by, Robert Salonga | Mercury News | h/t Heavy.com
SAN JOSE — The last Facebook post by the teen is easy to dismiss as typical teen angst.
“(Expletive) yeah to the kids who feel like they’re dying inside but still gather up the strength to roll out of bed, get dressed and leave the house. You are strong and beautiful and worth so much more than you know.”
But after he and his brother were arrested Wednesday in the slaying of their parents, trace bits like this from their social-media profiles and narrow glimpses offered by friends and relatives begin to form a sketch that hints at tension not readily apparent to many who knew the family.
Much is still unknown about the deaths of 59-year-old Golam Rabbi and 57-year-old Shamima Rabbi, who were found dead from gunshots wounds Sunday at their hillside Evergreen home. The discovery was made by relatives who hadn’t heard from the couple for days.
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A motive remains unclear; as does when they were killed. Still, there was enough evidence for San Jose police to arrest their sons, a lightning bolt that pierced what was already an inconsolable cloud of mourning.
“We are very shocked,” said Golam Mustakim, a nephew of the Rabbis who credits them with helping his family settle in the United States. “Emotionally, I’m broken right now.”
Hasib Bin Golamrabbi, the couple’s 22-year-old son and a San Jose State student who hadn’t been seen since the killings, was arrested in Tracy. His 17-year-old brother, an Evergreen Valley High School senior whose name is being withheld because he is a minor, was arrested in San Jose after initially being interviewed and released by police.
The case took on a national profile after it was revealed that next to the bodies, someone had scrawled a stomach-turning message: “Sorry my first kill was clumsy.”
Another cryptic message was written on a wall at the crime scene — “I can’t be like you telling a lie … I can’t love someone without telling them.”
Who wrote those messages remains a mystery; San Jose police have revealed few details about the case.
Scant clues remain as to why the brothers are suspects. Some of the teen brother’s schoolmates described him as pessimistic, but not extraordinarily so. There was a sense of surprise among peers that the 17-year-old was still attending school in the wake of his parents’ death; he was on campus Wednesday, hours before he was arrested.
“You would think he wouldn’t be able to function or go to school at all,” one student said.
The older brother, Golamrabbi, exhibits an aspirational air on social media, celebrating in one instance his admission to San Jose State, posting a photo of a dream house and hinting at a romantic crush.
A cousin who did not want to be named out of privacy concerns said she didn’t know of anything that would have caused a conflict between the brothers and their parents.
“The younger brother was quiet. He didn’t speak to anyone much. He had difficulty with social interactions,” she said. “The older one was more social.”
Hasan Rahim, who worshipped with the Rabbis at the Evergreen Islamic Center and knew them for more than 20 years, said nothing appeared to be amiss on the occasions he interacted with the brothers.
“This is the first time really when I came to know that things were not as placid as I thought,” he said. “I never saw any sign of trouble.”
Golam Rabbi was a hunter and owned at least one firearm, Rahim said. He recalled cautioning his friend, ‘Hey you better be careful.’ He laughed and said ‘Oh yeah, I am very careful,’ ” Rahim said.
The younger brother was interviewed by detectives Sunday and released. As recently as Tuesday, he was not identified as a suspect, as detectives sought to locate and question the older Golamrabbi, who also was not formally declared a suspect at the time. Police have not disclosed what led them to identify the sons as their parents’ alleged killers.
Golamrabbi is tentatively scheduled for arraignment Friday afternoon. He is being held without bail in the Santa Clara County Jail while his brother is being held at Juvenile Hall.
Golamrabbi declined a jailhouse interview with this newspaper; court records show he has no adult criminal record in the county.
Golamrabbi hid in an unidentified friend’s closet in Tracy for 24 hours and confessed to shooting his father, according to KPIX 5, which interviewed the friend. The friend said he was scared and helped Golamrabbi, and called police after he left.
The Rabbis were well respected in the local Bangladeshi and Islamic communities, active at both the Islamic center and with the South Bay Islamic Association. They immigrated to the United States in the 1980s; Golam Rabbi worked as a quality-assurance engineer and Shamima Rabbi, who earned her degree from San Jose State, was an accountant for several large companies.
