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Islamic Misogyny

November 23, 2009

Saira Liaqat, 26, poses for the camera as she holds a portrait of herself before being burnt, at her home in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 9, 2008. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

From Phyllis Chesler today at Pajamas Media:

These photos show what happens to real women who wear the Islamic Veil. The photos depict horrifying hate and the unbearable suffering it inflicts upon female innocents. The photos were taken by Emilio Morenatti of the Associated Press. The text is based on work done by Nicholas Kristof—one of the few people at the New York Times whose work I am proud to quote. You may find them HERE. (Thanks to Yehuda for calling this to my attention).

What are we seeing?

The Arabization or the Saudi-ization of Muslims in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan is the hidden hand behind these acid attacks upon women. These poor girls and women have had their lives ruined; some have been forced to undergo surgery 20-30 times in order that they may see a little, or breathe a bit, hear something, perhaps in order to eat or make themselves understood. They look like…monsters. That was what their attackers wanted to accomplish. To render their faces into self-portraits of their attackers.

Why was acid thrown into their faces? The main reasons are because they dared to reject someone in marriage or because they wanted a divorce. The “jilted” suitors (or husbands) took their revenge in this fashion. If he can’t have her, no man will; I will make sure that no man will ever want her.” One young girl was gang-raped aftger which her rapists threw acid on her face. Another committed the “crime” of disappointing her father by being born female, not male. Many were disfigured as a result of a “family dispute.”

Read the whole thing and see more images here.

  1. November 23, 2009 2:05 pm

    I did not know the meaning of word Misogyny- so I looked it up. Its amazing, we are so advanced, so smart we have a word for everything, every condition, every situation. Just another form of genocide caused by Islam. The pain these poor women have had to endue from acid and the result is a disfigured face for most of their lives. What an outrage.
    But what is so very sad, so tragic, there are people who practice what these words mean. They are sub-human. No matter how painful, how gross, how horrendous there are those who willing commit these terrible crimes. And we have a word for all these crimes. Holocaust, genocide, rape, murder, abuse, torture.
    The perpetrators should receive an “acid wash” also.

  2. michiganruth permalink
    November 23, 2009 2:48 pm

    every so-called “feminist” in America should read this and see this picture. the Left’s fascination with all things Muslim is not only incomprehensible, it’s dangerous.

    and all Obama can think of is to promise that every woman who wants to wear a hijab will be able to!

    • F. Swemson permalink
      November 23, 2009 10:42 pm

      Remember, Michelle didn’t go with him when he visited Saudi Arabia..

      In a sense, I see that as his personal endorsement of the brutality of islam towards women.

  3. Vivikah R. permalink
    November 23, 2009 4:01 pm

    I am horrified. I am still shaking from this picture of sheer hatred, and wonder what can I do to help these women and or the cause against it.

  4. November 23, 2009 4:55 pm

    How tragic. How blind we are here in the safety of our nation. How long will we be safe if we fail to understand that the goal of radical Islam is total takeover of the world?

    Having lived in Saudi Arabia after the first Gulf War I saw first hand what it means to be a woman. I wrote the following just before leaving to return home never to return to that benighted land. The Saudi women are completely covered including their faces. They are literally blinded by the requirements of their religion.


    Home, I’m going home
    where women don’t wear shrouds
    when they walk among the crowds.
    Where eyes are free to meet
    and smiles to greet.

    Oh my dark cloaked sister
    do you dare to whisper of the glories
    that await your faithfulness.
    As you prove to all who see
    that black is all you need
    to look upon this desert
    where you dwell.

    Does Allah, high above,
    surround you with his love
    as you travel o’re life’s darkened
    gloomy streets?
    Seeing through you veil quite darkly
    does Heaven blaze more starkly?
    Reward for visions lost to you below?

    These people aren’t playing games. The sooner we realize this the safer we as women will be.

    • Dale permalink
      November 24, 2009 8:58 am

      It is quite apparent that the “feminists” have nothing to say and deep down we do know why. This is more than horrible what the fate of Muslim women are. What a “life” they have under Islam. Love? There obviously is no Love to treat women so despicably, inhumane. God protect the United States of America. We can not “live” like that, ever. It is death, not life, for they have no life. Even animals are treated far above this done to women there.

