Mob murder of Afghan woman demonstrates why we must defeat Islamist ideology

The new President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, is conducting his first visit to America. It is our hope that he can turn the page for a nation where much American treasure was sacrificed so his people could have a better future.

However, I wonder if President Obama will even discuss with President Ghani this heinous event that recently occurred in the capital city of Kabul – where I spent time during my two and a half years in Afghanistan. It demonstrates when it comes to Islam, the word tolerance is undefined, but intolerance is readily apparent.

Several days ago, a 27-year-old woman named Farkhunda was viciously beaten by a mob of male attackers before they tossed her body off a bridge, set her body on fire and threw it in the river. Her crime? Supposedly burning pages of the Quran.

As reported by CNN.com, ” Early reports suggested that Farkhunda was mentally ill, but her tearful father, Nadir, told CNN affiliate TOLOnews she was a religious teacher who taught the Quran to children. He said there was no way his daughter would burn pages of the holy book, which has been cited as the motive for the horrific attack. Twenty-six people have been arrested in connection with the brutal killing, Afghanistan’s Interior Minister Noorul Haq Ulumi said Monday in a statement before parliament.”

I want someone to explain to me what type of belief system in these modern times throws a 27-year-old woman from a rooftop, beats her, sets her on fire and throws her from a bridge into a river? What type of belief system reacts so violently over the rumor of someone burning pages?

I remember being in Afghanistan and the case of one Afghan man named Abdul Rahman who had left Afghanistan for the West and converted to Christianity. He returned to Afghanistan as an aid worker and was reported by his family for the ultimate sin of being an apostate — which in Islam is punishable by death. He was asked to rescind his conversion or admit being mentally unstable — he did not. We who were there in Afghanistan at the time asked ourselves, just exactly what we were there fighting for?

Mr. Rahman was eventually released, and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice played an integral part in his repatriation.

But here we are once again, and I’m quite sure those in uniform stationed in Kabul are asking themselves in the chow hall – what’s the point?

You see, this is why we must defeat the Islamist ideology. It is this savage, barbaric and antiquated theocratic-political totalitarian construct that killed Farkhunda. And why don’t we hear more about this real and true “War on Women?”

I am reminded of the case of Meriam Ibrahim — you remember this courageous Christian woman? Funny thing, to my knowledge, Ms. Ibrahim, married to a naturalized American citizen and mother of two American children, has never been invited to the White House. And for that matter, I must ask, did President Obama invite Malala Yousafzai to the White House?

How did this horrific event in Afghanistan come about?

According to CNN, “Farkhunda’s parents said the killing was instigated by a local mullah of the Shah-e-Do Shamshera Mosque in the city’s center, who had been angered by Farkhunda’s accusations that he was distributing false tawiz.”

“Tawiz are pieces of paper containing verses of the Quran which are sometimes worn as pendants to ward off evil and bring the wearer good luck. TOLOnews reported that “in order to save his job and life,” the mullah reportedly began shouting accusations that Farkhunda had burned the Quran. Witnesses said a crowd gathered and hauled Farkhunda into the street. “We were asking the people to stop beating her and let us ask what religion she belongs to,” one witness told TOLOnews. “But the people didn’t listen to us and kept beating her.” Afghanistan’s Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs said it had found no evidence Farkhunda burned the Quran. Meanwhile, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the killing as “heinous” and ordered a commission to investigate it fully.”

I wonder if Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter or Secretary of State John Kerry brought this up to the attention of the Afghan president? And perhaps I missed it, but I haven’t seen a statement from the Obama White House.

In my time in Afghanistan, the greatest sight I ever saw was watching little girls walk off to school. It was for them a moment of liberty and freedom — the ability to be educated. Of course that is a clear and present danger and threat to the mystic mullahs who prey upon the uneducated to spread their vitriolic message of hatred and subjugation.

How could it be that such a thing could happen in the capitol city of Kabul? How could such a mob gather and this commotion occur without any intervention of police — where is the sense of human rights and dignity and the rule of law?

CNN says, “on Sunday, as they watched Farkhunda’s casket being carried to her grave, the crowd shouted “Kabul police officials should be fired,” according to Afghan human rights activist Ramin Anwari. Government officials, ministers, journalists and civil society members were among the thousands of people who attended her funeral, Anwari said. Many of them are expected to attend a large rally planned for Tuesday outside Afghanistan’s Supreme Court in Kabul to call for justice for Farkhunda, he said. A Facebook page has been created in support of the cause. On Friday, the United Nations issued a statement condemning the killing “in the strongest terms.”

More empty statements and social media campaigns… There is only one thing that will stop this: a reformation of Islam and hard justice brought against those who perpetuate this incessant violence against women in Muslim countries. I have to ask this simple question: would female police officers in Kabul have allowed this to occur?

