Friday, February 12, 2010

Spain: Imam and his Shari'a enforcement quad threatened a Muslim woman for ignoring Islamic practises - were slapped with restraining order

According the Imam ~ a Muslim woman is free ~ to be submissive!!

It's called purdah ~ where a Muslim woman is to show proper respect to men she doesn't know or care about alone the road ~ and to herself - she must demonstrate purdah ~ which is to lower the eyes and the head, and to remain unobtrusive in public places. Who has time for it!

If this were not an isolated case ~ but there is something going wrong in that area of Spain - some guys were just released on bail for sentencing a woman to 'stoning' for adultery ~ it might be that this lady is the one out of many - brave enough to go in and report the Shari'a enforcement.

(ANSAmed) - MADRID, FEBRUARY 9 - A judge in the court of the province of Tarragona has banned a radical imam in the Catalonian town of Cunit from coming within a certain distance of a moderate Muslim woman who accused the man of repeatedly threatening her for her 'Western' behaviour, reports El Pais today. The same restraining order was issued by the judge against another three individuals who are associated with the imam, who are accused of taking part in the threats against the woman. According to El Pais, 31-year-old Fatima Ghailan, of Moroccan origin, employed as a cultural mediator by the municipality of Cunit, was repeatedly threatened by the imam for not wearing a headscarf, for driving a car, for spending time with Spanish people who are not Muslims and for not respecting the period of fasting during Ramadan. The man reportedly organised a defamatory campaign against her in order to get her fired from her job with the municipality. According to the newspaper, the public prosecutor of Tarragona asked for a prison sentence of between two and five years for the imam and the other three individuals for "threats, intimidation and slander".

In a statement to the court in the nearby town of Vendrells, Ghailan, 31, said Benbrahim had harassed her and campaigned to have her removed from her job in the town hall's cultural department purely because she had a job, dressed in a Western style, drove a car and associated with non-Muslims.

She said the imam and his supporters also pressured her husband and children.

Ghailan filed a complaint in December, 2008, after she said she and her husband were accosted in the street by the imam, who told them they would be run out of the town.

Benbrahim was quoted by the Spanish daily El Pais as denying the charges and claiming Ghailan concocted the story. He said he simply felt the woman was not suitable for the job.

But the prosecutors office said the judge investigating the case had found the woman's account credible and decided to press charges.

Ghailan and the imam cold not be reached for comment Thursday.

The prosecutors office said it could be a year before a trial is held.

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