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Friday, February 09, 2007

Islam: After All, A Man Has His Rights
By J. Grant Swank | Published Today | Religion

J. Grant Swank
Pastor, New Hope Church Graduate: BA and seminary M Div degrees with graduate work at Harvard Divinity School. Author of 5 books and thousands of articles in various Protestant and Catholic magazines, journals, web sites, and newspapers. Writer of religion column for LAKES REGION SUBURBAN NEWS. For more:

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Obedient Women

Islam traditionally treats females worse than dung.

However, a few brave Islamic women are putting their necks on the line to change that. Heaven help them, is all I've got to pray.

Ghada Jamshir, Bahraini women's rights activist, was interviewed on Al-Arabiya TV. This woman could be the major start of crumbling the Islamic clerics barbaric hold on Islamics.
She has campaigned against Islamic sexual abuse, particularly against children. She has exposed the Muslim evils while broadcasting that she does not fear her present state nor her future. She speaks forthrightly in public regarding her convictions, regardless of the opposition against her, especially from Islamic clerics whom she derides.
Admirers have written concerning Ghada Jamshir: "She is one feisty woman, and for some orthodox males, such forcefulness is itself a crime against 'submission,' so cherished in Islam. Her style is firm, aggressive, no-nonsense. This amazing woman who refuses to wear a veil, condemns lack of family planning, Sharia courts, and accuses the categorizations of 'Islamic' marriage as oppressive to women.
"Ms. Jamshir is not a lady to be messed with, and she has nothing but contempt and derision for her critics. If only there were more like her in the Arab world."
Gathered around her cause are Islamic women who have shared her convictions for justice and reason.
In the televised exchange, she was asked what she had against Shari'a courts. (Shari'a is the Arabic word for Islamic law, also known as the Law of Allah. Therefore, a Shari'a court is one in which the Koran is the basis for deciding law).
Ghada Jamshir answered: "I have a lot against the Shari'a courts. What they have done to the Bahraini women is not a trivial matter. For years women have been going into these courts, only to be oppressed and treated unjustly. We have reached the point that we say: enough. We have reached the breaking point.
"The Shiites in Bahrain have marriages for the purpose of mut'ah (pleasure). They bring multitudes of children into the world, without thinking, who grow up in the streets.
"It's accepted for a man to marry a Filipino woman, a Bahraini woman, and a third woman from Iran, and then he takes two or three women in mut'ah marriage. How many children will he have?!"
In other words, the Koran as law court biases decisions in favor of man's pleasure and against the rights of women and children.
Ghada Jamshir went on to urge Muslim females to find safety in a country where the Koran is not considered legitimate law, that is, on the par with the nation's court system. She suggested that such a country, for example, could be Spain.
She went on to explain that Muslim women living in a Muslim country are imprisoned for life. They have no legal recourse that is logical and fair. They have only a male-dominated society that demeans females in favor of males.
Ghada Jamshir: "The point is for them to live and be protected in a safe country. If a woman cannot get any protection in her country, cannot get any protection from the courts, cannot get any protection in the marital home - where will she go? Where will she go?"
The interviewer asked the woman activist if she is a Sunni and therefore is fighting against mut'ah (temporary) marriages which are acceptable by religious law to the Shiites.
Ghada Jamshir: "Does the Islamic Shari'a authorize mut'ah marriages? Does the Islamic Shari'a authorize mut'ah according to the following classification: 'Pleasure from sexual contact with her thighs.' They have: 'Pleasure from sexual touching. Pleasure from sexual contact with her breasts. Pleasure from a little girl.' Do you know what 'pleasure from a little girl' means? It means that they derive sexual pleasure from a girl aged two, three, or four.
"Let me tell you what "Pleasure from sexual contact with her thighs" means. This is a violation of children's rights! This constitutes sexual assault of the girl. What does 'pleasure from sexual contact with her thighs' mean? It means deriving sexual pleasure from an infant. How old is an infant? One year, a year and a half, a few months?
"Is it conceivable for a grown man to have sex with an infant girl? And you people tell me that the Islamic Shari'a authorizes this?
"Forget about the mut'ah. Let's talk about misyar. What do misyar marriages mean? You said that I'm a Sunni and that's why I'm attacking the Shiites. No!"
(Misyar marriage is defined as follows: "Misyar: Marriage institution in Islam, allowing for a lesser form of relationship between man and woman than normal marriage, zawaj. Misyar is an official relationship between man and woman, but does not involve that the two live together, nor that the man is economically responsible.
"Misyar allows the man to have a normal wife in a addition to his misyar-wife(s). The misyar wife is expected to live with her parents, and her husband can visit her according to a predetermined schedule. See")
Ghada Jamshir: "What does the misyar marriage mean? A man marries a woman from another town, and goes to her once a month. He 'visits' her. He calls her his 'wife. This kind of marriage, this kind of behavior, diminishes the woman's honor as a human being.
"All her life, the woman is a prisoner in her own home. In the past, she would not go out to work, or to study abroad. Very few women would go to university outside Bahrain. She is at home in order to cook, sweep, and raise the children. How will she get an education? There are women whose families are extremist. They even force them to marry against their will.
"You tell me, why is female circumcision still practiced in the Arab world? Why? Because there is no education, no awareness. A few days ago, a four-year-old girl called An'am died in Sudan. Why? Because she was circumcised. Four years old, and she died of blood poisoning.
"I am convinced that I was 100% right in everything I have done."
The TV interviewer then stated to Ghada Jamshir that she has been accused of heresy.
Ghada Jamshir: "So what? Even in mosques they accuse me of heresy. So what? You think that if they accuse me of heresy, it affects me? No. Allah will decide whether I go to paradise or to hell, not them."
"These are the methods of the weak. Who gave them the right to accuse me of heresy? .What, did they go into my heart. Did they see whether I pray or not? Or maybe it's because I don't wear a veil."
The interviewer then asked Ghada Jamshir if not wearing a veil affects her.
Ghada Jamshire: "It doesn't bother me at all."
Ghada Jamshir has been put on trial, accused of defaming Sharia law and insulting an Islamic judge. She, leading her women's rights conclave, lobbied for a personal status law which would shift jurisdiction over family and women's affairs to civil courts.
When she went to court, she was accompanied by her women activist supporters.
The judge read out three charges against her: public defaming of Islamic judiciary through distribution of literature, insulting a judge and defaming him.
Of course Ghada Jamshir plead innocent.
"The charge of insulting a Sharia judge during a phone call is fabricated," she said.
"All these charges against me have been compiled since 2001 because of a vigil we [committee] organized two months ago, in which we demanded the resignation of the general prosecutor," she said, instigating a round of applause from the female audience in the courtroom.
Ghada Jamshir's group collected 1700 signatures demanding legislative and judicial reforms to family courts.
"I do not care if I go to prison, because we already live in a big prison. I will never stop, nor go silent nor give up my position," she said. She sought to ban Shairia judges from dealing with marriage contracts.
"The uncodified nature of these laws gives judges the authority to render judgments according to their own reading of Islamic jurisprudence," Human Rights Watch reported.
One admirer of Ghada Jamshir asked: "Why don't more feminists support women like this, and women generally in the Islamic world? I know Jay Leno's wife, a liberal feminist, was a pretty big advocate for women in Afghanistan; I just wish there were more like her.
"Why do we only hear about this woman from MEMRI? Why doesn't Katie Freaking Couric interview her on the Today Show?"


