Saturday, March 29, 2014

King Abdullah keeps his daughters imprisoned for the last 13 years- Report by Daily mail

An ex wife of Saudi Arabia's billionaire king has appealed to Barack Obama for help freeing the four adult daughters she says have been held in a Saudi royal palace against their will for over a decade.
Alanoud AlFayez, 57, made her public plea to the president on Thursday, just a day before he is scheduled to visit King Abdullah for just the second time.
'Mr Obama should take this opportunity to address these grave violations committed against my daughters,' said AlFayez.





AlFayez, who has lived in London since Abdullah divorced her in 2003, said her ex-husband's treatment of their daughters has worsened lately after 13 years in confinement.
She told AFP that their already rare trips outside to buy food and medicine for themselves and their pets have now stopped.
'Since 13 years, my daughters Sahar, Maha, Hala and Jawaher are being held captive,'



AlFayez said. 'They need to be saved and released immediately.'
AlFayez has written to the UN's Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to say that her daughters are 'imprisoned, held against their will, cut off from the world'.
Sahar and Jawaher told the Sunday Times in an email that they were being kept alone in a house most of which is closed off as they have been left to fend for themselves with nobody to help them with the housework.
They did not reveal how they got access to internet.
'We have no passports or ID, we are under house arrest, with little food left for ourselves and pets,' Sahar, 42, wrote to AFP.
'On their orders, they have been literally starving us since last Wednesday. We are now living on one meal a day, leaving the little remaining meat for our pets and sipping little water in this heat, to save up. Our energy is quite low and we are trying our best to survive.' she wrote.


'On their orders, they have been literally starving us since last Wednesday. We are now living on one meal a day, leaving the little remaining meat for our pets and sipping little water in this heat, to save up. Our energy is quite low and we are trying our best to survive.' she wrote.

Monday, March 17, 2014

JESUS AND THE SINNERS

Let me teach a little Christianity to my critics, with love and care as Jesus told me.
As many of you know We are being persecuted for our faith in Christianity and for raising our voice against the cruel and those in powe.
We were kept in detention and deprived of all we had including our passports. We have spent 1 long year on the run. Separated from our mother we continue to live in extreme fear.
We kept on begging UNHCR and the whole world to protect us as we are the victim of people in authority.
We wrote to many Christian organizations including Human rights no help was extended.
In a hyper desperate attempt to get help I I cut myself in a live YouTube video not to harm myself but to save our life. No help!

I received loads of messages condemning me and calling me a sinner. “You are out from Christianity” many told me.
I wonder at the double standard of the West.
What about your teenage daughters?  Who leave the house to live with a boyfriend and get pregnant? Is it allowed to have children out of the bond of marriage in Christianity?


Our problem is we judge ourselves by our ideas and others by their deeds. Its so easy to have beautiful ideas but difficult to face life when it turns on you.
Let’s see What Bible says,
Matthew 7
7‘Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. 2For with the judgement you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. 3Why do you see the speck in your neighbour’s* eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? 4Or how can you say to your neighbour,* “Let me take the speck out of your eye”, while the log is in your own eye?5You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbour’s* eye.

Let me remind You how Lord Jesus even showed mercy to an adulteress woman who was chosen to be stunned by the people.
John 8:1-11
At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.
But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
11 “No one, sir,” she said.
“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”
Jesus who was never touched by the Satan sat with the sinners and dined with them.
 Matthew 9: 9 - 13; 
9 As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, "Follow Me." So he arose and followed Him. 10 Now it happened, as Jesus sat at the table in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to His disciples, "Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?" 12When Jesus heard that, He said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 13 "But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice.' For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance." 
That’s not all Jesus Christ was even kind and friendly to the prostitutes. He let them to touch his sacred body and showed kindness to them
According to the New Testament Bible, Jesus did talk to prostitutes. He had compassion on them because they were trapped in sin (in wrongdoing).. He loved all sinners, including prostitutes.
Luke 7:36-50.
36 Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat. 37 And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesussat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, 38 and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil. 39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he spoke to himself, saying, “This Man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what manner of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner.”
40 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.”
So he said, “Teacher, say it.”
41 “There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?”
43 Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.”
And He said to him, “You have rightly judged.” 44 Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has washed My feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head. 45 You gave Me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came in. 46 You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet with fragrant oil.47 Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”
48 Then He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”
Last but not the least if we don’t try to raise our voice against our powerful enemies one day we will be caught and then nobody would ever know how we were disgraced raped and cut in to pieces.
We must think twice before slandering someone, especially those who are being persecuted like us. We need your love and support not condemnations.


Happy New Year

A Brave Young Pakistani Woman’s Struggle Against Oppression

Written by: Shawn Forbes

Today we celebrate the accomplishments and struggles of the brave women around the world who stand firm in the face of oppression and discrimination.  One such woman is Sadia Khan.  A young student and writer from Pakistan who dared to speak out against a prevalent fundamentalist ideology.  Sadia Khan’s struggle embodies the personal adversity Women everywhere are faced with every day.




