An imprisoned Potomac doctor convicted 10 years ago of pummeling his wife to death with a rubber mallet is seeking to be set free as early as this year.
Zakaria Oweiss, a once-popular obstetrician, has been a model inmate among a “larger and angrier population,” according to court filings. The 68-year-old writes medical columns for the prison newsletter, referees soccer matches and facilitates antiviolence discussion groups. Oweiss’s request to reduce his 30-year sentence, made possible by a controversial state law and scheduled to be heard in court Thursday, has revived a notorious case known for its stunning brutality and the way it tore a family apart.
But one thing has not changed, according to Montgomery County prosecutors: Oweiss refuses to show any acceptance of responsibility or any remorse. In court filings, they say he should serve the full length of his original sentence.
“The defendant deserves every minute of 30 years,” prosecutor Donna Fenton wrote.
Prosecutors also recounted vivid details of the crime. Enraged over wife Marianne’s infidelity, Oweiss struck in their basement. “The brutality of that attack was almost beyond description and well exceeds comprehension,” prosecutors wrote. “Oweiss struck his wife of 22 years, the mother of their two sons, at least seven times on the head.”
Read the rest: Muslim Honor Killer Has No Remorse.
What kind of honor comes from killing your wife, your daughter or your sister for frailties of the human condition? This is tribal mentality, a medieval consciousness where men are the masters and women are the slaves, commodities, possessions to be used and abused (see Koran, Sira 4:34). This is a low level of existence.
Female genital mutilation is on the rise in the United States, according to a
report by Sanctuary for Families, an American agency specialising in gender-based violence.
FGM is the most horrendous crime that can be done to a female. It takes away her womanhood and causes problems with childbirth, urination and coitus. Many cultures, including Islam, view it as a way to control the female sexual urges and keep women from “straying.” Hopefully one day, FGM will be seen as the abomination and perversion it is, and will be banished from the earth.
Atlanta, GA, USA
Eight years ago, a teacher called me from Atlanta urgently seeking advice. One of her students, a bright 15-year-old immigrant from the Gambia, confided to Ms. Smith* that she was on her way to New York where she said her father had plans to forcibly marry her to a stranger and subject her to female genital mutilation or FGM. Khadija* needed help.
A few days later, Khadija confirmed on the phone that the marriage to a man twice her age had occurred in a Harlem mosque. However, her teacher misunderstood the mentioned procedure. Khadija told me she had been genitally excised as a baby and was scarred. She was scheduled to visit a Manhattan East Side surgeon to “deinfibulate” her to ease the consummation of her arranged marriage.
Read the rest: FGM in United States.
Between 130 and 150 million women are victims of genital mutilation – most of them are Africans, Deutsche Welle reports. Now, doctors, teachers and social workers in Germany report being confronted by this practice in ever growing numbers.
Read the rest: FGM in Germany.
AROUND 2,000 girls in Bristol are at risk of falling victim to an illegal operation that can cause death or serious illness.
Read the rest: FGM in England.
There were signs that her traditional Muslim family may have been struggling in the U.S. even before Shaima Alawadi was murdered: Court documents say she was contemplating a divorce, and her teenage daughter was resisting an arranged marriage.
Authorities initially believed Alawadi died as part of a hate crime. Now, they say the Iraqi-American woman was killed by her husband during a domestic dispute.
The suspect, Kassim Alhimidi, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a murder charge during a brief appearance via a video monitor in Superior Court, where the couple’s teenage daughter Fatima Alhimidi cried quietly in the courtroom in El Cajon.
Kassim Alhimidi was ordered held without bail after prosecutors noted he recently traveled to Iraq and was a flight risk. If convicted, he could face 25 years to life in prison.
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A Muslim man from Minnesota, who police say followed his step-daughter to Michigan to kill her in an “Honor Killing,” has been found guilty by a jury.
Rahim Alfetlawi, 47, was convicted Friday of first-degree premeditated murder by a Macomb County Circuit Court jury. He is scheduled to be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole on November 15th.
Alfetlawi was charged in the death of his 20-year-old stepdaughter, Jessica Mokdad, at her grandmother’s home in Warren, MI, in April 2011.
A conservative Muslim, he told police the gun accidentally went off when he pulled it out, but prosecutors at his trial proved that he intentionally shot Mokdad in the head. He told police she felt the gun he carried for self-defense when she was hugging him, and that she tried to grab it, but when he tried to stop her the gun accidentally discharged.
Prosecutors have said the motive was rooted in the fact that Alfetlawi had been sexually abusing Mokdad and that she might go public with the assaults.
Anti-Islam activists said her death was an example of an Islamic “Honor Killing” because the step-daughter was “not following customary traditional Muslim ways.
Read the rest: Muslim Man Convicted of Honor Killing.
His actions are normative for many men in Islamic countries who are still governed internally by a shame/blame Master/Slave tribal consciousness based on force. In this consciousness, men are the masters and women and children and those captured in jihad are the slaves. Women are inferior in all ways to men, chattel who can be bought, sold and used by fathers, brothers, husbands, and sons. If women bring shame on the family by breaking the rules, then they must die.
“Customary traditional Muslim ways” are the ways of his tribe, the Koran, the Sunna of Mohammed and sharia law.
