Bethlehem Orphans




In 2005, Swami Nirvanananda went on pilgrimage to the holy land of Israel, visiting many of the sacred sites in that ancient land. He learned of the shocking and heart-rending plight of some Muslin girls. In the holy city of Bethlehem there is a large Muslim population. Under Islam, if a girl becomes pregnant outside of marriage, her punishment is usually death. These "honor killings" are still a part of that world. This death sentence is often carried out by male relatives and it makes no difference if the girl was abused or raped.





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