Press Review 26th September – 3rd October

Pakistani labor market stays tightly closed for women – 26/09/2014 – MO*Magazine

Only one woman out of five has a payed job in Pakistan. In the tribal nord the proportion is even more skewed, because women are supposed the stay indoors. Fifteen years ago, she got her doctor’s degree. But now Saleema Bibi is forty, and was never able to work professionally. She lives in Peshawar, the capital of the North-Pakistani province Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP). She’s a housewife, in a orhodox family which doesn’t appreciate working women.

Eight migrants die every day trying to reach richer countries, study reveals – 29/09/2014 – The Guardian

With over 3,000 migrant fatalities this year and climbing, Europe is the most dangerous destination for “irregular” migration in the world, according to a new report from the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The disproportionately high death toll in the Mediterranean, the report concludes, “reflects a dramatic increase in the number of migrants trying to reach Europe”, with more than 112,000 irregular migrants detected by Italian authorities in 2014 – almost three times as many as in 2013.

How Belgium Became a Jihadist-Recruiting Hub – 28/09/2014 – Wall Street Journal

Belgian prosecutors have begun the country’s biggest-ever terrorism trial, accusing 46 men of being members of a terrorist organisation that indoctrinated young men to fight in Syria. With numbers of Europeans leaving for jihad on the rise many of the region’s nations are rolling out tougher legislation. Civil-rights groups and Muslim organizations say more aggressive policing methods could alienate the community leaders who are the best positioned to work with police to counter radicalisation.

Qatar, the Club Med of terrorists – 30/09/2014 – Courrier International

While Qatar pubblicly declares its opposition to extremism and joined the coalition against the Islamic state, various reports on terrorism by the State Department show that many Qataris finance, with the approval of the emirate, the jihadist movement in Iraq and Syria.

The Feast of Eid: kill the sheep or donate, the dilemma of Muslims – 02/10/2014 – L’Express

Starting this Saturday, around five millions of Muslims living in France will celebrate the most important celebration of Islam, the feast of Eid: kill the sheep or donate, the dilemma of Muslims. Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) and Eid al-Adha (the greater Eid) commemorates the submission to God of Abraham, willing to offer his son, who was in extremis substituted by a sheep. Hence the rite of sacrifice « herd animal » shared with loved ones and the poor during this holiday that is also a time of blessing and prayer.