It must be difficult to be a young Muslim woman in the West, and see individual freedom all around that you are not allowed to experience. Shafilea Ahmed wanted to live as a free person, but her Pakistani parents (first cousins) murdered the 17-year-old to cleanse the family honor from the stain of her independent behavior
The parents of Shafilea Ahmed (pictured) were found guilty of the murder recently, nine years after the crime.
Unsurprisingly, Islamic honor killings are increasing in the West because the Muslim population is expanding all the time, and they feel entitled to follow misogynous sharia rather than civil law. Diverse demography is merciless, but at least the low-life parents will do hard time now.
LONDON (AP) — The girl was murdered by her Pakistani parents for her Western ways. And it was her little sister who bravely told jurors how her mother and father suffocated the 17-year-old with a plastic bag — gripping testimony that led to her parents’ murder conviction on Friday.
Justice Roderick Evans sentenced Iftikhar, 52, and Farzana Ahmed, 49, to life in prison for killing their daughter, Shafilea, in 2003. The couple — first cousins from the Pakistani village of Uttam — were ordered to serve a minimum of 25 years in prison.
“She was being squeezed between two cultures — the culture and way of life that she saw around her and wanted to embrace, and the culture and way of life you wanted to impose on her,” Evans said during the sentencing at the Chester Crown Court in northwest England.
In Britain, more than 25 women have been killed in so-called “honor killings” in the past decade. Families have sometimes lashed out at their children on the belief that they have brought their household shame by becoming too westernized or by refusing a marriage.
More evidence that the universe of law and order is inside out under the Obama administration: an ICE agent is under suspension for arresting an unlicensed illegal alien driver with 10 priors, while the 35-year-old illegal was released.
According to a 2008 study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, unlicensed drivers are involved in one in five fatal crashes. So releasing an unlicensed driver — particularly an illegal alien with an obvious disdain for the law — was a threat to public safety.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., is demanding answers after a report surfaced that a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent is facing punishment for arresting an illegal immigrant.
The unidentified agent could face a three-day suspension after he arrested a 35-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico who had as many as 10 traffic violations. He was nabbed in Newark, Del.
The agent was ordered by supervisors to release the individual because he was not a “priority target.” When the officer balked, he was threatened with a three-day suspension and the illegal alien was let go.
“The actions that it appears were taken by your agency send a message to agents in the field that they will be punished for doing their duty and enforcing the law,” Sessions wrote in an letter to ICE Director John Morton and obtained exclusively by Fox News.
A spokesperson for the Newark Police Dept. told Fox News that had an American citizen been stopped under the same circumstances – they would have been jailed. Sessions said that is a troubling revelation.
“Federal law enforcement should certainly not be giving illegal aliens more preferential treatment that is afforded American citizens,” Sessions wrote. “Your agency’s apparent treatment of the criminal alien sends the troubling message that the demands of public safety are trumped by the desire for reduced deportations of those deemed ‘not presidential priorities.'” Continue reading this article
Sun TV’s Michael Coren announced that he would have a weekly round-up of hostile Muslim news with Robert Spencer of Jihadwatch every Thursday. They will have plenty of material, as can be seen on the rolling body count tracked on The Religion of Peace — over 19,000 deaths from Islamic jihadists since 9/11 and more than 500 dead bodies half way through this year’s Ramadan festivities.
English ONLY implies that non-English speakers must abandon their languages — not the case with “official” English which is far more limited. King’s bill (HB 997 text) affects only a small area of government functions, like requiring that naturalization ceremonies be held in English.
As alluded to above, another sign of incivility was rude Congressman John Conyers responding to King in lame Spanish (Watch). Conyers represents Detroit and yes, his wife is still in prison for corruption.
Below, Congressman King defended his bill in a July 25 interview on Fox News, in which the questions seemed unnecessarily snotty:
CNS’s report was at least informational, and lacked the snark of Fox.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is sponsoring a bill to make English the official language of the United States – a law he said will help “bind” Americans together at a time when the Obama administration is trying to create divisions between people.
When CNSNews.com asked why the bill should be passed, King said the “English Language Unity Act of 2012,” (H.R. 997) will unify the country.
“An official language binds us together, and there are concerted efforts on the part of the leftists in America to subdivide this country a lot of ways – down the lines of race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, profitability, class warfare,” King said. “And the Obama administration’s dividing America and an administration that’s promoting multilingualism as a function of government.
“Multilingualism is fine, but not as a function of government,because it confuses us and, it divides us, and it pits us against each other,” King said.
