of Russia’s 200 most successful private companies has become the first major
brand to feature a model wearing a hijab, an Islamic headscarf, in one of its
Saudi Woman Appointed As Traffic Collision Inspector with Najm
Major Russian Brand to Feature Hijab-Wearing Model, Titled 'Just Be Yourself'
Bibi: Pakistan Is My Country, Pakistan Is My Homeland, I Love My Country, I
Love My Soil
Muslim Women Brutally Attacked At London Tube Station
Woman’s Niqab Is ripped off as she’s ‘Beaten in London Street In front Of Her
American Woman Abuses, Assaults Doctor Wearing Burqa, Booked
Kuwaiti Women Married To Foreigners Until 2018
Incidents Rose 375% After Boris Johnson Compared Muslim Women To ‘Letterboxes’,
by New Age Islam News Bureau
Girl Announces Freezing Her Eggs as She Wants To Get Married After the Age of
– 2 September 2019: Breaking social taboos and Egyptian conservative norms, an
Egyptian woman announced on her Facebook account that she had frozen her eggs 2
decided to announce publicly that I had frozen my eggs. YES, I had frozen my
eggs […] when I asked the doctor to make this surgery, he was shocked, telling
me ‘I’d never heard this request from a girl in Egypt.’” said Reem Mehanna
posted on her Facebook account.
added that she underwent an abdominal ova freezing surgery and her doctor made
a laparoscopy to get out her eggs and put them in a freezing environment,
saying “the frozen eggs stay for 20 or 30 years without expiring.”
froze my eggs for a simple reason that I want to get married after the age of
30 to build my career and [I see] this is appropriate for me. I cannot
guarantee when exactly I will get married [...]; I might meet my future husband
at 46 years old,” she added.
added that she found that the best way to preserve her chance of having a baby
is to freeze her eggs.
totally reject the idea of getting married to any man to [only] have a child,”
she continued, giving a piece of advice to women with cancer to freeze their
eggs before taking chemotherapy, which is considered one of the main reasons
affecting women’s fertility.
egg freezing process is one of the social taboos in Egypt, as some girls voiced
their concerns of taking such a step. A. D. told Egypt Today that she thought
many times of freezing her eggs but was afraid of her parents' reaction,
praising Mehanna’s courage to announce her experience with egg freezing.
in my point of view, there areno appropriate men [for
marriage-responsibilities] but at the same time girls need to be mothers one
day. So I see this matter would encourage girls to wait [without fear] until
they find a suitable husband,” she added.
a mother, I cannot accept the idea that my daughter has a surgery to freeze her
eggs. I'm afraid that she might be harmed; also, our society will not accept
such concept even if it is religiously allowed,” said Manal Abdel-Moneim, a
42-year-old mother of four daughters and a boy.
most men Egypt Today interviewed have no problem with the process provided that
it is not prohibited religiously. “As long as there is no religious impediment,
[why not]. For me, the arbiter is the religion,” L. Aly told Egypt Today.
Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa, the Islamic body concerned with issuing Fatwas [Islamic
decisions], stated t on its official website that the egg-freezing process is
not prohibited, saying “egg-freezing could be a complementary process of vitro
fertilization, which was allowed by different schools of Islamic jurisprudence
for the married couples.”
al-Iftaa added that there are four rules that regulate egg-freezing. First, the
frozen eggs should be used only in marriage and should be fertilized by the
husband’s sperm. In case eggs were fertilized after divorce or death, it is
the eggs should be kept in highly-safe places and under strict control to
prevent intentional or inadvertent confusion with other frozen eggs of
the fertilized egg should not be put inside a different woman’s womb.
Meanwhile, the fourth condition provides that the freezing process should not
negatively affect the egg to prevent birth defects.
Women who pass the age of 35 or took chemotherapy can undergo egg-freezing
surgery, gynaecologist Moahmed al-Sharqawy told Mr. Citizen talk show on Al
Hadath Alyoum channel on Sunday.
added that Egypt has no banks for freezing sperm or eggs, but they can be
reserved in In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers.
is not a burning issue in Egypt only, but also in the United Arab Emirates. In
April 2019, the UAE drew up a draft law to allow freezing eggs, sperms or
embryos in a way to prevent surrogacy or egg and sperm donation. Lebanon is
another Arab country where egg-freezing is being conducted.
