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Saturday, April 19, 2014

CHRISTIAN WOMAN STANDS IN FRONT OF ISLAMIC CENTER OF AMERICA HOLDING SIGN "I SERVE A RISEN SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST MOHAMMAD IS DEAD" MUSLIMS SAY IT'S AN ACT OF PROVOCATION AND SHE IS PROMOTING HATRED (VIDEO)



An unidentified woman who claimed to be Christian held up a large sign along an expressway in Dearborn, Michigan across from the Islamic Center of America Mosque in what was clear an act of provocation to insult and slander Muslims.
A member of the Mosque named “Norman S.” approached the woman and urged her to come to the mosque and meet Muslims, but the woman refused.

SHE IS JUST STANDING THERE MINDING HER OWN BUSINESS AND WANTS NOTHING TO DO WITH HIM, HE IS THE ONE HARASSING HER WITH HIS DAWAH SPEECH. 

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http://thearabdailynews.com/2014/04/19/christian-protestor-promotes-hatred-front-dearborn-mosque/

OBAMA SIGNS LEGISLATION BARRING ANYONE FROM ENTERING U.S. AS A U.N REP. IF THEY ENGAGED IN TERRORIST ACTIVITY AND STILL POSE THREAT TO U.S. SECURITY


President Barack Obama has signed legislation aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he's only treating the legislation as guidance.

The unusual legislation bars anyone from entering the U.S. as a U.N. representative if they've engaged in espionage or terrorist activity and still pose a threat to U.S. security. It's aimed at blocking Hamid Aboutalebi, a member of the Muslim student group that held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days during the embassy takeover.

Aboutalebi has insisted his involvement in the group was limited to translation and negotiation. Iran has accused the U.S. of setting a dangerous precedent by violating the right of sovereign states to designate representatives to the United Nations.

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http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0419/Obama-signs-law-to-block-Iran-s-U.N.-ambassador

"THIS CALL IS TOTALLY OUT OF PLACE. IT HAS HURT THE SENSITIVITY OF MUSLIMS WHO ALREADY FEEL OPPRESSED,MARGINALIZED AND UNINTEGRATED" MUSLIMS ACCUSE STATE SECURITY OF BEING BIASED FOR WARNING ONLY CHURCHES TO STAY VIGILANT DURING EASTER (NIGERIA)


A religious organisation, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has accused security agencies in the country of being biased.
In a statement signed by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, the group recalled that at a press briefing earlier in the week, the spokesperson of the Nigerian State Security Services (SSS) “allegedly called on churches around the country to be alert and security conscious.”
The group said the call exposes the prejudice in Nigeria’s security circles against Muslim faithfuls, adding that it is unprofessional and highly unethical for a security outfit of the status of Nigeria’s SSS to focus its attention on faithfuls of a particular religion.
“This call is totally out of place. It has hurt the sensitivity of Muslims who already feel oppressed, marginalized and unintegrated,” he said.
We have every reason to be alarmed that Nigerian security agencies are showing this kind of bias particularly at a time that a Christian occupies Aso Rock. Are we to assume that this parochial action has the tacit approval of the Nigerian leader?
“Are we actually in the era of a Christian president who consistently marginalizes Muslims, openly idolizes Christian clerics and dons the toga of a Christian crusader fighting for the rights of Christian minorities while depriving the Muslim majority the dividends of democracy and its Allah-given and fundamental human rights? Is somebody somewhere using government paraphernalia to repress Muslims?
MURIC reminds the SSS and other security agencies that apart from forming an integral and substantial part of the population of this country, Muslims are also tax-payers and they contribute their quota to the growth of the economy.
It charges public office holders to guard their utterances because the Nigerian project is extremely fragile, urging the National Assembly to investigate the mode of recruitment into Nigeria’s security agencies with a view to ensuring a balance between all religious and ethnic groups.

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http://dailypost.ng/2014/04/19/anti-terrorism-security-agencies-biased-muslims-group/

"NOBODY CARES ABOUT SYRIANS THE WORLD HAS FOOLED US" MUSLIM OPPORTUNISTS SAY THEY ARE MISERABLE IN JORDAN,START GOING BACK TO SYRIA


Syrian refugees in Jordan say they are so miserable that they would rather face “inevitable death” in their war-torn country than live in conditions that have sparked riots.

With Syria’s war now in its fourth year, many of the 100,000 refugees in the sprawling desert Zaatari camp in northern Jordan feel the world has forgotten their struggle to survive.

“Syrian refugees would rather go home and face inevitable death than swallow the bitterness of displacement,” Abu Isam, 52, said before his cousins and other refugees boarded a bus back to Syria.

“Nobody cares about Syrian refugees — the world has fooled us. They said our crisis will not last long. Now I feel a solution to our dilemma is impossible,” he said.


Rioting and protests over poor living conditions have erupted periodically since Zaatari, near the border with Syria, opened two years ago.

Early this month rioting killed one refugee and wounded dozens, mostly policemen. It was the first time a refugee has been killed.

The UN refugee agency UNHCR and Jordanian authorities said the rioting was over the detention of a refugee family and a driver who tried to smuggle them out.

“People are fed up with conditions at the camp. Many people are going home despite the destruction and war,” said Hasan Zubi, adding that his wife and children had recently returned to Syria because of “inhuman conditions” at Zaatari. Zubi, 68, and other refugees said the riots erupted after police prevented three Syrian women from leaving the densely populated, 7-square-kilometre camp without permission.

“One of them started shouting and calling for help, claiming a policeman attacked her and the rioting started. We sought refuge in this country and we need to respect it and respect its laws,” added the former bus driver from Daraa.
Around 100 refugees leave Zaatari daily to go back to Syria, and more than 100,000 have returned since the conflict in their country began in 2011, government figures show. But every day some 500 Syrians also seek refuge in Jordan, which now houses more than 500,000 refugees — 80 percent of them in urban areas. 


