Coco Chanel once said:
"A girl should be two things, who and what she wants."
For me, Islam is a beautiful religion, just like other religion that promote peace, freedom and humility in life. Regardless of what people might viewed it as fanatical belief, there is always a special place for women in Islam, where they are look upon like the other half of the sky. And yet, there is still a lot of crazy Muslim people men in this world that treated them like dog.
However, there is the sickening video that emerged this week from a remote Afghanistan village. Najiba, the 22-year-old wife of a Taliban member, was shot nine times in front of dozens of ecstatic men. They applauded and cheered ''God is great'' as she was killed.
Her alleged crime? Reports vary, but either she had a relationship with another Taliban man, or that man had sought a relationship with her. The local provincial governor said later that the two Taliban men had accused Najiba of adultery ''in order to save face''. They ''faked a court to decide about the fate of this woman and, in one hour, they executed the woman''.
Where is the love? For me, this was one of the worst countries in the world to be born female. It remains a terrifying place for many women. Almost nine out of 10 Afghan women suffer physical, sexual or psychological violence, or forced marriage, at least once in their lives.
The horror of Najiba's execution will linger, but it will not turn history. But, ultimately, Najiba's battle is one for Afghan men and women to fight. We pray they are victorious, but our hopes, in the meantime at least, are grim.
Perhaps, one day, someday, there will be a light of love for them. Stand up for the women.
To you whom I have met, did you believe in the power of women? For me, women is the universal creature to cure men whenever we slipped into depression. A hug from them is like a handshake from the heart and worth a thousands words.
Women has no unpleasant side effects and is all natural.There are no batteries to replace, it's inflation-proof and non-fattening with no monthly payments. It's non-taxable, non-polluting, and is, of course, fully refundable.
I love you. I'd always hope that I am an octopus, so I could hug you as tight as possible. But at the end of the day, the hug from you is the one that I will cherish the most in my life.
Until then, put in your heart the fact that I had fallen in love with you way before we knew each other. 366 love letters here dedicated to you won't be enough to express how grateful I am when you appear in my life one day.
You are every women in the world to me, Rina.
The Half Moon Serenades.