Religion of Peace in action

I can see why 'they' would want to say it was a bogus passport, I can also see why she would qualify if it was a real one.
New Year's Eve stabbing of three treated as terrorism, U.K. cops say
Associated Press
January 1, 2019
January 1, 2019 1:31 PM EST
Police restrain a man after he stabbed three people at Victoria Station in Manchester, England, late Monday Dec. 31, 2018. (Sam Clack/PA via AP)
LONDON — Police in the English city of Manchester are quizzing a suspect and searching a house for clues about the “terror-related” stabbings of three people at a train station on New Year’s Eve.
The attack Monday night by a knife-wielding man yelling Islamic slogans brought terrorism back to Manchester after a 19-month hiatus. It took place at a key transport hub right next to the Manchester Arena, where 22 people were killed in an attack on an Ariana Grande concert in May 2017.
Monday’s stabbing attack left a man and a woman hospitalized with “very serious” but not life-threatening injuries and a man in custody, police said. Both the victims have abdominal injuries and the woman also has injuries to her face.
A British Transport Police sergeant who was also stabbed in the shoulder was released after an overnight hospital stay.
Police say they are treating the attack as a terrorist incident, and the investigation is being headed by counterterrorism police with help from the security services. Tightlipped U.K. authorities have not commented on a possible motive for the attack, and the suspect in his mid-20s has not been charged or identified.
Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson said police believe they have identified the suspect and were searching his home in the Cheetham Hill neighbourhood of Manchester. He described the attack as frenzied and random.
“We know the attacker arrived at the location and soon after he attacked two people, a man and a woman, who have suffered very serious injuries,” he said.
The attack happened at Manchester’s Victoria Station shortly before 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
BBC producer Sam Clack, who was on the train platform, said he heard a “blood-curdling scream” when the attack started and saw a man dressed in black having what looked like a fight with two victims. Clack said he heard the man with the weapon shout Islamic extremist slogans during the assault and then the attacker was chased by police.
“He came towards me. I looked down and saw he had a kitchen knife with a black handle with a good, 12-inch blade,” Clack said, adding that his reaction “was just fear, pure fear.”
Clack said police used pepper spray and a stun gun to bring the man down.
Police say there’s no indication that any others were involved in planning or helping the attack.
The incident is “not ongoing” and there is “currently no intelligence to suggest that there is any wider threat,” Assistant Chief Constable Rob Potts said.
The train station reopened Tuesday and extra police officers were on the city’s streets as a precaution.
Prime Minister Theresa May expressed concern for the victims and thanked emergency workers for their “courageous response.”
Britain’s official threat level has long been set at “severe,” indicating that intelligence analysts believe an attack is highly likely.
CIA-managed forces in Afghanistan are reportedly conducting 'torture and killings with near impunity'

Afghan strike forces overseen by the CIA are operating with little care for preventing civilian casualties, a lengthy New York Times report details Monday, and their brutality has fostered local populations' sympathy for the Taliban.
The CIA-managed teams work "unconstrained by battlefield rules designed to protect civilians, conducting night raids, torture and killings with near impunity," the Times reports, citing Afghan and American officials. "Those abuses are actively pushing people toward the Taliban, the officials say," and as the U.S. military footprint in the country has declined from its 2011 peak of about 100,000, these "strike forces are increasingly the way that a large number of rural Afghans experience the American presence." Unconfirmed reports suggest some raids may even include American operatives.
Though the strike forces are considered more effective than their counterparts without CIA sponsorship, their successes against militants are mixed with ruthless but inaccurate targeting of innocent people. In one case, "two brothers were killed as they watered their fields before dawn after receiving permission from the local security outpost."
In another, a night raid on a family home ended with three adults summarily executed and the home in flames. A 3-year-old girl, Marina, was found burned to death in a bedroom. Local investigators concluded the victims were innocent and the raid was an "atrocity."
In these and other cases the Times investigated, victims "were at a loss for where to seek justice, or an explanation of why they had been raided" or subjected to torture.
The CIA declined to comment to The New York Times. Read the full report here.
Peace bond hearing withdrawn for B.C. couple cleared in legislature terror plot
Canadian Press
January 2, 2019
January 2, 2019 8:42 PM EST
John Nuttall, left, and Amanda Korody leave jail after being re-arrested and placed under a peace bond and released again, after a judge ruled the couple were entrapped by the RCMP in a police-manufactured crime, in Vancouver on Friday, July 29, 2016.DARRYL DYCK / THE CANADIAN PRESS
VANCOUVER — A British Columbia man and woman who were cleared of terror charges due to RCMP entrapment are allowed to live freely for the first time in years after prosecutors dropped a bid to restrict their movements, their lawyer says.
The federal Crown withdrew a peace bond application for John Nuttall and Amanda Korody last month, after the B.C. Court of Appeal panel unanimously upheld a trial judge’s ruling that the RCMP manipulated them into planting what they thought were explosives at the legislature.
The decision to drop the application means the couple no longer has to obey conditions such as having to stay away from the legislature, the Canadian Forces Base in Esquimalt and any synagogue or Jewish school, said their lawyer Scott Wright.
