Anti-Women

Abubakar Shekau, May 5, 2014

“I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah. I will sell them off and marry them off.”Aminu Abubakar, Josh Levs, “'I will sell them,' Boko Haram leader says of kidnapped Nigerian girls,” CNN, May 6, 2014, http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/05/world/africa/nigeria-abducted-girls/.

Abubakar Shekau, May 2014

“Women are slaves. I want to reassure my Muslim brothers that Allah says slaves are permitted in Islam.”Monica Mark, “Missing Nigerian schoolgirls: Boko Haram claims responsibility for kidnapping,” Guardian, May 6, 2014, http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/05/boko-haram-claims-responsibility-kidnapping-nigeria-schoolgirls.

Abubakar Shekau, March 24, 2014

“Western education is totally forbidden. Girls, you should return to your homes. In Islam, it is allowed to take infidel women as slaves and in due course we will start taking women away and sell in the market.” “This is the full text of the latest message from the Boko Haram leader, ABUBAKAR SHEKAU,” New Issues, March 24, 2014, http://www.newissuesmagazine.com/full-text-latest-message-boko-haram-leader-abubakar-shekau.

Mullah Dawran, Taliban commander, April 4, 2012

“Those who cry of human rights or call themselves democrats say they give rights. The rights that Islam has given to a woman, no other religion has - that she sit quietly in her home, veiled. That she take care of food and clothes for her husband.”Qais Azimy and Mujid Mashal, “Commander's words shed light on Taliban views,” Al Jazeera, April 4, 2012, http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/04/201243135956894735.html.

Sirajuddin Haqqani, operational commander of the Haqqani network, 2010

“When we have the direction of Islam with us, we do not need the spoiled and filthy civilization of the West to tell us about women’s education.”“Excerpts of Interviews with Sirajuddin Haqqani,” Anand Gopal, accessed April 20, 2015, http://anandgopal.com/excerpts-of-interviews-with-sirajuddin-haqqani/.

Siraj Haqqani, Reported deputy emir, 2010

“When we have the direction of Islam with us, we do not need the spoiled and filthy civilization of the West to tell us about women’s education.”“Excerpts of Interviews with Sirajuddin Haqqani,” Anand Gopal, accessed April 20, 2015, http://anandgopal.com/excerpts-of-interviews-with-sirajuddin-haqqani/.

HT publication, March 25, 1996

“However, it is not allowed for a Muslim to express any opinion that contradicts Islam, whether regarding the Islamic creed or anything emanating from it. Accordingly, he is not allowed to call for the ‘liberation of women,’ or Nationalism, or Patriotism, or Regionalism, or a Kufr principle like Capitalism or Socialism, or indeed any idea that contradicts Islam. Therefore, it is not allowed for Muslims to adopt the freedom of opinion which the Capitalists call for. Everything that is initiated by a Muslim should be confined by the Shar’ia.”Hizb ut-Tahrir, “The American Campaign to Suppress Islam,” (London: Al Khilafah Publications, 1996), 28; http://www.ht-bangladesh.info/sites/default/files/books/uscampaign.pdf.

Taliban government, 1996

“Women should not step outside your residence. If women are going outside with fashionable, ornamental, tight and charming clothes to show themselves, they will be cursed by the Islamic Sharia and should never expect to go to heaven.”Lawrence Wright, The Looming Tower (New York: Vintage Books, 2006), 261.

CCC Statement of Principles, 1995

“We oppose the presence of homosexuals and women in the military services and especially of women in combat roles.”“Statement of Principles,” Council of Conservative Citizens, accessed July 6, 2015, http://conservative-headlines.com/introduction/statement-of-principles/.