Thursday’s hearing of the House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on the Constitution had two panels, including one featuring the bill’s sponsor and subcommittee member King, who has been joined in his efforts by 122 co-sponsors.
“A common language is the most powerful unifying force the world has ever known. It is more powerful than race, color, religion, sex or national origin,” King said in his prepared remarks. “The unifying official language does not have to be English, yet we are fortunate the common language of the United States of America is English.
“English is the international language of commerce, politics, maritime, and of air traffic control,” King said. “English is an incredible unifying force uniting America, knocking down ethnic, religious, and cultural barriers to make us one and is the modern lingua franca of the world.
“Today as we rally for unity and patriotism, our common form of communications currency binds us together and propels us toward our destiny,” King said. Continue reading this article
Victor Davis Hanson is back, continuing his analysis of the “Two Californias” — one based on traditional American values of law and order, the other a growing third-world cesspool of lawlessness and dysfunction.
Where’s Mel Gibson When You Need Him? George Miller’s 1981 post-apocalyptic film The Road Warrior envisioned an impoverished world of the future. Tribal groups fought over what remained of a destroyed Western world of law, technology, and mass production. Survival went to the fittest — or at least those who could best scrounge together the artifacts of a long gone society somewhat resembling the present West.
In the case of the Australian film, the culprit for the detribalization of the Outback was some sort of global war or perhaps nuclear holocaust that had destroyed the social fabric. Survivors were left with a memory of modern appetites but without the ability to reproduce the means to satisfy them: in short, a sort of Procopius’s description of Gothic Italy circa AD 540.
Sometimes, and in some places, in California I think we have nearly descended into Miller’s dark vision — especially the juxtaposition of occasional high technology with premodern notions of law and security. The state deficit is at $16 billion. Stockton went bankrupt; Fresno is rumored to be next. Unemployment stays over 10% and in the Central Valley is more like 15%. Seven out of the last eleven new Californians went on Medicaid, which is about broke. A third of the nation’s welfare recipients are in California. In many areas, 40% of Central Valley high school students do not graduate — and do not work, if the latest crisis in finding $10 an hour agricultural workers is any indication. And so on.
Our culprit out here was not the Bomb (and remember, Hiroshima looks a lot better today than does Detroit, despite the inverse in 1945). The condition is instead brought on by a perfect storm of events that have shred the veneer of sophisticated civilization. Add up the causes. One was the destruction of the California rural middle class. Manufacturing jobs, small family farms, and new businesses disappeared due to globalization, high taxes, and new regulations. A pyramidal society followed of a few absentee land barons and corporate grandees, and a mass of those on entitlements or working for government or employed at low-skilled service jobs. The guy with a viable 60 acres of almonds ceased to exist.
Illegal immigration did its share. No society can successfully absorb some 6-7 million illegal aliens, in less than two decades, the vast majority without English, legality, or education from the poorer provinces of Mexico, the arrivals subsidized by state entitlements while sending billions in remittances back to Mexico — all in a politicized climate where dissent is demonized as racism. This state of affairs is especially true when the host has given up on assimilation, integration, the melting pot, and basic requirements of lawful citizenship. Continue reading this article
In the Sun News segment below, Michael Coren chatted with Middle East expert Clare Lopez about the position of women in Islamic societies. The discussion started up about Coren’s wearing a burqa on his show to illustrate the all-burqa network starting up in the newly Islamified Egypt.
The new study done by the Congressional Research Service found that nearly a fifth of illegal aliens released to American streets (rather than deported) went on to commit preventable violent crimes, including 19 murders among the group analyzed.
“President Obama’s reckless amnesty agenda is dangerous and deadly for Americans. Rather than protect the American people he was elected to serve, President Obama has imposed a policy that allows thousands of illegal immigrants to be released into our communities. They have committed thousands of more crimes, including 19 murders, 3 attempted murders, and 142 sex crimes, which could have been avoided.
“For example, after an illegal immigrant was released, he and another illegal immigrant were arrested on suspicion of killing a man. And this is just one case. Illegal immigrants released from jail have committed other crimes, including nearly 2,000 DUI, over 1,400 drug violations, and more than 1,000 major criminal offenses and violent crimes, which consist of murder, assault, battery, rape, kidnapping, child molestation, domestic abuse, lynching, stalking, and torture.”
The Judiciary Committee’s press release listed important statistics:
The data provided to the House Judiciary Committee by DHS includes 276,412 records of charges against illegal and criminal immigrants identified by Secure Communities between October 27, 2008 and July 31, 2011. There are 159,286 unique individuals in the database and 205,101 unique arrest incidents.
