Friday, February 11, 2011

Female Genital Mutilation

Kuwait's Al-Rai TV presents, as Charles Johnson says, "an Egyptian Islamic expert discussing the finer points of female genital mutilation."

Dark Ages Via Satellite

Thanks to LGF, April 01, 2006

Dr. Muhammad Wahdan:
Ibn Al-Qayyem recounts that when Hagar married Abraham and got pregnant, Sarah was very jealous of her. Because of her jealousy, she swore by Allah that she would cut off three of Hagar's body parts. Abraham was afraid that she would cut off Hagar's nose or ears,so he instructed her to pierce Hagar's ears and to circumcise her. This was the beginning of female circumcision in history.

Dr Zarrar: I am not talking about the intellectuals or the elite. I am talking to you about reality as it is, about the people who live in cemeteries, about the reality in which I grew up and lived. I am talking about what happens in South Egypt, about the Nuba, about the peasants and so on. I speak about a reality I am experiencing, along with every woman who has been subjected to the painful and public violation of her honour. I consider this to be a crime, in terms of both religious and civil laws. I condemn whoever tries to defend this.

Dr. Muhammad Wahdan: Dr Zarrar rejects female circumcision altogether but I claim that it existed among the Arabs in the ancient times, and even among the righteous caliphs.
There are many references to this. So what caused the confusion? It is the result of some wrong actions...

Interviewer: What wrong actions?

Dr. Muhammad Wahdan: For example, taking my daughter to the local practitioner, who is not a professional, yet she cuts off the girls thing. I am saying to all the people who are watching that I am against the pharaonic circumcision, which is still practiced in Egypt. I'm totally against it. It's forbidden. I am against the complete removal of the clitoris. I am totally against this, because it is forbidden and does not please Allah. The caliph Omar Ibn Al-Khattab said to the circumciser: When you perform khifadh circumcision - leave a part of it. This proves it was prevalent among the Arabs in the days of Omar. Khfadh circumcision is not meant for all girls, only for some.

Interviewer: Which girls?

Dr. Muhammad Wahdan: I will tell you which girls. A girl phoned me once... A woman called me once - there is no shame in asking questions about religion... A girl called me and said: When I take the Metro, wearing tight jeans... The Metro in Egypt jolts about like this. She said I get aroused. What should I do?

Dr Zarrar: I asked a doctor. I'm telling you what happened...

Dr. Muhammad Wahdan: I asked a doctor, who told me this girl's clitoris was very high, and that a small part of it must be cut off. We must take all girls to a Muslim doctor who specializes in this, who will determine whether she needs a khifadh circumcision or not. If a girl needs a khifadh circumcision, we should perform it, and if a girl does not need it, we should not.

Am I supposed to deny one of the rites of Islam and the laws of Allah?

Dr Zarrar: The Prophet Muhammad had four daughters. Did you ever hear any claim that he circumcised any of them?

Dr. Muhammad Wahdan: The Islamic Research Center at Al-Azhar University held a meeting on November 14, 1994. I have the decision with me if you want to copy it...
It says: Regarding female circumcision - after CNN aired a report about an Egyptian girl, who was brutally circumcised... This is the report that brought the issue to public attention because the West wants to impose its culture and philosophy on us...

Interviewer: Circumcision is always brutal.

Dr. Muhammad Wahdan: The research Center, the highest religious authority in the Islamic world, concluded "female circumcision, khifah circumcision, is legal in Islam and must not be forbidden or regarded as a crime."

Interviewer: How come there are religious sheik who do not circumcise their daughters? Who told you this? Do you have any daughters?

Dr Zarrar: I don't have any daughters. I wish I did.

Dr Zarrar: It's a good thing you don't!

Dr. Muhammad Wahdan: If I had a daughter, I would circumcise her.

Dr Zarrar: Do you have any sisters?

Dr. Muhammad Wahdan: Yes, I do.

Dr Zarrar: Have they been circumcised?

