Saturday, May 29, 2010

Islam in the News

What kind of world do we live in when stories like these no longer shock us?

NO LONGER SURPRISING STORY #1

SHEIKHUPURA, PAKISTAN (ANS) -- Sidra Sarwar, a fourteen-year-old Christian girl, has been allegedly raped by three Muslim men and held in captivity for about three months, ANS has learned.

According to Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan (SLMP), Muhammad Khalid, a Muslim man used indecent language against her when she was walking through the local fields in August 2009.

The organization then alleged that Khalid and two accomplices kidnapped Sidra at gun point on August 28, 2009 at 5 pm.

The ministry said that each of the three kidnappers allegedly raped Sidra for a month. The SLMP said that Muhammad Khalid married Sidra after she became pregnant to avoid being prosecuted.

SLMP said Sidra managed to escape from captivity and reached her family on December 20, 2009.

“The poor family tried best to get a case registered against Khalid and his fellows but failed. After a month some Christian elders helped Sidra and pressurized local police and finally the Police First Information Report was registered against the culprits on January 20, 2010”, said Sohail Johnson, Chief Coordinator of SLMP.

Johnson told ANS that when police officers conducted a raid to arrest culprits they (the police) discovered that they had secured a pre-arrest bail.

The Christian rights activist told ANS that the culprits got away with rape and kidnapping after Muhammad Khalid produced wedding certificate in the court.

The SLMP said the police declared culprits innocent on May 13, 2010.

Mr. Johnson told ANS that Sidra is 8 months pregnant. He added, “The girl and her family are allegedly receiving threats from the culprits to stop them from pursuing justice”. Source.

NO LONGER SURPRISING STORY #2

U.K. An obsessed schoolboy of 14 who murdered his ex-girlfriend and her sister in an arson attack on their home in revenge for being dumped is facing a life sentence.

Akmol Miah targeted Maleha Masud, 15, and got his cousin to help him pour petrol through her family's letterbox and light it while they slept.

During his trial Miah could not be named because of his age but a judge today took the unusual step of lifting the reporting restriction because of the seriousness of the case.

The Old Bailey heard he had been in an on-off relationship with Maleha for only three months but during that time contacted her 1,679 times by texts or telephone.

She kept the relationship secret from her mother because it had not been approved by her traditional Muslim family.

Miah tried to exploit her fear by threatening to tell her mother if they did not stay together.

When she finally ended it for good he told Maleha: 'I'm going to f*** your family up', the court heard.

He searched on Google for 'how to burn someone's house down' the day before the attack on her home in Tooting, south London, at 4.30am on June 21 last year - and later celebrated his success by storing a picture of the burnt house as his computer screensaver, the jury was told.

Prosecutor Jonathan Laidlaw said: 'His feelings for Maleha spiralled completely out of control. He became so obsessed with her that if he could not have her, nobody else could.'

As the fire raged, Maleha's mother Rubina, 55, and older brother Zain, 24, a City banker, managed to jump to safety from a window. Other brother Junaid, 18, was lucky to survive after being rescued by firefighters.

Both Maleha and her sister Nabiha, 21, who had recently become engaged, were also pulled from the blaze.

But Maleha had suffered carbon monoxide poisoning and brain damage and died three days later in hospital. Nabiha, who was also poisoned by the fumes from the fire, died a month later in hospital. Read more.

NO LONGER SURPRISING STORY #3

LAHORE: The leader of a madrassa allegedly abducted a minor Hindu girl from Rahim Yar Khan and did not let her parents meet their daughter, claiming that the girl had converted to Islam and no longer wanted to meet her “non-Muslim relatives”.

Radha (13) was abducted in December 2009, her parents told Daily Times, adding that they had “knocked on every door stretching from the president of Pakistan to Punjab chief minister and chief secretary, but to no avail”. “Local police, including the former and current district police officers of Rahim Yar Khan, are supporting the people who abducted Radha and are neither registering a first information report (FIR) against the accused, nor are they taking any action to recover the girl from the custody of Abdul Jabbar and Naveed,” they alleged.

Several human rights activists and local Hindu leaders have termed the incident “another case of forced conversion” and slammed the government for not addressing the concerns of the victim’s family.