“As of right now, they’re not on any conditions,” he said. “There were 2 1/2 years that they were on conditions with no problem. They complied with them and did everything that was asked of them.”
Wright said prosecutors launched the peace bond application shortly after B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Bruce tossed out the guilty verdicts due to police entrapment in 2016.
The peace bond proceedings had been adjourned pending the B.C. Court of Appeal ruling, and the Crown dropped its application the same day the court released its decision, Wright said.
A peace bond hearing scheduled for Monday has been cancelled.
The Public Prosecution Service of Canada said in a statement that it still has 60 days from the Appeal Court ruling on Dec. 19 to decide whether to seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.
It added that it withdrew the peace bond application on behalf of the Mounties.
The RCMP said it decided to withdraw the application following its continued review of the case after the Appeal Court decision.
Nuttall and Korody were arrested on Canada Day 2013 after planting what they thought were pressure-cooker bombs on the grounds of the legislature.
In June 2015, a jury found Nuttall and Korody guilty of conspiring to commit murder, possessing an explosive substance and placing an explosive in a public place on behalf of a terrorist group.
The convictions were put on hold until 2016 when Bruce ruled the naive and marginalized former heroin addicts had been entrapped by police, who she said used trickery, deceit and veiled threats to engineer the bomb plot.
In its appeal, the Crown argued that Nuttall and Korody were responsible for crafting and carrying out the plan and that an undercover RCMP operation did not qualify as either manipulative or an abuse of process.
Lawyers for Nuttall and Korody argued that the couple feared they would be killed by a shadowy terrorist group if they didn’t follow through with the bomb plot.
The defence also argued police provided Nuttall with improper spiritual advice that deflected his qualms about whether terrorism was compatible with his new faith after the couple converted to Islam.
The B.C. Court of Appeal ruling in December found that while the trial judge made some errors, she did not err in finding that Mounties manipulated Nuttall and Korody.
“I therefore agree with the trial judge that the overall conduct of this investigation was a travesty of justice,” Justice Elizabeth Bennett wrote on behalf of a three-judge panel.
The appeal court ordered a stay of proceedings.
wonder if they will get 10.5 million?
Would it bother you of they did? Didn't the Holocaust set the rule that you pay when you take away a person's right to be free?? Do you understand what the term 'not guilty' means or should the 'entrapment' be ignored as they probably would have become a real terrorist anyway?
Indian teen girl beheaded, mutilated in suspected honour killing
Brad Hunter
January 10, 2019
January 10, 2019 1:18 PM EST
This 16-year-old girl named Anjana was reportedly beheaded and her face burned with acid in what cops are calling an honour killing. NDTV
India is reeling after a teenage girl was discovered beheaded, her face doused in acid and her breasts mutilated.
While the girl’s family claims she was the victim of a horrendous gang rape, detectives believe she was the victim of an honour killing.
Protests have erupted around the country demanding justice for the 16-year-old, who has been identified only as “Anjana” on social media.
Her body was discovered on Sunday, several hundred feet from her family home in the holy city of Gaya, Bindar.
Protesters take to the streets to demand action in the grisly murder. NDTV
Since the grim discovery, hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets.
According to NDTV, Anjana vanished on Dec. 28, a missing persons report filed to the police by her father on Jan. 6 claims.
But the doomed teenager’s mother and sisters told a different tale.
Senior officer Rajiv Mishra said the women revealed that Anjana did, in fact, return home on Dec. 28 but was sent away by her father with a man who is known to the family.
Cops say they have detained Anjana’s mother, father and another relative.
NDTV is reporting that the man has denied killing the girl but cops say his call records indicate he was in touch with several local criminals. The autopsy report is awaited to determine if the girl was raped or tortured before she was murdered.
The girl is just the latest victim of sexual violence in India. According to the Daily Mail, more than 100 rapes are reported each day, using the most recent figures.
Rituparna Chatterjee, the leader of India’s #MeToo movement, has demanded action from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and local politicians.
“Just had a phone conversation with one of the protesters and organizers of the candle march. The family is allegedly in police custody and the police are trying to give this an honour killing angle,” she said.
Woman, two sons die in Nepal town in suspected menstrual exile
Associated Press
January 10, 2019
January 10, 2019 10:40 AM EST
In this file photo taken on November 23, 2011 a Nepali teenage girl sits inside a "chhaupadi house" in Achham village. (PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)
KATHMANDU, Nepal — A woman and her two sons have died in a remote town in Nepal because of a tradition in which women are exiled from their homes and forced to live in huts during menstruation, a government administrator said Thursday.
The 35-year-old woman and her sons were found dead by family and villagers in a small hut next to their family home on Wednesday morning, said Bajura District chief administrator Chetraj Baral.
He suspected they died of smoke inhalation because it is cold in the mountains and they kept a small fire to keep warm.
The hut had space that was barely enough for three people. Baral said parts of the clothes they were wearing were also burnt.
An investigating team has reached Budhinanda, about 400 kilometres (250 miiles) northwest of the capital, Kathmandu.
