Posts in May
Last week, as I was scanning through news channels, I came across a report on an issue which plagues us all, brought Pakistan its first Oscar award and has been a reason of much negative publicity for the country—a disease called acid attack.
For a change, though, the report and the footage surprised me slightly since the victim of the assault was not a woman, but a man called Sheikh Muhammad Noman and the short documentary entailed the sudden surge of acid attacks against men in Pakistan.
I never thought one man would have the ability to affect so many peoples’ lives, yet still be able to get away with it. I never thought one man could ruin so many peoples’ lives, yet still be able to live happily; these people … are who he calls family.
Instilled within me is so much anger. Anger, which I never knew I had – erupts out from my soul each time I hear his voice, each time I see his face, each time I can feel his essence. My eyes never do meet his and my love never does embrace him.
His screams triggers all the things we’ve endured and seen – like a movie before my eyes, from beginning to end. They say to forgive and forget is the way to move forward – but the memories have been etched in so deep, with each of his violent episodes, those emotions resurface.
A woman whose boyfriend blinded her by gouging her eyes with his thumbs has urged other victims of domestic abuse not to suffer in silence but to alert the police or support groups.
Tina Nash spoke out as former partner Shane Jenkin began a life sentence for the barbaric, unprovoked assault on her at her home in Cornwall.
Nash said: “I urge anyone out there suffering domestic abuse to contact the police before it is too late. Don’t be frightened or embarrassed – there are specially trained officers who can and will help you.
…but let there be amongst you traffic and trade by mutual goodwill…(Al-Quran 4:29)
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