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”.
‘..The Commonwealth of Virginia is a Hub for Islamic Terrorism in the United States..’
by, Kellan Howell | The Washington Times
Three students at George Mason University in Virginia were arrested last week after police found bomb-making materials in a dorm room during a raid.
One of the students, who lived in the dorm room, was charged with possession of bomb-making materials while the other two were arrested on alcohol- and drug-related charges, according to court documents reviewed by The Associated Press.
Police went to the room Wednesday night after receiving a report of flames shooting out of the window.
Search warrants say police found a leafy green substance, matchbooks, shaved match heads, a mortar and pedestal, lighter fluid, hand sanitizer candles and a PVC pipe, according to AP.
Investigators reported the items could be used to make an explosive device. The students were not identified in the report and it was not clear whether they had any ties to or were inspired by terrorist organizations.
The arrests are the latest in a growing list of cases of radical activity in Northern Virginia. Last week, Mohamad Khweis, an Alexandria man who traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State, was captured by Kurdish peshmerga fighters.
In January, two men in Woodbridge were charged with terrorism-related offenses. One of the men attempted to join the Islamic State in Syria.
In July, 17-year-old Prince William County native Ali Shukri Amin pleaded guilty to “conspiring to provide material support to terrorists,” when he helped an Islamic State recruit and another teen go to Syria.
Perhaps the Muslims know something we do “not” know…
Or, perhaps they know something we do.
by, AP | FNC | h/t Blazing CatFur
DUDLEY, Mass. – On the site of a long-idle dairy farm, leaders of a local mosque hope to build a final resting place for about 500 Muslim families — to the dismay of many residents of this quaint town in central Massachusetts.
In arguments cemetery developers and activists decry as thinly veiled bigotry, neighbors say they fear burial practices could contaminate groundwater because Muslims traditionally do not embalm bodies and bury their dead without coffins. They also cite concerns about noise, vandalism and increased traffic on the narrow road where the cemetery would be built. One resident said he worried he would have to put up with “crazy music” like the Islamic call to prayer.
Similar sentiments have been expressed by people in communities around the country where Muslim cemeteries have been proposed, including Farmervsille, Texas; Walpole, Massachusetts; Carlisle, Pennsylvania; and Farmington, Minnesota.
In some cases, opponents have succeeded in defeating the new cemetery projects, while in others, Muslim groups have appealed and judges have cleared the way.
In Farmersville, near Dallas, some residents were openly hostile during meetings on a proposal to build a Muslim cemetery on a 35-acre site just outside the city. Farmersville is not far from Garland, where police fatally shot two Islamic State followers last year after they opened fire outside a cartoon contest lampooning the Prophet Muhammad.
Texas town divided over proposed Muslim cemetery:
Video courtesy of: CNN
“People don’t trust Muslims. Their goal is to populate the United States and take it over,” Barbara Ashcraft said during a meeting in August.
“You’re not welcome here!” another man yelled, according to news accounts.
“People don’t trust Muslims.”
– Barbara Ashcraft
City leaders were so bombarded with complaints that they published an informational guide on the city’s website, assuring residents that there is “no training facility planned for this site … no terrorist activity associated with this site … no plans for a mosque at this site.”
Diane Piwko, a Farmersville resident and business owner, said she worries the cemetery — proposed for prime property overlooking a lake — won’t be maintained and will become an eyesore at the entrance to the city.
“I am not basing any of my decision on why I’m against the cemetery on religion,” she said. “I base it on bad business practices.”
Muslim leaders have been taken aback by the level of resistance.
“We were absolutely flabbergasted, to be honest, to see that kind of opposition,” said Ismail Fenni, a representative of Al-Marhama Islamic Burial, which wants to build a cemetery in Walpole, south of Boston.
“All we’re trying to establish is a place for a final resting place for the loved ones of the Muslim community members,” he said. “No other activity is going to be happening in a cemetery except what is customary for a cemetery.”
There are relatively few dedicated Muslim cemeteries around the country, so many Muslim communities use sections of other cemeteries to bury their dead.
