British mother and her lover jailed for two months for adultery in Dubai.
It's the same old story. Woman meets Muslim man and falls in love. They marry and move to a Muslim country. Life is beautiful - for a while. Then things don't work out. If you are in a civilized country, all that happens is a divorce.
If you are in a Muslim country, you end up jailed, deported and you lose your kids. Forever.
When will Western women learn?
A British mother has been sentenced to two months in a Dubai prison after she and her boyfriend were found guilty of adultery - a crime in the ultra-strict Gulf state.
Sally Antia was arrested after her estranged husband Vincent told police she was conducting an affair with Mark Hawkins, a construction manager.
Mr Antia, a 48-year-old pilot, is thought to have informed police about the affair to benefit from laws under which 'wronged' husbands get custody of the children.
Now both Mrs Antia, 44, who has lived in Dubai for 13 years, and her 43-year-old boyfriend will spend the next month in the spartan Al Aweer prison after which they will be deported to Britain.
Under Emirati law, there is very little legal provision for Mrs Antia to get custody of her two girls, aged 11 and 13, who are being looked after by their father in Dubai.
And being convicted of a ' dishonour' crime could wreck her chances completely.
Friends of Mr and Mrs Antia said their marriage had been in trouble for years, but that they had agreed to stay together for the sake of their children.
One friend said: 'They were open about the fact that their relationship was over.
'Vincent was happy for Sally to go out with other people. He knew about it and it wasn't a problem. So everyone was astonished when they heard that he had informed the police on her.'
No he dinnit!
Yes, he did. Or at least that's what Canal +, Pajamas Media, the New York Times and numerous other media sources are reporting.
From Pajamas Media:
Six hours ago, Le Monde quoted Barack Obama as saying that the US is one of the largest Muslim countries on the planet:
Les Etats-Unis sont “l’un des plus grands pays musulmans de la planète”, a souligné mardi 2 juin sur Canal+ le président américain, Barack Obama, qui doit prononcer jeudi au Caire un important discours de réconciliation en direction du monde musulman (voir l’interview de Barack Obama sur Canal+ ici).
Les Etats-Unis et le monde occidental doivent apprendre à mieux connaître l’islam ; d’ailleurs, si l’on compte le nombre d’Américains musulmans, on voit que les Etats-Unis sont l’un des plus grands pays musulmans de la planète”, a-t-il dit.
From The NY Times.
Here's the weird thing, the White House website transcript of the original Canal + interview makes no mention of the remark. What's up with that?
Go to Canal + to see the video. (He begins the statement at the 2:30 mark) Who you gonna believe? The White House transcript or your own lying eyes?
For the record? The Pew Forum puts the % 0f Muslims in the US at 0.6%.
Oh, and in case you were wondering? It's official. Obama to visit Mosque.
President Obama will visit a mosque following his speech to the Muslim world in Cairo next month ...
And the Commander In Chief has yet to issue a statement on the Muslim Terror attack in Little Rock, yesterday. An abortion doctor got a statement in 6 hours.
Thanks to FReeper HotLead61 for his report.
Today I had settled it in my mind that I was going to stop by the Army Recruiting station that was the scene of yesterday's terrorist attack. I did so on my way home from work, which put me getting there at 5:00pm.
There was a FOX16 news van there, and a reporter narrating the scene with the front door of the Recruiting Office in the background. That didn't impress me.
What DID impress me were the four solemn-faced U.S. Army soldiers that I saw walking from the building out to their car(s). Bravely dressed in fatigues and topped with black berets, I was very proud, yet at the same time humbled, as I slowly walked up to them.
Those men saw me coming toward them and my gaze met theirs. I could see the firm resolve in their grim faces, fresh from giving honor to their fallen comrades.
Usually one not at a loss for words, suddenly I couldn't think of much to say. I did speak up and was able to tell them how sorry I (and everyone I knew) was about what had happened there yesterday, and that we were behind them 100 percent.