AS USUAL MUSLIMS WERE RELYING ON OTHER COUNTRIES TO SOLVE THEIR JIHAD PROBLEMS,

SOURCE 
http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/news/middle-east/280387/syrian-refugees-in-jordan-say-they-d-rather-go-home

FATWA FORBIDS SHIA MUSLIMS FROM VOTING FOR SECULAR CANDIDATES (IRAQ)


The Shi'ite Islamic community in Iraq is divided a week before the countrywide elections on April 30 with Grand Ayatollah's disputing what kind of candidate Iraqi Shiites should vote for.

Asharq Al-Awsat informs us that an Iranian-born Grand Ayatollah in Iraq named Kazem Al-Haeri has recently issued a fatwa (religious decree) which forbids the election by Shiites of any "secular" candidate in this upcoming election.


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http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/politics/fatwa-banning-election-of-secular-candidates-in-iraq-criticized/article/381564

SULTAN ERDOGAN FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST TWITTER, SEEKING $23,500 IN DAMAGES FOR VIOLATING HIS AND HIS FAMILY'S RIGHTS


Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan applied to Turkey's constitutional court on Friday to challenge the alleged violation of his and his family's rights by social media, a senior official in his office told Reuters.

The senior official said Erdogan had made the application to the constitutional court via his lawyer in a complaint over the failure to implement court rulings requesting the removal of content violating his rights. The prime minister was seeking 50,000 lira ($23,500) compensation.

Turkish officials held talks with a delegation from Twitter in Ankara this week to try to resolve the dispute. But there was no immediate deal to open a Twitter office in Turkey or for it to pay Turkish tax, two of Ankara's key requests.


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Friday, April 18, 2014

"U.S. IS AXIS OF EVIL", "OBAMA IS THE ENEMY OF ISLAM WORLD'S NUMBER ONE TERRORIST" MUSLIMS PROTEST OBAMA'S UPCOMING VISIT TO MALAYSIA




About 100 Malaysian Muslim activists protested Friday outside the US embassy against the coming visit by President Barack Obama, denouncing him as an enemy of Islam.

The demonstration underscored the delicate nature of Obama’s trip to Muslim-majority Malaysia, which will make him the first siting US president to visit in nearly half a century, a period marked by mutual distrust.

The protesters marched to the embassy in Kuala Lumpur from a nearby mosque after Friday afternoon prayers, shouting “God is great” and “Obama is the enemy of the Prophet Muhammad.”

They also bore placards and banners saying: “US is axis of evil” and handed out leaflets saying “Reject Obama, World’s No. 1 Terrorist.”

They dispersed after about 15 minutes.

Malaysia has opposed US wars in the Middle East and supports the establishment of a Palestinian state.

Obama embarks on a week-long Asia tour next week that will bring him to Malaysia April 26-28.

The last US president to visit was Lyndon Johnson in 1966.

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http://www.theborneopost.com/2014/04/19/malaysian-muslims-protest-against-obama-visit/

"HOW CAN A COMPANY BE CONSIDERED ISLAM?"LAWYERS WARN SHARIA COURTS GOING BEYOND SCOPE OF THEIR POWERS (MALAYSIA)


Lawyers have expressed concern about the gradual invasion of Shariah law into areas beyond Muslim family matters, a jurisdiction that Islamic courts were not meant to overstep.

Even as the recent case of a custody dispute between a Hindu woman and her estranged husband who had converted to Islam rages on, lawyers pointed out a spate of cases in which Shariah courts have acted beyond the scope of their powers.

Syahredzan Johan, a civil liberties lawyer, said there have been cases where the Shariah court has even attempted to pronounce judgement over corporations.

“This cannot be correct because the jurisdiction of the Shariah court is only exclusive to persons professing the religion of Islam. How can a company be considered Islam?” Syahredzan told The Malay Mail Online.


He cited two cases — a land dispute involving a company called Karambunai Corp Bhd and a property dispute involving Potensi Bernas Sdn Bhd, both of which began in 2007 in Sabah.

According to court documents, the Kota Kinabalu High Court ruled in the Karambunai case that the Shariah court had acted in excess of its jurisdiction by granting orders on the disputed land in Tuaran.

“In the instant case, the Shariah Courts which granted the impugned orders had even contravened the Shariah Court Enactment 2004 (‘the Enactment’). Section 26 of the Enactment clearly stated that they were not empowered to grant orders that affect the property of a non-Muslim,” said the court ruling.

In the Potensi Bernas case, the High Court in Sabah and Sarawak, Labuan, ruled that the Shariah court had gone beyond its jurisdiction by issuing an injunction against a company.

“The plaintiff company consisted of both Muslim and non-Muslim shareholders. The defendant’s contention that the Syariah High Court had jurisdiction over the plaintiff based solely on the fact that Datu Amir Kahar, a shareholder in the company, was a Muslim, was untenable.

Clearly the property was not a personal property of Datu Amir Kahar. It was not even registered in his name. It belonged to the company, which, being a creature of statute did not profess any religion. Only natural persons can profess a religion,” said the ruling.

The Shariah court has also extended its reach to even Christians.

The Penang Shariah Court convicted a Christian Indonesian called Halimah of “khalwat” (close proximity) in 2012.

The Shariah High Court, surprisingly, upheld the lower court’s decision and the case is now pending before the Shariah Court of Appeal.

Syahredzan stressed that the Shariah and civil courts have separate jurisdictions, whereby the former hears personal and family matters for Muslims and offences against Islamic precepts, like “khalwat”, while the latter adjudicates everything else.

Syahredzan noted that the Shariah court was considered “inferior” by some as it was a statutory body created by state enactments, while the civil High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court are constitutional bodies created by the Federal Constitution. The civil Magistrate and Sessions Courts were created by federal law.

“It's entirely possible for a state not to have a Shariah court. For you to abolish the Shariah court in a state, all you need to do is pass a state law. So in that sense, in terms of standing, it's not the same level as the civil courts,” he said.



Syarie lawyer Nizam Bashir said that while Shariah and civil courts operate in separate spheres and are “supreme” within their particular jurisdiction.

