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  • Dr. Phyllis Chesler’s April 21, 2009 Speech about Muslim Women’s Rights /Islamic Gender Apartheid

    04/22/2009 2:29:36 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 327+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 22 2009 | Phyllis Chesler
    Israel is not an apartheid state but Islam, as it is practiced in many countries today, is the world’s largest practitioner of gender and religious apartheid. I have been asked to speak about Islamic gender apartheid. To some extent, the documentation of “real” apartheid, which characterizes Islam, should serve as a necessary corrective to the false accusation against Israel as an apartheid nation state. But let me also note that Muslim countries have historically persecuted their non-Muslim citizens but would have us believe that this is not “racism.” Today, Christians, Ba’hai, Hindus, Zoroastrians all live at their peril in Muslim...
  • Dutch Court:Prosecute Wilders

    01/21/2009 7:19:45 AM PST · by Islaminaction · 10 replies · 510+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | Jan. 21St 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Back in April of 2008 a district court in The Hague ruled that anti-Islamic European politician Geert Wilders did not break the law by comparing Islam with Fascism and calling the Koran the Islamic version of Hitler's Mein Kampf.
  • Islamic Apartheid - site

    11/24/2008 11:57:58 AM PST · by PRePublic · 252+ views
  • Why we stay mute on Islamic sex apartheid

    12/12/2007 1:39:52 AM PST · by PRePublic · 19 replies · 753+ views
    theaustralian ^ | Dec 6 2007
    Why we stay mute on Islamic sex apartheid The Australian ... US Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton last week urged President George W. Bush to call on King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia to drop all charges ... against the gender apartheid under which women in large parts of the Islamic world live, as there was against racial apartheid in South Africa. ...,25197,22882381-7583,00.html
  • Lawyers 'can wear veils in court' [UK]

    11/09/2006 8:27:45 PM PST · by aculeus · 28 replies · 791+ views
    BBC News on line ^ | November 10, 2006 | Unsigned
    Legal advisers and solicitors may wear the Islamic veil in court unless it interferes with the "interests of justice", judges have been told. The judiciary were told to use their discretion to interpret the temporary guidance, which covers all courts. The advice was issued by immigration tribunals chief Mr Justice Hodge after a case had to be halted when a legal adviser refused to remove her veil. The Lord Chief Justice said full rules on the veils issue were being drawn up. Case adjourned Earlier this week it emerged legal adviser Shabnam Mughal had refused to remove her headwear during...
  • Veiled Threat - Why it may be important to see a woman's face

    11/07/2006 5:01:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 1,729+ views
    National Review via The Manhattan Institute ^ | November 20, 2006 | THEODORE DALRYMPLE
    Not long ago in the hospital in which I once worked, a young male nurse was asked by the administration to remove the ironmongery with which he had recently adorned his face and ears. He was outraged by this assault on his inalienable right to mutilate himself in any way that he chose, which he believed to be narrow-minded. He was, after all, the owner of his face and ears in fee simple; they were his to dispose of as he saw fit. As it happens, he was a decent and dedicated young man, albeit one with the bad taste...
  • Cairo street crowds target women

    11/07/2006 1:40:34 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 40 replies · 1,819+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, 1 November 2006, 14:36 GMT | By Magdi Abdelhadi
    The incidents were first reported online by Egyptian bloggers, some of whom saw large number of men harassing the women and ripping off their clothes. It all happened over the Eid al-Fitr period starting on 23 October, as thousands of young men thronged the streets of central Cairo to celebrate the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. One blogger who took pictures of what happened dubbed the incidents "sexual voracity down town". According to the bloggers, the attackers targeted veiled as well as unveiled women who happened to be on their own. The state media ignored the incidents, but...
  • The new look for Britain’s hospitals

    11/06/2006 8:36:41 AM PST · by · 19 replies · 759+ views
    The new look for Britain’s hospitalsTHIS is the latest look coming to our NHS hospitals – a burka-style gown for patients. Instead of standard issue clothing, women who want to cover up because of their faith are to be offered the striking turquoise garment. Although welcomed by doctors as a breakthrough to encourage Muslim women to seek treatment, critics last night said the move was "another example of political correctness". The "Inter-faith gown" is being piloted at Royal Preston Hospital after complaints from women that regulation dress was too revealing. Hospitals across the country are also being offered the £12...
  • Muslim Rape, Feminist Silence (Feminist Silence In Face Of Muslim Misogynism Alert)

    11/01/2006 2:12:24 AM PST · by goldstategop · 18 replies · 1,724+ views ^ | 11/01/2006 | Jamie Glazov
    Unveiled women who get raped deserve it. That’s the pedagogy preached by the Mufti of Australia, Sheikh Taj al-Din al-Hilali, who recently sparked an international stir by pronouncing that women who do not veil themselves, and allow themselves to be “uncovered meat”, are at fault if they are raped. This is nothing new, of course, and it is somewhat mysterious why the Sheikh’s comments have caused any shock at all, since his view is legitimized by various Islamic texts and numerous social and legal Islamic structures. And that is why back in September 2004 in Denmark, al-Hilali’s Australian counterpart, the...
  • Islamic Court Bans Women from Mogadishu Beach

    10/20/2006 10:34:29 AM PDT · by edcoil · 59 replies · 1,578+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10-20-06 | Edcoil
    MOGADISHU, Somalia — An Islamic court banned women from swimming at the main beach in the capital to keep women from mingling with men, an official said Friday. "We stopped women from swimming because it is against the teaching of Islam for women to mingle with men, especially while they are swimming," said Sheikh Farah Ali Hussein, chair of a northern Mogadishu Islamic court. Miriam Isse watched others swimming in the Indian Ocean Friday. CountryWatch: Somalia "They cannot prevent us from our right to swim in the sea," she said. "What is wrong with us enjoying ourselves like men? That...
  • Muslim wins right to reject the hijab

