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  • FINALLY! No-Go Zones for Burka-Clad Women! ( UK )

    07/10/2014 10:14:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | July 10, 2014
    No-go Zones (NGZ) are typically referred to as being places where non-Muslims dare not tread, even in their own countries. Take heart. There appears to be a new dynamic at work unfolding in a British town known as Leicester. There, Muslim women who wear burkas in public feel like they’re entering NGZ’s themselves. A new book by two brainiacs at the University of Leicester features the “plight” of these victims: Muslim women who wear a full veil say there are no-go areas in Leicester which they feel frightened to visit – even in a car. They claim they are subjected...
  • Another reminder of what Sharia is, Mariam Ibrahim’s brother wants her murdered for refusing Islam

    06/10/2014 8:43:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/10/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Mariam Ibrahim needs our prayers. She is about to become a martyr for her belief in Jesus Christ. Mariam is in trouble and she is running out of options. The savages in Khartoum that are holding her want to murder her for refusing to “re-convert” to Islam the United States will not help her without DNA proof to bolster her case and her own brother, an adherent Islamist wants her murdered as well. Moreover, CNN is beginning to buy the Islamist justification for murdering her by accepting her brother’s claim that she was brought up as a Muslim. By the...
  • State Dept. Condemns ‘Honor Killings,’ But No Mention of Religion As a Factor

    05/30/2014 2:57:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 30, 2014 - 4:06 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    The State Department on Thursday condemned the stoning of death of a Pakistani woman and other violence against women “in the name of tradition and honor,” but made no reference to religion as a factor. […] “Tragically, this was at least the third reported so-called honor killing in Pakistan this week,” said department spokeswoman Jen Psaki, reacting to the killing of a pregnant 25-year-old, stoned to death outside a Lahore courthouse by members of her own family for marrying against their wishes. “We remain very concerned about violence against women and girls that takes place around the world, including in...
  • The Death Row Maternity Ward

    05/27/2014 3:17:05 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 5-27-14 | Mark Steyn
    Last week, I wrote about Meriam Ibrahim, the pregnant Christian woman sentenced to death by Judge Abbas Mohammed al-Khalifa in Khartoum for the crime of "apostasy". Before she dies, she'll receive a bonus 100 lashes for "adultery". Being a merciful man, His Honor announced he would let the convicted criminal give birth to her child before he hanged her. Today, in a filthy, disease-ridden Sudanese prison Meriam was delivered of a baby girl, whom she has named Maya. I have described Meriam as, de facto, an "American-in-waiting". That's to say, the grant of citizenship to the spouse of an American...
  • Pregnant woman is stoned to death by her own family

    05/27/2014 1:30:00 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/27/14 | AP
    Pregnant woman is stoned to death by her own family By AP LAHORE, Pakistan — A pregnant woman was stoned to death by her own family in front of a Pakistani high court on Tuesday for marrying the man she loved. Nearly 20 members of the woman’s family, including her father and brothers, attacked her and her husband with batons and bricks in broad daylight before a crowd of onlookers in front of the high court of Lahore, police investigator Rana Mujahid said. Hundreds of women are murdered every year in Muslim-majority Pakistan in so-called “honor killings” carried out by...
  • TEXAS HONOR KILLING: Black Muslim Father Accused Of Killing Gay Daughter And Her Girlfriend

    03/17/2014 5:29:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 15, 2014 | Andrew Marcus
    A black Muslim man suspected of murdering his lesbian daughter and her girlfriend. Her sexuality offended his Muslim sensibilities.
  • New Afghanistan law to silence victims of violence against women

    02/05/2014 3:16:35 PM PST · by mojito · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/4/2014 | Emma Graham-Harrison
    A new Afghan law will allow men to attack their wives, children and sisters without fear of judicial punishment, undoing years of slow progress in tackling violence in a country blighted by so-called "honour" killings, forced marriage and vicious domestic abuse. The small but significant change to Afghanistan's criminal prosecution code bans relatives of an accused person from testifying against them. Most violence against women in Afghanistan is within the family, so the law – passed by parliament but awaiting the signature of the president, Hamid Karzai – will effectively silence victims as well as most potential witnesses to their...
  • Palestinians see worrisome trend in 'honor' killings rise

