Category Archives: Muslim Abuse Stories

Allah Bachai Honor Killing

Source: WikiIslam

Name of Victim:   Allah Bachai

Age: unknown

Date of Incidence:  Jan. 5, 2007

Location: Pakistan

Method of killing or religious violence:  Shot to death

 Perpetrator: Nephew

Reason for Violence:  Suspected she was having illicit relations with another man

Read More:  http://dawn.com/news/226544/woman-shot-dead-by-nephew

Published 2007-01-06 00:00:00

SANGHAR, Jan 5: A man killed his paternal aunt on the suspicion of adultery in Haider Khan Mari village near Tando Adam on Friday. Mukhtiar Ali Manganhar suspected that his aunt Allah Bachai had illicit relations with a man of the same village. He shot her dead with a gun and fled.

The body was shifted to the taluka hospital. The police are investigating. . .

Alia Ahmed Honor Killing

Name of Victim: Alia Ahmed
Age: 37
Date: October 2009
Location: Jordan
Method of Killing: Stabbed 28 times
Perpetrator: Brothers
Reason for Violence: They thought she left her husband
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http://www.thenational.ae/news/world/middle-east/jordan-aims-to-deter-honour-crime

Jordan aims to deter ‘honour crime’
Suha Maayeh
Oct 12, 2009

AMMAN // When Abu Ismaeel recalled how his older sister, Alia Ahmed, was stabbed 28 times by another brother in a so-called “honour killing” after she had allegedly run away from her husband, he said that at first he thought she deserved it. Ahmed had left her and her husband’s house at 1.30 am one morning in mid-August, taking their 16-month-old boy with her. Ahmed’s husband, Masoud, reported her missing to police and called her brothers to tell them she had run away.

When police found Ahmed, 37, a mother of eight, and handed her over to four of her brothers, they took her to her father-in-law’s house in the crowded Palestinian refugee camp of Baqa’a. “Cousins and relatives were shouting ‘You are not men, you are not men’,” Abu Ismaeel said, in the presence of his brothers’ lawyer, referring to the jeers of those who had expected them to kill her to restore the family’s “honour”. “Her husband then took the child from her and divorced her.”

Abu Ismaeel said one of his brothers asked Ahmed to come into the house to talk with him alone. Moments later he ran out crying “I killed her, I killed her”. “He was out of control,” Abu Ismaeel said. “My other brother who really liked her entered the house and hugged her, and he got soaked in blood, so the police thought he took part in the stabbing.” Police later discovered that Ahmed’s husband had been beating her with a belt, and had in fact kicked her out of the house, only to later report her missing.

The two brothers are currently in prison while police continue to investigate the case. Bowing to pressure from rights activists, the government is trying to make it harder for men to get away with killing sisters and daughters in the name of “honour”. Perpetrators have benefited from reductions in sentences if they had committed their crimes in a fit of fury. Sentences for honour killings have been as little three months to one year.

In May, the government presented a new draft law to parliament, asking that the minimum sentence be five years in prison. The proposal has not been discussed by the country’s tribal-based, conservative parliament yet, and it remains unclear if parliament ever will approve the bill. Parliament has blocked similar efforts over fears that they would promote adultery. A special tribunal was set up in August to handle honour crimes.

“Having a specialised tribunal helps the application of the law, especially if the tribunal overseeing cases is aware of the law, both international and local, pertaining to such crimes,” Yassin Abdullat, the attorney general, said. “But it is not enough. We need specialists in the whole process, starting with the investigation.” At the moment, he said, most officials investigating honour crimes are not trained to do so. “People from parts of the Badia, for example, may think a woman who stays out late deserves to be killed.”

There have been 18 reported honour killings in Jordan this year so far; there were 18 in total in 2008. Despite the recent efforts to curb honour killings, Human Rights Watch (HRW) pointed out that tribunals are not an adequate solution. Articles in the penal code need to be amended because they sanction the practice, HRW said. Societal attitudes need to be changed as well, experts in the field argue.

