* Please take notice of the following: How many of the people casting stones or shooting at the victims are women?
STOP ISLAMIC VIOLENCE NOW !!
* Please take notice of the following: How many of the people casting stones or shooting at the victims are women?
STOP ISLAMIC VIOLENCE NOW !!
That lecturer, “Reza Kahlili,” a pseudonym for a man who says he is a former CIA operative in Iran, also claims that Iranian agents are “coordinating operations out of [American] mosques and Islamic centers,” that Iran already has nuclear weapons, and that Iranian agents have infiltrated the United States through the “Muslim Brotherhood’s Muslim Students Association.” (Daily Caller, 7/22/12; Washington Times, 10/27/11, Los Angeles Times, 7/6/12, American Thinker, 2/23/12)
A program coordinator for Iran instruction at JCITA confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that Kahlili is a paid lecturer for the DoD-chartered academy. His lectures are audio-only, allegedly to protect his identity. The newspaper called Kahlili “one of the most influential and outspoken voices in the U.S. advocating the overthrow of the Iranian government.”
“This is yet another unfortunate example of our nation’s military and counterterrorism personnel being trained by individuals who weaken America’s security by promoting their own religious and political agendas,” wrote CAIR national Executive Director Nihad Awad in a letter sent to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.
CAIR chapters in Florida recently held news conferences in Tampa and Pembroke Pines to ask the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to stop using a notorious anti-Muslim bigot as a counterterrorism trainer.
SEE: Fla. Police Accused Of Anti-Muslim Training http://tinyurl.com/d5e6nhj
Last month, CAIR welcomed a decision by the U.S. military to stop using a target depicting a Muslim woman wearing a religious head scarf (hijab) and verses from the Quran to train Navy SEALs at the new close quarters combat range at Joint Base Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Va.
CAIR also recently called on the Department of Defense to dismiss an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Va., who taught fellow officers that only a “total war” on Islam would protect America, that they should use “Hiroshima” tactics, target civilian populations, and abandon the Geneva Conventions. The instructor of that course was later relieved of his teaching duties.
SEE: U.S. Military Instructor Suspended Over Islam Course http://tinyurl.com/734q6sk
The Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization has also called on the Obama administration, the Department of Homeland Security and Congress to provide oversight for apparently widespread anti-Muslim bias in the training of law enforcement, security and military personnel nationwide.
SEE: CAIR Asks Sec. Napolitano to Probe Use of Islamophobic Trainers http://tinyurl.com/3qgb5uu
Video: CAIR Decries Anti-Muslim Police Trainers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxX5y7zX8RU
Obama Orders Clean Up of Islamophobic Terror Training http://tinyurl.com/74ozglm
An 80-page report by Political Research Associates (PRA), titled “Manufacturing the Muslim Menace: Private Firms, Public Servants, & the Threat to Rights and Security,” details a systemic failure to regulate content in counterterrorism training.
SEE: Manufacturing the Muslim Menace http://tinyurl.com/4qeretq
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SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations
-The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, demands the Department of
Defense drop me as a lecturer at the Joint Counterintelligence Training
A Monday press release said CAIR sent a letter to Defense Secretary
Leon Panetta requesting the dismissal of Reza Kahlili, my pseudonym, “who wrote
on an Islamophobic hate site that he renounced Islam and began the quest to find
the real God.”
It cited articles I wrote referring to Iranian agents who
had coordinated operations out of American mosques and Islamic centers and
warning that Iranian agents have infiltrated the United States through the
“Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamic Student Association.”
“This is yet another
unfortunate example of our nation’s military and counterterrorism personnel
being trained by individuals who weaken America’s security by promoting their
own religious and political agendas,” wrote CAIR national Executive Director
Nihad Awad in his letter.
CAIR’s attack surprises me. In becoming a spy
for the CIA while a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, I not only risked my
life but those of my loved ones to protect the security of America and the free
world and raise awareness of the brutality Iranians suffer under a regime that
has no mercy, even for women and children.
As an American citizen, I have
the right to convert to whatever religion I wish. I converted to Christianity,
finding love and the true God. How is that Islamophobia? Or does CAIR support
laws such as those in Iran where converts can be imprisoned or executed for
renouncing Islam and finding Christ? Should I be persecuted in the United States
because I am now a Christian?
My activity, which CAIR wants censored,
focuses on Iranian human rights and the vicious violations of basic decency
committed by a tyrannical regime, brutality that has been documented by human
rights organizations worldwide.
