saw Daifallah reach into his laptop bag and produce a jet of fluid over the frozen chips.

He allegedly moved on to the wine section where a member of staff saw a fine vapour come from bag and on to the wine, leaving brown fluid over the shelves....

Beheadings for Allah

Across the globe, from Thailand to New York, the Religion of Peace is beheading at a rate of one to two a day. Piotr Stanczak, an innocent engineer from Poland, was brutally carved up amid a chorus of praise
to Allah.

( No other religions appear interested in keeping pace).

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Islam has failed to protect our children - we need to look somewhere else....

Islam is the reason why pedophilia is so rampant in our society. All those who disagree with me are welcome to post their arguments here. Unpunished pedophiles are roaming free because of a legal system based on Sharia Law.
We Maldivians thought that Islam was the answer to everything. We sent our our children to Arab and Muslim land so that they may may bring back the true teachings of Islam. We created Islamic schools like Arabiyya and Mauhadh to teach our children Islam.
We based our judicial system on Sharia Law.
The "Ghazi" who metes out the sentence is educated in Islamic Law.
And what is the result?
Police Sergeant Shiyam says - "We present the alleged abuser to court and it's the court that decides whether we can detain them or set them free.
Abdullah Mohamed, chief judge at criminal court says when it comes to girls, puberty is a significant factor as according to Sharia law, she will be considered an adult.
What do you expect from a cult whose founder Mohammed at age 54 took a 6 yr old as his "wife" ?
Sheik BA Naseem and other Islamic Scholars are openly condemning a minimum age of marriage!
Don't tell me this religious view has nothing to do with the lenient pass that pedophiles are getting.
So what happens?
So what happens is Naseem So is enjoying a stiff woodie in a classroom filled with children.
Ghazis educated in Islamic jurisprudence set him free.
The President who presided over this 30 year horrendous miscarriage of justice regarding the protection of the children is a great Islamic luminary educated at Al-Azhar University. And where is the Education Minister the Honorable Zahir Hussein Al-Azharee who presided over cover-up attempts of NaseemSo? Another Islamic Scholar?
Islam has not provided the moral compass and the penal system necessary to protect our children.The answer is not in these pages.

Maldivians who are still capable of exercising their buddhi must do so and speak out. The answer to protecting our chilren is not in Islam or Islamic scholars. Islamic education has clearly failed to do so.
Muslims will once again say "When we practice true Islam that will not happen". I am not waiting for more Maldivians to go to Pakistan, Egypt and Mecca to bring back true Islam.
That line is a Utopian pipe dream that maintains a healthy job market for "Islamic Scholars".

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Dhivehin and Falastheen obsession - a tale of Allahs priorities

The fund to help our Falastheen akh (brothers) has reached the one million mark. So what will our money do in Falastheen?
A poor Falastheen boy in front of house destroyed by YahoodheenYahoodheen getting massage from poor Falastheen girl in occupied land
Poor Falastheen farmer on small plot of land (his land was taken by Yahoodheen)
Yahoodheen making money from selling haraam pork and haraam alcohol
Poor Falastheen father cradles future Shaheed in ramshackle house destroyed by Yahoodheen
Expensive restaurant in Jerusalem

Poor Falastheen children sexually abused by Yahoodheen

Be proud Dhivehin. While some money will also be used to combat the culture of ignoring paedophilia created in Falastheen by the vile Yahoodhees, the bulk of the
money will go to the families of Shaheeds to encourage them to create more Shaheeds until finally every Yahoodhee on the face of the earth is dead.

Dhivehin will get much Sawaab (72 Fathafolhi and Boys of Perpetual Freshness) because they gave their wealth for such a Holy endeavor.

11-Year-Old Child Poet Takes on the Islamists...

Tuba Sahaab is taking on the Taliban. But the 11-year-old Pakistani girl is no militant and her weapons are simply her words. She lives on the outskirts of Islamabad and writes poems about the pain and suffering of children in her country despite personal threats from hardline Islamic militants.

"If they kill me, do not worry," she says. "I want everyone in Pakistan to be equal."

The young poet has been interviewed by US network, CNN, and now regularly appears in the media. She is not afraid to express her views and is famous in Pakistan.

"I want to give peace to my nation," she tells CNN (photo). "I will fight for it."

Tuba is strongly opposed to hardliners who have tried to restrict girls from going to school in certain parts of the country.

Before a peace agreement announced in the volatile Swat Valley in the country's northwest on Monday, the Taliban was forcing girls out of the classroom and destroying schools.

"This is very shocking to hear that girls can't go to school, they are taking us back to the Stone Age," Tuba says.

For the past 18 months, militants have beheaded opponents and burned scores of girls' schools in Swat, which lies next to Pakistan's tribal regions close to the Afghan border.

Monday's peace deal allows for the imposition of Islamic Sharia law in the former tourist region and surrounding districts in exchange for an end to the Taliban insurgency which has killed hundreds and forced hundreds of thousands to flee.

Tuba refuses to remain silent despite threats on her life - by letter and telephone. "Stop it or we will kill you," they say.

Tuba's parents are proud of their daughter and say they are not afraid even when she speaks out publicly against the Taliban.Her mother says she is "worth more than seven sons and seven daughters."

Tuba is inspired by US president Barack Obama and his recent election. She tells CNN she prayed for his election and dreams of meeting him Obama one day.

"I want to go the White House and show him my poems, show him what is happening and ask him to come to Pakistan and control it because he is a super power."

In her playground at school, Tuba dances and laughs with her friends. She loves writing her short stories and has already published a book.

