An Iranian woman living in B.C. says she’s trapped in her Islamic marriage because her ex-husband refuses to co-operate with their separation — even though they’ve been divorced under Canadian law for years.
Without a divorce recognized in Iran, Fariba Nasser says she can’t travel back home to visit her mother and sister for fear her ex-husband will block her from returning to Canada.
Under Sharia law in Iran, only men have the right to file for divorce and can control their wives’ travel otherwise. Because Nasser is still technically married in Iran, her ex-husband would be within his rights to prevent her from leaving Iran.
Officer Tauseef Malik, 27, of Brooklyn’s 72nd Precinct was charged with two counts of forcible touching, two counts of sexual abuse and two counts of harassment for the Thursday night incident and suspended, the NYPD said.
Sweden counts down to its elections on 9 September. As one of the European ‘ultimate democracies’ where citizens are interested in politics and have a say in everything, the TV is covering the elections on a daily basis. Given that the Eurosceptic anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats are riding high in the polls and most Swedes admit they worry about crime, public broadcaster SVT tackled a peculiar problem yesterday.
The allegations against the defendants relate to non-recent sexual offences dating back to between 2005 and 2012. They relate to five women who say they were abused as children in the Huddersfield area between the ages of 12 and 18.
Last month, an Iranian court ordered Shaparak Shajarizadeh, 43, to prison for two years, with 18 years’ probation, for removing her headscarf in public.
In our childhood in Iran, my sister’s screams would cut through the silence of our home at night. Nightmares would wake her and leave her too terrified to go back to sleep. We all encouraged her to share her fears; she would always refuse. On the night she finally opened up, her entire body was shaking with fear.
Afraid to ask the question out loud, my sister, then nine years old, whispered: “Will Allah hang me from my hair? The religious and Quran teacher at our school told us in class that if we show our hair in public, God will hang us from our hair in the afterlife and torture us for infinity. He will resurrect us if we die and then torture us again,” she was sobbing. “I went to the grocery store and forgot to wear my hijab. Will He torture me for infinity?”
Tommy Robinson’s lawyer says that a Muslim prisoner in the same prison as Tommy has threatened to kill him. Despite the fact that Tommy is in solitary 23.5 hours a day, the Muslim was able to get a message to Tommy promising an acid attack against the latter’s wife. The threat included disturbingly specific personal details about Tommy’s wife.
A new measure unveiled in Afghanistan in July to prohibit government health personnel from performing “invasive and medically meaningless vaginal and anal exams” on women and girls to ascertain whether they are “virgins” is a step in the right direction to protect women’s rights, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said this week in a statement welcoming the policy.
Ashlee Brown cut off all contact from her family after receiving her mother’s blessing to convert to Islam and marry a Muslim. Five years later, her mother finds out she was murdered by her husband, in what is allegedly an honor killing. The Australian authorities are letting her husband get away with negligent manslaughter instead of murder. Western society must wake up to the inherent sickness of honor killings in Islam to save other women.