Monday, March 31, 2008

Appeasing the trappings of extremism leads to ever escalating extremism

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Pussycat Dolls cop fine


Under laws in the strict  Muslim country, a female performer must be covered from her shoulders to her knees.

Jumping, shouting or throwing of objects onstage or at the audience are all also banned.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Appease extremism, you never ever get less extremism, always more extremism

Brave woman sprinter leads Iraqi Olympics charge

Iraqi sprinter Dana Abdul-Razzaq has dodged bullets to pursue her love of running, her determination to succeed pushing her to become Iraq's only female athlete at the Beijing Olympics.
Few athletes will have faced the obstacles 21-year-old Abdul-Razzaq has overcome to reach Beijing, from a sniper's bullets to a paucity of adequate training facilities and religious and cultural opposition to female athletes.
"I love running, I have the persistence to keep practising and I have ambition despite all the problems that I face," she told Reuters at Baghdad's crumbling Shaab stadium.
Last October, Abdul-Razzaq was training with coach Yousif Abdul-Rahman at central Baghdad's Jadriya oval track before the Arab Games when a sniper opened fire nearby.
"She was dodging the bullets like in action movies," Abdul-Rahman recalled.
"She ducked to miss a bullet which hit a tree."

Friday, March 28, 2008

Why the subjugation of women is a key linchpin to radicalism

Bangladesh clerics warn interim govt against changing inheritance laws

Muslim clerics in Bangladesh have warned the interim government against going for a change in the inheritance laws of the country to achieve gender equality, officials said on Friday. The warning came from clerics who have been demanding Islamic Shariah laws in the Muslim-majority country. Mufti Fazlul Haq Amini, who heads a privately-run madrassa in the old quarter of the capital Dhaka, called for the scrapping of the government's National Women Development Policy which has been attacked by the radical Ulema Council for being repugnant to the Quran.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

More proof that the headscarf is critical culturally to extremism

Those are what some female tailors, hairdressers and women with uncovered heads in Iraq face today - more often than before US invasion

IRAQI women say they are now worse off than they were during the rule of dictator Saddam Hussein.

One of the lucky ones: An Iraqi seamstress at work in central Baghdad. Others in the beauty trade have been forced by religious extremists to shut down.
They also say that their plight has deteriorated year by year since the US-led invasion in March 2003.
Now, they are demanding not just equal rights but the very 'right to live,' said Ms Shameran Marugi, head of the Iraqi Women's Committee, a non-governmental organisation.
'At home, a woman faces violence from her father, husband, brother and even from her son. It has become a kind of a new culture in the society,' she said.
On the street, women are subjected to verbal abuse if they are not wearing a hijab, reported AFP.
In extreme cases, they face being abducted by unknown gunmen, who sexually abuse and then kill them, she said.
'It has become normal for women to receive death threats for working for example as a hairdresser or a tailor, for not wearing a hijab or not dressing 'decently',' said Ms Shameran.
Some Muslim hardliners believe it is sinful for women to appear beautiful in public and have put pressure on many in the beauty trade, including hair stylists and beauticians.
One such victim was MsIqbal Ali, who said that death threats had forced her to close her hairdressing salon in Baghdad's central Karada neighbourhood.
She recalled: 'Women hairdressers started getting threats. My work was affected and I closed my salon down.'
There are also reports of increased violence against women not in the beauty line, such as teachers, and in general.
Activists report many cases of so-called 'honour killings' in the southern city of Basra, in the northern Kurdish area and in the capital Baghdad, although there are no official nationwide figures available.
In Baghdad, according to a United Nations report, several women teachers have been shot dead by armed men, some of them in front of their students.
Ms Selma Jabu, Iraqi president Jalal Talabani's consultant for women's affairs, said: 'Before the 2003 invasion, it was possible for a woman to lead a normal life as long as she followed state policy.
'It was even possible for a woman to engage in political and economic activities through the official Union of Iraqi Women.'
But now, she said: 'There is specific violence against women, who are being abducted for sex and subjected to many other crimes.'
A report by the US-based Women For Women International released earlier this month partly blamed 'insecurity, a lack of infrastructure and controversial leadership'.
Ms Suad Mohammed, an employee in Adhamiyah municipality in north-western Baghdad, is one who has taken steps to ensure her own security.
' I don't think it is safe for me to step out of my house freely. So whenever I go out, I carry a weapon with me to defend myself,' she said.
She said that last year, after collecting money from a bank on behalf of an old woman, she was in a taxi when the driver suddenly started driving to another neighbourhood and refused to stop.
She said: 'I started screaming. And then I remembered I was carrying a weapon. The only thing I was thinking about was the woman's salary.
'I pulled my weapon from my purse and hit him on his neck and hands. He started bleeding, but still did not stop.
'Finally, the taxi was stopped by a passing military convoy and the driver was taken away.'
Since then, said Ms Suad, 'every time I leave my neighbourhood I make sure I carry my weapon'.