Tuba also has a personal dream to be an astronaut and one day lead her country.

"I will do anything, if my life goes I don't worry, I just want to do something," she says.

Tuba Sahaab News

Friday, February 20, 2009

Bosnian court sends imam to jail for pedophilia

A court in central Bosnia has sent a Muslim cleric to jail for 1 1/2 years for sexually abusing a teenage girl.

Reading the verdict Friday, Travnik municipal court judge Suada Kahric said imam Resad Omerhodzic was found guilty of abusing the girl in 2004 during religion class in the village of Gluha Bukovica, 100 kilometers (62 miles) northwest of Sarajevo.

From The Associated Press

You can also check a selection of our previous posts concerning the abuse of children by clicking the links below

A Complete Guide to Pedophilia in Islam

Mr. Naseem wants to allow sex with children

The Islamic Pleasure of the Thighs of Pre-Pubescent girls...

Eight year old girl "married off" to 47 year old man to settle a debt..

There's no such thing as Voluntary Hijab! -Child hijab is an extreme form of violence against children

Divorcee, age 10, launches book about shocking Muslim child bride ordeal

Saudi senior-most cleric: An Injustice NOT to Marry 10-Year-Old Girls...

Dhivehi aspirations to become Arab people...and consequences..As we import and embrace the Arab Islam culture, do we know what we are getting?

Female Genital Mutilation: 'Required by Islam'...

Eight-Year-Old Girl Must Wait Until Puberty to Get Divorce from 58-Year-Old Husband

The Muslim Case for Underage Sex

Amnesty: Rape girl, 13, killed for adultery

Saudi Had One-Sided 'Debate' with Daughter after Cutting Out Her Tongue for Leaving Islam...

If they rock like Slayer....

Holy Warriors force WHO to cancel polio jabs for Afghan children

Palestinian father buries his daughter alive

MOROCCO:FATWA IN FAVOUR OF 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL MARRIAGE....

Eight-year-old Saudi girl seeks divorce from a man in his fifties.

One minor girl, many Arabs

Man Says Islam Justifies His Marriage to 8-Year-Old Girl...

Saudi girl drinks bleach to escape arranged marriage

Saudi man cuts daughter's tongue, burns her to death...

Holy Warriors Burn 3 Girls' Schools, Blow Up Hospital

64-year-old Muslim man says he will wait 6 years to consummate marriage with 10-year-old child

Egypt Halts Sale of Teen Girl to 92-Year-Old Saudi...

15 MUSLIM CHILD BRIDES USED AS PAYMENT FOR DEATH OF DOG

Child Killed by Teacher for Not Memorizing Qur'an...

Cries of "Allahu akbar," and 12-year-old boy beheads man

Saudi Imam calls for circumcision of girls.....

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Freedom dies as Islam advances

Halfway through “Fitna,” the short film about radical Islam made by Dutch MP Geert Wilders, we see an angry imam, speaking Arabic and telling how it will be.

“We have ruled the world before, and by Allah the day will come when we rule the entire world again!” the translation scrolls, “The day will come when we will rule America! The day will come when we rule Britain and the entire world!”

Score one for the Islamists, where Britain is concerned. The cringing bureaucrats of Gordon Brown’s Labour government barred Wilders from entering the country last week to attend a screening of “Fitna” at, of all places, Britain’s Houses of Parliament.

The 17-minute movie, which has been out for a year and is easily viewed online, seeks to make the case that Islam is dangerously in the ascendant in the Netherlands.

The film is composed almost entirely of scenes where Muslims are doing the talking, but it includes images of terrorist attacks and violent passages from the Quran.

It features clips of radical Islamist preachers calling for the murder of Jews and the defenestration of gays. It shows dead female victims of honor killings, a kneeling woman in a burqa being executed, and a captured Westerner being beheaded by masked Islamic militants.

Now, Wilders didn’t write the Quran, he didn’t bomb the Twin Towers, and where his narrative voice comes in, it’s not even saying anything very extraordinary – not in a world where a lot of people say a lot of things.

With the same material, one suspects that a practiced polemicist like Michael Moore could have made something even more shocking.

But Britain’s first Muslim peer, Lord Ahmed, warned that 10,000 Muslims would march on Parliament if Wilders appeared at the screening.

So the government caved. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith banned the Dutchman for fear his presence “would threaten community security and therefore public security.”

See how easily old freedoms are revoked? You would think that there’s no point in freedom of speech if you can’t use it to say unpopular things.

Yet in Britain – and in the Netherlands, where Wilders faces trial and a jail term for making “Fitna” – that freedom is gone.

Last month a three-judge panel in Amsterdam ruled what Wilders called free speech was in fact “one-sided generalizations [about Islam]…which can amount to inciting hatred.”

So there we have Britain and the Netherlands, taking what you might call a submissive posture with regards to the sensitivities of their Muslim populations.

This submission is exactly what the frothing clerics featured in “Fitna” believe their due; it is, indeed, what the word “Islam” means.

In Pakistan this week, there was a yet more dramatic capitulation: Score two for the Islamists. For the last year and a half, Taliban militants have scourged the Swat Valley, a lush and beautiful region just north of Islamabad that was once full of tourists.

In a brutal campaign to extend the writ of Sharia law, Taliban radicals have burned and bombed dozens of girls’ schools, and kidnapped and beheaded countless local people; last month they murdered a popular dancing girl.

They left her broken corpse in a town square littered with bank notes and CDs of her performances as a warning against what the radicals judged to be immoral entertainments.

Now, in exchange for a 10-day truce, the Pakistani government has agreed to place the surviving one million people of the Swat Valley under…Sharia law.

