Friday, February 28, 2014

Gang Rape Victim In Sudan Charged With "Indecent Acts"

Another example of how oppressed women are in Islam.

An 18-year-old woman in Khartoum is gang-raped by seven Sudanese men, efforts to report the crime are ignored, and she gets penalized.

Apparently, the young Ethiopian migrant was lured into an empty property, while seeking housing, where she was then raped by seven men who videotaped the atrocity and then posted it on social media sites 6 months after the attack. Only then were the men arrested and tried.

The punishment for the men:

Three were sentenced to 100 lashes for adultery.
Two were given 40 lashes and fines for indecent acts.
One received 40 lashes and a hefty fine for distributing indecent material.
The seventh rapist- off scott-free because of insufficient evidence.

Punishment for the woman, who is now 9 months pregnant:

"During the trial, she was found guilty of committing “Indecent Acts,” sentenced to a month in prison, which has been suspended, and fined 5,000 Sudanese Pounds (about $961.00). She has also been threatened with “punishment for illegal entry” under Sudan’s immigration law and faces a prison sentence of 1 to 2 years and/or a fine, followed by expulsion."

She could have received a death sentence (stoning) since she was initially charged with adultery, but was able to prove she was divorced, so those charges were dropped.

Source: Amnesty International

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Boko Haram Massacres More Sleeping Students In Nigeria

I saw a headline on a Facebook page which I assumed was a link to an old article.  That often happens. But no, Nigeria's Boko Haram animals slaughtered 43 sleeping students around 2.a.m. at a secondary boarding school (Federal Government College) in the north eastern town of Buni Yadi.

The attackers reportedly hurled explosives into student residential buildings, sprayed gunfire into rooms and hacked a number of students to death.
A senior medical source at the Sani Abacha Specialist Hospital in Yobe's capital Damaturu said the gunmen only targeted male students and that female students were "spared".
July 2013 over 40 people were killed at another school, most of them children, some burned alive.

And last September more than 40 were gunned down while sleeping at an agriculture training school. At least a thousand have lost their lives since Boko Haram has ramped up its fight to establish an Islamic state in northern Nigeria.

In a video sent to AFP last week, Boko Haram's purported leader, Abubakar Shekau, said he would continue his relentless campaign of violence on anyone who supports democracy or so-called Western values.
President Goodluck Jonathan has said he is trying to get them to end the violence and to

 lay down their arms and engage in talks to address their grievances.
But it's quite obvious what they want - an extreme Islamic state - and they're certainly not going to end the violence until that happens. I'm not sure why these world leaders seem to think they can negotiate with extremists like the Taliban, Boko Haram or Al-Shabaab.

More on the story here.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Taliban and Al-Qaeda Condemn "Merciless Killings" Of Muslims In C. African Republic

It seems that the Afghan Taliban and factions of al-Qaeda are condemning the violence in the Central African Republic. They want the Christians to stop killing the Muslims in that country.

In a statement released Saturday, the Taliban condemned the “merciless killings” of Muslims at the hands of “bloodthirsty militias” as the world sits “idly by.”
It warned that the situation threatens the peaceful coexistence of Muslims and Christians throughout Africa and urged the international community - including the pope - to stop the bloodshed.
 Ethnic-cleansing (as the U.N. is calling the violence in CAR) is an abomination, but who are they- the Taliban and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb- to complain about the bloodshed? Those prolific purveyors of violence talking about peaceful co-existence? Tell that to  all the Christians (and fellow Muslims) that have been massacred by the likes of Boko Haram in Nigeria, and al-Shabaab in Somalia.

AQIM, of course blames, France (with its peacekeeping team there) and is calling for attacks on French interests.

“To the leaders and rulers of France: Know and be sure, that your crimes will not go unpunished,” AQIM said.
The group urged Muslims not to remain silent about the events, saying “they are ugly massacres inflicted upon the Muslims there, before the eyes and ears of what claim to be international peacekeeping forces.”
It's thanks to al-Qaeda's global reach that there's a rising backlash against Muslims in countries like CAR and Myanmar. People have had it. If the Taliban, al-Qaeda and all the Muslim extremist groups that exist in the world put down their weapons and suicide vests, and set aside their inflammatory rhetoric and goals of establishing a worldwide caliphate, only then will there be a chance for peaceful co-existence.

