THIS DAY April 22
Posted by Shiva on April 22, 2009
We also (sent) Lut: he said to his people: “Do ye commit lewdness such as no people in creation (ever) committed before you?
“For ye practice your lusts on men in preference to women: ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds.”
And his people gave no answer but this: they said, “Drive them out of your city: these are indeed men who want to be clean and pure!”
The Quran forbids any sexual relationship other than in a marriage between a man and a woman. Many homosexual men and women claim that they are born with their sexual preferences and that they have no choice. Although this point is very much in dispute in the medical world, it has no support in the Quran. Even then, irrespective of the nature of homosexuality, this matter would not affect the laws spelled out clearly in the Quran .
We know that this life is a test. Everyone of us has his/her own test. For example someone may be born blind, but that person is expected to live his/her life according to God’s law. Others are born poor, short, tall, weak, missing fingers, having big nose…etc but all of them are expected to follow God’s law. Some men or women may never marry in their life, or spend part of their life without a spouse. As per the Quran they still have to live a chaste life and avoid any sexual contacts outside a marriage. They have to suppress their sexual feelings to follow God’s law. It is a major test and not an easy one for many. Only those who submit to God will do everything they can to follow His law. They know that their salvation and eternal happiness rests in doing so.
Since God condemns homosexuality, then we have to believe that a man or a woman with homosexual feelings is expected to behave like any other human being and follows God’s laws if he/she truely believes in them. He/she shall resist his/her feelings , maintains abstinence , use all available resources of help including medical, social and behavioral therapies to overcome their behavior and feelings. They should pray to God to help them getting over it and submit to God’s law that sees homosexuality as gross sin
The end result for not giving up homosexuality was the destruction of entire cities
When Our decree issued, We turned (the cities) upside down, and rained down on them brimstone’s hard as baked clay, spread, layer on layer.
Marked as from thy Lord: nor are they ever far from those who do wrong!
A prominent Iraqi human rights activist says that Iraqi militia have deployed a painful form of torture against homosexuals by closing their anuses using ‘Iranian gum.’ … Yina Mohammad told Alarabiya.net that, ‘Iraqi militias have deployed an unprecedented form of torture against homosexuals by using a very strong glue that will close their anus.’
According to her, the new substance ‘is known as the American hum, which is an Iranian-manufactured glue that if applied to the skin, sticks to it and can only be removed by surgery. After they glue the anuses of homosexuals, they give them a drink that causes diarrhea. Since the anus is closed, the diarrhea causes death.
Videos of this form of torture are being distributed on mobile cellphones in Iraq.’ According to this human rights activist, for the past 3 weeks a crackdown on homosexuals has been going on based on a religious decree that demands their death; dozens have been targeted. She says that the persecution of homosexuals is not confined to the Shiite clerics.
Victim Aasia Bibi, 37, a resident of Bhalla, Liaqatabad, was married off to her cousin Umar, a resident of Islamnagar, Walton Road, some 15 years back. The couple had two dumb daughters. The accused worried for not having a son and he used to fight with his wife over the issue. On Monday, Umar found his Aasia alone at home and killed her with consecutive strokes of a broken glass bottle to her chest. As a result, the victim received serious wounds which resulted into her instant death.
The accused managed to escape from the crime scene. The accused’s family informed police when they came home and found Aasia dead. Police reached the spot and shifted the body to morgue.
Two of her kids attended her execution and they refused to pardon her despite the prosecutor’s efforts and some other tribal mediation. Eyewitness reported that she tried to hug her children but they pushed her before getting executed with four bullets.
The other kids were inside the car upon shooting, and the girls put their finger in their ears not to heat the shooting.
They insisted on her death because she ruined their reputation when she claimed that their father is abuser.
In her will, she donated quarter of her wealth for charitable acts, and some cash to her cousins because they helped her in her case.
Her seven children are the plaintiffs, who refused to drop the case or to pardon their mother. The mother Aisha alleged that her murder was self-defence whereas her children and her husband’s family claimed that she killed their father because he intended to marry another woman.
Her daughter confessed of being abused by her father, according to the preliminary investigation. But, she withdrew her statements.
Aisha claimed that the upon the crime scene, the father was abusing the daughter. Helplessly, Aisha said that she picked up the rifle, which was ready to shoot, and killed the father. “According to the defence team, the legal procedures cast doubt that there was insufficient legal defence at the beginning of the case; the dead body was buried immediately the next day without being subjected to autopsy to verify Aishas allegations.
