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Tom
- 1818 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Assaults on women and young girls, especially domestic violence, acid attacks, honor killings, FGM and forced marriage that have become a growing problem in some Muslim countries, are barbaric, inhumane and completely contrary to Islamic teachings.



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John R. (56)
Friday August 7, 2009, 6:43 pm
Done!!
 

Tom M. (819)
Friday August 7, 2009, 6:54 pm
The petition is sponsored by Muslims for Progressive Values and targets The Organisation of the Islamic Conference, saying...

We the undersigned affirm that:

* - Assaults on women and young girls, especially domestic violence, acid attacks, honor killings, FGM and forced marriage that have become a growing problem in some Muslim countries, are barbaric, inhumane and completely contrary to Islamic teachings.
* - Islam never condones humiliation, beatings, mutilation, or outright murder, especially not as a means to exert one's own authority, or to enforce one's own opinions upon other people. Rather Islam teaches us to approach differences in opinion with tolerance and forbearance, saying even to the clear disbeliever, "To you your way, and to me mine" (109:6) and "There shall be no compulsion in religion" (2:229).

In particular, men are commanded to treat women with respect and kindness. "Live with them [your wives] in kindness; even if you dislike them, perhaps you dislike something in which Allah has placed much good" (4:19). In fact, in Surah Baqara the importance of kindness is emphasized with direct reference to marriages where conflict has arisen: "Then keep them in kindness or part from them in kindness" (2:229). The Prophet left no room for doubt as to how men should treat women, saying, "The most perfect of believers in belief is the best of them in character. The best of you are those who are the best to their women" (Tirmidhi 1/217).

In light of the clear teachings that women are to be respected and treated with kindness -- not subjected to the vilest attacks, endangered by the very individuals who should have their best interests at heart, or murdered by those who should love them the most dearly -- and at the prompting of our consciences, our reason, and the Quranic verse which says "O ye who believe! Be staunch in justice, witnesses for Allah, even though it be against yourselves or your parents or your kin" (4:135), we call upon the governments of Muslim countries to:

* - enact laws prohibiting and criminalizing domestic violence, acid attacks, honor crimes, female genital mutilation and forced marriages
* - strengthen laws against domestic violence, acid attacks, honor killing, FGM and forced marriages with stiff punishments and/or fines
* - ensure that these laws are enforced and that perpetrators are brought to justice consistently and swiftly
* - provide resources for women who must flee dangerous familial situations, such as protection orders, safe houses and long-term shelters
* - engage in educational campaigns to foster a national culture of respect for women's human, civil, and Islamic rights
* - allocate resources and funding to eliminate violence against women and girls, and
* - provide leadership in condemning acts of violence against women and girls.

Only when women and girls can live with dignity, in safety, not fearing bodily harm from family members, and with freedom of conscience as the Qur'an demands, can a country rightfully call itself "Islamic."
 

Jamie L. (195)
Friday August 7, 2009, 7:07 pm
Done!
 

Joycey B. (750)
Friday August 7, 2009, 7:28 pm
Signed. Thanks Tom.

#251: 7:27 pm PDT, Aug 7, Joycey Berry, North Carolina

 

Just Carole (341)
Saturday August 8, 2009, 8:45 am

Signed!
 

Cristina S. (338)
Saturday August 8, 2009, 11:20 am
Signed. TY, Tom. Crossposted.
 

KRISTENNOPOSTS B. (167)
Saturday August 8, 2009, 9:54 pm
NOTED AND ABSOLUTELY SIGNED, TOM YOUR MY HERO....
 

Dana H. (229)
Saturday August 8, 2009, 10:00 pm
noted & signed TYSVM for this Tom You're an angel.
 

Rhonda Maness (602)
Saturday August 8, 2009, 10:29 pm
Rhonda, thank you for signing "Petition to End Domestic Violence in the Muslim World"
Thanks Tom
 

Stan B. (124)
Saturday August 8, 2009, 10:36 pm
Thanks again Tom. You do an amazing job in trying to end this evil culture of abuse towards women.
 

Cheree M. (249)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 1:50 am
Noted & signed. Thanks
 

ivona P. (145)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 2:45 am
Noted and signed.Thank you Tom.
 

Jelica R. (157)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 5:45 am
done, thx
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 6:02 am
Done!
 

Maryanne C. (111)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 7:15 am
Signed and noted,thanks.
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 8:09 am
signed
 

Tierney G. (383)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 3:07 pm
Gladly signed Thank you Tom
 

Kari D. (192)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 3:58 pm
# 286: 3:54 pm PDT, Aug 9, Kari Dyrdahl, Minnesota
 

Lyn Z. (295)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 4:30 pm
Signed
 

AWAYNOMAILSplz F. (556)
Monday August 10, 2009, 3:31 am
Signed #291, thanks Tom.
 

Joe Jones (2)
Monday August 10, 2009, 7:23 pm
getting rid of the taliban is a huge win for womens rights because they didnt think women had any to begin with...
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 1:33 pm
Does Taliban read any petitions, not to mention Petitions in English?
 

Rosemary Rannes (634)
Thursday August 13, 2009, 2:34 pm
Signed sealed and delivered! Thank you Tom. We have to remain relentless in our actions and persevere on behalf of all women whose rights have been mercilessly extinguished ...

quoting the last paragraph of this news article:
Only when women and girls can live with dignity, in safety, not fearing bodily harm from family members, and with freedom of conscience as the Qur'an demands, can a country rightfully call itself "Islamic."

Thank you! You signed at 10:02 PM PDT, Aug 7, 2009 Rosemary Rannes
 

Gemma H. (48)
Monday August 17, 2009, 7:18 pm
Noted & signed ~Thank you Tom
 

Coertje Feil (93)
Tuesday August 18, 2009, 2:02 am
signed. thanks, tom
 

Valerie H. (134)
Saturday September 12, 2009, 1:29 pm
Thank you Tom, signed # 313.
 
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