Picture of the Week: Islamic Torture In Kenya

From The Religion Of Peace:
Religion of Peace handiwork in Kenya, where dozens of non-Muslim quarry workers were singled out and slaughtered by Islamists. Last week's attack was similar to one occurring a few days before in which the Christians were tortured before they were shot.

Preacher At Al-Aqsa Mosque To The Jews: "We Shall Slaughter You Without Mercy"

ISIS Jihadists Say Gay Thrown Off Rooftop

From the AFP via News 24:
The Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria on Tuesday posted photographs appearing to show jihadists throw a "gay" off a rooftop and then stoning him to death.

"The Islamic court in Wilayet al-Furat decided that a man who has practised sodomy must be thrown off the highest point in the city, and then stoned to death," read a statement accompanying the images.

Wilayet al-Furat refers to an area stretching across the Syrian-Iraqi frontier, where the Euphrates flows from Syria into Iraq at the Albu Kamal-Qaim border crossing.

One image shows a man whom the jihadists claimed was gay being hurled off a building at an unspecified location in Syria or Iraq. The next shows the man lying on the ground.

The ISIS in November stoned two men to death in Syria, claiming they were gay.

The group first emerged in Syria's conflict in spring 2013. It has since taken over swathes of Syria and Iraq, imposing a rule of terror.

Pakistan: Family Killed In Honor Killing

From the AP via NOLA:
Pakistani police Wednesday were looking for four men believed to have killed a couple and their four children as retribution for a perceived "honor crime."

Police officer Mohammed Aslam said the killings happened Tuesday in the town of Athara Hazari in central Pakistan.

Aslam said the men are believed to have hacked the family to death with axes and knives. One daughter, identified by police as Aisha, survived and relayed what happened to authorities. She and the other bodies were found after a man delivering milk to the house noticed that no one was coming to the door, Aslam said.

Aisha told authorities the killings stemmed from her mother's first marriage nearly 30 years ago to another man, Aslam said.

Another police officer, Mian Mohammad, said Ghulam Fatima's son from her first marriage visited the family a few days ago. He was joined on Tuesday by three more men, who the police say helped him with the crime.

The surviving daughter told authorities that the son said he was taking revenge on her for leaving her first husband.

"It is an incident of honor killing," said Mohammad.

In Pakistan, leaving one's husband or marrying against a family's wishes is extremely rare. Such actions are often perceived as crimes against the family's honor and the woman can be killed in order to restore the family's reputation.

Such retribution can be carried out years, even decades later. The killings are rarely prosecuted.

Poll: 80% Of “Palestinians” Support Jihad Terror Attacks On Israeli Civilians

From Jihad Watch:
They’re approving of hit-and-run attacks on Israeli civilians, and of stabbing whole families to death in the homes in the middle of the night. They’re glorifying and celebrating savagery. Just don’t call it that, you racist, bigoted Islamophobe. “Poll shows strong Palestinian support for attacks,” The Associated Press, December 9, 2014:
JERUSALEM (AP) — An overwhelming majority of Palestinians support a recent spate of attacks on Israelis amid heightened tensions over the most sensitive holy site in Jerusalem, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday.

The poll also found that more than half of Palestinians support a new uprising against Israel, and that the Hamas militant group would win presidential elections if they were held today.

Palestinian pollster Khalil Shikaki said the results reflected Palestinian anger over Israeli statements about the Jerusalem holy site, which is revered by Jews and Muslims, as well as a loss of hope following the collapse of U.S.-brokered peace talks and Israel’s recent war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research interviewed 1,270 people in the West Bank and Gaza last week. The poll had an error margin of 3 percentage points.

“There is an environment in which violence is becoming a dominant issue,” said Shikaki. “This seems to be one of the most important driving forces.”

There has been a spate of attacks in Jerusalem over the past month and a half, at a time of rising tensions over the contested holy site, revered by Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and by Jews as the Temple Mount.

Prominent members of Israel’s government have become more vocal in recent months about demands that Jews be allowed to pray at the Muslim-run site, which is home to the Al Aqsa Mosque and iconic Dome of the Rock.

Many Palestinians fear this is a pretext for a gradual Jewish takeover — a claim Israel denies.

The poll found 86 percent of respondents believe the shrine is in grave danger from Israel. It said 80 percent supported individual attacks by Palestinians who have stabbed Israelis or rammed cars into crowded train stations….

Bosnia: Supporters Of Islamic State Stab Imam Who Opposes It

From Jihad Watch:
“In an open letter earlier, Beganovic condemned the calls on young men in BiH by Bilal Bosnic, an imam in the nearby village of Buzim, to join Islamic State and fight in the wars in Syria and Iraq. Beganovic was then verbally attacked by radical Islamists, who set his car on fire and threatened to kill his children, Dnevni Avaz said. He said he believed that such persons were behind the stabbing.”

Here is yet another illustration of why we don’t see more sincere Islamic reformers: “Imam who condemns Islamic State stabbed in N-W Bosnia,” Dalje.com, December 9, 2014 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
An imam of the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), known for his opposition to the recruiting of young men in BiH to fight for Islamic State, has been stabbed and seriously injured, Dnevni Avaz daily said on Tuesday, adding that police were investigating the attack.

