AZ Muslim Man Allegedly Rapes Woman Who Refused To Be His Arranged Marriage Wife

Phoenix Police charged a Muslim man with sexual assault and kidnapping after he allegedly tried to force his arranged marriage bride-to-be to have sex with him.

The families of Mohamed S. Abdullahi, 30, and the victim, a young woman believed to be approximately 18 years old, entered into “Nikah,” a formal Muslim marriage agreement. The union was against the wishes of the woman.

When she learned of it in December, she fled the state, but returned after two weeks in order to finish high school. After her graduation, the woman refused to go forward with the marriage.

On Monday, the woman’s parents took her to Abdullahi’s apartment in southeast Phoenix.

Trina Childs, a witness, said, “I saw some guys carrying a girl in, so I ran over to the front and they threw somebody and that girl in this house, and all of them just walked out.”

“She was crying, she was just screaming, and shaking her head. If I knew what was going on I would have called the cops, but I didn’t know at that time what was going on,” Childs added.

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According to the police report, Abdullahi barred the door to his apartment with a mattress and punched the woman in the face, knocking her to ground. He then ripped off her clothes and raped her. The victim had bruises on her neck as well as a bite mark, and was bleeding.

Abdullahi was also injured in the right hand and in the genital area during the assault.

When the assault was over, the victim managed to get her tablet from her purse and contacted a friend to call the police. When the officers arrived, the victim fled from the apartment and hid behind them.

Abdullahi was booked on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault, and sexual assault.

The two families involved immigrated from Somalia: both are under investigation. So far, the victim has been unwilling to cooperate with the police and does not want to press charges against Abdullahi or his family.


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Criminal Uses Gun As A Club. Victim Uses His As A Gun.

According to recent KPHO reports, a fatal shooting in Phoenix, Ariz., this week stemmed from a confrontation between 22-year-old Darell D. Hitchins and three targeted individuals.

Police cite the victims’ statements, which indicate Hitchins approached the group, produced a firearm, and likely used it to strike one of the individuals in the head. The assaulted victim was able to react, however, by producing a handgun and firing at the suspect several times. Hitchens was shot at least once during the altercation, an injury that proved fatal.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene; and, according to authorities, the three victims have been cooperative during the investigation. As of the latest reports available, the shooter has not been charged. Police indicate the report will be reviewed upon its completion to determine whether charges are warranted; however, many citizens apparently believe the armed victim was justified in using deadly force.

A Bearing Arms article detailing the incident included dozens of reader responses, most of which expressed support for the victim.

“Hope no charges files [sic] against the man protecting himself!” wrote one reader.

At least one commenter thought a misdemeanor charge might be appropriate.

“Fine him for littering! He left a pile of trash on the ground after all,” the reader wrote.

Though there was plenty of disappointment expressed over the loss of a life, most concluded that Hitchins brought his fate on himself.

“Good,” wrote one individual, “one less thug.”

Another concluded that “justice is served” as a result of the victim’s quick reaction.

h/t: Bearing Arms

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SHOCKING: Watch The Just-Released Police Dashcam Video That’s Sparked A Hero/Villain Debate


Was it the work of a quick-thinking hero cop who may have prevented an armed suspect from shooting people, including himself? Or did the split-second decision by a patrol officer in Marana, Ariz., represent police brutality as he rammed his cruiser at high speed into Mario Valencia?

That’s the emotion-packed debate that’s been sparked as authorities have released startling dashcam footage from officer Michael Rapiejko’s patrol car.

According to a post on The Blaze: “Police say Valencia fled authorities after stealing a rifle from a local Walmart at approximately 9 a.m. in the morning, KOLD reported. The 36-year-old, suspected of being involved in three other crimes, threatened officers who approached him with suicide. In one instance, he fired a round from the gun into the air.”

Officials in Marana say that the man whom the officer rammed with his vehicle has been booked into jail after treatment at the hospital.

CNN reports that the suspect now faces a host of charges: “Valencia faces 15 charges, including three counts of aggravated assault, three counts of armed robbery and possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited possessor.”

Valencia’s lawyer claims that his client was the victim of excessive force by police: “‘Everything in the video seems to point towards an obvious excessive use of force. It is miraculous that my client isn’t dead,’ said attorney Michelle Cohen-Metzger.”

You can watch the dashcam footage from the police car that sped into Valencia by clicking on the video below. ADVISORY: THE VIDEO CONTAINS IMAGES AND LANGUAGE THAT MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME VIEWERS.

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Arizona Takes Huge Step To Shut Down Michelle’s School Nutrition Decrees


The recently elected Arizona public instruction superintendent made addressing the strict mandates limiting food choice in schools – an initiative enthusiastically supported by Michelle Obama – a high priority just months into her term. Republican Diane Douglas recently released a statement indicating that public schools in the state will not be forced to abide by one particularly controversial aspect included in the set of nutritional guidelines.

“I have ordered effective immediately, that the [Arizona Department of Education] Health and Nutrition Services division grant exemptions for all fundraisers for both traditional public schools and charter public schools,” she announced.

While regulations also dictate what public schools are permitted to serve during meal times, restrictions placed on fundraising efforts have similarly been panned by school officials across the country.

As Western Journalism reported last summer, members of the Tennessee Board of Education sounded off on the impact these limitations would have on clubs and organizations within the school that rely on bake sales to fund student activities.

“If somebody wants to object to federal intrusion in what’s going on in schools,” advised Board Chairman Fielding Rolston, “I think this would be an ideal place to target their objections as opposed to some of the other things people are tending to complain about.”

Douglas continued her criticism of the restrictions in her statement, declaring that “Forcing parents and other supporters of schools to only offer federally approved food and snacks at fundraisers is a perfect example of the overreach of government and intrusion into local control.”

Should local school leaders be allowed to implement their own nutritional standards? Sound off in the comments section below.

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AZ Gov. Ducey Wants Education Standards Reviewed ‘In Their Entirety’

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In a speech to his state’s education board Monday, Republican Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona said the math and language arts standards need to be reviewed “in their entirety.” Ducey did not call for Common Core to be repealed outright, however.

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Ducey, who was sworn in earlier this year, reminded the state board that he opposed Common Core during the course of his campaign, even though he did not call for an outright reversal of its repeal Tuesday.

“Our state needs to act so we can move forward,” Ducey said. “Begin by reviewing the English Language Arts and Mathematics standards in their entirety to ensure that our children are well served by the standards you develop—with full transparency.”

This review should include input from people at all levels of education from every corner of our state – including parents, teachers, principals, and content experts – and the focus needs to be on an Arizona solution.

And in any instance during your review, you find situations where Arizona standards can outperform or improve our current standards, I ask you to recommend replacement immediately.

Last week, Ducey’s fellow GOP governor, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, went a step further by calling for his state to pull out of Common Core altogether and replace them with state-approved standards.

“[T]he standards will be approved by majority vote of both houses of the Legislature through an up or down vote with recommendations sent to BESE for amendments,” Jindal’s office said in a statement. BESE refers to the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The Bayou State would join Indiana, Oklahoma, and South Carolina as states in leaving Common Core. Alaska, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia never adopted the federal standards.

h/t: The New York Times

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