The Qur’an directs men to beat women from whom they “fear disobedience.” We have seen women who don’t abide by Sharia restrictions disfigured with acid in Pakistan and elsewhere. This is just one more manifestation of the empire of fear that Sharia creates: virtue is enforced by terror, which means that it isn’t really virtue at all.
Al-Khansa, the all-female Islamic State (IS) brigade, have arrested and punished 15 women in Mosul.
Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official from Mosul Saed Mamuzini told BasNews that al-Khansa arrested the 15 women for failing to wear the niqab.
They were arrested on Sunday in the Salamiya neighborhood of Mosul.
Mamuzini said al-Khansa militants disfigured the women by pouring acid on their faces.
“They have implemented this punishment so that other women in the city will never consider removing or not wearing the niqab,” he said.
Last month members of IS executed a number of women by stoning. They were accused of adultery.