Furthermore, she received poor defence, as the lawyer was appointed by the court at the primary stage and reported to be absent during the court sessions.
Abdul-Rahman Barman, one of her defence lawyers , said that Aishas case is not the first of its kind to be claimed to death by her own kids.
He knew four similar cases in which the kids claiming the death of their mother.
In Islamic Sharia, a murderer should be killed when the relatives of the murdered claimed that. However, it is urged and preferable to seek pardon. The people who are entitled to seek death penality are the kids and the parents of the murderer, and it is enough of one of these pardoned the killer to drop the death sentence. Barman said there is a sexist discrimination towards claiming death penalty.
He happened to witness lots of cases that the family forced the kids to ask for their mother’s death, when it will be totally the opposite when it comes to father. Tribal pressure on seeking death for women can affect the easiness of getting pardon. Barman added that “I am sure if Aisha were the father, she would be pardoned.”
NO BURQA,S HERE
(Today’s Islamic Trivia Special)
Effective New Long-Term Weapon Against Terror
I ran across this picture of a Palestinian “militant” taking a carcinogen break:
A Palestinian militant from the Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades smokes during a demonstration against the speech of Khaled Mashall, head of Hamas’ political bureau in Syria, in the West Bank town of Ramallah, Saturday April 22, 2006. In their sharpest power dispute yet, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday blocked Hamas’ plans to set up a shadow security force, which was to be made up of militants and to be headed by the No. 2 on Israel ‘s wanted list
And I was struck by the fact that these guys may not be fully aware of the scope and severity of the Surgeon General’s warnings about tobacco products. Of course in America and much of the West even the Marlboro Man knows better these days:
But wait! It suddenly dawned on me. How much could billboard space in Gaza and the West Bank cost? They’re probably giving it away.
So here is my revolutionary proposal.
We pursue a low-intensity, long-term strategy of ultimate victory in which every Palestinian militant will slowly but surely be killed. The trick is to couple low-tariff tobacco imports with a perpetual advertising campaign in all major Palestinian terror centers for the next 20 to 30 years:
If the IDF doesn’t get them, the lung cancer will.
April 22, 1915: 1st military use of poison gas (chlorine, by Germany) in WWI
Gas was invented (and very successfully used) as a terror weapon meant to instill confusion and panic among the enemy prior to an offensive. It was a sort of physiological weapon with the non-lethal tearing agents inflicting as much panic as the dreaded mustard gas.
British soldiers blinded by gas, April 1918
Gas was available in three basic varieties:
Lachrymator (tearing agent)
Much like today’s tear gas and mace, this gas caused temporary blindness and greatly inflamed the nose and throat of the victim. A gas mask offered very good protection from this type of gas. xylyl bromide was a popular tearing agent since it was easily brewed.
These are the poisonous gases. This class includes chlorine, phosgene and diphosgene. Chlorine inflicts damage by forming hydrochloric acid when coming in contact with moisture such as found in the lungs and eyes. It is lethal at a mix of 1:5000 (gas/air) whereas phosgene is deadly at 1:10,000 (gas/air) – twice as toxic! Diphosgene, first used by the Germans at Verdun on 22-Jun-1916, was deadlier still and could not be effectively filtered by standard issue gas masks.
Chlorine has been used just recently by muslim terrorists in Iraq
the most dreaded of all chemical weapons in World War I – mustard gas. Unlike the other gases which attack the respiratory system, this gas acts on any exposed, moist skin. This includes, but is not limited to, the eyes, lungs, armpits and groin. A gas mask could offer very little protection. The oily agent would produce large burn-like blisters wherever it came in contact with skin. It also had a nasty way of hanging about in low areas for hours, even days, after being dispersed. A soldier jumping into a shell crater to seek cover could find himself blinded, with skin blistering and lungs bleeding.
Massive burns to the arms, hands and crotch area of a soldier in WW1 when the mustard gas/liquid has burned through the clothing.
Mustard agents, also known as “blistering agents” or “mustard gas,” produce wounds resembling burns or blisters when they come into contact with the skin. These agents may also cause severe damage to other organs such as the eyes, the respiratory system, and internal organs. They got the name “mustard agents” from an early production method that yielded a mustard-smelling agent.
