by, Nicole Chavez and Joe Sutton | CNN | h/t Vlad Tepes
It’s not the first time the center was attacked or vandalized. In January, police said 30-year-old Lauren Kirk-Coehlo broke windows, damaged property and placed bacon on door handles at the Davis center. She was sentenced to five years’ probation on June 15 after pleading guilty to a felony hate crime, CNN affiliate KVOR reported.
The Sacramento chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations called both incidents “apparent acts of intimidation” and thanked law enforcement for their response.
“Decisive action by law enforcement authorities sends a strong message of deterrence to anyone who contemplates turning their bigoted views into acts of intimidation,” said Basim Elkarra, the group’s executive director.
238 Muslim Terrorist Attacks in 32 Countries Murdering More Than 1,850 Innocent Human Beings in 30 Days…
Introduction by, Glen Roberts | Trop
Once again, the Religion of Peace made its holiest month a Ramadan to remember, with high profile suicide attacks in Florida, Turkey, Bangladesh, Baghdad, Yemen and elsewhere – resulting in over 1,850 dead Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, gays and co-religionists.
238 fatal terror attacks in 32 countries occurred in the name of Islam this year, while other religions mustered not a single one. There were also a handful of detestable assaults on innocent Muslims in the aftermath of Islamic terror, although (fortunately) no one was killed.
by, The Associated Press | Glen Roberts @ Trop | Blazing CatFur
BEIRUT (AP) — A series of attacks, most linked to the Islamic State group, has killed nearly 350 people in eight countries during the holy month of Ramadan. The attacks are widely seen as an attempt to distract from a string of battlefield losses suffered by the extremist group in Syria and Iraq, where the borders of its self-styled caliphate are shrinking.
On June 12, A gunman opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing at least 49 people in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Police say the slain shooter had pledged allegiance to IS, which hailed him as a “soldier of the caliphate,” but there is no evidence he was in contact with the group prior to the attack.
On June 21, a suicide car bomb struck a Jordanian army post along the Syrian border, killing seven soldiers in the deadliest attack in the kingdom in years. IS claimed the attack.
On June 27, an IS affiliate carried out a series of attacks in Yemen’s southern port city of Mukalla, killing 43 people, mostly intelligence and security troops. In one attack, a bomb was concealed in a box of food delivered to soldiers to break their dawn-to-dusk Ramadan fast.
On June 27, eight suicide bombers struck in two waves in a small Christian Lebanese village on the border with Syria, killing five people. No one claimed responsibility for the attack.
On June 28, three suicide bombers armed with assault rifles stormed Istanbul’s international airport, one of the world’s busiest, killing 44 people and wounding nearly 150. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Turkish officials say they believe it was carried out by IS.
On June 28, a grenade was lobbed at a bar outside Kuala Lumpur as patrons watched Euro soccer matches, wounding eight people. Authorities said it was the first IS attack in the Muslim-majority country, and that the attackers received orders from a Malaysian man fighting alongside the group in Syria.
On July 1, men armed with knives, automatic rifles and bombs battled police before storming a popular restaurant in an upscale Dhaka neighborhood, taking 35 hostages for hours before killing 20 of them, including nine Italians and seven Japanese. Witnesses said the attackers let Muslims go but tortured hostages who could not recite the Quran. IS claimed the attack.
On July 3, a suicide truck bombing in a bustling Baghdad shopping district killed at least 175 people in one of the deadliest attacks in 13 years of war and insurgency. IS claimed the attack, saying it was targeting Shiites.
On July 4, suicide bombers struck in three Saudi cities, including outside the mosque where the Prophet Muhammad is buried, one of the holiest sites in Islam, killing four security personnel. A Pakistani resident struck outside the U.S. Consulate in Jiddah, lightly wounding two security guards, and a third bomber struck near a Shiite mosque in the country’s east. No one claimed the attacks.
On July 5, a suicide bomber struck outside a police station in Solo, Java, wounding one policeman. Police say the attacker was linked to a leading figure among Indonesians fighting with IS in Syria.
Shaykh Salih Al-Fawzan – Ramadan: The Month Of Repentance
When ANYONE ever tells you.. “..Terrorism has no religion..”
