This “grand mufti” is demanding that Muslim women protest the report and deny the oppression and violence being committed against them. What will his next “fatwa” be if they choose instead to stand up for their rights and refuse? This is the appalling state of human rights in Libya today under the Islamist puppet dictatorship.
Review this UN report on the quality of life and human rights in the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and these reports from the UNHRC and CEDAW. All three highlight how women’s rights were respected and demonstrate that Libya far exceeded Western nations where women’s rights were concerned.
The Grand Mufti of Libya, Sheikh Sadeq Al-Ghariani has issued a fatwa against a UN report on violence against woman, calling on Muslim women around the world to protest against it.
The 32-page report from the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) calls for greater action by governments to protect women and girls from violence as well as spread awareness of women’s rights and do more to challenge discrimination.
The statement from the Grand Mufti read that it “strongly condemns the provisions of the charter which will be presented for approval during the UN’s 57th session (sic) scheduled for 15 March 2013″.
It noted that the principles contained were “unjust and destructive” It added: “The least of its danger is the undermining of family’s structure and its integrity as well as advocating immorality and indecency in addition to rebelliousness against religion and clear objections to the laws contained in the Quran and Sunnah.”
It said that the Fatwa Office appreciated efforts by civil society organisations to enlighten Muslim women about “their effective role in maintaining the family unit, the tightening of its bond, maintaining of its values and the fundamentals of religion as well as the encouragement of woman’s active participation in carrying out her appropriate and decent role in public life.”
Describing the report as “menacing”, the Fatwa Office called on “women throughout the Islamic world to organise and stage a global protest” against it on Friday when it is due to be voted on, and warned foreign ministers of Islamic countries not to sign it or accept it.
The report will, however, not be presented to any foreign ministers, nor a a 57th session of the UN. It will be voted on at CSW’s 57th session.
A number of countries and groups of countries are reported to have issues with it.
Muammar Gaddafi regarded women as equals. In the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, women were free to pursue any professional career, any level of education that they desired. They were not forced to marry and could leave their husbands if they were not treated well.
Libyan women under the Islamist government today.
Tawerghan woman murdered as part of the racist pogrom and ethnic cleansing taking place in Libya. (See: Racist Crimes)
Another Tawerghan woman massacred.
A girl from Bani Walid murdered because of her dark skin and her family’s loyalty to the former legitimate government.
The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013.
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