The recent attacks against Muslims in CAR seem to be, in part, a response to Muslim rebels raping and killing Christians in that country without any repercussions, hence the formation of Christian militias.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Fatwa Against Moving To Mars

UPDATE: Here's Mars One's response to the UAE fatwa.

According to the Brit tabloid Daily Star, some Muslim leaders have issued a fatwa against packing your things and moving to mars. Yes, the planet. The Star is a little like our National Enquirer, although the story sounds more like something you'd find on those satire sites like The Onion or the Daily Currant. Or maybe not, since there have been a plethora of fatwas that sound ludicrous but are all too true.

The latest came after the Mars One organisation claimed it would settle on the planet’s surface by 2023.

It prompted the religion’s leaders to point out that living on the planet would be a potentially suicidal move as there is no way back to Earth. Islam does not allow suicide.

The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment, based in the United Arab Emirates, said: “Such a one-way journey poses a real risk to life, and that can never be justified in Islam.”

Potential astronauts would end up dying for no “righteous reason” and would face the same punishment in the after-life as someone who had committed suicide.

Over 200,000 people, including 500 Saudis and Arabs, have applied to take part in the Mars One quest.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Kuwaiti Man's Reasons For Naming His Son "George Bush"

Love this story.

Nayef al-Mutairi, a Kuwaiti man who has captured and held captive by Iraqis during the 1990 invasion of Kuwait, had a wife who was pregnant at the time. He made a promise to name the child either "George Bush" or "Margaret Thatcher" depending on the gender of the baby. They had a boy.

“At home we call him Bush, but his friends call him George."

In response to criticism for that decision on social media sites he said:

“It would have been better for those who don’t like Bush to liberate Kuwait and not make us need [the former U.S. president’s] services at the time.

In spite of the criticism- though why it's come to light now, I've no clue- the son

"...lives a normal life and has no problems because of his name.”

More on the story along with a picture of father and son.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Young UK Muslims Claim Valentine's Day Is Un-Islamic, Just For Kuffars

Young UK Muslims talk about how Valentine's Day is un-Islamic, Haram (forbidden). It's only for Kuffars, Christians and pagans.

From the YouTube channel "Need4khilafah" -Islamic State.

Hope y'all had a lovely Valentine's Day.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Arab Voice Of Donald Duck Proud He Was Fired For Anti-Israel Tweets

The Arabic voice of Donald Duck used to be Egyptian Wael Mansour until he started tweeting anti-Israel posts which resulted in a big fat pink slip. And he's dang proud of the fact that he was fired. He posted that on Twitter too.

“Disney decided I am no longer the official voice of Donald Duck in its middle-east dubbed cartoons because of an anti-Zionism tweet. Proud!”

He told al-Arabiya:

“I am proud of what happened, I do not regret it at all as it was exactly how I felt at that time.”

“I am against Zionism and Israel but I love the Jews,” He highlighted several times during the conversation clarifying that he even got text messages from Jews telling him that they respected his opinion.

He loves the Jews?  Doubt that very much, but he does respect and understand Disney's decision to fire him.
“Now, I understand what they come from especially that it is an International organization which cares about its image.” 
The Twitter post that led to the firing was:

 “I truly wish #Israel is demolished, I hate Zionism, I have so much hate inside me with every single child they murder or land they seize!”
Yes we are free to say whatever we like, but we will suffer the consequences for that freedom.

