Monday, July 16, 2012

Afghan teen murder spotlights growing violence against women

Afghanistan is a snake pit.  Period.  And it can only get worse as NATO troops withdraw.  Essentially, conditions for women especially but for men also will return to pre NATO levels of Islamic barbarism.  Without Western military presence, there is no chance that the Taliban will not eventually take over the country and impose their 7th century version of Islam. 


Afghan teen murder spotlights growing violence against women

Amie Ferris-Rotman and Mirwais Harooni Reuters

5:44 a.m. CDT, July 16, 2012

CHARIKAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Pressing her cheek against the fresh grave of her newly married teenage daughter, Sabera yowls as she gently smears clumps of dirt over her tear-stained face.

"My daughter! Why did they kill you so brutally?" the mother screams in the sparsely filled cemetery in Parwan province, 65 km (40 miles) north of the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Sabera says her daughter Tamana was killed by a relative in a so-called "honor killing", in what officials link to a wider trend of rapidly growing violence against women in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan's independent human rights commission has recorded 52 murders of girls and women in the last four months, 42 of which were honor killings, compared to 20 murders for all of last year.

Activists and some lawmakers accuse President Hamid Karzai's government of selling out to the ultra-conservative Taliban, with whom it seeks peace talks, as most foreign troops prepare to leave the country by the end of 2014.

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