The King Hussein Foundation’s information and research centre is working on a two-year project funded by the European Commission that seeks to change public perception of honour crimes by removing the “honour” label from the crime. Part of the project includes an interactive website called mathlouma.com. Mathlouma is the Arabic word for female victims of social injustice. “We want to replace it in the Jordanian psyche with a crime of ‘socio-economics’ and eliminate the false moral label,” Nesreen Murad, the centre’s director, said. “These crimes are a reflection of societal and economic ills that need to be specified and addressed – and an indication of the state of women in the Middle East in a patriarchal culture.

“Women are victims of social injustice, and men are also victims because they are required to be real men and protect the honour of their family.” Ms Murad’s assertions are backed by a study the centre conducted that showed a link between poverty and honour crimes. The study, based on 102 police cases in the past eight years, found that 73 per cent of the victims were economically disadvantaged females and 66 per cent of the perpetrators were poor males.

The study also found that 81 per cent of victims were under the age of 30 and 92 per cent had at most a high school education. Yusuf Mansur, an economist, presented the study at a conference on honour crimes this month. At the lawyer’s office, Abu Ismaeel appeared remorseful over his sister’s death. “Her husband was a bad man; he was on drugs. My sister married him when she was 15. So if there’s anything bad about my sister’s behaviour, it is because he brought her up that way,” Abu Ismaeel said.
But he added: “Had she left the house willingly, she would have deserved what happened to her.” @Email:smaayeh@thenational.ae

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Kamerino’s Story

Those that do not understand what religious abuse is, have no idea the scope and magnitude of it. It spans all continents and all cultures. It includes: rape, torture, incest, persecution, honor killings, physical abuse and murder, to name a few. The 1900s and 2000s are full of accounts of those persecuted due to religious beliefs by those with differing beliefs. Today, many religious sects have left a wake of abused and battered former members that have fled the faith because of the abuses. Some of their stories are on this blog.

The sad reality is that many religions are guilty of persecuting, abusing and killing because of religious belief and dogma. What is even more disheartening is the fact that the populous has no idea that these persecutions, abuses and murders are even still taking place to the large extent that they are, “in the name of God.”

The following excerpt is from The New Foxes Book of Martyrs, Updated to include recent accounts from the 160,000 martyred in 2001. While there are many accounts of religious persecution and abuse listed, I would like to focus on a young ten-year-old boy named Kamerino, who’s voice needs to be heard. He lived in the Sudan and his religious persecution took place in 2000.

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Kamerino’s Story

Muslim forces had been roaming the area around the small village for days, and the Christian villagers were afraid to even leave their homes to get food. Ten-year-old Kamerino hadn’t eaten for many days, and though the hunger pains had stopped, he knew that if he did not get food for himself and his grandmother soon they would both starve to death. The Islamic army had already taken the life of his parents, and now there was a good chance that they would take his if he went out looking for food. But what choice did he have? So he and his three nearby friends made plans to go out early the next morning and search for food.

His grandmother reluctantly agreed to let him go, with the understanding that he and his friends would come back that same day.

The four boys left early the next morning, just after dawn. But in their desperation to find food they became careless, and ran into a large group of Islamic soldiers. A Muslim officer yelled at the boys and commanded them to come to him. Fearing for their lives, or of being sold as slaves or made Muslim, the boys ran into a small nearby field and hid in the tall grass. They remained silent as the soldiers called repeatedly to them to come, and stayed low when the soldiers searched through the grass. When they heard the soldiers leave the field, the boys hoped they were giving up and going away.

But the soldiers were enraged at the thought of three small boys outwitting them, so they surrounded the small field and set it on fire. As the flames encircled the field and burned toward them, the boys kept moving toward the center of the flames, but eventually the circle of fire was too close to them, and they had few choices left. Three of the boys ran out of the field as rapidly as they could, hoping to dodge the soldiers and get away. But it was no use. They were quickly and easily caught—their fate, whether it was to be killed or made slaves or Muslims, was sealed.

