Justice is served

killer of 7 brought to justice on March 24 by police commandos from the elite RAID unit.

For Mohamed Merah, the Frenchman suspected of killing four Jews and three Muslim soldiers in southwestern France, the road to radicalization ran from a delinquent childhood in Toulouse to Kandahar in Afghanistan.

Merah, 24, who was holed up in a suburban Toulouse apartment on Wednesday, besieged by police commandos from the elite RAID unit, claimed affiliation with al Qaida and said he wanted to avenge the deaths of Palestinian children, French Interior Minister Claude Gueant said.

The suspect, a French citizen of Algerian origin, had been under surveillance by France’s domestic intelligence service for at least two years after being identified in Afghanistan.

Mohamad Merah, like any other regular man led a relatively normal life with everyday routines, and showed no sign of militancy, according to friends and neighbours who had no idea that he had been to the Asian battleground.

though, me rah had a string of 15 convictions by juvenile courts, mostly invoking theft and served up to 18 months in French prison in 2007-09 which has been expressed by his lawyer, Christian Etelin that that may have been Mohamad’s push to radicalism. Etelin says that Merah separated with his wife just days before the first attack March 11 and so Merah suffered ‘psychological difficulties’. ( http://goo.gl/MTlHB )

Exactly when and how Merah slid from petty crime to Islamist radicalism remains unclear.

“His radicalisation took place in a Salafist ideological group and seems to have been firmed up by two journeys he made to Afghanistan and Pakistan,” the interior minister said.

Gueant denied there had been any security lapse in failing to prevent his killing spree, saying: “There was no evidence that he was planning criminal actions.”

A French security source said Merah had spent about a year in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region. The gunman said he had undergone military training with al Qaeda in the Pakistani province of Waziristan, Molins told reporters.

U.S. officials declined comment on any role in handling Merah in Afghanistan but said they believed he was probably not affiliated with what remains of the core al Qaeda organisation created by the late Osama bin Laden and led now by Ayman al Zawahiri.

Instead, they believe he is probably a lone wolf, or almost-lone-wolf, with at most a handful of associates including perhaps his brother.

it was said Mohamed Merah made his own way to Afghanistan without using networks of facilitators under surveillance by Western intelligence. His second Afghan stay in 2011 was cut short after three months when he contracted hepatitis A and returned to France in mid-October, the prosecutor said.

The daily Le Monde said Merah had trained with Pakistani Taliban fighters in a border tribal zone before being sent into southwestern Afghanistan to fight against NATO forces supporting the Kabul government.

with his training and supposed ‘psychological difficulties’ Merah, now dead, sought out to viciously murder 7 people and video recording the killings.

Racial Abuse on Innocent Taxi Driver:

Taxi driver racially abused by three passengers, with threats to take him into the street and kill him, taxi driver feared for his life.

father–of-five Muhammed Hussain, from Holme Slack, Preston, was spat at, punched in the face, grabbed around the neck and called racist names by two males and one female.

The three passengers got into the taxi and began to violently abuse Mr. Hassain as the woman passenger was aggressive in physically damaging the taxi.

The Miller’s taxi driver, who has been in the trade for 10 years, gave evidence in Urdu via an interpreter at the trial of his attackers, Shaun Burns, 19, of Mayfield Avenue, Ingol, and Callum Tennant, 20, who lives with his grandparents on Marshall Grove, Ingol.

Preston Magistrates Court found both men guilty of racially aggravated assault and criminal damage to the taxi, which was kicked and dented when Mr Hussain pulled over to let them out at Lane Ends pub in Ashton.

 Mr. Hussain told the Evening Post: “I thought they were going to kill me.“This is the first time someone has been so violent towards me. It is out of order particularly being spat on – that was an insult. I believe it was because I am a Muslim. I was scared for my life.”Mr Hussain had picked up the group from Marshall Grove on December 28, last year.Prosecuting, Alison Quanbrough told the court: “Two men and a woman got into the taxi. As soon as they set off they became abusive to him.

“On stopping, one pulled off his Bluetooth headset. Mr Hussain turned around and looked at the man. He then spat in his face and punched him.

“The front seat passenger, Mr Burns, held him around the neck and he thought he was trying to choke him.

“The woman and man in the back seat got out and began to kick the taxi. Mr Hussain remained in his taxi and called an English speaking friend to ask him to ring the police on his behalf.”

In evidence, Mr Hussain said: “I could not understand it. He punched me again. I started feeling dizzy and then the person in the front grabbed my neck.”

The court heard in police interviews both men denied using racist language, assault or kicking the taxi.

both men denied the allegations and even said that it was Mr. Hussain who became violent and bunched one of the men.
for more information go to : http://www.lep.co.uk/news/local/racial-hate-terror-1-4376994
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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.