He noted, however, that the Shariah court appears to have expanded its jurisdiction beyond the limitations set by the Federal Constitution, notably in mixed-faith custody disputes and the conversion of children to Islam without the consent of both parents.

“Essentially, Shariah courts hear matters which have been expressly defined to be within its jurisdiction. The extent of the Shariah court's jurisdiction can be found in whichever Administration of the Religion of Islam Enactment/Act,” Nizam told The Malay Mail Online, citing examples like inheritance, marriage and divorce matters for Muslims.


COMING SOON TO AMERICA, IF CAIR GETS IT'S WAY.

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http://www.malaysiandigest.com/frontpage/282-main-tile/497804-as-shariah-court-flexes-muscle-lawyers-warn-of-creeping-islamisation.html

MUSLIM KILLS CHRISTIAN FOR REFUSING TO CONVERT TO ISLAM,POLICE TRY TO COVER UP MURDER AS SUICIDE (PAKISTAN)



Haroon, alias Sunny, aged 22, was murdered by a Muslim colleague who shot him dead on April 16, 2014. He had recently started work at an Islamic in Lahore as a sweeper, where he worked alongside Muslim security guard Umer Farooq.

Farooq mocked Haroon’s Christian faith on a daily basis and forced him to embrace Islam. He started showing dreams to Haroon and told him that he was good looking and should embrace Islam. He also promised to him a life of luxury and marriage to a rich Muslim woman, but Haroon did not care about these things and refused to embrace Islam.

When Haroon told his father what was going on, he was advised to ignore Farooq. On April 16, 2014 Haroon went to work and Farooq again started a conversation about religion and began pressurizing him to embrace Islam. Haroon asked Farooq politely why he was so adamant for him to embrace Islam as he was not ready from his heart. He again clearly refused to convert, stating that he was a true follower of Jesus Christ. Farooq then became aggressive and opened fire on Haroon, with a bullet hitting him the head, killing him on the spot. He later started shouting that Haroon had attempted suicide.

The police took the security guard into custody immediately, but did not register an FIR because they wanted to convert the murder case into suicide. When the local Christians heard about the murder they came out of their houses and staged a protest in front of the police station – it was only then that they lodged an FIR.


Umer Farooq is currently in custody and his case is under investigation.


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STATE SCHOOLS DISCRIMINATE AGAINST NON MUSLIMS STUDENTS )UK)


Schools in Birmingham are illegally segregating pupils, discriminating against non-Muslim students and restricting the GCSE syllabus to “comply with conservative Islamic teaching”, an official report leaked to The Telegraph discloses.

Department for Education inspectors said that girls in a school at the centre of the so-called “Trojan Horse” plot were forced to sit at the back of the class, some Christian pupils were left to “teach themselves” and an extremist preacher was invited to speak to children.
The report, into three schools in the city, follows weeks of controversy over the alleged plot to “Islamise” secular schools in Birmingham and will lead to calls for intervention. The report focuses on Park View School and its sister schools, Golden Hillock and Nansen, the only primary of the three. Inspectors found that Park View practised forced and discriminatory sex segregation and has “restricted” GCSE subjects “to comply with conservative Islamic teaching”.
Core elements of the GCSE syllabus were missed out as “un-Islamic” and an extremist preacher with known al-Qaeda sympathies and anti-Semitic views was invited to speak with children. At Golden Hillock, there was discrimination against non-Muslims, the report found. Its handful of Christian students “have to teach themselves” in one GCSE subject after the teacher “concentrated on the students who were doing the Islamic course”.
At Nansen, Year 6 children, aged 10 and 11, received no teaching at all in the arts, humanities or music.
The document, classified “official-sensitive”, describes the results of inspections of the schools last month by officials from the DfE. All three are supposedly non-faith schools run by the Park View Educational Trust.
UK IS PAYING A HEAVY PRICE FOR IT'S EFFORTS TO APPEASE MUSLIMS.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10775755/State-schools-isolate-non-Muslims.html

MUSLIM MAN KILLS WIFE WHILE SHE WAS KNEELING DOWN TO PRAY BY SHOOTING HER WITH A CROSSBOW THREE TIMES,CALLS HER MOTHER TO INFORM OF HER DAUGHTER'S MURDER

A Benoni man accused of murdering his wife with a crossbow while she was praying has been arrested.
The 39-year-old woman’s body was found in a kneeling position on Thursday morning.
The man reportedly shot his wife three times before calling her mother to inform her of what had happened.
The incident took place on Wednesday evening.
Police spokesperson Katlego Mogale says the man was standing in the middle of the room where the crime took place when he was arrested.
“The suspect has been arrested and will be appearing in the Benoni Magistrates Court on charges of murder.”

SOURCE
http://ewn.co.za/2014/04/17/Benoni-cross-bow-murder-accused-arrested
Outrage at the murder of a Benoni woman continues to grow with the Council of Muslim Theologians (Jamiat-ul-Ulama) saying killing your spouse while she's praying is an inhuman act that must be condemned in the strongest terms.

The 39-year-old woman was shot dead with a crossbow yesterday allegedly by her husband.

The man has since been arrested for the murder, but it’s still unclear what led to the shooting.

The council's Moulana Ebrahim Bham said the incident is of great concern.

“It is not normal human conduct. It is supposed to be condemned and it stands condemned within our eyes.”

Bham said the council has already met with the victim's family.

He said they will now attempt to determine what led to the man killing his wife.

“We’re in contact with the local imaam and will be visiting the man in jail to find out about his state of mind and circumstances behind the situation.”

The man is due to appear in the Benoni Magistrates Court on Tuesday and the council says it will monitor developments in the case with great interest. 



SOURCE
http://ewn.co.za/2014/04/18/Outrage-at-Crossbow-killing-grows


gory details
http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/husband-acted-possessed-says-mom-1.1678065#.U1LLifldWSo

CAIR URGES MOSQUE TO APPLY FOR HOMELAND SECURITY GRANTS DESIGNED TO ASSIST NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS MOST VULNERABLE TO TERRORIST ATTACKS,TO PURCHASE AND INSTALL SECURITY EQUIPMENT


The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is urging mosques and Muslim institutions nationwide to consider applying for funds available through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP).