Mustard gas was produced in 1822 and was first used as a chemical warfare agent in WWI.
The Geneva Protocol of 1925, bans poison gas as a means of warfare.
Iraq used large amounts of mustard gas in the war against Iran from 1979-1988.On This Day Since 9/11
April 22, 2008:
Iraq, Jalawla. – A female suicide bomber murders eight Iraqis.
Iraq, Baghdad – Jihadis rain down rockets on a residential neighborhood, leaving six dead.
Iraq, Ramadi – Iraqi children are among the casualties when a suicide bomber targets a group of Marines.
Thailand, Yala – A villager is shot three times in the head by Islamists
April 22, 2007:
Iraq, Bashika – Twenty-three members of a minority religious sect are kidnapped on a bus, taken to a wall and shot to death by the Religion of Peace.
Afghanistan, Khost. – Ten civilians are murdered by a suicide bomber at a market.
Iraq, Baghdad. – Fedayeen suicide bombers kill 13 people, mostly civilians.
Iraq, Saidiya. – Jihadis blast seven Iraqi civilians to Allah with a car bomb.
Thailand, Pattani. – Radical Muslims gun down a husband and injure his wife.
Afghanistan, Zabul. – Religious extremists bomb a vehicle, killing two Afghan police.
India, Doda. – Lashkar-e-Toiba militants attack and kill three Hizb-ul-Mujahideen who were planning to surrender.
Pakistan, Mastung. – Three children, ages 2, 5 and 12, are killed when Muslim terrorists throw explosives into a home.
Afghanistan, Ghazni - An Afghan intelligence officer is invited into a home, then kidnapped and beheaded by Islamic extremists.
Iraq, Iskandariya – A young girl is among two targets taken out by Islamic gunmen.
April 22, 2006:
Iraq, Muqdadiya – Two people are killed in a market bombing, as eleven bodies are found in the capital.
Afghanistan, Laghman – Six Afghans are killed in a Taliban bomb attack.
Afghanistan, Gumbad – Four Canadian troops are killed by religious extremists, who detonated a bomb under their vehicle.
Iraq, Hawija – Two civilians are gunned down by Sunni extremists. April 22, 2005:
Iraq, Baghdad – Twelve people, including a 10-year-old boy, are killed when religious extremists bomb a Shia mosque. Twenty-six others are badly injured.
India, Baramulla – Two youths are killed in separate attacks by the Mujahideen. One has his throat slit.
Algeria, Bir El Ater - Two Algerian civilians die in a bomb attack by Islamic fundamentalists.
Iraq, Baqubah – Radical Sunnis murder a 7-year-old girl with a roadside bomb.
Afghanistan, Maywand – A government employee is murdered by the Taliban.
Dagestan Makhachkala – Muslim militants kill a civilian with a bomb hidden in a garbage can. April 22, 2004:
Afghanistan , Sperah – Taliban ambush kills an Afghan.
India Srinagar – Two people are killed and six injured in grenade attacks by Islamists attempting to disrupt the elections.
Thailand, Rayang - Muslim separatists set fire to fifty government buildings, then kill two firefighters trying to put out the blazes. The next day they shoot an army officer dead in his driveway while he is washing his car.
Iraq, Baghdad – South African civilian is shot twice in the head and back while on his way to buy meat for a barbecue.
April 22, 2003:
Afghanistan, Khost – Taliban rocket attack on an airport kills three and leave two injured.
India, Tral – Terrorist bombing attack by Muslim separatists kills six and injures more than a dozen.
Nigeria, Kano – Muslims set fire to a house, killing a Christian pastor and six other members of his family, including his wife and three children. April 22, 2002:
India, Kashmir – In separate attacks, two people are abducted and killed, and a woman is killed inside her home by Islamic militants.
India, Nagam – Two laborers are shot to death by Islamic terrorists.
