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21  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Muslims Kill their children for refusing arranged marriage. on: 4-08-2012 10:29 AM
What is she still doing with scarf covering her hair like an honourable woman. They should pull off the scarf snakes in monkey shadow. Same goes to the ones covering their faces, those ones carry guns too!!! They can fire anytime.
22  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Muslims Kill their children for refusing arranged marriage. on: 3-08-2012 09:07 PM
LONDON (AP) — The girl was murdered by her Pakistani parents for her Western ways. And it was her little sister who bravely told jurors how her mother and father suffocated the 17-year-old with a plastic bag — gripping testimony that led to her parents' murder conviction on Friday.

Justice Roderick Evans sentenced Iftikhar, 52, and Farzana Ahmed, 49, to life in prison for killing their daughter, Shafilea, in 2003. The couple — first cousins from the Pakistani village of Uttam — were ordered to serve a minimum of 25 years in prison.

"She was being squeezed between two cultures — the culture and way of life that she saw around her and wanted to embrace, and the culture and way of life you wanted to impose on her," Evans said during the sentencing at the Chester Crown Court in northwest England.

In Britain, more than 25 women have been killed in so-called "honor killings" in the past decade. Families have sometimes lashed out at their children on the belief that they have brought their household shame by becoming too westernized or by refusing a marriage.

Shafilea was only 10 when she began to rebel against her parents' strict rules, according to prosecutor Andrew Edis. The young girl would hide make-up, false nails and western clothes at school, changing into conservative clothes before her parents picked her up.

But it was the last year of her life that proved to be the most traumatic. During the trial that began in May, jurors heard from Shafilea's younger sister, Alesha, who said she witnessed the murder when she was 12.

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After an argument about Shafilea's dress, her parents pushed her down on a couch, stuffed a thin white plastic bag into her mouth and held their hands over her mouth and nose until she died, Alesha testified.

As she was struggling, her mother said, "just finish it here," according to Alesha's testimony. Although Shafilea's other siblings contradicted the testimony, the last-minute emergence of a diary convinced jurors.

The diary belonged to a friend of one of Shafilea's other sisters, Mev. In it, the friend relays conversations she had with the sister about the night Shafilea died — details that supported Alesha's testimony.

"The strong message goes out and should be very clear: If you engage in honor killings — if you engage in forced marriages — you will be caught and brought to justice," said Mohammed Shafiq, chief executive of the Manchester-based Ramadhan Foundation, a Muslim organization.

When Shafilea became a teenager, she became interested in boys — something that spurred punishment from her parents. School officials alerted social services in October 2002 after Shafilea came to school with injuries to her face. That same month, Shafilea told a social worker that she was to be married in Pakistan in February 2003.

In January 2003, she ran away, telling friends her parents would not leave her alone. She eventually returned. In February 2003, she ran away again and pleaded with British authorities to allow her to move out of her parents' house because, she said, they were abusive and trying to force her into an arranged marriage.

Some of Shafilea's own words also proved compelling to jurors. In the application form to move out, she said she had suffered from regular domestic violence from the age of 15. "One parent would hold me whilst the other hit me," she said.

Her father snatched her off the streets, however, in the same month as the application. He bundled her into a car and took her to Pakistan against her will, Alesha said. In protest, Shafilea drank bleach and was brought back to Britain in May 2003. She spent eight weeks in the hospital trying to recover from damage done to her throat.

Even in her weakened and desperate state, Shafilea's parents were relentless. One night, her parents complained she was wearing a T-shirt and wasn't properly covered up, according to Alesha. The younger sister said Shafilea struggled and struggled as her parents held her down.

Alesha described that after the attack, her siblings ran upstairs and she watched as her father carried Shafilea's body to the car wrapped in a blanket. She was reported missing shortly after, with her parents making a teary-eyed media appeal for information leading to their daughter.

But police were suspicious — so much so that they bugged the house. Shafilea's decomposed remains were eventually discovered in the River Kent in Cumbria in February 2004, but it wasn't until 2010 that Alesha provided the key testimony.

Last year, the British government's Forced Marriage Unit investigated more than 1,400 cases of forced marriages, most of which occur in Muslim communities. Britain is home to more than 1.8 million Muslims, most from Pakistani roots.
23  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: REINCARNATED (Snoop Dogg): Official Documentary Trailer on: 1-08-2012 08:09 PM

