Sunday, September 14, 2014
Another charming multiculturalist
Many Muslims seem to be deeply inadequate people
Smiling widely, seven-year-old Mary Ann Shipstone sits happily among a carpet of bluebells.
Yesterday afternoon, the little girl died in hospital after being gunned down by her ‘jealous’ estranged father.
She was shot in the head by Egyptian Yasser Alromisse, 46, after his English convert wife rejected Islam and him.
Neighbours in the quiet village of Northiam, near Rye, East Sussex, described Mary as a 'lovely little girl'
He fired the fatal shot while his daughter played outside her house in the quiet village of Northiam, East Sussex, on Thursday afternoon. She had returned from school and was excited about celebrating her eighth birthday next week.
Her mother, Lyndsey Shipstone, 42, screamed: ‘He’s got a gun’ before her estranged Muslim husband shot Mary Ann and then killed himself.
She raced outside, gathered her daughter in her arms and laid her on a sofa inside.
Neighbour Helen Barber, 38, said: ‘I ran out up to the house and went in. Mary Ann was on the sofa. There was blood everywhere.
Villagers spoke of their shock at the horror in what is a leafy, quiet village near the border with Kent
‘I couldn’t feel a pulse. I’ve done first aid before and she was showing no signs of life. Lyndsey was hysterical.’
Her husband, Stuart Barber, 46, added: ‘The car stopped. There were two shots. No one went to the car. Within minutes armed police turned up and surrounded the car.’
Miss Shipstone has an older son, Stephen, 21, who has autism and was with a carer when his sister was killed.
He arrived home 15 minutes after the shooting and was taken away from the scene by Mr Barber.
The estranged couple were involved in a bitter custody battle and Alromisse had spent a week trying to locate the home the family had moved to.
It is thought he also staked out their £300,000 house in his Toyota Rav 4 car.
Yesterday, Miss Shipstone posted the picture online of her daughter.Last night she was being consoled by her parents and siblings.
In a statement the family said they were trying ‘to come to terms with what has happened,’ adding: ‘We are today grieving the death of our beautiful and loving Mary.’
Miss Shipstone’s Facebook post came as it emerged the family had been hiding from Alromisse for several years.
The couple married in Liverpool in 2005 after Miss Shipstone converted to Islam, friends said.
But she later rejected the faith and left him, prompting a bitter custody dispute over the children.
Further legal action had apparently been planned in the past few weeks. While together, their daughter had been known by the traditional Islamic name Maryam. After her mother moved she started calling her ‘Mary Ann’.
Miss Shipstone had also started a relationship with a new man, who Mary is seen clinging to in another photograph uploaded on to a social media site.
Miss Shipstone married Alromisse after they met in Skelmersdale, her home town in Lancashire. Having been a practising Catholic, she converted to Islam and quickly became devout. ‘She started wearing long robes and only eating halal food,’ a family friend said. ‘Her son Stephen began using the name Adam.’
The couple had a daughter named Yasmin Miriam in September 2001, but she died eight months later.
Mary was born in 2006 but according to former neighbours, social services had to intervene, with orders barring Alromisse from being alone with either child.
'He used to hit Stephen,’ the family friend said. ‘Stephen used to say “He’s a bad man”.’ In a tweet posted on December 24, 2009, Miss Shipstone wrote: ‘We loved the snow. Our garden was amazing, covered in thick white snow. We can leave the house without worrying about my husband bothering us.’
Alromisse became a Community Safety Officer for Uttlesford District Council in Essex.
His job involved helping with projects to try to reduce crime. Police were last night at an address in Broomfield Avenue, Worthing, West Sussex, where Alromisse was thought to be renting a flat.
Detective Chief Inspector Jason Taylor of Sussex Police said: ‘We are trying to establish Mr Alromisse’s movements over the last few days and are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard from him.’
Boyfriend was locked up in high-security Belmarsh jail when woman lied that he raped her after split - but SHE walks free
A man spent 12 days locked up in a high security prison after his ex-girlfriend lied to police and falsely accused him of raping her.
