Monthly Archives: March 2012

Muslim Woman Beaten to Death in Possible Hate Crime (California) – She Died on March 24th 2012

“YOU’RE LESS THAN AN ANIMAL!” Are the psinfuilled words of 17yr old daughter of Shaima Alawadi

The True Perpetrators of the Antisemitic Attacks in Toulouse and Throughout the World

The True Perpetrators of the Antisemitic Attacks in Toulouse and Throughout the World

Barry Rubin, a writer for ‘CRETHI PLETHI’ expresses in this blog the affects of religious terrorism, feedback, conflict and comments on how stories revolving around serious religious terrorism can pose to be somewhat disrespectful and not.

Respecting your religion may also be signing your death warrant.

An Iraq-American woman was beat to death on Wednesday in her home near San Diego. With a note reading “you’re a terrorist. Go back to your Country!” suspicions that this attack was a ‘Hate Crime ‘ have the public in a stir.

Shaima Alawadi, a respectful Muslim mother of 5 was found in a pool of blood by her 17-year-old daughter, and the only thing left next to the dying woman’s head was a note that read “You’re a terrorist. Go back to your Country”

Police told the San Diego Union-Tribune they are investigating her death in El Cajon, near San Diego, as a homicide.

“A hate crime is one of the possibilities, and we will be looking at that,” Lt. Mark Coit of El Cajon police told the Union-Tribune. “We don’t want to focus on only one issue and miss something else.”

Shaima wore a Hijab, an Islamic headscarf, and had previously received a threatening letter one week earlier, her daughter said,

“she ignored it, assuming it was a harmless joke,

“A week ago they left a letter saying this is our country not yours you terrorist, and so my mom ignored that thinking it was just kids playing a prank,” she told the TV station. “But the day they hit her, they left another note again, and it said the same thing.”

The city of El Cajon has a growing Arab-American population. do to this tragedy woman of the area that also wear the Hijab feel unsafe as it seems to them that they are placing themselves as open targets. Amen, a woman of the Iraq-American community said:

“This is something that’s really scary,”…”For a woman like myself who wears a hijab, you’re an open target. You’re always looking over your shoulder because of how you’re dressed and because someone might have skewed perceptions of the community.”

Sireen Mortada, a Muslim-American now living in Australia but has her family still living in Michigan expressed to me today the worry she is now experiencing for her family living over there with this crime.

“I read about this story and I was completely freaked out! My mother, brother and younger sister all live in that area and we are all just so stressed out because of what has happened. I get anxious when she doesn’t answer her phone.”

Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have had people commenting in rages saying that Shaima Alawadi was killed because of her ethnicity and religion.

A Facebook page has been created called, ‘One Million Hijab’s for Shaima Alawadi’ that asks the people to become aware of Shaima’s tragedy and to reach out.

“The community needs to reach out to that family and say, we love you, we welcome you, we feel your pain… There should not be an outfit that screams “kill me!” Hoodie or hijab, this needs to stop.”

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EMOTIONAL TERRORISM :

Emotional Terrorism / emotional abuse is growing more and more amenant. this type of terrorism can take many forms, such as bullying, e.g. verbal abuse, putting down, face to face interaction and humiliation from one person (the instigator) to the other (the victim) . abandonment of social equality, particularly in high school and socially invasive activities, such as camps, clubs and social circles.

As a growing type of “innocent fun” emotional terrorism is not to be taken lightly, for it is a prime problem in our society for those who are nearly victims of this invasiveness. for example, there have been many cases in which an adolescent or/and even a senior citizen had been emotionally terrorised to the point of which they feel that their existence is no longer relevant in society or no longer is their life worth living with the torture of these cruelties.

Emotional Terrorism is a rise that will most likely never fall .. it can come as naturally to a human being to put down another human being as is it to blink repeatedly at glaring sunlight.

This is a book which helps show the link between emotional abuse, self-harm and depression, especially among teenagers. Here is a preview of the book which shows about 50 pages from the book. http://eqi.org/eabuse1.htm

Converting for Love or Loss Of Will?

A 19 yr old student converted from Hinduism to Islam after marrying her Islamic neighbour. With family and the public in a rage, one month on she is still under dispute by the Supreme Court. 

Rinkel Kumari, a 19-year-old Hindu student who converted under disputed circumstances last month, has set the Pakistani public in a whirl of rage.