Dr. Muhammad Wahdan: Let me tell you what we did. we took my young sisters to a specialist doctor who said that one needed a circumcision and the other didn't. We performed the khifadh circumcision on the one who needed it and we did not perform it on the one who didn't need it.

Dr Zarrar: We must declare war on Saudi Arabia. We must pick up a sword and fight them because this is not practiced in Saudi Arabia or in the gulf countries. It has been scientifically proven that all whores have been circumcised.

Dr. Muhammad Wahdan: In 2001, the center for Population research at Al-Azhar University conducted research about the chastity of Egyptian girl and the unity of the Egyptian family. They took a representative sample of the Egyptian society. They determined several factors for the chastity of Egyptian girls:
The first is the khifadh circumcision of the girls.
The second factor is modesty.
The third is the mother's monitoring of the daughter's behavior and finally, the observance of prayer.

Interviewer: Is the girl asked whether she wants to be circumcised or not?

Dr. Muhammad Wahdan: No. we ask the doctor, who makes the decision. God help us.

Interviewer: What if she says: I don't want to be circumcised. What happens then?

Dr. Muhammad Wahdan: If a girl says she doesn't want it, she's free. No problem.

Interviewer: Is this what happens in reality?

Dr. Muhammad Wahdan: I have no relation to reality. I am talking about how things should be.

Interviewer: You are a religious sheik, from Al-Azahar University. You cannot say you have no relation to reality.

Dr. Muhammad Wahdan: Reality is a mistake, we must rectify it.
In Egypt we have four and a half million spinsters. The definition of a spinster is a woman who has reached 30, without ever receiving a marriage proposal. We have a spinster problem in the Arab world, and the last thing we want is for them to be sexually aroused. Circumcision of the girls who need it makes them chaste, dignified, and pure.

" Egypt, Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Mauritania etc.
FGM is carried out with knives, scissors, scalpels, pieces of glass or razor
blades. Anaesthetic and antiseptics are not generally used ."

There are a few types of this procedure: clitoridotomy, clitoridectomy, infibulation asnd a few others types of Female genital cutting Wikipedia

"We are circumcised and insist on circumcising our daughters so that there is no mixing between male and female... An uncircumcised woman is put to shame by her husband, who calls her 'you with the clitoris'. People say she is like a man. Her organ would prick the man..."
An Egyptian woman [1]

"I was genitally mutilated at the age of ten. I was told by my late grandmother that they were taking me down to the river to perform a certain ceremony, and afterwards I would be given a lot of food to eat. As an innocent child, I was led like a sheep to be slaughtered.

Once I entered the secret bush, I was taken to a very dark room and undressed. I was blindfolded and stripped naked. I was then carried by two strong women to the site for the operation. I was forced to lie flat on my back by four strong women, two holding tight to each leg. Another woman sat on my chest to prevent my upper body from moving. A piece of cloth was forced in my mouth to stop me screaming. I was then shaved.

When the operation began, I put up a big fight. The pain was terrible and unbearable. During this fight, I was badly cut and lost blood. All those who took part in the operation were half-drunk with alcohol. Others were dancing and singing, and worst of all, had stripped naked.

I was genitally mutilated with a blunt penknife.

After the operation, no one was allowed to aid me to walk. The stuff they put on my wound stank and was painful. These were terrible times for me. Each time I wanted to urinate, I was forced to stand upright. The urine would spread over the wound and would cause fresh pain all over again. Sometimes I had to force myself not to urinate for fear of the terrible pain. I was not given any anaesthetic in the operation to reduce my pain, nor any antibiotics to fight against infection. Afterwards, I haemorrhaged and became anaemic. This was attributed to witchcraft. I suffered for a long time from acute vaginal infections."

"Circumcision makes women clean, promotes virginity and chastity and guards young girls from sexual frustration by deadening their sexual appetite." Mrs Njeri, a defender of female genital mutilation in Kenya [2]

More information:

"Tostan is an international, non-governmental organization based in Senegal, West Africa. Tostan empowers African communities to take charge of their own development." Check Tostan's links

Female Genitale Mutilation (and Gender-based violence)
SDC - Health / Social Development Division, Medicus Mundi Switzerland.