Selvedin Beganovic, an imam in Trnovi near Velika Kladusa in northwestern BiH, was attacked last night, saying a masked person stabbed him in the left shoulder and hand. “When he tried to stab me in the stomach, I managed to defend myself and punched him, after which he stumbled and ran.”

In an open letter earlier, Beganovic condemned the calls on young men in BiH by Bilal Bosnic, an imam in the nearby village of Buzim, to join Islamic State and fight in the wars in Syria and Iraq. Beganovic was then verbally attacked by radical Islamists, who set his car on fire and threatened to kill his children, Dnevni Avaz said.

He said he believed that such persons were behind the stabbing.

Bosnic is in custody after being arrested in September with a larger group of his supporters on suspicion of inciting terrorism. The BiH State Prosecutor’s Office has said that an indictment might be filed soon.

Islamic State Using Former Churches As Prisons

From Christian Today:
The Iraqi city of Mosul was once a majority-Christian city, but is now an Islamic State (IS) stronghold, where militants have repurposed deserted church buildings as prisons.

Fides news agency reports that detainees were held at the ancient Chaldean Church of the Immaculate Conception in the eastern part of the city, having been blindfolded and handcuffed.

St George's monastery has also allegedly been used as a female detention centre.

Reports circulated last week that the nearby convent of the Chaldean Sisters of the Sacred Heart had been bombed by IS militants.

Several other Christian churches, Yazidi shrines and Shiite mosques have also been demolished by the group that has declared a caliphate in large parts of Iraq and Syria.

Almost all of Mosul's Christian inhabitants were driven out in June, given the choice of conversion to Islam or death.

Islamic State Poaches International Aid For Syrians

Hat Tip: Jihad Watch.

From the Wall Street Journal:
GAZIANTEP, Turkey—Islamic State militants have been seizing foreign aid destined for the neediest Syrians to redistribute under the extremist group’s black flag, the latest tactic in its quest for power.

Representatives of aid agencies that work in areas controlled by the militants told The Wall Street Journal they are trying to work around that problem as they confront another one: the detentions of their employees by the group…

Mass Polygamy In UK Muslim Community – Claim

From The Telegraph:
Peer claims unofficial polygamy is widespread in the British Muslim community Photo: AFP 

Polygamy is being practised on an “enormous” scale within the British Muslim community without any official attempt to stop it, it has been claimed.

A new study of the lives of Muslim women concludes that large numbers are being denied basic legal rights by being trapped in religiously sanctioned “marriages” which are not recognised in British law.

In some cases the women, often born abroad and brought to the UK for arranged marriages, are unaware about their true status for years on end.

The findings come from a study being presented to the House of Lords by the peer Baroness Cox, who has spearheaded attempt to impose new regulations on informal sharia courts.

Aurat, a Muslim women’s rights group based in the West Midlands, interviewed a sample of 50 women about their personal situations. Nine in 10 of the women described themselves as married but only one in 10 were in marriages recognised under English law having been formalised through a civil wedding or a ceremony in a Mosque registered for the purpose.

Many of the others had undergone a “Nikah” or marriage ceremony in their own home, often unaware that it lacked legal recognition.

Overall two thirds of those who identified as being “married” said that their husband had more than one wife and some had as many as four "wives."

But in some cases the women had not initially been aware of other wives, who live in separate houses.

One 32-year-old woman, given the name Ezzah in the report - although not her real name - told the researchers: “I found out afterwards that he had three more wives and he is still married to them.

“He lives with me but refuses to pay for anything. I live in his house that he bought but I claim benefits on it to pay his mortgage.”

Another, called “Asifa”, now aged 47, told how she had attempted to divorce her husband only to discover she was not properly married.

“I went to a lawyer who told me I had no legal rights as I’m seen as a girlfriend and not a wife. I just sat there in shock,” she said.

Baroness Cox said: “You can’t extrapolate straight from this but you can make a reasonable assumption that if this is not unrepresentative, this is clearly very widespread, and we are therefore dealing with enormous numbers.

“The implications for the women are very serious and it violates the fundamental principles of our country that bigamy is illegal and yet polygamy is condoned and allowed to flourish.

“It is just continuing without any comment or expression of concern but for the women it causes concern and they are suffering.

“But these are very closed communities and it is very hard to ascertain the exact extent to which this is happening.

“In some communities women … find great pressure not to speak out and bring shame on the community.”

Lady Cox last year tabled a private member’s bill to regulate unofficial sharia courts which she said compound the pressure on women in some communities.

“Our suffragettes paid a very high price for women to have their freedom and have their rights and if they saw what some of the Muslim women are suffering in this country they would turn in their graves,” she said.

“It is putting the clock right back and anyone who is concerned about women’s rights and our freedoms in this country should be deeply concerned by the predicament of these women.

“The gap between the de jure situation where everyone has access to the law and the de facto situation in this country is a chasm.”

Jordanian MP Fawaz Al-Zoabi: ISIS, Jabhat Al-Nusra, And FSA Are An American-Zionist Conspiracy

Blaming everyone else: A great Islamist strategy.