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Brutality in the Middle East

While Hillary Clinton is on spin duty for the noxious policy of Iranian engagement, the feminist champion finds little time to dwell on the latest atrocity from the “Muslim World” that her boss still courts so assiduously. This report from Turkey (h/t George Jochnowitz) seems to have escaped the notice of the woman of 19 million cracks in the glass ceiling:

Medine Memi was found in a sitting position with her hands tied, in a two-metre hole dug under a chicken pen outside her home in Kahta, in the south-eastern province of Adiyaman. Her father and grandfather have since been arrested and are due to face trial over her death. Her mother was also charged but has since been released. …

“The report is blood curdling. According to our findings the girl who had no bruises on her body and no sign of narcotics or poison in her blood was alive and fully conscious when she was buried,” one official involved in the case told the Times.

It also emerged that Medine had repeatedly tried to report to police that she had been beaten by her father and grandfather days before she was killed. “She tried to take refuge at the police station three times, and she was sent home three times,” her mother, Immihan, said after the body was discovered in December.

Medine’s father is reported as saying at the time: “She has male friends. We are uneasy about that.”

Although honour killings are not infrequent in Turkey, the especially gruesome manner of Medine’s death has shocked the nation.

Official figures have indicated that more than 200 such killings take place each year, accounting for around half of all murders in Turkey.

Why is it, then, that the wrath of the State Department (not to mention the “international community” housed at the UN) is reserved for apartment-building in Jerusalem when it comes to the Middle East? One would think that the monstrous brutality against women in Turkey and elsewhere would raise concern or draw comment from Clinton or Obama. But no. Like those stolen from their beds in the night in Tehran, the girls of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and the rest are on their own.



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