Although it's not seen in this video, the cowardly Muslim dad of a beautiful girl charged with adultery, is the first to cast a stone at her. This is yet another example of the horrific religion that continues to spread around the world.
Farkhunda had one chance to escape the mob that wanted to kill her. Two Afghan police officers pulled her onto the roof of a low shed, above the angry crowd.
But then the enraged men below her picked up poles and planks of wood, and hit at her until she lost her grip and tumbled down.
Her face bloodied, she struggled to stand. Holding her hands to her hair, she looked horrified to find that her attackers had yanked off her black hijab as she fell. The mob closed in, kicking and jumping on her slight frame.
The tormented final hours of Farkhunda Malikzada, a 27-year-old aspiring student of Islam who was accused of burning a Quran in a Muslim shrine, shocked Afghans across the country. That is because many of her killers filmed one another beating her and posted clips of her broken body on social media. Hundreds of other men watched, holding their phones aloft to try to get a glimpse of the violence, but never making a move to intervene. Those standing by included several police officers.
Unlike so many abuses against Afghan women that unfold in private, this killing in March prompted a national outcry. For Farkhunda had not burned a Quran. Instead, an investigation found, she had confronted men who were themselves dishonoring the shrine by trafficking in amulets and, more clandestinely, Viagra and condoms.
At first, the trial and convictions that followed seemed a victory in the long struggle to give Afghan women their due in a court of law. But a deeper look suggests otherwise. The fortuneteller who several investigators believe set the events in motion was found not guilty on appeal. The shrine’s custodian, who concocted the false charge of Quran burning and incited the mob, had his death sentence commuted. Police officers who failed to send help and others who stood by received slaps on the wrist, at most. Some attackers identifiable in the videos avoided capture altogether. Afghan lawyers and human rights advocates agree that most of the accused did not receive fair trials. Farkhunda’s family, fearing reprisals and worried that the killers would not be held accountable, fled the country.
The terrorist group Antifa thought they were messing with the same supporters that they surrounded and attacked a few months ago during a Milo speech, WRONG! This time these pro-freedom of speech supporters came ready to brawl! Watch as they get everything from beat down to wedgies!
The caption says simply: “This happened in Downtown Detroit last night.”
And then starts a video that shows about 25-40 men punching, kicking and brutally beating people on the streets of Greektown, one of Detroit’s most popular hotspots. In the video, one man is lying with his head over the curb appearing unconscious and very badly injured. He gets punched and kicked as the cell-phone filming crowd of young men shouts and laughs.
Quickly becoming known as the Greektown brawl — the Saturday night fight was caught on video that was posted to Facebook.
By the time the police in Detroit were alerted to what was happening it was already over, they said. “All those people were out there with their cellphones, and instead of calling the police, they video it for Facebook,” Chief James Craig told the Detroit News. “This is extremely disturbing.”
Investigators have identified the victim in the street, who is now at an area hospital. They’re working to identify the suspects from the video.
Dozens of Chicago police cars responded to a large fight on the far South Side Saturday night.
More than 100 teens reportedly started fighting at the carnival near the intersection of 119th and Marshfield.
When police arrived, many of the teens spilled over into a nearby strip mall.
Many of those stores were placed on lockdown while police gained control of the situation.
Witnesses told WGN people were brandishing guns, but there were no reports of shots fired.
Police are not yet saying if they made any arrests.
Watch as a mob of Antifa thugs grab a few Trump supporters and begins bashing them and stomping them like true cowards that they are! You notice you never see these people going at it one-on-one with anyone they have to do it in mobs because they're small and cowardly!
A group of Christian evangelists from California claims that Wayne County sheriff's deputies failed to protect them when an angry crowd hurled water bottles, eggs, chunks of concrete and other objects at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn.
Instead, police told them to leave the June 2012 gathering.
An attorney for the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said the group, known for its provocative protests, was inciting a riot by carrying a pig's head mounted on a pole and shouting rhetoric attacking Islam.
Today in a rare hearing before the full U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, justices will hear arguments on whether a lawsuit by the Bible Believers can proceed against Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon and two deputies.
The case involves issues of free speech and religion that have been widely discussed this year after the shootings of cartoonists in France who drew offensive images of Islam's prophet and in Copenhagen outside a free speech event.
"The Bible Believers have protested in a lot of other areas, and they have never been attacked like they were in the city of Dearborn," said Ann Arbor attorney Robert Muise of the American Freedom Law Center, who filed the lawsuit on the group's behalf.
