#AceNewsReport – July.11: Shahid Gill, the Catholic father of the girl, Nayab Gill, pleaded that his daughter was underage and could not legally marry or change her religion on her own, but the Lahore High Court upheld a ruling of a lower court, giving custody to the Muslim man, identified as 30-year-old Saddam Hayat, Morning Star News reported.
#AceDailyNews says that Pakistan high court forces 13-yr-old-Christian girl to return to captor’s home as his ‘wife’ and convert to Islam according to Morning Star News report
Justice Shahram Sarwar Chaudhry last week rejected the girl’s official birth documents showing she was 13, while siding with Hayat who claimed she had converted to Islam of her own free will on May 20.
#AceNewsReport – June.26: Now they are refusing to allow her to return home to her parents unless they pay a ransom, according to a report:
The Muslim man, identified only as a medical doctor named Altaf, recently told the parents of Neha, the Christian teenager, that she had embraced Islam and he and his wife were keeping her as their servant, the U.K.-based nonprofit Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement said in a statement Thursday about the abduction: By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor
Pakistani Christians in prayer in Karachi on November 15, 2015. | ASIF HASSAN/AFP via Getty Images: Christian Post:
Neha’s father, Munawar Masih, and his wife, Mehtan Bibi, who live in Muzaffargarh district, are economically poor and had hoped that their daughter would earn a little money by working in Altaf’s house.
The young Christian teen has seven siblings and their parents earn only about $50 a month.
Altaf was introduced to Masih as someone who was looking to employ two girls to work in his house. Initially, Masih sent Neha and her sister, Sneha, to work in Altaf’s house, and the two worked there for four years despite being treated as slaves, CLAAS said.
The sisters “complained about mistreatment by the family, who would swear at them and even physically assault them. … They told the family that they wanted to go back home and live with their family, but Dr. Altaf did not allow them to leave.”
The girls were promised $65 a month but were only paid $20.
Due to her deteriorating health, Altaf allowed Neha’s sister to return to her parents. But when Masih requested Altaf to return also, he was told that Neha had embraced Islam and therefore could not live with her parents any longer.
Altaf told Masih that it was not possible for them to allow any non-Muslim to enter the kitchen and touch their food items and kitchen utensils so she had to convert.
He also claimed that he had mistakenly overpaid Masih $1,750 and told him he must pay him that amount if he wants to get his daughter back.
“Perhaps Pakistan is the only country where such crimes are happening on a daily basis under the cover of Islam,” CLAAS-UK Director Nasir Saeed said. “It cannot be justified at any cost that a young girl was converted to Islam against her will and without her parents’ knowledge and now she cannot be returned to her parents because her parents are Christians, and she cannot be allowed to live them.”
A 2014 study by The Movement for Solidarity and Peace Pakistan estimated that about 1,000 women and girls from Pakistan’s Hindu and Christian communities were abducted, forcibly married to their captor, and forcibly converted to Islam every year.
International persecution watchdog group Open Doors USA ranks Pakistan No. 5 on its 2021 World Watch List of countries where Christians face the most severe persecution due to an “extreme” level of Islamic oppression. Pakistan is also listed by the U.S. State Department as a “country of particular concern” for tolerating in or engaging in egregious violations of religious freedom.
#AceNewsReport – May.20: It has long been known – including by the German government: anti-Semitism is widespread among the Muslim population in Europe. Almost half of European Muslims believe, according to a 2013 study by the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), that Jews cannot be trusted. For comparison: only less than ten percent of Christians believe this:
Merkel’s Germany: 81% of Jews have been attacked by Muslims: Predominantly anti-Jewish: Germany is sitting on a powder keg, the origin lies in Islam,” translated from “Überwiegend judenfeindlich: Deutschland sitzt auf einem Pulverfass, im Islam liegt der Ursprung,” edited by Matthias Hochstätter, Focus, May 18, 2021 (thanks to Medforth):
According to the study, there are hardly any differences in views between the first and second generation of Muslims in Germany, France or Great Britain. Religious fundamentalism, anti-Semitism and bigotry are widespread and deeply rooted.
No wonder that 52 percent of Germans perceive Islam as a threat, according to a 2019 study by the Bertelsmann Foundation. Muslim Germans were also interviewed.
