Pakistan: Father of 2-year-old raped because he didn’t convert to Islam, speaks

I have already written about this case here. The family lives now in Canada. The girl will never have a normal life, because of the consequences of the rape:

As I asked then, any condemnations from UN, UNICEF…?

T/x to Augusto and BNI.

Saudi Arabia: Cleric releases fatwa, allowing fathers to “marry their daughters even if they are in the craddle”

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Well, this is one of the clerics who, clearly, doesn’t want a minimum age for marriage introduced by law:

Muslim “child-marriage”—euphemism for pedophilia—is making headlines again, at least in Arabic media: Dr. Salih bin Fawzan, a prominent cleric and member of Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council, just issued a fatwa asserting that there is no minimum age for marriage, and that girls can be married “even if they are in the cradle.”…

The point of the Saudi fatwa, however, is not that girls as young as 9 can have sex, based on Muhammad’s example, but rather that there is no age limit whatsoever; the only question open to consideration is whether the girl is physically capable of handling her husband/rapist.  Fawzan documents this point by quoting Ibn Batal’s authoritative exegesis of Sahih Bukhari:

The ulema [Islam’s interpreters] have agreed that it is permissible for fathers to marry off their small daughters, even if they are in the cradle.  But it is not permissible for their husbands to have sex with them unless they are capable of being placed beneath and bearing the weight of the men.  And their capability in this regard varies based on their nature and capacity.  Aisha was 6 when she married the prophet, but he had sex with her when she was 9 [i.e., when she was deemed capable].

Fawzan concludes his fatwa with a warning: “It behooves those who call for setting a minimum age for marriage to fear Allah and not contradict his Sharia, or try to legislate things Allah did not permit.  For laws are Allah’s province; and legislation is his excusive right, to be shared by none other.  And among these are the rules governing marriage.”

Raymond Ibrahim h/t Christians under attack.

Afghanistan: Taliban hang 8-year-old after his father didn’t meet their demands

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 An 8 year-old boy was hanged by militants in Afghanistan’s Helmand province after the boy’s father — a police officer in the southern city of Gereshk — refused to comply with militants’ demands to provide them with a police vehicle, officials said.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the hanging, saying “this action is not permitted in any culture or any religions,” according to a statement Sunday, which provided details of the incident.

Karzai said he has ordered local authorities to root out the militants and arrest them “as soon as possible.”

The boy was kidnapped Friday. It was unclear when he was killed.

Pakistan: 9-year-old Catholic girl raped by a Muslim

Gulfam (which means “like a flower”) is 9 years old (her surname is not revealed out of respect and decency to the family) and is enrolled in the third grade. She lives in village number 226 in the district of Tehsil Samundari. On 10 December she returned from school and her sister-in-law, wanting to make chapatti (bread used in Pakistan) sent her, along with her cousin of seven years, to collect wood in a nearby sugarcane field. After a short time the child came home and revealed that Gulfam had been taken and dragged by a man into that field. When relatives arrived on the ground they caught the man who abused the child red-handed, who immediately fled. Gulfam’s mother took the girl, half-naked, home. Then the parents went to the police and reported the rape. The man was arrested. But the family is terrified because the village is mainly Muslim. The relatives of the rapist have already tried to intimidate and threaten the family of Gulfam to withdraw the charges. The girl said the man had offered her money and at her refusal, he took her by force, taping over her mouth and raping her. He also told her “not to worry because he had done the same service to other young Christian girls.”

Background: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Pakistan: Teachers in the crosshairs in Baluchistan

Separatists and Islamic militants in southwest Pakistan are increasingly targeting teachers, college professors and other school officials, stunting development in the poorest corner of the country, an international rights group said Monday.

The Human Rights Watch report on Baluchistan province shows that education in Pakistan is under threat not just in the northwest, where Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants have long harassed teachers and attacked schools, especially those for girls.

Suspected militants murdered at least 22 educators in Baluchistan between January 2008 and October 2010, according to the report. The most prominent killing was that of Shafiq Ahmed, the provincial education minister, who was shot dead in October 2009.

Militant separatists have threatened teachers and school officials to stop teaching Pakistani history, flying the Pakistani flag, and singing of the national anthem. Partly as a result of the threats, bombs or other attacks, government schools in 2009 were open only 120 days — 100 days less than in the rest of the country.