  5. November 23, 2009 7:59 pm

    Is Allah so weak that assistance is needed from sub-human beings to full fill his words? For Christians, the God who created heaven and earth ask for no help in His creation, or force to keep His Word, only that one believes in His Son. He doesn’t say you have to believe, that is the choice given to the individual. However, if you are a believer that choice leads to eternal life, or to a final death.

  6. knorah permalink
    November 23, 2009 8:14 pm

    If they do this to their own women, what will the do to Western women if given the chance? Perhaps the world’s stupidest woman (Nancy Pelosi) or perhaps any of the fearless leaders of the feminist movement should receive a stack of the photos. Perhaps the shock will make a small dent in their thick skulls. … oh, and remind me never to travel to Pakistan.

  7. November 23, 2009 8:33 pm

    Illuminating, depressing, and frightening. Where are the feminists? Where is Amnesty International? Why are so many human rights activists afraid to condemn the “sacred” Islamic scriptures that sanction these terrible crimes against women?

  8. Carterthewriter permalink
    November 23, 2009 8:38 pm

    And if you think we should run from these cowards, then remove yourself from the human race. If I am not mistaken, this is one of the reasons we took up this fight against the Taliban, Now, how soon we forget these same atrosities. Our politicians should be ashamed of themselves. What the hell does America stand for, anymore?

    • November 24, 2009 6:12 am

      ‘One of the reasons we took up the fight against the Taliban’ [quote].
      If that is true we have started at the wrong end of the equation. Whist we allow Islamic practices to flourish and spread within the United States, the Taliban KNOW we are not totally committed in our actions against THEM. We must obliterate such practices inside America FIRST. Then the influence of those internal actions might encourage others in other nations to fight their own corner. Why are our troops dying in far off lands when we avoid solving the problem here at home? Stupid is as stupid does.

      • Carterthewriter permalink
        November 24, 2009 2:39 pm

        Perhaps one slipped in the back door to our White House. I agree, as do most, somethings wrong with American Justice.

  9. Linda Hoeth permalink
    November 23, 2009 10:08 pm

    I thank God everyday that I was born in America. If one wants to truly understand the mentality of Islam and it’s relationship to women, you should read the book, “Princess” by Jean Sasson. She is a real Saudi princess that has been brave enough to tell the story of her life. Her mother was buried in the desert without a stone to mark her grave. When her mother was born, her birth was never recorded, because women are just property. This is why men are allowed to maim, rape or murder their women without consequence. This book is hard to put down and should be a must read for every so-called feminist in America. This is a religion that seeks to “kill the infidels” (that’s us by the way) and take over the world.

  10. EInjager permalink
    November 23, 2009 10:50 pm

    Westerners have absorbed a pollyanna-istic sense of well being derived from the false prophets of political correctness. Complacency with Islam, is the same as complacency with its horrific realities, Sharia, and it’s detest of USA. Shame on anyone who things Islam is good for America.
    Appeasers to things Islam, are willing participants, destroyers, of America, and silence is consent.

  11. ashvin permalink
    November 23, 2009 11:12 pm

    make no mistake. this is the same people who if given the chance, will help the terrorists for the cause of Islam. For the west, everything is either black or white. but such is not the case. most of the women who suffers in the hand of afghan and pakistan still will fight to death agaisnt the kafirs when the time comes to choose. they think that they have been priviledged to be born in a society where islam is everything. they will sent their children to madrassas to learn to hate the west and they will taught their children that the west is the great satan. the victim is not always the good guy ! stop watching hollywood cinema.

  12. J.K.Watson permalink
    November 24, 2009 12:25 am

    The real horror is that their are persons in this very country that wish to allow shariah law! I believe that we should make it so that if you suppoert shariah, then you should be sent to any country that has it dressed as an American, and set loose on the streets…I am willing to bet you don’t come back and if you did you wouldn’t be so quik to talk against the wonderful protections against this we have here…ya know the ones…the Constitution and the Amendments!!?? We need common sense back in this country!

  13. shane comeback permalink
    November 24, 2009 4:30 am

    The American left only goes after soft targets,like Christianity. They are too cowardly to attack anything from the religion of pieces.