The Taliban has got its way. Residents are said to be both relieved at the prospect of peace, and terrified at what Sharia may mean for them.

Under the new Islamic dispensation, “a beard will be compulsory for all judicial officers,” the Times of India reported dryly.

And so it goes. Indeed, Sharia seems to have made another grisly visit this past week to our own United States. In upstate New York, a native of Pakistan, Muzzammil Hassan, beheaded his pretty wife Aasiya. A short time before her murder, she had filed for divorce.

Until Islamic law, a wife may request divorce, but only a husband may grant it. Aasiya’s body, when police found it, was lying in the office where she and her husband had founded a TV station dedicated to countering stereotypes of Muslims as being, among other things, often violently opposed to female emancipation.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Na Halaal Dharin or 'Illegitimate Children'

A fatwa declaring that an out-of-wedlock child is 'illegal' according to Sharia and may thus be treated as a 'foreigner' to the impregnating Muslim father.

Raising child of Zina in Muslim environment .

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the World; and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.
We have already made it clear that this boy is a foreigner to this man, i.e. has no family relationship with him.
So, this boy should be treated like any other person alien to the family. He is not to be considered nor treated as a member of the man's family. But, if this man wants to spend on him, to financially support him, to see that he is educated and raised in a Muslim environment, he may do so as a good deed for Allah's sake, just as he may for any other person. However, he cannot be considered as a member of the family or as an heir. It may even be a good deed, which will be, rewarded Insha Allah. This is so, because if this boy is educated according to Shariah and with a Muslim woman, he may become a good pious man. If, on the other hand he is left with a non-Muslim woman in this country of disbelief he will, most probably, become a non-believer.
So, it is lawful for you, and you are even recommended to look after this child and to educate him as to prevent him from going astray in this bad environment.
However, you should screen your wife and daughters from him as soon as he reaches the age of maturity.
Allah knows best.

Read it all here at Islam Web

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Islamic Execution (Coming to Maldives soon)

WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO. NOT FOR FAINT HEARTED INFIDEL KAAFARU.
TRUE MUSLIMS CAN CLAP AND CHEER.

CLICK PICTURE ON TOP LEFT SIDEBAR, SAVE AND PLAY.

1 million Pakistani women abused during pregnancy: expert

Annually an estimated one million pregnant Pakistani women are physically abused at least once during pregnancy by their partners.

This was said by Prof Unaiza Niaz, the president of the Women Section of World Psychiatric Association and director of the Institute of Psycho-Trauma Pakistan, while delivering a lecture on Gender issues and Women’s Mental Health at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) here on Friday.

Prof Niaz said research indicated strong association between gender-based violence and mental health. Depression, anxiety and stress-related syndromes, dependence on psychotropic medications and substance use and suicide were mental health problems associated with violence in women’s lives, she added.

She was of the view that women experienced mental illnesses differently than men and the illnesses could affect women at any time regardless of age, race or income. She further said common disorders affecting women included depression, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, postpartum and bipolar disorders, adding that nearly twice as many women as men were affected by depression or anxiety disorder.

Prof Niaz observed that negative effects of globalisation and economic reforms on public health had hit women harder than men. “More than one billion people, mostly women, are living in extreme poverty and the change in the trend makes few experts feel the onset of ‘feminization’ of poverty.”

She further said that in Pakistan, societal attitudes and norms, as well as cultural practices such as Karo Kari and Vani severely affected women’s mental health. Religious and ethnic conflicts, along with the dehumanising attitude towards women, the extended family system, role of in-laws, represented major issues and stressors, Dr Niaz said, adding: “Gender discrimination at each stage of the female life cycle contributes to health disparity, sex selective abortions, neglect of girl children, reproductive mortality, and poor access to healthcare for girls and women.” She stated that risk of depression in women was higher during the childbearing years. She said women were also vulnerable to depression during the period immediately after childbirth.
Source

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Two rams and a woman

Saudia Arabia is the birthplace of Islam, so which do you suppose merits a harsher penalty there - stealing sheep or beating your wife to death?

"We have an entrenched judicial system that is based on Divine Law and not personal whims. This is the reason why I could not understand two recent court verdicts handed out on the same day.

In the first ruling, two thieves who stole two rams were sentenced to three years imprisonment and 1,000 lashes each.

The second ruling of two years imprisonment and 200 whiplashes was for a husband who beat his wife until she swallowed her tongue and died.

I could not find any explanation for the great difference in the two rulings although they were reached under the same law. Are the two rams more valuable than the woman or is the life of a human being cheaper than that of livestock?

I am not evaluating the judicial system or delving into the parameters of the rulings. I’m just trying to understand how some judges think and issue their verdicts? It might be true that the woman was killed unintentionally and the rams were stolen with intent, but this will not answer the questions that arise from the two verdicts.

I doubt very much the Ministry of Justice will include the two verdicts in its records because they contradict the picture that the ministry is trying to draw that court verdicts are based on principles of fairness and not the personal views of judges.

I know that the judiciary has a spirit that is not separated from the recorded text and which judges cannot do without while carrying out their duties. However, some amazing rulings make us doubtful of this spirit.

In the West, we often hear about contradicting rulings in almost identical cases. However, these contradictions should not exist here as our justice is based on Shariah, not personal assessment or whims even if the case was of two rams whose destiny we do not know."

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Friday, February 13, 2009

The Status of Women in Islam - lower than beasts...

Prophet Muhammad said "Three things spoil one's prayer: A woman, a black dog and a donkey."
Dare to watch this video and say what you think!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentines Day More Dangerous than AIDS, Cholera, and Ebola?...

