Monday, May 04, 2015

#Wikidata - #Farkhunda

Farkhunda is a woman who died in Afghanistan because someone said "she has burned the Koran". Some believed it and, now she is dead. The police stood by and did nothing.

In Afghanistan, the police cannot stand idly by while someone is lynched. In this line up of all the people accused of complicity you do not notice them. They wear the same clothes and they get the same respect.

They did not "serve and protect" and it is made plain to all the Afghani police officers what is expected of them.

When you search Wikidata for Farkhunda, there are now only three hits. One of them is for an Afghani politician who won a really prestigious award Wikidata does not know about yet.. There is always more to do..
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