Horror in Pakistan: Pregnant Woman Stoned by Family

0Those looking for the real war on women–as opposed to the one promoted by the American left and their media enablers—should focus their attention on Pakistan and Sudan. In the former nation, a 25-year-old pregnant woman has been stoned to death by members of her own family, with her father dubbing the atrocity an “honor killing.” In the latter nation, a 27-year-old woman has been sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. She was also pregnant, and has given birth while awaiting her sentence to be carried out. The common thread in both cases is as predictable as it is disturbing: the religion of Islam and the endemic mistreatment of women practiced by far too many of its followers.

Farzana Parveen was killed in broad daylight by nearly 20 members of her family before a crowd of onlookers outside the High Court in the eastern city of Lahore, Pakistan. As she walked up to the court’s main gate with her husband Mohammad Iqbal, relatives waiting for the couple’s arrival fired shots in the air and attempted to snatch her away. When she resisted, the attackers, who included her father, two brothers and her former fiancé, started beating her and her husband, before escalating the attack with bricks obtained from a nearby construction site.

Parveen subsequently sustained severe head injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to police.

All of the attackers but her father, Mohammad Azeem, escaped. He surrendered to the police and admitted taking part in the killing. He had no remorse. “I killed my daughter as she had insulted all of our family by marrying a man without our consent, and I have no regret over it,” the father was quoted as saying by police investigator Rana Mujahid. 

Parveen had been engaged to her cousin, but married Iqbal instead, following an engagement of several years. In response, her family registered an abduction case against Iqbal, and Parzeen was to appear in court to argue that she had married him of her own free will, according to her lawyer Mustafa Kharal. Arranged marriages are the norm among conservative Pakistanis. Marrying for love is a transgression that ostensibly dishonors the family.

Iqbal, who started seeing Parveen following the death of his former wife with whom he had five children, claimed the couple was “in love.” He further alleged that her family wanted to extract money from him before allowing the marriage to take place. Instead, “I simply took her to court and registered a marriage,” Iqbal explained.

Parveen’s murder is hardly an anomaly. According to Pakistani rights group the Aurat Foundation, as many as 1,000 Pakistani women are killed every year by their families in such honor killings. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan released a report last month revealing that 869 women were murdered in honor killings in 2013, but the Aurat Foundation insists the number could be far higher because the totals are based solely on newspaper reports. The Pakistani government does not compile any honor killing statistics.

Despite that ongoing reality, Zia Awan, a prominent lawyer and human rights activist, expressed shock at the brutal and public nature of the crime. “I have not heard of any such case in which a woman was stoned to death, and the most shameful and worrying thing is that this woman was killed in front of a court,” he said. He further noted that those who commit such violence against women are either acquitted outright, or handed light sentences, due to inadequate police work and improperly handled prosecutions. Even those convicted may eventually walk free as Pakistani law permits a victim’s family to forgive the victim’s killer. 

Even more appalling, though most honor killings are committed by family members, they can instead nominate someone else to commit the murder–and subsequently forgive him. “This is a huge flaw in the law,” said the Aurat Foundation’s Wasim Wagha. “We are really struggling on this issue.” 

In Sudan, the law has produced an equally despicable outcome. Yesterday, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim gave birth to a baby girl in the hospital wing of a prison in Omdurman, where she awaits execution for refusing to renounce her Christian faith and embrace Islam. Ibrahim, who has been imprisoned since February has her 20-month old son with her as well.

The 27-year-old doctor had a Muslim father, but was raised as a Christian by her mother. On May 11, a court in Khartoum convicted Ibrahim, who was eight months pregnant at the time, of apostasy and adultery and sentenced her to death by hanging. The verdict was reached after she refused to renounce her Christianity during a three-day “grace period.” In addition, the court annulled her marriage and sentenced her to receive 100 lashes for the crime of “zena” (Arabic for illegitimate sex) because she had sexual relations with a “non-Muslim man” who happens to be her husband Daniel Wani. Wani, who is an American citizen, told Fox News his wife would not convert, and spends her time “shackled” in prison with her son.

Her daughter has now joined them.

