Friday, February 5, 2010

Turkish girl 'buried alive' in family garden

"A Turkish teenager found dead in a hole next to her house was probably buried alive, a post-mortem examination has revealed.
Medine Memi, 16, was found in the hole in December. Large amounts of soil were in her lungs and stomach, according to a source who has seen the report.
Her father and grandfather have been arrested, but not charged.
So-called "honour killings" take place every year in Turkey despite government moves to stamp out the practice". ... read the rest of the article here at BBC site.

These abominable crimes happen not because of our religion, but because we have abandoned Islam. What the people in the story did was what Islam came to stop which was burying children alive. These so called 'honor killings' are not a modern invention and was infact quite an ancient custom. Islam forbade this practice and laid strict conditions to distinguish between open lewdness and the cases where the weak were taken advantage of. In these cases of honour killings, its probable that the girl was taken advantage of by a youth or that an innocent chat or banter was simply misinterpreted to be something larger than life and whatever the causes maybe people are simply not allowed to take law on their hands. The killers of this girl should be sent swiftly to their Maker to settle the dispute with the girl. Her killers were certainly guilty of circumventing justice and taking the life of a human being without due judicial process.