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Most of these brutalized women undoubtedly live without any medical care whatsoever

Increasing Numbers of Islamic Women Use Internet For Gynecologic Information

Forty percent of hits on gynecologic health website comes from Islamic countries.

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) March 25, 2008 -- When a group of American gynecologists started a new website called, they expected to provide an easy to use, comprehensive source of gynecologic information for women with questions about their health care.


After only two months online, has quickly become a popular site, fielding numerous questions every day. But some intriguing and possibly disturbing trends became noticeable. Sure, was fielding questions from women around the world, but the doctors noticed that many of these information seekers were logging on from very surprising places. As the traffic statistics indicated, approximately 40% of the visitors in the first month online were from countries like Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Kuwait and Iran.

"Is this a good thing or not?" asks Dr. Saul Weinreb, senior medical consultant of "Of course I'm happy that we can provide people with reliable information, but I'm concerned that these women may not have access to real healthcare providers."

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The culture that allows rape of "uncovered" women must be moderated

Woman, 18, is raped in alleyway

A 18-year-old woman has been raped in Weston-super-Mare, police have said. The victim was standing outside the Nationwide Building Society in High Street in the early hours of Sunday when a black Vauxhall Vectra pulled up.

Four men of Asian appearance dragged her into the car and she was sexually assaulted as she was driven around.

She was then taken to an alleyway by the Three Queens pub, where two of the men raped her. Four men have been arrested on suspicion of rape.

Monday, March 24, 2008

The power of banning the headscarf would reverbrate throughout the world of crybabies

Belgium: Muslims want ban on Easter eggs

Not that there is a dominant culture that has a right to express itself. Oh, no. "Muslims want ban on Easter eggs," from Expatica (thanks to Diana West):

ANTWERP – "If headscarves are banned for employees who work at the desk at city services in order to guarantee neutrality of services, then we demand that no Christmas trees be set up in city buildings and that no Easter eggs be given out." Antwerp trade union representative Badia Miri said this on Wednesday in the Gazet van Antwerpen. Miri is one of the seven Muslim women who were forced to remove their headscarves if they wanted to continue working at the desk. Three of the seven staff members of the city of Antwerp who wore headscarves agreed to stop wearing one.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Those who cower before the intimidators who hide behind phony language, will, in the final reckoning, beget more killings

It Is a Very Bad Example to People to Let Him Say Whatever He Wants'

The sad thing about these folks is Geert Wilders is speaking up while he still has the chance.

Those wetting their pants over his film just aid and abet the enemies of freedom of speech.

Ironic how they trash him, yet would willingly deny him the right to speak
About one thousand people protested in central Amsterdam on Saturday against right-wing lawmaker Geert Wilders and the imminent release of his film expected to be critical of the Koran.


Wilders, who has given few details about his 15-minute film, has said he plans to release "Fitna" on the Internet before the end of the month after Dutch broadcasters declined to show it. Fitna is a Koranic term sometimes translated as "strife".

"The film is not so much about Muslims as about the Koran and Islam. The Islamic ideology has as its utmost goal the destruction of what is most dear to us, our freedom," he wrote in a commentary in Dutch daily De Volkskrant on Saturday.

"Fitna is the last warning for the West. The fight for freedom has only just begun," he said.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Free speech is at the root of cultural warfare, and absolutely critical to moderating extremism

GEERT WILDERS’S bleached-blond hair goes to the root of his character.

For more than two decades, Mr. Wilders, the controversial anti-Islam member of the Dutch Parliament, has dyed his hair a provocative — some say extreme — platinum blond.

The color makes him stand out in a crowd, not terribly practical for someone facing periodic death threats from Muslim extremists.

But Mr. Wilders has built a career — and a new political party — on a risky and defiant outlandishness that encompasses everything from his hairstyle to his anti-Islamic rhetoric.

Days away from releasing a much-anticipated film critical of the Koran, Mr. Wilders recalled in an interview the advice he received years ago from political leaders about how to get ahead.

“First, you have to moderate your voice about Islam,” he remembered their telling him. “Second, change your stupid hair.”

He has refused to do either.

“If people push me, I do exactly the opposite,” he said.

Mr. Wilders, 44, is in the news here these days for a 10-to-15-minute film he says he has made depicting the Koran as the inspiration for terrorist attacks and other violence. Having failed to persuade a single Dutch television network to broadcast the film in its entirety, he said he planned to release it on the Internet by the end of this month.