And once again, as in the case of Farzana Parveen, Ibrahim’s family is part of the equation. She was arrested in August of 2013 when men claiming to be from her father’s side of the family charged her with adultery. They claimed her real name was Abrar al-Hady, according to the Khartoum-based al-Taghyeer newspaper, who cited their lawyer, Abdel Rahman Malek. Malek claimed they presented a Sudanese nationality document to the court with both that name and her fingerprints. The complaint further alleged she had been missing for several years and her family was shocked to discover she had married a Christian. Under Sudan’s version of Sharia Law, any marriage of a Muslim woman to a non-Muslim man constitutes adultery. The apostasy charge was added in February 2014.

Wani claimed he never met anyone from her family because Ibrahim’s mother was an Ethiopian refugee who had no relatives in Sudan. He was introduced to his wife by his sister who attended the same church. “She was never a Muslim, she was always a Christian,” Ali said. “And even if she renounced Islam, she should not be punished for that.” Wani, who has been unable to see his new daughter despite making a request to prison authorities, illuminated his hope for the future. “We call on the world to ask the Sudanese government to drop the verdict and just let us live our normal lives,” he said.

That is not likely at this juncture. Sudanese officials have refused to allow Wani to take his son because the law forbids a Christian man from raising a Muslim child, as the court has so designated him. According to Amnesty International, the law also requires the postponement of Ibrahim’s execution until she has raised her newborn child for at least two years. Moreover, on May 18, the judiciary asserted that Ibrahim “enjoyed all the necessary requirements for a fair trial as a constitutional right,” according to a statement published by Suna, the state news agency. 

In a twist to the story, the Daily Mail is reporting that lawyers hired by the US-based human rights organization Justice Centre Sudan have alleged that Ibrahim’s “half brother and half sister” tracked her down so they could take over her successful general store. “We believe the family filed the lawsuit because they want to gain control of the business. If Meriam stays in jail she could lose everything and they could be the ones to benefit,” said a spokesman for the organization.

All well and good in terms of sensationalism, but it doesn’t negate the reality that Sharia Law is the vehicle that has enabled the outrage that has a mother and her two children languishing in prison—until such time as Meriam Ibrahim is beaten and hanged.

Thus the ongoing and very real war against women in the Muslim world continues. It is a war largely ignored by the American left and their feminist cohorts, who have managed to largely ignore the real and present danger of Sharia Law. It is Sharia Law that relegates millions of women to second-class status at best–and honor killings, whippings and the hangman’s noose at worst. That the left’s so-called war against women extends only as far as the nearest member of the GOP and his or her position on abortion is myopic. So myopic that someone like Ayaan Hirsi Ali must be stripped of an honorary degree by Brandeis University, lest she use her acceptance speech to remind her audience where the most virulent aspects of the war against women originate. Islam is the tip of the spear, and no amount of politically calculated obfuscation by the American left will alter that reality.

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  • Mike

    Fucking savages.

  • UCSPanther

    Gee, I wonder where the feminists are?

    • johnnie the jew

      If they’re anything like that dead head, fliptarded feminist Germaine Greer they’re piercing their ears out of sympathy, support and parallel cultural lifestyle choices that they can idiotically equate with female genital mutilation. Out of respect of course!

  • swemson

    I received a really fine essay by eMail from a friend a few days ago, allegedly written by Bill Cosby entitled: “I’m 83 and I’m Tired” It read in part as follows:
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    “I’m tired of being told that Islam is a “Religion of Peace,” when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family “honour”; of Muslims rioting over some slight offence; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren’t “believers”; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for “adultery”; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur’an and Shari’a law tells them to.

    I’m tired of being told that out of “tolerance for other cultures” we must let Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries use our oil money to fund mosques and madrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in Australia, New Zealand, UK, America and Canada, while no one from these countries are allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia or any other Arab country to teach love and tolerance.
    —————————————-
    I don’t know if Bill Cosby actually wrote those words, but I believe he well may have, and congratulate him assuming he did. I agree whole heartedly with the message.

    There’s no room for Islam in ANY civilized nation, and the sooner everyone realizes that fact, and the faster we start getting rid of them, the better chance we have of surviving as a free nation.

    We should start by deporting one specific muslim illegal alien, who lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC

    fs

  • Jim Cook

    Mooslem animals at there best.

