Women trying to get book-learnin’? That could get them killed — why, it’s “un-Islamic”!
From Mangalorean.com, with thanks to all who sent this in:
Mumbai June 11: The Bombay High Court has asked the police to protect two Muslims sisters after they were threatened for attending college.
Samina Shaikh (19) and Zarina Shaikh (18), who study at St Xavier’s College and the Maharashtra College, moved the court for police protection after they were “terrorised and threatened”.
The sisters allege their neighbour Mohammad Ali Nisar Ansari assaulted their parents and brother on May 11. Ansari allegedly asked the sisters father Yasheen Sheikh not to send them to college.
Ansari and other men in their locality believe that “only girls with bad character go to college” and did not want sisters to study after school. The family was told that Islam does not “permit” girls to study.