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Former 'Miss Baghdad' shot dead

Discussion in 'Religious News' started by danieldemol, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. danieldemol

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    Iraqi social media star and model Tara Fares has been shot dead in Baghdad, security officials confirmed to CNN.

    The death of Fares and other recent killings prompted Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to order an investigation on Friday.
    The former Miss Baghdad, and first runner-up for Miss Iraq, was killed on Thursday after gunmen opened fire on her in the capital's Camp Sarah neighborhood, according to a statement by Iraq's Interior Ministry, which is investigating the incident.
    Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Saad Maan told an Iraqi TV station that two motorcyclists shot Fares while she was inside a vehicle.
    The 22-year-old, a Christian whose father was Iraqi and mother Lebanese, was living in Erbil, but visited the capital occasionally. She was famous for her bold clothing and posts on social media...
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    A disturbing trend, an ongoing investigation
    Fares' death comes just two days after a female human rights activist was killed in the southern city of Basra.
    Suaad al-Ali was shot and killed in an outdoor market by an unknown gunman, according to security sources. Officials said investigations were still underway.
    And last month, two well-known women in Baghdad's beauty industry also died.

    Former 'Miss Baghdad' shot dead - CNN
     
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  2. Jumi

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    I read that there were two other women's beauty people killed last month and some speculation that religious extremists were into murders like that.

    This sacrificing other people to gods must stop. Sacrifice yourself if you must...
     
  3. Kangaroo Feathers

    Kangaroo Feathers Yea, it is written in the Book of Cyril...

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    It sounds like their underlying fear is strong women. If these women inspire other women to be strong, then they can't be real men anymore, and they must stop that from happening at all costs, lest they are exposed as being nothing but little boys and bullies, and not the strong men they pretend to be. They proclaim their impotence as men in these acts against women. They fear women. Nothing more than that.
     
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  5. Kangaroo Feathers

    Kangaroo Feathers Yea, it is written in the Book of Cyril...

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    Yes, but it would be a mistake to think that cultural beliefs are a matter of conscious choice. Fear may be the active motivator here, but fear doesn't occur in a vacuum.
     
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    I don’t know if a beauty pageant contestant would be considered a strong woman in the sense of societal reconstruction and women’s empowerment, but I will say conservative Muslims in that region fear progressive liberals who are changing religious conservative norms. Such an undertaking is a dangerous task.
     
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    You ought to read the Malleus Maleficarum written in 1487, it is the book that helped fuel the witchunts of Europe. Plenty of fear of women's sexuality and power in that, the problem is that some cultures still seem to be living in that mindset though the religion may be different.

    Witches harvesting penises from a penis tree after they make them vanish from males:
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    News said she was active on social media and had a large following. So you could say she had some power, similar to other celebrities.
     
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    Yes, and why are they afraid of changing those norms? What do they have to lose? To cite cultural "norms" as an excuse to oppress others, has a deep underlying fear at hand. To murder someone who is perceived of threatening these, goes far beyond simple discomfort of change and the challenging of traditional culture. It's about a loss of power of men's control over women's behaviors, and sending a threatening and violent message to all women to beware lest they too be butchered by the "men" of society. Was it a band of women who shot her?

    Contrast this with the impotent white males of the deep south lynching black men because they were granted freedom by the government, and they could not stand to see blacks as equals. So they waged a campaign of fear and oppression by killing them while hiding themselves under white hoods.

    I see the same underlying fear at play, a loss of perceived power to themselves. They too cite "culture" as the excuse for their murderous ways, the "interbreeding" of blacks with their white women. "Keep America White Again", for instance. Same thing. "Tradition" is an excuse they hide their faces behind, like the white hoods of the KKK. When looked at what is under that "white hood" of "culture", you'll see scared, weak men. It has nothing to do with protecting religious or cultural norms. It has to do with themselves as weak males.
     
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