Kamerino chose to stay in the field, curling himself up into a small ball as the fire ate at him. After the field burned to the ground, the Muslim soldiers searched the scorched ground for the fourth boy. They found Kamerino’s motionless body, curled up on the ground, burned from head to toe. Assuming he was dead, they left the area with their three young prisoners. . .

When Kamerino did not return to the village with his friends that day, his grandmother asked some of the villagers to go out and search for him. They found him trying to get home. Somehow he had managed to get to his feet after the Islamic soldiers left and start back toward the village.

He could not have walked very far before they found him, however. His chest was so badly burned that he had trouble breathing, and his feet were so deeply burned that they could hardly bear the weight of his small body.

Kamerino was brought back to the village, put in a small room, and left to whatever treatment his grandmother could get for him. If he was going to survive, it would be up to his own ability to do so. But there was little hope that he would make it, for the villagers had no way to transport him the nearly fifty miles south to the Christian hospital in Nimule. It had been eight days since the Islamic soldiers had set the field on fire and burned Kamerino nearly to death in it.”

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A missionary team came through the village during this time and discovered Kamerino through the child’s grandmother. They found him under a blanket with hundreds of flies covering his body. His skin was blistered and cracked from being burned. They quickly took the child the fifty miles to the hospital where he recovered; but, he bears in his body the scars from being burned. No one knows about Kamerino unless they read his story in this book. Today, I want the world to hear his story. His story needs to be heard.

Religious abuse and persecution, even today, happens all the time all over the world and in various forms. It is not just Christians that are persecuted and abused. Gays are persecuted and abused. Atheists are persecuted and abused. Jews are persecuted and abused. Women and children are persecuted and abused. Religious abuse and persecution can be inflicted on those that question religious authority or dogma; those that speak out about their abuses at the hands of clergy; or, those that simply want to leave an abusive religion! The harm is always inflicted by those that profess the name of their God or religion.

Differing beliefs and views regarding God have always been at the forefront of wars, murders, mutilations and tortures. Religious abuse and persecution is real. It is wrong. Think about this: If you think you have a BIG God, but he cannot take care of his own creatures and needs your help through FORCE and abuse, then your God is not real, is small, is powerless, is hateful. All you have is a religious “system” that is MAN-MADE, MAN-CONTROLLED and MAN-ENFORCED, where CRIMINAL and ABUSIVE behaviors will be the norm toward opposition.  This “system” will be one of CONTROL where those within it either do as they are told, or else!  This “system” will also be a harbinger of hidden abuses against women and children!

If your God is the ONE TRUE GOD, he does not need you or anyone else to interfere through force and abuse! Either you have a God that can handle EVERYONE and is ALL POWERFUL and ALL KNOWING, or you have a God that can do nothing and you will use your “religion” to justify abuses, murder, rape, torture and mutilation of innocent people. If your God is the ONE TRUE GOD, then he will allow for freedom to “choose” and can handle the hearts of men himself in swaying them withersoever he wills.

Girl, 8, dies from internal injuries on Wedding Night in Yemen

Eight-year-old bride suffered internal injuries, bleeding, after marriage to 40-year-old man in Yemen. Forcing Yemeni girls into arranged weddings has long, troubled history.

By / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 11:45 AM
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Women in Yemen demonstrate in 2010, supporting a law banning marriage for girls under age 17. The legislation, designed to address a longstanding practice of forcing girls into arranged weddings, was ultimately repealed.

A young girl in Yemen died after having sexual relations with a 40-year-old man who became her husband in an arranged marriage, according to media reports.

The 8-year-old was identified as “Rawan” and died from torn genitals and severe bleeding in the northwest city of Hardh, Gulf News reported, citing Yemen media accounts.

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The child lived in a tribal area that borders Saudi Arabia. Human rights organizations have called for the arrest of the husband, the news site Al Bawaba said.

Yemen has often been criticized for allowing girls to be forced into arranged marriages.

