File photo of a child bride.
by, Hidayatullah Hamdard & Hadi Ghafari | RAWA News
Unidentified gunmen shot dead a woman and a girl in Kunduz while a bride was found hanged in central Daikundi province, officials said on Tuesday.
Armed men stormed a house last night, leaving a woman and a girl dead in the Chehl Dukhtaran area on the outskirts of Kunduz City, police said.
The woman and the girl were aged 22 and 18 respectively, according to Syed Sarwar Hussaini, the police spokesman, who believed a family feud was behind the incident. He told Pajhwok Afghan News the perpetrators were yet to be arrested.
The number of women killed in the province surged to 16 with the latest fatalities. A furious husband shot dead his 35 years old wife last month.
Nadira Gia, the women affairs director, condemned the murder had demanded immediate arrest of the killers.
Separately, a 17-year-old bride was found hanged in the capital of Daikundi last night. Col. Nawroz Ali, the crime branch chief, said an investigation had been launched.
Zakia Rezayee, the women affairs director, said the motive behind the killing was yet to be ascertained. The victim had reportedly told her father that her father-in-law had threatened her with death.
The Ministry of Women Affairs says 137 women and girls were killed last year and 58 others this year across the country.
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Muslim rapist: Mohammed Fakhrul Islam, age 33. Photo Courtesy of: The London Evening Standard
by, The London Evening Standard | h/t Blazing CatFur
A man who used emotional blackmail and the threat of shame in order to carry out a campaign of sexual and emotional abuse has been jailed for 17 years.
Mohammed Fakhrul Islam, 33, of Stewart Street, east London, began his campaign of abuse after meeting the victim in Bangladesh in 2008, the Metropolitan Police said.
He was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court today having been found guilty in December of three counts of rape, one count of battery and one count of voyeurism.
While nothing happened at the time of initially meeting his victim, they remained in touch, and in 2010 the victim, then aged 18, came to the UK to study, staying with a relative, police said.
Not knowing anyone in the country she gave her number to Islam believing him to be trustworthy. They became friends but after a while Islam became threatening when he saw her talking with other men.
Police said that late in 2010 they met up and Islam took the victim to a friend’s house. Once there he told her she had to have sex with him or he would contact her parents and inform them they were in a relationship and that her reputation would be ruined.
In fear the victim ran to one of Islam’s friends seeking help, but he refused and told her to return to Islam. He then grabbed the victim and dragged her into a bedroom and raped her. Unbeknown to her, he was secretly filming the attack on his mobile phone.
Following the incident he told her that if she did not do what he wanted he would tell her family they were having sex – knowing that the outcome would be that her uncle would throw her out of his home and she would be disowned by the family, police said.
A week later Islam told the victim they were now in a relationship and could have sex often. He also told her he had footage of the earlier incident and that if she refused to have sex with him he would show the footage to her family and post it online with her phone number, implying she was a prostitute.
He threatened to kill her if she went out with any other man. He raped her a second time and again recorded it.
In February 2013 the victim began to suffer from serious depression as a result of the ongoing abuse and her studies began to suffer. Her parents indicated that they were keen for her to marry and when she relayed this information to Islam he flew into a rage stating that he would not allow her to marry another man, demanding she come to his house and saying he would ruin her life if she refused to do so.
The victim went to Islam’s house in east London where he raped her before telling her: “I am so lucky; I am so happy. I am controlling your life.”
When she refused to go home with him after a shift at work he attacked her and her colleague – strangling her and assaulting the colleague with a set of keys – before fleeing the scene.
After being convinced by her colleague to report the matter the victim finally found the courage to report the mental and sexual abuse she had been subjected to at the hands of Islam.
On March 5 2013 Islam was arrested and he was subsequently charged and convicted.
Detective Constable Caroline Horden, from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said: “The victim has shown great strength of character, she found the courage to come forward and speak about her terrible ordeal and because of this a very dangerous individual has been brought to justice.”
by, Staff | The Tower | h/t Blazing CatFur
Last December Israel conducted the third of four planned prisoner releases, part of a basket of confidence building measures designed to coax Palestinian diplomats into peace negotiations and keep them there. Each release has proven more controversial than the last, with the Palestinian public and Palestinian leaders staging spectacles celebrating the freed murderers as heroes.
