Saturday, May 19, 2007

17 Year-Old Kurdish Girl Stoned for Love.


On or around April 7, 2007, Du’a Khalil Aswad, a 17-year-old girl has been stoned to death in Beshika, Iraq because she loved a teenage boy of the wrong religion. She was murdered (allegedly by her brothers and uncles) while a large group of men watched and cheered.

Aswad, a member of a minority Kurdish religious group called Yezidi, was apparently murdered because she had engaged in a relationship with a Sunni Muslim boy and had been absent from her home for one night.

Some reports suggested that she had converted to Islam, but others deny this. Initially, she was reportedly given shelter in the house of a Yezidi tribal leader in Bashika. Other reports indicate she was lured back home with news her families' anger subsided.

Most accounts agree that she was dragged from her home, stripped down to her underwear and kicked in the groin and stomach and is pelted with rocks and concrete. Police officers were present but apparently did nothing to stop the murder, and they possibly sought to encourage the crowd.

Her death by stoning lasted for around 30 minutes. We appear to have had the event recorded via the mixed blessing of cell phone technology:


This CNN clip shows a bit different footage, including what the police were doing:


More complete unedited footage can be found at Robert Lindsay's BLOG

Two of the four arrested are members of the victim's family, police in Nineveh province said last Thursday. Four others, including a cousin thought to have instigated the killing, are being sought.

IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE THAT CAN GIVE ME A VALID REASON WHY THIS BRUTALITY ISN'T WORTHY OF UNIVERSAL OUTRAGE? Cause right now I want to nuke that town and everyone in it. I hate every sweaty mad-man in that forsaken place, yabbering and whooping as if they are at a football game, waving their cell phone cameras. Wikipedia notes that to the Yazidi, the source of evil is not from Satan, but in the heart and spirit of humans themselves. INDEED.

Additional objective and subjective information can be found here:

SIDENOTE: I had trouble getting this footage on YouTube. It is rumored that YouTube (now owned by Google) has been trying to remove video footage of this incident from it's servers. As brutal as this video footage is, it's serves an important function. We can't deny it exists if we have the evidence, especially for those of us far from the violence. If this editing of content is true, it's a blow to non-corporate journalism. I hope it isn't so. Here's some dude (not me) noting the issue.








3 comments:

Robert Lindsay said...

Thx for the link. You are doing great work. Plus you're beautiful. :)

Jay said...

Thanks Robert! I want to be your blog when i grow up. ;)

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Great post, this is very sad. But we must never fear, resist or mock the precious and ever peaceful Islam. Who are we to say that raping 6 year-olds is immoral? Who are we to say that stoning gays and rape victims to death is evil? That is just their culture and it MUST be respected. Morality is all relative, we must remember that.
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