The program is designed to assist nonprofit organizations that are vulnerable to terrorist attacks with procuring and installing security equipment to enhance safety.
The NSGP application process opened March 18, 2014, and may be found on the FEMA website. The deadline for submitting the application is May 23, 2014 11:59 p.m. EDT.


ISLAMISTS TRYING TO GET FREE MONEY TO UPGRADE SECURITY SYSTEMS OF JIHAD FACTORIES.

SOURCE
http://www.cair.com/action-alerts/12452-us-mosques-urged-to-apply-for-dhs-security-grants.html

AS A PART OF AN EFFORT TO ESTABLISH THE STUDY OF ISLAMOPHOBIA AS A ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE, SEVEN HOUR CONFERENCE ON ISLAMOPHOBIA HELD AT UC BERKELEY

For more than seven hours Thursday, students and community members gathered at the UC Berkeley School of Law to discuss the presence of Islamophobia in culture and society.
At the Fifth Annual International Conference on Islamophobia Studies, founded and directed by UC Berkeley lecturer Hatem Bazian, attendees listened to panelists describe issues ranging from the discrimination against Muslims to the representation of Muslim women in the media.
Islamophobia is described by Bazian as “an irrational belief and hostile attitude directed toward Islam and Muslims that problematizes them as a subject matter.”
The annual conference is one aspect of the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project, founded in response to the rise of Islamophobia in the United States and parts of Europe around the time President Barack Obama was elected, Bazian, who directs the project, said.
The project aims to establish the study of Islamophobia as an academic discipline by engaging scholars around the world with the conference. It also aims to expand the event to other countries, including France and Austria.
While the conference drew only about 100 to 150 attendees throughout the day, according to Bazian, more than 6,000 people from different countries tune in to the conference online every year. Scholars from universities around the world, such as the University of Leeds and Duke University, broadcast the event.
Sana Saeed, a journalist and panelist at the conference, said she wore a headscarf for 12 or 13 years and experienced negative comments and taunts growing up. Still, Saeed is optimistic that an emerging generation of journalists can use new media to “add nuance” to stories.
During the conference, however, Saeed also spoke of the challenges posed by new media, explaining that when stories go viral, the “speed of accountability is not the same” in comparison to other news stories, and “the damage is already done.”
Autefeh Sajjadi, a UC Berkeley senior, said she has experienced racism and hostility throughout her life, but that “it hurts more” when it comes from an educated population, such as the UC Berkeley community.
“People always say Berkeley is so liberal, but there’s still racism,” Sajjadi said. She added that she hopes people will learn more about the issue and that it should be taken more seriously in the future.
Rochelle Terman, a UC Berkeley graduate student, recognizes the connection between conferences and the availability of research studies.
“Islamophobia is an important topic to study, and conferences like these are essential to establishing research programs,” Terman said.
The conference will continue on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
SOURCE 
http://www.dailycal.org/2014/04/17/conference-illuminates-problem-islamophobia-todays-society/



“MINISTER FARRAKHAN HAS STATED HE ADMIRES JEWISH PEOPLE BUT HE DOES NOT APPROVE OF THE EXORBITANT CONTROL THAT JEWISH PEOPLE HAVE OVER THE LIVES AND DESTINY OF BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA” NATION OF ISLAM DISPUTES DESIGNATION BY SPLC AS A HATE GROUP



A local group is disputing claims made by a well-known civil rights organization that it has a “legacy of hate.”

CBS6 first reported about the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “hate map” on Monday.

The center studies “hate” in American and classifies hundreds of groups across the country as “hate groups.”

Three of those groups are located in Richmond, including the Nation of Islam, and 26 total are located in the state.


Minister Tracy Muhammad serves as the Virginia and Richmond Representative to the Nation of Islam, and he disputed the SPLC’s findings.

“Our history in America is such that we have been a blessing to this country,” Muhammad said.

The Nation of Islam (NOI) is a national group led by Louis Farrakhan, with chapters all over the country

The SPLC designates the NOI as a “hate group,” but Muhammad said that is absolutely not true.

“We`re not racist, we`re not anti-Semitic,” Muhammad said.

On the SPLC’s website, the center writes “the deeply racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-gay rhetoric of its leaders have earned the NOI a prominent position in the ranks of organized hate.”

But, Muhammad said that is simply false.

“Neither one of those three charges is true…the Nation of Islam is, and will always be, about the uplifting and resurrection of oppressed people here in America, whether they be black, brown, red, yellow, or white,” Muhammad said.

To that point, CBS 6 asked Muhammad about various anti-Semitic statements the SPLC said the organization’s leader, Louis Farrakhan, made about Jewish people.

“Minister Farrakhan has stated he admires Jewish people, but he does not approve of, nor do we, the inexorbitant control that Jewish people have over the lives and destiny of black people here in America,” Muhammad said.


Muhammad said no-one affiliated with the Nation of Islam has ever committed a hate crime, and the SPLC is pegging the wrong group as perpetuating hate.

“We are the victims of racism, it was not the Nation of Islam or black people who set up separate bathrooms, hotels, neighborhoods,” Muhammad said.

The SPLC said the NOI is one of three hate groups operating in the Richmond area.

The other two are the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, and the Confederate Hammerskins.

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http://wtvr.com/2014/04/16/nation-of-islam-disputes-hate-group-label-were-not-racist-were-not-anti-semitic/

MOSQUE FILES POLICE COMPLAINT AFTER MOLDY SLICES OF PORK PATE AND A LETTER CALLING MUSLIMS COCKROACHES LEFT IN MAILBOX (FRANCE)



A mosque in the Paris suburbs said Friday it had filed a complaint with police after slices of pork pate and a threatening letter were stuffed into its letterbox.

Authorities at the mosque in Mantes-la-Ville, a town of 19,000 in the western suburbs of Paris, said the incidents reflected a "worrying climate" after the town last month elected a mayor from the far-right National Front.

