A jin? A goddamn jin? Are you f*cking kidding me? Someone needs to take this innocent little girl out of her parents’ house and give her to social services ASA-freakin-P!
Not shocked enough? Yesterday I read an article that outraged me even further:
A Jordanian man fatally shot his 17-year-old daughter whom he suspected of having sex despite a medical exam that proved her chastity, an official said Thursday.
A state forensic pathologist who works at the National Institute of Forensic Medicine in Amman, where an autopsy was performed, said in a phone interview that the girl had run away from home several times for unknown reasons.
Weeks ago, the girl had returned home from a family protection clinic after doctors had vouched for her virginity and the father had signed a pledge not to harm her, the pathologist said on condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the case.
The father shot the girl four times in the head Tuesday. On Wednesday, an autopsy showed “she was still a virgin,” the pathologist said.
Interesting. Perhaps if she had entered into a mutaa marriage her virginity wouldn’t have been such an issue…
They met one afternoon in May at the house he shares with his wife, in the room where he accepts visitors seeking his religious counsel. He had a proposal. Would Ali be his temporary wife? He would pay her 5,000 Iraqi dinars upfront — about $4 — in addition to her monthly expenses. About twice a week over the next eight months, he would summon her to a house he would rent. [...]
“It was designed as a humanitarian help for women,” said Mahdi al-Shog, a Shiite cleric.
According to Shiite religious law, a mutaa relationship can last for a few minutes or several years. A man can have an unlimited number of mutaa wives and a permanent wife at the same time. A woman can have only one husband at a time, permanent or temporary. No written contract or official ceremony is required in a mutaa. When the time limit ends, the man and woman go their separate ways with none of the messiness of a regular divorce.
The nerve – “humanitarian help”? How about religiously sanctioned prostitution / economic exploitation? Yeah that sounds about right. But hey, who can blame them? With Viagra and dildos being illegal in Kuwait – how else are horny men supposed to spice up their sex lives?
National Guards assigned to work at the Ministry of Information have arrested an unidentified employee working for KTV’s Channel One for possessing sex boosting pills for women, sex toys including vibrators, Viagra and wireless devices, reports Al-Anba daily. A well-informed source told the daily the suspect looked confused when he approached the gate which aroused suspicion of the guards and this led to a thorough search of the vehicle. During interrogation he admitted to selling these products among his colleagues at work.
I would argue that sex-education is the answer, but then again people like Sheikh Youssef al-Badri know better…
THE Arab world’s first Muslim sexologist is breaking boundaries with a sex education TV show that has taken the Middle East by storm.
Dr Heba Kotb, 39, devotes Serious Talk, broadcast weekly on the independent Egyptian satellite channel Al Mehwar, to answering intimate sexual questions posed by curious young Arab men and women. [...]
Her show, the first of its kind in a region where sex education is rare, has provoked strong reactions. After each episode Kotb receives more than 70,000 text messages and e-mails from viewers.
Her critics say her programme is too explicit. Sheikh Youssef al-Badri, a radical Islamic cleric, said her show “invades the privacy of our bedrooms” and “increases the number of sex perverts”.
The fact is this: Ignoring, suppressing, or only conservatively and briefly touching upon the subject of sex is doing the Arab world a great disservice. Not only is it ruining families and marriages (and thus destabilizing the most basic of social structures), but it’s also letting perpetrators of sexual assualt get away with crimes against humanity while reeking a disturbing and unbearable amount of punishment / oppression upon abuse victims.
It’s evident that no government or religious institution in the Arab world is willing, prepared, or able to take on the subject of sex with its citizens in any substantial way. Therefore, it’s up to us – ordinary Arabs – to initiate and facilitate a candid (and continuous) discussion about sex amongst ourselves until it is no longer considered taboo, and can be dealt with in a manner consistent with the individual and inalienable rights of all human beings.
Despite the negative comments that many Anti-Arab / Muslim commentators may post in response to this KABOBpost, can the Arab and Arab-American fans of KABOBfest have a discussion about this issue?Filed Under civil rights, freedoms, islam, Nadeem, video