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10
Nov
09

Doc Drop: Nidal Malik Hasan “The Koranic World View As It Relates to Muslims in the U.S. Military”

“We love death more then [sic] you love life!”
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25
Apr
08

[Update 4: Reward is now $21,125.00!] Sarah and Amina Said’s Family Fight to Keep Their Deaths in the Public Eye

Comments closed. Cross posted here at my current blog. Those wishing to leave a comment can do so there.

Welcome Atlas Shrugs Readers!

Update:
Scroll down towards the comments someone who claims to be Islam Said (Sarah and Amina Said’s) brother and Patricia (Tissie ) Said (their mother) have posted comments.

Update: 2
YouTube video displaying different ways Yaser Said might look today, if he were to have changed his appearance.
Wanted for Murder

Update 3:

THE NORTH TEXAS CRIME COMMISSION HAS ADDED $10,000 TO THE REWARD MONEY FOR THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF THE MURDERER OF AMINA AND SARAH SAID

WE ARE BEGGING FOR DONATIONS TO BE SENT TO CRIMESTOPPERS TO RAISE THE REWARD EVEN MORE,AS MONEY TALKS,AND SOMEONE WILL TURN HIM IN FOR THE RIGHT AMOUNT.WE HAVE ALL GOT TO PULL TOGETHER,EVEN $5.00 WILL ADD UP.SO PLEASE,IF YOU CAN HELP,THE GREAT-AUNTS DEEPLY APPRECIATE IT! AND WE WILL GET JUSTICE FOR THESE TWO GIRLS.

YOU MAY CONTACT DAVID TULL WITH THE IRVING POLICE DEPT. @ 972-721-3515

OR PRESIDENT OF CRIMESTOPPERS NEIL DEVROY @ 214-965-9000

PLEASE SEND CHECK OR MONEY ORDER MADE OUT TO: CRIMESTOPPERS SAID FUND
SEND TO:
NORTH TEXAS CRIME COMMISSION
1601 ELM ST. SUITE 2350
DALLAS,TEXAS 75201-4728

ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. YOU CAN E-MAIL NEIL DEVROY TO CONFIRM:
ndevroy@ntcrimecomm.org

Thanking you in advance,Joyce Boucher

Update 4:

“HONOR KILLER” YASER SAID: TRACKING A COLD-BLOODED MURDERER @ Atlas Shrugs

I wanted to update you on Atlas’s continuing exclusive coverage of the brutal murder (“honor” killing) of Amina and Sarah Said. Islam, their brother, and the one responsible to luring them back to Texas – only to murdered is MIA. Islam should have a 24 hour tail on him.

I have made a significant contribution to the Crimestoppers fund to find Yaser Said. The larger the pot the bigger the temptation for someone to say something. Give generously (see below)

Yasir Said on the Run Pamela Geller and Bill Warner

Yaser Abdel Said had two passports, a USA passport and an Egyptian passport. Yaser Abdel Said had over $9,000 in cash hidden (from State welfare investigators.. no checking accounts) in his rental house that he shared with his wife Patricia, son Islam and the two murdered girls.

Patricia Said had taken $5,000 when she split on or about 12/25/2007 with the two girls, Sarah Yaser Said, 17, and Amina Yaser Said, 18, when she returned on or about 1/01/2008, she brought back most of the $5,000.

Son Islam, gets a monthly check form the State of Texas, some sort of mental disabilities, supposed to have been home schooled for the last 5 or 6 years. Islam is unrepentant in his role and heatedly defends his father. He appears to be radicalized.

On the day of the murder 1/01/2008, Patricia Said (she drives an older mini-van) took Amina from her boyfriends house to meet Yaser at his cab, near the Said rental house, Sarah was in the front seat of the cab, they (the girls) never went into the Said house.[…]

[…]Crime Stoppers, along with Schepps Dairy
Now has in reward monies
$25,000
For information leading to the arrest And conviction of Yaser Said.

Give to “Crime Stoppers”
Let us increase the amount of the REWARD!

Read it all!

It seems there has been a misunderstanding as to the true amount of the reward. The below comment is from a family member who spoke to Crime Stoppers today May 16 2008.