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

She had no lawyer. She tried to defend herself. In the end the government took her to the noose. She was hung. The 16-year-old body was accused of committing "acts incompatible with chastity."

Her family tried to defend her. The court would have none of it.

Atefeh Rajabi was put to death after a "sham trial," according to Iran Focus.

She said in her report to the Islamic legalistic radical judge that "he should punish those who force women into adultery, not the victims." Her words fell on deaf ears, as if often the case in Muslim countries where women are worse than dung.

She was taken to the gallows, hung in public in the northern town of Neka.

Such is life and death in Iran.

In another case involving Delara Darabi, she was charged with murder. She, a teen-ager, will hang according to the court's decision in Rasht, northern Iran. She denied the charges.

In still another incident, Nazanin, the victim of an attack, tried to defend herself against rapists. The Muslim males also tried to rape her niece who was with her at the time.

Etemaad, the state-run newspaper, reported that the 18-year-old "confessed to stabbing one of three men who had attacked the pair along with their boyfriends while they were spending some time in a park west of the Iranian capital in March 2005."

In the fracas, the boy friends got on their motorbikes and fled, leaving the two girls defenseless. With that, rapists proceeded with their attacks.

Three Muslims "pushed her and her 16-year-old nice Somayeh onto the ground and tried to rape them." She then took a knife, stabbing one of the men's hand. The men continued with the attack.

As the girls attempted to run from the park, the men bodily got hold of them again. Nazanin then stabbed one of the men in the chest. "The teenage girl broke down in tears in court as she explained that she had no intention of killing the man but was merely defending herself and her younger niece from rape."

The decision of the court? Nazanin will be hanged to death.

Such is life and death in Iran.