Baluchistan is Pakistan’s largest province, covering 44 percent of the country and bordering Afghanistan and Iran. It also is the poorest of Pakistan’s four provinces and the most sparsely populated, with around 8 million people, or just 5 percent of the total population.

via – Teachers in the crosshairs in southwest Pakistan.

Read it all.

Malaysian: young girls separated from husbands

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Two Malaysian girls aged 10 and 11 who were wed to middle-aged men have been separated from their husbands as their cases are investigated, religious officials said Monday.

The girls were married off last month by their fathers, who said they were following religious edicts, said deputy head of northern Kelantan state’s religious department Mohamad Abdul Aziz Mohammad Noor.

He said Samsudin Ajaib, who is also being investigated on suspicion of leading a religious cult, married 11-year-old Siti Nur Zubaidah and also gave away his 10-year-old daughter to a family friend.

“Both girls have now been separated from their husbands,” Mohamad Abdul Aziz told AFP.

via News | Malaysian young girls separated from husbands.


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Saudi Arabia: Cleric on marrying Underage Girls, Human Right Treaties

Saudi Cleric Muhammad Musa Al-Sharif Defends the Marrying Off of Under-Age Girls in Saudi Arabia: Atheists, Christians, and Fornicators Are Responsible for Human Rights Treaties– MEMRI



Afghanistan: Taliban “increasingly” using human shields

Taliban fighters are increasingly using civilians as human shields in the assault on the southern town of Marjah, an Afghan official said Wednesday as military squads resumed painstaking house-to-house searches in the Taliban stronghold. About 15,000 NATO and Afghan troops are taking part in the offensive around Marjah, which has an estimated 80,000 inhabitants and was the largest town in southern Helmand province under Taliban control. NATO hopes to rush in aid and public services as soon as the town is secured to try to win the loyalty of the population.

More here:

“Especially in the south of Marjah, the enemy is fighting from compounds where soldiers can very clearly see women or children on the roof or in a second-floor or third-floor window,” Gen. Ghori said. “They are trying to get us to fire on them and kill the civilians.”

Then I receieve comments here supporting jihadists, that will be never approved here, simply because supporting jihad, means supporting these acts.

Saudi Arabia: Teenager condemned to 90 lashes and 2-months prison for bringing cell phone to school

And assaulting her teacher when the latter took away the schoolgirl’s phone call. The comments read sent by CNN’s readers are really good to measure the world we live in:

UK: Choudary’s Islam4UK and Al Muhajiroun turned boys into Jihadis

Just as many other Jihadi groups (1, 2, 3, 4, 5):

Umran Javed, from Washwood Heath, was a normal IT student at the University of Aston, before he came under the influence of Al Muhijaroun in 2000.

He studied radical Islam with Choudary’s spiritual guide Omar Bakri Mohammed. Hate preacher Bakri, who once called for Tony Blair to be assassinated, led the group for nine years before fleeing Britain for Lebanon following the 7/7 London terror attacks in 2005.

Javed, 30, became increasingly caught up in Muslim extremism and the publication of cartoons of the prophet Mohammed in a Danish newspaper in 2006 saw him turn his radical views into action on the streets.

Filmed by undercover cops outside the Danish Embassy in London, he screamed “bomb, bomb Denmark. Bomb, bomb USA” and “Jihad is the path to Allah” .

He was jailed for six years for incitement to murder in 2007.

Other young Midland Muslims who have joined Choudary’s hate groups do not simply threaten murder, they carry out deadly acts of terror overseas.

Omar Sharif, 27, killed three Israelis and injured 50 others in 2003 when he blew himself up in a packed cafe in Tel Aviv.

His journey to the bloodied scene began on the streets of his home city of Derby when he joined his local Al Muhijaroun chapter.

At University in London his devotion to radical Islam deepened, leading him to shun his non-Muslim friends and travel to Syria for further Arabic studies.

When he returned he devoted himself to Al Muhijaroun, dropping leaflets, attending Bakri’s lectures and influencing other young men to take up violent Jihad.

