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Published:May 13th, 2007 22:26 EST
Shameful, Outrageous and Abhorrent!

Shameful, Outrageous and Abhorrent!

By Subash Lamichhane

This is a news about the girl and I would like to let the world know that in some parts of the world Love is still a crime. As I read this news I have been so shocked and it breaks my heart that Love is murdered and massacred. Injustice anywhere is threat to Justice everywhere.

These injustice shall make our world full of hatred and revenge. This story is the example of hate, insanity and what religious fanaticism does to the world. Extremism is no good for humanity and mankind. It shall stone to death many innocent hearts, many families and many lives all around our world. When hate grow faster than Love it shall engulf our beautiful world and we shall only find misery. Ignorant grow faster than intellectual, it is an example of insane ignorant who have stoned their own sister to death. I read this new with so much pain in my heart and I feel the misery the girl had to face when she was bleeding up to her death. Here is there news:

"Internet video shows 17-year-old Iraqi Kurd Dura Khalil Aswad being stoned by a group of men until she dies, all because she fell in love with a boy of a different religion Baghdad, May 4: A 17-year-old girl has been stoned to death in Iraq because she loved a teenage boy of the wrong religion."

As a horrifying video of the stoning went out on the Internet, the British arm of Amnesty International condemned the death of Dura Khalil Aswad as abhorrent murder and demanded that her killers be brought to justice.

Reports from Iraq said a local security force witnessed the incident, but did nothing to try to stop it. Now her boyfriend is in hiding in fear for his life.   Aswad, a member of a minority Kurdish religious group called Yezidi, was condemned to death as an honor killing by other men in her family and hard-line religious leaders because of her relationship with the Sunni Muslim boy.

They said she had shamed herself and her family when she failed to return home one night. Some reports suggested she had converted to Islam to be closer to her boyfriend. Aswad had taken shelter in the house of a Yezidi tribal leader in Bashika, a predominantly Kurdish town near the northern capital, Mosul.

A large crowd watched as eight or nine men stormed the house and dragged Aswad into the street. There they hurled stones at her for half an hour until she was dead. The stoning happened last month, but only came to light on Wednesday with the release of the Internet video. It is feared her death has triggered a retaliatory attack. Last week 23 Yezidi workmen were forced off a bus traveling from Mosulto Bashika by a group of Sunni gunmen and summarily shot dead.

An Amnesty International spokesman in London said they receive frequent reports of honor crimes from Iraq. Most victims are women and girls who are considered by male relatives to have shamed their families by immoral behavior."

How insane and cruel the human heart can be. It is so sad that sometimes gods fail so badly, and I just feel so knocked out and sad hearing this story. This is such a great misery. But I think our words have power enough to bring such people to Justice, lighten their life with peaceful feeling and love. As we share love, love shall grow while we are limiting hate. Love rays shall lighten the world bright. Violence increase violence. Let love live. Let us be strong to bring the rays in the dark cave of torture and hate.

Our words are the voice of future, more strong our words become, they shall change the world into a peaceful place where every heart finds love and hearts aren`t stoned for possessing love and care for other. Religion teaches to love not to hate, our words should light these essence of religion.

Our words today can stop many innocent ladies being stoned to death in the future. Our words shall be the mirror which reflects justice, humanity and mankind. We together, our hands joined and heart bonded strong will, of course, can shower the world with love.

Even a small candle lighted in dark room can bring change, what if we have millions of candles being lighted for the sake of freedom and justice. I dream of this day. I dream of love growing. I dream hearts resting in peace.

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