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Honor Killing in California Update

Honor killing suspect in CaliforniaIn the spring of 2012, Shaima Alawadi wanted out of her marriage.

The 32-year-old mother had obtained paperwork to file for divorce, and at least two of her five children were aware that separation could be imminent. So was her husband.

And that, prosecutors contend, may be what led to her death.

Kassim Alhimidi, 49, is now on trial in El Cajon Superior Court charged with murder. He sobbed loudly and repeatedly Tuesday as a prosecutor delivered his opening statement, laying out much of the evidence the attorney said would point to guilt.

Read the rest: Honor Killing in California. 

More on California honor killing.

(h/t Creeping Sharia)

No Gender Equality in the Mosque

segregated-worship-for-women-in-islamWhen Matea converted to Islam in December 2013 she looked forward to joining the life of her local mosques here. Today Matea, like many Muslim women, is disillusioned.

“When I first converted I wanted to be part of the mosque environment. But I went to mosques and what I found was sort of an unwelcome environment for women,” she told Women’s eNews during a discussion organized last week by Women in Islam, a New York-based organization working to empower Muslim women through knowledge and practice of Islam.

Matea didn’t want her full name published.

“The spaces are separated, there are different rooms and sometimes it was even in the basement,” Matea continued. “And as a convert, it feels very strange to you. I used to go to church and everybody is part of the same community. You can see the preacher. You can hear the sermon very well.”

Read the rest: Woman Converts to Islam and Faces Discrimination in Worship.

There won’t be any Muslim woman like Rosa Parks to change the mosque apartheid.  The discrimination of women is built into Islamic doctrine and is the pivot of the tribal Islamic culture of honor/shame. In fact, if the ideology is taken to the extreme, this is what the society looks like.

Iowa Imam on Trial for Sexual Assault

Book cover for "Status of Women in Islam"A man accused of sexual assault and sexual exploitation took the witness stand in his own defense Thursday afternoon.

Johnston police said the mother and her 18-year-old daughter both reported being assaulted by [Nermin] Spahic, 41, during a counseling session at their home last August.

Spahic denies the assault happened. He was charged with third-degree sexual assault and two counts of sexual exploitation by clergy. Spahic told the jury that as an Imam, he is obligated to perform ceremonies for anyone who believes in God. The healing ceremony, he said, is for protecting someone from evil spirits.
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The testimony follows other defense witnesses Thursday morning including Tone Bringo. As she was questioned by defense attorney Angela Campbell, she described the religious ceremony performed by Spahic as a popular one in Bosnia, where an Imam will rub areas of the body and read versus aloud from the Koran.

Bringo said the aim of it is to send spiritual healing and expel evil spirits. She described it as similar to an exorcism without the negative connotation. She said it was more of deliverance from evil. Bringo said the use of Black Seed Oil is a new phenomenon gaining popularity in Bosnia.

She also said the ceremony would never involve the Imam touching a woman’s breasts, buttocks or genitals. Instead, she said the touching would occur on the forehead, upper chest, possibly the stomach and the hands and feet.

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Prosecutors said the woman brought her daughter to Spahic because of daughter’s depression and hurting herself.  They said during the counseling session he would eventually reach under the girl’s shirt and inappropriately touch her and eventually sexually assault her with his fingers. Prosecutors said Spahic did the same thing to the mother.

Read the rest: Iowa Imam on Trial for Sexual Assault  (h/t to Halal Porkchop)

Husband Pours Hot Oil on his Wife – Update

Acid-burn-victimA 41-year-old woman suffered “severe burns to her upper torso” after police said her estranged husband poured hot cooking oil onto her while she was sleeping.

According to police, the woman and her husband, 51-year-old Mohammad Chaudhry, had been separated for the past year. However, she decided to sleep over at his apartment on Canton Street in West Haven Tuesday night to visit with her children.

She was sleeping in bed with one of her children when, around 4:30 a.m., Chaudhry, who is from Pakistan, entered the woman’s room.
Police said Chaudhry removed the child from the bed after putting the oil on the stove to boil. He then poured three to four cups of hot oil on the mother. 

Read the rest: Honor Violence in the U.S: Husband Pours Boiling Oil on Sleeping Wife.

This violent crime happened not in Pakistan or Afghanistan or a Mid-east country, but in the United States. Here’s Pam Geller’s in-depth report on the reasons why.

Young, American and Forced to Wed

Cover of Muslim Girl magazine

Picture an American girl, a typical California teenager in jeans who lives on Facebook and likes sports. She loves her family, but feels pressure from them to resist peer influence. A typical family dynamic? So far.

Out of respect for father and family, this girl agrees to visit her parents’ home country, the old world where her grandmother is aging and would love to see her granddaughter one more time.

This story is true, and I assure you it is not an aberration. Robbing a girl of her freedom and identity is becoming more and more common in the United States. Such crimes are committed not for money or personal obsession, but in the name of traditional religion and culture.

Forced marriage is linked to other acts committed in the name of religion and culture, so-called honor killings (perversely named!), and linked to the barbaric act of female genital mutilation—all three crimes commonly committed in the name of protecting honor and sanctioned by religion.

What worries me is that, within the American value system, there are two clashing strains—individual rights clashing with tolerance of others. I fear that, in the new battleground I’ve identified, individual rights of women are losing out to tolerance of oppressive customs.

Read the rest of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s article: Forced Marriages in the U.S.

