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Archive for February, 2009
Posted by avideditor on February 28, 2009
Posted by Shiva on February 28, 2009
Near the end of the 19th century, the color yellow was often associated with mental illness, specifically including insanity, and with other sorts of mental problems (e.g. depravity).
Similarly, in Malay the term budaya kuning (lit. “yellow culture”) is used to refer to lewd or uncouth behaviour.
Posted by Shiva on February 27, 2009
Febuary 28 2009 PARIS,
“Princess Hijab knows that L’Oréal and Dark & Lovely have been killing her little by little. With her spray paint and black marker pen, she is out to hijabize advertising. Even Kate Moss is targeted. By day, she wears a white veil, symbol of purity. By night, her black veil is the expression of her vengeful fight for a cause,” states Princess Hijab (princesshijab.org) in her manifesto.
What is that cause? In a nutshell, it is to subvert consumer images—especially of women—and to push cultural boundaries.
And few are spared the Princess’ black marker and spray paint in her artistic Jihad.
In the online gallery of her “hijabizing” of ad campaigns, lightly clad models in ads for Virgin Music and various clothing companies have been re-dressed by the Princess in veils and chadors (body-length veil), their eyes popping out of face-covering hijabs.
Cinderella in chador and hijab men
Even Cinderella dancing with her prince in an animated advertisement for the popular fairytale turned film has had her dress changed to a black chador/abaya.
Next to the “hijabized” Cinderella is an ad of a man with a black medieval-style helmet painted over his head, only his bright blue eyes sticking out of the artistic arrangement.
Princess Hijab told MENASSAT that her hijab campaigns are not plastered on the streets of Paris as an act of “art for art’s sake,” but instead represent a part of what she calls “art propositions for a more global idea.”
In this global idea, Princess Hijab means she pursues what she calls her “noble cause,” or her “anti-advertising movement” in an attempt to fight today’s mainstream and sexist consumerism.
But what she calls her “subverting visuals” are done in a manner that puts it in opposition to a Western-style advertising format, with its images of scantily clad women and underweight men and women used to sell anything from deodorant to coffee.Seeing this reminds me of a post I done last year
WARNING the rest of this post contains naughty pix
Posted by Glezele Vayne on February 27, 2009
Warning: For those with a weak stomach or a sensitive nature, this is one of the most grotesque stories I’ve ever read about, even worse than what we all know of Jeffrey Dahmer.
This post started off an expose of how low is the view of European women in the eyes of radical Muslims (and their own women for that matter). I set out to unmask a time honored method of “jihad” being waged against us; violating the “enemy’s” women. The Muslim outlook on rape is one of the “right of conquerer, of warrior”. In previous eras, European cultures were guilty of the same.
It is true, the statistics do prove out that many, many immigrant Muslims, particularly in Europe, seem to feel it fitting to rape European women. I have posted on this elsewhere at this site, where previously tolerant Europeans are tracking the rise of rapes in their respective countries, and report their findings. While the West has made notable attempts at legislating some minimal levels of morality into the milieu of warfare, rape continues to be viewed by radical Muslims as an acceptable form of “jihad”.
The men who stood accused in the case of Charlene Downs are immigrants to the UK, and at least two of the three are Muslim. Anti-Western, Islamic nationalistic motives may have been behind the disappearance and apparent murder of Charlene Downes. Time will tell.
I hod a specific purpose in mind when writing this post. However, it has developed into a desire to help this family either find their missing daughter, or find out who is responsible for her murder. With that end in mind, I’ve included all tags I could find in relation to the case, mostly, but not exclusively, gleaned from articles as they appeared in The Blackpool Gazette UK. Thus the tags are related to this post, but are not only from my post, and there’s a lot of them. I’ve tried to summarize and condense lots of information gleaned from other articles I’ve read, that may help someone who knows something about the tragedy of Charlene Downes. — Ellie Katz
Charlene Downes was a 14 year old English school girl who went missing on Saturday November 1st 2003. After searching for her whereabouts for several years, the police thought they may have pieced together the horrible end that came to this 14 year old girl. Alas, now the trial has collapsed, apparently due to lack of solid evidence. The distraught parents feel they are back at square one.
