Islam and Women

I could not remain a Muslim because Islam hates women.  I think I always knew this, but as I got older that knowledge became more acute, Islam wants women to cover themselves, to stay indoors, to obey men, however stupid those men are.  Islam says that women are inferior in every way.  Islam distorted my father’s feelings.  He did not want us, his own daughters, to be happy or fulfilled.  He only wanted us to be good Muslims and for daughters this means to be suffering Muslims.  What sort of religion forces fathers to make their daughters suffer?  What sort of father thinks that his daughter’s hair is shameful?  What sort of father tells her she cannot sing and dance when she is happy?  A Muslim father.

This is why I am not a Muslim.  My children, boys and girls, will be able to feel the wind in their hair.  They will not be ashamed.  They can sing and dance as much as they like.  Nothing they do will shame me, as long as it is done with life and joy.  Islam has no joy.  Islam is a cult of tears and death.

Testimony submitted to the web site of the Institute for the Secularization of Islamic Society

A man is never alone with a woman without Satan also being present.
Hadith Al-Albani, Sahih al-Jami, vol. 1, p. 234.]

 


Western Muslim's Racist Race Spree (frontpagemag.com 12/27/05)

The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property,
 either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery
until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.


Sir Winston Churchill, The River War, Vol. II, pp. 248-50, London: Longman, Green & Co., 1899)

 


Movie about the Violent Oppression of Women in Islam


Wafa Sultan about The Life of Women Under Islam

 

    The Muslims who raped the Swedish victim probably believed they were carrying out their Islamic duty.  Kasem in an interview with Frontpage Magazine explained:

According to Islam, Muslims are at perpetual war with the non-Muslims. Wherever, there is even a shred of Islam (even a single Muslim) it is incumbent upon him to enforce Islam in whatever capacity. This means, as per Islamic law (Sharia), infidel women, who do not comply with the Islamic dress codes, are captives of the Muslims living in the infidel territory. In Hedaya, the Hanafi law manual, we find that a Muslim living in an infidel land is allowed to have unlimited sex with the non-Muslim women without having the need to marry them. This should explain why, many Islamic men in the infidel world are caught for raping the ‘slutty’ ‘bitchy’, ‘whores’; of the western countries. They deserve to be purified by Islamic rape, as many such Muslim will say.

The Islamic hatred for western women who do not cover their bodies with Islamic ‘tents’ knows no bound. In 2006, the Mufti of Australia, Sheikh Hilali considered these western women as the ‘cat’s’ meat, that is: these western women deserve to be eaten (sexually) by Muslim men who chance upon them. We might not like what Mufti Hilali said, but he is absolutely correct. Islam allows Muslim men to have forced sex upon non-Muslim women who do not cover their ‘meat’. Here is the proof:

In verse 33:59. Allah says: O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allah is Ever of Forgiving, Most Merciful...

In Islam, Muslim men are allowed to have unlimited sexual intercourse with maidservants and/or sexual slaves. A Muslim man commits rape if and only if he has sex with a Muslim woman out of wedlock. Having forced sex with an infidel, uncovered woman does not at all constitute rape, Islamically speaking.

The natural conclusion is that Muslim men are completely free to Islamically rape these infidel women, if these whores fall in Muslim men's hands.
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Gutmann is of the opinion that hijabisation of Muslim women living in western countries is to prevent the infidel men from touching/being intimate with them. This is a good observation. I would go one step forward and state that this attitude is more prevalent among the male of middle-eastern/Arab origin. Please note that these men have no qualm sleeping/having sex with infidel women, but they will never tolerate infidel men being intimate with Arab/middle-east women. There are instances when Arab men have murdered infidel western men for having sex with hijabised/Arab women. The message is very clear: hijabisation is to prevent the Muslim women from mixing/ being intimate with infidel men. Thus, besides strictly repressing the sexuality of a Muslim woman, hijab/niqab is also meant to establish a permanent barrier between a Muslim woman and an infidel man. Mentioned before, note again the double-standard: Muslim men are free to have unfettered sex with infidel women, but the Muslim women cannot have the same privilege.

Earlier I mentioned that Muhammad’s last instruction to Muslim men was to beat women and treat them as domestic animals. A Muslim woman’s hijab/niqab truly reflects this servitude of women to Muhammad’s command. A hijab/niqab is a leash on a woman, much like a domesticated dog. A hijabised Muslim woman is no better than a domestic dog.

    The most senior judge in England declared that Islamic legal principles in Shariah law may be used within Muslim communities in Britain to settle marital arguments as long as it was consistent with English law.  Shariah is not consistent with English law.  If a Shariah court ruled in a certain way and it was in violation of British law I doubt the victim of a Shariah ruling would risk doing anything about it and British judges would be afraid to rule against the Shariah ruling.  If a Muslim woman appealed to British law to challenge a Shariah ruling she'd be seen as an infidel who betrayed Islam and Islamic law requires that those who leave Islam be killed.  Cal Thomas in an article in the Washington Times wrote:

Here are just some of the "benefits" British Muslim women can look forward to if Shariah law replaces English law: The Muslim woman cannot marry without parental approval, worsening the problem of forced marriage; marriages can be conducted without the presence of a bride, as long as the guardian consents, creating a climate for underage and early marriage; Muslim women may only marry Muslim men.

It gets worse. A Muslim man can divorce his wife by repudiating her; he has no obligation to support a former wife, or her children after the divorce; women are prohibited from divorcing a husband without his consent; abuse is not grounds for a woman to end a marriage; in matters of inheritance, sons are entitled to twice as much of an estate as daughters.

Divorced women must remain single. If they remarry, they can lose custody of their children. There is no similar requirement for a man. Child custody often reverts to the father at a preset age, even if the father has been abusive.

    On this web page, I discuss the Islamic attitude toward women.  This attitude can be divided into the Islamic attitude toward infidel women and the Islamic attitude toward Islamic women.  I start with what Islamic sources say and then give examples of how this is being put into practice in modern times.  It is important to keep in mind that not all Muslims think alike, and that there are Muslims who are respectful of both infidel and Moslem women.

Maged Thabet Al-Kholidy wrote in the Yemen Times an article titled There Must be Violence Against Women Maged complained that:

"Some human rights organizations recently have attacked violent acts against women, standing against any type of violence – even that between a father and daughter – and citing the cases of some women as examples."

In a frontpagemagazine symposium (Gender Apartheid and Islam, 12/30/04) Ali Sina argued with two apologists for Islam's teachings on women, Ms. Julia Roach and Mohammad El Mallah.  Mr. Sina said:

Let us see what the Quran says about women. It says  “men have a degree (of advantage) over them” 2:228 ; that the witness of woman is worth half of that of man 2:282; that women inherit half of their male siblings, 4:11-12; that a man can marry two or three or four women 4:3; that if a women becomes captive in a war, her Muslim master is allowed to rape her 33:50; that if a woman is not totally submissive to her husband she will enter Hell 66:10;   that women are “tilth” for their husbands (to cultivate them)  2:223; that men are in charge of women, as if women were imbeciles or minors who could not take care of themselves; that they must be obedient to their husbands or be admonished (verbally abused), banished from the bed (psychologically abused) and beaten (physically abused) 4:34.  

These verses define the station of women in Islam...

Ms. Roach laments that Islam is not practiced in all parts of the world by all Muslims to the standard prescribed by Allah in the Qur’an.  

For that we should give thanks to God. Imagine if all Muslims were to stone or hang victims of rape or flog women for minor offenses such as exposing a flock of hair. In fact, the countries that practice Islam to its fullest are truly barbaric. Just think of the suffering of the women in Afghanistan during the rule of the Taliban. Women were not allowed to go out of their homes or work. Male doctors were not allowed to visit female patients. So, when women became sick, there was no one to take care of them and they died. The more a country becomes Islamic the more hellish it gets.  

Ms. Roach comforts herself by thinking that after women die they can expect to be treated equally and says “Women's souls have equal value to those of Men's”. In other words, what she is saying is that while women live a life of slavery, abuse and deprivation in this world they can rejoice because after they die they will be treated equally. Although I find this a vacuous bargain, the truth is that even this promise is not true. Women in Islam are not treated equally even in death.  

Men are promised many virgins after they die. What do women get? They get their old lousy husband to share with 72 voluptuous celestial virgins. With that many high-bosomed houries why would any man want to spend a night with an old wife? Do women get also young celestial studs to have orgies with? No they don’t. They have to maintain their “modesty” even after their death. The truth is that in Islam men and women are not treated equally even after their death.  

In fact, according to Muhammad few women ever make it to Paradise . The majority of them end up in Hell. Let us see what the Prophet says in this regards. This is where he describes his hallucinatory visit to hell and paradise:  

"Then I saw the (Hell) Fire, and I have never before, seen such a horrible sight as that, and I saw that the majority of its dwellers were women." The people asked, "O Allah's Apostle! What is the reason for that?" He replied, "Because of their ungratefulness." It was said. "Do they disbelieve in Allah (are they ungrateful to Allah)?" He replied, "They are not thankful to their husbands and are ungrateful for the favors done to them. Even if you do good to one of them all your life, when she seems some harshness from you, she will say, "I have never seen any good from you.' " Bukhari 7.62.125...