Issa Abd Rabbo – a Palestinian terrorist who in 1984 came upon two Israeli university students who were hiking, tied them up at gunpoint, and then murdered them – was among those released last October. Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbasembraced him at a ceremony celebrating the release and lifted up Rabbo’s hands in victory. The effusiveness was directly linked to deepening misgivings among Israelis regarding the releases.
This interview, which shows Rabbo speaking with Palestinian media outlet Ma’an a few weeks ago, won’t help:
Issa Abd Rabbo: “There was supposed to be a military operation shooting at a bus transporting Israeli soldiers… I was surprised when on my way to the area, I waited, waited and waited and the bus didn’t come. I was forced to carry out an operation on my own, an improvisation, I took it upon myself. An Israeli car approached, with two in it. I said, here’s a chance and I don’t want to return empty-handed. They left the car… and walked towards the valley, and sat down under a pine tree. I went down to them. Of course I was masked and was carrying a rifle. He asked me: Are you a guard here? I told him: ‘No, I’m in my home.’ I told him: ‘You are not allowed here. This is our land and our country. You stole it and occupied our land and I’m going to act against you.’ They were surprised by what I told them. I tied them up of course and then sentenced them to death by shooting, in the name of the revolution. I shot them, one bullet each, and went [hiding] in the mountains… I went to my aunt and told her: ‘We have avenged Muhammad’s blood.’”
Host: “She is the mother of Martyr Muhammad Abd Rabbo.”
Issa Abd Rabbo: “I told her: ‘Instead of one, we got two.’ She cried out in joy.”
Video Courtesy of: Palwatch
The Israelis have long emphasized that Palestinian incitement – which ranges fromterrorist glorification to the denial of Jewish rights – fundamentally erodes the prerequisites for peace on both side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Israeli officials linked the Palestinian glorification of terrorists to among other things the murder Seraya Ofer, who was killed outside his home in the Jordan Valley. Ofer’s killers subsequently confirmed the suspicion, using rhetoric describing the murder as “a gift”:
Two week before the attack, the murder suspects arrived at Ofer’s home in the vacation resort of Barush to surveillance the area ahead of a violent robbery they were planning, according to their testimony. “After learning that a senior army officer lived there, who might be armed, they decided to carry out a murder ‘as a gift to the Palestinian people and to Hamas prisoners for the festival of sacrifice [Eid al-Adha],’” the suspects said during questioning, according to the Shin Bet.
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by, Akbar Bajwa | The Express Tribune – Pakistan
LAHORE, Pakistan: Three men threw acid at a University of Management and Technology lecturer on Tuesday. District Superintedent Anwer Saeed Kingra of Chuhng police said Faiza Ashraf* was attacked near her home in the Pakistan Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Housing Society.
Police said that Ashraf had taken a rickshaw from the university and was entering her home when unidentified men threw a polythene bag filled with concentrated acid at her. The DSP said that the bag hit the door and only a small amount of the acid came into contact with her face.
Witnesses said that the three assailants were riding two motorcycles.
The woman was taken to the Jinnah Hospital by a Rescue 1122 team where doctors said that 20 per cent of her face had been affected. Doctors treating her said the acid had affected her eyes.
They said it was too early to say whether or not her eyesight had been affected. A Jinnah Hospital assistant medical superintendent said she would likely survive.
Police said that her father had submitted a complaint at the Sattukatla police station, but had not named a suspect. They said an FIR would be registered after they recorded her statement. Her father said she was going to be married next month. Health Minister Khawaja Salman Rafique also visited the hospital and directed doctors to take special care of the woman. He assured the victim’s family that the government would bear the cost of her treatment.
* Name has been changed to protect identity
Hassan Abu Ali, a 15-year old Syrian Jihadist, who wants to bring the battle to “Palestine.” Photo: Screenshot / VICE News. Photo Courtesy of: The Algemeiner
by, Joshua Levitt | The Algemeiner | h/t Blazing CatFur
In recent footage from a Syrian Jihadist training camp in Aleppo, Mohammed Hussein, founder of Bin Laden Front,told a camera crew from VICE News that the militants’s goal was to topple the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, then its “aim is to liberate greater Syria.”
