Posted: July 18th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: CRIME!, Hard Pill to Swallow, Honour Killing | Tags: Crime, Crime Against Women, Honour Killing, Islamic Muslim extremists, Malala Yousafzai, Muslim, Pakistan | Comments Off on Taliban Writes to Malala Yousafzai
We all remember the shock late last year when young Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai, was shot – in broad daylight – by a Taliban assassin. The teenager recovered, resettled in the UK and then heroically addressed the United Nations on her 16th birthday – this month – vowing not to be silenced by terrorists.
Nine months after a gunman shot her on a bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley for demanding education for girls, Malala Yousafzai received multiple standing ovations at the United Nations Youth Assembly in New York. She addressed nearly 1,000 students from around the world and her speech was immediately hailed for its power.
Bravely, Ms Yousafzai showed the attack on her had done nothing to dim her passion for girls’ education. She has not returned to Pakistan, due to persistent Taliban threats against her.
In what can only be described as a surprising turnaround, a Taliban commander has written to Ms Yousafzai, saying he regretted her shooting last year by militants and has urged her to come home :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 11th, 2012 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: CRIME!, Hard Pill to Swallow, Honour Killing, News | Tags: Crime, Honour Killing, Islamic Muslim extremists, Malala Yousafzai, Muslim, Pakistan | Comments Off on 14 Year Old Blogger Shot By Taliban in Attempted Honour Killing
A 14-year-old Pakistani girl who campaigned for children’s rights is fighting for her life after being shot in the head on her school bus by a cowardly Taliban gunman. Malala Yousafzai had campaigned for girls’ education and was nominated for an international peace prize. Malala Yousafzai won international recognition for highlighting Taliban atrocities in Swat with a blog for the BBC three years ago, when Islamist militants burned girls’ schools and terrorized the valley.
Malala Yousafzai was shot in broad daylight in Mingora, the main town of the Swat valley, raising serious questions about security more than three years after the army claimed to have crushed a Taliban insurgency there. Malala was flown to the north-western city of Peshawar where a team of senior doctors said she was in a critical condition. Two other girls were injured in the attack.
Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan told AFP the Islamist group carried out the attack after repeatedly warning Malala to stop speaking out against them :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: September 3rd, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: CRIME!, Hard Pill to Swallow, Honour Killing, News, News Update! | Tags: All Pakistan Minorities Alliance, Charges of Blasphemy, Crime, Hafiz Khalid Chishti, human rights, Islamic Imam, Islamic Muslim extremists, Koran, Muslim Cleric, Muslim Cleric Hafiz Khalid Chishti, Quran, Rimsha Mashir | Comments Off on UPDATE! RESPECTED ISLAMIC CLERIC Hafiz Khalid Chishti FRAMED 11 YEAR OLD CHRISTIAN GIRL
Late last month we reported on an 11 year old mentally imaired girl who was taken into custody for burning the Koran, as if trying to prove western suspicions that Islam is Evil?
A well respected Pakistani Muslim Imam has been arrested, accused of planting the burnt pages of the Koran in the bag of a Christian girl being held on charges of blasphemy.
Rimsha Mashir – believed to be aged between 11 – 13 – has been in custody since she was arrested in the poor Islamabad suburb of Mehrabad more than two weeks ago. She is accused of burning papers containing verses from the Koran, in breach of Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws, if found guilty the child faces the death penalty.
Local Muslim cleric Hafiz Khalid Chishti has been accused of planting evidence to strengthen the case against the girl. Chishti was arrested on Saturday after his assistants told a magistrate he had added pages from the Koran to the burnt pages :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 20th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: CRIME!, Hard Pill to Swallow, Honour Killing, News, News Update! | Tags: All Pakistan Minorities Alliance, Charges of Blasphemy, Crime, human rights, Islamic Muslim extremists, Koran, Quran | Comments Off on UPDATED! Mentally Impaired 11 Year Old Girl Arrested In Pakistan on Charges of Blasphemy
A teenage – Christian – girl with Down Syndrome has been arrested in Islamabad on blasphemy charges in Pakistan, accused of burning pages inscribed with verses from the Quran, a conviction for blasphemy is punishable by death in Pakistan.
Local Ramna police say the girl, known as Rimsha, was arrested on Thursday after she was reported to be holding burnt pages which had Islamic text and Koranic verses on them.
A local police official said the girl, who he described as being in her early teens, was taken to a police station in the capital Islamabad, where she has been detained since. Indian press and All Pakistan Minorities Alliance is reporting that the girl is 11 years old. The police official, who requested anonymity, told AFP that angry Muslim protesters had held rallies demanding the girls punishment.
“We had to register the case fairly quickly to prevent any unpleasant situation,” the officer said, referring to the demonstrations.
Rimsha was produced before an Islamabad court on Friday and remanded in custody for 14 days, another police official said. She is expected to go before the court again by end of this month :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 4th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: CRIME!, Honour Killing, News | Tags: Crime, Honour Killing, Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed, Shafilea Ahmed | Comments Off on UK Honour Killing
A British court has sentenced a Pakistani-born couple to life in jail for murdering their teenage daughter in a so-called honour killing. Shafilea Ahmed, 17, was murdered in 2003 by her parents, but the case remained unsolved until her sibling came forward. Her sister, who was 12 at the time of the murder, testified she saw her parents, Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed, suffocate the teenager in front of their other children.
The murder apparently occurred because her family were ashamed of her Westernised ways.
Detective Superintendent Geraint Jones said that in his eyes the killing had nothing to do with honour.
“For me this is a simple case of murder,” Mr Jones said. “It transcends culture, class, race and religion.”
Police say the high-profile case has caused a spike in the reporting of crimes against girls and women, committed in the name of culture.
22 Year Old Woman Accused of Adultery Executed in Afghanistan
Mother and Children Beheaded in Afghani Honour Killing
Posted: July 9th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: CRIME!, Hard Pill to Swallow, Honour Killing, Standout | Tags: Afghanistan, Domestic Abuse, Ghazni Province, Mohammad Arif, Taliban, UK Honour Killing, Ultra-conservative Muslim state, Violent Crimes Against Women, Women's Rights | Comments Off on UPDATED! 22 Year Old Woman Accused of Adultery Executed in Afghanistan
Horrific video footage has once again emerged – from Afghanistan – showing a 22 year-old woman being shot in front of a crowd of cheering men.
In the three-minute video, a man approaches the woman – who is knelt in the dirt – and shoots her five times at close range with an automatic rifle, to cheers of jubilation from the 100 or so people watching in a village.
Local officials say the woman was married to a senior member of a hardline Taliban militant group and was accused of adultery with another Taliban commander, either through a romantic relationship, or rape.
WANING! The following Video contains scenes of graphic violence, it is not suitable for children :: Read the full article »»»»