Baral said he is consulting with government lawyers on whether to press charges against the family. The bodies were sent to a nearby town hospital for an autopsy.
Following the incident, the government is planning to send officials to the area again to educate residents about the practice, he said.
The practice was banned by the Supreme Court in 2005 and a new law criminalized it last year, with violators who force women into exile during menstruation facing up to three months in prison or a fine of 3,000 Nepalese rupees ($29).
Many menstruating women are still forced to leave their homes and take shelter in unhygienic or insecure huts or cow sheds until their cycle ends. The custom — called “Chhaupadi” — continues in many parts of the majority Hindu Himalayan country, especially in the western hills.
While exiled in isolation, some women face bitter cold or attacks by wild animals. Unclean conditions can also cause infections. They also face possibility of sexual assaults.
Torch light
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Woman, two sons die in Nepal town in suspected menstrual exile

People of Nepal are not Muslims.
The majority of the people of Nepal follow Hinduism, and the rest are the Buddhists.
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Flamboyant Indian guru convicted of murder while serving prison sentence for rape
Associated Press
January 11, 2019
January 11, 2019 2:24 PM EST
In this May 17, 2017, file photo, Indian spiritual leader turned actor who calls himself Dr. Saint Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim Insan gestures as he holds up a glass of milk at a "Cow Milk Party" during the premiere of the movie "Jattu Engineer" in New Delhi, India.Tsering Topgyal / AP Photo / Files
NEW DELHI — A popular and flamboyant spiritual guru in India, who is serving 20 years in prison for raping two female followers, was convicted Friday of murdering a journalist 16 years ago in another case.
Judge Jagdeep Singh convicted the guru, who calls himself Dr. Saint Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim Insan, and three other people and will sentence them on Jan. 17.
All four could face death sentences in the killing of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati after he published a letter in his newspaper alleging sexual exploitation of women by the guru.
The guru was named as the main conspirator in the killing case.
He is currently being held in a prison in the northern India town of Rohtak after he was sentenced in August in the rape case. He was also fined 3 million rupees ($47,000).
His conviction last year sparked violent protests by his followers that left at least 38 people dead and hundreds injured in the northern town of Panchkula.
He played himself in hagiographic biopics and courted India’s powerful politicians. He lived with tens of thousands of his followers on a sprawling 400-hectare (1,000-acre) ashram in Haryana state until he was sentenced last year.
Why have those places not been bombed and invaded and bombed again to save them, . . . . from themselves??? The inhumanity of it all.
BRAUN: Even kidnappers use social media
Liz Braun
January 14, 2019
January 14, 2019 10:15 PM EST
An image of Ali Omar Ader is projected on a screen at RCMP headquarters during a press conference in Ottawa about his arrest for the kidnapping of Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout, on June 12, 2015.
You know how it is with Facebook — here’s someone’s kid graduating kindergarten, here’s a destination wedding photo, here’s a quick hello from your kidnapper.
Yes — as if you needed more reasons to hate Facebook — journalist Amanda Lindhout actually got a message from one of the men responsible for her kidnap and torture in Somalia.
Amanda Lindhout poses near her home in Canmore, Alta., in a June 14, 2015 file photo. (Aryn Toombs/Calgary Herald)
The Canadian writer was held hostage for 15 months in that country after she and photographer Nigel Brennan were abducted off a road in Mogadishu in 2008.
After 460 days of physical and psychological abuse, the two were freed, thanks to relatives conducting complicated negotiations and paying out a hefty ransom. Lindhout was safely back home in Canada when she was horrified one day to find a message on Facebook from Ali Omar Ader, her main kidnapper.
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Oh, hi! He was just saying hello.
“It was so scary that he could find me, even though I was safe and across the world and was at home,” Lindhout said earlier this week on NBC’s Dateline special, The Trap.
As it happens, the Facebook message was key to Ali Omar Ader’s eventual arrest, trial and conviction.
Lindhout told the RCMP that one of her captors had made contact; it was the start of a five-year undercover operation (known as Project Slype) to bring Ader to justice.
The RCMP agent engaged Ader in conversation over many months, eventually discovering that Ader wanted to write a book about Somalia and move his family to Canada. Using a fake book deal as a lure, the agent got Ader to meet him in Mauritius in 2013 to talk about publishing.
By 2015 Ader was travelling to Canada, where he met the RCMP agent in Ottawa and spoke about his involvement with Lindhout’s kidnapping.
Ader was arrested June 11, 2015, and last summer was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Since regaining her freedom, Lindhout has devoted her time to humanitarian work and philanthropy; she is much in demand as a public speaker.
She wrote a memoir in 2013 about her experience in Somalia, detailing the 15 months in captivity and the rape and torture to which she was subjected; she still copes with severe anxiety and PTSD and has spoken about her struggle with suicidal feelings.
Lindhout’s memoir, A House In The Sky, became an international bestseller.
A film version of the book is in production and with star Rooney Mara as Lindhout and Garth Davis directing.
No doubt the movie trailer will show up one of these days … on Facebook.

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