Where were the moderate Muslims trying to stop this senseless murder, which just happened in Kabul? As NBC News reports:
An angry mob stoned and beat a woman before hurling her onto a riverbed and setting her body alight in the Afghan capital after she allegedly burned copies of the Quran, officials and eyewitnesses told NBC News.
The woman was set upon by a crowd near the popular Shah-Do Shamshira holy shrine in Kabul on Thursday, according to two nearby shopkeepers and police officials.
Mohammad Haroon, a 23-year-old bread seller near the shrine, and Abdullah, a nearby shopkeeper who like many Afghans goes by only one name, told NBC News that police attempted to hold back the crowd by locking the doors of the shrine and firing shots into the air. But the mob climbed the walls of the compound and chanted that the woman should be killed, they said.
The crowd then attacked the woman with sticks and stones, with some men stomping on her body, and she was dragged down the street, according to eyewitnesses and horrific images shared widely on social media. Haroon added that several cars drove over the woman’s body while she was in the street before she was thrown in onto the riverbed and set on fire.
The victim’s family told Kabul police their daughter had been suffering from mental illness for many years, according to Afghanistan’s TOLO news channel.
Four people were reported to have been arrested, but I’ve seen a video that purports to be of this killing, and there were dozens of people cheering on the horrible stoning and stomping. Her head was crushed with huge blocks of cement. This is the religion of peace?
Was the woman really mentally ill? I believe it, for you’d have to be to burn a Qur’an in a Kabul shrine.
CBS News adds this (the woman supposedly burned the book inside the shrine):
According to an eyewitness, protesters were chanting anti-American and anti-democracy slogans while beating the woman.
Abdul Wahid, 30, a shopkeeper close to the shrine, said the protesters were in such a huge number that they broke a railing at the shrine.
Can anything other than religious or political ideology produce such madness? A woman’s life extinguished, all over a worthless book of fiction—pieces of paper.