Archive for 10/12/2011

Pakistan: A 12 Year-Old Christian is Gang Raped for Eight Months, Forcibly Converted to Islam and Then ‘Married’ to Her Muslim Attacker

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“Miss Anna (name withheld), is a 12-year-old Christian girl and the daughter of Arif Masih. Arif is employed as a street sweeper (scavenger) at WAPDA. He is a resident of quarter number 44, WAPDA colony, Shahdra, Lahore, the capital of Punjab province. Anna was kidnapped by two Muslim men on December 24, 2010, one day before Christmas. According to the report sent by the Pakistan Minority Movement, on that day in the morning her friend, Miss Nida, who lives in her neighbourhood, came to her house and asked Anna to go shopping. According to the plan of the perpetrators, her friend took her to a street where they waited in a car. Miss Nida introduced the perpetrator her as her uncle.

Anna was then taken a long distance and dropped at a house where she was raped. After two days some women, relatives of the rapists, namely Mumtaz Bibi.Farzana Bibi, Kiran Bibi along with her friend Nida came with some papers and told her to sign them otherwise she would not be released. Eventually she did sign with hesitation but was not released. The papers were about her marriage to one of the perpetrators, Muhammad Irfan. She was taken to several places and was forced to convert to Islam. When she refused she was manhandled and beaten.

After her abduction, her father filed an FIR against unknown people on 5/1/2011.F I R NO 18/11. Sr. No 2138 to the Factory area police station district Shaikhupura, Lahore. However, the police took no action for eight months.

In the first week of September 2011, more than eight months after her disappearance, Anna called her family from Tandianwalla, district Faisalabad, 190 kilometers from Lahore, and told them that she had been abducted but had escaped and was hiding at a bus stop. The parents went there and recovered her. She was brought back to her home and the parents produced her before the First Class Magistrate, factory area, Shadra, Miss Aasma Tehseen, who recorded her statement under section 164 of Cr Pc but did not order any action for her protection or a medical checkup.

The rapists then immediately contacted the police through their religious group and produced a marriage certificate showing that one of them, Muhammad Irfan, was married to her. When Anna’s parents went to the factory area police station to change the FIR to include the names of the rapists in the case the police flatly refuse to allow this and said she that as she had married and converted to Islam it would be better to hand over the girl to her legal husband. If they refused they were told that a criminal case would be filed against them.” Read more.

Muslim Persecution of Christians: September, 2011

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By Raymond Ibrahim – “An especially busy month in the persecution of Christians in the Muslim world, September also witnessed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton release the Annual Report on International Religious Freedom. Ironically, aside from Iran and Sudan, none of the countries that habitually appear in this series were designated as ‘countries of particular concern,’ defined by the State Department as countries that are ‘engaged in or tolerated particularly severe violations of religious freedom.’

Egypt, for instance—which this year alone has seen nearly 80 Christians killed, their many churches burned or bombed, and their daughters kidnapped and forcibly converted—was not listed as a ‘country of particular concern,’ this despite the fact that the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom, an independent, bipartisan federal government commission, had recommended that the State Department designate it so.

Neither was Pakistan cited as a ‘country of particular concern.’ According to CNS news, ‘Clinton did not designate Pakistan even though the State Department’s own report stated that Pakistani law calls for the death penalty for people who commit ‘blasphemy’ against Islam or who convert from Islam to another religion—and even though the report listed multiple instances of the Pakistani government using the law to persecute Christians.’

