beheaded by her cousin

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Girl, 15, ‘beheaded’ in Afghanistan after her family turned down marriage proposal

  • Two men have been arrested following the death of the teenage girl in Kunduz province, northern Afghanistan
  • Victim, named as ‘Gisa’, was beheaded by her cousin after she and her family turned down his marriage proposal, a police spokesman said

By Kerry Mcdermott

PUBLISHED: 05:08 EST, 29 November 2012 | UPDATED: 06:46 EST, 29 November 2012

Violence: The teenage girl is understood to have been beheaded after she refused a relative's repeated marriage proposalsViolence: The teenage girl is understood to have been beheaded after she refused a relative’s repeated marriage proposals (FILE PHOTO)

A teenage girl was beheaded by a relative in northern Afghanistan after she turned down his marriage proposals, according to reports.

The victim, named as Gisa, was decapitated with a knife in the Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province on Tuesday, local police said. She is believed to be around 15-years-old.

A police spokesman said two men, named as  Sadeq and Massoud, had been arrested following the teenage girl’s murder.

The two men are understood to be close relatives of the victim that live in the same village.

Local police sources have said the men behind the attack wanted to marry the girl, but their advances had been turned down by victim’s father.

Gisa is understood to have been attacked as she returned to her home in Kulkul village after going out to collect water from a nearby well.

Her father told a local news agency he had not wanted his daughter to get married because she was too young.

Afghanistan’s Taliban regime – notorious for its oppression of women in the country – was ousted in 2001, but extreme violence against women is still rife.

In 2009 the Elimination of Violence Against Woman law was introduced in Afghanistan, criminalising child marriage, forced marriage, ‘giving away’ a girl or woman to settle a dispute, among other acts of violence against the female population of the ultra-conservative Islamic nation.

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Sadistic Afghan asylum seeker made ex-girlfriend watch him stab her sister and friend to death because she wouldn’t take him back

H/T Taffy in Canada

Daily Mail:

  • Ahmad Otak spat on 17-year-old Kimberley Frank’s body after stabbing her to death in front of her sister Elisa Frank, 19, in Wakefield, Yorkshire
  • He then lured his ex-girlfriend’s friend Samantha Sykes, 18, to Kimberley’s flat where he stabbed the teenager repeatedly before slitting her throat
  • The 21-year-old had previously threatened to kill Elisa Frank’s friends and members of her family after she left her ‘controlling’ partner, a court heard
  • Otak, 21, murdered the two women ‘out of childish jealousy and vicious spite’ a judge at Leeds Crown Court said
  • He will serve at least 34 years in prison after admitting two counts of murder

By Kerry Mcdermott

PUBLISHED: 12:54 EST, 9 November 2012 | UPDATED: 13:27 EST, 9 November 2012

A ‘sadistic’ asylum seeker who forced his former girlfriend to witness him stabbing her sister and her friend to death after she refused to take him back has been jailed for life.

Afghan national Ahmad Otak laughed and spat on 17-year-old Kimberley Frank’s body after stabbing her 15 times at her home in Yorkshire while her sister Elisa watched helplessly.

He then tied his ex-partner up with electrical flex and lured her friend Samantha Sykes, 18, to Kimberley’s flat in Wakefield, where he stabbed the teenager repeatedly before slitting her throat.

'Sadistic': Afghan asylum-seeker Ahmad Otak will serve a minimum of 34 years for the murders of Kimberley Frank and Samantha Sykes‘Sadistic’: Afghan asylum-seeker Ahmad Otak will serve a minimum of 34 years for the murders of Kimberley Frank and Samantha Sykes


Teenage victims: Samantha Sykes (left), 18, and Kimberley Frank (right), 17, were stabbed repeatedly by Afghan national Ahmad Otak at Kimberley's Wakefield flatTeenage victims: Samantha Sykes (left), 18, and Kimberley Frank (right), 17, were stabbed repeatedly by Afghan national Ahmad Otak at Kimberley’s Wakefield flat

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In-laws behead girl for refusing prostitution

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  • AFP
Published Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Police have arrested four people who allegedly tried to force a woman into prostitution in western Afghanistan and beheaded her when she refused, officials said on Wednesday.