JOYCE

I JUST CALLED CRIMESTOPPERS,THE REWARD IS (INCLUDING $10,000 FROM SCHEPPS DAIRY) IS $21,125.00
I DO NOT KNOW WHERE THAT OTHER INFO CAME FROM. CRIMESTOPPERS WILL UPDATE ME ONCE A MONTH,AND I WILL POST IT MYSELF. THIS IS THE CORRECT AMOUNT.THANKS

/end update

Relatives work to keep girls’ slayings in the public spotlight

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By MARK AGEE

Star-Telegram staff writer

Gail Gartrell believes that Yaser Said is still in the Fort Worth area more than two months after he was accused of fatally shooting his two daughters.

Which is why as a great-aunt of the girls, Sarah Said, 17, and Amina Said, 18, Gartrell is determined to keep his face in the public eye, hoping that someone will turn him in for $11,000 in rewards.

With an artist friend and other relatives, she put together a half-dozen artist renderings of what Yaser Abdel Said, 50, would look like with different haircuts and beard styles.

“He thinks he silenced them, but I won’t let them be silenced,” Gartrell, 53, of Cleburne, said Monday.

The girls were found dead Jan. 1 inside a cab in an Irving hotel parking lot. The cab had been driven by their father, who hasn’t been seen since. Friends and family said Yaser Said was upset that the girls were dating American boys. A capital murder warrant was issued for his arrest soon after their deaths.

Irving police have said that the trail has gone cold and that they don’t know whether Said is in the area or whether he fled, possibly to his native Egypt.

While the girls’ mother and brother have spoken publicly on the crime on only a few occasions, the extended family on the mother’s side has held events to draw attention to the case.

They’ve printed fliers, T-shirts and stickers in memory of the girls, who were students at Lewisville High School.

“We don’t want to let people forget,” said another of the girls’ great-aunts, Joyce Boucher.

“These girls didn’t even get to start their lives.”

Source.

Note: It would be extremely helpful to them if bloggers such as myself could post all of the different renderings. The photo gallery is done in flash. Sigh.

‘Honour killing’ brother blames victims

During the vigil, the girls’ brother took the microphone, saying his father did not kill his sisters.

“They pulled the trigger, not my dad,” he said.

What does that tell you? The control is inbred in the son.

Directly related: Texas: Dis-Honor killing of two sisters

Also see:
When religious devotion outweighs the sanctity of life

Too Sexy for my Burka (it is a serious video. do not let the title fool you)

Now for a few comments left on this article by folks who state they either knew or are related to Sara and Amina Said.

maestro – I had the pleasure of educating one of the sisters in my class, along with her classmates. She had told me one time that her father expected her and her sister to marry a Muslim who resided in Egypt. She had the idea that right after graduation, he would take her there immediately to find a husband. Being only a 10th grader at the time, I didn’t really think she was too serious because she always had such a happy demeanor along with a warm smile. Both her and her sister were two very intelligent girls who really could have had a bright future. I hope they nail the bastard.

CAN’T SAY!! – i know how the story went i am one of there family members but yall post stuff up like they wanted you to be sad they wanted yall to be happy!!! i read on a thing that they posted up the day before they died “you live your life good because you never know when you die” another way to say it is they know that they were going to die but they didnt know it was that close i am very sorry to say this but they wanted you yall to be happy and right know i think yall need yo say a pray for there dad to be caught i know i will!!

THEY WERE GOOD PEOPLE AND YALL HAVE TO KNOW THAT!!!

