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‘Quarantine her!’ Top Tunisian Islamist says topless girl needs stoning

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19 year old Amina poses topless and then posts her photo's on Facebook. 


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A Tunisian Salafi preacher has called for a 19-year old girl who posted her topless pictures on Facebook to be “quarantined” and stoned to death before she starts “an epidemic.”

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Tunisian newspaper AssabahNews quoted Salafi preacher Alami Adel, who heads the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, saying: “According to God’s law, she deserves 80 to 100 lashes, but what she committed is worth much more than that. She deserves to be stoned to death and she must be quarantined because what she did is an epidemic.”

“She is like someone suffering from a serious and contagious illness and she must be secluded and treated,” he added.

The young Amina, who is part of a feminist movement and group called FEMEN can be seen smoking a cigarette topless with Arabic words written across her chest in black that reads in English “My body belongs to me.”

FEMEN is a Ukrainian based feminist group that gathers women together in Europe in topless protests in support of women’s rights.

Amina has been delivered by her parents to a psychiatric hospital in Tunis, according to reports received by FEMEN leader Inna Shevchenko in Paris and reported by the U.S. based magazine the Atlantic.

Tunisian media said that if Amina committed the offence in Tunisia, she could be punished by up to two years in prison and be given a fine between $60 and $600.

A petition and an international day of action on April 4 to highlight the threats against Amina have been organized by activists.

More than 10,000 people have signed the petition that called for those who threatened Amina’s life to be prosecuted.

On Thursday reports FEMEN’s Facebook account was hacked emerged. The page had reportedly been infiltrated with videos and pictures on the site being replaced by verses from the Koran.

“Thanks to God we have hacked this immoral page and the best is yet to come,” read one message signed by “al-Angour,” an apparent hacker.

FEMEN has released a statement condemning “barbarian threats of the Islamists about the necessity of reprisals against the Tunisian activist Amina.”

“We are afraid for her life and we call on women to fight for their freedom against religious atrocities” it added.

Last month, FEMEN brought together Iranian women in Sweden, who took to the streets of Stockholm demonstrating against the Hijab (Islamic headscarf).

by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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Shoota
by Lauren on Mar. 26, 2013 at 1:11 AM
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Rosa Parks broke the law, Schindler broke the law, and so did Harriet Tubman......

i think she is brave. It takes real courage to egnyte a revolution of change.


Quoting CreziaMommyTo2:

what i dont get is if you dont like the religion, leave. walk, bye bye.

she is breaking the law.

i may not agree with it, but its a law, just like when you kill a human in the USA, and post it on FB you will go to jail



mommajen32
by Platinum Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 1:19 AM

The word Islamist grates my nerves ....why not just Muslim? Anyway ...

Very sad for her and many women living in societies where they do not have voice. Those societies are not restricted to Islamic nations, cultures across the globe have struggled with the intellect and choices of women. How tough are they to stand up and know what they are standing against. I'm not worthy to tie their shoes. 

Chubsmommy325
by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 2:17 AM
Well my grandpa was stationed overseas in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Afghanistan he showed me newspaper clipping from when he was in Iraq, the article talked about a young girl, 12 years old, having been raped by older men, she was stoned to death, because according to the government there she was at fault she was without an escort she enticed the men. My mom was also arrested in Saudi Arabia under suspicion of being a harlot because her shorts showed her knees and her shirt showed her wrists. It's a different world.
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thanush
by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Not every law has to be embraced blindly. Specially if it's violating basic human rights. Wearing or not wearing a scarf SHOULD NOT be a law. If  Muslim women wants to cover up, more power to them. But if not, they should be able to wear a bikini or shorts, sleep naked or wear what ever they want.

Recently the congress tried to pass  a law that would seriously limit and harm the Internet (SOPA etc). Protesting against it made them re think and so many congressman/women backed out from supporting that act. The 2nd time the act came, it had some serious changes done to it.

Ever heard of Change.org? That's where you can submit a petition to change the system, where you see needs to change. 

Quoting CreziaMommyTo2:

what i dont get is if you dont like the religion, leave. walk, bye bye.

she is breaking the law.

i may not agree with it, but its a law, just like when you kill a human in the USA, and post it on FB you will go to jail


thanush
by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 10:32 AM

That's so disturbing... I sometimes feel bboth heaven and hell exists on earth in different forms and what you describe is hell.

Quoting Chubsmommy325:

Well my grandpa was stationed overseas in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Afghanistan he showed me newspaper clipping from when he was in Iraq, the article talked about a young girl, 12 years old, having been raped by older men, she was stoned to death, because according to the government there she was at fault she was without an escort she enticed the men. My mom was also arrested in Saudi Arabia under suspicion of being a harlot because her shorts showed her knees and her shirt showed her wrists. It's a different world.


Clairwil
by Ruby Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 10:39 AM
Quoting gammie:

The young Amina, who is part of a feminist movement and group called FEMEN can be seen smoking a cigarette topless with Arabic words written across her chest in black that reads in English “My body belongs to me.”

FEMEN is a Ukrainian based feminist group that gathers women together in Europe in topless protests in support of women’s rights.

I posted about FEMEN a while back.   I'll provide a link, if I can find it.

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Femen (not safe for work)

Hafsa1
by Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM
What people don't seem to get is that this happened in another country. Their country, their laws...not the USA's laws. Their legal system is based on islamic laws. Religious laws don't change to match what other people are doing, it is a constant. They are not afraid of boobs or womens bodies, but would like the women to remain modest as prescribed, instead of like in the US where it is common to see women walking around with their boobs and butts hanging out. Hijab is not just a head scarf, it is your overall presentation physically, how you interact with others, how you worship in the religion, etc. There are islamic countries that are becoming more westernized because of influences and people are saddened by it (even women).

I don't think the woman should be stoned to death either, but she did know the consequences and still went along with it.
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Stephanie329
by Platinum Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 12:05 PM
I've not been on much, where is this boob post everyone is referring to? I haven't figured how to search on mobile:(
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