She [Ms. Roach] also claims that a Muslim woman has the right to sexual satisfaction within her marriage and clarified that “if a woman is unsatisfied she can obtain a divorce”. Is that true? Under the Sharia women are not allowed to divorce even if their husband beats them. The decision to divorce rest only on man's whims. Now imagine a women going to a Judge demanding divorce accusing her husband of impotency. How can you humiliate the gigantic ego of a Muslim man and expect to live after that? She will be a dead woman the next day. If she survives and manages to divorce, she will be seen as a whore by everyone. A divorced woman has nowhere to go in the Islamic world. I do not know whether Ms. Roach has ever lived in an Islamic country. Muslim women are not allowed to have any libido. It is not pious for women to have sexual feelings. In fact the genital mutilation is designed to take away any sexual pleasure from them. Women are not supposed to enjoy sex. If they have any libido, there is a risk that they may fornicate and commit sin. Women must only provide satisfaction to their husbands and deny all their own sexual needs. According to a tradition: 

Allah's Apostle said, "If a husband calls his wife to his bed (i.e. to have sexual relation) and she refuses and causes him to sleep in anger, the angels will curse her till  morning." Bukhari 4.54.450 

It is hilarious to think that the angels have nothing better to do than sit around and curse the poor woman all the night for depriving them from watching the live porno show.  If Allah must punish woman for not satisfying the sexual needs of their husbands why does he needs angels to lobby him for it? Isn’t it a waste of angel’s resources?  

In one sense this is all truly very funny. But in another, much larger sense, it is a tragedy...

I think it is worth mentioning that in Saudi Arabia if a person has been killed or caused to die by another, the latter has to pay blood money or compensation, as follows:

100,000 riyals if the victim is a Muslim man

50,000 riyals if a Muslim woman

50,000 riyals if a Christian man

25,000 riyals if a Christian woman

6,666 riyals if a Hindu man

3,333 riyals if a Hindu woman

Source: The Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2002

So as you see people's worth are not the same in Islam. It depends on their gender and their religion.

    The phenomenon of Muslim women defending Islam is strange, Robert Spencer wrote an article about this titled Covering Up the Plight of Muslim Women.  After listing quotes in the Koran that demonstrate Islam's negative attitude toward women Mr. Spencer wrote:

None of that is cultural; nor is it an historical artifact. To take the case of wife-beating, for example, the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences has determined that over ninety percent of Pakistani wives have been struck, beaten, or abused sexually — for offenses on the order of cooking an unsatisfactory meal. Others were punished for failing to give birth to a male child. In Spring 2005, when the East African nation of Chad tried to institute a new family law that would outlaw wife beating, Muslim clerics led resistance to the measure as un-Islamic...the situation of women in Islam will not improve until Muslim women are willing to dare to speak about their plight, rather than to gloss over it and hope no one will notice. Perhaps in this they can follow the example of Muhammad’s wife Aisha, who once admonished him: “I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing women.”

That’s the first step toward ending that suffering.

    The Islamic historian Tabari wrote that Muhammad in his last speech said:

“Now then, O people, you have a right over your wives and they have a right over you. You have [the right] that they should not cause anyone of whom you dislike to tread your beds, and that they should not commit any open indecency (fahishah). If they do, then God permits you to shut them in separate rooms and to beat them, but not severely. If they abstain from [evil], they have the right to their food and clothing in accordance with custom (bi’l-maruf). Treat women well, for they are [like] domestic animals (‘awan) with you and do not possess anything for themselves. You have taken them only as a trust from God, and you have made the enjoyment of their persons lawful by the word of God, so understand and listen to my words, O people. I have conveyed the Message, and have left you with something which, if you hold fast to it, you will never go astray:

     Abul Kasem listed the following ahadith about women for Frontpage Magazine.

Aisha complained that Muhammad’s followers made women like dogs and asses…Sahih Muslim, 4.1039

If there is a bad luck in anything then it is horse, the abode and the woman… Sahih Muslim, 26.5528, 5529


A prayer is annulled by a passing woman, a dog and a monkey...Sahih Bukhari, 1.9.490, 493,498

Women, houses and horses are evil omens...Sahih Bukhari, 7.62.30, 31, 32


An ass, a woman and a black dog annuls a prayer…Sunaan Nasai, 1.753


A menstruating woman and a dog cuts off a prayer...Sunaan Abu Dawud, 2.0703

Either a dog, an ass, a pig, a Jew, a Magian and a woman cuts off a prayer...Sunaan Abu Dawud, 2.0704

Women, slaves and camels are the same; must seek Allah's refuge from all these...Sunaan Abu Dawud, 11.2155

A house, a horse and a woman is an evil omen; a mat in a house is better than a barren woman…Sunaan Abu Dawud, 3.29.3911

A black dog is satan; a black dog or a donkey or a woman cancels a prayer…Sunaan ibn Majah, 2.952

Beat your wives if they commit sinful acts; women are captives of their husbands…Sunaan ibn Majah, 3.1851

A woman is a property; a righteous woman is the best property…Sunaan ibn Majah, 3.1855 (Please note: a pregnant camel during Muhammad’s time was the best property)

Seek refuge from a woman, a servant and cattle—they are evils…Sunaan ibn Majah , 3.1918

Muhammad’s final sermon—beat women…Sunaan ibn Majah , 4.3074

Women are your prisoners, treat them well, if necessary beat them but not severely…Tirmidhi, 104

Raba Khaja is a woman from Kuwait told her story of trying to divorce her husband to Jamie Glazov of Frontpage Magazine.  She said:

  On the advice of friends and relatives, including my lawyer (they said that so long as my husband does not want to divorce, I do not have a case with Shari'a courts), I did not file a case against him until recently, and resorted to solve the problem peacefully. But he refused and insisted that he'd never divorce me. He mocked me when I told him that I was going to sue him for divorce, saying that Shari'a is a "man". And he was right.

Only three years back, when I lost all hope, I filed a case against him. And guess what? I got convicted with Ta'a.

FP: What is Ta'a exactly?

Khaja: To understand Ta'a, you have to know that in the Islamic Shari'a, (theoretically speaking), the wife has to be obedient to her husband; she should not leave the marital house without his permission. If she does not abide to those rules, the husband could get a court order to imprison her within the confinement of the marital house. And Ta'a is that court order.

Even without the court order of Ta'a, husbands have the right to place their wives' names at the borders, forbidding them from leaving the country. Sometimes it's done officially, other times through the corrupted system that is depleted with connections.

In the Koran (4.34) it is written:

Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart; and scourge (beat) them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them Lo! Allah is ever High Exalted, Great.

   In addition to the Koran, Mohammed's teachings are included in the Hadith.  Next to the Koran, is is the most important part of Islamic law, its teachings are just as binding.  The following quotes from the Hadith are from the "Sahih Al-Bukhari".  In volume 3:826 of Sahih Al-Bukhari Muhammed is quoted as explaining why a witness of a woman is equal to half that of a man.  He said

This is because of the deficiency of the woman's mind.

    This argument was caught on tape in Birmingham’s Green Lane Mosque. 

“Allah has created the woman – even if she gets a Ph.D. – deficient. Her intellect is incomplete, deficient. She may be suffering from hormones that will make her emotional. It takes two witnesses of a woman to equal the one witness of the man.”

Pakistan’s President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (1977-1988) implemented the Hudood Ordinances in 1979. Hudood crimes are those considered most serious in Islamic law. These laws returned the crime of rape to the realm of Islamic law, making a rape victim liable to being prosecuted for adultery if she could not produce four male Muslim witnesses who would testify that they had actually witnessed the rape.

Robert Spencer explained in an interview with frontpage magazine how these laws originate from the Koran.

This law comes from the Qur’an. Accusations of adultery against Muhammad’s favorite wife, Aisha, and Muhammad’s desire to exonerate her brought about the requirement that four male Muslim witnesses must be produced in order to establish a crime of adultery or other sexual indiscretions: “Why did they not produce four witnesses? Since they produce not witnesses, they verily are liars in the sight of Allah” (Qur’an 24:13; see also 24:4 and Bukhari, vol. 3, book 52, no. 2661).

Aisha’s own word counted for nothing to establish the falsity of the accusations against her -- so to this day Islamic law restricts the validity of a woman’s testimony, particularly in cases involving sexual immorality. Says the Qur’an: “Call in two male witnesses from among you, but if two men cannot be found, then one man and two women whom you judge fit to act as witnesses; so that if either of them commit an error, the other will remember” (2:282). And Islamic legal theorists have restricted women’s testimony even farther, limiting it to, in the words of one Muslim legal manual, “cases involving property, or transactions dealing with property, such as sales” (‘Umdat al-Salik, o24.8). Otherwise only men can testify.

Consequently, it is even today virtually impossible to prove rape in lands that follow these Sharia provisions. As long as men deny the charge and there are no witnesses, they get off scot-free, because the victim’s account is inadmissible. Even worse, if a woman cannot produce four male witnesses, she may end up incriminating herself simply by making the charge: she has by charging a man with rape made an admission of adultery. That accounts for the grim fact that, according to the Muslim feminist group Sisters in Islam, as many as seventy-five percent of the women in prison in Pakistan are, in fact, behind bars for the crime of being a victim of rape.

Mohammed also quoted as saying that:

I was shown the Hell-fire and the majority of its dwellers are women 1:28,301;2:161,7:124

and that:

I have not left any affliction more harmful to men than women 7:33

  The Koran commands men to beat women who are disobedient.

Sura 4:34 of the Koran says,

“Men are the managers of the affairs of women . . . Those women who are rebellious — admonish them, banish them to their couches, and beat them.” 

In Tirmzi P439 we find:

If a woman's conduct is mischievous or immodest, the husband has the right to beat her up (Tirmzi P439)

   These religious commands of Islam help us understand why Mohamed Kamal Mustafa, A prominent Muslim preacher from Italy authored a book Women in Islam, in which he wrote that verbal warnings followed by a period of sexual inactivity can be used to discipline a disobedient wife.   If that failed he said that according to Islamic law, beatings could be then judiciously administered.  "The blows should be concentrated on the hands and feet using a rod that is thin and light so that it does not leave scars or bruises on the body."

