Muslim family terrorism? Sahar Thabit, a 35-year-old devout Muslim, put a knife on a hot stove and used it to burn her 17-year-old daughter several times in January, according to local police.
WSVN(h/t Rod F) Authorities said 35-year-old Sahar Thabit, who was born in Yemen, was punishing her 17-year-old daughter for befriending and talking to a boy online in defiance of her family, who want her to marry her cousin. She has been charged with three counts of child abuse causing grave bodily harm.
“This was pretty bad, because there were burn marks on both arms,” said Somy Ali, president of No More Tears, a non-profit organization that assists victims of domestic violence. Ali said the victim had three identical burn marks on each forearm.
Officials at South Broward High School became aware of the victim’s burns when the teenager’s classmate told the assistant principal her parents were furious when they found out about their daughter’s online friendship.
School resource officers contacted police detectives. A report filed by Hollywood Police Detective Chris Christianson reads, “The child advised that both of her parents had knowledge of the incident, but it was the mother who actually placed the knife on her arm.” The report reveals that “the victim told … her parents were upset because she did not want to marry her cousin in an arranged marriage.”
The victim’s grandfather insisted the burns were accidental. “She burned herself because we have an oven,” said Ali Thabit. When 7News pointed out her granddaughter’s burns were identical, he replied, “I swear to God, I didn’t see anything.”
Sahar Thabit was released Saturday after posting $22,500 bond but has been ordered to stay away from her daughter.
Stupid leftist college women try to experience what it feels like to be part of an oppressive, misogynistic, violent against women society by wearing an Islamic headbag, Unfortunately, they will never know what it feels like because they live in a free (for now) society.
Copenhagen Police arrested the Palestinian parents and an aunt and uncle of a 17-year-old Muslim girl last night for stripping, beating, and nearly strangling her to death for the ‘honor’ crime of having a Danish boyfriend.
Islam vs Europe(h/t Susan K) It is another case of ‘honor’-related violence, common in the Muslim world. The girl’s parents picked her up and according to the prosecutor, lured her to come with them to visit some family members in a Copenhagen suburb, where other family members were waiting for her. The father told one of the other family members that it was fine kill her, and that he did not want to see her again.
Then the girl’s parents left, and the girl was ordered to undress, after which she was beaten with a leather belt, got her hair cut off and had a belt tightened around her neck so she could not breathe. The violence lasted for two hours but stopped, as the 17-year-old succeeded in escaping from the house. She then called the police.”
How do you say “Chutzpah” in Turkish? A confessed Turkish Muslim killer who hacked to death two Irish women, one of them his teenage girlfriend’s mother, has asked for reporters to be banned from his trial because media reports were “depressing him.” Cetin complained that he was being treated like, “a Christian, an atheist or a communist” in court.
Herald IEThe request came shortly after the defendant, former waiter Recep Cetin (photo above), admitted the charges of murdering Marion Graham and Kathy Dinsmore, both 53 and from Newry, Co Down, in August 2011, at the Fifth High Criminal Court in Izmir, Turkey.
Recep Cetin, appearing in court alongside his alleged accomplice father, Erup Cetin, appealed for the media to be banned because of the effect reports were having on his mental health.
Marion Graham (52) and Kathy Dinsmore (53)
“I am a Muslim. My father is innocent, yet he has been in prison for one and a half years. Camera records show my father was not at the scene,” he added.
Cetin claimed he was suffering from depression because of media coverage of the case and called for the court to remove reporters from the courtroom. ”I have read reports claiming I cut off the victim’s heads,” he said. ”I murdered them, that is true. But the media has reported false allegations.”
Despite his admission of guilt, Cetin defended his father and denied that he had any involvement in the double murder. ”I swear to this country, to this nation, that whatever my father says is true. I am guilty and my guilt is a sufficient punishment for me,” he said.
Cetin’s father told the court he was the victim of a conspiracy. “I have nothing to do with this incident. I am innocent yet I am kept in prison. Neither God nor justice will forgive this,” he said.
Sunday World The women’s bodies were found in woodland near their holiday resort, in Kusadasi, Turkey. Both were with Ms Graham’s daughter Shannon (16), who had started a relationship with Recep Cetin. Marion Graham (52) and Kathy Dinsmore (53) were stabbed to death by Shannon’s boyfriend Recep Cetin in the town of Izmir, Turkey.
Shannon and Recep
Shannon, the daughter of murder victim Marion Graham was reported to have been struggling with her emotions, torn between her love for Recep Cetin and her deep love and loyalty to her slain mother. The couple were inseparable. It has been reported that Shannon was obsessed with Cetin whom she first met while she was only thirteen-and-a-half. Cetin wanted to make her his child bride and local sources said he dreamed of starting a new life in Ireland.