  • Ellsworth Toohey

    Please keep an open mind and respect their culture and religion, islam ! Soon, in a city near yours !

    • Demetrius Minneapolis

      That happens, they better be prepared for a citizen’s resistance and attacks at every single mosque. Think of all the frustrated vets (such as myself) who feel that vengeance for 9-11 was never achieved. It comes here, there will not be a muslim left on the continent.

  • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

    As the article says this is the real war against women.

  • Docs357

    Religion of peace my aunt so pies bloomers

  • Catheriena

    Time to start rounding up Islam and kicking it out.

    • the old skeptic

      Yes, such a thing is both reasonable and possible. Think about it.

  • Chris

    Send this article to all your hypocritical femo friends.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Naomi Wolf is a huge fan of the Muslim Brotherhood, Boko Haram, and the Taliban.

  • RSnyder

    And yet, ‘our’ culture, is not exceptional. The UN cites the US and Israel as being the prime violators of human rights. While leftists within talk about ‘rape culture’ and a ‘war on women’. And ‘race’ is endemic in all things ‘white’ and the gay/lesbians howl about ‘rights’ and grievances large and small.
    We are regressing as a culture, to what though.

  • herb benty

    Jesus Christ: ” and those that seek to kill you will think they do God a favor”.

  • prinefan

    Thanks Religion.

    • Drakken

      It’s islam stupid!

      • prinefan

        It’s “RELIGION”, umbdass.

        • Ellsworth Toohey

          IT’S iSSlam STUPID ! Gee, some never understand !

          • prinefan

            I say again, “RELIGION”, get it? Just a little more religion in ‘Merikka and it will be just like the religious s–tholes all over the world.

  • Viking.

    Not necessary to say it here, but to others-Read the Koran and Hadiths before you condemn anybody the criticises Islam.The nasty bits are there in the Koran and Hadith for everyone including Muslims to see. Mohammed was no Buddha or Jesus, his message was not love, peace and enlightenment, it was; hate, violence, conquest, rape, slavery, oppression, discrimination, mutilation and murder. It is written down in plain language for all to read and understand- the words and deeds of Mohammed.

    • Blonde Infidel

      So where dose the “peaceful, loving, kind and tolerant Muslim description come from?

      • Hktony

        Peace will come when all religions are subdued and Islam is the only religion left.

  • johnnie the jew

    Then there is the other case in Sudan whereby a christian women has also been sentenced to death for not joining the death cult despite her husband being a muslim. Along comes bill dhimmicrat clinton tearfully whining on about how upsetting this case is to him.He just doesn’t understand it. Well ballbag bill, may I politely suggest you have a word with your great leaders, anti-semitic, jihad loving half brother Malik in Sudan who over saw the religious genocide in sudan that was Darfur and curry up some support from that orrifice. Might make you feel better old boy. And you’ve always got hilary to add her considerable take on the matter. Not !

  • the old skeptic

    …the American left and their media enablers…

    Those lodestones of corruption, those prevaricating perverters of principles, the Wiberals!! Who else could be responsible for the resurgence of the Enemy of Civilization except people who refuse to vote Republican and won’t attend church where they can be told what to think!
    Now that the important part is done and blame is assigned, we can all proceed calmly and rationally and let ideology simplify our decision making. Trust me.

  • Walter Sieruk

    This stoning is an outright act of murder. This murderous, cold blood, heartless vicious act of “honor killing only exposes the hidious and malicious anti- Christian and extreme misogyny of Islam. The heinous actions of “honor killing” further exposes the fruits of Islam. As Jesus taught “By their fruit you will recognize them.” Matthew 7:20. [NIV] Moreover the wicked acts of “honor killings’ are also committed by many other evil means. As exposed, somewhat, in the book by Brigitte Gabriel. Which is entitled THEY MUST BE STOPPED for on pages 171,172, it reads “The shocking reality is that most Muslim men, including those educated in the West, have no objection to honor killings and the degradation of women in ther countries, women’s rights are almost nonexistent…women in Islam are considered unclean, deemed inferior even to dirt.”

