Israeli Executive Assures Reporter That Special Vest Will Protect Him . . . Executive Then Stabs Reporter

Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 7.26.34 AMNow this would make for a terrific case for teaching consent in battery for Torts. Israeli reporter Eitam Lachover donned a special vest made by a body armor company that is designed to protect against the increasing knife attacks of Israelis. Lachover was assured by Yaniv Montakyo, vice president of the manufacturing company, that “You have nothing to worry about, we are very confident in our product.” He then stabbed Lachover and said “I missed.”

When Montakyo pulled out the large commando knife, Lachover looked worried and asked “You’re going to stab me with this?”

After assuring him, Montakyo added “This product can protect from knives that are stronger than this one. Don’t be afraid – if something happens, I’m here.”

He proceeded to stab Lachover three times and the third time penetrated the vest. It was clearly not a serious injury but Lachover required some stitches.

Montakyo later said that he stabbed Lachover in an area with less protective material. Putting aside that customers may want to direct attackers where they will be stabbed to guarantee their protection, the stabbing would seem to be a clear case of negligence. Moreover, consent can be vitiated by mistake, fraud, or coercion. Here the reporter consented under express assurances that there was no risk. Of course, the company could argue that allowing someone to stab you comes with obvious risks like missing and hitting an arm or unprotected area.

There does not appear to be a lawsuit in the works but, while their vest leaves something to be desired, the company could have produced a top notch battery case for Torts textbooks.

33 thoughts on “Israeli Executive Assures Reporter That Special Vest Will Protect Him . . . Executive Then Stabs Reporter”

  1. A perfect example of how the problems faced by the people in Israel are not unique to that country and cannot be explained away by advancing some warped perception that they are the result of some perceived injustice suffered by the Muslim Palestinians at the hands of Israelis. Muslims are a menace and a plague wherever they reside, causing havoc and destruction to all around them. The author of this article is of Egyptian ancestry–he is not Jewsih–and is considered an expert in Islam and the Middle

    A Wretched Existence: Christian Life in Muslim Pakistan

    The savage persecution Christians experience in just one month.

    January 7, 2016

    Raymond Ibrahim

    The U.S. State Department lists only nine nations as “Countries of Particular Concern” — a designation for those nations considered to be the worst violators of religious freedom. These include governments that “engage in or tolerate” systematic, ongoing, and unspeakable violations of religious freedom.

    According to many human rights activists, this list is far from complete: “the State Department has seemed unwilling to recognize the grave unspeakable abuses of religious freedom in a number of Muslim-dominated countries that the USCIRF [U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom] considers CPCs: Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria and Tajikistan.”

    Accordingly, on October 21, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom issued a press release calling on “the State Department to further expand its CPC list to reflect the severe violations occurring in other countries, such as Pakistan, which USCIRF has called the worst situation in the world for religious freedom for countries not currently designated by the U.S. government as CPCs.”

    To understand why Pakistan was highlighted, consider the following 10 accounts, all of which took place in the month of October—the same month that the U.S. State Dept. was being urged to include Pakistan and other countries in its list.

    On October 23, a deaf, married Christian woman was gang-raped after three Muslim men broke into her home while her husband was out working. Despite her screams, no one came to help her. Although one man was arrested, rights activists say he will eventually be released. According to Pakistani activist Sardar Mushtaq Gill, “Often in these cases the police take no action or, worse, side with the rapists. Christian families or witnesses are pressured to withdraw complaints.”

    In fact, on October 15, eight days before the deaf woman was raped, two Muslim men, both named Muhammad, who had earlier raped two teenage Christian sisters at gunpoint, were acquitted in court. Not only did a key witness change his statement after receiving a bribe, but according to the girls’ father, “The lawyer didn’t fight the case very well and with commitment. Mostly, he stayed absent from the hearings of the case during the proceedings. The lawyer didn’t even participate in the cross-questioning with the culprits in the court…. We face serious life threats from the culprits now, as they are being released from jail.”

    Another report from October 5 cites three separate incidents in which five young Christian girls were abducted and sexually abused: Two were kidnapped and gang-raped by a group of Muslim men; a 13-year-old Christian girl was kidnapped and raped; and two other Christian girls were abducted and abused by a group of human traffickers who forced them into prostitution.

