Friday, July 17, 2009

Islamic Supremacist Group Holds First U.S. Conference

A group committed to establishing an international Islamic empire and reportedly linked to Al Qaeda is stepping up its Western recruitment efforts by holding its first official conference in the U.S.

Hizb ut-Tahrir is a global Sunni network with reported ties to confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Al Qaeda in Iraq's onetime leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. It has operated discreetly in the U.S. for decades.

Now, it is coming out of the shadows and openly hosting a July 19 conference entitled, "The Fall of Capitalism and the Rise of Islam," at a posh Hilton hotel in a suburb of Chicago.

Hizb ut-Tahrir insists that it does not engage in terrorism, and it is not recognized by the State Department as a known terror group.

But some terrorism experts say it may be even more dangerous than many groups that are on the terror list.

"Hizb ut-Tahrir is one of the oldest, largest indoctrinating organizations for the ideology known as jihadism," Walid Phares, director of the Future of Terrorism Project at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told

Why is this group being allowed to have a conference? They are a terror organization. They obviously support islamic supremism. Not my words, but their own.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Hamas: Israel’s dropping aphrodisiac gum on us

Time was you could at least count on Arab paranoia about Israel to be logical-ish, with the standard theory about secret Israeli bioweapons forever involving some plot to sterilize the Muslim world. Fast-forward to 2009 and we’ve got Hamas basically accusing them of trying to … boost the Palestinian birth rate.

You know times are tough in Gaza when they’re even starting to phone in their anti-semitic propaganda.

“We have discovered two types of stimulants that were introduced into the Gaza Strip from Israeli border crossings,” Hamas police spokesman Islam Shahwan told AFP.

“The first type is presented in the form of chewing gum and the second in the form of drops,” he said…

One suspect said he had received the products from an Israeli intelligence officer at a cut-rate price “with the officer saying they did not want money, but to distribute the products among the young people of Gaza,” Shahwan said.

“The intelligence services are aiming to corrupt the young generation by distributing these products among students.”

Hopefully the endless diet of Islamist death cult-ism that the kids there are fed will keep them on the straight and narrow. Exit question one: If Israel really does have chewing gum that makes you horny, wouldn’t the smarter move be to market it and then use the massive profits to just buy the West Bank? Exit question two: Why mess around with something as innocuous as viagra gum? If the goal is building a bioweapon that’ll “corrupt” Arab youth, go for the gold.

Monday, July 13, 2009

And then the imam's house blew up

This one comes courtesy of Jihad Watch reader "Dumbledoresarmy," who observes: "Here is a Muslim cleric's house, also 'used as a makeshift [Islamic] school', which suddenly goes ka-booom, creating an enormous crater, and flattening neighbouring houses. Now - can anyone imagine a newspaper report in which 'the rabbi's house blew up' or 'the priest's house blew up' or 'the guru's house blew up' because they were being used as an ammo dump?"

In fact, yes. I can imagine such a newspaper report. So can lots of other people. And they imagine such reports all the time. They imagine them in order to reinforce the false moral equivalence they have embraced, and to avoid facing the hard facts of the doctrines of jihad and Islamic supremacism. But that's all they are -- imaginings. This one is real.

At least nine people have been killed and more than 50 injured in a blast at the home of a Muslim cleric in Pakistan.

Dozens of houses were flattened by the blast east of the city of Multan in Punjab province.

The house was often used as a makeshift religious school and some reports said seven children were among the dead.

The blast left a crater 12 metres wide and more than 20 nearby houses collapsed.
Witnesses say the ground shook like an earthquake.

The cause of the explosion is unknown but police found rocket launchers at the scene and suspect there may have been an ammunition dump at the cleric's house....

Go figure, an ammo dump in a muslims house used for religious school. What do you think was being taught in that house? Hmmm, jihad maybe?

The wicked Zionists "destroyed" a Gaza hospital! Just one little detail: it, uh, never existed

Palestinian media manipulation and demonization of Israel update: "Israel ‘Destroyed’ Gaza Hospital that Never Existed," by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu for Israel National News, July 13 (thanks to Sr. Soph):

Another anti-Israeli campaign, this time charging that the IDF destroyed a Christian hospital in Gaza earlier this year, has gone up in smoke following an investigation by the Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA). One question remains: what was supposed to happen with the $1.67 million raised for “rebuilding” the hospital?

