by Women Against Shariah
But of course me must listen to the twisted Muslims that visit this site and tell us this doesn’t happen. They are all knowing and we know nothing, so they say.
In conservative Muslim societies like Jordan, rapists can walk free thanks to penal code Article 308, known as the “rape-law.”
In April, the unidentified girl was shopping in the northern city of Zarqa when a 19-year-old man kidnapped her, took her to the desert where he had a pitched a tent and raped her for three consecutive days, judicial sources said.
Amman – The ordeal of a 14-year-old girl who was kidnapped and raped repeatedly for three days has infuriated Jordanians, especially when her attacker agreed to marry her to avoid going to jail.
Police found the girl during a routine patrol, drove her back to her family home and arrested the man.Within days news emerged that the boy had agreed to marry the girl, while all charges against him have been dropped.
Earlier this month, another girl, aged 15, was talked into following a young man to an empty apartment in Amman where she was also raped.
Comment by Jim Campbell
I urge all you “peaceful” Muslims and followers of the cult of Allah to refer to this specific article when you are trying to blow smoke about Islam is the “religion” of tolerance and peace. Funny when you are challenged you don’t come back why is that? Have your finally figured out that you are living a lie?
It is no accident or coincidence that Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. A manual of Islamic law certified as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by Al-Azhar University, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, says that “retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2). In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law.
Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.’” And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”
Comment by Jim Campbell
Jordan, once a United States alley and stabilizing influence in the region, is setting itself up to become another fallen domino from the Arab Spring.
Stratfor Global Intelligence
Hamas politburo chief Khaled Meshaal is expected to make an official visit to Jordan in the coming days to meet with King Abdullah II. An important shift is taking place in Jordan as the country’s leaders are starting to take a much more proactive stance in trying to prevent the backlash of the Arab Spring in countries like Syria and Egypt from threatening the Hashemite Kingdom’s hold on power.
Though the Jordanian government lives in deep tension with its majority Palestinian population, part of the evolving Jordanian strategy entails making very public steps to improve its relationship with Hamas.
King Abdullah II
Over the past several weeks, there have been several movements in Jordan that have been very much out of character for the Hashemite regime, yet have been very revealing of how Jordan is viewing the growing uncertainties in its neighborhood.
Jordan is preparing for a visit by Hamas politburo chief Khaled Meshaal, who is currently based in Damascus, to make an official visit to Amman along with Qatar’s crown prince after Eid al-Adha. In setting the mood for the upcoming visit, Jordanian Prime Minister Awn al-Khasawneh said Oct. 31 that the government’s decision in 1999 to expel Hamas leaders, including Khaled Meshaal, was a “constitutional and political mistake.”
Guest Author my good friend Mano Bakh
Concerned American Citizens
Nobody could have known that the dinner they were about to eat would one day change history. Some say it was goat. Others say it was lamb.
Either way, it was poisoned.
And the guest of honor was Mohammed, founder of Islam.
It was just one bite, that’s all it took. He tasted the poison and immediately spit it out. But it was too late. He would soon die as a result, sparking a bitter and deadly divide.
After Mohammed was gone, nobody could agree about who should take over Islam.
And they’ve been killing each other for that reason ever since.
On the one side of the fight, you’ve got the Sunni Muslims. They’re the ones that run Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, and many of the other countries in the Middle East.
On the other, you’ve got the Shia Muslims. It’s the Shia that run Iran. They also now run Iraq. As well as Lebanon and Syria. How bloody is this centuries-old battle?
REUTERS By David Horovitz
The Middle East is in ferment at the moment – but despite the general excitement, the outcome could be a grim one for Israel, and for the West more generally.
In the past few weeks, we have seen a president ousted in Tunisia. We’ve seen protests in Yemen. We’ve seen Iran essentially take control of Lebanon, where its proxy, Hizbollah, has ousted a relatively pro-Western prime minister and inserted its own candidate.
Protesters take part in an anti-Mubarak protest at Tahrir square in Cairo Photo:We’ve seen the King of Jordan rush to sack his cabinet amid escalating protests. We’ve seen reports that similar demonstrations are planned for Syria, where the president, Bashar Assad, will find it far harder to get away with gunning down the crowds than his father did in 1982. And most dramatically, we are seeing the regime in Egypt – the largest, most important Arab country – totter, as President Mubarak faces unprecedented popular protest, and the likelihood that he will have to step down sooner rather than later.
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By JAMAL HALABY
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s old cell block buddy, Isam Mohammed Taher al-Barqawi, is on trial in Jordan. Al-Barqawi accepted zakat from “unspecified donors” for the Taliban. The Associated Press offered no details on the identities of the donors. Certainly, if the donors spoke out, they would swear up and down that “we were only making humanitarian donations to help poor, blind, hungry, orphaned, Afghani amputees.”
Isam Mohammed Taher al-Barqawi
AMMAN, Jordan – The Palestinian-born mentor of slain al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi pleaded innocent at the opening of his trial on terrorism charges in Jordan on Monday.
Isam Mohammed Taher al-Barqawi and three other Jordanian-Palestinians, including a fugitive who is being tried in absentia, are charged with recruiting militants in Jordan to join a “terrorist organization” identified as the Taliban in Afghanistan.