    12/20/2013 11:57:27 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 11, 2013 | Noah Browning
    A silvery green olive grove set in the red soil of a Palestinian village is a crime scene - testament to a practice so sensitive that it is spoken of only in whispers. One night in late November, Rasha Abu Ara, a 32-year-old mother of five, was beaten to death and strung from a gnarled tree branch as a gruesome badge of "family honor" restored. The woman's alleged sin was adultery, and her killer was either her own brother or husband ... Her murder brought to 27 the number of women slain in similar circumstances in Palestinian-run areas this year,...
  • Ads to Help Muslim Girls in Danger of Honor Killing Removed As Islamic Supremacists Make Demands

    10/31/2013 6:33:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | October 30, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Our AFDI honor killing ads which hit the streets last week were taken down today. I just received a call from CTV asking me what I thought of the removal of our ad, which was designed to help Muslim girls in trouble. I had not been told. It was the first I was hearing it. We placed our ads in Edmonton because human rights activists there wanted to partner with our organization to do so. Honor killing is a grim reality that is largely ignored, and girls are suffering as a result. Muslim fathers kill their daughters for real or...
  • Maryland Blessed With $100 Million Turkish Mega-Mosque

    05/22/2013 9:17:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | May 22, 2013 | John DeMayo
    On May 15, 2013, the Turkish Prime Minister, Erdogan, an anti-Semite, attended a ceremony a stone’s throw from our nation’s capital celebrating what he claims “will likely become the largest and most striking example of Islamic architecture in the Western Hemisphere.” Next year, when completed, the Turkish American Culture and Civilization Center, in Lanham, Maryland “US of A,” a project of the Islamist Turkish government, will be the grandest Islamic site in the Western Hemisphere. Allah Akbar! The 15-acre neo-Ottoman empire inspired complex will have five buildings and a mosque capable of serving over 750 faithful Muslim worshipers. I have...
  • Five women 'killed by tribal elders for dancing and singing with men at wedding party in Pakistan'

    06/06/2012 8:53:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6 June 2012
    As wedding scenes go, it is a rather sedate affair. But four women who joined in the celebrations are thought to have paid with their lives. They are feared to have been the victims of honour killings after dancing with men. In scenes from the wedding, they are pictured in heavy robes and headdresses, sitting on the floor while singing and clapping. Two men were apparently dancing next to them, while out of shot another person captures the moment on a mobile phone video camera. Soon afterwards, the women were said to have been shot or had their throats cut...
  • Only tyrannical government can survive in Muslim state. Fmr Muslim quotes sharia law

    05/15/2012 3:50:59 AM PDT · by se99tp · 4 replies
    Christian Concepts Daily ^ | May 15th, 2012 | Nonie Darwish
    If you believe that all political ideologies, all religions and cultures are equal in their adherence to human rights and civil liberties and thus they are all beyond criticism, then there is no need for education to distinguish or be critical. And you will probably not like this article. The definition of jihad in mainstream Sharia books is : “to war against non-Muslims, derived from the word mujahada, signifying warfare, to establish the religion.”(law # o9.0 p 599). In Al Azhar Islamic University it is defined as “A permanent war institution against Jews, Christians and Pagans.” When the word jihad...
  • Opposing honor killing is 'Islamophobia'?

