Thursday, 27 November 2014

The Humiliation Of Muslim Women gets worse while UN does Nothing

Muslim Indonesian government subjects female applicants for Indonesia’s National Police to discriminatory and degrading virginity tests. Policewomen have raised the issue with senior police officials. The test is listed as a requirement for women applicants on the official police recruitment website, and it is still being widely applied.

The Indonesian National Police’s use of virginity tests is a discriminatory practice that harms and humiliates women. Police authorities in Jakarta need to immediately and unequivocally abolish the test, and then make certain that all police recruiting stations nationwide stop administering it.

The tests violate the international human rights to equality, nondiscrimination, and privacy. Coerced virginity tests also constitute cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment prohibited under international law.

The stupid virginity tests are conducted under Chief Police Regulation No. 5/2009 on Health Inspection (Pemeriksaan Kesehatan) Guidelines for Police Candidates. Article 36 of the regulation requires female police academy applicants to undergo an obstetrics and gynaecology examination. The stupid test is given early in the recruitment process as part of the applicants’ physical exam. Police Medical and Health Center (Pusat Kedokteran dan Kesehatan) personnel conduct the tests primarily in police-operated hospitals. The examination includes the discredited and degrading two-finger test to determine whether female applicants’ hymens are intact.

A memo produced in 2012 by an international organization that has assisted with National Police Reform Training quotes a July 2008 letter by a senior National Police official to the elite Police Academy in Semarang in which he describes the need to inspect female candidates’ hymens to ensure their virginity.

Indonesia’s National Police jobs website states that in addition to the medical and physical tests, women who want to be policewomen must also undergo virginity tests. All women who want to become policewomen should keep their virginity!  Married women are not eligible for the job.

A police woman says:  Entering the virginity test examination room was really upsetting. I feared that after they performed the test I would not be a virgin anymore. It really hurt. My friend even fainted because ... it really hurt, really hurt.

The National Police plans a 50 percent increase in the number of policewomen, to 21,000 by December. With a force of about 400,000  police officers, the additional hiring will increase the percentage of women on the force from 3 percent to 5 percent.

In April, the National Police initiated an unprecedented mass recruitment drive in which 7,000 female cadets have undergone a special seven-month training program in eight police training facilities on the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali.

Yefri Heriyani, director of the women’s rights group Nurani Perempuan in Padang, West Sumatra, who has encountered numerous female police applicants over the past 12 years, said that the virginity tests had left many of those women traumatized: These policewomen experience trauma and stress while doing the virginity tests, yet the National Police make no clear attempt to help them recover. No effort is made to help them out of their stress and trauma. Consequently, it will affect their lives in the long term. Many of them blame themselves for taking the test.

Virginity tests are discriminatory and a form of gender-based violence – not a measure of women’s eligibility for a career in the police. This pernicious practice not only keeps able women out of the police, but deprives all Indonesians of a police force with the most genuinely qualified officers.  

 Virginity tests have been recognized internationally as a violation of human rights, particularly the prohibition against cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment under  article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and article 16 of the Convention against Torture, both of which Indonesia has ratified.

The United Nations Human Rights Committee, the international expert body that monitors compliance with the covenant, states in a General Comment that the aim of article 7 is to protect both the dignity and the physical and mental integrity of the individual. Article 7 relates not only to acts that cause physical pain, but also to acts that cause mental suffering to the victim. Coerced virginity testing compromises the dignity of women, and violates their physical and mental integrity.

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and other human rights treaties prohibit discrimination against women. Because men are not subjected to virginity testing, the practice constitutes discrimination against women as it has the effect or purpose of denying women on a basis of equality with men the right to work as police officers.

Why does UN let people from nations who discriminate as much as the former South African Apartheid State, keep speeches and vote on others rights? 

Isn't this a contradiction of sanity ? 
As a normal person without a bipolar identity disorder, it seems strange that UN can't keep people who practice Racial and gender segregation away form voting at UN until they fulfil the requirements. As upheld by most civilised nations. 

