1)According to UNICEF Convention on the Rights of the Child, every one below 18 years considered as a child….!!

2)Minimum age that a person can get married in Sri Lanka is 18 years

3)The minimum age that can give consent for sex is 16 years

4)Sexual intercourse with or without consent of girls below 16 years considered as RAPE

5) Sexual intercourse Without consent of a girl of any age considered as a RAPE( the consent can’t give by someone else on behalf of the girl)
BUT THE ABOVE LAWS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO MUSLIMS IN SRI LANKA…!!! (though they are not excluded by the common law)

Tortured Filipina Maid Cries For Justice



Source: Fe Santiago Arab Times Staff)
Bruises Left On The Arms And Legs Of The Filipina Maid After Beating By The Female Sponsor With An Iron Rod.
Tortured Filipina Maid Cries For Justice 

KUWAIT CITY, April 10: “She has no heart and she treated me like an animal,” cried the Filipina household service worker (HSW) whose photo with bruises and hematoma has gone viral on the social networking site Facebook. E S, 34, separated with four kids and a native of Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat in Southern Philippines who escaped from her employers’ house on April 7 is now under the custody of the Philippine Embassy and staying temporarily at the Filipino Workers Resource Centre after allegedly suffering from severe maltreatment in the hands of her Kuwaiti lady employer.

E S recounted to the Arab Times on Wednesday the alleged trauma and nightmare that she experienced when she arrived in Kuwait on Dec 29, 2010 to work in the household of a Kuwaiti family. “I was the only housemaid and it was a huge house with three floors. I was doing everything inside the house. I only get two hours sleep everyday. I usually sleep at around 12 midnight and my madam wakes me up before 3 am to start doing the chores,” she disclosed. She pointed out that she can handle all the chores but she cannot take the physical abuse that she has suffered from her lady employer.

“She started hurting me last August 2012. At first, she was just throwing slippers at me for no reason at all then as the days went by, she started hitting me with a long wooden stick for only a minor mistake like she wants me to clean the six bathrooms over and over again even if they’re already clean. One time, she saw me falling asleep while doing some chores and I was shocked when she suddenly hit me with a wooden stick. I begged her to stop and asked her if I can rest even for a few minutes but she won’t let me,” E S sobbed as she showed her bruises that dotted various parts of her body and the contusion on her head. She tried once to escape to one of their neighbours but their neighbour brought her back to her sponsor’s house again and the beating became more serious, she claimed.

E S tried to endure everything as her contract was supposed to end last December 2012. “I just held on until December but when December came and when I asked them if I could go home, they told me to wait until my replacement comes. In January this year, from a wooden stick, my madam started beating me with a long steel rod almost everyday,” she stated.

On April 6, her madam called her to the kitchen and scolded her. “She accused me of urinating in the kitchen because of some yellow reflection on the floor. I explained to her that it’s just the reflection of the lights and I will never urinate on the kitchen’s floor. Then she called her husband but her husband said there’s no urine on the floor. This time she became hysterical and got mad at me and screamed at her husband why he was siding with me. When her husband walked out of the kitchen, she then beat with the long steel rod. She even kicked me. I begged her to stop but she wouldn’t until my head was already bleeding and there was so much blood on the floor. She poured water on me and asked me to clean the floor,” E S disclosed.  After being beaten black and blue, she went up to her room and finally decided to escape from her abusive madam. “I prayed so hard that night for God may lead me the way,” she shared in between sobs.

Finally, she got a chance to escape when her madam asked her to throw some garbage in the early morning of April 7. Some Filipina housemaids who work in their neighbourhood saw her and took pity on her so they hid her in one of the houses in the neighbourhood with the help of their Kuwaiti employers where she stayed for a day. On April 8, she took a cab and ended up in one of the malls where a Filipina doctor saw her who then took her to the Filipino Workers Resource Centre at the Philippine Overseas Labour Office. “She was the one who took my photos but I did not know that she posted by photos on Facebook. I don’t want my family to know what happened to me. Her intention may be good but I was surprised to see my face all over Facebook. Despite this, I want to thank her for helping me and those who helped me,” E S stated. She added that she is bent on filing a case against her lady employer. “I want her to be behind bars for what she did to me,” she stated as tears welled in her eyes.

