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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:28 PM
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Hot Damn! CNN calls Abeer a 14 yr old girl!!! (Girl, little girl also)
Thank you everyone and anyone who contacted them about this. The progression went from Iraqi woman to "the female" now to a little girl. Good job. Now, to hold those murderers responsible responsible.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/08/08/iraq.mahmoudi...
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/08/07/iraq.familysl...
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:29 PM
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1. That is very good news
My daughter just turned 16. She's a girl, not a woman.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:34 PM
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3. Yeah, but she's not a little girl.
I know it's quibbling, but I have too much fondness and respect for kids that age to refer to them as "little girls".
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:35 PM
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5. some are. Perhaps Abeer was one that is still a "little girl"
I know lots of teenagers and some are more mature, some stay little girl for longer. It all depends.
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TheMadMonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:24 PM
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9. Whatever her maturity, this attack is still the ultimate assault on...
an Iraqi Muslim girl or young woman. Not to belittle rape in Western civilisation, rape in an Islamic world is to all intents and purposes a death sentence to the victim, or at best a life of shame.

And what of the comparable assault on the father. Again there are huge cultural differences. By assaulting his family this way they essentially emasculated him. How helpless would he have felt in the days leading up to the abominable finale as his daughter was stalked by these men and he could take no action against them?

Was he killed as an impediment to the planned rape? Or as a witness who could not be left behind? The answers there will mean a great deal.

And the assault on the mother. Did she die before or after her children's screams started?

Few, if any of us, know how this poor girl suffered, but others suffered just as unimaginable hurts of their own. And we should not forget them.
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Ms. Clio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:01 PM
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11. both of the mother's arms were broken
I don't even want to think of how or why.
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unda cova brutha Donating Member (208 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:31 PM
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2. firing squad for the bastards
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Bjornsdotter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:34 PM
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4. About time

I heard a report on the BBC early this week and they referred to her as a 13 year old girl.

Cheers
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:46 PM
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6. how disgusting that they are trying to pass legislation
to exonerate war crimes like this one.
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:46 PM
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7. how disgusting that they are trying to pass legislation
to exonerate war crimes like this one.
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Iwasthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:53 PM
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8. Put soldiers in an unwinnable situation and what happens
Sick and it is happening more and more. Must stop!
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:51 PM
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10. Only took them a couple of months to get it right.
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