In Dudley, the proposal from the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester has been met with angry comments at local meetings.
“You want a Muslim cemetery? Fine. Put it in your backyard, not mine,” Daniel Grazulis said during a zoning meeting in February, drawing a round of applause.
Jason Talerman, a lawyer for the Islamic Society, said he believes the opposition is rooted in Islamophobia.
“They like to say it under the guise of, ‘Oh, we’re just trying to protect our water supply,’ but it’s thinly veiled,” he said.
Desiree Moninski, who lives across the street from the site, once farmed by her grandparents, said she and other opponents have legitimate concerns that have nothing to do with Islam.
“I grew up here. It’s farmland, and I’d like to see it stay that way,” she said.
“A lot of people moved here because it’s peaceful and quiet. I just don’t want a cemetery here, period. Any kind of cemetery. It doesn’t matter what kind.”
In January, a Minnesota judge overturned a local board’s denial of a permit for a cemetery near Farmington. In his written ruling, Judge David Knutson called the denial “arbitrary and capricious.” The judge said the proposal was rejected despite a “lack of any justification based on the health, safety and general welfare of the local residents.”
In West Pennsboro Township, Pennsylvania, a local board rejected a plan for a cemetery proposed last year by the Bosniak Islamic Cultural Center of Carlisle. A judge quickly overturned that ruling.
Douglas Cwienk, a hydrogeologist who testified for the Muslim group proposing the Pennsylvania cemetery, said that Muslim burial practices are unlikely to contaminate wells or groundwater, and that not embalming is better for local groundwater in most cases. (Jewish tradition also prohibits embalming.)
In Dudley, Muslim leaders have agreed to bury bodies in coffins or concrete vaults to appease residents on contamination concerns. Muslim families in the area currently bury their dead in a cemetery in Enfield, Connecticut — about 60 miles away.
Amjad Bhatti, president of the Islamic Society, said some of the comments have hurt because he considers the U.S. his home after moving from Pakistan 20 years ago and raising his family here.
“They belong to this land now,” he said. “This is our country.”
by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
Could this simply be a back-door land grab? A subversive, well-calculated plan to acquisition even more land for ‘an alleged purpose today,’ that could later be used for another purpose down the road? Remember, once they purchase and own the land, they can use it for any purpose they desire. They could change their minds tomorrow. Could they not bury weapons, explosives, NBC (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical) agents.. even fissile materials for constructing WMD’s (Weapons of Mass Destruction) in those “grave sites”…knowing they would be safe from search, because we would never go there and disturb their dead? Maybe even build another mega-mosque. This could easily be a foreseeable ‘Pandora’s Box’ hidden inside a ‘Trojan Horse.’ – In this day and age, in the interest of National Security, this is too risky to permit.
One thing is safe to say..anytime Islam is concerned, there is ALWAYS an ulterior motive.
Five Christian Girls Kidnapped and Forcibly Converted to Islam:
by, Stoyan Zaimov | CP World
Five Christian girls have been kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam just this month, according to a human rights group that monitors ongoing abuses of religious minorities in Pakistan.
“In April in the area of Kasur alone, five Christian girls were kidnapped and converted to Islam and forced to marry their captors. These girls are denied the legal protection of individual rights,” said Sardar Mushtaq Gill, a lawyer with Legal Evangelical Association Development in Pakistan.
Fides News Agency reported Monday that the latest victim was 23-year-old Laveeza Bibi from the Kasur district in Punjab, who earlier this month was kidnapped by two Muslims who stormed her house armed with guns, kidnapping the girl and threatening her parents.
One of the abductors, identified by the name Muhammad Talib, reportedly forced Bibi to marry him and become a Muslim.
Sarwar Masih, the girl’s father, reportedly went to the police, asking them to register a First Information Report of the crime, but officers had to be persuaded by Gill and a local pastor before finally agreeing to do so.
