Rembrandt Clancy has translated an article from Kopp Online about a particularly brutal “honor killing” in Germany.
The story, especially the “Islam-rebate”, is disheartening and thoroughly sickening. Readers who are sensitive to descriptions of horrific violence may want to skip this post.
May God help us all.
Multiculti in Berlin: Turk Incinerates 19-Year-Old Pregnant German
For the lying press [Lügenpresse] and our courts, German people are second-class citizens. Once again this is easily shown to be true as of now. In Berlin, a Turk from Neukölln is reported to have incinerated a 19 year old German, in a late stage of pregnancy, and while she was still alive. Once again, our politicians and leading media simply look away. One thing is already clear: the perpetrator will receive an Islam-penal-rebate.
by Udo Ulfkotte, 25 January 2015
Source: Kopp Online
Translation: Rembrandt Clancy
A few days ago [16 December 2014], a German motorist in Braunschweig “lightly grazed (a Muslim woman) on the knee”. At that point, the occupants of the vehicle are said to have shouted anti-Islamic epithets. Immediately the headlines across the country read in unison: “Suspected racists ran into a Muslim with their automobile” [Die Welt]. Although the police have not yet investigated the facts of the situation, there were silent marches, light-chain demonstrations lights and statements of outrage from politicians.
Very different is the case of the 19-year-old German, Maria, who as of now is reported to have been burned alive by Turks in Berlin [on the evening of Thursday, 22 January 2015]. Now our lying media collectively look the other way; in any case, they do not identify the background of the perpetrator. After all, it is only an “isolated case”.
By Friday, the alleged principal perpetrator was already in custody. Here are the facts: Maria P. had befriended a 19-year-old Turk. She was in the final stage of pregnancy. The German citizen with Turkish origin demanded that she have an abortion. When she did not agree, he felt his honour had been offended. On Thursday evening he drove with her into a forested area on the Bärenlauchstraße in Lower Schöneweide and stabbed twice at her abdomen with a knife. As she desperately defended herself, he and his friend poured gasoline over the still-living Maria, who was soon to give birth, and set her on fire.
The perpetrators waited in complete calm until the woman was dead and consumed by the fire and then covered the charred body with pine branches. On Friday morning a man walking his dog found the body after the dog barked. A few hours later Mohammed Ö. (name changed by the editors) was apprehended. Also on Friday, the judge issued a warrant for his arrest. A police spokesman confirmed upon our inquiry that the 19-year-old woman was in the late stages of pregnancy: “The eighth homicide division has taken over the investigation”, she said.
The 19-year-old came from Berlin-Lichtenberg and was just short of her confinement. During the autopsy combustion residues were found in her lungs, which proved that she was still alive when she was burned. Thus far, these are the facts. Only the Berliner Morgenpost reported between the lines that the alleged perpetrator came from multicultural Berlin-Neukölln and was a Turk.
According to police sources, the principal perpetrator confessed that he committed the crime because he wanted to terminate the pregnancy (Berliner Morgenpost). Mendacious media such as Bild have so far concealed the background of the offender — even though the police have officially confirmed it.
Now imagine what would happen in our media or political environment, if the police officially reported that a German from Berlin had burned a Turkish woman who was in a late stage of a pregnancy. Broadcasting vans from the television stations would pull up in droves to the crime scene on the Bärenlauchstraße in the Köllnischen Heide [name of the forested area] and transmit special reports.
Politicians would form en masse a light-chain demonstration side-by-side with Muslim representatives as a sign of solidarity. But did such happen here? After all, it was only a German who was incinerated here. Or have you seen even one representative from Islamic organisations calling for a funeral march for Maria P.? Not a chance!
In Germany, the perpetrators need only be Middle Eastern, and then nothing much will happen to them. For by now the German courts recognise that honour killing among immigrants from the Islamic cultural sphere is deeply rooted and is accepted there. Exactly a year ago a German-Afghan [Isa S.] who stabbed his girlfriend to death from behind — she was in the final stage of a pregnancy — received an Islam-rebate from the Wiesbaden court.
The judge found that a particularly severe burden of guilt was not established, because the perpetrator found himself “in a predicament by reason of his cultural and religious background”. That is called the migrant’s bonus [“Cultural Rebate for ‘Honour Killing’”]. If I, as an ethnic German, were to stab a pregnant Turk to death, I would receive a different punishment than a Turk who stabs to death a German woman in a late stage of pregnancy. As a German in my own country, I am now a judicially approved second-class citizen.
