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Women, girls rape ‘significant’ factor in Syria conflict: Watchdog

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Women, girls rape ‘significant’ factor in Syria conflict: Watchdog

In its report, "Syria: A Regional Crisis," the US-based International Rescue Committee (IRC) described rape "as a significant and disturbing feature of the Syrian civil war".

"In the course of three IRC assessments in Lebanon and Jordan, Syrians identified rape as a primary reason their families fled the country," the report said, calling for urgent attention to the issue.

"Many women and girls relayed accounts of being attacked in public or in their homes, primarily by armed men. These rapes, sometimes by multiple perpetrators, often occur in front of family members."

The IRC said it was also told of attacks in which women and girls were kidnapped, raped, tortured and killed.

Syrian survivors rarely report sexual violence due to "the stigma and social norms around the dishonour that rape brings to women and girls and their families," the IRC said.

Many interviewed by the IRC said survivors fear retribution by their assailants, being killed by "shamed" family members, or in the case of girls, being married off at an early age "to safeguard their honour," the report said.

The IRC said survivors who flee face a shortage of medical and counselling services, in addition to "unsafe conditions in refugee camps as well as elevated levels of domestic violence."

The office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said on Friday that registered Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries and North Africa now number more than 600,000.

The UN has said it expects refugee numbers to swell to 1.1 million by June if the war continues.

Inside Syria, more than 2 million civilians are displaced and the United Nations estimates that 4 million are in dire need of assistance, the IRC said, warning the crisis "will be a protracted humanitarian emergency."

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KHAN 5:15 PM

im sorry if i am offending anyone but people were trying to replace Assad to be developed but instead of using the peaceful and significant diplomatic effort,they used offensive way,n look now,they pushed syria 50 years back.they even lost what they have before.ahhhhh DUNIA DUNIA..i cant understand this DUNIA.

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KHAN 5:15 PM

im sorry if i am offending anyone but people were trying to replace Assad to be developed but instead of using the peaceful and significant diplomatic effort,they used offensive way,n look now,they pushed syria 50 years back.they even lost what they have before.ahhhhh DUNIA DUNIA..i cant understand this DUNIA.

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KHAN 5:12 PM

so is it mass killings to replace one person??? how smart are syrians hehe.carry on.