Ms Graham and Ms Dinsmore had hoped to convince Cetin to stop attempting to marry Shannon. They got in a car with Cetin, who said he would take them shopping. Prosecutors allege Cetin drove them to woodlands, stabbed Ms Graham in the chest and cut Ms Dinsmore’s throat.
Police arrested Recep Cetin and the waiter confessed to the killing. He is believed to be 22-years-old, however he insists he is 17 and should be tried as a child. Cetin is currently being tried alongside his father in an adult court.
Oh, and by the way, it was the honor killer himself who raped his little sister, which caused her to become pregnant. Most Muslim honor killers are punished with little more than a slap on the wrist.
NaharnetA man has killed his pregnant teenage sister in south Lebanon in what was seen as an honor crime – the murder of a woman accused of shaming her family. Voice of Lebanon radio (100.5) said Friday that the body of Baghdad Khaled al-Issa, 18, was found with stab wounds in her head and sides in the area of al-Wazzani.
Investigators discovered that her brother Jihad, 21, had killed her in what is described as an honor crime, VDL said. It added that the victim was seven months pregnant. Later on Friday, LBCI television reported that the investigation with Jihad revealed that he had raped his sister, which lead to her pregnancy.
“He confessed to raping his sister,” LBCI said, adding that Jihad claimed he was drunk when the incident happened. The television channel added that he had only recently found out about the pregnancy and asked his sister to undergo an abortion, but she refused.
Every year, thousands of Muslim women are killed for ‘family honor’ worldwide, mainly in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.
The notorious Jihad-friendly Egyptian TV-preacher, Ahmad Mahmoud Abdullah, also known as “Abu Islam,” has stated on his personal television station that sexually harassing and raping Egyptian women who protest against President Mohamed Morsi is justifiable because the women “have no shame, no fear and not even feminism.”
SHARIA RULES: Nobody was surprised when the board of Al Aqsa University voted unanimously to impose an Islamic dress code on female students, requiring female students to wear the hijab (headbag) while on campus. But suddenly, they added something else, the abaya, a long black sack that extends to the feet, hiding skin and any curves in the woman’s body.
Al-MonitorAl Aqsa University, a public university in Gaza, has introduced an Islamic dress code for women. After being characterized for more than 20 years by political and intellectual diversity, female students are now bound to adhere to a strict dress code, including an abaya(black sack) and hijab(headbag) while on campus. The decision has caused uproar and sparked heated debates.
Gaza female university students before
Dr. Faiq al-Naouk, advisor for managerial affairs in Al Aqsa University and the decision maker, expressly denied the “Taliban” aspect of this decision. He reiterated that it was approved two months ago and would be implemented at the beginning of the next semester, underlining that he was not a Hamas representative on the university board.
Gaza female university students now
Naouk elaborated on the implementation process, stressing that it was a matter of persuasion not coercion (for now). Female employees would stand at the front gate of the university to observe the students; any female with alluring apparel would be reprimanded, once or twice, until she abided by the decision. “If we were intransigent, I would not have received you while you were unveiled, but even though you weren’t veiled, we received you and gave you an interview. We are not extreme, we are moderate,” declared Naouk, addressing Al-Monitor’s reporter.
The Gaza government has taken some decisions that have been seen as sexist, religiously irrelevant, and merely related to personal interpretations. Women have been prohibited from riding bicycles and smoking water-pipes, it is not allowed to display lingerie in storefronts, and females are required to wear hijab in public schools and courts. This is all part of a national campaign to restore virtue implemented under the auspices of the police force.
Women’s attire on public beaches in Gaza is strictly enforced by sharia police
“Women’s rights in Gaza are regressing. Many decisions are being passed in secret and only become public by chance, such as the decision to destroy curriculum books that are thought to be morally corrupting, in addition to the imposition of the hijab in schools and the prohibition of female participation in folklore dancing. When Hamas officials are asked about these matters, they always end up finding shallow justifications,” said feminist activist Dunia al-Amal Ismail.
The decision taken by the board of Al Aqsa University to impose a dress code was against the law, since it was taken without the knowledge of the university’s board of trustees.(Kind of like Obama’s executive orders)
Rifle-toting women of the IDF dress for the weather, even on beach duty
Interesting how this story breaks on World Hijab (headbag) Day (See next post). Naomi Oni, 20, was left with severe burns on her head, neck, arms, legs and body after she was attacked in east London (heavy Muslim area). She has spent the past month having skin grafts and almost went blind, although she has now recovered partial sight.
Naomi Oni, Before and After attack
UK Daily Mail (h/t Maria J) Her attacker was dressed like a Muslim woman in a niqab, so Ms Oni could not see their face. Police have no idea who was responsible for the vicious attack, or why they did it. (Considering that acid attacks on women are rampant in the Muslim world and Muslims consider shops like Victoria’s Secret to be blasphemy against Islam, the police shouldn’t be wasting their time chasing EDL members) The shop assistant- who is sole carer for her disabled mother Marian Yalekhue, 52 – was making the five-minute journey back to their flat from the bus stop when she heard someone.