Just laugh at them and say.. “..Yes, but ONLY ONE RELIGION has TERRORISM..
..and that’s ISLAM..”
This is what happens when Islam and Christianity Mix…
by, Morning Star News | The Muslim Issue | Theodore Shoebat | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
UGANDA: In Luuka District, Muslim in-laws poisoned the infant daughter of 24-year-old Christian mother Angel Nabirye, sources said.
In Busandha village, Kiloba Parish, Bukanga Sub-County, Nabirye’s mother-in-law noted that she was eating during the day-time fast of Ramadan.
“My mother-in-law questioned me for eating food with my baby during Ramadan, and I told her that the baby was unwell and needs breast-feeding,” Nabirye told Morning Star News.
Islam does not require non-Muslims, young children or those who are ill to fast during Ramadan, but Nabirye’s mother-in-law, Nubu Kiiza, informed her son, Nabirye’s 30-year-old Muslim husband Ayubu Meddie Kamwa, that she was failing to observe Ramadan.
The following day, on the morning of June 17, Kiiza visited Nabirye.
“She brought some herbs for my baby, Saidha Namwase, which I gave her,” Nabirye said. “After three hours, the condition of the baby worsened, and I rushed her to Iganga Hospital, but she was pronounced dead on arrival at 4 p.m.”
A doctor immediately took several tests and found the baby had been poisoned, Nabirye said.
Nabirye’s husband, Kamwa, sent relatives to the hospital to retrieve the body for burial. They returned with the infant’s body at 7 p.m. and wanted to bury it immediately in accordance with Islamic custom, but Nabirye protested because she wanted her relatives to be present for the burial, she said.
Her husband and mother-in law were furious with her for refusing to bury the body immediately, and they along with other relatives started berating her and calling her an infidel and pagan, Nabirye said.
Nabirye’s mother and siblings, all Christians, arrived later that night. Their in-laws served them a tea that included chloroform, which caused them to fall asleep, Nabirye said. When they awoke the next morning, Nabirye’s sister discovered the baby’s body was missing, and a frantic search ensued.
Nabirye’s husband, mother-in-law, father-in-law, and an imam, Alamzan Waiswa, called Nabirye an infidel for refusing to immediately bury the baby’s body, and they started beating her, her mother and sister for disrespecting Ramadan, she said. The Muslim in-laws told them to leave, but when they refused to go, the beating continued, Nabirye said.
Neighbors intervened and stopped the attack, and officers soon arrived from Nakabugu police station.
“Nabirye had a deep cut on her face and an injured right hand, while her relatives had light injuries on the face, hands and back,” said a source who met her at the police station.
Police and neighbors searched without success for the infant’s body. Officers later arrested Nabirye’s husband Kamwa, Imam Waiswa, Kiiza and her husband, identified only as 58-year-old Suleiman, for questioning by Luuka District authorities.
‘..Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?..’
– 2 Corinthians 6:14 King James (KJV)
Pictured above: The actual canal in Thikriwala, Punjab Province Pakistan where the bodies were located. Photo courtesy of: Fox17online
Aqsa Shakeel, 26, a pregnant Pakistan health care worker, has been killed
Aqsa and her husband Muhammed invited family over to their home
Members of Aqsa’s family allegedly kidnapped, tortured and killed them
They then tossed the bodies into a canal near the village in Pakistan
Aqsa’s family disapproved of her marriage to Muhammed
This ‘honor killing’ is a part of rising violence against women in Pakistan
by, Kalhan Rosenblatt | The Daily Mail – UK | h/t Blazing CatFur
A pregnant woman in Pakistan and her husband were found dead in a canal with gunshot wounds to the head, according to authorities.
Aqsa Shakeel, 26, a healthcare worker, and her husband, Muhammad Shakeel, 30, were having family visit when they were allegedly kidnapped from their home in Thikriwala, a village in Pakistan’s Punjab province.
An argument broke out between the family and the couple, police say, because Aqsa’s family disapproved of her four-year marriage to Muhammed, who worked in a government school.
Aqsa’s brother, named as Muhammad Mauvia, and her mother, Majeeda Bibi, are believed to have been a part of the group who snatched the couple from the home on Wednesday.
