Boko Haram (Photo credit: AK Rockefeller)
Esta noticia es de hace unos días, pero merece la pena bloguear sobre ella:
At least 142 corpses were found in a northeastern Nigerian town after an attack by suspected members of the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, local officials said.
“Yesterday alone 87 corpses were evacuated from the road and bushes,” Saidu Yakubu, a spokesman for the Borno State Environmental Protection Agency, said yesterday in a statement handed to reporters in Benisheik town.
Suspected militants dressed in military uniforms attacked the town on Sept. 17, burning at least 100 houses and shops in the raid, according to Garba Ngamdu, the head of labor affairs in the Borno state government. The raid followed a Sept. 7 attack on the town that left 11 civilians dead, according to local residents.
Miss Muslim World or ‘Miss Muslimah World 2013’ in the local language will instead be held in South Jakarta on 18 September with the participation of 20 ‘beauty queens’ from six Muslim nations, namely Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Nigeria and Bangladesh.
One of Indonesian organisers of the event, Eka Shanty, said that beauty would not be the “primary factor” or sole yardstick. The focus will be on the three ‘S’, she said, namely sholehah (good morals), smart and style, but undoubtedly participants will be “beautiful as well.”
Organising committee told participants that they must wear “Islamic style” clothing that reflect “the colours of the Muslim world.”
The Committee also confirmed that “in-depth meetings” were held before the competition with experts and Islamic scholars to discuss clothing and other items that relate to Muslim traditions.
Por supuesto, mientras se oponen por inmoral al concurso de Miss Universo, a pesar de haber cancelado la prueba de traje de baño…
Además, Nadim (en la foto, cortesía de HRW) ha confesado que casó a sus dos hijas, amenazándolas con matarlas, para pagar sus deudas:
A FATHER has become the face of a push to cut down the horrific practice of forcing young girls into marriage – now admitting that making his 12-year-old wed against her will to pay his debts was a mistake.
The man features in a confronting new campaign highlighting the horrors of the custom in Yemen – horrors that include death, horrendous injury and brutal loss of innocence as girls are pushed into sex and childbirth before their young bodies are ready.
“I’d advise any father, mother or brother not to rush to marry their girls like I did because that is ignorant,” the dad, identified as Nadim, laments in an interview with Human Rights Watch.
Nadim details how he forced his daughter, named in the video as Laila, to marry against her will when she was just 12 – admitting he used threats of violence to make it happen.
“I forced her (Laila) and she cried, even at the wedding party. I warned her ‘If you don’t get married I will kill you.’ I really threatened her.”
English: Women of London (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Copiando la legislación francesa, una proposición de Ley que tiene por objeto prohibir el burqa en lugares públicos está tramitándose ante el Parlamento británico. Un proyecto de Ley presentado por el ala más radical del partido conservador.
(…) Totalmente opuesta al texto, la asociación británica National Secular Society (NSS) se inquieta por lo que considera ataques a las libertades de expresión y religión”.
Mientras el Birmingham Metropolitan College ha prohibido a los estudiantes llevar velos religiosos que cubran ojos, nariz y boca por “razones de seguridad“: se quiere que todo estudiante pueda ser identificado en todo momento.
El novio tenía 5 veces más edad. Daily Mail:
An eight-year-old child bride has died in Yemen of internal bleeding sustained during her wedding night after being forced to marry a man five times her age, activists have claimed.
The girl, identified only as Rawan, died in the tribal area of Hardh in northwestern Yemen, which borders Saudi Arabia.
Activists are now calling for the groom, who is believed to be around 40 years old, and her family to be arrested so they can face justice in the courts.