Two men have been accused of murdering Charlene, Mr Albattikhi, a Jordanian immigrant, and his business partner 50-year-old Mohammed Reveshi. It is alleged that she was drugged, perhaps subsequently developing an addiction, coerced into a child-prostitution ring, murdered, and then very possibly, her remains were disposed of by one or two methods;
- She may have been cut up and served as burgers and kebabs at the suspects’ take-out restaurant, Funny Boyz fast food shop,
- her bones may have been ground up and used for grout.
This sort of thing may sound other-worldy, but it has some precedents, one case being reported by The Accrington Observer.
Details and how the allegations in the case developed follow. This text below is lifted, probably from a Blackpool Gazzette article. I’m sorry, I forgot to link it so you can read the original. It’s misplaced somewhayeres…
“In 2004, Mr Albattikhi fell out with his brother, Tariq, who told a witness – David Cassidy – that Charlene ‘had been killed and chopped up and there had been a lot of blood,’ Mr Holroyde said.
Mr Cassidy was allegedly warned by Mr Albattikhi that ‘he would be dealt with’ if he told anyone, and was later offered £20,000 by Mr Reveshi, the jury heard.
He went to police in December 2004 and detectives bugged their flats, as well as Mr Reveshi’s Fiat people carrier.
In one of the resulting tapes Mr Reveshi is heard saying the words ‘eat the body’ in a joking tone, Mr Holroyde told the court.
Mr Albattikhi is heard on one tape saying that if “anything” was found he had ‘had it’.”
There are problems with the tapes, questions of interpretation, as well as quality issues (it’s hard to hear). Other witnesses, under-aged girls, have claimed that the Mr. Reveshi was guilty of sexual advances towards them. One witness, Kirsty Fletcher testifies to implicating conversations she overheard (as reported by Times Online):
“Mr Holroyde said that a witness, Kirsty Fletcher, who worked at another fast food restaurant, went to see her employer about her wages and heard a group of men, including Mr Albattikhi, talking about sex with white girls and mentioning Charlene.
“Kirsty says Albattikhi laughed and said she was kinky and she was very small – the plainest possible indication that he was lying to police when he said he did not know her.
“And, says Kirsty Fletcher, he and the others present were then laughingly saying that Charlene had gone into the kebabs.”
A person of interest who may go by the name of “Ronnie” is reported to have met Charlene regularly and given her money. Here is a brief description of the man as reported in this Gazette article:
“Ronnie is believed to have given cash to Charlene and met her at around 3pm in Talbot Road on the day she disappeared. He may live in the Thornton area and has been described by several people as aged between 30 and 60, although police believe he falls in the older end of the age bracket.
He rides a white bike with racing-cycle handlebars and a white basket, or basket holder on the back. He is between 5ft 2in and 5ft 5in tall, slim with grey hair and a grey moustache and beard. He has a ‘messy’ crewcut hairstyle and is said to be of scruffy appearance.
Det Supt Buschini said: ‘Anybody who knows this individual or his whereabouts should contact the police immediately as repeated appeals for him to come forward have not been acted upon.’
Another unnamed man is mentioned in this article: “Detectives revealed details of the men as new pictures of Charlene were released, which show her in the Carousel Bar on North Pier on October 31 – the evening before she disappeared.
“‘The first man they want to speak to bought Charlene and a friend a vodka and coke on the evening she disappeared. He was in the Carousel Bar and is described as being in his late 30s to early 40s, 5ft 4in tall and with short dark hair.”
There were allegations of police incompetence, or worse, dishonesty in building their case against the charged suspects. The family feels their daughter’s tragedy hasn’t received the attention it deserves.