    05/02/2012 6:20:27 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5-1-12 | Pamela Geller
    We held our AFDI/SIOA Jessica Mokdad Human Rights conference last Sunday in Dearborn, the first honor-killing conference of its kind. Hundreds converged upon the Hyatt to join Robert Spencer and me and a full roster of luminaries to educate, elucidate and shine a light on the ugly and brutal atrocities under the Shariah. As expected, the goons, thugs and Muslim supremacists were also out in force. It seems that Islamic supremacists support murder for “honor,” for these subversive groups energetically opposed our conference dedicated to exposing the plight of women under Islamic law on the first anniversary of the honor...
  • The Middle East's Real Apartheid

    04/30/2012 8:14:38 PM PDT · by Milagros · 3 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | March, 2012 | E. Karsh
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: wiki commons.In light of Israel Apartheid Week, which hit cities and campuses throughout the world recently, supporters of the Jewish state find it difficult to agree on the best response to this hate fest. Some suggest emphasizing Israel’s peacemaking efforts, others propose rebranding the country by highlighting its numerous achievements and success stories. Still others advocate reminding the world of “what Zionism is – a movement of Jewish national liberation – and what it isn’t – racist.” Each of these approaches has its merits yet none will do the trick.Peace seeking and/or prosperity are...
  • Chechen women in mortal fear as president backs Islamic honor killings

    04/30/2012 8:01:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2012 | Diana Markosian
    ACHXOY-MARTAN, Chechnya — Chechnya's government is openly approving of families that kill female relatives who violate their sense of honor, as this Russian republic embraces a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam after decades of religious suppression under Soviet rule. In the past five years, the bodies of dozens of young Chechen women have been found dumped in woods, abandoned in alleys and left along roads in the capital, Grozny, and neighboring villages. Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov publicly announced that the dead women had “loose morals” and were rightfully shot by male relatives. He went on to describe women as the property...
  • NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings'

    01/30/2012 6:21:52 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 30, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    It is the religion that dare not speak its name...at least on NBC News and at the Associated Press among other politically correct circles. Both media outlets reported on a verdict in an "honor killings" case in Canada while managing to avoid mentioning a certain religion whose name starts with "M." To watch or read both reports, you would think that "honor killings" was some sort of bizarre ritual limited to the family in question or perhaps a few other members of an unspoken "patriarchal culture. First the AP report on the MSNBC site which does mention a religion but...
  • Family convicted in Canada 'honor murders' [Quadruple Morder: Three Daughters and First Wife!]

    01/29/2012 4:31:30 PM PST · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | January 29, 2012 | Paula Newton
    Family Convicted in Canada 'Honor Murders' Paula Newton. January 29, 2012 A Canadian jury Sunday convicted three members of a family of Afghan immigrants of the "honor" murders of four female relatives whose bodies were found in an Ontario canal. Mohammed Shafia, 58; his wife, Tooba Mohammad Yahya, 42; and their son, Hamed, 21, were found guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of Shafia's three teenage daughters and his first wife in his polygamous marriage. Sunday's verdicts followed a three-month trial, in which jurors heard wiretaps of Shafia referring to his daughters as "whores" and ranting about their behavior....
  • Honor-Killings Rise Across Europe and the US

    01/11/2012 4:06:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Christioan Post ^ | 1/11/12 | Brittney R. Villalva
    New information reveals that more women across the United States and Europe are being murdered for the sake of preserving religious family honor. The Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organization revealed last month that 2,823 incidents of “honor” based violence were reported to police across the U.K. last year. The numbers reflect only 39 of the 52 police stations that responded from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Nine police stations also offered data from the previous year, which revealed a 57 percent increase in honor-based violence from 2009 to 2010.
  • Pakistan: Separate graveyard for honor killing victims

    01/05/2012 3:13:50 PM PST · by bayouranger · 8 replies · 1+ views
    jihadwatch.org ^ | 1-4-12 | robert spencer
    This recalls how Canadian honor killing victim Aqsa Parvez was buried in an unmarked grave. The victims of this abominable crime are dishonored even in death. "In Sukkur, a separate graveyard for the ‘dishonourable’ ones," by Sarfaraz Memon for The Express Tribune, January 3 (thanks to Pamela Geller): For some of the deceased in Sindh, there are no prayers for a peaceful afterlife and no on comes to put flowers on their graves. Those slain for honour are not spared even in death. There is a separate graveyard for those killed under the pretext of karo-kari (honour killing) called ‘karan...
  • 5,500 Reports of Honor Attacks This Year In UK; Thousands of Others Unreported

