Here's what happens to Muslim women who are deemed in violation of Sharia laws (subject to mullah whims, of course). And it's only the tip of the iceberg.
Women killed for 'un-Islamic behavior'
BAGHDAD, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- At least 40 women have been killed in Basra in southern Iraq this year for "un-Islamic behavior," including wearing Western-style clothes.
Police say that bodies have been founded dumped in piles of rubbish with notes giving the reason they were killed, The Independent reported. Investigators say that other deaths may have been hushed up because families fear revenge.
Religious fundamentalists post graffiti warning women that failing to wear heads carves or wearing makeup in public "will bring you death." Police said that the rules are enforced by men who roam the city on motorbikes or in cars with tinted windows.
Men are also believed to have been killed for failing to observe Islamic behavior and children have not been spared. One woman was decapitated with her 6-year-old son, the report said.
Violations of 'Islamic teachings' deadly
BASRA, Iraq, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Iraqi women have been strangled, beheaded or had limbs amputated if caught violating the teachings fundamentalist Muslim groups want enforced, CNN reported.
"Fear, fear is always there," one woman told CNN. "We don't know who to be afraid of. Maybe it's a friend or a student you teach."
In Basra, a stronghold of conservative Shia groups, as many as 133 women were killed in 2007 -- including 79 for violating "Islamic teachings" and 47 for so-called honor killings, reported IRIN, the news branch of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
The killers enforce their form of Islamic justice and post warnings: "We warn against not wearing a headscarf and wearing makeup. Those who do not abide by this will be punished. God is our witness, we have notified you."
Tracking the perpetrators is nearly impossible, Basra's police chief Gen. Abdul Jalil Khalaf told CNN, adding that he doesn't have control of the policemen and officers.
"We're trying to trace crimes carried out by an anonymous enemy," Khalaf said.
Amnesty International raised concern about the rising violence toward women in Iraq, saying abductions, rapes and honor killings were increasing.
Sultan Knish has posted another piece on the insanity of allowing Saudi Islamic clerics to wallow in, and spread, their madness.
"Sharia Law doesn't need to function officially as long as Muslims have the leverage to implement it by force on an individual level. Through sensitivity training and religious protection laws, Muslims are forcing schools to allow Hijabs and Sex Separation as their requirements for women and through violence and harassment will force women to follow those requirements. At Nigerian protests a female Muslim reporter was stoned for not wearing the Hijab head covering, a head covering that was itself developed during the Lebanese conflict and modeled on the wimples of Catholic nuns to enable Arab Muslim fighters to distinguish between Christian and Shiite women as legitimate targets for assault. Harrassment by Muslims of Jewish students is already prevalent on campuses while the administration looks the other way. The same feminists who hold Take Back The Night Rallies along with solidarity rallies for Palestine will discover themselves the targets soon enough, as women increasingly face harassment from Muslim bosses, clients and customers for not complying while the various offices of civil and human rights naturally look the other way."Do the mullahs have something for the kiddies? You bet.
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