Bulletin of the Oppression of Women, May 22, 2009

Facts without comments We collect the dots, you connect them.

February 22, 2009

Pregnant Norwegian women are going to Sweden to abort their girl babies.
Update: May 12, 2009
Swedish officials have ruled that abortion on the basis of gender is allowed.

March 7, 2009
Manchester, England
A battered wife warned the police twice that her husband was going to kill her. Malik Manan stabbed his wife in the heart with a kitchen knife and was going to flee to Bangladesh.

May 4, 2009
Great Britain
A Muslim writes about how the violence and oppression against women is getting worse in Islamic countries.

May 8, 2009
Birmingham, England
A man stabs his girlfriend and her sister to death. The sister was stabbed 32 times.

May 13, 2009
Culture and religion keep immigrants from speaking out on incest, sexual assault and homosexuality.
Source in Norwegian

May 8, 2009
Ottawa, Canada
Update: A mother breaks down at the trial of her son who’s accused of killing her daughter and her daughter’s fiancé because of his anger over their engagement.

May 6, 2009
Saudi Arabia
Contestants in a “beauty” pageant in Saudi Arabia will be clad in burkas.

May 6, 2009
An honor killing results in the murder of 44 people, including the prospective bride and groom at their engagement party.

May 10, 2009
Saudi Arabia
A Saudi judge has said that it is fine for a husband to slap his wife. He also said that wives must take some of the blame for causing marital violence.

May 13, 2009
Amman, Jordan
Two brothers stab their married sister 18 times in an honor killing.

May 15, 2009
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Salafi political party members called for a boycott on women candidates in their recent elections and urged women not to vote. Women are not supposed to participate in politics according to Islam they said.

May 15, 2009
High court upholds decision to be lenient on honor killings since perps would be ostracized from their communities if they did not act as they did.

May 18, 2009
A 24 year old man murders his aunt with a knife in an honor killing.

May 4, 2009
Lahore, Pakistan
Sufi Mohammed of the Taliban says that women should not be allowed to come out of their houses except for haj and to go to the doctor.

May 11, 2009
Students at a girls’ school were poisoned by an unknown gas and sent to the hospital. This is the second poisoning of a girls’ school in the last month. In 2008, a group of girls had acid thrown in their faces for attending school.
Update: May 12, 2009
The Taliban, who object to females being educated, is suspected to be behind the third poison attack on students at another girls’ school.

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