A Pakistani mob has killed a woman and two of her granddaughters after a member of their religious sect was accused of posting ‘blasphemous’ material on Facebook. The dead, who include a seven-year-old girl and her baby sister, were Ahmadis, a religious sect who consider themselves Muslim, but who are condemned as heretics by others. Pakistani law considers them to not be proper Muslims.
Washington Post Sometime on Sunday, an image of a semi-nude woman atop a holy monument in Mecca materialized on the Facebook page of an 18-year-old man belonging to an Islamic religious minority, the Ahmadi.
News quickly filtered through the majority community, the New York Times reports. The marauders first numbered in the hundreds, but soon swelled to encompass about 1,000 members who looted, threw stones and set multiple houses ablaze in the eastern Pakistani city of Gujranwala.
The Facebook post, they said, was “blasphemous” — and someone was going to pay. But ultimately, it wouldn’t be the young man, Aqib Saleem, who was left unharmed in in the riots. It would be the women. It would be one Ahmadi grandmother. It would be her two Ahmadi granddaughters — one age 7, the other just 8 months old. They had been trapped inside one of the burning buildings and died there of smoke inhalation, according to the New York Times. And it would be the unborn child of another Ahmadi woman, who had been pregnant seven months and miscarried during the riots.
In a religiously intolerant Muslim country, where an accusation of blasphemy can ignite riots against religious minorities, it was unclear Tuesday morning whether the mob had its facts right. Observers suspected the teen’s password had been stolen and someone had surreptitiously planted the “blasphemous” picture.
“The people who were killed were not even indirectly accuse of blasphemy charges,” explained the chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan in an interview with the Times. “Their only fault was that they were Ahmadis. Torching women and children in their house simply because of their faith represents brutalization and barbarianism stooping to new levels.”
But there’s nothing necessarily new about such “brutalization.” Accusations of blasphemy play a dark role in Pakistani society, abetted by a politically popular law that can prescribe death for insulting Islam. Often manipulated to suppress religious minorities and settle scores,human rights groups say accusations of blasphemy can lead to lengthy prison terms, a death sentence, and vigilante killings — regardless of evidence. Human Rights Watch reports that “thousands” have been charged under the blasphemy law since its implementation, and 18 people are on Pakistani death row for it.
Others, however, never make it to court.
“There is a fanaticism and intolerance in society, and such people never consider whether their accusation is right or wrong,” Rashid Rehman, an attorney who has defended those accused of blasphemy, told the BBC earlier this year. Rehman, who was shot dead at his office in May for apparently taking blasphemy cases, said it was like “walking into the jaws of death. … People kill for 50 rupees. So why should anyone hesitate to kill in a blasphemy case?”
Some will also not hesitate to kill to protect the blasphemy laws themselves, which General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq passed in the 1980s in an effort to unify the country under one religious banner.
According to Reuters, there was only one accusation of blasphemy in 2011, but in 2013, there were at least 68. Already this year, around 100 people have been accused of blasphemy.
The barbaric punishment was carried out in public in a square in the city of Kermanshah. Five other Muslim men were also flogged in public with 70 lashes for not fasting during during the month of Ramadan.
UK Daily Mail (h/t Susan K) A spokesperson from The National Council of Resistance of Iran, a political coalition which opposes the government, denounced the treatment as ‘savage’ and called on western countries to take action.
They said: ‘The silence of the world community, especially of western countries, vis-à-vis these medieval punishments under the excuse of having nuclear talks with Iran has intensified the brutal and systematic violation of human rights in Iran. ‘This will ultimately embolden the Iranian regime to continue its nuclear projects more than before.’
But earlier this year the UN blasted Iran for the persecution of Christians in a damning report laid bare to the world in March.
There are an estimated 250,000 Christians in Iran’s 76 million strong population. They all face torture, imprisonment or the death sentence under Sharia law for not observing Islamic religious festivals and dress codes.
On the evening of July 18, Israeli Defense Forces operating in the Rafah area spotted an explosives-laden donkey approaching their position. The soldiers opened fire, causing the explosives to detonate. This is just one of the many ways Muslims are known to abuse animals.
IDF Sending an animal to its death to serve terrorist purposes may seem shocking, but last night certainly wasn’t the first time Palestinian terrorists adopted this despicable tactic.
Up-to-date ISA intelligence alerted the IDF that terror organizations in the Gaza Strip intend to strap explosives to animals and send them in the direction of ground forces. On the night of July 18, there was at least one such attempt, in which a donkey suspiciously began to approach forces. The forces approached the donkey and it exploded at a safe distance, whereas no injuries were sustained by the IDF as a result.
This cruel incident is the most recent attempt by Gaza terror organizations to make such an abominable use of animals as explosives couriers. The IDF first encountered an animal-borne terrorist attack in June 1995, when a Palestinian terrorist rode an explosives-laden donkey cart toward an IDF position west of Khan Yunis and detonated the explosives. The terrorist and the donkey were killed, but the soldiers were left unscathed. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
During the Second Intifada, Hamas and other terrorist organizations stepped up their exploitation of animals for the purposes of terror. In 2001, a terrorist rode a bomb-laden donkey cart toward an IDF position in the southern Gaza Strip and set detonated the charge. In 2003, a Palestinian terrorist strapped a bomb to a donkey and then exploded it remotely on the road between Jerusalem and Gush Etzion. No humans were injured in the attack.