    12/29/2011 6:39:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 12/29/11 | Pamela Geller
    These thousands of women whose cases go unreported are not just the victims of the fathers and brothers whom they fear. They are also the victims of Western apathy and silence, and it’s only getting worse. Almost no one in the dinosaur media talks about honor killing. All those loud-mouthed charlatans talk big when excoriating and trashing those who fight for these women and recognize their plight, but they cower when forced to report on Islam. Instead, they search for benign euphemisms for this most brutal and ugly ideology. Thus as the Islamic supremacists, the leftist apologists, and useful idiots...
  • 'I Would Do It Again 100 Times': Muslim Father 'Murdered His THREE Daughters In Honor...

    11/15/2011 8:14:58 PM PST · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 15, 2011 | RICHARD HARTLEY-PARKINSON and MARK DUELL
    'I Would Do It Again 100 Times': Muslim Father 'Murdered His THREE Daughters In Honor Killing For Dating Wrong Boys' Mohammad Shafia 'spoke to second wife about "treacherous" daughters' Both standing trial in Ontario with son, charged with first degree murder. Gruesome video footage of submerged car where they were found is shown. Afghani father felt 'ashamed' that eldest daughter had married Pakistani boy. Shafia, 58, had seven children in total with wife Tooba Yahya, 41 By RICHARD HARTLEY-PARKINSON and MARK DUELL 15th November 2011 A Muslim father charged with murdering his three daughters in apparent honour killings has said...
  • SUNSET ON THE RIDEAU

    10/26/2011 9:49:57 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 25 replies
    Steyn On Line ^ | 26 Oct 2011 | Mark Steyn
    I wrote about the murders of Zainab, Sahar and Geeti Shafia and their father's first wife Rona over two years ago, when their bodies were found in the Rideau Canal in Kingson, Ontario: Three or so weeks back, a submerged car was found in the Rideau Canal in Kingston, Ont., containing the bodies of three teenage girls and their aunt — a story initially reported as Mysterious Death Of 4 Quebecers Baffles Kingston Police. When it emerged that the four female Quebecers were, in fact, Muslim, the tearful parents offered up a strange tale of an impromptu midnight driving lesson...
  • Libya rape victims face 'honour killings'

    06/14/2011 9:46:54 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | July 14th 2011 | Pascale Harter
    Libyan women and girls who become pregnant through rape risk being murdered by their own families in so-called "honour killings", according to aid workers. Rape is a sensitive topic worldwide, but in this country it is even more of a taboo. "In Libya when rape occurs, it seems to be a whole village or town which is seen to be dishonoured," says Arafat Jamal of the UN refugee agency, UNHCR. Libyan charities say they are getting reports that in the west of the country, which is particularly conservative, Col Muammar Gaddafi's forces have tended to rape women and girls in...
  • Court confirms 'honour killing' sentence

    05/23/2011 2:45:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Local/pvs ^ | 23 May 11
    A Swedish appeals court has confirmed the 18 year prison sentence served to a man in Katrineholm in eastern Sweden for the murder of his adoptive daughter in a so-called honour killing. The Svea Court of Appeal confirmed the sentence passed to Subhi Othman by Nyköping district court in March. 62-year-old Othman had admitted to killing his daughter in November 2010. Othman stabbed his daughter on the stairs of the family home in Katrineholm after which he gave himself up to the police. In interviews he explained that he had killed her as he considered her lifestyle to be "indecent"...
  • Disappearance, then discovery leads to 'honor killing' outrage

    05/20/2011 11:24:02 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 21 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | May 20, 2011 | Enas Muthaffar and Dan Morgan
    When Ayah Baradiyya stepped out of the door of the large house she shared with her parents and 12 siblings more than a year ago, her parents could not have known this would be the last time they would see their daughter alive. On her final visit, Ayah returns lifeless, wrapped in a blanket in the back of an ambulance, to be buried in the village cemetery. Thousands of people follow the procession to the cemetery or watch from the streets and rooftops. Friends and relatives try to console Ayah's mother, who cries out in grief. Fears that have plagued...
  • Islamophobes Of The World Unite – You Have Nothing To Save But Your Heads!