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

The new government under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is getting more and more Islamic legalistic radical in order to return to the olden days of murder and torture, intimidate and threaten.

Now the latest is that his regime has programmed the city streets. Iran's "pedestrian walkways" will be segregated on "gender basis," according to Iran Focus.

The deputy in Iran's Majilis (Parliament) has stated that this is to be law. It is the contention of Fatemeh Alia that "new measure have been enforced to 'return to the Islamic Republic to the days of the (1979 Islamic) revolution.'"

Both Ahmadinejad and Alia will work in concert to see that more restrictions are placed upon the public. No leniency. No hints of democracy. No opening the windows to freedom. It is instead a return to closure.

"As part of the government plan called 'Increase the hejab (veil) culture and female chastity', the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has received orders to construct separate pedestrian walkways for men and women, according to Alia."

It will be in two weeks that the program will be made public and put into operation. "This plan is the most advanced and complete plan regarding the hejab."

Advanced? Apparently "advance" in Iran means to retreat to the dark caverns of barbarism.

The Mayor of Tehran had also announced that there would be separate elevators of males and females. This would be throughout his municipality.

"'The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development will have an obligation to construct apartments in a special way . which would be in line with the culture and atmosphere of an Islamic society. The Ministry of Roads and Transport must pay special attention to the walkways, roads, railways, and transportation routes so that we no longer get reports of mal-veiling in these routes', the hard-line Majlis deputy said.

"Alia added that special provisions also had to be made for tourists who travel to Iran so that they also adhere to Islamic regulations."

Anyone in the free world planning a jaunt to Iran in the near future? If so, learn how to walk on your gender side of the street-or else.

And as for the elevators, good luck.

And women: don't forget to pack your veils.


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

She chewed gum. She wore cosmetics. She went to a movie. She talked with a male neighbor. She was raped. Then kill her. She's disgraced the clan.

She had nothing to do with an arranged nuptial. She asked for a divorce. She had a boy friend not liked by her father. She disgraced the clan. Then kill her.

She got pregnant. She talked with a non-Muslim. She was caught on the telephone. She drank water on the street. Then kill her. She dishonored the clan.

Every year the calendar chalks up over 5,000 Muslims females who have bullets shot through their heads. Or their necks are slit. An uncle can do it. Or a brother. Or a father. Or a husband.

What she is accused of may not have occurred. It might only be in the imagination of the Muslim male. But if it sticks, she's a goner.

According to The Independent OnLine Edition's Paul Vallely, there may be more than 5,000. The reasons. Surely not all the "honor killings " get reported. When there is such a murder, police turn their heads. The media doesn't report it. Neighborhood Muslim women may cover for the Muslim killers. It's over, done with, forget it.

The statistics come from the United Nations; however, it is certain that they don't know it all. In the backcountry or ghetto or inner city the woman is slain, her body tossed out, and the curtains of life are pulled.

Pakistan alone reported over the last four years 4,383 so-called "honor killings."

Now that Muslims are moving into every country, the non-Muslim cultures are having to deal with this crime. However, keep in mind that it is not regarded as "crime" by the Muslim male killer for he is under mandate by his religion (in reality a killing cult) to slay that Muslim woman; therefore, the murder is in actuality an act of piety.

Therefore, when she is slain in the UK, no worry. No crime. So the UK reported 12 "honor killings" last month. The Metropolitan Police are re-examining 117 other suspicious deaths, according to Vallely.

Sometimes police not aware of "honor killing" are lied to by the clan members. Therefore, police records do not tally that the murdered woman was in fact murdered. She just died, say clan members.

Clans will persistently lie to anyone about the happenstance of the "honor killing." This happens in Muslim countries; but it happens particularly in non-Muslim nations where many born there have no idea that this atrocity even exists.

Islam has been presented as a "peace religion." Therefore, its dark side is not known my countless citizens of freedom-based countries. More and more the world needs to realize the truth of Islam. It is not a religion among world religions. It is a killing cult. World religions tolerate those not agreeing with their tenets. Not so Islam.

Islam decrees that the Koran's Allah demands all non-Muslims be slain or enslaved. That makes Islam, not a religion, but a killing cult. Civilized peoples put down killing cults.

"Honor killings 'are planned and deliberate', says Houzan Mahmoud, 30, a refugee from Iraq. 'And the killer will have the support of the rest of the family and community.'

"That support is often more than just tacit. 'When a woman brings shame to her family they all meet in a family court and together decide that she must die and who will do it,' says Ms Nammi. 'They often choose the youngest brother because they think he'll get the lightest sentence.'", a web site overseen by an ex-Muslim, reports that sometimes the Muslim male doing the killing then embraces the female slain. The male weeps over her, sorry that he had to commit the pious act. Nevertheless, it was his to do it, and he did it.

