Friday, 24 October 2014

Woman stoned to death

They stone them to death
these women
- blood wipes away with oil.

There's a newly released ISIS video claiming to show a woman being stoned to death by a group of men including her own father.

If anyone is interested in watching this act of primitive brutality it is a simple matter to find the video on the internet.

I haven't looked at it, but I imagine once you've seen one video of a woman being stoned to death you've seen them all.

The technique is simply to bury the blameless and unfortunate woman up to her neck in sand and then for the crowd to aim their rocks at her head, striking it as if it were a fairground coconut.

And so naturally I wondered about the worth of a woman and her place in such a society. Before long, I got thinking about camels.

I could find no record of a camel being stoned to death and so I suspected that a camel must be of more worth than a woman in  a stone age mentality society. Very soon I found a report of a wolf stoned to death for killing a camel . . .


  1. Oh yes - times don't change do they?

  2. Let him who is without sin throw the first stone.


  3. In one of my poems in a post below I use some words, appropriate they are in this case too:

    blood drips
    day labour
    for an afterlife


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