Hypocrisy and NGOs in Pakistan

Before taking up the actual matter, let it be clear that all the NGOs in Pakistan are not the subject matter of this post. There are many NGOs, foreign based and indigenous, that are doing marvelous work in health, education and social fields. These NGOs are working in silence (without making propaganda). You will not see group photos / statements of their controllers in newspapers but can go to their areas and witness their work. (It is a different matter that a few of them have been banned and their accounts frozen by government of Pakistan on the direction of American government on the pretext of antiterrorism)

Subject of this post are many NGOs who make lot of propaganda not for the sake of welfare of the poor / needy but for their own projection. Somehow such NGOs have not only invaded print media in Pakistan but have also found a soft corner generally with all the governments of Pakistan, specially, with the present government and also have foreign patronization.

Presently, a famous case is of Mukhtaran Mai of Meerwala, Dera Ghazi Khan. Some of the agitating NGOs in this case have experienced lawyers in their fold, and who doesn’t know eminent lawyers, Asma Jahagir and Syed Iqbal Hyder (law minister in the cabinet of Benazir Bhutto), the chair person and general secretary respectively of HRCP ? Then why it so happened that, in the case of Mukhtaran Mai, proper evidence against perpetrators of crime was not put up in the Anti-terrorism Court and also no objection was raised against the pro-accused investigation report submitted by the police ? It is because members of HRCP and it’s satellite NGOs were interested only in building up their images and not really feeling the pain of the poor victim. Blowing up one odd case satisfied their personal needs by pleasing foreign donor agencies and also getting a pat from anti-Muslim Western governments.

The people who matter in these NGOs either belong to families of Waderas or are their proteges. Their treatment with the poor under their nose / at their homes is of master to slave. All their lives they have been finding faults with Pakistan and Islam. They are the people who want the type of Pakistan where free access to wine, women and dance is allowed. Didn’t Asma Jahangir, during her visit to India, dance in the open and also issued statements against Pakistan and Deen Islam ? Is Syed Iqbal Hyder not known as one who drinks like fish ?

HRCP and it’s satellite NGOs are being patronized by the present government of Pakistan and had also been supported by earlier governments. (Post on roll of government of Pakistan will be taken up at some later date)

A poor simple but courageous villager, Mukhtaran Mai, has been made a tool and a display item for providing food to mentors of some NGOs ? Why after all another about half-a-dozen similar cases, which occurred during past two years, have not been taken up and given publicity by any NGO ? And for that matter why all these NGOs and their big brother HRCP failed to come to the aid of Dr Shazia Khalid who, just after the incident, was kept under tranquillizer for three days, there-after, under house arrest in the name of security during which nobody was allowed to contact her, and ultimately pushed out of the country ? Are other women including Dr Shazia creation of a lesser god ?

It is evident that these NGOs did their part as such cases are their life-blood. Wherever they smell a kill, they rush out with slogans, banners and paid photographers. They are least interested in the human aspect. Had they been for human rights, rock-solid evidence should have been produced in the court and police report would have been objected to resulting in inquiry at a high level which would have brought justice to Mukhtaran Mai and the criminals such that, in future, these self-made lords/jurists would have not dared to indulge in such heinous crime.

I have been trying to study working of NGOs for the last two decades. I found that some of them were doing good work without wishing to get any publicity. However, there were many NGOs whose working was suspicious. There are 44 NGOs in Islamabad, 15 of them only in sector F-8 (1,610 x 1,610 meter including schools, play grounds, roads, mosques, etc) where I live. I visited 4 of these a number of time to find what welfare work they were carrying on. They had offices decorated with a few pictures of their head with some foreign donor and/or a minister/President of Pakistan and nice young girls. All their talk was in the air like:

“You know we help the poor, the needy. In our country women are oppressed, we
are here to help them. Majority of our people, specially women, are illiterate,
we also take up projects of education”.

