Wasila Umaru, 14, was forcibly married last week to 35-year-old Umaru Sani. But when Umaru invited a dozen friends to celebrate in northern Ungwar Yansoro village, the teenager slipped the deadly poison chemical into a rice dish.
UK Daily Mail (h/t Nelson A) Umaru died the same day along with friends Nasiru Mohammed and Alhassan Alhassan, while another female victim, Indo Ibrahim, died in hospital hospital while receiving treatment.
Wasila admitted buying the poison at a local market and putting it into the food. ‘The suspect confessed to committing the crime and said she did it because she was forced to marry a man she did not love,’ Majia said. Umaru is cooperating with police and likely will be charged with culpable homicide, according to Majia.
Child marriage is common in Nigeria and especially in the mainly Muslim north, where the numbers increase in times of drought because a bride price is paid and it means one less mouth to feed.
Fifty percent of Nigerian girls living in rural areas are married before they turn 18, according to the U.N. children’s agency. Child brides suffer difficult pregnancies and can often die in childbirth, the leading cause of death worldwide for girls aged 15 to 19.
They are also much more likely to contract AIDS and be subjected to domestic violence, according to the International Center for Research on Women. Early and forced marriage is classified as modern-day slavery by the U.N. labor organization, and Nigeria’s Child Rights Act prohibits marriage before 18.
But the ruling is often ignored in favour of Islamic Shariah law that holds in most northern states.
Many child brides are divorced to make way for another partner, and because of incontinence and other medical problems caused by difficulties during childbirth pregnancies. According to local child rights advocates who say such girls are put out on the street.
This is Iran. I wonder how different this is from the new Common Core authoritarian curriculum being forced down the throats of American schoolchildren under the Obama Regime?
h/t Don Laird
BNI Reader, ‘Uncle,’ has kindly supplied a link to information re: Islamic Infiltration of Common Core: HERE
Multiple sexual molestation attacks took place as the Muslim father of six gave Arabic lessons to an 11-year-old-girl and her brothers. He was convicted of 5 counts of sexual activity with a child but received a suspended sentence because his wife doesn’t speak English and he allegedly has a kidney problem.
UK Daily Mail (via TROP) An Islamic teacher who repeatedly molested a terrified girl of 11 as he taught her the quran has escaped a jail sentence because his wife’s English is so bad. Suleman Maknojioa, 40, repeatedly rubbed the youngster’s leg and reached under the folds of her prayer headscarf to touch her chest. Maknojioa was supposed to be giving the girl and her two brothers private tuition.
He was said to have favoured the girl and claimed the touching was done to reassure her. But his confused victim became terrified whenever lessons were due. He was finally reported to police after the children’s mother overheard her two sons, aged 13 and seven, talking about the incidents.
Maknojioa was a respected hafiz – a scholar of the quran. On the day he was arrested he was due to teach 30 children at a mosque near his home in Blackburn. He was later convicted of five counts of sexual activity but on Monday he escaped with a 40-week prison sentence suspended for two years. A family friend condemned the sentence. ‘This is a total disgrace,’ said the friend, who asked not to be named. ‘What type of message does this send out to paedophiles? He should be behind bars for this type of abuse. We are all horrified.’ The court heard she was better at her lessons than her brothers, who were often told off.
Maknojioa began touching the girl’s arms and head, then moved to her legs, feet and chest and her thigh. The girl claimed that the touching typically occurred as she prayed or read from the Koran while kneeling or sitting cross-legged.
She told the jury: ‘I was too afraid to say something. He would put his hand under my headscarf on my chest and he would squeeze. ‘He would only use the one hand. The other hand would be writing something or he would be pointing to my brothers and telling them to pray harder. ‘No matter how hard my brothers tried to pray it wasn’t good enough. He would always say I was better, even if I wasn’t. ‘My brothers asked me what he had been doing and I didn’t know how to describe it. I told them he had touched me up. They told me to tell Mum and Dad – but I just didn’t want to tell anyone. ‘It went on for ages, his hand going up and down. I was afraid of what my teacher would do.’
