AWFUL: Family Considers Killing 10-Year-Old Daughter After Mullah Rapes Her In Afghanistan Mosque
Mullah, The title, given to some Islamic clergy, is derived from the Arabic word Ù…ÙŽÙˆÙ’Ù„ÙŽÙ‰ mawlÄ, meaning “vicar,” “master” and “guardian.” A Mullah in Afghanistan raped a 10-yr-old girl, said it was consensual and now the girls family wants to murder her in an “honor killing”.
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Via National Post
It was bad enough that the alleged rape took place in the sanctity of a mosque and that the accused man was a mullah who invoked the familiar defence that it had been consensual sex.
But the victim was only 10 years old. And there was more: The authorities said her family members openly planned to carry out an honour killing in the case — against the young girl. The mullah offered to marry his victim instead.
This past week, the awful matter became even worse. On Tuesday, local policemen removed the girl from the shelter that had given her refuge and returned her to her family, despite complaints from women’s activists that she was likely to be killed.
The case has broader repercussions. The head of the Women for Afghan Women shelter here where the girl took refuge, Dr. Hassina Sarwari, was at one point driven into hiding by death threats from the girl’s family and other mullahs, who sought to play down the crime by arguing the girl was much older than 10. One militia commander sent Sarwari threatening texts and an ultimatum to return the girl to her family. The doctor said she now wanted to flee Afghanistan.
The head of the women’s affairs office in Kunduz, Nederah Geyah, who actively campaigned to have the young girl protected from her family and the mullah prosecuted, resigned May 21 and moved to another part of the country.
The case itself would just be an aberrant atrocity, except that the resulting support for the mullah, and for the girl’s family and its honour killing plans, have become emblematic of a broader failure to help Afghan women who have been victims of violence.
I am no longer amazed as I hear these stories coming out of the “religion of peace” that demonstrates despite the definition many try to give to the religion… many Muslims are the anthisesis of peace and work very easily hiding amongst the laws of Islam.