Forlorn.of.thee (fa'lo:n ŭv thē), p, my only strength and stay,forlorn of thee, whither shall I betake me, where subsist?
Paradise Lost by John Milton

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Some Things Just Don't Change

~ In memory of Shabana ~

In 2007, I blogged about Duaa Khalil Aswad - murdered by a mob of men, about Cindy Sheehan who asked why her son died and about Mary of Bethany, sister to Lazarus, the lady who anointed Jesus.

Today, we remember Shabana whose bullet-riden body was found slumped on the ground in the centre of Mingora's Green Square, strewn with money, CD recordings of her performances and photographs from her albums.

A Taliban leader admitted to the killing because of her un-Islamic vices. He warned that his men had killed her and if any other girls were found performing in the city's Banr Bazaar they would be killed "one by one". Read more at the Telegraph and the Daily Mail.



*sweet* said...

thanks for stopping by, cool blog!

Trixie said...

That's absolutely shocking!

Young Werther said...

G'day *sweet*. Thanks for dropping by.

Welcome home Trix. Sorry you had to face this sort of post, straight from your hols too :(