One man was arrested amid reports of a suspected acid attack during a “Day of Action” by Britain First in Wolverhampton on Saturday (12 August). Around 40 members of the far-right group clashed with United Against Fascism protesters outside the Wulfrun Centre in the heart of Wolverhampton’s City Centre.
Rahad Hussain, 23, has been charged with two counts of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and one count of possession of an offensive weapon, namely acid.
Water was thrown over two women standing outside a mosque in an apparent fake acid attack police are treating as racially aggravated assault.
The women, who were wearing traditional head coverings, were attacked as they waited outside the Bashir Ahmed Masjid in Southampton on Tuesday. CCTV footage shows a black car slowing down next to them before speeding away. The pair react in horror before realising they are unhurt.
Childrens’ Fruit Shoot bottles are being utilised by acid attackers, in order to fire very deadly chemicals at their victims – all it takes is one squeeze. Police advised to check the bottles if found on anyone during routine searches.
Acid attacks in London rose from 162 in 2012 to 454 last year. There have already been 199 acid attacks this year. Five acid attacks just happened in London in the space of little more than an hour.
And so the obvious new solution is drain cleaner control.
The number of assaults involving corrosive substances has risen by more than 30 per cent in the last two years.
There’s more acid in London now than there was in 1968. But this acid isn’t the kind that makes people create awful music and forget basic hygiene.
Gessica Notaro, 28, will require extensive plastic surgery after the attack, allegedly carried out by Jorge Edson Tavares, who is accused of harassing her after she ended their two-year relationship last summer.
You thinkin’ what I’m thinkin’?
An Indian court on Thursday sentenced a man to death for killing his neighbour by throwing sulfuric acid at her for refusing to marry him three years ago.
It is the first death sentence given for an acid attack under stringent laws introduced by the government to curb crimes against women following the fatal gang rape of a young woman on a moving bus in New Delhi in 2012.
Prosecutors said a Mumbai court sentenced Ankur Panwar after finding him guilty of killing Preeti Rathi, 23. She died of serious burn injuries 30 days after the attack, which severely damaged her lungs, vocal cords and eyesight.
They said Panwar followed the victim on a train from New Delhi where they lived and attacked her with acid as she got off in Mumbai to begin a nursing career with the navy. He was arrested a year later.
Amar Singh Rathi, the victim’s father, said the court verdict would help curb crimes against women. “It took three years for us to get justice, but I am happy that it has been finally delivered,” he said.
“We should be past tolerance in Canada,” Trudeau said. “In Canada, can we speak of acceptance, openness, friendship, understanding? It is about where we are going and what we are going through every day in our diverse and rich communities.”
These are the same “diverse and rich communities” that Trudeau refused to call “barbaric” and do this to women who don’t cover up:
“What Dano threw at her was sulfuric acid that melted her eyes to the sockets and left little of her face. Her nose and lips also disintegrated and one of her ears was severely disfigured. At the time, she was only fifteen, and her life would be changed forever.”
Equally worried about the growth of the pro-Sharia campaign is Alan Craig, a former Newham councillor who has lived in East London for 30 years. He says: ‘This is the public tip of a hidden iceberg.’
He points to the example of street advertisements featuring girls in swimsuits, which are regularly blacked out by Islamic activists who paint burkhas over the models’ bodies. He says Muslim women have also been threatened with violence for not wearing burkhas.
“Women are not entitled to respect when they walk around without a Hijab. They are to blame for it when they are attacked,” Imam Shahid Mehdi said.
“All the crimes that occur against women is because they are not covered. When they are not covered, you have no respect for them. “
“She disobeys her master, there are two places in the Qur’an has ordered her to cover themselves (…) Women make a clean society dirty when they walk around without a Hijab. They are not entitled to respect and are not valuable as those who wear a Hijab. “
PM Trulander can play the ‘diverse” community card until his blue blood turns bluer. At the end of the day, he is much like his father in his views of women: anything goes as long as he gets his way (mouths shut and so forth).
No real man would defend this misogynistic thumb-in-the-eye-of-the-culture-at-large. A real man would have principles, not a voters base to exploit.
Gord Downie’s dad didn’t give him a band.
A pro-Palestinian activist who carried out an acid attack against an Israeli-owned stall in Scotland has been sentenced to a year in jail.