With all my efforts and humble requests, I was unable to get any clue to some work being done by them on the surface of the globe or a needy woman/person who had been helped, but no. Head of one of these NGOs is the person who installed uncountable billboards to support referendum of General Pervez Musharraf. Once, after attending a meeting in a 5-star hotel in Islamabad, I saw a group of well-dressed women coming towards the lobby and a friend introducted me to one of the ladies as “Meet spirit behind the welfare of oppressed women, chair person of so & so NGO”. Trying to make use of the opportunity to satisfy my inquisitive mind, I started asking questions but got the answers as stated above. My friend said bye to them and pulled me aside. When I asked the reason he said, “They are wives of big people (Waderas / bureaucrats / generals), and arrange tea/dinner parties in the name of welfare to discuss latest designs of ornaments and clothes, then get a statement printed in newspaper, sometimes, with their picture to show it to their donors so that they keep on getting funds”.

Is this not Hypocrisy on the part of HRCP and it’s satellite NGOs.

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False Reporting ? Or Hypocrisy ?

[I shall take up the roll of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and other NGOs in Pakistan at a later date. Today only violence against women as reported by Human Rights Watch (HRW)]

Below are seven relevant excerpts from HRW Report 1999 based on reports of HRCP.

(1) During 1997, the Lahore press reported an average of more than four local cases of women being burnt weekly, three of the four fatally. Police follow-up on these cases was negligible, with only six suspects taken into custody out of the 215 cases reported in Lahore newspapers during the year.

(2) The Sindh government has reported an annual figure of 300 for such killings. HRCP’s own findings reveal that in 1997 there were eighty-six karo kari killings in Larkana, Sindh, alone, with fifty-three of the victims being women.
(3) HRCP estimated that in 1997 at least eight women, more than half of them minors, were raped every twenty-four hours nationwide.

(4) Estimates of the percentage of women who experience domestic violence in Pakistan range from 70 to upwards of 90 percent.

(5) The supremacy of the male and subordination of the female assumed to be part of the culture and even to have sanction of the religion made violence by one against the other in a variety of its forms an accepted and pervasive feature of domestic life.

(6) It is the structure of the family that leads to or legitimizes the acts, emotions or phenomenon that are identified as the “causes” of domestic violence under the causal analysis. This family structure is a “structure that is mirrored and confirmed in the structure of society, which condones the oppression of women and tolerates male violence as one of the instruments in the perpetuation of this power balance.”

(7) Honor killings – – – The practice of summary killing of a woman suspected of an illicit liaison, known as karo kari in Sindh and Balochistan, is known to occur in all parts of the country

As per (1) there were 215 cases of burns in Lahore during 1997. Population of Lahore was 2 million. Let us assume the same rate of this violence in whole of Pakistan. Population of Pakistan being 140 million, the total cases come to 15,050.

As noted at (2), there were 86 honor killing cases in Larkana which involved 53 women. Karo-Kari (honour killing) is practiced only by tribes settled in Northern Sindh, adjoining area of Baluchistan and some part of South-Eastern Punjab. Most of Pakistan is free from this evil. Very rare cases of honour killing do take place though. Let us be on high side and assume that the total figure for Pakistan is 6 times the figure for Larkana. That makes 318.

According to (3), HRCP had given figure of at least 8 nationwide rape cases in 24 hours during 1997. Let us give some more credit to HRCP and make it 10. This calculates to 3,650 cases in a year.

Now, adding up all the cases for Pakistan in a year, it comes to 19,018 for a population of 140,000,000 in the year 1997. The violence against women on population base in a year comes to 0.0136 %. Now compare it with sweeping figure of 70 to 90 % given in the HRW. Where do we go ? What are / where are the remaining 97,980,960 to 125,980,960 cases of violence against women ?

Some call it false reporting but I call it Hypocrisy.