In June 2009, Palestinian terrorists approached the Karni crossing, located between Gaza and Israel, with several horses carrying mines and explosives. In May 2010, terrorists in Gaza detonated a donkey cart loaded with explosives near the border fence.
Most of these attacks involved donkeys and horses carrying carts loaded with explosives. However, IDF soldiers in the field reported multiple incidents where Hamas terrorists had strapped explosive belts to dogs.
MORE MUSLIM DONKEY ABUSE:
ALGERIA: Young Muslim men entertain themselves by setting a little donkey on fire.
SYRIA: Donkey beheadings.
SYRIA: Muslims killing donkeys and horses for fun.
Police say a leader at a west Philadelphia mosque is under arrest after he was accused of trying to chop off the hand of a mosque member he suspected of stealing money from prayer jars.
The Inquirer (h/t Jennifer L) Merv Mitchell, 37, was arrested Thursday night when police executed a search warrant at Masjid Ar-Razaqq Ul-Karim in the 1100 block of North 63d Street, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. The attack happened after a prayer service Monday morning. Mitchell, also known as Mabul Shoatz, accused the 46-year-old mosque member of the theft.
The accused immediately denied it, but to no avail. Mitchell and the mosque’s imam carried the accused down a flight of stairs to the backyard of the mosque, a converted house, where Mitchell also lives, Walker said.
They put the victim’s wrist on a log, and Mitchell “swung at his wrist, cut through his skin, and cut his tendons, but didn’t make it all the way” because the blade was dull, Walker said. The victim was treated at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital and will require reconstructive surgery.
Mitchell was charged with aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, and related offenses. Police found the machete during the search. Walker said police would obtain an arrest warrant for the imam, a 35-year-old man whose name was not released.
Three months after the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls, the Islamic militant leader behind the abduction surfaced in a video Sunday with a defiant and dismissive message. “‘Bring Back Our Girls.’ Ooooh! Bring back our army,” he says on the video, jeering at the Nigerian military.
CBS News For 90 days the families of the more than 200 girls had hoped for good news. Instead, their hopes were met with scorn in a new video from Boko Haram leader Abubaker Shekau, who mocks the “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign.
The social media campaign quickly drew worldwide attention to the plight of the Chibok schoolgirls. But just as quickly, it faded from the global spotlight. And in that time Boko Haram has stepped up its terror campaign. In the new video, Shekau claims responsibility for a June bomb blast in the capital, Abuja, which left 21 dead.
After undergoing jihadist training in California, Ali Muhammad Brown, 30, found his victims by using ‘Grindr’ – an application popular among Gays for hooking up. Following his Islamic faith which calls for executing homosexuals, Brown murdered Ahmed Said, 27, and Dwone Anderson-Young, 23, in cold blood.
Detectives say Said was shot multiple times in the face at close range and also in the back, as was Anderson-Young. There was no evidence of a struggle, the victims were not armed, and there`s no evidence it was motivated by robbery, drugs or any other crime. While no motive has been listed in the charges against Brown, police believe the two men were attacked simply because their sexual orientation offended Brown’s Muslim beliefs.
In the charging documents, police said they linked Brown to the slayings after finding his fingerprints and three spent 9mm shell casings inside Said’s car. The suspect is still at large.
Eight Muslims accused of apostasy were executed and crucified by ISIS in Dayr Ḥāfir (دير حافر) a town in the Aleppo Governorate, Syria. In other words, ISIS killed these men and left their corpses hanging in a public place because they were not the followers of fundamentalist Islam approved by ISIS.
BG As we have seen in the video of truck drivers executed in the Anbar Province of Iraq, ISIS members have a series of religious questions only a Salafi fanatic deeply submerged in the Sunni religion would be able to answer. The inability to answer them correctly signifies to them that you are not a Sunni and that’s the grounds for execution on the grounds of you being the apostate.
The truck drivers, who in an attempt to save their lives told ISIS that they were Sunni, were asked how they performed each of the prayers: morning, midday and evening. The drivers were unable to properly describe the rites of Sunnis and were all shot.
This is of course not the first time we’ve seen ISIS utilizing crucifixion in Syria. In May, ISIS crucified two men in Raqqa and a few weeks later they crucified a boy for rape and theft.
What is that Muslims always tell us – there is no compulsion in Islam? A Nigerian man has been sent to a mental institute in Kano state after he declared that he did not believe in Allah. Mubarak Bala, 29, is said to have been forcibly medicated by his Muslim relatives, despite being given a clean bill of health by a doctor.
Kano is a mainly Muslim state and adopted Sharia (Islamic law) in 2000. The IHEU says that when Mr Bala told relatives he did not believe in Allah, they asked a doctor if he was mentally ill. Despite being told that he was not unwell, Mr Bala’s family then went to a second doctor, who declared that his atheism was a side-effect of suffering a personality change, the group says.