He routinely equates the Koran with Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,” saying it should be banned in the Netherlands, and he declared in an interview that the Prophet Muhammad could be compared to the German dictator.

“In his Medina time, if he would be alive today, Muhammad would be treated as a war criminal, being sent out of the country, being sent to jail,” he said.

Moderate Dutch Muslim leaders like Mohamed Rabbae, chairman of the Dutch Moroccan Council, are exasperated by Mr. Wilders’s standpoint on Islam and its prophet.

“Wilders is a little bit crazy, if I may say it in this way, because he is fighting against somebody who has been living in the sixth century, not in our time,” Mr. Rabbae said.

Virtually no one knows exactly what is in Mr. Wilders’s film; even the Netherlands’ worried prime minister has not been granted a screening. But the simple fact that Mr. Wilders is its muse makes people here and in parts of the Islamic world nervous.

Mr. Wilders said he made the film to show that “Islam and the Koran are part of a fascist ideology that wants to kill everything we stand for in a modern Western democracy.”

SOME here see Mr. Wilders’s film — titled “Fitna,” Arabic for civil strife — as a potential hate crime and have already filed police complaints in various Dutch cities, concerned that his past statements and the film will polarize religious groups and foster discrimination.

His supporters say he protects traditional Dutch values. His critics, and there are many, say he is an out-of-control, right-wing extremist risking his country’s good name for his own political gain. Others are even harsher; one former trade union leader called Mr. Wilders “evil.”

“Of course I am not evil,” Mr. Wilders responded, looking a little annoyed. “Do I look evil to you? Maybe I do, but I’m not.”

Mr. Wilders, who lives under constant police protection in an undisclosed location, is undeterred by threats from the Taliban to escalate attacks against Dutch soldiers in Afghanistan if the film is released.

Nor is he moved by Dutch expatriates abroad who, remembering the fallout from the Danish cartoons featuring the Prophet Muhammad, worry that the film may make their lives harder, or even dangerous.

Maxime Verhagen, the Dutch foreign minister, told a public television reporter that he found it “irresponsible to broadcast this film.”

“That’s because Dutch companies, Dutch soldiers and Dutch residents could and will be in danger,” Mr. Verhagen said.

Such statements spur Mr. Wilders on, and in his opinion unintentionally prove that Islam is a rigid, intolerant religion whose followers try to muffle criticism, often violently. Framing himself as a defender of free speech, Mr. Wilders said there would not be such a fuss about his film if it were about the Bible.

“We can never allow people who use nondemocratic means, people who use violence instead of arguments, people who use knives instead of debates, we can never allow them to set the agenda,” he said.

Friday, March 21, 2008

KKK type forced apartheid of women leads to brutality and subjugation and disrespect

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Brazilian cultural dancers not okay

Muslim leader slams 'semi naked' Eden parade

WYCOMBE Islamic Society has criticised Eden's opening celebrations claiming they failed to represent the town's ethnic minorities.

The group, based at the Islamic Centre in Arnison Avenue, has hit out at the shopping centre's Brazilian carnival parade on Thursday morning.

Volunteer Zahid Jawed, speaking on behalf of the society, said: "I had the wonderful opportunity to witness the opening of the Eden shopping centre last Thursday.

"This has been much needed and will no doubt attract people and jobs to the area. It could also have been a great opportunity to celebrate the town and its people.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Honor killings must be nipped in the bud by cultural linchpin laws to empower young women

Murderous Mothers  

Texas-born Patricia (“Tissie) Said, formerly of the Owens family, is the mother who lured her two teenage daughters, Sarah and Amina, to their deaths at the hands of their own father this past New Years Day in Dallas. How can a mother do such a thing? Even if her own life was threatened, even if her husband Yasser had literally held a gun to her head and told her to trick her daughters into returning, isn’t a mother supposed to sacrifice herself for her children? Or at least to protect them? What can explain such a perversion of maternal instinct and of the life force itself?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Young woman risks being murdered for racing in the olympics!

Afghan girl braves Taliban, jeers in Olympic quest

As a young girl living under hardline Islamist Taliban rule, Mahboba Ahdyar could only run around the small courtyard of her house in the Afghan capital. Now she is getting set to race in the Olympic Games.
Ahdyar is the only woman among four Afghans due to represent the war-torn country at August's Beijing Olympics and the slightly built 19-year-old 1,500 metre runner stands little chance of a medal.
Competing, however, is more about pride and showing the world what Afghan women can do.
"When I was small I used to run in my house and watch my brother who was doing body building. I kept my exercising secret even from my neighbours because of the Taliban," she told Reuters at the Kabul sports stadium where the Taliban held public executions until they were ousted from power by U.S.-led and Afghan forces in 2001.
The Taliban banned women from working or leaving the home without a male relative. Girls could not play outdoors and sport was out of the question.