Official Level Child Abuse

By writing about the largest country on globe (also the only super power) I do neither mean that child abuse doesn’t exist in small countries like ours’ (Pakistan) nor I mean that it is less here but as is a proverb عقاب کے سامنے پدی کا کیا تذ کرہ (what to say about a tiny bird in presence of an eagle). In fact, I read with a heavy heart whenever there is such news / report about my own country, but when I read even more terrifying news about the largest country, I am just stunned. All that glitters is not gold.

Here under is reproduced a report without any comments by me.

WASHINGTON — March 13, 2005 — TomFlocco.com — Photographer Russell E. “Rusty” Nelson was recently arrested two days after journalist Hunter Thompson reportedly committed suicide four weeks ago on February 10, according to two phone interviews with attorney John DeCamp last week. Nelson was allegedly employed by a former Republican Party activist to take pictures of current or retired U.S. House-Senate members and other prominent government officials engaging in sexual criminality by receiving or committing sodomy and other sex acts on children during the Reagan-Bush 41 administrations.

Hunter Thompson’s death and the news blackout of Rusty Nelson’s simultaneous arrest raise questions that someone may be attempting to limit Nelson’s freedom or threaten him, since according to testimony, both men had allegedly witnessed homosexual prostitution and pedophile criminal acts in a suppressed but far-reaching child sex-ring probe closely linked to Senate and House members–but also former President George H. W. Bush. [In U.S. District Court testimony, Rusty Nelson told Judge Warren Urbom he took 20,000 to 30,000 pictures, 2-5-1999, p.52]

Pedophile victim Paul Bonacci–kidnapped and forced into sex slavery between the ages of 6 and 17–told U.S. District Court Judge Warren Urbom in sworn testimony [pp.105, 124-126] on February 5, 1999: “Where were the parties?…down in Washington, DC…and that was for sex…There was sex between adult men and other adult men but most of it had to do with young boys and young girls with the older folks…specifically for sex with minors…Also in Washington, DC, there were parties after a party…there were a lot of parties where there would be senators and congressmen who had nothing to do with the sexual stuff. But there were some senators and congressmen who stayed for the [pedophile sex] parties afterwards…on a lot of the trips he took us on he had us, I mean, I met some people that I don’t feel comfortable telling their name because I don’t want to — …Q: Are you scared?…Yes…”

Sex with Minors ?

In this testimony before judge Urbom, Bonacci specifically named Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) as having participated in the parties—also telling the judge he had “relationships with him” in Washington, DC and was flown to Massachusetts for sex in basement of Frank’s Boston home. [2-5-1999, p. 126]

The evidence DeCamp presented was so credible and substantial that Urbom awarded Paul Bonacci $1 million for child abuse on February 19, 1999 regarding his lawsuit involving Larry King. This, despite a Nebraska jury having already indicted Bonacci for perjury in 1990, ultimately sending an intentionally damaged, spiritually and physically abused young man to prison for five years–and despite his treatment by King, described in court testimony: “They put guns up to my head. Had guns put in my mouth…Larry King sent out boys, men, to jump me…he had them pretty well beat the tar out of me from the waist down so nobody would see the marks…I had my fingers broken…I can remember them burning me with hot instruments …placing stuff inside me…almost what I call a cattle prod…But it would be put inside then they’d shock me inside my — …Judge Urbom: Anus?…Yes… And they would — …Judge: You mean electrically heated?…They would put it in and then push a button and it would shock me…Judge Urbom:..done by Larry King at his direction?…At his direction…”

“I threatened to go to the police in California, thought maybe they would listen whereas in Omaha they were in his pocketbook…he had me hung out of an airplane with a rope by my ankles…If they wanted to get something passed through the legislature, he would put some people that were against it in a compromising position. By using us boys and girls…Judge Urbom: Was this by your being the sexual partner of that person?…Yes…Judge Urbom: …Any estimates of how often you participated as the sexual partner of one of these persons that he wanted to get some kind of control over?…There were times when it would be four or five in a night…on probably a couple thousand times…sometimes dozens of times with the same person…” [U.S. District Court testimony, 2-5-1999, pp. 146-151]

Curiously, Paul Bonacci told investigators that the sex ring was based out of Offutt U.S. Air Force Base near Omaha, having been taken there to be abused since he was three years old in 1970. At Offutt, Paul said he was “trained” by tortures, heavy drugging and sexual degradation. [Offutt AFB played a major role immediately following the 9/11 attacks as George W. Bush made the base his post-attack headquarters for a short period.]