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PEACE 10:56 PM

سُوۡرَةُ النّحل 2 ( فَإِذَا قَرَأۡتَ ٱلۡقُرۡءَانَ فَٱسۡتَعِذۡ بِٱللَّھِ مِنَ ٱلشَّیۡطَٰنِ ٱلرَّجِیمِ ( ٩٨ ( اور جب تم قرآن پڑھنے لگو تو شیطان مردود سے الله کی پناہ مانگ لیا کرو ( ٩٨ Ayozo Billah Hi Minash Shaitan Nir Rajim پناہ مانگتا ہوں میں الله کی شیطان مردود سے بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِیمِ شروع الله کے نام سے جو بڑا مہربان نہایت رحم والا ہے Assalam O Alaikum to All, Islam means peace, but no peace in mostly Muslim Countries, because no Islam and thats why no peace. The only thing we need to solution of Muslim Countries that we need Allah mercy and help. Actually we forgot that we are muslim. We are thinking that we are power to get together, its not, we are nothing without to help of Allah. So before to be a King or President or any position in this World, before be a rich person, before be a arab or belong to any language or any country or any culture or any color. Before be a parents, brother, husband, wife, son, doughter, or any relation or any position, please be thing about that we are muslim, and how to we consider muslim and what we should to do. What responsibilities Allah telling to do in His The only Book Al QUran. As a Muslim we believe In Quran, and according to Quran all people in this earth is the children of Adam p.b.u.h. and those who accept, submit and agree to follow Quran and also promise to Allah to convey His message to others as it is without any amendment, addition or deletion, so Allah named those people Muslim, According to Quran Muslim should one group. So as a Muslim Are we doing our responsibilities the one we promise to Allah? Those all problems in our Muslim countries is Azab E Elahi, we are not doing our responsibilities, we fail to follow The Book of Allah. We are following people and our willing. We trying to follow Allah's religion to our own way, our willing, others willing, our school of thoughts, what ever our parents doing, our culture, our country culture, history, there is no concept all those thing in Islam. We have to fight our willing and all those things and we have to do what ever Allah telling to do. We believe in the day of judgemnet. And that day only Allah will be the King and the owner, but no one else. we all here to leave this World. We never get peace/Islam until to stop lot of things we are doing the one Allah prohibited for us. And until to understand Quran we never know that what we are doing right and what wrong, we are following people not the message of Allah which is only in Quran. If any one in this World saying Muslim our self what ever they king, president or any position or related to any relation and they are not following the instruction of the Book of Allah Al Quran so its means they lying to Allah. We have to follow Quran as a Muslim or we have to stop saying Muslim our self. Birht to death Allah watching us, not only watching us He also know that what ever in our mind and in our heart. Nothing hide from Allah. So please thing about that what is our duties as a Muslim. We are here in this temporary World to get ready for the day of judgement and Allah also gave us the Book of Guidance for all mankind Al Quran. The day of judgement Allah will ask only about His Book Al QUran. Quran is the Book of Allah, its not the Book of Muslim or any human. Quran is the message of Allah for all mankind of this earth, is not the message of Muslim or any human. Allah create His Book Al Quran not any Muslim or any human. Quran is not the property or any Muslim or any human, Allah only the owner of His Book Al Quran. Quran is the Book of Allah, message of Allah and Allah inviting to any one that who else want to get the right path to Allah. See Surah Al Baqarah Ayat 62. No one has right to follow the Book of Allah Al Quran to get the right direction to Allah. The people of the earth is the people of Allah. Who else doing right or wrong we don't know only Allah knows. No one has right to hate or punish or show attitude or say any thing if any one not following the instruction of Allah until if any one trying to fight so then we have to do some thing as a self defense. Only Allah has right to punish or take decision. We are not god we are follower. The only duty as a Muslim that just tell to others about Quran and that's it. And the only permission Allah gave to His all messengers that just tell to others. Allah will take decision between people in the day of judgement. Quran is the Book of Allah and the instruction in Quran for every one from Adam p.b.u.h till now and until the day of judgement. Amendment, addition or deletion no permission is religion of Allah. One Allah, and Allah create one Book Al Quran and Quran has details of all previous Books like Zaboor revealed on Dawood p.b.u.h, Toarait revealed on Mossa p.b.u.h. Injeel revealed on Essa p.b.u.h. and the final and last Book Al Quran revealed on Mohammed p.b.u.h. And Quran also has details of all instruction(wahi) revealed on all messengers from Adam p.b.u.h. to Last Messenger Mohammed p.b.u.h. The wahi revealed on Adam p.b.u.h., Ibraheem p.b.u.h., Ishaq p.b.u.h, Yaqoob p.b.u.h., Yousuf p.b.u.h., Younus p.b.u.h, Idrees p.b.u.h., Suleman p.b.u.h, Nooh p.b.u.h, Hood p.b.u.h,, Saleh p.b.u.h., Shoaib p.b.u.h. Loot p.b.u.h., and lot more, in Quran Allah mentioned some of messengers name, not all of them. So we should know the value of the Book of Allah that how to we got this Book of message of Allah for all mankind. Because of struggle of all messengers, they face lot of problems, difficulties, pains, abuses and lot more. No one has patience like them in this World, because we use to live in easy life. We are showing love and respect for Last Messenger Mohammed p.b.u.h. but how come we are doing lot of things against the message of Allah and Mohammed p.b.u.h. brought us Allah's message to us. If any one in this World and he or she saying Muslim our self and any of those are doing any thing against Quran so this is the biggest insult of the Book of Allah and the all messengers and the last messenger Mohammed p.b.u.h. Is any one doing protest for this? We have to be justice/Insaaf. So one Allah, He is telling to follow one Book Al Quran and Quran has a all details of previous Books. Allah give the example of Deen E Ibraheem p.b.u.h. and Allah choose one name of His religion Islam/peace. According to Quran Allah telling that Muslim should one Group and the people of this Group Allah choose name Muslim. So why we Muslim has lot of groups. We should one Group. Allah choose name Muslim for those who accept, submit, agree to follow the Book of Allah Al Quran and also promise to Allah to convey His Message to others as much we can from His Book Al Quran. So why we have lot of name like sunni, shia, wahabi, hanfi, shafi, ahmadi, pervaizi, qadaini, ahl e sunnat, ahl e hadis and lot more. And they all saying kafir to each others and fighting and killing to each others. Did Allah give permission for this? If yes so any one in this World give me any reference from Quran? I am talking about Quran because Allah not give permission to talk about religion without daleel/reference from Quran and Quran is the only Book of Daleel/reference of Allah. See Surah Al Hajj 22 Ayat 8,9 and 10. See Surah Al Momin 40 Ayat no, 4 and Ayat no. 56 and there is more reference in Quran. According to Quran we are doing lot of things the one Allah prohibited for us and until to understand Quran we never know that what we are doing right and what wrong. We are not Muslim by birth, Muslim who follow the Book of Allah Al QUran. I have a reference/daleel from Quran. I am