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Human Rights Watch reports that 14% of girls in Yemen are married before age 15, with 82% married before they are 18.

The country passed a law in 2009 setting the minimum age for marriage at 17. It was later repealed after conservative lawmakers said it went against Islamic teachings.

dhastings@nydailynews.com

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Groups all over the world are working to snuff out this archaic and disgusting practice, but its proving difficult. The impoverished country is gripped by the practice of selling off children to be married; poor families find themselves unable to say no to “bride-prices” that can be hundreds of dollars for their daughters.

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Aasiya Hassan Honor Killing

CaptureSource: WikiIslam and the Guardian UK

Name of Victim: Aasiya Hassan

Age: 37

Date of Incidence: February 2009

Location: New York TV Station

Method of killing or religious violence:  killed his wife with two hunting knives

 Perpetrator: Husband

Reason for Violence: She filed for divorce

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Aasiya Hassan, beheaded, February 2009

A man who set up a TV station in New York state to counter negative stereotypes about Muslims has been found guilty of beheading his wife in what lawyers say appears to have been an “honor killing.” Muzzammil Hassan, the Pakistan-born owner of Buffalo’s Bridges TV, will be sentenced to 25 years to life for killing his wife with two hunting knives 6 days after she filed for divorce, the Guardian reports.

Hassan, who acted as his own attorney, claimed that he was a battered husband who acted in self-defense, although the prosecution produced plenty of evidence to prove that his wife was the battered one. In a bizarre 2-hour closing statement, he didn’t mention the murder but compared himself to Nelson Mandela and said a “religion of patriarchy” had “unleashed a bloodbath on American women because battered men have no legal way out.” The jury deliberated for under an hour before finding him guilty.

NY TV Station Owner Guilty of Beheading Wife
Rob Quinn, Newser, February 8, 2011

More on this Honor Killing: http://religionscell.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/the-honor-killing-of-aasiya-hassan/

 

Nilofer Bibi Honor Killing (Murder)

Sources: WikiIslam

Name of Victim:  Nilofer Bibi

Age:  22

Date of Incidence:  Dec. 7, 2012

Location:  India

Method of killing or religious violence:   Publicly beheaded with a sword

Perpetrator:   Brother

Reason for Violence:  Dishonoring the family by running off with a lover

Read More:   Honour killing in Kolkata: Man beheads sister in public view, takes severed head to police station

In the first honour killing in Kolkata in decades, a 29-year-old youth dragged his sister out on the street and cut off her head with one stroke of the sword in Ayubnagar locality of Nadial, barely 13km from the city centre, on Friday.

Scores of residents looked on in horror as Mehtab Alam walked to a police station with the head in his left hand and the sword in his right, dripping blood all along the way.

At 11am, the duty officer at Nadial police station jumped to his feet in horror as he saw a young man walk in with the macabre exhibits. Before he could find the words to alert his colleagues, Mehtab put the sword and the head on his table, pulled up a chair and told him that he was ready to be arrested for murdering his sister, 22-year-old Nilofar Bibi. He told the duty officer to “seize the head as evidence”, say sources.

Even as deputy commissioner-port division Mehboob Rehman rushed to the scene of crime, where Nilofar’s headless body lay in a pool of blood, Mehtab told the numbed police officers that he had killed his sister for “running off with a lover and dishonouring the family”, say sources. Nilofar was married for eight years and had two children. It was “immoral” for her to live with her former paramour, Firoz Hossain, Mehtab apparently told police.

Firoz escaped because he wasn’t home. “I’d have killed him, too,” Mehtab told police. He had even attacked Firoz’s sister-in-law, Saboo, who tried to save Nilofar. Saboo’s right arm is nearly severed and she is battling for life in hospital, said joint commissioner-crime Pallab Kanti Ghosh.

Nilofar married Akbar of Pachura, Rabindranagar, when she was 14. They have a son aged six and a daughter, four. On November 28, she ran away from her in-laws’ home, alleging that she was being harassed and tortured by Akbar’s brother. On November 30, she disappeared from her paternal home, too.