I thanked them for serving our country, shook their hands firmly, and walked away. I knew I had done what I had to do today. For all of you that would have liked to be there as well, I was thinking of you too.
We are truly a blessed nation. Let's make sure it stays that way.
Feel the need to do something yourself?
The address of the Recruiting Office is:
US Army Recruiting
9112 Rodney Parham Road, Suite 133
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone Number is (501) 660-4117.
India is unhappy with the decision. Really? Gee, you think they could have at least 'condemned' it or have been 'gravely concerned'. Something. This is a travesty and an insult to all who were killed or terrorized by these attacks. To add insult to injury, the Indian government is making arrangements for the last surviving Mumbai terrorist to get a visit from his Pakistani Mum. (I wonder how many Indian children wish they could have a visit from their parents but can't because the ir parents were killed by Kasab and his group of murderers.)
From The Asian Age.
New Delhi had earlier urged nuclear-armed rival Pakistan "dismantle the infrastructure of terrorism" after the Mumbai attacks killed 166 people and said it was "unhappy" with Saeed’s release.
It is also likely to dismay the United States which has been alarmed by deteriorating security in an ally whose help it needs to defeat Al Qaeda and subdue the Taliban in Afghanistan."
Update: Speaking of the Mumbai massacre...
Even as details regarding the financial transactions -- which financed the November 26 terror attacks -- emerge, another man who the police suspect could be associated with the financing has been put on the radar of investigating agencies.
Khameez Obaid, a resident of Dubai who was arrested by the Hyderabad Police for possessing fake currency worth Rs 2.36 crore, is said to be involved in financing the 26/11 attack in Mumbai.
Obaid was held by the Hyderabad Police on August 25, 2007 -- the same day the twin blasts rocked the city.
Obaid will be crucial to the Mumbai Police, who are trying to crack the network which financed the Mumbai terror attack. Sources told rediff.com that Obaid may be interrogated by the Mumbai Police regarding the financial links to the attack.
During interrogation, Obaid is believed to have revealed the names
of several people involved in financing terror in India. The Hyderabad
cops say it does not appear that Obaid was directly involved in any act
of terror -- he confined his operations only to financing.
Obaid had to be re-arrested immediately after his release since a link to the Mumbai attack was emerging. He is believed to be closely linked to Abdul Azeez, the man who funded the Mumbai attack. The Mumbai Police is likely to interrogate him regarding his links to Azeez, who has now been sentenced to life by an Oman court for planning terror strikes in that country.
During interrogation, Obaid revealed that he was part of a Bangladeshi group, which actively financed terror in India. A large chunk of the money, he had been sent across, was from Dubai where he was based prior to his visit to Hyderabad. He is said to have transferred crores of rupees through the sea route to Mumbai, which was later distributed to other parts of the country.
Apart from the Mumbai Police, cops from Bangalore, Delhi and Gujarat are also likely to seek his custody.
From Asian Age:
Pakistani soldiers on Tuesday rescued scores of students and staff from a military-run college who were abducted by Taliban militants in the northwest of the country, a military spokesman said.
The abduction took place on Monday as the Pakistani Army pressed on with an offensive against the Taliban in the Swat Valley, in another part of the northwest.
Military spokesman Major General Athar Abbas said the Taliban were taking the kidnapped students to the South Waziristan region, a militant stronghold on the Afghan border, when soldiers challenged them on a road and a clash erupted.
"Under cover of the firing the militants escaped and we have recovered them all," Gen. Abbas said, adding 71 students and nine members of staff had been rescued.
College principal Javed Iqbal Piracha, who was among those rescued, said 10 to 15 students appeared to be still missing.
Taliban fighters seized the students’ convoy heading home for the summer holiday near the Afghan border in North Waziristan. There are several Taliban- and Al Qaeda-linked groups based in North and South Waziristan in a loose alliance with the Taliban in Swat. South Waziristan is also the base of Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud.
