An Afghan militiaman strangled his wife for giving birth to a third daughter instead of a son, according to law enforcement authorities. The 28-year-old victim was killed in her home in the northern province of Kunduz by her husband and his mother just three months after the woman had the baby, reports the Guardian. The victim’s mother-in-law has been arrested, but the husband has fled. It’s uncertain who will care for the couple’s daughters. Two months ago, attackers in the same province poured acid over parents and three children after the parents refused to hand over their young daughter in marriage. The rejected suitor has been arrested.
Nothing the US and its allies have accomplished will make Afghanistan anything that it already isn’t. Barbarism isn’t cured by war. And a barbaric mindset isn’t erased by ‘Democracy’.
- Afghan kin accused of killing wife who failed to have son (mysanantonio.com)
- Afghan man kills wife for giving birth to daughter (thestar.com)
- Afghan man strangles wife for having baby girl (guardian.co.uk)
- Afghan woman choked to death by husband and mother-in-law for giving birth to a third daughter (barenakedislam.com)