Chief Justice Chaudhry noted that there had been “serious allegations of abduction and forced conversion”

The case started in Mirpur Mathelo, a small town in Sindh Province, where on Feb. 24, Ms. Kumari left her family home, converted to Islam and married Naveed Shah, a Muslim neighbor who said he had been courting her through Facebook and through mobil phone contact.

Ms. Kumari’s family and Hindu community leaders reacted angrily, alleging that she had been abducted at gunpoint and forced to convert by Mian Mitho, a powerful conservative Muslim politician who sits in the national Parliament.

Four contested hearings in provincial courts later, the case made its way to the Supreme Court on Monday so that Ms. Kumar can speak freely and without fear or judgment from her family or husband.

The new York Times has published a follow up to this story on : http://goo.gl/Ro5C1

New York Times article: http://goo.gl/0Ijvl

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RELIGIOUS TERRORISM

Religious Terrorism is terrorism by those whose motivations and aims have a predominant religious character or influence. In the modern age, after the decline of ideas such as the divine right of kings and with the rise of nationalism, Terrorism more often involved anarchism, nihilism and revolutionairy politics, but since 1980 there has been an increase in activity motivated by religion. http://goo.gl/aGHUK

Religious terrorism has been a moving form for centuries, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism are all fathers of religious terrorism

Buddhism and Terrorism

Buddhism is a religion or approach to an enlightened life based on the teachings of the Buddha Siddhartha Gautama twenty five centuries ago in northern India. The edict not to kill or inflict pain on others is integral to Buddhist thought. Periodically, however, Buddist monks have encouraged violence or initiated it. The primary example in the 20th and 21st century is in Sri Lanka, where Sinhala Buddhist groups have committed and encouraged violence against local Christians and Tamils. The leader of Aum Shinrikyo, a Japanese cult that committed a lethal sarin gas attack in the mid-1990s, drew on Buddhist as well as Hindu ideas to justify his beliefs.

Christianity and Terrorism

Christianity is a monotheistic religion centered on the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, whose resurrection, as understood by Christians, provided salvation for all mankind. Christianity’s teachings, like those of other religions, contain messages of love and peace, and those that can be used to justify violence. The fifteenth century Spanish inquisition is sometimes considered an early form of state terrorism. These Church-sanctioned tribunals aimed to root out Jews and Muslims who had not converted to Catholicism, often through severe torture. Today in the United States, reconstruction theology and the Christian Identity movement have provided justification for attacks on abortion providers.

Hinduism and Terrorism

Hinduism, the world’s third largest religion after Christianity and Islam, and the oldest, takes many forms in practice among its adherents. Hinduism valorizes non-violence as a virtue, but advocates war when it is necessary in the face of injustice. A fellow Hindu assassinated Mohandas Ghandi, whose non-violent resistance helped bring about Indian independence, in 1948. Violence between Hindus and Muslims in India has been endemic since then. However, the role of nationalism is inextricable from Hindu violence in this context.

Islam and Terrorism

Adherents of Islam describe themselves as believing in the same Abrahamic God as Jews and Christians, whose instructions to humankind were perfected when delivered to the last prophet, Muhammad. Like those of Judaisim and Christianity, Islam’s texts offer both peaceful and warring messages. Many consider the 11th century “hashishiyin,” to be Islam’s first terrorists. These members of a Shiite sect assassinated their Saljuq enemies. In the late 20th century, groups motivated by religious and nationalist goals committed attacks, such as the assassination of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat, and suicide bombings in Israel. In the early 21st century, al-Qaeda “internationalized” jihad to attack targets in Europe and the Uniteed States.

Judaism and Terrorism

Judaism began around 2000 BCE when, according to Jews, God established a special covenant with Abraham. The monotheistic religion focuses on the importance of action as an expression of belief. Judaism’s central tenets involve a respect for life’s sanctity, but like other religions, its texts can be used to justify violence. Some consider the Sicarii, who used murder by dagger to protest Roman rule in first century Judea, to be the first Jewish terrorists. In the 1940s, Zionist militants such as Lehi (known also as the Stern Gang) carried out terrorist attacks against the British in Palestine. In the late 20th century, militant messianic Zionists use religious claims to the historical land of Israel to justify acts of violence. see link:  http://goo.gl/hSylL

the above are just a few of the major occupants that rule over Religious Terrorism.