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WOMEN'S RIGHTS: Tortured Afghan Teen on Attackers: 'The Same Should Be Done to Them'

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In Afghanistan, Married at 13, Sahar Gul says her husband raped her and various in-laws tortured her.Three of her attackers were recently sentenced for 10 years

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 5:13 pm
Sadly noted. Thanks for the article.

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 3:36 am

. (0)
Friday May 11, 2012, 7:11 am
This is terrible and I can understand why the young lady might feel that the same thing should be done to her torturers as they did to her. Yes, they should be punished but violence begets violence - they should face imprisonment.

Nancy Roussy (79)
Friday May 11, 2012, 8:34 am
I have been saying that criminals should receive the same treatments they gave to their victims since I was young! It is sickening how psychopaths have more rights than victims! It is also sickening that those who actually go to jail are well taken care of while the victims are left by themselves! There is an entire system for these monsters but no system for victims! In the province I live in not too long ago a man came out and said that he will like to have laws especially for victims and he has been eating crap since then, how demented is that! Screw these worthless dangerous monsters! I invite everybody that says that they have rights too to bring one into your home!

Vicky P (476)
Friday May 11, 2012, 1:25 pm
she's right :/ they tortured the poor girl, and probably don't think they did anything wrong

Past Member (0)
Friday May 11, 2012, 2:06 pm
She's wrong and this is why, in civilised countries, there is an independent judiciary to mete our justice as far as our little wisdom as humans will allow. "Victim justice" is simply revenge.

The Mahatma:--

"An-eye-for-an-eye-for-an-eye-for-an-eye ... ends in making everybody blind."

Fred Krohn (34)
Friday May 11, 2012, 2:36 pm
Taliban, like al-qaeda, al-aqsa, al-shaabab, hamas, hezbollah, muslim brotherhood, islamic jihad, and the rest of the mujadeen, should be executed immediately to preserve world peace. Sacrificing these retard sub-human warmongers would do much to improve the progress of humanity. Too bad we can't have a priest of Huitzilopochtli do the offerings!

Robert O (12)
Friday May 11, 2012, 2:41 pm
They need to be punished as well. An eye for an eye. Sadly it may leave everyone blind, but blindness is no less than what those aninals deserve for what they did. Whatever happens to them they brought upon themselves.

Past Member (0)
Friday May 11, 2012, 2:42 pm
Fred Krohn.

Is that actually meant to be a serious contribution to this thread? How about adding Hasidic Jews to your list? You know, the ones that demean women and make them cover up and segregate them.

Gene J (290)
Friday May 11, 2012, 3:32 pm
She's right. She has NO future in the country where she was born. But she isn't alone. Virtually no woman has a chance there, they never have had. It is the most brutal and backward of all Sharia countries. Married off at 13? That is pedophilia on everyone's part including her family. How is it that Islamic countries are allowed to speak in the presence of civilized people when they practice institutional pedophilia? They are outlaw nations and a danger not only to those outside their country but even as deadly to the children within their borders.

Past Member (0)
Friday May 11, 2012, 5:17 pm
Gene J

"Virtually no woman has a chance there, they never have had"

Oh, but they did. And that you say they didn't reflects your pathetic world-view. Even under the last King of Afghanistan, women had extensive rights. Under the governments that existed before the USI armed terrorists to overthrow them because they were perceived as supporting the then USSR, women in Afghanistan wore make-up and miniskirts, worked, and education of women and girls was not an issue. But their rights and lives were sacrificed to try to attain a government that would be sympathetic to the Ziosphere. The same tragedy befell Iraq, the same USI is trying to overthrow a secular government in Syria. Libyan women have lost out, as has the general population after the disgraceful overthrow of Colonel Qadafi.

Rin S (10)
Friday May 11, 2012, 8:55 pm
While I don't believe that the same should be done to them, I think they should spend the rest of their lives in jail. They need more severe punishments. I don't believe they should ever be able to get out of jail, as who knows who they might torture next.

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 2:53 am
Rin S

I do not know your religious beliefs, nor your moral code. I will state mine, I'm an atheist and a humanist. I do believe that people can change. Of course these people need severe punishment. But for the rest of their lives? I don't think so.

Alexander Werner (53)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 7:09 am
Unfortunately, many sects in Islam follow quite a revolting attitude toward women. These sects, after grabbing or winning power - impose their laws on the population and, being fanatical and militant - prevent the change of power.

What happened to this girl is a true disgrace, repeated daily in many countries run by Sharia laws.

Gene J (290)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 12:19 pm
John. "Oh, but they did. And that you say they didn't reflects your pathetic world-view." That's the way to make friends and influence people. Yes, there was a brief period in Afghanistan's long history that women enjoyed a certain freedom. But not before, and certainly not after the Taliban took control, women were horribly abused, forbidden education, female doctors at first could not treat men, then could not practice their professions at all, but were confined to their homes unless accompanied by a male relative - those who did not follow directions were beaten, severely by "religious" police. What happened 2000 years ago is not relevant to this discussion TODAY on what happened to that child. 13 is not marrying age, John, no matter what your world view. Throwing acid in girls faces because they dare seek education is not acceptable, John, no matter what your world view. They do not have a kindly king, they never will. Girls and women have no real freedom in Afghanistan today except in areas under coalition control and even there they are attacked. When the coalition forces leave, as they must, and the government falls to the Taliban, you know the ones with the bombs, guns and acid, women will be as badly treated across the country as they were during the first Taliban government. It is THAT which should concern people of conscience, not what life was like in the good old days, but what life is like NOW, as in the story told above, and what life will be like when the current government falls to the Taliban, which it will. That should be your focus. So, not life in prison then for these criminals who raped and tortured this child. Just what is your idea of a fair punishment for the likes of them? Do you think she is the ONLY child so treated? Do you think that kindly king is going to return and make things all better? Or do you think this unholy land will continue to be the worlds largest supplier of heroin because after all, they only sell it to infidels? It is your world view which seems jaundiced to me, put down the history book and take a look at what is happening right NOW there and extrapolate that to what will happen when the Taliban resume control. That is the discussion here, not yesteryear. Today. And tomorrow. And for both, Afghan women need fear what is coming, to deny that is to condone it. Which we must not do. They need protection and it isn't from us.

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 12:58 pm
It is "we" who have condemned Afghan women (and Iraqi, Libyan, Somali) women to this. And we are trying to do the same to Syrian women. Afghanistan was lost 30 years ago when "we" armed al Qaeda and religious terrorists to take down a legitimate government. I want to stop this madness and evil.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"

And we have learned nothing. Perhaps worse, there are those who remember but carry on.

What will happen when the Taliban resume control? Horrors upon horrors.

As for punishment, yes, they should be punished. To have done to them what was done to this poor girl, no, never.
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