She had just finished a late shift at the Westfield Stratford store and was on the phone to her boyfriend Ato Owede, 23, at 12.40am. ’I’d been working a late shift and was talking to my boyfriend about what we were going to do for New Year when I saw this Muslim woman wearing a niqab covering her face,’ she told the Evening Standard.
I thought it was a bit strange at that time of night, but she didn’t say anything and I kept on walking. ’Then I felt a splash on my face. It burned and I screamed out. I started running and screaming, holding my face, all the way home. I didn’t look back. ’I got home and I was screaming and banging on the door. I was hysterical. Luckily my godmother, who is a pharmacist, was at home with my mum and she helped me and kept dipping my face in water and trying to calm me down until the police and ambulance got there.
‘I was in shock. Saying: “Who would do that? Who would do that?” How could anyone do this?’. She has released the shocking images of her disfigured face in an appeal for help to catch the attacker whose identity was concealed behind the Muslim women’s dress which completely covers the face apart from the eyes. Ms Oni decided to speak out after police failed to establish any motive behind the December 30 attack or identify a suspect.
[Photos below are of acid attacks by family members, husbands, and boyfriends on Muslim women]
She said the attack had ‘destroyed’ her life and left her too afraid to venture out or even show her face in public. ’I look in the mirror and it just isn’t me. I’ll never look the same again,’ she said. ‘I’ve always been outgoing and confident in my job and in my personal life, used to getting attention for the way I dress or my hair, but now I don’t want anyone looking at me.
‘I don’t want people to see me in public. I don’t want to get the Tube or the bus. If I have to go to the hospital I take a taxi. ’I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to go back to my job. I was planning to go to college in September to study media and fashion, but I don’t even know if I’ll be able to do that.’
The store assistant has been told she faces months if not years of skin grafts and further plastic surgery and even then is likely to be left with severe facial scarring. She and her mother say they are too afraid to go back to their council flat in Dagenham. They are currently sleeping on a friend’s sofa-bed after turning down the offer to be rehoused in Tottenham on safety grounds.
Ms Oni said she had been inspired by the story of Katie Piper, the model who launched a charity and spoke out publicly after falling victim to an acid attack orchestrated by her boyfriend, but that she would never feel safe with her attacker still at large. ’Even with the support of my family and friends and boyfriend I feel very alone,’ she said. ‘Nothing is going to be same anymore.’
Officers from Barking and Dagenham are investigating. No arrests have been made and inquiries are ongoing.
Hey, all you infidel whores, pour yourself your favorite alcoholic beverage, grab the nearest garbage bag, potato sack, curtain, or your favorite colorful schmatta (rag), and wrap it around your head to show your solidarity with the genitally mutilated, oppressed women of the Muslim world.
World Hijab Day(h/t Michael T)calls on non-Muslim women to try out life under the traditional head scarf. Can it lead to more religious tolerance and understanding?
Oppressed! Subjugated! These are probably the words that come to your mind when you see a Muslim woman covered in Hijab (Headbag) - the Islamic modest covering of a woman. You assume it’s her father or some radical male member from her family who is forcing her to dress that way. At least that is what people say to you. That is how the media views Muslim women who cover. Let me ask you, have you heard of the famous sayings: “go straight to the source?” Or “walk a day in my shoes?” I am sure you have heard these a million times.
Let me use the first. I ask you sincerely, have you ever gone to the true source for information about Hijab and Islam? Have you read books, asked scholars or visited a Mosque? Have you ever asked a Muslim woman why she is so covered in a world that seeks to shed as much clothing as possible? If you asked a Muslim woman, she would inform you that the purpose behind her Hijab is to obey her Creator over the creation. Her Creator, Allah (God), did not legislate Hijab in order to oppress her, but rather to free her from the shackles of this world. He ordered Hijab as an honor and sign of dignity for women.
When a Muslim woman covers her hair, chest and body, she is sending a silent message that she respects her body and like a pearl in the ocean, she covers it with her beautiful shell (Hijab). No one has the right to observe, gawk at and judge a Muslim woman by the highlights in her hair or curves on her body. Instead they judge her for what is in her mind, her character, and her goals and ambitions. Hijab is prevention from being accosted by ignorant minds who only judge a woman by the clothes she wears and the skin she shows. A woman’s body as you know is sacred and this is why Islam encourages women to strive to cover and protect it.
Let us return to the second saying, “Walk a day in my shoes.” This is where WHD comes in. What is that you ask? WHD is short for World Hijab Day. This first time annual event will be held on February 1st, 2013 (God willing). On this day, we ask Non-Muslim and Non-Hijabi Muslim women worldwide to observe Hijab for a day. It will be a day for everyone willing to experience what it’s like to step inside the shoes of a Hijabi. Our hopes are no less than that. We wish you will gain a wealth of knowledge and experience a slightly different definition of FREEDOM.