The head of the association that runs the mosque, Abdelaziz El Jaouhari, said about a dozen mouldy slices of pork pate were discovered in the letter box on Wednesday.

The next day, an anonymous letter arrived calling Muslims "cockroaches" and wishing "good luck" to the new mayor "because he has a lot of work to do for a good cleansing, in particular of the Muslim race".

"There is no question this was a racist and provocative act. It is the first time in the 12 years of the mosque's existence that it has been the target of this kind of racist attack," the association said in a statement.

It said it had filed a criminal complaint for "provoking racial hatred or religious discrimination" with police.


The association said the incidents were "especially worrying" given the "worsening social and political context" in the town after the election of FN candidate Cyril Nauth in last month's municipal elections.

Nauth won the town with 30 percent of the vote, becoming the only elected mayor from the FN in the Ile-de-France region that encompasses the French capital and its suburbs.


SOURCE
http://www.menafn.com/1093813022/French-mosque-files-complaint-over-pork-pate-in-letterbox

HAVING SERVED THEIR TIME BUT UNABLE TO PAY BLOOD MONEY FOREIGN WORKERS IN UAE STUCK IN SHARIA LIMBO


Feliciano Siquian was just two days into his job as a safety officer on a building site in Abu Dhabi when a colleague fell to his death. As the safety officer on duty that day, Siquian (below) was arrested, convicted of negligence and jailed. He served two months in jail. That was three years ago.

Siquian remains stuck in the UAE, unable to get his passport back until he pays Dhs200,000 blood money to the victim’s family. But without any means of earning a living he cannot pay the sum – he is in limbo.

However, he is not alone. 7DAYS has learned that at least 18 people have overstayed their prison sentences in Dubai in the past year as they cannot afford to pay blood money ordered by the courts. The majority of cases are workers convicted of causing the accidental death of a workmate.



At least six of them were safety officers jailed for negligence after workers died at the sites they supervised.

“Many workers have to overstay their sentences as insurance companies are washing their hands,” said Nojood Othman, a counsellor at Dubai’s central prison who deals with these cases. “These workers were on a low salary before entering prison. How are they supposed to pay this large sum of money?”

Othman said insurance firms and the companies evade responsibility, and the men are left to suffer.

“They remain in prison because they cannot pay the debt,” she said. Among the prisoners who cannot afford to pay is a 33-year-old Bengali mechanic who caused the accidental death of a man when he hit a petrol tank on a car while welding and it burst into flames. He was jailed for a month, fined Dhs1,000 and ordered to pay Dhs200,000 blood money to the man’s family. He went to jail in May 2013 and has been there since.


In another case, an Egyptian safety officer was convicted of negligence after one of the workers he supervised fell into a cement mixer. Othman said she has noted an increase in the number of prisoners who cannot pay blood money. Dubai Central Jail’s humanitarian care unit paid blood money on behalf of 14 prisoners last year, and is working to help others.

“We try to help as many as possible, but we have limitations. The money could be used elsewhere if companies and insurers took responsibility,” said Othman. The unit collects donations from companies and individuals to help prisoners.

“We want to help because it’s not right for them to overstay their sentence just because of money. They also bring unnecessary cost on the prison administration,” said Major Abdullah al Naqbi, head of the unit. The average monthly cost for a prisoner is Dhs3,000.

UAE labour law requires companies to compensate employees in case of injury or death, but there is no law that makes it compulsory for companies to have cover.

Cheryl G Mutia, from insurance broker Lonsdale & Associates, said work-related accidents are usually covered by a workmen’s compensation policy.

“They can have an additional cover, employer’s liability (EL) extension, which protects employers from work-related liabilities arising from fatality or injury to employees. The insurance company will pay for damages, including blood money,” she said.

“Some employers do not have workmen’s compensation and many do not have the employer’s liability extension.”


A spokesman for the Ministry of Labour said the ministry is aware of the situation and is working to address the issue. The spokesman added they are seeking to raise awareness of the importance of workmen’s compensation among firms.


SOURCE
https://7daysindubai.com/blood-money-debts-cut-deep-worker-uae/

ISLAMIC PREACHER WHO URGED FOR GAYS TO BE THROWN OFF MOUNTAINS BANNED FROM ATTENDING AN EVENT AT LONDON UNIVERSITY



An Islamic preacher who urged for gay people to be thrown off mountains and says homosexuality is an “abominable action which goes against humanity” has been barred from attending an event at the University of East London.

Murtaza Khan was due to speak at UEL’s Islamic Society’s Annual Dinner on Thursday along with Uthman Lateef – but it’s now been cancelled following concerns expressed by campaigners.

Lateef has previously said: “We don’t accept homosexuality…we hate it because Allah hates it”, whilst Khan has suggested that the Bible recommends Christians throw gay people from the tops of mountains.


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http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/04/17/islamic-preacher-who-says-gays-should-be-thrown-off-mountains-for-evil-sin-banned-from-london-uni/

"OF COURSE I THINK,AS A MUSLIM,THAT MY SON IS A MARTYR,ANYONE WHO DIES FOR A JUST CAUSE IS A MARTYR" THREE SONS OF BROTHER OF FORMER GUANTANAMO BAY DETAINEE WAGING JIHAD IN SYRIA,ONE IS KILLED (UK)

Abdullah Deghayes

Omar Deghayes
A British teenager was killed in a battle in Syria, his father said on Friday, as he revealed that two of his other sons have also gone to fight in the conflit.

Abdullah Deghayes, 18, whose uncle is a former detainee of the Guantanamo Bay camp, died earlier this month after leaving Britain in January.

Abubaker Deghayes, who learned of his son's death via Facebook on Monday, said 20-year-old Amer suffered a bullet wound to his stomach in the battle in which his brother was killed.

He said he had travelled to Turkey earlier this year to meet two of his sons, Abdullah and 16-year-old Jafar, in an apparently unsuccessful attempt to stop them going to Syria to fight.


