How many more girls must die as they did?
Over at Pajamas Media, in "The FBI Was Right. Why They Stopped Calling Yaser Said an Honor Killer," Phyllis Chesler says that the FBI's decision to stop calling the murders of Amina and Sarah Said by their father "honor killings" is tactical, not politically correct:
Recently on Pajamas Media, Supna Zaidi of Islamist Watch addresses the Atlanta murder and July 2008 “honor killing” of Sandela Kanwal. She asked the question concerning the July murder, “Does Islam Justify Honor Killings?”
PM Gordon Brown has promoted both of his two junior Muslim ministers among government changes aimed to restore Labour`s declining popularity ahead of the next general election, which is due to be held by May 2010.
Despite reports on Monday that they had been freed, the kidnapping drama of German, Italian and Romanian tourists in Egypt continues. The tourists are still believed to be in the hands of their tribal kidnappers, who are reportedly demanding a ransom payment reaching into the millions.
Gibson Square, a British publishing house, has announced that it will soon release "The Jewel of Medina," a novel by American author Sherry Jones, whose publication in the United States was recently canceled by Random House for fear of triggering violence by Islamic fanatics. Bravo.
Sandela Kanwal wanted a divorce for unknown reasons. Maybe her husband in Chicago was a wife-beater. Maybe she just didn’t like him. We don’t know. For months, she had been trying to get her father to end her unhappy marriage and in July of 2008, Sandela tried again. This time, Chaudhry Rashad strangled his daughter to death. When the police arrived he stated that he did nothing wrong and later demanded that he be provided halal food while in jail.
Human Rights Watch has called for action on executions for crimes committed by children
The vast majority of executions of juvenile offenders take place in Iran, where judges can impose the death penalty in capital cases if the defendant has attained "majority," defined in Iranian law as 9 years for girls and 15 years for boys, says Human Rights Watch.
Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Gregory Ross, the Director of Communications for Clarion Fund. Their mission is to educate America about the threat of radical Islam. They do this through their films, websites and on-campus college programs.
Pilcrow Press August 28 2008
By Sam Solomon
Baquba... Abu-Ghraib... Takrit... Al-Qaeda... Bint-Jubail... Fallaujah... Hamidi ... Samarra... Hamed Al-Suaidi... Al-Zarqawi... Bin Ladin... Ahmadinejad!
During the half-decade since 9/11 in New York City, this generation of reporters has quickly mastered the pronunciation of such previously unfamiliar place names & surnames as the above. And many of these have practically become household words - words which now roll off the tongues of reporters as smoothly as if they were born to it.
It's all a part of what is termed the "new normal'. In essence, we have a new reality and a new vocabulary - a vocabulary of terror.We have mastered this new vocabulary as well as the necessary related geography of their lands, lands about which we never dreamed we would need to know, at least not to this level of detail.
But what we haven't mastered is why and when, if ever, will it be over? Will winning the war in Iraq and solving the Hezbollah- Israeli problem put an end to it? Would this provide the basis for a sustainable peace?