Archive for March 8th, 2010

Gaza Women Denied Inheritance Rights

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Remember that in Islam, a woman is nothing more than property, either of her father, a brother or her husband.

The majority of women in Gaza are being denied their inheritance rights, a survey by a Gaza-based women’s rights advocacy group has found.

The Women’s Affairs Center (WAC) study, Women and Inheritance, found 88 percent of those surveyed claimed to have been denied their inheritance. Around two thirds of those interviewed said they would not request aid to restore their legal rights.

Details of the study were published last week, ahead of International Women’s Day on Monday, in an attempt to highlight one of the most complicated issues facing Palestinian women.

“You can say it’s a matter of culture more than religion,” Diab Zayed, programs officer at the Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development (PWWSD) told The Media Line, noting that the problem exists in the West Bank as well as Gaza.

He explained that the family of a widow’s late husband would prefer to see inheritance pass to the deceased’s brothers and sons rather than the widow.

“Land is very important in the Palestinian community, and they don’t want the land to go to another family if the man dies,” Zayed said. “The [widowed] women might get an amount of money and that’s it.”

“There’s a lack of awareness among women,” he said. “They don’t even deal with it as part of their rights.”

The WAC highlighted several reasons why women in Gaza are reluctant to demand their inheritance: fear of losing their children, lack of awareness of how to approach legal aid organizations and pressure by family members to give up their rights.

PWWSD and several organizations are fighting to have property legally registered in women’s names, in order to prevent situations in which women are pressured to give up their rights.

Palestinian inheritance law follows Islamic law, which stipulates that women are only entitled to half the inheritance amount given to men.

For example, if a father bequeaths $1,000 in inheritance to two daughters and a son, then according to Islamic Law (Sharia), the son will receive $500 and the daughters $250 each.

If a woman is left widowed the inheritance money is by default shared between the children, the husband’s parents and his brothers, and involves a series of calculations dependent on each case’s circumstances.

Many Palestinian women are thus often paid off by other members of the family with a one-off lump sum and are forced to relinquish any rights they have to an estate.

“As a civil organization, we can’t say we stand against Sharia,” Zayed said. “But in practice, women don’t even get this half. We’re trying to persuade the community to at least give women their half, and maybe later things will change. We believe that women should get more than that half.”

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North American Islamic Trust : ‘It Is The Duty of Islam To Fight Him Until He Is Killed’

Monday, March 8th, 2010

To those who say Islam is peaceful and the violent aspect of it are “fringe groups”, please consider this:
The North American Islamic Trust “holds title to more than 300 mosques in America – including the large Islamic center outside Washington where the Fort Hood terrorist and some of the 9/11 hijackers worshipped.”
That doesn’t sound very “fringe” to me.

The custodian of most of the major mosques in America acts as a front for the radical Muslim Brotherhood in America, and publishes and distributes Islamic literature that exhorts Muslims to “kill” any Westerners who get in the way of spreading Islam, WND has learned.

“No political system or material power should put hindrances in the way of preaching Islam. If someone does this, then it is the duty of Islam to fight him until either he is killed or until he declares his submission,” asserts an Islamic publication distributed by the North American Islamic Trust.

NAIT holds title to more than 300 mosques in America – including the large Islamic center outside Washington where the Fort Hood terrorist and some of the 9/11 hijackers worshipped.

NAIT also owns and controls the mosque in Orange County, Calif., that converted al-Qaida spokesman Adam Gadahn to Islam.

Gadahn in a video released Sunday exhorted Muslims serving in the U.S. military to follow in the footsteps of accused Fort Hood terrorist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. He also called for attacks on mass transportation, along with assassinations or kidnappings of key figures in the government, industry and media.

The Justice Department recently blacklisted NAIT as an unindicted co-conspirator in a scheme to funnel millions of dollars to Palestinian terrorists.

NAIT Trustee Gaddoor Saidi was individually listed as an unindicted co-conspirator, as well, in the Holy Land Foundation case — the largest terror finance trial in U.S. history, which ended in guilty verdicts on all 108 counts.

In addition, the government identified NAIT as a front for Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood in America. Hamas, which was designated a terrorist organization in 1995, has murdered 17 Americans and injured hundreds of other U.S. citizens.

