Response of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan regarding a picture published
by Time magazine
1431 A.H, Saturday, August 07, 2010
the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
magazine has recently published a picture of an Afghan women Aisha, and
described her horrifying story which is connected to the Taliban under the
title ‘Afghan women and the return of the Taliban’.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan rejects this fabrication by the Americans,
who are publishing these lies to divert attention of the people from their
clear and disgraceful defeat.
This desperate propaganda by Time magazine has shown the whole world to the
lengths which the world media will go to please America, even at the cost of
their Journalistic integrity.
This picture published by Time magazine and the barbaric story wrongly
attached to Islamic Emirate is not only false, but publishing these images
are against the morals and ethics of professional journalism. A lot of
journalists worldwide have condemned this act of Time magazine and called it
a crime against journalism.
As far as the story of Aisha is concerned, Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
has condemned this barbaric, inhumane and unislamic act and declares that
this case has never been forwarded to any court or persons of Islamic
Emirate of Afghanistan.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan uses Shariate law to solve any internal or
human right issues. Shariate laws promote peace and justice to the society,
not hatred and cruelty.
In sacred Islamic law, cutting of human ears and noses whether the human is
alive or dead is illegal and prohibited. In many hadith from Muhammad PBUH,
cutting of noses, ears and lips of a dead unbeliever is prohibited, so how
can the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan carry out this act especially when
the person to whom it is done is alive and is a Muslim. Under Shariate law
if someone carries out this heinous act, the same thing will be done to the
criminal who has perpetuated this act.
We sympathize with our sister Aisha and call this atrocious act a crime
against humanity and against Shariate law.
We call on Time and other western media to stop trampling on their own moral
principles, just to hide and divert people’s attention from Americas
military and political defeat by publishing such fabrications.
We also call on Afghani media to stop spreading the lies of Islam hating
western media by becoming their translators. Journalism is an important
duty, thus it should not be used is spreading mischief.
The Islamic Emirate Of
are few American statistics which the theunjustmedia.com like to draw
peoples attention to, America which claims that it needs to protect and
liberate Afghan women, to this we say, if there is any place on the earth
were women need to be protected and treated with dignity it is in America,
were close to half a million females are raped each year, keeping in mind
that more then 50% rapes are not reported.
Fact #1: 17.6 % of women in the United States have survived a completed
or attempted rape. Of these, 21.6% were younger than age 12 when they were
first raped, and 32.4% were between the ages of 12 and 17. (Full Report
of the Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women,
Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey, November, 2000)
Fact #2: 64% of women who reported being raped, physically assaulted,
and/or stalked since age 18 were victimized by a current or former husband,
cohabiting partner, boyfriend, or date. (Full Report of the Prevalence,
Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women, Findings from the
National Violence Against Women Survey, November, 2000)
Fact #3: Only about half of domestic violence incidents are reported to
police. African-American women are more likely than others to report their
victimization to police Lawrence A. Greenfeld et al. (1998). (Violence by
Intimates: Analysis of Data on Crimes by Current or Former Spouses,
Boyfriends, and Girlfriends. Bureau of Justice Statistics Factbook.
Washington DC: U.S. Department of Justice. NCJ #167237. Available from
National Criminal Justice Reference Service.)
Fact #4: The FBI estimates that only 37% of all rapes are reported to
the police. U.S. Justice Department statistics are even lower, with only 26%
of all rapes or attempted rapes being reported to law enforcement officials.
Fact #5: In the National Violence Against Women Survey, approximately
25% of women and 8% of men said they were raped and/or physically assaulted
by a current or former spouse, cohabiting partner, or date in their
lifetimes. The survey estimates that more than 300,000 intimate partner
rapes occur each year against women 18 and older. (Full Report of the
Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women, Findings
from the National Violence Against Women Survey, November, 2000)
Fact #6: The National College Women Sexual Victimization Study estimated
that between 1 in 4 and 1 in 5 college women experience completed or
attempted rape during their college years (Fisher 2000).