     These commands also help us understand a Muslim web site titled How To Beat A Wife (5/1/05).

    More Islamic commands in regard to women are listed below.

It is forbidden for a woman to be seen by any man except her husband when she is made up or well-dressed. (Tirmzi P 430)

A woman is not a believer if she undertakes a journey which may last three days or longer, unless she is accompanied by her husband, son, father

A woman must veil herself even in the presence of her husband's father, brother and other male relations. (Tirmzi P 432)

She is forbidden to spend any money without the permission of her husband, and it includes giving food to the needy or feast to friends. (Tirmzi P 265)

A wife is forbidden to perform extra prayers (NAFAL) or observe fasting (other than RAMADAN) without the permission of her husband. (Tirmzi P 300)

If prostration were a legitimate act other than to God, woman should have prostrated to her husband. (Tirmzi P 42

If a man is in a mood to have sexual intercourse the woman must come immediately even if she is baking bread at a communal oven. (Tirmzi P 42

A woman who seeks KHULA i.e. divorce from her man, without a just cause, shall not enter paradise. (Tirmzi P 440) A husband can divorce his wife at will.

Majority of women would go to hell. (Muslim P 1431)

If a woman refuses to come to bed when invited by her husband, she becomes the target of the curses of angels. Exactly the same happens if she deserts her husband's bed. (Bukhari P 93)

A woman in many ways is deprived of the possession of her own body. Even her milk belongs to her husband. (Bukhari P 27) She is not allowed to practise birth control either.

      In verse 33:59. Allah says:

O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allah is Ever of Forgiving, Most Merciful.

    If you don't wear a veil in Iraq you could lose your life.  Terri Judd in an article titled Women Are Being Beheaded for Taking Their Veil Off (Independent 4/20/08) wrote:

In Basra alone, police acknowledge that 15 women a month are murdered for breaching Islamic dress codes. Campaigners insist it is a conservative figure.

   Ibn Masud reported, "We were fighting with the Messenger of Allah, and our wives were not with us. We asked the Messenger of Allah, 'Should we castrate ourselves?' The Holy Prophet forbade us from that, and then he allowed us Muta (temporary) marriage. So, we all married wives for a fixed time (usually three days) for the dowry of a piece of cloth." (Al Hadis, Vol. 2, p. 686)

   Here Mohammed clearly tells the Muslims to forget about the prostitutes they had purchased for a handful of dates back home and to have fun with these new victims who come even cheaper. They can be bought and violated for only a piece of cloth. Allah is truly merciful! Praise be to Allah!

   For more quotes about women and other aspects of Islam see The Incredible Teachings of Muhammed.

   The reasons that the beauty of women needs to be suppressed are explained in  A book [Document No. 47] published by the Institute of Islamic and

Arabic Sciences in America, formerly an outpost of the state-financed and controlled

Imam Muhammed Ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, copies of which were collected

from Al-Islam Mosque in Washington, D.C., which states (Saudi Publications on Hate Ideology Fill American Mosques):

“Among the more significant illustrations of imitating (the unbelievers), and the most dangerous for Muslims, is the enchantment of women. And this is among the traits of the unbelievers. The intent of this is to bring (them) out of their nature, veil, and modesty so that they could use it to tempt men…. Because women desire the glamour of the materialistic life, they are inclined to imitate, accommodate, and exaggerate in all of this, because women were built to seduce and beautify themselves for men. And men were built to desire a woman when she exposes (herself), and not to desire her when she is modest and covering.” [Document No. 47] The book adds that, if Muslim women unveil themselves, the whole Muslim community will be in peril:

“If they (Muslim women) leave the principle of modesty and cover, this will be the road and the way to discord (fitna), and in most cases if the Muslim nation falls into this trend it will lose its religion and worldly life.” [Document No. 47]

    Australia’s most senior Muslim cleric, Sheik Hilali in a religious address on adultery to about 500 worshippers in Sydney said:

"If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden or in the park, or in the backyard without a cover, and the cats come and eat it ... whose fault is it, the cats or the uncovered meat?

"The uncovered meat is the problem.  If she was in her room, in her home, in her hijab, no problem would have occurred."

He said women were "weapons" used by "Satan" to control men.

"It is said in the state of zina (adultery), the responsibility falls 90 per cent of the time on the woman. Why? Because she possesses the weapon of enticement (igraa)."

A lot of Australian Muslims were outraged by his remarks.  (The Australian 10/26/06).  Robert Spencer wrote in Frontpagemagazine that: 

 It was also somewhat surprising that Al-Hilali’s remarks generated any uproar at all. After all, the idea that a woman is responsible if she is raped did not originate with him, and this was not the first time it has been enunciated in the West. One notorious example occurred in September 2004 in Denmark, when the mufti Shahid Mehdi of the Islamic Cultural Center in Copenhagen said on the Danish television program Talk to Gode that women who venture outside without a hijab are “asking for rape.”

   Jeff Jacoby wrote that in 2007  more than 40 women were killed so wearing western style clothing and that the bodies are often left in garbage dumps with notes accusing the victims of "un-Islamic behavior."

Saudi columnist Fatima Al-Faqih examined the question of discrimination against women. She wrote in the Saudi daily Al-Watan:

"Are Saudi women actually deprived [of their rights]? [They] are forbidden to drive, forbidden to travel without permission, forbidden to stay alone at a hotel without permission, forbidden to name their own children without [a man's] consent... forbidden to take out a passport without permission... forbidden to leave their homes without permission... forbidden to take a job without permission... forbidden to change the color of their abayas, forbidden to go to school or to the university without permission... forbidden to purchase shares or to open to a [bank] account in their children's name without permission.

"[A woman] is not allowed to expose her face in some cities of the kingdom... [She] is not allowed to marry without permission... not allowed to stay married if [one of] her male relatives decides that her husband's [tribal] lineage is inferior to hers... not allowed to sue for divorce without apologizing and paying a fine, not allowed to keep her children after the divorce, unless she gets permission... not allowed to hold a senior position in the private or public sectors, not allowed to vote or run for office... not allowed to travel alone with a chauffeur... not allowed to annoy her husband, and finally, a woman's voice is considered [a form of] defilement, and she is forbidden to speak in public, so that her affairs will remain shrouded in secrecy.

"A researcher [studying the limitations on women] would [probably] stop here, since the list is endless…

    Laurent Murawiec wrote about Saudi women and driving in his book Princes of Darkness as follows:

The unprecedented boldness of forty-seven Saudi women from good families, who took it into their heads, during the period when American troop strength in Saudi Arabia was growing, before the active phase of the 1991 Gulf War, to take the wheel of a car with the ubiquitous guardian in the passenger seat, were appropriately punished.  These sluts, as the Grand Mufti, the priceless Bin Baz, called them, were arrested.  The language used to denounce them was eloquent: “Whores and prostittutes,” “advocates of vice,” “filthy secularists,” said the fundamentalist sheikhs. 

    The Times online (2/7/08) reported how a 37-year-old American businesswoman and married mother of three, Yara, was thrown in jail by Saudi Arabia's religious police for sitting with a male colleague at a Starbucks coffee shop in Riyadh. Her husband used his political contacts in Jeddah to track her and secure her release.  Yara said:

"I was lucky. I met other women in that prison who don't have the connections I did,”

    Columnist Dr. Maha Al-Hujailan criticized the norms of Saudi society, where a woman must live in constant fear that her husband may take another wife.

According to frontpagemag.com (8/12/04)

The Arab-Islamic world represses and demonizes women and female sexuality – and myriad other pleasures that come with life... The entire culture is based on subjugating the individual, whereas America represents the exact opposite.

 J.Lo, Mariah Carey and Britney Spears doing what they do on American television is a major threat to this culture. It is freedom, and freedom of the female on every level. The Arab-Islamic world must wage war on the culture that produces this temptation because it cannot allow itself to succumb to the love of life, appreciation of pleasure and the allowance of women doing what they want with their lives -- and with their sexuality. It cannot allow the exercise of free will by individuals engaged in the pursuit of personal happiness.

 

Joel Mobray in an OPED called "Saudi Slavery in America" (New York Post 2/10/03) wrote that:

As part of its massive PR offensive, the House of Saud is trying to convince the world that its treatment of women is improving.  But a first hand witness would see a far different reality: Women locked inside homes, paid little or nothing as domestic servants, worked up to 20 hours per day, and verbally and physically abused.

And that's right here in America - in the homes of Saudis living in the United States...

Notes Keith Roiderick, president of the Coalition for the Defense of Human Rights, who personally helped a woman escape a Saudi home: "When you meet these women and hear their horror stories, it breaks your heart."

Joel Mobray also wrote that:

Tens of thousands of women are abused in Saudi Arabia each year.   The Saudi government admits that some 19,000 domestic servants - almost exclusively foreign women working in the kingdom as maids - escaped from Saudi homes in the 12 momths prior to March 2001. (The real figure is likely far higher...)

  If you are a woman unfortunate enough to have had children with a Saudi Muslim and he decides to leave with the kids to Saudi Arabia, you have no rights when it comes to getting them back.  Pat Roush wrote a book about her experiences trying to bring her children back to America called At Any Price. A movie was made from Betty Mahmoudy's book   both called "Not Without My Daughter" about her struggle to get her children out of Saudi Arabia.

    If a man and woman are alone in a car together and are not married they will both be punished in Saudi Arabia.  Both were sentenced to 90 lashes after committing that terrible crime.