Mah Gul, 20, was beheaded after her mother-in-law attempted to make her sleep with a man in her house in Herat province last week, provincial police chief Abdul Ghafar Sayedzada told AFP.

“We have arrested her mother-in-law, father-in-law, her husband and the man who killed her,” he said.

Gul was married to her husband four months ago and her mother-in-law had tried to force her into prostitution several times in the past, Sayedzada said.

The suspect, Najibullah, was paraded by police at a press conference where he said the mother-in-law lured him into killing Gul by telling him that she was a prostitute.

“It was around 2:00 am when Gul’s husband left for his bakery. I came down and with the help of her mother-in-law killed her with a knife,” he said.

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Taliban claim responsibility for shooting young activist


16:33 09 OTT 2012

(AGI) – Miranshah, Oct. 9 – The Taliban has claimed responsibility for shooting and wounding 14-year-old Malala Yusyufzai, who is campaigning to bring peace back to Pakistan’s Swat Valley and the right to be educated. Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said in a phone call that his organization was responsible, adding that anyone who speaks against the Taliban will be attacked in the same way. Yusyufzai came to the attention of the world in 2009 when she told the BBC Urdu service of Taliban atrocities. She was on a bus that was taking her to school in the town of Mingora, when an armed man stopped and entered the bus asking which one was Malala. Once he had identified her, he shot her three times with a pistol. The first shot hit her in the face, the second hit a friend and the third hit another friend in the leg. Malala was flown by an Interior Ministry helicopter to a hospital in Peshawar, where doctors say the young girl is in stable conditions and out of danger. . .

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Always remember, according to Islamic texts, Islam’s founder sawed off the heads of his captives. So while Mohamed didn’t invent the practice, he and his followers definitely promulgated it.

17 civilians beheaded in Afghanistan: officials

Published Monday, August 27, 2012

Seventeen civilians including two women were beheaded in a southern Afghanistan village in a region plagued by the Taliban insurgency, officials said Monday.

“Last night 17 local villagers, two women and 15 men, were beheaded by unknown people in Kajaki district,” Daud Ahmadi, a spokesman for the Helmand provincial administration, told AFP.

“We don’t know who was behind the killings at this time. We’re investigating,” Ahmadi said.

A senior police official in the province, Mohammad Ismael Hotak, confirmed the incident, giving a similar account.

Taliban insurgents are active in the troubled region and they have in the past been blamed for beheading local villagers, mostly over charges of spying for Afghan and US-led Nato forces.

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Muslim-Buddhist Conflict in Asia: and how to understand it

An Article by People of Shambala

 Posted by on August 19, 2012 in Culture, Interfaith No comments
Over the last decade, Muslim-Buddhist conflict has escalated in Asia, with casualties on both sides. Although largely forgotten today, the Taliban detonated the giant Buddhas of Bamiyan statues in 2001, six months before the 9/11 attacks. Since then attacks on Buddhist identity and people in Asia has continued. In the last few months, however, the Muslim Rohingya minority of Buddhist Myanmar (Burma) have found themselves the victims of attacks, with possibly as many as 90,000 now having fled and living as refugees. As the intensity of the hostility between Buddhists and Muslims in Asia escalates, it is time to look at the history of the conflict as well as recent events.
Historical Background
The history of the Muslim-Buddhist conflict is a long one. During the eighth century Buddhists, Hindus, and Muslims had lived side by side in Afghanistan in an atmosphere of relative tolerance and interaction. Many Buddhists even converted to Islam, which was more straightforward than the relatively esoteric Buddhist faith, with its doctrine of reincarnation, karma, and deities.


A Buddha of Bamiyan in the Hindu Kush.

