by, CBS News | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
HOUSTON,Texas – Investigators say that an Iranian activist was gunned down by Jordanian immigrants in 2012 because they believed she helped convert their Muslim daughter to Christianity, reports CBS affiliate KHOU.
Gelareh Bagherzadeh, a 30-year-old researcher at MD Anderson, was shot to death outside her parents home in the Galleria area.
Ali Irsan, 57, is charged with capital murder in the case. His wife, Shmou Ali Alrawabdeh, and their 21-year-old son, Nasim, are charged with murder. Irsan is also reportedly accused of killing Coty Beavers, his daughter’s husband, 10 months after Bagherzadeh was shot to death. Coty Beavers was the twin brother of Bagherzadeh’s boyfriend.
The station reports that Bagherzadeh was best friends with Ali Irsan’s daughter and he blamed her when the daughter left home and married a Christian, according to investigators.
“Nesreen Irsan would not succumb to her father’s complete domination and rule of her. And she left his home without his permission and went into hiding,” said Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson.
“These two murders are linked by the belief on the defendant’s part that his honor as a father and a Muslim has been violated by his daughter, who defied his rule and married a Christian man,” said Anderson.
The Irsan’s daughter Nadia is charged with stalking her sister while trying to find out where she and Beavers were living.
Montgomery County investigators have reopened the 1999 shooting of another of Irsan’s son-in-laws, reports the station. According to his death certificate, Amjad Alidam was shot and killed by Irsan but the case was ruled self-defense.
But Irsan’s daughter and Alidam’s wife, Nesreen, later told police the shooting was staged.
According to a search warrant obtained by KHOU, Nesreen Irsan told investigators that her father lured Alidam to the family’s home and then shot Alidam with a shotgun.
Nesreen Irsan said her father then fired a pistol into the wall and placed the gun near Alidam’s body to make it appear that he threatened and fired at Irsan first, the station reports.
Irsan has not been charged in that case but the investigation continues.
KHOU reports that Irsan, his wife and a daughter have been in custody for more than a year, at the center of a massive fraud investigation, which gave prosecutors time to build their case for murder.
Bagherzadeh’s family released the following statement Wednesday evening: “The family is overjoyed about the latest development in their daughter’s case. They appreciate the tireless efforts of the DA’s office and HPD in Gelareh’s case. Today, they are happy but still extremely sad. They have suffered in the past 39 months and nothing will bring their precious daughter back. Emotions are raw as they relive the the horrific memories.”
Another Casualty in ISLAM’s ‘..War on Women..’
by, Nicolai Sennels | 10News.dk
Nanna writes on her Facebook: “The blood is streaming from my mouth, the back of my head and the other wounds. My lip is split in two, all the way up to the nose. … I do not understand.. I am left with a lot of questions. Why? Why us? What is the meaning of this extreme violence? What is happening in the head of those immigrants, when they thrash a couple that is on their way home from Christmas Eve? I am filled with hate, frustration, and sadness. I do not want them in my neighbourhood, my city, or my country.”
The answer for Nanna’s questions is the same answer to why Muslims
kill [murder], maim, rape and persecute non-Muslims everywhere in the world:
The couple were walking along around Enghaveplads (Copenhagen area known for roaming packs of Muslims) when a young guy came cycling. He was only 16-17 years, but seemed veryconfrontational.
‘What do you want? Do you have a problem‘, he asked us several times and got off his bike,Nanna says to Ekstra Bladet.
At one point Mads asks the youth ‘What – what do you want‘? and the teenager goes amok.
Nanna describes how the youth hits Mads in the head with a glass bottle.
Suddenly more youths come up from a basement. They are armed with iron chains, the kind that is uses for locking scooters and motorcycles. They attack Mads. He defends himself, whilepunches and kicks rain down on him, and soon he fall to the ground.
‘– He shouted at me that I should run, but I was afraid that they would kill him. So I intervened,’ says Nanna Woodsman.
She was knocked to the ground and had her face beaten with the iron chains. Thereafter, the youths ran away. …
Nanna was hit directly in the face with chains and among other things she has lost a tooth and got a split lip. …
“According to the indictment, the assault began at approximately 00.10 at Vesterbro in Copenhagen night of Christmas Day as Mads Schøllhammer received a major blow to the head with a glass bottle that splintered.
Then he received several blows to the head with a chain lock and wire lock and the accused gave him ‘countless’ punches and kicks to the head and body. Mads Schøllhammer fell down, but the defendants continued to beat him in the head and body with fists and the chain lock, and they kicked him on the body and head.