For the international community involved in development cooperation, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is one of many forms of violence against women, also referred to as gender-based violence.

The WHO estimates that 130 million of girls and women world-wide are concerned by FGM, with another two million girls at risk of undergoing some form of the procedure every year. Several types of “operations” are performed to modify the normal anatomy of a woman’s external genitalia.

All types of FGM can lead to immediate and long-term medical, sexual and psychological complications. The list of medical complications is long. In addition, many women suffer from immediate or lifelong psychological traumata and disturbed sexual functions.... Read the rest here

Towards Redirecting the Female Circumcision Debate: Legal, Ethical and Cultural Considerations
From McGill Journal of Medicine Home Page (

International Journal of Dermatology 2002, 41, 253-263 Abstact and photos.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Horrific violence. Beheading of school children in Indonesia.

The trial begins for assassin Hasanuddin.

Carefully planned by Hasanuddin, the Jakarta trader had for objective to decapitate six girls. On October 30, 2005, he carried out his crime and eventually butchered three girls with the help of five other men. The children had been watched on their regular path to school. They apparently severed the heads in a "cleanly" manner, placed them in plastic bags with the note, "Wanted: 100 more Christian heads, teenaged or adult, male or female; blood shall be answered with blood, soul with soul, head with head." .

Beheaded girls were Ramadan 'trophies'
By Stephen Fitzpatrick, Jakarta correspondent
The Australian - November 09, 2006

Indonesian schoolgirls beheadings 'act of charity'
By Adrian Morgan, Spero News - November 09, 2006
Photos of Alfita Poliwo (left) and Theresa Morangke - Source for these photos Spero News
"... Ida Yarni Sambue (15), Theresia Morangke (15), and Alfita Poliwo (19) - were decapitated, and their companion, Noviana Malewa, was hacked in the face with a machete, but survived. The killings of the three schoolgirls, whose heads were placed in plastic bags and left near a church in their village, signaled a resurgence of sectarian conflict in the province of Central Sulawesi...."

Last year, this horrific crime was reported in several blogs covering Islamic terror but it seems that main stream media ignored the story.

Read Atlas Shrugs for more on this story: Beheading Sweet Young Christian Girls on their Way Home from School October 29, 2005 - Photos Reuters Alertnet

Recently in Iraq, a 14 year old Christian boy was decapitated by a Islamic group -AINA, Assyrian International News Agency - October 29, 2006

14-year old Christian boy beheaded in Iraq -MND, MensNEWSdaily - October 30, 2006

For more, see at Gates of Vienna, by Dymphna - Arab Sport: Crucifying Christian Children in Iraq The Assyrian International News Agency reports the latest atrocities against Christians in Iraq. - October 12, 2006

Analysis and Commentaries
About the Moro Islamic Liberation Front - MILF.

"Senior Fellow Zachary Abuza noted that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has waged a secessionist campaign in the southern Philippines since 1978, when they broke away from the secular Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). Their avowed goal is to establish an independent homeland for the Moro peoples that will be governed by sharia (Islamic law). Though initially armed and supported by the Libyan and Malaysian governments, by the early 1990s, the MILF had lost much of its state support. To that end, the MILF forged a tentative relationship with Al Qaeda, receiving money through Saudi charities, as well as limited military training, though while trying to build up its self reliance. While they always remained focused on the “near enemy” and the establishment of their own homeland, they were willing to take advantage of the support that transnational groups offered them; in exchange, they had to give some assistance to groups, such as Al Qaeda’s regional affiliate, Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), in pursuance of the war against the “far enemy.” While the MILF is not a transnational group that seeks to establish a pan-Islamic caliphate (known in Southeast Asia as Nusantara Raya), they have given assistance to groups such as JI and the Abu Sayyaf group (ASG).