    Nabila Bibi, a Christian woman who had been engaged to a Christian man for a year and was preparing to marry him in a few weeks’ time, was abducted, forcibly converted to Islam, and then married to a Muslim man named Allah Rakha. After discovering her whereabouts, her fiancé went to the kidnapper’s home on October 15 and demanded to see her. Rakha, who had 15-20 other Muslims with him, refused, and warned the Christian that because his fiancée was now Muslim, he must never seek her out again, or else suffer “dire consequences.” The report adds that such Christian abductees “may be subjected to sexual violence, rape, forced prostitution, human trafficking and sale, or other domestic abuse or discarded from home after passing some time.”

    On October 23, Sonia Bibi, a 20-year-old Christian woman, was set on fire and almost burned to death after she refused to marry an ex-boyfriend, a Muslim. According to the woman’s testimony, when she turned down his proposal, Latif Ahmed sprinkled her with petrol and set her alight. Burns covered nearly half of her body.

    On October 5, Saddique Azam, a Catholic teacher appointed headmaster at a primary school in a small village, was beaten and tortured by a group of three Muslim teachers who resented being under the authority of an “infidel.” The Muslims barged into Azam’s office and ordered him to resign. When he refused, they beat him so severely that he needed to be hospitalized.

    According to an October 14 report, rights activists said they were concerned for the life of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five who has been on death row since 2010. A Muslim woman, apparently with a personal vendetta against Bibi, had accused her of speaking blasphemy against the prophet of Islam, Muhammad. “She could be killed by any inmate or even a prison guard, so we have to be careful,” said an official. Bibi was put in solitary confinement, where her health has been steadily deteriorating. “She was vomiting blood last month and having difficulty walking.”

    An October 19 report tells of a Christian family— a father, mother, and two daughters— who have been on the run since 2006. Their “crime” was that the woman, formerly a Muslim, converted to Christianity and married a Christian man. This prompted threats and attacks from Muslims, including her family: “Jobless and desperate, they are unable to meet their own needs, as they continue to be threatened, hounded, and attacked because they want to live a Christian life and raise their children in accordance with Christ’s teachings,” notes the report. Due to the stressful experiences and unsanitary conditions they are forced to hide in, the woman has miscarried their third child. The father was shot in the leg and run over by a motorcycle. Even so, “Attempts to file a case against their tormentors have fallen on deaf police ears.”

    An October 23 report titled, “Christians required only as sweepers” notes that “Christians make up most of the non-Muslim minority in central Punjab and account for 1.5 per cent of the total population. Their representation in sanitation work, however, is above 80 percent.” After noting that Pakistan was named “Land of the Pure” in reference to its Muslim identity (as opposed to that of its largely Hindu neighbor, India), the report adds, “The attitude of forcing Christians into degrading occupations based on their descent continues and owes its existence to this long-entrenched dichotomy of ‘pure’ and ‘impure.’”

    On October 7, more than 1,000 Christians gathered in front of the Punjab assembly to protest an “anti-minority” bill “that denies voting rights to women” and “does not allow religious minorities to elect their own representatives.” Religious minorities argued that a selected official “cannot do anything” except to “become a puppet in the hand of their party.”

    These ten accounts from October alone are a typical sampling of what Christians, who reportedly make up roughly 1% of Pakistan’s Muslim majority population, routinely experience.

    Worse, the majority of atrocities, according to human rights activists, never get reported for fear of reprisals. It took five years for the account of a two-year-old toddler who was savagely raped because her Christian father refused to convert to Islam took five years to become public. She has undergone five surgeries and still remains disfigured. Her family lives in constant fear and in hiding.

    According to rights activist Gill, who is involved with many of the above mentioned cases, “Violence against women and children of religious minorities, the weak and vulnerable, is widespread in Pakistan and is often carried out in silence. These cases and the stories do not come to light and when victims talk about it they are intimidated.”

    In light of all this, it’s high time for Pakistan to be labeled as a Country of Particular Concern by the U.S. Department of State. Otherwise, the crucial question remains: Why is it not?

