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WTF News: Woman in Afghanistan Forced to Marry Her Rapist


This is a terrible story. Gulnaz sparked an international outcry in 2010 when she was jailed for adultery after being raped. She received a pardon and her rapist was jailed after the international community intervened. However, in the three years since then, her life has taken a turn for the worst.

Her family disowned her and she had no where to go so, she married her rapist as a result. Watch the story:

  • acapwn

    In other news, crazy shit stays happenin in the Middle East.

    • Sean Taylor

      No more crazy then here in the U.S.

      Fudgepacking marriage is legal and being gas is the new “in” / “cool” thing now. WOW!!!! Now THAT’S crazy shit!! Pun intended.

      • iamwhoiam

        No more crazy than the U.S.?! Your only argument is gay marriage?
        You should speak to a few soldiers who’ve served there.

      • Andy

        Of course it’s no where near the level of Afghanistan, but I can think of a few reasons why the US is completely falling off as one of the “best countries in the world”. The massive inequality of wealth. Worker production of the average US worker has risen significantly in the last 40 years and is now at $90000 I believe. Yet the average wage hasn’t come anywehere close to matching that production. All of the benefits have gone to the top 1%, who have seen their wealth rise exponentially in the last 20 years. The US has 5% of the worlds population, yet more than 25% (!) of the worlds prison population. And don’t forget the NSA. They spy more on their own citizens than they do on countries such as Russia. And they spy on their allies.

      • iamwhoiam

        See, now those are ALL very relevant points as to why the U.S. is going down the toilet.

      • E McArthur

        Gay marriage doesn’t physically hurt anyone.

  • Troll_E_G

    This is propaganda to fuel more wars n intervene In the middle east in the name of oil n opium

    • Don’t make me laugh

      Opium yes, Oil no.

      • Oil pipeline / Khazakstan / Borat

    • Sean Taylor

      LOL @ oil / drugs. That’s chump change. Google “Afghanistan lithium deposits” and you’ll see the REAL reason we want to hang around Afghanistan.

      • Immortal

        Those deposits are no joke. I knew a LOT of servicemembers bringing that ish back and selling it for some serious profit.

    • iamwhoiam

      Yea that video just changed my whole views on the middle East. Let’s bomb them then take their oil and opium….smh…always with the conspiracy theories. Or maybe, just maybe someone is tryin to bring awareness to the twisted religious beliefs and old fashioned customs still used present day in the middle east.

      • Troll_E_G

        What about the prisoners who are innocent but still in the system…where are the foreigners bringing awareness to that ….what about the US rapist who get 5 yrs or less or probation….where are the foriegners to bring awareness to that…what about the excessive police brutality….where’s the foriegners to bring awareness to that….conspiracy no….common sense Yes. ..no reason other than special interest to intervene in other cultures when the US is so rich yet so fucked up n no one helps…so maybe just maybe, u can get the gist

      • iamwhoiam

        Yea I got the “gist” of it….But I’m just speaking on the video.
        Everything you just said ain’t got nothin to do with that. In fact, that was the very point of my reply. The video is a woman’s ironic story of how she came to be married to her rapist. Wheres the “propaganda”?
        It’s just a documentary, not some brain washing video. That, by law would not happen in the US. In the middle east I’m sure that happens more than we would think. So somebody is documenting the story. Where in THIS video is the propaganda? ?????

      • Troll_E_G

        If you understand media n tv programming then u know how its propaganda….it’s simple, the middle east have a different culture than the u.s whether right or wrong. .the same things go down in America yet if another country intervened they would be labeled terrorist….even though my points are not highlighted in the video, they still reign truth n if u use common sense, u will see where the fuckery begins

  • Don’t make me laugh

    Animals. Who cares..

    • insaf

      Animals are those resort to violence.

  • MrNoName2K

    Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaan f*ck the middle east..

    • insaf

      This article is not about the Middle East.

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  • hoeyuno

    I wonder if the honeymoon was like the first time they made love??? 😉

    • insaf

      At least there are no third persons involved in the act, like n the movie Braveheart where the feudal lord had the “right of first night” with newlywed brides. Poor groom to know his bride may get impregnated with the lord’s offspring. That is completely degrading behavior, and likely reason why freedom from such insane behavior of Euro leaders, and of such ridiculous bondage to them drove people out in droves.

      Interestingly, Afghans never experienced this level of tyrannical control over them by feudal lords, specifically owing to tribalism and kinship systems which actually forced the Afghan fuedal lords to act just if they wanted to stay alive by their “fiercely independent” nature of their constituents.

  • insaf

    In this particular tribal, partriarchal kinship-based agrarian society, the victim very likely knew the alleged perpetrator. More likely than not the perp is a cousin who had wanted to marry the victim, and chose this as the way to marriage, and the judge likely factored the circumstances, I.e. the perp was ready and wiling to marry the victim, and in this peculair way, the victim is perceived as maintaining her honor and chaste, while the victim’s family protects their honor. Presumably the families all agreed, as is customary practice in Afghanistan. It’s a win-win in this society, though a poor excuse for trampling human rights, I know, but who are we to judge considering we’ve got much bigger problems of our own,

    • maya

      Oh, so NOW you don’t wanna judge…

      • insaf

        Am simply describing likely reasons for why this occurs in an anthropological manner of speaking.