    Chaudhry Rashid, a Pakistani immigrant living in Clayton County, Georgia, strangled his daughter to death.  In an article about that Robert Spencer wrote: (frontpage magazine 7/10/08)

Honor killings” are distressingly common throughout the Muslim world. Phyllis Chesler reports that “in 1997, in Cairo Egypt, twenty-five-year-old Nora Marzouk Ahmed’s honeymoon ended when her father chopped off her head and carried it down the street. ‘Now,’ he said, ‘the family has regained its honor.’ Nora’s crime? She had eloped.” And “in 2002, in Tehran, an Iranian man cut off his seven-year-old daughter’s head after suspecting she had been raped by her uncle. ‘The motive behind the killing was to defend my honor, fame, and dignity.’ Some people called for this man’s death under Islamic law, but ironically, only the father of the victim can demand the death sentence.”

Chesler recounts many such killings. “In 1999, in Lahore, Pakistan, Samia Imran was shot dead in her feminist lawyer’s office by a man whom her parents had hired to kill her. Her crime? Seeking a divorce….In 2001, in Gujar Khan, Pakistan, Zahida Perveen’s husband attacked her, gouged out both her eyes, her nose, and her ears. He wrongly suspected her of adultery. He was arrested, but male relatives shook his hand and men decided she ‘must have deserved it’ and that a ‘husband has to do what a man has to do.’…In 2005, in Gaza, five masked members of Hamas…shot Yusra Azzumi, a twenty-year-old Palestinian woman, to death, brutalized her corpse, and savagely beat both her brother, Rami, and her fiancé, Ziad Zaranda, whom she was to marry within days. This self-appointed Morality Squad wrongly suspected Yusra (herself a Hamas member) of “immoral behavior.”

   Sophia, a twenty two year old Pakistani woman of Muslim origin decided to leave Islam.  In her testimony (printed in Leaving Islam, she wrote:

My first rebellion was against a culture that teaches me to be subservient, to accept social sexual harassment, and even to be killed.  I worked with an organization in Pakistan where I witnessed acid being thrown over women because they married men they chose or they left men they chose to leave.  Women were killed for disobeying, and thus dishonoring the family, beaten because they raised their voice against a man.  Yes, all these things are directly related to religion.  Islamic preachers will tell you all that is cultural and that Islam has played no role in this.  Coincidentally, this culture seems to repeat itself in almost every Muslim country from Asia to Africa.

   Erik Rush wrote that (wnd 8/1/2008)

Over the last few years, the phenomenon of acid attacks upon women by men in Pakistan has gained increasing consideration in the Western press. These attacks involve an individual dashing highly concentrated, corrosive acid into the face of a woman – usually, a young woman – with whom the man is vexed for some reason. Often, it is a spurned suitor, although occasionally it is carried out by a woman's own family member over a point of "honor," such as disobeying her husband. These assaults invariably render the women aesthetic monstrosities.

     Worldnetdaily 8/14/2008 reported that A Muslim father in Saudi Arabia cut out his daughter's tongue and lit her on fire upon learning that she had become a Christian.

The child became curious about Jesus Christ after she read Christian material online, the Gulf News reported.

Her father read her Internet conversation, detached her tongue and burned her to death "following a heated debate on religion," according to an
International Christian Concern report.

   On August 20th 2006, a Pakistani woman living in Italy was murdered by her Muslim father probably because she had been promised in marriage to a cousin and refused to marry him.  (Murder of Muslim girl rebel by her father shocks all Italy, The Independent, 8/20/2006)

On the evening of Monday 9 October, Kaihana Hussain, the teenage daughter of Muslim immigrants, told her parents that she was converting from Islam to Christianity. (Australia: Girl’s Conversion Results in Mother’s Death, 10/13/2006) Her father responded with unrestrained fury. Neighbours heard "blood curdling" and "terrifying" screams and cries of "Help me, help me, they're trying to kill me", but they were unsure which apartment the screams were coming from, and the voices were unfamiliar.

After a short time, Kaihana came running out of the family's apartment, dressed only in her underwear, her clothes torn off, blood splattered over her severely scratched and cut body.

All that is known at this stage is that after her father began to attack her, Kaihana's mother, Yasmin (41, and a strict and devout Muslim), intervened to aid and protect her daughter.

What police found when they entered the apartment was Yasmin bleeding severely from a fatal knife wound to the chest, and her husband, Kaihana's father, Dr Muhammad Hussain (49) also bleeding from a potentially fatal knife wound to the chest. Blood was splattered on walls, floors and doorways throughout the three-bedroom luxury apartment. Yasmin died at the scene and Dr Hussain is presently hospitalised in an induced coma, in a critical condition. Police have confirmed that Kaihana is not a suspect in their deaths.

A Muslim source said that:

"'From what we understand the daughter decided to tell her father of her radical plan to convert to Christianity which, in the eyes of most Muslims, is totally unacceptable and to be honest, sadly, many would react as he has done,' said the source.

"'It is the Islamic way that if a son or daughter does or plans to do something that is unacceptable or wrong for a Muslim then it is the mother who is automatically at fault and will bear the brunt of the blame."'

Jeff Jacoby wrote that:

Women and young girls are set ablaze, strangled, shot at, clubbed, stabbed, tortured, axed, or stoned to death," a United Nations report noted in 2004. "Their bodies are found mutilated with their throat slit, or they are chopped into pieces and thrown in a ditch."

The report singled out as especially horrifying the honor killing in Pakistan of "a 16-year-old girl who was reportedly electrocuted to death after being drugged with sleeping pills and being tied to a wooden bed with iron chains." Her offense: marrying a boy from the wrong community. Countless others have lost their lives for refusing an arranged marriage, wearing Western-style clothing, having a boyfriend, or even being raped.

  Muslims have brought honor killings to the West.  Banaz Mahmod shown in the picture below:

ran away from home when she was a teenager but returned when her father sent her an audio tape in which he warned he would kill her sisters, her mother and himself if she did not come home, her sister said.

She was later hospitalized after her brother attacked her, the sister told the court. The brother said he had been paid by their father to finish her off but in the end was unable to do it.  Her father and his brother accused the young woman of shaming her family by ending an abusive arranged marriage, becoming too Westernized and falling in love with a man who didn't come from their Iraqi village.  She was found stuffed in a suitcase that was buried in the back garden.  Her death is the latest in an increasing trend of such killings in Britain, home to some 1.8 million Muslims. More than 100 homicides are under investigation as potential "honor killings." (fox news 6/11/07). 

    Pakistani-Canadian Aqsa Parvez, 16, was strangled by her father in an honor murder Monday (12/10/07) in the Toronto-area city of Mississauga. Her brother has also been charged with murdering her.  Refusing to wear the Islamic hijab, Parvez, who was herself born in Pakistan, wanted to live the normal lifestyle of a Canadian teenage girl, but ran into conflict with her strict, religious father. One friend and schoolmate said the Canadian teenager was afraid of her father and often came to school wearing bruises, the result of his violence.

“She was scared of her father; he was always controlling her,” the friend told the National Post, a Canadian national newspaper. “She wasn’t allowed to go out or do anything.”

Nevertheless, the Grade 11 student, according to friends, would leave home wearing the hijab but arrive at school in western-style clothes, having changed on the way. This was part of her courageous desire to live her own life and overcoming the fear in which she lived.

"Aqsa was honestly the brightest girl around," wrote one student inside a memory book. "She had the biggest smile and was the happiest person in school. She loved to dance and take pictures." (CTV.ca)


Aqsa Parvez

Shortly after Aqsa Parvez was killed in Canada Amina and Sarah Said were killed in the United States.  Phyllis Chesler wrote (Intellectual Conservative 3/11/2008):

I am talking to Gail Gartrell, the great-aunt of Amina and Sarah Said, who were honor murdered by their father, Yasser Said, on New Year’s Day, 2008. (I have written about this tragic case before for Pajamas Media.) As of this writing, Yasser Said has not yet been captured.

The girls were murdered in Irving, Texas, an area with a large Muslim population that is also known to some experts as a place where Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood may be active. Gail and the other female relatives with whom I have spoken believe that Yasser Said is “possibly some kind of terrorist. I was only recently told that Yasser always seemed to have a lot of guns, machine guns — they’re illegal here — but handguns too.” Gail tells me:

It’s another face of jihad. These men come here from Egypt, they marry American women in order to become American citizens. The American wives convert to Islam. Then, they have Muslim children who are natural-born American citizens — but who are raised to hate America and to want to live under shari’a law. Then, these men expect their teen-age American daughters to marry much older Muslim men from Egypt in arranged marriages. I know that Yasser wanted Amina to marry someone from Egypt...

Gail is proud that her great-niece Amina refused to accept an arranged marriage, glad that they were both brave enough to run away. Both girls had non-Muslim boyfriends. Neither girl wanted to wear hijab. Clearly, these American-style choices are all capital crimes to someone like Yasser Said.

   Yasser Said has not been caught.

    In San Francisco, a young Muslim woman was shot dead after she uncovered her hair and put on makeup in order to be a maid of honor at a friend's wedding. (San Francisco Chronicle 12/15/2000).  In Georgia a Muslim man strangled his daughter (Atlanta Journal Constitution 7/6/08) because she didn't want to marry the man designated for her in an arranged marriage.