Police began a search for the couple when Muhammed’s father, Muhammed Kushi, reported the couple missing.
Their bodies were later discovered in a canal near the village the following day.
An autopsy revealed the couple had been tortured before being shot in the head and tossed in the water.
So far only one relative has been arrested, CNN reported.
M Khawar was taken into custody for the alleged murder and other relatives, including Aqsa’s mother and brother, are believed to be on the run.
Although this case is considered a murder case by police, there have been a recent surge of ‘honor killings’ in Pakistan, CNN reported.
Honor killings are a tribal and cultural practice used as punishment for bringing dishonor to a family.
It is also the second time in June a pregnant woman has been killed by her family, it is believed.
Another pregnant woman was killed by relatives in eastern Pakistan because she, too, married someone against the family’s wishes.
Muqaddas Tawfeeq was married for three years and eight months pregnant when her mother ‘dragged her away’ from a maternity clinic, where the woman was having a checkup.
Once her mother ‘dragged’ her back to her home, her brother slit the pregnant woman’s throat.
Another honor killing, this time of a teenager, happened days after Tawfeeq’s death.
A man beat his teenage sister to death with a wooden stick because he didn’t want her to marry her boyfriend.
Yousuf Masih, the girl’s father, said the family opposed the marriage because the families are relatives.
‘They started arguing. He hit her with the stick, he has no intention to kill her. Things just got out of hand, he reacted in anger. In the end, I guess it did become an issue of honor,’ Masih told CNN.
However, honor killings in Masih’s area, which is a part of Pakistan’s Christian community, is very rare.
A woman and her son killed a teen by burning her to death after the girl eloped against their wishes.
In the first five months of this year more than 200 women have died in ‘honor killings’.
This violence is part of an increasing trend of attacks on women in Pakistan, the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan reported.
Muqaddas Bibi married Taufiq Ahmed three years ago against family’s will
The 22-year-old had her throat slit by her father, mother and brother
She was seven months pregnant and also had a 10-month old daughter
Murder is the latest horrific honour killing in conservative Muslim Pakistan
by, AFP | Thomas Burrows | The Daily Mail – UK | h/t Blazing CatFur
A 22-year-old mother pregnant with her second child had her throat slit by her father, mother and brother because they disapproved of her husband.
Muqaddas Bibi married Taufiq Ahmed three years ago in defiance of her family, who considered a marriage for love – rather than an arranged marriage – shameful, police investigator Mohammad Arshad said.
The appalling murder is the latest horrific honour killing in conservative Muslim Pakistan.
Bibi, who is seven months pregnant, had severed ties with her family after her marriage.
But her mother and brother allegedly approached her at a clinic where she was having a check-up on Thursday and convinced her to come home, saying they accepted her decision.
Local police station chief Gohar Abbas said when Bibi reached her parents’ house, her father, brother and mother cut her throat with a knife and she died on the spot.
He said her family fled from their house after the murder in the village of Buttaranwali, around 75 kilometres (46 miles) north of Punjab provincial capital Lahore.
Police are hunting for them and have already detained another relative for inciting the killing, he added.
Bibi also had a 10-month old daughter.
Hundreds of women are murdered by their relatives in Pakistan every year on the pretext of defending what is seen as family honour.
Last week 16-year-old Zeenat Rafiq was burnt to death by her mother in Lahore for marrying without family consent, in a case that sparked widespread disgust throughout the country.
A week earlier teacher Maria Sadaqat was set on fire in Murree near Islamabad for refusing a marriage proposal. She died of her injuries.
On Sunday, a young girl, Anum Masih, was killed by her brother Saqib Masih for insisting on marrying the man of her choice in the city of Sialkot, also in Punjab.
He smashed her head with a wooden log, police said.
A film on honour killings in Pakistan won an Oscar for best documentary short in February.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed to eradicate the ‘evil’ amid publicity for the film, ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness’, but as yet no fresh legislation has been tabled.
In February, Punjab, the country’s largest province, passed a landmark lawcriminalising all forms of violence against women.
However, more than 30 religious groups, including all the mainstream Islamic political parties, have threatened to launch protests if the law is not repealed.
There is no honor in murdering innocent Muslim girls and women