Pakistani Torture of Women

“KARACHI, Pakistan – Ayesha Baloch was dragged to a field, her brother-in-law held the 18-year-old down, her husband sat astride her legs and slit her upper lip and nostril with a knife.

They call such assaults on women a matter of “honor” in some Pakistani communities, but for the majority it is a source of national shame.

Married less than two months ago in Pakistan’s central district of Dera Ghazi Khan, Baloch was accused of having sexual relations with another man before marriage.

“First they tortured me and beat me. I started screaming. Akbar then caught my hands and pulled me to the ground. Essa sat on my legs and cut my nose and lips,” Baloch mumbled through her bandages at hospital in the city of Multan.

“I was bleeding and started screaming after they fled on a motorcycle. People heard me and rescued me and took me to my mother’s home.”

At least she wasn’t killed.

More than 1,000 women are slain by their husbands or relatives, and that is just the reported, not actual, number of “honor killings” in Pakistan each year.
Pakistanis try confronting shame of honor killing continues…
Many killings are planned rather than done in rage, and the motive often has more to do with money or settling scores..

Honor killings are known as “karo-kari” killings.

A woman is deemed a “black woman,” a “kari,” once she is accused of having sex outside of marriage and is liable to be killed..
The custom is rooted in tribalism, although a strict interpretation of Is-lam’s hudood penal code also rules that adulterers should be stoned to death.

Wer’e talking about Family killing their girls and women.
Did you get that?
Family.
Fathers, brothers, son-in-laws, uncles, cousins, brother-in-laws…torturing , mutilating and killing their female daughters, wives, daughters, sister- in laws and sisters.

Kicking, cutting flesh, biting, choking, strangling, hitting, pushing,and assaults with weapons are behaviors most often associated with hard core criminals, not with ones father or brother.

Torture is used to hurt, degrade, dominate, humiliate and gain power over the victim. Are all women thus viewed by their own flesh and blood as potential victims?

The causes and roots of this familial violence are embedded in attitudes toward women which have existed for thousands of years.
In Muzlim societies, women are treated as the property of their husbands and he is seen, according to some, as having the right to use physical force in relating to her, if necessary.

I guess in the case of 18 year old Ayesha Baloch ..the male sadists “deemed it necessary.”

Does the “PC Machine” acknowledge this horror publicly or is that part of Izlam just another form of cultural “expression”?
The torture and murder of women has, for far too long, gone unnoticed, been tolerated, or been given attention sporadically if at all.

Why haven’t we put an end to this barbarism?
Is it due to:
a lack of understanding?
a lack of recognition?
Denial of the severity of the problem with many still believing it is a private religious matter within the Muzlim faith instead of a violent, criminal issue and, therefore, best left alone?

To those whom this does not matter…….
I have four words.
What About the Victim?

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18 Responses to “Pakistani Torture of Women”

  1. Brooke says:

    How disgusting and evil. This isn’t a matter of “cultural understanding!”

    I am sadly not surprised that a religion who view women as chattel would destroy one man’s property to settle a score; in this case, the property just happens to be a human being.

  2. ABF says:

    Yet we continue to outsource and support these nations that have no respect any kind of human rights… sheesh..

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  4. Radaractive says:

    Change of Pace: Women and War Against Terror…

    “Pakistani Torture of Women

    “KARACHI, Pakistan – Ayesha Baloch was dragged to a field, her brother-in-law held the 18-year-old down, her husband sat astride her legs and slit her upper lip and nostril with a knife.

    They call such assaults on wo…

  5. benning says:

    We lack the Will, Angel. To do something to actually end such practices means a heavy engagement with the country holding such barbaric practices. And how can any western nation dialogue with a muslim nation?

    They claim it is a religious thing for them, therefore it is mandated by their god. And where does that leave us in our dialogue? Precisely nowhere.

    To end such things means war. Waging war for the human rights of women in Muslim nations? Who would support us? The world would hate us!

    *sigh* Amazing how the 21st Century lives side-by-side with the Tenth Century.

  6. Ma r t i n @ b l o g b a t says:

    I think we need to begin some honor-bombings of a few Pakistani (and other) misogynists.

  7. Always On Watch says:

    And just where is the outcry from the human-rights and women’s-rights groups? Silence, silence. And silence amounts to condoning.

    I’m sick and tired of the double standard–Haditha and Abu Ghraib as compared to incidents like this one.

  8. Middle America says:

    I was going to ask the same question. Why are the femi-nazi’s up in arms on this?
    Where is the group NOW and their stance?

  9. cube says:

    The root problem with Moslems is ISLAM! When is the world going to get it?

  10. VBGuru613 says:

    Why isnt the man killed when ho does his outer business?

  11. Gayle says:

    I know, Angel. I don’t get the silence conserning these horrible crimes either.

    I was reading the part about where they slit that poor girl’s upper lip and nose and it gave me a headache, literally! Damned asshats ought to be shot on the spot!

    All of this makes me angry, and there’s no place to put the anger… it’s so frustrating! :(

  12. hNAV says:

    very sad…

  13. jimmyb says:

    At least they’re not listening to our phone calls!
    /sarcasm

    It would seem that Islam is always the common thread, doesn’t it?

  14. kevin says:

    …because it’s in the Koran.

  15. DL says:

    The question that needs to be asked over and over is why their god fails to give dignity to women – his own creation?

    After that -we can talk about slaughtering innocent Jewish children by strapping explosives on their own children for Allah.

  16. hNAV says:

    thanks for the visit Angel…

    outstanding blog you have…

    best wishes…

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  18. Mike's America says:

    This kind of thing happens even in Western nations with large Muslim populations. I forget how many incidents of this kind have been reported in Britain.