Mehnga Ram – Radha’s father – told Daily Times that his daughter had been missing since December 21, 2009, and that the family had searched for her everywhere before some friends informed them that their girl was in the possession of the leader of the Darul Aloom in Khanpur.

“We went to the Abdul Jabbar, the head of the madrassa, and others and requested them that our girl be returned to us.”

Forget the girl: They initially denied that Radha was in their custody, but later admitted the fact only to then tell us that they could not allow us to meet our daughter since she had converted to Islam and did not want to see any of her non-Muslim relatives,” the father said, adding that he then went to the authorities, seeking to register an FIR against the culprits, but the police said they could not register an FIR because the “girl had converted and the family should just forget the matter”. Read more.

NO LONGER SURPRISING STORY #4

GUJRANWALA, Pakistan, May 25 (CDN) — A Christian who accused a Muslim of raping his 12-year-old daughter has fled his town in Punjab Province with his family following death threats and police pressure to drop the case.

Citing “continuous threats” to take his life, Zafar Masih left Gujranwala’s predominantly Muslim town of Nai Abadi Tatlay Aali within 10 days of accusing Ali Ahmed, a 28-year-old businessman, of beating and raping his daughter on May 12.

His daughter, whose name was withheld, told Compass that her employer, Ahmed, beat and raped her when she went to his home, where she worked as a house servant. When she arrived she was surprised to find him at home in his room, she said.

“He grabbed my hair and asked me to sleep with him,” she said, amid tears. “I refused to let him have sexual relations with me, which enraged him.”

Her body marred with bruises, she said he tore her clothes and she screamed, but no one else was in the home to hear her.

“Ali Ahmed overpowered me, and all my efforts were futile even though I strained with all my energy to stop him,” she said. “After getting stigmatized, I was threatened with dire consequences and the slaying of my whole family if I told about the rape.”

The oldest of four children, she fled the house and immediately sent her younger brother to call her father, who was working in a nearby field, she said.

Masih, her father, said he immediately went to Tatlay Aali police station and submitted an application to file a First Information Report against Ahmed. Station House Officer Inspector Iqbal Ojjhra refused, he said, and began to pressure him to withdraw the application.

A powerful local politician along with the area’s largest land owner, Imtiyaz Kharral, have since threatened to maim or kill him, Masih said. Read more.

NO LONGER SURPRISING STORY #5

Islamabad: May 19, 2010. (PCP) A Christian girl who was kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam has been reunited with her family after three years apart. Tina Barkat, now 28, was kidnapped by the family of her friend Sobia, who together with her uncle forced her to convert to Islam and marry one of their relatives, Qaiser.

Tina tried to escape from the family several times but says it was not until the security around her was relaxed following the birth of her second baby to Qaiser that she was able to escape.

She alleges that while she was forced to live with Qaiser and his family, his parents were very abusive towards her and her husband used to beat her.

She is now with her family and does not wish to return to her Muslim husband. His family have reacted by registering a case against Tina and her family.

Her father, Barkat Masih, an elder in his local church, was detained illegally by the police over the incident but was freed after CLAAS appealed to the high court.

He told CLAAS that the police did not help him when he went to them in a bid to secure Tina’s release. Instead of registering a kidnapping case against Sobia’s family, he says the police threatened him and told him not to come back to register a complaint again because his daughter had already converted to Islam and therefore had no further relationship with them - the custom in Pakistan when a person converts and marries into a Muslim family. Read more.

And what's the Muslim response? "Oh, David, we don't agree with any of this. Of course, these things don't bother us enough to actually do something about them, so the practices will continue. After all, we've got better things to do, like complain about cartoons. If you join Islam, David, you too can develop a completely warped sense of morality."

25 comments:

GreekAsianPanda said...

This is very, very horrible and I pray for the safety of people who are persecuted and that the Muslims who did this might see the truth and repent of their sins before the one true God.

However, I have to wonder: How does this line up with Islam? Raping and beating young Christian girls, killing one's girlfriend after being dumped, and kidnapping Hindu and Christian girls and forcing them to convert is something I have never seen commanded in the Quran. Yes, this happens a lot in Muslim lands, but it doesn't mean Islam condones it, right? So what was the point of posting these?

A Muslim could easily find some news reporting of a Christian doing horrible things (even if the actions of the Christian are condemned in the Bible). I just heard recently that a pastor was arrested for killing his wife when she confronted him about sexually molesting their children. You don't think that shows anything about Christianity, do you? Then what about those news reports you posted?

