I thought this story was horrific enough and important enough that it deserves another look. If the muslim world was even remotely civilized, people would look at this woman as a kind of Rosa Parks. Except there will never be a statue to her. Unless we build one. And we should.
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Local police commander Saleh Mohammad told the BBC she was killed when “hundreds of locals and passersby attacked her with stones and sticks”.
Witnesses say her body was then set on fire. Four suspects have been arrested but the woman has not been identified.
The killing is thought to be the first incident of its kind in Afghanistan.
(I’m gonna call bullish*t on that one. First one of it’s kind this morning in that part of town maybe. Why after all, did the US go after the Taliban anyway? Other than Bin Laden)
Socialists imprison people who burn the koran for a few month then brand them for life for having committed a Hate Crime, restricting them from jobs beyond the menial.
A Death Sentence from the Far Right Religion of Peace, or a Life Sentence of poverty from the Far Left Religion of Peace.
I have never gotten the sense from any Muslim woman that she saw the Koran as a symbol of her oppression. The Koran is the uncreated word of Allah graciously revealed by Allah to humanity for humanity’s guidance for all time and so on. How could it be a symbol of anyone’s oppression? It’s unthinkable.
Likewise, Mhd was the noblest and the gentlest of men and he would sooner have been stoned to death himself than see harm come to any woman who didn’t deserve it, and if we doubt that we have only to read how kind and considerate he was to Aisha, how tender were his feelings for her, and he even allowed to keep her dolls.
Muslim women here and there have told me they don’t like the hadiths. If this woman had burned a volume of Bukhari, she might get more sympathy from educated Muslim women around the world. But not many Muslim women anywhere are going to see her as a sort of Rosa Parks for burning a Koran. It is no surprise to find a line in the BBC story about the poor woman being mentally ill. Maybe she even actually was mentally ill. But it is will be what is said.
It goes without saying that Muslims cannot be held responsible for their actions when before their eyes they see the Holy Koran so grievously abused (unless of course it was to hide a bomb to blow up some Christians). No pious Muslim can stand for that, though it is unfortunate what happened to the mentally ill woman. But unlike in our Muslim country, the Muslims in that Muslim country are uncivilized anyhow.
If you worship profanely, you will do nothing but evil.
Actions like this are what keeps us doing our best to prevent them from coming to our neighborhoods.
Better if they stay an ocean and a continent away.
That would be nice.
Afghan cleric and others defend lynching of woman in Kabul
An Afghan cleric and a police official on Friday defended the lynching of a woman in central Kabul after a mob was filmed stamping on the woman and smashing a brick on her head after she was accused of burning a Koran, Islam’s holy book.
The woman’s body was set on fire and thrown onto the banks of Kabul’s main river on Thursday.
It was unclear whether she had actually burned a Koran, but during Friday prayers at a mosque in an area of Kabul, a cleric’s sermon broadcast by loudspeaker told devotees that the crowd had a right to defend their Muslim beliefs at all costs.
“I am warning the government not to arrest those who did this, because it will mean an uprising,” said the cleric at the Wazir Akbar Khan mosque.
Another Afghan man boasted on Facebook of participating in the lynching, saying that “pious people of Kabul, including myself, killed her and then burnt her. Her place is in hell.”
A spokesman in the Kabul police chief’s office also appeared to justify the killing, saying the woman had deliberately insulted Islam.
“This (person) thought, like several other unbelievers, that this kind of action and insult will get them U.S. or European citizenship. But before reaching their target, lost their life,” Hashmat Stanekzai wrote on his Facebook page.
President Ashraf Ghani’s office said the killing would be investigated by both the Ministry of Interior and a committee of religious scholars.
“No individual is allowed to make oneself a judge and use violence to punish others,” Ghani’s statement said.
It added that the government “also condemns in strong terms any action that causes disrespect to the Holy Koran and Islamic values”.
Anger among Afghans over Koran desecration has boiled over into violence several times. In 2011, riots killed seven U.N. staff after an American pastor broadcast a video of himself burning a Koran.
Foreign donors that have poured billions of dollars into promoting the rule of law and human rights programs did not issue statements on the killing, which took place just a short drive from the diplomatic quarter.
Heather Barr of Human Rights Watch urged foreign embassies, which often swiftly condemn violence linked to the Taliban, to publicly denounce the attack, to “make it clear that this kind of complete lack of rule of law represents a shocking failure”.
The United Nations mission in Kabul late on Friday condemned the killing “in the strongest terms”.