The Jewish population experiences the hostility of the Muslims firsthand. In a 2017 study by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence in Bielefeld, 81 percent of the Jews surveyed in Germany stated that they had already been attacked by Muslims, 61 percent had experienced verbal insults or harassment.
Anti-Semitism creates identity for Muslims and is characteristic of Islam
According to experts, the causes are rooted in Islam: In the Islamic world, 53 percent of the countries are ruled in an authoritarian manner and only four percent are democratic, writes WZB scientist Ruud Koopmans. In 2018, the Berlin historian and sociologist Günther Jikeli presented one of the few systematic studies on anti-Semitism among Muslims in Europe. He conducted interviews with young Muslim men of different ethnic backgrounds in London, Berlin and Paris.
In these conversations, he found different forms of anti-Semitism: “classic anti-Semitism”, such as stereotypes that Jews are rich, forms of Israel-related anti-Semitism, and anti-Semitism that completely dispenses with justifications. For Jikeli, anti-Semitism lies “in the interpretation of Muslim identity”: enmity against Jews is therefore part of Islam, part of being Muslim. Anti-Semitism is not the exception, but the rule among Muslims, and hatred of Jews is often the norm, so Jikeli’s conclusion.
For the Hamburg political scientist Matthias Küntzel, the humiliation of the Jews, perceived as “weak and despicable”, is a characteristic of Islam: “As Arab youth in Berlin in the summer of 2014 chanted the slogan: ‘Jew, Jew, cowardly pig, come out and fight alone’, this devaluation became evident. When an Arab in Berlin grabbed his belt in April 2018 to whip a kippah wearer, he, too, used an archaic language that expresses more than just violence: similar to spitting at or slapping with the belt, the belt slap serves to belittle the other – the humiliation was more important here than the physical injury.”
Great influence from Arab, Iranian and Turkish media
Scholars see the influence of the Arab, Iranian and Turkish media as one of the reasons for the widespread anti-Semitism in Muslim milieus in Europe. Anti-Semitism is often expressed very openly here, writes the Institute for Democracy and Civil Society (IDZ) from Jena: “In addition, there is the influence of Islamist organizations that are paid from abroad on mosque associations and imams in Germany.”
Physical attacks on Jews and the desecration and destruction of synagogues are therefore mainly carried out by young Muslim perpetrators, mostly of Arab descent, reports the IDZ. Muslim perpetrators are also responsible for numerous anti-Semitic murders in Europe in recent years: For example, the attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse in 2012, in which a teacher and three children were shot, for the attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels in 2014, in which four people were killed, for the attack on a Jewish supermarket near Paris in 2015 with four dead, for the attack on a synagogue in Copenhagen in 2015 with two dead.
Interesting: The Central Council of Muslims in Germany also sits on the IDZ Board of Trustees.
#AceNewsReport – Mar.23: Meanwhile, the publishers and writers of the book have been arrested, because apparently India enforces Sharia prohibitions against criticism of Islam, and it is illegal there to note the truth about the motivating ideology behind jihad violence:
India: Book links Islam with terrorism, Muslims ransack publisher’s office, publishers are arrested: “ Enraged over the book’s assertion that “Islamic terrorism is a form of Islam,” some Muslims “allegedly attacked and ransacked the publisher’s office.”
The case was registered on Thursday with the Jaipur police station against the Rajasthan State Textbook Board, owner of Sanjeev Passbook Publication, and writers for linking Islam with terrorism, insulting and hurting the religious beliefs of Muslims, and criminal conspiracy. In all, 14 people have been booked in the case.
The textbook was published by the Rajasthan State Textbook Board and Sanjeev Passbook Publication for students in grade12 and was reportedly introduced during the previous tenure of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state of Rajasthan….
The complaint was lodged by Mohsin Rasheed, the coordinator of the Rajasthan Muslim Forum and Minority Cell of the Congress party’s Rajasthan unit.
“…It is an attempt to create suspicion towards Muslims and promote hatred for Islam,” Rasheed told Anadolu Agency.
“By directly associating Islam with terrorism and then using the word ‘Islamic terrorism,’ the book attempts to provoke Muslim students and the community and hurt their sentiments,” he stated.
Rasheed requested that the publisher and authors of the book be prosecuted and that “the hate material be immediately removed from the syllabus book.”…
“What is Islamic terrorism” is a question in the political science textbook.