  • USARetired

    This is why all Muslims should be hearded into a common cesspool, for Muslims only! They cannot exist harmonicaly or lawfully with the general poulation

    • Blonde Infidel

      USARetired, Please for the love of God could you explain to me WHY they are being brought to the Western World? Even encouraged, welcomed, feed, clothed and housed all on the tax payer!!!!

      • USARetired

        Because we have politicians that are either to ignorant to understand the threat, or they do not care! I believe many of our politician are so overwhelmed with themselves they fail to look around, especially for problems, which might throw a bad light on them! In other words, we not only have selfish politicians, but also ‘No spine’ politicians! Mostly they are interested in their power, prestige, and popularity not what they must fix!

        • Blonde Infidel

          USARetired, thank you for responding. With much respect your answer insults my sensibilities!! You cannot tell me that with the knowledge we “mere Infidel’s” know about the real and present danger that Islam represents that these “highly educated Professionals and Politicians from the Western World plead “ignorance” and or “just don’t care”?? There is something much more sinister going on here… How about Saudi is paying big bucks to these TRADERS to mislead us into thinking “all is well in the land of Islam”? Forget about being “overwhelmed with themselves or being put in a bad light. When the citizens of these countries wake up and realize they have been “sold out” for the interest of a hate filled political movement that goes against the basic rights of all human beings, these politician’s spines are going to be the least of their problems. What good dose power and prestige do ya when your about to be beheaded? Stupid use full idiots for sure!

  • Walter Sieruk

    To be a bit more clear on what I had must posted a little while back on the many different cruel, heartless and brutal ways other then stoning that the malecious and heinous action of “honor killing” are committed in Islam. They are the hidious actions of “slitting the victims throat, hatcheting them , stabbibg, burning them to death, decapitation ,bullets to the head and chest, or by any other means imaqginable.” [Source: THEY MUST BE STOPPED by Brigitte Gabriel ]

  • AASIFF

    They fled …. real f#@$ men. They should be put to death but in reality nothing will happen and this will happen again.

  • http://www.MARVINFOX.com/ Marvin E. Fox

    It must be noted that the murder of the stoned woman had no terrorist connection.
    The sentence of death and the whipping of the Christian wife had no terrorist connection.
    Sharia law was used as the vehicle of punishment and death for both innocent women.
    Marvin Fox

  • Jack Beckmann

    President Obama tells that muslims are no different than christians. Winston Churchill said ” Islam in a man is like rabies in a dog”. Who’s ,ore credible?

  • skier

    And these Ra@ Heads are infesting the whole world! They have invaded Europe and are now invading the Americas.

  • Hira

    I agree, this is the work of savages who should be punished by the utmost severity. And yet these savages roam free with no accountability. No doubt they have given a reason to the world to point fingers towards Islam. Yet no fingers are raised for instance when a Christian man goes crazy and kills his wife or opens fire on innocent children at a school. No one says Christians are savages. Then why does the world say Muslims are savages? True Islam is far from this. It is the example of the Holy Prophet (saw) and can now be seen as practised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community worldwide.

    • liz

      When Christians go crazy and kill people they do so IN SPITE of what their religion teaches them. When Muslims do these things it is BECAUSE OF what their religion teaches them. It’s in Sharia law, in the Koran, and your “holy” prophet’s example.

  • Hira

    okay…so now you will not even post my comment? wow isn’t this bias or what?

  • Porkys2istan

    The immigration service should immediately grant Farzana Parveen U.S. citizenship because of her marriage. If Sudan decides to hang her, then the U.S. should NUKE Sudan’s 10 largest cities.

    • kaz

      farzana parveen was murdered in Pakistan. I see your point though. if the dead can vote in the usa, why not have dead people immigrate to the usa? somehow, it seems unlikely that the enlightened Sudanese government (in sudan it is illegal for the dead to vote) will hang the dead paki.

      • Porkys2istan

        Oops, in my effort to not misspell the woman’s name I copy/pasted the wrong one. I meant the one who just gave birth in a jail cell in Sudan, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim.

        Here’s an interesting update: The ‘illegitimate’ husband of the slain woman in Pakistan admitted that he murdered his first wife because he was tired of her. Which just proves my favorite saying:

        “In islam there are no good guys. Just bad guys and worse guys.”

  • Mark Drummond

    Sickening.