Monday, December 10, 2007

Serial Killing In The Name Of Religion- 40 women mutilated in Basra

Women are being killed in Iraq for the way they dress. More than 40 women have been found murdered this past year in Basra, their bodies badly mutilated- decapitated, shot and then dumped in the garbage with notes attached saying:
"She was killed for violating Islamic teachings." "She was killed for adultery."

A woman and her 6-year-old son were discovered, back in September, with their heads chopped off.

In the western world, this would be considered the work of serial killers- targeting a certain sector of the population, notes attached to the bodies; but here, in the Middle East, it's being blamed on religious fanatics, and those serial killers are being called religious "vigilantes".

Although only 40 women have officially been reported as murdered, police chief Maj. Gen. Jalil Khalaf says
"We believe the number of murdered women is much higher, as cases go unreported by their families who fear reprisal from extremists."

Although westernized males have also been attacked for how they dress, there is no mention of whether they've ended up with their heads separated from the bodies. I would assume not, considering men have a far greater worth than women in that religious culture.

Of course, everyone is pointing fingers- the police chief is blaming it on sectarian violence:
"Those who are behind these atrocities are organized gangs who work under cover of religion, pretending to spread the instructions of Islam, but they are far from this religion,"

And one of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's henchmen blamed
"gangs with foreign support to destabilize the city."

In denial, as usual, no-one seems to want to acknowledge that whether the perpetrators are foreign or home-grown the root of the problem is the religion itself.

In some areas of Basra red graffiti splatters the walls with warnings to women who choose to wear makeup and dare to show their locks :
"Your makeup and your decision to forgo the headscarf will bring you death."

No make-up and hair or death. How civilized.


MondaythroughSunday said...

Thank you for bringing these stories to our attention. So much of this has been hidden with the agenda that Islam is a peaceful religion and progressive.

Renegade Eye said...

My blog team member Maryam Namazie I'm sure would like to read your post. She heads an organization to help people leave Islam.

Pat Jenkins said...

now with the tails of these atrocities against womem occuring more and more frequently why incog do you think the mainstream media, at least from what i have seen, remains utterly oblivious to these actions?

WomanHonorThyself said...

hiya hun..I'm posting on this as will be up much worse will it have to get!

Incognito said...

MONDAY: Obviously not all Muslims are like that, but with the ever growing numbers of believers becoming more conservative, it could end up being horrific for non-Muslims.

REN: Poor thing.. she must be on a bunch of fatwa hit lists. But good for her.

PATJ: I have no idea, P. They are usually relegated to a small mention in the back of the papers. I also wonder why the feminists of the world are not screaming about all of this!

WOMAN: Will look forward to reading it. I just hope it's not too late.

Renegade Eye said...

She has been targeted at Islamist forums.

I received a death threat via email once from an Islamist.

Debbie said...

This is terrible news for the women, for Iraq and for the United States. Islam is EVIL. It perpetrates evil. No one wants to take responsibility, no one wants to do anything to stop actions like this. We have no idea what these women live through day after day.

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth

Aurora said...

Oh my heck, what a horrible thing to contemplate but it's no good hiding our heads in the sand. What is happening to those poor women will be happening to you and I (or our daughters in a few years) if these people get their global caliphate.

Incognito said...

REN: I received some strange emails from some Islamist sight, but I didn't dare check it out. That's pretty scary. It's thug mentality cloaked in religion.

DEBBIE: And no-one seems to want to acknowledge how dangerous it has become.

AURORA: Hopefully, we won't let that happen, but it seems a little late in certain European countries where they have found it easier to appease than to fight back by just saying No.