  14. Steve permalink
    November 24, 2009 7:20 am

    The photos are horrific to say the least. It is both unfortunate and puzzling why Western non-Islamic feminists and Islamic women in the Free World do not take the opportunity to expose to the world the real spirit of Islam. Or are both groups already in a personal prison from which they fear to escape? To their credit, it was Muslim women that stopped the province of Ontario (in Canada) from bringing in Sharia law. Let’s hope that the Powers That Be, both in the US and Canada, will have the courage and fortitude to stop this damnable encroachment by an evil religion into our societies. Ultimately, it will be the women folk who will suffer the most under an Islamized Canada or USA.

  15. November 24, 2009 7:35 am

    And how much money do we send over there? This is the problem with our political class today, the inability to recognize and stand for freedom when money can be made. The things that made the U.S. republic so great can be stated in few words: First Amendment, Second Amendment, and the ability to completely throw out the tax collectors (House of Representatives) EVERY two years. We should not be allowing ANY money, grants, loans, military lend-lease, immigration…anything…go to these backward tribal cultures. We should only support governments that follow the above mentioned rules and simply bypass all other cultures. Move FREE into the 21st century! Send the remaining slugs condolences.

  16. M.A. permalink
    November 24, 2009 8:28 am

    Wafa Sultan’s book, A God Who Hates offers an insightful explanation as to why Muslim women and men think (or don’t think) the way they do. Jamie Glazov’s book, United in Hate offers an explanation as to why some Western men and women defend and support Islamism.

  17. Michaelle Maloney permalink
    November 24, 2009 9:31 am

    Yeah, for those that say that being a radical muslim is peaceful-you need to have some serious surgery on your head. I have zero tolerance for these human demonic animals. Oh, and Obama wants to put them in a criminal court-what a fool he is!!!

  18. Michaelle Maloney permalink
    November 24, 2009 9:33 am

    The only thing I regret here is that she didn’t have a gun to blow his wicked head off-she couldn’t defend herself.

  19. Joseph Cottrell permalink
    November 24, 2009 2:03 pm

    It is time for the so-called “religion” of Islam to be declared illegitimate in this country, every single mosque searched from top to bottom then demolished, and every member of this death cult given one chance to separate themselves from it or be deported. This is nothing but a bloodthirsty horde of 7th century barbarians and there is no place in the 21st century for them.

    • F. Swemson permalink
      November 24, 2009 2:23 pm


      Do you remember the scene in Godfather II when they had the flashback to young Vito escaping from the local Don in Italy… ?

      After his father had been murdered, the mother begged him to spare her only son, saying he was weak and frail, and would never be a danger to the Don…

      The Don said “No.. someday he will become strong, and then he will come back for his vengeance”

      Sometimes I get the feeling that that’s the only way to solve this problem once and for all.

      • Joseph Cottrell permalink
        November 24, 2009 9:49 pm

        Believe it or not, but I have never watched any of the Godfather films. Never watched a single “Rambo.” And not one of the “Rocky”‘s either.

        But I’ll take your word for it – sounds appropriate.

        • F. Swemson permalink
          November 24, 2009 9:55 pm


          For what it’s worth, you really should see the Godfather.. it’s a great work of art… Rocky & Rambo by comparison, are low class junk aimed at a far less sophisticated audience…

  20. Robert Laity permalink
    November 24, 2009 2:06 pm

    Muslims are evil incarnate. islam is NOT a religion:

    • F. Swemson permalink
      November 24, 2009 4:42 pm


      I’d say that Islam is the evil, not the people.. sure, the older ones who have bought into this revoting cult are evil, but if we could eliminate Islam, and take the young boys and girls and bring them up with foster parents from all over the world, I’m pretty darn certain that they’d turn out just fine…

      I don’t believe that there’s a muslim gene….

  21. Charles Boggio permalink
    November 24, 2009 3:32 pm

    Do you realize that we have a muslim as president. I think GOD has brought judgment to America because we have forgotten HIM. Yes it is very sad that islam has no love at all.But satan came only to kill and destroy. Alla means curse in Hebrew that what it is a curse. GOD the and only have mercy on us.

  22. Anna Sazie permalink
    November 26, 2009 9:57 pm

    Please remember these pictures every time you park next to an SUV. We have had three decades since 1973 to do something about our dependence on Mideast oil. Instead we have SUVs.

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