Watch as these terrorists launch a brutal assault with sticks and poles on to pro-freedom of speech protesters at Berkeley. Police apparently stood just up the street and watched the entire thing unfold without attempting to do anything about it
This Czech driver was fed up after seeing Muslim migrants attempt to stop and rob numerous drivers on a busy highway so he took matters into his own hands and attempted to plow into every one of them!
Antifa are corroborating their opposition’s claims that they are a domestic terrorist organization. They have started fires. They have attacked peaceful patriots. They are throwing bricks, bottles, and M-80’s along with other fireworks and are demonstrating their anti-American anarchist views. Journalist Tim Pool was able to capture footage of the M80s.
Tens of thousands of protesters have held a day of rallies in the Hungarian capital to oppose government policies seen as limiting academic freedom and intimidating civic groups.
The blast ripped through a bus depot in the al-Rashideen area where thousands of government loyalists evacuated the day before waited restlessly for hours, as opposition fighters guarded the area while negotiators bickered over the completion of the transfer deal. Only meters away, hundreds of evacuees from pro-rebels areas also loitered in a walled-off parking lot, guarded by government troops.
Footage from the scene showed bodies, including those of fighters, lying alongside buses, some of which were charred and others gutted from the blast. Personal belongings could be seen dangling out of the windows. Fires raged from a number of vehicles as rescuers struggled to put them out.
A car bombing has killed at least 100 people, including children, government supporters and opposition fighters who were part of a bus convoy waiting to cross into government-held Aleppo in Syria.
The blast ripped through the bus depot in the al-Rashideen area yesterday, where thousands of government loyalists who had been evacuated the day before waited restlessly for hours, as opposition fighters guarded the area while negotiators bickered over the completion of the transfer deal.
Meters away, hundreds of evacuees from pro-rebel areas also waited in a walled-off parking lot, guarded by government troops.
Dozens of people trying to escape villages close to the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo have been killed in an explosion. The lethal blast, believed to be a car bomb, happened at a transit point for Syrians being taken to safe havens on the outskirts of the city. Shocking images of the aftermath show bodies lying on the ground and coaches alight. Initial reports on Syrian state television claim 43 people died in the explosion in a rebel-held area, while dozens more were injured. It happened days after Syrian president Bashar al-Assad denied carrying out a chemical gas attack on his own citizens. State television said today's bombing was carried out by 'terrorist groups' - a term the regime applies to all armed opposition groups. It was not immediately clear if rebels at the transit point were among the dead, but a senior rebel official said 20 rebels who guarded the buses were killed as well as dozens of passengers. The blast hit buses in the Rashidin area on Aleppo's outskirts, which had been waiting to cross from rebel-held territory into the government-controlled city itself, carrying people evacuated from two Shi'ite villages on Friday. The civilians, from the villages of al-Foua and Kefraya, were on the move following a deal between warring sides supposed to see 30,000 civilians taken to safety. A statement from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said: 'The suicide bomber was driving a van supposedly carrying aid supplies and detonated near the buses.' It warned that the death toll was likely to rise given the 'several dozen wounded' at the blast site. The blast hit the Rashidin area on Aleppo's outskirts, where dozens of buses carrying mostly Shi'ite residents of the two villages are being evacuated. The victims are believed to have left the villages a day earlier. The evacuation deal was brokered by Iran and Qatar. Around 5,000 people piled onto buses leaving Fuaa and Kafraya while a further 2,200 were evacuated from rebel-held Madaya and Zabadani. But thousands were stuck on the road Saturday in rebel-held Rashidin, west of Aleppo, where the bombing took place. Shocking footage shows bombed-out buses after explosion in Syria
The interview is with Shireen Ibrahim, a Yazidi woman who escaped ISIS rule and describes the unimaginable horrors of life under the rule of an Islamic nightmare.
The most horrifying story in the interview came from Pirali, who is herself a Yazidi from the Sinjar region. She said she left Iraq in 2010, leaving behind a high school friend who got married and was pregnant with a baby girl when ISIS arrived.
“When ISIS took over our town, when they were trying to run away, because she was heavy, she was pregnant, she couldn’t run a lot,” Pirali said. “So she told her family to leave her behind, ‘save yourself, go.’ She was going to walk slowly until she gets to where they are.”
