March 20, 2015

Video Kabul Protest Girl Beaten to Death and Burned

A woman was beaten to death by a mob of Muslims in Kabul Afghanistan for allegedly burning a Koran.

Right Scoop: Here’s another postcard from the religion of peace. Reports are coming out of Kabul in Afghanistan that a woman was accused of burning pages in the Koran, and in response she was beaten to death by a bloodthirsty crowd. Then her corpse was torched. And just in case that’s not disgusting enough for you, some are saying she was mentally ill.
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She has been identified only by her name Farkhunda.

WSJ: Sediq Seddiqi, the spokesman of Afghanistan’s ministry of interior, on Thursday evening said police arrested four people who were suspected of participating in the attack. He said the circumstances that led to the attack are still unclear.

“We cannot confirm yet whether she burned the Quran,” he said.

Speaking to local television, the woman’s father identified her as Farkhunda, and said she has long suffered from mental illness.

Her death wasn't immediate. According to witnesses and footage of the attack uploaded online, a group of angry men beat the woman to death and then threw her body into a dry riverbed. Her body was set on fire as hundreds of people looked on, many of them chanting “Allahu akbar!” or God is great.

The woman bears a strong resemblance to a woman seen walking in Kabul with no Hijab and bare legs in December of last year.

A woman walking through the streets in a mid-length dress is nothing shocking in most cities in the world.

But a recent photo of exactly that has spread widely - because it was taken in Kabul, Afghanistan.

"I was shocked," says the man who snapped the photo, local journalist Hayat Ensafi. "I knew I had to catch this special moment because I never saw a woman here walking down the streets like this."

...Some Facebook commentators read a political motive into her walk.

"It's her body not yours," wrote Siddiq. "Salute her courage. We want to see more women come out like that."

"My body, my right, … no to forced hijab," wrote another Afghan woman.

Others were less supportive.

"We are living in a Muslim country and we can't bear such people like she is," wrote a user named Ahmad.

This woman was never identified but bears a strong resemblance to Farkhunda and was also reported to be mentally ill when she first appeared in the media.

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There are reports that four people have been arrested. Afghan police have said they have found no evidence she actually burned a Koran.

It could not be independently verified whether the alleged book burning which triggered the violence actually took place.

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