Afghan Mob Burns Woman Alive For Burning A Copy Of The Koran in Kabul [UPDATED]

220px-Mosque_of_the_King_of_Two_SwordsWe have another story of a Muslim mob murdering a person for offending Islam. A woman named Farkhunda, 32, in Kabul had reportedly burned a copy of the Koran inside a riverside shrine. She was then set upon by a huge mob that burned her alive and then threw her into the Kabul river. This was deemed the moral response to an immoral act by the crowd. [Update: It turns out that the accusations against Farkhunda may be untrue and that she was actually defending what she viewed as the degrading act of selling amulets in a mosque when she was attacked]

Four people have been arrested by the crowd watching and encouraging this despicable act was so large that they broke the railing of the shrine itself in pushing forward for a better look.

The murder occurred in the very capital of Afghanistan at the Shah-Do Shamshira mosque.

Source: La Times

212 thoughts on “Afghan Mob Burns Woman Alive For Burning A Copy Of The Koran in Kabul [UPDATED]”

  1. i am thinking about buying the V2 Pro Series 3, but would likely
    use it solely for dried out organic material.

  2. Happy
    I like your last post. It is well organized, separated by double spacing, and each paragraph deals with its own topic. It does help to clarify your point.

    I am not being patronizing, just saying this because I am guilty of unclear arguments as well when I am rushing to write (which is always).. Often it is because I have to leave or deal with other stuff but want to respond to someone.

    1. Po I thank you for your considerate and kind comment.

      I feel so much better that you wrote back to me. I try very hard to see all sides. Like you, I have my own thoughts about the issues and I try to be clear with them before I make the paste and I was very proud of that paste because I thought you would agree with it and it was so insightful

      I see the religions of the world like ourobous – the snake eating it’s own tail and that is why I think it is so important for people to reach out and try to love each other. I don’t care that Squeeky has an animus towards gay people because it’s because of fear of disease. Her problem with the African Americans is because sh works with poor people and wants to see them succeed without the victim mentality. That is her. I also care for Max-1 because of his sensitivity and Paul and Nick are kinder than you know, they say things just to keep the ball rolling. Everyone is a piece of the pie and if we could all just try a little harder it would be so much better myself included of course. I come in here sometimes and It just freaks me out. You have been much calmer lately I have noticed. I have not. 😉

  3. happy, I know you’re not plagiarizing, but if you did, you could still be VP like Uncle Joe Biden. Then there’s education fraud, claiming to have degrees that you don’t. That has gotten people in heaps of trouble. Plagiarism, Joe Biden, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Fareed Zakaria, Mike Barnicle, and many others have recovered from plagiarism. But, education fraud is not excused. Just sayn’.

  4. on 1, March 25, 2015 at 3:53 pmhappypappies

    “Those were not my own words. I referenced them right out of the article. I am tired of people on here not owning up to research.”
    And Happy, I know of no other commenter here on RIL who uses other’s words without attribution. Again, researching things is GREAT, quoting whole paragraphs from the article without attribution is plagiarism at worst and sloppy at best.

    1. Ingannie

      What is this to you? A game to get posters answer you? Your little buddy Ken Rogers never Italicizes so I guess you missed that. Some Animals are more Equal than others.

      It is amusing to me that you would say that my comments are disjointed and that is why you skip them. Out of the kindness of my heart I never say anything to you regarding the cutting and pasting and links you supply that is supposed to pass for a rational thought form/

      By all means, scroll on by, that is what Mr. Rogers wants you to do anyway.

      I find it amazing as much as you deplore Nick and Paul you will still respond to them. I suppose it is because they are more coherent than I. Oh well 😉

  5. Happy, it’s tiresome for everyone to add the links to their sources, but if you don’t do this it gets confusing and could be considered plagiarism. Additionally , PLEASE use quotation marks when quoting other commenters. Your comments are so disjointed that I often just skip them, too much work deciphering them. A good method is to cut and paste the quote with the name of the commenter and the time stamp, them separate the commenter’s comment from your own response in a clear manner. You’ll be surprised that other commenters will take you a bit more seriously if you would simply put a little more effort in your comments. It doesn’t need to be perfect, everyone makes grammatical and spelling errors, but to just quote someone or some article without attribution or even quotation marks is a just a mess.

    1. Ingannie

      I said go up one paragraph. It was so apparent because the paragraphs were copies of each other and Po said it was my words. Ridiculous.

      I don’t like to use the italics and skip a couple lines or I will not quote you totally.

      You really don’t have to talk down to me as if I was 4 years old. Do you have some kind of special educational degree here to preach at me so?

      Seriously. All I have is an Associates in Liberal Arts and I have made no Bones about it. I can and have Substitute taught and worked far beyond my educational degreed abilities in business.

      Who and why you think you have to come in and be so rude and condescending to me as if this is a sandbox or a 3rd grade tea hazing is beyond me.

      1. Happy, it’s not a matter of education. It’s a matter of organized thought and organized writing. I have no problem at all just skipping over your comments in future, if you insist on writing in such a disjointed way. You can’t expect people to have to decipher what you write in order to respond to you. I suspect that’s why some folks ignore your comments. So don’t feel bad if I don’t respond to you, ok? I don’t have the patience to wade through the stuff you write, in the manner in which you’ve been writing it. Even a high school senior should be writing in a more organized way, again education has nothing to do with it, it’s developing organizational skills.

  6. Po

    in spite of some of the people you associate with here, I feel like I can communicate with you 😉

  7. Happy, I did not respond because your post confused me. You started out with your own words then added someone else’s words, then talked about yourself, then Erdogan and Qatar and Israel and challenged me to share some information about where I live and why I should be able to attack some people.
    All of which in response to something I said about Hamas.
    My non-response was not an act of cowardice, nor was it due to my being wrong, it was out of goodwill, out of not wanting to challenge the myriad of problems in your post.

    1. Po

      Those were not my own words. I referenced them right out of the article. I am tired of people on here not owning up to research. Every time you tell me my research can be improved upon. I listen to you. Just because I argue with you does not mean I don’t listen to you. Read the report. It is a brilliant synopsis of the situation. I think you will agree. I don’t need anyone’s sympathy. I am weary of the attitude that I am not intellectually endowed. You have no idea how my mind races. If anything, I have to slow down and wait for everything to catch up to get the full picture and I always do. Lately I have been studying the horrible disaster zone that is Yemen, and that is to say since February intensively and most people don’t even know what is going on with that at all.

  8. Inga – The link was in the comment above. It gets tiresome doing it over and over and over again because you will not read what I put down as I put down part of it the first time. Po did not respond because he knows what I said is true and I hit a nerve. I would never do anything as ridiculous as take credit for the Hudson Institutes comments. That was a brilliant article.


    Happy, when you lift entire paragraphs from articles online you really need to give atribution to the author, lest someone accuse you of plagarism. The link I provided above is to the article that some of your comments, word for word to Po are from. I don’t know if you are being careless or not, but you need to provide links or at least quotation marks when you use other’s words in entire paragraphs from their published articles, in your comments.

  10. ‘The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms yesterday’s attack on a Palestinian taxi in the West Bank,’ said State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland.

    Hmmmm. How odd that they don’t mention the perpetual violence near Ashkelon, not against individuals in a taxi by idiot settlers, but against random people not hurting anyone by the alleged leaders of Gaza….that place Israel evacuated by force the Israelis who were there previously….and handed over control to Hamas.

    No, not really, I do get it.

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