Since 2002, the JI, arguably the most lethal of all of Al Qaeda’s regional affiliates, has perpetrated three deadly bombings in Indonesia—in Bali (October 2002), the JW Marriott in Jakarta (August 2003) and at the Australian Embassy (September 2004). Despite the MILF’s denial of ties to JI, credible evidence soon emerged that several JI members involved in the three bombings were trained in MILF camps..."
Beheading in the Name of Islam
By Timothy Furnish, Middle East Quarterly -Spring 2005
[...]Apologetics and Reality
Some American commentators say that Islamist decapitations are intended as psychological warfare and devoid of any true Islamic content. Imam Muhammad Adam al-Sheikh, head of the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Virginia, for example, claimed incorrectly that "beheadings are not mentioned in the Koran at all."[5] Asma Afsaruddin, an associate professor of Arabic and Islamic studies at the University of Notre Dame, also misrepresented Islamic theology and history when she told a reporter, "There is absolutely no religious imperative for this." [6] The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as well as the American Anti-Arab Discrimination Committee (ADC) have both signed on to a statement that such killings "did not represent the tenets of Islam." [7] Sam Hamod, former director of the Islamic Center in Washington, D.C., claimed that the Qur'anic passage on beheading unbelievers did not actually mean that people should be killed. [8] Such fulminations have had an effect: the Western news media has, perhaps as a result of political correctness or its own bias, twisted the reality of Islamic history and propagated such revisionism. With such apologetics, Western academics either display basic ignorance of their fields or purposely mislead. The intelligentsia's denial of any religious roots to the recent spate of decapitation has parallels in the logical back flips and kid-glove treatments in which many professors engaged in order to deny a religious basis for violent jihad. [9] Afsaruddin and Hamod aside, Islamists justify murder and decapitation with both theological citations and historical precedent.
Decapitation in Islamic Theology
Groups such as Abu Mus‘ab al-Zarqawi's Al-Tawhid wa al-Jihad (Unity and Jihad) and Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Hasan bin Mahmud's Ansar al-Sunna (Defenders of [Prophetic] Tradition) [10] justify the decapitation of prisoners with Qur'anic scripture. Sura (chapter) 47 contains the ayah (verse): "When you encounter the unbelievers on the battlefield, strike off their heads until you have crushed them completely; then bind the prisoners tightly." [11] The Qur'anic Arabic terms are generally straightforward: kafaru means "those who blaspheme/are irreligious," although Darb ar-riqab is less clear. Darb can mean "striking or hitting" while ar-riqab translates to "necks, slaves, persons." With little variation, scholars have translated the verse as, "When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks." [12]
For centuries, leading Islamic scholars have interpreted this verse literally. The famous Iranian historian and Qur'an commentator Muhammad b. Jarir at-Tabari (d. 923 C.E.) wrote that "striking at the necks" is simply God's sanction of ferocious opposition to non-Muslims. [13] Mahmud b. Umar az-Zamakhshari (d. 1143 C.E.), in a major commentary studied for centuries by Sunni religious scholars, suggested that any prescription to "strike at the necks" commands to avoid striking elsewhere so as to confirm death and not simply wound. [14] [...]

The Sacred Muslim Practice of Beheading
By Andrew G. Bostom, - May 13, 2004
"Reactions to the grotesque jihadist decapitation of yet another "infidel Jew," Mr. Berg, make clear that our intelligentsia are either dangerously uninformed, or simply unwilling to come to terms with this ugly reality: such murders are consistent with sacred jihad practices, as well as Islamic attitudes towards all non-Muslim infidels, in particular, Jews, which date back to the 7th century, and the Prophet Muhammad's own example.

According to Muhammad’s sacralized biography by Ibn Ishaq, Muhammad himself sanctioned the massacre of the Qurayza, a vanquished Jewish tribe. He appointed an "arbiter" who soon rendered this concise verdict: the men were to be put to death, the women and children sold into slavery, the spoils to be divided among the Muslims. Muhammad ratified this judgment stating that it was a decree of God pronounced from above the Seven Heavens. Thus some 600 to 900 men from the Qurayza were lead on Muhammad’s order to the Market of Medina. Trenches were dug and the men were beheaded, and their decapitated corpses buried in the trenches while Muhammad watched in attendance. Women and children were sold into slavery, a number of them being distributed as gifts among Muhammad’s companions, and Muhammad chose one of the Qurayza women (Rayhana) for himself. The Qurayza’s property and other possessions (including weapons) were also divided up as additional "booty" among the Muslims, to support further jihad campaigns..."
By Syed Kamran Mirza - Faith Freedom
Big question-‘is the beheading Islamic?’