Speaking to reporters outside his home in Brighton, southeast England, Deghayes said: "As far as I know, Abdullah went to Syria -- without my consent or his mother's consent -- to fight in Syria against the dictator (Bashar al-Assad).

"He was killed in a battle, as far as I know.

"His brother, who is also there, is injured. The third brother who is also there is OK. He is fine."

"I never encouraged them, nor anybody, as far as I know, who is around them encouraged them. They went of their own free will.

"Of course I think, as a Muslim, that my son is a martyr. Anyone who dies for a just cause is a martyr."

Deghayes insisted his three sons were not "terrorists" but had travelled to Syria to defend "those who are weak".

He said they had been "stubborn" about travelling to Syria after viewing videos of the atrocities online.


The dead man's uncle is Omar Deghayes who was held by the United States as an enemy combatant at Guantanamo between 2002 and 2007 after he was arrested in Pakistan.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "We are aware of the death of a British national and are urgently looking into it."

Abdullah was due to begin studying at the University of Brighton.

He has a twin brother, Abdur-Rahman, who is in Britain. His father said Abdur-Rahman had taken the news of the death hardest. "He has been crying so much... and it's not like him to isolate himself and cry," he said.


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MECCA MORAL POLICE OFFICER BEATS UP WOMAN FOR NOT PRAYING ON TIME


A Saudi religious police officer is being investigated after he reportedly attacked an Afghan woman in a Makkah park earlier this week, local media reported.
The Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice officer was on a field tour prior to the evening prayer when he reportedly beat the 27-year-old on her head, which caused bleeding from her forehead, Saudi Arabia-based al-Watan newspaper reported Friday.
The girl’s parents filed a police report on the incident and the girl was transferred to a hospital in the city where she will stay for one week, according to the newspaper which says it has a copy of the woman’s medical report.
The officer denied the allegations, claiming that he merely reminded her of the prayer time verbally and that her physical injuries were caused after she fell from one of the rides.
An investigation committee from the Commission discovered that that the officer suffered from “extreme rage,” which causes him and his colleagues some embarrassment in the field, said the newspaper.
After some mediation, the girl and her father, who works at a restaurant in the neighborhood, have retracted their complaint to the police. However, the Commission will continue the investigation.
The offending officer will either be moved to another area, or be completely taken off duty in the field, a spokesman for the Commission said, according to al-Watan.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

"FROM AN ISLAMIC POINT OF VIEW,A PERSON WHO HAD DIED IN BLASPHEMY,WILL NOT RECEIVE GOD'S FORGIVENESS AND BLESSINGS"FATWA BANS MUSLIMS FROM SAYING R.I.P. TO EXPRESS CONDOLENCES TO NON MUSLIMS(MALAYSIA)


Following the death of Karpal Singh and the outpouring of grief, Muslims were reminded by the National Fatwa Council today that they were not encouraged to use the phrase “Rest in Peace" (RIP) to a non-Muslim because the term had Christian connotations.

In a statement issued on its website, www.e-fatwa.gov.my, the National Fatwa Council said Muslims could express their condolences to non-Muslim families.

"Condolences can be expressed to a non-Muslim family as long as there are no religious implications,"

Wishes such as 'I sympathise with what has happened to you' or 'we express our sadness at the loss in your family' are allowed.

"However, a Muslim is definitely not encouraged to wish a non-Muslim person 'Rest in Peace'," the council said.

The council said RIP was an assumption that the non-Muslim person would receive God's blessings.

"It is similar to the Latin prayer of 'May his soul and the souls of all the departed faithful by God's mercy rest in peace’."

The council said this sentence was a form of prayer regularly used by Christians, especially during the 18th century and regularly engraved on tombstones.

"From an Islamic point of view, a person who has died in blasphemy will not receive God's forgiveness and blessings," it said.


The council's statement also said the wish also depended on the intentions of the individual saying “RIP”.


MUSLIM MAN FOUND GUILTY IN BEATING DEATH OF A WIFE THAT HE TRIED TO STAGE AS A "ISLAMOPHOBIC" HATE CRIME (CALIFORNIA)




An Iraqi immigrant was convicted Thursday of bludgeoning his wife to death in a case that initially was considered a hate crime because a note found next to her body said: "This is my country, go back to yours, you terrorist."

Kassim Alhimidi, 49, shook his head from side to side and wagged a finger as jurors were polled, then chaos erupted in the courtroom when his oldest son stood and shouted obscenities. The son proclaimed his father's innocence before several deputies wrestled him out of the courtroom.

Alhimidi turned to the son and yelled in Arabic "God knows, and I attest to God, that I am not the killer. I am innocent."

Another son also shouted in his father's defense, while the victim's mother said Alhimidi deserved worse, according to the official court translator, Nahla David.


Superior Court Judge William McGrath and the jury cleared the courtroom during the outbursts. After a brief recess, the judge returned and scheduled sentencing for May 15.

Alhimidi faces a maximum sentence of life in prison for the murder of his 32-year-old wife, Shaima Alawadi, at their house in El Cajon, home to one of the largest enclaves of Iraqi immigrants in the U.S.

The jury deliberated less than two days before delivering a verdict that split the family. Alawadi's mother, Rehima Alhussanwi, said she was convinced Alhimidi was the killer.

"In Iraq, normally if he kills her he is supposed to be killed in the same way," she told reporters through David, the translator.


The eldest daughter, Fatima, declined to speak with reporters but her attorney, Ron Rockwell, said she felt "outraged and utterly betrayed" that the defense suggested during the trial that she may have been involved in the killing.

"Although we love our father, we also hate what we believe he did," Fatima said in a statement read by her attorney.

Alhimidi, who did not testify at trial, turned to one of his sons as he was escorted from the courtroom and asked that he seek international support to clear him of wrongdoing, according to the translator. "This was a hate crime," he said.


