I have to wonder how this story would have played out had the video not been removed from YouTube.
A 17-year old girl named Du'a Khalil Aswad was stoned to death last month in Northern Iraq. While there are conflicting reports over many of the details, it seems clear that the girl, from an area populated by Yezidi
(adherents of Yazidism, a minority religion) had a relationship with a Muslim boy/man. In a society where marrying outside of one's religion is blasphemy, you can imagine that this didn't go over well with her fellow Yezidi. She was given shelter by someone and it's reported that either A) the house was stormed and she was dragged out onto the street or B) her family mislead her into thinking that she had been forgiven and that it was safe to return home. Either way, she ended up like this:
The stoning, which purportedly lasted 30 minutes, was captured in-part by at least 1 cell phone and you can see the grisly footage yourself at this page
at Wallyworld. Eight or nine barbaric fucks are generally thought to have done the deed while up to 1,000 others stood around watching and/or photographing it with a cell phone, including the police(!). At a couple points, someone in the crowd steps up to throw the girl's skirt back over her so that she is not exposed. As if the most horrific thing there was the sight of women's underwear.
Part of me wants to say that we should just nuke the area from orbit because it's the only way to be sure while another wants to rant about religion and patriarchy. But mostly I am just so incredibly appalled that I can't say too much at all.