Her older brother said: ‘I knew what was happening for about a month before my parents. My sister would get very upset at the idea of anyone knowing. It was difficult for me to know what to do. He favoured her. He would give her ten pages to learn and we would only get three. ‘That way he spent most of the lesson with her. He did it slyly. When it happened, she was trying to pray. I have seen him touching her thigh in a stroking motion. It was inappropriate.’
This went on from September 2012 to June 2013 until the course of lessons ended. The girl’s father later confronted Maknojioa at his home but he denied all the charges.
Two dozen Iraqi women demonstrated in Baghdad against a draft law approved by the Iraqi cabinet that would permit the marriage of 9-year-old girls and automatically give child custody to the fathers.
Reuters The group’s protest was on International Women’s Day and a week after the cabinet voted for the legislation, based on Shi’ite Islamic jurisprudence, allowing clergy to preside over marriages, divorces and inheritances. The draft now goes to parliament.
“On this day of women, women of Iraq are in mourning,” the protesters shouted. “We believe that this is a crime against humanity,” said Hanaa Eduar, a prominent Iraqi human rights activist. “It would deprive a girl of her right to live a normal childhood.”
The UN’s representative to Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov, also condemned the legislation. Mladenov wrote on Twitter the bill “risks constitutionally protected rights for women and international commitment”. The legislation goes to the heart of the divisions in Iraq since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003, as Shi’ite Islamists have come to lead the government and look to impose their religious values on society at large.
It describes girls as reaching puberty at nine, making them fit for marriage, makes the father sole guardian of his children at two and condones a husband’s right to insist on sexual intercourse with his wife whenever he wishes.
The draft was put forward by Justice Minister Hassan al-Shimari, a member of the Shi’ite Islamist Fadila party, and approved by the cabinet on February 25. It must now be reviewed by parliament, but the draft could very well languish, with national elections scheduled for April 30, and vocal opposition among secularists.
Shi’ite religious parties first attempted to pass a version of the law in 2003 under U.S. occupation, angering secular Iraqis and prompting protests. Since then, amid Iraq’s turmoil, the tug-of-war has continued between Iraq’s secularists and Islamists.
Iraq’s current personal status law enshrines women’s rights regarding marriage, inheritance, and child custody, and has often been held up as the most progressive in the Middle East. The proposed new law’s defenders argue that the current personal status law violates sharia religious law.
“This is the core of the freedom. Based on the Iraqi constitution, each component of the Iraqi people has the right to regulate its personal status in line with the instructions of its religion and doctrine,” said Hussein al-Mura’abi, a Shi’ite lawmaker and Fadila party leader.
Fayhan al-Ghamdi, who was sentenced to eight years in prison and 800 lashes in 2013, has reportedly been released from custody after agreeing to pay his ex-wife, the girl’s mother, $270,000 in ‘blood money.’
IB Times via TROP According to reports, Al-Ghamdi’s daughter Lama suffered multiple injuries including a crushed skull, broken back, broken ribs, a broken left arm and extensive bruising and burns. al-Ghamdi had suspected his daughter of losing her virginity and had beaten her and molested her in response. It was even suggested that he had raped her himself.
The preacher – who is considered a celebrity in Saudi Arabia and often appears on Saudi television – admitted he used a cane and cables to inflict the injuries after doubting his five-year-old daughter’s virginity and taking her to a doctor, according to the campaign group Women to Drive. Lama died ten months later.
Al-Ghamdi, however, has now been released as “blood money and the time the defendant had served in prison since Lama’s death suffices as punishment” a judge ruled, according to Albawaba News. Al-Ghamdi served only a few months in jail before a judge ruled the prosecution could only seek blood money. The money is considered compensation under Islamic law, although it is only half the amount that would have been paid if Lama had been a boy.
Despite the fact Saudi Arabia hands out sentences of capital punishment, fathers cannot be executed for murdering their children in the country,.
A criminal court in the eastern Egyptian town of Bur Saeed gave the two teenagers a reduced sentence of only 15 and 20 years in prison on the grounds that they are minors.