60 COMMENTS

  1. Jesus taught his followers to pray for unbelievers, Mohammad taught his to behead them There is a big difference! Muslims have been gaining in numbers and territory by torturing and killing unbelievers since the 7th century until the Ottoman empire was broken up after WWI in 1924. They enslaved and raped captive women and children during their rein of terror. They tried to invade Europe many times but were pushed back by Christians and the Crusades. Unless we know history we are fooled into believing terrorism is something new to Islam because of the “terrible things the United States is doing” or because ” Israel was made into a nation after WWII”. The truth is terrorist are following the teachings of the Quran just like they always have. Moderate Muslims are just the ones that don’t take the violent verses in the Quran, Hadith and Sharia law literally, the radical Muslims do. Islam seeks the establishment of Sharia law that calls for the submission and or death of unbelievers. Our constitution guarantees freedom of religion. Sharia law is, of its own nature, unconstitutional and can not be permitted in order to protect the very freedom of religion it seeks to destroy. The other problem with Islam is it isn’t just a religion, it is also a form of government that seeks to replace other forms of governments.

  2. Muslims claim they only have one God but they worship the Quran and Muhammad. They put those equal with Allah. They tolerate only sharia law and one form of religion. That is why Islam is incompatible with the American form of government. If they get the majority in America, America will end as we know it. Freedom will die.

    • What you say about the Muslims with Allah, the Koran, and Mohammed…. couldn’t that also be said of Christians when it comes to God, The Bible, and Jesus?

      • You misread my comment.
        i wasn’t talking about violence.
        i was directly responding to a comment wherein someone asked how a Muslim can be faithful to Allah, yest still revere the Koran and Mohammed just the same.
        I responded by pointing out that Christians worship God but still hold The Bible and Jesus as holy.

        You responded by talking about jihad and the crusades… a totally different subject

      • I have never seen in my life a Christian kill someone for burning a bible or cursing Jesus. But Christians hold that Jesus is God’s word with flesh on, he is God in flesh thus he did many miracles. Not so of the prophet of Islam. He was not God and did no mericles.

      • Exactly Justsomedude58
        Here are some facts to back you up!

        Moslems have made-up lies about EVERYTHING!
        The koran, is considered by Moslems to be “God’s final and authoritative revelation to humankind,” it mentions Jesus (Arabic: Isa) twenty-five times. It states that Jesus was born to Mary (Arabic: Maryam) as the result of a virginal conception, a miraculous event which occurred by the decree of “Allah” and announced to Mary (Maryam) by the Angel Gabriel (Jibral).

        The name of the “prophet” Mohammad is found in only 4 places in the entire koran, but the name of Jesus is found in 25 places. The koran gives more preference to the name of Jesus!
        Islam denies the: paternity, deity, crucifixion, death & resurrection of Jesus Christ and makes him to be a barbarian warlord who will return to kill us.
        On two occasions in the koran Mohammad admitted he could do no miracles to show any sort of divinity or divine calling (Surah 17:90-95; 3:183, also see: 29:50-51)

        According to the koran, to aid in his ministry to the Jewish people, Jesus was given the ability to perform many miracles, all by the permission of “Allah”,” rather than of his own power. But, also according to the koran: it was another man was crucified, instead of Jesus. Jesus was neither killed nor crucified, but he did ascend into Heaven (Jannah).
        Islamic tradition and commentaries states that he will return to earth near the Day of Judgment to restore justice and defeat al-Masi ad-Dajjal (“the false messiah”, also known as the Antichrist). The koran emphasizes that Jesus (‘Isa’)was a MORTAL human being who, like all other “Prophets”, and had been divinely chosen to spread “Allah’s” message.

        koran, Surah 4:
        That they said (in boast), “We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of “Allah”; – but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:
        Nay, “Allah” raised him up unto Himself; and “Allah” is Exalted in Power, Wise;
        —koran, Surah 4 (An-Nisa) ayat 157-158

        According to the koran: Jesus was born of a miraculous event by a virgin.
        The same koran admits: Jesus’ conception and birth was performed as a miracle.
        The koran also admits that Jesus Himself preformed many miracles and ascended into Heaven.
        Also, according to the koran: Another man was crucified, instead of Jesus!
        But according to the very same koran: Mohammad was BORN and DIED and is BURIED in the normal ways of all human flesh.

        [ So these Jewish fishermen, tax collectors and such, did the old switcheroo and fooled the Great Roman Army and the Sanhedrin?
        — My, oh my! —
        Islam gives the Apostles a lot of “Street Credit”, pretty good for what Muslims call the Jews: “Sons of Pigs and Monkeys!”
        Because the Moslem’s “Isa” was also a Jew, he must (ACCORDING TO THEM) also be one of the “Sons of Pigs and Monkeys!”]