Fact #7: Men perpetrate the majority of violent acts against women (DeLahunta
Fact #8: Every two minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually
assaulted. (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) calculation
based on 2000 National Crime Victimization Survey. Bureau of Justice
Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice)
Fact #9: One out of every six American women have been the victims of an
attempted or completed rape in their lifetime. (Prevalence, Incidence and
Consequences of Violence Against Women Survey, National Institute of Justice
and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1998)
Fact #10: Factoring in unreported rapes, about 5% - one out of twenty -
of rapists will ever spend a day in jail. 19 out of 20 will walk free.
(Probability statistics based on US Department of Justice Statistics)
Fact #11: Fewer than half (48%) of all rapes and sexual assaults are
reported to the police (DOJ 2001).
Fact #12: Sexual violence is associated with a host of short- and
long-term problems, including physical injury and illness, psychological
symptoms, economic costs, and death (National Research Council 1996).
Fact #13: Rape victims often experience anxiety, guilt, nervousness,
phobias, substance abuse, sleep disturbances, depression, alienation, sexual
dysfunction, and aggression. They often distrust others and replay the
assault in their minds, and they are at increased risk of future
victimization (DeLahunta 1997).
Fact #14: According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, more
than 260,000 rapes or sexual assaults occurred in 2000; 246,180 of them
occurred among females and 14,770, among males (Department of Justice
Fact #15: Sexual violence victims exhibit a variety of psychological
symptoms that are similar to those of victims of other types of trauma, such
as war and natural disaster (National Research Council 1996). A
number of long-lasting symptoms and illnesses have been associated with
sexual victimization including chronic pelvic pain; premenstrual syndrome;
gastrointestinal disorders; and a variety of chronic pain disorders,
including headache, back pain, and facial pain (Koss 1992).Between 4%
and 30% of rape victims contract sexually transmitted diseases as a result
of the victimization (Resnick 1997).
Fact #16: More than half of all rapes of women occur before age 18; 22%
occur before age 12. (Full Report of the Prevalance, Incidence, and
Consequences of Violence Against Women, Findings from the National Violence
Against Women Survey, November, 2000)
Fact #17: In 2000, nearly 88,000 children in the United States
experienced sexual abuse (ACF 2002).
Fact #18: About 81% of rape victims are white; 18% are black; 1% are of
other races. (Violence Against Women, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S.
Dept. of Justice, 1994.)
Fact #19: About half of all rape victims are in the lowest third of
income distribution; half are in the upper two-thirds. (Violence against
Women, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1994.)
Fact #20: According to the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBSS),
a national survey of high school students, 7.7% of students had been forced
to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to. Female students (10%)
were significantly more likely than male students (5%) to have been forced
to have sexual intercourse. Overall, black students (10%) were significantly
more likely than white students (7%) to have been forced to have sexual
intercourse (CDC 2002).
Fact #21: Females ages 12 to 24 are at the greatest risk for
experiencing a rape or sexual assault (DOJ 2001).
Fact #22: Almost two-thirds of all rapes are committed by someone who is
known to the victim. 73% of sexual assaults were perpetrated by a
non-stranger (— 38% of perpetrators were a friend or acquaintance of the
victim, 28% were an intimate and 7% were another relative.) (National
Crime Victimization Survey, 2005)
Fact #23: The costs of intimate partner violence against women exceed an
estimated $5.8 billion. These costs include nearly $4.1 billion in the
direct costs of medical care and mental health care and nearly $1.8 billion
in the indirect costs of lost productivity and present value of lifetime
earnings. (Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United
States, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Atlanta,
Georgia, March 2003).
Fact #24: Domestic violence occurs in approximately 25-33% of same-sex
relationships. (NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, October 1996.)
Fact #25: Boys who witness their fathers' violence are 10 times more
likely to engage in spouse abuse in later adulthood than boys from
non-violent homes. (Family Violence Interventions for the Justice System,
Fact #26: An estimated 50,000 women and children are trafficked into the
United States annually for sexual exploitation or forced labor. (U.S.
