Friday, November 20, 2009

What's the Worth of a Woman's Life?

How does one value their life? What’s the tag in your life?

Malaysiakini (and I am sure the other papers in Malaysia) were running the story of 'Seetha' the lady who committed suicide by drinking paraquat. She not only drank it but she also felt compelled to feed the same poison to her children. She succumbed to the poison on 18th November 2009.

What drove her to do this? Was she so dire in desperation for money for food, for a home to stay? No neither she was devastated that her younger brother died in a police shoot out (he was a gangster with a famous gang in Klang/Shah Alam). Where was her devastation when her brother had done cruel things to people during his gang raid days? Why hadn't she consoled her brother to go the right way (that’s if she knew what he was up to)?

What valued had she for her life and of her children's lives? They were so small and they couldn't go against what she asked them to do. All four of their ages are ranging from 9 to 3 years old. Now they will live a life of motherless, scorned by their relatives and the outcome could be good or bad (depending very much on the situation they will have to face).

I cannot begin to imagine what was in her mind when she was pouring poison for them to drink? Would you, could you? I suppose if you are in so heavy a depression you do things you are not aware of but to take one's life is so a courages thing. No coward does that! Sorry she is not a hero in my eye for what she did. (Forget the circumstances of why she did it!)

Anyway she is gone and lives moves on. The children will have to face the battle of their lives. My heart goes out for them though. Why did GOD give the right to a woman to bear the child and carry it 9 months? He could have easily given it to the Man no? He made women the tougher of the 2 humankind.
The value of her life? NIL - None because according to the papers, she couldn't bare to live her life without her brother. That’s what the parents said (it seems) and so there you go..that’s what she thought of her life. So her husband, her family and the rest...was NOTHING! Imagine that.

Then I got this email with the below article from a friend of mine. He forwarded this email, (timing apt!) as it’s about the plight of Muslim women in the European country for the Syariah Court ruling. Read on..(this the excerpt)

Joys of Muslim Women by Nonie Darwish

In the Muslim faith a Muslim man can marry a child as young as 1 year old and have sexual intimacy with this child. Consummating the marriage by 9.

The dowry is given to the family in exchange for the woman (who becomes his slave) and for the purchase of the private parts of the woman, to use her as a toy.

Even though a woman is abused she cannot obtain a divorce.

To prove rape, the woman must have (4) male witnesses.

Often after a woman has been raped, she is returned to her family and the family must return the dowry. The family has the right to execute her
(an honour killing) to restore the honour of the family. Husbands can beat their wives 'at will' and he does not have to say why he has beaten her.

The husband is permitted to have (4 wives) and a temporary wife for an hour (prostitute) at his discretion.

The Shariah Muslim law controls the private as well as the public life of the woman.

In the West World ( America, UK, Australia, Canada etc.) Muslim men are starting to demand Shariah Law so the wife cannot obtain a divorce and he can have full and complete control of her. It is amazing and alarming how many of our sisters and daughters attending Western Universities are now marrying Muslim men and submitting themselves and their children unsuspectingly to the Shariah law.

By passing this on, enlightened Western women may avoid becoming a slave under Shariah Law.

Author and lecturer Nonie Darwish says the goal of radical Islamists is to impose Shariah law on the world, ripping Western law and liberty in two.

But Darwish developed a skeptical eye at an early age. She questioned her own Muslim culture and upbringing. She converted to Christianity after hearing a Christian preacher on television.
In her latest book, Darwish warns about creeping sharia law - what it is, what it means, and how it is manifested in Islamic countries.

For the West, she says radical Islamists are working to impose sharia on the world.

Now what the worth of their lives? I don't have any religious contentions here but only for the life of womankind. (Please don't read it wrong)

As for me I love my life and I thank god everyday he has given me and for his blessing on it too. Good or bad, I have learnt to embrace it and move on. My prayer today that GOD gives the strength to the women kind (humankind) to be strong and face what the future has for US (good or bad).

Have a lovely weekend!

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