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Sharia is a Girl's Best Friend

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:22 am
by Fernando
Manfred posted a satirical video about Vikings.
Next up from the same YouTube account was this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJFjtcAN3S4

Re: Sharia is a Girl's Best Friend

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:55 am
by Hombre
Many Saudi women interviewed about having to wear burkha were saying, they were happy to wear them in public. many confessed that - in stifling heat there, many wore only the burkha - no underwears, no bras, and no need for makeup.

Re: Sharia is a Girl's Best Friend

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:43 pm
by Fernando
Hombre wrote:Many Saudi women interviewed about having to wear burkha were saying, they were happy to wear them in public. many confessed that - in stifling heat there, many wore only the burkha - no underwears, no bras, and no need for makeup.
I suspect that that is probably mandatory anyway. :wink:

Re: Sharia is a Girl's Best Friend

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:54 pm
by Fernando
I've just found time to post this, buried in the Sunday Times supplement. I doubt it's available on line though.
A double-page photo of an elaborate double bed is headlined
"This is where he first raped me
with this subtext
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT Just when they thought the hell of war was behind them, life got worse. Syrian refugees as young as 12 are being married for money in sham ceremonies to Saudi men, used and abused for sex, and then abandoned.
The main article, covering three more pages of mostly text, begins (cut for brevity)
Sixteen year old Tira...sits...in the scarely furnished aparment that the mother rents.
On the screen [of her phone] is a double bed with a red frilly eiderdown and four red pillows. A heart-shaped cushion bearing the words "I love you" is perched on the headboard. This is where Amr - an overweight Saudi Arabian man in his sixties - first raped her. He had hidden a stick under the one of the pillows and beat her with it as she tried to resist him.
Her mother, Sara, waited in the room next door. It was Tira and Amr's wedding night and her family's tradition demands that a relative should be at hand to witness the "sign" - a spot of blood on the sheets that will prove the girl's virginity. On hearing her daughter's screams, Sara thumped the door again and again with a flattened palm. When Amr finally unlocked it, she peered past his wide body to catch a glimpse of her daughter. Tira was lying naked in blood-soaked sheets, shaking with sobs. Her mother rushed her to hospital where she stayed for seven days and received a blood transfusion.
Once she had recovered, and the intermittent bleeding had mostly stopped, Sara returned her daughter to Amr, who was waiting at his cousin's house nearby. She tried to justify her actions, saying "He was her husband. I had to take her back. It is very shameful in our culture to be divorced"

Sunday Times Magazine, July 8 2018, pp 24-31 including 3 full-page adverts.