Yes, beheading is, of course, an Islamic justice to the infidels, criminals, and sinners. This cruel way of killing infidels is sanctioned by Islamic Sharia laws. Denial to the grotesque beheading of western Kaffirs by those Islamic terrorists (in Iraq) that it is not Islamic is yet another clear sign of ignorance, hypocrisy, or intellectual dishonesty by the defenders of Islam. Islamists are not ready to take the burden of ugly reality of the fact that human beheading is 100% consistent with the sacred Islamic Jihadi practices. Hatreds towards other religion such as Jews, Christians, Hindus and other polytheists are the ardent teachings of Islamic holy book Qur’an. Beheading was practiced by the Prophet Muhammad himself during the 7th century period of Islam and by the most Islamic rulers thereafter.

Saddest thing is no Islamists will ever tell you the truth about the intimate relation of beheading in Islam! ... read it all here.
Understanding Islam
Hysciences, highly recommended.

Previous post on violence and Islam at Difficult Images Cautious extremely graphic images.

Meanwhile, this music video made in France glorifies violence.
Hat tip. No Parasan

Kim Chapiron and friends playing with cruelty SHEITAN.

Sheitan is an horror movie see the script here with the participation of the well known actor Vincent Cassel.

In this interview, Kim Chapiron, creator of the group Kourtrajmé, and director apparently of this horrible video, prides himself to be have the most hardcore artists-group of the planet. His father, Christian Chapiron created a punk-group called Bazouka in the 70's. Chapiron added that his father's group terrorized the world with his music while doing "everything".

Kim, who brags about his own sick mind, appears also very proud of his poetry. You can read in the interview what he will do with grand-mother. In my views, this is simply emotionally corrupted. I can't see his point.

Previous post on violence and Islam at Difficult Images
Caution; extremely graphic images

This post was also published at Difficult Images.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Honour killing, cultural hell

Killing in Birmingham UK: Six Year Old Girl Burned To Death For Muslim ‘Honor’
September 20, 2006

Swiss charge Pakistani over 'honor killing' of wife
August 23, 2006

UK: Marry A Muslim Girl - Hide For 13 Years
Giraldus Cambrensis
May 26, 2006

Pakistan: Muslim Honor Killings Confronted?Giraldus Cambrensis
May 28, 2006

Winning the War on the Islamo-Fascists means Liberating the Women
Stefania - Free thoughts
February 18, 2005

Honor Thy Father -- Or Else
Muslim cut his daughter's throat for taking a Christian boyfriend
Cousins in 'honour killing' face life for knifing bride
Burned alive

Honor killing in the Netherlands?
December 07, 2003
Dhimmi Watch

Culture of death? Palestinian girl's murder highlights growing number of 'honor killings'
Knight Ridder/Tribune Information Services
"ABU QASH — Rofayda Qaoud — raped by her brothers and impregnated — refused to commit suicide, her mother recalls, even after she bought the unwed teenager a razor with which to slit her wrists. So Amira Abu Hanhan Qaoud says she did what she believes any good Palestinian parent would: restored her family's "honor" through murder.
Armed with a plastic bag, razor and wooden stick, Qaoud entered her sleeping daughter's room last Jan. 27. "Tonight you die, Rofayda," she told the girl, before wrapping the bag tightly around her head. Next, Qaoud sliced Rofayda's wrists, ignoring her muffled pleas of "No, mother, no!" After her daughter went limp, Qaoud struck her in the head with the stick.
Killing her sixth-born child took 20 minutes, Qaoud tells a visitor through a stream of tears and cigarettes that she smokes in rapid succession. "She killed me before I killed her," says the 43-year-old mother of nine. "I had to protect my children. This is the only way I could protect my family's honor..."

