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Woman admits to killing her infant with Koran

Woman admits to killing her infant with Koran | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

"At the same time, I suggested she could read passages from the Koran for support, as we’re both Muslims."

 

However, when he arrived home the father found his child dead with 39 wounds to its body, the majority of which were caused by the holy book.

 

The 28-year-old mother was subsequently charged with murder, with an alternative charge of aggravated manslaughter.

 

“The woman intentionally killed her child. She smothered it to death and the Koran was the murder weapon,” prosecutor Anders Johansson said in court, according to Expressen.

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Ebola patient doctor tracked to New York trains, taxis and the High Line

Ebola patient doctor tracked to New York trains, taxis and the High Line | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

The 33-year-old physician had been working with Doctors Without Borders on the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, one of the three west African countries worst affected by the virus. He finished his work there on 12 October and left the country on 14 October, flying home to John F Kennedy airport in New York via Europe. He arrived in New York on 17 October.

 

In the days since returning to his apartment in Harlem, he was careful to check his temperature twice a day as part of his monitoring process.

 

But at some point between returning home from Guinea and experiencing symptoms, officials said, Spencer took a three-mile jog, despite being on a self-imposed limited-contact regime.

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Desperate plight of Yazidi woman sold into sex slavery by ISIS

Desperate plight of Yazidi woman sold into sex slavery by ISIS | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

A young Yazidi woman forced into sex slavery by the Islamic State begged the West to bomb the brothel where she was being held after militants raped her 30 times in just a few hours, it is claimed.


The unidentified woman is understood to have been kept as a prisoner of the jihadists somewhere in western Iraq having been captured by ISIS during the Sinjar massacre in early August.


A group raising awareness of ISIS' persecution of women in the vast swathes of the Middle East under its control said the woman had contacted Kurdish peshmerga fighters by telephone to plead for the brothel to be bombed to put the women held as sex slaves out of their misery.


She allegedly told the fighters she had been raped so frequently that she could no longer use the toilet, adding that the ordeal has been so harrowing that she plans to commit suicide even if freed.


Describing the woman as crying on the phone, Karam quoted her as saying: 'If you know where we are please bomb us... There is no life after this. I'm going to kill myself anyway - others have killed themselves this morning.'


'I've been raped 30 times and it's not even lunchtime. I can't go to the toilet. Please bomb us,' he claimed the woman added.

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Guess what's probably behind the spread of Ebola in West Africa?

Guess what's probably behind the spread of Ebola in West Africa? | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Many of the victims of Ebola in the three hot-spot nations there — Sierra Leone and Guinea, as well as neighboring Liberia — are Muslim. Roughly 73% of Sierra Leone’s and about 85% of Guinea’s people are Muslim.

 

Islam, moreover, is practiced by more than 13% of Liberians.When Muslims die, family members don’t turn to a funeral home or crematorium to take care of the body. In Islam, death is handled much differently. Relatives personally wash the corpses of loved ones from head to toe. Often, several family members participate in this posthumous bathing ritual, known as Ghusl.

 

Last month, Red Cross workers in Guinea were attacked by family members while trying to bury Ebola dead safely. In Sierra Leone, moreover, a family took Ebola-ridden bodies secured in body bags from the Red Cross, opened them up and exposed all members of the family to Ebola. They all contracted the disease.

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Image of Baby Girl Being 'Beheaded' Emerges Out of Phones Recovered from Dead Jihadists

Image of Baby Girl Being 'Beheaded' Emerges Out of Phones Recovered from Dead Jihadists | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

The image reportedly shows the child being pinned to the floor with a knife held to her throat by the jihadist. It is reported that the baby possibly belonged to a family of Alevi Muslim, a branch of Islam whose followers have been regularly targeted by the so called Islamic State militants. It is also feared that the baby was killed along with her family.

 

Highlighting the terror of the group, many fighters have circulated the picture on Facebook and have nicknamed the little girl as 'Melek', which means 'angel'.

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Foreign fighters flow to Syria

Foreign fighters flow to Syria | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

An estimated 15,000 militants from at least 80 nations are believed to have entered Syria to help overthrow the regime of President Bashar al-Assad according the CIA and studies by ICSR and The Soufan Group. Many of these fighters are believed to have joined units that are now part of the Islamic State. Western officals are concerned about what these individuals may do upon returning to their native countries.

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ISIS video clip showing woman being stoned to death by her own father

ISIS video clip showing woman being stoned to death by her own father | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

The shocking footage is understood to have been filmed in the city of Hama and shows a bearded cleric ranting at the woman in Arabic and accusing her adultery while she pleads for her life.


The woman turns to her father and begs his forgiveness but he coldly rejects her, saying he would rather please God. He then turns to the men to give the signal for his daughter's murder to begin.


Minutes later, as the men rain rocks down upon the helpless woman, her father steps forward with a large stone and the video fades to black.


