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Police are still looking for two men who were wearing the niqab when they opened fire on policemen in a western Amman neighbourhood in July and escaped. It was not clear if they were militants or robbers.Last year, two niqab-wearing men were arrested after robbing Société Générale Bank in Amman at gunpoint and taking US$37,000 (Dh1360,000)."Using the niqab as a means of disguise is very harmful to this dress, which is revered in our Islamic society. But it is evident that the number of criminal cases where the niqab is used has increased," Jamal Bdour, the director of the Criminal Investigations Department at the Public Security Department, told a press conference in July.Public cautions by the police regarding the niqab and khimar have triggered a debate in the country over how to tackle the use of the garments in crimes, with some calling for them to be restricted or even banned.
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Floods: The 2011 floods affected 4.8 million people, half of them children (an estimated 500,000 below the age of five). It is estimated that over 2.5 million men, women and children still lack essentials of life such as clean water, adequate food and durable shelter. The floods left over 2.4 million children and 1.2 million women vulnerable and exposed; lacking access to safe drinking water, sanitation and healthcare.
In a report released on Monday, Oxfam International said four out of five Yemeni women claim their lives have only become harder over the past 12 months. Faced with an intensifying humanitarian crisis, which has left a quarter of women between the ages of 15 and 49 acutely malnourished, they say they’re struggling to feed their families and are unable to participate in the country’s transition.
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The report, which surveyed 136 women across Yemen in July and August, also says the majority of women asserted they felt less safe than a year ago. They cited concern over the proliferation of small arms “gun battles in the streets of Sana’a” and the risk of sexual assault. In camps for internally displaced individuals, such as in Haradh in the north, women said pressures from current crises have led to higher levels of domestic violence.
Displaced women also said they felt unsafe returning to their homes in provinces like Abyan to the south, where the government recaptured areas from Al Qaida militants this summer. In addition, women said there was a lack of protection provided to them by police and other security authorities.On the political front, women were emboldened after last year’s uprisings, but now claim they are feeling “sidelined by the transition process and say they have been shut out of decision-making by political parties and the government”, the report said.
Google agreed and deleted the 640 videos.
The web giant has previously been criticised by politicians in Britain and the United States for hosting extremist propaganda on YouTube, its video sharing website, including as the sermons of Anwar al-Awlaki, a senior al-Qaeda cleric, who killed by a US drone strike last year.
Awlaki’s online sermons inspired Roshonara Choudhry, 21, to become the first al-Qaeda fanatic to attempt a political assassination in the UK when she stabbed MP Stephen Timms at his constituency surgery in May.
Even after Choudhry was convicted by a jury at the Old Bailey, more than 5,000 postings featuring Awlaki’s videos remained live on YouTube. In one sermon, titled 44 Ways to Support Jihad, he tells followers: “Jihad today is obligatory on every capable Muslim."The hatred of kuffar [non-believers] is a central element of our military creed. Jihad [holy war] must be practiced by the child... Arms training is an essential part of preparation for jihad.”
Add anything useful from: The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society (Pew Surveys, April 2013)
Source needed (regarding literacy rates shown for various Muslim countries)
- The source is http://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:World_literacy_map_UNHD_2007_2008.png. How to document this? Thanks, Scottperry (talk) 20:46, 22 June 2014 (PDT)
- Suha Maayeh, "Crime wave by men wearing the khimar", The National, August 4, 2009 (archived), http://www.thenational.ae/news/world/middle-east/crime-wave-by-men-wearing-the-khimar.
- 2,000 minorities girls converted to Islam forcibly: report - Daily Times, September 5, 2012
- Yemeni women lose out after revolution - Associated Press, September 24, 2012
- Google removes 640 videos from YouTube promoting terrorism - The Telegraph, June 18, 2012