Emirates 24/7 Newspapers in the most populous Arab country said the rime took place in November, when the two abducted the girl, Zainah, to their apartment and took turns in raping her. When she started to scream, they hurled her out of the 11th floor window. The papers identified the two as Mahmoud Mohammed and Ala Hasaballah and a picture of the victim was published in the Saudi daily Sada.
In her recent book, ‘The Whole Woman,’ Ms Greer argued that attempts to outlaw the practice amounted to “an attack on cultural identity,” adding: “One man’s beautification is another man’s mutilation.”
BBC MPs have launched an attack on the feminist writer Germaine Greer for what they say is her defense of female circumcision aka female genital mutilation.
The Commons International Development Select Committee said her comments on female genital mutilation – a practice which occurs in parts of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, (as well as among Muslims in the West) – were both “simplistic and offensive”.
A resolution against female genital mutilation was passed by the World Health Organisation in 1994, and charities including Womankind Worldwide say that the practice contravenes UNICEF’s convention on the rights of the child.
She said that women should have the right to undergo genital mutilation as a form of “self-decoration” and posed the question: “If an Ohio punk has the right to have her genitalia operated on, why has not the Somali woman the same right?”
However, in a report published on Thursday – coincidentally the International Day Against Violence Towards Women – the select committee accused Ms Greer of a “misplaced sense of the sanctity of culture”.
The MPs cited figures from the World Health Organisation which estimated that between 85 and 115 million women worldwide had undergone some form of genital mutilation which doubles their risk of dying in childbirth and can increase by three to four times the chances their children will be stillborn.
The MPs’ report also says that Ms Greer takes “no account of the purposes of female genital mutilation, nor the lack of choice for those young girls on whom it is inflicted.
“Equating the forcible clitoridectomy of an eight-year-old girl with the voluntary body-piercing of an American teenager is absurd. “Culture can no longer be used as an excuse for inaction on securing women’s rights,” the MPs concluded.
Because the operation is often carried out in non-sterile conditions, sometimes using kitchen knives or pieces of glass, there is a risk that the child or woman could die of infections such a septicaemia.
Organizations like Womankind Worldwide works towards abolishing the practice with measures such as providing grants for traditional circumcisors – who make their living from performing the operations – to set up other businesses.
An estimated 130 million young girls have undergone sexual mutilation, mostly in Muslim countries, but now, apparently in Great Britain, Europe, and the USA, too.
A father who allowed his 13-year-old daughter to be married in an illegal ceremony has been refused bail, despite arguing the child bride was a “strong-willed woman who was in love.” Police also arrested and charged an imam accused of conducting the marriage.
SMH (h/t to all who sent this) The 61-year-old was refused bail by a Newcastle court on Wednesday after police charged him with accessory before the fact of sexual intercourse with a child aged 10 to 14 years and procuring a child under the age of 14 for unlawful sexual activity.
The father, an Australian remains in custody along with the 26-year-old Lebanese paedophile. Police said it will be alleged the father allowed his daughter to move to south-western Sydney with the Lebanese man she had “married”, who was visiting Australia on a student visa.
In refusing him bail, Magistrate Caleb Franklin said the facts indicated the defendant believed he had done nothing wrong, Raymond Terrace Local Court heard. “Even if the allegations against him are proved he believes there is nothing wrong with the behaviour alleged,” Magistrate Franklin said.
“The defendant has a disregard for the laws of this state,” he said. (As do most Muslims who don’t think man-made laws apply to them)
A Legal Aid solicitor told the court her client denied many of the allegations made by the police. “He certainly denies facilitating or setting up any arrangement. She is a very, very mature and strong-willed young woman. He says they are in love and it is a very strong love.”
She also said her client was worried about his children, one of which was in tears the last time he saw them. The solicitor also told the court her client was very well respected in the community and very well known. (Known? Maybe. Respected? Only if he lived in a Muslim neighborhood)
The father’s arrest comes the day after a Muslim cleric was charged with conducting the illegal marriage of the girl and the man, who was 14 years her senior. The 26-year-old Lebanese Muslim man who married the girl remains in custody, charged with 25 counts of sexual intercourse with a child. He was arrested last week.
