Islam in the News (November 2012)
|Islam in the News|
- 1 Echoes of Umm Qirfa in Iran: Defiant Jewish women murdered and cut in half by Muslim extremists
- 2 Egypt: Islamist MP gets a taste of his own medicine, sentenced to 4 months in prison for sexual act
- 3 Indonesia plans to counter rising crime-rate by banning TV during praying hours & ordering people to pray
- 4 US: "Islamophobic hate crime" used to condemn critics of Islamic violence, turns out to be Islamic violence
- 5 See Also
- 6 External Links
Echoes of Umm Qirfa in Iran: Defiant Jewish women murdered and cut in half by Muslim extremists
A Jewish woman in Isfahan, Iran, was murdered and cut in half by Muslim extremists who wanted to take over her home, Israel Radio reported on Thursday.
Relatives of the woman said she had lived next to a newly built mosque, and worshippers had demanded that she and her family leave their home so the mosque could be expanded.
The woman submitted a complaint to authorities about the efforts to take over her home. On Monday, a group of thugs came to her house, murdered her, and, according to reports, cut her body in half.The event left the Jewish community in Iran, estimated to be around 25,000 people, worried and fearing escalating violence against it.
Israel Hayom, November 29, 2012
Egypt: Islamist MP gets a taste of his own medicine, sentenced to 4 months in prison for sexual act
Wanis was arrested in early June when police discovered him engaging in a sexual act with a 22-year-old woman in a car parked on a coastal highway.
He filed an appeal after he was given a one-year suspended sentence and fined LE1,000 in July.
The female university student arrested with Wanis, who was given a six-month suspended sentence and fined LE500 in July, was given a three-month sentence by the appeal court on Wednesday.
The ultraconservative Nour Party came second to the Muslim Brotherhood in the latest parliamentary election.
The parliament was dissolved after a court ruling deemed it unconstitutional.The Nour Party was hit by scandal in March when another of its MPs was forced to resign from parliament and the party. He claimed he had been injured in a carjacking when his injuries were caused by cosmetic nose surgery.
Ahram Online, November 21, 2012
Indonesia plans to counter rising crime-rate by banning TV during praying hours & ordering people to pray
Kampar district head Jefry Noer told Metrotv.com on Thursday that such a bylaw would help address increasing public worry over the rising crime rate in the district, which he said was a social disease.
The planned bylaw, he said, would instruct Kampar residents to turn off their television sets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., during the Maghrib praying hour, and use the time to recite the Koran.Local officials have begun socializing the idea among residents.
Jakarta Globe, November 15, 2012
US: "Islamophobic hate crime" used to condemn critics of Islamic violence, turns out to be Islamic violence
- EL CAJON — The eight-month investigation into the beating death of an Iraqi woman in her El Cajon dining room has led to the arrest of her husband, police announced Friday, putting to rest any notion that the mother of five was the victim of a hate crime.
- The eight-month investigation into the beating death of an Iraqi woman in her El Cajon dining room has led to the arrest of her husband, police announced Friday, putting to rest any notion that the mother of five was the victim of a hate crime.
- Kassim Alhimidi, 48, was arrested at the El Cajon police station Thursday evening and booked into jail on one count of murder in the slaying of Shaima Alawadi.
- He is being held without bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.
- Alawadi, 32, was apparently planning to divorce her husband and move with her children to Texas, her brother, Hass Alawadi, told U-T San Diego. He said the husband had known about her plans to divorce for quite some time.
- “After months of hard work, ... we determined this homicide was the result of domestic violence and not a hate crime,” El Cajon Police Chief Jim Redman said at a news conference Friday.
- Investigators did not discuss possible motive or evidence in the case. No other arrests have been made, Redman said.
- Alawadi was attacked at the family’s Skyview Street home March 21, when her husband had reportedly left to take their four younger children to school. She was struck on the head at least six times and suffered four skull fractures, according to court records. She was taken off of life support three days later.
- A threatening note that called the family terrorists and told them to go back where they came from was found near her body. The handwritten note turned out to be a copy, not an original, according to court records. The family said a similar note had been left on their door weeks earlier, but they did not report the incident to police or keep the note.
- The early implications that the slaying was a possible hate crime spawned international attention, especially among the Muslim community. Peace rallies and candlelight vigils promoting unity and a Muslim woman’s right to wear a head scarf spread throughout the world.
- Alhimidi and his children gave tearful interviews to the media in the days following the slaying, and the widower was seen crying over his wife’s casket during her funeral in Iraq, at one point fainting.
- In an interview a week after the killing, her husband told the Arabic Al Arabiya News: “My wife was a victim of xenophobia.”
Answering Muslims, November 10, 2012, 2012
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