"Sometimes they hire hitmen. At times, even the women of the family help. In Derby, a mother sat on the legs of her pregnant daughter, Rukhsana Naz, while the girl's brother strangled her with flex.

"Attempts are made to divert suspicion. Deaths by burning - 'accidents' in the kitchen - are another method, a government minister told the Lords. Others are made to look like suicides (which may explain why the suicide rate is double among Asian women in the UK).

"Some girls have been taken out of the country to be murdered. 'It's a worldwide problem,' says Ms Mahmoud. 'That is why it needs an international campaign.'"

All the more, America must realize that the more Muslims move into the United States, the more those already here have to know the ins and outs of the killing cult. Therefore, there should be sermons preached from Christian pulpits on that matter. Editorials should be written exposing the killing cult. Politicians should research Islam and know that it is a killing cult.

Instead, the "M" word is regarded as forbidden. One cannot speak the word Muslim when reporting crimes. If one does speak of the incident as related to Islam or Muslims, he is considered "racist." Therefore, reporters and newscaster refrain from using the words Muslim or Islam.

All the more, the public is left ignorant of the killing cult regarded as a world religion among world religions.




J. Grant Swank, Jr.

Western females are not considered moral. Because they don't garb themselves from head to toe, they are asking for rape. And they get it-from Muslim males.

There are Muslim male gangs now who are raping Western females as I type. These women are called "whores" by the gang members. Therefore, they deserve what they get.

Female Muslims who cover themselves are cursed with ten curses upon conception, according to Islamic legalists. One curse is lifted if the female marries. A curse is defined as exposing one's genitals in public. Therefore, Muslim females are considered worse than dung. If they get out of line, a Muslim male can beat or kill them.

Muslim females who disgrace the clan in any way can be slain via bullet in head or neck slit by Muslim male clan members. Saddam Hussein's soccer stadiums were used more for murdering Muslim females than athletics. Right now some Muslim woman is being caned because her ankles are showing or is being slaughtered for dishonoring her clan; this is called "honor killing."

But Western females appear to be far worse than even Muslim females. Western females are just waiting to be molested, raped and then tossed aside, according to Sharon Lapkin of

Is there any question as to the "reason" these Muslim males rape Western women? No. They quickly inform the non-Muslim why.

From 1998 until 2002, Muslim male gangs taunted Australian girls, particularly in Sydney. The females were labeled "sluts" and "Aussie pigs," therefore, they were bait for rape.

"In Australia's New South Wales Supreme Court in December 2005, a visiting Pakistani rapist testified that his victims had no right to say no, because they were not wearing a headscarf.

"And earlier this year Australians were outraged when Lebanese Sheik Faiz Mohammed gave a lecture in Sydney where he informed his audience that rape victims had no one to blame but themselves. Women, he said, who wore skimpy clothing, invited men to rape them."

As more and more Muslims move into Western nations, this gang rape will increase because it is part of the Muslim male killing cult, otherwise known as their "religion." It is all goes back to their cultic beliefs woven into their irrational, immoral folklore that has grown up with them.

When these street Muslim males get the academic support from professors, then all the more they consider themselves on a legitimate, Allah-ordained, Koran-sanctioned mission. This is the part of Islam world rule. This is to be. This is part of the overall program.

"A few months earlier, in Copenhagen, Islamic mufti and scholar, Shahid Mehdi created uproar when - like his peer in Australia - he stated that women who did not wear a headscarf were asking to be raped.

"And with haunting synchronicity in 2004, the London Telegraph reported that visiting Egyptian scholar Sheik Yusaf al-Qaradawi claimed female rape victims should be punished if they were dressed immodestly when they were raped. He added, 'For her to be absolved from guilt, a raped woman must have shown good conduct.'"

Consequently, one can follow the "reasoning" to its logical conclusion which is that if the street kids can get by with it, the supposed sophisticated, educated Muslim males can, also.

Therefore, for all this talk among Muslims about the West being decadent, the Muslim settlements themselves are rife with lust and mistreatment of females. It goes back to females cursed from conception. It would have been better for them if they had never been born. Earthly existence is imprisonment. It is hell.

This is what Islamic outspoken Ghada Jamshir repeats over and over again. She, a Muslim, speaks worldwide, seeking to change Islam regarding females. She proclaims that Muslim females are imprisoned for life; therefore, if Muslims put her in jail, it will be no harsher fate that what Muslim females endure now.

Copyright © 2005 by J. Grant Swank, Jr.


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