I have included just a few links for the convenience of the reader. Googling “Charlene Downes” is another effective means in updating oneself. In regards to some of the links, I must issue a few caveats:
First, many articles are outdated, but for background information, they are still valuable. As I’ve mentioned, the case has since gone to trial, that having failed, was tried and again and the accused were cleared, due to lack of evidence. Well, if one grinds up the body of the murdered child, feeds her to the customers and uses her bones for grout, that does tend to complicate the search for evidence. I think that the grout idea is a bit risky myself.
“”More than 200 police officers have been involved in the inquiry since it was launched in November 2003, and Detective Sergeant Jan Beasant spent 2,400 hours over two years transcribing 52 tapes, that police said proved the guilt of both men.” — A Tangled Web
Also, one or two of the sites I have linked are very “nationalistic” to put it mildly. This in no way indicates an endorsement by this site of their views. Nevertheless, even British racists may have some legitimate gripes regarding the unfair treatment of indigenous Brits vs. the immigration population. I try not to throw the baby out with the bathwater.
One commentator at The Nationalist News Blogspot speculated on possible motives, should it turn out that Charlene was indeed murdered:
“Let’s speculate. That she was murdered isn’t in doubt, but there are a couple of extra questions to be answered:
- WHY was she murdered?
- Why was her body so thorougly disposed of?
I think the two questions are linked.
It doesn’t seem to make sense that she be murdered; she was a sexual resource for the local Pakis, so why kill her? It’s not as if they will have suddenly gone off sex with underage white girls. It doesn’t seem to make sense.
I think she was pregnant, and had just told him that, and that he was daddy (she may have tried to put a squeeze on him? Who knows? the fact of the pregnancy itself will have been enough, with her being underage and him facing jail if the whole story came out).
Suppose he’d just murdered her and made the usual murderers’ incompetent job of hiding the body – well the police would sooner or later have found the body, and the post-mortem would soon enough have shown that she was pregnant.
Foetuses reveal a dna sample that will pin daddy down to one man.
So she had to die to keep him out of jail. And the body had to be thoroughly disposed of to keep a foetal dna sample from being obtained … which would again lead to jail for him, only this time for murder in addition to rape.
Why did the social worker get involved? Maybe he was one of the possibilities as daddy.
Just pondering on the matter.”
There is more discussion at that site, and bigoted views notwithstanding.
Nationalist News Blogspot – Warning: A number of links are broken, but there is still a lot of good information.
The Blackpool Gazette (many of the Nationalist News Blogspots links go to this site.)
Missing Girl; Men Hunted (another Blackpool Gazette article)
If one combs through the comments at one site (and I can’t locate the site I”m thinking of right now, but when I do, I will insert it HERE) I read some surprising things. Some of the commentators claim to be young women who either —
- knew Charlene, such as her sister Donna, and a young woman named Kirsty Fletcher, later a witness
- Some snide comments passing between girls, pointing fingers at each other about illicit goings on at “Funny Boyz”
- comments indicating these girls knew the men who ran Funny Boyz
- comments indicating who exactly was involved with the questionable activities going on at the restaurant
- comments indicating that Charlene was indeed involved with these risky activities
- who else knew of those same activities.
According to “The Guardian” this seaside city has a considerable problem with child-sex rings, that the problem being a barely covered up “secret”. The suspects, of course, feel their lives have been destroyed by allegations when, in fact, they never even knew Charlene. And that would be a tragedy, if indeed these men are innocent of all charges. We will see. The truth always has a way of bubbling up.
Heartbreaking. I just can’t imagine what the family must be enduring.
Parents, please do teach your daughters some safety tips, and keep close tabs on them. There are many excellent books, courses and other resources available that teach our children — girls and boys of all ages — good safety tips without making them overly fearful. Our children don’t always understand what the real world is like. They are counting on us to protect them.
