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ARIZONA: Muslim Family Tries to Kidnap Woman With Non-Muslim Boyfriend for Honor Killing

My latest in PJ Media:

Amid all the discussion about the resettlement of Afghan refugees in the United States, few are focusing on the question of the compatibility of their societal mores with American culture. At this late date, we all know that such inquiries are “Islamophobic.” However, a recent incident in Arizona suggests some of the difficulties that could arise among the new arrivals. Fox 10 Phoenix reported Saturday that “police arrested six members of a Phoenix-area family they say targeted a 20-year-old relative and tried to kidnap her because they disapprove of her boyfriend, who doesn’t share their Muslim faith.” This family is Iraqi, but the Afghan refugees share the same religion, and many have the same ideas about women, marriage, and the permissibility of honor killing.

Fox reported that “the woman, who is 20 weeks pregnant, told police she was afraid her relatives will kill her because they believe she has brought dishonor to the family.” Arizona police “believe the family wanted to send the victim back to Iraq,” where she would face almost certain death. Court records “describe accusations of threats and assaults, most recently at a medical building in Avondale last week. Police said the relatives took the woman’s cell phone and purse, along with her boyfriend’s gun, during a ‘violent assault.’ The woman grabbed onto a responding officer, pleading ‘please, don’t let them take me.’”

This woman’s father, mother, three brothers and her sister, who are all “described as traditional Muslims,” were arrested. The entire family has “a history of harassment against the victim because of her relationship with a boyfriend, who is described as being of another religious faith.” Islamic law forbids Muslim women to marry non-Muslim men, although Muslim men may marry Jewish or Christian women; the idea is that the Islamic community is always growing at the expense of non-Muslim communities. For appearing to be on the path toward breaking this rule, the woman says that her family members tried to kill both her and her boyfriend.

The woman and her boyfriend moved away from the Phoenix area, but then the threatening phone calls began. One brother left this message: “This is Ali, her brother. If you don’t bring my sister back, I’m going to kidnap your sister. I’m not scared of your American laws.” Ali was relentless, declaring that “he would still find the victim even of he was in prison, and the victim was 80 years old.” It is not surprising in light of all this that the woman told police that she was afraid she was going to be killed because she had “dishonored the family.”

There is more. Read the rest here.

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EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

NYC: Muslim murders his daughter for being too ‘Americanized’ and not wanting to wear hijab

Witless Western feminists now have an annual event, World Hijab Day, in which they don hijabs in order to show solidarity with Muslim women in the West who supposedly experience abuse for wearing the hijab, although a great many of these incidents have been found to have been faked by the alleged victims. The real victims of abuse over wearing the hijab are much more often girls and women who don’t wear it, such as Ola Salem.

Aqsa Parvez’s Muslim father choked her to death with her hijab after she refused to wear it. Amina Muse Ali was a Christian woman in Somalia whom Muslims murdered because she wasn’t wearing a hijab. 40 women were murdered in Iraq in 2007 for not wearing the hijab. Alya Al-Safar’s Muslim cousin threatened to kill her and harm her family because she stopped wearing the hijab in Britain. Amira Osman Hamid faced whipping in Sudan for refusing to wear the hijab. An Egyptian girl, also named Amira, committed suicide after being brutalized by her family for refusing to wear the hijab. Muslim and non-Muslim teachers at the Islamic College of South Australia were told they had to wear the hijab or be fired. Women in Chechnya were police shot with paintballs because they weren’t wearing hijab. Other women in Chechnya were threatened by men with automatic rifles for not wearing hijab.

Elementary school teachers in Tunisia were threatened with death for not wearing hijab. Syrian schoolgirls were forbidden to go to school unless they wore hijab. Women in Gaza were forced by Hamas to wear hijab. Women in Iran protested against the regime by daring to take off their hijabs. Women in London were threatened with murder by Muslim thugs if they didn’t wear hijab. An anonymous young Muslim woman doffed her hijab outside her home and started living a double life in fear of her parents. Fifteen girls in Saudi Arabia were killed when the religious police wouldn’t let them leave their burning school building because they had taken off their hijabs in their all-female environment. A girl in Italy had her head shaved by her mother for not wearing hijab.

Other women and girls have been killed or threatened, or live in fear for daring not to wear the hijab. But where are the feminists standing in solidarity with them?

“Staten Island fugitive arraigned, held without bail in Staten Island slay of Muslim activist daughter,” by Rocco Parascandola, New York Daily News, December 22, 2020:

A former Olympic boxer charged with the strangulation of his daughter — an activist for the rights of Muslim women — was arraigned on murder charges Tuesday and ordered held without bail, the Staten Island district attorney said.

Kabary Salem, 52, was extradited from Kuwait on Friday, ending a year-long manhunt that started shortly after his daughter, Ola Salem, 25, was found strangled in Bloomingdale Park, a 138-acre park on the South Shore of Staten Island, the morning of Oct. 24, 2019.

Salem fled the country, possibly spending time in Egypt, authorities said — and even tried to throw investigators off his trail by telling The New York Times his daughter had complained to him that she was being tailed by another car on the highway.

“I want to know what happened to her, what is the reason for that, but no one tells me,” he told the news outlet. “I am just waiting.

“She was a really good, beautiful girl.”

Kabary Salem was indicted by a grand jury Nov. 3 and charged with murder, manslaughter, concealment of a human corpse and strangulation….

