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  • backyardconservative 3:19 PM on 08/04/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Moral crimes in Afghanistan. Burka Babes 

    Worth reading about. These attitudes underlie every discussion of creeping sharia in this country.


  • Jill 10:29 AM on 02/08/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Buffalo beheader convicted in one hour 

    Via Mark Steyn:

    Muzzammil “Mo” Hassan chopped off his wife’s head, and then claimed it was because she’d been spousally abusing him. This was not in Yemen or Waziristan but in Buffalo. Despite the chutzpah (if he’ll forgive the expression) of his defense, yesterday the jury took less than an hour to find him guilty of murder.

    The Hassan case was fascinating not just because his entire public identity was a fraud but because the media so enthusiastically promoted that fraud. Two years ago, in Headless Body In Gutless Press, I wrote:

    You must click to read the rest.


    Weasel Zippers: Moderate NY Muslim Convicted of Beheading Wife…


    • SignPainterGuy 12:38 PM on 02/08/2011 Permalink | Reply

      This is FABULOUS NEWS ! Well done jury, and extra points for ruling so quickly !

      I hope CAIR takes this as a Cold Wet Soapy Greasy Dishrag-of-Reality-Slap to the face !! Our Constitution leaves no room for sharia law ! Islam`s barbaric teachings are anathema to the American experiment !

    • Quite Rightly 1:21 PM on 02/08/2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve been following this case too, and I posted a video of some of the prosecution summation here. “Mo” Hussan first tried the “she humiliated me” defense, then he tried “the rest of you are all Islamophobes” defense, until he finally settled on the “300-pound abused husband with 2 hunting knives forced to defend himself from a skinny wife armed with a bag of clean socks (his) and a store receipt.” I’m sorry I missed the Mark Steyn analysis.

    • Christopher Hinn 2:11 AM on 02/10/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Good! Very good justice system really do exist in our country. The jury should also be praised for a job well done.

  • backyardconservative 2:29 PM on 05/11/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    French Fashionistas Meet Mainstream Muslims in Bid to Ban Burka 

    The French may actually do something useful here. The Economist:

    Unlike the headscarf ban, however, the upcoming law against the wearing of the burqa is not couched in terms of secularism. When a ban was first mooted, it was assumed that the legal basis for it would be French laïcité. Politicians soon realised, though, that to use this argument would be to accept that the burqa is a religious prescription of Islam. Most Muslim opinion-makers in France, including the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM), an official body, and female Muslim ministers, such as Fadela Amara, reject this. The CFCM has clearly stated its “opposition to the practice on national territory”, although it also argues that a ban would stigmatise Islam.

    Instead, the French are considering two grounds for outlawing the burqa, each of which—unlike laïcité—could potentially be applied in other countries. One is security, and the need to be identifiable at all times. The other is “dignity” and “equality between men and women”.

    In our President Barack Obama’s cringe-inducing speech in Cairo he defended the right of women to wear the hijab, another version of a burka–even some of the American Left were appalled.

    We’ll watch this one with interest. While Americans don’t want the government telling them what to wear, the debate about protecting the rights of women from cultural norms of other countries has already begun here.

  • Jill 11:43 AM on 05/01/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Saturday miscellany 

    First things first. Check out Peter Robinson’s Uncommon Knowledge conversation with Mark  Steyn. The videos are served up in manageable portions of about 5-10 minutes a piece. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.

    Steyn’s  Saturday column: Welcome to Fascizona

    You couldn’t get sanctions like these imposed at the U.N. Security Council, but then, unlike Arizona, Iran is not a universally reviled pariah.

    Ain’t it the truth. Here’s  John Bolton on our refusal to take a stand on human rights at the UN:  “We shouldn’t be afraid to be isolated; we should be proud of it.”

    Horror story in Pakistan: Christian barber beaten, sodomized for cutting a Muslim’s beard

    “Shakeel Cheema said, ‘Now we are going to teach you a real lesson for shaving the beard of a Muslim man,” Masih said, and after a long, pained pause he related how Cheema and the seven others sodomized him. “I started bleeding and fell unconscious.”


