More gifts from United Snakes for promotion of women rights..
More gifts from United Snakes for promotion of women rights..
kahan hian ashahid? un ko yeh video jali lagay gi un ko sawat wali video asali lagi thi, jabke koi bhi pathan us video ko dhek ke asani se sumaj jay ga ke woh pushto sawat wali nahi thi, aur baad mein tho woh log bhi pakray gay thay jo yeh jali video banany mein shamil thay
Stop this loathsome, repulsive and falsifying propaganda against USA. This Iraqi woman named, Sabreen Al-Janabi, was raped by members of Iraq's Shi'te dominated police.
Would religious bigots and confirmed liars of highest order stop making up stories of US atrocities to fuel sympathy for Alqaida and Taliban.
Rape allegation ignites political row in Iraq
By Ross Colvin
BAGHDAD | Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:44am EST
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A Sunni woman's allegation that she was raped by members of Iraq's Shi'ite-dominated police force set off a political furor in Iraq on Wednesday and highlighted the growing friction between the two sects.
Emotive headlines in Sunni Arab and Shi'ite newspapers showed how the case was dividing Iraqis along sectarian lines and fuelling tension that has already unleashed a wave of violence and brought the country to the brink of civil war.
Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's office took the controversial step of releasing a private medical report on the treatment that the 20-year-old woman received on Sunday at a U.S. hospital in Baghdad which found no signs of an assault.
The U.S. military distanced itself from the move, saying the hospital had not provided a report to the government.
In a sign of how seriously it viewed the affair, U.S. military spokesman Major-General William Caldwell said the top American commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, had ordered an investigation into her treatment.
The woman, who calls herself Sabreen al-Janabi, told reporters several police commandos raided her house in Baghdad looking for weapons. She said they took her away and later raped her. It was unclear where or when the alleged rape occurred.
Maliki's office has reacted vigorously to the allegations since they surfaced on Monday, holding a swift inquiry that not only absolved the accused police officers of any blame but commended them, a move that outraged many Sunnis.
The office said the woman had three outstanding arrest warrants against her and a U.S. officer was present during the raid, which found a hole connected to another house used as a medical treatment facility for insurgents.
"Maliki denies Sabreen's rape and decides to reward the accused officers," said a headline in al-Mashriq, a Sunni-run independent newspaper, while al-Bayaan, a newspaper allied to Maliki's Dawa party said: "Sabreen al-Janabi is a liar and is wanted by authorities".
The row erupted as Iraqi and U.S. soldiers were implementing a week-old security plan designed to halt sectarian violence in Baghdad. In a statement, Maliki's office said of the rape allegation: "The point of all this is to disrupt the plan."
SUNNI OFFICIAL SACKED
The head of a state body that controls the Sunni Muslim religious sites told Reuters on Wednesday he had been fired for criticizing the government over the rape allegations and the killing of three female students in a separate case.
Maliki's office said Ahmed Abdul Ghafur al-Samarrai would be replaced as the head of the Sunni Endowment. It gave no reasons for his dismissal. The Sunni Endowment said it was suspending its operations in protest.
"How was Mr. Maliki able to release a statement within hours of the incident that cleared the (police) and honored them?" asked Abid-Nasir al-Janabi, a member of the Iraqi Accordance Front, the biggest Sunni political bloc in parliament.
The little-known Islamic Front of Iraqi Resistance added in a posting on a Web site used by Islamist insurgents:
"The rascals have violated us...and unleashed their dirty dogs to bite the bodies of our daughters and sisters...and they will soon be licking their own blood, God willing."
The medical report released by Maliki's office was from the Ibn Sina Hospital, the main U.S. military hospital in Baghdad's international Green Zone, which also treats Iraqi civilians.
"No vaginal lacerations or obvious injuries," was scrawled in English and then repeated in Arabic on the single-page document. The finding was repeated again at the bottom in Arabic script. The patient's name was blanked out.
Caldwell told reporters in Baghdad the woman was admitted to Ibn Sina late on Sunday and released the following morning after treatment, which he did not detail.
