Pakistan: Girl abducted, gang-raped and forcibly married to ‘pay’ for brother’s love marriage

Follow @TheCircumvent “Vani is a cultural custom found in parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan whereby a young girl is forcibly married as part of punishment for a crime committed by her male relatives.” The Nation Pakistan, September 25, 2017. An influential landlord abducted a girl… Continue Reading

Nigeria: Husband hated his wife ‘because of her inability to read Qur’an and pray in Islamic way’

Follow @TheCircumvent The Nation Online, September 7, 2017. A housewife, Olayemi Ajetunmobi, on Thursday told an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court at Agodi in Ibadan that her husband, Taofeek, hated her because of her inability to read Qur’an and pray in Islamic way. The… Continue Reading

Indonesia: Wife of Islamic worship musician criticizes polygamy after her husband marries her best friend behind her back

Follow @TheCircumvent Coconuts, August 24, 2017. Dian Rositaningrum has suddenly, and unwillingly, become one of the most famous critics of polygamy in Indonesia. That status was earned the moment she alleged that her husband, Islamic worship music artist Opick (whose… Continue Reading