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post #345 of (permalink) Old Feb 3rd, 2013, 12:36 AM
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Re: Violence against women, including rape

Originally Posted by *JR* View Post
Thank you for giving more than the previous snippet, which I thus analyzed conditionally, as in "seems to have happened". But she still carried out her own "honor killing", in fact using the very word, if the translation is accurate. And from the far more detailed CNN story, it seems that she was only driven to forcefully defend herself when she realized she couldn't abort, not earlier.

For example, she could have shot him with that gun months earlier when he was outside or entering her house, assuming the timeline is accurate. I have sympathy for someone who was victimized like her (especially as she might have been arrested for adultery if she'd reported the first incident to the authorities). But unlike poor Jyoti in India, Yildrim seems like the wrong "poster woman".
Since the "snippet wasn't enough for you you could have used google as well as I could. Frankly, I could give a darn whether she shot him the first time but that certainly is the last time for him. I can only imagine the torment this poor woman went through and can only hope that she is freed and even so her life will never be the same. I for one will never find myself in her situation so I refuse to judge anything she did and would suggest you do the same.

Before you speak to me about your religion, first show it to me in how you treat other people; before you tell me how much you love your God, show me in how much you love all His children; before you preach to me of your passion for your faith, teach me about it through your compassion for your neighbors. In the end, I'm not as interested in what you have to tell or sell as in how you choose to live and give.

Cory Booker

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