Afghan policewoman who murdered American “suffered from mental illness and was driven to suicidal despair by poverty,” her children say

Narges.jpgThe fetching Fatima, 13, safely covered, with a photo of dear old (and scandalously uncovered) Mom

And Reuters reports it all without a hint of a critical eye. She must have been mentally ill since she turned her gun on an “ally,” right? And the dozens of other Afghans who have murdered their “allies” in recent months were all also mentally ill, right? They must have been — because above all we know that this couldn’t have anything to do with anyone following the example of early Muslims who were bidden by Muhammad to deceive unbelievers so as to get close enough to kill them.

Annoyed by the mockery of the poet Ka’b bin Al-Ashraf, Muhammad asked his men: “Who is willing to kill Ka’b bin Al-Ashraf who has hurt Allah and His Apostle?” One of the Muslims, Muhammad bin Maslama answered, “O Allah’s Apostle! Would you like that I kill him?” When Muhammad said that he would, Muhammad bin Maslama said, “Then allow me to say a (false) thing (i.e. to deceive Kab).” Muhammad responded: “You may say it.” Muhammad bin Maslama duly lied to Ka’b, luring him into his trap, and murdered him. (Bukhari 5.59.369)

But we already know that Islam has nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing whatsoever to do with the actions of Narges Rezaeimomenabad and others who have murdered their “allies.” It must be because she was mentally ill and, of course, desperately poor — especially because she was poor. See, if the kuffar just come across with more money, all this trouble will go away.

More on this story. “Mental illness, poverty haunted Afghan policewoman who killed American,” by Michael Georgy and Mirwais Harooni for Reuters, December 26 (thanks to Darcy):

KABUL (Reuters) – The Afghan policewoman suspected of killing a U.S. contractor at police headquarters in Kabul suffered from mental illness and was driven to suicidal despair by poverty, her children told Reuters on Wednesday.

The woman was identified by authorities as Narges Rezaeimomenabad, a 40-year-old grandmother and mother of three who moved here from Iran 10 years ago and married an Afghan man.

On Monday morning, she loaded a pistol in a bathroom at the police compound, hid it in her long scarf and shot an American police trainer, apparently becoming the first Afghan woman to carry out such an attack.

Narges also tried to shoot police officials after killing the American. Luckily for them, her pistol jammed. Her husband is also under investigation.

Her son Sayed, 16, and daughter Fatima, 13, described how they tried to call their parents 100 times after news broke of the shooting, then waited in vain for them to come home.

They recalled Narges’s severe mood swings, and how at times she beat them and even pulled out a knife. But the children said she was consistent in bemoaning poverty.

“She was usually complaining about poverty. She was complaining to my father about our conditions. She was saying that my father was poor,” Sayid said in an interview in their damp, cold two-room cement house.

On the floor beside him were his mother’s prescriptions and a thick plastic bag filled with pills she tried to swallow to end the misery about a month ago. On another occasion, she cut her wrist with a razor, Sayed said.

“My father was usually calm and sometimes would say that she was guilty too because it wasn’t a forced marriage. They fell in love and got married.”

There was no sign in their neighborhood of the billions of dollars of Western aid that have poured into Afghanistan since the ouster of the Taliban in 2001, or of government investment.


The lane outside their home stank of raw sewage.

Dirty, stagnant water filled holes in dirt roads nearby, where children in tattered clothes played and butchers stood by cow’s hooves in shops choked by dust.

Afghanistan is one of the world’s poorest nations, with a third of its 30 million residents living under the poverty line.

The sole distractions from the daily grind appeared to be a deck of playing cards and a compact disc with songs from Iranian pop singers, scattered on the floor of a room where Narges would lock herself in and weep, or sit in silence.

At times, Narges would try to focus on building her children’s confidence, telling them to be guided by the Muslim holy book, the Koran, to tackle life’s problems….

Clearly she herself was thus guided.

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  1. says

    Yes, Robert, she was suffering from a mental illness. And probably still is. It’s the one that is causing problems all over the planet at the moment. In English it’s called ‘mohammedanism’. In Arabic it’s called ‘muslim’.

    And the sooner it is universally recognised as a mental illness, the sooner it can be properly dealt with!