Several months ago a fundraising campaign was conducted in Greece, with a star-studded telethon for the hospitals that Israel allegedly “destroyed with their bombs” during the Operation Cast Lead counterterrorist campaign from last December through mid-January.

The JTA revealed that the supposed hospital was not on United Nations and Red Crescent Society lists of damaged structures. Officials of non-government groups (NGOs) in Gaza told the American Jewish news network that only one Christian hospital was used during the campaign and that it did not sustain any damage....

Friday, July 10, 2009

Bakri lass in 'no veil' pose on the web

HATE preacher Omar Bakri was facing fresh humiliation last night after another of his daughters defied his strict Muslim code.

His 15-year-old daughter Raya has posted a picture of herself on Facebook - without a veil and baring her arms as she holds a cuddly toy.

It comes after Raya's 27-year-old sister Yasmin was exposed as a pole dancer by The Sun last year. Raya had been ordered to cover up from head-to-toe by Bakri, who is in exile in Lebanon.

A source close to the family said last night: "Raya's pictures on Facebook will make her father explode with rage.

"He's already been mortified by pictures of Yasmin half-naked."

Bakri, 51, divorced his wife Hanah, who stayed in London with his six children after he was booted out of Britain in 2006. He has now married a woman of 26.

He sparked outrage by praising the September 11 terrorists. He then blamed the Government and the British public for the 7/7 blasts in London that killed 52 people.

Six arrested for gangrape

Patuakhali Sadar police arrested six people yesterday on charge of raping a teenage girl in a room of Patuakhali General Hospital. The arrestees are identified as Ananda, 20, Sohag, 27, Pabel, 27, Munna Kumar Das, 20, Sajib, 25, and Sohag, 29. Police said one of the arrestees forcibly brought the 13-year-old girl from Alauddin children's park area to a room of the blood bank in the hospital and gangraped her. On a tip-off, a Sadar police team rescued the girl and arrested all six from the spot.

But I thought islam respected women? No?

Family sues genie

MADINAH: A Shariah court in the town of Mahd Al-Dahab is taking up an important question: Can genies be summoned . . . to appear before a judge? According to Wednesday’s Al-Watan newspaper, a family has filed a lawsuit against an unnamed genie for stealing mobile phones, sending threatening voice messages through mobile phones imploring the family to move away and pelting family members with stones when they go out at night. The family has been living in the same house for 15 years, but claims that it only recently began to feel the presence of the genie over the past two years. “We have to look into this case and verify its truthfulness despite the difficulty of its consideration,” said Sheikh Amr Al-Salmi, the head of the local court. If he thinks it’s going to be difficult to verify these charges, just wait until the judge orders the genie to pay compensation.

You just have to love these backwards people.

There is no compulsion in religion?

An Iranian judge told these two young Christian converts that they would be executed for daring to leave the Religion of Peace. They told him to get on with it.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Taliban fighters dress in burqas to slip away from Marines in Afghan village

Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan —Marines trapped Taliban fighters in a residential compound and persuaded the insurgents to allow women and children to leave.

The troops then moved in — only to discover that the militants had slipped out, dressed in women’s burqa robes.

The fighters, who may owe their lives to the new U.S. commander’s emphasis on limiting civilian casualties, were among hundreds of militants who have fled the offensive the Marines launched last week in southern Helmand province.

Marine officers say keeping the Taliban from returning so the Afghan government can establish a stable presence will be a bigger challenge.

“We have dislocated them while still protecting the people,” said Col. Eric Mellinger, the operations officer for the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade. “Now the key is to prevent militants from coming back in, and the way to do that is to earn their (Afghan villagers’) trust so that they don’t allow them to come back in.”

The offensive, which began Thursday when about 4,000 Marines and sailors stormed into the Helmand River valley, seeks to cut off a major Taliban supply route. The militants bring in weapons and fighters from Pakistan and ship out opium — one of their main sources of income.

Before the operation, their biggest of the Afghan war, Marine commanders believed up to 1,000 insurgents were operating in the fertile valley. But most of them fled without a major battle, instead launching scattered but ineffective attacks.

As a result, only one Marine has died so far in the mission, although several have been wounded. Others have collapsed from heat exhaustion after hiking for days with 50-100 pounds of food, water, weapons and ammunition in temperatures approaching 120 degrees.