Brother Attacks Sister for Gay Relationship

Muslim LesbianLincoln Police arrested two men they say were involved in a hate crime Thursday evening.  It happened around 5 p.m. near 27th & M Streets in Lincoln.

Police say 20-yr-old Ahmed Tuma was angry with his sister because she is in a relationship with a woman.  Police say Tuma said it is shameful to their family and against Muslim beliefs.

Police say Tuma’s sister and her fiancee arrived at home near 27th & M when  he  and a friend, 20-year-old Nathan Marks ran up to them.  Police say Tuma tried to hit her with a crow bar.  The couple escaped into their car, but police say Tuma repeatedly hit the car with the crowbar.

Read the rest: Muslim Arrested for Attacking Sister for Lesbian Relationship  (h/t to Jihad Watch  via Blazing Cat Fur)

Honor Killing Charge for Brooklyn Taxi Driver

honor-killing-muslim-woman-18A Brooklyn taxi cab driver, Mohammad Ajmal Choudhry, is being held without bail in a Brooklyn jail after being formally charged by the U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York with conspiracy to commit “honor killings” in Pakistan.

Choudhry, 60, who was arrested back in February and arraigned in a U.S. courthouse in Brooklyn on Sept. 26, also faces charges of visa fraud and transmitting threats by interstate communications

According to the indictment and other court filings, Choudhry’s daughter, Amina Ajmal, “was held against her will in Pakistan for more than three years by relatives at her father’s direction.  During that time, Ajmal, a U.S. citizen, was forced into an arranged marriage with a Pakistani national for the purpose of obtaining a U.S. visa for that individual.  Ajmal eventually escaped Pakistan and returned to the United States with the assistance of a cousin and U.S. State Department officials.”

“During subsequent recorded telephone calls between Ajmal and Choudhry, the defendant threatened to orchestrate the murder of Ajmal’s cousin if Ajmal, whose whereabouts remained unknown to the defendant, did not return immediately to the family home in Brooklyn,” said the U.S. attorney’s office in a press release.“On February 25, 2013, after Ajmal refused to return home, Ajmal’s cousin’s father and sister were shot and killed in Pakistan.”

According to an eyewitness, Choudhry’s brother was observed standing over the victims, holding a gun and desecrating the bodies,” reads the press release.  “Agents from HSI [Homeland Security] and the Diplomatic Security Service placed Choudhry under arrest in Brooklyn later that same day.”

Read the rest: Brooklyn Cabby from Pakistan Held for Planning Honor Killing

NY Muslim Man Plotted Daughter’s Honor Killing

Reliance of the TravellerA New York man has been charged with conspiring to commit the ‘honor killings’ of a family in Pakistan, the Department of Justice announced today.

Mohammad Ajmal Choudhry, of Brooklyn, was plotting to murder the family members of a man he believed had helped his daughter escape from Pakistan to America, U.S. authorities claim.

Choudhry, 60, was arraigned today on charges he conspired to murder in a foreign country, transmitted threats via interstate communications and committed visa fraud.

His next scheduled court appearance is Thursday in Brooklyn.

According to federal prosecutors, Choudhry’s daughter, Amina Ajmal, was held against her will in Pakistan for more than three years by relatives at her father’s orders.

During her captivity, Ajmal, an American citizen, was forced into an arranged marriage with a Pakistani national for the purpose of obtaining a U.S. visa for that individual, authorities said.

Read the rest here.    (h/t to Atlas Shrugs)

If the father killed his daughter in Pakistan, the sharia legal system would not automatically punish him.

From the universally accepted Islamic sharia legal text, The Reliance of the Traveller

“retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2)

US Park Service Propaganda for Islam’s Contribution to Women’s Rights!!!

Why is the U.S. National Park Service providing propaganda for Islam and its [lack of’] women’s rights?

“Islamic School, Part 1” starts from 3:24 about women’s rights.

Here’s the text from the video:

“People think that Islam oppresses women and there’s no equality, but they’re wrong – there’s equity… 7th century A.D. Islam gave women the right to be involved in politics, the right to earn and keep her own money. Islam gave women the right to work outside of the home, Islam gave women the right to own property, Islam gave women the right to divorce, Islam gave women the right to choose who she marries. Islam gave women a whole bunch of rights that Western women acquired later in the 19th and 20th centuries and we’ve had these rights since the 7th century A.D. and it’s just not acknowledged worldwide.”

So what is left out of the video which was taped at the AnNur Islamic School in Schenectady ?  How about the Islamic doctrine and sharia law that says that the testimony of a woman in a court of law is only worth half of a man’s?  Or that it is sacred doctrine that husbands can beat their wives?  Or that the marriageable age for a Muslim girl is nine?

Here is more info on the lack of women’s rights in Islam.


Des Moines Imam Arrested for Sexual Abuse

Nermin Spahic Imam Arrested for Sexual AbuseJohnston [Iowa] police this week arrested a Muslim religious leader who serves at the Des Moines Islamic and Cultural Center Bosniak after he was accused of sexually abusing two women during a ritual.

Nermin Spahic, 40, was charged with third-degree sexual abuse and two counts of sexual exploitation by clergy. The imam was arrested at the Johnston police station and taken to the Polk County Jail, police said.

An imam is the leader of prayer in a mosque.

Read the rest: Iowa Muslim Iman Arrested for Sexual Abuse