  2. says

    There are mentally ill Mahoundians that would be mentally ill anyway…But what does Allah do for them? They read his book for therapeutic relief and it only gets worse…They pray to Allah for relief, but no relief happens…So when all else fails, the best thing to do is kill an American, or the nearest kuffar…Islam’s great, ain’t it…

  3. says

    If an individual person living in the civilized West announced tomorrow that an Angel regularly appeared to him and spoke with him, telling him to found a new religion, and that it was now his duty to convert everyone else to this new religion, killing or enslaving any who would not convert, how would he be treated?

    With respect? With deference?

    And what about anyone daft enough to believe him and follow his instructions? Would they be in welcomed into our societies with open arms?

    I doubt it.

    I think both he and his followers (if any) would be locked up before the blood was dry on their hands, and would be very lucky to see daylight ever again.

    So why are mohammedans allowed to get away with this insanity? Why are they being allowed into the civilized countries in such large numbers? Not just allowed but invited in by Blair’s Labour government in the UK!

    Something needs to change, urgently!

  4. says

    Smelly sewer, dirty road, mountains of rubbish is typical of Muslim countries. I grew in it and didn’t even know better. How could she know that it’s poverty that caused bad environment. The rich drive their Mercedes through it. They drive along channels with black sewer and never complain. Bad smell is everywhere. Muslim governments are corrupt from the highest to the lowest. Even garbage collectors feel very powerful. If you pay monthly fee to the city, you must bribe garbage collectors to not dump rubbish at your door.

    She has prescription. The poverty that I know have no medicine at all.

    Nothing sounds new to me. American should have known all these before 911, but there is no going back now. I thought at one time the US arm forces is the last bastion. After seeing the generals fall out of grace, I won’t hold my breath.

  5. says

    Both Franco’s fascists AND The Republican Loyalists would be thuroughly disgusted by this abeject cowardess.

    Doing something that would disgust both is quite an achievement.

    And never mind about every single monarch from queen Isabella on down.

    A truelly monumental achievement.

    By the time the Spaniards finally figure out those aren’t really windmills, it will be too late.

    btw this comment field (and the previous one I used) is strangely laggy. Could that be an indication of a keystroke logger?

    betewen this wierd lagginess and the log in problems you guys need a serious overhaul. It doesn’t happen anywhere else.

  6. says

    Hmmm. As duh_swami already brought up, mental illness among Muslims smacks of at least some redundancy. I mean it’s hard to not think ANY Muslim isn’t at least a little touched in the head if they believe things like the Koran being word for word in Arabic composed by a deity and that Mohammed is the Model Man. Of course, you could have really messed up Muslims like those who kill anyone who criticizes Islam, hostage takers and those obsessed with being victims. Oh wait, such people are just devout Muslims, now aren’t they? Hmmm. Never mind.

  7. says

    The Afghan policewoman suspected of killing a U.S. contractor at police headquarters in Kabul suffered from mental illness and was driven to suicidal despair by poverty, her children told Reuters on Wednesday.

    The woman was identified by authorities as Narges Rezaeimomenabad, a 40-year-old grandmother and mother of three who moved here from Iran 10 years ago…

    This should be a three-fer for the Counter-Jihad; but somehow I’ve grown cynical after seeing too many in the Counter-Jihad persist in their obtuse belief that Muslim females are somehow exempt from being deemed our mortal enemy; same goes for ordinary Muslim families (“we can’t deport all Muslims…”; “most Muslims don’t know their Islam…” etc.), here additionally helped by the fact they are practically children; and, last but not least, due to the Persian Flu, that Iranians are somehow magically exempt from our concerns about Muslims.

    So, this story shows, once again for the umpteenth time (if the reader has been paying attention to Jihad Watch over the years), a deadly female; a meretriciously propagandizing but ostensibly ordinary Muslim family of children slyly spinning the story for Reuters (who, like some in the Counter-Jihad, all too willing to believe); and a deadly Iranian who is not a member of the elite Ayatollah regime.

    A three-fer. Now multiply 3 by thousands of stories over the years. Do the math. Undo the myth.

  8. says

    She was 40 years old. Her son is 16. That means that she was – what? – 13 when she ran off with her husband; 14 when she gave birth for the first time, assuming that her son is her eldest child.