He later recorded a martyrdom video for Palestinian terror group Hamas, before strapping on a vest filled with explosives and becoming the first foreign suicide bomber in Israel’s history.

Wolverhampton-born Hassan Butt, who has since renounced extremism, also previously acted as a spokesman for Al Muhijaroun. He was arrested after claiming he helped to recruit 200 Muslims to fight for the Taliban against British troops in Afghanistan.

via Inside Islam4UK: How Birmingham boys turn to terror – Sunday Mercury.

He defiantly says that he “challenges anyone to prove any of our members have been involved in any violent activities“, as if those boys’ stories were completely not related to him. But he was one of the leaders of Al Muhajiroun together with Omar Bakri Mohammed.

Secondly, he also says he “is smiling because Shariah is coming to Britain”.

So, why hasn’t he been deprived of the social benefits all English citizens are paying for him to glorify Jihad and ask for Shariah Law?

PS: Where is UNICEF? Oh, I forgot: it is just making friends with terrorist entities.

Jihadists groom children in the UK under 10

Police have identified children as young as seven being groomed for terrorism, with some expressing a wish to become suicide bombers.

Up to 10 primary school pupils, aged between seven and 10, have been placed on a government outreach programme for individuals considered at risk of being radicalised and turning to violence.

Some have taken inspiration from jihadi websites or after viewing extremist material in Islamic bookshops.

One child was referred to the programme by his teacher after writing on a school book: “I want to be a suicide bomber.”

Other youngsters were identified by their parents after suddenly adopting traditional Muslim dress or espousing extremist views.

At least 228 people, mostly teenagers and young men aged 15-24, have been referred to the anti-terrorism Channel project after being singled out as “potentially vulnerable to violent extremism”.

“For people to be identified there have to be distinct changes in behaviour and warning signs,” said Craig Denholm, deputy chief constable of Surrey police who oversees the programme. “We assess each one on its own merits. There is a very small number of children aged seven, eight and nine.”

via Jihadists groom children in the UK under 10 – Times Online.

Just the same as we have seen very recently in Pakistan.

Pakistan: Taliban brainwashes kids with visions of virgins

Shocking news, who would have thought this???… 🙄

Part of the compound consists of four rooms — each wall adorned with brightly colored paintings in clear contrast to the barren and harsh landscape surrounding it. The children were told that this was what awaited them in heaven.

Each of the images has a river flowing through it. Some have people playing in the water. Others have women lining the banks.

The military says that the children are told that these are rivers of milk and honey, that the women are the virgins that await them in heaven. That the children were told that they will live in the company of the holy prophet and be served feasts.

One has a home similar to the mud homes in the area which the military says is meant to invoke memories of where the children are from but with a beautiful mountainous green backdrop. Written across it are the words “Long live the Taliban of the mountains.”

The images may appear simple. But for the children from this part of Pakistan they are captivating. They grow up in abject poverty surrounded by dirt-colored mountains with treacherous gullies and valleys with no exposure to the outside world. They are gullible and easily manipulated.

via Pakistan: Taliban brainwashes kids with visions of virgins –


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Nigeria: Clashes with yet another Islamic sect leave 35 dead

Firstly it was Boko Haram sect. Now, it’s Yan Kala-Kato:

Atiku Yusif Kafur, Bauchi State Police Commissioner, told a press conference that 35 members of an Islamic sect known as Yan Kala-Kato – including its leader Malam Badamasi – were killed on Monday by a joint army and police squad at Zango, about three kilometres from the state capital.”We have made arrest of twenty people, eleven adults and nine youth and fourteen were injured. We carted away weapons from the group leader’s house, including cutlasses and knives,” he stated.

Fighting broke out at Zango on the outskirts of the city of Bauchi in the afternoon hours of Dec. 28 just after a sermon delivered by the sect’s leader created sharp divisions within the group.

Badamasi, who had been sick for some time, was under pressure to step down; he is reported to have delivered a provocative sermon to his followers that triggered a violent fight within the group, resulting in the death of three members.

via Nigeria: Fears for the Future as Religious Violence Claims 35.

According to SOS Childer’s Village :

Red Cross humanitarian workers estimate that most of the victims—two thirds–were children under 15 years old.

