Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Ain't multiculturalism grand? It can fry the brains of even a smart Muslim
A 'jealous' and 'possessive' millionaire New York businessman was today jailed for at least 17 years for murdering a young British woman in a hotel room after meeting her on a dating site.
Property tycoon Sammy Almahri, 45, killed pretty Nadine Aburas, 28, in his hotel room after she refused to marry him when he flew to meet her.
Miss Aburas' body was found on New Year's Eve in 2014 by staff at the hotel - hours after her killer fled in her car to drive to Heathrow Airport in London. He flew to Qatar in the Middle East and then on to Tanzania, Africa, before being caught three weeks later.
Almahri at first denied murder by claiming he was driven by the 'Voice of God' in his head. But he later changed his plea to admit it.
Judge Mrs Justice Nicola Davies described Almahri as being 'jealous' before jailing him for life with a minimum term of 17 years before he can apply for parole.
She said: 'You showed both jealously and possessiveness of Nadine. I am satisfied that your killing of Nadine was prompted by jealousy and anger.
'Her death has left a huge void in the lives of all the family that can never be replaced.
'By taking Nadine, her mother says you have taken the glue that made them a family.
'Your actions will impact upon Nadine's family for the rest of their lives, their loss is immeasurable.'
Miss Aburas, who lived alone in her own flat in Cardiff Bay, met Almahri on an internet dating site called MuslimMatch.com.
The pair had a two year romance travelling between UK and New York at least three times. But Almahri became 'besotted' by Nadine - showering her with money and expensive presents.
Prosecutor Roger Thomas said: 'He paid for mobile phones and a car. She was living off jobseekers allowance. 'There's no doubt the financial benefits were attractive to her.'
She returned home with an injured lip from their last meeting and then began seeing other men in her hometown of Cardiff.
Almahri became 'increasingly jealous' then began bombarding her with abusive messages. Cardiff Crown Court heard he warned her: 'You will be in hell.'
He discovered she had seen another man before sending her messages calling her a 'hooker' and a 'whore'.
The court heard he contacted one of Nadine's brother's Jamal on Facebook to threaten to send him pictures of his sister. He also sent her a phone message of her naked saying: 'I am going to post these around a Facebook you hoe.'
Almahri travelled from the United States to see Nadine - but he was punched by one of her brothers. Another brother told him to 'stay away from my sister' before taking him to Cardiff railway station.
But he downed a bottle of gin and a dozen shots of tequila before luring Nadine into the Future Inns hotel in the city. He strangled her, washed her body, placed her hands together and faked a suicide note pretending to be from her.
Shortly after 3am on December 31, Almahri left the hotel and travelled in her car to Heathrow Airport. He booked a flight at 10.35am he took a flight to Doha in Qatar.
Her body was found at around 12.20pm on New Year's Eve by the duty manager - and police were called in.
The court heard Almahri as eventually located in Tanzania and arrested on an Interpol arrest warrant on January 19 before being returned to Britain.
Almahri claimed he was suffering from 'abnormality of mental function'. He claims he was in a psychiatric state of hearing 'the voice of God' telling him to kill Nadine.
The court heard Almahri initially claimed he was not guilty of murder because his responsibility is diminished by mental illness. The trial was due to last four weeks - but was halted when he pleaded guilty.
Mr Thomas said: 'This was the killing of a defenceless woman by a jealous and dangerous man.'
Her mother Andrea, 59, told the court: 'You hear about people being killed or passing away, but you never think it will happen to you. 'She was such a beautiful girl, in both looks and personality. She was a ray of sunshine in everyone's lives.
'She was an inspiration to us all. She made you feel like you wanted to be a better person.
'Although she was strong and could hold her own, she also had a delicate heart.'
Mrs Aburas was giving a victim impact statement to the judge. She said: 'I will never forget when police came to tell us Nadine had been taken away from us. My life ended. 'We have all lived our lives ever since in a complete haze.
After the hearing, Nadine's mother Andrea Aburas said: 'Justice has been done for Nadine. 'We wish to thank everyone who has assisted us in this tragic period in our lives.
David Wooler, Senior Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service Cymru-Wales, said: 'Sammy Almahri's callous and brutal actions took that future away from her and left her family dealing with the immense distress that resulted from her loss.
'Having taken Nadine's life, Almahri immediately sought to avoid responsibility for his actions by fleeing the country.
'Thanks to a swift and professional multi-agency response he was quickly brought back to Wales, where he has now been made to face up to what he did.'
Arby's new sandwich isn't exactly politically correct
Eating meat is so politically incorrect these days, and eating meat from furry animals that were the inspiration for full-length cartoon movies is viewed as especially awful in some circles.
But Arby's is kicking political correctness in the teeth. The national fast-food chain announced Tuesday it will begin serving a venison sandwich that features a thick-cut steak and crispy onions with a berry sauce on a toasted roll, USA Today reported.
