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IN AMERICA…

President Obama needs to stop using his power and influence as president to tell all of America how to vote. It’s dictatorial and controlling.

Obama who talks freely about the doom and gloom perception of America espoused by Donald Trump is engaging in the same doom and gloom strategy by fear mongering to voters about Trump’s mental state. Not fit to run, not fit to be president, says who in a free and open democratic society? Anybody can grow up to be president, remember?

Obama had eight years to make a difference. Better that he spend the remainder of his last term making up for lost time, instead of vicariously running for president again – this time against Donald Trump.

Keep your bad blood to yourself. It’s ugly to see you stoop –  as POTUS – just to get even. We need a president now. Be that person and stop the insanity with Trump. People are beginning to see how easily Trump gets under your self-professed thick skin and the thick skin of Hillary Clinton.

What’s most offensive is the use of a Muslim family as a recruitment tool for other Muslims wanting to martyr themselves – why not for us rather than against us?

At the DNC a father lamented that had Donald Trump been president, his son could not have martyred himself as a human shield to save other soldiers, since they wouldn’t have been in the USA.

I would have preferred a more antiwar sentiment, seeking peace over sacrifice. Instead we got a Pakistani family whose mission it was to take down a major USA political candidate, before the entire world, with no plan except the destruction of a person. How rude.

In America anybody can grow up to be president or choose to martyr themselves in defense of the nation. One isn’t any more or less worthy than the other.






 

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In Pakistan, gruesome ‘honor’ killings bring a new backlash

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Parveen Rafiq closed her hands around the neck of her youngest daughter, Zeenat, and squeezed and squeezed until the girl was almost dead.

Then, in the tiny apartment where the family lived, she doused the 18-year-old with kerosene and set her on fire.

Neighbors saw the smoke and rushed to the home. Someone inside, apparently one of Rafiq’s daughters-in-law, was screaming, “Help her! Help!”

But the door was bolted from within. Moments later, they heard Rafiq scream from her rooftop: “I have killed my daughter. I have saved my honor. She will never shame me again.”

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Zeenat’s crime was marrying a childhood friend she loved, defying her widowed mother’s pressure for an arranged marriage and, in the mind of her mother and many of her neighbors, tarnishing her family’s honor.

Her macabre death on June 8 in the eastern city of Lahore was the latest in a series of increasingly gruesome “honor killings” in Pakistan, a country with one of the highest rates of such killings in the world.

In one case, a mother slit the throat of her pregnant daughter who had married a man she loved. In yet another a jilted suitor doused a teenage girl with kerosene and set her on fire.

Finish reading: In Pakistan, gruesome ‘honor’ killings bring a new backlash

HWH: This barbarism must end. Charge these parents. Put them on trial. How can honor killings be legal? Pakistan = Shame.






 

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Outrage In Pakistan Over Bid To Allow ‘Light Beating’ Of Wives 

By RFE/RL

Asuggestion that men should be allowed to “lightly beat” their wives from an Islamic religious body was met with outrage in Pakistan on May 27.

The suggestion was included in a draft bill released by the Council of Islamic Ideology on May 26, which was posed as an alternative to a law giving women greater rights and protection that was enacted in the province of Punjab in February.

The Islamic bill says: “A husband should be allowed to lightly beat his wife if she defies his commands and refuses to dress up as per his desires; turns down demand for intercourse without any religious excuse; or does not take bath after intercourse or menstrual periods.”

Leading the outraged response to the proposal, the country’s biggest and most influential newspaper, the English-language daily Dawn, published a satirical article with a list of things people could beat other than their wives — including eggs, the bottom of ketchup bottles, and the Michael Jackson hit Beat It.

The article was a rare example of media satire on matters laid down by Pakistan’s conservative Islamic authorities.

The draft bill was also slammed by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, which condemned it as “ridiculous” and called for the council of “zealots” to be disbanded.

“It is difficult to comprehend why anyone in his right mind would think that any further encouragement or justification is needed to invite violence upon women in Pakistan,” the group said.

Finish reading: Outrage In Pakistan Over Bid To Allow ‘Light Beating’ Of Wives – World News Report – EIN News