Hassan Abu Ali, a 15-year old fighter profiled in the report, told VICE, “Once Syria is liberated, our next mission is to liberate Palestine and Golan and continue our conquests. Thanks be to Allah.”
Hussein, the group’s leader, described the Bin Laden Front, one of many Jihadist armies fighting the regime outside of Aleppo and in the Syrian countryside, as a direct outgrowth of his training under 9-11 mastermind Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan, in 2001.
The footage, uploaded to YouTube last week, also profiled a female school teacher who, clad in burka and fatigues, was leading an all-female cell in military maneuvers through burnt-out Aleppo. Like the others, she said her anger was directed at the regime: “We are most unmerciful with those who raised their weapon to their own people and we would crush with our feet not only Bashar but whoever supports him.”
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The greater question of Jihad and its call for death as a martyr was also probed in one scene, in particular, with 15-year-old Abu Ali, trying to convince his fair-haired younger sister, still a toddler, of the value of him dying for the cause. “The revolution has opened my eyes to the true nature of the regime,” he told her.
After pushing her on a swing, Abu Ali is sitting next to her on a sofa in their family’s house with his rifle by his side, and she asks him if he’s going to go play with it, and he responds that he’s going into battle with it.
“G-d willing, we’ll be victorious and then I’ll be granted martyrdom,” Abu Ali tells her, but she says, “No.”
“We’ll be victorious and we’ll be granted martyrdom,” he insists. She, again, responds, “No.”
“Why not?” he asks.
“We’ve got only one, Abu Ali, you,” she says.
“Excuse me?” the young Jihadist asks.
“You are our only Abu Ali,” she says, already, as a child, understanding the impact his choice of martyrdom will have on their family.
by, Staff | Emirates 24/7
A Saudi court sentenced a teacher to one month in prison and ordered him lashed 50 times after he was found guilty of molesting a teen school boy.
The court in the eastern Saudi town of Dammam also ordered a three-month cut from the teacher’s salary and told the school management to move him to an administrative job away from the students.
Sabq newspaper said the teacher was caught handing a note to the student telling him that he admired him and that he is willing to sacrifice himself for him.
“I can sacrifice myself for you honey,” the teacher said in his note, which also carried his telephone number.
by, David Wood and Sam Shamoun | Answering Muslims | h/t Blazing CatFur
This is the first part of a five-part series in which we share 50 reasons Muhammad is not a true prophet (ten reasons per episode). In this episode, we cover our “top ten” reasons Muhammad was not sent by God. If you don’t see your favorite criticisms against Muhammad on our “top ten” list, be sure to watch upcoming episodes of “Jesus or Muhammad?” on the Trinity Channel (Tuesdays at 8:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time).
We post this video in a spirit of open dialogue and honest discussion, hoping that Christians, Muslims, and others will seek the truth in harmony. We invite everyone to share your relevant comments and criticisms below.
Islam stands or falls with one man, Muhammad ibn Abdullah, a seventh-century caravan trader who declared himself to be a prophet around 610 AD. Since many people have claimed to be prophets down through history, and since their messages often contradict each other, we need to evaluate so-called prophets, to see if they have been sent by God. What happens when we evaluate Muhammad critically? In this video, David Wood and Sam Shamoun discuss their “Top Ten Reasons Muhammad Is Not a Prophet.”
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The park in Leeds, West Yorkshire where the girls were abducted. Photo Courtesy of: Daily Mail Online
- Mohammed Hussain, 28, and two colleagues spotted the girls in a park
- The girls were afraid to go home because they had broken their parents’ curfew
- The men took them back to the home of Shah Miah, 28, in Beeston, Leeds
- They plied them with cannabis and played pornographic films
- Hussain raped one of the girls, aged 12, while she asked him to stop
- Harris Uddin, 30, tried to take off another girl’s trousers but stopped
- Hussain and Uddin face deportation to India when they leave jail
by, Dan Bloom | Daily Mail Online – UK
A takeaway worker faces deportation after he was jailed for raping a 12-year-old girl who was out past her bedtime.
Mohammed Hussain, 28, was driving home from work with two colleagues in the early hours in Leeds, West Yorkshire, when they spotted the group of four girls in a park.