Monday, March 17, 2008

The dominos need to start falling

Bangladesh clerics warn interim govt against changing inheritance laws

Source ::: DPa Dhaka • Muslim clerics in Bangladesh have warned the interim government against going for a change in the inheritance laws of the country to achieve gender equality, officials said on Friday. The warning came from clerics who have been demanding Islamic Shariah laws in the Muslim-majority country. Mufti Fazlul Haq Amini, who heads a privately-run madrassa in the old quarter of the capital Dhaka, called for the scrapping of the government's National Women Development Policy which has been attacked by the radical Ulema Council for being repugnant to the Quran.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Appease honor killings, and the West will get MORE and MORE honor killings and intimidation and brutality NOT LESS

How Honor Murderers Become Victims

Islam Said blames his sisters’ deaths on their boyfriends. On March 8, 2008, the Lewisville High School celebrated the lives of the honor murdered Amina and Sarah Said. Local media was there. I watched as Islam grabbed the microphone and characterized his sisters’ boyfriends as “gang members” who “killed his sisters.” He also said: “They pulled the trigger, not my dad. My dad is the victim here.”

It is absolutely crucial for Westerners, especially Americans, to understand his mind-set. This is a cultural and political mind-set which has nothing to do with the color of one’s skin and everything to do with one’s political ideology. Despite heated denial and much controversy, it is also a mind-set which is correlated with the practice of Islam in its current, highly politicized jihadic mode.

Thus, when anyone tries to describe the crimes against humanity which are committed in the name of Islam (the religion, not the man whom I quote above), both Muslims and politically progressive non-Muslim Westerners cry “racism.”

But this is a primitive/totalitarian tactic used to silence those who dare to expose injustice and who wish to resist terror and tyranny. The charge of “racism” is a rallying cry which is first used against dark-skinned Muslim and ex-Muslim dissidents. The lovely dark-skinned ex-Muslim feminist freedom-fighter, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, has been characterized as a “racist” in Holland and in the pages of America’s Nation magazine. This fascist tactic works best among guilty, liberal Westerners who really do want to atone for or end the world’s awful history of racism.

The West crusaded against and finally abolished slavery. Many of us remain conflicted about its terrible legacy. Muslims have never launched a campaign against their own racism. The Arab Muslim slave trade continues to this day in many forms, both in the Middle East and in the West, especially among United Nations diplomats who are posted here.

Muslim employers in Saudi Arabia are not apologizing to their Philippina servants whom they imprison and routinely force to work around the clock as domestics and sex slaves. Ethnic Arab Muslims in Sudan are not guilty about gang-raping black African girls and women in Darfur—no more than they are guilty about genocidally exterminating black Africans who are also Muslims, Christians, and animists.

It’s the same mind-set that inspires Islam Said to view his father, Yasser Abdul Said, the honor murderer, as the true “victim.” The defender of the faith (whether that faith is conceived of as one’s religion or as one’s family “honor”) is always the glorious “victim.” Yes, even suicide killers who blow up innocent civilians in Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan and who gun down Jewish children in religious schools in Jerusalem are viewed as victims and martyrs. Their supporters do not view them as murderous aggressors nor do they view themselves as such.

While I would like to attribute Islamic gender and religious apartheid to a cluster of factors including normalized childhood abuse, poverty, a lack of education, and to a super-aggressive and non-introspective cultural psychology, it is also increasingly clear that many wealthy and well-educated Muslims, who live in Muslim lands and in the West, share the same views. Like Islam Said, quoted at the beginning of this article, many well-educated Muslims still view women as animals, (yes, perhaps as “sacred” animals), and they still view Jews and other infidels as unclean, poisonous prey.

The very trait which has been hated in religious Jews (the desire to live “apart,” to eat differently and perhaps to also dress differently), is deeply respected, even lionized when it appears among religious Muslims. Increasingly, all across America, Muslim women are wearing headscarves and burqas—in university settings and on the streets; Muslim communities are demanding and receiving separate eating and washing facilities, separate hours for recreational facilities or separate facilities, etc.

If such outward behaviors were not intimately linked to dangerous, often murderous apartheid beliefs and behaviors, I would have no objection. But that is not the case. For example, based on extensive interviews that I have done with the female relatives of the murdered Texas teenagers, it is clear that:

a) Amina and Sarah were expected to wear headscarves. Their failure to do so, their “hidden” lives as normal American teenagers, doomed them.

b) Amina and Sarah were expected to enter into arranged marriages against their will to much older Egyptian men whom they had never met. Their refusal to do so doomed them.

c) Amina and Sarah were expected to keep quiet about the horrific sexual, physical, and psychological abuse which was heaped upon them by their father, mother, and brother. Their failure to do so doomed them.

d) Amina and Sarah were not supposed to have “boyfriends.” At the very least, their friends, both male and female, were not supposed to be Christians. The fact that they were friendly with Christian male teenagers doomed them.

e) Amina and Sarah were supposed to learn to hate America and to choose Shari’a law. Their failure to do so doomed them.

