Egyptian addicted to stealing cuts off both his hands… by allowing a TRAIN to run over his wrists

  • So appalled by his crimes, Ali Afifi, 28, apparently decided to punish himself
  • The Egyptian severed both hands on the tracks of a speeding train
  • Islamic Sharia law states hands are cut off for repeated stealing offences
  • Amputation is not practiced in Egypt but some MPs have called for its return

An Egyptian man has sliced off both his hands by placing them in the path of a speeding train to overcome his stealing addiction.

Ali Afifi, 28, was apparently so appalled by his habitual crimes that he took his punishment into his own hands.

The young man, apparently guided by the rules of Sharia law, severed both his hands in his self-inflicted purgatory.

Desperate measure: Ali Afifi began stealing by taking sandwiches for friends but soon developed kleptomania - an addiction to stealing

Desperate measure: Ali Afifi began stealing by taking sandwiches for friends but soon developed kleptomania – an addiction to stealing

Self-inflicted punishment: Egyptian Ali Afifi, 28, severed both his hands under a train to fight his addiction of stealing

Self-inflicted punishment: Egyptian Ali Afifi, 28, severed both his hands under a train to fight his addiction of stealing

 

His decision was likely to have been drawn from the Islamic teaching of Sharia law – the principles, rules and subsequent punishments that inform every element of life for those who practice Islam.

The Islamic legal system deals with many issues addressed in secular law as well as informing daily decisions of a personal and mundane matter, including hygiene, fasting, prayer, diet, politics, sexual intercourse and marital rules.

Interpretation of the law by Muslims varies between cultures, but it is accepted in some countries that repeated stealing is punishable by cutting off the hand.

Normally, a person caught stealing would be summoned to a Sharia court where Islamic jurists would issue guidance on an issue.

But for Mr Afifi, from the central Nile delta region of Tanta, Egypt, he decided he knew what his fate should be, according to the ‘divine law’.

In Islamic divine law, stealing is one of the most serious crimes and punishable by amputation

In Islamic divine law, stealing is one of the most serious crimes and punishable by amputation

 

The 28-year-old, from Tanta, north east Egypt, was apparently so appalled at his own crimes he punished himself guided by Sharia law
The 28-year-old, from Tanta, north east Egypt, was apparently so appalled at his own crimes he punished himself guided by Sharia law

The 28-year-old, from Tanta, north east Egypt, was apparently so appalled at his own crimes he punished himself guided by Sharia law

 

According to Sharia law, stealing is considered one of the most serious crimes as specified by the Quran.

A Sharia court may issue a punishment of some kind of injury to the hand to someone caught stealing for the first time, such as slowly driving a car wheel over the hand.

In countries such as Iran, Saudi Arabia and northern Nigeria, amputation for repeated stealing is still practiced. In Egypt, however, the courts have not permitted judicial amputation for many years.

Last year, however, under the new Muslim Brotherhood government, MP Adel Azzazy, from the Salafi-oriented Nour Party, proposed a bill to reintroduce amputations for certain crimes.

He called for the application of ‘Heraba’ – extreme punishments for crimes including overt robbery, murder, forcible taking of property with a weapon and vandalising public facilities.

Guilt: Ali Afifi chose to carry out his own punishment for his repeated stealing

Guilt: Ali Afifi chose to carry out his own punishment for his repeated stealing

 

Sharia law insists that thieves lose a hand, which prompted Afifi to take such drastic action

Sharia law insists that thieves lose a hand, which prompted Afifi to take such drastic action

The penalties according to Azzazy’s bill were execution in the case of murder, or cutting one arm and one leg from opposite sides of the culprit’s body in the cases of robbery and forcible taking of property.

If the taking of possessions is accompanied by murder, the penalty would be death or crucifixion, to be determined by the judge.

The bill, according to the Egypt Independent, also stipulated imprisonment for intimidating citizens, and that the prison sentence will end when the felon repents.

The penalties would only be imposed on adult, mentally-stable wrongdoers, who either committed the crimes or assisted in carrying them out, according to the bill.

Mr Afifi, who lives in Tanta, in Egypt's northern Delta region, now has two stumps where his hands and wrists once were

Mr Afifi, who lives in Tanta, in Egypt’s northern Delta region, now has two stumps where his hands and wrists once were

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Serial rapist posed as Vogue photographer to befriend women in upmarket bars then ‘spiked their drinks’ so they blacked out

  • Fabio Moniz convicted of raping two women at Snaresbrook Crown Court last week
  • Police know little about Portuguese 27-year-old beyond criminal history
  • Moniz cleared of rape two years ago

Sex predator: Fabio Moniz posing on his Facebook page

Sex predator: Fabio Moniz posing on his Facebook page

He posed as a Vogue photographer and a model so the young women  he charmed in upmarket bars and restaurants trusted him enough to take him home.

But Fabio Moniz, 27, was a rapist who would get his victims so intoxicated they would neither know nor remember what he did to them.

The sexual predator put his head in his hands in apparent shock after a jury last week found him guilty of raping two women.

The verdict at Snaresbrook Crown Court came four years after he  was cleared of raping an American student in London.