My name is Ela. I am seventeen years old. I am not Muslim, but my friend told me about her friend being discriminated against for wearing a hijab. So I decided to see the discrimination firsthand to get a better understanding of what Muslim women go through.
My friend and I pinned scarves around our heads, and then we went to the mall. Normally, vendors try to get us to buy things and ask us to sample a snack. Clerks usually ask us if we need help, tell us about sales, and smile at us. Not today. People, including vendors, clerks, and other shoppers, wouldn’t look at us. They didn’t talk to us. They acted like we didn’t exist. They didn’t want to be caught staring at us, so they didn’t look at all.
And then, in one store, a girl (who looked about four years old) asked her mom if my friend and I were terrorists. She wasn’t trying to be mean or anything. I don’t even think she could have grasped the idea of prejudice. However, her mother’s response is one I can never forgive or forget. The mother hushed her child, glared at me, and then took her daughter by the hand and led her out of the store.
All that because I put a scarf on my head. Just like that, a mother taught her little girl that being Muslim was evil. It didn’t matter that I was a nice person. All that mattered was that I looked different. That little girl may grow up and teach her children the same thing.
This experiment gave me a huge wake-up call. It lasted for only a few hours, so I can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day. It reminded me of something that many people know but rarely remember: the women in hijabs are people, just like all those women out there who aren’t Muslim.”
A much more interesting take on World Hijab Day comes from Maryam Namazie, Spokesperson of the One Law for All Campaign against Sharia Law in Britain, the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and Equal Rights Now – Organisation against Women’s Discrimination in Iran.
Maybe we can all try to mutilate our daughters on World Mutilation Day or marry off our girls on World Child Marriages Day? How about a day when our male guardians can track our whereaboutsto make sure we aren’t leaving the country.
I know adult women have a right to wear the hijab (given the threats and compulsory nature of it in most places – this is very often just a formality but nonetheless) but to ask others to wear it is a tad absurd – if I’m being polite.
I am sorry but I don’t think I am the cause of fitna/chaos in the world and therefore find the veil abhorrent.
Three housemaids committed a suicide by hanging themselves at their employers’ houses in the Saudi capital Riyadh in less than a week. Two Ethiopian maids were found hanged by the ceiling fan at home while an Indonesian was found with her neck tied to the window.
Emirates “Police are still investigating these separate suicide cases which took place in Riyadh in just six days,” Kabar newspaper said. Scores of Asian and African domestic workers have been reported to have committed a suicide in Saudi Arabia over the past years because of mistreatment and other factors. Other maids were involved in murdering or injuring their employers.
Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, is the largest Arab base for foreign domestic workers, with hundreds of thousands of maids from Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and other countries working in the Gulf Kingdom of nearly 28 million people.
Testimonies from foreign domestic workers confirm their virtual slavery at the hands of employers in Saudi Arabia, a senior Philippine politician has said following a fact-finding mission to the kingdom.
(Photos below are of housemaids who have suffered severe physical and sexual abuse by their Saudi employers)
ALL VOICES“A working day of 18 to 22 hours, constant threat of sexual abuse from employers the women called ‘maniacs’, and beatings, sometimes with the use of hot irons, by the wives of employers.” Rep. Walden Bello also said some Filipinos were being forced to sign a second contract upon arrival in Saudi Arabia with a salary significantly below the Philippine-government mandated minimum wage of 1,500 riyals ($400) per month, Arab News reported.
Bello said the Philippine Overseas Labour Offices (POLO) had rescued “scores” of Filipino women from oppressive employers, Arab News reported, adding that most of those in the shelters were victims of violence and sexual abuse. The lawmaker’s comments come at a time when the treatment of domestic workers is under close scrutiny in Saudi Arabia following numerous cases of alleged abuse.
In the most high-profile case, 23-year-old Indonesian Sumiati Binti Salan Mustapa suffered stab wounds, burns to her scalp and broken bones at the hands of her female employer. Gruesome images of Sumiati lying in a Medina hospital bed made the front pages of newspapers and led television newscasts in Indonesia, sparking public anger and causing a diplomatic spat between the two countries.
A Saudi court last week sentenced a woman to three years in prison for stabbing, beating and burning Sumiati, according to local newspapers. Human rights groups have long said domestic workers face physical and financial abuse in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states due to inadequate labour laws.
UK ‘Dispatches’ went under cover in Saudi Arabia to reveal the brutal reality of life for thousands of immigrant workers. A British crew follows Jessica, a young Filipino woman, who travels to Saudi Arabia as a contract worker as she moves from family to family, is raped, beaten, and forced to change her religion.