David Wood said...

Muslims are allowed to have sex with their captives (4:24). According to Fatwas, captives have no right to refuse to have sex with their captors.

So many Muslims believe that if they capture a woman, they're free to rape her.

Apollos26 said...

Maybe this post will just say that:"By their fruits you will know them."

Of course, I don't think that these rapings represent the theology of islam, but islam being an antichrist religion. of course it can't have anything good in it, there is no Holy Ghost in it, so the fruits will be this and these news just show that nobody that could help, is doing something against it!

Odo said...

So what do the ladies out there think it would be like living in ISLAMIC Pakistan (with Sharia)?

You have: just been brutally ravaged by some animal, you have all the evidence in the world for rape, your emotionally and psychologically scarred so badly it will impact every decision you make for the rest of your life (not to mention the physical damage); so you go to the police station to file a report but they turn you down, cause of course you are a woman, and your accusing a man. In fact, they just don't turn you down, they ENCOURAGE you not to file! It might be un-Muslim of you ladies to do so!

The only official thing in Pakistan is Islam, Sharia, and the Taliban.

Fernando said...

Hi GreekAsianPanda... I thought you, by now, knew more aboutte islam than you do... as somme other blogger saide: is GreekAsianPanda a muslim? no, I do not think so... Am I wrongue?

Nazam said...

And,

what if these guys had been Muslims?

http://www.loonwatch.com/tag/what-if-he-were-muslim/

http://whatiftheyweremuslims.wordpress.com/

Nazam said...

I am not justifying the terrorist attacks on the Ahmadiyya Muslims in Pakistan. But to insinuate that all terrorist acts are caused my Muslims is incorrect. Here is proof to back up the claim that there are many terrorist attacks (and foiled attacks) that are done by those born to a Christian-majority country. After all, isn't that the standard to which we hold Muslim terrorists? "Yep, he's got a polysyllabic last name and his country is Muslim majority!"

http://www.lpgasmagazine.com/propane-markets/engine-fuel/twin-threats
http://archives.cnn.com/2002/US/08/23/florida.explosives/index.html (ok ok he's Jewish probably)
http://www.quackwatch.org/14Legal/hinkson.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Liberation_Front
http://www.fbi.gov/page2/april04/040904krar.htm
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2003/12/5/181053.shtml
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/11/13/national/main583390.shtml

Mac said...

Lord help us. A girl dumped you and you went to burn her house? Muslim guys really don't rejection. Yikes!

Nazam said...

Lt. Gov. Tours Mosque That Was Bombed

FBI Still Looking For Man Seen In Surveillance Video
POSTED: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

http://www.news4jax.com/news/23684961/detail.html

All Terrorists are Muslims... Except for the 94% that ain't

http://www.loonwatch.com/2010/01/not-all-terrorists-are-muslims/

Mac said...

*don't like rejection. I meant.

hugh watt said...

It's not as though i want to bash Islam for the sake of it, but when you hear what Muslims are saying and see what depths they are prepared to sink to to achieve their aims is it any wonder it's despise so much!
Which other religion/ ideology uses violence to try to get its own way and on top of it claims God commands it? I know not all Muslims are the same. Not all believe violence is Islamic, they of course have great difficulty explaining the texts that speak of violence, rape etc. I see why the Muslims on this blog try to explain these things away it's embarrassing to say the least.
When i see sites posted saying, 'look, see what violent acts non-Muslims are doing, they're no different to the terrorists;' i ask, is this suppose to make us think differently? I guess it's a bit like a Hitler Youth saying; 'i don't believe those bad things people say about him, he was a peaceful man who only attacked when attacked and his writings need a chain of ref' from reliable sources to verify what he meant!' However, when i read Islamic scholars like Badawi who twist the Bible, and others using outwittings, i need no more persuading they know exactly what they are doing. Anyone who needs to lie to make their beliefs seem good is deceived in my view.

Fernando said...

Hi Nazam...

no: a muslim actitude (suche as a muslim terrorist act) is an action made by muslim people in accordance too ortodox muslim teachings...

thanks for your attention...

Damaris said...

Islam, the religion of peace, eh? I think it can be called the religion of the Devil.

Ilena said...

