Turkish woman ordered to pay for abusive husband’s swollen hand
A woman in Ankara has been ordered to pay compensation to her husband after his hand became swollen while beating her, Turkish media has reported.
According to daily Milliyet, police saved the woman and her child after they took refuge from beating with their neighbor.
After the court case began, the woman and the child were moved to a shelter home, but the man continued to beat her during times when he used his visitation rights to see their child.
The Ankara Prosecutor’s Office later charged both spouses with injuring each other, citing a forensics report that detected the man’s swollen hand and a scratch on his chest.
During the hearings, the woman said she would not file a complaint either for being beaten or for the threats that her husband was still making. The 13th Criminal Court of First Instance in Ankara recently issued its ruling about the alleged threats without any further investigation, the report added. Stressing that there was no evidence regarding the threat, the court fined both spouses equally 3,000 Turkish Liras and suspended the execution of the verdict.
The guy really suffered enormously when his hand got bruised beating his wife. How dare she do him harm by having a face with bones.
Although al-Abadi and other Iraqi and U.S. officials haven’t attached a dollar sign to the lost weaponry and vehicles, a back-of-the-envelope calculation of those losses might look something like this: …
According to Reuters, the U.S.-made weaponry that fell into enemy hands including:
2,300 Humvee armored vehicles @ $70,000 per copy. Total: $161 million
40 M1A1 Abram tanks @ $4.3 million per copy. Total: $172 million
52 M198 Howitzer mobile gun systems @ $527,337 per copy. Total: $27.4 million
74,000 Army machine guns @ $4,000 per copy. Total: $296 million
The grand total comes to $656.4 million, but experts say those losses represent just a portion of the many hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of U.S.-supplied military equipment that has fallen into ISIS’s hands and is being used against the U.S. and allied forces on the ground in Iraq and neighboring Syria.
As total f’ups of leaders of the ‘free’ world i don’t think it’s possible to beat the current leadership of the USA. Blaming Bush isn’t viable, sooner or later that region would have exploded anyway. The problem with the current leadership (or lack thereof) is that they are incapable to understand the enormous chasm between the civilized world and the law of the jungle in those regions. The major misunderstanding is that whilst the West will try to find a peaceful way out of conflict, the other party sees that as a sign of weakness and an incentive to push even harder
Argument between Shia, Sunni Muslims escalates
By the Daily News | Posted 7 days ago
In a scene that has played out on a large scale in the Middle East for centuries, a Sunni Muslim and a Shia Muslim conflict escalated Sunday during a heated discussion about religion.
A Bowling Green man who is a Shia Muslim told the Bowling Green Police Department that another man, a Sunni, assaulted him during an argument over their respective religious beliefs.
The division of the Sunnis and Shias dates back to the death of the Muslim prophet Muhammad. The majority Sunni believe the leader of the Islamic community should be elected from those qualified. Shia Muslims believe the leader should remain within Muhammad’s family.
Shia Muslims, which make up about 10 percent of Muslims worldwide, have followed a line of Imams who they believe were appointed by Muhammad or God.
The man who reported the incident did not have visible injuries but told police he was attacked and pushed to the ground.The alleged assailant, whose name was redacted from police records pending prosecution, made statements to police about “taking care of business like a man” if the victim continued to cause problems for him. He denied that anything physical occurred during the argument.
A witness told police that the two men were arguing over religious beliefs with the assailant criticizing the beliefs of the Shia Muslim man, and the argument progressed to a shoving match.Police explained the procedure to prosecute if the victim decides to take the complaint further.
It doesn’t take much imagination that when groups of Shia and Sunni congregate in different parts of town gang wars will pale by the violence. Good luck with your new compatriots, you’ll need it
Endless tomes have been written about the islamic ideology. Socalled scholars bitterly dispute minute details due to the problem of the sunna being replete with badly interpreted/translated verses which in turn are based on a scripture lacking proper identification of vowels. Even if one would be capable of getting the ‘right’ word one still has to cope with the origins of said scriptures, being penned down from oral repetition sang around desert campfires during a long period where it was sculpted by various other sources such as the Torah/old testament, and the Christian interpretation thereof.
So delving into that morass of word-feud is pretty pointless. So how does one properly interpret this ideology? Well obviously by the deeds performed in the name of it.
A good example is Turkey which after Ataturk became a relatively modern secular version of it. It didn’t last. Today Turkey is well under way to becoming the same kind of totally failed nations so common when fallen under Islamic rule. The proof is in the eating of the pudding and it tastes pretty awful.
In Islam, “shirk” is an unforgivable sin, as it constitutes polytheism. The Quran strictly bans any Muslim to associate human beings with God. Ironically, “shirk” is a popular pastime among Erdogan’s devout Muslim fans. As Turkish columnist Mustafa Akyol reminded readers in a recent article, a government deputy declared in 2011 that “even touching Erdogan is a form of worship,” and in 2014 another government deputy proclaimed that Erdogan “carries all the attributes of Allah in himself.”
Turkey looks more like Putin’s Russia than any member of the European club it theoretically hopes to join.
Akyol writes that a recent book, “Recep Tayyip Erdogan: The Sun of the Age,” proudly refers to the president as “an idol for our youth,” which would sound bizarre, if not heretical, to the average Islamist. “Such views, heretical from a traditional Islamic perspective, were criticized and ridiculed by Erdogan’s opponents, but he conspicuously said nothing,” Akyol comments.
Erdogan, who has never hidden his appreciation for praise and rigid intolerance of criticism, may be happy for being portrayed as “The Sun of the Age,” or by being associated with Allah. He probably believes that he possesses near-holy qualities gifted to him by Allah for the advancement of Islam as a political ideology, both in Turkey and in the former Ottoman lands.
He may not be aware that he is merely ridiculing himself when his propaganda machinery, too, excessively pleases him with funny overdoses of praise. That would be just his problem. But then there are the casualties such as a judiciary, fully loyal to him, which carries out ugly witch-hunts against his opponents — who number in the tens of millions. Each day Turkey looks more like Putin’s Russia than any member of the European club it theoretically hopes to join.
By now it should be readily apparent to all concerned parties that the United States, led by Barack Obama, will not resort to the military option to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions nor will he employ economic sanctions. In dealing with the Islamic Republic there are essentially three options and Obama has foreclosed two of them.
Option one favors a trilateral approach involving diplomacy coupled with crippling sanctions and the credible threat of use of force should sanctions fail to persuade the mullahs to change course. This option enjoys bipartisan support in Congress and is favored by many notable policy analysts.
Option two involves immediate military action to destroy Iran’s vast nuclear program. No one doubts that the United States either acting alone or in coordination with Israel can accomplish this task. Nonetheless, few but the most hawkish of hawks believe that this option represents responsible foreign policy.
On the opposite side of the spectrum is option three which involves classic appeasement in the spirit of Neville Chamberlain and it is this approach that is favored by the Obama administration. Thus far, the torturous P5 +1 negotiations with Iran have dragged on endlessly enduring at least two unwarranted extensions all while the Iranians feverishly pursue their nefarious ambitions.