South Waziristan is also the base of Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud and officials have said an offensive there was expected after Swat was secured.
Brigadier Zahid Abdullah, who led the rescue and said he believed everyone had been recovered, said the militants might have wanted to use the students as human shields.
He was already under investigation by the FBI.
From Islam In Action:
And this is the report from Jihad Watch.
A well-placed source has told me that Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, who shot one soldier and wounded another at an Arkansas military recruiting station yesterday, went to Yemen hoping to study with a jihadist imam, Yahya Hajoori. I haven't yet been able to find out know if he actually studied directly with Hajoori, or with one of his students.
Remember that in August 2008, six Americans were arrested in Yemen. They attended a mosque in Germantown, Pennsylvania that sponsored "students" to go to Yemen to study with the jihadist Sheikh Muqbil -- and after he passed away, with Yahya Hajoori. This was the mosque attended by Howard Cain, the bank robber and killer of Police Officer Stephen Liczbinski.
Also according to Jihad Watch: He was a former business major at Tennessee State.
And I'm still waiting for Obama to condemn the attack on the Army recruiting station. He had the perfect opportunity when he announced the new Secretary of the Army. But said nothing. There's been nothing from the DOJ or the Pentagon either according to Michelle Malkin.
No surprise here as NPR continues to aid and abet the terrorists by refusing to mention the suspects name or religion in their report. (also according to Michelle. I refuse to link to them)
Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska HAS issued this statement.
FNC is reporting that the perp Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad has pleaded NOT GUILTY at his arraignment.
(This after he 'allegedly confessed'. Must have got lawyered up. America is very, very good to him.)
Update from Jihad Watch (h/t Keefe at Table 9):
I have learned from a well-placed source that Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, who killed one soldier and wounded another at a a Little Rock military recruiting center today, and who faces charges of terrorism as well as first-degree murder, has recently returned from Yemen, where he studied jihad with an Islamic scholar there.
Apparently the Islamic scholar under whom this American convert to Islam studied was yet another misunderstander of Islam's true, peaceful teachings.
More on this as it develops.
He was a prison convert who had "political and religious motives for the attack." The question is: Will AG Holder order increased security for Military recruiting offices?
Oh, and I'm still waiting for Obama to condemn this heinous act.
From the Arkansas Democrat Gazette:
Police say a man with “political and religious motives” confessed to fatally shooting a new soldier and wounding another Monday in a targeted attack on a military recruiting center. The shootings were not believed to be part of a broader scheme.
William Long, 23, of Conway, died in the attack on the Army-Navy Career Center in a west Little Rock shopping center, and Quinton Ezeagwula, 18, of Jacksonville, was wounded and in stable condition, Police Chief Stuart Thomas said.
Police arrested Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, 23 of Little Rock, along a crosstown interstate moments later. Thomas said Muhammad, previously known as Carlos Bledsoe, would be charged with capital murder, plus 16 counts of committing a terroristic act.
A police report said Muhammad admitted that he “observed two uniformed U.S. soldiers standing in front of the recruiting office ... then drove in front of the army recruiting office and shot the victims.” It did not quote Muhammad directly.
“He saw them standing there and drove up and shot them,” Lt. Terry Hastings said in an interview said. “That’s what he said.”
Thomas said that, based on an interview officers conducted with Muhammad, the suspect “probably had political and religious motives for the attack” on the recruiting center about 1.5 miles from his apartment.
“Mr. Muhammad, previously known as Mr. Bledsoe, did convert to Islam sometime previously in his life. At this point it appears that he specifically targeted military personnel, but there doesn’t appear to be a wider conspiracy or, at this point in time, any indication that he’s a part of a larger group or a conspiracy to go further,” the chief said. “At this point, we believe that it’s associated with his disagreement over the military operations.”
Melvin Bledsoe of Memphis, Tenn., the accused shooter’s father, hung up on a reporter who called about his son’s arrest Monday night.