“Unfortunately, she didn’t make it, The ISIS people got her. What they did to her, they opened up her stomach, like from here to here” — Pirali pantomimed a cut horizontally across her entire stomach — “they opened her up, and they got her baby girl out. They raped the baby, and they also raped her. And she survived.”
“The baby did not make it,” she added. “They thought she was dead. They left her behind. The ISIS fighters, they left her. Her family came back, saw her just like that, in that situation.”
Cleric justifies stoning women because Muhammad said monkeys done it! So not only does islam take you back to the dark ages, but to a time before human evolution!
Another liberal says the way to take down President Donald Trump is to hit him where it hurts — in the wallet. The Intercept published a video from liberal activist and award-winning journalist Naomi Klein giving instructions on ways “to jam the Trump brand,” on April 12. Arguing Trump “has turned the presidency into an extension of his corporate brand,” she laid out a plan to tarnish that brand and cost him money. Klein clearly stated her aim: “Now, i don’t mean make him seem less rich. No, I mean actively take money from him by sending his branding empire into crisis.” -- “Boycotts and sidewalk protests aren’t the only way to wreak havoc on Trump’s businesses,” Klein said. “What if a whole lot of people made reservations at Trump Hotels and resorts and then all those people changed their minds right before the cancellation deadline?”
In an attempt to avoid responsibility for the consequences, she claimed she wasn’t really “suggesting anyone do this,” just wondering what would happen. Yet, she encouraged anyone who did it to “be polite” because people answering the phones “almost certainly” are underpaid or may be “secretly trying to form a union.” She also asked, “What if customers who really did want to book reservations had a hard time getting through because so many other people were calling to express their views on Trump’s attacks on the EPA, or mass detentions of immigrants, or losing their health insurance.” Some of her other tactics included challenged the narrative of Trump as a boss and encouraged TV hosts and others to promote the idea that Trump is a puppet. Klein also endorsed efforts like #grabyourwallet and called for more similar boycotts of Trump brand products.
Though the media have bolstered boycott efforts against Trump, many aren’t working. Recently, Yuengling’s CEO Dick Yuengling said boycott efforts against his company have amounted to “nothing noticeable.” Liberals tried to bring down Ivanka Trump’s sales as well, but her brand saw record sales after boycott efforts. Klein’s video concluded with the idea that “the essence of good branding is repetition and the same thing goes for good brand jamming. So go forth and repeat thyselves. Have fun out there.”
Director-General of the Syria Coroner's Office Hossein Noufel disclosed that the body organs of thousands of Syrian civilians have been sold in the international black markets over the past six years.
"We have accurate information that over 25,000 surgical operations have been conducted in the refugee camps of the neighboring countries and in the terrorist-controlled areas in Syria since 2011 to take out the body organs of 15,000 Syrians and sell them in the international black markets," Dr. Noufel said.
He pointed to the high prices of human body organs in the black markets, and said, "A kidney is sold $10,000 in Turkey while the same kidney is sold for $1,000 in Iraq, but in Lebanon and Syria the price of each kidney is $3,000."
Dr. Noufel said that other human body organs such as spleen and cornea are also sold in the black markets.
According to latest reports, the children who have been rescued from the camps of Abdullah Muhammad al-Muhaysini, a senior al Qaeda-linked cleric and the religious leader of Jeish al-Fatah terrorist group, are now threatened with the danger of trafficking their body organs by the terrorists.
Local sources in Idlib province told al-Akhbar newspaper that during the past two weeks, 15 people have been kidnapped from different districts, most of them children.
Also, social media activists have released tens of messages and warned the Idlib residents of the possibility of abduction of their children and trafficking of their body organs by the terrorist groups, saying that most of the kidnapped children have been transferred to Turkey.
Local sources in several districts of Idlib have reported that over 10 children have been abducted in different parts of the province, including Kafarouma, Jidar Bekalfoun, Atma, Jisr al-Shaqour and al-Fayqa by the militants.
Also, a local source in Sarmada town North of Idlib said that "a number of militants driving a white van abducted a 10-year-old child but they faced the residents' resistance and were arrested but sources said that they were freed from Fatah al-Sham (formerly known as al-Nusra) prison the same day".