The first female traffic collision inspector started in her new job at Najm for
Insurance Services recently, working within an extensive team of inspectors at
Najm in what extends the role of women beyond female universities.
on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, the inspector was assigned to traffic collisions
occurring on Riyadh’s major roads, including Khalid bin Al Waleed Road and
other areas surrounding King Khalid International Airport.
her first day she successfully monitored three accidents during her first day
on the job.
step confirms Najm’s commitment towards the empowerment of women and gives them
opportunities to serve within its workforce in roles related to managing and monitoring
traffic accidents said the organization’s CEO Mohammad Al-Suliman.
said the appointment also highlighted the confidence Najm has in its female
employees who he described as highly qualified and skilled.
said Najm remained dedicated to the empowerment of women in line with Saudi
Vision 2030, which states the major role women play in the Kingdom’s economic
and social advancement.
for Insurance Services has previously enabled women to work as accident
inspectors, placing a set of requirements that include language proficiency,
clear criminal records, and flexibility to work during day or night shifts.
2018, Najm completed an intensive training program for its first batch of
female inspectors, who will take on roles including inspecting traffic
collisions, writing reports, and verifying documents of parties involved.
has had a conflicted relationship with allowing Muslim girls and women to wear
headscarves. In 2017, a village school in Russia’s predominantly Muslim
republic of Mordovia banned its students and teachers from wearing headscarves,
leading to a national scandal.
Gloria Jeans retailer has featured a model in a hijab in its recent ad campaign
titled “Just be yourself.”
are always happy to see you regardless of your age, gender, skin color,
religion or worldview,” the company captioned its Instagram post with the
model’s image last week.
Jeans founder Vladimir Melnikov told the RBC news website that the company
“wanted to make it clear that we make clothing for everyone.”
Jeans’ earnings have more than quadrupled in five years, totaling 40.8 billion
rubles ($611 million) last year. The retailer ranks 200th out of the 200
largest private companies in Russia.
Muslim women cover their heads in public with the hijab as a sign of modesty,
although some critics see it as a sign of female oppression.
have in recent years become more visible in Western advertising campaigns for
popular retailers like H&M and Gap. Major fashion brands from American
Eagle to Nike are creating hijabs and hijab-wearing models have started gracing
Western catwalks and the covers of top fashion magazines.
estimated 20 million Muslims make up Russia’s second-largest religious
minority, comprising about 14% of the overall population.
Bibi, the Christian woman charged with blasphemy and later acquited by
Pakistan’s Supreme Court (SC) last year has expressed her gratitude to “those
who helped here achieve freedom.”
her first interview since her acquittal, Aasia told the Sunday Telegraph that
she did not believe that she would be granted freedom.
I was so disappointed and losing courage I used to wonder whether I was coming
out of jail or not, what would happen next, whether I would remain here all my
life,” she said.
my daughters visited me in jail, I never cried in front of them, but when they
went after meeting me in jail, I used to cry alone filled with pain and grief.
I used to think about them all the time, how they are living, ” she added.
the interview, Aasia also raised concerns over the misuse of the blasphemy laws
which she believes continue to subject hapless and innocent people of minority
communities to death and imprisonment.
had been arrested for committing blasphemy in November 2009. The charges were
reported to have been trumped up and motivated by a feud between Asia with her
case gained international attention when then-governor of Punjab Salman Taseer
questioned the validity of the judgment against her, thereby sparking a debate
over the blasphemy laws which were widely said to have been misused against
case also invited backlash from Pakistan’s far-right extremists, which led to
the assassinations of Governor Taseer and Federal Minister Shahbaz Bhatti.
January 2019 she was acquitted by a three-member special bench headed by former
chief justice Saqib Nisar, nearly 10 years after her arrest. Her acquittal led
to widespread protests in the country while several major cities witnessed
lockdown and businesses were brought to a halt by Islamic extremists led by the
Tehreek-Labaik Pakistan (TLP).
spent nearly eight years on death row and a further seven months in protective
custody amid fears of attacks by religious extremists. After which she was
allowed to go to Canada where she along with her family were granted asylum.
freedom was secured through the efforts of the European Union’s special envoy
on religious freedom, Jan Figel who held talks in Brussels with Pakistan’s
Attorney General Anwar Khan and Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari which
paved the way for Aasia’s exit from the country.
heart was broken when I left that way without meeting my family. Pakistan is my
country, Pakistan is my homeland, I love my country, I love my soil,” she said.