One of the faults of Western culture is that we often granted our children too much freedom, without giving them to tools to handle that freedom responsibly. The courts often aid and abet this, taking parents to task, even taking children away when the more defiant of our adolescents go to the “authorities” (and I use that term advisedly) with gripes against their too strict of parents, over petty things like not being able to have whatever friends they choose or not being able to watch whatever filth and gore they may want to on television or at the movies. This has to stop. We cannot exercise the proper responsibility over our children if we are not allowed authority over them.
Tragedies such as that of Charlene are often the sad result. I am not, by any means, blaming the parents here. I do not know them or what their family life was like. Some reports say their home-life was chaotic, and others say they were a very loving family. Both conditions can no doubt exist concurrently. It’s not for us to say. In any case, family life has always been varied, but the pandemic of missing and exploited children has not always been the norm in our peaceful Western cultures.
We have enjoyed a peaceful and law-abiding society for so long, now that things are changing, we have allowed ourselves to live with a false sense of security. Our minds haven’t caught up with the reality of how sinister things have gotten. Again, this is due, in large part to the incompetence and corruption of our justice systems, who are often more concerned with interfering in the petty affairs of normal families than in dealing with the sex-slave traffiking industry, one good example among many. Thus the criminals know they can often do what they like with impunity.
Our collective permissiveness with our children makes them feel we don’t value them, and so, their sense of not being valued puts them at great risk to make foolish and dangerous choices.
Freedom does not equal irresponsibility, especially not with our kids. On the contrary, freedom safeguarded properly is a huge responsibility.
Contact information if you have information about Charlene:
- Blackpool Police on (01253) 293933
- Nat’l Missing Persons Helpline Freephone 0500 700 700
- Crimestoppers: 0800 555111
Charlene is 5ft 1in and has straight shoulder length brown hair and was last seen wearing a black jumper with a white diamond pattern, black jeans with gold eagles on the front and black boots. She may also have been wearing a white hooded top or cardigan.
Hat Tip goes to Avid Editor’s Insights for sending me the following link, Religion of Peace Subject Index which got me started and threatens to do so repeatedly, as it is an excellent source for information. Cross posted at same.
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Posted by Glezele Vayne on February 26, 2009
I found this video at the following site: British National Party
Here is the caption they put above their copy of the video —
You can see the BNPtv footage from Blackburn (note that the first section is silent) here:
Vodpod videos no longer available.
posted with vodpod
Following are some excerpts from a letter sent to Chief Constable Finnigan, Lancashire, a Mr. Nick Griffin:
“Dear Chief Constable Finnigan,
“I wish to make a formal allegation of incitement to racial hatred, contrary to S.5 of the Public Order Act, whereby it is an offence to use words intended or, having regards to all the circumstances, likely to incite racial hatred.
“The offence was, I believe, committed by Lauren Booth …
“I have no doubt whatsoever that there is a prima facie case against Ms Booth. In particular, her use of the plural in the phrase “you are the criminals we detest”, juxtaposed with comments such as “we want Israel out of this country”, (not, please note, “the Israeli Embassy”, but simply “Israel”) are clearly likely – if not intended – to be taken by those present as a green light for hatred, indeed quite possibly actual physical violence, against individual Jews and against Jewish businesses in our High Streets.
“That she intended mischief is indicated by her deliberately setting out to enrage the audience with stories – totally fictitious as far as any news reports coming out of Gaza would suggest – of “chemical weapons” being used by Israel in the targeted attacks on Hamas terrorists which she presents as random attacks aimed at innocent women and children.”
“Given the deep-rooted traditional hostility to Jews, simply on account of their being Jews, in the Koran and the Haddith, to make such a speech to a large Muslim audience can only incite hatred against Jews; the legal threshold of ‘likelihood’ cannot fail to be crossed.”
There is more BNP footage at the site linked above. I also have many similarly disturbing videos from around the world and in America, on my Video Page.
Europe is indeed in a mess.