So intent upon his physical harm, the government “moved Bonacci to different facilities–despite agreements worked out by DeCamp, purposefully gave him food to which he was allergic while his weight dropped, and denied him a blanket for months…[he was] beaten several times in jail and placed with potentially violent people associated with Larry King,” according to Decamp.

John DeCamp just released an updated 2005 edition of his original book about the secret White House-linked national child sex-ring entitled The Franklin Cover-up [$12.95 + $4.00 shipping: contact decamplegal@inebraska.com for 2005 edition]. The carefully researched and graphic expose involves convicted [and recently released from prison] GOP operative Lawrence E. “Larry” King Jr. who allegedly hired photographers to capture legislators and high officials in compromising sexual positions with children while he managed the Franklin Federal Credit Union–according to court testimony on 2-5-1999. [Franklin was raided by federal agencies and shut down two days before George H. W. Bush was elected president in 1988.]

Regarding his role in taking blackmail photos of government officials, Rusty Nelson confirmed Bonacci’s testimony to Judge Urbom: “Q: Children on the airplane?…yes. Q: How young?…There was one situation went back to Washington, DC…he had probably 10, 12 years old…Q: Boys, girls?…Both…Q: Who attended the parties?…Prominent business people, very prominent high-ranking officials, politicians. What would transpire was they would have a party and then a party after the party…after the party was more of a sex-type deal…That’s what Larry [King] would — — Q: These old politicians were having sex with each other?…Or people Larry would bring…some younger people…Did you take pictures of the parties?…I took pictures at some of the parties, yes…” [U.S. District Court testimony, 2-5-1999, pp. 89-91]

After the Secret Service allowed Paul Bonacci to have access to the White House on July 3, 1988, one of DeCamp’s investigators said the young pedophile victim was able to draw a floor-plan of the presidential inside living quarters of the White House–an area not available to the public–lending strong credence to a June 29, 1989 Washington Times front page story, “Homosexual prostitution inquiry ensnares VIPs with Reagan, Bush,” when reporters Paul Rodriguez and George Archibald said “Call-boys took midnight tour of White House.”

Presidential indiscretions–or criminal acts?

According to a Nebraska state police report, Nebraska Foster Care Review Board letter to the Attorney General, Nebraska Senate’s Franklin committee investigative report, and a 50-page report by Omaha’s Boys Town welfare case officer Mrs. Julie Walters, pedophile victims Nelly and Kimberly Webb detailed a massive child sex, homosexual and pornography operation run out of Nebraska by Larry King–but with close ties directly to the Congress and the White House.

Mrs. Walter’s Nebraska Dept. of Social Services report (3-25-86) revealed: “[14 year-old] Nelly said at these trip parties hosted by Larry King, she sat naked ‘looking pretty and innocent’ and guests could engage in any sexual activity they wanted, but penetration was not allowed … Nelly said she first met V. P. George Bush at the Republican Convention where King sang the national anthem, and saw Bush again at a Washington, DC party Larry hosted…Last year [1985] she met V.P. Bush and saw him at one of the parties Larry gave while on a Washington, DC trip. At some of the parties there are just men (as was the case at the party George Bush attended)…Nelly said she has seen sodomy committed at those parties.”