Militants seemed keen to avoid an all-out fight with the better armed Marines.

On Monday, images from a Predator drone showed a dozen fighters and at least 15 to 20 civilians inside a mud-brick compound in the village of Khan Neshin, about 60 miles north of the Pakistani border.

Because of the civilians, the U.S. troops held their fire, and instead used a military translator and village elder to persuade the militants to free women and children.

Two groups — children and what appeared to be women in burqas — left the compound. When the Marines entered, they found no one. The fighters had clearly donned burqas and slipped away among the civilians, according to Marines who took part in the mission.

This is why we just need to kill them all and let allah the pagan moon god sort it out.

Islamists Sabotage Assimilation of Somali-Americans

The mainstream media has publicized a few cases of Somali-American youth that have returned to their homeland to fight for Islamist forces there. What the media has neglected to investigate is how Islamist members of the Somali-American community have formed organizations to advocate their agenda here in the United States. These organizations, which claim to represent the larger Somali community, silence moderate Muslim voices and impede the integration of Somalis into American society.

There are approximately 200,000 Somalis living in the United States, the largest community of 70,000 people residing in Minneapolis-St. Paul (population statistics for Somalis in America are rough estimates because many Somalis are here as refugees and therefore are not counted in official surveys). According to Andrew Liepman, the deputy director of intelligence at the National Counterterrorism Center, Somali-Americans face “greater insularity compared to other, more integrated Muslim immigrant communities, [which] has aggravated the challenge of assimilation for their children.”

Islamists have taken advantage of this insularity to disseminate their ideology within the community. The Islamists’ dogma ascribes no value to American cultural norms and has therefore led to clashes between Somalis and their host communities.

In one such incident, Hassan Mohamud, a prominent Somali-American imam, recently encouraged his congregants to give to Islamist causes in order to ameliorate “the hell of living in America.” Under the leadership of Mohamud and three other imams, Somali cab drivers in 2007 boycotted patrons carrying alcohol or accompanied by dogs — including those required for the visually impaired — because they claimed driving such passengers violates Sharia law.

In another Islamist-inspired incident, radical Somalis organized a labor strike in September 2008 at a meat packing plant in Grand Island, Nebraska. The factory workers at the plant were expected to work during the time allocated for the prayer that marks the end of the daily fast during the month of Ramadan. The Islamists’ agenda was to force the factory to adopt a different work schedule that would necessitate non-Muslim workers to come to their jobs on Saturdays for the entire month in order to receive their 40 hours of pay.

Fidencio Sandoval was one of over a thousand workers at the plant who counter-protested against the Islamists. “A new culture comes in with their demands and says, ‘This is what we want,’” he notes, contrasting the Islamists’ demand for concessions with the expectation of assimilation applied to other immigrant groups in America.

The Islamist Somalis also asserted their influence at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. The center was forced to hire an almost entirely female obstetrical staff in order to placate Islamists who refused to have male doctors deliver their babies.

The Somali Islamist Sharia campaign has even reached the Bible Belt. The small town of Shelbyville, Tennessee, was besieged by Islamist Somalis who, according to local journalist Brian Mosely, refuse to deal with women in stores, demanding to see a male salesperson.

Somali Islamists have marketed their organizations to parents, emphasizing that their programs are a means to escape from the rough neighborhoods where many Somali immigrants find themselves. According to Liepman, “Parents and outsiders often view [these radical Islamist organizations] as a seemingly innocuous alternative to more common violent subcultures associated with gangs and criminality.”

A number of prominent Somali-American leaders have condemned the radical Islamists who claim to represent their community. These leaders seek to facilitate the integration of Somalis into American society. One such leader is Hussein Samatar, director of the Minneapolis-based African Development Center.

“The mosques and community must be open and transparent,” argues Samatar. “Our faith must be uplifting, unifying, inspiring, and hopeful.”

Unlike Mohamud and other Islamist Somalis, Samatar praises the opportunities available to Somalis in America. “Americans of Somali descent should be ambassadors of America throughout the Islamic world,” he says. “They should show Muslim countries what is inherently great about America and the American people.”

Samatar rejects the Islamists’ attempts to impose Sharia law on his community, lauding the freedom of religion provided in the States. “America is the best country in which to be a practicing Muslim,” he says. Recalling the civil war in Somalia, he notes, “We are well aware of the beauty of having the choice to practice one’s faith without being fearful or oppressed.”

