Madinat al-Muslimeen Islamic Message Board
|Walk protesting domestic violence this sun Chicago|
|09/13/00 at 16:44:36|
|I just received this via email. I can't believe this kind of thing occurs in our communities :(|
Assalamu 'alaikum wa rahmatullah
Since we've discussed both the importance of Muslims participating in
protests/demonstrations to make known our presence and show our concern,
as well the issue of domestic violence, I thought it was appropriate that
I post this to this list:
Last month, a young woman by the name of Shahpara Sayeed was killed by her
husband, Muhammad ______. He didn't just shoot her or kill her in some
manner that we are all too used to hearing: the man set her on fire as
she sat in his taxi cab, and watched her burn to death. He watched her as
she screamed for help, and so did the people surrounding the scene (this
happened at 2 o'clock in the afternoon...)The papers said that Muhammad's
beard was singed from the heat of the fire...
I drove by the site of her murder today, which is in a heavily
Muslim-populated area (Elmdale and Glenwood, near Loyola
Univ/Masjid-Nur). People have set up a small memorial of sorts at the
streets' crossing. There are flowers and candles. There's also a large
sign at the site. One side is printed in urdu and the other in
english. It's announcing a walk that's going to take place this Sunday,
September 17, 2000. On the sign are listed the names of 5-6 women who have
been victims of domestic violence in the last two months. Shahpara's name
is on the top of the list.
The walk will last from 12 noon till 2pm.
Starting point at 12noon: Women and Children First Bookstore, 5233
1pm: Will reach the corner of Foster and Sheridan Roads.
The walk will end at 2pm at the site of Shahpara's murder: the Northeast
corner of Elmdale and Glenwood Avenues.
The walk is being organized by Apna Ghar, an Indian battered women's
shelter. Their contact : 773-334-HOME
It'd be good if we could show a Muslim presence. I don't know how big the
walk's going to be, since this is the only thing I've seen announcing it,
but I don't think that should really matter.
Please make du'a for her and her family (I don't know if they had
kids). And for all the women (and children) who suffer through such
Chicago people: maybe you can post to your other lists.
|Re: Walk protesting domestic violence this sun Chicago|
|09/13/00 at 18:19:13|
Yes, it is pretty sad. I read about it in the newspaper. They were on their way to counseling.
Can you believe that they showed the pic of her burned face and neck?!? It was horrible. It was very graphic!!
May Allah grant her Jannah and give sabr to her family.
I couldn't finish my food after seeing the picture. These ppl don't know anything about journalism ethics! Never buying their paper agian. I couldn't finish my food.
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