    UPDTATE: As mentioned, the above anecdotes were limited to the month of October alone. An incomplete list of the savagery experienced by Pakistani Christians in the following month, November, follows:
    • Sana John, a 13-year-old Christian girl, was kidnapped and converted to Islam by force in Haji Pura, near Silakot. On November 9, Muslim men stopped the girl while she was returning home from school and seized her. The Christian family was threatened not to file a complaint. According to her father, “In Pakistan there is no justice for the poor and, above all, no one cares for Christians, no one has heard my cry. The police do not pursue the culprits, no one is doing anything for us.”
    •A few days later, a Muslim family kidnapped, beat and left naked on the streets an 8-year-old Christian girl, as a way to “punish” her uncle for pursuing a relationship with a female member of the Muslim family. The Muslims kidnapped the Christian girl, named Parwasha, on her way home from school, after which she was stripped naked and beaten. When the girl ran home to her family, they went to local police, only to find that the Muslim family had already filed a complaint against the entire Christian family for “shaming” the Muslim family.
    • Another 8-year-old girl, Sara Bibi, was scolded, beaten and locked in a school bathroom by her Muslim head teacher for using the same toilet as Muslims. Headmistress of the school, Zahida Rana, locked Sara in the bathroom and then shouted at her: “You are a Christian, an infidel. How dare you use the same toilet as Muslim girls?” Despite vigorously pleading her innocence Sara was beaten and only released from the toilet 3 hours later at the end of the school day. The girl has since been expelled from the school.
    • A Christian activist, Aslam Masih, was shot in the legs by four Muslims in Lahore. The episode, says Christian lawyer Sardar Mushtaq Gill, “is a clear sign of intimidation towards our work.” Before shooting, the criminals asked him to withdraw a complaint that the police had registered. When he refused they opened fire.
    • A group of masked men set fire to a Christian broadcasting outlet, Gawahi TV, in Karachi. The building collapsed. Gawahi television was established in February 2013 in a joint collaboration between Catholic and Protestant communities, to “spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people of all religions who live in Pakistan.” As reported by the television website, about 12 million people watched it regularly. Despite many threats and many requests for security, police did not comply.

    About Raymond Ibrahim

    Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum and a CBN News contributor. He is the author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007).
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  2. It’s always interesting to see the apologists for the Palestinian murderers justify their comrades walking down Israeli streets and slashing random men, women and children with axes and knives. The sick mindset, exposed by justifying and condoning said behavior, is revealed by certain predictable contributors, and it is a sick and demented pathology. It’s all explained away by justifying the poor, poor Palestinians–they’re so abused, so mistreated, so downtrodden and lacking in economic opportunity in Israeli society. The truth of the matter is, and not that it matters to the ones for whom Israel will remain their favorite target, regardless of what Israel does or doesn’t do, as long as the Jewish people have a piece of land, for which they have had a connection for thousands of years, Israel and the Jewish people must be destroyed. Facts don’t matter. It doesn’t matter that one of the recent Palestinian murderers, who drove his car onto a sidewalk, running over people and then emerging from his car with an ax to slash innocent bystanders, was a young man, gainfully employed with the phone company in Israel and even wearing his company T-shirt at the time of the attack. He wasn’t downtrodden, a second class citizen, unemployed–he was just Muslim and doing what Muslims do–kill. Hate Israel? Okay, for a moment, put your hate for Israel aside, if that is humanly possible for some of you. How do you explain the behavior of Muslims, where no Jews even live or exist? This barbaric and savage behavior is prevalent anywhere Muslims live–whether it is due to the Europeans opening their gates to them or the countries like Pakistan, Egypt, Yemen, Syria, etc., with their own homegrown versions. There is one constant in all of the situations–Muslims, driven by a madman, named Mohammed, whose Satanic verses they follow, cannot live peacefully with others.

  3. Personanongrata
    1, January 8, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Excellent post. The Palestinians are being confined in an open-air concentration camp.