    05/17/2011 3:34:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    GrasstopsUSA.com ^ | May 17, 2011 | Don Feder
    We Islamaphobes are truly a loathsome lot – sowing dissention and hatred wherever we go. But Peter Burr, M.D., recently elected chair of the Williamson County, TN. Democratic Party, is on our case. Last week, Geert Wilders, a member of the Dutch parliament and a trenchant critic of Islam, spoke at two events in Nashville. In a commentary in the Tennessean (“Outside Agitators Should Not Define American Values”) Burr excoriated Wilders in language Democrats usually reserve for the Tea Parties and the Boy Scouts of America. Anyway, I thought “outside agitators” became passé with Spiro Agnew’s departure from the national...
  • Iraqi Immigrant Who Ran Over Daughter Gets 34 Years (honor killing in AZ)

    04/16/2011 10:14:16 AM PDT · by Baladas · 26 replies
    AOL News ^ | Apr 16, 2011 | Amanda Lee Myers
    PHOENIX -- An Iraqi immigrant was sentenced Friday to 34˝ years in an Arizona prison for running over and killing his 20-year-old daughter because she became too Westernized. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Roland Steinle told Faleh Hassan Almaleki that forgiveness is the core of all religion, but the judge said he was struck by Almaleki's apparent lack of remorse for killing Noor Almaleki. The case caused outrage nationwide after prosecutors deemed it an "honor killing" because Faleh Almaleki had said his daughter dishonored his family.
  • Boy Genius ... Mark Steyn

    03/16/2011 2:31:24 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 36 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 15 March 2011 | Mark Steyn
    Should western governments describe “honor killings” or female genital mutilation as “barbaric”? The son of the late Canadian colossus Pierre Trudeau thinks such terms have unfortunate pejorative overtones: Liberal MP Justin Trudeau said the government should not call honour killings “barbaric” in a study guide for would-be Canadian citizens… “There’s nothing that the word ‘barbaric’ achieves that the words ’absolutely unacceptable’ would not have achieved,” Trudeau, the Liberal immigration critic, said. “We accept that these acts are absolutely unacceptable. That’s not the debate. In casual conversation, I’d even use the word barbaric to describe female circumcision, for example, but in...
  • Mandatory Arabic Classes Coming To Mansfield (Texas)

    02/08/2011 6:47:09 AM PST · by La Lydia · 76 replies
    DFWCBS ^ | February 8, 2011
    MANSFIELD – Some Students at Mansfield, Texas ISD schools could soon be learning Arabic as a required language. The school district wants students at select schools to take Arabic language and culture classes as part of a federally funded grant. The Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) grant was awarded to Mansfield ISD last summer by the U.S. Department of Education. As part of the five-year $1.3 Million grant, Arabic classes would be mandatory at Cross Timbers Intermediate School and Kenneth Davis Elementary School. The program would also be optional for students at T. A. Howard Middle School and Summit High...
  • Honor, Sharia Law, and Virginity Tests – NEVER A GOOD COMBINATION!!!

    12/07/2010 8:46:32 PM PST · by damonw · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Religion of Conquest ^ | 12/07/10 | Damon
    Whenever you hear about virginity test and Islam, it is never good!!! It never leads to good things as the video and articles below show. STATS FROM WIKIPEDIA:The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) estimates that perhaps as many as 5,000 women and girls a year are murdered by members of their own families. Many women’s groups in the Middle East and Southwest Asia suspect the victims are at least four times more.
  • Fox News Reporting: Honor Killing in America

    08/09/2010 5:59:11 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 6 2010 | Fox News
    <p>For two years, Fox News has been investigating the short lives and violent deaths of Texas teenagers Amina and Sarah Said.</p> <p>The sisters were riddled with bullets in their dad's borrowed taxi cab on New Year's Day 2008. As 911 operators listened in, Sarah appeared to name her father as the killer — her dying words: "Help! Help! My dad shot me... and now I'm dying!"</p>
  • UK Couple Murdered In 'Honour Killing'