But more importantly, the Islamic regime,
along with its proxies, seeks to destroy Israel and poses a major threat to
America and the free world.
Shouldn’t CAIR be more interested in
protecting the sanctity of the mosques and, therefore, value my information on
how Iranian agents are abusing such worship sites? Or is just stating such facts
considered a crime by CAIR and automatically constitutes
Perhaps CAIR does not know that I do not teach about Islam
at the Counterintelligence Training Academy. I teach on the activity of the
Revolutionary Guards and its intelligence operation.
Does CAIR approve of
the Islamic regime in Iran? Does it support imprisonment and torture of men and
women who seek freedom? Does it approve of the tens of thousands of executions
of political prisoners since the 1979 revolution? Human Rights
Watchwarned that state hangings in Iran this year could reach more than
Does it approve of execution of minors, the rape of children or
the stoning of women on the charge of adultery? Does CAIR approve of cutting off
hands and feet for stealing? Does CAIR approve of a man having four wives with
no legal rights for the women? Does it approve of lashings for women who do not
completely adhere to Islamic hijab?
Does CAIR dispute Iran’s support with
its terrorist proxies, Hezbollah, Islamic jihad and others or the murderous
regime of Syria’s Bashar Assad? Does it dispute that international courts seek
the prosecution for terrorist activities committed by members of the Islamic
regime, including the current defense minister,Ahmad Vahidi, who is wanted by Interpol for the Jewish Community
Center bombing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1994.
Perhaps CAIR does not
know that I worked for the CIA – not only in Iran but in Europe – and with
Iranian agents within a mosque. Perhaps CAIR does not know that much of the
information that is not disclosed in my articles for security purposes is then
given to the FBI. Perhaps CAIR does not know that even today through my contacts
with Revolutionary Guard members, I provide information to protect America and
the free world.
Is CAIR interested in the security of America, and does it
not want to do whatever it can to weed out terrorists posing as ordinary
Muslims? Does it not hurt the Islamic community when acts of terror are
committed, such as 9/11?
I have detailed my life in my book, “Purchase at Amazon – A Time to Betray,and I challenge CAIR to read
it and determine whether I promote Islamophobia.
So I ask: What is it
that has CAIR and the appeasers of the regime so infuriated? Is it perhaps the
dream of a free Iran?
Reza Kahliliis a pseudonym for a former CIA operative in Iran’s
Revolutionary Guards and the author of the award winning book, Amazon – A Time to Betray. He is a senior Fellow with EMPact America, a member of the Task
Force on National and Homeland Security and teaches at the U.S. Department of
Defense’s Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy (JCITA).
It is of great importance for all Judeo-Christians to understand and live by the Decalogue, also known as the Ten Commandments. It is also imperitive for the Judeo-Christian to have a proper understanding of the 6th Commandment.
The 6th Commandment, given by Ha Shem(hbr.) (God, the Father)to Moses in Hebrew reads as follows:
Proper English Translation: “Thou Shalt Not Commit Murder”
This Commandment is often mis-translated, mis-represented and falsely taught as: Thou shalt not ‘kill.’
Murder is the accurate, direct translation from the Hebrew as it was written.
Why is this important?
The day is coming in the near future where Judeo-Christians are going to be placed in a position where they must decide the following:
1. Allow my family and myself to be led away like lambs to the slaughter?
2. Be Bold and Courageous and stand in the defense of my family, myself and others being led away to harm?
WE are not called to be pacifists… to be weak or to stand idly by as others are harmed or violence ensues.
It is important to know the difference between “Murder and Killing“
to Commit MURDER is the unjustifiable taking of a life.
Murder is the taking of another’s life without provacation or justification.
to KILL is to take a life as a result of provacation and with justification.
Killing is the taking of another’s life in order to defend your family, yourself or the life of another.
So, please remember…
We are commanded not to “Commit Murder” but we ARE NOT commanded…
“Not to Kill.”
Write to the Supreme Leader of Iran, the Ayatollah Khamenei at the Link Below:
An Iranian source informed me that the “hospital” that Pastor Behnam was taken to in the prison was more like a first aid area. He was vomiting blood from a chronic ulcer, and Iranian authorities have not taken him to a real hospital. He was only given first aid, and was quickly brought back to his cell. We believe that these actions demonstrate that the Iranian government does not care if brother Behnam dies in prison. The situation is grave, but with God all things are possible. Please continue to lift him up in prayer.