Liepman and Samatar recognize what the mainstream media has ignored: the main challenge for the Somali-American community is not a few isolated incidents of youth joining Islamist forces thousands of miles away, but the calculated effort of Islamists in their midst to hinder their integration into American society.

“The overwhelming majority of Somali-Americans are or want to be contributing members of American society,” Liepman says.

These voices must be empowered and the Islamists marginalized so that Somali-Americans can take part in the same opportunities afforded to all citizens of their adopted homeland.

The overwheling majority of somalis are or want to be contributing members of American society? Sure. The vast majority of muslims want to have sharia law as the law of the world. We need to stop trying to placate these animals.

U.S. to grant asylum to 1,350 "Palestinian refugees"

Yet another Which-Side-Is-Obama-On Alert. And will there be any attempt at all to determine whether or not these "refugees" have ties to jihadist groups, to say nothing of jihadist assumptions and beliefs? What do you think?

"US to Re-Settle 1,350 ‘PA Refugees’ from Iraq," by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu for Israel National News, July 8 (thanks to Neil):

The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it will grant asylum to 1,350 Arabs in Iraq who claim to have the right to live in Israel based on ancestry. The unprecedented numbers to be allowed to resettle in the United States may anger Israel, the Christian Science Monitor (CSM) reported.

Most of them lived well in Iraq under former dictator Saddam Hussein but then were thrown out of their homes after his downfall. They were targeted since the American invasion of the country and have been living near the border with Syria....

The Bush administration rarely accepted Arabs defined as "Palestinian refugees" in order not to irritate Israel, one diplomat told CSM. He said the Arabs will be processed as refugees from Iraq. Todd Pierce, a spokesman for the State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, said that the Arabs in Iraq are not being equated with those from Judea, Samaria and Gaza.

Jordan is the only Arab country that grants citizenship to Arabs who claim ancestry in Israel but has not allowed Arabs to enter from Iraq, according to Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington....

This is just fucking great. They will probably all end up in my apartment complex. We already have enough "refugees" from Iraq here. And you know that these are all peace loving people. Sure.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

UK deports more terror threats!

All right. So they deported some Methodist eighth graders, but surely this time the British authorities are going after Anjem Chaudary, or Abu Qatada, or Abu Izzadeen, or any of the 4,000 other jihadists in Britain?

Nope. This time they're deporting a Coptic Christian family that faces persecution once back in Egypt. Please sign the petition.

Another Absurd Britannia Alert: "Appeal to save the Mansour family from deportation," from GoPetition, July 4 (thanks to Ibrahim):

On The 1st July 2009 @ 6.30am the Mansour family were taken from their home in Moss Side and moved to a holding centre in Sussex after their legal team failed to help them.

Their legal advisers, who were paid a considerable amount by the Mansours, did not adequately represent them due to staff sickness. This has left the Mansour family in a critical situation.

The family came to England 4 years ago from Egypt because they feared for their lives. They have suffered persecution and worse from religious fundamentalist groups and the police department because of their Christian beliefs. They believe that their lives and those of their 5 young children are at risk if they return to Egypt.

Real victims of persecution are deported? muslim Hate preachers are allowed to stay? Why? the Christians are going to be killed or tortured in Egypt. But no, only muslims get preferential treatment.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Another Palestinian Arab blood libel

Palestinian Authority (P.A.) farmers, police, and media accuse Israelis in Samaria of releasing wild boars to uproot Arabs’ crops. The Arabs did not explain how Israelis could tame wild boars and direct them to damage Arabs’ crops but not Israelis’ crops. Actually, boars have damaged Israeli crops near Haifa.

They also had claimed that Jews in Jerusalem breed and released rats to harm Arabs there. Again, how do rats distinguish Arabs from Jews?

They also claimed that Israel spreads disease. Again, how does one confine bacteria to the other side of borders? Israel works on eradicating disease. Some Arab states refuse to cooperate with Israel on that effort of mutual benefit.

The Arab accusations are like the weird blood libel charges that Jews, contrary to Jewish ethics and culinary practice which abhors blood in meat, kill Christian children to drink their blood. Now you see the kind of people that confront Israel.

They just love conspiracy theories don't they? Remember it is never the fault of a muslim.