    08/08/2010 9:53:38 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 3 replies
    Sky News ^ | Sunday August 8th 2010 | Carole Erskine
    A couple from Birmingham have been murdered in Pakistan in a suspected "honour killing". They have been named as Gul Wazir and his wife Bagum. They had reportedly travelled to the country to resolve a dispute over a wedding and were gunned down in the village of Salehana in the remote Nowshera province. He is understood to have worked as a taxi driver in Birmingham and lived in the Alum Rock area of the city. West Midlands Police has confirmed the deaths, adding that a murder inquiry is already being carried out by the Pakistani authorities. The couple have already...
  • UK: Muslim brides becoming virgins again with hymen replacement operations on the NHS

    07/29/2010 6:53:36 PM PDT · by Stoat · 39 replies · 5+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | July 30, 2010 | CLAIRE ELLICOTT
    Increasing numbers of Muslim brides are having taxpayer-funded ‘virginity repair’ operations before marriage. There were 116 hymen replacement operations carried out on the NHS between 2005 and 2009. The total for 2009 was 30, up 25 per cent from 24 in 2005. The health service figures echo a trend reported by private clinics, which are seeing a huge surge in demand for the procedure from Muslim women paying up to Ł4,000. One Harley Street clinic said that demand for its half-hour procedure had tripled in recent months. Doctors say patients are under pressure from future husbands or relatives who...
  • Bollywood lines up films based on honour killings

    07/20/2010 6:24:15 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 5 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | July 15, 2010 | Staff report
    NEW DELHI -- Infamous for their conservative outlook towards love and marriage, the khap panchayats are finding their way on to the silver screen with several Bollywood directors lining up films based on honour killings. TV soap maker Ajai Sinha and director Avtar Bhogal are the latest to try and use a cinematic medium to deal with the complex issue. Known for soaps such as Ghar Ek Sapna, Haasratein and Astitva, Sinha decided to make Khap- A Story Of Honour Killing after he came across a related newspaper article. "These killings have taken place even in the capital Delhi also....
  • The Other Side of Jihad -- Honor Killings

    06/13/2010 9:34:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies · 405+ views
    fox news ^ | June 11, 2010 | Phyllis Chesler
    We usually associate jihadic warriors with fiery, anti-American and anti-Israeli sermons and with homicide bombings and airplane hijackings. We don’t think of jihadists as homebodies or in terms of their family relationships. But we should. Islamic fundamentalism (Islamism) is associated both with terrorism—and with Islamic gender apartheid. Thus, Islamists demand that their women shroud themselves, marry their first cousins, serve their brothers and father as domestic servants, keep quiet about routine daughter--and wife--battering, and keep away from infidel influences. If they don't, they risk being honor murdered. show me a jihadist and I’ll show you someone who believes in polygamy,...
  • Obama praises Islam-supporting comic series

    04/28/2010 6:54:58 AM PDT · by Aljosha · 24 replies · 691+ views
    CNN ^ | April 27, 2010 | Charley Keyes
    Comic book publisher praised for reflecting 'tolerance of Islam' Washington (CNN) -- Kuwaiti publisher Naif al-Mutawa is having a week even his comic book superheroes might envy. On Monday, President Obama singled him out for special praise for promoting international understanding with his "The 99" comics. "His comic books have captured the imagination of so many young people with superheroes who embody the teachings and tolerance of Islam," Obama said. And on Tuesday, Mutawa was treated like a rock star at the president's Summit on Entrepreneurship, with people lining up to get his flashy, superhero-embossed business cards and polite words...
  • Franklin Graham, conservative cause celebre (thanks to Sarah Palin)

    04/25/2010 10:10:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 839+ views
    The Washington Post's Right Now ^ | April 23, 2010 | David Weigel
    Sarah Palin has, in her inimitable way, moved the Army's decision to disinvite evangelist Franklin Graham from a Pentagon National Day of Prayer Service into Conservative Outrage of the Day territory. She writes: His comments in 2001 were aimed at those who are so radical that they would kill innocent people and subjugate women in the name of religion. Are we really so hyper-politically correct that we can’t abide a Christian minister who expresses his views on matters of faith? Palin never names the comments -- Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham, called Islam "evil" and "wicked" -- and...
  • 'Honor Killings' of Women in Palestinian Society