shirley davis

Yes this was an HONOR killing, but when the real truth comes out it will be two types of killing, I feel this is an insest cover-up. THAT MOTHER AND BROTHER IS GUILTY, she took them away and then brought them back knowing he promised to KILL AMINA. If the aunt Connie will tell the truth, she receivd a letter from Amina telling about their dad molesting them, she has told many of us about the letter.
Did anyone notice the mother said she would find him, then 6 days later she moved in with the killer’s brother and then told the news paper he was a loving father. good provider, hard worker If molesting your children, beating them, not letting them have an opinion, kicking Amina in the mouth, then in her wicked mind that is loving. The mother fled with him and the children from Bedford after he kicked Amina in the mouth, while wearing braces and her mouth was big,bruised and blue and she didn’t take her to the doctor……..if you will check the welfare records, she has a record herself, she fraudelently received food stamps….please dont donate money to this woman, somebody needs to start a schlorship fund in their names.Yes this was an HONOR killing, but when the real truth comes out it will be two types of killing, I feel this is an insest cover-up. THAT MOTHER AND BROTHER IS GUILTY, she took them away and then brought them back knowing he promised to KILL AMINA. If the aunt Connie will tell the truth, she receivd a letter from Amina telling about their dad molesting them, she has told many of us about the letter.
Did anyone notice the mother said she would find him, then 6 days later she moved in with the killer’s brother and then told the news paper he was a loving father. good provider, hard worker If molesting your children, beating them, not letting them have an opinion, kicking Amina in the mouth, then in her wicked mind that is loving. The mother fled with him and the children from Bedford after he kicked Amina in the mouth, while wearing braces and her mouth was big,bruised and blue and she didn’t take her to the doctor……..if you will check the welfare records, she has a record herself, she fraudelently received food stamps….please dont donate money to this woman, somebody needs to start a schlorship fund in their names.

emjay

WELL SCARLETT, I AM ONE OF THE RELATIVES. AND YES,YOU MAY CHECK WITH HILL COUNTY,TEXAS.THERE YOU WILL FIND AN AFFIDAVIT,SIGNED AND SWORN BY THE MOTHER,THAT THE FATHER DID ABUSE BOTH GIRLS,SEXUALLY AND PHYSICALLY.WHOEVER THIS “SHIRLEY DAVIS” IS, IS TELLING THE TRUTH.CPS HAS RECORD OF ABUSE OVER THE YEARS.AND YES,AMINA (AT 8or9 YEARS OLD WROTE A LETTER TO HER AUNT AND SAID: AUNT CONNIE,WHAT I SAID MY DAD DID,REALLY DID HAPPEN,BUT WE HAVE TO SAY IT DID’NT SO HE WON’T GO TO JAIL. THIS IS A “CHILD” TELLING THE TRUTH,BUT WAS MADE TO LIE TO PROTECT THIS PERVERTED SICKO!THE MOTHER DID GO TO JAIL,YEARS AGO,FOR FRAUD.SHE RECIEVED FOOD STAMPS AND ASSISTANCE,SWEARING SHE WAS SEPARATED FROM HER HUSBAND,WHEN HE WAS LAYING UP ON HIS BUTT LETTING THE WELFARE TAKE CARE OF HIS FAMILY.NOW THE MOTHER SAYS HE WAS NOT ABUSIVE,IN ANY WAY!SHE SAYS HE IS A GOOD MAN,A GOOD PROVIDER,EVEN A GOOD FATHER.NOW,MY QUESTION, HOW IN THE WORLD CAN SHE SAY 1 GOOD THING ABOUT THE KILLER THAT PUT 2 BULLETS IN ONE DAUGHTER AND 9,YES 9! BULLETS IN THE OTHER DAUGHTER? WHY WOULD SHE PROTECT HIM? WHY WOULD SHE TELL THE REST OF THE FAMILY TO KEEP THEIR MOUTHS SHUT AND NOT TALK TO THE MEDIA? SHE DOES NOT WANT HIS PICTURE SHOWN ON T.V. SHE IS “STILL” LIVING WITH THE KILLERS FAMILY,SHE IS NOT AND I REPEAT,IS NOT, IN HIDING!! APPARENTLY, SHE IS NOT AFRAID.WHY IS SHE PROTECTING HIM? ENOUGH SAID.

Anyone with information is asked to call Irving police

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On January 01, 2008, the above listed subject Said, Yaser shot and killed both of his daughters
Irving Police have a Capital Murder Warrant for his arrest.

Criminal Investigation Division
Phone:
(972) 721-3666/2751/2604 Fax: (972) 721-3607
Case Investigator(s): R. Johnson, J.Hennig, J. Schingle

SAID,YASER ABDEL

White/Male 01-27-1957
Black/Brown 6-02/180

Scars, Marks, Tattoos: Mole on right side of face

Vehicle: Unknown

http://cityofirving.org/police/pdfs/Wanted_Said.pdf

Previous report:
[Update 4] Texas: Dis-Honor killing of two sisters

Also see:

——>youtube.com/user/joinhunt4Yasser

Brigitte Gabriel on Honor Killings

When religious devotion outweighs the sanctity of life

Original timestamp: March 19, 2008 at 4:48 pm


International Campaign Against Honour Killings

09
Jan
08

Britain: Female Genital Mutilation

The unspeakable practice of female circumcision that’s destroying young women’s lives in Britain

The girl is 15 years old but looks much younger. Her face has the fine-boned elegance typical of her native Somalia, but her accent belongs to the streets of East London. She is plainly terrified. That much is clear from the way she avoids eye contact and constantly fidgets in her chair.