"In a few days something very important and dangerous will take place in the world of the youth - perhaps even more important than tonight’s Al-Ahli soccer match. People will follow this event everywhere. I am talking about the global Valentine’s Day, the global holiday of love.

"In a few days' time, Planet Earth will turn red. We will become the reddest planet in the universe. Everything red will become more expensive. Red teddy bears, red candles, red pens - they will all become more expensive. Only one red thing will become cheaper: The blood of Muslims. All this is the result of the sins committed by Muslim youth."

"A Very Dangerous Virus... The Valentine Virus"

"In a few days time, a very dangerous virus will attack the body of the nation. What virus? Is it AIDS? No, something more dangerous. Something more dangerous than Ebola, which dissolves the human body, more dangerous than cholera, which killed half of Europe a few centuries ago. I am talking about the Valentine virus, people.

"I have come tonight to warn all boys and girls about an extremely dangerous virus, which is about to attack the hearts of the nation’s youth, and to destroy our relations with God. We must confront this Valentine virus! [...]

"The More You Celebrate Valentine’s Day, The More the Jews and Christians Are Happy, and the More the Prophet Muhammad is Sad"

"Imagine that the Prophet Muhammad is standing before you, and so are the Jews and the Christians. The more you celebrate Valentine’s Day, the more the Jews and Christians are happy, and the more the Prophet Muhammad is sad. The more you do this, the more the Jews and the Christians gloat at us, while tears flow from the Prophet’s eyes. Do you want to make the Prophet sad and the Jews and Christians happy?!

"People, if Muhammad Ahmad Ibrahim holds a party, and George Mikhail whatever holds a different party, [Muhammad the Muslim] will wear the same clothes as [George the Christian], both will buy dresses for their wives from the same shop, both will seat their wives on the stage for all the people to see, both will book a hall in the same club, both will invite single men and women and have them intermingle, both will hire a band, musicians, and female singers and dancers, and both will have crowds intermingling outside the club. If you are invited to Muhammad’s party, how would you distinguish it from George’s party?

"You can’t tell the difference between a Fatima and a Mary anymore. Fatima wears the same clothes as Mary, listens to the same songs, she loves the same singers, and she watches the same TV channels. How long will we go on living this lie?"

- Muslim Cleric Hazem Shuman

More Dangerous than AIDS, Cholera, and Ebola?...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Complete Guide to Pedophilia in Islam

There has been a great deal of debate over pedophilia in Islam. We, ex-Muslims, have collected a lot of data in bits and pieces regarding the pedophilic character of Muhammad. For the readers, particularly those with limited access to Internet around the world, to have an access to all the data regarding Islamic pedophilia with a single click, I have compiled them into a booklet.
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Pedophilia in the Quran

The Quran allows pedophilia. Though there is no verse, which gives clear sanction to pedophilia, there are some verses, which clearly allows the practice.

The Quran has stipulated a waiting period for divorced women to get remarried. This waiting period is called Iddah as mentioned in the Quran. But there is an exception; Allah, the God of the Quran, prescribes no Iddah for a category of divorced women:

O ye who believe! If ye wed believing women and divorce them before ye have touched them, then there is no period that ye should reckon. But content them and release them handsomely.

Ya ayyuha allatheena amanoo itha nakahtumu almuminati thumma tallaqtumoohunna min qabli an tamassoohunna fama lakum AAalayhinna min AAiddatin taAAtaddoonaha famattiAAoohunna wasarrihoohunna sarahan jameelan [Quran. 33:49]

From this verses, it is understood that Iddah (stipulated waiting period) is tied to consummation of the marriage. If a woman is divorced by her husband before touching her, i.e. before having sex with her, she need not observe any waiting period to get remarried.

Clearly the reasons for Allah to stipulate Iddah is to avoid chances of pregnancy as a result of sexual relations between the married couple before their divorce.

In cases of divorces, where the husband had sex with the wife, the Quran specifies the Iddah, a waiting period of three months, in verse 65:4:

Such of your women as have passed the age of monthly courses, for them the prescribed period, if ye have any doubts, is three months, and for those who have no courses (it is the same): for those who carry (life within their wombs), their period is until they deliver their burdens: and for those who fear Allah, He will make their path easy.

Waalla-ee ya-isna mina almaheedi min nisa-ikum ini irtabtum faAAiddatuhunna thalathatu ashhurin waalla-ee lam yahidna waolatu al-ahmali ajaluhunna an yadaAAna hamlahunna waman yattaqi Allaha yajAAal lahu min amrihi yusran.

Here, Iddah is prescribed to two categories of women. First it says: “Yaisna mina al-maheedhi”—that is, “those women who are desperate of menses”. This indicates women, who reached the stage of menstruation but do not menstruate. The other category are those, who have reached menopause. Desperate of menses points to women, who, though reached the age, fail to menstruate. Their Iddah period is three months. This is prescribed probably to take maximum precaution about her being pregnant. Next, there comes “Wallaee Lam yahidhna”—that is, “those who have not menstruated yet”; this group of women are prepubescent girls, who have not menstruated yet. Here, the Iddah prescribed for them is the same: three months.

[I would urge readers to take particular attention on the phrase “Wallaee Lam Yahidhna”; because, it is going to be most important in this article.]

Let us sum up the two verses: a woman, divorced before sex, need not observe any Iddah at all [33:49].

But what is the reason for the prescribed Iddah for girls, who haven’t menstruated yet?

It is, obviously, because sexual intercourse has occurred between the child and her husband. It is, thus, clear that marrying prepubescent girls and having sex with them is sanctioned by the Quran.


