Saturday, May 27, 2017

Activist Judges Freeing Muslim Child-Rapists In Europe


‘He didn’t know the boy didn’t want to be raped’ court throws out migrant child sex charge: An Iraqi asylum seeker who confessed to anally raping a 10-year-old boy in an Austrian  swimming pool, claiming it was a "sexual emergency", has had his conviction overturned.

In a truly shocking twist the Suptreme Court decided the grown Iraqi man may not have realised the 10-year-old Austrian boy did not want to be sexually abused by him. Amir A, 20, was visiting the Theresienbad pool in the Austrian capital of Vienna last December as part of a trip to encourage integration. When the youngster went to the showers, Amir A. allegedly followed him, pushed him into a toilet cubicle, and violently sexually assaulted him.

Following the attack, the accused rapist returned to the pool and was practising on the diving board when police arrived, after the 10-year-old raised the alarm with the lifeguard. The child suffered severe anal injuries which had to be treated at a local children's hospital, and is still plagued by serious post-traumatic stress disorder.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Mohammad Bin Qasim: The First Pakistani?


The first Pakistani? Ever since the early 1970s, the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), has been frequently organising ‘Yaum Babul Islam’ — an event in which the party celebrates the conquest of Sindh by Arab commander Mohammad Bin Qasim (in the 8th century CE), explaining it as the ‘advent of Islam in South Asia’.

Speakers at this event also describe Qasim as the ‘first Pakistani’ and then trace and place the creation of Pakistan to the arrival of the Arab commander 1,300 years ago. Overplayed or underplayed by historians and scholars, this general from Arabia remains a mystery to many.

Curiously, the JI was originally opposed to the man who actually created Pakistan (in 1947): Mohammad Ali Jinnah. JI’s founder, Abul Ala Maududi, had found Jinnah to be steeped in the ‘Western notion’ of nationalism and too Westernised to deliver and head a Muslim state.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Breast Ironing In UK: As Widespread As FGM In Muslims


Breast-ironing to be banned in UK.
Hundreds of British mums 'breast-ironing' their daughters using red-hot rocks, hammers and spatulas. There are now calls for it to be made a criminal offence after revelations about the barbaric ritual emerged this week

Hundreds of British mums are "breast-ironing" their daughters using (heated) rocks, hammers and spatulas - with an MP now calling for the practice to be made a criminal offence. It is thought more than 1,000 women across the UK have been subjected to the barbaric ritual.

The sickening act is commonplace in parts of Muslim Africa, but those at the ­frontline of child protection say it is also happening in African Muslim communities in the UK. It has now resulted Conservative MP Jake Berry calling for "breast-ironing" to be made a criminal offence.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Manchester: Muslim Suicide-Bomber Killed Many Children


Manchester bombing: 22 people dead, 119 injured in suicide attack: At least 22 people, including many children, have died in an explosion outside a concert venue in Manchester, England, which police believe was a suicide bombing attack.

Another 59 people are being treated for injuries in eight hospitals after the suicide-bombing blast just outside the Manchester Arena, where an Ariana Grande concert had just concluded at around 10:30 p.m. local time on Monday. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, according to Reuters.

“We have been treating this as a terrorist incident and we believe, at this stage, the attack last night was conducted by one man. The priority is to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network,” Ian Hopkins, chief constable of Greater Manchester Police, said in a statement Tuesday. The police chief said the attacker was carrying an “improvised explosive device” that he detonated at the scene, causing the deaths and injuries. The attacker died at the site, Hopkins confirmed.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hellish Tales Of Vietnamese Gamblers In Cambodia


Horror Stories For Vietnamese Gamblers in Cambodia: This past week, disturbing news has emerged from the border town of Bavet in Cambodia, where four employees of the New World Casino & Hotel have been arrested.

The Khmer Times reported that local police confirmed the discovery of a body, which has been identified as 42 year old Vietnamese national. The report goes on to say that the man was discovered in his hotel room at the casino, and that the serious wounds to his throat and body left police in no doubt that he had been murdered.

