Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Leila Hussein Gunned Down.

Remember Leila? No? Neither does CNN. Neither does most of the world. She was the mother of the young lady who was murdered by her father for speaking to a British Soldier. The father is still not facing any charges.

After leaving her husband for murdering their daughter in the name of his imaginary friend, she was gunned down. She was attempting to leave Iraq with the help of a women's rights group. The guardian at least bothered to cover the story here. Where is the outcry from the muslim world? We're waiting. Here's your chance. Don't hold your breath folks.

1 comment:

Lily said...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jun/01/iraq

Yes, such a tragedy. As a mother, I relate to her very deeply. In western society, we teach our children to trust us parents. If you can't trust your parents, who can you trust? I am about the same age as Leila and my daughter a few years younger. The agony, pain, anger and horror her daughter must have experienced. Where can women in situations like this turn to?

I just came across this today. I am angry and we cannot let her be forgotten. Leila and her daughter cannot be forgotten. Her husband is a murderer in western eyes and just think he is a free man... free to travel to America... or anywhere in the world.

This war, it is more than just about oil. It is about awareness and education of immoral religious and cultural practices.

I don't know what to say about this... I angry...