    03/08/2010 6:11:39 PM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies · 141+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 3-8-10 | C. Jacob*
    'Honor Killings' of Women in Palestinian Society By: C. Jacob* IntroductionAlthough Palestinian society is known for its progressiveness, honor killings of women have not been eliminated. This paper will describe the problem and review the public discussion about it. The precise statistics on honor killings of women in Palestinian society are not known, because not all incidents are reported to the authorities. According to Lamiya Shalalda, representative of the Forum of Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations, 11 women died in 2009 in honor killings in the West Bank and Gaza. However, according to the Independent Authority for Human Rights, that number...
  • Stop tiptoeing around 'honour' killings

    12/22/2009 8:25:12 AM PST · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 381+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | December 22 2009 | Poorna Shetty
    Anyone who thinks murder is better than suffering the indignation of a community needs more than a softly-softly approach The dust has barely settled on the case of Tulay Goren – the Turkish schoolgirl murdered by her own father. Tulay's murder will not be the last of its kind, but she should be the last who was failed by a system that tiptoes around cultural sensitivity.
  • Teen slain in honour killing 'was pregnant'

    12/17/2009 9:24:32 PM PST · by myknowledge · 21 replies · 1,077+ views
    Nine News ^ | December 18, 2009
    A 15-year-old British girl murdered by her father in so-called honour killing was reportedly pregnant at the time of her death. Tulay Goren disappeared in January 1999, shortly after her father told his eight-year-old son to kiss his sister goodbye as he would never see her again. Her body was never found. Mehmet Goren, 49, was yesterday handed a life sentence for killing his daughter because of her relationship with an older man who belonged to a different branch of Islam. As detectives admitted police had ignored “tell-tale signs” before the murder, an old school friend of Tulay’s told the...
  • A Woman’s Future in Islamic America

    11/27/2009 9:35:51 AM PST · by Tamar Rush · 11 replies · 1,138+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | Nov. 27, 2009 | Frosty Wooldridge
    A Warning to America's Parents MUSLIMS IN 21ST CENTURY AMERICA: HARSH TREATMENT OF MUSLIM WOMEN By Frosty Wooldridge thelastcrusade.org Part 6: how Muslim men treat their women, clashing cultures of Middle East and West, silent-assertion’s ultimate dilemmaUnfortunately, Islam abhors equality for women. Each year, in alliance with Sharia Law, thousands of Muslim husbands and sons kill their wives and daughters in accordance with “honor killings.” They behead them, strangle them, stone them and shoot them. If a Muslim woman suffers rape, Muslim men blame the woman. Then a father, husband or son may kill that woman for dishonoring the...
  • Noor Faleh Almaleki: An update.

    11/10/2009 2:43:47 PM PST · by Dinah Lord · 6 replies · 390+ views
    Dinah Lord. ^ | November 10, 2009 | Dinah Lord
    Friends speak out about Noor, her father and her honor killing. Dear Old Dad's court appearance is postponed again and he remains on suicide watch. The Muslim community meets to address this case of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (that's what they're calling it) and to let everyone know it has nothing to do with Islam.
  • Oh my God. Noor's dead.