        Now, what is all this crap about MoHamMad “Ascending into ‘Heaven’ from the “al-Aqsa Mosque”???

        In 632 Mohammad was able to perform the hajj. Soon after his return to Medina, he died in the presence of his favorite wife, ‘A’isha and her father, Abu Bakr. Mohammad was buried in his own house, which had already served as a mosque (Umayyad Mosque) for some years. The mosque with Mohammad’s grave still lies there, and is counted as the second most important mosque in all Islam, and Medina the second most holy city.

        When Mohammad died in 632, he was BURIED. The gravesite of Mohammad is well known. He performed NO recorded miracles at all, except for the “miracles” no one ever witnessed, or while he was sleeping, and only told others about it later after he woke up. Muhammad is buried in the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi (“Mosque of the Prophet”) in the city of Medina in Saudi Arabia. Muhammad’s grave lies within the confines of what used to be his wife Aisha’s and his house. During his lifetime, it adjoined the mosque, which was expanded during the reign of Caliph al-Walid I to include his tomb. Muhammad is buried next to the first two caliphs, Abu Bakr and Umar. Umar was gifted a spot next to Muhammad by his wife Aisha, which she had intended for herself.

        The “Prophet” Jesus (Isa) ascended into Heaven, but the “Final Messenger of ‘Allah”: Mohammad is just dead and buried as all normal flesh!

        Also according to Muslim belief their “Prophet” Mohammed left his footprints on the rock sitting underneath the Dome of the Rock: supposedly as the last remaining evidence of his human existence, before he ascended into heaven in 632. However, neither the city of Jerusalem (al quds) nor Palestine is even mentioned in the koran! After the Persian invasion of Jerusalem in 614, followed by the Muslim Siege in 637, the Dome of the Rock was constructed on the Temple Mount by the order of Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik between 689 and completed 691 AD.

        Both “DIED and BURIED” and also “ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN”! – Now that’s a real “miracle”!

        The koranic ‘Jesus’ (Isa) has many special features like he was born without the assistance of a man and that the Moslem “god” created him from a part of his own spirit and that the devil didn’t dare to touch him after he was born.

        But Mohammad was born as a ‘normal’ human being, with ONLY ‘normal’ abilities, and died (from complications of a low dose of poison, after suffering greatly for three years after being poisoned by a Jewish woman at Khaybar) and was buried as all normal human flesh!

      • In your “religion” allah did not have a son.

        The Christian God did have a son from which we end up with the Holy Trinity. .. something else muslin don’t have.

        That is why those in your “religion”, can’t see the difference. We’ll you do, you just won’t admit it.

      • So this quote from you (above) isn’t relevant?
        ———
        “Pretty much all religions have fanatics who feel their god has to be defended.

        Muslim fanatics, however, are the most violent right now.

        but not all muslims are fanatics.
        it was Muslims in Afghanistan who killed this poor woman.
        But it was also a Muslim leader in Afghanistan who denounced them, Muslim police who, so far, arrested 27 of them… and thousands of Muslims who attended this woman’s funeral in support of her and to stand against the fanatics.”
        ———-

        You’re pullng a lame moral equivocation between Christians and Muslims out of your ass.

      • Sorry kid.
        It’s not a lame equivocation.
        It’s appropriate.
        I always find it amusing when fanatics who believe almost the exact same thing think of themselves as opposites.

      • I met a lot of disaffected barracks theologians in the service back in the early ’80s, kid. You’re fooling yourself.

  3. I see no way of reversing the cycle of violence and the thorough brainwashing of millions of these misguided religious fanatics. There is no way to convince these idiots that they have been indoctrinated to be savages with no sense of civility.

    We can’t kill all of them. And the outrage provoked by the slightest offense sets off riots, rapes and anarchy. We are seeing how western civilization will end in utter chaos.

  4. What kind of a god/religion is so sensitive and vulnerable that it’s followers have to rise up and defend it is such a manner? Is their deity so thin-skinned and weak that he can’t take care of himself?

    • His followers must protect him because even though he created everything he needs their help killing people. He must indeed be weak and helpless.

      • So that explains all of the bodies thrown from St. Peter’s Basilica last week. Thanks for the moral equivocation of a religion that DEMANDS that its followers kill those who don’t see things their way with all other religions. Islam needs a crash course in the Enlightenment, no?

      • The real God can take care of Himself. Us Christians have to be ready to defend ourselves, because much of the world is trying to kill us. Not as much here, yet. But we are getting there. Little more time.

    • Don’t blame God for misrepresentation, in this religion or any other for that matter. All religions are man-made and in the case of Islam, it is their warped interpretation of God based on a book created for no other reason than to be a manual for conquest and control, much like the old testament.

