Yet another instance of the conditions women live under in the Middle East:
WARNIING: THE VIDEO IS SO HORRIBLE I WILL NOT DIRECTLY LINK TO IT. I could not bear watching it.
Have You Ever Seen A Woman Stoned To Death? Publius Pundit has the video.
Gateway Pundit has the story,
On or around April 7, 2007… Du’a Khalil Aswad, a 17 year old Kurdish girl was murdered by public stoning after running away from home for a so-called honour crime. Du’a was a member of Iraq’s Yezidi religious minority from the village of Bahzan in northern Iraq. She was killed by a group of men and in the presence of a large noisy crowd in the town of Bashika, near the city of Mosul. Some of her relatives may have participated in her stoning.
Amnesty International reported that Du’a Khalil Aswad’s murder is said to have been committed by relatives and other Yezidi men because she had engaged in a relationship with a Sunni Muslim boy and had been absent from her home for one night. Some reports suggested that she had converted to Islam, but others deny this. Initially, she was reportedly given shelter in the house of a Yezidi tribal leader in Bashika, but her killers stormed the house, took her outside and stoned her to death. Her death by stoning, lasted for some 30 minutes.
Today in Erbil… Capital of the Kurdish region of Iraq, women and men came together to protest the murder of Du’a Khalil Aswad. The demonstration was organised by 90 NGOs and attracted protestors from across the whole Kurdish region.
Gateway Pundit has a post on the protests following this horrible crime.
According to Wikipedia, the Yezidi are not Muslim, and they are ethnic Kurds. The crowd did yell Allah Akbar.
In Yazidism, there’s the underlying misogyny:
One of the key creationism beliefs of Yazidism is that all Yazidis are descendants of Adam rather than Eve