I read the following article below as I sit in freedom in an airport. Able to travel by myself as a woman. Able to walk through the airport without (as many) stares and sexual harassment as this woman would face… even with a burqa on. There are so many terrible things about this murder – but the one that came to my mind first was she probably didn’t even commit adultery. Most likely she would have been raped. And then accused of adultery. Adultery in this culture would be very unlikely yet for the men’s crimes, she was murdered…
It reminds me of a similar scenario and a very different outcome. A woman caught in adultery was thrown at the feet of Jesus and the religious leaders asked if they should stone her. Jesus wrote in the dirt something unknown, stood and said to the men, whoever has not sinned could cast the first stone. Slowly the men dropped their stones and walked away. Jesus turned to the woman and asked where her accusers were. She said they were gone. Then he said “neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more.”
The sinless one who could judge turned away her accusers and offered her what they couldn’t. Forgiveness and a clean slate. And her life.
A manhunt is under way in Afghanistan for a group of men who publicly executed a woman accused of adultery.
The video of the execution—which showed men cheering after the woman was killed—sparked immediate outrage. It’s unclear when the execution in the village of Qimchok in the Parwan province near Kabul took place. Afghan authorities said the men were Taliban militants; a spokesman for the Taliban denied responsibility for the killing.
At least nine shots were fired by one of the men with an AK-47 at close range, the three-minute video showed…
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