The large explosion was at the Banex Plaza shopping centre in the capital Abuja. Another 17 people were injured in the blast, which tore through the center in rush hour when it was packed with shoppers.
Hey Moochelle, did they bring back your girls yet?
Afghan singer Gulnaz, alias Muskan, was shot dead in Peshawar by unidentified gunmen. Attacks against female singers are common in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, where the performing arts are considered un-Islamic.
Express Tribune A young actress suffered burn injuries in June last year when she had acid hurled at her while she was sleeping.
Two Muslim men have their hands cut off in accordance with sharia law. Not sure what they did to deserve this punishment. Can anyone translate?
The sole purpose of Islam is to eliminate the Kafir. Every act of jihad is against the kafir. When a Muslim calls you a “Kafir,” understand that he means to kill you. Sacred hate for the Kafir dominates Islam’s holy books – the quran, hadith, etc. Know your enemy.
[UPDATE] Kenya’s iconic giant elephant, Satao, has been killed by Muslim poachers.
This video does not show you the horrific images of what the Muslim poachers do, but you can see them below in the photos and videos previously posted here.
The recent Nairobi, Kenya Mall Massacre by al-Shahaab terrorists was financed in part by the poaching of elephants like this:
Frontpage Magazine (h/t Susan K) How is the carnage at an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi linked to a surge in the poaching of wild elephants in Africa?
Elephants are being slaughtered in record numbers in Africa. As reported in The Washington Post last summer, more than 30,000 elephants were killed by poachers last year, the largest number in decades. Over the last five years there has been a huge spike in poaching that threatens the extinction of one of the planet’s most intelligent and iconic species.
Al-Shabaab finances as much as 40% of its operations this way. The supply of ivory for al-Shabaab and other militant groups is, obviously, dead elephants. As demand for ivory continues to surge in China and other Asian countries, the slaughter is growing industrial in scale and efficiency, fueling a trade worth $7 billion to $10 billion a year.
Al Shabab is financing a significant portion of its military operations by poaching elephants. A 2011 report by the Elephant Action League, whose mission is to fight elephant exploitation and wildlife crime, dubs elephant ivory “the white gold of jihad.”
Sudanese Muslim militiamen and Somali al-Shabaab terrorists are financing their jihad from poaching raids against the endangered wildlife of their mostly Christian neighbors. The janjaweed poachers use the profits from massacring the African elephant to continue their massacres against black African Christians in Darfur. The common link is their utter disregard for life and for the rule of law.
Money Jihad (h/t Susan K) via Africa Review
Cameroon’s Special Forces have been deployed to foil an imminent raid by Sudanese poachers who for eight weeks earlier this year slaughtered half the population of elephants for their ivory at one of the country’s wildlife reserves.
The poachers have been attempting to take park guards in northern Cameroon by surprise by exploiting greater ground cover that has sprouted in the rainy season, according to international conservation body World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), which said it had been informed by high ranking officials of the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR) on Friday.
“This is the same group of poachers that in early 2012 travelled more than 1,000km on horseback from northern Sudan across the Central African Republic and Chad to kill over 300 elephants in the Bouba N’Djida National Park in northern Cameroon,” WWF said.
The heavily armed and well coordinated poachers, who had told local villagers of their plans to kill as many elephants as possible, claimed they had killed as much as 650 out of some 1,000 that roamed the park.
The elephant population in Cameroon and in central Africa is estimated to have been halved, mainly by poachers, between 1995 and 2007 with the number of elephants killed still on the rise…
A story from the New York Times in September explained that Sudan’s janjaweed, the Arab Muslim supremacists who bear responsibility for the genocide against black Africans in Darfur, are offenders in the illegal ivory trade. Der Spiegel reports that janjaweed poachers use the proceeds for arms: “The millions of dollars their poaching raid must have brought in will allow them to replenish their weapons stores.” The New York Times also identified al-Shabaab from Somalia as an ivory poaching participant.
al-Shabaab, the militant Islamist group that has pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda, recently began training fighters to infiltrate neighboring Kenya and kill elephants for ivory to raise money.
One former al-Shabaab associate said that the Shabaab were promising to “facilitate the marketing” of ivory and have encouraged villagers along the Kenya-Somalia border to bring them tusks, which are then shipped out through the port of Kismayo, a notorious smuggling hub and the last major town the Shaabab still control.
Sadly, the Islamist culture and tradition of raiding, pillaging, plundering and exploitation of natural resources and property is alive and well.
The imam at the Pope Francis-arranged interfaith service at the Vatican went off script and read specific quran verses that speak to Islamic supremacy and the conquest of Christians and Jews.
The offensive comments, specifically Koran, 2:284, 2:285 and 2:286, were NOT presented to the Vatican in advance. The Vatican actually admits to this and attempts to mitigate the damage the imam tried to do by this piece of apologetics written by a Jesuit at a German language Vatican-Radio website. The sophistry is quite artistic in this. The Jesuit uses the clay-pot fallacy in a round about way here, saying that the imam didn’t really say that and if he did, its no different than when the last pope said something muslims didn’t like in 2006. So we should be ashamed that we even noticed it. READ MORE HERE