In fact, September alone saw the following in Pakistan:


  • A Christian student was expelled from school because she misspelled an Urdu word that, instead of praising, insulted Muhammad, leading to accusations of ‘blasphemy,’ which carries the death penalty. After the teacher beat her, the principal was notified and Muslims staged demonstrations ‘demanding registration of a criminal case against the eighth-grader and her eviction from the area.’ As riots and violence were about to erupt, the military intervened: ‘They bundled the family in an ambulance and took them away…’
  • ‘A Christian high school teacher has suffered false accusations of blasphemy by a student and some Muslim professors, because of dislike, revenge and hatred towards Christians. He was forced to leave his job and hide, he appealed to Court, but the laconic sentence of the judge of first instance invited him to ‘leave the country’…. Married and a father of three, he has been uprooted and is in hiding.’
  • A 30-year-old Christian man accused of blasphemy and imprisoned, died in his cell from a treatable disease, ‘after officials denied him proper medical care.’ While in prison, he and others ‘accused of blasphemy, were kept in solitary confinement without access to a toilet, water or electricity.’

Abuse of Christian Women

  • A Christian mother of five was raped by two Muslim men, who ‘tend to assume they will not be prosecuted if their victims are Christians’; she and her family are being threatened with violence unless they drop the charges.
  • A Christian nurse was raped by a Muslim colleague who filmed the act in an attempt to blackmail her into renouncing Christianity and marrying him: ‘[he] raped me while his friend filmed the entire incident. They ruined my life completely.’
  • Accordingly, a new report estimates that some 700 Christian girls annually are abducted, forced to convert to Islam and marry their Muslim abductors.

Categorized by theme, the rest of September’s batch of Muslim persecution of Christians around the world includes (but is hardly limited to) the following accounts, listed according to theme and in alphabetical order by country, not necessarily severity.” Read moreAttacks on Churches, Accusations of Apostasy, ‘Dhimmitude’ (Abuse, Debasement, and Suppression of Christians), Incitement against and Killings of Christians

European Central Bank President: Eurozone Crisis is Threat to Global Stability

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“Europe’s top financial watchdog warned on Tuesday that the eurozone’s sovereign debt crisis has become systemic and threatens global economic stability unless decisive action is taken urgently.

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet issued the dramatic warning as chairman of the European Systemic Risk Board, created to avoid a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis, amid growing fears that Greece will default on its massive debt.

‘The crisis is systemic and must be tackled decisively,’ Mr Trichet told a European Parliament committee in his final appearance before retiring at the end of the month.

‘The high interconnectedness in the EU financial system has led to a rapidly rising risk of significant contagion. It threatens financial stability in the EU as a whole and adversely impacts the real economy in Europe and beyond.’

European banking regulators meanwhile asked banks across the continent to provide updated data on their capital position and sovereign debt exposures to help reassess their need for recapitalisation.

Germany and France, the leading powers in the 17-nation euro zone, have promised to propose a comprehensive strategy to fight the debt crisis at an EU summit delayed until October 23.” Read more.

S&P downgrades Spain’s banking sector – “Standard & Poor’s Tuesday downgraded 10 Spanish banks by one notch, including giants Santander and BBVA, warning that the country’s banking sector will further deteriorate in the next 15 to 18 months. The outlook on all Spanish financial institutions S&P rates is now negative, reflecting the possibility of further downgrades if the economy slows down more than anticipated. The agency, which rates Spain at AA-minus with a negative outlook, forecast the level of troubled assets in the country’s banking system will continue to rise throughout 2012 and possibly into early 2013 given a sluggish real estate sector.” Read more.

Categories: Man-Made Disasters

The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) – October 12 Through Thursday Evening October 20

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Chile: Volcanic Activity Continues At Puyehue Corón-Caulle

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By Mark Dunphy – “NASA satellite imagery shows that the eruption of Puyehue Corón-Caulle Volcano is continuing after more than 4 months of activity.

A conspicuous plume of volcanic gases and fine ash rose above the volcano on Sunday (October 9, 2011), and blew southeast over Argentina.

In the top natural-color satellite image the mountainous landscape is covered with gray ash, largely snow-free for the first time in several months. To the north and southwest of the active vent is a lava flow, its textured appearance suggestive of thick lava. Immediately west of the vent the flow appears fresh—its dark surface not yet covered by lighter ash.

In a false-color image made from shortwave infrared, near infrared, and visible light data (above, lower), the vent and nearby lava flow are bright orange. This is a sign of intense heat, and likely indicates ongoing emissions of lava. These images were acquired by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) aboard the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite.” Source.

