Taliban and Taliban-aligned Radical Muslim groups are extending their reach further east into what was previously Western-influenced Pakistan. As Radical Islamic influence grows in these formerly open areas, the violence against "Westernized," Pakistanis, and even incidents of torture and murder have grown. One of these instances is just now being revealed in the Western press.
The Times of London Online reported, May 3:
A RISING musical star was allegedly shot dead by her own brothers in the conservative city of Peshawar in Pakistan last week after she had appeared on television.So far, there has been no outcry by Music Industry moguls, Hollywood Actors, or any other popular Entertainment industry figures in the UK or the United States, over her slaying. Similarly, Free Speech advocates and liberal Human Rights groups in the West have been utterly silent on her murder.
The murder of Ayman Udas, who was in her early thirties and newly married, has shocked the city’s artistic community because it symbolises a backlash against women and cultural freedom in an area that is increasingly dominated by Islamic funda-mentalists.
She won considerable acclaim for her songs but had become a musician in the face of bitter opposition from her family, who believed it was sinful for a woman to perform on television.
Ashamed of her growing popularity her two brothers are reported to have entered her flat last week while her husband was out and fired three bullets into her chest. Neither has been caught.
Most especially the Commission on Women's Rights at the UN, have completely ignored the growing violence against women like Udas, by Muslim extremists in the region. And the situation promises only to get worse, in the coming days and weeks.
The death of Ayman Udas is a portend for what's in store for moderate Muslim or non-Muslim Pakistanis who live in the Westernized regions of eastern Pakistan. Those in the central regions recently taken over by the Taliban, are now feeling the full brunt of their extremist form of Islam. Reports out of Peshawar and other nearby areas, include gang rapes, hangings of non-Muslims, and women stoned to death in the streets who are caught without their veils or unaccompanied by a male family member.
And now the Taliban is less than 100 miles away from the capitol of Islamabad.
You can see a video of Ayman Udas performing in front of a mostly female Pakistani audience in her native Pashto at LR's other site WorldwideLiberty.blogspot.com
The BBC is now reporting Musicians are now fleeing Pakistan in terror. Refugees flooding into London and NYC. From BBC News.