Study shows regional discrepancies in perception of ‘honor killings’
September 20, 2006
Daily News Turkey
ANKARA – Turkish Daily News
A survey carried out by the U.N. Turkey bureau in six cities around the country showed that the people of the southeastern city of Şanlıurfa were the least aware of women's rights.
The study, called Protection and Development of the Human Rights of Women and Girls,� carried out in the provinces of Şanlıurfa, Van, Izmir, Trabzon, Nevşehir and Kars, where the U.N. Joint Program on Women is being implemented, aimed to find out about the state of women, their needs and demands.
Apart from Şanlıurfa, 90 percent of women said there was a women's rights problem in Turkey, calling for measures to ensure gender equality. Women of Şanlıurfa were shown as less developed when it came to women demanding equality and measures to solve their problems. The study in the province, where 34.8 percent of women are illiterate, revealed that lack of education ensures that women there do not have access to the means to learn more about their rights. Similar problems and illiteracy rates exist in Van and Kars.

A quail of a tale in Pakistan
Damon Lynch
September 20, 2006
" DSZT believes that when an individual violates cultural norms, they have violated the rights of the community and must therefore be punished. I suggested that even if one was in total agreement that such behaviors were in violation of community rights, why did the perpetrator need to be killed? Could they not be punished in some other manner? He responded by saying that such people were no longer human, and therefore had to be killed. I pressed the issue further, saying that people can be led into such behaviors due to difficult circumstances over which they may have had little control, such as traumatic marriages devoid of love or childhoods in which they experienced sexual or emotional abuse. Furthermore, people make mistakes. Is not compassion therefore superior to community sanctioned murder? DSZT rejected this approach. He said that were these punishments not in place, society would break down and many people would naturally behave immorally. Killing wrongdoers is therefore essential to preserve decency..."

Honor Killings Are Against Islam Widespread and brutal crime is a gender issue
Smita Poudel
September 17, 2006

Legalized Murder Killing for "Honor"
Laura Jamison
Summer 2003
Amnesty International Magazine

Thousands of Women Killed for Family "Honor"
Hillary Mayell
National Geographic News
February 12, 2002
"...In India, for example, more than 5,000 brides die annually because their dowries are considered insufficient, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Crimes of passion, which are treated extremely leniently in Latin America, are the same thing with a different name, some rights advocates say.
"In countries where Islam is practiced, they're called honor killings, but dowry deaths and so-called crimes of passion have a similar dynamic in that the women are killed by male family members and the crimes are perceived as excusable or understandable," said Widney Brown, advocacy director for Human Rights Watch."
"...nothing in the Koran, the book of basic Islamic teachings, that permits or sanctions honor killings. However, the view of women as property with no rights of their own is deeply rooted in Islamic culture..."

Reputation is Everything, Honor killing among the Palestinians
James Emery

"...If a woman brings shame to the family--through allegations of premarital or extramarital sex, by refusing an arranged marriage, or attempting to obtain a divorce--her male relatives are bound by duty and culture to murder her. "

"...Steeped in a collective sense of identity, families take pride in the accomplishments of individual members and feel shame if one of them does something dishonorable. "The family plays a role in every aspect of life in the Arab world," says Nimrat. "Whatever you do, you have to consider the immediate family and extended family, even the neighbors. How will they react? What will they think?"

Unlike Western countries, which champion individualism, Arabs focus on the group. The family is more important than the individual.
In the feudal, patriarchal societies of the Middle East, honor is based on what men feel is important, and reputation is everything. Unfortunately, thousands of women have been killed in the name of honor because imagination and rumors are as important as actions and events. Most, but not all, of these killings involve Muslims. Some Jewish communities, from the ancient fortress of Masada to conservative Hasidic sects of today, have similar views of tradition and ritual law but refrain from killing women in the name of honor.

The murder of females in the Middle East is an ancient tradition. Prior to the arrival of Islam in AD 622, Arabs occasionally buried infant daughters to avoid the possibility that they would later bring shame to the family. This practice continued through the centuries. It may still occur today among Bedouins, who consider girls most likely to sully the honor..."

