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A North Carolina man was sentenced Friday to four life terms for plotting to behead federal witnesses whose testimony helped convict him for his role in an earlier plot to slaughter U.S. servicemen and their families.
Hysen Sherifi, 29, was one of six Raleigh-area Muslims convicted in 2011 of planning to attack the Marine base in Quantico, Va., and overseas targets.
The behaviour of a Muslim officer with the York Regional Police has, it seems, not only embarrassed the department, but also offended at least some in the Muslim community.
YRP Insp. Ricky Veerappan, who’s in charge of the force’s so-called diversity, equity and inclusion bureau (who dreams up this ridiculous agencies and their self-righteous titles?) apparently didn’t like the idea of a department chaplain, Rabbi Mendel Kaplan, inviting controversial American commentator Pamela Geller to address a local synagogue.
Former Dean of Islamic Law at Qatar University Abd Al-Hamid Al-Ansari Speaks Out in Support of US Presence in the Middle East.
A refreshing and extremely rare admission of reality from the middle east. An Arab Muslim who unlike the majority concedes that the pathetic state of Arabs is down to their own failings and not the fault of anyone else.
Among other things Al-Hamid Al-Ansari speaks of the fantasy world Arabs seem to inhabit concerning such things as their imaginary victories over Israel and touches on the marginalisation of women in Muslim societies.
Voice of the Copts strongly condemns the round-up, detention and presumed torture of Egyptian Copts in Benghazi, Libya being held for allegedly proselytizing Christianity which is illegal in that country. Evidence of such offense is yet unsubstantiated as facts cited by the arresting body keep changing. Furthermore, the charges are highly suspect given they follow recent attacks on a Coptic church.
Now after more than a week captive, the Egyptian prisoners from Upper Egypt, who live and work temporarily in Libya, are strongly believed to be denied their human rights in violation of international law.
Silence from Egyptian authorities regarding this incident is only expected since its Islamist government is known to degrade minorities inside Egypt. Complacency by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry allowing possible abuses of imprisoned Egyptians in Libya and their arrest to continue unquestioned is reminiscent of tacit government approval by Egyptian officials toward the frequent Muslim attacks on Copts and their churches throughout Egypt.
Voice of the Copts requests western leaders and human rights organizations around the world to intervene to ascertain fair hearings for the Egyptians as soon as possible.
Outside attorneys must be allowed to consult Egyptians inside Libyan prisons to give them opportunity for a proper defense.
Libya must open its prisons for inspection and observation of its treatment of detainees consistent with Geneva Convention requirements.
Hafsa Lodi is a young passionate Muslim journalist, but I fear her writeup in the Ryerson Review missed the mark [You can read it HERE]. I understand the frustration she feels when men who don’t represent the faith commit honour killings in the name of the faith.
You can’t change what you don’t acknowledge though – and what needs to be acknowledged is that Islam has become the common denominator in a vast unproportionate amount of honour killings.
Here is a link to a Ryerson Review Rebuttal > HERE.
The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has convicted a former senior Bosnian Serb Army commander of genocide for playing a key role in Europe’s worst massacre since the Second World War and sentenced him to life imprisonment.
Judges at the United Nations courtsaid Wednesday that general Zdravko Tolimir was the “right hand” of Bosnian Serb military chief general Ratko Mladic, who is considered the chief architect of the murder of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys at the Srebrenica enclave in eastern Bosnia in July 1995.