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Pakistan Probes Flogging Video Of 17 Yr Girl

From those tireless defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

Pakistan Officials Probe Flogging Video of Screaming Woman

Friday, April 03, 2009

ISLAMABAD —  Pakistani authorities ordered inquiries Friday into a video showing the public flogging of a screaming woman in a northwestern valley where officials have yielded to Taliban demands for Islamic law.

A militant spokesman defended the punishment, fueling a furor that cast more doubt on a creaking peace deal in the Swat valley that U.S. officials fear has created another haven for allies of al-Qaida…

The two-minute video, widely aired on local television Friday, shows the woman face down on the ground with two men holding her arms and feet. Her all-enveloping burqa has been hitched up to expose a pair of pink trousers.

A third man in a black turban with a long beard whips her backside more than a dozen times, causing her to scream repeatedly and shout "Stop it, stop it! It is painful!"

A crowd of men watches silently in the background, and a voice can be heard saying "hold her hands tightly" as the woman squirmed on the bare earth.

It was unclear who ordered the lashing and when it occurred.

Muslim Khan, spokesman for the Swat Taliban, said the militants publicly flogged a woman nine months ago over allegations that she had an illicit relationship with her father-in-law, but he was not sure if the video showed that incident.

He defended the punishment, although he said it should not have been done in public and should have been carried out by a boy who had not yet reached puberty.

Provincial government spokesman Mian Iftikhar Hussein said the incident occurred Jan. 3 — before the peace agreement was signed. Some regional officials and the Taliban spokesman suggested the release of the video, apparently shot using a mobile phone, was an attempt to sabotage the agreement.

"The Shariah regulation in no way is going to allow this thing to happen at all," provincial Law Minister Arshad Abdullah said. "Let’s not judge our deal by this video."

A spokesman for Zardari, the widower of slain former leader and women’s rights torch bearer Benazir Bhutto, described the flogging as "barbarism" that should not be tolerated.

Militants want to impose "a medieval and obscurantist agenda in the name of religion on the people through gun and bullets but they will not be allowed," spokesman Farhatullah Babar said in a statement.

He said Zardari had ordered authorities to apprehend those responsible — a near-impossible task in a zone from which the police and moderate tribal leaders have fled in fear.

Pakistan’s recently restored chief justice also opened an inquiry, saying the case represented "a serious violation" of the law and fundamental rights.

Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry, who had been removed by former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in part for pursuing human rights cases, ordered security officials to produce the victim in the Supreme Court in time for a hearing on April 6…

We suspect what the headline and report actually mean is that Pakistan will do all it can to find and prosecute (probably behead) the miscreant who made this video and uploaded it to YouTube.

Of course Google will probably do their part to help.

(Thanks to Sheehanjihad for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, April 4th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Pakistan Probes Flogging Video Of 17 Yr Girl”

  1. sheehanjihad says:

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,512456,00.html

    Here’s a little clip of the all to peaceful and loving muslims flogging a woman in public. Somehow she offended someone in Swat, which by the way, was given over to sharia law by the Pakistani government under the assurances this kind of thing wouldnt happen. How anyone could ever belive anyone who is required to lie to forward Islam is beyond me. Anyway, all you liberal females who lurk here…this is what YOU are fighting for.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      This crossed my mind when thinking of code stink and how much they want to reach out to the “moderate” Taliban. (your kinda animals)
      Perhaps SOS Hildabeast should try to coax these men away by hurling gratitude’s their way. I mean….there is no reason why they shouldn’t be civil towards her. She’s only the STUPIDEST BIATCH Obwana could muster without tax problems.
      The left should have this happen to them once…..then…..talk about making peace with these ….uh…….assholes!!
      btw….these ARE the MODS!!

    • canary says:

      comment in article. “The Shariah regulation in no way is going to allow this thing to happen at all,” provincial Law Minister Arshad Abdullah said. “Let’s not judge our deal by this video.”

      The Shariah are lying through their teeth. They are the ones Obama is picking to try the Gitmo prisoners in this country, and Obama Bin Ladin, Mohammed who wrote the Koran are their idol. They now are supporting Bin Laden’s recent threats. They are extremists that believe in slaying and beheading, and simply want to be go about and get as close to Washington DC as they can, to do surprise attack. That might be what it will take to open eyes.

  2. imnewatthis says:

    Swat- an apt name.
    These perverts were probably enjoying this.


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