The Walters report continued: “On December 19, 1988, Nelly was contacted and voluntarily came to the FBI offices on December 30, 1988. She was interviewed by [FBI agents] Brady, Tucker and Phillips…in September or October, 1984 when Lisa was 14 she went to Chicago with Larry King and 15-20 boys from Omaha…She indicates she attended a party in Chicago with King and the male youths. She indicated George Bush was present…she sat at a table at the party wearing nothing but a negligee. She stated George Bush saw her on the table. She stated she saw George Bush pay King money and Bush left the party with a nineteen year old black boy named Brent. Lisa said the party Bush attended was in Chicago in September or October 1984. The Chicago Tribune of October 31, 1984 said Bush was in Illinois campaigning for congressional candidates at the end of October.”

Bush 41 surfaced again in Lowe’s May, 1989 review of reports by Thomas Vlahoulis from the state attorney general’s office: “Sorenson told Vlahoulis that both Kimberly and Nelly [Webb] brought up the name of George Bush and indicated that they had both met him…”

In spite of four polygraph tests administered by a Nebraska state trooper who said he was convinced Nelly was telling the truth, in December, 1990, a Washington country, Nebraska judge ignored Julie Walter’s 50-page report, numerous debriefings of the girls by foster care officials and youth workers stating the sisters told the truth–specifically about George Bush Sr., and dismissed all charges against their foster parents Jarrett and Barbara Webb, who Nelly and Kimberly said had allowed them to be abused.

Gosch to Guckert to Gannon?

Cable television news reports have recently linked an alleged male prostitute to the present White House since George W. Bush permitted James Guckert to use an unprecedented Secret Service-approved alias (Jeff Gannon) while having access to the White House for two years as a pool reporter serving the younger Bush–before which Gannon had advertised himself on internet pornography sites as a male “escort” charging $200 an hour. [Gannon is the subject of independent news reports which have referred to him as the former kidnapped Des Moines, Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch–forced into child sex-slavery.] John DeCamp told this writer “I believe Johnny Gosch and Jeff Gannon are one and the same person–but I am not in a position to know positively.”

During a recent phone interview, Noreen Gosch told TomFlocco.com that she is still not sure whether her missing son Johnny is in fact James Gannon, because she has “not seen enough evidence.” But having been abducted in 1982, Johnny Gosch would now be about 35-36 years old. Gannon claims to be 47 but his “male4male” website escorts profile lists him as 31 in 2000, which would also make him 35-36 years old today.

George W. Bush has not explained how Guckert/Gannon–who had advertised himself as a male escort–could apparently operate in the White House as a reporter for two years using a Secret Service-approved alias and regularly be called upon by George W. Bush and press secretary Scott McClellan during nationally televised presidential press conferences.

In separate testimony, Decamp said Bonacci told him “Larry King was smiling and laughing the whole time the film was being shown…as the men watched, they passed Nicholas [another victim] and me around as if we were toys, and sexually abused us.” [U.S. District Court, 2-5-1999, pp.115-129]

Protecting legislators at the expense of children

John Decamp told TomFlocco.com that Franklin child-abuse witness “Alisha Owen was convicted of lying that as a minor, she had sex with Omaha Chief of Police Robert Wadman. She was placed in solitary confinement for years–the most brutal treatment of a female inmate in Nebraska history for a first-time offense,” to which Decamp added, “it was done to keep her silent and away from other inmates, but also as a warning to the other children.” 21 year-old Alisha Jahn Owen was sentenced on August 8, 1991 to serve nine to twenty-seven years in prison for telling a grand jury that she was sexually abused as a juvenile by a Nebraska District Court judge, by Omaha’s Chief of Police, by the manager of the Franklin Credit Union, and others.

The Nebraska State Senate’s primary Franklin Committee investigator Gary Caradori’s March 14, 1990 notes revealed that on the day of the federal agents’ raid on Franklin Credit Union, “a large amount of pornographic material was taken out of the credit union, including videos and photographs depicting sexual acts. I was told that if Friedrichs or any of the other people working for the CPA firm contacted by the government [audit] would say anything, they would automatically lose their jobs.”