Then the four youths pushes Nanna Skovmand to the ground and beats her ‘several’ times in the head with the chain lock.”
“They were both laughing and giving high fives, as a group of young men today sat in the court, accused of a serious assault on Nanna Skovman and Mads Schøllhammer on Christmas night.
A few times during the reading of the indictment the defendants broke out in laughter – partly because conditions around the vandalism was read. …
According to 23-year-old Nanna Skovmand the four defendants started the attack by beating her boyfriend as they were walking in Vesterbro at Christmas night.
As she tried to interupt the attack, the group went berserk at her and struck with both chains and wire locks. She was also knocked down and kicked.”
by, Andrew Norfolk | The Times.uk | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
Twelve men went on trial yesterday accused of multiple sex offences against a 13-year-old Muslim girl.
The defendants, who are all from Leeds and are aged between 20 and 41, are accused of crimes including rape and sexual activity with a child.
Michelle Colbourne, QC, for the prosecution, told Leeds crown court that each of the men knew or believed that the girl, who had been adopted, was under the age of consent.
After she met one of her alleged abusers, 24-year-old Amir Zaman, the child is said to have received a series of text messages, phone calls and Facebook.
Devout Muslims From ISIS are Strictly Adhering to the Example Set Forth by Muhammad, When he Kidnapped Aisha at the Age of 6 and Raped Her at the Age of 9.
by, David Raven | The Mirror
The youngster was one of 216 people from the Yazidis religious minority community who were kidnapped at gunpoint and later released.
The traumatised youngster is one of 40,000 people from the Yazidis religious minority community who were taken at gunpoint by ISIS thugs in August last year.
Thousands of girls and women torn from their homes in Iraq were raped, tortured, forcibly married and enslaved.
Many of the the traumatised victims were discarded and have now found their way back to their families; battered, broken, humiliated and several of them pregnant.
The youngest is a 9-year-old girl, according to Canadian-based aid worker Yousif Daoud.
He told the Toronto Star: “This girl is so young she could die if she delivers a baby.
“Even a caesarian section is dangerous. The abuse she has suffered left her mentally and physically traumatised.”
More than 200 elderly and infirm Yazidis were freed on Wednesday by Islamic State militants.
They were handed over to Kurdish forces near the city of Kirkuk and many were too exhausted and disoriented to speak.
One elderly woman said she had been captured by the insurgents last August when they overpowered Kurdish forces in the Sinjar area and proceeded to purge its Yazidi population, killing hundreds and taking thousands captive.
The woman, who asked not to be named, said she had told her son and two young daughters to run away as the militants closed in, but stayed behind herself because she was unwell and did not want to slow them down.
She said: “I had lost hope of seeing my children again, but today it has happened.”
ISIS: Just Muslims Being Muslims (ie) Slaughtering Innocent Men – Enslaving and Raping Little Girls:
It was not clear why the radical jihadists had decided to release the Yazidis, whom they consider devil-worshippers, but the group previously freed 200 more it was holding under similarly mysterious circumstances.
Some of the Yazidis said they had been held in the Islamic State stronghold of Tel Afar most of the time, but in the days leading up to their release, they were moved from one town to another in Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate.
The Yazidis thought they were being led to their execution, but instead, were piled onto a minibus that drove them to peshmerga positions in batches.
Yazidi community leaders were there to receive them and an ambulance was on standby.
Yazidi activists say many remain in the hands of Islamic State, which has often subjected women to rape or sexual slavery.
The United Nations said last month Islamic State may have committed genocide against the minority.
The Yazidis are an ancient, predominantly Kurdish people who follow their own religion derived from Islam, Christianity and Zoroastrianism.
Young Teen Tells of Enslavement Under the Islamic State:
Video courtesy of: ITV News
Muslim Men Just Love Their Women to Death…
by, AFP | Al-Arabiya | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
A Pakistani man and his father have been arrested in the country’s latest so-called “honor killing” after they set the son’s wife alight for leaving the house without asking his permission, police said Sunday.
Muhammad Siddique became enraged on learning that his wife, Shabana Bibi, 25, had visited her sister without first asking him if she could go out, her brother Muhammad Azam said.
Siddique and his father then beat Bibi before dousing her with petrol and setting her on fire in Central Pakistan’s Muzaffargarh district on Friday, Azam said.
Bibi had been married to Siddique for three years, during which time she had suffered repeated domestic abuse for the couple’s inability to have children, Azam said.
Suffering burns to 80 percent of her body, Bibi died of her injuries in hospital on Saturday.
