Man kills stepdaughter for not honoring Muslim religion 8


Here is more evidence to illustrate how belief-systems can utterly screw-up and skew the human mind …

WARREN, MI (WDIV/CNN) – A Michigan man shot and killed his stepdaughter because he felt she was not honoring her Muslim religion, according to police.

Rahim Alfetlawi told investigators that he shot Jessica Mokdad in the head Saturday, because he was upset about her new lifestyle.

“He indicated he wanted her back in Minnesota, so she could [practice] a more conservative lifestyle,” said Det. Cpl. Stephen Mills, with the Warren Police Department.

Alfetlawi allegedly left his home in Minnesota on Friday and stopped in Grand Blanc, MI, where Mokdad had been living with her biological father. But he was not able to find her.

“She wasn’t wearing a scarf anymore and was becoming more Westernized, more American,” Mills said.

You can read the local press report here.

Anybody still think Islam is a tolerant religion of peace?


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8 thoughts on “Man kills stepdaughter for not honoring Muslim religion

  • Arab Galileo

    Dave Gamble

    Thank you for being candid and honest. I really appreciate your honesty and would love to see it translated on this website into critically looking at Judaism and Zionism. Many would be free Jews, because of lack of exposure of Jewish superstitions, may tacitly believe that they are alright with their bronze age myths and commandments.

    In my opinion, the most lethal combination for reeking havoc and injustice is the combination between religion and tribalism, which Zionists have, because one will find it very hard to convince a person who holds such a combination to give up on his/her religion because it is his/her identity too; it would amount to psychological suicide.

    Zionists employ the accusation “You are anti Semitic” to black mail anyone and everyone who dares speak against Judaism and Israel no matter what Israel does to the Palestinians and the Arabs. Therefore, to be on the safe side, Americans and westerners in general stay away from such issues. Even academia, who tend to be outspoken on many issues, will turn the other side especially when, in all likelihood, they would have colleagues who are Jewish.

    Many Arabs often speak about Zionist and Western conspiracy against them and many intellectuals scoff at this kind of thinking. Fine, there might not be a conspiracy per se but there have been concerted efforts (financial, political, media, etc.) on the part of Zionists that have over time self-organized into organizations and processes that serve the original purposes of those efforts. Let’s skip the wording but the way these concerted efforts have evolved into organizations and processes that drive world leaders, nations and organizations to serve its purposes makes what is happening looks very much like a conspiracy. How would one otherwise explain how the leaders of the US, UK, France and Germany stood by Israel during and after they have finished with the bombing of homes, schools and hospital of a defenseless and cordoned people of Gaza? They moaned the “suffering” of Israel over the homemade rockets that were fired by “terrorist Palestinians” (honestly; a besieged people who just wanted to survive!) Or how would one explain the US use of the veto against any UN resolution that would even lightly touch Israel (it was funny for the Arabs when George W. Bush first wondered, “Why do they hate us?”) In fact I would trace a lot of modern radical Islam to such unjust support that is given to Israel.

    Dave, you said it all yourself in points (1) and (2) in your first comment on my first comment; there is fear or reluctance for saying anything negative about Judaism or Zionism because who ever dares will be hounded by the watch dogs, large and small, of Zionism.

    Don’t you think that this imbalance should be rectified and that we should see on the right column of Skeptical Science, beside Islam and Catholicism the words Judaism and Zionism especially as they carry so much superstitions and myths that are anti life and have lead to one of the greatest act of terrorism of the 20th Century which is the establishment of the state of Israel for the chosen people of God (according to Jewish myths) by evicting another people from their homes and land?

  • Dave Gamble Post author

    Arab, you do make an interesting observation. Like you do, I also condemn the actions of all supernatural beliefs … no exceptions. None of them have even one single jot of evidence that any supernatural claim is credible.

    I can offer two possible reasons why Zionism is not being given the appropriate degree of criticism that it truly does merit

    1) its not just religious, it is also political tribalism. To make my case for that let me observe that the Zionist movement was founded in the late 19th century by secular Jews, largely as a response by Ashkenazi Jews to rising antisemitism in Europe, exemplified by the Dreyfus Affair in France and the Anti-Jewish pogroms in the Russian Empire. The net effect is that this creates a reluctance to openly criticize because of the fear that it would then tar such critics with the “You are being racist” brush.

    2) the other is the more obvious history of antisemitism and the holocaust – once again by criticizing Zionism it is the fear of self-identification as a Nazi.

    I’m not suggesting that either of these is a valid reason to remain silent, nor do I offer either as justification for the abhorrent acts done in the name of zionism, but rather I simply offer these as the forces in play that end up suppressing some criticism.

    In 1975, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution that designated Zionism as “a form of racism and racial discrimination”. but that got repealed in 1991. However, regardless of what resolutions do or do not exist, the stark reality is that it is a system that fosters apartheid and racism.

    The big surprise, not known by many, is that some Arab Muslims publicly defend Zionism include Dr. Tawfik Hamid, former member of a terror organization and current Islamic thinker and reformer, Sheikh Prof. Abdul Hadi Palazzi, Director of the Cultural Institute of the Italian Islamic Community, and Tashbih Sayyed, a Pakistani-American scholar, journalist, and author.

    Turn that coin over and … another surprise …you also find that among those opposing Zionism are some secular Jews.

    So is it right to criticize and oppose it? Yes of course it is for a wide variety of reasons that includes unfair land confiscation, expulsions of Palestinians, violence against Palestinians, and racism.

  • Arab Galileo

    Dear Madam/Sir

    I am an atheist and I do appreciate what you say about how great damage and even criminal acts are done by people who believe in some Islamic or Christian principles.

    I was curious to find out if you have anything similar about Judaism but could not find anything! Surely you see how much damage and crimes are done against Palestinians because some people believe that God has promised them this land in the Middle East where they have to wait until this yellow cow of some specifications would appear as a mark for destroying this and that and start building the Temple of Solomon. Why for example don’t you report how an Arab family is evicted from their home, their homes destroyed and a new home for a Jewish family is erected in its place just because of some Jewish religious belief but you report the killing of a Muslim step father of his daughter in law because of his Islamic belief??

    I could not find anything on your site that says anything about the dangerous beliefs that are held by Jews! Isn’t this surprising?!

    I will appreciate a reply to this.

    Regards
    Arabgalileo

  • reason

    @ skeptic: Yes there are crazy people in every religion. BUT atheism is NOT a religion or faith. It is the lack of belief in deity or deities. Just because one does not collect stamps does not me s/he is a non-stamp collector.

  • falsehood

    There are murderous atheists, just like there are murderous people in general. Bad people do bad things. But for good people to do bad things, you need religion.

    Islam is not a religion of peace. Comparing Islam to other religions do not justify anything. If you want to compare people killed in the name of Islam (I can’t even count that high) to the people who have killed in the name of atheism (I can’t even find a single person), then go ahead; I’d love to see it! However, it won’t justify anything. Islam is still violent and far from a religion of peace.

    http://pewglobal.org/files/2010/12/Pew-Global-Attitudes-Muslim-Report-FINAL-December-2-2010.pdf , page 14
    http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/10/07/muslim.world.population/index.html

    All the top 3 Muslim countries have higher than 30% of the population fronting death penalty and dismembering.

  • skeptic

    There are crazy people in every religion.. there are even murderous atheists. Don’t generalize that Islam is not a religion of peace based on the actions of a mad man.