Muslim Denials

Quranic verses with such obvious sanction of pedophilia is not enough to convinced some Muslims that pedophilia is permitted in Islam. They like to assign a different meaning and interpretation to the phrase “Lam Yahidhna” (“Not menstruated yet”) in verses 65:4. Some Muslims argue that this phrase only refers to women, who have reached the age of puberty, but fail to have courses. This is the main argument. But it holds little water, because the group of women, who have reached the age of puberty and do not menstruate, is covered in the verse in phrase: ”Yaisna min al-Maheedhi”i.e. desperate for menstruation. Two categories of women can be desperate of menses:

1. Women, who have reached menopause, and

2. Women, who have reached the stage of puberty but do not menstruate.

Women, who have reached the stage of menstruation but fail to have menstrual courses, have been covered in the phrase “Yaisna Min al-Maheedhi”. The phrase under trial here is “Lam Yahidhna”, which comes next to it. It is a simple logic that a group of women, already covered in the earlier phrase, need not be repeated or covered again in next phrase. The Quran is the words of almighty Allah; it is not a matter of joke.

The secondly argument that comes from such Muslims is word “Nisa” in verse 65:4. They argue that “Nisa” means women; so the verse does not refer to prepubescent girls, but mature women. But this is an utterly lame excuse, which can be refuted using the same Quran. See some verses from Quran where we find the word “Nisa”:

Continue reading here

The Islamic Pleasure of the Thighs of Pre-Pubescent girls...

What did Prophet Mohamed do with Aisha between the time he married and the time he consummated the marriage? It is called mufa'khathat......watch video and enlighten yourself to the perversions of Islam


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Eight year old girl "married off" to 47 year old man to settle a debt..

We need to not refer to this sort of purchase as a marriage. Marriage requires consenting adults. This is buying a goat...








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A group fighting for women's rights in Saudi Arabia condemned a judge Wednesday for refusing to annul the marriage of an 8-year-old girl to a 47-year-old man.

The group's co-founder, Wajeha al-Huwaider, told CNN that achieving human rights in the kingdom means standing against those who want to "keep us backward and in the dark ages."

The Society of Defending Women's Rights in Saudi Arabia, in a statement published on its Web site, called on the "minister of justice and human rights groups to interfere now in this case" by divorcing the girl from the man. "They must end this marriage deal which was made by the father of the girl and the husband."

On Saturday, the judge, Sheikh Habib Abdallah al-Habib, dismissed a petition brought by the girl's mother.

The mother's lawyer, Abdullah al-Jutaili, said the judge found that the mother -- who is separated from the girl's father -- is not the legal guardian, and therefore cannot represent her daughter.

The judge requested, and received, a pledge from the husband, who was in court, not to allow the marriage to be consummated until the girl reaches puberty, al-Jutaili said. When she reaches puberty, the judge ruled, the girl will have the right to request a divorce by filing a petition with the court, the lawyer said.

Al-Jutaili said the girl's father arranged the marriage in order to settle his debts with the man, "a close friend" of his.

The man has "pledged not to consummate the marriage until she reaches puberty".
Watch for our next post to learn what Muslims are allowed to do with pre-pubescent girls according to the Sunnah of Prophet Mohammed..

Sunday, February 08, 2009

There's no such thing as Voluntary Hijab!

Child hijab is an extreme form of violence against children -
For all women, hijab (the veil) universally and unquestionably signifies subjugation and servitude. It is so everywhere and in every case. It is argued that there are some adult women in Europe who 'choose' to wear the hijab. This is a seemingly sound 'legal' argument. In real life, however, few veiled adult women ever get to taste any degree of freedom of choice in any respect of family, married and social life, be it in clothing, social life, behaviour, or even a simple thing like food. Few adult hijab-wearing women have not experienced the fear and terror of Islamic environments hanging over their lives. They are not citizens with freedom of choice but human beings fearful of jack knives, deprived of social rights, subjugated, and alienated by the atmosphere of terror existing in Islamic patriarchal environments. Under such conditions, speaking of 'volition' or 'free choice' in dress is a travesty of these concepts. Choosing the hijab as a mode of dress by adult women is no more 'voluntary' than, for instance, the 'choice' to stay in family relations that abound in terror and torture. In fact, in today's world, the concepts of volition and choice have clear, comprehensible meanings. They can hardly be interpreted arbitrarily. However, these clear concepts are easily made obscure when it comes to the rights of women living in Islamic environments due to concessions made to religion and racism towards those born into Islamic environments.

It is not hard to understand the reason why women living in Islamic environments surrender. In Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Somalia where honour killings are daily threats to women's lives, speaking of choice in dress is an offensive joke. In Islamic environments where even women's breathing is measured, there are some adult hijab-wearing women who stop attempting to bring about change. 'Choice', or, more precisely, surrender, can be understood by reviewing the deprived childhood and adolescence of these women. They have simply surrendered in order to 'survive'. We know surrendered human beings want dignity to survive. They need to make themselves and others believe that they have some control over some corner of their lives. They 'deceive' themselves in order to be able to cope with the limitations. 'Voluntary hijab' of adult women is supposed to provide a sense of control over something in their life, as well as give a little self-confidence.

In fact, the surrendered justify their captivity and slavery and portray it as logical and tolerable in order to gain some respect in their lives. It is here that some racists take snap shots of the 'high' status of these victims, share in the victims' self-deception, justify their servitude and theorize this justification through cultural relativism. They say that the hijab is the 'free choice' of these women. This choice is made as 'freely' as the choice made by a European woman to remain in an abusive relationship! Legally, this choice is as legitimate as the choice and freedom to remain in a sadistic relationship!

