(This can only be considered progress if the sentence turns to reality. So far in Afghanistan, the courts do a show verdict then they default back to sharia norms in terms of what actually happens to the people. Refer back to the woman beaten and burned to death who was framed by an imam for burning a koran. An activity which probably should earn a good conduct badge anyway)
Extraordinary events have taken place inside a Kabul courtroom this week. Back in May, a 10-year-old girl was raped inside a mosque in a remote Afghan village. The mullah responsible – Mohammad Amin – had asked three young girls to clean for him when he started behaving inappropriately. The girls made a run for it, only one of them tripped and fell in a stream. Amin dragged her back inside the mosque, where she was raped and left with serious injuries.
According to Sharia Law, which the Mullah tried to rely on in court, rape is considered a form of adultery for which both parties are responsible. Amin’s defence lawyers argued that he should be sentenced to 100 lashes and then released – but that would have meant the girl also receiving the same punishment.
However, Judge Mohammad Suliman Rasuli slammed Amin’s defence, pointing out that the victim “cannot commit adultery; she is a child. This is rape.” Instead, the judge sentenced Amin to 20 years in prison.
(Read the rest of the story to understand that the zietgiest of the actual people of Afghanistan has not changed, even her own family’s)
MOSCOW – Russia’s counterterrorism agency says its forces in North Caucasus have killed eight militants who had sworn allegiance to the Islamic State group.
The Anti-Terrorist Committee said Sunday that the militants killed in combat in the province of Ingushetia west of Chechnya were involved in a series of attacks on police. It added that they had recently swore an oath of allegiance to IS.
The agency said those killed included the group’s leader, Adam Tagilov, who was accused of staging December’s attack in Chechnya’s provincial capital, Grozny, which left 25 people dead. The raid dented the carefully nurtured image of stability under Chechnya’s strongman.
3. Ezra Levant on Benghazi
4. Here is a rather excellent indicator of how things are in the UK and the direction it is taking.
That story is from May 10 – 2015
I would venture to say that this is a good general indicator.
5. Britain First has demo to support Dover truckers
“As reported by the tvn24.pl news portal, a detailed report about the terrorist threat was presented last week by the ABW vice director Jacek Gawryszewski to MPs from the ‘intelligence commission’. According to the report, the security service has identified 200 people who have a connection with Poland and at the same time links to violent Islamic fundamentalism. The group largest in numbers is comprised by Chechens who once lived for example in asylum camps in Poland. They still keep their connections from Poland even though they are in Syria or Iraq, where they are fighting for the Islamic State.
7. Major attempt at invasion of the UK, fails due to riot police with chem weapons
Thank you M., Wrath of Khan, Nicolai Sennels, Gates of Vienna, and all our regulars for their news links and comments. More to come today as we are waiting on the translation of a video from Italy which is gruesome and heartbreaking. Hopefully it will be done by tonight.