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"Let your Jesus help you," Hijab-wearing Muslim women who received threats from Muslims who falsely believed she had converted to Christianity, is raped by an Iraqi Muslim man as punishment
Campbelltown District Court in Sydney's west yesterday heard Abdul Reda Al Shawany twice sexually assaulted the woman, a practising Muslim, and then said to her: "Let your Jesus help you."
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The Crown alleges swab samples from the accused had the same DNA as the semen sample taken from the woman's clothing.
"The complainant was born a Muslim and raised a Muslim and was a Muslim all her life," Mr O'Brien said.
He said when the woman came to Australia from the Middle East she began listening to Christian teachers and reading the Bible.
He said the woman - who wears the Muslim hijab - had received threats from members of her faith for reading the Bible but had not converted to Christianity.
It is alleged she met Al Shawany, who she had first met overseas, at Warwick Farm railway station in September 2002 after he told her he had some mail for her from overseas.
Al Shawany allegedly then took her to a Warwick Farm unit and pushed her in the head as she entered.
"She was wearing a hijab. The accused grabbed the hijab, the veil, and pulled it tight across her mouth," Mr O'Brien told the court.
"She fell to the floor and she couldn't scream because she had a hijab tight across her mouth."Al Shawany allegedly raped the woman and later allegedly said: "Let your Jesus help you."
Evelyn Yamine, The Daily Telegraph, April 17, 2007
Convert from Islam to Christianity, active in the migrant community, helping Muslims leaving detention centres, feared kidnapped by Muslim hardliners
Melbourne woman Mandy Ahmadi disappeared from her Dandenong home on December 16, leaving behind her handbag, money and credit cards, The Age reported.
Moving to Australia in 1999, Mrs Ahmadi became a Christian five years ago, and her husband Nathan converted from Islam a year later.
Mrs Ahmadi became active in the migrant community, helping Muslims leaving detention centres through an agency she co-founded at a local church.
"It is so painful. My heart and my brain are frozen," Mr Ahmadi was quoted as saying.
Pastor Daniel Nalliah expressed his concerns in an email sent out yesterday.
"I was able to give some very important insight as to how under Islamic Sharia law, Muslims converts are sentenced to long terms in jail, torture and in places like Iran and some other Muslim countries, they are executed," Mr Nalliah wrote.
"If this is an abduction, then we are really fighting against time, as to whether Mandy is still alive is a very big question."
Under a hardline interpretation of Sharia law, Muslims who leave the religion can be sentenced to death.Mr Nalliah, who worked as a missionary in Saudi Arabia before founding the controversial Catch the Fire Ministries, successfully defended a lawsuit from the Islamic Council of Victoria after being accused of religious vilification in 2002.
NineMSN, January 11, 2012
Muslim man tries to murder his brother for insulting a Muslim prophet, stabbed 7 times in the chest, back and flank, suffering a pierced liver and kidney, rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries
Safaa Allami, 22, is accused of attempting to murder his older brother Ali Allami during a row at their Cloverdale home in Perth's eastern suburbs.
Ali Allami was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries, prosecutor Nicholas Cogin said.
It is claimed he was stabbed seven times in the chest, back and flank, suffering a pierced liver and kidney that could have cost him his life.
A Supreme Court jury heard on Monday that Safaa Allami left the family home shortly after the stabbing on October 12, 2010, before police arrived.
Mr Cogin said he went to the home of his friend Elyas Ali, his clothes stained with his brother's blood, and was recorded confessing to the crime later that day.
Safaa Allami, who was born in Iraq and denies he attempted to kill his brother, then tried to make a getaway and bought a ticket to Brisbane the following day, the jury was told.
"The state says that Safaa Allami is a very religious man, but his brother wasn't, and that his brother defamed the prophet," Mr Cogin told the court.
"As a result of that, that was the final straw that caused Safaa Allami to stab his brother."During the recorded admission made to Mr Ali, Safaa Allami is alleged to have said he "would do it again" if the opportunity arose, the court was told.
Lauren Turner, AAP, December 3, 2012