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Married at 9, slain by parents at 17

Posted in Muslims Against Sharia by Skepdude on September 8, 2008


DESPAIR among human rights workers in Pakistan over a rash of so-called “honour killings” intensified yesterday when it was disclosed that a girl forced into marriage with a 45-year-old man at the age of nine had been killed by her parents because she asked for an annulment.

The girl, 17, who had been fighting a lonely but successful legal battle, was coming out of court in the Punjabi city of Sahiwal after being granted the annulment by a judge when she was surrounded by a group of men and shot in view of police.


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  1. sheila said, on March 21, 2009 at 6:09 AM

    There are people in the world who claim to follow God but they really are not following God at all. They only follow an image of God that they made up in their imaginations. The people in this story had a form of godliness with no power in it. This is a very sad story. There is nothing honorable about what these people did. These people may believe that they are religious, but what they did to that girl had nothing to do with God. These people were living by the sick lusts of their own hearts, and they killed that girl because she wanted out of there. These people in this story were just totally destructive. Real godly people do things that give life, not take away life.

    • Skepdude said, on March 21, 2009 at 9:37 AM

      Any image of God is made up in someone’s imagination. You have no right to claim that your image is the true image while these people’s image is a delusion. How do you know that? On the other hand I’m glad to hear that your image is that of a more gentle God and that is a good thing relatively speaking.

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