Monday, October 31, 2011

பாகிஸ்தான்: அசிட் தாக்குதலுக்கு பிறகு 9 வயது மணப்பெண் மருத்துவமனையிலிருந்து தப்பி ஓட்டம்

பாகிஸ்தான்: அசிட் தாக்குதலுக்கு பிறகு 9 வயது மணப்பெண் மருத்துவமனையிலிருந்து தப்பி ஓடினார்

Child marriages: 9-year-old flees hospital following acid attack

" I went to visit her and I saw the burns on her face. She told me her husband had thrown acid on her. They kept saying it was a skin condition," Father Muhammad Ijaz. PHOTO: APP
A nine-year-old girl who was seriously injured following an acid attack by her ‘husband’ fled the DHQ Hospital in Jhang on Friday afternoon.
According to hospital officials, Saima was brought in with over 46 per cent burn wounds and was in critical condition. “Her father spoke to police officials and recorded a statement but now they have both fled. She may not survive for long without medical assistance,” said Dr Ejaz Khalid.
On being contacted, Medical Superintendent DHQ Jhang, Dr Mumtaz Hussain told The Express Tribune that when the doctors visited the ward in the morning Saima was present on her bed but soon after her father, Muhammad Ijaz took her away. “He told me to tell the doctors he was taking her to a police station but the police are searching for them too,” said a patient in the bed next to Saima’s.
Satellite Town Police Station House Officer (SHO) Sajjad Ahmad Cheema said that the victim and her father had not appeared in the police station. Cheema said that Muhammad Ijaz had recently filed a complaint regarding his daughter’s acid attack and accused his nephew, her husband. “We registered the case and he was summoned to appear before the court on Friday afternoon in the presence of the accused party, including his brother and nephews,” Cheema said. “We have arrested all the accused nominated in the FIR,” he added.
Ijaz told police officials that he was a labourer and had divorced his first wife seven years ago. Saima was his daughter from his first marriage and she was living with his brother Muhammad Yusuf in Muddaki. “I sent her to a study at a madrassah and she was staying with my brother. A few months later my brother asked to wed her to his ten-year-old son Ahmed and since they were both the same age, I agreed to the match,” Ijaz told police.
“They beat her and were very cruel to her. On October 26, I went to visit her at my brother’s house and when I saw her I saw the burns on her face. She denied that she had been attacked at first but later told me her husband and his brothers Mohsin Ali, Ehsan Ali and Noor Muhammad had thrown acid on her. They kept saying it was a skin condition,” he told police.
Ijaz said that his sister Mumataz Bibi told him about the incident and said that Ahmed would attack her again if he didn’t take his daughter away.
“I took her away but then they came to my house while I was gone and attacked my daughter. The doctors have issued a medical report saying she has been burned. They said she would recover and the wounds weren’t critical,” he said.
Ijaz told police officials that his brother and his family were threatening him. Sattilate Town Police registered a case under Section 324, 337-A/1, 337 A/2, 337/L2 of the Pakistan Penal Code against Saima’s mother-in-law Kaneez Fatima, father-in-law Muhammad Yousaf, spouse Ahmed and brothers-in-law Mohsin and Asif.
SHO said the accused had been arrested on Friday evening adding that further investigations were underway. “We cannot complete the investigation until we know where Saima and her father are. Their testimony is key,” Cheema said.
Names have been changed to protect the identity of the victim
Published in The Express Tribune, October 29th, 2011.

Friday, October 28, 2011

ஈராக்கில் இஸ்லாமிய பயங்கரவாதிகள் மியூசிக் கடையில் வைத்த குண்டுகளால் 32 பேர் பலி

இசையை வெறுப்பவர்கள்!

BAGHDAD (AP) — The death toll from a twin bombing in a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad rose on Friday to 32 — the worst violence to hit Iraq since President Barack Obama last week said all American forces would leave the country by the end of this year.
The two blasts, which took place Thursday evening at a music store, wounded 71 other people, police and health officials said. First one bomb went off and then, minutes later, another bomb exploded, targeting rescue workers and onlookers who had arrived after the first blast.
The officials said the death toll rose overnight after some of the more seriously wounded died. The wounded had been taken to different hospitals, they said, and so it took time for officials to get an accurate death toll.
Among the dead were eight security officers, including an army lieutenant colonel, four women and at least eight children, the officials said. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Many Iraqis fear violence will increase when the U.S. troops leave the country. Insurgents have for months sought to exploit continued instability and security gaps that Iraqi forces have been unable to close.
"I was on my motorbike with a delivery to a restaurant when the first bomb exploded," said Maytham Abdul-Karim, 32, the owner of a nearby kiosk selling pickles and yogurt. "The sound was very powerful. I stopped. I saw smoke coming from the site. I heard policemen calling on people to keep a distance out of fear of another bomb explosion."
Iraqis have lived through years of violence and are well aware of the danger that one explosion can be followed by another, more powerful blast. Despite that knowledge, many still run to the scene to help.
After the first explosion Thursday night, some of Abdul-Karim's friends ran from the restaurant they were eating to the blast site.
"Then the second bomb exploded. Two of them have died for sure, but I do not know the fate of the others. I went to the hospital they were taken to, but I was not allowed to get in because of the huge crowd of people asking for their loved ones," he said.
Violence has dropped dramatically across Iraq since just a few years ago, when sectarian violence brought the nation to the brink of civil war. But deadly bombings and attacks still happen nearly everyday.