Vasko Kohlmayer told the story of Samaira Nazir who spurned the offer of a pre-arranged marriage to a man chosen for her in Pakistan, and dated another man, a Muslim also.  Kohlmayer wrote (frontpagemag 6/28/07):

Seized upon in her family home, she was violently attacked by her father, brother and cousin. Her screams alerted a neighbor who knocked on the door only to be told that the young woman was "having a fit." Some moments later, Nazir attempted to escape. She ran out of the house but her family members caught up with her on the entrance porch and pulled her back by the hair. As the door was being shut, witnesses outside saw her waving her bloodstained arms desperately. When the police finally arrived, they found her body slumped in a pool of blood with a scarf wound tightly around her neck through which three deep cuts had been made. In addition, Nazir’s body bore eighteen stab wounds inflicted with four different knives. The investigation revealed that she was held down by her own mother as her male kin went about their ghastly task. Nazir’s two cousins – girls aged two and four – were forced to watch to teach them what happens to a woman under Muslim law who refuses to abide by her family’s wishes.

   Stephen Brown wrote in frontpage magazine 7/9/07 that:

It is estimated that 30,000 women among Germany’s 3.2 million Muslim population, of which 2.7 million are of Turkish origin, are subjected to forced marriages every year. Hundreds of young Muslim girls disappear annually from their German elementary and high schools to travel to their native Turkey and other Muslim countries, never to return.  Many are told they are going on holidays and do not realize they are to be married until after their arrival, after which their passports, jeans and freedom are taken away and  replaced with head scarves and confinement. Moreover, it is only on their wedding day that some see their husbands for the first time…

In many cases, the new wives live a slave-like existence for years in their new families, toiling long hours at housework under the rule of an oppressive mother-in-law, while suffering extensive physical and emotional abuse, sometimes from the day after their wedding, at the hands of their husbands. It is estimated that thousands, if not tens of thousands, of Muslim women in Germany endure daily such barbaric conditions.

Needless to say, freedom of movement, to come and go as they wish, also does not exist for the female newlyweds. Even Muslim girls who grew up in Germany and had enjoyed this basic right in their outwardly integrated families are now confined to the home of their new husbands and may not leave unless accompanied by a male…  many of the abused wives are threatened with death if they go to the police. And those who do flee are also potential murder victims, since leaving a traditional, patriarchal Muslim home carries a death sentence.

In Germany the problem of domestic violence in Muslim homes is so bad that thirty per cent of the occupants in women’s shelters in German cities are Muslim (frontpage magazine 6/26/07). And even there, these unfortunate women are not safe. Husbands and other male clan members, who can number up to 300, often set up round the clock surveillance of the shelter, in which the woman has sought refuge.

One young Muslim woman, who fled a planned forced marriage and is now living what the police term a ‘submarine existence’ (she is in hiding), said her father told her when she was a child never to play with German girls because they were whores and that he would kill her if he ever caught her playing with boys. This ‘man of honor’, she says, has now threatened to pour gasoline over her and burn her to death if he ever finds her. 

   A non-Muslim man who has sex with a woman can be killed as well.  Nineteen year old Yvan Schneider was beaten to death with baseball bats by Deniz Eroglu for having sex with a Muslim girl who unfortunately for Yvan became Deniz's girlfriend.  In some way Yvan was actually lucky.  Deniz Eroglu told an innmate later that he had only wanted to knock Schneider unconscious and then take him to a warehouse his father was renting and torture him to death there.

  Ibn Warraq author of Why I am not a Muslim has an online article called Islam's Shame, Lifting the Veil of Tears, about the persecution of women under Islam.  Accidental Angel, an article in the March 2001 issue of Vogue magazine tells how in the summer of 2000, the Taliban, the Islamic Fundamentalist Government of Afghanistan arrested Mary MacKakin a 72 year old American Grandmother who was helping the widows of Afghanistan by giving them work.  When the Taliban came to power they forbid women to work.  One result was starving widows who had no man to support them.  When the Taliban came to power they also banned girls from school.   Women were allowed outside the house only to run errands and even then they had to be accompanied by a close male relative.  If a woman's hand was visible she risked a beating.  If a member of the Taliban decided he wanted to marry a woman, he could arrive at her house that day and announce his intention to marry her.  Resistance would not be an option.  Mary criticized the Taliban in the newsletter of her organization PARSA and believes that is why she was arrested.  Anna Mulrine in her article "Unveiled Threat" U.S. News and World Report, Oct 5, 01, writes how:

In the two years between the Taliban's takeover of her hometown of Kabul and the death threat that forced her to flee her country, Laila watched women beaten with bicycle chains for "walking too fast."  She saw female friends sell off cherished possessions item by item until they became beggars and war widows forced into prostitution.  "You can't watch your children starve" she says, "So you leave your honor behind."  A former medical student Laila, 30, was confined to her home by a Taliban edict forbidding women to seek schooling or to walk outside without both a male escort and a burka, a head to toe covering broken only by finely woven netting at the eyes.  She began tutoring her neighbors' daughters, also banned from seeking an education.  It wasn't long before some 45 children a day were knocking on her door-and only a little longer before the Taliban discovered her underground school.  "They beat me in front of the children" she recalls from her new home in the United States," and told me that if I did one more thing against the Taliban, they would kill me."  Then they turned to the girls, cowering in the corners.  "They told them they would be burned alive if they ever returned to school again."

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   The above picture is of refugees trying to escape the Northern Alliance  assault on Kunduz on 11/22/01. They were fired on as they fled along the roads and donkey paths - by their former Taliban masters. (New York Post 11/23/01)

   After the fall of the Taliban their remnants burned down or blew up more than a dozen schools for girls between late 2001 and 2003 (Rebuilt Girls School Burned Down Reuters 6/6/03).  On January 4, 2006 they beheaded a teacher, Abdul Habib for educating girls while forcing his wife and children to watch. (Taliban Behead Teacher for Educating Girls, Fox News, 1/4/2006) 

    After the fall of the Taliban the editor of an Afghan women's rights magazine was jailed after a presidential adviser accused him of publishing un-Islamic material.  He wrote that leaving Islam was not a crime and criticized the practice of punishing adultery with 100 lashes. (Afghan Editor Arrested for 'Un-Islamic' Writing, FoxNews.com 10/4/05)

   Rage Against the Veil is a scathing indictment of Islam's oppression of women. It tells the story of Dr. Homa Darabi, the first Iranian ever to be accepted into the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, who committed suicide in a crowded public square in Tehran in 1994 in order to bring awareness to the world of the slave conditions for women living in Iran. 

  A reviewer of the book for Amazon.com wrote:

I just read this book and wanted to write my review. Since I believe in God, I think Dr. Homa Darabi's act was ordained by God to bring the plight of the Muslim women to the world's attention. Growing up as a Muslim girl, my rights were constantly violated by my father, brothers and male cousins. What Parvin Darabi and Romin P. Thomson describe in Rage Against the Veil is a life lived by many women in the Islamic world. I was told that my function in life as a woman is to marry and bear children and to serve my husband and my children all my life with no expectations for mine. This book is any Muslim woman's life. This book is about my life, my female friends and relatives life. I am so pleased that this book is written which tells the world what women like Dr. Homa Darabi and so on have lived through.  I am buying this book and giving it as gifts and I ask others to do the same. Thank you Parvin Darabi and Romin P. Thomson to tell others what we go through.

   Another book The Stoning of Soroya M. describes how in 1986 a woman in a small village in Iran was buried up to her neck at the town square and the men of the village, including her father, husband, and sons, threw stones and rocks at her until she died. In the case of Soraya, a pious wife and mother, her abusive, criminal husband wanted to get rid of her and marry his mistress. Iranian-born French journalist Sahebjam, himself condemned to death by the Khomeini regime, uncovered this horror while reporting undercover on his native land.  A video of an Islamic stoning can be seen here Download Stoning Video.

   Feminists in the Western world who love to view themselves as victims of male oppression are silent in the face of these stonings.  David Horowitz, Robert Spencer and Janet Levy wrote an article titled Two Women Stoned: Feminists Mum about the lack of feminist protest to the conviction of two sisters – Zohreh and Azar who received 99 lashes for "illegal relations. and then were tried again for the same crime, and convicted of adultery on the evidence of videotape that showed them in the presence of other men while their husbands were absent. The video does not show either of them engaging in any sexual activity at all. They have been sentenced to be stoned to death. 

   Parvin Darabi wrote a testimony about her experience with Islam titled An Iranian Girlhood and Islamic Barbarism (Leaving Islam, edited by Ibn Warraq).  In her testimony she wrote:

It has been reported that on August 15, 1991, the prosecutor general, Abolfazl Musavi-Tabrizi, said that “anyone who rejects the principle of Hijab is an apostate and the punishment for an apostate under Islamic law is death.”

Girls condemned to death may not undergo the sentence as long as they are virgins.  Thus, they are systematically raped before the sentence is executed:

To rape women prisoners, especially virgin girls, who are accused of being against the regime, is a normal and daily practice in the Islamic Republic’s prisons, and by doing so, the clergies declare that they adhere to the merits of the Islamic principles and laws, preventing a virgin girl to go to Heaven.  Mullahs believe that these are ungodly creatures and they did not deserve it, therefore they are raped to be sure they will be sent to hell.

   Roya Tolouee, 40, a democracy activist, was beaten up by Iranian intelligence agents and subjected to a horrific sexual assault when she refused to sign forced confessions. It was only when they threatened to burn her two children to death in front of her that she agreed to put her name to the documents. (Child Abuse, Mullah Style, frontpagemag.com 5/30/07)

There are as many as 300,000 runaway girls in Iran, some as young as 9. It’s estimated that 86% of the runaways were rejected by their families after they were raped. In Prophet-land, rape is shameful – for the victim. (frontpagemag.com 10/31/06)

   It takes tremendous courage for a woman to speak up against what is being done against them in Arab countries.  To view one who has had the courage to do so click here.