Scott Harrison threw the noxious liquid at (an 18-year-old) woman who was manning a stall in Glasgow owned by the Israeli cosmetics firm Kedem, which activists from the anti-Israel BDS movement have been targeting in a boycott campaign.
His lawyers are filing an appeal against the 12-month sentence for assault to injury, which was handed down by a Scottish court earlier this week. He is currently being held in custody pending the results of his appeal.
Harrison’s 18-year-old victim, Greek-born Iona Georgianna, told the Scottish Sun shortly after the attack on October 25, 2014, how she felt her face “melting.”
“I was working and then I felt liquid on my head,” she said, describing the terrifying attack. “It started to burn. It felt like my face was melting. I was screaming. I couldn’t feel my lips and my vision was blurred for two or three minutes.”
Twelve months!?! What do you have to do to get a real sentence, skip out on your BBC license fee?
The whole thing is entirely depressing. Apparently the going rate in Britain for hiring someone to throw acid at a woman is £50.
Nursing home worker Vikki Horsman, aged 19, suffered eight per cent burns to her body after being doused in a revenge attack orchestrated by her elderly former Muslim lover on April 15, this year, the jury was told.
She was doused with sulphuric acid in a horrific assault on the doorstep of a house after pensioner Mohammed Rafiq who was described by the prosecution barrister Mr Anthony Warner as ‘controlling’ set it up, the court heard.
Mr Warner said Miss Horsman had even converted to Islam and changed her name to Aleena Rafiq in 2013 to suit the old man, after starting a sexual relationship.
Rafiq, denies inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent on Ms Horsman, alongside co-accused Shannon Heaps, 23, and 25-year-old Steven Holmes, who is said to have carried out the attack in the porch of a house, in MacDonald Close, in Tividale.
Rafiq, also denies one charge of perverting the course of justice.
Prosecuting at Wolverhampton Crown Court, Mr Anthony Warner told about the moments after the attack. “She screamed loudly and felt a terrible burning pain,” he said.
As she was sent reeling backwards by the assault, the prosecution barrister described how the victim saw the skin on her face “blistering” in a nearby mirror.
But he added that Rafiq ‘may not have bargained for the fact that, in her terror, the victim of the attack would get some of the black liquid transferred to him’ – the older man’s defence is expected to say he was also a victim of the attack…
Former Iranian intelligence minister Heidar Moslehi blamed foreign intelligence agencies for a recent string of acid attacks against women in the Iranian city of Isfahan, the Fars news agency reported Thursday…
The former minister said that he believed the attacks were orchestrated by foreigners in an attempt to defeat a controversial bill in Iran’s parliament that would legalize the activities of vigilantes who patrol the streets and punish people for un-Islamic behavior.
“Unfortunately, when the law for ‘enjoining good and forbidding wrong’ was taken to parliament, we witnessed an event such as acid attacks and with precision, it came out in the media of the enemy,” the former minister said, according to al-Monitor’s translation of the October 30 Fars report.
A senior Iranian official has claimed that the recent spate of acid attacks on women in the country “is the work of foreign agents,” whom he accused of seeking to undermine the stability of the Islamic republic.
At least eight women have had acid thrown in their faces this month in the city of Isfahan, a Unesco world heritage site 200 miles south of Tehran. Some local reports say as many as 20 have been attacked.
In the weeks before the attacks began, clerics railed against the wickedness of “bad hijab” — lax adherence to the formal dress code — by women, and the victims are thought to have been targeted for being seen in “immodest dress”.
But Javad Larijani, the human rights secretary at Iran’s ministry of justice, told the Tasnim news agency that it was not the work of hardline conservatives, but rather that of “foreign agents”.
“The acid throwing on our women, which is undoubtedly a horrific crime, is an act very much similar to the killing of Neda Agha Soltan whose murderer is walking on British streets freely and with impunity,” he said…
Another disadvantage of touchy Muslims immigrants: if anything happens to them, they are sure it is a filthy plot. No doubt they think Soltan was murdered by the CIA or MI6 or Zionists — or possibly a conspiracy involving all three. The same group are no doubt behind the acid attacks. Never admit all cases could lunatic psychopaths. The Islamic Republic surely has no psychopaths.