iraq's hidden war extremists have shot women activists in the streets and killed them in private. other threats are more insidious--and may be growing
[font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]by babak dehghanpisheh, eve conant and rod nordland
[font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]newsweek
[font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]march 7 issue - when the kidnappers came for zeena al qushtaini, she was dressed, as one friend put it, "in the latest fashion." she wore a $5,000 watch, her hands were manicured and her hair was highlighted to accent her blue eyes. many of her friends were women's rights activists, but few were as conspicuously modern as qushtaini. she was a divorced, single mother in her late 30s who supported two children with a full-time office job. she also ran a pharmacy with her business partner, dr. ziad baho.
[font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]it was evening at the pharmacy, and qushtaini and baho were behind the counter when six men in business suits burst in brandishing automatic weapons. the men wrapped duct tape across the mouths of qushtaini and baho, then took them away in a pair of suvs. relatives of the two captives waited for a ransom demand that never came. when the bodies were found 10 days later, beside a highway just south of baghdad, baho had been beheaded. qushtaini was dressed in the long black gown favored by islamic fundamentalists. a scarf covered her hair--something she never wore in life. it was bloodied from the single bullet to the side of her head.
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Mar 1, '05
And you know, these fundalmentalist murderers probably think that they are going straight to heaven for their sacred acts. How sad...because they are too stupid to see their own ignorance. Maybe, when someone beheads them one day and they are sent to Allah, they will meet Shaitan instead who will say to them that they have been his faithful servants all along.
Last edit by Thunderwolf on Mar 1, '05