Saturday, February 18, 2012

Afghan Bride Sets Herself on Fire to Escape Abuse

But who are we to judge other cultures?

KABUL, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- "I have knocked any door to get rid of violence but all of my complaints have fallen to deaf ears. Instead, the prosecutor accused me of lying and warned me of dire consequence," a woman named Sadat revealed her ordeal in a weak voice while receiving treatment in Herat hospital.

The bandaged wrapped image of the young woman showed by the private Tolo television on Wednesday tells of the nightmare she had faced in her in-laws home.

Sadat, 15, is a native of Herat province 640 km west of Afghan capital Kabul. She married a man five months ago, hoping to start a happy new life.

"I got married to a man in Sawa village of Anjil district five months ago. My husband and my father-in-law had beaten me without any reason several times. The repeated mistreatment had forced me to complain, but all in vain as the prosecutor in Herat city overlooked my petition and warned me to either withdraw the complaint or face imprisonment," the badly injured bride told Xinhua from her bed in hospital.

"The last time I sought justice on Monday, the prosecutor again warned me of dire consequence if I refuse to withdraw my complaints.

"Such behavior left me with no choice but self-immolation because it was the only way to get rid of violence and insult," the severely burned lady murmured in her bed.

The doctor treating her in Herat hospital was skeptical of her recovery. (Read more.)


Witness said...

"As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them, refuse to share their beds, beat them" Surah 4:34

Every English translation I have read of this verse translates into language that sanctions spousal abuse against the wife. Muslim apologists sometimes reinterpret this verse to make it appear that is doesn't condone spousal abuse. But doesn't that mean they are reinterpreting the word of God, something they are not supposed to do?

Andish said...

The religion of peace...if you're a muslim. The religion of hate...if your're anything else.

RyanS said...

Women in Islam...not much better then livestock on a farm

Radical Moderate said...

Muslims fleeing to the Kuffar for protection from other Muslims. Muslim woman setting themselves on fire to escape Islamic marriages.

Amazing the lengths Muslims will go to, in order to escape Islam.

Joe Bradley said...

The two questions that always looms in my mind after reading one of these abuse cases are:

1. Why doesn't the family of the woman/girl feel dishonored that their relative was treated so abusively by the men on the husband's side of the family? Where is the honor killing of the abusive husband and HIS involved family members for dishonoring the wife and her family through the abuse??

This "Selective Wimpery" is another disgusting feature of Islam.


2. Where is the outcry from the (alleged) women's organizations??

"Selective Wimpery" is something that the women's organizations have in common with Islam.

Search 4 Truth said...

I blame Mohamed. He sent a woman back home to her abuser as well. Her skein was as green as her scarf. And Mohamed called her a liar. And never scolded the man for beating her.

Sahih Bukhari

Volume 7, Book 72, Number 715:
Narrated 'Ikrima:

Rifa'a divorced his wife whereupon 'AbdurRahman bin Az-Zubair Al-Qurazi married her. 'Aisha said that the lady (came), wearing a green veil (and complained to her (Aisha) of her husband and showed her a green spot on her skin caused by beating). It was the habit of ladies to support each other, so when Allah's Apostle came, 'Aisha said, "I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing women. Look! Her skin is greener than her clothes!" When 'AbdurRahman heard that his wife had gone to the Prophet, he came with his two sons from another wife. She said, "By Allah! I have done no wrong to him but he is impotent and is as useless to me as this," holding and showing the fringe of her garment, 'Abdur-Rahman said, "By Allah, O Allah's Apostle! She has told a lie! I am very strong and can satisfy her but she is disobedient and wants to go back to Rifa'a." Allah's Apostle said, to her, "If that is your intention, then know that it is unlawful for you to remarry Rifa'a unless Abdur-Rahman has had sexual intercourse with you." Then the Prophet saw two boys with 'Abdur-Rahman and asked (him), "Are these your sons?" On that 'AbdurRahman said, "Yes." The Prophet said, "You claim what you claim (i.e.. that he is impotent)? But by Allah, these boys resemble him as a crow resembles a crow,"

Abu Dawud (2142) - "The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife."

Islam is a rapist, adulterers, and wife beating child molesters dream come true!

gabriella oak said...

Just how awful and bereft of hope does this girl's life have to be that she and others like her choose to end it in such an agonising way ?
And what sort of parent exposes their child to this sort of abuse ? Is the influence of culture so strong that it overrides basic parental love/concern /responsibility ? I know it sounds harsh and judgemental, but do these people actually even love their children ?

@ Search 4 Truth
I know this hadith, but have not paid much attention to the " you must have sex with your new husband before you can even think of going back to your previous husband " passage.
Do you know if this rule was already in place, or if this particular hadith was used to introduce the rule ?

goethechosemercy said...

'Aisha said, "I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing women.

Aisha is more worthy of respect than her contemptible and arrogant husband.