    Jeanette Pryor presents the logical feminist position on abortion. Excellent piece, but . . . good luck with that. My post here.

    Video: Obama sings the praises of government: “We’ve also clearly  seen the dangers of too little government.” Aargh.

    That calls for a palate cleanser. For you old fogies, try this. Whippersnappers, go here.

  • nosheepleshere 12:23 PM on 04/30/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Between Slave And Free: The Plight Of Muslim Women And An Impotent United Nations 

    Is the price of honor the blood of innocent women? This is the one question that you ask repeatedly as you read through of Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World.

    In the acknowledgements for Jan Goodwin’s book is this poem written by Atiya Dawood, Sindhi poet, Pakistan:

    The journey of my life begins from home,

    ends at the graveyard.

    My life is spent like a corpse,

    carried on the shoulders of my father and brother,

    husband and son. 

    Bathed in religion,

    attired in customs

    and buried in a grave of ignorance.

    Bathed in religion,

    attired in customs

    and buried in a grave of ignorance.

    Let those words really sink in a moment.  Who deserves to live a life devoid of freedom and what sin must one commit that would require being buried in an unmarked grave never to be mourned or remembered?

    Goodwin’s book gives readers an idea of what the militant face of Islam means for millions of Muslim women.

    In Pakistan, the Hudood Ordinance sets the value of a woman’s life as half of a man’s and charges rape victims with adultery.  A repressive regime in Afghanistan encourages men to kill disobedient women and victims of rape in cold blood to save the family “honor”. In Iran, showing a few strands of hair from under her head scarf can cost a woman eighty whip lashes, while Saudi Arabia enforces strict restrictions on driving, employment, veiling and travel of women—all this in the name of religion.

    That feminists in the West remain silent about this deeply ingrained and institutionalized mistreatment of women is one of the unconscionable scandals of our time.

    Buried 2,000 words deep in a United Nations press release on the filling of “vacancies in subsidiary bodies,” was the stark announcement: Iran, along with representatives from ten other nations, was “elected by acclamation,” meaning that no open vote was requested or required by any member states—including the United States.

    The U.S. currently holds one of the forty-five seats on the body, a position set to expire in 2012. The U.S. Mission to the United Nations did not return requests for comment on whether it actively opposed elevating Iran to the women’s commission.

    Iran’s election comes just a week after one of its senior clerics declared that women who wear revealing clothing are to blame for earthquakes, a statement that created an international uproar—but little affected their bid to become an international arbiter of women’s rights.

    This is an outrage.

    Read more at No Sheeples Here.

    • backyardconservative 1:48 PM on 04/30/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I still remember how shocking and sad it was to learn that the women role models in the Palestinian territory and elected to office were the mothers of suicide bombers.

    • Quite Rightly 2:22 PM on 04/30/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Recently, I read an article in a UK publication that addressed a legal “problem” they are considering there on their march to multicultural equality: If a man kills a woman in an “honor” killing, how much weight should the justice system give to the shame that he felt when the woman violated the restrictions imposed on her.

    • Jill 3:22 PM on 04/30/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I think one of Mark Steyn’s prescriptions at the end of America Alone is to promote the rights of Islamic women. Too bad Obama and company wouldn’t take a strong stand on this. You’d think it would be an issue with no political down side. But . . . in one of his speeches (Cairo?) he took the weird tack of mentioning women who are ‘persecuted’ for wearing the hijab. Nothing about those who live as slave to their husbands, nothing about honor killings. He’s made it clear that he won’t stand up for human rights. Where are the honest liberals who care about human rights?

    • retrieverheart 6:18 PM on 04/30/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Makes my blood boil. Kandahar is an awesome movie (slightly fictionalized version of a true story) about a Western educated Afghan women returning to her home country searching for a sister in distress.

      Not to be flip, but this short humorous piece about Muslim treatment of women actually had the same serious message: http://interestingni.blogspot.com/2010/04/iran-vows-support-for-love-your-body.html

    • fatimah aziz 12:54 PM on 12/06/2010 Permalink | Reply

      my husband callled me his slave more then once

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