Abdi Ali, was just 17 years old when he went missing, his body was found recently in the attic of his murderers, Stacey Docharty, 28, and Gary Hopkins, 36, who have both been charged with murder 8 months after he went missing. Abdi was last seen at home following a family wedding in December. His post-mortem examination showed, “a blunt force trauma to the head and stab wounds to his chest.” Judge Anne Molyneux said his killers, face a two to three-week trial, beginning on 25 February. They are also charged for withholding the lawful burial of Abdi Ali.
Abdi Ali, just 18 years old when he went missing, was denied a proper goodbye by his killers. If you’re able, donate here to give him the send off he deserves. All solidarity with his loved ones ???????????????????????? https://t.co/gwGbjLBmKN
— Ash Sarkar (@AyoCaesar) September 2, 2018
May Allah have mercy on his soul & grant the family ease.
إنا لله وإنا اليه راجعون https://t.co/SBCjNZnBzD
— Abdul Hamid Faruki (@TjpAbdul) September 1, 2018
Latest teenager to be fatally stabbed in London has been named as Abdi Ali.
The 18-year-old's body was found in a loft in Enfield on Monday.
Police say he had last been seen alive on 11 December, 2017.
— Thomas Mackintosh (@T_Mackintosh) August 31, 2018
Our 18yo brother Abdi Ali was reported missing by his family 8 months ago. His body was found a few days ago in an Enfield loft; he'd suffered trauma to his head and muliple stab wounds. Please help his devastated family by donating towards his funeral https://t.co/FnwQ4Lh0w9
— Hashashin (@HashashinTag) September 2, 2018
ISNA a convention hosted in Housten Texas, by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) the largest and oldest Islamic umbrella organization in North America works each year to bring together speakers, sheikhs, preachers, teachers, lecturers, academics, activists, and anyone who wishes to discuss their ideas on identity and Islam together. This year, the building was surrounded by a right-wing Texas Patriot Network, a group of armed islamophobes. Shortly after this, however, an armed group formed with, “Huey P. Newton Gun Club & New Black Panther Party marched.”
Islamophobia is real
Sexual abuse is real
A scholar or imam can be a victim of Islamophobia while also an abuser of students or congregants.
Whose health & dignity do we care about?
Are we as outraged by assault & abuse of power as we are by Islamophobia?#ISNA55
— Dr. Ingrid Mattson (@IngridMattson) September 2, 2018
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) September 3, 2018
Happening outside of #ISNA55 in Houston- about 20 gun carrying protestors shouting Islamophobic statements & holding “infidel” signs. Counter-protestors are double in number. Small overall but heavy police presence standing by. pic.twitter.com/qF7LfFPucc
— Rowaida Abdelaziz (@Rowaida_Abdel) September 1, 2018
Outside the Muslim #ISNA55 convention in Houston, a rightwing group, Texas Patriot Network, protested.
In support of ISNA, counterprotesters with Huey P. Newton Gun Club & New Black Panther Party marched.
Both sides had some members who carried weapons. https://t.co/AoIT7avfZ5 pic.twitter.com/pqFinNOZ73
— Niraj Warikoo (@nwarikoo) September 3, 2018
New government offensive has been launched in Syria, against rebels, which UN envoy has warned will be a ‘perfect storm’ in Northwest Syria. Some are deeming this the last big battle of the civil war since ‘rebels’ and civilians have been defeated and many killed.
The BBC reported, “Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said “terrorists” must be wiped out in Idlib, accusing them of using civilians as human shields.” However, opposition groups have said the rebels will not turn away from militant groups. Claiming they will not withdraw even if they fail to quash ‘terrorist groups’ within their ranks. Middle East eye spoke to the head of the Istanbul-based Syrian National Coalition (SNC), Abdulrahman Mustafa, who reported that “opposition groups in Idlib were trying to entice members of HTS – a coalition, dominated by former al-Qaeda fighters – to leave the organisation.”
The civilians of Syria's Idlib province–the last anti-government enclave–brace for a possibly imminent assault. Will Putin stop Assad from launching a huge bloodbath or will he facilitate it? Every government should be pressing Putin. https://t.co/prn56rL6Hc pic.twitter.com/NUa2zfaKKG
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) September 3, 2018
As Syrian-Russian forces threaten the last anti-government enclave of Idlib, don't let them pretend that only jihadists live there. There are also well over two million civilians and a vigorous effort to preserve some remnant of democracy for Syria. https://t.co/44uXmmH8QQ pic.twitter.com/z2XKgCTtra
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) September 3, 2018
If you feel disgusted by what is happening in Syria rn, turn your outrage into action. Here's a thread of ways to help:
— eemi (@eemanabbasi) April 4, 2017
— Hadi Albahra (@hadialbahra) August 31, 2018
Sara Iftekhar is set to become the runner-up for beauty pageant miss England, as the first hijab-wearing contestant in the finals. The 20-year-old lawyer will be walking to represent Huddersfield. The new Miss England will be announced on Tuesday at Kelham Hall, Notts.
— World HijabDay (@WorldHijabDay) September 2, 2018
'The law student […] said: “Everyone is beautiful in their own way, regardless of weight, race, colour or shape.”'
— Onnik J. Krikorian (@onewmphoto) September 2, 2018
Hanan has a Masters in Media in the Middle East from SOAS University. Trainee of the Muslim Women in Media institute Annual Cohort at UC Davis, California. Her interests lie in ethical fashion, modern-day slavery, and when not making Youtube videos she is somewhere in between Ballet and Kickboxing. King Julian is her spirit animal.