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It is both funny, and sad, but not surprising, considering the ignorance inherent in islam. Not to mention the racism and hate.

Op-Ed: Will the Jerusalem Mufti Say Why Muslims don’t eat Ham?

The Mufti of Jerusalem, Mohammed Hussein, the top Islamic official in Israel, stirred up a storm of protest with a speech he made recently in which he appeared to be calling for the murder of Jews and the comparing of Jews to pigs and apes.

Israel’s President Shimon Peres complained that the Jerusalem Mufti’s recent “Kill the Jews” statements “endanger the lives” of Jews and that action must be taken to prevent similar remarks, which he said can lead to a deterioration of relations between Jews and Arabs. He met with Justice Minister Yaakov Ne’eman, who promised an investigation of the Mufti’s sermon.

The actual statement was the following: “The hour of judgment will not come until you fight the Jews. The Jew will hide behind the stone and behind the tree. The stone and the tree will cry, ‘Oh Muslim, Oh Servant of God, this is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.’”

This is a famous and highly respected quote from the Hadith, which is the oral tradition of Islam, taken from the teachings of Muhammad, the founder of Islam. Muhammad is considered by Muslims around the world to be “The Sunna”, or the model to be followed by all believing Muslims.

In this writer’s opinion, President Peres and others who speak of investigating the Mufti for incitement for reading a portion of Muslim doctrine are barking up the wrong tree. The Mufti is simply quoting from a revered text and he is inadvertently doing us a service, by revealing the violent directives given to Muslims in the Koran and the Hadith for how to deal with Jews and all non-Muslims.

These passages are not disavowed, not by the muftis, not the imams, and not by other practitioners of the so-called “religion of peace” and if we just glance at our neighbors here in the Middle East, we see that these verses are alive and well and ever-present in the doctrines of the Muslim Brotherhood, including its Hamas brethren, the Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, and yes, the Fatah terrorist organization, as well.

The Mufti was given a rousing introduction at that rally with the words, “Our war with the descendants of the apes and pigs is a war of religion and faith. Long live Fatah!”

This reminds me of a scholarly debate that was held at Al -Ahzar University in Egypt not so long ago, debating the highly respected verse in the Koran, which refers to the Jews and Christians as pigs and monkeys.

As everyone knows, Jews don’t eat pork because of a clear biblical prohibition. But why don’t Muslims? The debate at the university was over the question of whether the Jews of today are direct descendents of the Jews who were turned into pigs by Allah, or if we are imposters. As a result of that debate, Sheikh Ahmed Ali Othman, the supervisor of the Da’awa  (Islamic Indoctrination) of the Egyptian Wakf, issued a fatwa (religious ruling) stating that the Jews indeed have their origins in the Jews that Allah

turned into pigs and monkeys, and therefore, it is obligatory to kill and slaughter them (the pigs). He went on to say that whoever eats pork, it’s as if he is eating meat from an impure person.In other words, the problem isn’t a biblical prohibition, nor is it the pig itself, it’s the Jews! He stressed that this ruling is backed by the scholars of Al-Ahzar University in Egypt, but that they are afraid to say so publicly.

The entire commotion over the Jerusalem Mufti’s statements should be a lesson for the nation of Israel. We are negotiating with a people whose very doctrine calls for our destruction and their recent electoral decisions are the manifestation of those beliefs. Their hatred is rooted in an evil ideology and is engrained deep in their religious beliefs and is expressed in their political actions.

The elections of Hamas in the Palestinian Authority, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists in Egypt, and the Huzbullah in Lebanon should serve as a glaring red warning light that will cause us to put an immediate halt to all “peace” discussions with our Islamic neighbors. We need to start preparing for war, not peace.

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Why (aside from muslims’ apparent love of bombing stuff) did they want to hit a Danish Newspaper? For cartoons mocking the pedophile Muhammad.

OSLO, Norway (WTW) — Two men were found guilty Monday of involvement in an al-Qaida plot to attack a Danish newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad, the first convictions under Norway’s anti-terror laws.

A third defendant was acquitted of terror charges but convicted of helping the others acquire explosives.

Investigators say the plot was linked to the same al-Qaida planners behind thwarted attacks against the New York subway system and a shopping mall in Manchester, England, in 2009.