Police know little about Moniz, from Portugal, or even how long he has been in Britain, and fear there may be other victims.

The American woman who accused him of rape in June 2009 was so convinced he was dangerous that she returned to Britain for the trial to give evidence against him. Now back in New York, and working as a financial analyst, she told The Mail on Sunday: ‘I’m happy with the verdict.’

Moniz met another American woman last September as she dined alone in Claridges. He pretended to be gay and said he had just returned from a photoshoot for Vogue.

When she woke hours later with him beside her in her hotel bed denying they had had sex, she felt drugged and confused. She left to catch her flight home, where she reported the rape to police.

One of the British women he raped, whom we are calling ‘Sarah’, told how Moniz came up behind her and  a friend on a Mayfair street and started asking them where they were going before accompanying them to the bar of the May Fair hotel.

The businesswoman told The Mail on Sunday: ‘He was smartly dressed in a denim shirt, sweater and jeans, and had a cut-glass accent with a slight lisp, saying, “Oh sweetie, I work in the fashion business with supermodels.”

‘But all the time he must have  been thinking about how he could lure me back to his flat and rape  me. He was very personable, maybe we were too trusting, but he was easy company.

 
Demon: Moniz preyed on women by telling them he was a gay photographer for Vogue

Demon: Moniz preyed on women by telling them he was a gay photographer for Vogue

By midnight the three had moved to the nearby Maddox nightclub where the vodka was flowing. Sarah said: ‘Neither of us fancied Moniz – he appeared to be gay. Every time we strayed away, he would come and find us and say, “Come on girls, come back to the table.” ’

By 2.30am Sarah was feeling more than just drunk and her friend was slumped on a sofa. Moniz is suspected of spiking their drinks with date-rape drug GHB, although any signs of it had worn off by the time the rape was reported to police.

Good time guy: On his Facebook profile under the name Fabs Fabio Finch, Moniz portrayed an image of himself as a fun party animal

Good time guy: On his Facebook profile under the name Fabs Fabio Finch, Moniz portrayed an image of himself as a fun party animal

He is thought to have later put cocaine into their mouths while they lay unconscious at the flat he took them to near Tower Bridge.

Sarah’s friend clearly remembers a second man in the flat, although he was not accused of any assault, and police have never found him.

Sarah was groggy and confused when she woke the next morning to find Moniz trying to have sex with her, and had no idea she had been raped until her friend later told her what she had seen.

Moniz was cleared of sexually assaulting Sarah’s friend. ‘We knew something strange had happened, and slowly I pieced together the evening and realised I’d been raped,’ said Sarah. ‘A day later I knew I had to report it to the police.’

The pair thanked the American woman who accused Moniz in 2009 for helping secure a conviction.

A psychiatrist will assess Moniz before sentencing next month.

Detective Chief Inspector Pete Thomas, who led the investigation, said: ‘Moniz is a very, very dangerous individual. I certainly believe  he has committed other offences.  A lot of his victims will have  been drinking.

‘They may not want to come forward because they might not know what’s happened to them. We want them to come forward.’

 

 

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Woman Ordered To Write Diversity Essay and Sentenced to Six Months in Jail After Racial Slurs

 

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A 19-year-old white Ypsilanti Township woman was ordered to write a 200- to 250-word essay on diversity, attend a racial sensitivity class, spend six months in jail and serve two years’ probation for racial slurs aimed at her black next-door neighbor.

Judge Darlene O’Brien called Leah Keaton’s behavior “very, very hurtful” during Monday’s sentencing in Washtenaw County Probate Court, AnnArbor.com reported Thursday. Keaton had pleaded guilty July 23 to ethnic intimidation.
“I want to get my life on a better track,” Keaton told O’Brien.

Keaton’s 23-year-old neighbor told police she was pushed to the ground after confronting Keaton and her ex-boyfriend, Joseph Starr, on July 3 upon overhearing them repeatedly use a racial slur.

Police left after no one answered the door at Keaton’s home, about 30 miles southwest of Detroit. But officers returned after receiving complaints that Keaton and Starr were throwing rocks at the neighbor’s house and singing songs about killing black people.

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Mercedes’ Hit-and-run on Adolf Hitler A spoof advertisement that shows a Mercedes running down a young Adolf Hitler has become an online hit – but the German car maker is reportedly not amused by it.

 

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The 80-second video clip, which was created by students at Germany’s Ludwigsburg film academy, depicts a C-class Mercedes taking out the German Nazi dictator as a child in his birthplace, Braunau am Inn, in late 19th century Austria.

The limousine passes cows, women in frocks then brakes before hitting curious children crossing the road – the Collision Prevent Assist has saved the children’s lives.

But when another dark-haired boy crosses the road blindly, he’s flattened by the 21st century vehicle – the face of Adolf Hitler flashes on the screen and his distraught mother screams, “Oh, Adolf!”

The boy’s body is seen lying lifelessly the road, his limbs arranged in the shape of a swatstika as a subtitle appears: “Mercedes Benz – automatic braking system – detects dangers before they arise.”