    11/02/2009 6:57:14 PM PST · by Dinah Lord · 58 replies · 2,781+ views
    Dinah Lord ^ | 11/2/09 | Dinah Lord
    I am just sick. 'Westernized Woman 'allegedly' hit by Dad's car dies.'
  • Lynnwood beating death called 'honor killing'

    10/31/2009 10:47:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies · 1,374+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 30, 2009
    EVERETT, Wash. - A 61-year-old man accused of beating his brother to death in Lynnwood told Snohomish County sheriff's detectives it was an honor killing to avenge an insulting remark. Mehdi M. Matin says more than 20 years ago his brother uttered words about his bride-to-be so terrible the wedding was called off. Both men are from Afghanistan. Matin was visiting his brother Monday when he repeated the remark.
  • "Cultural Values"

    10/31/2009 11:23:02 PM PDT · by JLS · 11 replies · 717+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 31 Oct 2009 | Mark Steyn
    Maybe when you're such a sorry excuse of a believer that you're incapable of pulling off your lousy "honor killing" without resorting to a Grand Cherokee, you're the one who's becoming "too westernized".
  • Islamocracy

    10/25/2009 5:07:28 PM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies · 711+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 25, 2009 | John Griffing
    The Left, champions of strict separation of church and state, have come out in support of an American theocracy. How can this be? Could this possibly be the same political machine that ritualistically goes from town to town scanning courthouses for explicit references to God, or even worse, the Ten Commandments? Or the establishment telling little Susie she cannot pray at school? Or the organization forbidding the reading of scripture, even on a purely non-sectarian, academic basis? Surely we can't be talking about the same ideologues. But there is no mistake. The Left supports theocracy, as long as it is...
  • Father Accused Of Murdering Daughter In 'Honour Killing' Collapses In Court...

    10/19/2009 9:14:24 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 33 replies · 2,135+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 19, 2009
    Father Accused Of Murdering Daughter In 'Honour Killing' Collapses In Court As His Wife Gives Evidence Against Him By Daily Mail Reporter 19th October 2009 Tulay Goren's father Mehmet is accused of killing her after he learnt she was having sex with an older man The father accused of murdering his own 15-year-old daughter [Pic in URL] today collapsed in the dock as his wife broke a code of silence and gave evidence against him. Turkish Kurd Mehmet Goren, 49, had a fit and had to be helped to lie on the floor of the dock by prison officers at...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Rifqa Bary returning to Ohio

    10/13/2009 1:05:05 PM PDT · by San Jacinto · 117 replies · 4,253+ views
    WDBO Local News ^ | October 13, 2009 | Joe Ruble
    3:09 pm - Judge Dawson plans to enforce his order for the passport and related papers, even if the case is moved to Ohio. 3:10 pm - "We still don't have a complete copy of (Rifqa's) passport," said Bartholomew. "I am very alarmed that it hasn' been provided," she added. She said she has learned there are more documents being withheld. 3:18 pm - Attorneys are talking about arrangements for a psychological evaluation and counseling. She is to see a local psychologist on Friday morning. 3:21 pm - Elahi said he suspects "a ploy" by Rifqa's legal representatives to delay...
  • NEW VIDEO of Rifqa Bary: "My Parents are Radical, Radical Muslims"

    09/16/2009 1:37:32 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 827+ views
    atlas shrugs ^ | Sept. 16, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    Watch this BRAND NEW VIDEO of Rifqa Bary (transcribing right now with Ken's help). This was before she had to run, before the summer 2009 when her dad had promised to kill her if she "had Jesus in her heart". Watch it, it's very ..........revealing. All Exclusive Atlas Rifqa coverage here. (vid hat tip Dutch) Rifqa: I am sixteen and I love Jesus, I'm crazy how I found the Lord but, people were blown away but, my parents are Muslims, radical, radical Muslims. You guys don't know the history of Islam, it's really hostile towards Christianity and the mere word...
  • Muslim honour killing book cancelled over safety fears

    10/06/2009 10:15:28 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 886+ views
    Blogs.TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | Last updated: October 5th, 2009 | by Ed West
    SNIPPET: "Another European publisher has fallen victim to the continent’s blasphemy laws – blasphemy against Islam, that is. As the German press is reporting: Dusseldorf – A German publisher has cancelled plans to publish a mass-market novel out of fears that it might face violent protests due to a rude reference to the Koran, Der Spiegel magazine reported Saturday. The crime novel – about the “honour killing” of a Muslim woman – had been scheduled for September publication, but the Droste publishing company of Dusseldorf decided not to print it after all, the magazine said in a story to appear...