Video Kabul Protest Girl Beaten to Death and Burned

A woman was beaten to death by a mob of Muslims in Kabul Afghanistan for allegedly burning a Koran.

Right Scoop: Here’s another postcard from the religion of peace. Reports are coming out of Kabul in Afghanistan that a woman was accused of burning pages in the Koran, and in response she was beaten to death by a bloodthirsty crowd. Then her corpse was torched. And just in case that’s not disgusting enough for you, some are saying she was mentally ill.
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She has been identified only by her name Farkhunda.

WSJ: Sediq Seddiqi, the spokesman of Afghanistan’s ministry of interior, on Thursday evening said police arrested four people who were suspected of participating in the attack. He said the circumstances that led to the attack are still unclear.

“We cannot confirm yet whether she burned the Quran,” he said.

Speaking to local television, the woman’s father identified her as Farkhunda, and said she has long suffered from mental illness.

Her death wasn't immediate. According to witnesses and footage of the attack uploaded online, a group of angry men beat the woman to death and then threw her body into a dry riverbed. Her body was set on fire as hundreds of people looked on, many of them chanting “Allahu akbar!” or God is great.

The woman bears a strong resemblance to a woman seen walking in Kabul with no Hijab and bare legs in December of last year.

A woman walking through the streets in a mid-length dress is nothing shocking in most cities in the world.

But a recent photo of exactly that has spread widely - because it was taken in Kabul, Afghanistan.

"I was shocked," says the man who snapped the photo, local journalist Hayat Ensafi. "I knew I had to catch this special moment because I never saw a woman here walking down the streets like this."

...Some Facebook commentators read a political motive into her walk.

"It's her body not yours," wrote Siddiq. "Salute her courage. We want to see more women come out like that."

"My body, my right, … no to forced hijab," wrote another Afghan woman.

Others were less supportive.

"We are living in a Muslim country and we can't bear such people like she is," wrote a user named Ahmad.

This woman was never identified but bears a strong resemblance to Farkhunda and was also reported to be mentally ill when she first appeared in the media.

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There are reports that four people have been arrested. Afghan police have said they have found no evidence she actually burned a Koran.

It could not be independently verified whether the alleged book burning which triggered the violence actually took place.

Posted by: Howie at 07:50 AM


1 "Burned the Koran" is probably about as true as "hands up, don't shoot."

The far greater probability is that she refused abuse from some man, who then lied in his Islamist rage.

Posted by: Valerie at March 20, 2015 09:50 AM

2 At least this isn't as horrible abuse as the Republicans "War on Women". It's ok for feminist's to support islam because , like, raciss and shit.

Posted by: Nadadhimmi at March 20, 2015 09:58 AM

3 Aaaaaaigggh! Silence, infidels! CRUSADES!

Posted by: Prezzie 0Bola at March 20, 2015 10:24 AM

4 Suicide by Islam.

Posted by: obsidian at March 20, 2015 11:01 AM

5 Could it be more clear that their Allah seeks to establish a living hell on Earth, leading to it's ultimate destruction? His followers, like Muhammed, his original follower, sure do.

Posted by: Stephanie at March 20, 2015 12:09 PM

6 "She insulted the koran," is the way nasty old women kill their neighbors in dirty little villages in pakistan. Same culture. When there are no christian or shiite or ahmadi to accuse they'll point at the nicest or prettiest woman around. No matter how foolish the accusation the mob is always ready to kill someone because these people have no other source of entertainment. No movies, music, television, alcohol, team sports, buskashi, dancing or books, just executions and the best they can hope for is audience participation before the cops show up. Sure, the men can sodomize goats but the old women are murderously bored. I recommend they should all be killed by robotic drones.

Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at March 20, 2015 01:02 PM

7 An accusation of "Burning a Koran", or any other form of apostasy, is the standard way to get rid of a person you don't like in such backward countries.

It's like accusing someone of witchcraft in medieval times.

Posted by: Kristophr at March 22, 2015 01:19 PM

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