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Muslim cleric enraged over law to protect Pakistani women

Muslim cleric enraged over law to protect Pakistani women

Pakistani cleric Fazl-Fazlur Rehman, above, is not a happy Islamist. Why? Because he fears that a new law passed to protect women from violence will weaken men’s authority over females.

The chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, who once blamed women who wear jeans for earthquakes and inflation in Pakistan, was reacting to news that, last Thursday, the Punjab provincial legislature passed the Protection of Women against Violence Bill 2015.

The legislation, according to this report, aims both to end violence against women and empower them. It is popularly referred to as the pro-women law.

Rehman condemned the law saying:

Husband and wife are considered partners in the West, but it is not the case in Pakistan. This law will intrude upon individual privacy and it would hurt Pakistan’s strong family structure, something that is lacking in the West.

This law makes a man insecure. It is an attempt to make Pakistan a colony again.

Mufti-Muhammad-Naeem

Enter Mufti Muhammad Naeem, chief of Jamia Binoria International, above. He bleated that the bill was designed to suppress men at the hands of women:

It is a tragedy.

While there are several laws in Pakistan protecting women, few have been effective. The controversial new bill aims to rectify this by making domestic violence, all forms of abuse, stalking, cyber crimes, and such offences, illegal.

It goes further to set up helplines for women to register their complaints, as well as reconciliation and protection centers in districts.

It requires that family courts act upon complaints within seven days and facilitate results within three months. For serious offences, courts can order defendants to wear GPS-linked bracelets to monitor their movements.

In 2011, Pakistan ranked as the third most dangerous country in the world for women, after Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Almost 74 percent of crimes against women in Pakistan were reported in Punjab, according to a study by a independent group.

Hat tip: Peter Sykes

19 responses to “Muslim cleric enraged over law to protect Pakistani women”

  1. Martin Hatchuel says:

    Skew! Their funny hats are skew. Doesn’t that BOTHER them?

  2. CoastalMaineBird says:

    This law makes a man insecure.

    Secure men don’t beat the women in their lives, Bozo.

    Unfortunately, the law only applies to Punjab province.

  3. L.Long says:

    Considering they are ugly and mean , beating women into submission is probably the only way they could keep a woman around.

  4. Rob Andrews says:

    …This law will intrude upon individual privacy and it would hurt Pakistan’s strong family structure, something that is lacking in the West.
    This law makes a man insecure. It is an attempt to make Pakistan a colony again”.

    He phrases the argument in ‘liberal language’.
    privacy; family values; colonialism; western decadence.
    But of course left out the actual beatings. Hard to argue with that kind of abstraction. Their probably wasn’t a reporter there to ask spacific questions.

    “An atheist is a person with noinvisable means of support”. from the web.I forget where

  5. AgentCormac says:

    Oh, how it must hurt to feel your absolute grip on power being slowly prised away one filthy, misogynist finger at a time.

  6. harrynutsak says:

    It’s long past time to wake up and realize that tolerating crazy people and their murderous antics is not defensible as a course of action if you want the murderous antics to stop.

    Whole countries are filled with idiots like this.

    To tolerate religious nonsense is to let crazy people run rampant.

    There can be no freedom for religious expression in a rational world.

    When religious expressions conflict, this proves my point, as there is no way to respect either side without supporting crazy bullshit.

    All religions must end before we can have real peace.

    There is no human right to be brainwashed, rather the opposite – the right to be free of brainwashing is paramount.

  7. Horace says:

    Islam is evil for the reasons evidenced in this article. Muslim men keep their women in line by violence … violence that is manadated and encouraged by every unsavoury, odious, malign and mendacious imam mufti mullah and what ever over appelation the guttersnipes award themselves. And as far as I can see most imams, muftis and mullahs are unsavoury odious etc. I have not seen one yet that I could bring myself to sit by on a bus. And if there was one in the next seat on a flight I would demand to be let off before the doors close if I could not get a seat behind from where I could keep my eyes on him. Sorry .. not pc but thats what I think and feel. Too bad.

  8. Broga says:

    Only religious belief could persuade any sensible person that these insecure, immature and physically repellent men were superior to anyone. My dog is superior to them in that he does no harm and provides pleasure for those with whom he comes in contact. The thought of physical contact with these fools makes the flesh crawl.

  9. Horace says:

    And its because of people like this I am forced to vote for getting out of the EU to stop the islamic invasion of the uk.

  10. Rob Andrews says:

    @ Horace:

    From what I have been reading and seeing on TV, I ‘ve got to agree with you. I am actually afraid and repulsed by sitting next to Muslim men these days.Who knows what they will do next!

  11. It’s nice of him to make it so clear that religion is all about keeping women subordinate to men.

  12. Matthew Carr says:

    If these men could write a book entitled “Oppress Your Way to Success” and kept religion out of it, they would produce either jibberish or something worthy of the Nobel prize in economics.

  13. harrynutsak says:

    @Ophelia – It’s about more than that, but, yes, he knows what his religion does and sees nothing wrong with it, thus we get to hear open hatred of whatever is haram today in his little pinheaded religious world.

  14. Skarl says:

    He looks exactly how I pictured he would, like an arab Uncle Ruckus.

  15. Thanks for the correction.

  16. Angela_K says:

    And these hateful people are the same cretins who say that Islam respects women – curious use of the word “respect”

    These muslim men’s idea of respect for women is forced marriage to an eight year old who in this case died on her wedding due to internal bleeding, story from 2013. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/11/yemen-child-bride-dies-wedding

  17. Trevor Blake says:

    “Pakistani cleric Fazl-Fazlur Rehman, above, is not a happy Muslim. He is, however, a traditional, non-extremist, Quran-founded, majority-agreeing Muslim.”

    There, I fixed that for you.

  18. AgentCormac says:

    @Horace & Rob Andrews

    While the present onslaught of islam presents those of us living in Britain with many soul-searching questions, the one thing that can’t be denied is that the EU has put an end to the horrifying bloodshed which, for millennia, has pitted Britain, France, Germany, et al against each other. And has, of course, resulted in the deaths of countless millions.

    Being closer means less chance of that ever happening again. And for my money that has to win out above all else. Yes, of course, the EU is imperfect. But at least if needs be we can focus on a common threat, instead of falling out amongst ourselves. Yet again.

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