Child Hijab

The veiling of children is another matter all together. It is where discrimination and force are imposed on children. It is where society, the family, and adults attack children. The veiling of children must be declared illegal all over the world as a form of violence against children. Children do not have any type of 'voluntary' or 'compulsory' hijab. The deprivation of under-age girls from freedom of comfortable, prevalent, nice- looking clothing, despite any justification to the contrary, must be forbidden just as it is prohibited to cover their mouths, cuff their hands or blindfold their eyes. The former should be prohibited with the clarity of the latter. If one's conscience, public opinion or a 'contemporary' state categorically rejects the idea of allowing a group of young girls being paraded around one part of town with their eyes blindfolded, their hands cuffed, and their mouths duct-taped, then they should categorically not tolerate child veiling either. However, we have seen, and continue to see, that this is not the case. We have seen, and continue to see, how Western states like Sweden, Canada, Britain, and Germany have for years watched such parades without moving an eyelid. For such 'modern' states, the girls being paraded under the shroud of hijab, prior to being human beings and citizens, are 'immigrants', 'foreigners', 'outsiders'. They measure the rights of these 'immigrants', even if they are residents and citizens, with the yardsticks of nationality, religion, and ethnicity. Their rights are not covered by international conventions pertaining to human rights, women's rights, children's rights, elderly rights, criminals' rights and civil rights. Their basic rights are conditional to the religion, ethnicity, and traditions of their family and place of birth. And they call this sickening hypocrisy 'respect for all cultures'. Cultural relativism is thus a practical platform for discriminating against girls and women. It leaves the life, education, and health of girls at the mercy of religious families, religious schools, and the ethnocentric values of the father. They have no belief in the universality of the rights of children or human beings. They are racist!

The veil is not just another kind of clothing; opposing it is not just defending the right to freedom of clothing even though it is put forward as such. It is not something that a woman decides to put on for a change one day and to take it off the next. It is not a costume put on a young girl who is going to a costume party! Veiling young girls teaches them that they belong to an inferior sex and should be ashamed, and that they are sex objects and must limit their physical movements. By the same token, young boys are taught they belong to the 'superior' sex, and that girls are inferior and sex objects. An unbridgeable gap is thus created and institutionalized between the two sexes at the expense of young girls' deprivation and young boys' 'empowerment'. That is when the license for violence against women is issued. This marks the beginning of 'sexual apartheid', the official subjugation of women during childhood and the nipping in the bud their potentialities to enjoy a happy, creative life. It marks the beginning of the process of making two unequal sexes out of two born-equal ones. This is the beginning of human alienation. The goal is to produce two 'deformed' sexes, i.e. superior and inferior, master and slave, bread-winner and dependent, strong and weak. Much more than an item of clothing, the hijab is a decree of prohibition enforced on young girls; it is a series of laws, threats and tools designed to subjugate and enslave them.

Child hijab is an extreme form of violence against children: * Children are deprived of sports and movement. * Girls are transformed into sex objects from the age of nine. Their 'coming of age' is celebrated and they are virtually prepared for all sorts of sexual abuse. * They are robbed of their self-respect, self-esteem, ambitions, aspirations, and sexuality. * They begin to see boys as inherently 'dangerous', rapists and cruel. * They are deprived of the right to freely socialise with boys and are perceived by boys as sex objects, weak, ignorant, wrongdoers who must be put under men's guardianship. * They are denied music, dancing, and skipping around, of practically all sports, and of certain fields. * Their freedom of personal taste is denied and divided into sacred and profane.

In a nutshell, child veiling is a system of brainwashing girls and boys; it is a tool to marginalise half of society's children. It aims to alienate the two sexes. It must be eliminated.
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Read the whole article by
Soraya Shahabi at The Organization for the Emancipation of Women

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Islam = Cultural Genocide

The performers of the jaipongan, a Sundanese traditional dance, now have to change their costume and type of performance on stage. Besides covering up their bodies, dancers are also asked to make their moves more modest. "Exposed parts of the body should be covered," said Herdiwan Iing Suranta, West Java Culture and Tourism chief, contacted by Tempo in Bandung yesterday.



According to Herdiwan, the request came from West Java governor, Ahmad Heryawan, as conveyed to West Java Culture Office official, Wawan Ridwan. "During the hand over, Wawan conveyed the governor's message," Herdiwan said.

Herdiwan confirmed the information yesterday, following the issue concerning the ban on jaipongan dance in West Java. The issue upset many dance artists in Bandung.

Herdiwan said the governor did not directly give him the instruction, however, the previous official conveyed the governor's mandate specifically to him.

Other than covering the "bare shoulders' of the costume, the dancers should also reduce the hip movements in the dance. "It's like reducing just 10 percent of the movement. It won't affect the beauty of the dance," Herdiwan said.

The controversial pornography law has been blasted for targeting cultural heritage, after West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan used it as a legal basis to forbid Jaipong dancers from wearing "sexy" costumes and executing "provocative" dance moves.

Herdiwan said he agreed with the mandate, pointing out that the government was not banning jaipongan, but only reminded that some groups in the community feel uncomfortable with the bare parts of the dancers' body and the demonstrative hip movements. "It is not to discourage the artists' creativity," he said.

The West Java administration's ban has prompted severe criticism from artists and legislators who blast it as a move to curb the traditional arts and culture of local people.

Bandung-born singer and dancer Dewi Gita said she did not see the need for the administration to delve into the matter when there were so many other problems affecting the province, including floods, poverty and expensive education.

