Sunday, August 8, 2010

A little help for Aisha

Good news for Aisha, the girl who had nose cut off by the Taliban She is getting her face reconstructed in the US for free. I am happy for her, she has done all she can to show the world the true face of the Taliban, I am not sure many are listening though. For her life will get a little easier and I suspect she has the will and enough new found friends to survive. But there are thousands of woman in her same situation and if the Taliban succeed in winning this war, we will cast Afghanistan into the hellhole which it will likely suck it’s neighbours into as well.

"Aisha posed for the picture and says she wants the world to see the effect a Taliban resurgence would have on the women of Afghanistan, many of whom have flourished in the past few years," Time's Managing Editor Richard Stengel wrote in an editorial accompanying the August 9 edition of the magazine.
Aisha, whose ears were also hacked off in the attack last year in the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan, was taken in by the American Provincial Reconstruction Team for Uruzgan and the Women for Afghan Women (WAW) non-governmental organization after being left for dead.
The Grossman Burn Foundation, a non-profit humanitarian hospital in California which provides surgical procedures to victims of serious injuries worldwide, said Aisha would be treated for free.

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The Taliban respond:

If the Taliban are honest about this part,

As far as the story of Aisha is concerned, Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has condemned this barbaric, inhumane and unislamic act and declare that this case has never been forwarded to any court or persons of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan uses Shariate law to solve any internal or human right issues. Shariat law promotes peace and justice to the society, not hatered and cruelty.
then I sure wouldn't want to be the in-laws who cut off this young woman's ears and nose.

In sacred Islamic law, cutting of human ears and noses whether the human is alive or dead is illegal and prohibited. In many hadith from Muhammad PBUH**, cutting of noses, ears and lips of a dead unbeliever is prohibited so how can Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan carry this act out especially when the person to whom it is done is alive and Muslim. Under shariate law if someone carries out this heinous act, the same thing will be done to the criminal that carried out this act.
I await a Voice of Jihad missive on their fate.

Also, it seems that translators for ISAF forces may not be the ONLY ones who have to worry now:

We also call on Afghani media to stop spreading the lies of Islam hating western media by becoming their translators. Journalism is an important duty so stop wrongly using it.
I await journalism organizations to bash the Taliban on this threat.

Bottom line: We see the Taliban are using a timely and newsworthy issue to make it look as if the Western media are lying, especially when there are bad things being done in the name of cultural conservatism, something the Taliban would love to see more of (statements like this notwithstanding).

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