Of those released, CRS found that about 17% of illegal and criminal immigrants, or 26,412, were rearrested on criminal charges. These 26,412 recidivists accounted for a total of 42,827 arrests and 57,763 alleged violations.
The categories of crimes charged include nearly 8,500 DUI (14.6%), over 6,000 Drug Violations (10.9%), more than 4,000 Major Criminal Offenses (7.1%), which includes murder, assault, battery, rape, and kidnapping, nearly 3,000 Theft (4.9%), and over 1,000 Other Violent Crimes (2.1%), which includes carjacking, child cruelty, child molestation, domestic abuse, lynching, stalking, and torture.
These crimes committed by both illegal and legal immigrants include 59 murders, 21 attempted murders, and 542 sex crimes.
We learn these things thanks to the alien-friendly Fox News Latino, including the idea that open-borders extremists despise the term “self-deport” which merely means aliens relocating themselves to their nation of citizenship — empowering, one would think.
Sen. John McCain urged presumptive GOP candidate Mitt Romney to tamp down the harsh tone on immigration he adopted during the heat of the Republican primary, lest he lose Latino voters, the Daily Beast reports.
Presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney drew attention when he said at a primary debate in January that government should make life so hard on undocumented immigrants that they “self-deport” back to their home countries–a strategy adopted by states including Arizona, Alabama and Georgia.
Sadly, two construction workers — Larry Scuteri, 49, of West Islip, and carrying passenger Daniel Gambardella — were killed last spring in Suffolk County New York on their way to jobs in Manhattan by an intoxicated illegal unlicensed Guatemalan.
On Monday, Oscar Ramirez was given a disappointingly short sentence as the result of a plea deal made in June.
West Islip’s Larry Scuteri died in crash last year; Oscar Ramirez is sentenced to five to 15 years in prison.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced Monday that a Brentwood man has been sentenced to five to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to driving drunk and killing two men, including West Islip’s Larry Scuteri, in an April 2011 crash on the Wantagh State Parkway.
Oscar Ramirez, 30, pleaded guilty in June to aggravated vehicular homicide, two counts of manslaughter in the second degree and driving while intoxicated. He was sentenced by Judge William Donnino.
Rice said that at approximately 4:50 a.m. on April 30, 2011, Ramirez was driving a Ford Windstar minivan northbound on the Wantagh State Parkway when he side-swiped a Kia sedan just south of Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow.
The Kia, containing driver Scuteri, 49, and passenger Daniel Gambardella, 46, of North Babylon, was pushed onto the east shoulder of the parkway and across the grass. The Kia then became airborne and struck a tree, killing Scuteri and Gambardella instantly, Rice said.
Ramirez, who is in the country illegally and has no driver’s license, admitted that he drank nine beers that night and had a blood-alcohol content of .10 percent more than two hours after the crash, according to Rice. Ramirez will be deported to Guatemala upon his release from prison, Rice said.
Scuteri and Gambardella were on their way to Manhattan where both men worked as members of the Carpenter’s Union.
According to Washington suits and the Opravda media, the border is under control and illegal immigration is not a problem any more, That’s not the view of a Wake County (NC) Sheriff Donnie Harrison sees the front line reality — that aliens are prosecuted less harshly than Americans for lawbreaking.
Harrison reports that 10-15 percent of prisoners in his jail are illegal aliens, a number that has not changed during his 10 years as sheriff. The bad guys are identified and sent home, but that’s not much of a punishment, and many come right back.
Raleigh, N.C. — Wake County’s sheriff says he thinks the country’s immigration system is like a revolving door – even when illegal immigrants are deported, he says, he’s seeing them back in his jail.
The Wake County Sheriff’s Office, in 2008, became one of first law enforcement agencies to participate in a government program, called 287(g), that authorizes local law officers to help enforce immigration laws. It also gives them access to federal databases to identify illegal immigrants who have been arrested on local charges.
Once identified, they are taken into custody by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, which determines whether an individual should be deported.
Sheriff Donnie Harrison says that since 287(g) has been active in Wake County, the jail has processed more than 9,000 people on suspicions that they are in the United States illegally.
Of those individuals, approximately 5,000 have been referred to the federal immigration system.
“People understand that, if they get caught and come to jail – if they are illegal – they are going to get processed,” Harrison said.
But he says that isn’t necessarily a deterrent for them.
