KABUL, Afghanistan — Sitting cross-legged on the floor of a sparsely decorated Kabul apartment, the young, bubbly woman told me why she lies to her neighbors.
She tells them she’s a nurse when they inquire, as they always do. She leaves the house in civilian clothes and changes into her crisp uniform only when she’s on base. This Afghan woman in her 20s, who asked that her name not be used for her safety, is part of a small, brave group of women serving in Afghanistan’s security forces. If her neighbors found out, she says, they’d surely kill her.
Many Muslims on my social media are complaining about a new documentary called ‘The Truth About Muslim Marriage’ airing this week, but the truth is that things do need to change.
The activist Tommy Robinson has launched a furious tirade on Facebook after a woman posted photos of a number of horrific injuries that she said she had received from ‘three Asian males.’
WARNING: The post below contains graphic images and very strong language.
Outrage as British Muslim cleric at mosque where Cardiff jihadis were radicalised tells teenagers that ‘captives’ are permissible under Islam in vile sermon.
This foolishness, this madness – this outright patriarchy-worship in the guise of feminism, this perverse insistence that political virtue always consists in taking the side of “the other,” even if “the other” is out to oppress or rape or even kill you – this is what Chesler is up against. And her only weapon is the facts.
A young mother who converted to Islam was brutally murdered by her husband, who barred her from seeing family and friends after she started wearing Western-style clothes again, a British court has heard.
The court found he had psychologically harassed her, forced her to wear a hijab and quit her job and threatened to kill her if she reported anything to police.
Marriage between cousins remains rampant in much of the Muslim world. And the results are truly tragic.
Do people actually still believe that there is no difference between “honour violence” against women and domestic violence against women? While both are despicable, there is a critical difference.
This guy makes a great argument for banning the Niqab.
“I know how they feel because I have lived around such women. I have seen their shame and anxiety of going naked-face in public. I have seen their discomfort and anxiety around men. I have seen their dignity and peace of mind secured in their burqa.
The burqa woman is not in anybody’s way, if anything she is out of everybody’s way. She wants to be left alone.”
Yea that’s right pal, we should perpetuate their shame.
Thanks to excellent reporting by Andrew Duffy of the Ottawa Citizen, Canadians recently learned of a disturbing decision from Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Smith that acquitted a man of sexual assault against his former wife because the man and his then wife believed that their religion and culture entitled him to have sex with her whether she consented or not.
The decision is especially alarming as it is based on a presumption that Canada’s clear criminal law that requires actual consent to sexual contact is somehow superseded by a cultural or religious belief. Further, the ruling undermines specific protections enacted in Canadian law that protect women, including those who are married, from non-consensual sexual contact.
Married mother pregnant by another man while still engaged in divorce proceedings and feared reprisals from relatives for bringing ‘shame’.
‘I say that when a girl walks about like that, it is a patriotic duty to sexually harass her and a national duty to rape her,’ says Nabih al-Wahsh.
Bill 62 was passed last week, in effect denying public services to people in face masks.
While the ban includes all face coverings, this has predictably turned into an Islam versus the West issue. The familiar rivalries have resurfaced. Politicians have condemned the “burka ban”, saying it marginalizes Muslim women.
I see this as an opportunity for those women, whether they are oppressed by their husbands or have themselves chosen to cover up entirely, to embrace the equality the West offers.
I’m sure people stay up all night thinking of how to sway a former substitute drama teacher:
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared incredulous Wednesday at Quebec’s efforts to clear up confusion surrounding its law on religious neutrality, which is widely seen as targeting Muslim women who wear face veils.
The province’s justice minister said last week Bill 62 would oblige people riding a bus or the subway to do so with their face uncovered for the entire journey.
On Tuesday, however, Stephanie Vallee backtracked, saying only those whose fare requires a card with photo ID will need to uncover their face before riding public transit — and that they can put the veil back on once they’ve been identified.
Asked specifically in Ottawa about Vallee’s clarifications, Trudeau replied: “You call those clarifications?”
Yes, Justin, she does, because she is an educated Westerner in what should be a First World Western country that eschews the eradication of identity based on how girlish one is.
His efforts to appear to be in charge only underscore his impotence and pandering.