"You see, Jaipong has nearly vanished. It is our unique heritage and we should do our best to keep it alive. But instead of supporting the internationally recognized dance, the authorities encourage its extinction," she said.

With thanks to Shiva & IBLOGA

Semi-Arab Dhivehi dancers and onlookers

their capital crime was...translating the Qur'an

No one knows who brought the book to the mosque, or at least no one dares say.

The pocket-size translation of the Quran has already landed six men in prison in Afghanistan and left two of them begging judges to spare their lives. They're accused of modifying the Quran and their fate could be decided Sunday in court.

The trial illustrates what critics call the undue influence of hardline clerics in Afghanistan, a major hurdle as the country tries to establish a lawful society amid war and militant violence.

The book appeared among gifts left for the cleric at a major Kabul mosque after Friday prayers in September 2007. It was a translation of the Quran into one of Afghanistan's languages, with a note giving permission to reprint the text as long as it was distributed for free.

Some of the men of the mosque said the book would be useful to Afghans who didn't know Arabic, so they took up a collection for printing. The mosque's cleric asked Ahmad Ghaws Zalmai, a longtime friend, to get the books printed.

But as some of the 1,000 copies made their way to conservative Muslim clerics in Kabul, whispers began, then an outcry.

Many clerics rejected the book because it did not include the original Arabic verses alongside the translation. It's a particularly sensitive detail for Muslims, who regard the Arabic Quran as words given directly by God. A translation is not considered a Quran itself, and a mistranslation could warp God's word.

The clerics said Zalmai, a stocky 54-year-old spokesman for the attorney general, was trying to anoint himself as a prophet. They said his book was trying to replace the Quran, not offer a simple translation. Translated editions of the Quran abound in Kabul markets, but they include Arabic verses.

The country's powerful Islamic council issued an edict condemning the book.

"In all the mosques in Afghanistan, all the mullahs said, 'Zalmai is an infidel. He should be killed,'" Zalmai recounted as he sat outside the chief judge's chambers waiting for a recent hearing.

Zalmai lost friends quickly. He was condemned by colleagues and even by others involved in the book's printing. A mob stoned his house one night, said his brother, Mahmood Ghaws.

Police arrested Zalmai as he was fleeing to Pakistan, along with three other men the government says were trying to help him escape. The publisher and the mosque's cleric, who signed a letter endorsing the book, were also jailed.

Read it all here - 2 Afghans face death over translation of Quran

Friday, February 06, 2009

Moderate Muslim Maldivian and the Original Homeboys of Mohammed

"Most of these people are not actually Muslims but hiding behind religion so nobody can question when they fulfill their sick fantasies by legalising child marriage."

"Most of these people" happen to be..mm...er... - the total Muslim Population is 1.84 billion in year 2007. There is not only the lack of a minimum age for marriage in the Qur'an, but also the permission for child marriage implied by the permission granted to divorce prepubescent girls (Qur'an 65:4).

"The "fact" that Aisha was a minor when Prophet Mohamed married her is actually a myth -- a distortion of history by Wahhaabees who like to have sex with children. Also a distortion of Hadith by the Wahhaabees."
1.84 billion Muslims believe the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old - except for a few like anonymous whose reasoning is developed enough to understand that it is wrong and its called rape, but not enough reasoning capacity to leave it - the fear of Allah has been driven into him so well that the only recourse is to claim that Koran and Hadith are being misinterpreted or that they are distorted.

"Wahhaabees are the single most eminent threat to humanity and everybody should be discouraged from it. If Anni keeps on allowing Adaalath to spread Wahhabism, we have no choice but to vote out Anni in the Parliamentary elections and then impeach him."
Momos homies are well entrenched in Maldives - good luck with impeaching the President for spreading Wahhabism! Will changing the President make the Wahhabees change their beliefs overnight?
"The real Islam is altogether something different. If only people like Dhivehi Christian engaged in making people aware of the real Islam rather than engage in Islam-bashing because the religion has been hijacked by the sicko Wahhaabees, the world and Maldives will be a nicer place."

The real Islam is the things Muslims have been practicing for 1400 years and what is in the texts of Islam. Muslims are trained NOT TO FIND anything wrong in their texts. So they blame interpretation or distortion - some people are "hijacking Islam."

This is a message to Muslims who want to convince non-Muslims that Islam is a religion of peace.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Divorcee, age 10, launches book about shocking Muslim child bride ordeal

A schoolgirl who was married by the age of eight today launched a new book about her extraordinary ordeal.

Nojoud Ali, now aged 10, is in Paris promoting an autobiography which is set to be a worldwide bestseller.

British publishers are already queuing up for the rights to a story which has been taken up by women’s rights groups worldwide.

Last year a court in Yemen annulled Nojoud’s arranged marriage to a 29-year-old man.

The minimum age for marriage is currently 15 years-old in the country, but parents are allowed to overrule the law if they judge that their daughter is ‘ready’ for marriage.

Noujoud’s strict Muslim family had decided she was, forcing her to go and live with Faez Ali Thameur.

The pair did consummate the marriage, it is claimed.

Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the world, is notorious for its child brides.

Noujoud’s unemployed father, Mohammad Ali Al-Ahdal, told the court he felt obliged to marry off his daughter after receiving repeated threats from the would-be husband and his entourage.

He said was frightened because his oldest daughter had been kidnapped several years earlier and had been forced to marry her abductor.

Noujoud said she was also regularly beaten by her husband. Shatha Nasser, Noujoud’s lawyer, said: ‘Child brides are common in parts of Yemen, but this case received wider attention because it reached court.’

