Fazlul Haque Amini, an Islamist cleric, said, “Islam permits child marriage and it will not be tolerated if any ruler will ever try to touch this issue in the name of giving more rights to women.”
What Amini is really protesting is the Bangladesh’s government passage of laws protecting girls from rape that splits them wide open and results in death.
Islamic Sharia law…allows men to marry any infant girl child. It may be mentioned here that, such law is prevalent in most of the Islamic republics, while in Iran, even forceful sexual relations with the married infant is allowed. A large segment of Muslim scholars and secularist individuals term this as mere perversion.
In Bangladesh…hundreds of child mothers die due to lack of medical facilities as well as for pre-mature pregnancy. There are even cases of deaths of child wives being virtually raped by their husbands.
Amini, who claims 200,000 followers ready for civil war, is threatening jihad if the government dares to deprive men of their “right” to rape and murder these children.
In his 2010 Christmas address, Pope Benedict XVI said:
“In the 1970s, pedophilia was theorized as something fully in conformity with man and even with children…We cannot remain silent about the context of these times in which these events have come to light,” he said, citing the growth of child pornography “that seems in some way to be considered more and more normal by society”
“It was maintained – even within the realm of Catholic theology – that there is no such thing as evil in itself or good in itself. There is only a ‘better than’ and a ‘worse than’. Nothing is good or bad in itself.”
The abuses of women and children in both religions don’t stop there. The RCC admitted their priests raped women in 23 countries. One nun, who was raped by a priest in South Africa, died during an abortion the church forced upon her. Her rapist was allowed to say Mass on her behalf.
One of the most comprehensive documents was compiled by Sister Maura O’Donohue, an Aids co-ordinator for Cafod, the London-based Catholic Fund for Overseas Development.
She noted that religious sisters had been identified as “safe” targets for sexual activity. She quotes a case in 1991 of a community superior being approached by priests requesting that the nuns be made available to them for sexual favours.
“When the superior refused the priests explained they would otherwise be obliged to go to the village to find women and might thus get Aids.”Sister O’Donohue said her initial reaction to what she was told by her fellow religious “was one of shock and disbelief at the magnitude of the problem”.
A thirteen year old gang rape victim was stoned to death in Islamic Somalia, but her confessed rapists laughed while their punishment was meted out: four “lashes” with twigs from a willow tree. Iran has stoned and hung teenage rape victims. Saudi Arabia imprisons rape victims, including teenage girls. Saudi courts upheld the “marriage” of an eight-year-old girl in repayment for her alcoholic father’s debts — a divorced father who did not support his child. The court ignored the pleas of her mother who was the only active parent in her life.
Egypt’s military gave “virginity tests” to female protesters arrested during the recent protests that unseated President Hosni Mubarak and forced government reform. Libyan troops sexually assaulted, including gang rape, women journalists and Libyan women caught in military checkpoints. Islam is behind the rape and mutilation of hundreds of thousands of women in Darfur.
Serbian troops gang raped Muslim women in hopes of impregnating them during the Bosnian War. While the Catholic church continued to tell women in the war zone that birth control was a sin, they gave birth control to nuns they deliberately sent into danger of sexual assault.
The cruelty imposed upon women by the three patriarchal Abrahamic religions includes violence inflicted upon Israeli women by “Chastity Guards” who beat women they decide are in violation of ultra-Orthodox religious laws. No woman is safe. Women have been beaten on buses or followed home.
After seizing the woman, the men toppled her to the floor, kicked her repeatedly and then gagged her, warning she would be blinded with mace and stabbed if she dare open her eyes. She was then ’interrogated’ by Buzaglo and his ilk, as they tried to force her to disclose the identities of men she had been in contact with. The group, which also hurled profanities at the woman throughout the ordeal, is also accused of threatening to kill the woman if she did not move from her apartment.
All of this violence stems from the Old Testament, a comprehensive misogynist’s manual with detailed instructions on how to torture, maim and murder women in the name of “God.”
Each of these coercive religions depends upon defining women’s sexuality as evil and controlling women through shaming and violence. And yet, despite the carnage, women still become members of these religions, still claim they are religions of “peace.” The better description would be violent religions in the name of obtaining a piece.
Patriarchal religion is the enemy of women and is being used to justify the removal of hard won rights granted to U.S. women just a few decades ago. More than 900 bills removing a variety of women’s rights have been introduced into state legislatures this year alone. A Georgia bill would make miscarriage a felony punishable by life in prison or the death penalty. Another bill would deny women the right to be named as a victim of rape or domestic violence until after her attacker was convicted. Until then, she would be referred to as “the accuser,“ as if she is considered a liar from the moment she is assaulted.
Bills in Congress and state legislatures would change the definition of rape to “forcible rape,” allowing all rapists who use intoxicants or drugs to incapacitate their victim to go scot-free. If a woman chose to stay alive by not fighting back, she could not claim rape. If a woman froze in fear, she could not claim rape. Date rape would cease to exist in the eyes of the law. The bill provided for the IRS to audit any woman wanting an abortion due to rape. The purpose of the audit would be to question her about the details of the rape.
The Declaration of Independence cites the right of “life, liberty and happiness,” but a new bill in Congress would grant hospitals the ability to let women die if an abortion would save their life.
What more proofs do women need to recant any belief in patriarchal religions? How many more need to hear from their pastors that their husband’s violence is their fault and “God” doesn’t allow them to obtain a divorce? Or that the cure for domestic violence is to “bake him a pie.”
Patriarchal churches in the U.S. could not survive without women’s tithing and women’s volunteer work, yet women do not use their clout to demand better from the church that despises them. Why not? Perhaps because of trauma bonding or Stockholm Syndrome:
Stockholm syndrome is a term used to describe a real paradoxical psychological phenomenon wherein hostages express empathy and have positive feelings towards their captors; sometimes to the point of defending them. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors as an act of kindness….Hostages who develop Stockholm syndrome often view the perpetrator as giving life by simply not taking it. In this sense, the captor becomes the person in control of the captive’s basic needs for survival and the victim’s life itself…captives often misinterpret a lack of abuse as kindness and may develop feelings of appreciation for this perceived benevolence. If the captor is purely evil and abusive, the hostage will respond with hatred. But, if perpetrators show some kindness, victims will submerge the anger they feel in response to the terror and concentrate on the captors’ “good side” to protect themselves.
Instead of obeying the beckoning church bells, women should flee. In reality, they are alarm bells warning of an oncoming manmade disaster aimed solely at women.