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"IT WAS HIS PERSISTENT DESIRE TO BE AN ONLINE HERO IN THE WORLD OF JIHAD THAT GOT HIM INTO TROUBLE"MUSLIM SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS FOR HELPING TO SOLICIT SUPPORT FOR JIHADIS ONLINE


An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but helped solicit support for Jihadists he met online was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.

Mohammad Hassan Khalid had earned a full scholarship to Johns Hopkins University after just a few years in the United States, where his family was building a new life after leaving Pakistan.

As his parents and siblings worked to achieve the American dream, he retreated to his bedroom in the family's cramped apartment near Baltimore, and joined radical Islamist chat rooms by the time he was 15. He was soon conversing with Coleen LaRose, a troubled Pennsylvania woman who called herself "Jihad Jane," and other extremists.


"The upheavals of my life were distorted into a force of hate so strong that it wrapped me in its claws," Khalid, now 21, told U.S. Judge Petrese B. Tucker. He said he had trouble speaking without being misunderstood.

Defense lawyers argued that Khalid was isolated and vulnerable because he was young, an immigrant and had Asperger's syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder diagnosed since his arrest.

Federal prosecutors say Khalid used his "brilliance and eloquence," along with his computer and video skills, to help them translate documents and try to recruit westerners. That got the attention of the FBI, which visited Khalid repeatedly.

"The FBI tried very sincerely to try to talk him out of his criminal conduct because of his youth. He wasn't interested," Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennfier Arbittier Williams argued. "It was his persistent desire to be an online hero in the world of Jihad" that got him into trouble, she said.
Since his 2011 arrest, Khalid has given significant help to U.S. officials pursuing various al-Qaida offshoots, assistance that took years off his potential sentence of 15 years for providing material aid to terrorists.

In court Thursday, Khalid said he hopes to rebuild his life with his family in the U.S., but knows he could be deported.

The gaunt young man hung his head and fought back tears Thursday as lawyers debated whether he was likely to be deported. That remains a question for immigration officials, not Tucker.

Khalid was arrested just before he turned 18, becoming the rare juvenile charged in a federal terrorism case. He could leave prison in about 14 months, with time off for good behavior. The judge did order mental health treatment in prison and three years of supervised release.

His parents and siblings stifled tears during the hearing. His older brother, who also earned a college scholarship, had tried to lure him away from the computer, to no avail, Khalid's lawyers said.

"I pass every day with the knowledge of my past, and how I disappointed my family," Khalid said of his relatives. "I beg for your absolute forgiveness."


ANY NON CITIZEN MUSLIM CONVICTED OF TERRORISM SHOULD BE AUTOMATICALLY DEPORTED OUT OF U.S.

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TRIAL OF IMAM,HIS WIFE AND 3 SONS, CHARGED WITH TRAFFICKING WOMEN FROM MOROCCO AND FORCING THEM INTO PROSTITUTION OPENS IN FRANCE


After several years of delays, the trial opened on Thursday,Abdeslam Bahiad, former head of the mosque Orange (Vaucluse) appeared before the Criminal Court of Carpentras. With three of his son and wife, he is accused of organizing a prostitution backed clandestine immigration from Morocco sector between 2007 and 2009. At the bar of the court, all defendants have vigorously contested the facts which they are accused. "There are only lies," lamented the 58 year old patriarch. "This case is beyond me," added one of his son.

In twenty years in Orange, Abdeslam Bahiad became a notable real owner of a bar ("The France") and many apartments throughout the city. He was, since 1985, president of the association "Light of God", responsible for the management of the main Orange mosque when he was indicted and jailed in June 2009 for aggravated pimping, not justification of resources, money and assistance residing laundering. They forced young Moroccans into prostitution Crimes of pimping, not justification of resources and money laundering were also selected against his three son, Niki and Omar Abdelghafour, today aged 'hui 30 to 37 years. A woman Drissia El Bouchti, 47 years old, suspected of being a "flapper", continued for pimping, not justification for resources and facilitation of unauthorized residence.
Defendants are alleged to have been illegally enter France seven young Morocco in return for a payment of several thousand euros. The illegal immigrants who relied get residence permits, were then forced into prostitution to repay their debts.


The guests were addressed in the bar run by the family Bahiad Orange and priced intercourse took place in the many apartments that the father had in the city. An active network long An investigation was opened in 2007 after testimony a young Moroccan explaining that the clan organized the trip to France for many girls from Morocco for prostitution in Orange.

The investigation of the police Avignon retained only seven victims between 2007 and 2009, but the network was active for longer. "This system worked effectively, rewarding and old," said President Michel Célarès summary at the beginning of the instruction. Requisitions are planned later in the day.



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"A MAJOR SETBACK FOR TALIBAN" JIHADI INVOLVED IN ORGANIZING AND PLANTING SEVERAL ROAD SIDE BOMBINGS, KILLED BY HIS OWN MINE (PAKISTAN)


A Taliban mine planter was killed as his mine went off prematurely in Jauzjan province with Shiberghan as its capital 390 km north of Kabul on Wednesday, police said.
"The incident took place early Wednesday morning when a Taliban fighter Mullah Habibullah was planting a mine on a road in Faizabad district killing him on the spot," provincial police chief Abdul Aziz Ghairat told Xinhua.
Mullah Habibullah was involved in series of mine planting and organizing roadside bombings over the past couple of years, Ghairat said, adding his death is a major setback to the Taliban militants.
However, the armed outfit fighting the government is yet to make comment.
SOURCE 
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"THE MORE YOU WATCH THESE VIDEOS,IT IS NOW GOING TO DRIVE A PERSON TOWARDS BECOMING ANGRY"TORONTO IMAM JUSTIFIES WHY MUSLIMS IN CANADA BECOME "EMOTIONAL" WHEN THEY SEE MUSLIMS IN OTHER COUNTRIES UNDER ATTACK


Toronto-area imam Shaykh Omar Subedar knows young Muslims in Canada can become emotional when they see their fellow Muslims under attack in other countries.

Maybe they watch video footage or news reports of drone strikes hitting people who have nothing do with the political unrest unfolding around them.