Prepare Our British Brothers and Sisters
Prepare Our American Brothers and Sisters
Prepare Our Jewish/Israeli Brothers and Sisters
Prepare Our Australian Brothers and Sisters
Prepare Our Norwegian Brothers and Sisters
Pepare Our German Brothers and Sisters
Prepare Our Dutch Brothers and Sisters
Prepare Our Swedish Brothers and Sisters
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Prepare Our African Brothers and Sisters
Prepare Our Swiss Brothers and Sisters
Prepare Our Austrian Brothers and Sisters
Prepare Our Indian Brothers and Sisters
Prepare Our Canadian Brothers and Sisters
Prepare Our French Brothers and Sisters
Prepare Our Hispanic Brothers and Sisters
Prepare Our Brothers and Sisters From All of the Nations…
Prepare for the Final Insurrection…
Prepare for the Dawn of the Revolution.
Our Nations, Our Children, Our Civilizations are Being Stolen…
Prepare to Take Them Back… by Any and All Means Necessary.
The Armed Coalition
Army of God
TEN grooming suspects have been arrested over claims that they used a 14-year-old girl in a vile sex ring.
Armed officers swooped on the men, all of
Asian Muslim origin, after the teenager told detectives she had been sexually assaulted.
Police raided homes in Bradford and nearby Keighley, West Yorks. The men have been released on bail pending further inquiries.
An investigation has now been launched into possible links with the depraved gang caged in May for a total of 76 years for raping and abusing up to 47 girls.
Nine men, including the ring-leader from nearby Rochdale, were jailed but detectives are hunting more than 40 other suspected gang members.
A senior police source said last night: “At this stage it is unclear if the latest arrests have any connection with the last high-profile convictions.
“But detectives certainly cannot rule it out as there are more suspects still believed to be at large.”
The victims are plied with alcohol and lured to takeaways before being passed around for sex.
It is not the first time police have had complaints from young girls in Keighley, now seen as a dangerous child sex
grooming molesting and raping hotspot.
Community leaders in Keighley, including the town’s MP and councillors, were briefed by police about the operation on Wednesday.
A spokesman for West Yorkshire police said: “There were ten arrests made across the Bradford district on suspicion of serious sexual offences. All ten have been bailed. Because it is an ongoing investig-ation the force cannot disclose further information at this time.”
Eight of those arrested are understood to be from Keighley and two from Bradford.
Keighley Central Labour councillor Abid Hussain said: “The police have done what they should be doing in arresting these people. It is disappointing but I fully support the police and will work with them.”
Keighley MP Kris Hopkins said: “I was made aware that it was a serious operation and I was grateful for that information. I want the police to be able to carry out their investigation fully and to make sure that a fair process is put in place to let justice prevail.”
Last month, West Yorkshire’s chief constable Sir Norman Bettison warned that grooming children for sex was a growing problem that cut across all communities.
He met Muslim community leaders at a summit to tackle the problem.
Mr Bettison said: “I believe there is a problem that is very widespread, not just in Yorkshire, not just within the Muslim or Asian community, but there are girls who are vulnerable and those vulner-abilities are more and more often these days exploited.
“What these cases have done is they have shone a light on this type of exploitation.
“West Yorkshire Police is determined to ruthlessly pursue anyone who is committing criminal exploitation and bring them before the courts. It’s very important we have the support of the community.”
The militant Lashkar-i-Jhangvi has threatened to throw acid on the faces of women who venture to the bazaars in Mekran’s largest town of Turbat, according to a radio report.
“The militants sent text messages to the public that women who venture to go for shopping in the market place like the Lehri market and StarPlus market on their own would be attacked by Lashkar-i-Jhangvi,” a caller told the pro-militant Radio Gwank based in Sweden.
Balochistan has been a battleground for secular and democratic forces and Islamists for many years, but the Islamists mostly existed on the fringe of society.
During the military dictatorship of General Ziaul Haq, Saudi Arabia pumped in millions of dollars to finance hundreds of madressahs where poor Baloch students went for religious education.
“What we see now is the coming of age of the graduates of those madressahs,” said former speaker of the Balochistan assembly Mir Akram Dashti of the National Party.
There have been at least three reported cases of acid throwing in Balochistan in the last two years. According to Amnesty International, on 29 April, three sisters, Fatima, aged 20, Sakeena, aged 14 and Saima, aged 8, were disfigured by acid thrown at them in Kalat town, Balochistan, apparently for violating a ban on leaving the house without a male guardian.
The latest threat has come in the Muslim Lent, or Holy Ramadhan, when Islamists generally become more excited because of the hunger pangs due to fasting.
