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Only MLB Player to ‘Take a Knee’ Arrested for Pulling Gun on Delivery Girl

Major League Baseball has no hard-and-fast rules regarding how managers, players and staff should conduct themselves during the pre-game playing of the National Anthem, but it’s widely understood that the powers to be at MLB certainly don’t want to see a baseball version of the Colin Kaepernick-inspired wholesale disrespect of the American flag and everything it stands for.

In fact, the closest thing MLB has to a “rule” is;

“While this is not a league rule, the playing of the national anthems of the United States and Canada remains an important tradition that has great meaning to our fans. The playing of ‘God Bless America’ at designated games is a club choice.”

Nonetheless, as everyone knows, it only takes one rabbit turd to ruin the stew. As reported by Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated just last month;

Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first Major League Baseball player to kneel for the national anthem in open protest ahead of Oakland’s home game against the Texas Rangers.

Maxwell, who is African-American and comes from a military family, chose to kneel with his hand on his heart while facing the flag in solidarity with the NFL players who continue to protest racism and inequalities in America.

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Hmmm… “racism and inequality”? Just so everyone knows, Maxwell makes $535,000 for six months worth of playing a kid’s game.

Sadly for Maxwell, being the solitary sac à douche in Major League Baseball to take a knee during the Star Spangled Banner quite probably belies some of his lesser qualities.

What? Did you just say that Bruce Maxwell was just busted for pulling a gun on a fast food delivery girl?

Why, yes… yes you did

From the Arizona Central;

Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell was arrested in Scottsdale on Saturday on suspicion of pointing a gun at a woman delivering food.

Sgt. Tyler Johnson, a spokesman for Scottsdale police, said officers responded to a call about 6 p.m. at Maxwell’s Scottsdale residence about a person with a gun.

The woman told police that Maxwell pointed a gun at her, Johnson said.

Maxwell has been booked into jail on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct.

Johnson said Maxwell, 26, was being held awaiting his initial court appearance.

It was unclear what led up to the incident, and Johnson said no other details were available.

Honor killing; Pakistani torches wife, she visited sister without his permission

Afghan girl decapitated in honor killing.
Afghan girl decapitated in honor killing.

Thanks to social media and a free press, the Western world is unfortunately becoming all too familiar with the Shari’a-compliant practice popularly known simply as “honor killing”. The latest example is reported by the Paris-based Agence France-Presse via Yahoo News on April 19, 2015, where a Pakistani husband, aided by his father, burned to death his 25-year-old wife. Reportedly, the motivating factor for the gasoline-soaked murder was due to her leaving the house without his expressed permission.

As noted by the French news service, upon finding out his wife visited her sister without his prior approval, a furious Muhammad Siddique and his father first gave a beating to his wife, Shabana Bibi. According to her brother Muhammad Azam, ostensibly not satisfied with the punishment meted out, father and son then doused Bibi with gasoline before putting the match to her.

Azam also stated that Bibi had been married to Siddique for three years, during which time she had suffered a steady string of beatings because of the couple’s inability to have children. Suffering burns to 80 percent of her body, Bibi died of her injuries in hospital on Saturday.

While honor killings have effected almost all cultures at certain points in their histories, honor killings have been an almost constant is Islam since its founding in the 7th century.

As cited by the General Secretary of Muslims Facing Tomorrow – Canada, Hasan Mahmud authored for The Clarion Project specific passages from Islamic Shari’a Law and also by certain Hadiths that authorize the spilling of blood in order to restore blackened family honor. The Middle East Forum also published a report in 2010 citing that 91 percent of all honor killings in recent years have been perpetrated by Muslims males on female Muslims.

As previously covered by Examiner.com in 2012, honor killings aren’t exclusive to Pakistan. A 14-year-old girl identified only as Gisa was beheaded for refusing a wedding proposal (see photo above). According to reports, both Gisa and her parents refused marriage

proposals from two separate men, reportedly “understood to be close relatives of the victim that live in the same village,” presumably closely related cousins. As reported, the child was found completely decapitated by a knife. The last her parents saw of her was when she left the home to fetch water from the village well.

And the United States hasn’t been exempt, either. In 2011, Iraqi immigrant Faleh Hassan al-Maleki, 50, was convicted by a Maricopa County, Arizona court of murdering his 20-year-old daughter. Seeking to restore his family honor the elder al-Meleki hit and then ran over his daughter, Noor Faleh (Arabic for “Light” and “Success”). According to the convicted murdered, his daughter deserved to die because she was becoming “too Westernized”.

Noor al-Maleki.
Noor al-Maleki.