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Singer's Tatoo Called A Threat to National Security

Feb 28, 2012

American R&B singer Erykah Badu was set to perform tomorrow in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, but plans changed when Muslim groups proclaimed Badu’s image inappropriate for young Malaysians. The singer’s concert was banned after a photo surfaced of Badu covered in symbolic temporary tattoos, one of which was the Arabic word for Allah written on her bare shoulder. According to Information Minister Rais Yatim, the photo, which was used as an advertisement for her upcoming concert, had “triggered public criticism that could jeopardize national security and cause a negative impact to the government’s image.”

14 Year Old Girl Killed by Fundamentalists

Outraged Bangladeshi family demands justice for ‘whipped to death’ raped daughter

Saturday, 5 February, 2011

Dhaka, Feb 5 - The plight of a 14-year-old Bangladeshi girl, who was whipped to death by a village body for allegedly having an illicit relationship with her married cousin, has outraged her family who are now demanding strict action against the executers of the barbaric act.

Hena Akhter was whipped after the shalish, a village body consisting of local elders, had ordered that she should receive 101 lashes last week for allegedly having an illicit relationship with her cousin and neighbour, Mahbub, The Guardian reports.

The case took shape when Hena had gone out to use the bathroom when she accidentally met Mahbub, who put something on her mouth to stop her from crying out before raping her in Shariyatpur on January 31.

The assault had left her almost unconscious, unable to walk or talk. When her family complained to the shalish, they raised doubts on her character.

After Mahbub’s wife, Shilpi, complained that he had been secretly meeting Hena, village elders found both cousins guilty and ordered that Hena be given 101 lashes, and Mahbub 201.

After the punishment was carried out, Hena was taken to hospital, and six days later, she was pronounced dead.

Her shocked uneducated father Darbesh, who is lamenting over what has happened, now only wants justice for his departed daughter.

“I hardly wish I was alive. I didn’t think my daughter would die before me. I can’t think; my life is ruined. I told the police everything they want to know. I want a proper investigation, and I want justice. What happened in Mahbub’s home - what sort of justice is this?” Darbesh said.

“My daughter was just a young girl, and these people said she had to be whipped, and there was nobody stopping them. I’m not educated. I don’t know what the court laws are. But I know that if I don’t listen to the elders, we would be outcast. None of my daughters could marry, no one would even look at us. If I had known that it would be them who would be punished, not me, then I would have tried to stop it,” he added.

Hena was buried in her family graveyard on Wednesday


Pastor, wife accused of killing 'possessed' children

From nospank.net

Feb 15, 2012

Seoul (CNN) -- A pastor and his wife are in custody accused of killing three of their children by starving them to ward off evil spirits, police in South Korea said Wednesday.

The couple told police the children -- aged nine, seven and three -- had been ill, which they believed was a sign they were invaded by evil spirits after eating too much on Lunar New Year.

They then cut the children's hair to chase the spirits out and starved them from January 24 until February 2, only allowing them to drink water. Local media reports said the parents had beaten the children with a belt and a fly swatter numerous times.

The pastor, named only by his surname Park, and his wife, Cho, told police they tied the children's arms and legs with stockings. All three died on February 2, the first around 2am, the second at 5am and the third at 7am, according to police in the town of Boseong, more than 186 miles (300 kilometers) south of Seoul.

The bodies were found nine days later by Park's brother-in-law. Police said the couple was praying in the hope of resurrecting the children. Their eight-month-old daughter who survived has been taken into care, police said.

Park, 43, and Cho, 34, told police they opened a church in Boseong in March 2009 with a congregation of 10, but were accused of being a cult.

The police plan to forward the case to the prosecutor's office on February 17.

Model Sentenced To Be Caned For Drinking Beer

In 2009 a Malaysian model, Sari Kartika, was found guilty of drinking a beer. Her punishment was to be 6 hits with a cane.


Women, Family & Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil says the order to whip part-time model Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno gives the Syariah Court a "cruel image". The court had ordered Kartika to be punished after she was caught drinking beer in public

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