The Oslo district court sentenced alleged ringleader Mikael Davud, to seven years in prison and co-defendant Shawan Sadek Saeed Bujak to three and a half years.

Judge Oddmund Svarteberg said the court found that Davud, a Chinese Muslim, “planned the attack together with al-Qaida.” Bujak was deeply involved in the preparations, but it couldn’t be proved that he was aware of Davud’s contacts with al-Qaida, the judge said.

The third defendant, David Jakobsen, who assisted police in the investigation, was convicted on an explosives charge and sentenced to four months in prison — time he’s already served in pretrial detention.

Defense lawyers for the three told the court they would study the verdict before deciding whether to appeal.

Davud smiled and waved to photographers as he left the court. His defense lawyer, Carl Konow Rieber-Mohn, told The Associated Press later Monday that he would advise his client to appeal.

The case was Norway’s most high-profile terror investigation until last July, when a right-wing extremist killed 77 people in a bomb and shooting massacre.

The three men, who were arrested in July 2010, made some admissions but pleaded innocent to terror conspiracy charges and rejected any links to al-Qaida.

During the trial Davud denied he was taking orders from al-Qaida, saying he was planning a solo raid against the Chinese Embassy in Oslo. He said he wanted revenge for Beijing’s oppression of Uighurs, a Muslim minority in western China.

Davud, who moved to Norway in 1999 and later became a Norwegian citizen, also said his co-defendants helped him acquire bomb-making ingredients but didn’t know he was planning an attack.

Prosecutors said the Norwegian cell first wanted to attack Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, whose 12 cartoons of Muhammad sparked furious protests in Muslim countries in 2006, and then changed plans to seek to murder one of the cartoonists instead.

Bujak, an Iraqi Kurd, said the paper and the cartoonist were indeed the targets, but described the plans as “just talk.”

Prosecutors had to prove the defendants worked together in a conspiracy, because a single individual plotting an attack is not covered under Norway’s anti-terror laws.

“There is no doubt that Davud took the initiative to prepare the terror act and that he was the ring leader,” the judge said as he delivered the verdict.

He said Davud planned to carry out the attack himself by placing a bomb outside Jyllands-Posten’s offices in Aarhus, in western Denmark.

The men had been under surveillance for more than a year when authorities moved to arrest them. Norwegian investigators, who worked with their U.S. counterparts, said the defendants were building a bomb in a basement laboratory in Oslo.

Jakobsen, an Uzbek national who changed his name after moving to Norway, provided some of the chemicals for the bomb, but claims he did not know they were meant for explosives. Jakobsen contacted police and served as an informant, but still faced charges for his involvement before that.

An Associated Press investigation in 2010 showed that authorities learned early on about the alleged cell by intercepting emails from an al-Qaida operative in Pakistan and — thanks to those early warnings — were able to secretly replace a key bomb-making ingredient with a harmless liquid when Jakobsen ordered it at an Oslo pharmacy.

The judge said it had been proven that Davud had contacts with al-Qaida in Pakistan, and that his notebook contained references to Saleh al-Somali, al-Qaida’s chief of external operations, who officials believe helped organize the New York, Manchester and Norway plots. He was killed in a CIA drone strike in Pakistan in 2009.

During the trial, prosecutors presented testimony obtained in the U.S. in April from three American al-Qaida recruits turned government witnesses.

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Hint: It wasn’t the attendees. But you already knew that.

Church set on fire after carnival

An Orthodox Christian church famed for its valuable icons was set alight in southern Macedonia overnight amid religious tension between Christians and minority Muslims over a carnival in which Orthodox Christian men dressed as women in burkas and mocked the Koran.

Firefighters extinguished the fire on Monday night in the two century-old Sveti Nikola church, near the town of Struga. The church’s roof was destroyed but its icons were not damaged, the fire service said.

Hours before the fire, Muslim leaders had appealed for calm among community members.

The January 13 Vevcani festival prompted angry, sometimes violent demonstrations by Muslims, who are nearly all ethnic Albanian and make up 33% of the country’s 2.1 million population and accuse the majority of stoking hatred against them.