The answer in the books says: “Islamic terrorism is a form of Islam, which has become stronger in the last 20-30 years.”…
Meanwhile, a group of Muslims allegedly attacked and ransacked the publisher’s office. Later, local police arrested three people….
#AceNewsReport – #Breaking Press Release:June.11: Earlier today, a second superseding indictment was unsealed charging Akmal Zakirov with attempt and conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization.
JERUSALEM (AP) – An expected White House decision to send several hundred more troops to Iraq to expand training of Iraqi forces in Anbar province is not a shift in U.S. strategy but is aimed at helping Iraq retake the provincial capital, Ramadi, and eventually blunt the Islamic State’s battlefield momentum.
The decision, which could be announced as soon as Wednesday, would increase the n…
IS announced the seizure in a message on social media, adding that “now the city of Sirte has been freed completely.” Forces loyal to the self-declared government that controls the Libyan capital Tripoli pulled out of Sirte after the attack on the plant began.
Three soldiers were killed, according to a military source.
#AceNewsReport – Post Update:SAUDI ARABIA:June.08: There has been international outcry following news that a Saudi blogger – sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes on charges of insulting Islam – has had his punishment upheld, with criticism of the British government’s perceived soft touch in condemning officials in Riyadh.
#AceBreakingNews – SYRIA:June.07: Muslims in the Syrian city of Tartous have inaugurated a mosque named after the Virgin Mary, the Syrian Arab News Agency has reported. Observers called the opening a symbol of peace and religious tolerance between the country’s multiethnic, multi-confessional society.
Speaking at the inauguration, Syrian Minister of Religious Endowments Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed noted that this was the first time in the Muslim world when a mosque has been named after the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. He added that the mosque embodies calls for amenity and fraternity between Syrians of all faiths.
Al-Sayyed noted that Syria is one of the places where Islamic culture and architecture originated, adding that Syrians of all confessions deplore and condemn the barbarity with which ultra-extremists from ISIL and other terrorist groups operating inside Syria demolish and deface places of worship.
Tartous and Lattakia Maronite Patriarchate representative Antoine Deeb noted that the symbolic gesture of naming the Mosque after Mary shows that Islam and Christianity share the messages of peace and love.
#AceNewsReport – Post Update:SAUDI ARABIA:June.07; Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has upheld the sentence against blogger Raif Badawi saying it was a final decision, the blogger’s wife Ensaf Haidar told AFP in a telephone interview.
#AceWorldNews – FRANCE:Jan.17: Prosecutors in the French city of Avignon confirmed charging a 28-year-old man with “murder, attempted murder and possession of drugs”after he stabbed a Moroccan man, Mohamed El Makouli, to death inside his house.
The assailant rushed into the house of El Makouli in the village of Beaucet on Wednesday shouting “I am your god, I am your Islam” before stabbing the man 17 times, the National Observatory Against Islamophobia said Friday.
The attacker has been committed to a psychiatric hospital in Montfavet. More than 50 anti-Muslim incidents have been recorded by the Central Council of Muslims in France since the Charlie Hebdo incident.
#AceWorldNews – TAJIKISTAN:Jan.12:Fundamentalist Islamic movement Salafia has been banned as an extremist organization by the republic of Tajikistan, the prosecutor general’s office told TASS on Monday.
The group opposes introduction into Islam of other religious and philosophical concepts. It joins more than 20 blacklisted parties and communities including Al-Qaeda, the Taliban and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Tajikistan’s Supreme Court ruled to ban delivery and distribution of literature and other materials propagating Salafite ideas, including restricting access to the movement’s website.
“All those involved in this extremist movement will be criminally prosecuted,” the prosecutor’s office said.
#AceNewsServices – Featured Post:SYRIA:Jan.06: – Syria has complained to the United Nations after US Senator John McCain, former French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner and other prominent figures entered the country without visas.
Syria’s UN ambassador Bashar Jaafari said in a letter to the Security Council that countries must take “immediate measures” against nationals who travel to his country illegally.
Washington’s former ambassador to Croatia, David Galbraith, visited Syria in December, and a former Kuwaiti lawmaker, Walid al-Tabtaba’i, was cited for his 2013 trip, in the letter obtained by AFP on Monday.
McCain paid a surprise visit to Syria in May 2013, meeting with rebels after crossing the border from Turkey.
