Daniel 11:43, “He will gain control of the treasures of gold and silver and all the riches of Egypt, with the Libyans and Nubians in submission.”
We’re all watching the situation in Egypt deteriorate as the “man of lawlessness” steps in, but here’s an interesting update on this story about the recent grave desecrations in Benghazi. Apparently the new government of recently “liberated” Libya has succumbed to the belief that they now have no other choice than to submit to the even more radical Islamists in their midst. The Nubians (modern day northern Sudan) have already been taken over …
The extremists, who admitted smashing the gravestones with sledgehammers, belong to an Islamist militia with links to Al Qaeda.
During questioning, police were so nervous they made the men wear blindfolds so they would not be able to identify their interrogators.
‘We had no option but to release them, even though they admitted criminal damage,’ a senior officer told The Mail on Sunday.
‘We have no control over these men, they are too dangerous, they have more weapons. We have arrested members of this brigade in the past and their fellow fighters raided the police station to get them out.’
To worldwide outrage, this newspaper revealed two weeks ago that 150 memorials were systematically overturned, many of them shattered, while a sandstone cross was smashed.
It happened at a cemetery outside Benghazi, the headquarters of anti-Gaddafi forces during last year’s revolution.” Read more.
Flashback: Al-Qaeda Plants Its Flag in Benghazi, Libya – ‘Whomever Speaks Ill of This Flag, We Will Cut Off His Tongue’ – “Earlier this week, I went to the Benghazi courthouse and confirmed the rumors: an al Qaeda flag was clearly visible; its Arabic script declaring that ‘there is no God but Allah’ and a full moon underneath. When I tried to take pictures, a Salafi-looking guard, wearing a green camouflage outfit, rushed towards me and demanded to know what I was doing. My response was straightforward: I was taking a picture of the flag. He gave me an intimidating look and hissed, ‘Whomever speaks ill of this flag, we will cut off his tongue. I recommend that you don’t publish these. You will bring trouble to yourself.’” Read more.
Pakistan: 50% of Women Beaten by Their Husbands, 74% of Non-Muslim Women Sexually Harassed, Gender-Based Crimes Increase
Keep in mind, this study only reports those who admit to being beaten by their husbands. The actual percentage could be even higher …
Qur’an Sura 38:44, ”And take in your hand a green branch and beat her with it, and do not break your oath …”
Hadith – Abu Dawud, 2142, “The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife.”
In 2009, efforts were in progress to come out with a new domestic violence law in Pakistan. A private bill on domestic violence had been passed in the National Assembly in 2009, which required approval by the Pakistani Senate.
However, the Council of Islamic Ideology’s (CII) warning that a law against domestic violence will ‘push up divorce rates’ coupled with Mohammad Khan Sheerani’s objections (of the JUI-F), led to a deferment of the hearing in the Senate. Since then the government has not paid much attention to the matter and the bill has lapsed, The Express Tribune reports.
It appears that due to a fault within our social structure, even urban women not only tend to have a high tolerance for domestic violence, but also are often at the forefront of inflicting pain on other women.” Source – Daily News & Analysis.
Pakistan: Study: 74% of women from minority communities suffer sexual harassment – “Around 74 percent of Pakistani women from minority communities — Christians and Hindus — were sexually harassed, while 43 percent faced religious discrimination at workplaces in 2010 and 2011, a study said. Around 27 percent of minority women faced discrimination in admission to educational institutions and were forced to take Islamic studies for absence of any alternative subject, said National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP) executive director Peter Jacob.” Read more.
Pakistan: Gender-based crime: More violations of women’s rights in 2011 – “Speakers at a seminar on Wednesday sought strict implementation of pro-women legislation for elimination of violence against women. They referred to the statistics for three years and highlighted that gender-based crimes were on the rise in the country. As many as 1,842 cases were reported from Faisalabad in 2011 – more than 1,726 reported in 2010 and 1,193 in 2009. Of the crimes reported in 2011, ; 828 were of kidnapping, 196 of severe assault, 195 of sexual assault (52 gang rapes), 170 of murder, 43 of honour killing, 43 of suicide; 25 of burn injuries by acid attack or stove-explosion, 19 of sexual harassment, 13 of forcible abortion, five of trafficiking and three of genital mutilation.” Read more.