Her resplendent white dress says it’s her wedding day, but the sadness etched on her face does not.
For this teenage bride has been forced to marry an ally of Chechen warlord Ramzan Kadyrov after apparently being threatened with kidnap if she did not comply.
Kheda Goilabiyeva, 17, looked despondent and at one point wept during the ceremony in the Chechen capital Grozny as the fearsome Kadyrov watched on from the crowd.
She was asked three times whether she wanted to marry 47-year-old police chief Nazhud Guchigov – who already has another wife – before finally and reluctantly responding yes.
Weighing into a case fraught with controversy, a federal appeals court on Monday rejected a Hollywood actress’s bid to force Google-owned YouTube to take down an anti-Muslim video that sparked worldwide protests, finding that such an order tramples on free speech rights.
Reversing a previous ruling, a special 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the arguments raised by Cindy Lee Garcia, who pressed her legal fight as a result of death threats she received after she was unwittingly spliced into a 2012 film clip that cast her as disparaging the prophet Mohammed in the “Innocence of Muslims” video. The court backed Google and other Internet companies, with only Judge Alex Kozinski dissenting.
“Unfortunately we the Muslims lost our aim to head towards Jerusalem. The water of our eyes froze making us blind, and our hearts that was destined to beat for Jerusalem is now instead conditioned for rivalry being in a state of war with each other.”
(Translation is sourced to Walid Shoebat. Hopefully someone else can fact check it)
4. PEGIDA in Germany has fine showing!
Iraqi state TV described tanks and other military vehicles entering al-Habbaniyah military camp. IS fighters are reportedly moving towards the base.
The Iraqi government called for help from the Iran-backed militias after the military was routed and fled.
About 500 people died in the city – only 70 miles (112km) west of Baghdad.
6. BEAKING: The US state dept. seems to have been aware of weapons movements and more before the Benghazi attack. In fact they knew about a lot of what happened, before it did.
Thank you Perfect Child, M, Bill, ML., and more. And more to come.