The Philippine Embassy under the leadership of the newly assigned Charge d’ Affaires Atty Raul H Dado is closely monitoring the case and vowed to extend all the possible assistance to E S.

“We already brought her for medical exam and we have already reported the incident to the police authorities. The embassy has hired a known Kuwaiti international human rights lawyer, Attorney Al-Saqabi and we will be filing a case against her employer. We’ll do everything and leave no stone unturned to ensure that justice will be served,” disclosed the embassy’s Assistant to Nationals Unit Officer Mar Hassan to the Arab Times.



Sri Lanka: Muslims threatened by rising Buddhist extremism


Dec 25, Colombo: Chairman of the Muslim Council of (MCSL) Sri Lanka N.M. Ameen says the Muslims in the country are threatened by the extremist Sinhala Buddhist organizations and hardcore activist monks.

The Muslim Council together with the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama, the apex religious body of is Islamic Theologians, met Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa recently to explain the situation.

Ameen said that around 19 websites identified by them are spreading anti-Muslim ideas in the country. In addition, there are Facebook and SMS campaigns also against Muslims.

He said the Muslims informed the Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa about the situation and explained the reality of spreading anti-Muslim sentiment in the country which is recovering from a three-decade long ethnic war.

According to the Muslim leader, the Defence Secretary had assured that the rising incidents of extremism were not the stands of the government, Sinhala society or the Buddhist monk community and the government would not allow disrupting the hard built peace in the country.

The Muslim organization said that two small businessmen in Embilipitiya have been assaulted and propaganda against Muslims is wide spread based on the unfounded fear that Muslims would dominate Sri Lanka by 2050.

The organization reminded how the Muslim population of the country stood by with the Sinhala people during the war to safeguard the unity of state.

‘Stone her to death’: Tunisian preacher demands protester, 19, is executed for posting topless pictures on Facebook


Source : (Martin Ray)

A Ukrainian women’s rights group is calling for a ‘topless revolution’ in Tunisia after a Muslim preacher demanded a girl who posted naked pictures of herself online be stoned because she is an ‘epidemic’.

FEMEN, which regularly stages high-profile naked protests, is declaring April 4 the day of ‘relentless topless jihad against Islamism‘ in a bid to jump-start a new Arab Spring for women’s rights.

Amina Tyler, 19, caused outrage in her native Tunisia last week when she posted topless photos of herself on her Facebook page.

FEMEN protester Amina Tyler pictured on her Facebook page
FEMEN protester Amina Tyler pictured on her Facebook page
The naked truth: Amina Tyler, 19, caused outrage in her native Tunisia last week   when she posted topless photos of herself on her Facebook page in a protest over women’s rights

The teenager, who is an FEMEN activist, can be seen smoking a cigarette with Arabic words written across her chest in black that translates into English as: ‘My body belongs to me.’

It is unclear from reports in the Arab press whether Amina posted these photos while in Tunisia.

Reports in Europe and the U.S. have stated that Amina has been taken by her parents to a psychiatric hospital in Tunis, which have been confirmed by FEMEN leader Inna Shevchenko in Paris.


Tunisian media said that if Amina committed the offence in her own country, she could be punished by up to two years in prison and be given a fine between £40 and £400 pounds.

Yet her act has caused conservative religious leaders there to take laws into their own hands.

Recent reports claim that FEMEN’s Facebook account was hacked and that one page been infiltrated with videos and pictures on the site with verses from the Koran.

Extreme views: Salafist preacher Adel Almi (pictured) called for Amina to be ‘quarantined’ and stoned to death after comparing her to someone with a contagious illness

‘Thanks to God we have hacked this immoral page and the best is yet to come,’ read one message signed by ‘al-Angour,’ an apparent hacker.

Salafist religious leaders in Tunisia want Amina to be stoned to death.

Tunisian newspaper AssabahNews quoted Salafi preacher Adel Almi, who heads the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, saying: ‘According to God’s law, she deserves 80 to 100 lashes, but what she committed is worth much more than that.

‘She deserves to be stoned to death and she must be quarantined because what she did is an epidemic.’

‘She is like someone suffering from a serious and contagious illness and she must be secluded and treated,’ he added.

