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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Killed for not wearing a veil

Frequently you read headlines like Muslim women say veil is more about expression than oppression

Not so.

Female Pakistani minister shot dead for 'breaking Islamic dress code'
"He killed her because she was not observing the Islamic code of dress. She was also campaigning for emancipation of women," said Nazir Ahmad, a local officer.
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The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan in a recent report said that violence against women had increased alarmingly, with some of the incidents incited by Mullahs opposed to women’s emancipation.
I don't think Marie Claire will be talking about this any time soon.

(h/t Cinnammon and MNM

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