Ethnic tension has been simmering in this small Balkan country since the end of an armed rebellion in 2001, when ethnic Albanian rebels fought government forces for about eight months, seeking greater rights for their community. The conflict left 80 people dead, and ended with the intervention of Nato peacekeepers.

The Vevcani carnival, said to have been held for some 1,400 years, attracts thousands of visitors. Local residents traditionally wear elaborate, frequently sarcastic masks, with some of the most common costumes including devils and demons.

But this year’s perceived mockery of the Koran and the burka costumes caused outrage.

On Saturday, protesters attacked an inter-city bus heading from Struga to Vevcani, throwing rocks at the vehicle but injuring nobody. They also defaced a Macedonian flag outside Struga’s municipal building, replacing it with a green flag representing Islam. On the same day, perpetrators attacked a church in the nearby village of Labunista, destroying a cross standing outside.

Macedonian Muslim leaders called for restraint but also accused the government of promoting Islamophobia.

Deputy Prime Minister Musa Xhaferi said such incidents “create discord” and “violate mutual respect and trust.”

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Aside from suicide bombers, and the like, the only real exports muslim countries have are oil and drugs.  Alcohol is forbidden, but opium, qat, hashish, those are okay.

The Islamic Paradise of the Needle and Powder

 

The world’s largest drug field was formerly in the Bekaa Valley where the land is warm and moist. Reflecting the poor state of agriculture in the Muslim world, some of the most arable land in Lebanon where the Romans raised acres of wheat was turned over to cannabis and opium production. In the ’90s the situation was so bad that 80 percent of the world’s cannabis came out of the valley. The valley helped finance the PLO, Hezbollah and the Syrian army which invaded Lebanon partly to get in on the drug trade.

The Clinton Administration cut deals with the Taliban in Afghanistan and the Syrian occupation of Lebanon to try and cut down on production. Officially production went down, unofficially the party never really stopped.

With the Syrians gone and the PLO living off American foreign aid on the West Bank of Israel, the lucrative Lebanese drug trade is in the hands of the Shiite Islamists of Hezbollah. Drugs have turned the Party of Allah into a global narcoterrorist ring with tentacles in Latin America and ties to Marxist narcoterrorists there and up to America and out across Europe and Asia.

There is no contradiction between the Islamic identity of Hezbollah and its drug trade financed wealth. The Mumbai terrorists of the Army of the Righteous, who during their killing spree murdered a rabbi and his pregnant wife, snorted cocaine. The Beslan terrorists of the Islamic Brigade of Martyrs who murdered hundreds of children were running on heroin. Forensic tests conducted on the bodies of suicide bombers have found that they were routinely given heroin before being sent off on their missions. And if we had been able to run forensic tests on the Al-Qaeda terrorists who carried out September 11 there would probably be a miniature pharmacy in their bodies.

The intimate connection between drugs and Islam began with the prohibition of alcohol. The ban on wine and other spirits made the need for alternatives more urgent. Coffee was the safer alternative to alcohol, and the Middle Eastern obsession with it reflected the outlawing of wine and beer. Religiously coffee was also useful as a stimulant and came in handy in some Muslim rites. But there were more efficacious stimulants that could do more than coffee and those were equally popular.

While there were at times attempts to similarly prohibit drugs, they never achieved the same status as the ban on liquor. Hashish in particular had useful religious and military effects. The right drugs could give the devout the illusion of a mystical experience, allow them to stay up all night memorizing verses from the Koran or make it easier for them to kill and for Muslim leaders to control their private armies.

The Order of Assassins, whose name “Hashishin” derives from the substance they were addicted to, consisted of young men given the drug and told that their visions were a foretaste of paradise. While the Hashishin achieved legendary status the same pattern has become commonplace among Muslim terrorist groups who ply their followers with drugs to addict them and direct them along the path of Islamic terror as the road to the paradise of the powder and the needle.

Culturally the use of drugs is far more widely accepted in the Muslim world than alcohol is. The Ayatollah Khomeini even ruled that, “Wine and all other intoxicating beverages are impure, but opium and hashish are not.” In some countries drug use is so widespread that it has practically become a national identity. That is the case with Qat in Yemen, a plant-based amphetamine whose use is so widespread that its cultivation consumes nearly half the country’s water supply.

