Monday, July 9, 2012

Pakistani acid-attack victim finds new life in Houston

                                                              Julie Aftab

Acid, acid, acid.  I'm sick and tired of hearing of Muslim "men" throwing acid on women.  This behavior is part and parcel with the tenets of Islam which relegate women to mere possessions.  If, as apologists insist, Islam is a religion of peace and compassion, it would have never allowed such behavior to happen. 

This story however has a happy ending in that this woman has come to America for surgery and education and will soon become an American citizen.  Which leads me to propose (again) that the West should throw open it's doors to those non-Muslims persecuted by their Muslim masters.  This policy should be accompanied by a total halt to Muslim immigration until such time as the Muslim world can reform itself to Western standards of law and civilization.   


Pakistani acid-attack victim finds new life in Houston

By Susan Carroll
Updated 09:35 a.m., Monday, July 9, 2012

She was 16 years old, working as an operator in a tiny, public call office in Pakistan, when a man walked in and saw the silver cross dangling around her neck.

He asked her three times: "Are you a Christian?"

Julie Aftab answered, "Yes, sir," the first two times, and then got frustrated.

"Didn't you hear me?" she asked.

They argued, and the man abruptly left the little office, returning 30 or 40 minutes later with a turquoise bottle. Aftab tried to block the arc of battery acid, but it melted much of the right side of her face and left her with swirling, bone-deep burns on her chest and arms. She ran for the door, but a second man grabbed her hair, and they poured the acid down her throat, searing her esophagus.

A decade and 31 surgeries later, Aftab is an accounting major at the University of Houston-Clear Lake with a melodic laugh. She spoke no English when she arrived in Houston in February 2004, but is poised to take her citizenship test later this month.

Doctors in Houston have donated their time to painstakingly reconstruct her cheek, nose, upper lip and replace her eyelids. Over time, her scars have faded from hues of deep wine to mocha.

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