Central Intelligence Agency, 2000)
Fact #27: Somewhere in America a woman is battered, usually by her
intimate partner, every 15 seconds. (UN Study On The Status of Women,
Fact #28: A University of Pennsylvania research study found that
domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to low-income, inner-city
Philadelphia women between the ages of 15 to 44 - more common than
automobile accidents, mugging and rapes combined. In this study domestic
violence included injuries caused by street crime.
Fact #29: Following the Supreme Court's decision in 2000 to strike down
the civil-rights provision of the Federal Violence Against Women Act (ruling
that only states could enact such legislation), only two states in the
country (Illinois and California) have defined gender-based violence, such
as rape and domestic violence, as sex discrimination, and created specific
laws that survivors can use to sue their perpetrators in civil court. (Kaethe
Morris Hoffer, 2004).
Fact #30: A study reported in the New York Times suggests that one in
five adolescent girls become the victims of physical or sexual violence, or
both, in a dating relationship. (New York Times, 8/01/01)
1/3rd of Women in US
NPR, “In 2003, a survey of female
veterans found that 30 percent said they were raped in the military. A 2004
study of veterans who were seeking help for post-traumatic stress disorder
found that 71 percent of the women said they were sexually assaulted or
raped while serving. And a 1995 study of female veterans of the Gulf and
earlier wars, found that 90 percent had been sexually harassed.”
BBC recently reported on The Lonely
Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq by Helen Benedict. This
book examines the extreme difficulties female soldiers have in serving
abroad. Benedict interviewed several women in the military to get a deeper
understanding of the issue, and some of their stories were real eye openers.
specialist Chantelle Henneberry spoke of some of her experiences in Iraq, “Everybody’s supposed to have a battle buddy in the army, and females
are supposed to have one to go to the latrines with, or to the showers –
that’s so you don’t get raped by one of the men on your own side. But
because I was the only female there, I didn’t have a battle buddy. My battle
buddy was my gun and my knife.”
Another study concluded that 90% of all women serving are sexually harassed.
Another one estimates that 90% of all the rapes do not get reported, despite
supposedly easier ways to report the crime with confidentiality since 2005.
Either way, this appears to be an epidemic that needs to be dealt with.
online discussion from a former soldier whose identity is being protected
had this to say, “At least a rape ends. It’s the day-to-day degradation
that eats at you. None of my friends who were raped on active duty reported
it. Or if we tried, we were told to shut up for ‘morale.’ Working with your
rapist on a daily basis isn’t a lot of fun, believe me.”
the military is dealing with this appears to demonstrate a pattern of
sweeping it under the rug. In 2008, 62% of those that were convicted of
sexual assault or rape received very lenient punishments such as demotion,
suspension, or a written reprimand.
problem is not confined to the US military either. This abuse is rampant
among private defense contractors overseas as well, as recently highlighted
by the recent press about Jamie Leigh Jones. Ms. Jones was in Iraq in 2005
when seven Halliburton/KBR employees drugged and brutally gang-raped her.
Her injuries were so extensive that she had lacerations to her vagina and
anus, her breast implants were ruptured, and her pectoral muscles torn. The
response of KBR was to lock her in a shipping container with only a bed, and
to deny her food, water, and medical treatment. The rape kit that was taken
after she regained consciousness was mysteriously lost.
crime eventually led to an amendment being added to the defense
appropriations bill by Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). This would require defense
contractors to allow their employees access to US courts in cases of rape or
sexual assault, regardless of where they are stationed. The 30 Republican
senators voted against this amendment are currently being humiliated on the
Republicans for Rape
website and by John Stewart on the Daily
culture of sexual violence against women that is allowed to exist in both
the US military and private contractors needs to come to an end. When almost
a third of all women serving are raped, and over two thirds sexually
assaulted, this problem is rampant and systemic.
1/3rd of Women in US Military Raped