LECTURES ON ASHURA - Ali Quli Qara'i

By Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari - XKP

Ashura - Misrepresentations and Distortions

Translated from the Persian via 'Ali Quli Qara'i Vol XIII No. three. this can be a translation of a chain of 4 sermons brought by means of the writer in the course of the month of Muharram related to the that means and value of 'Ashura and the martyrdom of Imam Husayn at Karbala.

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For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder That Shocked Chicago

By Simon Baatz

It was once a criminal offense that surprised the country, a brutal homicide in Chicago in 1924 of a kid, by means of filthy rich students who killed completely for the fun of the event. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb had first met numerous years previous, and their friendship had blossomed right into a love affair. either have been intellectuals—too shrewdpermanent, they believed, for the police to trap them. even though, the police had recovered a major clue on the scene of the crime—a pair of eyeglasses—and quickly either Leopold and Loeb have been within the custody of prepare dinner County. They confessed, and Robert Crowe, the state's legal professional, introduced to newspaper newshounds that he had a dangling case. No security, he believed, may shop the 2 ruthless killers from the gallows.

Set opposed to the backdrop of the Twenties, a time of prosperity, self-indulgence, and hedonistic extra, For the joys of It attracts the reader right into a misplaced international, an international of speakeasies and flappers, of gangsters and gin events, that existed whilst Chicago was once a lawless urban close to anarchy. The rejection of morality, the worship of stripling, and the obsession with intercourse had probably stumbled on their expression during this callous homicide.

But the homicide is simply part the tale. After Leopold and Loeb have been arrested, their households employed Clarence Darrow to shield their sons. Darrow, the main well-known attorney in the United States, aimed to save lots of Leopold and Loeb from the dying penalty via exhibiting that the crime was once the inevitable end result of sexual and mental abuse that every defendant had suffered in the course of formative years by the hands of adults. either boys, Darrow claimed, had skilled a compulsion to kill, and accordingly, he appealed to the pass judgement on, they need to be spared capital punishment. in spite of the fact that, Darrow confronted a helpful adversary in his prosecuting lawyer: Robert Crowe used to be shrewdpermanent, crafty, and charismatic, with pursuits of changing into Chicago's subsequent mayor—and he was resolute to ship Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb to their deaths.

A masterful storyteller, Simon Baatz has written a gripping account of the notorious Leopold and Loeb case. utilizing court docket documents and lately chanced on transcripts, Baatz exhibits how the pathological dating among Leopold and Loeb inexorably resulted in their crime.

This exciting narrative of homicide and secret within the Jazz Age will maintain the reader in a continuous kingdom of suspense because the tale twists and turns its strategy to an unforeseen conclusion.

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The Damage Done: Twelve Years of Hell in a Bangkok Prison

By Warren Fellows

Take into consideration the main wretched day of your lifestyles. possibly it was once while anyone you liked died, or in the event you have been badly harm in an coincidence, or an afternoon if you happen to have been so terrified you'll scarcely endure it. No think 4,000 of these days in a single enormous bite. In 1978, Warren Fellows used to be convicted in Thailand of heroin trafficking and was once sentenced to existence imprisonment. the wear and tear performed is his tale of an unthinkable nightmare in a spot the place sewer rats and cockroaches are the single nutritious foodstuff, and the place the worst punishment is the khun deo - solitary confinement, Thai variety. Fellows was once definitely accountable of his crime, yet he persevered and survived human-rights abuses past mind's eye. this isn't his plea for forgiveness, nor his denial of guilt; it's the tale of a tribulation that not anyone would want on their worst enemy. it truly is an important learn: heartbreaking, interesting and most unlikely to place down.

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Flawless: Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History

By Greg Campbell, Scott Andrew Selby

On February 15, 2003, a bunch of thieves broke into an allegedly hermetic vault within the overseas diamond capital of Antwerp, Belgium and made off with over $108 million cash worthy of diamonds and different valuables. They did so with no tripping an alarm or injuring a unmarried protect within the process.

Although the crime was once excellent, the getaway used to be now not. The police zeroed in on a band thieves fronted by way of Leonardo Notarbartolo, a dapper Italian who had rented an place of work within the Diamond middle and clandestinely cased its vault for over years.  The “who” of the crime have been spoke back, however the “how” remained principally a mystery.

Enter Scott Andrew Selby, a Harvard legislations grad and diamond professional, and Greg Campbell, writer of Blood Diamonds, who undertook a world goose chase to discover the real tale in the back of the bold heist. monitoring the threads of the tale all through Europe—from Belgium to Italy, in seedy cafés and glossy diamond offices—the authors looked after via an array of conflicting info, divergent evaluations and incongruous theories to place jointly the puzzle of what really occurred that Valentine’s Day weekend.