The meat will come from the top and bottom round steaks of the hind quarters of deer that are free-range and feed on fresh grass on farms, Rob Lynch, Arby's brand president and chief marketing officer, told the newspaper.
Lynch said the sandwich is part of Arby's "It's Meat Season" campaign, which heralds the beginning of hunting seasons nationally.
"Bringing venison to our menu also allows us to continue to set ourselves apart from the competition when it comes to proteins," Lynch told the newspaper. "You simply can't find this at other restaurant chains."
Unfortunately for Louisiana residents, they'll have to travel if they want to sample the new sandwich. Arby's is offering it at just 17 locations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Georgia.
"Deer hunters are going to love this sandwich," Lynch said.
'Jewish hearts only have envy and hatred': Firebrand Sydney sheik's hateful sermon to young Muslim children during Friday prayers
A firebrand Muslim sheik has gone on a hate-filled rant instructing young children that Jewish people have 'hatred and envy' in their heart.
Sheik Youssef Hasan, the leader of prayer at Quakers Hill Mosque, in Sydney's west, described Jews as having 'hearts harder than stone' during a regular Friday surmon in front of youngsters and their parents.
Video of the lecture on the second chapter of the Koran shows sheik Hassan talking about the differences Allah sees between the 'hearts' of Jews and Muslims.
'Allah mentioned the heart of the Jewish,' sheik Hassan began.
'Many of the Israelites - the Jewish - their heart become very hard and Allah said they become like a stone, but actually harder than a stone.'
The sheik then relates his sermon to a section of the Koran, where it states that 'for indeed there are stones from which rivers burst forth'.
In what he calls a 'great warning for Muslims', sheik Hassan dismisses that good can come from Jewish hearts.
'Some of the rocks, water come out of the rocks, so the water can get away' he said. 'The rocks can be soft, so they can make a way for the water. But the Jewish heart is very hard. 'They don't have mercy. They don't have anything in the heart. They've got only envy (and) they've got hatred.'
Despite the seemingly obvious message of his lecture, sheik Hassan denied to The Australian that he was talking about the entire Jewish race.
He claims that instead he was referring to a small group named specifically in the holy text.
'I've got so many friends (who are) Jewish and I have no problem with these people at all,' he said.
Vic Alhadeff, the CEO of the NSW Jewish board of deputies said the incident was disappointing.
'It's very unfortunate that any religious leader would make such a bigoted and gratuitous remark,' he said.
African thugs finally being deported from Australia
TWO young thugs linked to the violent Apex street gang will be deported after their visas were revoked under tough new migration laws.
The duo, aged 19 and 20, will be expelled to their countries of birth or put into immigration detention after they have finished serving out sentences in youth detention.
Police sources told the Herald Sun that both men are associated with the notorious Apex gang, believed to be responsible for a spate of violent burglaries and carjackings across Melbourne’s southeast.
The young men are just two of 173 foreign thugs living in Victoria whose visas have been cancelled in the past financial year.
In 2014, migration laws were amended to give Immigration Minister Peter Dutton the power to strip visas from non-citizens who fail to pass a character test or who have been convicted of an offence involving a jail term of more than 12 months.
Figures reveal that in Victoria in 2015-16, the visas of 23 child sex offenders, two convicted murderers and 23 people guilty of drug offences were cancelled, leaving them liable to deportation on completion of jail terms. The tough new laws were initially used to kick out foreign-born bikie gang members.
But in April, the Government used them to revoke the visa of an associate of the Apex gang, who was deported to New Zealand.
The Herald Sun understands Sudanese-born Isaac Gatkuoth, 19, who was on ice when he pointed a shotgun at the head of a terrified motorist during a robbery, is the latest Apex member whose visa has been revoked.
Gatkuoth — who has denied being an Apex member — could be forced to return to Africa next year after serving 14 months in a youth detention.
In May, a court heard he had endured a hellish upbringing before moving to Australia at age nine. Raised by his sister, he hasn’t seen his mother since he was about five, and recently learned his father died when he was a toddler.
The visa of the second Apex member, a New Zealand-born 20-year-old, has also been cancelled. In January, the man was sentenced to 27 months for offences including armed robbery, theft and arson.
The Herald Sun understands authorities are poised to revoke the visas of a further two Apex gang members.
Mr Dutton refused to comment on the latest cases, but reiterated his determination to revoke the visas of convicted criminals.
“Australia is a generous nation and we settle a record number of people in our country each year, but we won’t hesitate to cancel visas of people who commit crimes against Australians,” Mr Dutton said
Liberal backbencher Jason Wood, an ex-policeman whose electorate of La Trobe has experienced a recent wave of aggravated burglaries and car-jackings, welcomed the visa cancellations.
Mr Wood — whose own home was recently burgled — told the Herald Sun: “These violent criminals give up the right to stay in Australia.
“This action sends a crystal-clear message that they will be booted back to their home country.”
More than 1500 people, including more than 100 criminal bikie gang members and 25 convicted murderers, have been expelled since the laws were introduced.
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.
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