During the ninth century, however, Sunni Turks — new converts to Islam, whose zeal did not leave room for any faith, or interpretation of faith, that vied with their own – launched a sustained attack on the Buddhists and their monasteries, driving them out of Afghanistan, across the Punjab, and into northern India. By 1021, the Buddhists routed the Muslim armies in Kashmir before being attacked again and pushed further into the Himalayas and Tibet. 
Muslim armies conquered much of India, initiating eight centuries of Muslim rule in the traditionally Hindu land. Despite persecutions – especially early on – under the later Moghal Empire (of Muslim rule) much of the better-known aspects of Indian culture was created, from Moghal miniature painting to the Taj Mahal. Sufi Islam — mystical and largely peaceful and ecumenical — also became a large part of the culture. However, the Moghal Empire had virtually collapsed not long after the middle of the eighteenth century, although it lingered 1858, when the British filled the power vacuum, and became the new rulers of India.
The British had already taken over parts of India, and had instituted Warren Hastings as Governor-General in 1773. Hastings respected Indian culture. He learned both Hindi and Persian, and translated the Hindu text the Bhagavad Gita and the Islamic texts Fatawa al-Alamgiri and Hidaya. In Bengal, under Hastings, British employees in the East India Company “went native,” marrying Indian women, learning local languages, and adopting Indian customs.

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Donkey bomb kills district police chief, wounds 3 in Afghanistan

Donkey Bomb! The new game the whole family can play! Only available in Afghanistan and select other Muslim countries.



CHEGHCHERAN, Afghanistan, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) — The anti-government militants planted mine on the back of a donkey and targeted a district police chief killing him on the spot and injuring three others in Ghor province 360 km west of Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, provincial police chief said.

“The rebels planted mine on a donkey and stopped it near the gate of the district headquarters of Charsada district and when the district police chief arrived at the gate at around 09:00 a.m. local time to go to his office, the rebels exploded it by remote control killing the police chief on the spot,” Dilawar Shah Dilawar told Xinhua.

Condemning the incident, Dilawar said that the donkey was also killed in blast, adding the trick exposes Taliban cruelty against both human being and animals.

Three more police were injured in the incident, the provincial police chief added.

Taliban militants fighting the government have yet to comment.

Afghanistan: At least 20 wounded in Mosque explosion

Explosives? In a Mosque? It can’t be!

From ADNKronos:

Kabul, 3 Aug. (AKI) – At least 20 people were wounded Friday by an explosion in a mosque in Afghanistan’s east, according to China’s Xinhua.

The explosion took place in a mosque in the Chaparhar district of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province during Friday’s prayers.

“The victims include civilians and the prayer leader of the mosque.” Hazrat Hussein, spokesman of the police said, according to the Xinhua news agency.

Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, Nangarhar deputy governor, assured that the police forces are looking for the people responsible for such a ” ferocious crime”.


Honour killing’ of mother, 30, beheaded by her ex-husband… who then decapitated their two young children because they’d watched

Daily Mail:

  • Boy, eight, and girl, nine killed in horrific execution
  • Father decided to spare their two-year-old daughter

By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 17:52 GMT, 4 July 2012 | UPDATED: 18:42 GMT, 4 July 2012

A 30-year-old woman and two of her children were beheaded overnight in Afghanistan’s east, police said, in what appeared to be the latest in a rapidly growing trend of so-called honour killings.

Police said they suspected the woman Serata’s divorced husband of barging into her house in the capital of Ghazni province and murdering her, alongside their eight-year-old son and nine-year-old daughter.

‘The children saw the killer take their mother’s head off, so he killed them too,’ a local policeman said, adding that the attacker had spared Sereta’s two-year-old daughter.

Activists say there has been a sharp rise in violent attacks on women in Afghanistan over the past year.

Beheaded: The situation for women in Afghanistan has worsened this year, according to activistsBeheaded: The situation for women in Afghanistan has worsened this year, according to activists

They blame President Hamid Karzai’s waning attention to women’s rights as his government prepares for the exit of most foreign troops in 2014 and seeks to negotiate with the Taliban, Afghanistan’s former Islamist rulers.

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