Canberra Times Police have arrested and charged an imam accused of conducting the marriage of a 12-year-old girl in the Hunter Valley this year. Detectives from the Child Abuse Squad arrested the 35-year-old Pakistan-born man outside Parramatta police station about 4.30pm on Monday afternoon, police said.
They charged him with solemnization of an illegal marriage by an unauthorized person. Police will allege he agreed to conduct a ceremony after he was approached by a 26-year-old man, who was eager to marry the girl.
An investigation by the Sydney Daily Telegraph published Wednesday said there was an “epidemic” of child brides with hundreds of under-age teenagers living in unregistered “marriages” in New South Wales state alone.
When I first heard that the father had approved of the illegal union between his young daughter and a 26-year-old man, I figured he had to be a Muslim. Now, finally, it comes out that he is. He even allowed the couple to get married in his home. So why wasn’t the father also arrested?
Daily Telegraph (h/t Marina) Having converted to Islam about 18 years ago, Ahmad Chamma, the father of the 12-year-old girl at the centre of a child sex case following her “marriage” to a 26-year-old foreigner confessed his unhappiness at their union, but said “it was not my decision.” But the fifth-generation Australian man, who allowed the pair to be married by an imam in his home on January 12, now says he fears she is going to “die” from a broken heart. (Oh, Boo Hoo)
He also addressed public outrage on the case following the 26-year-old Lebanese man’s arrest on Thursday, saying he might “cop a little bit of abuse off people but I will have to cope with that”. “She was crying like I have never heard before, they were telling her she couldn’t see (the man) today or tomorrow or possibly forever,’’ he said. “She’s being restrained against her will in foster care.
“There’s nothing I can do at the moment, I’ve got the feeling she might die because she’s so hurt by all of this.” The pair met at a Hunter Valley mosque late last year after the 26-year-old came to Australia to study at a nearby university.
He approached the mosque about marrying the girl but the Newcastle Muslim Association president Bikash “Shahriar” Paul said he was turned away because it was illegal. He then approached the girl’s father who initially refused but agreed to let him come to his house to meet his daughter.
The girl’s father said his initial concerns were more religiously guided than the man’s or his daughter’s ages. However, he said the only way they could be in any type of relationship, let alone in the same room unchaperoned, under “my interpretation of the Koran” was if they were married.
“My daughter was not going to change her mind, I couldn’t talk her out of it,’’ he said. “Him being 26 was not a big concern to me because I was not marrying him. I was not happy with it but it was not my decision.” He said the couple moved to western Sydney after the marriage. He said they tried to enrol his daughter at a local high school but were told to go to Centrelink to ascertain her guardianship.
The father said a social worker at Centrelink raised the alarm before police and the Department of Community Services intervened. The man was refused bail at Burwood Local Court on Friday after being charged by Child Abuse Squad detectives with 25 counts of sexual intercourse with a child.
Her father, who was interviewed and released without charge, said he knew people would ask how could he let his 12-year-old daughter live with an older man, let alone marry him, but he didn’t “want to stop her happiness”.
The Minister for Family and Community Services, Pru Goward said “In this country, little girls have rights and in particular they have the right to a childhood free from this kind of abuse,” she said.
Al-Qaeda and its offshoots train and indoctrinate newborns, toddlers, preschoolers, primary school students and teens.
MEMRI Increasingly over the past decade, Al-Qaeda and its affiliates and sympathizers have been aiming their outreach and recruitment efforts at pre-teens, and even much younger children. As part of these efforts, Al-Qaeda sheikhs are reaching out directly to Muslim youth.
For example, last year, in an audio lecture released by the Al-Qaeda media arm Al-Sahab, emerging Al-Qaeda leader Sheikh Maulana Asim Umar urged even the youngest Muslims to “not stay with [their] parents” and to leave the “luxury” of home and “city life” to wage jihad, like the Prophet Muhammad before them. In fiery terms, he exhorted them: “A youth whose heart is filled with desire, spirit, and love for jihad does not rest in his home; do not stay with your parents and do not enjoy the luxury of home.
