By Ken Blue
Dictionary of Sharia law: “sha•ri•’a or sha•ri•a also sha•ri•’ah (shä-r¶“ä) n. Islam. The code of law based on the Koran. [Arabic šarõºya, lawfulness, from šarõº, lawful, from aš-šarõ, Revelation, Islamic law.”
*This information is from Time Magazine.*
Disfigured: Aisha, 20, who was mutilated by her in-laws after fleeing the Taliban village she was living in.
Under orders from a Taliban commander acting as a judge, she was disfigured last year as punishment for fleeing her husband’s home.Just 18 years old at the time, Aisha said she ran away from the small village to escape her in-laws’ beatings and abuse.
A child bride, Aisha was captured and returned to the village, where her husband, father-in-law and brother-in-law carried out the mutilation, after approval by the local Taliban mullah.
Under orders from a Taliban commander acting as a judge, she was disfigured last year as punishment for fleeing her husband’s home. Left for dead, she said, she then fled to the safety of a women’s shelter in Kabul run by Women for Afghan Women, which publicized her plight a year later.
Thanks to support from aid groups and the American Embassy in Kabul, and the charity of a hospital in Southern California, Aisha was whisked off to the United States for reconstructive surgery – though there was little hope of finding the perpetrators.
It is rare for the police in Afghanistan to intervene when local villagers impose punishments for social crimes, even severe ones such as flogging and stoning, which are allowed under Sharia law, the legal code of Islam based on the Koran.
So far, Aisha has been given a prosthetic nose as a temporary measure. ‘She’s not coming back to Afghanistan to testify,’ Mrs. Naderi said. ‘We won’t put Aisha in danger like this. ‘Nobody will guarantee her security in Afghanistan if she comes back.’
Note: I know of nothing that motivates demonic men to act out scenes of wickedness like that above, except the thinking that God is leading and approving their acts of cruelty. You would have to be demon possessed to be that cruel to another person, or to an animal. That includes all religions and atheist.
Pastor Ken Blue was born in Boswell, Ark. In 1955 he accepted Christ as his Savior. He and his wife Joyce were married in 1955. They have 5 children. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in 1969 and started the Open Door Baptist Church in Lynnwood, Wa. where he pastored for 39 years. Because of health issues (ALS) he was forced to resign as pastor. It is his desire to continue to be used of God to help pastors and believers through this ministry.