It is precisely that which the PEGIDA demonstrators are now bringing onto the streets en masse. Our mendacious media audaciously maintain that there is no Islamisation, and they speak of alleged Islamisation. In so doing, we are everywhere paying deference to the customs of our Middle Eastern immigrants. According to studies by the University in Izmir, the honour killing of pregnant women in Turkey is a matter-of-fact event today, as common as eggs for breakfast in German households. And in many Islamic countries — such as Jordan and Pakistan — there is virtually no punishment for honour killings.
Ninety percent of all honour killings worldwide occur in Islamic families. With rebates for Middle Eastern honour killings being given by the courts, we are encouraging the perpetrators. That is a fact. Yes, there is an Islam-rebate before the German courts. In any event, Islam diminishes criminal liability for Islamic murders — so our courts argue [Dr. Ulfkotte provides a link here to the case of Mustafa Y. the Ramadan fasting murderer; see note 7].
It is likewise a fact that honour killers justify their crimes with the Koran. Thus is says unmistakeably in Sura 4:33 [4:34]:
Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the others, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them. Then if they obey you, take no further action against them. Allah is high, supreme [Trans. N.J. Dawood. The Koran].
And in Sura 2:228:
Men have a status above women [Trans. N.J. Dawood. The Koran].
It is clear that Islamic marriage is based neither on self-determination nor on partnership, but on absolute subordination and incapacitation of the woman. The Koran sketches the image of the obediently obsequious woman who, always tractable, bows to patriarchal diktat.
A woman, with her own will and an independent way of living, without male supervision and wardship, is considered by contrast as “dishonourable”, one who may be punished by the man at any time and completely at his discretion. And it is precisely this backward image of the woman which is currently being taught in German Koran schools across the country at the pleasure of politicians and media. We are experiencing the results of it continually and ubiquitously — the names of the victims are Hatun, Gülsüm, Sürüncü (sic) — and, as of now, Maria P.
Our lying press can be truly proud that in addition they are supporting the perpetrators through the media. By turning a blind eye and by concealment they do just that in the end: purchased journalists side by side with Islamic honour-killers. How might that sound to the ears of those Germans who once again are allowed to feel like second-class citizens? And how will it sound to the ears of the relatives of Maria P.?
Afterword from Rembrandt Clancy:
The focus of Dr. Ulfkotte’s short essay is on just one juridical channel through which Germans are becoming “second class citizens” in their own country; namely, the Islam-rebate. On a more concrete level, however, the article addresses Germany’s most recent honour killing, the tragic case of Maria P. in Berlin. Dr. Ulfkotte also mentions the names of two other classic victims of this special form of enrichment, Hatun Sürücü († 2005) and Gülsüm Semin († 2009) for which brief summaries are provided in the endnotes. But of course there are many more such cases. An Internet portal in Germany, ehrenmord.de, catalogues what it calls the “known honour killings” in that country since 1981, and dedicates a page to each murder victim. The site records 134 cases of this type from 2010 to 2015.
Kopp Online reports that on Sunday 25 January, their servers had reached capacity because the number of visitors for this one article was approaching one million within a 12 hour period. The first link on their page goes to a facebook entry where Dr. Ulfkotte himself reports that 600,000 people had read the article within that same time period.
1. “lightly grazed (a Muslim woman) on the knee”: The report in Die Welt states:
“The men, according to their own statement, verbally abused the woman from inside their vehicle and then touched her lightly on the knee with their automobile. Subsequently they got out and physically accosted her”.
By “physically accosted” it is to be understood that the men aged between 20 and 22 suddenly grabbed her by the jacket collar before they were put to flight by witnesses [WAZ].
2. “Mohammed Ö”: The perpetrator is now known as Eren T.
3. The case of Isa A. is very similar to that of the so-called Mohammed Ö, (Eren. T: cf. note 2). Isa A. warned his pregnant German-American girl friend that he “would teach her the Afghan way” if she did not have an abortion. After she refused and said that she would not raise the child a Muslim, he stabbed her three times from behind on 5 February 2013. He had concealed his relationship with the woman from his parents because he feared they would not approve [ Frankfurter Allgemeine, 25 March 2014].
The Frankfurter Allgemeine also quotes the organisation “Peri”, which helps young women who are threatened with forced marriage, as follows:
“The man [Isa A.] grew up and went to school here; he had German citizenship. He must have known what rules apply here. There was also no question of a lack of education; the murderer was a student.”