Jaafari said the Republican Senator met with leaders of the Al-Nusra Front, which the Security Council has designated a terrorist organization.
Kouchner travelled to Kurdish areas in northern Syria in November last year.
Galbraith was accompanied by three US political and military officials during his visit last month while Walid al-Tabtaba’i brought money and weapons to the rebels, and took part in combat in September 2013, the envoy said.
“Such actions are a blatant violation of Syria’s sovereignty and the resolutions of the Security Council concerning Syria,” wrote Jaafari in the letter dated December 24.
Syria calls on Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Security Council “to put pressure on those Governments to take immediately the necessary measures against their nationals who enter illegally into Syrian territory,” he added.
McCain dismissed the Syrian complaint while berating the international community for not acting to oust the Assad regime.“It is a sad but unsurprising truth that the Assad regime is less concerned with its massacre of more than 200,000 men, women and children than it is my visit with those brave Syrians fighting for their freedom and dignity,” McCain said in a statement.
“The fact that the international community has done virtually nothing to bring down this terrible regime despite its atrocities is a stain on our collective moral conscience.”
Sources: SOHR – THE DAILY MAIL – AFP – UN NEWS CENTRE
#AceNewsServices – Featured Update: MOSUL:Dec.13- Back in August Islamic State took control of Mosul and by September a number of Yazdi Women were captured and sold by ISIS.
ISIS: Enslaving, having sex with ‘unbelieving’ women, girls is OKScreenshot from 2014-12-13 15:28:21
The intention being to destroy the Aryan bloodline. Since then ISIS has bought and sold these same women multiple times and say having sex with unbelieving women and young girls is OK. At Friday prayers Islamic State handed out a pamphlet with the following questions and answers.
‘ The document was first printed in October or November, then later posted on an ISIS website
This is just a small extract of the questions asked:
Can you take non-Muslim women and children captive? Yes, says ISIS.
Can you have sex with them, even prepubescent girls? Yes, according to the Islamist extremist group.
Can you sell them or give them as gifts to others? The answer is yes, once again.
People in Mosul — the Iraqi city now under control of the group calling itself the Islamic State — got these and other messages loud and clear after sunset prayers Friday, when armed men handed out a color-printed pamphlet “Question and Answers on Female Slaves and their Freedom,” three residents told CNN.
The document was first printed in October or November, then later posted on an ISIS website. It has gotten more publicity recently because of the Middle East Media Research Institute, an independent Washington-based nonprofit whose advisory board includes former National Security Agency Director Michael V. Hayden, onetime CIA Director James Woolsey and ex-U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
‘ Rape of Yazdi Women ‘
The idea that ISIS is kidnapping, selling and raping women and children is hardly surprising. Many such accounts have surfaced since the group began its often brutal run through Syria and Iraq, including chilling stories from members of the Yazidi religious minority.
And these are on top of other horrific allegations, such as the killings and mistreatment of innocent civilians simply because they didn’t subscribe to ISIS’ extreme take on Sharia law.
Kassig, 26, was captured on October 1, 2013, by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants on his way to the city of Deir Ezzour in eastern Syria.
After conversion during captivity, Kassig took the name Abdul-Rahman.
The footage reportedly shows Jihadi John murdering Kassig. This comes despite earlier reports that the extremist, who has executed other UK and US hostages, was wounded in an airstrike on a top-level extremists’ meeting in Iraq last week.
The video showing Kassig’s death is part of 15 minutes of footage, which depicts IS militants beheading several other men. The victims have been identified as officers serving under the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
In the video the extremists deliver warnings to the US, UK and other countries.
Islamic State militants first showed him in the video of the beheading of UK aid worker Alan Henning, who shared a prison cell with Kassig. After Jihadi John, an IS executioner with a London accent, killed Henning, he also threatened Kassig would be next.
Still from youtube video
US authorities are “working as quickly as possible to determine its [the video] authenticity,” spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan from the US National Security Council said in a statement.
“If confirmed, we are appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American aid worker and we express our deepest condolences to his family and friends,” she added.
The UK Foreign Office also said it is examining the video’s authenticity.
“We are aware of a further video and are analysing its contents. If true, this is a further disgusting murder,” the spokeswoman told Reuters.
UK PM David Cameron said he is “horrified” by the murder of Kassig.
