Saturday, October 26, 2013

Fifteen-Year-Old Yemeni Girl Killed by Father for Talking to Her Fiancé

But the real problem is Islamophobia, right?

(CNN)—A 15-year-old Yemeni girl was burned to death by her father for "communicating with her fiance," according to Yemen's Interior Ministry.

The father, a 35-year-old man, was arrested Tuesday in a village in Taiz Province. The statement did not clarify when the girl was killed.

The case, which activists are calling an honor crime, is once again highlighting the plight of young girls in Yemen, where child marriages and honor killings still happen.

According to Human Rights Watch, more than half of all females in Yemen are married off before the age of 18.

Leading child rights advocate Ahmed Al-Qureshi confirmed to CNN his organization, Seyaj, had been asked to investigate the incident, one he considered an "honor killing." (Continue Reading.)

1 comment:

Walter Sieruk said...

Inspite of all the propaganda that is given to the public about how Islam "respects the rights of females" the reality of the truth is far different. Both in Islamic writtings andt he actions of many Muslim males towards girls an women. Furthermore this is exposed in the book THE POLLICALLY INCORRECT GUIDE TO ISLAM by Robert Spencer on page 77 reads "As long as men read and believe the Quran, women will be a despised,second class citizens.' Likewsie, in the book THEY MUST BE STOPPED by Brigtte gabriel on page 172 teaches "Women in Islam are considered unclean,deemed inferior even to dirt."