“We have arrested the husband and father-in-law of the deceased woman and charged them for murder and terrorism,” district police chief Rai Zameer-ul-Haq told AFP. The charge of “terrorism” is regularly applied in such cases so as to expedite the legal process.
Hundreds of women are murdered by their relatives in Pakistan each year through domestic violence or on the grounds of defending family “honor”.
The Aurat Foundation, a campaign group that works to improve the lives of women in Pakistan’s conservative and patriarchal society, says more than 3,000 women have been killed in such attacks since 2008.
by, Zach Noble | The Blaze
CAIRO (TheBlaze/AP) — A video released by the Islamic State group appears to show the killing of two different groups of captured Ethiopian Christians in Libya.
The 29-minute video released online Sunday purportedly shows two groups of captives. It says one group is held by an IS affiliate in eastern Libya and the other by an affiliate in the south.
A masked fighter delivers a long statement before the video switches between footage that purportedly shows the captives in the south being shot dead and the captives in the east being beheaded on a beach.
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What ever happened to the leftist mantra ‘..Separation of Church and State?..’
And why is NOT ONE atheist speaking out against Islam being taught in American schools, yet they NEVER miss the opportunity to attack Jews and Christians?
by, Wisconsin Daily Independent
Union Grove High School history teacher Beth Urban sent out an e-mail to students describing a future assignment where the student is asked to put themselves in the shoes of a Muslim.
According to the e-mail obtained by popular radio show host Vicki McKenna, the students were to write a five paragraph essay pretending to be a Muslim. The student is asked to write about the daily struggles that they would face as a Muslim student in the United States. The e-mail goes on to remind the students that class has been watching documentaries that have the facts needed to write the essay.
The assignment begs to have a few questions answered.
First of all, what documentaries were watched and who produced them? The Middle East is known for producing several “documentaries” that are full of propaganda and anti-American sentiment. Is that truly the type of video that our students should be exposed to? Were there other videos shown to balance the debate on the subject?
Is this assignment a conflict between separation of church and state? There have been many documented cases of Christian students being denied the ability to pray in public school and today’s history books have been mostly stripped of Christian history. Why is Christianity allowed to be shunned in our public schools while teachers are allowed to assign an assignment as religious based as this?
Most importantly, are the parents of Union Grove High School aware that this type of assignment is allowed in the school’s curriculum? How about the local school board?
The role of a history class is to teach history and not to show sympathy for any religious group. Hopefully the parents will remind the faculty of this so these type of assignments can be avoided in the future.
Here is a screenshot of the assignment sent to the students from their teacher, Ms. Beth Urban:
by, Barbie Latza Nadeau | The Daily Beast | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
Fifteen Muslims allegedly threw a dozen fellow asylum-seekers overboard as they prayed for rescue from a sinking boat. Is Europe’s crisis at sea turning into anarchy?
It is dangerous enough for the tens of thousands of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Italy on rickety fishing boats without religious tension thrown into the mix.
But in an unthinkable tragedy within an already unimaginable situation, 15 Muslim asylum-seekers reportedly threw 12 Christian asylum-seekers overboard as they made their way from Libya to Sicily this week. “We only pray to Allah here,” the men said, according to others on the boat who said they clung together to protect the remaining Christians from being victims of religiously motivated murder at sea.
The incident took place Wednesday as 105 sub-Saharan Africans were facing trouble at sea in an inflatable rubber dingy that was losing air fast. According to survivors who were rescued by the Italian coast guard, the boat was sinking and everyone started praying to his or her deity of choice.
Apparently a group of 15 men asked the Christians to stop praying because only Allah would answer their Islamic prayers. When a young Christian man cried loudly asking God to not let the boat capsize, two Muslim men grabbed him by the neck and threw him overboard, according to witness accounts. Then, a group of Muslim men started throwing all who were praying with their hands clasped together overboard. Fifteen men were arrested when their rescue ship reached Palermo. The prosecutor there says they will face multiple counts of aggravated manslaughter.
According to Palermo police reports after interviews with survivors, the 15 men, who were from Mali, Senegal, and the Ivory Coast, were apparently feisty and antagonistic from the start of the trip, which is in stark contrast to the majority of migrants who are often so tired and afraid that they spend most of the journey in a state of shock. In an interview with La Repubblica, one of the survivors said, “They seemed crazy, they were out of control. They just grabbed the boy and threw him in the water because he was praying. We tried to stop them but they killed many,” the witness said. “We made a human chain with all of our hands so they couldn’t push more people overboard.”