   Donna Hughes in an article titled "Sex Slave Jihad" (Frontpagemag.com 1/27/04) wrote that:

In Tehran, there are an estimated 84,000 women and girls in prostitution, many of them are on the streets, others are in the 250 brothels that reportedly operate in the city...

The exposure of sex slave networks in Iran has shown that many mullahs and officials are involved in the sexual exploitation and trade of women and girls...  There are reports of police locating young women for sex for the wealthy and powerful mullahs...Drug addiction is epidemic throughout Iran, and some addicted parents sell their children to support their habits. .. following the recent earthquake in Bam, orphaned girls have been kidnapped and taken to a known slave market in Tehran where Iranian and foreign traders meet.

Popular destinations for victims of the slave trade are the Arab countries in the Persian Gulf. ..

According to an article titled Iran's Sex Slaves (frontpagemag.com 6/11/04)

Many of the girls come from impoverished rural areas. Drug addiction is epidemic throughout Iran, and some addicted parents sell their children to support their habits. High unemployment -- 28 percent for youth 15 to 29 years of age, and 43 percent for women 15 to 20 years of age -- is a serious factor in driving restless youth to accept risky offers for work. Slave traders take advantage of any opportunity in which women and children are vulnerable. For example, following the recent earthquake in Bam, orphaned girls have been kidnapped and taken to a known slave market in Tehran where Iranian and foreign traders meet.

Since Muslims can marry and then divorce just by saying I divorce you three times, this means that Muslims can effectively marry and divorce as many women as they want.  This creates a religiously justified form of prostitution in which old men with money marry teenagers, have sex with them and leave them. (One Minor Girl, Many Arabs, by Mohammed Wajihuddin, frontpagemag.com 9/9/05)

    Stephen Brown in an article titled Child Bride in Yemen Confronts Shariah (4/18/2008) wrote:

Born in the year 2000, Nujood Ali was married two-and-a-half months ago to a man twenty years her senior after she was made to sign a marriage contract, arranged between her father and her “suitor.” The contract, a strictly commercial transaction which usually involves the groom paying a “bride price,” was supposed to allow Nujood to reside with her parents until she was 18. However, only a few days later, those same parents forced their daughter to move in with her new "husband."...

“Always, when I wanted to play in the garden, he hit me and said I should go with him into the bedroom,” Ali told the Yemen Times, adding that she would then run from room to room to escape him, but in vain. “In the end, he always got me.”

     Phylis Chesler wrote how “Shaikha,”

a 16-year-old Saudi girl, drank bleach in an attempt to kill herself because her father was forcing her to marry a 75-year-old man. And why? So that Shaikha’s father could himself marry the elderly man’s 13-year-old daughter! Shaikha begged and pleaded not to be forced into this marriage–even her mother supported her plea; all to no avail...And, a Pakistani mother and son unit in England imported a “slave bride” from Pakistan whom the son, “egged on by his mother,” violently beat and tormented daily. (Oedipus and Jocasta can’t hold a candle to this merged pair).Their fiendish plan was to turn the first wife into the family’s “slave” and to procure a second wife with whom to have children. The man, Haroon Ahktar, violently beat 20 year-old Sania Bibi twice a day, sometimes more. She was forced to work 17 hours a day. Her mother-in-law, Zafia Bibi, kept threatening to have her “shot in the head.” A sister-in-law threatened to have her put in an asylum and “given electric shocks.” Haroon Ahktar threw her down the stairs, smashed her into windows, dragged her by the hair, cursed her constantly. According to Tamara Cohen in the Daily Mail:

“(Ahktar) said ‘You are not good enough for me’ and he would get married a second time and he would have children through his second marriage and I would have to take care of these children.’

The jury of seven men and five women heard that when the teenager arrived in the UK her clothes and shoes and jewelry were immediately taken from her by her mother-in-law. She was forced to wear pajamas for her housework, and banned from answering the door, or using the telephone.”

When Sania Bibi escaped and went to relatives for refuge, they turned their back on her. They told her that family “honor” demanded that she stay with her husband’s family.

    Julie Bindel wrote an article titled Mothers of Prevention about how Muslim men force British girls into prostitution in the Sunday Times of London 9/30/07.  She wrote how older Muslims pay younger Muslims to stalk young girls at malls and start relationships with them. Bindel wrote:

After embarking on a sexual relationship with them, the abusers begin to control them with threats and brutality, before selling them to other men for sex...  Pimping is lucrative. According to the Metropolitan Police Vice Squad, a pimp can make £300,000 to £400,000 a year selling a 16-year-old girl. There is, appallingly, no shortage of men who wish to buy them.

   Terri Judd in an article in the Independent wrote about the situation of women in Iraq.  He wrote how 19 year old Shawbo Ali Rauf  was murdered because she had an unknown number in her cell phone.  A 17-year-old girl, Rand Abdel-Qader, was stabbed to death by her father for becoming infatuated with a British soldier.  Du'a Khalil Aswad, 17, from Nineveh, was executed by stoning in front of mob of 2,000 men for falling in love with a boy outside her Yazidi tribe. 11-year-old Sara Jaffar Nimat was found in Khanaqin, Kurdistan, after she had been stoned and burnt to death.

    The Bush administration believes that liberating Muslims will bring peace happiness and harmony yet the result of liberating Iraqi Muslims was anything but.  Houzan Mahmoud, has had a fatwa on her head since raising a petition against the introduction of sharia law in Kurdistan. She said:

"If before there was one dictator persecuting people, now almost everyone is persecuting women.

   Jack Kelly listed some outrageous Islamic behavior to women in the New York Post (9/13/02) He wrote that:

In Tehran on Sept. 8, a man beheaded his 7 year old daughter because he suspected she had been raped by her uncle.  An autopsy revealed the little girl was still a virgin.

Also on Sept 8, the governor of a Nigerian state refused to overturn the verdict of a religious court that sentenced a woman to death by stoning for adultery.   (Her lover, who is married - she is not - has not been punished.)

In Baghdad on Aug. 27, a mob beheaded a 70-year-old nun.  In Denmark in July, a Turkish immigrant murdered his daughter because she wanted to choose her own husband.

    Similarly the BBC had an article about an Iranian girl sentenced to 100 lashes who filed a complaint against two men for kidnapping and raping her.  The judge explained:

The girl was sentenced to 100 lashes because her accusations of rape and kidnap could have landed her partners a death penalty. (BBC News, Iran girl gets 100 lashes for sex, 2/25/05)

   An Iranian girl who stabbed a man who was trying to rape her was sentenced to death by an Iranian court on January 10, 2006.  Another girl sixteen year old Atefeh Rajabi who was forced into adultery, was sentenced to death for having committed "acts incompatible with chastity".(Iran Focus-Iran to hang teenage girl attacked by rapists, 1/7/2006)

   When a 19 year old married girl was gang raped in Saudi Arabia, a court sentenced HER to 90 lashes. After she complained to the media, it was increased to 200. (My Harrowing Story)

   Stephen Brown wrote in Frontpage Magazine how Nazanin Fateh a 17 year old Iranian woman was in a Tehran park with her fifteen-year-old niece and two boyfriends in March, 2005, when three men approached and pushed the two girls to the ground to rape them.

The brave boyfriends, meanwhile, fled on their motorcycles, leaving the two females to fend for themselves.

In self-defense, Fateh pulled a knife and stabbed one of the assailants in the arm. The Iranian teenagers then tried to flee when Fateh stabbed another would-be rapist in the chest, killing the repulsive jackal. The young Iranian woman, it was reported, then waited for the police and gave them the knife.

But despite her honesty and rightful claim to have acted in self-defense to protect both her and her niece’s honor, a criminal court in the Islamic theocracy sentenced her to death in January, 2006…

Ironically, even if Fateh had allowed herself to be raped, the legal result would probably have been the same.

   In order to understand the logic of killing a daughter for being raped we need to understand that according to Islamic law intercourse outside of marriage is a crime, Period.  Serge Trifkovic in his outstanding book, The Sword of the Prophet wrote that according to the New York Times (May 17, 2002)

a judge in Pakistan sentenced a young woman to death for "adultery" by stoning because she had been raped by her husband's brother.   The judge defended his action by saying that he had merely followed the Kuran based law that mandated this punishment.  The fact the woman, Zafran Bibi, was raped was of no consequence.  The woman had accused her brother in law of raping her and this was a confession to her crime of "having intercourse outside of marriage."  The Times noted that this case fit "a familiar pattern."

   According to a report by the United Nations Population Fund, in Turkey: (Beattie, M., Woman Forced to Wed Rapists or Die, The Scotsman 11/22/05)

"When a girl is raped by a man, since she is no longer a virgin, it is usually believed that the best way to solve the problem is to get them married, especially if the man is not already married.  If the man is already married and the raped girl is pregnant, this creates a more complicated situation and usually ends in the girl's murder."  The report suggests that the practice of forcing rape victims to marry their attackers had been partly reinforced by an earlier, but now obsolete, Turkish penal code. This stipulated that if a rapist married his victim, his penalty would be suspended and if he stayed married to her for five years, it would be cancelled completely. The UN report, which is based on interviews with more than 250 people in Istanbul and other cities with large Kurdish populations, details several such cases.  One involved the rape of a mentally challenged girl. "The brothers of the girl offered her in marriage to the man and said that they would pay all wedding costs, all in an effort to avoid gossip," the report says. "In the end, they shot the man dead. Later, they threw the girl into a water channel. "Somehow the girl was not hurt; she was saved and then she was sent to another place through [social] organisations. However, the family is still after her."
 