Imagine europol inviting criminals to help to solve crime by voting .....
This is no different.

Here a few examples on persons who took the virginity test:

A 24-year-old woman who took the test in Makassar says: For the test, 20 applicants were told to enter an examination room in Makassar’s Bhayangkara police hospital. We were ordered to strip to our underwear in three minutes. The medical staff then checked our eyes, nose, teeth, spine alignment, varicose veins, and haemorrhoid's. 
Then we were told to enter a separate room without a door. The medical staff performed the “two-finger” test on two candidates [at a time] in the room. Even just entering the room was very scary because we had to undress while there were 20 people in the room. We didn’t know each other. Entering the virginity test examination room was really upsetting. I feared that after they performed the test I would not be a virgin anymore. They inserted two fingers. It really hurt. My friend even fainted because ... it really hurt, really hurt.

A 19-year-old woman who took the test in Pekanbaru says: I did the health test in a hall at the State Police School (Sekolah Polisi Negara) building. They put up a curtain so that outsiders could not look inside. My group of about 20 girls was asked to enter the hall and was asked to take off our clothes, including our bras and underpants. It was humiliating. Only those who had menstruation can keep wearing underpants. Our group was the last one that day. The medical staff was probably already exhausted. … We’re asked to sit on a table for women giving birth. A female doctor did the virginity test ... the two-finger test. I was not nervous. I am confident that I am still a virgin. When the virginity test ended, we were asked to put on our clothes. I don’t want to remember those bad experiences. It was humiliating. Why should we take off our clothes in front of strangers? Yes, the virginity testers were women, but they were total strangers. It was discriminatory. It is not necessary. I think it should be stopped.

An 18-year-old woman who took the test in Bandung says: I was told that there was a health examination as a prerequisite to enter the police force. I learned about the virginity test only when I was about to take the physical examination and [was told] that there is an “internal examination.” At first I didn’t know that it was the virginity test. The selection committee told the applicants just before the internal examination that we could resign from the selection process if we did not want to go through with the virginity test. But, most of us had gone through so much preparation for the requirements to apply to be a policewoman. I felt I had no power to object because if I refused to undergo the virginity test, I would not be able to enter the police force. Twenty female applicants were told to enter a hall for the physical examination. They were then told to enter a room and told to lie down. The medical staffer, a female, then carried out the two-finger test. I am humiliated and scared for having to do the virginity test. There were candidates who fainted due to the stress.

Sharia denies each individual his personal free choice, imposes the inequality of the sexes, exhibits absolute intolerance against the heterodox and promotes inhuman punishment.  

Most people are to innocent to believe what Islam actually teaches. First and foremost victims of Islamization are women. Muslim women are systematically discriminated against, oppressed and molested. According to Islam, women are subordinate to men, as they owe their fathers and husbands unquestioning obedience. In Islamic tradition, the men invariably take all important decisions in the stead of their wives and daughters. Islam dictates, a man may beat his wife in order to keep her in line. 
Ergo: If the wife would fight back it would be not be considered self defence !

Islam is sadly synonymous to humiliation and discrimination. Muslim women can only inherit half as much as a man. That's discriminating and nothing less to the humanitarian discrimination's of the South African apartheid era.

The testimony of a Muslim woman is half as trustworthy as that of a man’s.

Furthermore, Islam coerces females into wearing head scarves, veils, niqabs, and burqas, for women are deemed responsible for men’s sexual restraint. Islam also considerably curbs women’s liberty of action. Without permission of her husband a Muslim woman may not leave her dwelling.  Along with Islam, savage practices such as honor killings, forced marriage, polygamy, and circumcision are making inroads into our society.

This all has been taken to a new level of looking the other way...
Because the UN and other international organisations fail to accuse and point out whats honestly wrong. Such silence by UN gives the Gender and Human Rights fighters no strong cards in the fight against the oppressors.