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It was only a matter of time, as each attack against the free people, by islamists, has been bigger and deadlier than the last.

Taliban Bombs Get Deadlier

PESHAWAR, Jan 20, 2012 (IPS) – In their efforts to kill and injure more people as part of a terror campaign in northern Pakistan, the Taliban militia have resorted to lacing bombs with toxic chemicals that leave survivors with complicated wounds.

“The new techniques devised by the militants are designed to inflict complicated injuries on the survivors of the bombings and suicide attacks. They develop contractures and physical deformities,” said Muhammad Tahzeebullah a surgeon at the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar.

The Taliban have bomb experts who manufacture explosives that cause grievous injuries, he said. “In the last two years, we have noticed that the victims end up developing more complications and disabilities.”

Khalid Khan, an official of the bomb disposal squad, said the Taliban have created special manuals for bomb making which are used in their schools in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). One manual lists the equipment needed to build a bomb factory.

“Camps which impart training to the suicide bombers and others to plant explosives in designated places have developed manuals of bomb-making scripted in Pashto, Urdu, Persian and Arabic which explain how to get ingredients and make explosives,” he said.

Khan said that the easy availability of incendiary materials like magnesium, potassium and sodium have made the Taliban’s work easier, and they now have expertise in mixing chemicals into bombs to cause serious injuries.

Only 10 percent of those injured in Taliban attacks survive, usually with crippling deformities and injuries, he said.

Pakistan has lost 35,000 people, including 5,000 soldiers, in bombings and suicide attacks unleashed by Taliban militants after they fled to the FATA from neighbouring Afghanistan, when that country was invaded by United States-led forces in late 2001.

By mid-2005, the Taliban had taken to attacking government forces and targeting marketplaces, CD and music shops and Internet cafes. Of late, they have begun attacking mosques and funeral ceremonies to kill as many people as possible.

Last year, the U.S. froze 700 million dollars in aid to Pakistan, seeking the latter’s cooperation in stopping the spread of homemade bombs, or improvised explosive devices (IEDs) – the militants’ most effective weapons against U.S.-led coalition troops in Afghanistan.

Mixing potassium, nitrogen, sugar, urea and glycerine in explosives causes complex and compound injuries, said Prof. Nasir Shah at the Bannu Medical College. The insurgents have gained expertise in making the explosives deadlier than before, he said.

Omar Ali, 15, who was injured in a suicide attack in August last year, is one of those who may die a lingering death from complex injuries. “His wounds looked normal but the chemicals mixed into the explosives have caused septicemia and he is likely to die,” Dr. Jamil Anwar at the surgical ward of Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) said.

“The only way to minimise the chances of deep infection is to rush the blast victims to the hospitals as soon as possible and ensure that the wounds are thoroughly cleaned,” the surgeon told IPS.

However, most victims are transported to hospitals late, allowing the toxic chemicals to penetrate deep and cause severe damage or infections, Anwar said. Injuries from firearms and road accidents, even severe ones, are easier to treat than those caused by Taliban bombings, he said.

Tariq Khan, a plastic surgeon at the Khyber Teaching Hospital in Peshawar says phosphorous-based explosives are the worst, especially when used in homemade bombs.

“Burn wounds of normal nature respond to antibiotics, but injuries caused by homemade nitrogen and potassium-based explosives are incurable and the victims often die even if they have only 10 percent injuries on their bodies,” he says.

Dr. Sirajuddin Syed at the Accident and Emergency Department at Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar said bombs produce carbon monoxide that retards the oxygen-binding capacity of blood. “The smoke from these explosives penetrates the body and retard the oxygen-carrying process, due to which the patients go into a coma and die.

“Since 2005, we have admitted 1,319 people wounded by terrorist bombings and 50 percent of them died,” Syed said. “In our experience wounds caused by gunpowder and shrapnel are curable, but not the ones caused by the Taliban’s bombs.”

