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Sharia Acid Burn Victims: The Stories Behind The Veil (Pakistani Female Burn Victims) Photos by Emilio Morenatti

I put this montage of Pakistani acid burn victims together to illustrate the horrors of Sharia. Please note the additional attached video was not compiled by me but a continuation, nonetheless. It includes Indian and Afghani women as well.

Music by: Immediate Music

Song: "Point Of No Return"

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(Words: Jim Verhulst, Times' Perspective Editor)

"As the United States ponder More..s what to do in Afghanistan — and for that matter, in Pakistan — it is wise to understand both the political and the personal, that the very ignorance and illiteracy and misogyny that create the climate for these acid attacks can and does bleed over into the political realm. Nicholas Kristof, the New York Times op-ed columnist who traveled to Pakistan last year to write about acid attacks, put it this way in an essay at the time: “I’ve been investigating such acid attacks, which are commonly used to terrorize and subjugate women and girls in a swath of Asia from Afghanistan through Cambodia (men are almost never attacked with acid). Because women usually don’t matter in this part of the world, their attackers are rarely prosecuted and acid sales are usually not controlled. It’s a kind of terrorism that becomes accepted as part of the background noise in the region. ...

Bangladesh has imposed controls on acid sales to curb such attacks, but otherwise it is fairly easy in Asia to walk into a shop and buy sulfuric or hydrochloric acid suitable for destroying a human face. Acid attacks and wife burnings are common in parts of Asia because the victims are the most voiceless in these societies: They are poor and female. The first step is simply for the world to take note, to give voice to these women.” Since 1994, a Pakistani activist who founded the Progressive Women’s Association (www.pwaisbd.org) to help such women “has documented 7,800 cases of women who were deliberately burned, scalded or subjected to acid attacks, just in the Islamabad area. In only 2 percent of those cases was anyone convicted.”

The geopolitical question is already hard enough: Should the United States commit more troops to Afghanistan and for what specific purpose? As American policymakers mull the options, here is a frame of reference that puts the tough choices in even starker relief: Are acid attacks a sign of just how little the United States can do to solve intractable problems there — therefore, we should pull out? Or having declared war on terrorism, must the United States stay out of moral duty, to try to protect women such as these — and the schoolgirls whom the Taliban in Afghanistan sprayed with acid simply for going to class — who have suffered a very personal terrorist attack?"

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Added: Nov-28-2009 Occurred On: Nov-28-2009
By: ghastlyghost
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Afghanistan, Middle East
Tags: sharia, montage, acid, burn, victim, victims, law, justice, vindication, revenge, india, afghanistan, pakistan, ghastlyghost, 2009
Location: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan (load item map)
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