Posts Tagged ‘ women ’

ISIS treats “women the way we are required to by Islamic law, not human law”

Oct 12th, 2016 | By
he mother of Christina, the 3 year-old Assyrian girl kidnapped by ISIS, shortly after arriving in Ankawa from Baghdede.

In cities across the Middle East, women, mostly Christians and Yazidis, are being kidnapped and held captive by members of ISIS. These women are raped, tortured, and murdered because of their religious and ethnic backgrounds. Sulome Anderson, from Foreign Policy Magazine, traveled to meet with women who survived ISIS’s brutality and ISIS leaders to find

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Honor Killing in Pakistan Leaves Sisters Dead

Aug 4th, 2016 | By

Two murders this week have caused a stir in Pakistan. On July 29, Kosar and Gulzar Bibi, sisters ages 22 and 28, were shot by their brother, 35 year-old Nasir Hussain, the night before their weddings. Reports said that Hussain objected to his sisters marrying men they had chosen themselves, and he wanted them to

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Internal ISIS Memo Instructs Organization Members Not To Post Photos Of Captive Women On The Web

Jun 16th, 2015 | By

On June 13, 2015, the FSA-affiliated website Halab News [1] published an internal memo issued by ISIS in the Aleppo province listing rules and regulations to be followed by the organization’s fighters. The 14-clause memo, reportedly found in the pocket of an ISIS fighter who was killed in the area, deals with various administrative and security issues, including a ban on posting photographs of women captured by ISIS on the internet.

Saudi Arabian Historian: Western Women Drive Because Rape ‘Is No Big Deal To Them’

Feb 12th, 2015 | By

The perverse thinking of Islamists on the issue of women is evident in a recent TV interview given by a Saudi Arabian “historian” named Saleh al-Saadoon. The interview was posted first on and then published by the UK Daily Mail.

ISIS Revives Slavery From Muslim History

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By

Islamic State terrorists are bringing back an ancient Muslim practice of buying and selling women and engaging in human sex trafficking. A recent report from the United Nations details this revival of slavery, which has been taught in the Koran and practice around the world by Islamists throughout the centuries.

Women in Saudi Arabia – Is There Real Reform?

Sep 24th, 2014 | By

Saudi women lack a “public identity” as they must wear in public the abaya body and head covering. Saleswomen often wear niqabs to avoid harassment from conservative customers or the “Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice” religious police (Hai’a or “committee” for short).  In lingerie stores, “Shopgirls” noted, “most customers remain fully covered even while being fitted.”

Boko Haram And The Dynamics Of Denial

May 16th, 2014 | By

It is a common refrain of pious Muslims in the face of atrocities done by other Muslims in the name of Islam that Islam must not be shamed: whenever an atrocity potentially dishonors Islam, non-Muslims are asked to agree that ‘This is not Islamic’ so that the honor of Islam can be kept pristine. However the real issue is not what would be good or bad for Islam’s reputation.  … Islam is not the victim here. The pressing issue here is not to get people to think well of Islam, but how these girls can be rescued, and above all how Boko Haram’s murderous rampage is to be halted.