Meet Dr. Jumana Nagarwala of Livonia, Michigan who was arrested on Wednesday and charged by the DOJ of performing female genital mutilation on girls “who were approximately 6 to 8 years old.” Physician charged with mutilating girls’ genitalia. From the Detroit News: Seven days later, an FBI child forensic interviewer talked to one of the girls, who said she was brought to Detroit with a second girl for a “special girls’ trip,” according to the FBI. After arriving in Farmington Hills, the girls were taken to a doctor because “their tummies hurt.” -- “While at the doctor’s office, a procedure ‘to get the germs out,’” was performed on the first girl, according to the criminal complaint. The girl was shown a photo of Nagarwala and said she was the doctor who performed the procedure, according to the FBI. The girl told the FBI that Nagarwala “pinched” her on the “place (where) she goes pee,’” the government alleges.
“(The girl) said that she was told not to talk about the procedure,” FBI Special Agent Kevin Swanson wrote in the complaint. A subsequent medical examination showed that the girl’s genitals did not appear normal and a section had been altered or removed, according to the court filing. -- Why not arrest the parents? The DOJ announced that, “[t]his is believed to be the first case brought under 18 U.S.C. 116, which criminalizes FGM.” It’s about time.
If you've watched the media reports that actually show rapid liberals launching numerous attacks on Trump supporters and anyone else who disagrees with them, you would know that liberalism is on the downfall while conservatism is once again making a rise which is scaring the shit out of liberals! Their response, call everybody racist, xenophobic, anti-Islamic, anti-Semite, and every other name in the book while also launching attacks on people while actually calling them fascists. It would appear that liberals are attempting to start a 2nd Civil War, one in which they surely will lose yet again!
A Pakistani student has been beaten to death by a mob at his university campus after he was accused of having blasphemous views. At least 10 people have been arrested, according to local authorities.
Mashal Khan was stripped naked and beaten by an angry mob of around 10 students shouting “Allahu Akbar” on Thursday, according to Reuters. He was beaten so brutally that his skull eventually caved in, according to video footage obtained by the media outlet.
"He was beaten with sticks, bricks and hands," senior police official Niaz Saeed told AFP, adding that hundreds of people – considerably more than the number arrested – were involved in the attack.
Sources from the university told local media that Khan was also stripped and shot, however, this has not been confirmed by officials.
Reuters reported that Khan was beaten after writing social media posts which were deemed blasphemous.
However, a source told AFP that the incident occurred not because of social media posts, but because Khan had gotten into a debate about religious views on Thursday. The argument reportedly became so heated that teachers had to lock Khan in a room for his safety.
"But the enraged students grew to a mob and they attacked the room," the source said.
Local police chief Mohammad Alam Shinwari said that the students wanted to burn Khan's body after killing him, according to Reuters. However, AFP cited university sources as saying he was instead thrown from the second floor of his student residency.
hinwari said that 10 students have been arrested following the attack, although police told AFP that 11 students had been detained. Mardan District Police Officer Dr Mian Saeed said that at least 45 people have been arrested, according to Dawn. Saeed confirmed that authorities are investigating the details, but that they "cannot saying anything" about the motive at this time. Blasphemy is an extremely serious accusation in Muslim-majority Pakistan, and at least 65 people have been murdered over such allegations since 1990. Insulting the Prophet Muhammad is punished as a capital crime, and hundreds are currently on death row for allegedly doing so. Just last month, the country's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, issued an order for the removal of blasphemous content online, saying that anyone who posts such content should face "strict punishment under the law." Meanwhile, Pakistani online activists believe blasphemy crackdowns on social media are attempts by the country's military to limit dissent on human rights violations. Five online activists disappeared in January and were publicly accused of blasphemy while they were missing. Four of them have since reappeared, with at least one saying he was abducted and interrogated by Pakistan's intelligence agencies. The country's government denied any part in the activists' disappearances. Khan's death comes amid international calls to release Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was sentenced to death in 2010 for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad after an argument with a group of Muslim women.
Watch as this Englishman is given no option other than to defend his mother and his daughter from a horde of angry Muslim migrants that are attempting to sexually assault them in public. This is a daily occurrence now in the city of Manchester, United Kingdom.
Former British boxer and Islamist activist Anthony Small posted a video online in which he pinned responsibility for the recent Westminster terror attack on the policies of the West, including the "Not-So-Great Britain." He also said that it was insensitive to burn candles out of respect of the victims, because they are going to the Hellfire. "It's like rubbing salt into the wound," he said. The video was posted on Small's YouTube account on March 28.