Categories: Natural Disasters

Japan: Shinmoedake Volcano in Kyushu May Become Active Again Soon

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“Mount Shinmoedake in the central part of the volcanic Kirishima mountain range in southern Kyushu could resume its volcanic activities within several months as magma continues to be piled up deep underground, the Coordinating Committee for Prediction of Volcanic Eruptions said on Oct. 11.

Within about four months, the amount of accumulated magma is likely to increase close to levels registered in late January when the volcano became active, the committee said.

According to the group, GPS monitoring found that the 1,421-meter volcanic mountain has been swelling steadily — an indicator of the increasing size of accumulated magma. If the amount of accumulated magma reaches levels registered in late January, Mount Shinmoedake, which straddles Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, could resume its volcanic activities on a scale comparable to that for late January, the committee said. Mount Shinmoedake has erupted seven times since mid-June after remaining quiet for about two months since mid-April.

Committee chairman Toshitsugu Fujii said, ‘There could be various scenarios. It is hard to think the volcanic activities will stop quickly.’ He said the mountain could erupt on a scale larger than that for late January, and other craters in the Kirishima mountain range could also erupt.” Read more.

Categories: Natural Disasters

Japan: Radioactive Strontium Found in Yokohama, 250 KM From Fukushima Plant

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“YOKOHAMA (Kyodo) — Radioactive strontium exceeding normal quantities has been detected in sediment from atop an apartment building in Yokohama, some 250 kilometers from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, city officials said Wednesday.

While the discovery of 195 becquerels of strontium 90 in the rooftop sediment has fueled concerns that leaked radiation may have spread further than the government had expected, the officials said the city office is carefully examining where the material came from.

This is the first time strontium at a concentration of over 100 becquerels per kilogram has been found beyond 100 km from the Fukushima plant. The strontium 90 was detected in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, by a private agency that conducted the test upon the request of a resident.

Strontium 90, with a half-life of 29 years, has been detected at concentrations roughly between 10 to 20 becquerels at various places across Japan prior to the nuclear crisis triggered by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami…

If inhaled or ingested, strontium tends to accumulate in bones just like calcium. It is believed to cause bone cancer and leukemia.” Read more.

Gov’t unveils plan to expand decontamination project areas – “The government has unveiled plans to sharply expand a government-funded decontamination project to areas with annual radiation emissions of 1 millisievert or more, prompting mixed reactions from local government officials and residents. Under the plan, the Environment Ministry is to designate those areas with annual radiation exposure of 1 millisievert or more as ‘priority contamination inspection areas’ by the end of November.” Read more.

Categories: Man-Made Disasters

Nevada: Botulism Outbreak Kills 2300+ Birds

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By Steve Puterski – “A total of 2,356 birds have died as a result of an avian botulism outbreak at the Six Man Club south of Naval Air Station Fallon, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The botulism, which does not affect humans, emerged from one of the ponds at the private hunting club due to hot weather and stagnant water in August. Since then, the outbreak has spread to all 10 ponds at the club and has killed ducks, ibis and numerous other species including a red-tailed hawk.

According to Kyle Neill of the Nevada Department of Wildlife, 1,339 ducks and 755 coots have died as a result of the outbreak. He added 414 birds have died since Friday.

The outbreak has not spread to Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge or Carson Lake, according to the USFWS. According to state records, this could be one of the worst botulism outbreaks since 1949.

According to Mike Goodard of the USFWS, teams of individuals from the service and the Nevada Department of Wildlife have been on-site to clean up the dead birds. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NDOW teams use air boats to roam the ponds and scoop of birds with fishing nets.” Read more.

India: Encephalitis Outbreak Kills 400, Mainly Children

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By Soutik Biswas – “More than 400 people, mainly children, have died in an outbreak of viral encephalitis in northern India, health officials say.

