by, Katie Mansfield | The Express UK | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
BIRMINGHAM, UK: Pakistani-born Muhammed Hammad is said to have murdered care worker Nazia Akhtar, 31, because she had threatened to throw him out of the marital home in Birmingham and begin divorce proceedings, scuppering his chances of getting a British visa.
Birmingham Crown Court heard the “running sore” in the couple’s two-year relationship was that Hammad could not stand his mother-in-law and she, in turn, hated him.
Hammad, 30, of Fox Hollies Road, Acocks Green, who works in a mobile phone shop, has pleaded not guilty to murder.
He claims his wife had been decorating, had spilled white spirit over herself and then accidentally set herself alight when she lit up a cigarette.
James Curtis QC, prosecuting, said the couple had met in 2013 and married in an Islamic ceremony in September 2014.
Hammad moved into her first- floor flat in Fox Hollies Road, Acocks Green.
Mr Curtis said they had a volatile relationship, with most of their arguments centring on the fact that Mrs Akhtar’s family did not like the defendant and he did not like them.
The biggest bone of contention, Mr Curtis said, was Hammad’s relationship with his mother-in-law, which resulted in a mutual dislike with both of them avoiding each other.
He said: “It was a running sore in their relationship – it was like the standard music hall joke.”
Mr Curtis said the fire broke out on April 25 last year when both of them became engulfed in flames and, in the minutes immediately after the blaze, Mrs Akhtar told neighbours the fire was an accident.
Both were taken to hospital, with Mrs Akhtar critically ill and eventually dying on June 12, while Hammad survived.
During the seven weeks she survived Mrs Akhtar’s account of how she came about her injuries changed.
Mr Curtis said: “First of all, it was shock and pain and all about protecting her man. Then she started wavering and began telling people what he did to her, and finally, concerned for her safety, being angry and fearful.”
By mid-May she told her burns consultant, who phoned the police, that it was her husband who had set her on fire.
During a tape-recorded interview Mrs Akhtar said she and her husband had rowed that day about their marriage being over and that her husband only wanted her for a British visa and was calling her a “fat, ugly cow”.
Mr Curtis said: “The consultant who was treating her said the pattern of her burns was consistent with her having accelerant poured on her and set on fire.”
The trial continues.
by, AFP | The Daily Mail | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
Western states should legally permit immigrant communities to surgically “nick” young girls’ vaginas as an alternative to genital mutilation, a pair of US gynaecologists argued in a hotly-challenged paper Tuesday.
Such a “compromise” could allow groups to honour cultural or religious prescripts while saving millions of girls from invasive and disfiguring genital slashing practised in some African and Middle Eastern cultures, the two doctors stated in the Journal of Medical Ethics.
“We are not arguing that any procedure on the female genitalia is desirable,” said Kavita Arora of the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and Allan Jacobs of Stony Brook University in New York state.
“Rather, we only argue that certain procedures ought to be tolerated by liberal societies”, which have outlawed such practices but host immigrants for whom it is part of their culture.
Efforts to enforce an outright ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) have often had the opposite effect — driving the practice underground and putting women at even greater risk, said the duo.
But many peers immediately dismissed the idea.
According to Arianne Shahvisi of the University of Sussex ethics department in Britain: “One must not cause irreversible changes to the body of another person without their consent.”
Arora and Jacobs, however, contended that a one-size-fits-all approach ignored that many people believed the procedure to be a means of achieving “moral or ritual purity” for their child.
Vaginal cutting is widely regarded as a libido-reducer, intended in certain cultures to keep a woman chaste.
According to the World Health Organization, about three million girls a year fall victim to genital mutilation.
It can cause urinary difficulties, cysts and infection, infertility and complications in childbirth.
– Like dental work –
Arora and Jacobs have proposed new sub-categories of genital cutting.
Category One would entail procedures with no long-lasting effect on the appearance or function of the genitalia, such as a “small nick” in the skin.
Procedures under Category Two may affect appearance, but not reproductive capacity or sexual enjoyment, they said. This could include removing the “hood” or skin-fold covering the clitoris or trimming the labia (labiaplasty).
The first two categories, they said, should be reclassified as female genital “alteration” (FGA) rather than “mutilation”.
“These procedures are equivalent or less extensive than male circumcision in procedure, scope and effect,” they wrote.