"Muslims are allowed to have sex with their captives (4:24). According to Fatwas, captives have no right to refuse to have sex with their captors.

So many Muslims believe that if they capture a woman, they're free to rape her."

but this verse deals with war captives, not some women one steals in the street. nontheless, 4:24 is an insult for humankind.

i also think that islam shouldnt be judged by the acts of certain muslims (or ppl who consider themselves muslim). one can easily reject islam in respect to its teachings and persona of muhammad. at least this certainly works in my case. even when one simply looks at the faith and not ppl of that faith its enuff to dismiss islam as sth coming from true God.

David Wood said...

Ilena,

Where does the verse say that it only applies to war captives? It simply refers to "those whom your right hands possess."

And that's the problem. The Qur'an lays down verses that cry out for massive abuse and human rights violations, and people suffer for it. One Muslim may say, "But I think this only applies to war captives." Another may say, "This applies to any captive I take. The Christians here aren't paying the Jizyah, which means I am at war with them."

Odo said...

Nazam,

NO Christian attack can be carried out by Christians and justified by their texts. All Muslim attacks are in the name of Allah and can be justified by Muslim text.

Let me put it this way: all of the links you provided are completely worthless because those people are not Christians, they may call themselves Christians but their actions contradict everything found in Christian teaching.

When Muslims kill NONE of their actions contradict Muhammad's teaching and in fact are supported by Muhammad's teaching.

what if these guys had been Muslims?

Well we can speculate all day! What if they had been Muslims living in Muslim lands committing crimes against non Muslims? I think they would go unnoticed completely with help from the Muslim community.

Odo said...

Hello IIena,

Technically(at least in my opinion) those women one snatches in the street can be considered as war captives. I mean why not? As long as they are captured in dur al Harb (regions not subjected to Islam yet) then they can basically be seen as being caught in battle or the area of warfare.

The Berean Search said...

"I am not justifying the terrorist attacks on the Ahmadiyya Muslims in Pakistan. But to insinuate that all terrorist acts are caused my Muslims is incorrect."

Well Nazam, I don't recall seeing that "all terrorist acts are caused by Muslims" written anywhere in the post (can you say straw-man?). I also find it ironic that you state you are not justifying the terrorist attacks on the Ahmadiyya Muslims, but then you spend all your time posting links to acts of violence committed by non Muslims rather than condemning the attacks done by Sunni Muslims against Ahmadiyya Muslims, or condemning the attacks of Muslims against Christians.

All the links in the world won't change the fact that it was Muslims who did these things and that horrendous persecution is happening all over the world at the hands of the followers of Muhammad.

"All Terrorists are Muslims... Except for the 94% that ain't"

Let's say that your statistic is accurate and that only 6% of terrorists are Muslim. Isn't this still 6% too much? What is your standard here? - That we shouldn't worry ourselves about Islamic terrorism if the percentage is low enough?

My standard for what percentage of terrorists should be Christian is 0%. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ left no room in His teachings for His followers to be terrorists. I wish we could say the same thing about Muhammad.

mkvine said...

Nazam said "All Terrorists are Muslims... Except for the 94% that ain't"

What is 6% of One Billion Muslims? Isn't it like 60,000,000? Yikes, thats a lot of muslim terrorists!!!

minoria said...

Hello Nazam:
I can only say what I know for CERTAIN about loonwatch.Several times I wrote something very detached about some comment there and it was rejected.They are secretly anti-human rights,like oumma.com(French).

EXAMPLE
A man had said that others MISREPRESENTED the hadith where Mohamed says to kill apostates in the future.I sent a copy of the EXACT words plus which hadith it was.I said it DOES say to kill apostates in the future.

He had said Mohammed only meant to kill for TREASON.The hadith says nothing about treason to the state,only kill if they leave Islam.It was not approved.Like others.They do not appove info they know goes counter to their arguments.

GreekAsianPanda said...

Hello, Fernando.

"as somme other blogger saide: is GreekAsianPanda a muslim? no, I do not think so... Am I wrongue?"

I am not aware of any blogger ever accusing me of being a Muslim. I also can't imagine why anyone would ever conclude such a thing after reading any of my comments. No, you're not wrong; I am not a Muslim and never will I be one.

traeh said...

I wonder if there is a war in heaven over these things; if the angels hear all the suffering here, and are coming to right the wrongs...

