Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sudanese Women Beaten for Wearing Trousers

Reports of the vicious mistreatment of women under Islam seem endless and yet the media continues to underplay them, politicians are silent about them, and even "feminist leaders" conveniently find other issues to worry them.

In this case, a Sudanese journalist (Lubna Hussein, photo at left) is on trial in Khartoum and facing a punishment of 40 lashes for...wearing trousers in public! This is a crime as decided by country's strict Islamic laws.

Two others are also on trial -- but ten other women who were arrested at the same time have already undergone beatings at the police station.