Canada: woman gets “honour-killed” by husband, it isn’t reported by MSM

She began to change, friends say. Shahdady no longer wanted to wear a burka that covered her face and body but would don just the hijab head scarf instead. She’d registered at the Adult Learning Centre to work on her high school diploma this fall and was hoping to one day realize her dream of becoming a doctor.

“All her friends were finishing college or university and getting good jobs and she felt she was being left behind,” explains family friend Zaffar Baloch. “She wanted to throw away the veil and live an ordinary independent life of a woman.”

But she had to sponsor her husband here and his arrival in May forced her back into the cage she had struggled so long to escape. He wanted her to wear a burka, to stay away from Facebook, to put aside any plans she had of resuming a secular education.

“She rebelled,” explains Tarek Fatah, founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress. “With the help of social services, she got an apartment for herself and her son. She was leaving her husband and asking for a divorce. How dare she? It would dishonour everyone.”

She and her son moved out July 1. After just three weeks of freedom, she was dead.

Between 1 and 2 a.m. on July 22, neighbours in the building at 3131 Eglinton Ave. E. heard the shrill screaming of a child that went on for 15 minutes. And then silence. More than 15 hours later, Shahdady’s distraught father discovered his 2-year-old grandson alone in the apartment with his daughter’s dead body. She had been strangled on her bed.

via Deafening silence greets honour killing | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun.  Via BCF.

Turkey: 42% of women suffer abuse from husband or partner

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Somedays ago, there was a poll saying that “60 percent, both male and female, think women should obey men, while 33 percent think women deserve to be beaten by their husbands if they do not obey – compared to 19 percent in 1996“. Here we see the results:

A study has found that 42 per cent of Turkish women suffer physical or sexual violence at the hands of their husband or partner, despite tough laws designed to protect them.But women’s advocate and researcher Gauri van Gulik says the laws are rarely enforced.
Our reporter Ashley Hall spoke to her from Berlin.
GAURI VAN GULIK: The main thing that I have to say about the abuse in Turkey is that the level is quite extreme. Now we see abuse everywhere we work but what we encountered in Turkey was really not just the daily beatings or just sexual abuse but also very severe kinds of abuse like poisoning, we encountered cases of stabbings, gunfights as well, horrible cases of abuse, very, very sickening frankly. And we encountered that throughout the country in different areas of the country.

via Nearly half of Turkey’s women suffer abuse « Dalit News from Kerala.

Pakistan: statistics about violence on women

97 abduction cases, 63 murders, 13 ‘honour’ killings, 45 rapes and 13 cases of sexual assault reported in Lahore in 6 months. (…) 149 women suffered domestic violence and 124 sexual assault cases were reported during this period. 672 cases of miscellaneous violence were also reported.(…) More than 3.000 cases of violence reported. (…) They said these figures were incomplete since many cases of violence against women went unnoticed.

via REAL.

An example: The case of Assiya Rafiq. Kidnapped at 16 by a group of thugs, was repeteadly beaten and raped. At last, she was delivered to the police, where another 4 policemen raped her. In rural Pakistan, she should commit suicide: that’s the customary solution. But instead she fought back and, despite threats against her and her younger sister, she is seeking to prosecute all the rapists, the thugs and the policemen).

But the Government is worried about jokes mocking Zardari. Priorities are clear. And shameful.

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USA: Afghan consulate official beat his wife for 15 straight hours

Mohammed Fagirad, 30, a vice consul at the Afghanistan Consulate, brutalized his wife inside their Flushing home from about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday until nearly midnight, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.

During the attack, Fagirad bit, slapped, choked and beat the 22-year-old woman with a belt, pushed her down a flight of stairs and sat on her chest, prosecutors said.

At one point, prosecutors said, Fagirad threw his wife up against a wall, held her there by the neck and then let her drop to the floor, where he beat her with a belt.

Fagirad told police his “wife was a dog and he was going to treat her like a dog,” prosecutors said.

When Fagirad left the home, his wife fled and went to the 109th Precinct stationhouse, where she filed a domestic violence report, prosecutors said. She then returned home.

When Fagirad returned, he demanded his wife’s cell phone and called police to file a counterclaim, prosecutors said….

via Jihad Watch: New York: Afghan consulate official beat his wife for 15 straight hours. via Findalis.

Hmm, yeah, how magnificent she was protected… :( But to consider the Islamic tradition to beat the wife strongly, just see these videos:

Wife beating in Islam: Only a rod will help!

QURAN 4:34 -

“Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them. Then if they obey you, take no further action against them. Surely God is high, supreme.”

Wife beating in Islam: no more than 10 blows!

Woman says it is common for Muslim men to beat their wives.

Wife beating in Islam: women are entirely isolated.