குழந்தை வல்லுறவு செய்யும் முஸ்லீமை இங்கிலாந்திலிருந்து வெளியேற்றுவதில் பிரச்னை

'Kick out Blackburn child sex asylum seeker'

A SEX offender asylum seeker who tried to snatch a 14-year-old boy from a town centre street has been jailed for 16 months and could now face deportation.
Iranian-born Asghar Najafi, 43, had already been on the sex offenders register for four years when he attempted to kidnap the teenager near Blackburn Market.
A judge labelled him a ‘high-risk’ to children and his asylum status is now set to be reviewed by the Home Office.
Calls have now been made to insist that Najafi, who claimed he came to England to escape the political situation in his native country, should be expelled from the UK.
Paul Houston, whose daughter Amy was knocked down and killed by illegal immigrant Aso Ibrahim Mohammed, said he was ‘absolutely horrified’ by the case.
And Blackburn MP Jack Straw, a former Home Secretary and Justice Minister, said more needed to be done to make sure that people who commit serious crimes while seeking asylum are expelled.
Preston Crown Court heard that Najafi, who arrived in this country in 2004, was engaged to be married to an Iranian fiancee. His immigration status is still to be determined.
But because he had received a jail sentence of more than 12 months, under immigration legislation the Home Office would assess his case, the court heard.
Mr Houston said: “I have got absolutely no problem with genuine asylum seekers, I never have had. But I just hope that they deport this guy because he is a danger to society.”
Mr Straw said: “I know that senior judges are very concerned about cases like this. The damage it is doing to the British judiciary is substantial.
“We must make sure that in situations like this criminals are held in custody until they are sent home.”
Najafi’s victim was travelling on a bus home from school when he became aware that Najafi was staring at him, the court heard.
Prosecutor Roger Green said that the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was so uneasy that he left the bus a few stops early in Ainsworth Street.
Najafi caught up with him near the market and placed both hands on the boy’s shoulders and said to him ‘come with me’.
“The defendant held on tightly as (the boy) tried to push away from him and he felt the defendant trying to steer him in a different direction,” said Mr Green.
The boy managed to struggle free and then produced his mobile phone, warning Najafi that he would call the police.
Najafi, of Pine Street, Blackburn, fled and the boy caught another bus home, where he reported the incident to his parents, who then alerted police.
Police examined CCTV from the market area and tracked down Najafi, who was arrested and taken to Greenbank station.
Questioned by officers he initially denied the allegation and claimed he did not speak English. But in court he pleaded guilty to attempted abduction.
The court heard that he had previously been convicted by Blackburn magistrates of indecent exposure in 2007 and placed on the sex offenders register.
Najafi approached a 16-year-old girl in a bus shelter and exposed himself before carrying out a sex act.
Passing sentence, Judge Michael Byrne said he was satisfied that the offence was sexually motivated.
And referring to a pre-sentence report, in which Najafi refused to accept he had problems, the judge said there were continuing concerns that the defendant presented a ‘high risk of serious harm’, particularly in relation to children.
Stephen Leake, defending, said that the offence was more ‘opportunistic’ than pre-meditated and there had been no lasting physical or psychological harm to the schoolboy victim.

உலகம் தட்டை முஸ்லீம்கள் இப்போது போலியோ மருந்துக்கும் எதிரி

போகோ ஹராம் என்ற முஸ்லீம் இயக்கத்தினர் உலகம் தட்டை என்றுதான் குரானில் சொல்கிறது. ஆகவே அப்படித்தான் பள்ளிக்கூடங்களில் சொல்லித்தரவேண்டும் என்று போராடி வருகிறார்கள்.
இப்போது பொலியோ சொட்டு மருந்துக்கும் எதிரியாக ஆகியிருக்கிறார்கள்.