Anthony Small: "At no point before, during, or after making this video have I or will I have any intention to glorify, encourage, support, legitimize, condone, or incite any acts of terrorism--especially those acts of terrorism conducted by the United Snakes of America and her allies.
"I'm going to be conducting a social experiment. That is, I am going to be uploading this video twice--giving it two different headings for each upload. One speaks about the American acts of terror, and the other speaks about Khalid Mahmoud's (sic) act of terror. (I want) to see for my own self, for your own self, whether four people killed in the West mean more to you guys than hundreds, if not thousands, of people killed inside Syria.
"You have five people killed, and boo hoo hoo – a moment of silence and burning of candles, which I personally think… This is not objective and unbiased now, this is me personally speaking, as a Muslim. I think it is quite insulting to burn candles for those non-Muslims, because besides how they died – if they died in their own beds or of natural causes – to burn candles for them, while I believe they will go to the Hellfire, is a bit insensitive. But that is only my opinion, that's not objective and unbiased, that's just my opinion. You shouldn't be burning candles for people who are going to the Hellfire?! I mean that's like rubbing salt into the wound.
"We've heard it from François Hollande, Prime Minister or President, whatever it is, of France. I mean, how do you have a prime minister and a president? Democracy is confusing as it is, don't make things more confusing. Anyway, we hear François Hollande saying, 'They are attacking our way of life.' But you expect an attack of terror because of your way of life?! You hear the same from Theresa May: 'It's an attack against our way of life.' So you are expecting an attack of terrorism, where someone dies in the process, because of your way of life? No, you expect an attack of terrorism within your own lands because of what you yourselves have put forward of terrorism around the world.
"America and her allies, including Britain, are engaged in the indiscriminate massacring of unarmed men, women, and children in Islamic State-controlled areas. For all intents and purposes, whether we like them or we don't like them, we hate them or we love them, we support or reject them, whatever the case may be, they consider themselves a state. In the same way, the non-so-Great Britain considers itself a state. I say that it is not a state, I say burn it, forget it, I reject it. But it is a state, and that state feels obliged to protect its citizens.
"If Khalid Mahmoud was affiliated with the Islamic State, and he thus conducted the act in Westminster, killing four people – five including himself – then the reason why he did that is because of Western foreign policy, including not-so-Great Britain going and indiscriminately bombing unarmed men, women, and children from the sky.
"If America wants to stop going around the world bullying the place, conducting military exercises, flexing muscles, dropping bombs here, and invading lands, it will be a lot easier to convince Kim-Se Kum-Se of North Korea to denuclearize himself. The same with Iran – the Shia dogs."
US based Imam, Yasir Qadhi preaches openly that non muslims lives are forfeit and their property is legal for muslims to take in jihad, (and this would include women as sex slaves) yet no charges are brought against him.
Two asylum seekers who are on trial for raping a Swedish girl and streaming the ordeal live on Facebook will not face deportation back to their home countries.
The asylum seekers directly involved in the rape, aged 18 and 21, will not face deportation after the prosecution withdrew their previous claim. “The prosecutor has taken a wise decision. It is against the Aliens Act, which I pointed out here before,” said lawyer Stefan Wallin who is defending one of the men accused of the rape, 24 Uppsala reports.
Mr. Wallin, who represents the 21-year-old Afghan national, said he and his 18-year-old co-defendant arrived in Sweden when they were under the age of 15.
The third defendant in the case, a 25-year-old Iranian immigrant with Swedish citizenship, is also being tried as he is accused of filming the incident and not reporting it to the police. He also faces a charge of defamation as he broadcast the rape on Facebook. However, due to him holding Swedish citizenship, he cannot be deported.
Tuesday marked the end of the trial which began several weeks ago in March. Unlike several other cases, this has seen a speedy trial as the incident only took place in January of this year.
Prosecutor Pontus Melander said he was confident he would achieve a guilty verdict. “We have an incredibly good evidence in the form of film material, but it is always up to the district court,” he said.
Melander said the likely punishment for the two involved in the attack would be three years in prison, while the 25-year-old who filmed it could receive a one-year sentence. The prosecution argued the sentence for slander should be at least one year due to the fact the video was spread widely on social media and the victim would have to live with it for the rest of her life.
A Saudi Arabian woman purporting to have been held by authorities in the Philippines en route to seeking asylum in Australia has posted a desperate video message publicising her plight.
The video was posted online on Tuesday accompanied by details of Dina Ali Lasloom’s situation.
