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From: Anne Marie Waters
Sent: 28 February 2017 04:32
To: foi@west-midlands.police.uk
Subject: Freedom of Information Request: Female Genital Mutilation

Dear Sir/Madam, 

Having read some of the tweets posted by West Midlands Police (@WMPolice) recently, I would be grateful if you could respond to the following questions as required under the Freedom of Information Act.

The people.

 

I have lived in Indonesia for 5 years. It is a segregated country with 26 different provinces (regions) that are occupied by different peoples with different religions and different beliefs going back thousands of years: the Javanese, the Batak (North Sumatra), the Minang (West Sumatra), the Malayu (South East Sumatra), and the Balinese (Bali). Each of these different peoples have distinct traditions and have constantly fought for superiority within Indonesia and in some regions,. Still today there are in- house disagreements.

 

AN OPEN LETTER TO EUROPEAN FEMINISTS

 

Dear feminist,

 

I write this as a last ditch attempt to reach you; to reach your common sense, and to reach any genuine concern at least some of you may have about the future of women’s rights in Europe. ‘Why only Europe?’ may well be your first question, and the answer is quite simply that we are threatened in a way we have not known in our lifetimes, and this threat is entirely preventable.

 

First Published on Sedaa http://www.sedaa.org

 

By Shazia Hobbs

 

Where is the hashtag in solidarity for the Pakistani and Kashmiri children being raped here in the UK?

 

I used to be a feminist, but I gave it up so I could speak out for women’s rights. Even before the “intersectional”, “how many genders are there?” lunacy took over, feminism was filled to bursting with types who think men are misogynists who all secretly want to rape us (this despite the fact that men are among the greatest supporters of women’s rights) and a happily married mother is some kind of traitor. The kind of people, in other words, who nobody in their right mind could possibly get along with.

An investigation in to Muslim grooming gangs

Introduction

Is there a connection between CSE and Sharia Law?

 

I learned the worth of a woman under Islam the day I sought a divorce in the Islamic Republic of Iran. I was worth less than a man, worth only half of a man. That day, somewhere in the United States, girls my age were making sure their clothes and hair were just right for a day in 7th grade (Year 9 in England). Not I. I stood before a judge in an Iranian courtroom as a married woman beaten brutally every day of my short “marriage” by my husband, a mentally unstable, older man to whom I had been sold for the financial profit of my family.

Tehmina Kazi, director of British Muslims for Secular Democracy and star opponent of the massive fundamentalist mega-mosque proposed for West Ham in east London, close to the Olympic Stadium future home of West Ham United, has been forced to withdraw as a witness at the huge Public Inquiry that starts at the ExCel Conference Centre in Docklands today.

Domestic abuse is about control and Sharia law has already gifted this ‘control’ to husbands.

The papers are full of stories about how ISIS is winning control in Iraq, Syria etc.  But we hear less about how the Islamist ideology is handing control to men here in Britain, and sharia law is placing victims of domestic abuse in vulnerable positions.  Under sharia law, a man can utter the words ‘Talaq; Talaq; Talaq’ - meaning divorce - and the marriage contract is cancelled. 

Islamic sharia law represents a serious and growing threat to the safety and equality of women, and indeed children.  The evidence for this assertion can be seen in both Islamic doctrine, and in the practice of Islamic family legal throughout states governed by sharia law.  There are four main areas of sharia law that expressly discriminate against women in family law.  As with the laws of Britain, family law and criminal law frequently interact and when sharia criminal punishments are applied to matters involving marriage for example, women risk terrible and lethal punishments – including

‘Islam Kills Women’ A SUMMER OF CAMPAIGNING AGAINST ISLAMIC IMMIGRATION AND ITS IMPACT ON WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN EUROPE PROTEST - CENTRAL LONDON, AUGUST 20TH 2016 JOINT CAMPAIGN BY SHARIA WATCH UK AND EXAMINE-ISLAM.ORG Further details to follow..

Shazia Hobbs is author of The Gori's Daughter - a fictional life story of a young mixed race woman, daughter of a Kashmiri father and a Glasgow mother,moved into the household as mistress alongside the Muslim wife and the children from both relationships. Her whole life is a constant dramatic struggle against the rejection and hostility her background generates in both Glasgow s white and Asian communities. The book graphically documents her fight to offer her own daughter a culture and traditions she can accept with pride.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Goris-Daughter-Shazia-Hobbs/dp/1901514129

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Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
17/03/2017
Summary: 

The 36-year-old sales rep, from the Midlands, hopes her story will help to stop others from having to ‘suffer in silence’. I WAS abused almost every day between the ages of seven and 11. My abuser was the leader of my mosque, the Imam.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
05/12/2015
Summary: 

An Islamic judge "laughed" at a domestic violence victim who had gone to him seeking help and asked her "Why did you marry such a man?", it has been claimed. The shocking allegations have been revealed in a report into the use of sharia councils in the UK which also claims men only need to say "I divorce you" three times to separate from their wives while women need the sanction of clerics.

