One More Honor Killing in the UK; Acid Attacks in Vancouver & Rome

Acid attacker: ‘Hey pretty girl, do you want to drink this?’

Bethany Storro, 28, is in serious condition after the acid attack.

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A 28-year-old Vancouver, Wash., woman who had acid thrown in her face has undergone surgery at a Portland hospital.

Bethany Storro, of Vancouver, Wash., was getting something out of her car in downtown Vancouver when the attack happened Monday evening, her mother Nancy Neuwelt told The Oregonian.  (MSNBC)

Muslim soldiers never take ‘NO’ for an answer

Turin, 31 August (AKI) – Italian police have arrested a 23-year-old Moroccan man on suspicion of attacking a co-national with acid. The suspect in last Thursday’s attack in Turin was seized on a Naples-bound train in an alleged attempt to evade arrest.  Also arrested on the train was a 24-year-old friend of the Moroccan man who faces charges of aiding and abetting a criminal. Both are unemployed and in residing Italy illegally.
A 19-year-old Moroccan woman suffered second and third degree burns over 20 percent over her body during the acid attack.

The victim told police that prior to the attack she had rejected her alleged aggressor’s romantic advances. (ADNKRONOS)

Perth: Dr Ali offers better grades to students for sex

A former Perth university academic invited a vulnerable foreign student back to his house and asked her to “satisfy him” for higher marks, Western Australia’s corruption watchdog has found. Dr Ali targeted “young, vulnerable, full fee-paying overseas female students”.(NINE MSM)

U.K.: Muslim parents arrested for honor killing of daughter who balked at arranged marriage to cousin

Qur’an 4:34: “Good women are obedient….” And it’s just downhill from there. The letter and spirit of Qur’an 4:34 open the door for attempting to control women with violence in Muslim households: Allah says you can hit if you feel you need to.

Authorities did not help Shafilea Ahmed. In 2003, she told them: “My parents are going to send me to Pakistan and I’ll be married to someone and left there.” (The mention of the prospective groom being a cousin is also at the preceding link.)

The problem of forced marriages has since gained greater recognition in the U.K., but a day late and a pound sterling short for Shafiliea, whose body was found dumpedmonths after she died from being “strangled or smothered.”

“Parents held over death of Shafilea Ahmed,” from BBC News, September 2:

UK: Taxi driver doubled as bounty hunter, tracking girls fleeing forced marriage and bringing them back to their families

Sometimes people ask me why more Muslim women don’t speak out against the unspeakable situation for women in Islamic cultures and subcultures. “The taxi driver who doubled as a bounty hunter: For £5,000 he tracked down young women fleeing a forced marriage and brought them back to their families,” by Nadeem Badshah for the Guardian, August 29, via JW….

UK: Acid Attacks & Family Honor

Charities fear rise in acid attacks avenging slights on family honour

In parts of the developing world  (mainly in the parts that will never develop because of Islam) – particularly south-east Asia, the south Asian subcontinent and east Africa – acid attacks are common. The Taliban and fellow extremists have frequently resorted to throwing acid in women’s faces for even small transgressions, such as daring to go out unveiled. But there are concerns that such attacks may also be on the increase in the UK.

Hospital admission figures for the past three years show a steady rise in the number of people being treated for acid attacks. According to the NHS information centre, 44 people were admitted to hospital in 2006-07 after they were “assaulted with a corrosive substance”. The following year the figure jumped to 67 and last year there were 69 admissions. The Independent has more

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The Guardian offers the politically correct view:

Acid attacks for family “honor” on the rise in UK

Robert Spencer:

Gee, I wonder why? The full article (not reproduced below) hastens to assure us that Buddhists in Cambodia and Christians in Uganda do this sort of thing too, but that doesn’t account for the rise in such attacks in Britain. Buddhists aren’t streaming into the U.K. from Cambodia, or Christians from Uganda, are they? The best hint comes in this sentence: “The Taliban and fellow extremists have frequently resorted to throwing acid in women’s faces for even small transgressions.”

Of course, no Islamic law sanctions the disfiguring of those who besmirch the family honor. But with honor killing broadly tolerated — its perpetrators given light sentences at best in countries such as Jordan and Syria — this kind of thing is going to happen.

“Charities fear rise in acid attacks avenging slights on family honour,” by Jerome Taylor for The Independent, May 19 (thanks to Jihad Watch):

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Religion of Acid Attacks

Watch out for Paki lawyers:

Colleagues throw acid on female lawyer in Multan

LAHORE: Two male lawyers splashed acid on their female colleague while at the premises of the Multan District Court, a private television channel reported on Wednesday. The local police said Karimud Din Khilji advocate and his son Waqas Khilji advocate threw acid on a junior advocate, Nazima, in their chambers. The police said they had arrested the culprits, but were unsure as to what may have prompted the perpetrators to do such a thing. The victim suffered serious burn injuries and was shifted to the Nishtar Hospital in Multan. The Tundra Tabloids has more>>

Eye on the World:

Muslim Egyptian Girl Who Converted to Christianity Subjected to Acid Attack

A 15-year-old girl in Egypt who converted from Islam to Christianity has been attacked with acid. Her father, who is also a Christian convert, helped protect her from serious injury during the attack. Both of them are the subjects of local death fatwas in the city of Alexandria.

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