In Turbat, itself there cases two years when needles were pricked into the bodies of women shoppers by attackers who would run away after harassing the women, according to Radio Gwank.
In the last decade militancy has also raised its head in Balochistan. The separatist militants have often targeted the softer nationalist for not raising the independence slogans by accusing them of being government informers.
Those killed by the militants include Maula Bakhsh Dashti, Mohammed Hussain, Dr Lal Bakhsh and Nasim Jangiyan of the National Party
Just 10 days back Dr. Malik Baloch, president of the National Party deplored that political immaturity of the militants was helping the rise of fundamentalists in Balochistan and said as many as seven different government agencies are busy countering the secular and democratic forces.
Secular Democrats in Balochistan complain they are sandwiched between the military, mullahs and militants.
Moreover, at least one in every four Baloch is a Zikri, who do not believe in going for Hajj to Saudi Arabia, and any growth of Islamic fundamentalism is likely to tear apart the Baloch political fabric.
Saudi dollars and agents are said to be busy at work to this day not only inside Balochistan but also London and Washington DC to fan religious extremism in Eastern (Pakistan) Balochistan and Western (Iranian) Balochistan.
Baloch members of Lashkar-i-Jhangvi that issued the threats to the women have been involved in the massacre of Shia Hazaras.
Violence against women in Pakistan is on the rise.
Speech given by Abbasi Nusrat Bano, a member of the Provincial Assembly, at the meeting of Asian Parliamentarians
On Sunday afternoon, (July 22), Abbasi Nusrat Bano, a member of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh, delivered this speech to great applause as part of the Meeting of Asian Parliamentarians in the Asian Alliance against Torture and Ill-treatment. Eight Parliamentarians from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Pakistan and Sri Lanka as well as several prominent human rights activists participated in this four day meeting.
Dear friends and delegates from the different Asian countries.
I am thankful to Asian Human Rights Commission for inviting me to this conference on torture and ill-treatment and I am happy to represent the legislators from my province of Sindh.
Sindh is the first province in Pakistan that wished for independence from India and passed a resolution in favor of an independent Pakistan. The people of Sindh have remained at the vanguard defending democracy, rule of law and human rights. But with continuous interruptions from unconstitutional forces the dream of democracy and equal rights has not been fulfilled.
As a member of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh, I was honored to be named the third most active member of the Provincial Assembly. It is something that I and my party can be very proud of.
After this short introduction, I wil now focus on the bad practice of torture in my country. Torture and ill-treatment of detainees by law enforcement agencies is an endemic problem in Pakistan. In recent years, the perpetrators in most of the reported cases of torture and other ill-treatment are law enforcement agencies. Most often the torture and ill-treatment occurs in pre-trial detention centers.
In Pakistan, law enforcement officials perceive torture as the easiest and fastest way to achieve their goal of extracting information from the accused. Third degrees is commonly practiced at police stations, judicial lockups and in jails. If the accused is male torture is more likely to happen, but also Pakistani women face the worst forms of physical and psychological abuse from police officials. This abuse often takes place in the police stations.
From January 2000 to June 2009, 10.241cases of police torture against women were reported in Pakistan. Around 70 percent of the women in detention were subject to physical and sexual abuse by law enforcement officials. In Pakistan, women are not completely safe in jails. Even in shelter homes they are vulnerable. Most of the women in prisons and shelter homes are abused by the police – the very people who are supposed to protect them. Although there are more reported cases of custodial torture against men, women in Pakistan are very vulnerable to abuse by law enforcement agencies, because of a discriminatory society where women and men are not equal.
A recent report on torture reveals that incidences of torture, especially in pre-trial detention, is on rise. From January to November 2010 a total of 1198 cases of torture during pre-trial detention were reported.
My purpose is not to discriminate by only mentioning women’s issues, but as you know only two female Parliamentarians are presenting at this conference and I therefore wish to highlight women’s issues. Torture in custody is expressly prohibited by the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan, Pakistan’s Penal Code and the Criminal Procedure code. In 2010 Pakistan ratified United Nations Convention on Civil and Political Rights and United Nations Convention against Torture (CAT). But the country has not enacted any law against torture in custody nor has it taken any other initiative to sensitize the law enforcement officials.