After further investigations were made, the four employees were arrested. The local police force stated that the deceased had crossed over from Vietnam into Cambodia in order to gamble, and having lost his money, had taken a loan from the suspects currently in custody.

Monday, May 22, 2017

President Pence: Trump’s VP Now Sounds Like Obama


When U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Indonesia on the night of April 19 for his first state visit abroad, he clearly did not intend for his positive gestures and kind words to be construed as controversial by the very people at whom they were aimed.

"In your nation, as in mine, religion unifies, it doesn't divide," Pence said to Indonesian President Joko Widodo the following morning at the Jakarta Palace. Pence lauded Indonesia, the largest Muslim-majority country, for "its tradition of moderate Islam," which he called "an inspiration to the world."

He also toured the Istiqlal Mosque, designed by North Sumatran Christian architect Frederich Silaban for Indonesia's first president, Sukarno, who insisted it be built near the Jakarta Cathedral and Immanuel Church as a symbol of religious harmony. (Pence even managed to force his wife and two daughters to put on ugly headbags as hijabs.)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Blasphemy: Muslims' Catchall Phrase To Repress Dissent


‘Blasphemy’ And ‘Terrorism’ Are Catchall Phrases To Repress Dissent: Assertions of both have become favorite terms employed by authoritarian and autocratic leaders. “Blasphemy” has joined “terrorism” as a catchall phrase to intimidate, incarcerate and kill critics and political opponents, as well as stifle unfettered debate and settle scores.

There is, however, one difference: terrorism is a justification for curbing freedom of expression often used by governments irrespective of how democratic or undemocratic they may be. Blasphemy serves not only as a tool for governments but has also empowered religious ultra-conservatives, frenzied mobs, and extremist groups and individuals.

A four-decade long, massively funded Saudi public diplomacy campaign has created an enabling environment in Muslim-majority countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh, where alleged blasphemers and atheists have been kidnapped, abused and sometimes killed in recent months and years.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Will China’s OBOR Initiative Reach Southeast Asia?


China's ambitious One Belt One Road Initiative (OBOR).
Will OBOR really reach Southeast Asia? China has dangled various rich infrastructure initiatives to the region, but few so far have commenced due to tussles over costs, labor and sovereignty.

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged at least US$113 billion in additional funds for his US$1.3 trillion One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, also known as the new Silk Road, at a recently concluded summit held in Beijing. But how much of those pledged Chinese funds will actually be delivered to neighboring Southeast Asia?

Asia confronts an astounding US$8 trillion infrastructure-spending gap over the next decade, according to Asia Development Bank projections. Despite fast economic growth, most Southeast Asian nations lack the resources to meet those needs and are eagerly seeking external assistance for meet the financial shortfall.

Year 1199: The Beginning Of Rohingya Crisis In Burma


The immediate cause of the almost complete disappearance of organised Buddhism from northern India after the 12th century was without doubt its persecution during the Islamic invasions between the years 1001 and 1199.


The first Muslims to invade were Arabs under the leadership of Muhammad bin Kasim, who conquered Sindh in about 712, systematically destroying its Buddhist institutions, persecuting the religion’s followers and gradually converting the local populace to Islam.

(Kasim is well known in Pakistan as "The First Pakistani", for he and his army of Arab-Muslim men killed all native Buddhist and Hindu men and took their women and girls and started a new breed the Pakistanis in then Northern India.)

The next Muslim invaders were the Yamini Turks led by Sultan Mahmud, who between 1001 and 1027 launched at least 17 military incursions into India from Afghanistan with devastating consequences endured particularly by the Buddhist community.

The next large Muslim invasion took place in 1175 under Muhammad Ghuri, who made it as far as Thanesar just north of Delhi before being blocked by the united armies of the Hindus in 1191. He returned a year later and completely overwhelmed the Indians, sweeping away resistance to his eastward march.