Afghan teen whipped 100 times

2012-09-25 19:11

Kabul - Police in Afghanistan have arrested five people over the public flogging of a 16-year-old girl for allegedly having an affair, an official said on Tuesday.

The girl, who has been named only as Sabera, was whipped 100 times in front of village elders and family members in Jaghuri district of Ghazni province on 9 September and is said to be in poor health.

"Police have arrested five people in connection with the case. We are investigating and we will soon be able to find who is the main person behind it," interior ministry deputy spokesperson Najeeb Danish told AFP.

The flogging was reportedly ordered by a cleric. The girl's alleged boyfriend was fined $1 600.

Afghanistan is an extremely conservative Muslim country, where unmarried girls are often confined to the home and forbidden from maintaining any contact with men outside the immediate family.

Public executions and flogging of alleged adulterers were common under the 1996-2001 Taliban regime.

Although significant progress has been made on women's rights since a US-led invasion brought down the Taliban, many fear those gains are under threat as Nato troops leave and Kabul seeks peace with Islamist insurgents.

  • jane.warrington2 - 2012-09-25 19:42

    Agee with Delusion Buster. Can only assume these repulsive men get off on watching the flogging of a sixteen year old girl. Totally disgusting . Time for anti-theists to stand up and STOP THIS CRAP

      fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-25 20:19

      @Jane.I agree with you.You can ONLY assume it,which is not a fact.Thanx

      husaberg.twostroke - 2012-09-25 22:28

      What a bunch of backward morons.

      fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-26 04:00

      @husaberg.If what u percieve as 'backwardness' can save my soul and guide me towards salvation,u can keep the 'progress'.

      koo.doyle - 2012-09-26 06:44

      fort.horseman if you are seriously justifying this savagery, go play in the traffic and cleanse the gene pool. Thanks.

      jo.barton.92 - 2012-09-26 07:44

      Islam was created to benifit man and not women.Women have no rights and are treated as slaves.Why wasn't the boyfriend flogged?

      fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-26 08:20

      @jo.1st of all i havent witnesd the claimed incident personally.So itl be wrong for me to comment.And if the story is true,it offends me too.And its not just.

      fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-26 08:23

      @jo.1st of all i havent witnesd the claimed incident personally.So itl be wrong for me to comment.And if the story is true,it offends me too.And its not just,and it wudnt be Islam that meted it out.and i wud hope that the Afghans stop it.

      preshen.govender.90 - 2012-09-26 08:29

      was he into snm?

      uwe.klopfer - 2012-09-26 08:46

      @jo.barton.92 : Maybe, because women are subhumans the whole affair is her fault. That is the only non sane explanation i can think of that fits in with their warped version of reality. :S

      JManAtheoi - 2012-09-26 09:06

      Fort.horseman calls nearly beating a 16 year old girl to death a "way to salvation". What a sick moron.

      jody.beggs - 2012-09-26 12:40

      @jo.barton.92 all religions do the same , look at xianity , woman have no rights , according to the buy bull they are the reason for sin. All Religions must go... Damn the man.

  • Savethe White O - 2012-09-25 19:48

    This is cruel they also stone children who disabled or shall I say mentally challenged I totally agree they are barbaric.

      fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-25 20:11

      @savethe.Pls you prove ur accusation?

      Clayton Richard Delport - 2012-09-26 06:30

      Horseman it was actually on the news,

      jo.barton.92 - 2012-09-26 07:46

      @horseman, why don't you prove that all this is not true?We comment on what we see and what we see is a horrible man made religion that is barbaric in almost every way. There is nothing peaceful about Islam.

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-25 20:03

    I dont condone this abuse on the teen.But at the same time people in glass houses musnt throw stones.There r more woman raped and abused in S Africa in a week then Afghanistan in a year.The witchunt to vilify Islam seems relentless.

      fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-25 20:29

      @Zaathiest.Atheism is a rebellious way of desperatly seeking God.I hope u find Him.Goodluck.

      crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-25 23:06

      @ fort.horseman.7 Atheism or non-believership would never have perpetrated or committed the atrocity reported here.

      fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-25 23:32

      @cracker.Every1 commits atrocities everyday.Relgion is meant to guide us to prevent them.Its us who dont apply it,then we quick to blame it.

      jo.barton.92 - 2012-09-26 07:48

      horseman, you are talking absolute nonsense.Your religion is a very violent religion.There is nothing peaceful about your religion.You bring this upon yourselves.

      fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-26 08:03

      @jo.Have u seen any agression here?

      MerryMartin - 2012-09-26 08:45

      @horseman: the rapes and abuse of women in South Africa are not perpetrated in the name of any RELIGION, unlike the abuse reported on in this article, which was perpetrated against a CHILD in the name of Islam. Somewhat different scenarios, don't you think? Peace and blessings.

      annie.botha.50 - 2012-09-26 09:01

      @horseman at least in SA a woman does not have to have witnesses to prove that she was raped or she is accused of having Consensual sex, and land up getting punished or killed for it

      JManAtheoi - 2012-09-26 09:07

      Wow, this horse-guy is deluded.

      jody.beggs - 2012-09-26 12:43

      @toby.strong.9 logic is better than blind faith. Turds like you make me sick , you stick up for this kind of abuse. Remember the buy bull condones slavery and selling children as sex slaves! Do you know what the buy bulls stance on virgin rape is ? If you do and you still follow , then you my friend are demented along with Muslims and other xians. Damn the man.

      fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-26 12:43

      The logic of Religion is to punish 1 person to save 99 while illogical rationale of atheism is to punish 99 people to save 1.

      fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-26 13:02

      @annie.Any crime needs a witness anywhere.But maybe here if thats the case,its probably cause the system wudnt have enough manpower to accommodate them.

