Stupidity of the Smart: We all feel sorry for Malala but that is a cheap hit at Islam
05 Aug 2013 04:31 GMT
 
Some deranged man in Afghanistan cut off the nose of a beautiful woman called Aesha Mohammadzai in 2010 and the News made it to Times magazine cover page and still being a hot subject in 2013. Some other men in Pakistan shot a young girl in a clear attempt to murder her. The girls name is now not only a household name but a UN superstar in advocating children rights to education; that girl is none other than Malala who has recently addressed the United Nations. By Zaher Mahruqi

Some deranged man in Afghanistan cut off the nose of a beautiful woman called Aesha Mohammadzai in 2010 and the News made it to Times magazine cover page and still being a hot subject in 2013. Some other men in Pakistan shot a young girl in a clear attempt to murder her.

The girls name is now not only a household name but a UN superstar in advocating children rights to education; that girl is none other than Malala who has recently addressed the United Nations. While the effort of publicizing such cases might appear to be noble at face value, their true intentions are the continuous smear campaign against not the Taliban but Islam.

Miss Mohammadzai whose husband cut her nose or Malala whom allegedly the Taliban tried to murder could have been easily from Europe or North America as violence against women and children there is pandemic and impressively saddening. So the emphasis on those two cases can only mean one thing, it is a clear campaign at tarnishing Islam; THE USUAL SUSPECT.

In fact, if all women and children who suffer such fates in the USA and Europe were given a platform at the UN or Times Magazine cover page, we would need thousands of UNs and Time Magazines. Statistics below speak for themselves: In 2005, 1,181 women were murdered by an intimate partner. That’s an average of three women every day.

Of all the women murdered in the U.S., about one-third were killed by an intimate partner. About 4.8 million intimate partner-related physical assaults and rapes every year in the U.S. According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, which includes crimes that were not reported to the police, 232,960 women in the U.S. were raped or sexually assaulted in 2006. That’s more than 600 women every day in the U.S.

In the U.S., The Justice Department estimates that one in five women will experience rape or attempted rape during their college years, and that less than five percent of these rapes will be reported. There are 400,000 registered sex offenders in the United States, and an estimated 80 to 100,000 of them are missing. In the U.S., 89 percent of child sexual assault cases involve persons known to the child, such as a caretaker or family acquaintance.

In the U.S., 50 percent of reported child molestations involve the use of physical force and child molesters produce as much visible physical injury as rapists-39 percent of victims.

The U.S. had the highest infant-child homicide rate — four times as high — as all other Western nations surveyed, at 4.1 children per 100,000 people. For every American child 4 or younger that is murdered, he said, “more than eight others die violently by other means — blunt objects, strangulation or, most commonly, hands, fists or feet.”

Nearly three out of four (74 percent) of Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence. On average, more than three women are murdered by their intimate partners in the U.S. every day.

In the U.S., Studies suggest that between 3.3-10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually. Just to give a taste of the situation in Europe. 17,186 sexual crimes against children under 16 were recorded in England and Wales in 2011/12.

More than one third (37 percent) of all rapes recorded by the police in England and Wales in 2011/12 were committed against children under 16 years of age. Nearly 1 million women experience at least one incident of domestic abuse each year.

The above is just a tip on the iceberg and as such these dense games of bringing children on a podium such that of the UN and putting them under unbelievable amount of stress and endangering their lives in the process just to have a shot at Islam need to stop as it could amount to child abuse and exploitation in itself.



-- Al Arabiya Digital


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