Gill said the ‘phenomenon continues to have unacceptable proportions,’ with many cases every year of Christian girls being forced into Muslim marriage going unreported.
Lead has vowed that it will continue to fight for justice for women in Pakistan, especially minority religious populations such as Christians and Hindus, which Gill said are the most vulnerable and defenseless people in the country.
There have been several different reports this past year of Christian girls in Pakistan being targeted, injured, and even killed by Muslims for refusing their sexual advances.
Back in January, the British Pakistani Christian Association reported that three young Christian girls were walking home at night in Lahore, Defence Colony, when they started being harassed by four drunk Muslim men in a car.
After the girls rejected the lewd advances of the men, the Muslims crashed their car into the girls, seriously injuring two of them, but killing the third, 17-year-old Kiran.
“All three families are really shook-up, Shamroza and Sumble are grateful to God for saving them but have been inconsolable at the loss of a close friend. Other girls in the local area are now too scared to travel at night and are being accompanied by the men in their families. The community wants justice for poor Kiran and seeks an end to the targeting of young Christian girls,” Naveed Aziz of the BPCA said at the time.
Other persecution watchdog groups, such as International Christian Concern, have also warned that Christians are “considered second class citizens” by the Muslim majority in the country, with Christian girls and women especially subjected to violence and threats.
Young Christian Woman Gang-Raped by Muslims in Pakistan:
by, Stoyan Zaimov | CP World
A Christian woman in Pakistan was brutally attacked and gang-raped by two young Muslim men while her husband was away serving in the army.
The attackers also threatened the woman’s young daughter, the British Pakistani Christian Association said on Monday, forcing her to comply to their demands.
“The men treated me like an animal, telling me I was a worthless Christian, but I know my God is a great God. When I screamed they told me that they knew my husband was away and that I was unprotected. They threatened to kill my child if I did not comply with their perverse demands,” said the victim, 30-year-old Asia Mushtaq from the Toba Tak Singh district.
“They said Christian women are all whores and they would come back and repeat their debauchery if I ever told anyone. I feel so unclean now, but have done nothing wrong. I want these men to be punished and hope the law will protect me,” she added.
The husband, 32-year-old Shakil Khan, was on duty in Peshawar at the time serving the army.
The Muslim attackers knew that Khan was away when they entered the family home at night and attacked Mushtaq. They reportedly bound her wrists and ankles to the bed, before raping her, and threatened to kill her 2-year-old daughter if she resisted.
The Christian woman reported the violent attack at Rajanan Police Station first thing in the morning, and BPCA confirmed that a First Information Report has been registered.
The alleged rapists have since been apprehended by the police, the human rights group said, but because they come from wealthy and influential families, the Pakistani Army has so far refused to offer assistance to Khan as he pursues justice for his wife.
“Another woman finds herself a target of the whims of brutal Muslim rapists in Pakistan, in a society that targets its most vulnerable community: Christians. Furthermore, this time a soldier, whose only desire was to serve and protect his country, has found that the majority of his country do not feel the same way about him,” said Wilson Chowdhry, chairman of the BPCA.
“Moreover, the army he serves has offered little or no protection despite threats being made against him and his family. It pains me to say this but the complex acts of betrayal leave me feeling that Christians have no place in Pakistan’s theocratic society,” Chowdhry added.
Christian girls and women have been subjected to increasingly violent attacks this past year at the hands of Muslim attackers. Sardar Mushtaq Gill, a lawyer with Legal Evangelical Association Development in Pakistan, said earlier this week that at least five Christian girls have been been kidnapped, married off and forced to convert to Islam in April alone.
“In April in the area of Kasur alone, five Christian girls were kidnapped and converted to Islam and forced to marry their captors. These girls are denied the legal protection of individual rights,” Gill told Fides News Agency.
On many occasions Pakistan’s local police has failed to register a First Information Report of the crimes, reflecting the persecution that Christians in the country face.
Gill argued that the ‘phenomenon continues to have unacceptable proportions,’ with a number of cases each year of Christian girls being forced into Muslim marriage going unreported.