A New Girl, A New Lashing

By B. R. Gowani

a girl, sixteen years old
named Silva Kashif was told

what you are wearing, Ms
nothing but “indecent” it is

it was a knee-length skirt
for law, it was a bit too pert

so what did the law do?
It did the only thing it knew

many lashes on the spot
by religious in-charge rot

first lash for our jahalat
second for our superiority

third for our sharia
fourth for our religion

fifth for our manliness
sixth for your Christianity

seventh for being a girl
eighth for wearing a skirt

ninth to defy the West
tenth to demonstrate our power

these incidents become news
few people express their views
issues they rarely become
bolder turns the Muslim scum
will this cruel idiocy ever end?
or will it become the trend?

B. R. Gowani can be reached at brgowani@hotmail.com

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