  4. Israel exacting ten Palestinian lives: women, children, elders in exchange for every Israeli killed, Discuss.

    Personanongrata’s posting with indisputable graphic proof illustrates the situation better than any other. Israel is corralling the Palestinians into reservations much like how Americans did to conquer the West. We are witnessing history. It is a proven system of conquest. Unfortunately the results don’t always turn out like Custer’s last stand where the bad guys get waxed. More often than not the victims are the wives and children of the bad guys. The big difference here is that Israel is geographically alone and surrounded by a billion plus Indians. In the American West the influx of ‘good guys’ from Europe and the East far exceeded the reproductive potential of the Indians and the land ran out.

    Perhaps something like what happened in South Africa will happen here. The major force that ended Apartheid was the isolating of the white South African regime by the rest of the world. Just as the settler taking over the west’s greatest ally was the crazed drunken Indian slaughtering the women and children, Israel’s greatest ally is ISIS.

  5. 18 Refugees Arrested in Muslim Rape Mob Attacks
    January 8, 2016
    Daniel Greenfield

    After the initial wave of horrifying attacks on women in Cologne, Germany, a city which had taken in 10,000 refugees, the authorities insisted that migrants had nothing to do with it. Now it turns out asylum seekers made up a majority of the attackers.

    Cologne police spokeswoman German authorities have identified 31 people, including 18 asylum-seekers, as suspects in mob sex attacks and muggings in Cologne on New Year’s Eve — one of several such incidents in Europe.

    Christoph Gilles told reporters Friday that some 170 criminal complaints have been filed related to the apparently coordinated attacks, “at least 120 of which have a sexual angle.”

    An 80-person investigative team is looking at 250 videos (with about 350 hours of footage), Gilles added.

    The suspects include nine Algerian nationals, eight people from Morocco, five from Iran and four from Syria, German interior ministry spokesman Tobias Plate said. Two are German citizens, while one each are from Iraq, Serbia and the United States.

    It’s not hard to figure out the common denominator there. Islam.

  6. All Hail Bam Bam ! As I’ve followed this thread for awhile, I’ve mused at the name calling thrown in Bam Bam’s direction. The invective of ‘Islamophobe’ seems to be the best that the resident ‘Islamophiles’ on here can muster. Keep up the good work ‘Bam Bam’. There is little else here of any value.

  7. Just another unrelated incident to Islam.
    Philly Cop Shooter Wore Muslim Clothes

    January 8, 2016

    Daniel Greenfield

    Just a coincidence, I’m sure.

    Surveillance images of a man shooting and seriously injuring a Philadelphia police officer in an ambush late Thursday night have been obtained by ABC News.

    The black-and-white images show the suspect, 30-year-old Edward Archer of Yeadon, approaching the driver’s side window of Officer Jesse Hartnett’s cruiser around 11:40 p.m.

    Dressed in what sources say is Muslim garb and wearing a mask, the suspect is seen pointing a gun at the officer’s vehicle, while another shows what appears to be the muzzle flash as he fires. quite

    Police have not commented on a possible motive for the shooting.
    It’s quite a mystery.

    The radical Islamic gunman accused of shooting a Philadelphia cop used a stolen police gun in the attempted “execution” and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State as he confessed to the harrowing ambush, officials said.

    The 30-year-old shooter fired 13 bullets at Officer Jesse Hartnett as the cop sat in his patrol car Thursday night, police said. The five-year force veteran suffered a broken arm and nerve damage during the attack, but was able to fire back at his assailant.

    The unnamed suspect was taken into custody shortly after the attack and confessed to the ambush, police said at a Friday press conference.

    “He stated that he pledges his allegiance to Islamic State. He praises Allah, and that was the reason he was called to do this,” an official said.

  8. Olly

    There is, unfortunately, no reasoning with unreasonable and irrational people such as Personanongrata. Muslims, when deprived of available Jewish people in Israel, or elsewhere, will resort to terrorizing, menacing, raping and murdering any other available infidels in their place. The world is now getting a taste of what Israel experiences, on a daily basis, having to live side by side with soulless creatures with no semblance of decency. Personanongrata will now create some bizarre and farfetched explanation for the barbaric and savage behavior of Muslim immigrants, hailing from around the globe, which is occurring in Germany, where their savagery is now being turned upon their German hosts, who have misguidedly opened their societies and homes for these soulless creatures. No Jews to blame for this. No evil Israelis to serve as a scapegoat. Just Muslims being Muslims.