Jon Stewart Blasts Obama's U.S. Ambassador Choices

There was a time when the bulk of U.S. ambassadors were career diplomats. Yes, there were some political appointees, but most were culled from the State Department's diplomatic corps. At least that's how it was when my dad was in the Foreign Service. However, it seems that more and more are now being appointed by the man living in the White House.  Called 'political appointees' these people are given leadership of an embassy in a foreign land often without any qualifications. According to NPR, Barack Obama had said he wanted to rely on career diplomats for ambassadorships, but that isn't quite how things turned out.  The State Department's American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) claims that Obama has named more political appointees in his second term than any prior president, including soap opera producer Colleen Bell who was recently assigned to Hungary. Bell apparently had no clue what the U.S. "strategic interests" are in Hungary, but was a big-time donor to Obama's presidential campaign. In response to that question by Sen. John McCain, Bell responded:

"Well, we have our strategic interests, in terms of what are our key priorities in Hungary, I think our key priorities are to improve upon, as I mentioned, the security relationship and also the law enforcement and to promote business opportunities, increase trade ..." 
In response to gaffes like the above, the AFSA is writing up a list of qualifications for non-career ambassadors: including knowledge of what our strategic interests are.

Or what about having traveled to the country where they are about to be assigned?  Not the case with several recent Obama appointees. Businessman George Tsunis has never been to Norway, Noah Bryson Mamet has never been to Argentina,  Robert Barber has never been to Iceland.  However, they all raised beaucoup bucks for Obama:  Tsunis raised $850,000, Mamet $500,000 and Barber $1.6 million. Watch Jon Stewart poke fun at this corruption.

Not all political appointees are unqualified, however.

Ronald Neumann, president of the American Academy of Diplomacy, doesn't have anything against political appointees: His father was one.

However, unlike some of the campaign "bundlers" — wealthy fund-raisers who bundle contributions from a variety of donors — getting nominations in the Obama administration, Neumann's father was a professor of international relations, who had traveled and written extensively about the Middle East before serving as ambassador to Afghanistan, Morocco and Saudi Arabia.

"He was an enormously competent appointee who served four presidents, three embassies and two parties, which is kind of unusual," Neumann says of his father. The two men used to joke that they "came into the foreign service together" — his father at the top and Neumann at the bottom.

Neumann believes all ambassadors need to be vetted.

"There is a law, which both parties ignore, about ambassadors needing to be qualified: the Foreign Service Act of 1980,"  "People still get through even if they are manifestly not qualified."
Obviously no-one pays much attention to that law.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Gender Neutral Person Sues Company $518,682 Over Use Of Pronouns

And another one for the frivolous law suit file, this time from Portland, Oregon.

Valeria Jones- a person who does not identify as either male or female- wants $518,682 in damages from the catering company she worked for because co-workers kept using female nouns and pronouns to address her. She's suing Bon Appétit Management $500,000.00 for "pronoun pain and humiliation", and $18,682.00 for lost wages and benefits. There is no mention in the lawsuit what she actually wanted to be called other than the very vague "gender neutral pronouns." Apparently she looked like a woman, and Valeria sounds like a female name to me, but she took umbrage with being called "lady" and "miss." Would she have preferred "hey you" or "it." And if she truly has no connection with either gender, perhaps she should have dressed in a gender neutral manner, and changed her name to a gender neutral one. How about Beverly, Jordan, Jean?

Jones eventually quit after starting her job in March 2013.

More on Daily Caller.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Aussie Imam Charged With Marrying 12-Year-Old Girl To 26-Year-Old Man

26-year-old Lebanese Muslim guy moves to Australia in 2013 on a student visa, hooks up with a 12-year-old girl (also Muslim, I assume), and eventually moves to Sydney with the pre-pubescent in tow. In spite of the fact that pre-marital sex is forbidden in Islam, they apparently were doing the deed, and were eventually married by a Pakistan-born imam in early 2014. Since you have to be 18 to get married in Australia, and since Lebanese guy was having sex with a 12-year-old, they're both in a tad bit of trouble. Imam has been charged with "solemnization of a marriage by an unauthorized person." And pedophile hubby is facing "25 counts of sexual intercourse with a child between 10 and 14 years" and is currently sitting in jail awaiting his day in court. The imam received conditional bail and will face the music on April 2nd.

For some reason the parents of the girl have yet to be charged, although they should be.