Monsignor Giancarlo Perego, head of the Vatican’s Foundation for Migrants, warned that the incident may have just been a “moment of fury” and not an outright act of Christian persecution. “We need not to exaggerate the facts and turn this into religious hate,” he told reporters in Rome.
On Friday, a group of 70 migrants, including a six-month old baby, with severe burns were rescued from a sinking rubber dinghy. They told authorities that a gas canister had exploded while they were waiting to board the vessel, but because of the backlog of migrants in the Libyan port, the traffickers forced them on the vessel anyway. They were at sea for two days before being rescued, and 23 were airlifted to burn centers on the Italian mainland.
Early Friday morning, an Italian-flagged fishing vessel was commandeered by unknown gunmen who later claimed to be part of the Libyan coast guard. The Italian navy, which is running a defense mission along the Libyan coast near Italy’s offshore oil platforms, had to wrest back control of the ship, which was apparently headed toward Misrata, said Giovanni Tumbiolo, head of the Italian fisherman’s association. Early reports suggest the seven-man crew was locked in the ship’s lower compartment.
The seizure of the Italian ships is yet another incident in what is fast-becoming anarchy on the high seas. The European Union’s Frontex border-control agency said last week that one of their rescue ships patrolling the waters under their Triton mission was fired upon by armed traffickers who wrestled back one of the trafficking boats. In early April, an Italian coast guard ship also reported coming under fire as it rescued migrants.
The recent violent incidents play into fears in Italy that there are Islamic extremists among the genuine refugees trying to reach safety. In February, ISIS threatened to march on Rome, putting Italians on edge with even politicians warning that the boat people coming from Libya could be a conduit for jihadi fighters to sneak into the country. More than 11,000 people have been rescued at sea after leaving Libya and brought to safety on Sicily since April 11. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who is visiting the United States this week, says he will ask President Barack Obama for support to tackle the problem in Libya. When the leaders meet in Washington on Friday, he is expected to ask for American drone surveillance over the Mediterranean to help with anti-terrorism surveillance.
Back in Italy, the boats keep coming. On Friday, Italy’s coast guard said it expects as many as a dozen ships are now leaving Libyan ports every day, carrying anywhere between 50 and 500 people.
by, Lizzie Dearden | The Independent | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
A 13-year-old girl has been shot dead by Isis snipers as she tried to flee a besieged refugee camp in Syria, Palestinian militants have claimed.
The child, named as Zaynab Daghastani, was reportedly killed on Tuesday outside her home in Yarmouk, which was overrun by Isis at the end of last month.
Militants entered an apartment building and apprehended the girl, Al Masdar News reported, and she was later shot dead by a sniper outside her home.
The website cited sources from Palestinian militant group Fatah Al-Intifada, which is fighting Isis alongside the Palestine Liberation Army and other armed factions, and the account could not be confirmed.
The International Business Times reported that Zaynab had been trying to escape the camp with her family, making for safety in the nearby district of Yelda.
Charity workers from the Jafra Foundation estimated that 2,500 families have fled so far to avoid street fighting and bombardment.
Militants with the so-called Islamic State have been backed by rivals Jabhat al-Nusra in efforts to control Yarmouk, which is home to around 18,000 Palestinians.
Their takeover prompted a series of air strikes by forces loyal to the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, and United Nations officials have described the humanitarian situation as “beyond inhumane.”
Isis has been accused of beheading captives and murdering and endangering the lives of civilians in Yarmouk.
Pierre Krahenbuhl, head of UN Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA, said called on all sides to respect the “beleaguered” civilians trapped inside.
UN Calls for Safe Passage for Yarmouk Refugees:
“They have suffered untold indignities and I shall continue to work today to assist those who wish to temporarily leave in safety,” he added. “At the same time, we need to look at ways to provide humanitarian assistance to the civilians inside Yarmouk.”
Control of the camp has given Isis its first foothold in the Syrian capital of Damascus, adding another level of misery to residents who have already survived a two-year government siege, starvation and disease.
Mr Krahenbuhl said talks on Sunday with the Syrian government “offer some grounds for optimism” but stressed that much remains to be done in his meetings today with senior officials to secure humanitarian access for the camp.
Yarmouk was the main camp established in Syria for Palestinians who fled the 1948 war sparked by the creation of Israel.
Before the Syrian civil war, it was a sprawling, built-up neighbourhood that was home to more than 150,000 Palestinians but that number is falling as residents flee or are killed.
President Assad’s forces put it under a crippling blockade after Palestinian rebels based there sided with rebels trying to topple the government during the 2011 Arab Spring.
Additional reporting by AP