140 slain as Muslims riot in China

Reporting from Beijing -- China's worst ethnic violence in years broke out Sunday in the northwestern city of Urumqi, leaving 140 people dead and more than 800 injured, the state news agency Xinhua reported.

The unrest pitted Uighurs, a long-aggrieved Muslim minority, against the Han Chinese, who increasingly dominate the far-flung Xinjiang region. With the death toll climbing over the course of the day, the violence appeared to be far deadlier than that last year in the Tibetan region.

Images from the city of 2 million showed flames raging from overturned cars and black smoke billowing over downtown.

Urumqi was virtually closed down today, with vehicles barred in much of the city, telephone lines and the Internet down.

Chinese bloggers wrote that at least one bomb exploded during the incident and that about 100 public buses were destroyed.

The Chinese government accused Uighur exiles in the U.S. of masterminding what was described by state television as a rampage of "beating, smashing, robbing and burning."

But representatives of the Uighurs, a Muslim minority, countered that they were holding a peaceful demonstration that turned ugly because of government brutality....

Right. You know that any violence between Muslims and non-Muslims is never the fault of the Muslims.

Fireworks depicting Uncle Sam fighting Muslims withdrawn

Fireworks called Run Hadji Run were pulled off the shelves of a Wisconsin store after Minnesota Muslims complained that they were racist.

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) said that the name and the packaging are demeaning. One side of the package has a drawing of Uncle Sam yanking the long beard of a man in traditional Muslim attire, while the other shows a Stealth bomber flying over a group of Arabs riding camels. In addition, "Hadji" is an honorific for those who have completed the pilgrimage to Mecca.

"I've seen other fireworks that I thought were pushing the line on being offensive, but this clearly went too far," Jessica Zikri, the communications director of CAIR-MN, said Saturday. "Hopefully, this will help keep other groups from being targeted this way."...

I love the name. The muslims need to grow some skin.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

American Muslims raise $70K for Terror Suspect

And Obama said contributing to Islamic charities was difficult in the U.S.

A Muslim group in America has raised $70,000 and is also asking Pakistan to release $2M for Afia Siddiqui’s legal defense. If Pakistan does, it essentially means U.S. taxpayers are funding the defense of an individual suspected of waging Islamic jihad against U.S. troops and planning terrorist attacks on U.S. sites. Congress recently approved nearly $3 billion in U.S. taxpayer funds to Pakistan. Is this how they are spending our money? via Pakistan Observer:

American Muslim community has raised about $70,000 for Dr. Afia Siddiqui’s defense, at a fund raiser held by the Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA) which has established a special legal defense fund for Dr. Afia who is currently in detention at the Carswell Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. She is awaiting trial and awaiting a final conclusion on her competency to stand trial. Doctors feel she is suffering due to torture. Addressing a gathering of about 300 guests at the Muslim Community Center of Santa Clara, Dr. Agha Saeed, President of Pakistan American Democratic Forum, urged the government of Pakistan to release two million dollars it pledged for the legal defense of Dr. Afia who has become a symbol of Pakistan peoples struggle for Justice. He said that at least 1.7 million dollars are required for her defense.

When Aafia Siddique was captured she allegedly had in her possession maps of New York, a list of potential targets that included the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the subway system, and detailed chemical-biological radiological weapon information. (ABC News Photo Illustration)
Siddiqui was taken into custody following her July capture in Afghanistan and extradited to New York in August on charges of attempted murder following a shootout with security personnel who were questioning her.

Siddiqui was wanted by the FBI as far back as 2004 for her alleged connections to al Qaeda. The indictment charges that when Siddiqui, a former MIT student, was detained by Afghan National Police, she was in possession of a document which mentioned, “Mass Casualty Attack” and listed various landmarks in New York, including Wall Street and the Statue of Liberty.

Her husband confirms his suspicions of Siddiqui’s violent nature and extremist views:

“I was aware of Aafia’s violent personality and extremist views and suspected her involvement in Jihadi activities. My fear later proved to be true when during Uzair Paracha’s trial in the US in 2004, the real purpose of Aafia’s trip to the US (between December 23, 2002 and January 3, 2003) was revealed.”

Elaborating, Dr Amjad disclosed that he later learnt from media reports that Aafia’s family claimed she made this trip to the US for job interviews in December at a time when universities were closed for winter holidays. “I also found it very odd that on the one hand Aafia insisted on leaving the US after September 11, 2001, claiming the country was unsafe for us and our children because the US government was abducting Muslim children, and on the other hand took the risk of travelling to that country again without fearing that she may be captured and may never see our children again.”