Posted in anti-semitism, Eurabia, Israel, jihad | Tagged: anti-Israel demonstrations, Blackburn, Britain, Chief Constable Finnigan, England, Gaza War, incitement to antisemitism, Lauren Booth, Mr. Nick Griffin, Pro-Hamas demonstration, UK | 1 Comment »
Posted by avideditor on February 26, 2009
Posted by avideditor on February 26, 2009
I think this is funny. This is what I wrote Obama will kill all the Jews: He will be worse then Hitler or Stalin
Posted by avideditor on February 26, 2009
Vodpod videos no longer available.
Posted by Shiva on February 26, 2009
26 February 2009 Little Baghdad
The industrial city of Sodertalje — home to truck maker Scania AB — has received worldwide attention for its acceptance of nearly 6,000 Iraqi refugees. Last year, the mayor of the city — nicknamed “little Baghdad”
Arsonists destroyed three supermarkets in a city south of Stockholm and tried to attack a fourth in what may be an anti-American attack, Swedish police said Thursday.
Spokeswoman Kia Samrell said police have no suspect in the fires but are investigating whether an anti-American group was responsible. The Swedish security police said it is assisting on the case.
Samrell said more than 100 firefighters were called in to put out the fires overnight at supermarkets in Sodertalje. Three of the stores were destroyed while the fourth was not damaged. No one was injured.
The fires were in two large branches of Willys, and smaller Ica and Tempo stores. The supermarkets are all Swedish but sell American goods.
The group “Global Intifada” has previously claimed responsibility for smaller fires at other stores in Sodertalje and has urged people to set fire to stores selling American goods, Samrell said. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Shiva on February 25, 2009
February 26, 1978:In the Philippines, Islamic terrorists from the Moro National Liberation Front kidnapped French Finance Ministry official Pierre Huguet. He was taking pictures with his tour group in Zamboanga when he was pushed off a bridge and plucked out of the water by jihadists lurking in a boat below.
The terrorists released Mr. Huguet unharmed two weeks later when the Philippine authorities agreed to reimburse the Muslims for the expenses incurred during their crime. It’s one thing to pay some arbitrary ransom, but to ask for and receive a terrorism expense check in some sort of cordial business agreement is a special kind of whacky. Reimbursing a criminal for their out of pocket costs makes terrorism seem like a legitimate enterprise. This is not a game. The stakes could not be higher. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Glezele Vayne on February 25, 2009
Good, loving parents all over the Western world are harassed by government agencies because they believe in disciplining their children, because they may place restrictions on what they watch on television, or Youtube, or the sort of peer influences they allow. These same parents will be blamed if their children do get into trouble as a result of what they watch on television, learn from the internet, or bad peer influence. They’ll be accused of not disciplining their kids. Can’t win for losing.
On to even more absurd inconsistencies. Everyone is gasping over the carnage of Gaza. I agree. It is horrible.
The question is: Who is responsible for these horrors? Isn’t it obvious that Hamas wants these children to die? It’s great PR for them…to make Israel look like the monster. That has been the strategy since the Arab world refused to settle the Arab refugee population they created in 1948.
“The Arab armies entered Palestine to protect the Palestinians from the Zionist tyranny but, instead, they abandoned them, forced them to emigrate and to leave their homeland, and threw them into prisons similar to the ghettos in which the Jews used to live.”
— Palestinian Authority (then) Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) (Falastin a-Thaura, (March 1976)
I don’t see Israeli parents dressing their toddlers up like suicide bombers and encouraging them to murder Arabs. Israeli parents nurture their children for life, not death. A necessary fact of Israeli life, due to overwhelming and unceasing Arab aggression, is the military draft, which takes effect at eighteen years of age. Like all civilized nations, Israel focuses on legitimate self-defense against the unprovoked belligerency of their enemies, not on the glorification of blood and gore.
Israeli parents lose sleep while their children do their required service in the IDF. Israelis don’t pass out candies if, chas v’shalom, one of their precious children dies. They do what normal parents do. They weep. They also weep over the death of their enemy’s children. But Israelis, by and large, are not foolish enough to blame themselves. They didn’t create this mess just because they insist on living.