That evidence was never made available to the Nebraska Senate’s Franklin Committee, nor was its existence publicly acknowledged by the FBI; and all raid warrants were sealed by United States Magistrate Richard Kopf–the same court official who ordered to have Larry King taken by federal agents to a federal psychiatric facility for “tests,” on February 7, 1990 as President George H. W. Bush was coming to Omaha for a fundraising event.

Alisha Owen testified to the Franklin Committee on June 11, 1990 that the FBI attempted to influence federal witness testimony–that her former lawyer Pam Vuchetich had come to see her in the spring: “giving a proposal from the FBI that if I recanted my story then nothing would happen to me; I could get out of prison and no charges would ever be brought against me…they would write letters to the judge asking for my sentence reduction…” Her parents, Donna and Alvin Owen told the committee about the incident on June 21, 1990: “Q: You testified that your husband was there? … sitting in the living room, I remember…Q: Did she tell you who in the FBI made that deal, made that offer to her?…Mickey Mott…He works closely with Rick Culver and John Pankonon…

Curiously, state policeman Gary Caradori, died July 11, 1990 in a small-plane explosion, one month after FBI officials attempted to coerce a key child witness to recant her testimony–and even though a deputy sheriff first at the crash site said there was child pornography scattered all over the farmer’s field and the farmer said he witnessed the plane exploding in mid-air before crashing to the ground.

Johnny Gosch’s mother, Noreen, said “undisclosed sources told her the FBI immediately arrived with three flatbed trucks [modus operandi of FBI and Gov. Jeb Bush confiscating 9/11 hijacker documents at Venice, Florida’s Huffman flight school?], grabbed the evidence from the sheriff’s hands, cordoned off the field, walked the field, picked up every piece of evidence, took the plane and all its parts and put it on the flatbed trucks, and told the peace officer, ‘This is confidential information and don’t ever speak of it again.’ The evidence has never surfaced again in Nebraska’s Franklin investigation or any other investigation.” [Ted Gunderson Report, June 28, 2000]

DeCamp’s book reveals more clear evidence of witness tampering and possible accessory to murder: On the evening of July 11, 1990, the day her husband crashed to his death, Sandie Caradori received several phone calls from [key Franklin child-abuse witness] Troy Boner. She wrote in her notes: “I am familiar with his voice and can be 100% assured that I did in fact receive telephone calls from him…Troy: Gary wasn’t lying. He didn’t tell me what to say. What I told him was the truth. (He spoke rapidly, fighting back tears) They made me take it back. They threatened me…You don’t understand, they threatened me. They made me take it back. I was so scared…” [pp. 186-187]

In 1990, according to DeCamp, “Troy Boner was going to provide the information in open court, under oath, that would blow the lid off the Franklin case and force a new trial for Alisha Owen…As Troy came into the courthouse, he was immediately ushered into a private room by county judicial authorities…the hearing was delayed for one hour…Troy was in the room with a “Special Attorney” and with other officials from the prosecutor’s office–the very same prosecutorial team Troy was about to testify against.” “…Troy leaned over and whispered to me, “Oh God, forgive me. They guaranteed if I talk here today, they will put me away for twenty years…told me I would be charged with perjury for my original testimony if I opened my mouth today in court…Look what they did to Alisha…Look what they did to my brother.” [found dead after playing “Russian Roulette”]

DeCamp’s 2005 edition incredibly reveals, “In late 2003 [just before the 2004 election campaign started to heat up], Troy Boner [key abused child witness to national sex-ring] walked into a hospital in New Mexico screaming “they’re after me, they’re after me because of this book.” The book Boner was waving was The Franklin Cover-up. Boner was ‘…mildly sedated and calmed down…and put in a private room for observation.’ ” “When nurses came back to check on him early next morning, Boner was sitting in a chair, bleeding from the mouth and quite dead. Former FBI Los Angeles Bureau Chief Ted Gunderson tried to get autopsy and other information and details that were promised him on Boner’s death, but Gunderson and apparently every other entity, were totally shut out of all information. No news stories were published on Boner’s death despite his “notoriety” in the Franklin case.” (John DeCamp, The Franklin Cover-up) Another witness was gone.