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Beheaded: Mohammed Taha Mohammed Ahmed - Sudan

Difficult Images, September 07 2006 Mohammed Taha Mohammed Ahmed, found beheaded

Update, September 08, 2006
More on Sudanese editor Mohamed Taha Mohamed Ahmed.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Dead child abused for better photo.

It is painful enough to lose a child, what about when his lifeless body is used for photo opportunity?

Videofootage of Green Helmet acting as a cynical movie director in Qana, July 30th, 2006 - TV magazine "ZAPP, Germany's NDR

From the excellent LGF

Qana's Children
July 31, 2006
The Free West

War with Photographs
How terrorists of Hizbullah make propaganda with dead children.
Julian Reichelt and Sebastian von Bassewitz
IHC ask the question, "Was the whole world deceived by terrorists of Hizbullah?"
Israel Hasbara Committee.

An open letter to AP, AFP, and Reuters about the Qana photos
To Robert Spencer, Charles Johnson, and their readers...
Jihad Watch

Children and their family dying in unimaginable brutality don't quite get the same attention from the world today. Sudan (See The Art of War ).
Rwanda - 1994, on 800,000 killed, 300 000 were children (UNICEF).

On August 02, 2006 in Iraq: Children killed by bombs during soccer game.

When Israelis fires hit innocents used as shields by Hezbollah, we weep, when Muslims kill or abused other Muslims and none-Muslims in Iraq or anywhere else in the world, we barely notice or if we do, we forget too quickly.

Remember the Beslan Massacre.
On September 1, 2004 more than 1200 school children and adults were taken hostage by Muslim terrorists at School Number One in Beslan, Russia.

A confrontation between the hostage-takers and Russian security forces lead to the death of 344 civilians, 186 of them children, while hundreds more were wounded and deeply traumatized.

A confrontation between the hostage-takers and Russian security forces lead to the death of 344 civilians, 186 of them children, while hundreds more were wounded and deeply traumatized.

Photo credit Stinger-Russia/ Reuters
Soucre:Ossezia, si conclude in un bagno di sangue il dramma degli ostaggi

Today, how many were savagely killed in Iraq ?
From Daily War News

Child abuse, photos sources :

<-Town Hall, see baby 1, baby 2

Green Helmet and child, Zombie Time

Child dispayed by a "soldier" with bran new uniform, Riehl World View

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Roya Tolouee tells of assaults and threats against children during stay in Iranian jail

Via East of Kurdistan
By Philip Sherwell in Washington

A leading Iranian pro-democracy and women's activist, who was jailed on trumped-up charges last year, has revealed how the clerical regime cynically deploys systemic sexual violence against female dissidents in the name of Islam.

Roya Tolouee, 40, was beaten up by Iranian intelligence agents and subjected to a horrific sexual assault when she refused to sign forced confessions. It was only when they threatened to burn her two children to death in front of her that she agreed to put her name to the documents.

Perhaps just as shocking as the physical abuse were the chilling words of the man who led the attack. "When I asked how he could do this to me, he said that he believed in only two things - Islam and the rule of the clerics," Miss Tolouee told The Sunday Telegraph last week in an interview in Washington after she fled Iran.

"But I know of no religious morality that can justify what they did to me, or other women. For these people, religion is only a tool for dictatorship and abuse. It is a regime of prejudice against women, against other regimes, against other ethnic groups, against anybody who thinks differently from them."

Miss Tolouee's account of her ordeal confirms recent reports from opposition groups that Iranian intelligence officials use sexual abuse against female prisoners as an interrogation technique and even rape young women before execution so that they cannot reach heaven as virgins.

Few women from the Islamic world are willing to discuss such matters, even with each other, but Miss Tolouee said that the regime routinely committed sexual attacks against female detainees.

She dropped her voice to a whisper and sobbed quietly as she described her experience, hoping not to upset her six-year-old son, Nima, as he picked at a piece of pizza in a hotel restaurant.

