The New 'Flogging Video' Is Out...
ISLAMABAD - Turbaned men in Pakistan gather around a woman with a black
hood over her head, pick up large rocks and repeatedly throw them at her
until she lies motionless, stretched along the ground.
The stoning in the northwest of the country was apparently carried
out by Pakistani Taliban militants, incensed because she was seen out
with a man. It was shown in a video obtained by a Dubai television
Of course it is not of an incident that happened yesterday. So why is it being released now (and that too from Dubai?). That it is an attempt to manipulate public opinion is clear from the story itself:, as it mentions the Swat spanking video and how it was used:
Such videos aren’t unique. Last year Pakistanis were outraged after
footage widely aired on television showed militants in the northwest
Swat Valley publicly flogging a teenage girl accused of having an
The government had virtually ceded control of Swat to militants under
a deal to end fighting there and some Pakistanis, disillusioned with a
police and judiciary critics say are corrupt and ineffective, initially
welcomed the Taliban in the former tourist resort.
That video greatly undermined any public support the Taliban had in
Pakistan, and this one, with its stark brutality, could further sour
public opinion against the al Qaeda-linked Taliban fighters waging a
campaign of suicide bombings which have killed civilians, police,
security forces and soldiers.
Question I have is:
Is it in take away attention from the Pak Army killing kids video?
Is it to take attention away from NATO attack inside Pakistan (killing at least 50)?
Is it to build support for the new army operation for which Rs. 120 Billion has just been approved in the mini-budget coming out Oct 1?
You can watch part of the video here and hear Council of Foreign Relations interpret it for you ;-)
not prooved first issued video
local us agents use it now as rally and upgrade this issue in coming days for political benefit
no one know truth
one of the best way to attack islam
wait and watch
nota, no more videos, for heaven's sake, no more of those. They are also the easiest thing to manipulate. As for your three questions, why only one answer, why not three answers, too? Three unwholesome reasons for spreading their poison?
Anyway, the video is of such bad quality, to my weak eyes it could be showing anything or nothing at all. And I really can't bear to hear a US genius once again laying down the law about something he knows nothing at all.
As a blogger friend puts it: "US drivel, void and trivial."
"why only one answer, why not three answers, too? Three unwholesome reasons for spreading their poison?"
Oops -- was going to add 4: All of the above but forgot. Don't want to edit the post knowing the way the new editor handles changes so let's just add it here:
**4: All of the above
Right, I agree. They have grown so out of hand, they can produce any old thing and claim this is what you are seeing. When nothing else remains, we get the stoning of women, actually a rare enough occurrence, thrown straight in our faces.
Appreciate your effort in exposing what shariat-e-Muhammadi means in the wrong hands, as some of our well respected members like to see. Keep posting such videos. Thanks.
"Man also face the same kind of very tough justice.."
"As carrier of honor,so women in a sense held in higher regard(by taliban) .."
"Its quite positive in the sense that women are viewed and respected in terms of carrier of family honor.. "
Unlike the army's video of shooting down young kids,this one is too grainy,I am not sure how they concluded that it was indeed a woman that was being stoned,i can't make out a woman in that video . Some one prove it that it was a woman and not some western forces soldier that they're thrashing..
Indeed. Also interesting is the extra sensational account of the video having been "smuggled out" from Pakistan through Iran to reach Dubai.
Why? There was no need for this "smuggling"
this is not shariat-e-muhammad unless they have witness who saw the action with his eyes as needle/thread (example given in hadith) which makes it practically very difficult or unless the sinner confesses herself/himself. two people seen together doesn't warrant execution.
<div>this is another propaganda episode by same people.</div>
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Mob has no right to kill someone be it Sailkot or this incident. I am surprised all those who were united against Sailkot incident are trying to play down this incident. I don't see much difference between two.
No surprise you feel that way and you are again trying to peddle the same argument you did in the Sialkot thread. To you ALL sanctioned punishments are "barbaric" (cutting hands of thieves, chopping the head off for murder, etc.), right?
Whatever it is (even indeed it is sangsar -- personally I cannot tell much from watching the video) it is NOT "mob justice" in any way and claiming that it is is spinning it.
P.S. By saying so I am not condoning it, so please don't spin it that way either. I am just saying equating the two is totally wrong. But I will say it is much less cruel than strafing the whole crowd from a gunship helicopter or blowing a hundred to shreds with a hail of hellfire missiles. :)
<div>"<span class="Apple-style-span">it is much less cruel than strafing the whole crowd from a gunship helicopter or blowing a hundred to shreds with a hail of hellfire missiles.</span>"</div>
<div>Absolutely no disagreement there, look at sheer numbers in one case you are killing one or two individuals and in other potentially hundreds.</div>
<div>"<span class="Apple-style-span">ALL sanctioned punishments are "barbaric" (cutting hands of thieves, chopping the head off for murder, etc.), right?</span>"</div>
<div>No not ALL sanctioned but stoning to death, chopping nose off besides the ones you mentioned are certainly barbaric.</div>
<div>You along with Harris and MG were among the most vocal on Sailkot incident and rightfully so. Now because of your strong religious beliefs you guys are trying to play it down by challenging the authenticity of video and all that. </div>
<div>I don't want to get into that debate. Like you I have no means to prove authenticity of tape. But if it is authentic or if it is happening anywhere even though it didn't happen here stoning to death is comparable (sanctioned or not) to what happened in Sailkot and is as barbaric and deplorable as Sailkot event was. </div>
_"You along with Harris and MG were among the most vocal on Sailkot
incident and rightfully so. Now because of your strong religious beliefs
you guys are trying to play it down by challenging the authenticity of
video and all that."_
I don't think I am trying to play down anything, just pointing out what it is really about. Tell me honestly:
Do you think those peddling this video are doing so because they give a damn about some woman getting killed or are they peddling it because of its propaganda value?
Do you think the video is recent or has the timing of its release been chosen?
Do you think there is any truth to the "it was smuggled out..." melodrama? Was there any need to have it to be smuggled out?
That is all i am asking. And again I will repeat that equating this with Sialkot case of "mob justice" is a very faulty argument.
All I've said about this particular video is that it's so badly made, I couldn't make out what was happening. Judgement, if judgement there was, had nothing to do with values and all to with technical quality. Either I'm too stupid to see what a video is showing or my eyesight is too dim - I wouldn't put either past me, truth to tell.
But I assure you shirazi it has nothing whatsoever to do with my strong religious belief. That is a fact. and yet another fact is that I didn't find this video convincing.
"Either I'm too stupid to see what a video is showing or my eyesight is too dim"
@nota & MG
<div>On quality of video and motive (propaganda war) behind it to broadcast it we all are on same page. </div>
<div>The difference in opinion, if any, is if it was authentic video or hypothetically speaking if it (stoning to death) happens anywhere would you condemn it, raise voice to out-law it, declare it totally unacceptable as you did in case of Sailkot, I would. </div>
I guess the director of this video is same as the director of Sawat and Pak army video...