It is believed he had been granted the barbaric 'honour' of being allowed end the life of the daughter he felt had betrayed both him and her religion.

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Children 'hacked to death' in DR Congo town

Children 'hacked to death' in DR Congo town | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

At least 22 people, most of them women and children, have been hacked and clubbed to death in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, just days after a similar massacre took place, a government official said.

The attack on Friday evening in the town of Eringeti, in North Kivu, left 10 women, eight children and four men dead, a local government official told the AFP news agency.

"Most of the victims were killed with machetes, axes and hoes," the non-governmental group Civil Society of North Kivu said in a statement. 

 

Several children had their heads "bashed against the walls" it said, blaming the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan rebel group, that has terrorised the area for much of the last two decades.

Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb, reporting from the town of Beni, said the latest attacks took the total number of people killed in last 10 days to over 80.

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Ebola Test Is Positive in Second Texas Health Worker

Ebola Test Is Positive in Second Texas Health Worker | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Three days after a nurse who treated a Liberian man with Ebola was found to have the virus, a second worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has tested positive for the disease, state and federal health officials said Wednesday.

 

A second case of Ebola among the nearly 100 doctors, nurses and assistants who helped treat Mr. Duncan for 10 days at Presbyterian was not unexpected. For days, federal health officials have warned that, in addition to a nurse who was confirmed to have Ebola on Sunday, other cases were likely.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/second-ebola-nurse-was-on-2-flights-and-the-cdc-is-now-looking-for-its-passengers-2014-10

 

http://news.yahoo.com/10-000-ebola-cases-per-week-could-seen-124410379.html

 

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/10/14/CIDRAP-Confirms-Ebola-Transmittable-by-Air

 

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/09/23/who-forecasts-more-than-20000-ebola-cases-by-november-2/

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dandiamond/2014/10/15/ebola-has-already-killed-more-than-200-doctors-nurses-and-other-healthcare-workers/

 

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Death toll hits 20 in Somalia car bomb attack

Death toll hits 20 in Somalia car bomb attack | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Ahmed Nor, Mogadishu's Hawlwadaag district commissioner, said six more bodies were recovered from the scene of the carbomb. He told reporters that with the recovery of bodies, death toll from the explosion reaches 20.

 

Ten people were instantly killed when the blast happened, while four more people later died at hospitals.

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Islamic State magazine admits to enslaving Yazidis

Islamic State magazine admits to enslaving Yazidis | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Tens of thousands of Yazidis were forced to flee for their lives - many of them into the nearby Sinjar mountains and then into Kurdish-held regions of northern Iraq. 


However many were captured by the militants, resulting in the massacre of hundreds of men and the selling into slavery of women and children, after they were first divided up between ISIS fighters.


Attempting to justify the move, the magazine said Sharia law differentiates between female Muslims from 'heretical' sects, and those from groups such as the Yazidids, who are considered pagans.


In one section of the magazine, a statement attributed to Mohammed al-Adnani, the spokesman for the Islamic State group, read: 'We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women,' addressing those who do not subscribe to its hardline interpretation of Islam.

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Kobane: 'There are hundreds of bodies with their heads cut off... their heads put on display' as Turkish troops watch and do nothing

Kobane: 'There are hundreds of bodies with their heads cut off... their heads put on display' as Turkish troops watch and do nothing | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Thirteen-year-old Dillyar cannot get the image of his cousin being beheaded out of his mind. The pair were fleeing Kobane and running down a street when Islamic State fighters blocked their exit.

 

Dillyar managed to slip through their grasp but his cousin Mohammed, 20, was seized, and gave a blood-curdling scream as one of the black-clad maniacs drew out a knife.

 

‘They pushed him to the ground and sawed his head off, shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’,’ the schoolboy told me yesterday. ‘I see it in my dreams every night and every morning I wake up and remember everything.’

 

Headless corpses litter the streets of the besieged Syrian border town, they say, and some of the mainly Kurdish townsfolk have had their eyes gouged out.


Father-of-four Amin Fajar, 38, said: ‘I have seen tens, maybe hundreds, of bodies with their heads cut off. Others with just their hands or legs missing. I have seen faces with their eyes or tongues cut out – I can never forget it for as long as I live. They put the heads on display to scare us all.’


He added: ‘An English teacher in our village tried to reason with them, but they just called him a kaffir (non-believer) and tied him to their car and dragged him away. We heard they beheaded him later.’


‘My neighbour was beheaded because they said he was ‘delivering vegetables to the kaffir’. They burned his farm, livestock, even his bees – they destroyed everything.’

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Texas nurse who had worn protective gear tests positive for Ebola

Texas nurse who had worn protective gear tests positive for Ebola | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

A nurse who had worn protective gear during her "extensive contact" at a Dallas hospital with an Ebola patient who died has tested positive during a preliminary blood test, officials said Sunday.