Under the martial laws, the police and other agencies gained tremendous powers and it resulted in fast growing practices of torture, disappearances, extra-judicial killings, rape in custody, child abuse, bribery and corruption. Torture has permeated into everyday life and adversely affects any attempt to boost genuine human development in Pakistan. The negative consequences can hardly be underestimated. The effects of torture and ill-treatment hamper broader developmental goals and tragically influences the daily life of individuals, families and communities. Torture is an instrument especially targeting the poor, the excluded and the voiceless people, but it is also an instrument of terror wielded against the progressive forces of the society to incite fear. There are cases where physical and mental torture is used in public targeting high ranking officers in the judiciary, parliamentarians from opposition parties and to deter courageous lawyers and the media.
My party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional, is very concerned with torture that takes place in custody. We affirm that we will support any initiative for the eradication of torture in police custody or in the custody of other law enforcement agencies.
I want to remind you that according to the 18th amendment of the constitution, the provinces were granted the power to legislate. Therefore, I’d like to announce that I will propose a bill in the provincial assembly combating torture and ill-treatment with the help of other colleagues in the assembly and inshaallah Sindh will be the first province in the country with legislation against torture.
I also participated in the roundtable conference on torture in Karachi organized by Hamdard University and the Asian Human Rights Commission. At this conference I suggested some changes to the proposed bill on torture drafted by the AHRC. In September 2012, we will have another roundtable conference where the bill will be finalized. I would like to make the commitment that when the bill if finalized I will submit it to the assembly as a private bill and get it passed as early as possible.
I will also work on the issue of rehabilitation of torture victims together with my party.
On June 1, 2009, William “Andy” Long was murdered at an Army recruiting center in Little Rock, Arkansas by an Islamist terrorist named Carlos Bledsoe. In a new, heart-wrenching and jaw-dropping film titled Losing Our Sons by Americans for Peace and Tolerance, you see the real story of how this happened. The bottom line is this: The Islamists are operating in our midst, we’re refusing to recognize it, radicalization is no accident and any family can be victimized by it.
The process of Islamist radicalization unfolds before the viewer as the story is told through the eyes of Melvin Beldsoe and Daris Long, the father of the Islamist terrorist and the father of his victim, making the film a powerful emotional journey. Both of them lost their sons at the exact same moment, they explain. The attack wasn’t the result of statistics. Beldsoe wasn’t the inevitable “bad apple” in a large group. This was the fruition of a jihadist process that continues in Nashville and around the world today.
Beldsoe was exposed to radical Islam at Tennessee State University. The school allowed an organization called the Olive Tree Education to host lectures about Islam on campus. The organization’s website promoted sermons by Anwar al-Awlaki and its leader teaches that Muslims must oppose “progressive Islam” that believes Islam isn’t a “state matter.” Muslims are not allowed to have opinions and must form a “reaction to Westernization” that involves implementing Sharia Law. In one clip, the leader is asked whether homosexuality is punishable by death under Islam. He replies in the affirmative.
Bledsoe began going to the Islamic Center of Nashville (ICN). He began following the medieval rules of Sharia Law in his own life, viewing them as applicable to today. He was a dog-lover but abandoned his dog in the woods. He loved hip-hop but stopped listening to it. He took down his picture of Martin Luther King, lest Allah view that as a sign of idolatry.
It’s easy to see why that happened when you see the clips of the ICM’s imam in the film. He preaches that the U.S. is the “worst country on earth,” that “the greatest lie of all time” is that Jesus Christ was the Son of God, that Jews believe everyone was solely created to serve them and that Islamic prophecy about a “mass battle and war against the Jews” is coming to pass. The mosque’s library has pro-jihad hate literature funded by the Saudis.
He also attended the Al-Farooq Mosque. Its leadership preached similar extremism to its congregation consisting of mostly Somali refugees. In 2009, I broke a story about counter-terrorism expert Dave Gaubatz’s research into child abuse at the mosque. The former imam of the mosque is the one who provided the required recommendation for Bledsoe to go to Yemen where he was further radicalized and joined Al-Qaeda.
Over 40 Muslim-Americans, almost entirely Somalis, have been recruited by Al-Qaeda. In places like Shelbyville, T.N., where there is a large Somali refugee population, there is tremendous resistance to assimilation. A former CIA case officer’s study of terrorist profiles found that exclusion from society is one of the largest factors in Islamist radicalization. Bledsoe likewise became reclusive and rejected Western society. The film takes aim at the State Department’s $1 billion refugee program and granting of visas to visiting extremist clergy as facilitating the problem.
