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March 23, 2015

DAILYKENN.com -- The 27-year-old teacher who was beaten, kicked, torched, and thrown off a bridge into a river may get justice.

Earlier reports said Afghan teacher, Farkhunda, was mentally ill. New reports, however, confirm she was a religious teacher who taught the Quran to children.

The mob attacked the woman after she had been accused of burning a copy of the Quran. Her father confirmed that she would never do such a thing.

26 people have been arrested for the crime that was committed in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Reports say the woman was falsely accused by a local mullah who was offended by the woman.

Muslims worldwide continue to live with a moronic, dark-ages mindset that has persisted for 1,400 years.

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Grieving women carried her coffin high on their shoulders in scenes many said they had never witnessed before in the Afghan capital.

Men are traditionally pallbearers in Kabul, where days earlier a mob of male attackers beat and kicked 27-year-old Farkhunda before tossing her off a bridge, setting her body on fire and throwing it in the river. Like many Afghans, Farkhunda used only one name.

Early reports suggested that Farkhunda was mentally ill, but her tearful father, Nadir, told CNN affiliate TOLOnews she was a religious teacher who taught the Quran to children. He said there was no way his daughter would burn pages of the holy book, which has been cited as the motive for the horrific attack.

Twenty-six people have been arrested in connection with the brutal killing, Afghanistan's Interior Minister Noorul Haq Ulumi said Monday in a statement before parliament.

Farkhunda's parents said the killing was instigated by a local mullah of the Shah-e-Do Shamshera Mosque in the city's center, who had been angered by Farkhunda's accusations that he was distributing false tawiz.

Tawiz are pieces of paper containing verses of the Quran which are sometimes worn as pendants to ward off evil and bring the wearer good luck.

TOLOnews reported that "in order to save his job and life," the mullah reportedly began shouting accusations that Farkhunda had burned the Quran.

Witnesses said a crowd gathered and hauled Farkhunda into the street.

"We were asking the people to stop beating her and let us ask what religion she belongs to," one witness told TOLOnews. "But the people didn't listen to us and kept beating her."

Afghanistan's Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs said it had found no evidence Farkhunda burned the Quran. Meanwhile, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the killing as "heinous" and ordered a commission to investigate it fully.

Farkhunda's father said those guilty of killing his daughter should face justice: "I don't want blood of my daughter go in vain."



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