In Islam, the emphasis is on purity. The emphasis here is not so much on the fact that this poor woman is a victim, but that she sullies the purity of the community. It is a positive development at least that the PMA official has called for the jirga to be arrested. From the Daily Times of Pakistan, –˜Jirga wants doctor killed,– with thanks to Twostellas:
PESHAWAR: A tribal jirga in Sindh has decided to kill a woman doctor who was allegedly gang raped in Sui to restore the “lost honour” of her tribe, a Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) official told a press conference on Wednesday. PMA President Dr Umer Ayub said the husband and in-laws of the doctor had told him of the jirga or local council’s decision in Gumbat Khairpur. He demanded the members of the jirga be arrested, and the alleged rapists of the doctor be hanged at Minar-e-Pakistan to deter such crimes. He criticised the federal interior minister for not visiting the woman doctor and her family. He also slammed the NWFP Assembly for not condemning the alleged rape.