These are only some of the “rules” that Amina and Sarah were expected to obey. One of my informants has quoted their brother Islam, who often stalked his sisters, as saying: “They knew the rules. They broke them.” Islam is saying that it is their fault that his father had to kill them.

Thus, whenever you see a woman in a face veil, headscarf, or burqa, it is very likely that these rules also apply to her.

For the record: Let me again repeat what I have written before, namely, that there are many individual Muslims who are personally peaceful and who favor human rights for everyone, even for women and infidels. There are also individual Muslims who oppose and who have fled Islamic apartheid regimes. However, most Muslim religious leaders do not condemn the barbarism committed in the name of their religion. (A brave handful do).

There were also individual Germans in the Nazi era who did not personally hate the mentally ill, Jews, gypsies, anarchists, homosexuals, or American and British soldiers; a few even risked their lives to save such targeted “enemies.” However, most Germans (and Poles, Austrians, Ukrainians, etc.) chose to profit opportunistically from the persecution of the Jews and refused to risk anything in order to resist Hitler. Their failure to do so meant that they enabled and collaborated with him. To quote Edmund Burke: “All that is necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men (and women) to do nothing.”

I stand ready and willing to honor and to work with all those Muslims and non-Muslims who oppose Islamic gender and religious apartheid. Our lives depend upon such heroism.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Bloodless cultural laws will start the dominos falling

It's time to take a stand against Islam and Sharia

Maryam Namazie, the head of the Council of Ex-Muslims in Britain, says that rights are for individuals, not religions or beliefs

Picture this, says Maryam Namazie: “A child is swathed in cloth from head to toe every day. Everything but her face and hands are covered for fear that a man might find her attractive. At school she learns that she is worth less than a boy. She is not allowed to dance or swim or feel the sun on her skin or the wind in her hair. This is clearly unacceptable, yet it is accepted when it is done in the name of religion.”

Namazie is the founder of the Council of Ex-Muslims in Britain (CEMB) which started life in the middle of last year. On Monday - in celebration of the centenary of International Women's Day - she spoke at a conference on Political Islam and Women's Rights, and launched a campaign against Sharia.

Iranian Muslim by birth, Namazie, 41, is friendly and softly spoken. But she does not mince her words. It takes nerve to start an organisation for people who have rejected Islam. In Islamic law, apostasy is punishable by death. Namazie receives periodic threats, usually on her mobile phone: “One said, 'You are going to be decapitated'...I went to the police. They were very attentive at first because they thought it might be linked to the attempted bombings in Glasgow . But when they realised it wasn't, they never bothered contacting me again.” Doesn't she worry about her safety? “Yes, I do, frequently. I worry about whether I will live, especially now I am a mother. If I see someone looking at me strangely, I wonder.” Why doesn't she use a pseudonym? “They can find out who you are anyway. And the point of the Council of Ex-Muslims is to stand up and be counted.” She doesn't really like the label ex-Muslim and would prefer not to frame her identity in religious terms but, she says, it is like gays “coming out” 30 years ago: something has to become public if you are to break taboos. The CEMB has more than 100 members with inquiries from people who do not dare to join. “Some have horrendous stories but do not put them on the website because they are afraid.”

Namazie's grandfather was a mullah and her father was brought up a strict Muslim. Both of her parents (now living in America) remain Muslim. When Namazie told her father about the launch of the CEMB, she remembers that he said: “Oh no, Grandpa is going to be turning in his grave.” “So I told him that what I am doing benefits Muslims, too, because if you live in a secular society, you can be a Muslim, a Sikh, a Christian or an atheist and be treated equally.” Namazie's opposition to state religion is informed by her own experience. She was 12 when the Iranian revolution “was hijacked by the Ayatollahs” and her country became the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Friday, March 14, 2008

(Music is) completely rejected by Islam. Someone who goes to listen to music is guilty of adultery.

Young singer becomes ikon in
struggle for freedom of music

18-year-old Lima Sahar has placed herself in the middle of Afghanistan's continous gender and music struggle. She could become the winner of the tv show 'Afghan Star' – the war-torn country's answer to 'American Idol' which is drawing millions of viewers despite being condemned as 'un-Islamic' by Kabul's Islamic council of clerics.
She beat out 2,000 other hopefuls who auditioned for the third season of 'Afghan Star', wearing a headscarf and glitter in her hair, while she sang Pashtun oldies, though without any dance moves.

