Girl Turned into Human Bomb

Rania al Ambaki was handcuffed to a gate at an Iraq security checkpoint. She was a human bomb, CBS News reports.

Suspicious officers immobilized her, jammed cell phone signals that could detonate the explosives, then carefully removed her suicide vest.

She turned out to be just 15 years old, and her story is an increasingly common one.

She comes from Baquba, an al Qaeda hot spot just north of Baghdad. It’s a recruiting ground for women suicide bombers who are responsible for much of the recent carnage in story=3220766>Iraq.

Last year, there were eight women bombers. So far this year, there have been 35. A CBS News crew traveled to Baquba to meet Rania in jail.

“I now thank God that I didn’t get blown up,” she said through a translator.

Rania told police she had no idea the vest was a bomb. Family members, including her husband, she said, had helped her put it on.

Police think they may have drugged her, and meant to blow her up by remote control.

Rania said through a translator: “They told me that it was a kind of medical vest for back pain.”

Gen. Abdul Kareem Qalaf helped interrogate Rania. He said: “She has a low IQ and is a vulnerable teenage girl.”

Why does there suddenly seem to be so many women suicide bombers?

Qalaf said through a translator: “Al Qaeda uses these people – the mentally ill, children and very young women. This shows al Qaeda is failing.”

Al Qaeda is using women bombers – because it works. In a conservative Muslim society, they’re less likely to be searched, and there’s a shortage of female security agents to do the job.

As for Rania, she lived to tell a tale that helped police arrest her husband. But her aunt, the suspected ringleader, is still on the run. She’s one of a new breed of Iraqi women turned into key players in the ruthless business of terrorism.

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Death to non-Muslims Law Passed (Iran)

Iran’s parliament has passed the death penalty for apostasy, which is viewed in that country as converting to any other faith than Islam.

Thousands of Iranians have been converting to Christianity, and the underground church is thriving, according to reports. But other Iranians are returning to Zoroastrianism, which was the dominant religion in Iran at one time. Jonathan Rocho, with International Christian Concern (ICC), explains.

“We, as a Christian organization, are very much concerned about this because this means many Christians who converted from Islam are going to face death, simply because of their decision to follow Jesus Christ,” Rocho laments.

He says Iranians are questioning the Muslim faith after living under the regime, which has been dominated by the religion since the revolution in the 1970s. “They have not seen any change in their lives,” Rocho adds. “There is even more repression, more problems going on in the country, so they are very much confused about the Islamic faith.”

Already, two Christian converts accused of apostasy have been given the death penalty. Since Iran does not easily succumb to international pressure, Rocho urges people to pray.

So I decided to suggest Homosexuals not be persecuted under Islamic Law…

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One day I decided to promote the idea of giving homosexuals basic human rights in Islam and Sharia run countries.

What was the response to this by our beloved progressive moderate Muslims of facebook?

Ahmad Aloran (Jordan) wrote

“hey
u r all sick people
disgusting ,gays are shit
they r garbage
i think every gay should search 4 thier parents first be4 they start talking about their rights.
so
with my best wishes
gays all
u r going straight to hell”

Kemo Staytieh (Jordan) wrote

“you mother fuckers mohammad ( salla alla 3aleh w salam ) ddnt support dat and its forbidden and the other thin that you are all know that islam is the right religon thats why u try to detroy its image cuz u know its butter than wht u belive or wht u try to cinvince ur self that u belive …. Bhavya Ketan dnt try to talk about cuz we know whts islam then we could blow u up mother fucker im muslim and arabic and im proud of that …….. god bless all muslims “

“u know that very well i wish that i could come then i’ll teach u wht muslims do and for u ian u could go and fuck ur self cuz thats wht fags do”

After these comments someone decided it was time to bring up apparent miracles in the Qur’an which was totally irrelevant…

Rami Abu Sharaiha (Jordan) wrote

“may god burn u in hell .. thats all what u will have ..
after death ..”

So suggesting people not get brutally slaughtered for their own sex life means I belong in hell?

Suheil Zeqlam (Jordan) wrote

“fuck u ..u r the most mother fucker i’v ever seen
islam is the best..do u think ur religon is better u r wrong…because ur religon smils shit like u ass hall :@”

For suggesting fellow people have rights?

Khaled Nizar Steitieh (Jordan) wrote

“you assmouth son of all of us
you suck donkey ass
tel7as la ten3as”

Leena LaffLaff (Jordan) wrote

“ur saying that because u r such a jealous gay!
i feel sry for u PSYCHOPATH!
ur the most pathetic person iv ever knwn!
GO TO HELL!”

“and you knw about that gayness thing?
its forbidden in our religioun!
and there’s a big punishment for those gay ppl like u!
so plz just shut ur mouth and keep ur shit for urself”

Then there were random comments about the Bible being corrupted which has nothing to do with the issue at hand.

