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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Please sign and signal boost! This is a fucking life at stake.
And, you know, Femen believe women’s bodies are their own unless they are sex workers…. Femen are also an anti-Sexwork group who protest for further criminalization of sex workers. That means they want to send other women to jail and to receive the very punishments she is facing.
Will NOT signal boost
From what I read on the petition page, it wasn’t that she was at risk of state sanctioned stoning but that she needed additional protections against vigilantes? That’s what I took from it anyway. That is a huge shame that Femen are an anti-sex worker group though ugh. IDK how to feel now.
Isn’t Femen an islamaphobic group as well?
Oh FFS, regardless of Femen’s other positions which may or may not be odious to a broader inclusive agenda, can we at least agree that she has the right to present herself topless and not be STONED TO DEATH?
priorities, people, priorities.