July 4 – August 27, 2012
July 4, 2012
A student’s boyfriend was stabbed to death when Islamists found them in a public park together.
July 5, 2012
The first Egyptian satellite channel completely operated by women wearing the full face veil (niqab) is set to be launched 20 July, which will coincide with the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.
Egypt (h/t to RaymondIbrahim)
What is being dubbed as Egypt’s “first sex-slave marriage” took place mere days after the Muslim Brotherhood’s Muhammad Morsi was made president. Before making the woman, who had a non-Egyptian accent, repeat the Koran’s Surat al-Ikhlas after him, instead of saying the customary “I marry myself to you,” the woman said “I enslave myself to you,” and kissed him in front of an applauding audience.
July 13, 2012
A predominantly Muslim village in India has banned “love marriages” in addition barring women under 40 from shopping alone and using cell phones in public
July 14, 2012
A Sudanese asylum seeker who raped a 12-year-old girl has been allowed to remain in Britain – after a judge ruled it would breach his human rights to deport him.
July 16, 2012
Canadian laws should be changed to require women to “cover themselves” to prevent sexual assaults, says an Islamic street preacher in Toronto.
July 18, 2012
Farida Afridi, a 25-year-old women’s rights activist, left her parents’ home early on the morning of July 4, as she typically did. She was walking to her nonprofit organization’s office when two men with Kalashnikovs pulled alongside her on a motorcycle and shot her multiple times, killing her.
July 24, 2012
Sudan (hat tip to AtlasShrugs)
Earlier this month a Sudanese woman was found guilty of adultery and sentenced to death by stoning by a court in the capital Khartoum, a regional women’s rights group said Monday.
July 25, 2012
Laws against Female Genital Mutilation have been on the books for 80 years but there but there have been no prosecutions despite significant evidence that thousands of girls every year in the UK are at risk of this abusive practice.
Balochistan (h/t to Grendel)
The militant Lashkar-i-Jhangvi has threatened to throw acid on the faces of women who venture to the bazaars in Mekran’s largest town of Turbat, according to a radio report.
Jordan (h/t to thereligionofpeace)
A Jordanian man was charged on Wednesday with killing his divorced sister after stabbing her and driving his truck over her body several times because of her alleged “suspicious behavior,” police said.
Pakistan (h/t thereligionofpeace)
A woman was shot dead by her brother, a police constable, for not withdrawing a case registered against him in April for assault. He and her brothers had told her not to wear pants or ride a motorcycle.
July 27, 2012
A devout Muslim grandmother has been jailed for four years for kidnapping and drugging her own daughter after she refused to marry the man her family wanted her to.
Egypt (h/t to thereligionofpeace)
A new report from George Washington University professor Michele Clark and Coptic rights activist Nada Ghaly has argued that thousands of young Coptic Christian girls in Egypt are the victim of kidnapping and forced servitude by Muslims in the North African country
July 29, 2012
India (h/t to AtlasShrugs)
The failure to give birth to a son and the inability to fulfill her husband and in-laws’ demand for money cost a woman her life. She was burnt alive allegedly by her husband and in-laws in front of her minor daughters on Friday night.
An Iranian Islamic cleric says, women should only ride bikes in their own backyards, where no stranger men can see them cycling!
July 30, 2012
Egyptian women fear for their future under Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood government.
August 6, 2012
Police in Zanzibar have launched an investigation after a woman claimed she was beaten up by a group of men at Mwanakwerekwe Market for leaving her head uncovered during Ramadhan.
August 7, 2012
Six armed militants bullied shopkeepers selling women garments and cosmetics in the Singair Bazaar in Hangu on Monday threatening them to remove curtains from the doors of the shops or face action.
Sources said certain shopkeepers were whipped by the militants with the lashes they were holding in their hands and they also vandalized the cosmetics shops.Eyewitness reports said the militants remained in the market for more than 20 minutes and then left on their motorbikes hurling threats at the merchants.