This real-life Ocean’s Eleven—a blend of diamond heritage, journalistic reportage, and riveting true-crime story—provides an exciting in-depth learn detailing the better-than-fiction heist of the century.

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Without Pity: Ann Rule's Most Dangerous Killers

By Ann Rule

THEY KILL with no CONSCIENCE.
ANN RULE PORTRAYS THEIR SHATTERING CRIMES with out PITY.

In 8 gorgeous Case documents volumes, from A Rose for Her Grave to the number 1 blockbuster Last Dance, final Chance, Ann Rule reigns as "America's most sensible true-crime author" (Kirkus Reviews). Now, she updates the main extraordinary situations from that acclaimed sequence -- and provides stunning, all-new true-crime money owed -- in a single riveting anthology. In each explosive bankruptcy of Without Pity, Ann Rule deepens her unrelenting exploration of the evil that lies at the back of the appropriate facades of heartless killers...and the lethal compulsions of greed and gear that shatter their outward trappings of fabric luck.
they're the famous, relied on neighbor; the affable relatives guy; the attractive, charismatic lover; the high-achieving specialist. maybe such a lot scary of all is they are heroes of their personal minds. but if anyone will get within the approach in their deluded goals, they're able to lethal acts of violence with out regret. studying the genuine nature of the sociopathic brain in chilling element, Ann Rule strains the murderous crimes of probably usual males -- killers who drew their unsuspecting sufferers into their twisted worlds with devastating results.

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The Evil That Men Do: FBI Profiler Roy Hazelwood's Journey into the Minds of Sexual Predators

By Stephen G. Michaud

Profiler Roy Hazelwood is the world's best specialist at the strangest, most threatening of all aberrant offenders--the sexual felony. In a desirable profession spent investigating and learning those macabre outlaws, Hazelwood has encountered all sorts, from sexual sadists to serial rapists. His situations have ranged from autoerotic deaths to staged suicides, and feature integrated recognized investigations from Toronto's infamous "Ken and Barbie" sexual killings to the Atlanta baby Murders and the deadly explosion that killed forty-seven sailors aboard the USS Iowa.

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Battle of Harrah

By Muhammad Ali Chenarani - XKP

An analytic examine the historical account of the invasion and bad plunder of the holy urban of Medina within the 12 months sixty three AH after the development of Karbala - Iraq

In Arabic lexicon, Harrah skill a rocky and tough terrain that's tricky to pass.

This occasion has been named as such as the invasion of the country military of Shām (Syria) happened from the east of Medina, i.e., from the rocky area of the city.

Translator: Ahmad Rezwani

Publisher: Islamic examine beginning Astan Quds Razavi

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Cruel Deception: A Mother's Deadly Game, a Prosecutor's Crusade for Justice (St. Martin's True Crime Library)

By Gregg Olsen

In and out of hospitals when you consider that start, angelic nine-month-old Morgan Reid eventually succumbed to what seemed to be unexpected toddler dying Syndrome. Morgan's Texas-born mom Tanya, a nurse and committed spouse, pulled up stakes together with her grieving husband Jim, and moved on. It was once how to positioned the earlier at the back of them. until eventually their son Michael, a boy who through all debts was once fearful of his mom, begun exhibiting symptoms of an analogous sickness that stole the lifetime of his child sister...

First, the suspicion: Munchausen Syndrome by means of Proxy. Then, Tanya used to be charged and convicted with legal baby abuse of her son. She was once later attempted and finally convicted for first measure homicide of Morgan. it's going to develop into a landmark trial that spread out in a sequence of reversals and peculiar twists of destiny because it progressively published one other aspect of Tanya Reid-of her personal troubling formative years and the darkish secrets and techniques that drove a girl to the most harsh deception of all...

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Escape from Evil: Married at 17 to a Serial Killer, She's One Victim Who Escaped

By Cathy Wilson

Cathy was once simply 16, and residing on her personal, whilst she met a captivating older guy referred to as Peter Tobin. She observed him as a knight in shining armour, a guy who made her consider secure. He observed a weak lady whose stricken adolescence made her the best sufferer. This thoughtful guy, who seemed so general to a person who met him, grew to become first controlling, then violent, and Cathy discovered herself trapped in a terrifyingly abusive marriage. ultimately, for the sake of her younger son, she chanced on the energy to flee and through the years controlled to create a superb lifestyles for her boy, ensuring he by no means had the stories of worry and day-by-day trauma she had suffered. nonetheless Tobin remained a threatening presence within the historical past. Then, turning at the tv set in 2006, she screamed with horror whilst a well-recognized face seemed at the information. Her ex-husband, her son's father, used to be a serial killer. Writing with entire honesty, Cathy describes her marriage, and the way the earlier persisted to hang-out her till she stood in courtroom, a witness opposed to the fellow who might so simply have murdered her too. absolutely compelling get away From Evil is the tale of a girl who survived the worst nightmare of all.

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