Lima Sahar is the first member of the Pashtun ethnic group from southern Afghanistan to reach the finals of the popular 'Afghan Star' show. The town she lives in, Kandahar, is considered to be the birthplace of the Taliban, which banned music and tv in Afghanistan until being driven from power in late 2001 – in other words a place where trying out for becoming the winner of 'Afghan Star' is seen as an act of defiance, a political statement in song.

The Pashtun traditionally keeps women at home or requires them to wear the all-encompassing burqas. Lima Sahar is not only Pashtun, she is also the first Afghan woman to reach this far in the tv show competition, and as such, the news of her success has reached newspaper, blog and website readers around the world.

'Rejected by Islam'
Since 'Afghan Star' premiered on the private tv-channel Tolo TV, it has quickly grown into one of the most popular shows in the country. For the same reason it is also becoming one of the most controversial tv shows which conservative Islamic clerics speak against during Friday prayers.

Sayed-ur-Rahman Niazi, the cleric at Kabul's central mosque which attracts 50,000 worshipers during weekly Friday prayers, was quoted by Chicago Tribune as having said this very strong anti-music statement:
"It's completely rejected by Islam. Someone who goes to listen to music is guilty of adultery. It's the same thing. And someone who enjoys it should be kicked out of Islam. He's no longer a Muslim."

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The violent KKK apartheid of women must not be allowed to flourish in the West

Muslim women fear treatment of feminine conditions
Husbands threaten divorce while male gynecologists being killed

A group of American doctors who founded a gynecology information website in December said they were surprised to learn nearly half the traffic has come from Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian countries, including, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran and Malaysia.

The strange traffic patterns might highlight a worrying phenomenon in the Muslim countries where studies indicate large numbers of women refrain from seeking medical attention for feminine diseases for fear of being divorced, generating family stigma or due to Islamic restrictions on seeing male doctors.

"Are our high Middle Eastern traffic trends a good thing or not?" asked Saul Weinreb, senior medical consultant for "Of course I'm happy that we can provide people with reliable information, but I'm concerned that these women may not have access to real healthcare providers."

Indeed, in the Middle East, reluctance evidenced by women needing medical care has resulted in deadly consequences.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Instead of appeasement, the Bushes should hilite the unhappiness, the unrest, the bloodied young women - cultural warfare

Top Mideast Commander Steps Down
March 12, 2008; Page A3

WASHINGTON -- The top U.S. commander in the Middle East resigned abruptly after a magazine article highlighted his disagreements with the Bush administration over Iran and Iraq strategy.

Adm. William Fallon was critical of Bush policy.
The departure of Adm. William Fallon, who ran the military's Central Command, could make it easier for the Bush administration to maintain troop levels in Iraq and adopt a tougher approach to Iran.

Adm. Fallon had favored a significant withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, arguing that the open-ended deployment of 140,000 military personnel there was causing growing manpower strains throughout the armed forces. That position sparked tensions with Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq and a White House favorite.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The mindset that leads to brutal apartheid and murdering relatives will either escalate in the West or, if moderated, shrink to nothing...

Woman shot in honour killing a virgin

POLICE said they had charged a Jordanian with premeditated murder after his 23-year-old sister and her boyfriend were shot dead in an apparent "honour killing".

"The suspect shot his sister four times and her Syrian shepherd boyfriend six times when he caught them (together) red-handed early on Sunday'' in the eastern Shumari natural reserve near the desert city of Azraq, a spokesman said.

"He turned himself in shortly after the crime, and forensic tests proved that his sister was still a virgin when she was murdered.''

The spokesman said two of the suspect's cousins had been charged as accessories to the crime, the third such killing this year.

Monday, March 10, 2008

"The veil" is political in nature, not religious, and a ban would moderate extremism

Court bans veiled terror suspect

Mona S. told the court in Vienna there were too many men there

An Austrian court has excluded a young Muslim woman from the start of her trial on terrorism charges because she refused to remove her full-face veil. The suspect, identified as Mona S, is charged, along with her husband Mohamed M, with links to al-Qaeda and posting a threatening video on the internet.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

The dominos of bloodless cultural linchpin laws will halt the abomination of males brainwashed to kill their sisters and daughters

Israeli court hands down 16 year sentence in 'honor killing'

JERUSALEM: An Israeli court sentenced a man to 16 years in prison on Tuesday for aiding in the so-called "honor killing" of his sister. The case was unusual for the fact that the women of the family broke their usual code of silence and came forward to testify against the suspect.

