Du’a Khalil Aswad, a 17 year old Kurdish girl, was hideously and viciously stoned to death by a mob of men because she had a relationship with a Muslim boy. There is a video. I’m not going to watch it because everyone who has says it’s beyond horrific.
Anmesty International has confirmed it happened. Yesterday, Kurdish men and women came together to protest this sickening murder. This is important. When blood-drenched violence spirals into insanity (and there’s already been a retribution killing of 23 Kurds by Muslims) let’s all take a deep breath and remember that many people there oppose what happened too.
It wasn’t that long ago that African-Americans in this country were lynched by mobs, sometimes after being tortured and castrated, so it’s not like any one country or religion has an exclusive on acting like deranged psychopaths.
Sign a petition by Kurdish activists, artists, and writers to demand Kurdish officials bring the murderers to justice and outlaw public stonings and “honor” killings.