 

The woman had on a gown, gloves, mask and a shield during her multiple visits with Thomas Eric Duncan, but there was a breach in protocol, health officials said.

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Isis could become 'world’s first truly terrorist state' and bomb UK with nuclear and chemical weapons

Isis could become 'world’s first truly terrorist state' and bomb UK with nuclear and chemical weapons | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

In a speech to the Tory party conference that concentrated almost entirely on the threat from terrorism at home and abroad, Theresa May warned that the jihadist group could become the “world's first truly terrorist state“ in Iraq and Syria.

 

“If [Isis] succeed in firmly consolidating their grip on the land they occupy in Syria and Iraq, we will see the world’s first truly terrorist state established within a few hours flying time of our country,” she said.

 

“We will see terrorists given the space to plot attacks against us, train their men and women, and devise new methods to kill indiscriminately.”

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Muslim Shot Dead After Attacking NYPD Cops w/Axe

Muslim Shot Dead After Attacking NYPD Cops w/Axe | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Law-enforcement sources we spoke with identified Zale Thompson as the armed man who charged at a group of NYPD uniformed police assembled on a street corner in Jamaica, Queens, at around 2 p.m. today. The 32-year-old Muslim, who lived in Queens, struck one of the officers in the back of the head with his hatchet and gashed another on the arm, the police said.

 

A man armed with a hatchet who attacked a group of cops on a Queens street, critically injuring one of them, was shot dead by the officers on Thursday afternoon, and a female bystander was hit by an errant round.

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ISIS terrorists film mass execution of 250 Syrian soldiers after forcing them to march through desert in their underwear

ISIS terrorists film mass execution of 250 Syrian soldiers after forcing them to march through desert in their underwear | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Before they were killed, the jihadists forced the men to strip down to nothing but their underwear and paraded them through Syria's desert — apparently a march to their graves.

 

In the video, the men walk single file with their hands behind their heads. An ISIS fighter repeatedly shouts out "Islamic State." The men reply, "It shall remain."


The mass execution comes a week after the terrorist organization leaked video of a fighter beheading kidnapped American journalist James Foley. The terrorists claimed he was killed because of the U.S.'s airstrike campaign in Iraq.

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22 killed in attack on farmers’ market in Xinjiang region

22 killed in  attack on farmers’ market in Xinjiang region | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

The dead included police officers and the four attackers. The attack, on October 12th, took place at a farmers’ trading centre in Maralbeshi, or Bachu, county in the Kashgarprefecture, the US-based Radio Free Asia’s Uighur-language service reported. The wholesale food market is used predominantly by Han Chinese.

 

Xinjiang is home to more than 10 million Turkic-speaking Uighurs, a Turkic Muslim ethnic group that has close linguistic and cultural links to central Asia.

 

Violence in the region has intensified in the past two years, and hundreds have died, including more than 200 people in the past year. Beijing blames this on Islamist militants and separatists. In a “year-long campaign against terrorism”, China has taken down more than 40 groups it alleges are terror gangs. Hundreds have been arrested in Xinjiang.

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Car Bombings Kill 40 In Karbala And Baghdad

Car Bombings Kill 40 In Karbala And Baghdad | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

A string of bombings in Karbala and Baghdad has left 40 dead and another 100 wounded on Monday.

 

A quadruple car bombing in Karbala occurred at Shiite shrines dedicated to Imams Abbas and Hussein. The blast killed 22 immediately, UPI reports.

 

Simultaneously, a suicide bomber attacked a Shiite mosque during mid-day prayer services. The bomber shot an armed guard and the Imam before detonating a suicide vest, which killed 15.

 

Monday’s events come after an attack in Baghdad on Sunday night; a suicide bomber attacked a Shiite mosque in the al-Harthiya district and killed 21 people.

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Martin Rouleau, Quebec driver shot by police, 'radicalized'

Martin Rouleau, Quebec driver shot by police, 'radicalized' | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

The hit and run occurred around 11:30 a.m. ET when two members of the Canadian Armed Forces were hit by a car in a parking lot of a commercial plaza. Both were injured, one critically. Police have not released their names.

 

Martin Rouleau called himself 'Ahmad LeConverti' on Facebook, according to Radio-Canada sources.

 

Not long after the two were hit, the car that hit them was spotted by officers from the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu police force, who chased the vehicle for four kilometres.

 

The chase ended when the driver lost control of his car, flipping it into a ditch. Police said the man got out of the vehicle, and several shots were fired by officers. Police said the incident also involved a knife but did not elaborate.

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Attacks in Baghdad kill at least 50 people

Attacks in Baghdad kill at least 50 people | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

The Islamic State group has overrun vast areas in western and northern Iraq as well as parts of neighboring Syria, and has vowed to destabilize and eventually take over Baghdad.