“Promise you won’t print my name or anything?” she implores repeatedly. “Promise no one will ever know that I’ve spoken to you? If people in my community find out, they’ll say that I’ve betrayed them and I’ll have to run away. And anyway, I don’t want my parents to be sent to jail.”

With great courage, this British-Somali girl – she asks that we call her “Lali” – is about to describe a barbaric act of ritualised cruelty which has been perpetrated against her. Knowing the danger to which she is exposing herself, her anxiety is entirely understandable.

For by speaking about it, Lali will break the ultimate taboo among Britain’s 600,000 ethnic Africans. In Norway, where this brutal act is also prevalent, a young Somali woman was recently beaten, almost to death, for talking to TV documentary programme-makers.

It is known by a variety of names, the most common of which are female genital mutilation (FGM), female circumcision, or simply “cutting” – a word which somehow conveys the raw pain its prepubescent victims suffer.

Most people will be unfamiliar with this practice, which involves removing part or all of the clitoris, the surrounding labia (the outer part of the vagina) and sometimes the sewing up of the vagina, leaving only a small opening for urine and menstrual blood.

It is carried out for a variety of cultural reasons. Such is the secrecy that surrounds the practice that even those aware that it occurs in large swathes of Africa and Asia will be shocked to learn that it is prevalent in Britain.

During a highly disturbing, four-month investigation, however, we uncovered evidence that thousands of British-African girls, in towns and cities throughout the country, have been forcibly “cut”.

By conservative estimates, 66,000 women and girls living in Britain have been mutilated. This figure, accepted by the Metropolitan Police, came in a report by a volunteer organisation funded by the Department of Health and carried out with academics from the London School of Tropical Hygiene and the City University.

And thousands more girls are at imminent risk as families club together to fly professional “cutters” from Africa to Britain.

These women “elders” perform the crude operation for up to £40 a time, often on kitchen tables or floors, without anaesthetic, using filthy, blunt knives, razor blades or scalpels.

Many readers will be distressed by our report, but this practice is an abomination which has no place anywhere, let alone in a civilised society, and if it is to be expunged then this is a story that must be told.

There is no way of escaping the unpalatable terminology, just as there is no way for girls like Lali to escape the unsterile knife which cuts them as they are held down and which will result in a lifetime of physical and psychological pain.

Some people say the practice is to increase the sexual pleasure of the man, but this is only one appallingly outdated reason why many womenfolk from 28 African and some Middle Eastern countries, most of which have sizeable representation in Britain, are treated like this.

It is also done to demonstrate their virginity on their wedding night; and because “uncut” girls with the ability to enjoy love-making are considered more likely to be promiscuous, unhygienic, and prone to diseases such as Aids.

Attempts are also made to justify this iniquitous practice on religious grounds. Some hard-line Muslims insist that women must undergo genital cutting to remain faithful to the purest teachings of Islam – although, in truth, it is not even mentioned in the Koran, and only ambiguously in the Hadith (a collection of oral traditions about the life of the prophet Mohammed).

Several leadings Imams have openly condemned the practice. This, though, does not deter its proponents, who maintain that it is their inalienable right to live according to their traditional beliefs and customs, rather than conform to British values. Indeed, some argue that the freedom to carry out FGM is a fundamental principle of our multi-cultural society.

Whatever the arguments, the fact is that genital mutilation is a reality, and the Metropolitan police is so concerned that it recently set up a special unit to investigate and prosecute the perpetrators. Heading the unit is Detective Inspector Carol Hamilton, herself a mother, who was horrified when she discovered what was happening to other people’s daughters.

The Met team also educates regional police forces about FGM, and speaks to mosques, community groups and local authorities.