Now Nojoud and her eight year-old sister Hifa are able to go to school thanks to financial donations from human rights activists.

Her case was also taken up by politicians including Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice and the actress Nicole Kidman.

Visiting Pantin, a suburb of Paris yesterday, Nojoud said: ‘Now I want to return to school so as to become a lawyer and help other girls like me.’

‘Me, Nojoud, 10, divorcee’ is published by Michel Lafon.

From: The Daily Mail

Monday, February 02, 2009

Understanding the Muslim Mind

This is an up-close and personal account of the religious arrogance and ignorance that characterizes much of the Islamic world.
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Continuing with my last topic of evolution, or lack thereof, in a Muslim mind, let me give you three real-life examples of how I observed Islam’s toxic effect on the mind of Muslims and how, in my view, they will effect the world around us in the foreseeable future.

1. Mind of a Sri Lankan Muslim

Two years ago while traveling through Sri Lanka I befriended a taxi driver in Colombo.

He was a young devout Muslim from a family of ten: two aged parents and eight grown-up children. He was the youngest member of the family born and bred in Sri Lanka. From my chats with him during several excursions in the city, I pieced together a detailed picture of the conditions and aspirations of Muslims in Sri Lanka.

Muslims constituted only 7% of the population in in Sri Lanka. This boy of 22 knew that. He told me in a meaningful way that non-Muslim Sri Lankans are too cautious when it comes to raising a family. They worry about the education and upbringing of their offspring too much; for that reason, birth-rate amongst non-Muslims is quite low. Muslims in Sri Lanka, on the other hand, believe that Allah will provide everything and do not care how many children they have. This boy was prophetic. Current Muslim population of Sri Lanka is listed as 9% according to many guide-books.

Upon my enquiry as to how he got along with his non-Muslim neighbors, he praised them for their placidity and then complained that he found it quite annoying that Muslims had to take their cowardly neighbor religious sensitivity into account and slaughter animals hidden from the public eye. He assured me that as soon as Muslims were in ascendancy in his country, which, he was sure, would happen in his lifetime, one of the first laws to be passed will be sanctioning of slaughtering of animals in the open, like in any Muslim country. While visiting Hindu temples with me, he proudly informed me that Muslims never allow non-Muslim Sri Lankans to enter mosques, as they were unclean. He was also quite sure that if allowed, Muslims being the worthy fighters and jihadis, can sort out the Tamils within a very short time.

In order to understand better the Muslim society in Sri Lanka, I even accepted his offer of a cuppa at his house towards the end of my stay. All that I had heard from this young ‘time bomb’ proved absolutely certain. Indeed, the visit proved even more shocking: the rest of his family members appeared even more radicalized and angrier at their majority countrymen. I felt absolutely horrified at the prospect of what is in store for the affable, but oblivious to danger, non-Muslim Sri Lankans.

2. Mind of my young, ambitious nephew

On my last visit to Pakistan, my 18 year nephew visited me and implored to arrange a visa for him to go to England. He was close to completing his schooling but was quite despondent of his future prospects in Pakistan. I explained to him that even though I will endeavor to help him all I can, the final word would rest with the British consulate and it would be his academic records, which, in the end, would decide his fate. My motive was to inspire him to study harder as he seemed quite lacking in knowledge for his age. I also told him that he would have to supplement his studies in England with menial jobs. He seemed absolutely comfortable with that news.

As I was once analyzing a disturbing verse from the Quran (9:29), he arrived. I decided to test him on his humanity and asked if he had ever read Quran. He proudly replied that he had, several times, but only in Arabic and therefore did not understand any of it. I explained the verse to him and asked for his thoughts on this fascist verse. Without any hesitation, he responded that he absolutely believes it is correct. Upon my flustered query as to how can he think of subjugating or killing his hosts in England, he replied to my astonishment that once Islam has overwhelmed England, this verse would become mandatory and Allah’s deed must be carried out. I couldn’t help but feel awed at the corrupting power of Islam.

3. Mind of my educated, progressive, and nonreligious Muslim brother

The third incident, which I wish to relate, came soon after the above incidence during a dinner chat with my progressive, highly educated and largely nonreligious brother. I was lamenting to him at the Taliban’s tactics of usurping power in Pakistan. He coolly informed me that Taliban are good people except that they have interpreted Islam wrongly and all true Muslims harbor a Taliban within them. Much shocked at this statement, I asked him to show me what part Taliban had misinterpreted from the Quran. Noticing that he was attempting to change the subject, I persisted and asked him if he had read the Quran with the understanding of it meaning. Not surprisingly, the answer was a somewhat embarrassing "NO".

After the dinner, I asked him to bring out his translated copy of the Quran. He did not possess one. What he luckily did have though was a functioning computer in his son’s room. I persuaded him to sit with me and I got out the verses which were being used, with proof and through their own mouth by Osama, Naik, Israr and many other unabashed fascist nuts. I showed him ahadiths, which corroborated those verses from the Bukhari and Muslim collection. I could almost hear his Islamic world collapsing inside him and heard his heartbeat rising. I knew that I was very near to my goal of making him see the truth. It was just seconds away when all of a sudden he almost toppled the monitor and got up in a rage screaming that it was all western propaganda. He started an incoherent, and increasingly alarming, tirade against the Jews, the West and America and eventually blamed me for being an instrument in the hands of some Western think-tank. Suffice it to say that I left his house with a heavy heart that there is little no hope for a peaceable future for our globe.

By Dr. Omar Zia, Pakistani-born ex-Muslim.