    • Pretty much all religions have fanatics who feel their god has to be defended.
      Muslim fanatics, however, are the most violent right now.

      but not all muslims are fanatics.
      it was Muslims in Afghanistan who killed this poor woman.
      But it was also a Muslim leader in Afghanistan who denounced them, Muslim police who, so far, arrested 27 of them… and thousands of Muslims who attended this woman’s funeral in support of her and to stand against the fanatics.

  5. Under islam, they had a right and a duty to kill her. The reason could be anything from insulting the prophet or trying to leave that Satanic “religion, to burning the Kabobs.

    islam should be banned from our shores.

    If someone hires a hit man to murder someone, and the hit man gets caught, he goes to the gallows. So doesn’t the one who caused him to kill the innocent person. The coo ran is no different. It is the playbook for thieves and murderers. My guess is that most would RUN from that “religion” if the could. It’s just that one little command that keeps them there. Namely, anyone can kill you if you try to leave! Much like trying to leave the Mafia.

    It should be BANNED and make it clear that Naturalized citezens took an oath to obey OUR law of the land. If they break that oath, send them back to the hell hole they enjoy so much.

      • Yes they do. I’m not talking about them. They are like the Christians who say they are Christians but do not know their own doctrine. Muslims are the same. If they read and understand their whole book, they would leave in horror or become jihadist’s. All you apostates who are still looking for Truth and real Peace, read the Bible, old and new Testament, front to back, and compare it to what you read in the koran. That’s a challenge.

      • So are you admitting that muslin are still living in the 3rd century. The rest of the world has attempted and achieved some level of civilty, how many more centuries do your people need?

      • 1. They’re not my people.

        2. While radical Muslims are still stuck in the 8th Century, most Muslims are not

      • If the moderate Muslims wanted to destroy the radicals, they would’ve done so many years ago. Half-a$$ed efforts do not count.

      • Moderate Muslims have been fighting radicals for years.
        What are you suggesting?
        Because they haven’t been able to read minds and identify every radical and exterminate them all, they are only doing it half-assed?

      • Yep….that is what I am suggesting. After dealing with them for almost 3 years in Iraq and Afghanistan, I saw a lot of half-a$$ed efforts.

      • The violence you are speaking of in the Old Testament was ordered by God against a specific group of people– the Caananites. At best, these people were into major idolatry (which is, in reality, the worship of demonic beings), which included the sacrificing of their infants to these demon, occultic practices, and immorality of the basest sort. They also may have been, by and large, the hybrid offspring of fallen angelic/human mating. God, knowing the future as He does, demanded their total annihilation to prevent His chosen people from being ensnared by their practices (and when the Israelites failed to carry out His instructions, they fell into the same sins. Even so, God made an exception for Rahab and her family and for The Gibeonites after the Israelites made a treaty with them, not knowing that they were Caananites.

      • No you won’t. Most of the things you would point to as massacres, were comparable to punishing the murderous practices of the people the Jews displaced. All the unjustified killing, (murder), were punished.

  6. To all those that say “oh, other religions did bad things too.” or “all religions have their fanatics”…. Think…
    1. What century is this?
    Christian atrocities are how many CENTURIES ago? …. and that was only in response to how many muslim incursions into europe and the holy land?
    2. Name me one other religion, JUST ONE….. TODAY….. that PROMOTES DEATH, MURDER and COMPLETE CONTROL as islam does….. You can’t.

    • You are correct that Radical Islam is the most violent of religions.
      But they are not all Muslims.
      Most Muslims live in peace.

      • If a Muslim publicly states that they are against the terrorist organizations Hamas and Hezbollah (get the Sunni and Shia angles covered), then I will believe them. You won’t find many. Especially overseas.

  7. Islam is not religion, it is a system of laws.

    Allah is NOT interchangeable with God. Allah had no sons, nor does islam recognize the Holy Trinity.

    Allahu Akbar does not mean “god is good” It means “allah is the greatest of gods”. This goes back to Islam as a pagan “religion” where the primitive muslin worshipped many “gods”.

    Allah was the pagan moon “god” they decided to worship as their chief diety. To see how muslins still secretly acknowledge alla as a moon “god”, one need look no further than the crescent moon and star in their symbol.

    Oh sure they’ll deny it, but their laws require them to be deceivers. Just wait for the muslin tool here to respond with his mandatory denial!

  8. Third world women are in state of emergency due to:

    1) Female genital mutilation

    2) Punishing rape victims

    3) Honor killing

    4) Strapping bombs to children

    5) Sexually enslaving women

    6) Murdering homosexuals

    7) Child marriage

    8) Domestic Violence

    9) Disciplining or Punishing Wives

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