A 41-year-old Palatka man who doused his first wife with lighter fluid and set her on fire two years ago faces life in prison when he is sentenced in August.
Khalid Abeljawwad Mohd was found guilty Tuesday of various charges related to the attack on Rema Jamel in March 27, 2010 after she asked him to help extend her visa.
“Mohd told her he would not help her and that he intended to bring his second wife from Jordan, where it is legal to have multiple wives, to live in Palatka,” the State Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
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Islamist militants, swinging pick-axes and shouting God’s praise, have destroyed ancient tombs of Muslim saints in Mali’s fabled city of Timbuktu, sparking international condemnation.
The rampage of destruction in the UNESCO designated world-heritage city comes after three months of unrest in Mali’s remote desert north, which has raised fears of a new Islamist extremist haven in west Africa.
Ansar Dine and other Al-Qaeda-linked militant groups have imposed strict sharia law since sweeping across northern Mali in the chaotic aftermath of a March 22 coup in the capital, Bamako.
Killing dozens of people every week, that’s fine. But desecrate one lousy tomb…
…because James Murray says so.
The scientific evidence linking greenhouse gas emissions and potentially dangerous levels of climate change is now so well proven…
Just not by you, or anyone else you can nominate.
Or, as one of the commentators puts it:
Perhaps the most telling indication of the quasi-religious nature of environmentalism is that an article had to be written denying that it is such.
Here’s the article that Murray is responding to:
British energy policy is a dark underworld of fanatics — Simon Jenkins
Let’s check the similarities:
Unquestioned authority figures who provide regular doses of pious nonsense? Yes.
Projected apocalypse for said sinners? Yes.
Faithful to be saved and lodged in a perfect world? Yes.
Presumed right to tell non-believers what to do? Yes.
Large sums of money required, preferably to be extorted from non-believers? Yes.
Large collection of spurious ‘arguments’ to evangelise with? Yes.
Refusal or inability to recognise or understand contrary arguments? Yes.
Unfalsifiable ‘explanations’ which can be manipulated to account for anything and everything? Yes.
Conspicuous failure to gain converts among people with knowledge of the issues and no self-interest? Yes.
Have I missed anything?