Muslim but I am not Muslim only for because my parents are Muslim, I am not Muslim by my parents, by my brothers, my relatives or any one in this World. I am not Muslim by language, by style, by name, by country, by height, by color or by any Mualim. But I am Muslim because I believe in Allah, His Book Al Quran and all Books He created and Quran has a details of all previous Books. I believe all messenger and Last Messenger Mohammed p.b.u.h. and according to Quran we have to do same respect to all messengers. I believe in the day of judgement and the Quran only the Book to guide us to get right path to Allah. We all here in this temporary World to leave this World from Adam p.b.u.h. till now and until the day of judgement all people to leave this World but when, where, how, what place, what time no one can tell that, only Allah knows our time to leave this World. No one can challenge that he or she live forever, only Allah live forever, He never die and He never sleep. And the Allah only the the King and the Owner of this World and the Day of Judgement but no one else. According to Quran only Allah will take decision between Muslim, Christian, Jews and all religion people has. The Day of Judgement there is only two path to Allah will send to us and those path is one way, there is no third path and no way to come back to this World. And Allah will send us in Heaven or hell according to our amaal, whatever we are doing in this World. And Allah telling His Book Al Quran that what good amaal and what bad. And that day Allah will not forgive only because if any one king or president or any position or any relation in this temporary world, these all test and temporary. Allah will ask only about His Book Al Quran that what we learn and get from His Book. The Day of judgement is the day of final exam and that day only Allah will the Master for take decision to send hell or heaven and then we live forever in the hell or in the heave. Allah is the Master on that day and He also gave us His Book for get ready that day and we got this Book through His messengers. So we have to think about that if we are not getting any thing from Quran so that day what the result, absolutely we will fail and result then Allah will send to hell, the place of fire, and we never die, if we try to die but we never die. We have to get ready for that day. We have still chance before the time of death the time to leave this World. The time of death Allah will not forgive to us. According to Quran Allah telling if any one say sorry/maafi before to the time of death and start follow Allah's instructions which is only in Quran so Allah will forgive any thing if any one did wrong. But the time of death, the time to face to Allah on the day of judgement, Allah is not forgive to any one. So we have time but no one now when we are going to leave this World. So before to time of death we have to stop following people or our willing, we have to understand Quran and follow whole Quran not the few of the part of Quran according to our willing. Because if we follow some of parts of Quran and some not so its like we make a pieces of the Book of Allah Al Quran. See Surah Al Hijr Ayat 90 and 91. كَمَا أَنزَلۡنَا عَلَى ٱلۡمُقۡتَسِمِینَ ( ٩٠ ) ٱلَّذِینَ جَعَلُواْ ٱلۡقُرۡءَانَ عِضِینَ ( ٩١ (اور ہم ان کفار پر اسی طرح عذاب نازل کریں گے) جس طرح ان لوگوں پر نازل کیا جنہوں نے تقسیم کردیا ( ٩٠ ) یعنی قرآن کو (کچھ ماننے اور (91) کچھ نہ ماننے سے) ٹکڑے ٹکڑے کر ڈالا Quran is easy to understand if Allah help to teach us. Quran is the Book of Allah and only with the help of Allah we can understand His Book Al Quran. According to Quran Allah asking four time same question in Surah Al Qamar. Oh mankind I made a easy to understand my book, Is any one willing to understand? اور ہم نے قرآن کو سمجھنے کے لئے آسان کردیا ہے تو کوئی ہے کہ سوچے سمجھے؟ But we are not willing to understand the Book of Allah Al Quran. In Quran Allah saying couple of time that if any one help to Me so then I will help to them. And the only way to help to Allah that we follow His Book Al Quran. In Quran Allah is Merciful when any one follow His Book. But we are expecting Mercy and help from Allah to without follow His Book. So its not possible. We are not following Quran and we are willing to Muslim, Allah is not accept this. See Surah Al Imran Ayat No. 188. جو لوگ اپنے (ناپسند) کاموں سے خوش ہوتے ہیں اور(پسندیدہ کام) جو کرتے نہیں ان کے لئے چاہتے ہیں کہ ان کی تعریف کی جائے ان کی نسبتخیال نہ کرنا کہ وہ عذاب سے رستگار ہوجائیں گے۔ اور انہیں درد دینے والا عذاب ہوگا 188 I am working for Allah from last 18 years. I am not belong to any organization, any group, any kind of firqa. I am doing work for Allah as a Muslim my self with the help of Allah. I understanding Quran from last 18 years and I compare that what Muslim doing and what Allah telling to do in His the only Book Al Quran. There is big different between people and the Book of Allah Al Quran like east and west. Allah telling to go east but mostly people going to west. Now is the big different in Deen E Allah and Deen E Muslim. Because Muslim create our own willing religion. And we believe the day of judgement and that day we only have to face to Allah not any Muslim or any one. And I promise to Allah that I will follow His Book Al Quran and tell to others as much I can. And AlhamdoLillah I am doing well my promise to Allah. And I have hundred percent believe that Allah with me. My experience now Muslim is away from Quran so if any one exposed the Book of Allah to the World so then World know the actual message of Allah because the Muslim showing bad impression of the message of Allah. And I want to exposed the Book of Allah the message of Allah to around the World because I promise to Allah and every single Muslim to has to do that. I am saying Muslim our self so I have to do my responsibilities the one Allah telling in Quran. I am not doing any thing special any thing unique. Allah inviting to any one in this World that who else want to link to Allah through His Book Al Quran. And every single Muslim has Quran so there is way to that how to link to Allah but who is willing to, every thing is in Quran. This is the complete Book. If we trying to understand Quran to keep in our mind that this is not the complete Book so then Allah will not going to help us to understand His Book, Allah knows that what ever in our mind and in our heart so if we trying to understand this Book of Allah without to hundred percent believe so its hard to understand we never understand whatever we trying to understand our whole life. But if we trying to understand with hundred percent believe so its easy to understand with the help of Allah and then our whole life is not enough to understand the Book of Allah Al Quran. So please stop following people or any other Books. Allah saying in Quran that follow the Quran or the person who follower of only Quran. Like Ibrahim p.b.u.h. that's why Allah give the example of Deen E Ibrahim. and all messengers of Allah and Last Prophet Mohammed p.b.u.h. also follow Deen E Ibrahim p.b.u.h. Every thing I am telling according to Quran, not from my willing. Willing is prohibited in Quran we have to fight our willing and to do what ever Allah telling to do in His Book Al Quran. In Quran Surah Al Anam Ayat No. 116-117. So in religion I have no believe any one in this earth. I do respect to every one but in religion no one greater then Allah, because the day of judgement I have to face to Allah only not any one in this earth. So any one in this world saying Muslim our self so please think about that and start reading Quran with understanding. ALLAH HAFIZ AND ONLY ALLAH HAFIZ.