April Bailey, 34, of Woolwich, south east London, gave officers a detailed account of the fictional 'assault' by Andrew Frith, 36, and attended a rape suite where she agreed to DNA swabs being taken.
Mr Frith spent 12 days in Belmarsh Prison, home to some of Britain's most dangerous criminals, before being allowed out on bail, and it was five months before Bailey eventually confessed to police that he hadn't raped her after all.
Yesterday Bailey walked free from court, despite admitting perverting the course of justice by accusing an innocent man and despite the judge telling her: 'What you did was an appalling thing.'
Prosecutor Ben Temple told Isleworth Crown Court that Bailey had had a 12-year 'on and off' relationship with Mr Frith before they broke up in January last year.
He said that that same month, Bailey went to police and complained that she had been raped by him.
'She said he tried to kiss her and she declined and he later threw her to the floor and punched her in the back, likening herself to a punchbag,' added Mr Temple.
'They went to sleep, she alleged, but as she woke he forced himself on her and made her have sex with him.'
Bailey claimed: 'I was crying and telling him: "No, I don't want to have sex with you".'
The court heard she was taken to a specialist suite for victims of sex crime, where bruising was noted, intimate swabs taken, and she gave a video-taped interview.
Mr Frith was arrested on January 27 and immediately told the officers: 'I think I know who this girl is. Was it April? That girl is crazy.'
The next day he was remanded in custody,and remained locked up for 12 days until he was granted conditional bail.
On February 6 Bailey again spoke to police and persisted with the fictitious rape-claim, despite details of her account proving false.
'She admitted to the officer that she lied about the manner in which she left the house and where she had gone,' explained the prosecutor.
'She apologised for that lie, but stressed the rest of her account was true and accurate.
'They built a case against Mr Frith, a prosecution case took shape, there were consultations with the Crown Prosecution Service, and a trial date set.'
However five months later, Bailey went to police saying Mr Frith had not in fact raped her and admitting she had lied.
Mr Temple said: 'She said the bruising and injuries were nothing more than the result of heavy drinking and being restrained by Mr Frith.'
Bailey's lawyer, Frances Ridout, told the court: 'Mr Frith "tried it on", to use her words, and she was resisting and after numerous attempts she gave in and that's when consensual sex happened.
'Her friend convinced her it was rape and was wrong. She's a vulnerable young woman and her friend saw her emotional, upset and with bruises.'
She had sufficient time to say 'No, what I've done is wrong.'
She added: 'This was not a pre-planned or malicious allegation, but things getting out of control.'
Judge Douglas Moore said: 'She had sufficient time to say: "No, what I've done is wrong."
'She has made an allegation against an innocent man, fine-tuned the case and he spent 12 days detained and five months charged.'
'This must have made this man's life absolute hell. This is a bad offence and what must not be forgotten is the victim and his suffering.'
He added: 'What you did was an appalling thing and someone suffered very badly.'
Bailey was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, given an 18-month supervision order, given a six-month 8pm-8am curfew.
The court heard that Mr Frith has since forgiven Bailey for what she did.
Ending Zionism is a feminist issue
A little bit of insanity from last July. She doesn't mention what might happen if Muslims renounced violence. I guess she knows they won't. The author is Nada Elia, global and gender studies professor at Seattle's Antioch University
As Israel’s assault on the besieged Palestinian population in Gaza approaches its third week, we continue to hear about the “disproportionate number” of women and children victims. This expression begs the question: what is a proportionate number of women and children killed in a genocide?
As Jadaliyya’s Maya Mikdashi asks in her op-ed titled “Can Palestinian men be victims?”, if a significant majority of the killed were adult men, would Israel’s crimes be lesser?
A different analysis of gendered violence is necessary: one that recognizes that no “proportions” are acceptable because all deaths should be mourned, while providing the tools for a differential understanding of the manifestations of violence.
The feminist network INCITE! Women and Trans People of Color Against Violence has always understood that state violence is both racialized and gendered.
