By Aditi Bhaduri
After years of silence, Muslim women in India are loudly battling repressive religious laws. The case of one semi-literate woman, a survivor of rape, ignited their cause. Second in a series on the changing role of women in India.
* A man can say ‘talaq’ (“I divorce you”- ) three times, and kick his wife out in the street…
In Muslim India a man can still divorce his wife by the simple expedient of repeating “Talaq” three times, while a woman has no recourse.
This year Islam and Judaism’s holiest holidays overlapped for 10 days.
Muslims racked up 397 dead bodies in 94 terror attacks across 10
countries during this time… while Jews worked on their 159th Nobel Prize.
The New York Times actually notices the phenomenon of honor killing. “A Dishonorable Affair,” by Katherine Zoepf (thanks to DW)
In speaking with the police, Zahra’s brother used a colloquial expression, ghasalat al arr (washing away the shame), which means the killing of a woman or girl whose very life has come to be seen as an unbearable stain on the honor of her male relatives. Once this kind of familial sexual shame has been “washed,” the killing is traditionally forgotten as quickly as possible. Under Syrian law, an honor killing is not murder, and the man who commits it is not a murderer. As in many other Arab countries, even if the killer is convicted on the lesser charge of a “crime of honor,” he is usually set free within months. Mentioning the killing â€” or even the name of the victim â€” generally becomes taboo.
A case for Oprah and Queen Rania. Anybody home? Hallo? Halllooooo…???
In spite of a legal quagmire downunder the anti-jihad blog’s are a force to be reckoned with:
Counterjihad Websites – Australia