August 8, 2012
U.S. (h/t to AtlasShrugs)
A Florida Muslim man was sentenced to life imprisonment for setting his wife on fire. Prosecutors played the recording at Wednesday’s sentencing for Khalid Mohd, 41, who was convicted in June of setting his wife on fire because she wanted his help staying in the United States. He was sentenced to life in prison.
August 9, 2012
Nepal (h/t to AtlasShrugs)
Nepal has banned women under the age of 30 from going to work in Middle Eastern countries amid growing concerns that they are being exploited. Common complaints include physical and sexual abuse, poor conditions and non-payment of salaries.
August 12, 2012
Tunsian women are worried that changes to the nations’s constitution defining women’s place in society in terms of their relationship to men will bring back an inequality in gender.
August 13, 2012
The women of Kashmir, renowned for their grace and beauty, have been warned by groups affiliated with al Qaeda to cover their faces or risk disfigurement and even death from acid attacks.
The warning also extended to women using mobile phones in public.
August 14, 2012
U.S. (h/t to thereligionofpeace)
Colorado Springs police arrested five Iraqi men Tuesday in connection with what they called a “rare” and “horrific” sexual assault on a woman early July 22. The arrests included one man who was a central character in an Army’s sergeant’s memoir of an Iraq deployment.
Sarmad Fadhi Mohammed and Jasim Mohammed Hasin Ramadon were taken into custody on suspicion of sexual assault. Mustafa Sataar Al Feraji, Ali Mohammed Hasan Al Juboori and Yasir Jabbar Jasim were arrested on suspicion of accessory to sexual assault. All are in their 20s. Police said the severity of the attack made it rare in the city, adding that the woman’s injuries could have been life-threatening.
August 16, 2012
Statistics on the numbers of rapes committed in Scandinavian countries, including Sweden, by ‘minority’ men.
UK (h/t to thereligionofpeace)
A judge has said the forced marriage of a Muslim woman with learning difficulties should be annulled and condemned the “insulated” families who arrange them.
August 18, 2012
A man and a woman have been remanded into custody by Attunda district court in Sollentuna on suspicion of having subjected their daughter to female genital mutilation (FGM).
August 19, 2012
Muslim women are worried about sexual attacks as the Eid holiday arrives.
August 20, 2012
Iran (h/t to Jaye)
Female students in Iran have been barred from more than 70 university degree courses in an officially-approved act of sex-discrimination which critics say is aimed at defeating the fight for equal women’s rights.
August 24, 2012
Volunteer patrols of men are trying to help the rising tide of sexual harassment to women in public spaces.
A new report from Iran has revealed a striking rise in the number of child brides under the age of 10-years-old. The Union for the Protection of Children’s Rights said that in 2010, at least 713 marriages of girls under 10-years-old were registered in the country, more than twice as many as registered in the three years before.
August 25, 2012
Egypt, Tunisia, Libya
This summer, as the dust of the Arab Spring revolutions begins to settle, women – who stood shoulder to shoulder with men in defying tyranny – are finding themselves marginalised and excluded from decision-making.
Muslim woman in the UK was attacked by her siblings for kissing a white man during her 18th birthday celebrations. Shamima Akhtar, now a 19-yr-old, suffered a sickening assault which culminated in her sisters slapping and punching her and hacking off her waist-length hair.
August 26, 2012
The Taliban misogynist mentality is alive and well, and in fact it is thriving and mushrooming globally.
Pakistan (h/t to thereligionofpeace)
Rimsha, a fifteen year old girl, was picked up by two men on motorcycles and taken to an unknown location. She was kept in a room and subjected to rape for five consecutive days, the victim said in an FIR registered at the Gomel police station.
A girl was critically injured when a two youths threw acid on her face and body.
Germany (h/t to IslaminEurope for translation of German article)
A Somali broke his wife’s fingers because she wanted to give food to their children during Ramadan.