One part of the film that will enrage viewers is when it shows how government officials are refusing to recognize the Islamist ideology as the problem. The two fathers were excited to speak at Rep. Peter King’s hearings on Islamic radicalization but were condescendingly talked to by several members of Congress. Bledsoe, frustrated with the political correctness in dealing with the Islamist issue, says, “We’re worried about stepping on their toes and they are worried about stamping us out.”
The part of the film that made me shake my head in bewilderment was about how interfaith leaders are embracing the Islamist networks in the Nashville area. One rabbi stood with them against a counter-terrorism law and said Muslim-Americans are in the same position now as Jewish-Germans were when Hitler first came to power.
Shockingly, an interfaith group including a Jewish Federation official attended a speech by the imam of ICN where he legitimized attacks on U.S. soldiers in Iraq. He said that “If people fight you, you have to fight back” and “defending your country is taken as jihad.” This same imam advises the Tennessee Department of Homeland Security and frequently speaks at churches and synagogues.
In 2010, these same Islamist leaders started the Islamic Center of Tennessee, referred to as a “mega-mosque” in the film. Audio is played of its imam preaching, “He [Allah] told us to fight the Jews and Christians” and “If true Islam…does not rule, there will never be justice.”
Doris Long wants the Army to grant his son a Purple Heart, but his quest and that of Melvin Bledsoe is bigger than that. “I can’t bury my son” until America wakes up, Long says. Bledsoe likewise feels that his son has been taken away from him. No loving and proud father can ever find closure after losing his son, especially when it comes about in this way. But hopefully this film and its viewers’ reaction to it will bring them one step closer.
This article was sponsored by the Institute on Religion and Democracy.
… ISLAM TEACHES HATE !!!
HATRED FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE
HATRED FOR THE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN
HATRED FOR THE HINDU
HATRED FOR THE BUDDHIST
HATRED FOR ALL WOMEN… ( TO INCLUDE MUSLIM WOMEN )
HATRED FOR FREEDOM
HATRED FOR DEMOCRACY
HATRED FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS
STOP THE HATE…
… STOP THE SPREAD OF ISLAM !!
COMING SOON… ” OPERATION ERADICATION “
A WORLDWIDE BAN OF ISLAM !!
Activists of Islamist students’ organization Campus Front of India brutally murdered an ABVP leader at Christian College at Chengannur in Kerala’s Alappuzha district. Two other ABVP workers were injured in the Islamists’ attack.
ABVP leader Vishal (19), who was hacked by a bike-mounted gang of Islamists in front of Christian College on Monday morning, succumbed to the injuries at about 3.00 am Tuesday. In protest, the ABVP struck studies across the State on Tuesday and the BJP observed a hartal in Alappuzha district.
Doctors said Vishal, a final year BSc (Zoology) student at the NSS College, Konni in Pathanamthitta district and a resident of Mulakkuzha, Chengannur, was brought to the Medical College Hospital, Kottayam with damaged vertebrae and injured duodenum and pancreas and with very low blood pressure. Funeral will take place on Wednesday.
Campus Front is the students’ wing of Islamist organization Popular Front of India (PFI, formerly NDF), whose activists had in a Taliban-model attack on July 4, 2010 chopped off the right hand of TJ Joseph, a college professor from Ernakulam district, for preparing a question paper that allegedly blasphemed Prophet Muhammad.
The police have taken into custody three persons and a vehicle used by the murderers while they have registered cases against 14 persons for the violence in Chengannur. According to police sources, some receipts of the Campus Front were found from the spot of violence in front of Christian College but the outfit had no unit in the institution.
The incident took place amidst a programme for welcoming new students to the college. It is said that the ABVP had organized Saraswati Pooja in front of the college while others were engaged in distributing sweets to the newcomers when the Campus Front activists rushed in and hacked ABVP’s Vishal, Vishnu Prasad and Sreejith.
Students of the college said that there was tension two days ago over the Campus Front’s attempt to open a unit in the college. This was followed by disputes over posters stuck on the college walls, they said. “However, we did not expect this to happen in our college. It was a lightning attack and obviously, the ABVP had got no time to react,” said a student.
Vishnu and Sreejith, undergoing treatment for the injuries they suffered in the attack, said that they were attacked by a 20-member gang that reached the spot on motorbikes. The assailants had fled before the local residents rushed to the spot hearing the students’ calls for help, eyewitnesses said.
Terming the Chengannur incident as a terror strike, senior BJP leader PS Sreedharan Pillai said that trained Popular Front activists had attacked the students without provocation. It was wrong to describe this as student clash, he said, adding that the Campus Front was trying to import terror into campuses. Pillai called for a probe into the incident by a Central agency like the NIA.
