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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The not so pretty side..................

The Independent carried this story today......

Two months ago, a young mother of two was stoned to death by her relatives on the order of a tribal court in Pakistan. Her crime: possession of a mobile phone.

Arifa Bibi's uncle, cousins and others hurled stones and bricks at her until she died, according to media reports. She was buried in a desert far from her village. It's unlikely anyone was arrested. Her case is not unique. Stoning is legal or practiced in at least 15 countries or regions. And campaigners fear this barbaric form of execution may be on the rise, particularly in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Barbaric indeed!! This is how it is accomplished....


 Graphic: Anatomy of a Stoning

Can you even imagine being stoned to death and for what reason???? You had a cell phone. Most of these horrid actions are against women. Where is the United Nations and their stand on Human Rights? We don't like to talk about such things but they are happening just the same.

 

5 comments:

Granny Annie said...

And here was my post in 2010 on the same subject.

http://granan10.blogspot.com/2010/07/just-one-more-woman-so-who-cares.html

This will never end in the Middle East until the UN becomes pro-active toward women's rights.

Everyone must do as you and I have done and continue to bring this to the attention of others.

Nancy said...

I knew these events were happening, but to see the info graph makes them even more horrific.

Stoning women and shooting young girls who promote education for females are only two of the atrocities that are practiced in these cultures against women.

Michelle said...

My father, an Air Force veteran, was stationed in Iran in 1977-78 and witnessed their cultural. He has talked about stoning with us and other things he saw. Terrible back then and even worse that it continues today.

Lady Di Tn said...

Makes me sick at my stomach how they treat women. Maybe if we got rid of all the adult men, the cycle could be broken for these women. Peace

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, how it breaks my heart every time I hear of something like this... it is really almost unimaginable that in this day and age such barbarism is practiced... almost always against women.

Your kind heart is evident once more. I stopped by to thank you for your kind words on my blog... I thank you also for your compassion for this young woman. blessings ~ tanna