“Indeed, they are equivalent or less extensive than orthodontia, breast implantation or even the elective labiaplasty for which affluent women pay thousands of dollars.”
Unclear is whether this type of procedure would be considered valid by communities who perform FGM.
Categories Three to Five should remain outlawed, said the pair.
These included procedures to remove the clitoris or other parts of the vagina, often to be stitched closed with only a small hole for urine, menstrual blood and intercourse.
Brian Earp of the Bioethics Research Institute in New York said Arora and Jacobs erred in using male circumcision as a benchmark for what is permissible.
“Ultimately, I suggest that children of whatever sex or gender should be free from having healthy parts of their most intimate sexual organs either damaged or removed, before they can understand what is at stake in such an intervention and agree to it themselves,” he wrote in a commentary.
Earlier this month, the United Nations said at least 200 million girls and women alive today have been subjected to FGM — some 44 million aged 14 and younger.
In the 30 countries where the practice is most widespread, the majority were cut before their fifth birthday, according to the UN.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is Misogyny…with a Knife:
FGM: It’s Islamic Terrorism in a Girl’s Pants
Pictured above is the ‘actual site’ where Jalal Uddin was found with serious head injuries. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA. Photo courtesy of: The Guardian
56-Year-old Imam Found Dead on Children’s Playground
by, Frances Perraudin | The Guardian | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
A 21-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of an imam in Rochdale.
Jalal Uddin, 56, was found with serious head injuries in a children’s playground on Thursday night. Paramedics and police attended the scene but Uddin died from his injuries in hospital shortly afterwards.
It is thought the imam was on his way home from dinner at a friend’s house after attending evening prayers at the Jalalia Jamé mosque in Trafalgar Street, where he was well known as a prayer leader, or Qari.
He was assaulted between 8.41pm and 8.55pm and police are appealing to the public for any information.
Investigating officers arrested the man and boy in Rochdale on suspicion of murder shortly after 9.40am on Monday, and seized a Vauxhall Astra. Both suspects remain in custody for questioning.
On Friday a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder but was later released without charge. Greater Manchester police later issued a statement on their Facebook page saying the male had been completely eliminated from inquiries and had “no involvement whatsoever in the tragic death of the deceased”.
DCI Terry Crompton, of the force’s serious crime division, said on Monday: “Our investigation is continuing at a quick pace and we have carried out a significant number of inquiries since the tragic events of last Thursday to establish what happened to Jalal.
“We have got two people in custody and I hope these arrests, along with the police activity on Ramsey Street today will reassure the public of just how serious we are taking this investigation.
“We are continuing to appeal for anyone with information to come forward and, following extensive analysis of CCTV, we now know that Jalal walked into the park from the South Street entrance at 8.41pm before he was then found injured seven minutes later by a member of the public.
“We are keen to speak to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the South Street area around this time, no matter how big or small you believe it may be.”
Detectives have said they are keeping an open mind about the motive for the attack, but racism has not been ruled out. Religious leaders last week called for calm and for residents to not speculate about what prompted the attack.
Shuja Shafi, the secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said: “We pay our deepest condolences to his family, friends and the community in Rochdale, for the loss of a man who played a significant role within the community and will be sorely missed.
“It is not the first time that an imam has been murdered whilst on the way home from mosque, and we would urge the community to be vigilant and offer support and assistance whilst travelling.
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by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
Does the name “Rochdale” sound familiar? Well, it should…
This is one of the dozens of cities in England, where Muslim Paedophile Child-Rape Gangs robbed little English girls of their innocence. Rochdale was actually the central hub of the so-called “Muslim Grooming Gangs” where thousands of young English girls were kidnapped, drugged, molested and repeatedly gang-raped by Muslim Paedophiles.
Isn’t it nice to read in the article above, just how proactive the English Police are being…taking such assertive measures to find out ‘who’ killed this Muslim Imam?
Where the hell were they when little English girls were being raped and molested for years???
Looking the other way, no doubt…
Bought and paid for…
So, what are “my thoughts” about the death of this Imam?
So f’n what…
What was “he” doing on the children’s playground, anyway?
Scoping out his next mark?
Do you know where most of the Muslim Paedo’s first encountered their victims?
On the children’s playgrounds…
So, …let all the Mohammedan ‘Diaper Snipers’ be on alert…
You put your fingers near a nappy…
..you get what you get!