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iqbal 11:03 AM

Nazir, it is very common of such crimes (as rapes etc) in such civil wars as in syria, what u mean by saying it allegation. Ali, This news regarding syria, not regarding Ahmadis, ignore bloody Ahmadis here.

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khaleel 4:58 PM

dear brother rafi i am in support of your contention hence livingn in luxury is not mandatory how rich our arab brothers but a true MUSLIM should be a person who must afford to support his deprived brethern by any mode either by monetarily or intellectually. let us pray all of us for the well beigng of our human community in general and muslim community in particular to strive in the way our Rab and the prophet ordained us.

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SHEIKH MUHAMMAD RAFI 10:34 PM

IN MY VIEW IT IS VERY PITIABLE TO KNOW THE WORST ILL, SEX ABUSE HUMANITARIAN SUFFERINGS OF INNOCENT SYRIANS AT THE HANDS UNDISCIPLINED GANGS OF TERRORISTS. IN THIS COLD WINTER THE SUFFERINGS HAVE TRIPLED IN THE REFUGEE CAMPS IN NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES WHERE THESE POOREST SYRIANS HAVE TAKEN REFUGE. THIS THE PRIME AND RELIGIOUS RESPONSIBILITY OF RICHEST ARABS LIVING IN THEIR UPRIGHT LUXURIES BY TAKING CARE OF THEIR ARAB BROTHERS,SISTERS,MOTHERS,FATHERS AND AFFORD THEM EVERY POSSIBLE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IN THE HOUR OF THEIR DIRE NEEDS, THIS MUST BE THE MORAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THESE AFFLUENT ARABS TO LEND THEIR HELPING HANDS WITH DONATIONS INSTEAD OF SPENDING LAVISHNESS OF THEIR OWN IN THEIR HOME COUNTRIES IN GCC. THEY MUST UNDERSTAND GOD ALMIGHTY WILL TAKE ACCOUNT OF THEIR MISGIVINGS SURELY ON THE DAY OF ETERNITY!

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