Usually their visits are well-received, but we found that at least one London council declined to publish material highlighting the suffering and danger the practice causes – for fear of offending ethnic African residents.

This kind of attitude incenses Detective Inspector Hamilton. “We are all becoming very culturally sensitive,” she says. “People are a bit frightened of saying ‘You can’t do this here’ because people shoot back with ‘But it’s our culture’.

“But it’s not: this is just plain cruel. I won’t be put off by the politically correct argument. We have to be seen to be strong on this. I don’t care about human rights – I care about the rights of the child. Everything else has to go out of the window.

“We have one rule in child protection: the child is of paramount importance. I stick by that firmly.”

Together with the Waris Dirie Foundation¹, an international campaign group formed by the Somali-born supermodel who suffered genital mutilation as a five-year-old child, the Met announced a £20,000 reward last July for information leading to the conviction of anyone who performs or abets cutting.

Under the 2003 Female Genital Mutilation Act, those involved could be jailed for 14 years. Yet the fact that no one has been prosecuted says much about the problems the police are facing.

“There are thousands of girls being cut in your country,” says Waris Dirie spokesman Walter Hutschinger. “We are sure it’s going on, and on a very big scale. Your law is one of the most comprehensive in the world, but it is useless if nobody will help to implement it.

“We have been contacted by girls from all parts of Britain – London, Cardiff, Sheffield, Birmingham, Liverpool, Reading, Slough, Milton Keynes, Crawley – anywhere there are big African communities.

“Many of these girls know they are about to be cut and are desperate for help, but they are even more afraid of what might happen to them if they come out in the open.

“One young woman wrote recently to tell us that she was about to be taken home to Somalia to be cut, and she was terrified because her older sister had died after cutting. [To avoid detection, the mutilation is often done in a girl’s native country.]

“She was thinking of running away – but she didn’t know where she could go or what she would do. The girl says genital mutilation has destroyed her family. We wrote back offering a meeting, but she has not been back in touch.’

During our investigation, we found similar difficulty finding girls willing publicly to condemn a practice whose “virtues” are impressed upon them from infancy so that they are effectively brainwashed into believing it to be an essential step towards womanhood.

Lali is so determined that other girls should be spared the misery she has endured since the cutter came to call four years ago that, last week, she bravely told us her story.

Continued.

¹Waris Dirie Foundation

Also see @ Broken Bodies – Broken Dreams:

Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation: Part 2

Female Genital Cutting

Documentary on female genital cutting H/T drdapo


Related: Fighting Female Circumcision & Debating It’s Religious Ruling

01
Jan
08

Forced Marriages: Sexual Slavery Rape Child Molestation

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The UNICEF Photo of the Year – 2007 portrays a sad reality.

My heart and soul cry for these little girls.

Images of Extremes

Eva Luise Köhler honors Stephanie Sinclair for her picture taken in Afghanistan

The American photographer Stephanie Sinclair is the winner of the international photo competition “UNICEF Photo of the Year”. Her photo shows a wedding couple in Afghanistan who could not be more opposite. The groom, Mohammed, looks much older than his 40 years. The bride, Ghulam, is still a child; she just turned 11. “The UNICEF Photo of the Year 2007 raises awareness about a worldwide problem. Millions of girls are married while they are still under age. Most of theses child brides are forever denied a self-determined life”, says UNICEF Patroness Eva Luise Köhler at the award ceremony in Berlin. According to UNICEF, there are about 60 million young women worldwide who were married before they came of age, half of them in South Asia.

1st Prize for Stephanie Sinclair

Child brides

He’s forty, she’s eleven. And they are a couple – the Afghan man Mohammed F.* and the child Ghulam H.*. “We needed the money”, Ghulam’s parents said. Faiz claims he is going to send her to school. But the women of Damarda village in Afghanistan’s Ghor province know better: “Our men don’t want educated women.” They predict that Ghulam will be married within a few weeks after her engagement in 2006, so as to bear children for Faiz.

During her stay in Afghanistan, it consistently struck American photographer Stephanie Sinclair how many young girls are married to much older men. She decided to raise awareness about this topic with her pictures. Particularly as the official minimum age for brides in Afghanistan is sixteen and it is therefore illegal to marry children.

