The War on Muslim Women

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It is a culture in which shame and honor repeatedly play antagonistic roles and in which the abuse of women is the norm. From The War on Muslim Women: More than 25 “honor killings” have been confirmed in Britain’s Muslim community in recent years. Many more are suspected. In Basra, Iraq, more than 40 women who wear Western-style clothing have been killed so far this year by Islamists, Iraqi police say. 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

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Father killed daughter for not wearing hijab

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Daddy knows best? Shyeah, riiiiiiiiight. A murder in Canada, via Breitbart: Friends and classmates of a 16-year-old girl who police say was murdered by her Muslim father in a Toronto suburb told local media Tuesday she was killed for not wearing a hijab. Police said in a statement they received an emergency call at 7:55 am local time Monday from “a man who indicated that he had just killed his daughter.” The victim, Aqsa Parvez, was “rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries, but tragically passed away late last night.” Her father, Muhammad Parvez, 57, was arrested at the scene and

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Gaza: Where Murder of Women Is Easy

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From Gaza: Gaza: Where Murder of Women Is Easy: At 10 p.m., Yehia Abu Moghaseb, a Gaza gravedigger, watched several men lift three large bundles wrapped in black plastic from the back of a car and carelessly dropped them into freshly dug pits lined with cinderblocks at the Martyrs’ Cemetery in Wadi Salgah. They shoveled a few scoops of sand on top, before driving off. “There’s no police,” he recalled later, so Abu Moghaseb asked a neighbor to call the Hamas-controlled “Executive Force.” When a doctor tore open the black body bags, inside were three young women, two of them

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Honor killings: Defying a Clan Code of Silence on Unspeakable Crimes

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From Defying a Clan Code of Silence on Unspeakable Crimes: The Abu Ghanem women are buried just inside the main gate of the old Muslim cemetery in Ramla, Israel, eight in the last seven years. So-called honor killings among Muslims are a phenomenon across the Middle East, including in Israel, where Arabs, most of them Muslim, make up almost 20% of the population. The Israeli police and courts have caught and convicted some of the killers; unlike the laws in some Arab societies, Israel’s do not make allowances for such acts. In January, after the last killing, of Hamda Abu

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‘This time, we said, enough’ (Arab women speaking out against “honor” killings)

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A little glimmer of evolution. From Ha’aretz: “This time, we said ‘enough.’ Every year they murder not one, but two of us. We’ve had enough.” That is what a female memberof the Abu-Ghanem family from Ramle said this week to Haaretz. Along with another 20 female relatives, she decided to rebel against tradition. One by one, they reported to police investigators and told what they know about the murder of Hamda Abu-Ghanem, a member of their family, about a month ago. Like the eight women from the family who preceded her during thepast six years, Hamda Abu-Ghanem was murdered because

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Turkey Works to Stop “Honor” Killings

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From Turkey Works to Stop “Honor” Killings: The killing of women and girls by male relatives who think the females have brought shame to the family’s honor is an atrocity that has plagued Turkey and other Islamic countries for generations. Thousands of women have died, been attacked or compelled to commit suicide in so-called honor killings. In Turkey, the government has launched a major campaign against honor killings, at a level and with a breadth virtually unheard of in the Islamic world. Turkish imams have joined pop music stars and soccer celebrities to produce TV spots and billboard ads condemning

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From a Muslim outlook, imams have missed the point on flight behavior

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For whatever this is worth, I am republishing this article, from the Arizona Republic in full. I disagree that the majority of American Muslims are aligned with M. Zuhdi Jasser , the author of this article. If that were the case, M. Zuhdi Jasser would be just one of thousands of Muslims in America writing with the same sentiment. Sadly, M. Zuhdi Jasser is the only American Muslim I know of at this moment who holds this sentiment and who is willing to write about it. From Arizona Republic: The first thing one must understand about this whole hullabaloo with

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