“I’m horrified by the cold blooded murder of Abdul-Rahman Kassig. ISIL have again shown their depravity. My thoughts are with his family,” he said.
Kassig had served in Iraq in 2007 before becoming a medical technician. In May 2012, he travelled to Beirut, Lebanon where he volunteered in hospitals. He then helped in Palestinian refugee camps,“offering his services as a trauma medic to Syrian refugees wounded in the fighting in Syria.”
He founded his own aid organization, SERA (Special Emergency Response and Assistance), a non-governmental group intended to provide relief to Syrian refugees.
His parents, Ed and Paula Kassig from Indiana, had been appealing for their son’s release.
They tried to reach the IS leader by writing messages on Twitter.
“We have tried to contact you directly to plea for the life of our only son, Abdul Rahman Kassig, and have not received any response. Please tell us what more we can do so that Abdul Rahman may continue to serve and live his life in accordance with the teachings of Islam,” she wrote on Twitter.
The Kassig family released a letter from their son written on October 13, which was delivered to them by a hostage, who had been released. In the letter Kassig thanks his parents “for everything they have both done” for him. He describes his captivity, saying that he and the other hostages “share dreams and stories of home and loved ones.”
“I am obviously pretty scared to die but the hardest part is not knowing, wondering, hoping, and wondering if I should even hope at all,” he wrote. “If I do die, I figure that at least you and I can seek refuge and comfort in knowing that I went out as a result of trying to alleviate suffering and helping those in need.”
Freedom Outpost: Europe is known for its soccer fan clubs who are widely called “soccer hooligans.” These call themselves the GnuHonnters, a take on the English term “new hunters.” Their motto is: “Comrades in spirit. Many colors, but one entity.” It refers to the fact that they support different soccer clubs.
Now they are united under the banner “hooligans against [Islamic] Salafists” (HoGeSa) and they are fed up with the Muslim supremacy in Europe so on Sunday they decided to unite forces and demonstrate in Cologne Germany.
Clashes soon erupted between police forces and HoGeSa protesters were at least 13 officers were injured, the German news agency DPA reported.
#AceNewsServices (Exclusive) – SAUDI ARABIA – August 20 – Saudi Top Cleric: Qaeda, ISIL Enemy No 1 of Islam
Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh on Tuesday blasted Al-Qaeda and the Takfiri group, ISIL, as “enemy number one” of Islam, in a statement issued in Riyadh.
“The ideas of extremism, radicalism and terrorism… have nothing to do with Islam and (their proponents) are the enemy number one of Islam,” the kingdom’s top cleric said.
He cited Takfiris from the Islamic State, which has declared a “caliphate” straddling large parts of Iraq and Syria, and the global Al-Qaeda terror network.
“Muslims are the main victims of this extremism, as shown by crimes committed by the so-called ISIL, Al-Qaeda and groups linked to them,” the mufti said, quoting a verse in the Quran urging the “killing” of people who do deeds harmful to Islam.
“In the circumstances the Islamic nation is living through, several countries have been destabilized” by extremists, who “divide Muslims” in the name of religion, the mufti said.
He warned: “In Islam, after heresy, dividing Muslims is the greatest crime.”The mufti urged “tolerance, which was at the origin of Islam’s growth and longevity.”
The ISIL had pronounced its “caliphate” last June. The Takfiri group has been widely known for its brutal crimes against civilians in Iraq and Syria.
Damascus has repeatedly accused the Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states of destabilizing Syria through funding and arming Takfiri groups like ISIL and Nusra Front.
Last Week, Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah warned that several countries, including Saudi Arabia fear the threat of ISIL.
During an interview with Lebanese daily al-Akhbar, the resistance leader highlighted that some countries know what they have created and raised, and that’s why their diagnosis of ISIL risk is the most accurate of others because they know what they have had, speaking about the “real horror” inside the Gulf countries and the Saudi Arabia because this thought have been taught for decades for people, schools and in the curriculum.
#AceNewsServices – SUDAN – June 06 – The alleged brother of the Sudanese woman on death row for being a Christian says she deserves to die if she won’t renounce her faith.
Al-Samani al-Hadi told CNN that he is one of three brothers to Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, a 27-year-old who was sentenced to death last month for abandoning Islam. In Sudan, converting religions is a crime.