The murder victim, Hamda Abu Ghanem, was shot and killed in her home in Ramla, a mixed town of Jews and Arabs in central Israel, in January 2007. She was 18 at the time, and was the eighth female member of the Abu Ghanem clan to have been killed in seven years.

Previous cases against suspects in the Abu Ghanem killings had ended without convictions - mainly, according to the Ramla police, because relatives maintained a conspiracy of silence and cleared all the evidence away.

Israeli court hands down 16 year sentence in 'honor killing'

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Published: March 4, 2008

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JERUSALEM: An Israeli court sentenced a man to 16 years in prison on Tuesday for aiding in the so-called "honor killing" of his sister. The case was unusual for the fact that the women of the family broke their usual code of silence and came forward to testify against the suspect.The murder victim, Hamda Abu Ghanem, was shot and killed in her home in Ramla, a mixed town of Jews and Arabs in central Israel, in January 2007. She was 18 at the time, and was the eighth female member of the Abu Ghanem clan to have been killed in seven years.Previous cases against suspects in the Abu Ghanem killings had ended without convictions - mainly, according to the Ramla police, because relatives maintained a conspiracy of silence and cleared all the evidence away.

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JERUSALEM: An Israeli court sentenced a man to 16 years in prison on Tuesday for aiding in the so-called "honor killing" of his sister. The case was unusual for the fact that the women of the family broke their usual code of silence and came forward to testify against the suspect.The murder victim, Hamda Abu Ghanem, was shot and killed in her home in Ramla, a mixed town of Jews and Arabs in central Israel, in January 2007. She was 18 at the time, and was the eighth female member of the Abu Ghanem clan to have been killed in seven years.Previous cases against suspects in the Abu Ghanem killings had ended without convictions - mainly, according to the Ramla police, because relatives maintained a conspiracy of silence and cleared all the evidence away.

Forcing children to wear religious garb is not about religion - it's about power and politics and money and control


Pakistani faces 4 years in jail for cutting Sikh's hair

New York An 18-year-old Pakistani has been convicted of hate crime charges by a jury for forcibly cutting a Sikh student's hair in a US school.
Umair Ahmed faces up to four years in prison for cutting 15-year-old Harpal Vacher's hair with a small pair of folding scissors after threatening him on May 24, 2007.

"The defendant has been convicted of a serious attack on the fundamental beliefs of his victims religion and his freedom to worship freely," Queens district attorney Richard A Brown said.
Crimes of hate will never be tolerated in Queens County, in particular the most culturally diverse county in the nation, he was quoted as saying by the north country gazette.
Ahmed was convicted by the jury of second-degree menacing as a hate crime, second-degree coercion as a hate crime, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and third-degree harassment.
Brown said that, according to the evidence, Ahmed approached Vacher inside the lunchroom and stated that the only way he would forgive the victim is if Ahmed cut his hair.
Vacher said "For what? It is against my religion."
Ahmed then took his ring and said that if the victim didn't go with him he would punch the victim with his ring, the gazette reported. He ordered Vacher to go to the bathroom or he would get  him after school, cut his hair and send him home naked to his parents.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Appease extremism, you never ever get less extremism, you always get MORE extremism. BCAL laws will start the dominos falling

‘Male’ Honor Murders  

It was as swift and brutal an honor murder as any among the dozens committed in Germany over the years but with two noticeable differences.

First hit with baseball bats over the head by two Muslim men, the victim fell to the ground and was then viciously kicked to death. However, instead of the usual, crumpled form of a Muslim female lying lifeless before her attackers, who were out to restore their twisted notion of “honor”, the unfortunate victim this time round was male – and German.

While more western societies are waking up to the harsh and brutal reality of honor killings perpetrated against Muslim girls and women living in their midst, less attention has been paid to the fact that males are also subjected to this horrific and savage custom.


Friday, March 07, 2008

Brutalized, illiterate, castrated, living in KKK type apartheid, continual death threats from male relatives, it's hard to get and keep a job


Saudi Arabia is the country with the lowest rate of female representation in the work force worldwide, Princess Adla, daughter of King Abdullah, a guardian of the two mosques, said, explaining that the half million employed Saudi women represent only 5.5% of the local work force. And not only that. Despite the new opening in terms of professions and jobs, the unemployment rate among the Saudi women keeps growing.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

More evidence that the key to moderating islamofascism is passing bloodless cultural linchpin domino laws starting with a headscarf ban

Saudi Feminist Wajeha Al-Huwaidar: Our Maidservants Abroad!

