Off with his head
I don’t know why I keep stumbling on to gruesome and disturbing stories like this one from Turkey.
Nevin Yildrim is a 26-year-old mother of two who has been raped repeatedly at gunpoint by her husband’s cousin, Nurettin Gilder. Ever since Yildrim’s husband left town in January, Gilder has been entering her room and threatening to kill her children if she ever told anyone about it. He even took pictures of them with his cell phone that could be used to help keep her in line.
Earlier this week, Yildrim finally had enough.
Gilder called and she was sure he would come to rape her later. And she was right, only this time she was ready for him, a loaded rifle in hand.
“I chased him,” she told authorities. “He fell on the ground. He started cussing. I shot his sexual organ this time. He became quiet. I knew he was dead. I then cut his head off.”
You read that right: she cut his head off. And that was only the beginning.
Yildrim grabbed the severed head by the hair and marched it into the town square. She then approached a coffee house full of men, held the head high and said, “Don’t play with my honor. This is the head of the man who played with my honor.”
She then dropped the head on the ground and walked away, only to be apprehended by authorities shortly thereafter.
I support female empowerment and definitely think rapists should pay for their crimes. So I can understand Yildrim wanting this man dead. But cutting off his head?
She probably should have aimed for the smaller head and forced Gilder to live with his shame and emasculation, but to each her own.
Posted on September 8, 2012, in Perspectives and tagged CNN, commentary, current-events, Decapitation, Human Rights Watch, murder, musings, news, opinion, perspectives, Rape, Turkey. Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.