    Islam produces poverty in more abundance than does any other belief system on earth, because Islam paralyses the mind with fatalism, suppresses (and usually punishes) initiative and creativity, and *also* undermines the ability to a/ cooperate and b/ keep Agreements. 99% of the poverty which made this woman’s life a misery can probably be understood as the logical result of generation upon generation of Islam killing souls and paralysing initiative in both Persia and Afghanistan.

    Further thought: I don’t know whether this woman (early teen girl, at the time she did it) ran off with a close kinsman or not – possibly not, which if so was the only sane thing she did in her life, and increased the odds of her children being born without genetic defects – but generally speaking, mental illness is probably more prevalent among born-Muslims, people whose forebears have been Muslim for generations, than among non-Muslims.

    Why? First, there is inbreeding. Islam fosters a default mindset of suspicion and pre-emptive aggression, which means that people tend to marry close kin (these being deemed to be just barely more trustworthy than strangers). And we all know what a disaster it is if cousins marry cousins, generation after generation. All sorts of weird stuff.

    Second, there is – especially in Iran and in Afghanistan – the practice of swathing women in black cloth, preventing them from absorbing sufficient sunlight. This leads to Vitamin D deficiency, which deficiency is implicated not only in conditions like rickets, but in other conditions, such as depression and immune disorders (this woman might have been less sick, physically speaking, had she been able to spend a few hours a day stripped of her burqa and basking in the morning sun)…and also, a recent study found, schizophrenia among persons who, in utero, suffered from Vitamin D deficiency because their *mothers* were deficient. What if this woman’s mother, when pregnant with her, was Vitamin D deficient?

    And then… someone already perhaps neurologically damaged by the aforementioned factors (which they had no choice about, because nobody chooses where they are born) is exposed to a programme of relentless cult brainwashing reinforced by the constant threat of ultraviolence.

    She *could not* identify *Islam* as the root cause of all her misery.

    The ‘Islam program’ taught her to project her rage and bitterness away from the *real* source of her misery, onto the najis kuffar.

    None of this is intended to excuse her; just to tease out in detail what an awful system Islam is, in so many different ways, and the mess that it makes of human beings and their world.

    John Quincy Adams’ summary of the fruits of Islam – ‘desolation and delusion’ – should have been the headline for this particular story.

  9. says

    What A Carlebach wrote about the *Arab* Islamic countries, when he wrote a no-punches-pulled article for Maariv magazine in October 1955, could just as well be a description of any *other* Islamic country, such as Somalia, or …Afghanistan, as described in the article we are discussing.

    You’ll find Hugh Fitzgerald’s discussion of Carlebach’s analysis, here:

    ‘Fitzgerald: Edward Said, hoist by his own petard’

    And here is the Quotable Quote, the passage that could just as easily be describing Islamic Afghanistan, as the Islamic Levant, or Islamic Anatolia, or Islamic Central Asia, or Islamic anything else:

    “These Arab Islamic countries {or, indeed, ‘these Islamic countries’, period – dda} do not suffer from poverty, or disease, or illiteracy, or exploitation; they only suffer from the worst of all plagues: Islam.

    “Wherever Islamic psychology rules, there is the inevitable rule of despotism and criminal aggression.

    “The danger lies in Islamic psychology, which cannot integrate itself into the world of efficiency and progress, that lives in a world of illusion, perturbed by attacks of inferiority complexes and megalomania, lost in dreams of the holy sword.

    “The danger stems from the totalitarian conception of the world, the passion for murder deeply rooted in their blood, from the lack of logic, the easily inflamed brains, the boasting, and above all: the blasphemous disregard for all that is sacred to the civilized world…their reactions — to anything — have nothing to do with good sense.

    “They are all emotion, unbalanced, instantaneous, senseless.

    ” It is always the lunatic that speaks from their throat.

    ” You can talk ‘business’ with everyone, and even with the devil. But not with Allah…

    “This is what every grain in this country shouts. There were many great cultures here, and invaders of all kinds.

    “All of them — even the Crusaders — left signs of culture and blossoming. But on the path of Islam, even the trees have died…”.