Figel describes Aasia bibi, “an
admirably brave woman and loving mother” whose case according to him can lead
to the review of the controversial and “outdated of blasphemy legislation in
are appealing for information after a racially-motivated assault in which two
women wearing hijabs were brutally attacked at a London Tube station.
women, aged in their 60s and 30s, were reported to have been verbally abused
for wearing hijabs at North Ealing station. They were then attacked.
victims were taken to hospital, with the woman in her 60s suffering possible
broken ribs. The younger woman suffered a black eye, bruising and internal
Transport Police released an image of a female suspect on Friday. The incident
happened at 5.30pm on August 23.
who knows the suspect is being asked to contact the police by texting 61016 or
by calling 0800 40 50 40 and quoting reference number 442 of 23/08/19.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 11.
MUSLIM woman had her Niqab ripped off and was repeatedly punched in the face by
a female thug in front of her children on Sunday.
at the Masjid-E-Umer mosque in Walthamstow, London, called the assault a
"racist and Islamophobic".
incident happened on Sunday on Edison Close as the woman walked with her young
children, who witnessed the brutal attack.
the north east London mosque wrote on their Facebook page: "This is a
racist and Islamaphobic attack as the woman was shouting: 'go back to your
country', 'Why are you wearing this'.
must make sure that that our Hijabi, Niqabi, women can safely walk to the
station, please, young people, organise a good presence around the Walthamstow
BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY'
other woman must be attacked in this way."
Forest Police tweeted: "Police are aware of an incident in Walthamstow on
Sunday where a lady was assaulted and her headscarf pulled off.
female believed responsible has been arrested & police (& health
services) are investigating. Additional patrols are in place."
Stella Creasy commented on Masjid-E-Umer's post: "I am horrified to hear
this and would like to help as the police should be tackling this matter and
ensuring all local residents safe - please can someone contact my office to
also let the victim of this hate crime know I am there to assist her."
have been contacted for an official statement.
non-cognisable offence was registered against a 43-year-old American woman, who
allegedly abused and assaulted a burqa-clad woman here on Sunday, police said
American woman is mentally disturbed and undergoing treatment, an official
was booked after the victim, a 27-year-old doctor, registered a complaint
to the police, the incident took place when the two women were shopping at the
Clover Centre market in the Pune cantonment area.
all started when the American woman asked the victim, who was donning a burqa,
whether she was a Muslim, they said.
the complainant replied in the affirmative, the American woman abused her and
started assaulting her," said the official from the Cantonment police
have informed the US embassy about the incident," he added.
said the US-based woman is prone to engaging in abusive behaviour.
detained, she even abused our policemen. When US embassy people spoke to her on
the phone, she even abused them when they asked her about her home state,"
officials said they have come to know that she lives with a Muslim man in
have registered a non-cognisable offence under sections 323 (punishment for
voluntarily causing hurt ) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke
breach of the peace) of the IPC," he said.
offence refers to an offence in which the police has no authority to apprehend
a person for crime on their own.
this law, the police require a warrant to arrest an accused and a court's prior
approval to begin investigation.
CITY, Sept 2: Official statistics show Kuwaiti women married to foreigners
until last December was 249,000 compared to 433,000 Kuwaiti men married to
foreign women, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to the statistics prepared by
the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI), of 2.2 million, including
1.6 million expatriates, 1.5 million people are unmarried, 94,806 marriages
have ended in divorce and 38,881 women have become widows.
statistics revealed 753,588 women got married in Kuwait, including 487,100
Arab, 15,054 Asian, 301 African, 771 European, 1,440 North American, 179 South
American and 150 Australian.
for the number of male Kuwaitis and their social status, the statistics pointed
out the number for married Kuwaitis was 433,000; 43,190 marriages have ended in
divorce and 27,440 are widows. It is noteworthy to mention that according to
the statistics that 7.7% or 19,399 Kuwaiti women married non-Kuwaitis – 17,993
to Arabs. Four thousand and eightyfive of these couples have no children while
292 couples have more than 9 children each.