Al Adaileh Boss wrote

“yeh fuck every one talks about islam,
and who talk…. i think he wants man to sleep with him “

Saif Bitar (Al Asriyya Schools) wrote

“u fuckin gay peace of shit……ISLAM is the right religion nd u gotta fuckin respect it before i shove my leg up ur ass u gay peace of shit nd mohammad is the best person alive nd will stay the best person alive u fuckin count peace of crap see gay people were brought up from europe nd americans u fuckin asshole u guys r the gay people nd one dayy u will get ur ass beating nd i hopee it will bee mee….fuckin assholes…..nd like everyone says ISLAM is the right religion thats why u gay asses r gonna die one day”

And why was asking Muslims to consider other peoples way of life before brutually executing them or imprisoning them a pointless task?

“Whoever dislikes or hates my point of view, contact me and I’ll be more than happy to fuck up his life.” (Abedel Rhman Saadeh (Modern American School))

Islam, the religion of closed minded bigotry.

Sixteen Christian Converts Arrested…and Beaten (Iran)

Tehran, 29 July (AKI) – Sixteen Iranians who converted from Islam to Christianity were arrested on Tuesday in Malakshahr, on the outskirts of the central Iranian city of Isfahan.

The six women, eight men and two adolescents who were arrested were assisting in a conversion ceremony and baptism of three new members of the church at a private house that had been transformed into an evangelical church.

The owners of the home, an elderly couple, were allegedly beaten up before they were locked up in an unmarked lorry.

In April, 10 Christian converts were arrested in Shiraz.

The official evangelical churches in Isfahan received orders not to allow any Muslims to attend their ceremonies and not to facilitate in any way the conversions.

Iranian law does not stipulate any punishment for those who convert from Islam to other faiths, even if the converts are subject to repression.

A few months ago, the government presented a bill which is currently being discussed in parliament, to include in the penal code the crime of “Ertedad” which is the act of abandoning the Muslim faith.

If the parliament does approve the law, the punishment for abandoning Islam will be the death penalty.

Nine Adulterers to Be Stoned (Iran)

Eight women and one man convicted of adultery are set to be stoned to death in Iran, according to activists and lawyers.

Shadi Sadr, a lawyer and women’s rights activist, said the nine were convicted of adultery in separate cases in different Iranian cities.

“Their verdicts are approved, and they may be executed at any time,” she said, adding that trial protocol was not applied properly in the cases.

Six of the nine were convicted based solely on judges’ decisions with no witnesses or the presence of their lawyers during their confessions, she said.

Most of the nine come from areas of Iran that have low rates of literacy and some did not understand the cases against them, she said. One had pleaded guilty to adultery even though she did not know the meaning of the charge.

The nine are between 27 and 50 years old, among them a male music teacher who was convicted of adultery for having an affair with one of his students, the activists said.

“We are trying to stop the implementation of their verdicts. And secondly, we want to amend the country’s penal law, in which death by stoning is prescribed,” she said.

Under Iran’s Islamic laws, adultery in the only capital offence punishable by stoning. Other capital offences in Iran include murder, rape, armed robbery, apostasy, blasphemy, drug trafficking, prostitution, treason and espionage.

The punishment is also applied in some other countries such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Sudan and Nigeria.

A man is usually buried up to his waist, while a woman is buried up to her neck. Those carrying out the verdict then throw stones until the condemned dies.

Stoning was widely imposed in the early years after Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution. But in recent years, it has seldom been applied, though the government rarely confirms when it carries out stoning sentences. The last stoning death confirmed by the government was in July last year.

Iran: Death to non-Muslims

Lawmakers in Iran are considering a proposal to make the death penalty automatic for those who leave the Muslim faith.

Abe Ghafari of Iranian Christians International, Inc. (ICI) was at least a little surprised to learn the news. “Before, it was like an option that an Islamic judge could decide to use or not to use — but now it will become an automatic thing. And from the language of the legislation, it seems like something that cannot be appealed,” Ghafari contends.

The death penalty would primarily apply to those who convert to the Christian faith. “There are large numbers of conversions from Islam, maybe even in the tens of thousands every year, and this is causing concern in the Islamic circles in Iran,” Ghafari explains.

People who use the Internet to convert people away from the Muslim faith will also be subject to the death penalty. Ghafari was asked if this information shocked him. “Yes, it does a bit because we do know that under Islamic law of Iran, there was always this option of issuing death penalties for any conversions from Islam. So this was already available, but it looks like they just want to escalate persecution – making the death penalty almost automatic for anyone who converts from Islam,” Ghafari adds.

While Christians are the primary target, anyone converting to the Bahá’í faith will also face the death penalty. Ghafari sees trouble ahead, and is hopeful Christians everywhere will pray for the underground church in Iran.

Information on legislation provided by ICI about Iranian apostasy and the death penalty is available here.

Two Teacher-Human Rights Activists Sentences to Death (Iran)

Tehran, 11 July (AKI) – Two Kurdish teachers in Iran, Farzad Kamangar and Farhad Vakili, have been sentenced to death.

The two teachers were known for their work in the campaign calling for greater respect for human rights.

Kamangar, is among the founders of the independent union of teachers in Iranian Kurdistan, and a known trade union activist.

Various international associations and institutions, including the European Union, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have protested against Kamangar’s death sentence.

They have called for a fair and impartial trial for the Kurdish teacher who was accused of “collaborating with armed organisations” and “counter-revolutionary activities”.

The news that Kamangar received the death penalty, even surprised his lawyer who said that they would appeal the sentence at the international court at the Hague.