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Shariah & Women and Children

Death by Stoning Imminent for Iranian Woman, Attorney Says

An Iranian woman accused of adultery in 2006 will be stoned to death. “Human rights activists have been pushing the Islamic government to abolish stoning, arguing that women are not treated equally before the law in Iran and are especially vulnerable in the judicial system. A woman's testimony is worth half that of a man.”



CNN
July 1, 2010
Tabriz, Iran

Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani, a mother of two, is waiting to die in Iran by a method of execution described by her lawyer as "barbaric" -- stoning.

She will be buried up to her chest, deeper than a man would be, and the stones that will be hurled at her will be large enough to cause pain but not so large as to kill her immediately, according to an Amnesty International report that cited the Iranian penal code.

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Tuesday, June 29 - White House Event - Women's Rights

On Tuesday, June 29, 2010 there will be a rally calling for women’s rights and religious freedom in Saudi Arabia. “We challenge the lack of women’s equal rights in Saudi Arabia, including the laws that demand segregation of women in public life, the male guardianship program, and the inequality for women in education, employment, health, and equality before the law. We reject the treatment of women, including public lashing, abuse of women at the hands of religious police, and a culture which has allowed women to become viewed as second class citizens – in the law and daily life.”



Responsible for Equality and Liberty (R.E.A.L.)
June 29, 2010
Washington, D.C.

On Tuesday, June 29 at 12 Noon at the blocked off area of Pennsylvania Avenue, between the White House and Lafayette Park, Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L.) supporters will urge President Obama and Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz to seek women’s equal rights and religious freedom in Saudi Arabia, during their meeting that day at the White House.

If you are interested in attending or for more information, contact: Jeffrey Imm, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 301-613-8789

Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L.) has submitted an assembly plan notification to the Washington DC Metropolitan Police for public awareness activity. In May, we had a similar event regarding negotiations with the Taliban while Afghan President Karzai was at the White House. If weather or security conditions warrant, we will move to Lafayette Park, which we have also discussed with the National Park Service (NPS).

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Iranian Women’s Rights Under Islamic laws

These are tenets of Shariah Law that women must live under in Iran. Prepared by the Alliance of Iranian Women.



June 20, 2010
Alliance of Iranian Women

Iranian Women’s Rights under Islamic laws

  • The value of a woman’s life is one half of the life of a man.
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The testimony of two women is equal to the testimony of one man.
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Taliban Hang 7-Year-Old Boy Accused of Being a Spy, Suicide Bomber Kills 40 at Afghanistan Wedding

The Taliban accused a 7-year-old boy of being a spy, hanging him in the pubic square. "I don't think there's a crime bigger than that, that even the most inhuman forces on earth can commit," Hamid Karzai said Thursday. "A 7-year-old boy cannot be a spy. A 7-year-old boy cannot be anything but a 7-year-old boy.” The victim was the grandson of a tribal elder, many of whom are being harassed or killed by the Taliban for supporting the Karzai government or the U.S. Military.



New York Daily News
June 10, 2010
Helmand Province, Afghanistan

Twisted Taliban militants took terror to a new low by accusing a 7-year-old boy of spying - and hanging him high.

That outrage drew immediate condemnation from the Afghan president, who called the execution a "crime against humanity."

"I don't think there's a crime bigger than that, that even the most inhuman forces on earth can commit," Hamid Karzai said Thursday. "A 7-year-old boy cannot be a spy. A 7-year-old boy cannot be anything but a 7-year-old boy

The execution happened Tuesday in the embattled Helmand province, said Dawoud Ahmadi, a spokesman for the provincial governor.

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Worldwide Trends in Honor Killings

The number of honor killings has dramatically increased over the last 20 years. As adherence to Shariah Law becomes more prevalent around the world, “femicide” increases. Most of these “honor killings” included torture and rape. 58% of honor killings worldwide are due to the victims being “too Western”. “Islamic gender apartheid is a human rights violation and cannot be justified in the name of cultural relativism, tolerance, anti-racism, diversity, or political correctness. As long as Islamist groups continue to deny, minimize, or obfuscate the problem, and government and police officials accept their inaccurate versions of reality, women will continue to be killed for honor in the West.”



The Middle East Forum
May 31, 2010

To combat the epidemic of honor killings requires understanding what makes these murders unique. They differ from plain and psychopathic homicides, serial killings, crimes of passion, revenge killings, and domestic violence. Their motivation is different and based on codes of morality and behavior that typify some cultures, often reinforced by fundamentalist religious dictates. In 2000, the United Nations estimated that there are 5,000 honor killings every year. That number might be reasonable for Pakistan alone, but worldwide the numbers are much greater. In 2002 and again in 2004, the U.N. brought a resolution to end honor killings and other honor-related crimes. In 2004, at a meeting in The Hague about the rising tide of honor killings in Europe, law enforcement officers from the U.K. announced plans to begin reopening old cases to see if certain murders were, indeed, honor murders. The number of honor killings is routinely underestimated, and most estimates are little more than guesses that vary widely. Definitive or reliable worldwide estimates of honor killing incidence do not exist.

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