Lynched Afghan Woman’s Funeral Overflows

March 24, 2015 1:25 PM

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Lynched Afghan Woman’s Funeral Overflows

A 27-year-old teacher of Islamic studies who was killed by a bloodthirsty mob in Kabul on Thursday has become an unlikely symbol for government accountability and Islamic reform in Afghanistan.

The woman, known by the single name Farkhunda, got into a dispute with a salesman peddling trinkets to superstitious women who visited an Islamic shrine, and thereby wasting their money. In response, the man accused her of burning the Quran. A crowd of men then proceeded to beat her, throw her from ...

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