April 22, 2001: A HAMAS suicide bomber detonated the explosive device he was carrying near a bus stop in Kfar Siva, Israel, north of Tel Aviv, killing one person (the bomber doesn’t count) and injuring 61 more people. Rewarding these savages with a state ranks among the most immoral propositions advanced by man.-
April 22, 2001: Hours after the suicide bombing in Kfar Saba, another explosive device detonated in Haifa. A local police officer examining the bomb was injured.- April 22, 2001: In Ramallah, a Jewish man was found dead in the trunk of an abandoned car. Israeli police claim it was a terrorist attack.-
April 22, 2001: A bomb in a push-cart detonated near a police station in India-controlled Kashmir, killing one, injuring twenty-five and causing property damage to surrounding houses and cars. While they weren’t blamed, these deaths could rightly be attributed to Osama bin Laden because training Kashmiri killers was the primary purpose of his Afghani terrorist training camps.April 22, 1996: Two bombs were thrown into the US Information Service center in Lahore, Pakistan.April 22, 1995: Two Turkish men were shot and wounded in a Turkish coffee house in The Hague by Kurdish militants. The gunmen warned against attending a planned demonstration the next day. He was opposed to the establishment of a Kurdish parliament in exile in the Netherlands.April 22, 1992: In Afghanistan, an Icelandic nurse with the International Committee of the Red Cross was killed by a fundamentalist Muslim in a village south of Kabul.
The victim’s medical team had gone there with the intention of evacuating two wounded Afghanis to the ICRC hospital in Kabul when they were attacked.
The jihadist claimed he did not want “any infidels in Afghanistan.” America would learn the hard way that he held the majority opinion among Muslims in the region.April 22, 1983: Ethiopian jihadists in league with the Sudanese Islamic regime, kidnapped ten foreign relief workers, including an American. They said the foreigners, seven of whom were women, were taken in a raid on Thursday by the Tigre People’s Liberation Front.
The hostages included four Brits, an Indian, two Irish nurses, an American priest and Catholic nuns from Italy and Ethiopia.
On June 9th, the ten foreign aid workers were set free in Khartoum, in the Sudan.April 22, 1982: At 9:02 a.m. on April 22, as PFLP terrorists, Kopp and Breguet, were led into court, a massive car bomb exploded outside the offices of the Lebanese Islamic weekly, Al Watan al Arabi.
By the time the smoke had cleared, one woman was dead and 63 people were injured, ten seriously.
The same afternoon Magdelana Kopp was sentenced to four years in prison while Breguet was given five years.
Within hours of the verdict, France announced the expulsion of two Syrian diplomats and explained to the media that the expulsions were in relation to previous spying offences.
The French government blamed Syria for the actions of the PFLP because Syria was active in undermining France’s power-sharing government in Lebanon.
Within three hours after the blast, the two highest-ranking Syrian diplomats were ordered from the country and the French ambassador to Damascus was recalled to Paris.French Interior Minister Gaston Defferre declared: “The method of the bombing was indicative of the mentality of the perpetrators of this type of attack, who do not hesitate to spill blood on French territory to settle accounts in which France has no involvement.”.Several weeks later, a rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the French Consulate building in Beirut in retaliation.
Two weeks after that, a large bomb exploded inside the French Embassy in Beirut killing eleven and wounding twenty-seven.
In June, Christa-Margot Froelich, the woman who had carried the letter of demand to The Hague and was suspected of driving the car containing the bomb that exploded on the day Kopp was tried, was arrested at Leonardo da Vinci airport in Rome.
Froelich was carrying a suitcase that contained over three kilos of explosive, detonators and an alarm clock.
In a related incident, a group of gunmen sent by Abu Nidal, attacked the patrons of Jo Goldberg’s restaurant in a Jewish neighborhood in the heart of Paris. After throwing a grenade through the window, the gunmen opened fire with automatic weapons killing four and wounding another thirty, many of them seriously.April 22, 1980: In Belgrade, Yugoslavia, a bombing attack was made on the PLO liaison office.- April 22, 1980: In Israel, a grenade was thrown at a bus outside Jerusalem, Arafat’s Fatah was responsible.April 22, 1979: Four Palestinian terrorists from Lebanon raided the resort town of Nahariya from the sea. Four Israeli civilians and two of the Islamic jihadists were killed in the raid. Four additional Israelis were wounded. Israeli ships shelled suspected Palestinian terrorist bases in Lebanon in reprisal.- April 22, 1979: Explosives were detonated at a Jewish center in Vienna, Austria. A group calling itself the Eagles of the Palestinian Revolution claimed credit.April 22, 1971: A bomb damaged the New York City offices of AMTORG, the Soviet Trading Corporation. Twenty minutes earlier a group using JDL slogans had phoned UPI to warn of the bombing. JDL denied responsibility.