Saturday, April 4, 2009

“Leave me for the moment — you can beat me again later,” she screams.

It was not clear what the young woman was accused of.

One account said she had stepped out of her house without being escorted by a male family member, according to Samar Minallah, a rights activist. Ms. Minallah said she distributed the video to local news outlets after it was sent to her by someone from Swat three days ago.

Another account said a local Taliban commander had falsely accused the teenager of violating Islamic law after she refused to accept his marriage proposal.

A Taliban spokesman defended the punishment to the Geo Television Network but said it should not have been done in public.

You can watch this barbarism here.

1 comment:

  1. These people are, definitionally, barbarians. We have no business attempting to deal with them. This is a part of the world that should simply be quarantined. To think that we are going to make a difference in this society is foolish, and I am afraid that Afghanistan will be Obama's Viet Nam, or Iraq.


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