Stockholm Syndrome: Muslim Woman Files Petition Against Protection of Women Against Violence Law

ByPamela Geller on March 5, 2016
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“Advocate Naheed Baig had filed the petition saying that enforcement of the bill would disrupt the institution of the family system of Pakistan. She had asked the court to declare the law unconstitutional.”

So she is saying that the institution of the family system of Pakistan is based on violence and the brutalization of women. If she were not Muslim, she would be charged with islamofauxbia.


“Woman opposes the Protection against Violence Law,” Dunya News, March 5,2016:

ISLAMABAD – The Punjab Protection of Women against Violence Act 2016 has been challenged in the Federal Shariat Court (FSC), after the dismissal of a petition by Lahore High Court to declare it void.

Advocate Naheed Baig had filed the petition saying that enforcement of the bill would disrupt the institution of the family system of Pakistan. She had asked the court to declare the law unconstitutional.

Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Shahid Waheed on Wednesday turned down the request to hear the petition challenging The Protection of Women against Violence Act 2016. The judge observed that the petition was related to the implementation of Islamic principles and the LHC had no power to take up such a matter.

In addition, he observed that under Article 203(d) of the constitution, Federal Shariat Court was the proper forum to take up such a matter. On these remarks, the petitioner counsel requested to withdraw the petition and the judge allowed it.

Dr Aslam Khaki, a professor of Islamic Law and the advocate of Supreme Court, moved the petition under Article 203-B, C and D of Constitution. He hoped that the Act should be examined in the light of Quran and the Sunnah, while section 7(d) & (e), of the Act 2016 must be declared un-Islamic.

He said though the Act seems to be combating violence but it will not serve the purpose as some of its sections are revolting Islamic principles in the light of Quran and the Sunnah. He appealed that these provisions needed to be declared invalid as provided in the Act 203-D of Constitution.

Dr Khaki regretted in his petition, punctuating verses of the Holy Quran, that the section was against Islamic provisions since it was unilateral and gender-biased.
“The section is based on the NGOs’ slogan that the man is always guilty,” the petition regretted, adding that the law did not contain any mechanism for filing a complaint against a woman for causing mental and psychological trauma to her husband.

This section, the petition contended, was against the dignity of man and hence against Islam and the Constitution. To substantiate, the petition quoted the following verse from the Holy Quran: “We bestowed dignity on the children of Adam and provided them with rides on the land and in the sea and provided them with a variety of good things and made them much superior to many of those whom we have created.”

“The entire law is wrong,” Muhammad Khan Sherani, the head of the Council of Islamic Ideology also stated in a news conference, citing verses from the Qur’an to point out that the law was “un-Islamic.”

Moreover, Fazlur Rehman, the chief of the Jamiat-i-Ulema Islam, told journalists: “This law makes a man insecure and it is an attempt to make Pakistan a Western colony again.”

Senator Farhatullah Babar, during discussion on the annual report of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) said such opinions demonstrate how dangerously conservative and out of touch with the times CII and the so-called clerics are at present.

The Women s Protection Act, passed by Pakistan s largest province of Punjab last week, gives unprecedented legal protection to women from domestic, psychological and sexual violence. It also calls for the creation of a toll-free abuse reporting hot line and the establishment of women s shelters.

However, since it passed in the Punjab Assembly, powerful Pakistani religious bodies as well as a few politicians in cold sweat denounced the new law as being in conflict with the Muslim holy book, the Qur’an, as well as Pakistan s constitution.

According to the women’s rights advocacy group “Aurat Foundation”, the statistics for the Year 2013 of the cases reported against women violence were 5,800 solely in Punjab. Those cases represented 74 percent of the national total that year, the latest for which data is available.

The Awaz Foundation Centre for Development mentioned in its report as many as 2,713 cases of violence against women have been reported in 15 districts of southern Punjab since January 2012, giving some measure of the scale regarding this issue.

A small snapshot of the violence being wrought on the women of Pakistan can be witnessed from the recent case of Mr. Tariq, a resident of Choa Saidan Shah District Chakwal, who was accused of raping his 24-year-old daughter-in-law and a mother of two kids, said an official of Kohsar Police Station.

Four in every five women in Pakistan face some form of domestic abuse, observed a strategy paper. The report was one of the two documents discussed at an event attended by various non-governmental organizations, campaigning under the banner “We Can”. The two critical documents were an impact assessment report and a strategy paper.

According to the strategy paper, 80 per cent of Pakistani women experience domestic violence, while one in every three experiences some form of violence such as rape, honor killing, immolation, acid attacks and verbal or psychological abuse.

Women are not only weak and poor in the Pakistani society, but bear another form of discrimination in the shape of laws that are made to subjugate and oppress them, the paper added.

Almost all the indicators related to women’s rights illustrated that Pakistan has extremely high levels of gender discrimination and is among one of the few countries to have a negative sex ratio with 100 women to 109 men. Due to this statistical data, laws like the Women Protection against Violence Act 2015 are becoming a compulsion in the conservative Pakistani society.

