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Sep 1, 2008 7:41 AM CST Pakistani women buried alive 'for choosing husbands'
SusieRR
SusieRRSusieRRnortheast, Ohio USA84 Threads 3 Polls 2,755 Posts
Israr Ullah Zehri, who represents Baluchistan province, told a stunned parliament that northwestern tribesman had done nothing wrong in first shooting the women and then dumping them in a ditch.

"These are centuries-old traditions, and I will continue to defend them," he said.

"Only those who indulge in immoral acts should be afraid."

The women, three of whom were teenagers and whose "crime" was that they wished to choose who to marry, were still breathing as mud and stones were shovelled over their bodies, according to Human Rights Watch.

The three girls, thought to be aged between 16 and 18, were kidnapped by a group of men from their Umrani tribe and murdered in Baba Kot, a remote village in Jafferabad district.

According to some reports, Baluchistan government vehicles were used to abduct the girls, and the killing was overseen by a tribal chief who is the brother of a provincial minister from the ruling Pakistan People's Party.

Some accounts said that two older relatives had tried to intervene, but they too were shot and buried alive with the teenagers.

More than six weeks after the deaths no one has been arrested and human rights groups have accused local authorities of trying to cover up the executions.

Mr Zehri told parliament that a fuss should not be made over the killings, however several politicians stood up in protest, describing the so-called honour killings as "barbaric".

Human Rights Watch described the murders as a "heinous criminal offence".

The Pakistani Daily News condemned the killings and called for those responsible to be brought to justice.

"Surely the government should be seeking the murderers, not protect (them) through some dark conspiracy of silence. The fact the act was 'kept quiet' means the government sympathises with such doings," an editorial said.
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Sep 1, 2008 10:02 AM CST Pakistani women buried alive 'for choosing husbands'
topeshka
topeshkatopeshkaNewnan, Georgia USA6 Threads 43 Posts
Excellent example of use of brutality to quash free-thinkers of the new generations... very mad
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Sep 1, 2008 10:07 AM CST Pakistani women buried alive 'for choosing husbands'
agman
agmanagmanEagle, Idaho USA1 Threads 4,264 Posts
mans inhumanity to man drinking
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Sep 1, 2008 11:01 AM CST Pakistani women buried alive 'for choosing husbands'
"Only those who indulge in immoral acts should be afraid."

Yes and the scum who carried out this disgusting crime on those young girls are the most immoral and they should be very afraid.

I guess believers will say "god works in mysterious ways"confused
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Sep 1, 2008 11:16 AM CST Pakistani women buried alive 'for choosing husbands'
Skybow
SkybowSkybowapple valley, California USA4 Threads 2,293 Posts
This is so sad it makes me want to cry. I can imagine the terror of these girls and the gloating self-rightousness of the men carring out their kangaroo court justice.

It is another example of an honor killing, a practice of extremist followers of Islam. There are far too many of them and they still are going on. It disgusts me and baffels me how the more moderate followers may not be doing this but neither do they try to sop it. Apparently it is a holy act condoned by Mohammed and Allah.
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Sep 1, 2008 11:26 AM CST Pakistani women buried alive 'for choosing husbands'
mastic55
mastic55mastic55Long Island, New York USA217 Threads 10,073 Posts
I know and us Americans are the devil.dunno
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Sep 1, 2008 11:30 AM CST Pakistani women buried alive 'for choosing husbands'
Lagoona22
Lagoona22Lagoona22Bugibba, Majjistral Malta249 Threads 28 Polls 18,518 Posts
Don't forget, brutal as this is, we in western Europe were also doing this sort of thing to women not so long ago..also based on idealogy....it was called The Spanish Inquisition....not only did we kill them, we made them suffer far longer than those poor girls in Pakistan....homo sapien is the only animal known to derive pleasure from torture...the world will never change...
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Sep 1, 2008 12:58 PM CST Pakistani women buried alive 'for choosing husbands'
princess49503
princess49503princess49503grand rapids, Michigan USA22 Threads 1 Polls 2,040 Posts
Lagoona22: Don't forget, brutal as this is, we in western Europe were also doing this sort of thing to women not so long ago..also based on idealogy....it was called The Spanish Inquisition....not only did we kill them, we made them suffer far longer than those poor girls in Pakistan....homo sapien is the only animal known to derive pleasure from torture...the world will never change...



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