But he tried to comfort her. "I don't like it when my mummy talks about prison. It makes her cry," he said sadly. Miss Tolouee, who founded a women's group in Iranian Kurdistan and then launched a monthly magazine that was closed down by the judiciary last summer, was detained in the city of Sanandaj in August after taking part in anti-regime demonstrations that spread across Kurdish areas.

"Four armed men and three armed women barged into my house at night and took me away," she said. "My kids were terrified and crying. I was questioned all night by different interrogators and then thrown alone into a cell."

She was held in solitary confinement in the prison of the feared internal intelligence service, with only a blanket and a cup that often had to serve as a lavatory. For the first six nights, she was taken to a basement where interrogators demanded that she admit to organising the protests, and also that she identify co-conspirators on a list of names they put to her.

"When I wouldn't do what they wanted, they slapped me. But after the sixth night, the routine changed. I was left alone in a small dark room with two men. One was the assistant prosecutor and called himself Amiri. The other had a filthy mouth and said terrible things. They started slapping me again. For the rest of the night they did to me what no woman should ever experience. Amiri said, 'I'm going to hang you, but before I hang you, I will make an example of you so that no woman will dare to open her mouth here again'." He then sexually assaulted her.

When she asked Amiri how he could act like that, he told her that only Islam and clerical rule were important to him. The attack left her badly bruised and bleeding internally, but she refused to sign the papers they put before her. To her assailants' fury, she demanded to see a lawyer and cited international treaties on human rights.

The following night they did not sexually molest her again as she was still bleeding - and hence "unclean". Instead, they told her that they would kill her children by setting them on fire before her eyes.

Finally, she admits, she cracked. "I threw myself at Amiri's feet and begged him not to harm my children. I said I'd do anything they wanted. Whatever they wanted, I would sign." She admitted to conspiring against the regime by giving interviews to the foreign media and leading the protests, but said that she did not implicate others.After several more nights in solitary confinement, Miss Tolouee was moved to a general women's prison, where she saw horrendous festering wounds inflicted by lashings on other detainees.

Trying to maintain her dignity and strength, she taught the women about their basic human rights and helped to secure the provision of sanitary supplies for the first time. "We had a great feeling of camaraderie," she recalled.

Miss Tolouee was released on bail after 66 days in jail because, she said, "The regime had got what it wanted". But she still feared for her children's lives and decided to flee. She made it first to neighbouring Turkey with Nima and then her daughter Shima, 14, was smuggled out to join them.

Fearful of the reach of regime agents, who have killed exiled dissidents, an opposition group called the Alliance of Iranian Women helped them to reach the United States last month.

Miss Tolouee has been granted political asylum and intends to maintain her campaign against Teheran. She still has relatives in Iran - she does not want to go into details for reasons of security - but says that they have given her their blessing to speak out, despite the possible consequences.

The world's attention is currently focused on Iran's nuclear ambitions under its hardline president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who came to office while Miss Tolouee was in prison. But inside Iran, she says, little has changed.

"Sometimes the regime seems a bit better, sometimes a bit worse, but for the people of Iran, the suffering continues," she said.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

How can they be so barbaric?

How can any human being think this is ok?

The Killing of Atwar Bahjat

How can they be so barbaric?
How can anyone do this?
How can a mind be so twisted into committing acts such as this?
How can atrocities committed in the name of 'honour' 'allah' 'god' or any other reason not be seen for the barbaric crime that it is?

This is depraved indifference in action at the most lowest level a human can achieve, what scum of all that is rotten.

The Mudville Gazette has the video (that I cannot watch) and related links.

May you rest in peace Atwar Bahjat.

For it is your honour, your dignity and your very essence Atwar Bahjat, that we will tell the ones who defend 'those' that defiled you and stole your precious life.

Update: seems this video is not of Atwar, but of someone else.
The video actually shows the murder of a Nepalese man by the Army of Ansar al-Sunna in Iraq from August of 2004. The man was one of 12 victims executed by the terrorist organization—the other 11 were shot.
Still horrific and barbaric.