Navigation Links
Women in Iraq More Unsafe Than Ever

One almost freezes in horror watching the ghastly video. A slender girl dragged along by her headlocks, on the ground then, covering her head as stones are hurled in a torrent, then her head is smashed with a concrete block, blood oozes from her head, the body is still and then victorious shouts are heard.

In the eyes of many in her community in northern Iraq, the crime of Duaa Khalil Aswad, 17, was to love a boy from another religion. She was a Yazidi, an insular religious sect. He was a Sunni Muslim. To her uncle and cousins that was reason enough to put her to death in the village of Bashiqa last month.

Accounts of what happened to Duaa vary, but some things are clear. She had begun a relationship with a young Sunni Arab. In an effort to separate the two, and apparently to protect Duaa from an enraged uncle and cousins, her father took her to a Yazidi priest's house in Bashiqa. Duaa remained there for a week until April 7, when the uncle and at least two cousins abducted her from the priest's custody.

"There is a new Taliban controlling the lives of women in Iraq," said Hana Edwar, the leader of the Amal Organisation for Women in Baghdad.

"I think this story will be absolutely repeated again."

Kurds who had suffered the most under Saddam Hussein are the most friendly ethnic group for the occupation forces.

But obviously that does not make them more open to liberal values. If anything they would like to cover it up.

Kurds, who include Yazidis, suspect that Sunni Arabs circulated the gruesome images to fuel anger against Yazidis and undermine the Kurdish community, which exercises a degree of autonomy in northern Iraq and is seeking more.

"It seems they are trying to make it big for political purposes," said Mohsen Gargari, a Kurdish MP.

In an interview, he and two other Kurdish MPs condemned Duaa's killing. But they said that in February a Sunni woman had been k illed by relatives for having a relationship with a Yazidi man. "Nobody talked about it. Nobody filmed it or turned it into a big issue," he said.

In a report published last month, the United Nations said that in January and February alone, at least 40 women had been killed in Iraq for "immoral conduct", which can range from sitting in a car with a man who is not a relative to having an adulterous relationship. Unlike Duaa's death, none was known to have caused revenge attacks, much less political sniping.

The Yazidis say they have faced persecution under a succession of rulers because of their religious beliefs. They are neither Christian nor Muslim and worship a blue peacock known as Malak Taus.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Women suffer from sexual dysfunction too
2. Women find difficulty in calling it Quits
3. Women recognise faces better
4. Women more susceptible to brain damage from ecstasy
5. Good News For Women With Gestational Diabetes
6. Unsatisfactory Grade On Womens Health Issues
7. Risk for Pregnant Women
8. Womens strong sense of smell
9. Women need to exercise more to prevent obesity
10. Women benefit from consuming fish
11. Women are at risk with raised cholesterol
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... SunView Software aims to redefine ... are both engaging and easy to use. Coming off the heels of a ... today its plans to roll out new AI-powered self-service enhancements to help organizations ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... California Senate ... medical payments per workers’ compensation claim in 2013 and 2014, according to CompScope™ ... Research Institute (WCRI) . , According to the study, medical payments per claim in ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... The Dianne ... offices headquartered in Hamilton County, is embarking on a charity drive with the ... finding new homes for orphaned or neglected senior dogs in the Cincinnati region, ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Coffey Agencies, a ... and commercial clients in the northern Alabama and Georgia regions, is embarking on ... 1977, Nobis Works has built a network of support and education facilities to ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... Wisconsin (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... Kenall ... extraordinary new MedMaster™ MPCNGX . The MPCNGX is a multi-function, sealed, LED luminaire ... right amount of light where and when it’s needed. , A 2’ ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... Application, Usability - Forecast to 2025" report to their offering. ... , , ... grow at a CAGR of around 3.2% from 2015 to 2025. ... advancements in extracellular microelectrode arrays and intracellular microelectrodes, research in left-to-right ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... 2016 Bodycad announced it has been ... accuracy, reproducibility and speed for 3D constructs via ... bone orthopaedic applications. These patents are critical to ... restorations based on each patient,s distinct anatomy. ... harnesses the world,s first suite of orthopaedic CAD/CAM ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016  A new study ... that the use of opioid therapy to treat chronic ... the likelihood of more harmful consequences, including death. ... M.D., and Zankhana Mehta , M.D., authored the ... on chronic opioid therapy. The study was published in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: