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Monday 18 March 2013

Stoned to death for dating

This does not concern Christians or minorities, but it does illustrate the barbarity of Pakistan.  A soldier who was posted to the tribal area near the border with Afghanistan developed a relationship with a local woman.  The tribesmen are the extremely conservative Pashtuns.  The soldier was posted elsewhere, but came back to see the woman, and locals caught the couple dating.  The tribal leaders met and decided that the soldier, named as Nooruddin Aalam, should be executed according to Islamic law for this 'crime'.  He was tied to the bonnet of a car and stoned to death, and reportedly also shot.  The woman's fate will be decided later.


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