According to information shared by asylum seeker advocates, the 24-year-old woman arrived at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Tuesday with the intention of continuing on to Sydney to file an asylum claim when she was intercepted by authorities.
In the emotional video believed to have been posted from the airport, the woman claims she is being “held as a criminal”, and that if she is sent back to Saudi Arabia, she will be killed.
“My name is Dina Ali, I’m a Saudi woman who fled Saudi Arabia to Australia to seek asylum,” she begins.
“I stopped in the Philippines ... They look my passport and lock me for 13 hours just because I am a Saudi woman, with the collaboration of Saudi embassy.
“If my family come, they will kill me, if I go back to Saudi Arabia, I will be dead.”
In the clip, which doesn’t show the woman’s face, the woman claims the Philippines and Saudi governments are “violating human rights and international law”.
“If anything happens to me, that’s on Philippines airlines and the Saudi Arabian government,” she said.
The children of foreign fighters living in Isis territory in Syria and Iraq are being trained to become the “next generation” of terrorists, Europe’s law enforcement agency has warned.
The terror group advertises its use of children as fighters and suicide bombers, as well as featuring children, including a four-year-old British boy, as executioners in its gory propaganda videos.
There are concerns the number of young boys forced into Isis ranks will increase as young children taken to live in its territories or born to “jihadi brides” grow up.
In its annual report on terrorism in the European Union, Europol said children raised under the group’s rule are of “particular concern”.
“In their propaganda, Isis has often shown that they train these minors to become the next generation of foreign terrorist fighters, which may pose a future security threat to member states,” the Europol report said.
Two men from north suburban Chicago were arrested Wednesday under federal charges that they conspired to provide material support to the Islamic State (ISIS).
Both 35-year-old Joseph D. Jones and 35-year-old Edward Schimenti, both of Zion, are charged with conspiring to knowingly attempt to provide material support and resources to ISIS, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Illinois.
In the complaint filed in federal court, U.S. Attorney Joel Levin alleges Jones and Schimenti pledged allegiance to ISIS and "advocated on social media for violent extremism in support of the terrorist group." Multiple federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies were involved in the investigation, including undercover FBI employees who befriended the pair while posing as fellow ISIS devotees.
Officials say they eventually provided several cellphones to an FBI source, "believing they would be used to detonate explosive devices in ISIS attacks." The complaint also alleges they drove the source to O'Hare Airport on April 7 "with the understanding that the source would be traveling to Syria to fight with ISIS."
Photographs obtained by the FBI purport to show Jones - also known as Yusuf Abdulhaqq and Schimento - aka Abdul Wali - holding the ISIS flag while standing in front of the sign for Illinois Beach State Park in Zion.
What they say in the Mosque about the West creating ISIS is a lie, yes there are many governments (USA among others) who support ISIS, but Erdogan and his family are main supporters and the creators of ISIS.
Listening to the children that live in Syria describe how they've changed after living under Isys is rule will absolutely horrify you! "They taught us how to slaughter" says one of the children as another one describes how "we were destroyed" this is just some of the tales told by children currently living in the war zone known as Syria.
Yemeni Muslim's opinions on women, taken from the documentary "A stranger in her own city" ...Religion of peace indeed. Listen to the horrific opinions of the even the young children of women around the world as well is in their own countries. This is the type of ideology liberals are attempting to import into the Western society.
In the fall, a viral video followed a woman down the streets of Afghanistan, where she experienced constant, intrusive, and threatening catcalling from the men that passed her. The clip, part of a campaign aiming to raise awareness about street harassment, struck a nerve, with many women relating to the experience of being clucked at, followed, and dubiously complimented.
This week, a 25-year-old Afghan artist, Kubra Khademi, took a bold step to protest street harassment in her country. In a performance she called “Armor,” she walked around Kabul wearing a metal bodice.
According to Afghan reports, photos of the Feb. 26 performance went viral on the country’s social media. Reactions were mixed, and included warnings that such campaigns are an attempt to introduce “western culture” in Afghanistan.
Street harassment and violence against women are a huge problem in Afghanistan. Though the situation has improved since the fall of the Taliban, the United Nations says “violence remains an inextricable part of the lives of many Afghan women and girls,” who are forced into marriage, attacked physically, sexually, and psychologically. In 2012, Human Rights Watch estimated that 87% of Afghan women experienced one of those types of violence or coercion.