My GOD. I NEVER use His name in vain, and I haven’t started today. I KNOW that this article is not shocking news in the world we live in. That’s the part that made me cry. It’s just another tale of atrocities, that as a female born and raised in America, I continue to find IMPOSSIBLE to wrap my priveledged little head around.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – A Pakistani lawmaker defended a decision by southwestern tribesmen to bury five women alive because they wanted to choose their own husbands, telling stunned members of Parliament this week to spare him their outrage.
“These are centuries-old traditions and I will continue to defend them,” Israr Ullah Zehri, who represents Baluchistan province, said Saturday. “Only those who indulge in immoral acts should be afraid.”
They were still breathing as their bodies were covered with rocks and mud, according media reports and human rights activists, who said their only “crime” was that they wished to marry men of their own choosing.