To fulfill the promise, one group preferred to sacrifice love for parents, leave the city life, and go to the mountains of Afghanistan, the snow-covered hills of Kashmir, and to continue fighting the enemy for the supremacy of Islam and to preserve the honor of their mothers and sisters…”
There is direct evidence, particularly as the crisis in Syria continues, that these efforts are paying off. Most recently, on January 28, 2014, it was reported that two teens from Toulouse, France, ages 15 and 16, had been apprehended in Turkey on their way to join the jihad in Syria. The previous week, it was reported that dozens of European teens have gone to fight with Al-Qaeda in Syria. The mother of two sons, also from Toulouse, announced that they had both been killed there, one of them in a suicide bombing
Other ways in which Al-Qaeda and its affiliates are pursuing outreach to children are by conducting training camps in which youngsters train with weapons, and by establishing da’wa centers all over the Arab and Muslim world. Syria offers a unique opportunity for extending their reach and deepening their influence, they are establishing there schools for pre-teen children, for indoctrinating even the very young in the ideology of extreme Salafi-jihadi Islam. ISIS is particularly active in this endeavor.
“New generation of tawhid [monotheism] and jihad!”; “One of the lion cubs of the #Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Teach your children dignity and instill in them pride;” and “The future of this nation… kids want Islam and seek nothing other than this and this is apparent in their games, praise Allah.”
Terror group Jabhar Al-Nusra (JN) released a video showing the group’s outreach efforts in the Al-Ghouta Al-Sharqiyya area outside Damascus. The video, titled “JN Cubs – Towards The Path Of Enablement,” follows a large group of children attending a JN-run shari’a school, at which they study Arabic, learn and memorize Koran and hadiths.
Muslim parents who embrace radical Islam and the Al-Qaeda ideology are busily sharing and tweeting photos and videos of their children, even infants and toddlers, dressed in jihadi garb with parents and other adults. Even newborn infants are shown posed with firearms and explosives that could kill them – grenades, pistols, ammunition, and automatic weapons such as AK-47s – and waving black jihadi flags.
In December 2009, the Ansar Al-Mujahideen website posted online its compilation of videos of jihadi children, titled “The Next Generation of Mujahideen.” The video identifies the jihad groups worldwide to which the children belong, and shows them training, giving speeches, chanting, and praying.
In 2011 and 2012, there were reports that Al-Qaeda children’s camps had been established in Tanzania and Somalia. An April 15, 2010 video released by the Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen in Somalia showed a festival held for the children of the organization’s martyrs. The video was dedicated to “the believers in Allah’s unity in Nigeria.”
Another boy playing with a toy pistol asks, “Do you know who I am going to kill with this pistol?” The cameraman replies: “Who do you want to kill with this pistol?” The child answers: “The infidels.” The cameraman replies: “Excellent – show me how.”
The late senior Al-Shabab leader, American jihadi Omar Hammami aka Abu Mansour Al-Amriki, told the children: “[T]he children [of the martyrs], the young children, need to work hard to try to be like their heroic fathers who were martyred on this path. Allah willing, we, for our part, will try to fulfill our duties…”
A four-year-old boy firing an AK-47 under the supervision of an approving adult shouting “Allah Akbar.” When the boy, who states that he is with ISIS and is from Uzbekistan, is asked what he would like to say to the infidels, he says: “Oh infidels, we will slaughter you.”
Another widely circulated video shows a group of toddlers and young children chanting praise of JN and denouncing its detractors, the ‘Alawites and supporters of democracy.
Al-Qaeda operative: “Islam unites everyone under one word, with no distinction between skin color, nationality, or anything. The entire Earth belongs to Allah. Islam elevates the Muslims and humiliates the infidels. The ‘Crusaders’ – who are the Christians – are they Muslims or infidels?” Schoolchildren: “They are infidels.”