Chicago-based NAIT also handles the finances for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America, the Muslim Students Association, and other Muslim Brotherhood front groups, which, shockingly, make up the Muslim establishment in America, according to the new book, “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America.”

The Muslim groups have been vehemently protesting the FBI’s use of undercover informants in mosques and its recent seizure of several mosques in America. Last year, a mosque leader in Detroit was fatally wounded in a shootout with FBI agents who sought his arrest on felony charges.

Through its subsidiary American Trust Publications, also headquartered in Chicago, NAIT publishes and distributes the pro-offensive-jihad book “Milestones,” by the late Muslim Brotherhood leader Sayyid Qutb of Egypt, Osama bin Laden’s spiritual father.

“Jihad in Islam is simply a name for striving to make this system of life dominant in the world,” the NAIT tome asserts. “Wherever an Islamic community exists which is a concrete example of the Divinely ordained system of life, it has a God-given right to step forward and take control of the political authority so that it may establish the Divine system on earth.”

“Milestones” preaches that Shariah law should be implemented “by force” if Western societies resist the barbaric Islamic code.

“Bringing about the enforcement of the Divine Law and the abolition of man-made laws cannot be achieved only through preaching,” it says. “When obstacles and practical difficulties are put in its way, it has no recourse but to remove them by force.”

“Islam has the right to take the initiative,” the book claims. “It has the right to destroy all obstacles in the form of institutions and traditions. It is the duty of Islam to annihilate all such systems.”

Chillingly, Qutb’s strategy dovetails with one outlined in a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood manifesto recently declassified by the Justice Department.

It lists NAIT among Brotherhood, or “Ikhwan,” front groups participating in a seditious conspiracy of “eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within” through a “grand jihad,” with the ultimate goal of making Islam “victorious over all religions.”

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Senate Bill Equals a ‘Cluster Bomb for Pro-Abortion Provisions’

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Cluster munitions or cluster bombs are air-dropped or ground-launched explosive weapons that eject smaller submunitions: a cluster of bomblets.

President Obama spent considerable time last week making private pitches to Capital Hill Democrats, asking them to trust him when it comes to healthcare reform. On Sunday, Associated Press reported the president will “persuade Congress to pass his healthcare overhaul even if it kills him and even if he has to ask deeply distrustful lawmakers to trust him on a promise the White House doesn’t ahve the power to keep.” Nevertheless, Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Michigan) and a dozen fellow Democrats who supported the House healthcare bill say they will vote against the Senate version unless it includes a ban on federal funding of abortion.

Douglas Johnson, legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee, notes the Senate bill (H.R. 3590) has multiple pro-abortion provisions and says that when those provisions are added up, it is the most pro-abortion piece of legislation ever to come before the U.S. House since Roe v. Wade.

“The Senate bill is a cluster bomb for pro-abortion provisions, and this is going to be a real career-defining vote for members of the House of Representatives,” Johnson explains. “Any House member who votes for this bill really forfeits any future claim to pro-life credentials. And really any House member who votes for this bill can no longer say he has a record against federal funding of abortion.”

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Convert From Islam Went ‘To The Crux of The Problem’

Monday, March 8th, 2010

“The biggest terrorist is the god of the Quran,” [Mosab Yousef] recently shared with The Associated Press. “I know this is very dangerous, and I know this will offend many people, but my goal [is] not to offend them. What I’m saying [is] that the biggest terrorist is Allah of the Koran, the god of the Koran, the god of Islam.”

Like Yousef, Walid Shoebat is a former Muslim who converted to Christianity and is now an outspoken critic of Islam. He believes that Yousef’s comments are right on the mark. “I was elated to watch brother Mosab speak on the TV and saying the problem is Allah,” Shoebat stated. “He’s going to the crux of the problem.”

The fellow convert adds, however, that Yousef’s life is now in danger. “The Quran also says if they leave the faith or they renege on the faith, then kill them wherever you find them,” he explains. “So it becomes the duty of every Muslim to try to find these people who left Islam to kill them. So now he lives in danger. I live in danger.”

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