Alan Henning killed by IS or

Alan Hemming Killed by IS #JSIL

The #JSIL idea was created by Alternet’s Senior Writer, Max Blumenthal, and the concept expanded upon by the independent journalist Rania Khalek
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#JSIL: Activists come up with new ISIS-inspired name for Israel
Activists Start Calling Israel #JSIL -the Jewish State of Israel in the Levant



For 15 pictures on the timeline of “Emergence of IS” and quote. SOURCE: Independent

Imams and other influential figures had joined forces to appeal to the terrorists to release the aid worker, a former taxi driver from Salford who left his job to travel to Syria to take help to victims of its civil war.

Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, said: “This reported murder is a despicable and offensive act, coming as it does on the eve of the Muslim festival of Eid Al-Adha.

“It is quite clear that the murderers of Alan Henning have no regard for Islam, or for the Muslims around the world who pleaded for his life.

“Alan was a friend of Muslims, and he will be mourned by Muslims.

, Middle East Correspondent writes in Telegraph

What Alan Henning beheading video tells us about Islamic State

In one sense, Isil’s latest beheading video represents just more of the terrible same: another victim in an orange jumpsuit, the same black-clothed, black-masked executioner with a London accent, the same grotesque conclusion.

As with the three men before him, Alan Henning is forced to address the camera, then there is an aggressive speech by “Jihadi John”, or however we want to term him, and then again the next victim is paraded before us.

This video raises more questions than it answers, though, for those curious about the jihadis’ motivation.

It is much shorter, at just over a minute. It feels rushed. The speeches are not lengthy: Mr Henning just says enough to link what is about to happen to him to the vote in the House of Commons approving the bombing of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant positions in Iraq on September 26.

The jihadi’s angry threats to “Obama” are in the same style, but equally short. Only two things are given the same attention as in previous videos: the lead-in, which is always taken from western news clip, this time reporting the vote to go to war by the House of Commons last Friday, and the close-up of the body.


Love can get you killed in #Pakistan

Pakistan kills lovers















Reuters, Lahore
Saturday, 28 June 2014

A young couple in Pakistan were tied up and had their throats slit with scythes after they married for love, police said Saturday.

The 17-year-old girl and 31-year-old man married on June 18 without the consent of their families in eastern Pakistan’s Punjabi village of Satrah, police said.

The girl’s mother and father lured the couple home late on Thursday with the promise that their marriage would receive a family blessing, said local police official Rana Zashid.

“When the couple reached there, they tied them with ropes,” he said. “He (the girl’s father) cut their throats.”

Police arrested the family, who said they had been embarrassed by the marriage of their daughter, named Muafia Hussein, to a man from a less important tribe.

Cultural traditions in many areas of Pakistan mean that killing a woman whose behavior is seen as immodest is widely accepted.

Immodest behavior that sparked recent killings included singing, looking out of the window or talking to a man who is not a relative. For a woman to marry a man of her own choice is considered an unacceptable insult by many families.

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said 869 so-called “honor killings” were reported in the media last year – several a day. But the true figure is probably much higher since many cases are never reported.

More similar incidents reported by Associated Press

Apparently cure for depression is Jihad. Yeah right! Say #No2ISIS

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Castle Street and municipal buildings, , Scotland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The third Briton who speaks in a recruitment video circulated by militant group Isis is an Aberdeen man called Abdul Raqib Amin, once better known locally for fighting, drinking alcohol and frequenting nightclubs, it has been revealed.

“He was a bit arrogant,” says the man, speaking anonymously. “A bit (of) aggro, maybe something to prove. He ended up in a lot of fights. To learn he’s accepted religion in such an extreme way is a bit shocking. Shocking because he’s a youth from Aberdeen who’s ended up somewhere like that.”

Towards the end of the video Raqib seems to give one possible explanation: “All my brothers living in the west, I know how you feel. When I used to live there, in the heart you feel depressed. The cure for the depression is Jihad.”

Please read the full article in IBtimesUK

From Scotland to Syria: Third Brit on Isis Video is ‘from Aberdeen’

#BringBackOurGirls NYT

NYT BringBackOurGirls

by Nicholas Kristof

DOZENS of heavily armed terrorists rolled into the sleepy little town one night in a convoy of trucks, buses and vans. They made their way to the girls’ boarding school.

The high school girls, asleep in their dormitory, awoke to gunfire. The attackers stormed the school, set it on fire, and, residents said, then herded several hundred terrified girls into the vehicles — and drove off and vanished.

That was April 15 in northern Nigeria. The girls were kidnapped by an extremist Muslim group called Boko Haram, whose name in the Hausa language means “Western education is a sin.