"The medical report did not come from U.S. forces. We have a strict policy -- we never release any medical information on patients. Period," he said, adding that she had been given a copy of the report when she left the hospital.
(Additional reporting by Mussab Al-Khairalla and Aseel Kami in Baghdad and Inal Ersan in Dubai)
Shame on such lying and falsehood mongers.
Watch out girls, these Amrikis are professional rapists
Female Soldiers and Rape: War Within for Military Women - TIME
Sexual Assaults on Female Soldiers: Don't Ask, Don't Tell
By NANCY GIBBSMonday, Mar. 08, 2010
Ryan McVay / Stone Sub / Getty
What does it tell us that female soldiers deployed overseas stop drinking water after 7 p.m. to reduce the odds of being raped if they have to use the bathroom at night? Or that a soldier who was assaulted when she went out for a cigarette was afraid to report it for fear she would be demoted — for having gone out without her weapon? Or that, as Representative Jane Harman puts it, "a female soldier in Iraq is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire."
The fight over "Don't ask, don't tell" made headlines this winter as an issue of justice and history and the social evolution of our military institutions. We've heard much less about another set of hearings in the House Armed Services Committee. Maybe that's because too many commanders still don't ask, and too many victims still won't tell, about the levels of violence endured by women in uniform. (See TIME's special report on the state of the American woman.)
The Pentagon's latest figures show that nearly 3,000 women were sexually assaulted in fiscal year 2008, up 9% from the year before; among women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, the number rose 25%. When you look at the entire universe of female veterans, close to a third say they were victims of rape or assault while they were serving — twice the rate in the civilian population. (See the top 10 crime stories of 2009.)
The problem is even worse than that. The Pentagon estimates that 80% to 90% of sexual assaults go unreported, and it's no wonder. Anonymity is all but impossible; a Government Accountability Office report concluded that most victims stay silent because of "the belief that nothing would be done; fear of ostracism, harassment, or ridicule; and concern that peers would gossip." More than half feared they would be labeled troublemakers. A civilian who is raped can get confidential, or "privileged," advice from her doctors, lawyers, victim advocates; the only privilege in the military applies to chaplains. A civilian who knows her assailant has a much better chance of avoiding him than does a soldier at a remote base, where filing charges can be a career killer — not for the assailant but the victim. Women worry that they will be removed from their units for their own "protection" and talk about not wanting to undermine their missions or the cohesion of their units. And then some just do the math: only 8% of cases that are investigated end in prosecution, compared with 40% for civilians arrested for sex crimes. Astonishingly, about 80% of those convicted are honorably discharged nonetheless.
The sense of betrayal runs deep in victims who joined the military to be part of a loyal team pursuing a larger cause; experts liken the trauma to incest and the particular damage done when assault is inflicted by a member of the military "family." Women are often denied claims for posttraumatic stress caused by the assault if they did not bring charges at the time. There are not nearly enough mental-health professionals in the system to help them. Female vets are four times more likely to be homeless than male vets are, according to the Service Women's Action Network, and of those, 40% report being victims of sexual assault. (See pictures of an Army town coping with PTSD.)
Experts offer many theories for the causes: that military culture is intrinsically violent and hypermasculine, that the military is slow to identify potential risks among raw young recruits, that too many commanders would rather look the other way than acknowledge a breakdown in their units, that it has simply not been made a high enough priority. "A lot of my male colleagues believe that the only thing a general needs to worry about is whether he can win a war," says Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez of the Armed Services Committee. "People are not taking this seriously. Commanding officers in the field are not understanding how important this is."
But there are some signs that both Congress and the Pentagon are getting serious about this problem. It is now possible for victims to seek medical treatment without having to report the crime to police or their chain of command. More field hospitals have trained nurse practitioners to treat the victims; more bases have rape kits. "More than ever," Sanchez says, "I believe that our leadership at the very top is beginning to realize that they need to be proactive."
According to a report by the Defense Task Force on Sexual Assault in the Military Services, the progress made so far remains "evident, but uneven." The failure to provide a basic guarantee of safety to women, who now represent 15% of the armed forces, is not just a moral issue, or a morale issue. What does it say if the military can't or won't protect the people we ask to protect us?