Girl Flogged For Being Seen With Married Man

By Jonathan Ward.

More evidence of religion’s civilising influence has emerged from the Swat valley region of Pakistan. This article contains a video taken by mobile phone of a teenage girl being flogged by a gang of men. Her crime? A heinous one indeed: being seen with a married man.

“Reached by phone, Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan claimed responsibility for the flogging. “She came out of her house with another guy who was not her husband, so we must punish her. There are boundaries you cannot cross,” he said. He defended the Taliban’s right to thrash women shoppers who were inappropriately dressed, saying it was permitted under Islamic law.”

There was no need for a trial, of course, the mere suspicion of impropriety was enough to warrant this cruel and barbaric punishment. Even worse, the girl’s brother was involved.

“”It’s symbolic that he does it with his own hands. It gives him honour in local society, that he has done it for the sake of religion.””

For the sake of religion, indeed. Sickening.


2 Responses to “Girl Flogged For Being Seen With Married Man”

  1. PeterD (aka "lastgreekstanding") Says:


    There could be more to the story. The girl in question denies the flogging . Here’s the link:



    P.S. Congrats Al and Styrer on quidnuncs.

  2. Sharia In Swat « Quidnuncs Says:

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