Sunday, 16 March 2014

Council of Islamic Ideology declares women's existence anti-Islamic | Pakistan Today

I had to read this article twice in case it was a parody. Maybe it is because otherwise it's truly horrific.
'Islamabad - Sharia Correspondent: The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) concluded their 192nd meeting on Thursday with the ruling that women are un-Islamic and that their mere existence contradicted Sharia and the will of Allah. As the meeting concluded CII Chairman Maulana Muhammad Khan Shirani noted that women by existing defied the laws of nature, and to protect Islam and the Sharia women should be forced to stop existing as soon as possible. The announcement comes a couple of days after CII’s 191stmeeting where they dubbed laws related to minimum marriage age to be un-Islamic.
After declaring women to be un-Islamic, Shirani explained that there were actually two kinds of women – haraamand makrooh. “We can divide all women in the world into two distinct categories: those who are haraam and those who are makrooh. Now the difference between haraam and makrooh is that the former is categorically forbidden while the latter is really really disliked,” Shirani said.
He further went on to explain how the women around the world can ensure that they get promoted to beingmakrooh, from just being downrightharaam. “Any woman that exercises her will is haraam, absolutely haraam, and is conspiring against Islam and theUmmah, whereas those women who are totally subservient can reach the status of being makrooh. Such is the generosity of our ideology and such is the endeavour of Muslim men like us who are the true torchbearers of gender equality,” the CII chairman added.
Officials told Khabaristan Today that the council members deliberated over various historic references related to women and concluded that each woman is a source of fitna and a perpetual enemy of Islam. They also decided that by restricting them to their subordinate, bordering on slave status, the momineen and the mujahideen can ensure that Islam continues to be the religion of peace, prosperity and gender equality.

The CII meeting also advised the government that to protect Islam women’s right to breathe should also be taken away from them. “Whether a woman is allowed to breathe or not be left up to her husband or male guardian, and no woman under any circumstance whatsoever should be allowed to decide whether she can breathe or not,” Shirani said.'

Surely this is a joke, a parody, surely! But in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is such humour allowed or even just wise?

OK, it is a parody, the byline is the clue ' - Telling it like it almost never is.'

1 comment:

Ballal said...

Funny reading about Muslim women from the view point of a man.

I guess when men in the west debate if it should be banned they don't see the hypocrisy.

I was reading a recent Shikira interview the other day and she says her husband wont let her do raunchy music videos with men any more (lets her do fantasy lesbian videos with women though) and that she likes that he is protective of 'his turf'. Liberated...

Currently 4.6 % of fortune 1000 List are women.

Around 1.2 million women suffered domestic abuse and over 330,000 women were sexually assaulted (in the UK)

According to the 2011/12 CSEW, there were 917,000 violent incidents where the victim believed the offender(s) to be under the influence of alcohol, accounting for 47% of violent offences committed that year. This represents a rise of 3 percentage points on the previous year [2010/11].

Think we have a few other problems in the west before we start worrying about Muslim women.