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Gaza destruction want on: Amnesty

Amnesty International said yesterday Israel inflicted “wanton destruction” in the Gaza Strip in attacks that often targeted Palestinian civilians during an offensive in December and January in the Hamas-run enclave.

The London-based rights group, in a 117-page report on the 22 days of fighting, also criticised the Islamist movement Hamas for rocket attacks on Israel, which it called “war crimes”. Among other conclusions, Amnesty said it found no evidence to support Israeli claims that Gaza guerrillas deliberately used civilians as “human shields”, but it did, however, cite evidence that Israeli troops put children and other civilians in harm’s way by forcing them to remain in homes taken over by soldiers.

Amnesty International said some 1,400 Palestinians were killed in Israel’s Operation Cast Lead, including 300 children and hundreds of innocent civilians, a figure broadly in line with those from the Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza and the independent Palestinian Centre for Human Rights. The Israeli military put the Palestinian death toll at 1,166 of whom 295 were civilians. Thirteen Israelis were killed, including three civilians, during the offensive Israel launched with the declared aim of curtailing cross-border rocket attacks.

Accusing Israel of “breaching laws of war”, Amnesty said:

“Much of the destruction was wanton and deliberate, and was carried out in a manner and circumstances which indicated that it could not be justified on grounds of military necessity.”

Israel and Hamas have both rejected accusations of war crimes. An Israeli military inquiry found no evidence of crimes. Israel has refused to co-operate with a UN inquiry that is now gathering evidence. The investigators were prejudiced against Israel from the outset, the government said.

Amnesty said although that rockets fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip rarely cause casualties but often sow fear and panic, their use was “indiscriminate and hence unlawful under international law”.

It also accused Hamas and other armed groups of endangering the lives of the Palestinian civilian population in Gaza by firing rockets and locating military equipment near homes.

The report however dismissed Israeli claims that Hamas had used Palestinian civilians as “human shields”.

Amnesty said it found no evidence that “Hamas or other armed groups forced residents to stay in or around buildings used by fighters, or that fighters prevented residents from leaving buildings or areas which had been commandeered by militants”.

But the report said in several cases Israeli soldiers used Palestinian civilians, including children, as “human shields, endangering their lives by forcing them to remain in or near houses which they took over and used as military positions”.

Muslims use their own people as human shields all of the time. There is video of a mortar be fired from a UN school. I have heard of a Jewish soldier that was critically wounded when an animalstinian grabbed a kid and started shooting from behind him. The Jew said that he could not fire on the guy because he might have hit the kid.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Couple shot dead for eloping - police

RELATIVES of a Pakistani teenager who eloped and married without parental consent shot her dead in a raid on her new home which also killed her husband and in-laws, police said.

Dressed in police uniforms, dozens of relatives attacked the bridegroom's house in the district of Charsadda, in North West Frontier Province.

"The assailants took the bridegroom out while some of the attackers climbed the wall and entered the house. They killed the bride, the mother and sister of the bridegroom,'' said Charsadda district police official Saleem Jan.

"They beat them first and then shot them dead,'' he told AFP.

The groom's father was also killed, another police official told AFP from Sardheri village in Charsadda.

The bride was aged 18 to 19 and the groom 29 to 30.Police said the teenager, from the deeply conservative Mardan district next to Charsadda, had run away and recently married without telling her parents.

"Both the girl and man married some weeks ago,'' the bridegroom's uncle Misal Khan told reporters at the scene.

"The attackers were headed by the (paternal) uncle, cousin and maternal uncle of the girl. One of the attackers left his police uniform at the site. They also left one mobile phone in a pocket of the uniform,'' he added.

Police said the main suspects were two uncles and a cousin.

"We have registered a case against three relatives of the girl and their unknown accomplices,'' police official Saleem Jan tsaid.

Human rights groups have strongly condemned the practice of honour killings in Pakistan, which claim the lives of hundreds of women each year.

Amnesty International says many killings are unreported and in almost all cases the perpetrators, who are often close family members, go unpunished. In 2005, Pakistan's then president Pervez Musharraf introduced the death penalty for honour killings.

Ahh, muslim family values. It is amazing that they just kill their own family members and think nothing of this. See how civilized muslims are?

