Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sharia law

As we wind our way through the presidential primaries, the issue of immigration keeps coming to the front and slipping back into the shadows. Potential voter fall-out is clearly the reason. Regardless of what the political dangers are this issue must be addressed. We must know what the candidates' ideas are to solve this serious and growing problem….

This is a broad issue and not limited to Mexican borders. Our President says, at ever opportunity, the Muslim religion is a religion of peace. That it is only radical Muslims causing the problems. The core of the Muslim religion is Sharia law. Last year there was a case in Oklahoma and one in Texas that involved Muslim families and their religious laws.… To be a Muslim is to believe in and to practice Sharia in the home. In many countries in Europe the Muslim population is so large that they are more or less free to practice their religious laws in the section of the cities they control. Look at some of our cities in Europe and see the growth in Muslim communities. With a different language and different customs, it is difficult for law enforcement or anyone else to know what goes on. What is clear, in a Muslim community Sharia law is the primary law and is being practiced.

Why do we care what they do? What does this mean to us? Because this is a nation built on Christian beliefs and our laws reflect those beliefs. In our hearts, minds, and our laws parents do not kill their children…... For we as parents the idea that we or anyone else would kill our children is simply not anything we could imagine. (This would be like something you would expect in a Steven King novel.) However, not under Sharia law…. But the question is how could religious laws, no matter what religion, obligate a parent to do such a thing….

Reported by Fox News:

KINGSTON, Ontario –  A jury on Sunday found an Afghan father, his wife and their son guilty of killing three teenage sisters and a co-wife in what the judge described as "cold-blooded, shameful murders" resulting from a "twisted concept of honor" in a case that shocked and riveted Canadians.

Prosecutors said the defendants allegedly killed the three teenage sisters because they dishonored the family by defying its disciplinarian rules on dress, dating, socializing and using the Internet.

The jury took 15 hours to find Mohammad Shafia, 58; his wife Tooba Yahya, 42; and their son Hamed, 21, each guilty of four counts of first-degree murder. First-degree murder carries an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.

After the verdict was read, the three defendants again declared their innocence in the killings of sisters Zainab, 19, Sahar 17, and Geeti, 13, as well as Rona Amir Mohammad, 52, Shafia's childless first wife in a polygamous marriage.

Their bodies were found June 30, 2009, in a car submerged in a canal in Kingston, Ontario, where the family had stopped for the night on their way home to Montreal from Niagara Falls, Ontario.

The prosecution alleged it was a case of premeditated murder, staged to look like an accident after it was carried out. Prosecutors said the defendants drowned their victims elsewhere on the site, placed their bodies in the car and pushed it into the canal.

Ontario Superior Court Judge Robert Maranger said the evidence clearly supported the conviction.

"It is difficult to conceive of a more heinous, more despicable, more honorless crime," Maranger said. "The apparent reason behind these cold-blooded, shameful murders was that the four completely innocent victims offended your completely twisted concept of honor ... that has absolutely no place in any civilized society."

In a statement following the verdict, Canadian Justice Minister Rob Nicholson called honor killings a practice that is "barbaric and unacceptable in Canada."
Defense lawyers said the deaths were accidental. They said the Nissan car accidentally plunged into the canal after the eldest daughter, Zainab, took it for a joy ride with her sisters and her father's first wife. Hamed said he watched the accident, although he didn't call police from the scene.

After the jury returned the verdicts, Mohammad Shafia, speaking through a translator, said, "We are not criminal, we are not murderer, we didn't commit the murder and this is unjust."

His weeping wife, Tooba, also declared the verdict unjust, saying, "I am not a murderer, and I am a mother, a mother."

Their son, Hamed, speaking in English said, "I did not drown my sisters anywhere."

Hamed's lawyer, Patrick McCann, said he was disappointed with the verdict, but said his client will appeal and he believes the other two defendants will as well.
But prosecutor Gerard Laarhuis welcomed the verdict.

"This jury found that four strong, vivacious and freedom-loving women were murdered by their own family in the most troubling of circumstances," Laarhuis said outside court.

"This verdict sends a very clear message about our Canadian values and the core principles in a free and democratic society that all Canadians enjoy and even visitors to Canada enjoy," he said to cheers of approval from onlookers.

The family had left Afghanistan in 1992 and lived in Pakistan, Australia and Dubai before settling in Canada in 2007. Shafia, a wealthy businessman, married Yahya because his first wife could not have children.

Shafia's first wife was living with him and his second wife. The polygamous relationship, if revealed, could have resulted in their deportation.

The prosecution painted a picture of a household controlled by a domineering Shafia, with Hamed keeping his sisters in line and doling out discipline when his father was away on frequent business trips to Dubai.

The months leading up to the deaths were not happy ones in the Shafia household, according to evidence presented at trial. Zainab, the oldest daughter, was forbidden to attend school for a year because she had a young Pakistani-Canadian boyfriend, and she fled to a shelter, terrified of her father, the court was told.

The prosecution said her parents found condoms in Sahar's room as well as photos of her wearing short skirts and hugging her Christian boyfriend, a relationship she had kept secret. Geeti was becoming almost impossible to control: skipping school, failing classes, being sent home for wearing revealing clothes and stealing, while declaring to authority figures that she wanted to be placed in foster care, according to the prosecution.

Shafia's first wife wrote in a diary that her husband beat her and "made life a torture," while his second wife called her a servant.

The prosecution presented wire taps and mobile phone records from the Shafia family in court to support their honor killing allegation. The wiretaps, which capture Shafia spewing vitriol about his dead daughters, calling them treacherous and whores and invoking the devil to defecate on their graves, were a focal point of the trial.

"There can be no betrayal, no treachery, no violation more than this," Shafia said on one recording. "Even if they hoist me up onto the gallows ... nothing is more dear to me than my honor."

Defense lawyers argued that at no point in the intercepts do the accused say they drowned the victims.

Shafia's lawyer, Peter Kemp, said after the verdicts that he believes the comments his client made on the wiretaps may have weighed more heavily on the jury's minds than the physical evidence in the case.

The word uxoricide (Killing a wife) and the word for killing daughters and sons is infanticide (Child murder) - sororicide (Kills a sister). How often do you these words used?

Sharia law and the Muslim religion are one and the same. Sharia law governs every aspect of Muslim life. There is no separation…You cannot be a good Muslim unless you adhere to the religious laws.

There are sections of Paris, to a lesser extent sections in London, and even parts of Detroit where police don't bother to go. If our President said to these police officers that Muslim religion is a peaceful religion, wonder what they would say?

This father and mother are Afghans, a country where we have poured billions of dollars and American lives and to what end?

Most people think when immigration problems are talked about as Hispanic and job related issues. We really must take a wider look. Time is not on our side.

We need leaders who can look clearly and accept their obligation to protect the nation. To support such leaders we will be called racist by the liberals and the news media. Certainly any candidate who has courage to address these problems will be lambasted as a racist…

This is such a difficult problem I don't have a clue as to what we are going to do about it…? So, I'm simply going to stop…..for now.

Florida's vote was a rather clear reminder that votes can be bought. Romney was able to spend on a ratio of 15 to 1….with about 70% of the advertising attacking Gingrich…. Obama will has a great deal more money to spend than Romney and he should be just as effective with his advertising campaign…

I am sure many of you have heard or read this prayer.

Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and 
to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to 
those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done. We 
have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have 
exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded 
laziness and called it welfare.. We have killed our unborn and called 
it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We 
have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self 
esteem. We have abused power and called it politics... We have coveted 
our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition.. We have polluted 
the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of 
expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our 
forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know 
our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and Set us free.
Amen!' Billy Graham




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