A Muslim cleric has condemned to death Amina Tyler, a young 19 year old Tunisian who published a picture of herself topless, Amina posted on her Facebook account a picture with the phrase: “My body belongs to me, and is not the source of anyone’s honor.” She is a member of the group Femen, a feminist movement emerged in Ukraine in 2008 performing their topless protests to draw attention. The unusual protest sparked rejected her own family, which is considered a “insulting the modesty of a woman” and Islam.
“This young woman according to Islamic law deserves to between 80 and 100 lashes, but she did much more than that so she deserves to be stoned to death,” the religious Tunisian daily said “Assabah News” .
Amina represents us.
We the undersigned unequivocally defend Amina, and demand that her life and liberty are protected and that those who have threatened her will be immediately prosecuted.
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I have so much respect for this woman for asserting herself when she knows the people around her will react like this. Don’t let her die for nothing.
I’m Muslim, and Tunisian, and women who believe their only or their best source of power lies in their sexual appeal, dont represent me. Sorry but this has nothing to do with religion or humanity…using your body to give voice to your political aims… Nothing to be proud of… I don’t know if their tactics help their causes. I don’t think they’re out there changing minds, aside from strengthening already existing beliefs…Doing topless protests does little to help… What about helping education the little girls in Africa ? What about charity ?
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This isn’t about whether their sexual appeal is helping their cause or not. She has been threatened with stoning because she showed a part of her own body - do you seriously think that’s okay? It’s this kind of thing that probably led them to show their boobs in the first place, to send the message that being a woman should not be a considered a shameful thing.