Hank said...

Be careful as you are playing with Fire.
Hate breeds more hate.
Get infected and you don't help anyone.
Justification has nothing to do with motivation for hurting yourself.
There are non so blind as those who's vision or senses are overwhelmed with the words or actions of others.
There are better and more effective ways to handle differences.

Robenko Dan said...

Hello
My name is Dan and I am from Israel
I want to THANK you for what you are doing guys!

no one whant to hear us and no one want to belive us

GOD BLESS YOU ALL

hugh watt said...

Shalom Robenko:

לו וְעַתָּה, לָכֵן כֹּה-אָמַר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל: אֶל-הָעִיר הַזֹּאת--אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם אֹמְרִים נִתְּנָה בְּיַד מֶלֶךְ-בָּבֶל, בַּחֶרֶב וּבָרָעָב וּבַדָּבֶר.
לז הִנְנִי מְקַבְּצָם מִכָּל-הָאֲרָצוֹת, אֲשֶׁר הִדַּחְתִּים שָׁם בְּאַפִּי וּבַחֲמָתִי וּבְקֶצֶף גָּדוֹל; וַהֲשִׁבֹתִים אֶל-הַמָּקוֹם הַזֶּה, וְהֹשַׁבְתִּים לָבֶטַח.
לח וְהָיוּ לִי, לְעָם; וַאֲנִי, אֶהְיֶה לָהֶם לֵאלֹהִים.
לט וְנָתַתִּי לָהֶם לֵב אֶחָד, וְדֶרֶךְ אֶחָד, לְיִרְאָה אוֹתִי, כָּל-הַיָּמִים--לְטוֹב לָהֶם, וְלִבְנֵיהֶם אַחֲרֵיהֶם.
מ וְכָרַתִּי לָהֶם, בְּרִית עוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר לֹא-אָשׁוּב מֵאַחֲרֵיהֶם, לְהֵיטִיבִי אוֹתָם; וְאֶת-יִרְאָתִי אֶתֵּן בִּלְבָבָם, לְבִלְתִּי סוּר מֵעָלָי.
מא וְשַׂשְׂתִּי עֲלֵיהֶם, לְהֵטִיב אוֹתָם; וּנְטַעְתִּים בָּאָרֶץ הַזֹּאת, בֶּאֱמֶת--בְּכָל-לִבִּי, וּבְכָל-נַפְשִׁי. {ס}
מב כִּי-כֹה, אָמַר יְהוָה, כַּאֲשֶׁר הֵבֵאתִי אֶל-הָעָם הַזֶּה, אֵת כָּל-הָרָעָה הַגְּדוֹלָה הַזֹּאת--כֵּן אָנֹכִי מֵבִיא עֲלֵיהֶם, אֶת-כָּל-הַטּוֹבָה, אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי, דֹּבֵר עֲלֵיהֶם.
מג וְנִקְנָה הַשָּׂדֶה, בָּאָרֶץ הַזֹּאת--אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם אֹמְרִים, שְׁמָמָה הִיא מֵאֵין אָדָם וּבְהֵמָה, נִתְּנָה, בְּיַד הַכַּשְׂדִּים.
מד שָׂדוֹת בַּכֶּסֶף יִקְנוּ, וְכָתוֹב בַּסֵּפֶר וְחָתוֹם וְהָעֵד עֵדִים, בְּאֶרֶץ בִּנְיָמִן וּבִסְבִיבֵי יְרוּשָׁלִַם וּבְעָרֵי יְהוּדָה וּבְעָרֵי הָהָר, וּבְעָרֵי הַשְּׁפֵלָה וּבְעָרֵי הַנֶּגֶב: כִּי-אָשִׁיב אֶת-שְׁבוּתָם, נְאֻם-יְהוָה. {פ}

Jeremiah 32:36 "And now therefore thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning this city, whereof ye say, It shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence;

37Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely:

38And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:

39And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:

40And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.

41Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.

42For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them.

43And fields shall be bought in this land, whereof ye say, It is desolate without man or beast; it is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.

44Men shall buy fields for money, and subscribe evidences, and seal them, and take witnesses in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, and in the cities of the mountains, and in the cities of the valley, and in the cities of the south: for I will cause their captivity to return, saith the LORD."

God bless. Friend of Israel.