FEMEN responded with a statement condemning ‘barbarian threats of the Islamists’ and said that April 4 will mark the ‘beginning of a new, genuine Arab Spring, after which true freedom, freedom without mullahs and caliphs, will come to Tunisia!

‘Long live the topless jihad against infidels!’ before ending on a high note: ‘Our tits are deadlier than your stones!’

A petition and an international day of action on April 4 to highlight the threats against Amina have been organised by the group.

More than 10,000 people have already signed the petition that called for those who threatened Amina’s life to be prosecuted.

A spokesman for Human Rights Watch said: ‘The comments of the Tunisian preacher Adel Almi saying that Amina Tyler should be stoned to death could put her at serious risk of being harmed.

Statement: A FEMEN protester is hauled away during a demonstration at the Italian elections last monthStatement: A FEMEN protester is hauled away during a demonstration at the Italian elections last month


 ‘The Tunisian state should react at the very least by condemning these words and protecting her from physical assault, and investigate if the crime of inciting violence has taken place.’

Last month, FEMEN brought together Iranian women in Sweden, who took to the streets of Stockholm demonstrating against the Hijab (Islamic headscarf).

One of its leaders also recently condemned Elmar Brok, a powerful German MEP in the European parliament for seeking the services of Ukrainian prostitutes, an accusation which he has yet to deny.

Tunisia is going through a period of turbulence with human rights a central theme of street demonstrations.

Backlash: FEMEN is declaring April 4 the day of 'relentless topless jihad against Islamism' in a bid to jump-start a new Arab Spring for women's rightsBacklash: FEMEN is declaring April 4 the day of ‘relentless topless jihad against Islamism’ in a bid to jump-start a new Arab Spring for women’s rights

Protesters on Monday demanded the resignation of Tunisia’s minister for women’s affairs, Sihem Badi, accusing her of defending a children’s nursery where a three-year-old girl was raped, according to the French news agency AFP.

The toddler was raped repeatedly by the caretaker of a nursery in a smart suburb of the capital, according to the police, which led to an arrest of the suspect.

Yet early indications are suggesting that he may escape prosecution following the minister’s comments which seemed to shift the blame to the family and hinted that he would ‘no measures against the caretaker were needed’ according to AFP.

‘Three weeks ago, my life turned into a nightmare. When I imagine my daughter, who weighs 10 kilos, in the hands — and on several occasions — of this 55-year-old caretaker, I have only one wish, to die,’ the father of the victim told the French news wire.

‘The children’s nursery is still open despite what happened to my daughter,’ he added, his voice welling with emotion.


10,000 extremist websites on Internet: expert


Source: AFP

There are more than 10,000 extremist websites on the Internet compared to fewer than 100 countering them, an analyst on Tuesday told a conference which stressed the need to rebut militant propaganda.

“In many ways, the terrorists are very successful in cyberspace,” said counter-terrorism analyst Rohan Gunaratna, who heads the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research in Singapore.

“It is very important for us to build in the next 10 years the capacities and capabilities to counter the increasing presence and the operation of these groups in cyberspace.”

Speakers at the International Conference on Terrorist Rehabilitation and Community Resilience said moderate Islamic groups and governments should make a concerted effort to counter extremist propaganda on the Internet.

YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social media are increasingly being exploited to spread extremist views, and moderate religious leaders and governments must keep pace to counter their arguments, they said.

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in a keynote speech that  self-radicalisation through constant exposure to radical views online was a “growing phenomenon”.

“Jihadist sites and sermons by charismatic ideologue firebrands are just a mouse click away,” said Lee, who also stressed the need for closer international cooperation against terrorism.

Some 500 security analysts, academics and religious leaders attended the forum.

Islamic scholar Ali Mohamed, co-chairman of Singapore’s Religious Rehabilitation Group (RRG), said cyberspace “is shaping up to be the new battleground for hearts and minds”.

The RRG counsels and reindoctrinates jailed militants and helps them reintegrate into society, including some arrested in late 2001 for allegedly plotting to bomb US and other targets in the city-state.

“Terrorists are increasingly exploiting the Internet as a tool for mass communication and radicalisation,” said Ali.

“RRG believes that this is one of our greatest challenges today — to deal (with) and counter the pervasive spread of terrorist ideologies and extremist views online.”