In response to the insurgents’ strategy, a state-of-the-art trauma centre is now being built at the HMC at a cost of 11.5 million dollars to treat victims of terrorist attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The 120-bed Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Burn, Trauma and Reconstructive Ward, named after the former prime minister, killed in a bombing attack in December 2007, will solely treat Afghans and Pakistanis who suffer burns and injuries in bombings and suicide attacks. (END) 
 

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Every day, in every muslim country, and every country in which muslims reside, girls are butchered to preserve “honor” by their own. Girls are sold into forced/arranged marriages. Christians are persecuted, and often times killed. What do muslims do about it? Bitch and moan about a fucking cartoon. Yeah, the muslim world has its collective head on straight…

Yes, It’s Yet Another Cartoon Controversy (Care to Guess Which Religion’s Followers Are Throwing a Tantrum?)

 

Muslims keep telling us that Muhammad was just a man. And yet Muslims have far more reverence for him than they have for God.

I (foolishly) thought the cartoon controversies would die out after “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day,” but it seems there are still plenty of Muslims to get angry over silly cartoons. Interestingly, if Muslims hadn’t complained, far less people would have seen the cartoon of Jesus and Muhammad having a drink. By bringing the media into the discussion, millions of people have now seen it:

Click to read the rest, and see the photo that has muslims whining like a bunch of 6 year old girls.

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Imagine that, jihadi scum promise to never stop fighting. And these are the same people ELECTED by the residents of Gaza. My total of fucks given dropped to zero back in 2006 when they chose to be represented by terrorists. But for some reason, leftards insist that peace can be achieved through appeasement. MORONS.

Top official says Hamas will never renounce jihad

 

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories — Senior Hamas official Mahmud Zahar said on Monday that the Palestinian Islamist movement will never give up its armed struggled against Israel.

The statement comes as Gaza Strip officials openly attacked the movement’s leader-in-exile Khaled Meshaal, who has decided not to run again this summer for the leadership of Hamas, for prioritising “peaceful resistance.”

“We are fighting for our dignity and rights. Jihad is our path, our life, our pride and we will not renounce it no matter the sacrifices,” said Zahar, quoted on the website of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s armed wing.

Hamas will “never give up its armed struggle against the Zionist enemy,” he said during a speech in Zeitun, a neighbourhood in east Gaza, in honour of the “martyrs” of Israel’s December 2008-January 2009 Cast Lead operation against the enclave.

Damascus-based Meshaal, who survived a 1997 Israeli assassination bid, has confirmed he wants to quit after eight years in the post, the Islamist movement that has controlled the Gaza Strip since 2007 said on Saturday.

“Political bureau chief Khaled Meshaal has notified Hamas’s consultative council that he does not wish to be a candidate for the movement’s future leadership,” a statement said.

The political bureau is Hamas’s principal decision-making body and its members are elected by secret ballot by the much larger consultative council.

The next elections are expected to be held in July or August, Hamas sources have said.

Among the leading candidates to replace Meshaal are his number two, Mussa Abu Marzuq, who also lives in exile, the leader of the Hamas government in Gaza, Ismail Haniya, and Mahmud Zahar, another prominent Hamas figure in Gaza.

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Well, muslims DO insist that islam treats women as equals. They are equally capable of blowing themselves up. I guess that’s a start.

Attack claims 2 Kenyan soldiers, 11 Shabaab

 

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 23 – Two Kenyan soldiers were killed in Somalia on Sunday in a major attack that also left 11 Al Shabaab militants dead.

Military Spokesman Emmanuel Chirchir said a Transitional Federal Government (TFG) soldier was also killed in the air strike.

“Yesterday at around 2300hrs KDF/TFG conducted a raid on an Al Shabaab camp where 11 were killed,” the army spokesman said adding “out of the raid KDF unfortunately lost two of its personnel while TFG lost one.”

Chirchir said several arms were recovered from the slain Al Shabaab militants.

On Saturday, Cyrus Oguna of the Defence Forces said the militia had resorted to using women wearing bras fitted with explosives to further their cause.

Oguna said that the militia was getting desperate and had started using unconventional means to strike back at the Kenyan army.

He added that the outlawed group was also using propaganda, such as killing civilians and claiming they are KDF officials, as their new weapon.

