Islamic Acid Baths Islamic misogyny


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Misogyny is a destructive worldwide phenomenon, and not the exclusive problem for Islamic societies. But the reality is that, the overwhelming majority of these incidents, such as acid burning of the face, takes place inside the Islamic world. Wherever women are treated as cattle, the incidents of abuse are the greatest, and the facts are, that in many parts of the Islamic world, especially where fundamental Islam is the preferred way a life, misogynist attacks against women are an every day occurance. That abuse of women is not looked down upon in Islamic society in general, underlines the fact that, the need to confront fundamental Islam couldn’t be greater. KGS

Terrorism that’s personal (12 images)

But sometimes it’s very personal. It wasn’t a government or a guerrilla insurgency that threw acid on this woman’s face in Pakistan. It was a young man whom she had rejected for marriage. As the United States ponders what to do in Afghanistan — and for that matter, in Pakistan — it is wise to understand both the political and the personal, that the very ignorance and illiteracy and misogyny that create the climate for these acid attacks can and does bleed over into the political realm. Nicholas Kristof, the New York Times op-ed columnist who traveled to Pakistan last year to write about acid attacks, put it this way in an essay at the time: “I’ve been investigating such acid attacks, which are commonly used to terrorize and subjugate women and girls in a swath of Asia from Afghanistan through Cambodia (men are almost never attacked with acid). Because women usually don’t matter in this part of the world, their attackers are rarely prosecuted and acid sales are usually not controlled. It’s a kind of terrorism that becomes accepted as part of the background noise in the region. …

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4 Responses

  1. These Incidents by no means represent Islaam. All of these Women are from the Indo/Pak Area. Please Put this In to Context, There is a Difference between Culture and Religion and Me being a Muslim man I am Appalled..Having a Daughter on the Way I could Imagine what I would do if someone was to harm My Little Girl Subhanallaah! I’m really hurt by these Pictures..and You can not blame All Muslim men for a Few Psychopaths…This is Not Islaam. These Problems Should be Address by the Ones Perputating them and The area they are perputated in (India/Pakistan) This is a Deep rooted problem in their Culture and It has NOTHING to do with Islaam!

    1. Abu, your ideology helps to foment ultra-anti-female attitudes, where every female is a potential seductress and every male a potential rapist. Muslim female virtue is tied to family honor which in many cases descends into severe attitudes towards female behavior. It is indeed tied to Islam.

      1. I am a muslim woman (originally non-muslim from europe), proud mother of muslim children, living in a muslim society for 5 years in a big muslim family among wide circle of my women-friends and i must say that if you judge muslims only by these photos, then i can judge christians by all these perverts, homosexuals, serial killers or so called chrisitan sects etc.etc.!!! There are also many sets in islam (unfortunatelly), and these uneducated, stupid people can represent Islam or Christianity??? This is just rediculous. If you are intelligent, take Qur’an, hadithes (story of life of prophet Muhammad s.a.w.s.) and then judge about PURE sunni (the main and true) Islam.

        1. Christianity and Judaism does treat its womenfolk as property, but as free agents, able to choose and direct their lives as they see fit. In other words, liberty. That philosophy was embedded in Western society which gradually evolved into the modern state with certain safeguards for the individual. Islam is based on the collective, on pure obedience, subjugation and overall submission to the koran and Islamic teaching. Seeing that women are treated as evil sex creatures that cause men to “go astray”, as opposed to individual choices (good and bad) they are heavily regulated through the sick culture that Islam has created. So yes, Islam at the end of the day, is very much involved in the mind of the perpetrators of these crimes.

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