“We’ve looked at over 200-something that we’ve processed that have already come back through the system again,” Harrison said. “So, sometimes, they know the penalty is light, and so what? They get slapped on the hand and keep going.” Continue reading this article
Below, the city’s historic arch is a popular spot for locals and visitors. Marseille’s diversity is 30-40 percent Muslim.
However, recent news indicates that Marseille is not a multicultural paradise at all, with one report characterizing it as “restive.” France voted to ban the burqa from public areas a couple years ago, a move displeasing to Allah’s rabid followers. When police recently asked for an ID from a woman illegally disguised in a identity-hiding head sack, a local riot ensued over her refusal to comply.
It gets worse. Not only were the violent Muslims quickly released to “appease tensions,” but the officers involved face an administrative inquiry for enforcing the law. This behavior is no way to maintain the rule of law in a western nation.
Muslim immigration is poison. Why does America continue it while Europe’s experience is slow-motion suicide?
Police unions in France are furious after three officers were injured trying to check the identity of a woman flouting the country’s burka ban and who was later released to “appease tensions during Ramadan”.
The officers ordered the 18-year-old called Marie-Louise to produce her identity card around midnight outside a mosque in the southern French city of Marseille, which has a large Muslim population.
She was wearing the niqab that leaves all but the eyes covered in contravention of a 2010 law banning wearing any face-covering veil in public.
The woman refused, saying: “I don’t obey the laws of the French Republic” and allegedly bit one of the officers. Scuffles then broke out with around 50 people present including the woman’s partner. Three officers were lightly injured.
Reinforcements arrived and four people, including the woman and her partner, were arrested and taken to a police station. But they were released shortly afterwards “in a gesture of appeasement during Ramadan”, according to the public prosecutor.
The officers involved, however, now face an administrative inquiry after people present during the incident complained they had used “illegal force”.
Police unions were furious. “Nobody can understand how police officers can be attacked…and in the end the people arrested are released before the officers themselves,” said David-Olivier Reverdy, of the local Alliance union. Continue reading this article
“Prosecutorial discretion for DREAMers is solely based on the individual’s claims. Our orders are if an alien says they went to high school, then let them go; if they say they have a GED, then let them go. Officers have been told that there is no burden for the alien to prove anything. Even with the greatly relaxed new policies the alien is not even required to prove that they meet any of the new criteria. At this point we don’t even know why DHS has criteria at all, as there is no requirement or burden to prove anything on the part of the alien. We believe that significant numbers of people who are not DREAMers are taking advantage of this practice to avoid arrest.”
One can imagine how stories are spreading throughout the illegal alien community about the borders being essentially open now for anyone who is brazen enough to lie about age and education, no matter their appearance or ability to fake high school English.
A top union official for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers said Thursday that President Barack Obama’s administration has ordered ICE agents to blindly — and without any evidence — believe illegal immigrants if they claim they qualify for Obama’s administrative DREAM Act.
Chris Crane, president of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council, explained at a press conference on Capitol Hill Thursday afternoon how the new selective immigration law enforcement policy Obama announced during a White House Rose Garden speech in June is affecting the officers he represents.
“As we still wait on detailed guidance from the administration, it’s impossible to understand the full scope of the administration’s changes, but what we’ve seen so far concerns us greatly,” Crane, said. “As one example, prosecutorial discretion for DREAMers is solely based on the individual’s claims. Our orders are: If an alien says they went to high school, then let them go. If they say they have a GED, then let them go.”
“Officers have been told that there is no burden for the alien to prove anything,” he continued. “Even with the greatly relaxed policies, the alien is not required to prove that they meet any of the new criteria.”
ICE officers are often called in after local and state law enforcement officials arrest a person and find that he or she is an illegal immigrant. ICE officers also conduct their own investigations and detain suspected illegal immigrants independent of other law enforcement. Normally, if the immigrant is found to be in the country illegally, ICE would bring federal charges against him, possibly leading to deportation.
Under the new orders, however, illegals can escape federal charges simply by claiming — whether it’s the truth or not — that they meet the DREAM Act rule’s requirements issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Crane did not specify who has given his officers these new orders.
The new directive would contradict Homeland Security’s own words in announcing the policy, which said that “only those individuals who can prove through verifiable documentation that they meet these criteria will be eligible for deferred action.
Homeland Security announced in June that it will not go after illegals who came to the U.S. under the age of 16 and are not more than 30 years old; have lived in the U.S. for five straight years; are currently in school or have graduated high school, obtained a GED or been honorably discharged from the military; have not been convicted of a felony or significant misdemeanor and are not a threat to public safety. Continue reading this article
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