Early marriages are not only a problem in Afghanistan: worldwide there are about 51 million girls aged between 15 and 19 years who are forced into marriage. The youngest brides live in the Indian state of Rajasthan, where 15% of all wives are not even 10 years old when they are married. Child marriages are a reaction to extreme poverty and mainly take place in Asian and African regions where poor families see their daughters as a burden and as second-class citizens. Already in their younger years, girls are given into the “care” of a husband, a tradition that often leads to exploitation. Many girls become victims of domestic violence. In an Egyptian survey, about one-third of the interviewed child brides stated that they were beaten by their husbands. The young brides are under pressure to prove their fertility as soon as possible. But the risk for girls between the ages of 10 and 14 not to survive pregnancy is five times higher than for adult women. Every year, about 150,000 pregnant teenagers die due to complications – in particular due to a lack of medical care, let alone sex education.

For her project, Stephanie Sinclair also traveled to Nepal and Ethiopia. She wants to do research on the topic of child marriage in other regions as well and then publish a book on the issue.

Photo: Stephanie Sinclair, USA, Freeleance Photographer

Forced marriages do NOT include consensual sex. Each and every time a husband who married due to a forced marriage arrangement, has sexual relations with his so called wife he rapes her!!!!!!!

Forced marriages = rape
Family authorized rape, child molestation and incest.
Sex slavery disguised as marriage.
Young girls treated as chattel, bartered and sold, into what turns into life as a sex slave.

The Bride Price

Rather than a willing union between a man and woman, marriage is frequently a transaction among families, and the younger the bride, the higher the price she may fetch. Girls are valuable workers in a land where survival is scratched from the grudging soil of a half-acre parcel. In her parents’ home, a girl can till fields, tend livestock and cook meals. In her husband’s home, she is more useful yet. She can have sex and bear children.

Afghanistan is not alone in this predilection toward early wedlock. Globally, the number of child brides is hard to tabulate; they live mostly in places where births, deaths and the human milestones in between go unrecorded. But there are estimates. About 1 in 7 girls in the developing world (excluding China) gets married before her 15th birthday, according to analyses done by the Population Council, an international research group.

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Stephanie Sinclair for The New York Times

Roshan Qasem, 11, will join the household of Said Mohammed, 55; his first wife; their three sons; and their daughter, who is the same age as Roshan.

Unfortunately, there are no reliable data about the age of Afghans at marriage. Husbands are not ordinarily old enough to be their wives’ fathers or grandfathers, but such February-September couples as those pictured here are hardly rare either. In such marriages, the man is likely to view the age difference as a fair bargain, his years of experience in exchange for her years of fecundity. At the same time, the girl’s wishes are customarily disregarded. Her marriage will end her opportunities for schooling and independent work.

On the day she witnessed the engagement party of 11-year-old Ghulam Haider to 40-year-old Faiz Mohammed, Sinclair discreetly took the girl aside. “What are you feeling today?” the photographer asked. “Nothing,” the bewildered girl answered. “I do not know this man. What am I supposed to feel?”

Be sure to click on the link: Photographs: Child Brides

Special Report: Muslim Forced Marriages In Europe

Women under Islam: Forced marriage – Part 2 of 4

The Muslim Parliament of Great Britain – Forced marriage

When Islam Breaks Down

Forced Marriage Troubles

19
Dec
07

Saudi Rape Victim Pardoned

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Saudi king pardons teenage rape victim

1 day ago

RIYADH (AFP) — King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia pardoned a teenage girl sentenced to six months in jail and 200 lashes after being gang raped in a decision swiftly welcomed by Washington on Monday.

Justice Minister Abdullah bin Mohammad bin Ibrahim al-Sheikh hailed the king’s “laudable instructions to grant the pardon”, in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.

The sentence against the 19-year-old girl had drawn criticism of the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom from key ally President George W. Bush.

The girl, who was 18 at the time she was raped, was attacked at knifepoint by seven men after she was found in a car with a male companion who was not a relative, in breach of strict Saudi law.

The king also pardoned the male companion, the justice minister announced.

The victim’s identity has not been revealed but she has become known as “Qatif girl,” after the Shiite-populated area of Al-Qatif in the Eastern Province from which she comes.

In October 2006, a judge sentenced her to 90 lashes for being with the man — a taboo in the conservative Muslim kingdom which imposes segregation of the sexes.

