Sunday, October 21, 2012

Beheaded For Refusing Prostitution

To say 'the Middle East is a different world' is a huge and monstrous understatement!
And I use "monstrous" with grave deliberation - events happen in that area that the Western World simply cannot fathom...or stomach.
Afghan police have arrested four people who tried to force a woman into prostitution in Afghanistan... and when she refused, beheaded her!
Mah Gul was murdered after her mother-in-law tried to make her sleep with a man staying in her house. The mother-in-law, father-in-law, her husband and the man who killed her have been arrested.
Gul married her husband four months ago and her mother-in-law had tried to force her into prostitution several times in the past. The suspect says the mother-in-law lured him into killing Gul by telling him she was a prostitute.
This murder comes against a backdrop of world outcry over the shooting by Taliban Islamists (read: gutless wankers!) of 14yr.old Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai, who had become a voice against the suppression of women's rights, and who is slowly on the road to recovery.
While Malala's case has made world headlines, it must also be remembered that oppression and violence against women are commonplace in Afghanistan. Many cases go unreported. Last year, in a case that made international headlines, police rescued a teenage girl who'd been beaten and locked up in a toilet for five months, after she defied her in-laws who tried to force her into prostitution. 
So much for following the Qur'an's rules for respecting women...!

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