      The following excerpt is from an article about Muslim thinking about infidel women in Pakistan and how that thinking has been exported by immigrants to Australia (Lapkin, S., Muslim Gang Rapes and the Aussie Riots, 12/15/05) 

In some parts of Pakistan, sexual assault – including gang rape – is officially sanctified as a legitimate form of enforcing the social value system.
 
One village council recently ordered that five young girls should be “abducted, raped or murdered” for refusing to be treated as chattel. The girls were aged between six and thirteen when they were married without their knowledge, to pay a family debt.
 
And when Mukhtar Mai’s 12-year-old brother was alleged to have committed an offence in a small Pakistani farming village, the village council ordered that his sister be gang-raped. So, she was taken to a hut where four men repeatedly assaulted her.
 
According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan there were 804 cases of such officially orchestrated sexual assault in 2000, and 434 of these were gang rapes. And if that isn’t bad enough, the victims of these atrocities are then expected to commit suicide because rape victims bring irreparable shame upon their families.

 

The following excerpt reveals the European Muslim's attitude toward women. (Immigrant Rape Wave in Sweden  frontpagemag.com 12/15/05, )

The number of rape charges in Sweden has tripled in the last twenty years.  Rape cases involving children under the age of 15 are six - 6 - times as common today as they were a generation ago. Most other kinds of violent crime have rapidly increased, too. Resident aliens from Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia dominate the group of rape suspects... Lawyer Ann Christine Hjelm, who has investigated violent crimes in Svea high court, found that 85 per cent of the convicted rapists were born on foreign soil or by foreign parents.

Some Muslim immigrants admit their bias quite openly. An Islamic Mufti in Copenhagen sparked a political outcry after publicly declaring that women who refuse to wear headscarves are "asking for rape." Apparently, he's not the only one thinking this way. “It is not as wrong raping a Swedish girl as raping an Arab girl,” says Hamid. “The Swedish girl gets a lot of help afterwards, and she had probably fucked before, anyway. But the Arab girl will get problems with her family. For her, being raped is a source of shame. It is important that she retains her virginity until she marries.” It was no coincidence that it was a Swedish girl that was gang raped in Rissne – this becomes obvious from the discussion with Ali, Hamid, Abdallah and Richard. All four have disparaging views on Swedish girls, and think this attitude is common among young men with immigrant background. “It is far too easy to get a Swedish whore…… girl, I mean;” says Hamid, and laughs over his own choice of words. “Many immigrant boys have Swedish girlfriends when they are teenagers. But when they get married, they get a proper woman from their own culture who has never been with a boy. That’s what I am going to do. I don’t have too much respect for Swedish girls. I guess you can say they get fucked to pieces.”

The number of rapes committed by Muslim immigrants in Western nations are so extremely high that it is difficult to view them only as random acts of individuals. It resembles warfare. Muhammad himself had forced sex (rape) with several of his slave girls/concubines. This is perfectly allowed, both in the sunna and in the Koran. If you postulate that many of the Muslims in Europe view themselves as a conquering army and that European women are simply war booty, it all makes perfect sense and is in full accordance with Islamic law. Western women are not so much regarded by most Muslims as individuals, but as "their women," the women who "belong" to hostile Infidels. They are booty, to be taken, just as the land of the Infidels someday will drop, it is believed, into Muslim hand. This is not mere crime, but ideologically-justified crime or rather, in Muslim eyes, attacks on Infidels scarcely qualify as crime. Western women are cheap and offensive. We Muslims are here, here to stay, and we have a right to take advantage of this situation. It is our view of the matter that should prevail. Western goods, like the land on which we now live, belong to Allah and to the best of men -- his Believers. Western women, too, essentially belong to us -- our future booty.

  If a woman doesn't wear a headscarf that is seen as justification by some Muslims to rape her.  Sharon Lapkin, in an article titled Western Muslims Racist Rape Spree wrote:

In Australia's New South Wales Supreme Court in December 2005, a visiting Pakistani rapist testified that his victims had no right to say no, because they were not wearing a headscarf.

And earlier this year Australians were outraged when Lebanese Sheik Faiz Mohammed gave a lecture in Sydney where he informed his audience that rape victims had no one to blame but themselves. Women, he said, who wore skimpy clothing, invited men to rape them.

A few months earlier, in Copenhagen, Islamic mufti and scholar, Shahid Mehdi created uproar when – like his peer in Australia – he stated that women who did not wear a headscarf were asking to be raped.

And with haunting synchronicity in 2004, the London Telegraph reported that visiting Egyptian scholar Sheik Yusaf al-Qaradawi claimed female rape victims should be punished if they were dressed immodestly when they were raped. He added, “For her to be absolved from guilt, a raped woman must have shown good conduct.”

Gang rape and even mutilation of women is carried out against the infidels.  Robert Spencer wrote:

And in the most horrific instance of Muslim persecution of Christians in Indonesia, in October 2005, three Islamic jihadists beheaded three Christian girls and severely wounded a fourth as they walked to school near the city of Poso.

Lapkin wrote:

In Sweden, according to translator for Jihad Watch, Ali Dashti, “Gang rapes, usually involving Muslim immigrant males and native Swedish girls, have become commonplace.” A few weeks ago she said, “Five Kurds brutally raped a 13-year-old Swedish girl.”

In France, Samira Bellil broke her silence – after enduring years of repeated gang rapes in one of the Muslim populated public housing projects – and wrote a book, In the hell of the tournantes, that shocked France. Describing how gang rape is rampant in the banlieues, she explained to Time that, “any neighborhood girl who smokes, uses makeup or wears attractive clothes is a whore.”

Unfortunately, Western women are not the only victims in this epidemic. In Indonesia, in 1998, human rights groups documented the testimony of over 100 Chinese women who were gang raped during the riots that preceded the fall of President Suharto. Many of them were told: “You must be raped, because you are Chinese and non-Muslim.”

Christian Solidarity Worldwide reported that in April 2005, a 9-year-old Pakistani girl was raped, beaten with a cricket bat, hanged upside down from the ceiling, had spoonfuls of chillies poured into her mouth, and repeatedly bashed while handcuffed. Her Muslim neighbours told her they were taking revenge for the American bombing of Iraqi children and informed her they were doing it because she was an “infidel and a Christian.”

In Sudan – where Arab Muslims slaughter black Muslim and Christian Sudanese in an ongoing genocide – former Sudanese slave and now a human rights’ activist Simon Deng says he witnessed girls and women being raped and that the Arab regime of Khartoum sends its soldiers to the field to rape and murder. In other reports, women who are captured by government forces are asked; “Are you Christian or Muslim?” and those who answer Christian, are gang raped before having their breasts cut off.

   I (the author of this web site) once read a story about the discovery of a dead girl locked up in a closet in a kitchen in Smyrna after the Muslim Turks wiped out the Christian Armenian population there.  Her breasts had been cut off.  I was shocked by the brutality and hatred that would have motivated such a crime and started doubting it ever happened but the above reports from Khartoum lend credibility to the account.

   Phyllis Chesler and Nancy Kobrin wrote an article about how Muslims target women.  They wrote:

The Islamist "Doctor's Plot" in the UK was fiendish, but one particularly horrific aspect of it has received insufficient attention: it was specifically aimed at women.  Buried deep in the New York Times article on the subject was this fact: The Tiger Tiger nightclub in London was targeted in part because last Thursday was “ladies night.” (Christopher Hitchens, writing in Slate, is among the few so far who focused on this fact.)Nor is it the first time that Islamists have directly targeted women. British security expert Sajjan M. Gohel remembers a 2004 conspiracy in which "British-born bombers said they wanted to attract women at a nightclub, whom they viewed as promiscuous, in conversations monitored by the police."…

Often, a suicide bomber will purposely stand right next to a mother with a young child.

   A Dutch filmmaker, Theo van Gogh, wrote columns about Islam that were published on his Web site, www.theovangogh.nl, and in the Dutch newspaper Metro. He also made a film titled "Submission" with Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a member of the Dutch parliament who had renounced the Islamic faith of her birth.( My Way News 11/2/04)   It told the fictional story of a Muslim woman forced into a violent marriage, raped by a relative and brutally punished for adultery. This film enraged the Muslims of the Netherlands even though similar stories have occurred in real life.  On Nov 2, 2004, a man with a long beard, wearing Islamic garb shot him several times, then stabbed him repeatedly and slit his throat with a butcher knife.  The murderer left a note on his body.  According to an article in frontpagemag.com (Death of a Blasphemer, Robert Spencer, 11/3/04) the note contained verses from the Qu'ran.   According to the NRC Handelsblad newspaper the note called for an Islamic holy war.   According to scotsman.com (11/8/04) a five-page letter addressed to Ayaan, was pinned to his body with a knife. Here is some of the text of the note (Netherlands Braces For Jihad, frontpagemag.com 11/11/04)

"Death, Ms. Hirsi Ali, is the common theme of all that exists. You and the rest of the cosmos cannot escape this truth."

"There will come a day when one soul cannot help another soul. A day that goes paired with terrible tortures, ... when the unjust will press horrible screams from their lungs.

"Screams, Ms. Hirsi Ali, that will cause chills to run down a person's back, and make the hairs on their heads stand straight up. People will be drunk with fear, while they are not drunken. Fear will fill the air on the Great Day,"

"I know definitely that you, Oh America, will go down. I know definitely that you, Oh Europe, will go down. I know definitely that you, Oh Netherlands, will go down. I know definitely that you, Oh Hirsi Ali, will go down."

    According to Robert Spencer the note said (frontpagemag.com Europe Confronts Racism):

hair- raising screams will be squeezed from the lungs of the non-believers.