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Activist Plans Pro-White Takeover of North Dakota Town

 

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The mayor of a tiny Grant County town that’s been targeted for a takeover by a hate crimes fugitive said local residents are demanding more information now that the plot has been uncovered.

Craig Paul Cobb, 61, who has been called one of the most extreme white supremacists and neo-Nazis in the country, has purchased 13 lots in the mostly abandoned town of Leith with plans to fill the town with other racists and haters and eventually take over the community.

Cobb himself lives in a small house in Leith and residents knew he was buying up other lots last year. It wasn’t until the past few days that they learned of his scheme to turn Leith into a white nationalists’ community, where people could fly Nazi flags and other racial banners, take over the city through elections and write their own laws.

Cobb was arrested in 2010 in Canada on federal charges of willful promotion of hatred and had been in Montana under dual citizenship until turning up in Grant County last year.

Mayor Ryan Schock said his phone has been “ringing off the hook” since the Tribune broke the story Wednesday night, with many of the calls from area residents wanting to know what’s going on.

“Everybody’s wound up,” the mayor said.

People in the community of 19 are still trying to figure out what they can or should do about the situation, he said.

In the meantime, Grant County Sheriff Steve Bay said he’ll keep a close watch on Leith, especially after two Wisconsin men showed up in Leith before dawn Sunday to clear trees and work on a dilapidated house on a property Cobb had purchased.

Those men — Michael Bencz and Tim Westergard — provided identification to the sheriff Sunday evening and weren’t found to have any criminal warrants or apparent association with Cobb, the sheriff said.

Bay said he is still investigating Bencz and Westergard. He said the Border Patrol told him Canada has no interest in extraditing Cobb on the hate crime charges.

Bencz told the Tribune he found Cobb’s property on Craigslist and made a down payment on it because he was looking for a prairie home in a quiet and peaceful place. He denied any relationship with Cobb, or white nationalist beliefs.

Cobb has not returned phone calls or text messages sent to a cellphone number posted on Craigslist with his Leith property listing.

Mark Potok, an expert on extremism and editor of the Intelligence Report and Hatewatch blog, said people should be concerned.

Hatewatch is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based civil rights group, keeping tabs on hate crimes and hate advocates across the country, including Cobb.

“He’s one of the most vicious neo-Nazi activists around,” Potok said.

The fact that Cobb was able to buy so much property in Leith before anyone realized what he represents is the most successful attempt so far to create an all-white enclave, Potok said.

Cobb is trying to turn Leith into a Pioneer Little Europe, an all-white vision that’s been around since 2001, Potok said.

He said others have tried to create white enclaves — notably April Gaebe’s attempt in Kalispell, Mont. — but have not gotten nearly as far as Cobb has gotten in Leith.

“This is much further advanced than anything we’ve seen,” Potok said.

He said it’s likely Cobb picked Leith because North Dakota is 90 percent white and Grant County is 97 percent white, according to the U.S. census.

Other factors that make it attractive are cheap land, few people to stand up to a takeover and employment in the Bakken oil patch.

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Two Negroes Beat White WWII U.S. Veteran to Death for the Fun of It

 

WWII veteran Delbert Belton survived being wounded in action during the Battle of Okinawa only to be beaten and left for dead by two teens at the Eagles Lodge in Spokane on Wednesday evening.

Belton, 89, died from the injuries he suffered in the beating Thursday morning at Sacred Heart Medical Center. Witnesses say the Belton was in the parking lot of the Eagles Lodge at 6410 N. Lidgerwood, adjacent to the Eagles Ice-A-Rena, around 8 p.m. Wednesday when the two male suspects attacked him.

Belton died from his injuries Thursday at Sacred Heart Medical Center.

“Shorty,” as he was known by his friends at the Eagles Lodge, served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during WWII and was shot in the leg during the Battle of Okinawa. He went on to work at Kaiser Aluminum at the company’s Trentwood plant for more than 30 years.

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Police: Homeless Woman Snatches Baby From Stroller, Tries to Eat Its Arm

Homeless Woman Tries to Eat Babys Arm

Police arrested Natasha Hubbard for aggravated assault after she allegedly snatched a baby boy from his stroller.

Police arrested a 36-year-old homeless woman for allegedly snatching a baby boy from his stroller and slamming him into a pole, then trying to break his arm off so she could eat it, authorities said Wednesday.

Adriana Miranda was walking with her sister in downtown Los Angeles during the July 21 incident, pushing her 4-month-old son down the street when Natasha Hubbard allegedly reached into the stroller, unbelted the baby and grabbed him by the leg, swinging him overhead before slamming him into a rail, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The boy’s mother and aunt tried to fight Hubbard off, and when Miranda was finally able to grab the baby back Hubbard scratched at her and kept trying to fight.

The baby received only minor injuries and was treated for bruises and scratches.

According to the Times, Hubbard ran away but witnesses helped identify her, leading to her arrest. She was charged with aggravated assault and her bail set at $30,000. She is currently on probation for both a narcotics case and a battery case, and has been arrested for aggravated assault before.

In an interview with detectives, Hubbard confirmed she tried to break the baby’s arm off in order to eat it.

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