She appealed against the sentence but despite her ordeal the court ruled that her punishment should be increased to 200 lashes and a six-month jail term.

The judges decided to punish the girl further for “her attempt to aggravate and influence the judiciary through the media,” a court source told the English-language daily Arab News.

The rapists were initially sentenced to one to five years in jail, but those terms were also toughened in November to between two and nine years.

A rape conviction carries the death penalty in Saudi Arabia, but the court did not impose it due to the “lack of witnesses” and the “absence of confessions,” the justice ministry said last month.

The girl’s husband praised the king for granting the pardon.

“This fatherly care and noble gesture will help (in) lifting the emotional and psychological stress and suffering that our family has been enduring,” the husband was quoted as saying on CNN television’s website.

“This is not something new because we know that the king was always generous in dealing with his people and the entire world,” the husband said. “This week, we have two holidays to celebrate; the Eid and this great news of the pardon.”

King Abdullah’s pardon came on the day that Muslims began the annual hajj pilgrimage as two million faithful set off from Mecca to the valley of Mina in Saudi Arabia. Source.

Good news to be sure. And how wonderful for her that her husband is so supportive.

Saudi king ‘pardons’ rape victim

Abdullah bin Mohammed al-Sheikh, the Saudi justice minister, told Al Jazirah daily that the pardon does not mean the king doubted the country’s judges, but instead acted in the “interests of the people”.

The girl’s sentencing had triggered international outrage.

“The king always looks into alleviating the suffering of the citizens when he becomes sure that these verdicts will leave psychological effects on the convicted people, though he is convinced and sure that the verdicts were fair.Source.

Heavy, heavy sigh. An 18 year old female who has suffered through the violent attack of a gang rape is ALREADY experiencing damaging psychological effects! Two hundred lashes after being raped, fair?!

Not in the civilized world!

But then again we are speaking of Saudi Arabia….

Previously: Saudi Arabia: Gang Rape Victim Receives 200 Lashes


14
Oct
07

India: Christian Converts Threatened

Muslim fundamentalists ostracize converts, strip woman in India
Six Christian convert families have been ostracized and threatened by Muslim leaders in their village, Christian Today has learned.by Daniel Blake
Posted: Saturday, October 6, 2007, 9:52 (BST)Six Christian convert families have been ostracised and threatened by Muslim leaders in their village, Christian Today has learned.

It has also been reported that a group of Muslims forced a Christian woman to strip in order to check for any marks of conversion on her body.

The incident occurred on September 4 in Natungram village in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district, according to International Christian Concern (ICC), although the victims have not lodged a complaint with the police yet out of fear for their lives.

The head of a local mosque in the Muslim-dominated Natungram village, identified as Nur Islam, summoned the heads of six families that had converted from Islam to a village meeting, where hundreds of Muslims had also been called, a source told ICC.

In the meeting, the Christians were forced to deny Christ with a warning that if they refused they would be completely ostracized and possibly killed. Source.

14
Oct
07

Plans To Dig Up Historic London Gravesites, For Muslim Burial Sites

Anger over plan to dig up 350,000 bodies in historic London cemetery for Muslim burial site.

By BETH HALE – Last updated at 01:20am on 12th October 2007

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Under threat: Historic Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park could be dug up to make way for a 21st century ‘multi faith’ burial site

It is a peaceful resting place for 350,000 souls – an historic graveyard which now serves as a nature reserve.

But plans are afoot to dig up the ancient graves at Tower Hamlets Cemetery – and reopen it as a 21st century burial site.

Officially it would be known as a “multi-faith” cemetery but it is likely that it would principally answer calls for a Muslim graveyard in the largely-Asian East London borough.

The local newspaper has been bombarded with letters from historians and nature lovers declaring: “There is no way we’ll allow them to dig up our ancestors.”

But the Labour-controlled council’s environment spokesman Abdal Ullah appeared to be in no doubt about the feasibility of the plan when he said: “To preserve the respect and dignity for everyone, I think most of the graves would have to be cleared out and we’d start afresh.”

He said a corner of the cemetery would be reserved for Muslims who are buried in shrouds at a depth of 6ft and on their side facing Mecca. Source.




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Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host - by the Divine Power of God - cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

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Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”

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