  • samgaf - 2012-09-25 20:06

    "If we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities." [Voltaire]

  • marcdefl - 2012-09-25 20:09

    Hypocritical fanatical philistines. They just cant help themselves make the morally corrupt USA look good. I have met many fine Muslims but just cant accept this barbaric intolerance. Surely the prophet would cringe at some of the followers barbaric behaviour - just asking?

  • scholesss - 2012-09-25 20:12

    human rights violation....something needs to be done to stop....these things..eish

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-25 21:08

    Most people r ignorant about Sharia Law.It is a Devine law based on the principles of 'prevention is better then cure',in other words 'its better to prevent a rape then to hunt down the rapist'.

      fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-25 21:41

      I hope the thumbdowners on this 1,are not bcause they the perpetraters.

      abra.kadaver.1 - 2012-09-25 22:32

      fighting a losing battle here bud. Islam has been dragged through the gutter purely because of the actions of it's followers, there is no other religion in the world more hated and despised because of the barbaric nature and extremely violent behavior of its followers. I'm sure not all followers are bad but a few bad apples have spoilt the bunch .

      fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-25 22:59

      @abra.The only battle i worry about loosing,is the 1 within.

      mark.botha.963 - 2012-09-25 23:02

      Islam started in the gutter. WIKIPEDIA: According to the traditional sources, Aisha was six or seven years old when she was betrothed to Muhammad and nine when the marriage was consummated. Yes, NINE. Religion started when the first conman met the first sucker. Which are you Horseman?

      fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-25 23:21

      @android.If u want to know about Islam,refer to the Quran,not wikipedia.

      brian.cunningham.7564 - 2012-09-26 04:07

      The civilized world stopped things like this centuries ago. Unfortunately, Islam is a barbaric religion started by a peodophile warlord and hasn't changed in over 1,400 years.

      riedwaang - 2012-09-26 07:33

      @Android.... you do know what BETROTHED means right?

      fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-26 07:54

      Say' O my Lord!Judge Thou in truth!'Our Lord Most Gracious is the One Whose assistance should be sought against the blasphemies ye utter!'21:112

      jo.barton.92 - 2012-09-26 07:54

      Sharia law protects man and not women and children.If a married man looks at a woman, she gets flogged and he gets off scott free.Is that justice?Islam has lost it's appeal to sane people. How can you justify what is happening within your religion?Muhammad was not a righteous person. - 2012-09-26 17:07

      Hey, genius. Morality under coercion is not morality. It's slavery. Free will, and the personal choice to be moral gains one's salvation. Under Islam, your "morality" is nothing but terrorized women/men trying to avoid pain. It's hard to understand a "religion" created by a seventh century primitive who, from day one, used bloodshed to force people to conform to his beliefs. Sick. Those that follow this "prophet" are nothing but brainwashed fools.

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-09-25 21:22

    poor little girl.

      ben.spreeth - 2012-09-26 02:01

      My sentiments too. Fortunately there will always be people with feelings.

  • eleanor.baldwin.10 - 2012-09-25 21:35

    Coming soon to the USA - thank Barack HUSEIN Obama.

      husaberg.twostroke - 2012-09-25 22:31

      Ek se mos moenie vir die ou stem nie.

      theo.konings.9 - 2012-09-26 09:34

      @eleanor.Obama is a Christian.Get your head out of your republican a@@.

  • alex.andrade.739326 - 2012-09-25 21:55

    Barbarians !

  • Mandy Casey - 2012-09-25 22:34

    Hardly seems fair, both were "guilty" of exactly the same offence. However the punishments totally different? Why are women persecuted like this?

      crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-25 23:31

      Women must start to stand up. All over the world. Not to dominate males and gain unfair advantage based on gender - although it may have to be necessary in some countries to force effective protective measures against women abuse but especially against such abuse in other countries where the women are not capable of changing the system through votinb. If women are abused say in Iran then just force the government in your country to do something about it. If women don't do it they might just find that web of suppression eventually entangling them in their own countries. They should use their vote - where it is availble to them - to force their governments to do something and apply pressure in other countries.

  • jaco.kleb - 2012-09-25 22:42

    Gruesome treatment

  • crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-25 22:50

    Religion in motion.

  • delwin.poisson - 2012-09-26 08:15

    An again I ask ,why would any woman want to be part of this culture/religion.....

  • peter.cornelius.39 - 2012-09-26 08:39

    Wouldn't call it a religion... Its a fanatical doctrine in the same vein as Koresh ect

  • sharon.houghton.984 - 2012-09-26 09:09

    There are more wars, cruelties, atrocities, inhuman treatment and intolerances caused by so called religions of all groups. A lot of religious laws on earth are interpretated by man for thier own ends which is why there are so many differnt interpretations of religios laws. You do not need a religion to be a good,law abiding compassionate person and show tolerance to other people. If you choose to follow a religion so be it, but follow it in the manner that it is taught according to your laws and not in your own interpreted way. I think many religious people of all groups should be ashamed of the way they share this planet with others and if GOD is still there and looks down on this world, he must wonder what the hell did he create!

  • mart.botha - 2012-09-26 10:17

    These okes aren't lekker in the head. There are varying degrees of interpretation of religious doctrines....I think they screwed up this one (and thousands more like it.)

  • SirFGrumpy - 2012-09-26 11:19

    These barbaric Muslims should all be put to death. This and their "honor" killings and maiming of woman and marrying off 12 year old children! Christ almighty what planet are you people from? You disgust me!

  • Michael - 2012-09-26 11:42

    She should not have been married at 16 anyway, the paedophile who married her should be flogged.

  • nadineelvina.francis - 2012-09-26 13:43

    My heart bleeds for this child. The cruelty of mankind never ceases to astound me. Did any of you watch 3rd degree yesterday? - unbelievable.

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