Tag: Florida

“… and give good tidings to the patient,Who, when disaster strikes them, say, “Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return” (The Holy Qur’an)
We , at the Islamic Society of Western MA, join you in your grief over the immense loss of human life and express our sincere condolences to the families of Florida school victims.

NYTIMES : 11 Years Old, a Mom, and Pushed to Marry Her Rapist in Florida

Thousands of minors wed each year in the United States. Many are given no choice.
Not surprisingly, the marriage didn’t work out — two-thirds of marriages of underage girls don’t last, one study found — but it did interrupt Johnson’s attendance at elementary school. Today she is
campaigning for a state law to curb underage marriages, part of a nationwide movement to end child marriage in America. Meanwhile, children 16 and under are still being married in Florida at a rate of one every few days…more: NYTIMES.COM|BY NICHOLAS KRISTOF

Suspect gets 30 years in Florida mosque fire | U.S. News |

The Associated PressJoseph Schreiber, dressed in a burnt orange jumpsuit, his wrists and ankles shackled, pleaded no contest during Monday’s hearing before Circuit Judge Steven Levin. A no contest plea is treated the same as a guilty plea. Schreiber answered Levin’s questions in a clear, unwavering voice before sentencing. He was also ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution although damages exceeded $100,000. Because he was declared a habitual offender, he could have received a life sentence…more: usnews

Hunter in Florida shoots monster cattle-eating alligator

A Florida-based professional hunter has shot and killed a 15ft alligatoAlligatorr at his farm, which he suspected was feeding on his cattle. The carcass of the animal was removed from the farm with the help of a tractor. Lee Lightsey and guide Blake Godwin went to locate the alligator – on the farm the former owns and uses for hunting trips – on 2 April. They found the beast near the dew ponds and shot it from a distance of 20ft. The hunter said he is planning to get the alligator stuffed and donate its meat to charity…more:  ibtimes.