So far 2,300 patients have been admitted to a hospital in the affected Gorakhpur area of Uttar Pradesh state.

A doctor told the BBC that it was a “tragedy beyond imagination” with children dying every day.

Nearly 6,000 children have died of encephalitis in the hospital since the first case was detected in 1978.

Most of the deaths this year have happened since July, doctors say.

The disease occurs regularly during the monsoon in the Gorakhpur region bordering Nepal in the foothills of the Himalayas.

The low-lying areas are prone to floods and water-logging. Lack of sanitation provides a breeding ground for mosquitoes and leads to contamination of water supplies.

This happens because most people defecate in the open in villages of the area, while water is consumed mainly using shallow hand pumps.


Doctors say affected patients come from 10-12 districts in the region, and are mostly poor.

Until 2005, the majority of deaths were caused by Japanese encephalitis, caused by a mosquito-borne virus, doctors say.

But in the past six years, children have been dying of viral encephalitis, a water-borne disease caused by contaminated water.” Read more.

Categories: Pestilence

The Egyptian Military’s Crimes Against Humanity

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By Raymond Ibrahim – “Sunday, the Egyptian military opened fire on thousands of Christians protesting in Maspero, Cairo. In the words of one Christian eyewitness, armored vehicles ‘came at great speed and drove into the crowds, going backwards and forwards, mowing people under their wheels. The most horrible scene was when one of the vehicles ran over a Copt’s [Christian’s] head, causing his brain to explode and blood was all over the place. We got a clear message today that we are no first class citizens.’

Various numbers of casualties have been given; AINA asserts that at least 35 Christians were massacred, many beyond recognition, and over 300 wounded; hundreds are still missing. Graphic pictures of some of the slain can be seen here.

Of course, you would not know any of this following the Western mainstream media (MSM). Conditioned to always appear ‘fair and balanced’—especially when the incidents being reported are neither—the MSM is giving the impression that the conflict consisted of equal violence and intolerance from both the military and ‘militant’ Christians—or, to use the MSM’s favorite, and increasingly meaningless, euphemism, ‘sectarian strife,’ conjuring up images of equally armed, equally militant factions fighting for supremacy.

Meanwhile, the MSM avoids the most obvious aspect of the conflict: religion, as Muslims—yet again—mow down infidel minorities for all to see.

While the military dictatorship cleanses Egypt of its Christian minority, the Egyptian media only depict images and ‘information’ that comport with that agenda—all, of course, while naïve, gullible, or lazy Western reporters lap it up. State news, for example, asserted that armed Christians were on the offensive, killing three soldiers, injuring twenty, and burning state property—wanton lies, according to many eyewitnesses—yet perfectly in line with the MSM’s obsession never to portray Muslims as aggressors.

Accordingly, these distortions were unhesitatingly regurgitated by the MSM. The BBC’s headline was ‘Egypt troops dead after Coptic church protest in Cairo’ [since changed]—as if that was the relevant news; the report’s opening sentence highlighted Christian protesters ‘clashing with security forces, with army vehicles burning outside the state television building,’ again, portraying the protesters as the aggressors.

Even Fox News had its readers sympathizing with Egypt’s military, even as the latter was busy massacring Christian citizens: the report told of an Egyptian soldier ‘collapsing in tears’ as Christians ‘attacked’ a fellow soldier. Of course, watching nearly 20 members of the police beating, dragging, and kicking a Christian for protesting the burning of his church—all while shouting slogans like ‘You infidel son of a bitch!’—might counterbalance Fox News’s weeping soldier.

A new CNN article titled ‘Egypt’s Tensions Explained’ does anything but that. After asking ‘Why have we seen an upsurge in sectarian violence this year?’ it states that ‘the reasons are not clear’—code for ‘the reasons are not politically correct’—and blames ‘those opposed to democratic changes’ and ‘efforts by extreme Islamist groups to resist attempts by the Copts to establish more churches’—again, careful to portray the Copts as somehow equally responsible as the Islamists who murder them.” Read more.

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