Saudi blogger and activist, Raif Badawi, currently serving a 7-year prison term for ‘insulting Islam’ may soon appear in a higher court on charges of apostasy. If found guilty, he could be sentenced to death.
RT Bringing Badawi back to court to face graver charges was recommended by a judge in Saudi Arabia, the activist’s wife, Ensaf Haidar, told CNN on Wednesday. The news has caused an uproar in social media.
Raif Badawi is the founder of the Free Saudi Liberals website, created in 2008 to discuss the role of religion in Saudi Arabia freely. Badawi’s persecution for what was described as “insulting Islam” started the same year the site was set up. The blogger then fled the country to escape arrest. He returned when the charges against him were dropped, but was eventually jailed in June 2012.
In July this year, a criminal court in Jeddah found the man guilty of insulting Islam through his online forum and of violating Saudi Arabia’s anti-cybercrime law. Badawi was sentenced to 600 lashes and 7 years in prison.
Badawi’s possible retrial is the latest episode in the country’s crackdown on dissent. Four members of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) were jailed in 2013. In the most recent case in December, 24-year-old Omar al-Saed was sentenced to four years in prison and 300 lashes after calling for political reform.
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The 7th Century inbred savages fear that Western medicine has things in it that aren’t good for Muslims.
I wonder how many thousands more visas Barack Hussein Obama will grant to Pakistan this year?
Muslim cleric says, “Sodomy is encouraged for jihad.” In other words, practice taking it up the ass in order to stretch it out so you’ll have more room for explosives when you martyr yourself for Islam.
SPAIN: Investigation officers of the Inca Guardia Civil arrested a 38-year-old Moroccan Muslim man accused of raping an unconscious 19-year old girl in a pub in Inca. And what was a Muslim doing in a bar?
IslamvsEurope Recently, a young girl who lives in the neighbourhood was in the Bar Studi having a few beers. Then she started to feel unwell. For that reason the owner of the establishment had her lie down on a couch that was in one of the adjacent rooms and went on serving drinks to the rest of the customers, while he kept watch on the girl regularly. Thinking it was just a faintness, he decided not to alert an ambulance.
The girl then lapsed into unconsciousness and remembers nothing of what happened, according to the Guardia Civil. At a certain moment, the owner of the bar noticed that there were six men in the bar, all of them of Moroccan nationality, and that around 3 in the morning, one of them had disappeared.
Quickly he went to the adjacent room and saw that the Moroccan, whom he did not know but had seen a few times in his bar, was on his knees with his trousers down, penetrating the girl, who was lying unconscious on the couch. So he grabbed the man and threw him out of the place. He then accompanied the victim home.
Hours later, the girl came to hospital and filed the appropriate complaint in the headquarters of the Guardia Civil. From then the investigation section got involved and was able to find the perpetrator, who was a 38-year-old Moroccan with multiple previous offenses.
At the moment of his arrest, the criminal tried to flee and it was necessary to use the force strictly required to subdue him and cut off his possible escape routes.
A 34-year-old MUSLIM man from Somalia is accused of raping a dying woman in a garage in Stockholm. According to the prosecutor, the woman died during the rape, but the man chose to continue the assault.
IVE It was early in the morning of 27 September. Police received an alarm that the two men were having intercourse with a woman who was completely unconscious on the floor of a parking garage under the Sheraton Hotel in Vasagatan in Stockholm. When police arrived at the scene they found a 34 year old man from Somalia, who was in the midst of an anal intercourse with the woman. Police checked the woman’s pulse and found that she was dead.
The man was arrested by police and detained two days later by the Stockholm District Court, on suspicion of aggravated rape. The prosecutor had asked for him to be arrested for murder, but the district court found that the evidence for the suspicion was not strong enough.
Now the 34-year-old is charged with rape and crimes against the peace of the grave. According to the indictment, the woman was alive but helpless on the ground, such as from the influence of drugs and alcohol, when the man began anal intercourse with her. The prosecution alleges that the woman died during the sexual intercourse and the man then proceeded to have sex with the dead body.
The accused man denies that he was guilty of rape. According to him, there was voluntary sexual intercourse between him and the woman. This same Muslim is also being prosecuted for another similar rape that allegedly occurred on 13 August. At that point, the man targeted a woman who, according to the prosecution, was in a vulnerable position because of “sleep and intoxication.”
An Emirati man has gone on trial accused of insulting a colleague with a “gay” handshake, on Tuesday. Dubai Court of Misdemeanors was told a 39-year-old Emirati man shook the victim’s palm whilst tingling it with his middle finger. The court was also told by the prosecution that “the gesture was insulting and insinuated the recipient was homosexual.”
Huffington Post (h/t Allan I) The defendant denied charges of insulting the fellow fireman, threatening him and committing an “indecent act” by shaking his hand in a “perverted way”. Prosecutors alleged that the defendant was known to mock and insult the 30-year-old plaintiff in front of colleagues at the station where they worked for Dubai Civil Defense.