Boko Haram is threatening polio eradication programme- NPHCDA

on OCTOBER 26, 2011 · in NEWS
BY Tony Edike
ENUGU-THE current problem of insecurity in the Northern part of the country caused principally by the activities of Boko Haram Islamic sect has seriously threatened ongoing efforts to eradicate poliomyelitis in the country by the end of 2012, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, has said.
The agency disclosed that the gains earlier made by the country in eradicating polio, especially in some Northern states where the virus is endemic, including Bornu, Yobe, Bauchi, Plateau, Kano, Jigawa and Kaduna, were gradually being lost on account of insecurity which has made health officials to reject postings to those states.
The Head, NPHCDA, South East Zone, Mrs. Ngozi Nwosu, made this known while delivering a keynote address at the Rotary International World Polio Free Day marked by 17 Rotary Clubs in Enugu on Monday during which over 250 children were immunised on the streets of Enugu.
She lamented that while most health workers were refusing to work in the Northern states for fear of their lives, some who report there perform shoddy jobs, leading to poor programming.
He said it had become necessary to post only indigenes of the affected areas who are Muslims until calm returned to the area.

கத்தோலிக்க பல்கலைக்கழகங்களில் இருக்கும் சிலுவை முஸ்லீம்களின் மத உணர்வுகளை பாதிக்கிறதாம்!

Do Crosses at Catholic University Violate “Human Rights” of Muslims?

Do Crosses at Catholic University Violate “Human Rights” of Muslims?
Oct 26, 2011
The Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights confirmed that it is investigating allegations that Catholic University violated the human rights of Muslim students by not allowing them to form a Muslim student group and by not providing them rooms without Christian symbols for their daily prayers.
The investigation alleges that Muslim students “must perform their prayers surrounded by symbols of Catholicism – e.g., a wooden crucifix, paintings of Jesus, pictures of priests and theologians which many Muslim students find inappropriate.”
A spokesperson for the Office of Human Rights told Fox News they had received a 60-page complaint against the private university. The investigation, they said, could take as long a six months.
The complaint was filed by John Banzhaf, an attorney and professor at George Washington University Law School. Banzhaf has been involved in previous litigation against the school involving the same-sex residence halls. He also alleged in his complaint involving Muslim students that women at the university were being discriminated against. You can read more on those allegations by clicking here.
Banzhaf said some Muslim students were particularly offended because they had to meditate in the school’s chapels “and at the cathedral that looms over the entire campus – the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.”
“It shouldn’t be too difficult somewhere on the campus for the university to set aside a small room where Muslims can pray without having to stare up and be looked down upon by a cross of Jesus,” he told Fox News.
A spokesman for Catholic University released a statement to Fox News indicating they had not seen any legal filings — but would respond once they do.
“Our faithfulness to our Catholic tradition has also made us a welcome home to students of other religions,” said  Victor Nakas, associate vice president for public affairs. “No students have registered complaints about the exercise of their religions on our campus.”
In a 2010 interview with National Public Radio, university president John Garvey acknowledged that they don’t set aside prayer rooms for Muslim students.
“We make classrooms available, or our chapels are places where they can pray,” he told NPR. “We don’t offer Halal meat, although there are always meals that conform to Halal regulations, that allow students to do what they want.”
Banzhaf said that it is technically not illegal for Catholic University to refuse to provide rooms devoid of religious icons.
“It may not be illegal, but it suggests they are acting improperly and probably with malice,” he said. “They do have to pray five times a day, they have to look around for empty classrooms and to be sitting there trying to do Muslim prayers with a big cross looking down or a picture of Jesus or a picture of the Pope  is not very conductive to their religion.”
As for the creation of a Muslim student group, Banzhaf said the university has an association of Jewish students – so why not a Muslim group?
“I think they are entitled as a matter of law to be able to form a Muslim student association and to have the same privileges as associations,” he said. “I think that most of them would much prefer to have a place to pray – that they are not surrounded by various Catholic symbols – a place that is more conductive to their religious beliefs than being surrounded by pictures of Popes.”
Garvey, in his 2010 interview with NPR, addressed that issue.
“It’s just not something that we view as an activity that we want to sponsor because we’re a Catholic institution rather than Muslim,” he said.
Patrick Reilly, the president of the Cardinal Newman Society, an organization that promotes Catholic identity among Catholic schools, seemed stunned by the complaint.
“I don’t know what the attorney wants them to do – if he wants them to actually move the Basilica or if the Muslim students can find someplace where they don’t have to look at it,” he told Fox News.
Catholic University, he said, is a Catholic institution.
“One wouldn’t expect a Jewish institution to be responsible for providing liturgical opportunities for other faiths and I wouldn’t expect a Catholic institution to do that,” he said.
“This attorney is really turning civil rights on its head,” he said. “He’s using the law for his own discrimination against the Catholic institution and essentially saying Catholic University cannot operate according to Catholic principles.”
Read coverage from Catholic University’s student newspaper by clicking here.