Source: Al Arabiya

To Solve Traffic Problems In Dubai Poor People Could Be Banned From Owning Cars

Too much traffic? Too many cars on the road? Dubai is contemplating a novel way of solving that problem- increase cost of gasoline, parking fees, insurance, and, here's the kicker, limiting car ownership to those making over a certain amount of money. In other words, only the rich will wind up being allowed to drive those fancy gold Lamborghinis on the roads of Dubai, if the director general of Dubai Municipality, Hussain Lootah, has his way.

“Everybody has their luxury life,” said Hussain Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality. “but the capacity of our roads cannot take all of these cars without ownership laws.”

A salary limit scheme that would restrict car ownership to those earning above a certain monthly income is one of several options that could be considered.

“We should increase parking fees, increase fuel costs, insurance prices,” he said. “It costs Dh30 [in Germany] to park for half an hour — Dh1 per hour in Dubai.”

Carpooling?  No way.

“There are more than 200 nationalities in Dubai,” he said. “I can’t see [education and awareness] having an effect, and soft [regulations] don’t work any more. Even in Europe and America it doesn’t work. Unless you go hard, no one will obey.”
More on the story here.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Suicide Bombing Trainer Kills Students- By Accident In Iraq

More than twenty one would-be-suicide bombers and terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria had an early date with "death" when the suicide vest their teacher was using to demonstrate its use forgot to make sure there was no live ammunition. So, boom, and bye-bye. They were being instructed on how to make car bombs somewhere outside of Baghdad. About 22 were arrested, 12 of whom were wounded and 10 who were captured as they tried to escape.

Ah, poetic justice and karma rolled into one.

More here, and here.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Atlanta ChemTrail Snow Conspiracy Debunked

I missed this one, but the conspiracy-theory crackpots came out en-masse claiming that the massive snow storm that hit Atlanta recently was a result of chemtrails because the snow balls they tried to melt with a butane wouldn't melt. There are a bunch of those videos on YouTube.

However, Canada's Sun News has debunked that theory in the following video:

Even one of those chemtrail conspiracy theorists has done the same thing.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Miracle Healing North Korea/Juche Style

This has to be watched to be believed.

Crippled North Korean woman gets 'healed' after gazing upon a portrait of Kim Il-sung and a young Kim Jong-il. Grand-pappy and pappy of pudge-boy Kim Jong-un.

Lower the volume because it's loud.

It's pretty darn wacky.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Reporters Tweet About The Horrific Hotel Conditions In Sochi, Russia

While Sochi, Russia is ramping up for the 2014 Winter Olympics, it's still dealing with mega problems of the preparation kind.

Aside from the terrorist threats, the city is just not ready for the hordes of visitors arriving, including the bevy of foreign journalists there to report on the games.  They have set Twitter afire with all sorts of horror stories about the half built accommodations: from broken elevators to broken mains (so no water for the guests), no heating (in the middle of winter), or in the case of one reporter- signs telling guests not to use the toilet for toilet paper. Yes, they have provided a bin to deposit said soiled t.p. but- ick!

For pictures and more tweets, click here.

Then there's the bizarre bathroom rules, courtesy of Sebastien Toutant, Canadian snowboarder. And yes, that's a fishing line in the 3rd row. Okay.

And apparently, they don't even have enough pillows for the athletes.


Wonder how Vladimir Putin feels about all of this.

Taliban Using Young Boys As Sex Slaves

Iran's PressTV is claiming that according to a report by the National Directorate of Security (NDS)- an Afghan intelligence agency- Taliban militants are hiring young boys and using them as sex slaves and for bomb attacks.

The latest revelation comes after Afghan security forces arrested several young boys during clean-up operations at militant camps in Maidan Wardak Province.

Sources say the boys have been beaten, drugged, and sexually assaulted by Taliban commanders.

Although one has to consider the source (re. the veracity of the claims), it's not uncommon for Afghan men to have sex with teenage boys. In fact they have a name for it: Bacha Bazi. So this is not outside the realm of possibility.

So, homosexuality in Islam can result in death, but pederasty is totally cool.

More here, and here.