There are not words for this
I was doing my usual site crawling this evening when I stumbled upon what was probably the most depressing and horrific stories I have seen in a long time. I don't think it is against the rules here to post from a legitimate news site so I will post the link (MODERATORS: If you must take this down please take the time to send me an email explaining why.)
I MUST WARN YOU this is not for the faint of heart. It is GRUESOME (although the pictures are very blurry you can still see) but it MUST be seen to reveal the true nature of extremist religious zealots.
Du'a Khalil Aswad, a 17 year old girl in Iraq, was STONED TO DEATH for falling in love with a boy from a different religious (Sunni) background.
This is truly upsetting, and this is not the only person this has happened to according to the article: "The subjugation of its (Iraq's) women, however, has been largely ignored. Yet according to cultural observers, the number of so-called 'honour killings' has increased in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein. Campaigners say there is an 'epidemic' of such killings in the wartorn country. Autopsy reports in Baghdad often conclude with the verdict: 'Killed to wash away her disgrace.'"
Autopsy reports SAY WHAT???
It really is hard to comprehend how people can harbor this kind of hatred. According to the article: "Police officers (were) stand(ing) idly by, some of them apparently enjoying the spectacle as much as anyone else."
All of this happened because of RELIGION. This was the best place I could think to post this because these extreme acts of violence and hatred MUST be eradicated from the face of the planet. I will quit typing now and go smoke before I get even more angry.
Your god's silence speaks loud and clear