“We are all aware that Al Shabaab for a long time prohibited women from wearing bras. The phenomenon that is emerging now is that Al-Shabaab is using these women who are in their ranks and supplying them with bras that are fitted with explosives and this is something that is critical even to homeland security,” he explained.

He said that they were also dressing up as civilians in a bid to fool both the Somali people and the Kenya Defence Forces.

“They now dress like herders and in one incident, they fired at our troops and our troops fired back and they complained that we were firing at civilians,” he observed.

“They are trying to make us look bad by trying to engage non combatants. However, Al Shabaab dressing like me at one minute does not make him a civilian when he dresses otherwise the next minute,” he pointed out.

He however expressed confidence that the surveillance of the Kenya Army was fool proof and could not be defeated by the tactics.

“Later on Al Shabaab did claim that they killed four KDF soldiers and they burnt a vehicle. Logic would prevail that Al Shabaab would not burn a vehicle because they will need to use it and therefore, that explained the cheap propaganda that they are trying to use,” Oguna said.

He said that Kenya’s battle to crush the Al Qaeda-linked insurgency had reached the halfway mark and said its forces struck several command centres and logistic facilities operated by the Al Shabaab group.

“The war is almost half lost; Al Shabaab is now facing serious challenges as far as command and control is concerned and logistical support,” he said. “It will not take a very long time before Al Shabaab is completely buried.”

Oguna said that in the past week, Kenyan forces had destroyed four of Al Shabaab’s organisational camps, some in the areas of Jilib and Bibi.

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But I am sure it had nothing at all to do with islam. I don’t care what kind of politically correct blinders you have on, to all the evil in this world, if you cannot see the problem herein, you should do everyone a favor and have yourself sterilized. I do not want your idiocy continuing, and further tainting the world my heirs will live in. The worst part about this? The rapist will only serve 18 years, while the victim gets to live with the trauma for the rest of her life.

‘Despicable’ police officer who raped girl, seven, is jailed for 18 years

 

A policeman was starting an 18-year jail sentence today for sex abuse which a judge described as one of the ‘most despicable’ cases he had ever heard.

The 43-year-old officer was sacked from Thames Valley Police after being disciplined for repeatedly threatening witnesses who had lodged complaints against him.

He had also phoned a 14-year-old girl witness in a case he was dealing with and asking her to go on a date him.

Judge Francis Sheriden jailed paedophile policeman Mohammed Younas after hearing how he raped a girl who was just seven years old and continued to abuse her for eight years.

He had also turned up to work drunk after consuming a bottle of vodka and was found wandering the streets randomly stopping traffic whilst on duty.

Despite his dismissal from the force, the judge heard that the sexual abuse of the girl, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, increased,

Younas attacked the young girl, the court was told, because his wife refused to have sex with him. He also forced another child to touch his genitals.

‘This was the most despicable offence. It’s hard to imagine a worse case,’ Judge Sheridan told the disgraced constable as he stood in the dock at Aylesbury Crown Court.

Younas had denied the 15 counts of rape and sexual assault against him but was found guilty by a jury and on Friday was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

The court had heard Younas came to the UK from Pakistan and was descended from a respectable family with two of his sisters being consultant doctors and another being a headteacher.

His father was a retired colonel in the Pakistan Army.

However the judge was told that Younas, from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, suffered a nervous breakdown due to his unhappy marriage and went off the rails as a police officer.

It was during the breakdown that the abuse started and continued until the girl had reached the age of 15 years.

At the height of the abuse Younas would rape her every other day and the court heard he would make her touch him whilst they both played a board game.

Judge Sheridan said: ‘You and your wife were totally incompatible, there was a clash of cultures and views on family life.

‘You were dismissed from the police because you were totally unsuitable to be a police officer. You displayed signs of a man on the verge of a breakdown.

‘You walked around the street drunk, stopping traffic. You threatened witnesses who made complaints against you and you rang a 14-year-old girl to ask her to go out with you.

‘The offending started at around the same time. You showed contempt for your wife and you left your victims psychologically damaged. You robbed them of their childhood.

‘It’s the most dreadful, dreadful case I must sentence you for.’

As well as being jailed for 18 years, Younas was handed a Sexual Offences Prevention Order banning him from unsupervised contact or communication with a person under 16.