    Afghanistan, before Islam, did indeed (like everywhere else that Islam has gone) have ‘signs of [pre-Islamic] culture and blossoming’…as witness the awesome Bamiyan buddhas and the gloriously-painted caves that lay behind them; as witness the qanat irrigation systems, now largely in ruins; as witness the remnants of sculpture that bespeak a cultural cross-fertilisation of pre-Islamic Greek, Persian, Chinese and Indian, Christian and Zoroastrian and Buddhist and Hindu worlds; as witness what little we know, from 18th century and 19th century observers, of the culture of the last non-Muslims who inhabited Afghanistan, the tribes of what is now called Nuristan but until the 19th century (and the Muslim Jihad that forcibly Islamised those of the inhabitants who were not simply killed) was known as ‘Kafiristan’, ‘Land of the Kafirs’.

    Islam has reduced Afghanistan to dust and ashes, to howling desolation; and the tiny oases that remain – the vineyards of Herat, for example, producing table grapes of legendary perfection – will surely one day suffer a repetition of the destruction that has engulfed everything else.

    I still remember a horrifying account I read – in a magazine put out by a Christian NGO that had had people in Afghanistan – of Taliban punishing a farming area that had resisted their rule, by sending parties of men to burn standing crops and to hack down whole orchards of trees in fruit…at harvest time. That at a time when all over the country people were going hungry. The jihadi warriors spreading death didn’t even loot the fruit; obscenely, they chopped down these precious trees, fruit and all, and burned the lot. Thus bringing to an end what would have been the patient labour of generations of farmers, and denying a source of food to future generations, not to mention destroying agricultural biodiversity. Awhile ago I began to suspect that Tolkien’s orcs were inspired by what he – a history-aware Catholic – knew of the deliberately and obsessively ruinous behaviour of Mohammedan jihad raiders.

  10. says

    Read the description of Afghanistan, in the posted article.

    Now read what Fr J L Menezes, a Catholic priest who spent many years in India and had had extensive experience among Muslims in the subcontinent and elsewhere, had to say about Islam, in a book he wrote in 1912 and that was recently republished.

    THE LIFE AND RELIGION OF MOHAMMAD. By J. L. Menezes. (Roman Catholic Books, P.O. Box 2286, Fort Collins, Colo. 80522, 1912/2005 reprint), 194 pp.

    “The Mahommedan religion on the whole with all its dogmatic and moral principles, and with all its positive and negative laws has been a curse to human society.

    “Mahommed pretended to confer by his religion a boon, at least on his own countrymen, by giving them in place of gross idolatry a purer faith, and surer moral habits,

    “but in this attempt he has miserably failed and has hopelessly fallen into the very sin he so vehemently assailed.

    “Mahommedanism has penetrated into barbarous countries and has forced its inhabitants to accept it as their saving religion, but in doing so it has not succeeded in elevating man’s condition to a higher level – or at least to a level any higher than that of Arabia in Mohammed’s time.

    “The Partial and specious reforms which it may have attempted to effect, are vitiated by the fact that they tend to exclude the higher and nobler virtues;

    “and as their inner life of families, the whole, the whole tone of society and the intellectual and moral standard of a people depend on the principles of the ruling religion,

    i”t is hopeless to expect that Islam will ever cease to be what it hitherto proved, the most formidable obstacle to the dawn of a progressive and enlightened civilization.

    “How can it be otherwise?

    “No permanent house can be built on a foundation of sand;

    “**what permanent civilization and progress then can be expected from a people professing a religion founded on fatalism, polygamy and slavery?** {my emphasis – dda}.

    “Their blind belief in inevitable fate, and their antagonism to liberty of thought and action have rendered reform next to impossible; and the professors of this religion seem never to realize their obligation and duty towards the people under their rule, of spreading true civilization, good government and the cultivation of the peaceful arts.

    “The natural consequence of this ignorance and blindness has been despotism, mal-administration, bigoted persecution and oppression of their co-religionists.

    “In the countries of the Mahommedan world

    “anarchy, rapine, revenge, strife and murder are the order of the day,

    thieving, lying, usury and oppression are looked upon more as virtues than vices;

    “unrestrained licentiousness is carried to unimaginable excess.