Zionism is a prime example of that; it is a racist ideology grounded in the privileging of one ethno-religious group over all others.
When a state views a population — its dispossessed, disenfranchised and occupied indigenous population — as a ”demographic threat,” that view is fundamentally both racist and gendered.
Racist population control relies specifically on violence against women. So it is not surprising that Mordechai Kedar, an Israeli military intelligence officer turned academic, would matter-of-factly suggest this week that “raping the wives and mothers of Palestinian combatants” would deter attacks by Hamas militants.
Similarly, Israeli lawmaker Ayelet Shaked did not attempt to present the murder of Palestinian children and their mothers as unfortunate, disproportionate “collateral damage” — she openly called for it by asserting that Palestinian women must be killed too, because they give birth to “little snakes.”
This comment reflects an Israeli infrastructure designed to sustain high rates of miscarriages by blocking basic resources such as water and medical supplies, forcing women in labor to wait at military checkpoints on their way to a hospital, and generally creating inhumane and unlivable conditions for Palestinians.
This latest murderous attack on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip has not only taken the lives of hundreds of Palestinians, but it has also increased miscarriages, pre-term labor and stillbirths.
Ethiopian-Israeli women, most of them Jewish, have also been subject to mandatory contraceptive injections without their consent.
Ending Zionism is a feminist and a reproductive justice issue.
Paramedics Examine Child Who Waited in Car Less Than 5 Minutes
Playing out an elaborate charade of concern for a child who was obviously in no danger, police arrested a mom who let her son wait in the car while she ran into a Chicagoland Whole Foods for less than five minutes.
Then, for reasons known only to those who write and follow protocols that bear as much relationship to reality as your average Adam Sandler movie, paramedics came and examined the boy, who was just dandy (impossible!).
Of course, if we all expired after five minutes in a non-moving vehicle, we'd be dead in our first traffic jam, wouldn't we? If waiting in a car is so debilitating, what about those of us who pull up to a friend's house and have to wait while said "friend" finishes "just one" email. Ten, fifteen minutes later, we're still alive.
Fuming, but alive. Nonetheless, according to the Southtown Star:
"A Chicago woman is facing a charge of endangering her child’s life after leaving him inside her car while she shopped at Whole Foods.
Police said witnesses saw 35-year-old Ilona Lukaszczyk leave her young son in his car seat while she went inside the store at 15260 S. LaGrange Road, in Orland Park, on Aug. 20.
The temperature was 75 degrees and sunny and the windows of the car were rolled up, save the driver’s side window which was down about 3 inches, according to police.
The witnesses stayed with the car until police arrived in time to greet Lukaszczyk when she emerged from the store less than five minutes after going inside."
The hussy had some lame excuse: her son was sick and she was late to his doctor's appointment. Better she had unbuckled his seat and dragged the sick child through a busy parking lot, exposed everyone at Whole Foods to his virus, then dragged him back through that SUV-choked lot and re-buckled the now screaming, sweaty tyke. Because you're only a good parent if you seriously inconvenience yourself for no other reason than to prove you care.
That seems to be the only way to satisfy the authorities.
And so another mom must try to convince a prosecutor that there is a difference between letting a kid wait in the car for five minutes and leaving the kid to bake in the car for five hours—a difference our law enforcers steadfastly refuse to acknowledge. Their inability to distinguish between daily life and looming danger makes no one safer.
Political correctness is most pervasive in universities and colleges but I rarely report the incidents concerned here as I have a separate blog for educational matters.
American "liberals" often deny being Leftists and say that they are very different from the Communist rulers of other countries. The only real difference, however, is how much power they have. In America, their power is limited by democracy. To see what they WOULD be like with more power, look at where they ARE already very powerful: in America's educational system -- particularly in the universities and colleges. They show there the same respect for free-speech and political diversity that Stalin did: None. So look to the colleges to see what the whole country would be like if "liberals" had their way. It would be a dictatorship.
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