He was put on the Sex Offenders Register for an indefinite period and given a restraining order banning him from contacting the victims.

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Funny how that works. I hear every day about the genocide in Gaza, when Israeli forces are forced to kill Palestinian jihadi scum, who are launching rockets at malls, hospitals and schoolhouses. But mention an ACTUAL genocide, where over a million Armenian christians were killed, and muslims get their feathers ruffled. Hypocrisy, driving the forces of islam just as much as the mysoginy, racism, and hatred of all who don’t worship the pedophile Muhamhead.

Turkey warns of reprisals over French genocide Bill

Threat of sanctions as French Senate debates law criminalising denial of Armenian massacre

 

Turkey warned yesterday that it would impose permanent sanctions on France if the French Senate passed a Bill which would punish with prison and a fine anyone denying that the killing of more than one million Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 was genocide.

“Turkey will continue to implement sanctions so long as this Bill remains in motion,” the Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, said before the debate. Turkey briefly withdrew its ambassador to Paris and placed sanctions on economic, political and military co-operation with France when the measure was approved last month by the lower house of parliament, the National Assembly. If the Senate also passes the Bill, which it was debating yesterday, offenders would be liable to a one-year jail term and a fine of €45,000 (£37,200).

The French action has created extreme anger in Turkey where television news channels gave continuous coverage to the Senate debate. Turkish critics denounce the legislation as a cynical attempt by the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, to win the vote of the 500,000-strong French Armenian community before presidential elections this year. “Turkey is no longer the Turkey of 2001,” said Mr Davotoglu, emphasising that Turkey is far stronger today than it was when the French parliament first recognised the Armenian genocide.

In a tea house in the Bayoglu district of Istanbul, an elderly man who gave his name as Ali vehemently denounced Mr Sarkozy. “He plots like the Devil,” he said. “He wouldn’t even pick up the phone to talk to talk to our President. People do that even in wartime. He should resign as leader of France.”

The remaining Armenians in Turkey, believed to number about 70,000, are not optimistic about the Turkish government ever admitting to the genocide. At a march last week commemorating the fifth anniversary of the murder of an Armenian-Turkish journalist, Hrant Dink, in 2007, an Armenian woman, Mariam Kalk, said she did not expect any change. “Turkish society is a very silent society,” she said. “The state will never admit to the Armenian massacre.”

Cengiz Aktar, a professor of political science at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul, said there were three reasons why Turkey could not admit to the genocide. Those who carried it out continued to work for the government in senior positions. The ethnic cleansing did not stop in 1923 and surviving Armenians, who still numbered 300,000, were being pushed out of Turkey for years afterwards. Thirdly, he said, “we should not forget that the Armenians were often bourgeoisie and their wealth was plundered”. Nevertheless, the present government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has shown itself more tolerant than any of its predecessors towards Armenians and other Christians in Turkey.

“The words ‘Armenian genocide’ are no longer taboo,” said Prof Aktar, adding that officials had made sure there were no attacks on those taking part in “Genocide Day” commemorations on 24 April. He believes there would be a nationalist backlash in Turkey if the French Bill was passed into law, but that discussion of what happened would not cease. “The genie is out of the bottle,” he said.

Armenians in Istanbul say they are treated with greater tolerance than five years ago, partly because of general outrage over the murder of Mr Dink. “Before, Armenians were second-class citizens in Turkey and now they aren’t,” said Armen Kalk, who marched last week.

There are signs of some state support for the Armenian community, such as at Vortods Vorodmans, a once-derelict church opposite the Armenian Patriarchate in Istanbul. It re-opened a month ago after being restored by the government.

A million dead: Armenian massacre

The massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces began in 1915. The exact number killed in death marches or shootings is not known but historians estimate the figure to be between 1.2 million and 1.4 million. A document found in the papers of one Ottoman leader said the empire’s Armenian population fell from 1,256,000 in 1914 to 284,157 in 1916.

Turkey argues that the figures were exaggerated or that Armenians were collateral damage, killed in military operations and not on the state’s orders. Cengiz Aktar, of Istanbul’s Bahcesehir University, says what happened to Armenians and other Christians was “religious cleansing… to create a homogenous state based on Islam”.

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