After the murder, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, received a death threat saying: "You are next." She has been living for months surrounded by government bodyguards 24 hours a day.  Pim Fortuyn is another Dutch politician who was murdered because of his opinions regarding Islam.  Robert Spencer wrote about other Islamic murders to silence free speech.   He wrote:

In 1947, the Iranian lawyer Ahmad Kasravi was murdered in court by Islamic radicals; Kasravi was there to defend himself against charges that he had attacked Islam. Four years later, members of the same radical Muslim group, Fadayan-e Islam, assassinated Iranian Prime Minister Haji-Ali Razmara after a group of Muslim clerics issued a fatwa calling for his death. In 1992, the Egyptian writer Faraj Foda was murdered by Muslims enraged at his “apostasy” from Islam — another offense for which traditional Islamic law prescribes the death penalty. Foda’s countryman, the Nobel Prizewinning novelist Naguib Mahfouz, was stabbed in 1994 after accusations of blasphemy. Under

Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, many non-Muslims have been arrested, tortured, and sentenced to die on the slimmest of evidence. And of course, there is the Ayatollah Khomeini’s notorious death fatwa against Salman Rushdie.

   Wendy McElroy wrote an article about the plight of women under the Taliban regime for Foxnews.com 9/18/01.  The Taliban are extreme even by Iranian standards who as of October 9, 01 are helping the Northern Alliance rebels against the Taliban.  The Iranians say the Taliban's version of Islam is an affront to the faith and hypocritical, because they profit from drug smuggling. Still, the Iranians came out against the U.S. attack on the Taliban.  (New York Post October 9, 2001)

  On May 19, 2002, the New York Times reported that a woman named Zafran Bibi who had been raped in Pakistan faced death by stoning.

Thumping a fat red statute book, the white-bearded judge who convicted her, Anwar Ali Khan, said he had simply followed the letter of the Koran-based law, known as hudood, that mandates punishments.

"The illegitimate child is not disowned by her and therefore is proof of zina," he said, referring to laws that forbid any sexual contact outside marriage. Furthermore, he said, in accusing her brother-in-law of raping her, Zafran had confessed to her crime.

   The case raised an outcry in Pakistan but according to Rukhshanda Naz, who heads the local branch of a women's rights group called Aurat, even if the case returns to a more typical course, she is likely to spend 10 to 15 years in prison, said.  As many as 80 percent of all women in Pakistani jails have been convicted under laws that ban extramarital sex, according to Aurat.

   Human rights groups say abuse of women is endemic in Pakistan. Often, they are locked inside their homes where they are subjected to beatings, acid attacks, burning and rape. Every year there are hundreds of "honor killings," in which a woman is murdered for perceived breaches of modesty (New York Times 5/19/02).

   Women may also be killed if they refuse to marry a husband that is arranged for them.  In 2003, three young men with axes hacked to death their two sisters for spurning their family's attempts to force them into arranged marriages   (Killing Women for Honor by Ted Lapkin 1/28/04).

   If you are a Christian woman in Pakistan you are a target of Muslims just for being an infidel.  In one case a Christian girl named Tabasumwas also a target because her parents reported a Muslim brothel to the police.  One night she went out late to buy some loaves of bread and was reportedly abducted by her former neighbors and two other men. According to the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance, APMA, "They put a piece of cloth soaked in some intoxicant on her mouth, after which she fainted." When Tabasum regained consciousness three men raped her.  She was told  that she could be "saved" if she embraced Islam and married one of the Muslims.  According to APMA, "On refusing, Sara was beaten badly during captivity and shifted to another house ... where five persons raped her. She was repeatedly asked to embrace Islam and recite (the) Islamic creed to save herself from the misery but refused. (worldnetdaily 16 Muslims Reportedly Rape Christian Girl, WorldnetDaily.com 10/2/05)

Suzanne Fields wrote an article in Sept 2005 that: (Fields, S., Making the Muslims Love Us, Townhall.com 9/29/05)

Turkish women who have thrown off their chadors in Germany and gone secular in dress and dating habits have paid the full price for their rebellion. In recent months, at least six Muslim women have been murdered in "honor killings"; a women's organization documents more than 40 honor killings in less than a decade. Their killers have been brothers, husbands and fathers, and are generally revered as heroes in their insulated communities.

   Inspite of all this oppression of women, Muslim men are very offended if anyone says that they do.  Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Dutch Muslim woman, had to flee the Netherlands because she said that Muslim men oppressed Muslim women, a vile idea that so outraged Muslim men that they issued death threats against her. (Salman Rushdie, New York Times, 11/27/02)

   The New York Post reported on 7/4/02 how a boy was punished who walked unchaperoned with a girl from a different tribe.  The Mastoi tribe demanded punishment after the teenager's brother was seen walking unchaperoned with a Mastoi girl in a deserted part of the village. The brother and sister are from the Gujar tribe, which is considered to be lower-class.  The boy's father, Ghulam Farid, 54, said he pleaded for clemency, telling the council the Mastoi girl was safe with his son because he was too young to have sex. Farid said.

I told the tribal jury that my son is ready to marry [the girl], if they think she had been molested, But Mastoi tribesmen rejected this proposal, saying how could they give their daughter to me, a low-caste tribal.

A Pakistani council ordered that his sister be gang raped to shame his family as a punishment.  Four members of the council then gang raped her.  The young woman told The Associated Press on the previous day

I said I taught the holy Koran to children in the village, therefore don't punish me for a crime which was not committed by me. But they tore my clothes and raped me one by one.

Worldnetdaily reported that (Christian Girl Abducted by Muslims 1/22/04) Shamim Kausor, of the district of Toba Tek Singh in Punjab province, was abducted from her home Dec. 31, 2003 by men who pulled up in a jeep. 

International Christian Concern said young Christian girls in Pakistan often are abducted and raped and forced to marry Muslim men but generally have no rights or recourse for the crimes committed against them.

According to worldnetdaily:

This was the second abduction of Kausor, and several neighbors recognized a man who kidnapped her several months ago.

At that time, Kausor's father, Afzal Masih, employed the help of police to rescue his daughter. He tried to initiate legal proceedings against the man but was strongly dissuaded by Muslim village leaders.

The kidnapper taunted and threatened the girl after the first abduction, ICC reported.

At one point he said, "A beautiful girl like you should not remain Christian. I will make you Muslim and you will bear a Muslim child."

The police are not interested in helping Masih this time, however, ICC said.

   The confessions of a former kidnapper can be viewed online.  The kidnapper succeeded in getting a woman to convert to Islam and wrote what happened then:

After five weeks of achieving this victory for Islam and receiving my financial reward, I decided that I did not want to keep this faithless whore as my wife. She was cheap to me and was merely an object for sensual pleasure.  How could I have a son with her who has in him the blood of those Christian infidels? I reasoned.  I ordered her to have an abortion and I used my legitimate right to beat her. I also obliged her to work for her food. I told her she had to serve her Muslim masters who put a roof over her head and she had to be grateful that I married her and saved her from her shame.

   Stories of kidnapped girls can be viewed here.  It's important to note that not all Pakistanis behave this way.

   According to the Jubilee Campaign, which records incidences of Christian persecution: [A Christian woman named Suhir] was kidnapped on February 25th [1999] by a group of Muslims who forced her to marry a Muslim man, Saed Sadek Mahmoud.  After Suhir failed to return home from school, her distraught father rushed to Abu-Tisht police station to report the incident, but instead of assisting him, a police officer began assaulting Suhir’s father…beating and cursing him. Three days later, Suhir’s father and brother returned to the police station to ask for help and they were subjected to the same abuse, as a result of which the father had to be admitted to hospital for
treatment.  Suhir herself managed to escape, but was recaptured “and beaten for running away and is currently under heavy guard.” Her Muslim “husband” accompanied a mob to her father’s house where they threatened to kill all the Christian men in Suhir’s home village, and carry off all the women, if her family took legal action. (Muslim Persecution of Christians by Robert Spencer)

   There are many honor killings of women by Palestinian Arabs.  In a story for World and I magazine, James Emery quoted a Palestinian Arab merchant as saying

A woman shamed is like rotting flesh,  If it is not cut away, it will consume the body. What I mean is the whole family will be tainted if she is not killed.

   Emery says the reasons for honor killings include allegations of premarital or extramarital sex, for refusing an arranged marriage or attempting to obtain a divorce, or simply for talking with a man. The murders are carried out by fathers, husbands, brothers, uncles, cousins or sons.

   Among Palestinians, all sexual encounters, including rape and incest, are blamed on the woman. (WorldnetDaily 5/6/03)

   Phyllis Chesler wrote in an article in FrontpageMagazine.com (Forced Female Suicide 1/21/04) that Palestinian Arabs have created a new form of honor killing in which they coerce a woman who has dishonored her family into redeeming her honor by committing a suicide bombing of Jews. 

For some time now, reports have reached my desk about Palestinian girls and women being recruited, seduced, and trapped, by older male terrorists in very woman-specific ways.

For example, I have been told that in one instance, the chosen Palestinian girl was unmarried and pregnant. She was offered the chance to "cleanse" her honor by blowing herself and Jews up. Her family spirited her out of the West Bank to safety in Europe. I have also been told that some Palestinian masters of mass murder have themselves had affairs with vulnerable young Palestinian girls in order to compromise their "honor" and to season them, pimp-style, for martyrdom. Hard facts are hard to come by, anecdotes abound.

   Reem al-Riyashi a mother of two who was married to a Hamas terrorist is alleged to have had an affair with another one.  Phyllis Chesler wrote that

Allegedly, al-Riyashi's husba