 

17-year old girl, stripped, whipped and strangled with belt, March 5, 2013

Sources: WikiIslam

Name of Victim:  Not released (female)

Age:  17

Date of Incidence:  March 5, 2013

Location:  Denmark

Method of killing or religious violence:   Stripped, whipped & strangled with belt

Perpetrator:   Father, mother, uncle & aunt

Reason for Violence:  Dating a Danish Boy

Read More:  17-year-old girl beaten by family members

Copenhagen Police arrested four close family members of a 17-year-old girl Tuesday night (March 5th 2013). … Those arrested are two married couples with Palestinian background – the girl’s parents and her aunt and uncle. … It is a case of honor-related violence, which apparently stems from the fact that the family could not accept that the girl has got a Danish boyfriend.

The girl’s parents picked her up Monday at Nørrebro and according to the prosecutor they lured her to come with them to visit some family members in Taastrup (Copenhagen suburb), where other family members waited for her. The father told one of the other family members that he or she was allowed to kill her, and that the father did not want to see her again. Then the girl’s parents left, and the girl was ordered to undress, after which she was beaten with a leather belt, got her hair cut off and had a belt tightened around her neck so she could not breathe.

The violence lasted for two hours but stopped, as the 17-year-old succeeded in escaping from the house. She then called the police.”

 

Honor Related Violence – March 2012

Sources: WikiIslam and Webcitation.org

Name of Victim:  Not released (female)

Age:

Date of Incidence:  March 2012

Location:  Egypt

Method of killing or religious violence:  Attempted drowning

Perpetrator:  Family

Reason for Violence:  Divorced her abusive elderly husband who she was pressured into marrying

Read More:  Young Woman, attempted drowing

According to news reports on Wednesday, an Egyptian man and his family tied up their daughter and threw her into the Nile river as a result of a divorce to her aging husband, who mistreat her and abused the young woman.

Luckily, a fisherman saw the girl and rescued her before she died, Emirates 24/7 reported.

According to their report, the girl had initially refused to marry the elderly man, but then acquiesced to her family pressure and wed, the report, which cited local Egyptian newspapers said.

After she and the man divorced over abuse, she returned to her family, who when the girl refused to remarry the man, was tossed into the river in an “honor crime.”

Women’s rights groups in Egypt told Bikyamasr.com that they are working with police currently to gather more information about the case and would soon be interviewing and assisting the young woman.

But they could give no further details on the situation, or the woman’s health.

This is the news article from WebCitation.org. However, this website is soon to be discontinued.

Woman thrown into Egypt’s Nile over divorce, highlights honor violence

Joseph Mayton | 28 March 2012 | Comments (3)

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Egyptian women walking in Cairo.

According to news reports on Wednesday, an Egyptian man and his family tied up their daughter and threw her into the Nile river as a result of a divorce to her aging husband, who mistreat her and abused the young woman.

Luckily, a fisherman saw the girl and rescued her before she died, Emirates 24/7 reported.

According to their report, the girl had initially refused to marry the elderly man, but then acquiesced to her family pressure and wed, the report, which cited local Egyptian newspapers said.

After she and the man divorced over abuse, she returned to her family, who when the girl refused to remarry the man, was tossed into the river in an “honor crime.”

Women’s rights groups in Egypt told Bikyamasr.com that they are working with police currently to gather more information about the case and would soon be interviewing and assisting the young woman.

But they could give no further details on the situation, or the woman’s health.

“If this is really what happened, then it shows that there is a lot of work to counter honor violence in this country, where women and girls are killed because, simply, they are women,” Nora Tarek, a university student and women’s rights researcher in Cairo, told Bikyamasr.com. “We need help and we need to speak up.”