4. Isa S.: “…a particularly severe burden of guilt was not established”: The public prosecutor had asked for a ‘special burden of guilt’ to be applied, which means that the Afghan, Isa S., would have been given a life sentence without parole. The judge’s rationale, based on “cultural” considerations, gave him room to downgrade the degree of guilt, which resulted in Isa S. receiving a life sentence with parole after 15 years [ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (25 March 2014)].
5. “90 percent of all honour killings occur in Islamic families”: In support of this statistic, the original German version links to a report in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of 25 March 2014. However, the translator finds no reference to such research in that article. Nevertheless, English speaking readers can find relevant documentation at The Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2015, Vol. 17, Number 2.
6. “Yes, there is an Islam-rebate before the German courts”: Quantara.de is an Internet portal founded by the German foreign office and funded by the government and other institutions such as the Goethe Institute. It publishes articles in English, German and Arabic in the interests of promoting “intercultural dialogue between the Western world and Islam” (English Wikipedia). For an article which argues that there is no such thing as an “Islam-rebate” in the context of the highly publicised sentence given to Isa S. by the regional court in Wiesbaden, consult the interview of a certain Prof. Mathias Rohe entitled ” No cultural or religious ‘rebates’ in German courts “. Prof Rohe says that these “so-called ‘honour killings’“ have nothing to do with Islam:
Moreover, affiliation to Islam could, in my view, play absolutely no part at all, because no interpretation of Islam that I’m familiar with would sanction such a deed.
7. “Islam diminishes criminal liability for Islamic murders”: Dr. Ulfkotte provides a link here to an article in Die Welt (11 March 2014) called “Fasting during Ramadan Lessens Criminal Liability?” In the small town of Wellendingen (district Rottweil in Baden-Württemberg) two neighbours had been quarrelling for two years over property boundaries and other issues. In July of 2013 the dispute escalated and the 39-year-old practising Muslim, a Turk, who was a hunter, shot his neighbour nine times with a handgun, killing him instantly. The perpetrator, Mustafa Y., hardly spoke German and was only moderately integrated, although he had been in the country for years.
Dr. Ulfkotte also provides the following link to pro Christliches Medienmagazin (02 July 2014) which updates the case. Almost nine months after the shooting the judge sentenced the perpetrator to twelve years’ imprisonment, although murder normally draws a life sentence. The judge justified her application of a lower degree of criminal liability because as a believing Muslim, Mustafa Y. had observed the fasting month of Ramadan and in the fourteen hours before the crime he had not had anything to eat or drink, and the file on him recorded the following:
“The victim had insulted him and his family. Moreover, he was seriously dehydrated and hypoglycaemic, which was the reason he reacted with such extremity”.
8. “…the names of the victims are Hatun, Gülsüm, Sürüncü (sic)”: Dr. Ulfkotte would appear to be referring to just two victims here, Hatun Sürücü and Gülsüm Semin.
Hatun Sürücü (b. 1982) was of Turkish origin. When Hatun was 15 and living in Berlin, her family arranged her marriage to a cousin in Turkey. Two years later she separated from him and returned to Berlin while expecting a child. She discarded her headscarf and attempted to finish her schooling. She raised her son, Can, until the youngest of her three brothers, Ayhan Sürücü, who was 18 at the time, shot her twice in the head at close range at a bus stop in 2005. The order for the murder came from the family clan, according to her former friend who was taken into a witness protection programme, but the court found the witness unreliable and acquitted two older brothers (ehrenmord.de and Die Welt).
In 2014 Azhan Sürücü was deported to Turkey after having served nine and a half years in prison (Der Tagesspiegel).
Gülsüm Semin (b. 1989) was a Kurd of Turkish origin and lived in Rees (near Krefeld in North Rhine-Westphalia). In 2009 her twin brother lured her into a remote area and strangled her with a clothesline until she was unconscious. Then he and an accomplice smashed the face of the 20-year-old girl with branches until she was unrecognisable. The father, who was judged to be the instigator of the crime, was handed a life sentence. The twin brother, because he was a juvenile, received nine years and six months of which he was to serve seven and a half years. The 37-year-old accomplice was given seven and a half years. According to the court, the motive for the crime was that Gülsüm was no longer a virgin and secretly had an abortion (Stern).
A succinct description of her story can be found in English at Memini.
Politically Incorrect remarked that it is a welcoming sign that the instigator, the father in this case, received a life sentence, whereas normally in these parallel societies father, who not only kill their daughters but turn their sons into murderers, the youngest son is chosen for the immediate undertaking of the crime because he can expect to receive the lightest sentence (Politically Incorrect).