It’s unclear what sparked the violence. The DA’s office wouldn’t comment on a report that the father wasn’t happy with the man his daughter was dating.A source who knew the daughter told the Daily News she was becoming more Westernized and didn’t want to wear her hijab.

“She was very outspoken,” the source said. “She wasn’t timid.”

“She was becoming Americanized,” the source said….

The suspect was a top boxer in Egypt and competed in the 1992 and 1996 Olympics. His daughter also boxed and had dedicated her life to championing the rights of Muslim woman.

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EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

Texas Muslim honor murderer had hit list of Christian victims

“Prosecutors say Irsan orchestrated both murders with assistance from his wife, son, and another daughter.” Apparently none of them stopped and said to him, “Wait! There is no compulsion in religion!”

More on this story. “Hit List Found In Honor Killing Of Iranian Activist,” RFE/RL, May 2, 2015 (thanks toThe Religion of Peace):

Texas investigators have disclosed that they found a hit list in a murder case involving the honor killing of an outspoken Iranian activist in Houston.

U.S. prosecutors last week charged a Jordanian immigrant and devout Muslim, Ali Awad Mahmoud Irsan, with shooting the anti-Tehran activist Gelerah Bagherzadeh out of rage that she persuaded his daughter to go ahead and marry a Texas Christian man.

The Texan, Coty Beavers, was later found shot to death.

Prosecutors say Irsan orchestrated both murders with assistance from his wife, son, and another daughter.

They found a hit list with other possible targets of the conspiracy, including witnesses such as homicide investigators, and Beavers’ relatives.

Irsan’s attorney called the charges “ludicrous.”

“He planned and executed the murder of his daughter’s husband and his daughter’s best friend” because he believed they had “violated his honor as a Muslim,” Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said on May 1.

The indictment resolves speculation that the Iranian government was involved in the 2012 murder of Bagherzadeh, who spoke out publicly against Tehran’s repressive tactics after leaving Iran in 2008 and converting to Christianity.

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A Professional’s Guide to Honor Killing in Islam

Phoenix police arrested Muhammad Abdullahiand charged him with kidnapping, beating, and raping his teenage Muslim bride. Abdullahi will be appearing in court this Wednesday, April 29.  Four days ago, the Houston DA expanded murder charges in the death of Galerah Bagerzadeh, an Iranian woman, charging both the wife and daughter of Ali Irsan. Irsan was already charged with the murder of Bagerzadeh as well as the murder of his son-in-law, Coty Beavers.

These cases share a common motive. In both cases, a woman violated sharia, and sharia gave a Muslim man a right to use violence.

Major media have clouded the Phoenix case because they do not grasp that in Islam a woman can be married without her knowledge or consent. The Houston case will also baffle the media because one of the victims was not related to the killer and the other was the husband of the woman who violated sharia. Neither of the victims were Muslim.

The fact remains, the parents who dragged their teenage daughter crying and screaming to Abdullahi’s apartment, Abdullahi himself, and multiple murderer Ali Irsan were all justified by sharia.

As Robert Spencer notes: “Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. A manual of Islamic law certified as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by Al-Azhar University, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, says that ‘retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.’ However, ‘not subject to retaliation’ is ‘a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.’ (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2). In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law. The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders.

Ghasem Daniel Akbari

Ghasem “Daniel” Akbari

Islamic scholar Daniel Akbari explains the motivation and justification in his book: HONOR KILLING: A Professional’s Guide to Sexual Relations and Ghayra Violence from the Islamic Sources.

He’s like Al Qaeda’s inspiration, Sayd Qutub, or the Muslim Brotherhood’s Yusef al-Qaradawi, but this Islamic scholar is on America’s side to stop terrorism and honor killing.

Ghasem “Daniel” Akbari – practiced law in Iran until his mid-thirties. He graduated from Tehran University School of Law in Qom, Iran and is admitted to practice before Iran’s Supreme Court. The Iranian Bar Association certified him a “Number One Attorney,” meaning he’s qualified to handle solo representation in death penalty cases. Mr. Akbari worked with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi’s Defenders of Human Rights, and holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Texas State University, and a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security from the Bush School of Government and Public Service. He’s handled hundreds of cases involving Islamic Criminal and Family Law. Few, if any, Islamic scholars in the West have his training, experience, and qualifications.

Daniel just published a book with an American lawyer revealing – for the first time ever – that honor killing comes from three components of Islamic law:

  1. The sharia rules for women’s dress and sexual conduct,
  2. Ghayra, the Muslims male’s control over women, and
  3. Amr bil ma’ruf, a sharia doctrine that allows Muslims to use violence – even deadly force – against other Muslims.

The book is HONOR KILLING: A Professional’s Guide to Sexual Relations and Ghayra Violence from the Islamic Sources.

Honor killing is the most extreme form of ghayra violence. The U.N. says honor killing claims thousands of victims every year, but millions of Muslim women suffer from other forms of ghayra violence, like having their clothes and property destroyed, threats and intimidation, beatings, home imprisonment, and acid attacks. Even Female Genital Mutilation arises from ghayra.

Most disturbing is the fact every Muslim woman murdered in an honor killing in the U.S. and Canada would be alive today if someone in her life had understood ghayra violence.

Daniel Akbari explains it so Americans can understand.

EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is of the hand of Nasira Fazli a Canadian victim of honor killing who suffered so many stab wounds that from her waist up, “there was no body.”