That’s funny. I thought only “Islamophobes” said that things like that had anything to do with Islam.
Violence against women is justified in Sharia in numerous ways, as I explain here. Sharia also contains an expansionist imperative to subjugate non-believers under the rule of Islamic law — see, for example, here and here. Thus part of what Islamic jihadists want to bring to the West is this violence against women.
“Muslim women ‘face crisis over violence,'” from Agence France-Presse, February 15 (thanks to JE):
MUSLIM women around the world are facing a “growing crisis” as Islamic governments fail to honour commitments to end inequality and violence against them, a senior UN official has warned.
Yakin Erturk, the UN’s rapporteur on violence against women, said that women must demand their governments carry out pledges to grant equal rights and ensure their safety.
“There is no time left to lose any more as this is a growing crisis,” she said after a speech which dealt with the issue at an international conference on “Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family.”
“Women must demand that their governments implement agreements on women’s equality, rights and an end to violence against women, which have been signed but have yet to be carried out,” she said.
“In these countries, those who speak on behalf of Islam still justify things like stoning or killing a woman for this or that reason as being part of their religion. I have heard this at the most official of levels,” Erturk said without specifying which countries were to blame.
“Of course violence against women is not limited to Islamic countries but Islamic countries have become stigmatised as being mysogynist societies which are inherently anti-women.”
Erturk said that very often, laws protecting women are not enforced or are weakened due to pressure from religious groups. Her view was endorsed by more than 200 international delegates attending the four-day conference organised by Musawah, a new Malaysia-based global movement demanding equality and justice in Muslim families….