Afraid to go home because they had broken their parents’ curfew, the girls were enticed back to the home of one of the men.
There they were offered cannabis and played pornographic films before two of the girls, both 12, were taken upstairs.
Hussain raped one of the 12-year-old girls while she asked him to stop, Leeds Crown Court heard.
One of his two colleagues, 30-year-old Harris Uddin, tried to remove the trousers of the other girl but stopped when she asked him not to.
The four girls – two aged 12, one aged 11 and one aged 13 – were at the home of the third takeaway worker, 28-year-old Shah Miah.
Although he did not assault the girls himself, he was jailed for helping arrange the attack after he struck up conversation with them.
He is also now serving a four-and-a-half year sentence for sex offences against three other children.
Muslim Child Rapist: Mohammed Hussain, 28, pleaded guilty and has been jailed for six years and eight months. Photo Courtesy of: Daily Mail Online
The court heard all three men, who were arrested later the same day, groomed vulnerable youngsters for their own sexual gratification.
Hussain pleaded guilty to rape and was jailed for six years and eight months.
Uddin pleaded guilty to sexual assault and was jailed for 12 months.
Miah pleaded guilty to facilitating the commission of a sexual offence against a child and was jailed for 18 months.
The attack happened in the Leeds suburb of Beeston last March.
Hussain and Uddin, from India, were already in the country illegally because they had outstayed the length of their visa, the court heard.
Video Courtesy of: West Yorkshire Police
Det Supt Pat Twiggs, Leeds head of crime for West Yorkshire Police, said: ‘These men preyed on these vulnerable young girls in a premeditated way to sexually exploit them.
‘The circumstances of the offences included grooming behaviour leading to the appalling sexual abuse of victims that were clearly underage.’
Nazia, 16, was wedded to a 40-year-old man who brutally cut off her ears and nose, shaved her head and burnt her feet with boiling water. The Ministry of Justice — with parliamentary approval — revised the criminal code, adding a provision that bans family member testimony in criminal cases. This, the report argues, “makes it extremely difficult to prosecute domestic violence and child and forced marriage.” Photo Courtesy of: RAWA News
by, Jamieson Lesko | RAWA News
KABUL – Women’s rights in Afghanistan have regressed in the past year, increasing worry about what the future holds, according to a Human Rights Watch report released Thursday.
As the country faces a large-scale troop withdrawal by the end of 2014, the organization expressed concern that, “with international interest in Afghanistan rapidly waning, opponents of women’s rights seized the opportunity to begin rolling back the progress made since the end of Taliban rule.”
The comprehensive global report outlines actions it says Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s government has taken to specifically undermine rights for women and girls.
Among those actions was a parliamentary attempt to appeal the groundbreaking law on the “Elimination of Violence Against Women,” which was passed by presidential decree in 2009.
Although the law remains valid, its enforcement is weak, the report states. A brief debate on the law “heralded, and perhaps triggered, subsequent attacks and setbacks within the government during the year,” said the Human Rights Watch report.
Another setback was the reduction of parliamentary seats reserved for women from 25 percent to 20 percent, triggering concern that female representation may even wane further in years to come.
Also, the Ministry of Justice — with parliamentary approval — revised the criminal code, adding a provision that bans family member testimony in criminal cases. This, the report argues, “makes it extremely difficult to prosecute domestic violence and child and forced marriage.”
During 2013 there was also an uptick in violence against high-profile women in positions of authority. Targeted assassinations included the shooting of a member of parliament, Roh Gul, as she was traveling through Ghazni province with her family in August. She survived the attack but her 8-year-old daughter and driver were killed.
Meanwhile, world-renowned author Sushmita Banerjee was also found murdered in September. Her dramatic memoirs about marrying an Afghan man and escaping the Taliban were turned into a Bollywood movie, “Escape From the Taliban,” before she moved back to Afghanistan.
And the highest ranking police officer in Helmand Province, Lt. Nigar, who was known by just one name, was killed just months after her predecessor’s assassination.
Beyond attacks on women’s rights, the report outlines other general examples of “declining respect for human rights” across the country.
“Impunity for abuses was the norm for government security forces and other armed groups,” it states, which raises concerns about the “fairness of the upcoming presidential election.”