“For all purposes, I saw him to be a very humble, polite person just like his wife. They seemed to be normal people like the rest of us. There didn’t seem to be any outward sign of any kind of trouble,” Rahim said. “It’s a huge loss.”
East Side Union High School District Superintendent Chris Funk confirmed that the 17-year-old attends Evergreen and his brother was a graduate.
“It’s just a tragic incident, and we’re mourning with the community,” he said.
Attention now turns to laying the Rabbis to rest: The Janaza, or funeral prayer, is scheduled for Friday at the Muslim Community Association in Santa Clara and burial is planned at the Five Pillars Cemetery in Livermore. Religious custom calls for a prompt burial, but initial plans were held up because the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office was allowed to release the victims only to their adult son. Relatives will now take custody of the Rabbis’ remains.
“Everyone is in shock, but we are desperately looking for some closure,” Rahim said. “The fact that we can offer the final prayer for them gives us some kind of spiritual consolation.”
Staff writers Mark Gomez and Sharon Noguchi contributed to this report.
A French police officer stands outside a Muslim prayer hall in Corsica’s capital Ajaccio on April 30, 2016 after it was destroyed by a fire (AFP Photo/Yannick Graziani)
by, AFP | Yahoo News | h/t Blazing CatFur
Ajaccio (France) (AFP) – A Muslim prayer hall on the French island of Corsica was ravaged by fire on Saturday in what prosecutors said was probably a criminal attack.
The blaze occurred just months after the island, popular with tourists for its turquoise waters and picturesque mountains, was rocked by anti-Arab riots over Christmas.
The building, one of the largest prayer halls in the capital Ajaccio, suffered major damage in the fire, said Abdallah Zekri, the head of the National Observatory Against Islamophobia.
He called on the authorities “to do everything to shed light on this incident in order to avoid an escalation of violence”.
“It has been calm since the end of the year, but unfortunately certain ill-intentioned people want to inflame the situation,” he told AFP.
Protests erupted on the Mediterranean island over Christmas after firefighters and police called to a low-income immigrant neighbourhood were ambushed and attacked.
Demonstrators shouting slogans such as “This is our home!” and “Arabs get out”, vandalised a prayer hall and set fire to books including copies of the Koran.
Several anti-Muslim acts occurred in the weeks that followed, including an attack on a Muslim butcher’s shop.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve issued a statement on Saturday expressing “solidarity with the Muslims of Corsica”.
He also voiced the “commitment of the government to protect all places of worship, and to ensure freedom of worship throughout the territory”.
Nationalists won regional elections in Corsica for the first time in December.
The island has the second largest proportion of foreigners in France, at between eight and 10 percent of the total population, after the Paris region.
Previously in Corsica…
(Note: Clearly, this news segment was narrated by a biased French IslamoNazi sympathizer…)
Video courtesy of: RT
Nous sommes les infidèles de la Corse
by, Fria Tider | Mad World News | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
A Somali refugee kidnapped a woman, forced her to crawl on all fours, and raped her before pouring lighter fluid all over her body to “dispose of evidence.” However, when the prosecutor requested the maximum sentence for the violent rapist, a leftist judge had something else in mind.
In August 2015, a young woman was enjoying a fishing trip with a male friend in Gothenburg, Sweden, when she decided to head to a nearby store and stock up on food and beverages that evening. It was on the way back that she ran into a 34-year-old Somali migrant who changed her view of open borders forever.
According to local online newspaper Uber Uutiset, the migrant attacked her from behind on a bike path, forced her to crawl on the ground, and held a knife to her throat as he tore off her skirt and panties. He brutally raped the woman, telling her afterward, “You can have 10,000 krona (app. $1242) if you follow me home and get to f*** you all day.”
He then poured lighter fluid all over the victim’s back and buttocks, saying, “Otherwise, I’ll go there — you know?” The woman knew that he meant to burn her alive in order to dispose of the evidence of his crime and that he hoped the prostitution proposition would put him in the clear. Before the woman managed to miraculously escape, the migrant stole her cellphone as a souvenir.
As the court heard the victim’s testimony, the prosecution believed that requesting the migrant’s deportation would be easily obtained. However, the judge at Gothenburg Public Prosecution had other plans.