Lets look at Islamic dresses in the past was it really a Burqa the most common dress as demanded by emigrants in EU and US today ?

   Afghanistan City in the 50´s- 60´s

Lebanon in the 60s by UNWRA no Burqa!

Here a Arab example of 1878! No Burqa!

Its alleged and even demanded by Muslim refugees in EU that Islam requires all women to dress in a certain way with Niqab or Burqa.... However when we look for old pictures and even new we see another truth emerging. 
For instance in Somalia and other African nations to be covered all in black from head to toe would be to hot to work in.This is a fact as seen by many of our elderly SDR co-workers, in the 1960s and 70s.

All it would take is for our leaders to google ancient Arabic woman dresses and soon the truth will emerge that Burqa and Niqab wasn't typical almost anywhere. Covered yes but noting more than the ancient Italian or Greek granny .....

Question why do we in the West accept it as a ancient dress code when it isn't?

Palestinian Traditional Clothing
Costumes from other areas of the Middle East
Clothing from Edirne Vilayeti, Filibe Sancağı: Istanbul 1873 | Photographium | Historic Photo
Arab of the Shammar Tribe, Arab of the Zobeid Tribe, Married Muslim Woman of Baghdad: Istanbul 
Women in Arab societies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Traditional Clothing - Jordan on Pinterest | 34 Pins
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Next: FGM what is it ?

One of the most sad and disgusting practices happening also all over EU and US today is: Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a harmful Muslim practice and a serious threat to the psychological, sexual, and reproductive health of women and girls.  This practice is nowhere named in the Muslims holy book but still practiced from Somalia to Egypt and more...

Why there is no statistics about EU is because there is no whatever MD safety check on Muslim girls! In other words West lets it happen by closing the eyes towards the own backyard in the name political correct.

Sheikh Yussef al-Badri tries to justify Female Circumcision/FGM by reasoning that women needs them to be mutilated to be properly functioning human beings! 

WARNING this is not for norma eye´s. Celebrating Female Genital Mutilation In Indonesia

FGM is mostly carried out on young Muslim girls, between infancy and age 15 and occasionally on adult women. FGM brings cysts and abscesses, damaged urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction, difficulties with childbirth, anxiety, depression, and sometimes death.
What may don't know is that immigrants from areas where this is practiced send their children during holidays to either their home country or to some cheap place like Indonesia where the FGM travel is even advertised

Sexual violence has risen sharply in Egypt in the past few years. Egyptian women’s rights groups documented myriad cases of sexual harassment, as well as crimes of sexual violence against at thousand women, including gang rapes and mob-sexual assaults with sharp objects and fingers.

With police, politicians and the judiciary seeming incapable of tackling the issue effectively, activists are turning to the arts to help lead the fight back. Art is one of the most necessary mediums to impact society. For people who are unaware of the issues women go through, art helps them understand or at least give them something to think about.

Turkeys President Erdogan also called, Erdogan Pasha of Panturania Caliphate is an infamous misogynist. Secularists who for a decade have been saying Erdogan harbored a secret agenda are proven right.  Erdogan declares cleavage is a weapon of mass distraction, equivalent to a weapon of mass destruction! Erdogan Pasha suddenly feels liberated to impose his inner-Islamist soul. He has decided the best way to maximize his power is to polarize the electorate. He wants to force Turks to choose between two options: You're either with Caliph Erdogan, or against him. Those who are neutral will be disposed of, Erdogan told AKP parliamentarians. 

Domestic violence is considered a personal, not a public, matter in Turkey. So witnesses comfortably turn the other way if they see a man beating a woman in the middle of the street, because this is a private matter. A 26-year-old woman was beaten to death in broad daylight in Mugla province of Turkey.

