The “moderate” Muslims want us to think all Muslims are like them, where the extremists just want to slaughter those who don’t believe like them. Who to believe? I’m saying that the folks who are threatening death have the louder voice here.
Eric Bikubi, 28, faces life in prison after murdering 15-year-old Kristy Bamu in a four-day orgy of almost unimaginable violence.
Over the last decade, Scotland Yard has recorded 83 cases of children suffering barbaric treatment including bizarre exorcism rituals. But detectives fear there may be hundreds of other young victims.
Bikubi was in the grip of a lifetime obsession with kindoki, or witchcraft, and believed he had special powers to detect evil. His girlfriend, former Marks & Spencer worker Magalie Bamu, 29, the victim’s eldest sister, was also convicted of murder at the Old Bailey.
Kristy suffered 130 injuries as he was attacked with weapons including a metal bar, hammer, chisel, pliers and even heavy ceramic floor tiles.
He drowned in a bath on Christmas Day 2010 in front of his four terrified siblings as Bikubi hosed them down with freezing water in an abhorrent “cleansing” ritual.
The murder took place just nine days after a woman disembowelled her four-year-old daughter as a sacrifice because she believed the child was possessed.
I cannot understand how the police would ignore her situation, after a domestic abuse report, her running away twice, reporting attempted arranged marriage, her being taken to another country against her will, and suicide attempt.
Is it just plain government incompetence? Or was there a reluctance to help a woman in need, due to fear of religious backlash?
Whatever the case, this is just another example of the poisonous influence of religion, which causes people to forget their own loved ones in favor of an imaginary friend in the sky, often to the point of violence.
LONDON — The girl was murdered by her Pakistani parents for her Western ways. And it was her little sister who bravely told jurors how her mother and father suffocated the 17-year-old with a plastic bag – gripping testimony that led to her parents’ murder conviction on Friday.
Justice Roderick Evans sentenced Iftikhar, 52, and Farzana Ahmed, 49, to life in prison for killing their daughter, Shafilea, in 2003. The couple – first cousins from the Pakistani village of Uttam – were ordered to serve a minimum of 25 years in prison.
School officials alerted social services in October 2002 after Shafilea came to school with injuries to her face. That same month, Shafilea told a social worker that she was to be married in Pakistan in February 2003.
In January 2003, she ran away, telling friends her parents would not leave her alone. She eventually returned.
In February 2003, she ran away again and pleaded with British authorities to allow her to move out of her parents’ house because, she said, they were abusive and trying to force her into an arranged marriage.
Her father snatched her off the streets, however, in the same month as the application. He bundled her into a car and took her to Pakistan against her will, Alesha said.
In protest, Shafilea drank bleach and was brought back to Britain in May 2003. She spent eight weeks in the hospital trying to recover from damage done to her throat.
Even in her weakened and desperate state, Shafilea’s parents were relentless.
One night, her parents complained she was wearing a T-shirt and wasn’t properly covered up, according to Alesha. The younger sister said Shafilea struggled and struggled as her parents held her down.
Alesha described that after the attack, her siblings ran upstairs and she watched as her father carried Shafilea’s body to the car wrapped in a blanket. She was reported missing shortly after, with her parents making a teary-eyed media appeal for information leading to their daughter.
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Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somalian-Dutch atheist activist. She worked on the screenplay for the anti-Muslim film Submission. When the producer (Theo Van Gogh) was murdered by Muslims, a death threat to Ayaan was pinned to his body. She was forced to go into hiding (Wikipedia):
Hirsi Ali wrote the script and provided the voice-over for Submission, a film produced by Theo van Gogh, which criticised the treatment of women in Islamic society. Juxtaposed with passages from the Qur’an were scenes of actresses portraying Muslim women suffering abuse. The film also features an actress dressed in a semi-transparent burqa who has texts from the Qur’an written on her skin. The texts are among those often interpreted as justifying the subjugation of women. The film’s release sparked much furore, and Mohammed Bouyeri, a member of the Hofstad Group, murdered Van Gogh in an Amsterdam street on 2 November 2004. A letter pinned to Van Gogh’s body with a knife was primarily a death threat to Hirsi Ali. After this murder the Dutch secret service raised the level of security that they provided to her. In an interview to journalist David Cohen, Hirsi Ali has said that although she deeply regrets the murder of van Gogh, she is proud of the film and does not regret having made it. “To feel otherwise would be to deny everything I stand for.” At his televised funeral, Van Gogh’s mother not only echoed this sentiment, she urged Hirsi Ali to continue the work that she and Van Gogh had done together.
Earlier that year the group The Hague Connection produced a rap song, “Hirsi Ali Dis”, and distributed it on the Internet. The lyrics included violent threats against her life. The rappers were prosecuted under Article 121 of the Dutch criminal code because they hindered the execution of her tasks as a politician. In 2005 they were sentenced to community service and a suspended prison sentence.
After the murder of van Gogh, Hirsi Ali went into hiding. Government security services moved her around to many locations in the Netherlands, and eventually moved her to the United States for several months. On 18 January 2005, she returned to parliament. On 18 February 2005, she revealed the location of herself and her colleague Geert Wilders, who had also been in hiding. She demanded a normal, secured house, which she was granted one week later.
In January 2006 Hirsi Ali used her acceptance speech for the Reader’s Digest “European of the Year” award to urge action to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons and to say that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad must be taken at his word in wanting to organise a conference to investigate objective evidence of the Holocaust. “Before I came to Europe, I’d never heard of the Holocaust. That is the case with millions of people in the Middle East. Such a conference should be able to convince many people away from their denial of the genocide against the Jews.” She also said that “so-called Western values” of freedom and justice are universal; that Europe has done far better than most areas of the world at providing justice, because it has guaranteed the freedom of thought and debate that are required for critical self-examination; and that communities cannot reform themselves unless “scrupulous investigation of every former and current doctrine is possible.”
In March 2006 she co-signed a letter entitled “MANIFESTO: Together facing the new totalitarianism”. Among the eleven other signatories was British writer Salman Rushdie, the fatwa against whom Hirsi Ali had supported as a teen. The letter was published in response to protests in the Islamic world surrounding the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy.
On 27 April a Dutch judge ruled that Hirsi Ali had to abandon her highly secure house at a secret address in the Netherlands: her neighbors had complained that living next to her was an unacceptable security risk to them, although the police had testified in court that it was one of the safest places in the country due to the large number of personnel they had assigned there. In early 2007 she stated that the Dutch state had spent about 3.5 million euros providing armed guards for her, and the threats made her live “in fear and looking over my shoulder”, but she was willing to endure this for the sake of speaking her mind.
A private trust, the Foundation for Freedom of Expression, was established to help fund protection of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and other Muslim dissidents.