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Afghan female athlete to leave the country after her dog shot dead by gunmen

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Unknown gunmen shot ‘Asoman’ to death on Friday evening while she was hiking with Sahba Barakzai and her family in Dasht-e-Hawz mountains, an area 20 KM north of Herat city.

‘Asoman’ was the name of a 7-month old female Husky dog owned by Sahba Barakzai a female athlete and owner of a Karate club for girls in Herat city.

“My father has got a hiking team and we used to sometimes join them together with Asoman”, Sahba Barakzai told Khaama Press.

On Friday me, my father, sisters and ‘Asoman’ went out to Dasht-e-Hawz mountains for hiking wherein a gunman looking like a ‘Shepherd’ shot at my dog. I shouted and ran towards Asoman and requested the man not to fire. The gunman did not care and shot 4 bullets in Asoman’s chest. Several other gunmen joint him soon after they heard the firing.

Sahba explained.

Cryingly I took the dead body in my arms and started running towards our car. The gunmen fired from behind and shouted on us to stop and leave the dead body of the dog here.

Sahba added.

I begged them to allow me take the body of Asoman and burry her myself, but they did not listen and said I was a girl and have no right to keep dogs, she said.

“I even could not report it to the police as I knew nothing will happen. Dozens of human beings are killed every day in the country and no one feels responsibility”, she added.

In a telephone conversation with Khaama Press journalist, Sahba mourned for her dog’s death and said she did not think of losing her loved pet this soon.

“I was googling the internet to understand the life of dogs, I was always thinking that 14 years for a dog life is so short and I did not know that I will lose mine only when she is 7 months old”, she said mourning.

Sahba has decided to leave the country as she believes the security is not improving and one day her family members might have the same fate ass Asoman.

Sahba has dismissed her students at Karate club and has put the equipment on sale intending to leave the country as soon as she sells the accessories and house equipment.

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  1. Can you connect me with Sahba Barakzai? Please give her my e’mail address

    Is she interested in coming to Buffalo, Wyoming to set up a Karate Club for girls?

    International airflights fly into Denver, Colorado with connecting flights to Sheridan WY where I would meet her with my car to drive south to the base of Big Horn Mountains to my city Buffalo. I am a Civil Engineer who has Golden Retriever dogs.

    Barbara
    Barbara J. Lund

    • Dear Barbara,
      I am a close friend to Sahba, who has requested me to get in contact with you. If you are interested in her work and capabilities, please contact her through her Facebook profile or WhatsApp number.

      WhatsApp: 0093798446195
      Facebook Profile: Sahba Barakzai

  2. To Afghan muslims both moderates and extremists: stay where you are. Extremists, stay in your muslim lands do not come to the West, we do not want to import your barbaric ways. Moderates, stay in your muslim lands and change things you dislike there, we do not need you either. We non-muslims we do not need and want to be involved with those endless ancestral quarrels of yours. One last thing: leave those beautiful dogs alone!

    • Please don’t say “we”. I’m a “Westerner”. I have no problem with moderate Muslims. Or moderates of any faith.

      But that’s because I’m atheist so I really don’t care what you believe, unless it harms others.

    • How does people emmigrating for a better life get you or anyone else involved in any quarrels. Maybe mind your own business and dont tell people where they can or cannot live who have nothing to do with you.

  3. Why would a girl have no right to keep dogs? Because only hunting and guard dogs are allowed in Islam, and the people who shot Asoman to death likely assume that women have no business being involved with hunting or security.
    “Once Gabriel promised the Prophet (that he would visit him, but Gabriel did not come) and later on he said, ‘We, angels, do not enter a house which contains a picture or a dog.’” — Sahih Bukhari 4.54.50
    “Abdullah (b. Umar) (Allah be pleased with them) reported: Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) ordered the killing of dogs and we would send (men) in Medina and its corners and we did not spare any dog that we did not kill, so much so that we killed the dog that accompanied the wet she-camel belonging to the people of the desert.” — Sahih Muslim 3811
    “Ibn Mughaffal reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) ordered killing of the dogs, and then said: What about them, i. e. about other dogs? and then granted concession (to keep) the dog for hunting and the dog for (the security) of the herd, and said: When the dog licks the utensil, wash it seven times, and rub it with earth the eighth time.” — Sahih Muslim 551

  4. These men should be killed. Muslims are all evil and Godless and soulless psychopaths and should be killed. They are a barbaric, evil. Raling, pedophile death cult. Mohammed was a perverted sodomite and child rapist

    • Hello
      then do not say any words about Muslims because of Muslims are very honest and trustworthy people, those who are doing wrong are only by the name of Muslims, believe that Good Muslims are better than 1000 time of gold.
      if you have any question please reply me
      thanks

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