Masked children sing: “…and our weapon is the PK machine gun. If they call me a terrorist, I will consider it an honor… “Our terror is blessed, a divine call… We have brought slaughter upon you. There will be no agreement.”
“Breastfed pride! One of the lion cubs of #Ansar al-Sharia in Yemen”
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria”
In Malay: “Prospective Mujahids, bearers of Tawhid and Jihad, Allah willing”
“Ask yourselves, while this young man is holding magazines for the Islamic state, what are you doing for it?”
“May Allah bless us with cute children like this!” “Lion cubs of the #Islamic State in Iraq and Syria”
In Indonesia: “New generation of tawhid [monotheism] and jihad”
“Youngest terrorist in the world”
“The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria my beloved son.” “Lion cubs.”
DEATH PHOTOS OF CHILD “MARTYRS”
SEE MORE: MEMRI
Ahmad Chamma, a Lebanese Muslim university student accused of marrying in an Islamic ceremony and having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl, was formally refused bail by a Sydney court on Friday. The man, 26, was living in Australia on a student visa when police arrested and charged him with 25 counts of sexual intercourse with an underage child.
AU NEWS (h/t Marina) The man, 26, allegedly met a 12-year-old girl in the Hunter region in 2013 and became involved in an ongoing sexual relationship with her. The pair then allegedly moved to a house in Sydney’s southwest, where they continued the relationship. Police claim the man and child were married in an Islamic ceremony in NSW earlier this year and the girl is now 13.
He was charged with 25 counts of sexual intercourse with a child between 10 and 14 years. The sexual assaults took place between January 1 and February 4.
Wearing a striped polo shirt and a black beard, the man made a brief appearance at Burwood Local Court on Friday and spoke via an Arabic interpreter. He made no application for bail and it was formally refused.
The court heard he will make a bail application during his next court appearance on February 12 at the same court. NSW Community Services Minister Pru Goward said the case was brought to the attention of authorities by Centrelink, after the man had tried to obtain guardianship of the girl.
Ms Goward said anecdotal evidence suggests forced marriages between children and adults was an ongoing issue among Sydney communities. “This is a very secretive practice … but it is not an unknown practice,” she said. “I understand there are actually a significant number of unlawful, unregistered marriages to underaged Muslim girls in NSW, particularly in western Sydney, southwest Sydney and the Blue Mountains.”
The girl has been taken into state care.
UPDATE: Child bride’s marriage was permitted by father, say police. (Must have been a Muslim)
SMH The father of 12-year-old girl gave his blessing for her to be ”married” to a Lebanese university student in the Hunter region earlier this year, police will allege. Detectives investigating the case said the father was ”shocked” that his daughter’s 26-year-old husband was arrested and charged with more than two dozen child sex offences last week.
Child abuse squad detectives spent much of Thursday and Friday interviewing the victim’s father and allege he does not believe there was anything wrong with the pair’s union. Charges have not been laid against the father at this stage.
Police will allege the girl was married to the accused during an Islamic ceremony in her father’s backyard. But detectives say their union was not official. The child bride then moved to south-west Sydney with her ”husband”, after they were given permission by the girl’s father.
Indonesia issued a ban prohibiting FGM in 2006, but the Islamic Clerics Council issued a fatwa against the ban in 2008. As a result, the Indonesian government withdrew the ban and the practice is now more widespread than ever amongst Muslims.
An estimated 130 million young girls have undergone sexual mutilation, mostly in Muslim countries, but now, apparently in Great Britain, Europe, and the USA, too.
“Oh, infidels, we will slaughter you, Allah willing,” says little terrorist-in-training from the al-Qaeda linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Ali Sbeiti, speaking to the little girls who just swore on Allah that they will do their utmost to wear the hijab for the rest of their lives: ” Your veil is not only a source of pride, an honor in your lifetime and the afterlife, but also, you are contributing to improve society by preserving its morals and virtue. We believe the hijab supports and enhances the status of a woman in a society where women are used on posters and on television as objects for sale.”
h/t Vlad Tepes