Country: 
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
News Date: 
20/03/2017
Summary: 

Women who are not properly veiled: an outrage, a provocation. Dousing women with acid for being not properly veiled: pleasing to Allah. “Alarming rates of acid attacks in Iran back on the rise,” Al Arabiya, March 20, 2017:

Country: 
Sweden
News Date: 
20/06/2014
Summary: 

The shocking scale of female genital mutilation (FGM) in a Swedish school, where every single girl in one class had been subjected to the procedure, has been revealed. School health services in Norrköping, eastern Sweden, discovered 60 cases of FGM since March, according to the Norrköpings Tidningar newspaper. In the class where all of the girls had FGM performed on them, 28 were subjected to infibulation - the most extreme kind where the clitoris and labia are complete cut away, and the genitals are sewn to leave a small vaginal opening.

Country: 
Canada
News Date: 
17/03/2017
Summary: 

Imam leader of Dawah (outreach, “call to Islam”) at the Canadian Islamic Centre in Montreal, says that the Islamic ruling on marrying slave women/ girls was not abrogated and it is applicable when the legitimate jihad is launched against the disbelievers.

According to Islamic law, sex assaults on infidel women are permitted:

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
14/03/2017
Summary: 

Employers are entitled to ban workers from wearing headscarves, the European Court of Justice has ruled. But the ban on the "visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign" must be based on internal company rules requiring all employees to "dress neutrally", it ruled. It is the court's first decision on the issue of women wearing Islamic headscarves at work.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
12/03/2017
Summary: 

A Muslima twerking while wearing a hijab is direspecting Islam. Threatening a girl with death for twerking in hijab? Highly respectful to Islam.

Country: 
Greece
News Date: 
10/04/2015
Summary: 

Some might be surprised that Islamic law should be enforced in a country under Greek Orthodox influence, where church and state are officially separate. In fact it is a throwback to the troubled relations between Greece and Turkey. After more than four centuries of Ottoman occupation, Greece regained its independence in the early 19th century. But it was only in July 1923, after years of conflict, that the two countries finally agreed on clear borders, under the terms of the Treaty of Lausanne.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
01/03/2017
Summary: 

Giving evidence during the trial, Mr. Kabele insisted slaves are allowed in Islam.

“In our religion, Islam, it’s OK to have slaves. The prophet had slaves, so I’m talking if I ever possess slaves,” he said. “I’m saying slaves is connected to the religion. It’s an integral part of our religion.”

Admin: The Quranic sanction for the rape of non-Muslim women captives:

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
27/02/2017
Summary: 

A woman has given a harrowing description of the daily sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of an imam for nearly five years as a young girl. Nabila – not her real name – was sexually abused almost every day from the age of seven in a small mosque operating within an imam's home in the West Midlands. Speaking to 5 live Daily’s Amara Sophia Elahi, Nabila described how she also started self-harming as a way of dealing with the abuse. The abuser, Hafiz Rahman, was found guilty in 2016 of six counts of indecent assault and sentenced to 11 and a half years in prison.

Country: 
Indonesia
News Date: 
30/11/2010
Summary: 

My mom came to get me [from the Sharia police office] at 7 a.m. I was crying. The head lecturer at my campus, Doni, was there to lecture me. A Sharia police officer told him that I had been caught [on an isolated road on a motorcycle with my boyfriend]. He told my mom and me that I should be buried and stoned to death. I said, “Sir, I was only trying to look for a shortcut, and I should be stoned for that? What about the officers who raped me last night?”

Country: 
Australia
News Date: 
23/02/2017
Summary: 

Why would anyone expect him to say anything different? The mandate to beat one’s wife is in the Qur’an:

“Men have authority over women because Allah 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 Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.” — Qur’an 4:34

Country: 
Egypt
News Date: 
23/02/2017
Summary: 

Mayar Mohamed Mousa, a young 17-year-old girl, died the other day in a hospital in the province of Suez in Egypt while undergoing female genital mutilation surgery.

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