    11/16/2005 4:58:35 PM PST · by Pikamax · 19 replies · 728+ views
    Times Online ^ | 11/17/05 | Anthony Browne
    Muslim wins right to reject the hijab By Anthony Browne, Brussels Correspondent ISLAMIC groups across Europe have campaigned for years for the right of Muslim women to wear the religious headscarf, or hijab. Now a Muslim woman in the Netherlands has won the right not to wear it. Samira Haddad, 32, won her case against the Islamic College of Amsterdam, which insists that all Muslim women wear the hijab. The secondary school rejected her for a job after she said in an interview that she did not wear it. The country’s Equality Commission ruled in Ms Haddad’s favour, saying that...
  • I raped her, Sir, but my culture made me do it

    11/08/2005 10:45:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 1,526+ views
    The Australian ^ | November 9, 2005 | Janet Albrechtsen
    EACH time Germaine Greer visits Australia - such as last week when she turned up at the University of Sydney to receive her honorary doctorate - one is reminded how Western feminists have dropped the ball on what really matters on the feminist front. Greer's feminism is the worst example of Western indulgence. It's not so much what she says that matters - for it's all rather farcical these days - but what she and other so-called feminists do not say that betrays how feminism has lost its way. On Friday Greer told her audience: "The intellect is a little...
  • Women's lib becomes a gender jihad for Muslims

    10/31/2005 10:36:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies · 720+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | November 1, 2005 | Giles Tremlett
    Marching under the banner of a new jihad, Islamic feminists have launched what they hope will become a global movement to liberate Muslim women. A meeting in Barcelona, which drew women from as far away as Malaysia, Mali, Egypt and Iran, set itself the task of squaring Islam with feminism. That meant not just combating 14 centuries of sexism in the Muslim world, participants said, but also dealing with the animosity towards Islam of many Western or secular feminists. They insisted that many of the fundamental concepts of equality embraced by feminism could also be found in the Koran. "Gender...
  • Islam feminists urge gender jihad

    10/28/2005 12:23:29 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies · 445+ views
    BBC News ^ | 28 October 2005 | Danny Wood
    Organisers of the first international congress on Islamic feminism are calling for a "gender jihad." Organiser Abdennur Prado Pavon says the struggle for gender equality in Islamic countries involves refuting chauvinist interpretations of Muslim teachings. The congress is in Spain, organisers say, because they want their message to reach the growing number of Muslim women in Europe. Around 300 delegates are looking at women's rights in the Islamic world. Mr Prado, of the Catalan Islamic board, believes a common misconception in the West is that women's liberation is not possible in Muslim societies. Activists representing the Islamic feminist movement are...
  • An Islamic Guide on How to Beat Your Wife

    09/29/2005 5:35:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 50 replies · 1,839+ views
    Washington Times ^ | September 29, 2005 | Isambard Wilkinson
    MADRID -- An imam who wrote a book on how to beat your wife without leaving marks on her body has been ordered by a judge in Spain to study the country's constitution. The judge told Mohamed Kamal Mustafa, imam of a mosque in the southern resort of Fuengirola, to spend six months studying three articles of the constitution and the universal declaration of human rights. Mr. Mustafa was sentenced to 15 months in jail and fined about $2,600 last year after being found guilty of inciting violence against women. A judge released him after 22 days in jail on...
  • Mideast Muslims outraged, see 'conspiracy' after woman leads prayers in U.S.

    03/19/2005 2:58:40 PM PST · by Pikamax · 58 replies · 1,731+ views
    CBC ^ | 03/19/05 | NADIA ABOU EL-MAGD
    Mideast Muslims outraged, see 'conspiracy' after woman leads prayers in U.S. 05:56 PM EST Mar 19 NADIA ABOU EL-MAGD CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Muslims in the Middle East on Saturday angrily denounced prayers led by a woman in New York City the day before as a violation of Islam. One Egyptian newspaper, Al-Messa, reported the news of Amina Wadud leading Friday prayer services on its front page, with the emphatic headline: They are tarnishing Islam in America! It referred to Wadud as "the deranged woman." A female Islamic law professor condemned the act as apostasy, explaining that a woman's body...
  • Deceit, Thy Name Is Islamism

    03/13/2005 1:11:03 PM PST · by jan in Colorado · 567 replies · 16,382+ views source ^ | Beth Goodtree
    In Islam, lying or omissions for the 'greater good,' according to a strict or radical Islam/Islamist philosophy is not only acceptable, it is holy and blessed work. It is called al-Takeyya (or al-Taqiyya) and is a strategy outlined in the Hadiths and supported by various interpretations of some of the Suras in the Koran. We have just seen it in action and most people never even caught the whiff of mental ether the Islamists were pouring into the airways of the already comatose and choking non-Islamist world. Al-Takeyya is a policy whereby a Muslim may lie, deceive or omit critical...
  • Female Students With Mobile Phones Face Campus Ban, Fines (Surprise, it's Saudi Arabia again!)

    12/02/2004 7:06:18 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 11 replies · 566+ views
    Arab News ^ | December 3, 2004 | Somayya Jabarti
    JEDDAH, 3 December 2004 — Female college students carrying mobile phones with cameras on campus in any college in the Kingdom could face a SR500 fine and 3-year suspension under recent regulations issued by the Ministry of Education. “What about the faculty and administration members?” questioned college student Huda Abdulghani. “Are they allowed to carry mobiles with cameras on campus? How come they’re to be trusted and we’re not?” “So my mobile phone has a camera,” said Umm Leila, a college student, married and mother of 3 children. “It’s a gift from my husband and it’s one of the recent...