Father exchanges eight-year-old for a second bride

KARACHI: Police have detained a middle aged man alleged to have married his under age daughter in ‘Watta Satta’, along with the Qazi (cleric) who performed the nikah ceremony and the ‘husband’.

Zahida, 8, a minor belonging to a low-income Siraiki family that hails from Liaquat Pur, Punjab and is presently living in Azam Basti within the limits of Mehmoodabad police station (Jamshed Town). Her father, Abdul Rasool, 50, is a mason by profession and wanted to marry Haseena, 19. Haseena is a married woman, the mother of two children and happens to be related to him. Zahida is the eldest among Rasool’s three daughters. Rasool married his daughter to Haseena’s younger brother Dilshad, 17. Her nikah was performed on June 25 by Qari Naqeeb Ali Shah and her rukhsati was supposed to take place on July 1.

The police took action after her mother informed Union Council (UC) 3 Naib Nazim Aurangzaib about the incident. At first, the police detained Zahida’s father and then conducted a raid on a mosque from where they were able to detain Shah. The police also took Dilshad into the custody and is looking for the arrests of witnesses who were present at the nikah till the time this report was filed.

According to Zahida’s mother Perveen, her husband married Zahida in exchange for his marriage to Dilshad’s sister Haseena. The girl’s mother further said that her husband also played a role in breaking Haseena’s marriage and her divorce case is pending in court.

Naqeeb Shah, who is not a registered ‘nikah khawan’ has denied his involved with the case. “I did not see the girl while performing the nikkh. Before the nikah, the witnesses told me that the girl’s age is 16,” Shah said. He confirmed the presence of three witnesses and also the girl’s father at the time when the nikkah was performed.

“They had covered the girl with her ‘dupatta’. I did have a doubt when I saw her hands when she was placing her thumb impression on the nikkah nama but her father assured me that she was old enough,” Shah added.

Zahida says that she had no idea what a nikkah means, adding that she was instructed to say yes. “I was told to say ‘yes’ three times and asked to give my thumb impression,” she said.
However, she defended her father and said that he was innocent.

“My father did not know what he was doing and he committed the act after he was made to drink something. At the time of my nikah, my father was not present,” she said.

Meanwhile, Rasool has also denied his involvement in the case and said that he was given a drink laced with some medicine. “I was not present during the nikah ceremony and I have no recollection of it,” he added.

The police have detained all the arrested men under section 9 of Child Marriage Restrain Act (1925) and they would be produced in front of the magistrate today (Monday). Jamshed Town SP Javed Akbar Riaz said that the magistrate has the authority to take any decision in this regard. It is possible that Dilshad’s father would also be detained.

Why is it that you never hear of christians and hindus marrying children? She was basically sold.

Creeping Sharia = Civitas Finds 85 Sharia Courts Operating in Britain

Is anyone really surprised that the numbers of Sharia Courts - operating in Great Britain - was/is grossly underestimated?

Note the muslim reponse to this report (or any type of criticism) is to use their typical, vociferous accusation of (the Myth of) Islamophobia.

If you think that these courts only deal with "domestic, marital and business disputes" - I have a bridge to sell you in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, USA.

It will be interesting to see if Civitas will actually be able to stop this latest example of the Islamisation of Great Britain ----- I'm not optimistic.

At least 85 separate sharia "courts" are now openly functioning in Britain, almost 20 times as many as previously believed, a report by Civitas claims.

A study by the thinktank found that scores of unofficial tribunals and councils regularly apply Islamic law to resolve domestic, marital and business disputes, many operating in mosques.

It led to claims of a "creeping" acceptance of sharia principles in British law, but the Muslim Council of Britain dismissed the report as "scaremongering".

The study follows the outcry over remarks by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, last year that the adoption of aspects of Muslim law in Britain, such as in divorce proceedings, "seems inevitable".

Lord Phillips, who was then the Lord Chief Justice, attracted controversy by saying that there was "no reason why" sharia principles could not form the basis of mediation in disputes.

Some decisions of Islamic tribunals are already considered legally binding and could theoretically be enforced in civil courts in England and Wales.

Other officially recognised bodies can agree to grant Muslim "divorces" as part of a parallel system of religious law in Britain.

"This whole business is creeping up on us without anyone really noticing," said Dr David Green, director of Civitas.

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