Why don’t these same Western governments, so quick to point fingers at responsible parents, start casting their critical eye towards Hamas? Why, instead of begrudging Israel her legitimate right to protect her own children, don’t these concerned governments condemn Hamas for it’s obviously callous use of innocent Arab children? How is teaching children, some who have only mastered walking, that their highest purpose in life is to murder Jews — if necessary by suicide — not the most serious form of child abuse??
Hamas is what has to go. Arab belligerency is the problem.
Posted by avideditor on February 24, 2009
From EOZ. I highly advise against any Jews going to Europe. If some one gave me a free trip to Europe I might go but seriously Europe looks like it has all ready fallen to the Jihadis.
|On Sunday, an IDF reserves captain spoke in Holland, and before he even said a word three protesters threw shoes at him. The venue for the speech had to be changed because the original hotel received threats about hosting it, and decided in that typically European way that anyone who threatens free speech is far more important than free speech itself.
But one detail in the story that got overlooked by most media reporting it:
This has become a fashionable statement among the “pro-Palestinian” crowd. Even as they insist that they are not anti-semitic, the number of times that this or similar phrases have popped up at protests is increasing.
In Germany last month:
Posted by avideditor on February 24, 2009
From Pat Dollard.
The Obama Administration Sacrifices Israel
by Anne Bayefsky
The cover-up on Durban II’s anti-Semitic agenda.
The Obama administration’s decision to join the planning of the U.N.’s Durban II “anti-racism” conference has just taken a new twist: cover-up. On Friday, State Department officials and a member of the American Durban II delegation claimed the United States had worked actively to oppose efforts to brand Israel as racist in the committee drafting a Durban II declaration. The trouble is that they didn’t. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Israel | Tagged: Double-Cross Israel, Hamas, Israel, Middle East Policy, Obama, Stimate Hamas, The Obama Middle East Policy, The Obama Middle East Policy: Double-Cross Israel And “Stimulate” Hamas | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Shiva on February 24, 2009
This I posted one year ago 26/02/08 on my old blog (Illustrated PIG To Islam)
The Maldives is like a string of pearls – 1192 islands and atolls, none more than 6′ above the sea level. The country stretches 600 miles north-south with no island more than a couple of miles long as it dangles below the Indian sub-continent.
Posted by avideditor on February 24, 2009
It is funny that one of the best songs ever was written so long ago. Read the lyrics or pay attention to them they are great IMHO
Posted by Glezele Vayne on February 24, 2009
Hehehe. I’ve always been entertained by that when Mohammedans scream their bellicose claim — “A-hu akbar!”, often before murdering innocents. You may be right fellas.
Reminds me of a small, obviously underfunded Holocaust museum I once visited in Israel. It was a moldering, sad little place, but it had one display I will always remember: A jacket.
A Nazi had forced a Jewish tailor/prisoner to use the Torah as lining for his jacket, obviously thinking himself clever in his cruelty, forcing the desecration of our most treasured, holy possession.
The tailor made sure he used sections from the Torah that contained all the curses that would befall Israel’s enemies. He who laughs last….
Below is an article by Dr. Bulldog & Ronin.
Another of a long list of reasons to say “no”.
Credit to Ron English — Link
Posted by avideditor on February 23, 2009
I am against all jihadis on an ideological ground. It has nothing to do with race. It seems IBA is wagging a “jihad” against the BNP. It seems they have been reading LGF too much. I am an American and I admit that I do not know that much about the BNP. To my knowledge some of the BPN leaders are pro Nazi. McCain was old and for open borders it does not mean all the republicans that supported him where old and for open borders. He was just the lesser of two evils IMHO. To my knowledge the BNP party is not a Nazi party. I think Meline Philps is wrong in saying this
“For the BNP is truly a racist party which stands for a racially pure Britain. Pretending that it merely wants to preserve British culture, it actually believes that anyone who is not white or is a Jew will pollute that culture.”