Most of these children were students of Islam and Arabic who had come from outside the city. Local officials have it that any children killed would have been either struck by vehicles or trampled by crowds fleeing the chaos.

Twenty suspected fundamentalist sect members were arrested, including 11 young people. It is not uncommon for impressionable young people (young men especially), to be recruited by extremist organizations.

More abuse on children. Any word from UNICEF?

Pakistan: 14-year-old Ghani was kidnapped, trained by Talibans to be a suicide bomber

The story of Usman Ghani, a 14-year-old schoolboy and would-be suicide bomber who managed to flee the Taliban reflects the tragic tales of hundreds of young Pakistanis brainwashed by militants to carry out terror attacks in the country.

The Sunday Times said in a report that Ghani was forcibly removed from his family and trained as a suicide bomber.

Living in Khar, headquarters of Bajaur Agency, Ghani was an easy target for the Taliban who controlled the area with their arms and fundamentalist beliefs.

…Tactics: Ghani was subjected to months of indoctrination, was imprisoned with two other teenage boys and forced to listen to militant sermons every night. “They told us that a suicide attack is the direct path to paradise, where beautiful women and all the happiness of life are waiting for you,” he said. “They said we were lucky to have been chosen by God for this noble purpose.”

via Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan – Brainwashed would-be teen bomber flees Taliban.

Where’s the nobility in killing someone treacherously? And has something to say UNICEF about this?

China: The search for the stolen children

What a paradise… 😯

Such cases are astonishingly common in China, where the government estimates that between 30,000 and 60,000 children are abducted every year by child-smuggling rings. Many are sold onwards to mines and factories looking for cheap labour or families who, partly because of China’s one-child policy, are desperate for a male heir.Most of those who go missing are boys, who reportedly can fetch upwards of $5,000 on the black market, while girls are said to sometimes sell for as little as $500. While most of those kidnapped are trafficked within China, some are sold abroad to Southeast Asia and occasionally onwards to North America.

… Parents of the missing have received a charge of hope this year from a government campaign that has resulted in the rescue of 2,169 kidnapped children, some only a few months in age, others now as old as 25.

…But in southern Guangdong province, where China’s child-snatching problem is at its most rampant, Mr. Sun and other parents believe the local police are as much a part of the problem as the solution. Children in the factory towns of China’s Pearl River Delta are seen as easier prey because their parents often work long hours, and are too poor to afford child care, forcing them to leave their children to play outside by themselves.

via The search for China’s stolen children – The Globe and Mail.

Somalia: raped 13-year-old girl stoned to death for "being an adulterer" (UPDATED)

A 13-year-old girl who said she had been raped was stoned to death in Somalia after being accused of adultery by Islamic militants, a human rights group said. Dozens of men stoned Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow to death Oct. 27 in a stadium packed with 1,000 spectators in the southern port city of Kismayo, Amnesty International and Somali media reported, citing witnesses.
The Islamic militia in charge of Kismayo had accused her of adultery after she reported that three men had raped her, the rights group said. Initial local media reports said Duhulow was 23, but her father told Amnesty International she was 13. Some of the Somali journalists who first reported the killing later told Amnesty International that they had reported she was 23 based upon her physical appearance.
Calls to Somali government officials and the local administration in Kismayo rang unanswered Saturday. “This child suffered a horrendous death at the behest of the armed opposition groups who currently control Kismayo,” David Copeman, Amnesty International’s Somalia campaigner, said in a statement Friday.

Dhimmi Watch: Amnesty International: “Woman” stoned to death in Somalia was 13-year-old rape victim

I’m not hearing the outrage, the international campaign, the demonstrations… I only hear the silence over this poor girl’s horrible death.

I update the post to link Xantippa’s post on this. I understand perfectly well why she is sooo angry. The question is why there are so very few people who are angry…

The price of Chinese medals

Click in each photo: this is real torture…

More photos here.

By the way, the Chinese Olympic gymnasts whose age was disputed, has been confirmed as legitimate. Well, not soo quickly:

However, the gymnastics federation says it continues to investigate the ages of Chinese gymnasts who competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, particularly Dong Fangxiao and Yang Yun.

The federation says the explanations and evidence provided so far to verify the girls’ ages are not satisfactory.

So were they or weren’t they old enough to compete?