Monday, 8 February 2010

Cold blooded murder….

Police have recovered the body of a 16-year-old girl buried alive by relatives in an honour killing carried out because she reportedly befriended boys.

The girl's body was found in a sitting position with her hands tied, in a two-metre hole dug under a chicken pen outside her home in Turkey.

I read this and was horrified and saddened and really bloody angry. When are the men in these countries, who are supposedly in their own tiny minds believing they are upholding some religious doctrine, going to be punished for cold blooded murder? That’s what it is. No angel or god or goddess or whoever you believe in can justify this. There is no honour in this. This is premeditated murder and I don’t doubt for a second the killers will cite Allah or their left testicle or their failure to get an erection as the reason.

I have the Koran at home. I’ve read it. Correct. I’m an atheist but I like to know about stuff. Maybe I have a different copy of the Koran but I don’t recall killing women because you could was one of the passages in there.

You know for men who take such murderous, draconian steps to bring women into line and under the thumb I have to say their eye for an eye way of thinking should apply to their own actions.

Atrocities against women affect all women. Just because someone is in another country to you or I doesn’t mean we can shrug our shoulders and be glad it’s not us. I’ve said it before and I will say it again – what effects one woman effects us all.

"According to our findings, the girl - who had no bruises on her body and no sign of narcotics or poison in her blood - was alive and fully conscious when she was buried."

The girl's father and grandfather have been arrested and jailed pending trial over her killing.

The father reportedly said in his testimony that the family was unhappy she had male friends.

I’m just so very angry and sad about this. What this poor girl suffered….
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Sandra Cox said...

That is too brutal for words. And no there is no justification for such a horror. If there is a hell, I'm sure there's a special place in it for the relatives that performed that act.