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  • olddog

    INSANE..and that is being GENEROUS!!!

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    • IzlamIsTyranny

      I get the feeling your organisation is going to be ignoring the systematic, legalized persecution of women (including slavery) that goes on across the muslum world — because that would be the PC thing to do.

    • joe1429

      Its a well meaning idea.. but try to impement it in a muslum country. and you will be killed

  • If you understand the moslem mind – her ‘thinking’ makes perfect sense.
    This barbaric mentality is incompatible with with humanity thriving as free thinking individuals. Islam is a perfect example of what happens when you run a society/culture on death threats from birth to death and where only the most vicious men get to rule absolutely and ruthlessly – in a few centuries place is full of inbred maniacs.

    Brutal and disgusting facts of islam are right in their koran for all to see.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Gender notwithstanding, muslims are stupid to the point of self destructive, socially inept, culturally backwards and intellectually sub human.

    • lee

      And just downright evil.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Especially that, as they worship a demon.

  • joker

    The bottom line is: who cares what they do in Pakistan. They can rape each other, kill each other, beat up their wives silly, molest children and the rest in the name of allah. Only do not bring it to our shore, meaning Western society.

    • wilypagan

      Agree. Stop Muslim immigration now. Go Trump!

  • Fool and his money

    Just what we need in NY — the family system of Pakistan. Wake up tools. Helllo.

  • EJO

    The institution of the family system of Pakistan.
    In Pakistan, 1,000 women die in ‘honor killings’ annually. Why is this happening?
    Pakistan: Man Shoots His Two Sisters in ‘Honor Killing’ After Being Forgiven for Murdering Mother

    By: Mary Chastain4 Mar 2016170

    A man in Pakistan shot and killed his two sisters to protect his family’s “honor,” he claims, after his family forgave him for killing his mother, leaving him free from charges. This incident was one of a string of such “honor killings” committed recently in the country.

    Authorities said Muhammad Asif shot his sisters Fozia Bibi, 22, and Suriya Bibi, 24, because he believed they were having affairs. Police officer Tariq Mehmood explained, “Muhammad Asif killed his two sisters last night over their character and lifestyle, which he didn’t like,” adding, “Fozia was shot in her chest and Suriya was shot in her waist.”

    The police also said he killed his mother five years ago, but they released him after the family pardoned him.

  • Reagan40

    This is the same way Allah honored infidels by instituting the penalty of converting or killing them. Allah also honored jews by calling them the descendants of pigs and apes. Can somebody please help me add to the list?

  • Guy Heaton

    Stop calling these things “honour” killings. There is no honour in hurting those you are meant to protect.

    • MiddleSister

      So true. What a travesty to call murder “Honour Killings”. It’s murder. To call it an honour killing gives it some lofty excuse. “Well it was an honorable thing I did. I had to do it because of honor, Your Honor.”
      “Oh, well then…”
      He killed his mother and the family forgave him?? Then he killed his 2 sisters? And they call what these people do “honorable”…? Even this one fraction of all the cruel acts in this RoP is justified and excused because of honor. I suppose raping your daughter-in-law is honorable, too, in the Religion of Peace.
      This stuff just makes me crazy.

  • ThrownAwayDad

    In the United States, we have a “protection for women law” and it is called the Violence Against Women Act. This thing has nothing to do with protecting anyone and is instead used as a way for divorcing and separating mothers to expel the father, and most importantly, to secure custody of the children. Judges hand out “Protection Orders” to the Mothers, simply because the Mother petitions the court for the order. She needs no proof of any violence, in fact she does not even need an accusation of violence.
    Recently in Kansas, a man named Cedric Ford was served with one of these protection orders. He promptly flipped his wig and went on a shooting spree. The Violence Against Women Act is causing untold family destruction/father absence. VAWA is also causing violence instead of preventing it.

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      Maybe you should move to Pakistain, it sounds like it would be a good fit for you.

  • MiddleSister

    Being Conservative does not describe these countries. Enough with calling them that. Another name for these backwards countries like PAHkEEstAHn is Islamic. Everyone will know what that means.

  • Robert Batchelor

    Is this the Pakistan version of family values? Wow! Wonder what libs would say if this was going on here in the States?

  • IzlamIsTyranny

    I remember a story on Atlasshrugs, some ten years ago, that described a Paki muslum ape in the USA trying to send his step-daughter, who was a minor at the time, to Pakistain to get married to one of his muslum ape relatives there — against her will.

  • Janet

    Muslim men don’t love their wives! They marry them to be their servants not a partner! They take them as hostages! How can people who act like this be compatible with western society! Oh that’s right they can’t!!!

  • joe1429

    This common sense law , should be in all the muslum countries.. especially saudi arabia , which treats women like dogs