Wajeha Al-Huwaidar is a prominent Saudi women's rights activist and writer.  She has become widely known internationally as one of the leaders of the campaign for the right of women to drive in Saudi Arabia, as well as for her writings on women's rights in Saudi Arabia and the Arab world in general.  In this op-ed column, published in Arabic in Aafaq last week, she comments on the phenomenon of Saudi women abroad who defend the status quo for women in the Kingdom. 


Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Why a cultural linchpin ban on religious headgarb would be benificial to moderating Sikhs as well -


Sikhs choose daggers over event with pope

By Julia Duin - Followers of a major Indian religion have been frozen out of an upcoming interfaith meeting with Pope Benedict XVI because of the group's insistence on wearing ceremonial daggers.


The kirpan was instituted in 1699 by Guru Gobind Singh, the last of the 10 Sikh gurus who established the religion in northwest India. Men acquire the kirpan during a baptism ceremony whereby the dagger is used to stir a mixture of water and sugar crystals that each initiate must drink. He or she then pledges to live by the religion's moral standards.

From then on, a Sikh is expected to carry a kirpan at all times. In 2004, Kuldeep Singh, then chairman of the World Sikh Council, was refused admittance to the White House when he refused to give up his kirpan. A similar incident happened on May 31, 2006, when Sikh representatives were denied entrance to the European Union parliament in Brussels.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Bloodless cultural linchpin laws will start the dominos falling - brutal subjugation of women is key to extremism

Divorces Get on Fast Track With E-Communication

RIYADH, 2 March 2008 — Living in a high-tech world, many husbands have opted for new ways of divorcing their wives rather than confronting problems head on through discussion and dialogue.

Jawhara, a divorcee, said that she received a message on her mobile phone from her husband that read, “Pack your things and go to your family before I return, you’re divorced.”

Monday, March 03, 2008

Cultural warfare is as important as military warfare: the media caving to cultural demands escalates "extremism"

Afghans Protest At Danish Cartoons

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - About 1,000 Afghans, incensed by the republication of a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad in Danish newspapers, marched on Sunday demanding withdrawal of Danish and Dutch troops.

The protesters, mostly religious clerics in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, also condemned plans by a right-wing Dutch politician to broadcast a film on the Koran.

Afghanistan's Religious Affairs Ministry has called the reprinting of the cartoon as an attack against Islam. Several other Islamic countries have demanded that the film by the Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders must not be released.

The cartoons were first printed in a Danish paper in 2005. They gained little initial attention but were later reprinted outside Denmark, sparking protests across the Muslim world in which dozens of people, some in Afghanistan, were killed.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

A ban on the headscarf in schools and the workplace would moderate extremism

Muslim Ejected From Louisiana Mall Over Hijab

CAIR calls for probe of possible civil rights violations

WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on local, state and national law enforcement authorities to investigate a recent incident in which a Muslim woman was allegedly ejected from a Louisiana shopping mall for refusing a security guard's demand to remove her religiously-mandated headscarf, or hijab.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Tiny children all over the West are being indoctrinated into the hatred, the false blame, and violence of extremism - cultural linchpin dominos needed

Denmark: Immigrant children learn to hate

With the recent uproar over a Hamas show calling to kill Danes, Denmark discovers hatred on Arab channels is not limited to the Arab world.


Many Danish families of Arabic background watch Arabic TV.  This is noted especially by pedagogues, who experience hate expressions from the children.

"The Israelis and Bush are really disgusting and evil.  When I'm big, I will pound them on the head." The words are those of a 4-year old girl in a kindergarten in Nørrebro, Copenhagen.

Several institutions describe similar cases, while other kindergartens haven't experienced such things. 

A kindergarten teacher tells of a little boy who last week said: "The Danes are really dumb.  They hate all the Arabs and will slay us.  But then I'll shoot them first."

The children say in several cases that they had heard that on TV.  Most Danish families of Arabic background can see over 400 Arab channels via satellite.

Fatih Al-Abed, chairman of the Danish-Palestinian Friendship Association, says the the religious and extremist channels are popular.  Many children are placed in front of Arab TV because the parents want them to learn the language, he says.

He points out that the parents don't always know what their children risk learning of the Arab children's programs.

Naser Khader, chairman of Ny Alliance, is personally acquainted of the problem of children in kindergartens who curse Danes, Jews and Americans.

The consequence is that children grow up with hate messages.  Who knows if they'll keep them as grownups, he asks.

The children are not the only ones who are affected negatively by Arab TV.  "Many families watch only Arab and religious channels.  That means that many are mentally in the Middle East, even if they live in Denmark," says Naser Khader.

Fatih El-Abed agrees.  "Many get a distorted image of reality.  It's caused to high degree because they never see Danish TV and read Danish newspapers, but just get their information and news from Arab channels.  They therefore see Denmark a the enemy, even if they live here," he says.

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