    Cologne Mayor to Victims of Migrant Sex Assaults: You Asked For It

    Feminism dies on multiculturalism’s sacrificial altar.

    January 8, 2016

    Robert Spencer

    On New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany, around 1,000 Muslim migrants congregated by the city’s main train station, where they sexually assaulted numerous women and gleefully defied police; one officer recounted that the attackers showed a lack of respect for the police “like I have never experienced in my 29 years of public service.” An attacker crowed, “I’m a Syrian! You have to treat me kindly! Mrs. Merkel invited me.” In response, Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker has vowed to make sure that women change their behavior, so that they don’t provoke the poor dears to sexual assault again.

    That’s right. As hard as it may seem to believe, Reker blamed the victims, and declared that corrective measures would be taken. She said: “The women and young girls have to be more protected in the future so these things don’t happen again.” She didn’t mean protected by police. “This means,” Reker continued, “they should go out and have fun, but they need to be better prepared, especially with the Cologne carnival coming up. For this, we will publish online guidelines that these young women can read through to prepare themselves.”

    Reker’s words recalled a hadith in which Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, said to a Muslim woman: “‘O Asma, when a woman reaches the age of menstruation, it does not suit her that she displays her parts of body except this and this,’ and he pointed to her face and hands.” (Sunan Abu Dawud 4092) The idea behind a woman covering everything except her face and hands is rooted in the assumption that if a man is tempted by her, it’s her fault. She can therefore try to quell that temptation by removing its impetus and covering up. If she fails to do so, or if she covers up and is attacked anyway, the fault lies entirely with her, and her family can cleanse itself of the dishonor she has brought upon them by putting her to death.

    There is no room in this web of assumptions, which is all too common in the Islamic world, for the idea that if a man rapes or sexually assaults a woman, he bears the guilt. The guilt is all on his victim.

    And now, Henriette Reker has shown us yet again that when multiculturalism and feminism come into conflict, multiculturalism always wins – at least when it comes to Islam. Feminists have been telling the world for decades that it is outrageous and wrong to say that a rape victim was “asking for it” because of the way she was dressed. But now, Reker has said essentially just that: if only the women in Cologne had been properly “prepared,” you see, if only they had access to the “guidelines” she is cooking up, then all would have been well. Reker said nothing about getting Muslim migrants “prepared” for life in Germany, and has made no announcement about issuing any “guidelines” for them about how to keep themselves from molesting women.

    No, for Reker, as for Islamic supremacists everywhere, the responsibility to prevent sexual assault lies solely with them women. What, then, will her “guidelines” direct the non-Muslim women of Cologne to do? If she is consistent, they will tell women to buy a niqab. Buy a burqa. Or at very least to “dress modestly.” The “guidelines” will remind women that if they get attacked by migrants, it’s their own fault, as they should have been more careful.

    And so Cologne’s Mayor slips without any evident hesitation into the Sharia mindset that it is entirely the woman’s responsibility to avoid tempting men, and entirely her fault if she is attacked.

    The rape of captive non-Muslim women is sanctioned in Islamic tradition. One of Muhammad’s followers recounted:

    We went out with Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) on the expedition to the Bi’l-Mustaliq and took captive some excellent Arab women; and we desired them, for we were suffering from the absence of our wives, (but at the same time) we also desired ransom for them. So we decided to have sexual intercourse with them…(Sahih Muslim 3371)

    There is no indication that they thought it necessary to obtain the consent of the women involved. They were just chattel. So also now, apparently, are the women of Cologne – and if they’re not “prepared,” so much the worse for them.

  9. So Personanongrata, I’ll ask you the same question that I asked the “natural-rights” believing Po that she could not for some reason find the context.

    Is it just to violate the natural rights of innocent people? You qualify your comment with “without cause”. So, what “cause” makes it acceptable to kill innocents?

  10. Then what is the point of you keeping score?

    It is/was not a matter of keeping score that should be plain for any objective non-biased person to see.

    The post contains facts that rebut specious claims foisted forth in bam bam’s comment from 1, January 8, 2016 at 2:34 am that attempt to smear all Palestinians (all Muslims/Arabs) as barbarous sub-humans attacking Israelis (or other non-Muslims) without cause.

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