What do you mean changing your name from Snoop Dogg to Snoop Lion. Are you from the ANIMAL KINGDOM?
24  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: LMAO!! Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon Morns Atta Mills Death With Big Grammer on: 27-07-2012 12:31 AM
I understood half of what he said. I guess he don't know how to break his words into common sentences
25  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: A Must Watch : TB Joshia Heals man turning into diferrent creature on: 24-07-2012 04:34 PM
May God continue to have mercy on some people. So the Church of God is a stage as you guys claimed? Everything is not a joke. I am happy because your likes is what God need and use to perform these kind of miracles
26  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Meet Nigeria's Youngest Billionaire, Ladi Delano + How He Made His Money on: 21-07-2012 07:36 PM
See the guy's office: Bakrie Tower 35th-37th Floor
27  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: WICKED! Man stones girlfriend to death,run into hiding on: 17-07-2012 07:39 AM
The news sounds absolutely impossible. Stone her to death? Is she a chicken or a bird? Man or woman is the strongest being God created, the girl cannot die of a mere stoning by one man.
28  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: The Black Billionaires 2012 on: 14-07-2012 08:47 AM
Watch out for me. I am making the list this year
29  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Second Phone Conversation Between Farouk Lawan and Femi Otedola [Audio Inside] on: 4-07-2012 11:13 AM
That can't be Femi and Farouk talking like two mallams selling onions. Farouk cannot be so fast on phone like that and he must not talkshot Femi.
30  Forum / Sports / Re: EURO 2012 Finals: Italy v Spain (01.07.2012) on: 29-06-2012 12:56 AM
Italians should cease discrimination. The only black man in the team saved them. The rest of the players could not score even in an open net. Congrats Mario Bellotelli
31  Forum / Relationships & Romance / Re: Woman Breaks Records For Most Butt Injections- [Picture gallery] on: 28-06-2012 01:09 PM
Mummy me!!!!!
32  Forum / Relationships & Romance / Re: My ex-commissioner wife returned home without pant –Husband on: 28-06-2012 01:06 PM
what a man can do, a woman can do it better.
33  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: PHOTOS: Ego Omalicha Quits Question Mark Records, Changes Name to Safari on: 28-06-2012 12:59 PM
I need to start a make-over factory. I guess the market is wide in Nigeria.
34  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: Why Pastor Chris Okotie’s Second Marriage Crashed! on: 28-06-2012 08:58 AM
Pastor Chris Okotie could not make it to Aso Rock, so the lady quits. The marriage is political. So when politics could not work they separated. Goodluck to them.
35  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: Photos From Omotola In Tanzania on: 25-06-2012 07:58 AM
This is no news. My friend Omotala, fix your buut one place and take care of your children. Your aging and fame is no more paying you.
36  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Rev. Chris Okotie Ends Second Marriage To Stephanie Henshaw After Four Years on: 25-06-2012 06:15 AM
Quote from: chidieberelendu on 25-06-2012 04:22 AM
All that glitters are not gold,it's unfortunate that someone who calls himself a man Of God got married to a lady not bcs of her humility and dedication to the things of God,but just for her mere beauty which can disappear and the end is divorce,athe book of Malachi ch 1 vs 16,God says that he hates divorce,so then what example are our men of God showing to their followers,wht advice is he going to give to a member who is having problem in his marriage which is abt degenerating to a divorce when he could not make his own marriage work on two occasion,it's a shame.and for the Stephanie,keep on deceiving men with ur artificial beauty,u ve been married three times now and definitely u will still marry again,that's nothing but prostitution,is either u re delivered from the spirit of divorce or u will regret ur actions someday,bcs u are to normal.wht are those things that u couldn't tolerate in a man that will make u divorce him,not once but three times?others who are married and are still staying married,do u think that they don't have problems in their marriages?look inward and u will discover your problems which may not be far from pride bcs of ur humble before God and submit to ur husband and ur marriage will work.

Well said
37  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Photo: Woman Stopped From Boarding Flight For Dressing Indecently on: 21-06-2012 01:57 AM
IS this the definition of sexy?
38  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Irate Muslim Kill 5 Christians In Kaduna, Burn Churches on: 19-06-2012 06:17 PM
Quote from: ProphetMohamme on 19-06-2012 06:06 PM
allah is grave
no one can stop the work of allah my father

If i understood you, allah is grave right? Indeed this is the work of your allah which is grave. I wish all Christians in the North could vacate the deserted North. Aren't you people ashamed that after ruling Nigeria for so many years with all the powers and domination of other parts of Nigeria, the North still remains deserted? You cannot see anything good in the North aside Military hardwares. You are full of beggers and almajiris. You have the highest number of illiterates in the world. You are happy that people are killed and properties destroyed. Your allah is grave indeed.
39  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: An Open Letter To Bianca Onoh Ojukwu (VERY INTERESTING) on: 19-06-2012 02:18 PM
Quote from: koyes on 19-06-2012 01:59 PM
The person that wrote this letter is a typical amebo and sooo jobless!let her not focus on her own boring life.olofofo.mchteeew!

We need this kind of joblessness in Nigeria. Trash the use of words like Olofofo and get a good dictionary meaning for your word. Combine your words and be jobless like Ijeoma. We shall applaud you.
40  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: An Open Letter To Bianca Onoh Ojukwu (VERY INTERESTING) on: 19-06-2012 01:38 PM
The novelist made significant points. It it is not all about fame, but dignity to what you believe in and lived for. Bianca believed in Ojokwu and married him defying all powerful strongholds against the marriage. This is because he believed in Ojokwu and his persona. What happens to that person of Ojokwu which Bianca believed in? Accepting the offer is a betrayal to Odimegwu's believe and fights.
In life, we must learn to believe in ourselves and not in others. Betrayal followed Ojokwu even to his grave. His struggle for the survival of Biafra was hacked by betrayal. His enormous struggle for the betterment of Ndi Igbo after the civil war was marred by his own brothers who shared power and wealth with Ojokwu's enemies in the name of Federal Republic of Nigeria. At his own sick bed, his own wife still betrayed him by accepting an offer from his political antagonists. Bianca should learn morales from your article. She cannot too busy for lessons and lectures. This same lesson goes to all Igbo women who have abandoned our cultures in he name of women empowerment and globalisation which is the major cause of divorce and instability in marriages.
Congratulations Ijeoma. I wish you more success in your endeavours.
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