Today is Bank Holiday (public holiday) here in the UK so no work but as usual I am up early as if I have to go to work, the weather hasn't been that great and today is predicted to be rain and more rain.
Yesterday on a main Arabic news website I read an article about Duaa Khalil Aswad, the poor Yazidi Kurdish Iraqi girl that converted to Islam and then was tricked by members of her Yazidi community into returning to her village, as soon as she got there a mob of heartless men were waiting for her and they stoned the 18 year old to death while many were filming this crime with mobile phones, the local police witnessed the killing and did not intervene, no one did, this girl was treated worse than an animal, her murder is now plastered all over the Internet.
What I found really sick about this crime and I am not talking religion here as this has been well written about by others, my concern is the fact that it was filmed and loaded into the Internet for anyone to see, I know that this is part of having the Internet but you should read some of the comments sent to the Arab website about this appalling murder.
There were many comments, all of them condemned the crime but many of them were like the following:
One man said, may Allah be kind to her soul, can any one please send me the video? !!
Another, I watched this video and it really is disturbing and had scared me for life, here is a link if you want to watch it xxxxxxxxx
ولا تحسبن الذين قتلو فى سبيل الله امواتا بل احياء عند ربهم يرزقون (حسبى الله ونعم الوكيل) شهيده انشاء الله شهيده انها لو صح قتلت من اجل الاسلام (فجنات عدن تجرى من تحتها الانهار) اتقو يوما ترجعون فيه الى الله صدق الله العظيم حوش يا رب حوش ناس مبيرحموش وشكرا وياريت تبعتولى المقطع على الايميل بتاعى xxxxxxxxx
another: It’s very appalling image and inhuman act by this group of (people), it’s distressful and shocking I could not watch it all but any one who want to see it click or copy and paste the like below: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
لمشاهدة المقطع وادعو لها بالرحمة xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
and the comments go on and on with many posting links to this video. Why would people appalled by this crime want to watch it?
Why would people appalled & sickened by this crime want others to watch it by posting links?
I know that many would be curious to watch this murder but the majority could not and would not watch it but if they are bombarded by links many might weaken and be tempted to just have a peek that I am sure would make them regret their decision.
And as for the popular Arab news website that actually published all of these links, it just proved it would do anything for publicity.
May Allah bless Duaa's soul and May Allah give us all Hedaya.