And with that, I have but one last thought…
Muslim Immigrants are Raping Europe… One Child at a Time.
by, Lizzie Stromme | The Express UK
Norwegian police have launched an investigation after receiving reports that a child had been sexually abused in the common area of a reception centre.
The incident is said to have taken place at the Forus Akuttinnkvartering centre in Stavanger on January 6.
Police superintendent Bjørn Kåre Dahl said: “We have no suspects yet.
“We are investigating the case as if the worst thing has happened and that we are talking about the rape of a child.”
The boy was taken to the local rape crisis clinic with his mother and then to the children’s ward at Stavanger University Hospital for further checks.
A spokesman for the centre, which is currently hosting 800 asylum-seekers, said they received a phone call about the incident but they did not see or hear anything.
Dahl continued: “We will investigate further to find out what happened. If it is what we fear – a rape – then this is very serious.”
The alleged incident took place after Norway announced it was offering non-European asylum-seekers classes in Western sexual norms, in an attempt to prevent violence against women.
Linda Hagen of Hero, a private company that runs 40 percent of Norway’s reception centres for refugees, said: “There’s no single cultural code to say what is good or bad behaviour because we want a free society.
“There has to be tolerance for attitudes that may be seen as immoral by some traditional or religious norms.”
The reports of the alleged rape comes after it was revealed that Swedish police has covered up alleged sex attacks at a music festival in the country.
Varg Gyllander of Stockholm Police denied a cover-up but admitted police should have reported the incidents at the time “given the nature of the crime”.
Swedish officers have launched a probe into their own practices after the incident.
‘..Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves..’
– Matthew 7:15
by, William Kilpatrick | Crisis Magazine | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
Would “false prophets” include Muhammad? It’s an impolitic question to ask in these politically correct times, but, thanks to political correctness these are also highly dangerous times. Since a good deal of the danger emanates from the religion Muhammad founded, it seems reasonable to ask if he was a false prophet. And if he was, does that mean that Islam is a false religion? And if it is, why are Catholic leaders so keen on declaring their solidarity with Islam?
It’s a case of either/or. Either the New Testament account of Jesus is true or Muhammad’s account is true. Since they contradict each other, they both can’t be true.
In the gospel accounts, Jesus is rather insistent that he is the Son of God, and the Koran is rather insistent that he is not. Assuming that you know of the many instances in the gospels where Jesus asserts his divinity, here are some Koranic passages that say the opposite:
God is but one God. God forbid that he should have a son! (4: 173, trans Dawood).
The Messiah, the Son of Mary, was no more than an apostle (5:75, Dawood).
Christians call Christ the Son of Allah…. Allah’s curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the truth! (9:30, trans Yusuf Ali).
They do blaspheme who say: Allah is one of the three in a Trinity (5:73, Yusuf Ali).
Ralph Sidway, the author of a recent piece on the “same God” question, puts the either/or nature of the choice in perspective:
Based on these brief examples alone, Christianity and Islam cannot both be from the same source which is what the Same God Question ultimately boils down to. If we treat each truth claim with respect, that each faith springs from a self-revelation of God, then it is clear the Allah of Islam is directly, and in a specific, vigorous manner, opposed to the revelation from the Christian God. And Jesus’ own emphatic testimony about himself excludes any alternate revelation concerning the nature of God.
So the author of the Koran unambiguously rejects the Christian belief in the Trinity. Moreover, he declares that a “grievous penalty will befall” those who persist in saying that “Allah is one of three” (5: 73). As Sidway puts it, “Allah is so vehement in these condemnations of Christian dogma that it amounts to what I term a ‘Theological Jihad’.”
Why the vehemence? I have my own theory about that. As I wrote a few years back:
Muhammad’s purpose in introducing Jesus into the Koran is to discredit the Christian claim that he is divine in order to enhance Muhammad’s claim to prophethood.
In other words:
If Christ is who Christians say he is, then there is absolutely no need for another prophet or another revelation.
So Muhammad created his own version of Jesus—one in which Jesus is cut down to size. In effect, Jesus is assigned the role of John the Baptist: he must decrease so that Muhammad can increase. In the Koran, Jesus is given a relatively minor role to play. He is occasionally brought on stage to make a point, and then is promptly ushered off. Muhammad succeeds in convincing his audience that this lackluster Jesus couldn’t possibly be God. The trouble is, his Jesus is so poorly drawn, so lacking in substance and individuality that it’s also difficult to believe in his humanity. He is more like a disembodied voice than a person.
But, whatever Muhammad’s motivation, the fact is that the Jesus of the gospels and the Jesus of the Koran are irreconcilable. How can both revelations possibly be from the same God? If Christ is God, then the Koranic account is a false account and Muhammad is a false prophet.
That may seem a harsh way to put it. And if you go around saying such things, you likely won’t be invited to your parish’s next interfaith outreach program. But there it is. The only alternative is to say that Muhammad is a true prophet. Do you really want to go there?
Well, I suppose one could conjure up another alternative. One could say that Muhammad was a so-so prophet: he got some things right and some things wrong, and he was part of the Abrahamic faith tradition, and so on and so forth. It’s true, of course, that Muhammad did get some things right. But, on the point of Christ’s divinity, the New Testament doesn’t seem to allow for any half-right/half-wrong compromise position.
Is the Allah who supposedly wrote the Koran the same God who revealed himself in the Incarnation? Sidway reminds us of two passages from the First Letter of John:
Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also (1 Jn 2:22-23).
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world (1 Jn 4:1-3).
According to John, the spirit of the Antichrist denies the Son. But Islam not only denies the Son, it brands belief in the Son as a sin. And not just any sin, but the worst of all possible sins—shirk (the sin of attributing partners to God). So the central belief of Christians is, from the Islamic point of view, the greatest sin conceivable.
It can be argued that other religions fail to acknowledge the Sonship of Christ, but there is a difference. For example, while Jews don’t believe in the divinity of Christ, that, for obvious chronological reasons, is not part of the revelation to the Jews. Nor is denial of Christ’s divinity a central tenet of Judaism. On the other hand, the “revelation” to Muhammad came six hundred years after the birth of Christ and one of its central messages is the denial of the Sonship of Jesus. As Joel Richardson puts it in his book The Islamic Antichrist:
While many religions and systems of belief exist that do not agree with the doctrines of Christianity … only Islam fulfills the role of a religion that exists to deny core Christian beliefs.
It’s difficult to square the scriptural evidence with the currently fashionable notion that Christianity and Islam are close cousins. It’s harder still to reconcile it with the assertion that we believe in the same God and revere the same Jesus.
But is it really necessary to open old wounds? Isn’t it better to emphasize the things that unite us rather than the things that divide us? In commenting on the Church’s relationship with Muslims in Nostra Aetate, the Synod fathers urged all to forget the “quarrels and hostilities” of the past. Shouldn’t we heed their advice?
But just how far in the past are the “quarrels and hostilities” mentioned in Nostra Aetate? They are still with us today. And what is the source of those hostilities, except that Christians refused and still refuse to accept the revelations given to Muhammad. From the Islamic point of view, Christians who persist in unbelief merit the “grievous penalty” that follows.
“Beware of false prophets who … inwardly are ravenous wolves.” “Ravenous” certainly seems an apt description of Muhammad. While it’s not know exactly how many people he killed in the course of spreading Islam, it is known that on one occasionhe presided over the beheading of between 600 and 900 captured men. “Ravenous” also seems to fit most of his successors. Islam’s’ 1400 year history is largely a record of conquest and subjugation. By one estimate, approximately 170 million people have been killed in the name of Allah, making Islam the greatest killing force in history by far.
So there is good reason to beware of false prophets. There is also good reason for Catholics to revisit the simplistic and dangerously misleading notion that Muslims and Christians share the same beliefs and values.
It’s understandable, of course, that many Catholics might think that Christianity and Islam are more closely aligned than they really are. It’s uncontestable that Islam does bear a superficial resemblance to Catholicism. Muslims pray daily, they emphasize modesty, their clerics wear long robes, they go on pilgrimage to shrines, and their mosques are often beautiful structures which convey an atmosphere of deep spirituality. Moreover, Islam even finds room for Jesus in its pantheon of prophets.
None of that, however, negates the reality that Islam is based on a false revelation. When warning of false prophets, Christ said “you will know them by their fruits”—not by their appearances. After all, the warning would not be necessary except that the wolf is disguised in sheep’s clothing. Unfortunately, too many Catholics and too many of their shepherds seem to live in a bucolic dream world where thoughts of wolves and false prophets are never entertained.
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Islam and the Anti-Christ: John MacArthur