‘..Even though the migrant has been previously convicted of dozens of offenses during his stay in Sweden, he will not be deported..’ Fria Tider reports.
The court heard at a trial on Wednesday that although the man is not a Swedish citizen, he has once again avoided deportation, as the judge denied the prosecution’s request to send the aggressive rapist back to Somalia.
Instead of a well deserved prison sentence and deportation, the migrant was sentenced to only 5-and-a-half years in jail for rape and robbery. Of course, his thick criminal record already includes domestic violence, but this wasn’t enough for the liberal court to keep him off the streets, much less out of the country.
In just over a decade, Sweden has suffered liberal immigration policies that have caused rape and other offenses to skyrocket. From 2003 to 2005, the country’s rape statistics shot up from an average of 9.24 per 100,000 people to 36.8. Just three years after that, it nearly doubled.
Statistics show that nearly 1 out of 4 Swedish women will be raped in their lifetime, as Stockholm alone averages 5 rapes per day. Now, Sweden has the second highest number of rapes of any country in the world, and it is six times higher than that of the U.S.
While apologists would have us believe that this is due to Swedish citizens’ lack of multiculturalism, it is that very leftist ideal that accounts for such a high assault rate. Like the Somali migrant, Sweden’s 5-percent minority from Islamic countries accounts for 77 percent of the rapes committed by foreigners, proving that the Muslim refugee crisis is much more of a threat than taking in asylum seekers from non-Muslim nations.
Like most of Europe, Sweden is shooting itself in the foot with its own progressive agenda. The left is so concerned with creating a multicultural utopia that they cannot see that their culture is the one that will be exterminated.
Tihange nuclear power plant in Liège. Photo courtesy of: The Express and Getty Images
by, Selina Sykes | The Express – UK| h/t Nightmouse @ Blazing CatFur
The Belgian government has decided to issue the pills – which reduce a build up of radiation in the thyroid gland – to all households within a 100km radius of a nuclear plant to protect the population against an attack.
The decision, which was extended from all households within 20km of a nuclear plant, was announced by Belgium’s health minister Maggie De Block following advice from an expert council.
Distribution of iodine pills will protect all of Belgium’s 11million population, covering local nuclear power plants in Doel, Mol, Tihange and Fleurus, as well as Borssele in the Netherlands and Chooz in France.
The pills will be sent to pharmacies and the public would be ordered to collect their ration in the event of a meltdown.
Children, pregnant women and those breast-feeding would be given priority.
Belgian MP Jean-Marc Nollet said: “Given the population density and the ongoing nuclear risk, this widespread distribution was absolutely necessary.
“But we must be cautious – the fact that everyone receives tablets doesn’t mean the nuclear risk no longer exists.
“What’s more, the catastrophic sanitary, environmental and economic consequences do not go away because we’ve handed out pills.”
Fears of a nuclear attack in Belgium were raised after it emerged jihadists secretly filmed a senior Belgian nuclear official.
The surveillance, which was found in a raid after the Paris attacks, has been linked to the Brussels bombers Khalid and Ibrahim El Bakraoui.
ISIS terrorists killed 32 people in twin bombings at Brussels airport and a metro station last month.
The key figure in the suspected dirty bomb plot is Mohammed Bakkali, 28, from Brussels, who has been arrested on suspicion of belonging to the Molenbeek cell that planned the Paris attacks.
Police who raided his wife’s flat found a 10-hour video filmed opposite the home of a nuclear executive at a centre in Mol, northern Belgium.
Investigators found the cache of files in his Molenbeek hideout after a dramatic raid ended the terror suspect’s four months on the run after 130 people were murdered in Paris.
The victim’s security pass was reportedly stolen but Belgian authorities denied a link to a terrorist plot.
Neighbouring Germany and the Netherlands have also expressed concerns over Belgium’s ageing nuclear plants that have been subject of repeated safety warnings, including defects in pressure vessels and fires.
Last week Germany asked the 40-year-old Tihange and Soel 3 reactors be turned off “until the resolution of outstanding security issues”.
Belgium’s official nuclear safety agency (AFCN) rejected the request, insisting the two plants “respond to the strictest possible safety requirements”.