The plaintiff stated in court: “He always said in front of others that I’m gay. One day he shook my hand in a perverted way by rubbing his middle finger on my palm while shaking hands.” The “victim” filed a complaint with the management that resulted in the defendant given a warning. However, the plaintiff said he felt this was not a harsh enough measure and therefore filed a complaint with the police.
“I was transferred to another station and then the defendant became head of the old station. He asked me to come back and said if I didn’t he would hurt me,” the “victim” added. The Emirati defendant told the court that his colleague had lodged the case because he had a grudge against him: “He doesn’t have any evidence against me.
“He and other men were transferred to other stations and they didn’t like it so they complained about me. ”I never gave him a perverted handshake.” The case was adjourned.
The United Arab Emirates has strict federal laws regarding homosexuality; Article 354 of the Federal Penal Code states, “Whoever commits rape on a female or sodomy with a male shall be punished by death.” In addition, each Emirate has their own specific laws, homosexuality is illegal in the Emirate of Dubai; Article 177 of the penal code imposes up to 10 years in prison for consensual gay sex, although it is not strictly enforced.
Commenting on the case, Abdulla, the chair of UAE LGBT advocacy group, ”Not only is this case ludicrous, but it is also an affront to the justice system, it jeopardizes its integrity, surely our courts have other pressing issues on their hands – no pun intended.”
But this kind of thing goes on all the time in Muslim countries and they think it’s just fine. Hypocrites.
ADVICE TO MUSLIM HUSBANDS: “If you marry a Christian or a Jew, you must hate her for her religion, if you cannot convert her. But it’s OK to love her for sex or her wealth, but don’t greet her at the door when you come home, greet the Muslim children first.”
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I thought Muslims only hated dogs? The minute-long clip that circulated via social media shows a Lebanese man named Hassan Hammoud forcing a helpless cat into a microwave oven, then turning it on as his friend Mohammad Jallad films the incident.
LiveLeak From what can be seen in the video, the cat was badly burned but seemed to have survived. “Here is the criminal Hassan Hammoud imprisoning a cat in the microwave and warming it,” laughed Jallad during filming.
The video was posted to Jallad’s facebook account before being removed for violating user policies. Parts of the video were also shown on news outlets across the region, sparking outrage on social media and prompting a discussion on the region’s animal welfare laws. “I dare Lebanon police to arrest Mohammad Jallad and Hassan Hammoud,” said one Twitter user. “Lebanon is raising young criminals, heneeds therapy ASAP,” said another.There is currently no law in place in Lebanon that states such an act is a criminal offense.
“Did you know that serial killers start out by torturing animals?” said Afra Al Dhaheri, founder of Cloud9 Pet Hotel in Abu Dhabiand an advocate of animal rights in the UAE.“Laws against this kind of behaviour need to be enforced. People like him think it’s funny and do these kinds of things for attention. What is happening to the world?” she added.
Few of them ever die, however, I’m sure some must get blood poisoning. Slashing themselves with chained blades, bloodied Shi’ite Muslims including young boys flagellate themselves to mark the death of the Prophet’s grandson. Even babies are bloodied.
UK Daily Mail Blood-covered young men swarm into the streets as part of a religious procession in Muslim countries all over the world, and lately in some non-Muslim countries like the UK and US.
Children also take part in the gory ritual self-flagellation which is held ahead of Ashura on the ninth day of Muharram in Peshawar. Shi’a Muslims pay their respects with the flowing of their blood as they mourn the slaying and martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad.
Imam Hussein who was killed by armies of the Yazid near Karbala in 680 AD. He was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in the seventh century battle of Kerbala where some of the bodies of the dead were then mutilated. People taking part in the procession hit themselves with blades on long chains and draw blood on their backs and heads.
Over 70 members of a reclusive Muslim sect have spent a decade in an eight-level catacomb in Russia’s Tatarstan. Their 27 children, some of them born underground, lived with them without access to education, healthcare or even daylight. The founder of the sect, 83-year-old Faizrakhman Satarov, claims he is the last Muslim prophet.
RT (h/t Liz) About a decade ago, the self-proclaimed prophet ordered his followers to live in catacombs they had dug under his estate in the suburbs of the city of Kazan, capital of the region, situated on the Volga River. There they lived, completely isolated from the outside world, in unsanitary cells without electric light, heat or ventilation. Investigators reportedly found extremist books in the compound.
The authorities had to remove 19 under-aged children and temporarily place them in care as conditions in the bunker were unsuitable for habitation. The children, aged between one and 17, had never left Satarov’s “estate”. Some were born underground and have never even seen daylight.
The children have been examined by a number of medics, who found the health condition of the “underworld” children satisfactory. “They were properly nourished, but very dirty,” pediatrician Tatyana Moroz told Vesti TV channel. The sectarians have expressed concern about their children being treated by medics, who “could do anything to them,” member of the sect Fana Sayanova told local television.
