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Shariah & Women and Children

Turkish Girl, 16, Buried Alive for Talking to Boys

A 16-year-old was buried alive for talking to boys. Her parents were angry that she had male friends. “Official figures have indicated that more than 200 such killings take place each year, accounting for around half of all murders in Turkey.”



Dig Deep News
February 5, 2010
Istanbul, Turkey

Turkish police have recovered the body of a 16-year-old girl they say was buried alive by relatives in an "honor" killing carried out as punishment for talking to boys.

The girl, who has been identified only by the initials MM, was found in a sitting position with her hands tied, in a two-metre hole dug under a chicken pen outside her home in Kahta, in the south-eastern province of Adiyaman.

Police made the discovery in December after a tip-off from an informant, the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported on its website.

The girl had previously been reported missing.

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Girl Buried Alive in Honor Killing in Turkey




The Hurriyet Daily News
February 4, 2010
Istanbul, Turkey

A 16-year-old girl was buried alive by relatives in southeastern Turkey in a gruesome honor killing carried out because she reportedly befriended boys, the Anatolia news agency reported Thursday.

Acting on a tip, police discovered the body of the girl, identified only as M.M., in a sitting position with her hands tied, in a 2-meter-deep hole dug under a chicken pen outside her house in Kahta, a town in the southeastern province of Adıyaman, the news agency reported.

The body was found in December, around 40 days after M.M. went missing. She is being identified by her initials because she was under the age of 18. Her father and grandfather are suspected in the murder.

A subsequent postmortem examination revealed that M.M. had a significant amount of soil in her lungs and stomach, indicating that she was buried alive and conscious, forensic experts told the news agency. “The autopsy result is blood-curdling. According to our findings, the girl – who had no bruises on her body and no sign of narcotics or poison in her blood – was alive and fully conscious when she was buried,” one anonymous expert said.

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Polygamy in Malaysia

Shariah Law maintains a patriarchal society in Malaysia that degrades and debases women. Rising polygamy is NOT decreasing promiscuity, disease, prostitution, or domestic violence. It is part of the problem, not the solution.



Asia Sentinel
January 22, 2010
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Nik Aziz, the spiritual leader of Parti Islam se-Malaysia, was quoted on Dec. 11 in Malaysia's New Straits Times as saying Islamic spiritual leaders should practice polygamy to be better able to counsel their flocks about the practice, which he called suitable to "the era of information and communications technology."

It is not. It is suited to the Middle Ages. Statistics show that polygamous marriages, like twisters, leave a trail of destruction in the form of neglected women and dysfunctional children in their wake.

Polygamy has been much in the Malaysian news. The New York Times, in a Jan. 5 article about a polygamous family, painted a relatively benign picture of a husband with four wives -- a physician, a divorce lawyer and two teachers -- and nine children living in apparent harmony in Kuala Lumpur. Other media have given considerable attention to The Ikhwan Polygamy Club, which says it has 1,000 members across Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, the Middle East and Europe.

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Rape Victim Might be Lashed 100 Times

A 35-year-old woman from the Philippines was raped by a co-worker in Saudi Arabia and subsequently imprisoned.. “Under Saudi Arabia’s rigid application of Sharia or Islamic law, sexual relations outside of wedlock are strictly forbidden, irrespective of whether the woman is consenting or not. In fact, rape is punished in accordance with rules laid down in the Qur‘an.” Due to harsh prison conditions, the woman, pregnant as a result of the rape, miscarried. She is scheduled to go before a judge and could receive 100 lashings as punishment for having sex outside of marriage.



Asia News
January 22, 2010
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

A woman jailed after being raped could be lashed 100 times. Camille, an invented name, is a 35- year-old immigrant from the Philippines who has been in a Saudi jail since September 2009. As a result of her rape, she became pregnant, but miscarried because of harsh prison life.

Under Saudi Arabia’s rigid application of Sharia or Islamic law, sexual relations outside of wedlock are strictly forbidden, irrespective of whether the woman is consenting or not. In fact, rape is punished in accordance with rules laid down in the Qur‘an.

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8-Month Pregnant Woman Killed Over 'Honour'

A 26-year-old Pakistani woman, 8 months pregnant, was brutally murdered by her father and brother. This honor killing was a result of the woman eloping with a man of whom her family disapproved. “According to Docks police station’s Deputy Superintendent of Police Javed Iqbal Bhatti, the accused had attacked the woman’s head and stomach with an axe and a dagger.”



Daily Times (Pakistan)
January 21, 2010
Karachi, Pakistan

An eight-month pregnant woman, 26-year-old Fahima, was allegedly killed by her family in the name of honour on Wednesday. This is the first such incident in the current year.

According to the victim’s husband Gul Zamin, the couple had got married against their families’ wishes and eloped from Swabi to Karachi, where they had been hiding for the last six or seven years in fear of their lives.

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