Is my instinct right and is Melanie wrong or is the BNP really so misguided? Why is the IBA waging a “jihadi” against the BNP? Until I get answers I am now longer going to link to one of my favorite sites, the IBA. But feel free to read “What does Losing Really Mean?” if you want. IMHO it is one of the best blog post I have ever read.
Posted by Glezele Vayne on February 23, 2009
Posted by Shiva on February 23, 2009
February, 24, 1568. Akbar had ordered massacre of 30,000 plus unarmed captive Hindu peasants after the fall of Chitod
FALL OF CHITOD AND SLAUGHTER OF 30,000 CAPTIVE HINDU PEASANTS
Despite nearly five centuries of Muslim occupation of India, Rajasthan in 1567 CE was still almost entirely Hindu. Akbar infiltrated the area by marrying into Rajasthan’s ruling houses and by steadily capturing various forts on the eastern fringe of Rajputana. But the senior house of Rajasthan, Rana of Mewar proudly refused any alliance with Mughals.
Akbar’s army started a campaign for Chitod in 1567. Rana of Mewar, Uday Singh left his capital, the great fort of Chitod to be defended by 8,000 Rajputs under an excellent commander,Jai Mal, and took himself and his family to the safety of the hills. Akbar arrived on October 24, 1567 and laid a siege of Chitod. Akbar’s huge army’s camp stretched for almost ten miles . Akbar planned two methods of assault -mining and building a ‘sabat’, a structure which provides the invading army a cover of a high wall as it progresses ‘infinitely slowly’ towards the fort wall and tightens the noose around the fort. The mining proved disastrous since an explosion of a mistimed second mine claimed Akbar’s nearly 200 men including some leading nobles.
As the noose of ‘sabat’tightened, Akbar forces lost nearly 200 men a day to musket fire from the fort. Almost four months after the siege, on February 23, 1567, a musket shot fired from the Mughal army killed Jai Mal.
Some chroniclers claim that this shot was fired by Akbar himself. With the death of their leader Jai Mal, the Rajputs for a while lost heart. That night flames leapt to the sky as THOUSANDS OF RAJPUT WOMEN PERFORMED JAUHAR (act of self-immolation, the term is a corruption of Jay Har – meaning Hail Shiva). They preferred jumping into a roaring fire, to being captured by Mughal Akbar. Later events do lend credit to their astute judgement. This was the THIRD JAUHAR IN THE HISTORY OF CHITOD. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Shiva on February 22, 2009
A strict teetotaller went berserk after downing a bottle of bourbon to take away his grief at his mother’s illness.A friend advised Muslim non-drinker Dolshad Mohammed that alcohol would ease his mental pain, Bradford Crown Court heard.
Mohammed, 25, proceeded to drink almost a whole bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey, prosecutor Dave MacKay said.
He then went on a drunken spree of window-smashing at his lodgings in Park View Road, Manningham, Bradford.
Police, who had to force their way into Mohammed’s bedroom to arrest him, found him jumping up and down on the bed, the court heard.
He seized a knife but dropped it when a police dog was used to restrain him.
Mohammed, who did £600 damage, apologised to police officers, saying he had “drunk too much vodka”.
His barrister, Anastasis Tasou, told Judge Peter Benson it was Jack Daniels whiskey.
Mohammed downed almost a full bottle after learning his mother was gravely ill.
Mr Tasou said Mohammed, a strict Muslim who had never touched alcohol before, was advised that liquor would take away his pain.
“He drank almost a whole bottle and it obviously had a dramatic effect,” Mr Tasou said.
Mohammed, who needed a Kurdish interpreter in court, “behaved in a wholly bizarre and uncharacteristic way,” Judge Benson said.
Mohammed, who pleaded guilty to affray and criminal damage in June last year, hung his head in the dock.
Judge Benson said it was obvious he was thoroughly ashamed.
He trusted he had not touched alcohol since.
Mohammed was sentenced to a community order with 100 hours’ unpaid work and six months’ probation service supervision.
Now to the more sober but no less insane reality of Islam