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