Meanwhile, Tuesday’s hartal in Alappuzha district called by the BJP was total. The Muslim Aikya Vedi called for a hartal on Wednesday in certain areas of the district to protest against the violent incidents that occurred during Tuesday’s shutdown. Also, the ABVP called for a State-wide education bandh on Wednesday.
Iranian pastor Behnam Irani, who is serving a five-year sentence, has finally been taken to the military hospital after becoming so ill that he became unconscious within the last week.
Irani has been severely beaten while in Karaj’s Ghezel Hesar Prison– allegedly for crimes against national security but really for holding house church services and leading people to Christ. He has been finding blood in his stool, Present Truth Ministries reported Monday. After the hospital visit, it was discovered that the pastor was suffering from a bleeding ulcer.
“We are thankful that he has been allowed to see a doctor and is being treated for his illness, but since the situation is so serious, we ask for your prayers for his healing,” wrote Present Truth Ministries in the update.
In February, popular American pastor Rick Warren had tweeted a message urging his followers to pray for Irani: “Pray for our dear pastor Behnam Irani who’s been severely beaten in prison in Iran for preaching Jesus.”
The 41-year-old pastor from Karaj, Iran, became a follower of Jesus Christ in 1992, and a pastor ten years later. He has been arrested twice in connection to his house church activities, but has been charged with crimes against national security. He began serving his five-year sentence in May 2011. The father of two is regularly beaten in prison by inmates and guards and his health is failing, including starting to lose his eyesight, difficulty with walking, and now a bleeding ulcer. His family worries that he may die in prison in the next few months if his situation doesn’t improve.
“CSW is deeply concerned for the health and welfare of Pastor Irani, and urges the Iranian government to ensure that he receives urgent medical attention and is protected from assault, in accordance with the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners,” said U.K.-based Christian Solidarity Worldwide in a statement Tuesday.
“Though the charges against him are couched in political language, in reality Pastor Irani, like so many other Christian prisoners, has been imprisoned solely on account of his faith,” the Christian persecution watchdog group said. “We continue to call on Iran to honor its obligations as a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which guarantees freedom of religion, and to release Pastor Irani unconditionally as a matter of urgency, given his deteriorating health. We also call for the unconditional release of Pastor Nadarkhani, Pastor Farshid Fathi Malayeri and all others unjustly detained or facing execution due to flawed judicial processes.”
Meanwhile, more publicly well-known Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani is still in prison but his health is reportedly good. He has been imprisoned for over 1,000 days as of this month. The 35-year-old is facing death simply for converting to Christianity when he was 19, and has refused on multiple occasions to recant his faith. Nadarkhani has not been officially notified of what the charges are against him for his upcoming trial on Sept. 8.
“We wonder how the attorneys can argue a case before the court if they do not know what charges are being brought,” commented the ministry. “This, once again, demonstrates the dishonesty of the Iranian legal system…”
Iran officially does not have any laws against apostasy, but in practice converts are imprisoned and pressured to recant Christianity and return to Islam. There have been several cases over the past few years of converts to Christianity being given the death sentence in Iran.
Autopsy report shows two-day-old girl had no physical impairments. PHOTO: FILE
The grave of the child had been dug on the orders of the Khanewal magistrate and civil judge Justice Rehman Elahi, with the permission of the victim’s mother and in the presence of the residents of the area and the police.
The grave itself was identified by the infant’s father, who buried her alive last week claiming he did not like her looks.
Dr Tariq told The Express Tribune that the initial medical report confirmed the death was a result of the seven kilogrammes of mud which was thrown upon her. Dr Rubeena confirmed that she was physically healthy and had no impairments. The only thing unusual about the child was that her face was large. Samples have been taken from the child’s body and sent to Lahore to a forensic laboratory for a detailed autopsy report.
Earlier, the perpetrator of the horrific crime justified his act, saying that “It was my will because she was my child and every person has the right to do anything with their children.”
The man, who is in the custody of the police, has been threatened by residents who angrily demanded from the area magistrate that he be buried alive in the same grave where he buried his daughter.
In Egypt, Salafists want to include direct references to
Islamic law in the constitution. Al-Azhar University, state institutions and
moderate forces oppose them. Islamists are losing support among Egyptians who do
not want to go back to the Middle Ages, Muslim scholar says. In Libya,
progressive forces reject religious interference in politics.