Women Freedom – A Hypocrisy of the Highest Order

Women Freedom is a loud slogan of the West (America, Europe, etc) basically for Muslim women. Let us see how far it is true in its spirit in the West?

IN THE WEST:
A girl after entering teen age, generally, has to earn money for carrying on her studies and / or meeting her personal expenses. When she becomes a woman, it becomes a compulsion. Does this mean women freedom?

After marriage a woman’s working to earn money does not end and, if she gives birth to children, she has to work more hours to meet additional expenses. In addition, she has to handle the house-hold plus look after the children. Husband is not bound to meet all the needs of his wife and children. Is it called women freedom?

Starting from the age of ten years (may be earlier) body profiles of a girl are examined by boys not only by eyes but with hands and what not. This goes on for years till a man proposes to marry her. By that time several boys / men have tested and tasted her body. Is that a sign of women freedom?Is minor girls giving birth to children (without marriage) any indication of women freedom?

Is being lesbian called women freedom?

In a country, group marriages are legal with the result when a child is born to one of the women in the group no body knows who is the father. Can that be called women freedom?

Some decades ago, electric supply breakdown occurred in some part of USA for, perhaps, 20 minutes. Most of the women trapped in lifts were raped. Does that mean women freedom?

HERE ARE SOME STATISTICS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN U.S.A.
Between 1 & 4 million women experience serious assault by an intimate partner each year.

Nearly 1 in 3 adult women experience at least 1 physical assault by a partner during adulthood.47% of men who beat their wives do so at least 3 times per year.Only about one-seventh of all domestic assaults come to the attention of the police.

Each year, an estimated 3.3 million children witness their mothers or female caretakers being abused.Young women, between the ages of 16-24 in dating relationships experience the highest rate of domestic violence and sexual assault.

An average of 28% of high school and college students experience dating violence at some point.26% of pregnant teens reported being physically abused by their boyfriends — about half of them said the battering began or intensified after he learned of her pregnancy.

Requests for emergency shelter by homeless families with children increased in 68% of US cities surveyed in 1999.57 % of homeless families identified domestic violence as a primary cause of homelessness.Between one- and two-thirds of welfare recipients reported having suffered domestic violence at some point in their adult lives; between 15 – 32% reported current domestic victimization.

Black women experience intimate partner violence at a 35% higher rate than white women.

A battered woman who is not a legal resident, or whose immigration status depends on her partner, is isolated by cultural dynamics which may prevent her from leaving her husband or seeking assistance from the legal system. These factors contribute to the higher incidence of abuse among immigrant women.While same-sex battering mirrors heterosexual battering both in type and prevalence, its victims receive fewer protections.

Seven states define domestic violence in a way that excludes same-sex victims; 21 states have sodomy laws that may require same-sex victims to confess to a crime in order to prove they are in a domestic relationship.

NOTE: The above figures do not include tens of millions of intercourse that occur with mutual consent between girls / women and boys / men other than husband and wife.

Footnotes (References)
1. Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report: Violence Against Women:
2. Estimates from the Redesigned Survey (NCJ-154348) August 1995, p. 3.
3. American Psychological Association; Violence and the Family: Report of the American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on Violence and the Family (1996), p. 10.
4. AMA Diagnostic & Treatment Guidelines on Domestic Violence, SEC: 94-677:3M:9/94 (1994).
5. American Psychological Association; Violence and the Family Report of the American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on Violence and the Family (1996), p. 10.

Is this the culture that West wants to spread among the Muslim community?

To be truthful the whole trajectory of women freedom in the West has been tied up with the freedom to uncover their bodies.

Women in the west know all what is written above and much more but, they are tied up in the Western society web so tightly that no woman is ready to accept the fact that, in the name of women freedom, she has been enslaved in such a way that she can not run away from remaining a prey to men’s desires. (However, some have started raising voice)Is not slogan of

Women Freedom a Hypocrisy?