    “Dirt and filth are things that never come seriously before the attention of Mahommedans;

    “they seem indeed to prefer living in the most dirty and filthy environment.

    “They are generally illiterate and at the same time self-conceited
    and their vainglory in their religion and the nothingness of their own acquirements makes them scorn every other religion;

    “the meager education which they generally receive when young, makes them believe that there is not much left for them to learn in the world.

    “**In short, Mahommedan countries are the chosen homes of
    ignorance, bigotry, tyranny and brutal vice,
    and rendezvous for a filthy, unprincipled people, as well as for brigands, felons and freebooters.** {my emphasis – dda}

    “While all other countries not influenced by Islam have made rapid progress in every direction and enjoy the blessings and peace of true civilization,

    “Mahommedan countries have remained absolutely opposed to change and reform;

    “nay, rapacity and extortion have reduced them to a most deplorable state.

    “Such is the boon conferred on human society by the Mahommedan religion, and what a benefactor Mahommed has been to his country!

    “Who was pleased to give to his country, nay, to the whole world, a religion which, claiming a divine origin as the final and irrevocable standard of morality,

    “has kept its followers sunk in ignorance and barbarism, and has become an insuperable barrier to the regeneration, civilization and progress of the Eastern world.”

    Fr J L Menezes was right, in spades.

  11. says

    Adhering to Islam can only inculcate mental illness, and habituate a poverty of normal human character. Pity the children born into such an environment. But what can one say about adults who actually convert to Islam? Only that they are already mentally ill, and suffer from an impoverishment of self; like Moonies and born-again Christians and others drawn to some species of mysticism, they are manqués looking for an identity they never developed and believe it can be found in the all-encompassing otherness of Islam.

  12. says

    I very often wonder how it is possible for 2/3 of the world to ignore openly what the other 1/3 of the world is doing in the name of ‘religion.’ How can it be that collectively the West and the Far East, South America and India, do not seem to be bothered at all by Islam and the actions of it’s adherents.

    I have come to the conclusion that perhaps Islam and it’s tenets are simply a reflection of the true nature of humanity. In it’s approximately 14,000 years of history, it has really only been the last 100 years where wide-spread misery was at least starting to be resolved. Yet even in that century, we have witnessed two world wars, hundreds of lesser wars and battles between nations, and countless acts of atrocity committed by man against man. Even today, only a handful of countries have freedoms on the level of the US, and even that freedom is limited.

    The modernity of the West is actually an aberration, a freak departure from the normal human condition. In time, all the world will again be slavery, misery, corruption, usury, deceit, etc. And I predict there will be a great many deaths – hundreds of millions, if not billions – in the next 100 years, until humanity is once again a disconnected collection of individual tribes or communes that do not intermingle very much. It is what the people seem to want.

  13. says


    Question: does this mean you have given up, and are doing or intend to do nothing at all to *stop* Islamisation?

    If so, then you would be actively helping *produce* the result that you are representing as inevitable.

    A sane man would rather go down fighting than stand squawking, ‘All is lost! Despair! We are all gonna DIE! Evil will win! Nothing can be done!’

    A great deal of the current situation can be explained in one word: dhimmitude.

    Muslims have been busily ‘grooming’ everyone in sight for ‘dhimmitude’.

    Read Mark Durie, ‘The Third Choice: Islam, Dhimmitude and Freedom’.

    But dhimmitude can be undone.

    Read Mark Durie ‘Liberty to the Captives.’

    Your absolute pessimism – bordering on despair – is I think unwarranted.

    Islam has only been around 1400 years; a mere eye-blink in human history.

    Many non-Islamic societies prior to that time, despite many faults, even gross ones, were still better places for humans to live in than dar al Islam has ever been, and achieved greater things on every level than dar al Islam ever did.

    Much that Islam espouses – its ban on pet dogs, on uncovered women, on wine/ alcohol, its suppression of music and of the visual and plastic arts (no visual representations of living things, no sculpture) – set it over against *all* known human societies whether ‘high’ or ‘low’, ‘primitive’ or ‘civilised’. Stone age people in middle Europe 35 000 years ago were happily playing the flute and creating absolutely extraordinary paintings. Islam is not necessarily therefore the ‘default’ position of the human species.