Cairo (AsiaNews) – Forced into hiding for more than 40 years, Islamists now want to impose their radical vision of Islam in the countries that experienced the Arab spring. In Egypt, Salafist members of the constituent assembly are pushing to change the first three articles of the constitution in order to add direct references to Sharia. If this is done, Egypt would become a religious state. In Tunisia, Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali spoke at his party’s congress, Ennahda (Muslim Brotherhood), where he said that the new constitution would be inspired by Islamic principles but would remain secular and democratic. Libya is the exception. Progressives within Mohammed Jibril’s National Forces Alliance (NFA), which emerged as the first political force in recent elections to the constituent assembly, said emphatically that religion would be kept out of politics in order to build a secular and democratic state based on the rule of law, not judgements of religious authorities. Still even in Libya, the NFA’s position has proven divisive for some former members of the National Transitional Council (NTC). A few days ago, former NTC chief Mustafa Abdul Jalil said that the new Libya would include refers to Sharia and the Qur’an anyway.
In all these countries, religious minorities, especially Christians, are quite concerned. If Sharia were to be enforced, they would become second class citizens. Muslims too would be at risk. In Egypt and Tunisia, a majority of voters backed the Muslim Brotherhood in reaction to the “secular” regimes of Mubarak and Ben Alì; nevertheless, they are deeply worried about radical shifts that might plunge post-Arab spring nations back into a Muslim Middle Age.
In an interview with AsiaNews, Wael Mohammed Farouq, a professor with the Arabic Language Institute at The American University in Cairo, said, “Islamists are in power, but Egypt has been a secular state for more than 200 years and it will not be easy for politicians to transform the country without clashing with popular opposition. No one wants to turn the country into an Islamic state.” The same goes for Tunisia.
The ongoing battle in Egypt’s constituent assembly centres on amendments to the first three articles of the 1971 constitution. Salafists, who have a big contingent in the assembly, were able to change the first article, adding ‘shura,’ a term used in the Qur’an to refer to consultative bodies, in the section that refers to the democratic basis of the state.
According to Wael Farouq, the real battle will be over the second article, which says, “Islam is the religion of the state and Arabic its official language. Principles of Islamic law (Sharia) are the principal source of legislation.” Islamists from the al-Nour party want to replace ‘Principles’ with “rulings”, binding legislation to Qur’anic legal opinions.
“Although it refers to Sharia, that article was never applied in 30 years because the constitutional court only relied on general Islamic principles like democracy, justice and freedom. Now Salafists want to change the article and subordinate legislation to legal rulings made by 14th century imams. If that happens, Egypt will turn into a religious state, turning the clock back to the Middle Ages.
For the Muslim scholar, Salafists are facing the opposition of moderate forces, especially the leaders of Al-Azhar University, government institutions and until recently, even the Muslim Brotherhood.
“Al-Azhar is doing everything I can to prevent changes to Article 2,” Farouq said. “As the constitution itself says, it [al-Azhar] is the only institution that can interpret the principles of Islamic law. The Islamic university is respected by all Egyptians and represents moderate islam, but in the future the grand imam could be a Salafist. For this reason, many, including myself, want the article removed so that the state has no religious bases. Society can have a religion, not the institutions of the state.”
The debate that developed in the assembly shows how hard it will be for Salafists to impose their views on today’s moderate islam. “They might get a majority but without support from the various institutions, they will not be able to rule. Despite their power, I do not believe Islamists can get the changes they want. Without such support, the constitution will never be changed. This occurred in recent months, when the constitutional court dissolved the assembly. They same could happen again in the next few days.”
According to Wael Farouq, Libya appears to be an exception to the general rule, and this despite the presence of powerful extremist Muslim groups who rode on the coattails of the anti-Gaddafi revolution. “Progressive and moderate Libyan forces are lucky because they never cooperated with the Gaddafi regime.”
In Egypt, the opposite is true. Most moderates were involved with the regime or collaborated with Mubarak. People voted for the Islamists just to keep out cronies of the old regime. The presidential vote is a case in point. Islamists can claim 24 per cent of support, which is what they got in the first round of vote. About 66 per cent are moderate and want a modern and secular state.
The power of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists suffered a major blow following President Mohammed Morsi’s decision to convene parliament after the Supreme Constitutional Court ruled it unconstitutional.
Ordinary Egyptians, who have great respect for the institutions of government, did not take gladly to the new president’s action, Wael Farouq explained. Many saw it as an attempt to hold onto to absolute majority in parliament and avoid a defeat in the next elections.