  • black god

    why with our fucked up culture are we judging others.

    • iamwhoiam

      Makes people feel better, sad to say.

    • insaf

      Most logical comment. No need to demonize others since we are all in this ride together.

  • Michael Burdick

    YOU GUYS DON’T BELIEVE THE BIBLE???
    How can you guys be against this?
    If you want to follow God’s Word then you should support this!

    Deuteronomy 22:28-29

    • iamwhoiam

      So let your mother or sister go through the same thing then.
      GTFOH!

    • Andy

      The bible has so many illogical gaps it would take hours just to point them all out. Or do you believe, for example, that eating lobster is an “abomination” to god (11: 7-12, Leviticus)?

      Do you believe the Earth is 6000 years old and we somehow co-existed with dinosaurs, or 4.6 billion years old (proven fact through hundreds of methods such as minerals, radioactive dating etc).

      Don’t get me wrong, I respect all religions even though I’m not religous, but sometimes it is definately taken too far in certain areas, even though though science and facts show those areas to be incorrect.

    • Michael Burdick

      I hope the up votes I got for my previous post were from people that got my sarcastic tone… If not… I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.

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  • Kevin Anthony

    Twisted world. “Food for thought” Now playing over on soundcloud .com Kevin Anthony-21 Get Sum.

    • Andy

      C’mon man, that’s enough. You don’t need to self-promote on every single article.

  • Immortal

    After spending a year there, this is wrong but doesn’t surprise me at all. What doesn’t get mentioned is the fact that the men there cannot have open “sex” with their women, but can have open “sex” with other men. If you’ve ever been there in the countryside, you’ll see men with loads of younger men that are the equivalent of an American having multiple girlfriends. After a few months in country you get used to seeing this and hearing the grunts, groans and screams from the men and children usually on Thursdays hence the comment known amongst those that have been there “Man love Thursdays”.

    • iamwhoiam

      WTF?!

      • Immortal

        I wish I were joking, but I’m telling the truth. There are some beautiful women there in Kabul, some even westernized to a point, but in the rural areas, life skips to a different beat.

      • iamwhoiam

        Man, I just don’t understand that side of the earth. SMH!

      • insaf

        Just go to your local gay bar. And check out the American movie ‘Cruising.’

      • JB

        wow

    • Andy

      Man that is messed up. Disgusting.

    • insaf

      Man love Thursdays is also held at the North American Man Boy Love Assoc. annual conference held in San Francisco. BTW, man love Thursdays is colloquialism fom Iraq, and not Afghanistan. Get your conflicts right.

      • YouKnowWhat…..

        Correct. I’ve been to booth places, that was definitely an Iraq thing. Afghanistan it was more or less whenever.

      • Immortal

        It could be an Iraqi thing too, but I SAW and HEARD it in Afghanistan. Go to Afghanistan and get your facts straight

      • insaf

        If you SAW it and didn’t stop it, then you are legally and morally culpable. If you HEARD it, then you heard it from troops who had first deployed to Iraq where the phrase originated. And after spending nearly a year there, is that all that you can remember about your involvement in helping Afghanistan? It is curious that some Americans thoroughly love Afghanistan while some despises the people and culture. Why the different perceptions, considering the problems there are obvious to all? Is it prejudice, ignorance, and arrogant ethnocentrism that destroys other’s good work?

      • Immortal

        I’m not there to enforce an American mindset or overrule their customs or courtesy’s. What I saw and what I heard, were in line with any applicable law. What I think is wrong isn’t wrong to another. And morally I could care less. I’m not deployed with an extra set of feelings or extra compassion. I’m sent there to do a job, abide by the laws of this country, and abide by the laws and norms of theirs. I’m not going to say I always liked it, but it’s how they get down, and that’s that. I will say that Afghanistan has some beautiful countryside if you’re in the mountains, but until graft, corruption, in some cases tribalism, are overcome, there is limited help this country can get. I don’t think it’s prejudice until you see one of your own die, Then it could be vengeance. it could be ignorance for nations to push money into corrupt systems, but for the few changes that have been made I will not see the benefits of them because it’ll take a couple of generations to see the results. And you mentioned that it’s an Iraqi phrase, but we were in Afghanistan first for two years before Iraq came into focus, so who is to say it didn’t originate there? Does it really matter?

  • Pirate7X

    This is fucked up. But y’all fools judging Afghanistan need to speak to victims in the US or Europe and ask how the police treated them after being violated. Many will tell it was like a second violation how the authorities treat them. Check yourselves.

    We need accountability globally & personally.

  • lol thats funny mf overseas be on some weird shit

  • richard_b_hard

    Felt like i just watched an episode of the twilight zone…and the comments about man boy man love…………………………exit stage right!