Tuesday, May 17, 2005

on top of all else.......the honor killings....

Worker Nada al-Bayati said that in one recent case, a woman came to their shelter because she had been sexually abused by an American soldier.

Her family, who found out about it, wanted to kill her.

While an IWPR reporter was on his way to Bakr's office, he noticed a crowd on the Bab al-Muadham bridge in Baghdad. A young girl had apparently jumped off, and when a rescuer brought her out, she opened her eyes and told onlookers,

"I am pregnant. They will kill me."

the honor killings..


Blogger PaxRomano said...

OK, this a FUCKING OUTRAGE!!! Bad enough she was raped by OUR FUCKING soliders, but now her damn family, for cultural and relgious reasons, wants to kill her!?!?!

Damn, you know what? The whole damn world is a fucking mess, it's upside down and inside out!

8:09 PM  
Blogger Medbh said...

Thank you, Pax, for seeing this as an outrage, as so many people do not. They just chalk it up to being a very bizarre aspect of a very different culture. To the pregnant young woman who tried to kill herself though....
as for the soldiers. do you know that the military has been injecting them with an anti malaria substance that has absolutetly disastrous effects, including one of extreme aggression? war--what is it good for? Absolutely nothing...

7:45 PM  

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