The Russian Children’s Ombudsman, Pavel Astakhov, said that their parents will have to undergo special treatment before they can be reunited with their children.
The sect has been discovered during a police raid investigating the assassination of Tatarstan’s deputy chief mufti Valiulla Yakupov, a staunch critic of radical forms of Islam. The top Muslim cleric was gunned down in mid-July as he left his house in Kazan. The same day there was an attempt to assassinate Tatarstan’s chief mufti Ildus Faizov, who survived a bomb blast.
Tatarstan police have announced that the sect’s estate, a house built on 700 square meters of land, was built illegally and is a subject to demolition.
“They have decided to eliminate our community, decided to wage war against Allah. They won’t defeat Allah,” proclaimed sect member Gumer Ganiyev, reportedly appointed deputy prophet by sect head Satarov, to Vesti TV channel. “They will come with bulldozers and guns, but they will have to demolish this house over our dead bodies!”Ganiyev promised.
When RT’s crew arrived at the scene, the sect members did not let them into the compound, saying that the media are biased in covering the event. They said “the media are acting together with the state and they do not recognize any state authorities,” RT’s Egor Piskunov reported from Kazan.
Self-proclaimed prophet Satarov has been charged with negligence and warned that if he does not end his extremist activities, the sect will be outlawed. He had forbidden his followers – who called themselves “muammin,” from the Arabic for “believers” – from receiving any medical assistance and children were not allowed to attend schools. Thus, the leader of the sect had denied them their constitutional rights, Irina Petrova, assistant to the state attorney, told RIA Novosti.
Satarov used to be a top cleric in the neighboring republic of Bashkiria. However in the 1990s he proclaimed himself a prophet and founded the sect, an act that goes against the principles of Islam, which recognizes only the Prophet Mohammed.
Sect members do not recognize the state or laws and do not leave the territory of their compound. They are only allowed to read the Koran and Satarov’s preachings. Local media reported that Satarov has followers in several other cities in Tatarstan and other Volga River provinces.
Staff at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque say they asked the singer to leave the compound after her actions were considered to be at odds with the ‘sanctity’ of the site. She’s lucky they didn’t give her 100 lashes.
UK Daily Mail Behaviour that violates the moral codes of access to the mosque, or other visit regulations – such as taking inappropriate pictures, posing in ways that are improper in the context of sacred place were enough to get Rihanna kicked out in what they call ‘a polite manner that reflects the civilizational and tolerant attributes of Islam.’ (HAH!)
Photos posted on her Instagram account at the weekend show the 25-year-old posing on white marble wearing a head-to-toe hooded black jumpsuit.
She is known for her raunchy outfits so the photoshoot was deemed conservative for the Bajan singer, although she made sure she had bright red lipstick and large gold accessories.
But today it emerged that Rhianna and her team was not given permission to take photos at the mosque, the main place of worship for Friday gathering and Eid prayers.
A statement from the Centre said the singer ‘left without entering the mosque, after being asked to do so, due to the fact that she had taken some pictures that do not conform with the conditions and regulations put in place by the Centre’s management to regulate visits in a way that takes the status and sanctity of the mosque into consideration.’
Many of her fans attacked the singer for the photos which have since appeared on websites across the world. ‘Rihanna may look gorgeous and all but she’s covering her head out of fashion not out of respect for the mosque,’ wrote one user.
Another tweeter, @Ahmedcarter, wrote: ‘Rihanna pics at Sheikh Zayed mosque are disrespectful to the place of worship.’ @BinttAlthee tweeted: ‘Rihanna modeling in the Sheikh Zayed mosque is just plain wrong. Who let her in?’
On Instagram user msloca89 wrote under a photo of the singer: ‘This is very disrespectful even if she is covered she is not suppose to take photos in the mosque. I don’t think you would like to see a naked person taking photos in a church as well.’
While EmilyNovember wrote: ‘Are these photos serious? I can’t believe she is this wrapped up into her own ‘looks’ that she poses at a place like this. A place which represents the opposite of what she represents.’
Cultural expert Ali Al Saloom, the founder of AskAli.com, added: ‘I feel disappointed that she shared photos on Instagram that are inappropriate to the values of our religion and our Arab tradition, which values modesty and respect to the most important venue that has our father of the nation HH Sheikh Zayed’s graveyard. A mosque is not to be seen as a fun place, nor is it a place for filming fashion,’ reported 7DaysinDubai.
Nasif Kayed from the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Understanding said: ‘In all of the pics she is dressed from head to toe. ’What is offensive about them? I’m sure that she was given the permission to be photographed in the manner in which she was. While each and all has their own opinion, in my opinion nothing in the photos is offensive.’
Rihanna hasn’t publicly responded to the actions by staff at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque which is a major tourist site in the United Arab Emirates’ capital.
Earlier this year Madonna, was criticised for adopting Muslim clothing after being pictured wearing a chainmail mask resembling a niqab.