FGM in Egypt:
In the New Egypt, women fear the return of legal Female Genital Mutilation.
The New Women Foundation in Egypt put the number of women who go through FGM to be around 86 percent, while government statistics, as recent as 2008, claim nearly 91 percent of women have undergone the procedure. Current Egyptian law bans the practice of FGM and gives prison sentences to any medical staff who performs the surgery. However, many families still go to underground clinics for their daughters to have the procedure, risking permanent scars and even death.
“Why would anyone do that?” said Noha Yacoup, an activist and artist.
“Is it to further control and repress women?” Yacoup asks. “Not only are women treated as sex objects…and not worthy of independence, but to also rid a woman of her God-given sexual libido to make sure that she won’t sleep around?”
Read the rest: Women in Egypt Fear Legalization of Female Genital Mutilation.
Of course we know FGM is a problem in Egypt. It has been performed there for thousands of years. But rears its ugly head in the U.S. also, brought here by immigrants who refuse to give up the horrendous practice.
FGM in the United States:
Female genital mutilation (FGM) occurs in the US, and unfortunately has been increasing as the immigrant population grows. In 2000, based on reported cases, it was estimated that 230,000 women and girls had either undergone or where at risk of being genitally mutilated in the United States, a 35% increase from 1990. The New York Metro area has the highest levels of FGM, with 40,813 based on reported cases.
The Restoring the Rose Walkathon will occur on September 15, 2012 at Riverside Park, New York City. The event will help to raise awareness on female genital mutilation in the United States and help victims get clitoral reconstructive surgery.
Read the rest: Female Genital Mutilation in U.S. on the Rise.
And pig’s fly.
The State Department (and USAID) is a laugh. What a waste of our tax dollars! Do they really believe that they will change the doctrine of Islam, the one true religion of Allah and Mohammed, his prophet, the perfect pattern for humanity, the doctrine that expressly says women are inferior to men, that says that husbands can beat their wives, that says the majority of those in Hell are women? How do you empower women when these beliefs form the sacred laws of your religion? These imams must have been hypocrites who don’t take the ideology of Islam very seriously.
In the Islamic world, women’s rights violations are frequent occurrences. In an effort to address the epidemic, the U.S. State Department has announced that it used a curriculum to train 450 imams (Islamic leaders) from across the world. Their goal? To focus upon the issue, while driving home the “compatibility of women’s rights and Islam.”
According to the government, the imam training has been beneficial in addressing these issues, as it focused upon this apparent relationship between the Muslim faith and women’s rights.
As reported by CNS News, this revelation was announced in a report entitled, “United States Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-based Violence Globally,” which came out on August 10. It explained that the government, quote, “supported a program that promoted women’s rights by training 450 imams using a curriculum on the compatibility of women’s rights and Islam.”
The 53-page document, a collaboration between the State Department and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is part of a grander plan to help combat gender-based violence across the world. The report followed an executive order issued by Obama on that same day, which read, in part:
Under the leadership of my Administration, the United States has made gender equality and women’s empowerment a core focus of our foreign policy. This focus is reflected in our National Security Strategy, the Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development, and the 2010 U.S. Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review. Evidence demonstrates that women’s empowerment is critical to building stable, democratic societies; to supporting open and accountable governance; to furthering international peace and security; to growing vibrant market economies; and to addressing pressing health and education challenges.
Read the rest: State Department Trains Imams That Islam Compatible With Women’s Rights.
When Islam is at war with a country such as the USA, that country’s women are fair game for rape for they are seen as jihad captives. It is sunna and was part of life for Mohammed and his warriors. Rape is also a way to humiliate the Kafirs and reduce their standing in the community.
Colorado Springs police arrested five Iraqi men Tuesday in connection with what they called a “rare” and “horrific” sexual assault on a woman early July 22. The arrests included one man who was a central character in an Army’s sergeant’s memoir of an Iraq deployment.
Sarmad Fadhi Mohammed and Jasim Mohammed Hasin Ramadon were taken into custody on suspicion of sexual assault. Mustafa Sataar Al Feraji, Ali Mohammed Hasan Al Juboori and Yasir Jabbar Jasim were arrested on suspicion of accessory to sexual assault. All are in their 20s.
Lt. Howard Black, who heads the Police Department’s special victim’s unit, said the severity of the attack made it rare in the city, adding that the woman’s injuries could have been life-threatening.
“We don’t see these types of assaults typically in Colorado Springs,” he said.
Ramadon was featured in “A Soldier’s Promise,” a combat memoir by Army First Sgt. Daniel Hendrex published in 2009 . . . . According to reviews, Ramadon encountered Hendrex’s soldiers in December 2003, and pleaded with them to arrest him in exchange for key information about local insurgents. . . Later, in exchange for his services, Hendrex helped Ramadon immigrate to the United States.
Continue reading 5 Muslim Men Arrested for Horrific Sexual Assault in Colorado
Below are the second and third part of video discussions on FrontPage Mag by three women who have left Islam. All women who value their human rights should see these.
Part 2: Three Ex-Muslim Women Escape from Sharia
Part 3: Three Ex-Muslim Women: Redemption after Escape from Sharia