In fact, I have reason to be paranoid.
I discover that mother-in-law has instructed the servants to stop boiling my drinking water. Because the sewage system consists of open irrigation ditches that are used as public bathrooms and for drinking water, I contract dysentery.
Perhaps she thinks I am already “Afghan enough” to withstand any and all germs. Perhaps she wants me dead.
She then begins her conversion campaign. She gives me prayer rugs and prayer beads and urges me to convert to Islam.
If I don’t, I think, will she continue her campaign to sicken and kill me?
The next day she barges into my room with a servant and confiscates my precious hoard of canned goods.
“Our food isn’t good enough for her — she eats from cans,” she says.
I am her captive, her prisoner; she, my jailer, might treat me more decently if I find ways to please her. This is difficult for me to write about but I did it. I repeat the words: “There is one God, Allah, and Mohammed was his prophet.”
I am now a Muslim — at least in my mother-in-law’s eyes — but that still isn’t enough for her. When she is angry at me, she spits at me. She calls me “Yahud” or “Jew.” When I complain to my husband, he dismisses me as being dramatic.
I must escape. Sigue leyendo
El director del Colegio de Agricultura, en el estado norteño de Yobe, confirmó que supuestos milicianos islamistas tirotearon el colegio la noche del sábado cuando los alumnos dormían y que al menos han muerto 50 personas. También informó que los atacantes prendieron fuego a las aulas del colegio, del que alrededor de mil estudiantes lograron escapar.
Medios nigerianos informan que se siguen recuperando cadáveres de las aulas, pasillos y de los alrededores del colegio.
El ataque se produce en medio de una escalada de violencia que afecta al norte de Nigeria, donde opera Boko Haram. Este sábado fuentes oficiales nigerianas informaron que en dos ataques separados perpetrados por este grupos en la ciudad de Gamboru habían muerto 27 personas. A mediados de septiembre unos 150 milicianos murieron en un choque con la fuerzas de seguridad de Nigeria, que registraron un centenar de bajas.
Las escuelas, que los islamistas radicalizados consideran centros de cultura occidental, son a menudo en objetivos de sus ataques. El pasado mes de julio extremistas islámicos tirotearon y quemaron vivos a 42 estudiantes y a un profesor en un ataque contra un internado en el noreste de Nigeria. El grupo Boko Haram apoyó el ataque pero no asumió la responsabilidad del mismo.
- Boko Haram Kills 40 Students in Nigeria College Dorm (thejakartaglobe.com)
- Ataques de Boko Haram a cristianos en Nigeria (sanacritica.wordpress.com)
- Many killed as Boko Haram opens fire on sleeping students (vanguardngr.com)
- Boko Haram kills 40 students in Nigeria (bigpondnews.com)
- Nigeria: Boko Haram Kills Sleeping Students at Yobe State College (theepochtimes.com)
- Boko Haram blamed for college blitz (iol.co.za)
Pues ved este vídeo y lo sabréis:
Cuanta tontería hay que ver… y estos no son cuatro pirados que “dan un mal nombre al Islam“. Este señor es un clérigo que dice esto por la TV. Habrá que ver cómo son los espectadores… 😈
PS: Por cierto, la cara de salido cuando dice cuántas vírgenes hay es para morirse de la risa… 😛
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Attacks by an Islamic rebel splinter group in North Cotabato province resulted in five deaths on Monday in the latest fighting linked to southern Mindanao’s troubled peace process.
Armed militants of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), a breakaway group of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), attacked four villages at about 2am local time but were repelled by authorities.
A firefight, which peaked at about 8am, resulted in the deaths of four BIFF fighters and one soldier. Another soldier was wounded.
The rebels fled with 15 civilian hostages including 11 farmers whom they used as human shields to escape, said army spokesman Colonel Dickson Hermoso, as sporadic fighting continued in the area through the afternoon.
- Moro rebels attack North Cotabato (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
- Philippines: Rebels, government troops clash (vancouverdesi.com)
- New Muslim rebel attack in southern Philippines town (arabtimesonline.com)
- Attacks In Central Mindanao: Overestimating The Bangsamoro Splinter Group – Analysis (eurasiareview.com)
- New Muslim rebel attack in southern Philippines (dailystar.com.lb)
Two grenades were discovered at the cathedral in Bossangoa, a city of nearly 40,000 in the Central African Republic, the Fides news agency reported.
Members of Seleka, an Islamist rebel movement, seized power in the nation in March, and Christian institutions have suffered numerous attacks.
Más sobre Seleka aquí:
“The funding sources are worrisome. They are the same ones that funded the rebellions from Libya to Tunisia to Mali,” Territorial Administration Minister Jose Binoua said, implying that other countries like Chad are involved.
Some observers believe that even if the rebellion is mostly made up of former Central African rebels, it also includes “former members of the Central African Armed Forces (FACA), as well as Chadian, Sudanese and Nigerian mercenaries” — claims the rebels deny.
According to Marchal, “given the rebellion’s origins in the north, we can assume there are many Muslims in their ranks.”
- Interfaith conflict threatens to engulf Central African Republic (christiantoday.com)
- Press Release: Central African Republic (aidchurch.wordpress.com)
- President of C. African Republic dissolves rebels (miamiherald.com)
- Central African Republic: Horrific Abuses by New Rulers (hrw.org)
- Militias Seize Villages in Western CAR (voanews.com)
- HRW Urges UN to Sanction CAR’s Seleka Leaders (voanews.com)
A suicide bombing attack on an Anglican church in Pakistan has left several dozen dead, according to multiple media reports.
The attack took place in Peshawar, a city of 3.6 million in northern Pakistan. According to CNN, the death toll has reached 81.
“All Saints’ Church, Inside Kohati Gate, Peshawar, Pakistan became a target of terrorism today,” said a statement on the local Anglican diocese’s website. “As the Sunday service ended and the people came out of the church, two suicide bombers entered the church compound from the main gate and blew themselves up in the midst of the people.”
“Today, in Pakistan, because of a wrong choice, a decision of hatred, of war, there was an attack in which over 70 people died,” Pope Francis said. “This choice cannot stand. It serves nothing. Only the path of peace can build a better world.”
Los atentados se han producido con una diferencia de treinta segundos. Los dos terroristas, armados cada uno con seis kilos de explosivos–según las últimas informaciones policiales– se aproximaron a la iglesia cuando los más de 500 feligreses congregados abandonaban el culto. «El ataque tuvo lugar al término de la misa», indicó el jefe de Policía Mohammad Ali Babakhel al diario ‘Dawn’. Sigue leyendo
Esto es lo que ha declarado un Pastor protestante de Damasco. Los números se cuantifican desde que comenzó la guerra hace dos años y medio:
Pastor Edward from Damascus paints a sad picture of the situation in the Syrian capital.
“The situation is very grim,” he says. “There is deep sadness and much stress and anxiety.”
According to the pastor, approximately 40 percent of the members of his church have left the country since the civil war in Syria started 2 1/2 years ago.
Imagine if 4 of every 10 members of your church left in such a short period—a major loss for every congregation. That is the reality churche
s in Syria now face, as the example from Damascus shows. People that have financial means and contacts abroad often leave the war-torn country.
Pastor Edward knows that in his church, some members still are waiting for the opportunity to leave Syria. “They are still trying to find a place to go,” he says.
- Pastor Of Church In Damascus: 40 Percent Of Congregation Has Fled Syria (eurasiareview.com)
- Church in Damascus: four of every ten members left (opendoorssg.wordpress.com)
- Situation ‘very grim’ in Syria (christiantoday.com)