Scream if you are attacked was the only viable advice AKP government provided for victims. The victim screamed, as Family Minister Aysenur Islam had previously advised children to do if they were attacked.
But the AKP minister’s magical formula failed the victim. As the perpetrator was her fiancé. There were multiple witnesses,but none of them thought it was appropriate to intervene.  

A pregnant woman was brutally beaten on a busy Istanbul street and no one intervened......

A Turk says: We do not want to be involved in a private family matter. It is between a man and a woman. A woman is like a fig tree. If a branch is infested with worms, you must cut the tree or your entire orchard will be lost.

In the last decade, there has been a 1,400% increase in the number of murdered Turkish women. 

No one can argue violence against women has become a norm in contemporary Turkey. These women are murdered by their male relatives, about 50% of the time by their husbands; the rest could be a former boyfriend, brother, father-in-law, father, son or even grandson.

Why are women being targeted by their male relatives at such high rates, or why did the numbers increase so much in contemporary Turkey?
Its because honour killings have been allowed to grow in the west and so who would even try to stop it in Turkey after its being practiced between Stockholm and France like there would be no tomorrow.

What does it take for a crime to be justified as involving honor? Honor is a fragile and versatile concept for Turkish men; it could simply be the refusal of a woman to marry or her willingness to seek a divorce. Social pressure is an undeniable factor that contributes to honor killings. And the vicious cycle continues: As society belittles a woman for any sort of behaviour, internal family dynamics force a male member to step up and clean the family name.

Finally, leniency toward family honor killings is the norm and is codified in the penal law. If there were motives involving honor, passion or family privacy, then the sentence can be easily reduced. If the murderer behaves properly, he can receive amnesty in a year or two. A few years of incarceration is seen as enough punishment in most cases. 
This leniency feeds from the fact that a woman’s life is worthless in Turkey and encourages other murderers. Legal measures alone will not eradicate the problem, yet it could deter a significant number of perpetrators. 

Fact is that many women also die while under official government protection. Government’s support for women’s shelters is minimal. 

Today's West has let this matter grow out of proportions.
If one honour killing would have taken place in the 1960 or 70s Europe it would have been unthinkable. No matter what cultural excuse would be told.....

In 2012, Turkey took the important step of becoming the first country to sign and ratify the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (commonly known as the Istanbul Convention) and also amended its own legislation to combat domestic violence more effectively. The treaty entered into force on August 1, 2014.
And anyone who looks at Erdogan's speech a few days ago where he proudly declared that a woman is less valued than a man....Well taken this at a face value we must assume that the so called European Convention was a sad joke.
Why is its that lip service rules EU instead of hard numbers and facts!

And what are the facts in Turkey after the Istanbul Convention? The law requires that police must regularly monitor the implementation of protection orders. However, reports suggest that police and courts still regularly fail to protect women, even those who have been granted protection orders and a number of women who were granted protection orders have been killed by partners.  

In other words the number of women killed by spouses and family members in Turkey remains high. 

The latest example of Erdogan's usefully initiatives is a proposal to ban co-ed housing at universities. 
Erdogan said he was implementing the constitution's requirement to protect the youth, but college students are adults. So Erdogan wants to override the constitution, which protects privacy in the home, to impose his idea of the behaviour that Islam demands. 
Erdogan's AKP have since been casting around for other ways to legally justify the move. The result was Muammar Guler's pronouncement that terrorist organizations have started to significantly abuse the relationships between the boys and girls, those among the university youth. They use it as a recruitment base. 

Party spokesman Huseyin Celik declares that student dormitories are being used for prostitution.....

He also said that while his party was broad and diverse, he personally didn't approve of Christianity or Judaism.

Imagine a Government official saying the same about Muslims in EU or US and still be around to get re-elected?

When will our leaders show us the same intolerance against foreign racists be it gender or race as they did against South Africa once ?

If West would not have helped Mandela to pressure South Africa for free elections there would still be Apartheid rule.

This is not maybe but a fact.

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