“Men are the managers of the affairs of women for that Allah has preferred in bounty one of them over another, and for that they have expended of their property. Righteous women are therefore obedient, guarding the secret for Allah’s guarding. And those you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them.” — Qur’an 4:34
This creates a culture of violence in which women are victimized all too often. But to talk about that would be “Islamophobic.” “Man in Pakistani Punjab attacks step-daughters with acid,” from ZeeNews, January 5:
Lahore: A man in Pakistan’s Punjab province attacked his two young step-daughters with acid for refusing to marry men chosen by him, police said today.
Muhammad Aslam, a mason from Pattoki village, located 70 km from provincial capital Lahore, threw acid on his step-daughters Malaika, 19, and Javeria, 23, while they were asleep last night.
Both victims were brought to Jinnah Hospital in Lahore, where doctors described their condition as critical.
Police said Aslam often quarrelled with his step-daughters on the issue of their marriage. “He wanted to marry them with men of his choice,” police official Bashir Ahmed said.
Aslam had allegedly accepted money from a man in his neighbourhood after promising to marry one of the step-daughters to him.
“When both girls refused the proposal, Aslam threw acid on them to teach them a lesson,” Ahmed said.
A case was registered against Aslam and police are conducting raids to arrest him.