Thursday, December 06, 2007

Middle east: the terrorized half of our society

By Houzan Mahmoud

The undeclared war on women continues to victimize women worldwide on a daily basis; the Middle East is no exception. Women in our region are amongst the most oppressed and terrorized in the world. The Islamic law upheld in many Middle Eastern countries has turned women into slaves with invisible chains.In Iraqi Kurdistan in April 2007, Dua Khalil Aswad - 17 years old at the time - was brutally stoned to death in front of a crowd of over 1000 cheering men. Her only crime was falling in love with a man from a different religion.

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http://opendemocracy.net/blog/5050/middle_east_the_terrorized_half_of_our_society

1 Comments:

At 14:18, Blogger Renegade Eye said...

Very important post.

You only hear from the media, about such crimes in Iran, unless it involves a western woman. You never hear about such occurances in Kurdistan.

Regards.

 

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