Afghan girl’s throat slit over refusal to wed


KUNDUZ, Afghanistan – Two men have been arrested for slitting the throat of a 15-year-old Afghan girl after her family refused a marriage proposal, police said Thursday.

The girl was carrying water from a river to her village home in northern Kunduz province on Wednesday when she was murdered, police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Hussaini told AFP.

“The two men attacked her and slit her throat with a knife,” he said. “They were arrested and are in police custody.”

Hussaini said one of the suspects had proposed marriage to the girl but her family had rejected the offer.

Extreme violence against women and girls remains a major problem in the conservative Muslim nation more than a decade after US-led troops brought down the notoriously brutal Taliban Islamist regime.

According to figures by British charity organisation Oxfam, 87 percent of Afghan women report having experienced physical, sexual or psychological violence or forced marriage.

Last month a 20-year-old woman was beheaded by her husband’s family in the western province of Herat after she refused to become a prostitute, police said. Four people were arrested over the brutal killing.

And in September, five people were arrested over the public flogging of a 16-year-old girl for allegedly having an affair.

The girl was whipped 100 times in front of village elders and family members in central Ghazni province. Her alleged boyfriend was fined.

Unmarried girls are often confined to the home and forbidden from maintaining any contact with men outside the immediate family.

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  • marco

    these people have to be slaughtered…all the men in these are….women, children will remain to be victims unless these cruel practice be totally eradicated

  • alfred sanchez

    catholic church ayaw sa rh bill, sugudan ang mga anti catholic sa demonyo daw ang mga katoliko

    mga muslim pinapatay mga catholic at ibang religion sa ibang bansa, mga batang babae pinapatay kagaya ng balita ngayon, mga anti catholic no comment natutulog lang sa pansitan

  • Datukalun

    This what happen when the people are very much exposed to violence. Because in Afghanistan violence is common. A contribution by Taliban. Just sing the song Oh Mr.Taliban tali mi banana well like come I just wanna go home.

  • merefalowa

    islam in action,this is not an isolated incident,repressive,misoginist,backward,medieval.

  • bwana00

    The so called religion of peace at its best. Hat off to islam.

    • My

      This is not Islam at all.

      • keith

        UUhhhh, YAH, it is pure Islam. Havent you read the koran? These murders are mandated in the Koran. Muslims think they MUST do these things. It’s right there in the “holy” book.  I have not read the Koran in it’s entirety, but I have certainly read many parts of the Koran that direct and order Muslims to commit murder,theft, lie and deceive non muslims. It’s a FACT! I always hear Muslims say, oh no, thats not how Islam is, these things arent true. HHMM, thats funny, I have personally READ it. Anyone concerned or wondering what the truth is should simply buy a copy and read it. 

    • Paul Harris

      This is not Islam it is mental illness in its finest form.  It happens in every country but this is more large scale.  Be careful of the friends u keep seems an idle sentiment.  However, in places like Afghanistan, the loyal and allegiance goes with the head of the village, the village might have allegiance to leaders who control the whole region  For some reason every has wanted a piece of Afghanistan for centuries.  These ppl have not left their country to go to war with anyone else (maybe Pakistan) but they dig in well, when defending home turf.  Too things this could develop.  Nationalism breed when at war for this long leads to centuries of paranoia and borderline personality disorder as the social and conditioned behaviours r those of extreme cases.  Be suspicious of anyone is not identifiable as a group member up to the point of killing them.  Anyone who could harm the group needs to die.  The country is backward because of the foreign invasion by prior mentioned foreign invaders and so has no money to put towards education.  Since there is no way to stop these mental health issues (it starts from belong to a family, area group, gang, police, soldiers, nationalist organization) from becoming better thru war, it is time for peace.  Economical one sided friendships from every country who have destroyed their mental health.  Education and health should be the biggest gifts.  Let’s put about a third of the time spent of invasion,…so for about 100 years.  That is because we see habits of behaviour in the children of ppl with mental health issue (since the child is the parent to the adult, they learn how to be adults by watching adults).  Afghanistan children r socialised mental health habits (if u have sustained habit u acquire the chemical production to make that habit easy) and have acquired mental health diseases.  So if u r going to denigrate a country based on what u don’t know, u should also know u r displaying the same ignorance (but worse, since u condescendingly decided u know better based on disinformation deliberately fed to conditioning u (since 97% of us range on a scale of 1 – 8 of borderline personality disorder) to act just like them.  If u r not a part of the solution u r a part of the problem.  Be a part of the solution.

  • merefalowa

    what can any educated decent human being express at this medieval repressive cruel backward excuse for religion,except extreme hatred and disgust.

    • peacecj

      If you are so much in love with islam and its practices, why do you not take citizenship in saudi arabia, the craddle of islam?

  • My

    Afghanistan must be the worst place on Earth for women.  If I were an Afghan woman, I would organize a million woman march and continue marching and demanding respect and decent treatment along with rights and education until the government and the men over there capitulate.  What is being practiced over there is not real, true Islam. 


      lolo,,first you have to have a million afghan women

    • keith

      You would immediately be beheaded.

    • peacecj

      You are one muslim coward, living in the west and talking like a brave from here. If you know islam, go to saudi arabia and open your mouth wide. Then you will know true islam. May be you will not need to open your mouth wide again!

      • Jerry Lynch

         In Saudi they will open his mouth at the jugular, permanently.


    this act of violence is there way of life,it’s a tragidy this happins in these times

  • Guest

    The most backward nation on earth is Afghanistan that’s why Russian banged them now america doing same after splitting u.s.s.r. No one knows what kind of treasure is hidden in that soil but wasting precious money of american tax payers pool of blood and bloody uniforms in reward this dirty game should be finished soon but still american congress cia have no intentions to leave even in 2014 every year they extend time after creating excuses to stay more Afghans cant catch a bird how the hell they can harm any other country but still we Americans are kept in fear on the basis of propaganda useless wars destroying our hard earned money in most worst things.

    • peacecj

      The most backward nation on earth is saudi arabia, the ally of USA.

  • keith

    NUKE Afghanistan with multiple war heads and let it glow RED for the next 200 years! It is the ONLY answer!

  • peacecj

    This is islam at its best. I am sure that Obama,his daugheters and wife, know nothing of this islam. That is the reason when obama went to visit UK he took along his wife Michelle. But when he visited Saudi arabia, to kiss the hand of abdullah, he did not take his wife along. He is frightened!

  • Jerry Lynch

    Why do we bother with Afghanistan anyway? Just bomb them further back in history than the 15th century they now inhabit. 

    • Jerry Lynch

       On second thought, no need to waste expensive bombs, use anthrax on them.

      • BornDaily

        Jerry, you make me proud to be an American…or is it proud to be a Nazi? I would stop there, but I realize that in your case, I should probably clarify that I am being sarcastic.

  • BornDaily

    What is the underlying philosophy or belief that causes people to act this way?

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