Sadia and Amala Khan

Ten years ago in Quetta Pakistan, a young Pashtun girl named Sadia Khan was forced to flee her home alongside her young sister Amala ( an infant ) and their mother.  Sadia’s only crime was her objection to a radical and extremist society.  Sadia refused to be complacent in a world where women and minorities are deprived the very basic freedoms that every single living being is entitled to.  She publicly voiced her objections in her home, community and school.  Unfortunately, Sadia soon realized that her peers in the community were already steeped in a state endorsed culture of extremism.

In Pakistan, state polices encourage radical Islamic ideology while punishing moderate principles.  Thousands of activists and hundreds of journalists have been abducted and extra-judicially killed by State agencies and vicious death squads.  In 2010 Sadia began writing a book exposing these drastic human rights abuses.  She traveled extensively throughout Pakistan collecting reports, information, and testimony about ongoing state endorsed extremism. 

During this time Sadia‘s own family members tried to take her life, for her political, social, and religious opinions.  They also forced their mother to abandon her adopted daughter Amala. They had strong objection over her adoption. According to them she was a curse and was born without a marriage. They said according to their religious traditions, she should be killed for the sin of her unknown parents.

Sadia completed her book in 2011 but her work gained the attention of extremist elements in the region.  She soon found herself under constant suvaillance by ISI agents and extremist thugs.   In 2011 Sadia found herself the fortunate survivor of a vehicular attack.

Concerned citizens of her community came to inquire about her in a near-by shop.  Soon thereafter even these kind hearted citizens received threatening letters. Upon receiving the letter Sadia Khan, alongside her mother & her young sister Amala, fled their home and went to a servant’s house. They remained hiding there for 4 days and on 1st january 2012 left for Sri Lanka.

In Sri Lanka, Sadia was unable to publish her book so she started publishing articles from the book on a blog website. She knew it was very dangerous and will be awarded with death if exposed so she blogged with an anonymous name of Khizra Khan Yousafzai.

Fearing for her life, Sadia and her family registered with UNHCR as asylum seekers. Over estimating the protection of UNHCR Sadia began blogging with her own name and exposed her real identity and location. Due to her outspoken stance against extremism and female oppression, expressed on her very popularblog and youtube channel, Pakistani ISI Agents quickly became aware of her location.  Within a week she and her family were apprehended and held in a detention camp for 1 month.  While in the detention camp, the authorities advised her:”Your case is between ISI and SIS.  ISI agents have contacted the head of SIS and now he himself is investigating about you.  You will be presented to the high court and deported to Pakistan.”

Sadia knew she would not be allowed to live after whatever has happened. After experiencing a minor heart attack, her mother was denied permission to visit her daughter in the hospital. Sadia was held under armed guard by Sri Lankan police officers.  A doctor told Sadia that they have been advised by Sri Lankan authorities to discharge her as soon as possible, alleging she was a dangerous spy.

When Sadia was still recovering, she was prematurely sent back to the detention camp.  Despite her inhuman treatment, Sadia remained vigiliant.  She continued to plead with the Sri Lankan UNHCR.  Sadia demonstrated her personal strength and resolve, refusing to give up on her family.  Trapped by 2 intelligence agencies, and detained by authorities for demanding her basic human rights and personal liberties.  On April 9th of 2013 Sadia and her family decided to flee from the detention camp.

After leaving the detention camp, Sadia, Amala, and their mother went into hiding.  Persued by International Intelligence Agencies and living in constant fear, Sadia bravely continued her online crusade for justice.

In October 2013 her mother who was exhausted with the life in hiding came forward to publicly beg UNHCR to grant them asylum.  Sadia and her little sis Amala left the safe house due to the fear of Sri Lankan authorities. Their mother eventually returned from the Sri Lankan UNHCR office in Colombo to an empty house empty handed.

For over 4 months Sadia and Amala had to live separately from their mother. They fear that their mother was under surveillance, they would all be abducted should they meet.  In November 2013 the Sri Lankan UNHCR finally announced their decision to approve Sadia’s asylum request, but a decision regarding her mother and young sister’s applications were still pending. Definitely UNHCR is under a lot of pressure from the state of Sri Lanka or else they would never take over 2 years to decide the fate of 3 women who face death at the hands of a strict Pashtun community and from 2 powerful state agencies.

Thanks to Sadia Khan’s tireless efforts, and personal resolve, the Sri Lankan UNHCR granted full asylum to Sadia Khan, Amala and their mother in February 2014.  The unsung heroes like Sadia Khan embody the female spirit.  Sadia’s brave struggle against overwhelming odds and hardships reflects the strength of the female spirit.  Her success is a victory for all women everywhere.  Sadia continues to work towards creating awareness of the oppression of Women in fundamentalist cultures.

Article by Shawn Forbes