"The more you watch these types of videos and you're exposed to this footage, it is now going to drive a person towards becoming angry, and they don't know how to channel that anger," says Subedar, the leader at the Brampton Makki Masjid, the Islamic Society of Peel region in Ontario.

And, he suggests, Muslim people have a right to be angry when a foreign country kills innocent Muslims while trying to target a political foe like the Taliban.

At the same time, he downplays the suggestion that there is a significant Canadian problem around young Muslims becoming radicalized.

"We have more murders going on a daily basis here in Toronto than … terrorist activity," he says, "and that's a real Canadian problem."

The so-called Toronto 18 bombing plot in 2006 was an anomaly, he says.

"Not every single one of them was convicted. If you look at the numbers … right now we have over one million Muslims here in Canada and out of those 18, there's only a handful [that] really got in trouble."

Subedar says many Muslim youth living in the West feel as if they are straddling two worlds, and experiencing an identity crisis.

"People are trying to reconcile their Islamic identity with Western secularism, and in some areas there may be a conflict."

"When it comes to the Islamic moral system and the value system … the bar is set really high," says Subedar.

"Many people – they're being taught to think that Sharia law means amputation of hands and stoning people to death and basically beheading people. That's all they're ever taught about Sharia law and in actual fact Sharia law is a complete system of Islamic laws."


In his mind, Islam and Canadian culture can't be distinguished from one another. There is freedom to practice Islam with no restrictions.

"We can build our mosques here, we can pray five times a day, we can fast, we can have our celebrations, and there's no hindrance from any corner."

If Subedar had his way, everyone would follow the faith he holds.

"Do I wish everyone was Muslim?" he asks. "Yeah … I would like to see everyone go to paradise."


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"SHE WAS STILL ALIVE AS THE DEFENDANT STARTED TO SEVERE HER HEAD" MUSLIM MAN SENTENCED TO TWENTY YEARS FOR BEHEADING HIS GIRLFRIEND(UK)



A man who beheaded his teenage girlfriend with a kitchen knife has been found guilty of her murder.
Pizza delivery driver Aras Hussein decapitated 18-year-old student Reema Ramzan at his flat in Sheffield in June before stabbing himself in the chest.
The 21-year-old was jailed for life at Sheffield Crown Court and ordered to serve a minimum term of 20 years.
Hussein admitted killing Miss Ramzan, but he denied murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
The body of Miss Ramzan was discovered in the kitchen of Hussein's flat in Herries Road on 4 June.
Police had been called to the address after a passer-by saw Hussein walking in the road naked and covered in blood.
Miss Ramzan had been stabbed in the chest and decapitated.
She had several defence wounds on her hands and forearm.
Prosecutor Graham Reeds QC told the jury Miss Ramzan was still alive as the defendant started to sever her head and "severe force" would have been required.

HALAL SLAUGHTER.

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"THE YOUNGEST ONE I HAVE DONE WAS SIX YEARS OLD. I NEED THE MONEY TO LIVE AND PAY FOR MY FAMILY. SO HOW CAN I FEEL FOR THE GIRL?" INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSIONAL FGM "CUTTER"



The Somali cutter sat with her 10-year-old daughter beside her and explained calmly why she will take a razor blade to her this summer. “I am a circumciser,” she declared. “This young one I haven’t circumcised yet, but my other daughters are circumcised. I will circumcise her in the school holidays in June or July.

“I believe that she will not get married if I don’t circumcise her. At the same time, it is important for me because I’m a circumciser and people will not trust me if I don’t do it with my own daughter. It would be shameful. They would say, ‘you are doing it to our daughters, but you are not doing it to your own’. I will also do it for cultural reasons because people will talk otherwise and say she has not been circumcised.”


The logic of Khadija Geedi, a 50-year-old cutter in Somaliland, appeared flawless but her seeming indifference to the pain she will inflict on her daughter Fihiima was unsettling, as the pair sat together on the floor of their home in the rural village of Baki. As Ms Geedi explained, however, the bloody procedure that she will carry out on Fihiima this summer is a routine task to which she has become inured after a career as a “traditional birth attendant” lasting three decades.

“I started doing this when I was 20 and I can’t calculate how many I have done,” she says, adding that her price for cutting is $15 a time. On average now I do 10-15 a month, but sometimes it can be 30 or 35. In towns I do it mainly during the school holidays. In the rural places it depends when they have enough girls ready to be circumcised.

“I use a blade, some material to stop the bleeding and some local anaesthetic. I go to the local health centre to get them. Before I used to remove all the clitoris and all the labia, major and minor, and sew them. Now I only remove the clitoris. I changed about 10 years ago.”

Ms Geedi says her decision to switch to the less extensive type of mutilation, known as “sunna” in Somaliland, followed a move by clerics to revise their religious guidance and declare the alternative “pharaonic” form as contrary to Islam.

“When I heard the sheikhs say that it is forbidden to do the pharaonic type I stopped, but I still do the sunna one. In Islam, that is okay — it says that we can do that,” she said.

By contrast, efforts by the Somaliland government, local campaigners and aid organisations such as the charity World Vision to emphasise the damaging health consequences of mutilation have had no impact.

Neither does she worry about inflicting pain on her clients’ daughters, insisting that her need to earn a living must prevail.

“The health workers gave us health advice about FGM,” she said, “but I don’t feel any trouble doing it because it is my profession. Although I know the girl is feeling pain, it is my profession and I am doing what the mother wants. I don’t have any choice. I have no other way of earning a living. I need the money to live and pay for my family. So how can I feel for the girl?”


Ms Geedi says the cutting should take about half an hour but admits that resistance frequently means it can last longer.

“Typically, the girls are aged 10 or 11. The youngest I have done was six years old,” she said. “It usually takes about 30 minutes if the girl doesn’t struggle. If she does then we call lots of people to help the mother and relatives try to force her to be still. Mostly the girls are not accepting this so they start to move around.”
Her determination to continue in her job is clear and with the law in Somaliland still allowing cutting, the main hope of campaigners against mutilation lies with the country’s clerics.



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