 

It claimed responsibility for the day's deadliest strike. In that attack, two parked car bombs exploded simultaneously in a commercial area in the northern Dolaie neighborhood, killing 14 civilians and wounding 34 others, a police officer said.

 

Thursday's explosions have brought the death toll from attacks since Sunday to at least 162 people, mostly in Baghdad, according to an Associated Press tally.

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Ebola ruled out as passenger dies on Nigeria flight to JFK

Ebola ruled out as passenger dies on Nigeria flight to JFK | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Between 70 and 100 passengers a day arrive at JFK from the Ebola epicenter countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, King noted, and they have access to public restrooms and mingle with other travelers before their first screening.

 

He was vomiting in his seat and died sometime before the plane landed around 6 a.m., the source said. The crew contacted the CDC, whose officials boarded the plane as about 145 worried passengers remained on board, a federal law-enforcement source said.

 

“The CDC went on the plane, examined the dead body and said the person did not have Ebola,” King told The Post. “It was, what I was told, a cursory examination. The Port Authority cops and personnel from Customs and Border Protection were there . . . Their concern was, how could you tell so quickly? And what adds to the concern is how wrong the CDC has been over the past few weeks.”

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Do you really stay conscious after being decapitated?

Do you really stay conscious after being decapitated? | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

There has long been an argument against the concept of consciousness following decapitation. Some believe that the movements seen in the face are the result of the voluntary muscles that control the lips and eyes are merely in spasm after a sort of short circuit or from relic electrical activity. This is likely true for the rest of the body, but the head has the distinction of housing the brain, which is the seat of consciousness. The brain receives no trauma from a clean decapitation and may therefore continue to function until blood loss causes unconsciousness and death.

 

Exactly how long a person can remain conscious after decapitation remains debatable. We know that chickens often walk around for several seconds after decapitation; the Dutch rat study mentioned earlier suggests a length of perhaps four seconds. Other studies of small mammals have found up to 29 seconds [source: Khuly]. This in itself seems a horrid length of time for such a state. Take a moment to count off four seconds while you look around the room; you'll likely find you can take in quite a bit visually and aurally during that time.

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http://www.todayonline.com/commentary/why-beheading-makes-us-feels-different?singlepage=true

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ISIS Gains More Territory Near Baghdad

ISIS Gains More Territory Near Baghdad | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

On Monday, the U.N. said that an estimated 180,000 Iraqis have fled Heet since it fell earlier this month to the radical Islamist group, which continues to cleave away large swaths of the country’s Sunni heartland from central government control.

 

ISIS is currently believed to control 80% of Anbar province, which is home to a majority of Iraqi’s Sunni population.

 

Over the weekend, reports circulated that ISIS fighters had also infiltrated the suburb of Abu Ghraib on Baghdad’s outskirts that lies just 8 miles from the capital’s airport.

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Did ISIS Use Chemical Weapons Against the Kurds in Kobani?

Did ISIS Use Chemical Weapons Against the Kurds in Kobani? | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Nisan Ahmed, health minister of the Kurdish authority in Kobani, established a medical team to examine the incident.  According to Ahmed, the bodies of three Kurdish fighters showed no signs of damage from bullets.  Rather  “burns and white spots on the bodies of the dead indicated the use of chemicals, which led to death without any visible wounds or external bleeding.”


According to a UN report compiled after the departure of UN inspectors and quoted by Associated Press, bunker 41 contained “2,000 empty 155mm artillery shells contaminated with the chemical warfare agent mustard, 605 one-tonne mustard containers with residues, and heavily contaminated construction material.”

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Activists say Kurds halt ISIS advance in Kobani as bombing in Iraq kills 58

Activists say Kurds halt ISIS advance in Kobani as bombing in Iraq kills 58 | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Hospital officials confirmed the casualties in Sunday's bombing in Iraq. Bashir al-Dalawi, a member of the Qara Tappah municipal council, where the attacks took place, said that the bombs detonated near a government building, leading to the higher death toll. He says at least 107 people were wounded in the attack.

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Bombings kill 45 in Shi'ite areas of Baghdad and outskirts

Bombings kill 45 in Shi'ite areas of Baghdad and outskirts | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

In west Baghdad, 34 people were killed by three car bombs in Shi`ite neighbourhoods on Saturday evening, police and medical officials said.

 

A suicide bomber blew up his vehicle up at a traffic roundabout in Kadhimiya, killing 11 people, three of them police officers, officials said. Another 27 were wounded.

 

In the Shaoula neighbourhood, two bombs were detonated on the same street just 30 minutes apart.

 

In the first attack, a bomb in a parked car exploded outside an ice cream shop, killing eight and wounding 18 people. In the second blast, 600 meters down the same shop-lined street, a militant detonated his car, killing 15 people and wounding 44 others, police and medical officials said.

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