Last year, a 22-year-old woman was found dead on the Marsa Matrouh coastal road, with a noose around her neck, fully dressed and bleeding. Identifying the body and asking the family for information, the woman’s uncle confessed that her brother, an unemployed laborer, killed his married younger sister after he accused her of fleeing her home with a stranger.

weak sentences are often given to male relatives who murder their female relatives, with judges often viewing the case with leniency.

Between the year 2002 and 2003, The Association of Legal Aid for Women, (CWELA) began compiling and analyzing press coverage of 20 daily newspapers and weekly magazines that dealt with domestic violence in Egypt.

CEWLA’s report also showed that the perpetrators of violence were males in 75 percent of the cases and women represented 25 percent. The perpetrators were the husbands (52 percent), the fathers (10 percent), brothers (10 percent), the mothers (four percent) the rest were the sons, relatives of the husband or of the wife, the step father or the step mother. The types of violence were murder (76 percent), attempt to murder (5 percent), battering (18 percent), kidnapping 2.5 percent and the rest were different types such as burning property, forcing women to sign checks and become guarantors of men, accusation of insanity, etc.

The report indicated that causes of violence were honor crimes (42 percent), leaving the house without the husband’s approval (7.5 percent), wives asking for divorce (3 percent).

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Tina Isa America’s Honor Killing

Source: WikiIslam

Name of Victim:  Palestina Isa

Age:  16

Date of Incidence:  November, 1989

Location: USA

Method of killing or religious violence:  Stabbed with a butcher knife 13 times (dead)

Perpetrator:  Mother and Father

Reason for Violence:  She had a part-time job without her parents’ permission, and dated an African American

Read More:  Tina Isa America’s Honor Killing

Honor killings take place mostly in third world countries, although in November of 1989, Saint Louis gained National attention in what became one of the most publicized honor killings in the world.

The FBI unintentionally taped the brutal murder of 16-year-old Tina Isa, while doing electronic surveillance of the Isa’s home. Zein Isa, Tina’s father was a suspected Palestinian Terrorist and had been under FBI surveillance for some time. The first clue to Tina Isa’s death came one morning as FBI agents listened to the surveillance tapes from the night before. Imagine the difficulty the agents must have experienced listening to Tina’s terrifying screams, as her Palestinian father kills her and her Brazilian mother Maria helps him.

The agents quickly realize with horror, they are already hours to late and that Tina is already dead. The agents hear Tina screaming, begging her mother please help me and her mother says only shut up. Tina’s father stabs her with a butcher knife 13 times in the chest, while Tina’s mother Maria holds her daughter down. The murder of their daughter Tina Isa takes eight minutes. The tape ends with Zein Isa telling his daughter die, die quickly, quiet, little one, die, my daughter, die. Then there is silence on the tape and it is obvious Tina has died.

Tina Isa America’s Honor Killing
Erika Lyn Smith, BellaOnline

 

Amina and Sarah Said, both were shot to death, January 1, 2008

Source: WikiIslam

Name of Victim:  Amina & Sarah Said

Age:  18 and 17

Date of Incidence:  January 1, 2008

Location: USA

Method of killing or religious violence:  Shot to death

Perpetrator:  Father

Reason for Violence:  Both girls were killed for having boyfriends

Read More:  Honor Killing in Texas

Amina Said, 18, and her sister Sarah, 17, smile happily in one widely circulating photo, and Amina is wearing what looks like a sweatshirt bearing the name “AMERICAN.” But their fate may have been the herald of a new, disquieting feature of the American landscape: honor killing. Amina and Sarah were shot dead in Irving, Texas, on New Year’s Day. Police are searching for their father, Yaser Abdel Said, on awarrant for capital murder. The girls’ great aunt, Gail Gartrell, told reporters, “This was an honor killing.” She explained that Yaser Said had long abused the girls, and after discovering that they had boyfriends, had threatened to kill them — whereupon their mother fled with them. “She ran with them,” said Gartrell, “because she knew he would carry out the threat.” But Said found them, and apparently did carry it out.

Honor Killing in Texas Human Events
Robert Spencer, Human Events, August 1, 2009