These girls, ages 15 to 18 and Christians and Muslims alike, knew the risks of seeking an education, and schools in the area had closed in March for fear of terror attacks. But this school had reopened so that the girls — the stars of their families and villages — could take their final exams. They were expected to move on to become teachers, doctors, lawyers.

Instead, they reportedly are being auctioned off for $12 each to become “wives” of militants. About 50 girls escaped, but the police say that 276 are still missing — and the Nigerian government has done next to nothing to recover the girls.

Read the full article here

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Girls not Brides


GirlsNotBrides-LogoChild marriage could become law in Iraq this week, but it’s a global scourge
My organisation is fighting to secure the right of every child to be at school. It’s the only way to stop this barbaric practice

Gordon Brown
The Guardian, Tuesday 29 April 2014

Girl brides

When Iraqi voters go to the polls tomorrow they are likely to endorse parties that plan to legalise child marriage at nine years old. Based on Shia Islamic jurisprudence, what is called the Ja’afari personal status law was approved by the current Iraqi cabinet eight weeks ago. It describes girls as reaching puberty at nine, and therefore ready for marriage. The current legal age is 18…….

The facts are that the one secure way to prevent child marriage is to deliver the right of every child to be at school. A girl with some education is not only unlikely to be married at eight, nine or 10, but is also six times less likely to be married by 18.

Child marriage-free zones, where girls get together and refuse to be married, are springing up on the subcontinent – the first in Pakistan, with several now in Bangladesh, and others soon to be set up in countries such as Malawi. We see that girls are no longer prepared to succumb to the fate that others have decided for them, or to wait for others to protect them.

Together with a group of high profile individuals I am proud to be part of the Emergency Coalition for Education Action. The coalition is committed to zero education exclusion, and this means zero child marriage. We are linking up with girls’ rights movements across the developing world, including Nepal’s Common Forum for Kalmal Hari Freedom, the Nilphamari Child Marriage Free Zone in Bangladesh, the Ugandan Child Protection Club, and Indonesia’s Grobogan Child Empowerment Group.

Many are linked to the growing Girls not Brides movement spearheaded by Princess Mabel van Oranje of the Netherlands – more than 300 national organisations are already affiliated. They are attempting to stop child marriage by law, to register girls by their correct ages, to enforce existing banning regulations, and to get girls to school.

Children’s rights must be protected across the world, and we call on all countries to put an end to the barbaric practice of child marriage and to ensure all children are in school and learning.

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#Crusade or #Jihad Depends on who juggles the words

What do these words mean to you? Try this test:

Kuffar, Infidel, Takfir, Unholy, Savage, Civilised, God Fearing, Ungodly, Jihad, Crusade, Angel, Devil, Al Aksa, Jerusalem

Our world today, is stirred and  whipped up, almost to frenzy with anti-Islamic rhetoric in many different forms; “British Values” being a subtle form. From Sharia Unveiled to Jihad Watch or Robert Spence or G

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Kingdom of Male Guardianship criticises Norway over human rights record #FreeThe4

Those who can, do and those who can’t, teach.

Copied from article in the Independent Title Saudi Arabia critices Norway over Human Right record

Saudi Arabia has criticised Norway’s human rights record, accusing the country of failing to protect its Muslim citizens and not doing enough to counter criticism of the prophet Mohammed.
The gulf state called for all criticism of religion and of prophet Mohammed to be made illegal in Norway. It also expressed concern at “increasing cases of domestic violence, rape crimes and inequality in riches” and noted a continuation of hate crimes against Muslims in the country.
The Scandinavian nation came under scrutiny during the United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review, in which 14 States are scheduled to have their human rights records examined.

Russia meanwhile called for Norway to clamp down on expressions of religious intolerance and and criticised the country’s child welfare system. They also recommended that Norway improve its correctional facilities for those applying for asylum status.

Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende was in Geneva to hear the concerns from 91 other countries. He told Norway’s NTB newswire prior to the hearing: “It is a paradox that countries which do not support fundamental human rights have influence on the council, but that is the United Nations,” reported The Local.

Human Rights Watch last report noted that in 2012 Saudi Arabia “stepped up arrests and trials of peaceful dissidents, and responded with force to demonstrations by citizens.”

It continued “Authorities continue to suppress or fail to protect the rights of 9 million Saudi women and girls and 9 million foreign workers. As in past years, thousands of people have received unfair trials or been subject to arbitrary detention. The year has seen trials against half-a-dozen human rights defenders and several others for their peaceful expression or assembly demanding political and human rights reforms.”

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