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Afghan Mullah Violently Rapes a 10-Year-old Muslim Girl in Mosque, Family Plans Honor Killing

July 21, 2014

The Muslim Issue

Devout Islamic Mullah Violently Rapes a 10-Year-old Muslim Girl in Mosque

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by Rod Norland | The New York Times |

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan — It was bad enough that the alleged rape took place in the sanctity of a mosque, and that the accused man was a mullah who invoked the familiar defense that it had been consensual sex.

But the victim was only 10 years old. And there was more: The authorities said her family members openly planned to carry out an honor killing in the case — against the young girl. The mullah offered to marry his victim instead.

This past week, the awful matter became even worse. On Tuesday, local policemen removed the girl from the shelter that had given her refuge and returned her to her family, despite complaints from women’s activists that she was likely to be killed.

The case has broader repercussions. The head of the…

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