are cases of 735 Kuwaiti women marrying Asian men, and 128 of these couples
have no children. There were cases Kuwaiti women marrying other nationalities –
334 marrying North Americans, 57 South Americans, 36 Australians and 33
incidents rose by 375 per cent in the week after Boris Johnson compared veiled
Muslim women to “letterboxes”, research has shown.
group Tell Mama said the Daily Telegraph column written by the now-prime
minister was followed by the biggest spike in anti-Muslim hatred in 2018, as
his words were repeated by racists abusing Muslims on the street and online.
the three weeks after the article was published last August, 42 per cent of
offline Islamophobic incidents reported “directly referenced Boris Johnson
and/or the language used in his column”, a report said.
were directed at visibly Muslim women who wore the Niqab or other veils, who
were called “letterboxes” and “ninjas”.
abuse reported to Tell Mama repeated the same words or incorporated them into
pictures and memes that were sent to Muslims online.
Johnson faced no punitive action from the Conservative Party and many
high-profile figures offered their support for his right to freely speak about
Islamic clothing,” Tell Mama said.
will feel emboldened by the lack of sufficient castigation from the
Conservative Party towards Mr Johnson and will use it as a pretext to act on
their underlying prejudices and racist views.
consequent rise in anti-Muslim attacks, focusing on the same victims and using
the same language, shows us that those with anti-Muslim sentiments feel
confident and vindicated.”
Mama’s research shows Muslim women already endure the highest levels of
Islamophobic hatred and make up the majority of victims, while most known
perpetrators are white men.
organisation’s annual report, entitled Normalising Hate, said some politicians
had defended Mr Johnson and suggested a “distressing willingness of some MPs to
stir anti-Muslim sentiments because they regard it as a vote-winning strategy”.
Butler, Labour’s shadow equalities secretary, called the figures “chilling”.
fact that this same MP is now the prime minister is stomach-turning and shames
our country,” she added.
Johnson’s bigotry has resulted in attacks on Muslim women and his refusal to
apologise for his hateful remarks has emboldened racists and the far right.
actively fans the flames of hatred and division. His words have damaging
consequences. He is not fit to sit in the House of Commons, let alone No 10.”
December, Mr Johnson was cleared of breaching the Conservative Party’s code of
conduct after an independent panel decided the former foreign secretary was
“respectful and tolerant” and was entitled to use “satire” in his newspaper
Johnson had said full-face veils should not be banned, but it was “absolutely ridiculous”
women chose to “go around looking like letterboxes” and “bank robbers”.
later defended his words, insisting the backlash against them was nothing more
than “confected indignation” at his “strong views” on Brexit.
EU referendum was followed by a wave of anti-Muslim hate crime in 2016, while
Isis-inspired terror attacks acted as “trigger events” in 2017, Tell Mama said.
we are seeing attacks inspired and influenced by other anti-Muslim attacks,”the report added.
said “Punish a Muslim Day” letters sent across the UK in March also caused a
spike in incidents, as well as grooming gang cases, Donald Trump’s visit and
debates around the refugee crisis and Windrush.
Mama found the US president’s attacks on Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, and
wider statements on Islam “have triggered further harmful debates about Muslims
report warned of the impact of conspiracy theories including the “great
replacement”, which was cited by the Christchurch shooter and other far-right terrorists
as a key motivation.
said the growth of hyper-partisan alternative news platforms, including several
websites supporting Tommy Robinson, were spreading anti-Muslim hatred and
total, Tell Mama received 2,963 reports of anti-Muslim hate incidents in 2018.
It took 1,072 verified reports, of which 70 per cent happened on the street and
30 per cent online.
group received reports of a further 1,891 anti-Muslim hate crimes and incidents
through data-sharing agreements with 20 police forces in the UK.
Jenrick, the communities secretary, said: “I am utterly appalled by hatred
aimed at Muslims in Britain or at those of any faith, and I am determined to
have put millions into protecting all places of worship and we continue to fund
education courses to tackle this scourge at its root. While it is welcome to
see that reported incidents of abuse online and on our streets has fallen, it’s
clear that there is more to do.
and people of all faiths, must feel safe in Britain. As communities secretary,
I will do everything in my power to stamp out hatred in all its forms, wherever
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