Some are born brave and others become their perpetrators image.
This poor girl has had to realize that her father was the horror that she had to live through.
We are forever children to our parents no matter the age.
The relationship between a father and daughter should be of LOVE and Protection. Yes, love involves discipline, but even Isaac’s lesson doesn’t compute to the Muslim’s. They talk about Jews and the sacrifices, but g-d forbade the human sacrifice early on. Whats their excuse?
This young lady is scared. Some people come away with their scares greater and better people and some turn in to the HORRORS that created them.
I’ll hope and pray that she rises above her fathers bestiality.
She is on the right path to overcome and rise above him. She has strength as well as inner and, now, outer beauty.
Brave Bibi the Time cover girl whose nose was cut off by the Taliban takes the New York subway
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Last updated at 8:35 AM on 17th February 201
Smiling happily, these friends seem no different from the many millions who take the New York subway each day.
However, behind the carefree appearances lies a remarkable story of someone who has overcome the horror of a brutal childhood and the savagery inflicted on her in adulthood.
Because the girl on the right is none other than Bibi Aisha, the Time cover girl whose nose was cut off by her spiteful Taliban fighter husband but is now rebuilding her life in the Big Apple.
Thanks to the generosity of American people and the wonders of modern surgery this 20-year-old girl can now look forward to a bright future.
At the age of 18, Aisha had her nose and ears hacked off by her husband as a punishment for trying to flee the arranged marriage, before being dragged to a mountainside to die.
Against the odds she survived and last August she gained worldwide attention after an award-winning image of her mutilated face appeared on the cover of Time magazine last August next to the headline ‘What Happens When We Leave Afghanistan’.
After being offered sanctuary by the charity Women For Afghan Women, Aisha now lives in America.
Fitted with a prosthetic nose and dressed in stonewash blue jeans and a jacket, the young lady has already managed to fit in perfectly in her new home.
Aisha, who arrived in the U.S. in August last year, now lives in a shared New York apartment and is given regular care by doctors and therapists.
She currently makes beaded jewellery, which she hopes to one day sell to make a living.
The girl, who was illiterate when she left Afghanistan, is now learning English as she prepares to study for a full education and put her troubled past behind her.
When Aisha was 12, her father promised her in marriage to a Taliban fighter to pay a debt. She was handed over to his family who abused her and forced her to sleep in the stable with the animals.
When she attempted to run away, she was caught and, as a punishment, her nose and ears were sliced off by her husband while her father-in-law held a gun to her head.
‘When they cut off my nose and ears, I passed out. In the middle of the night it felt like there was cold water in my nose. I opened my eyes and I couldn’t even see because of all the blood,’ she told CNN reporter Atia Abawi.
Left for dead in the mountains, she crawled to her grandfather’s house and her father managed to get her to an American medical facility, where medics cared for her for ten weeks.
They then transported Aisha to a secret shelter in Kabul and in August she was flown to the U.S. by the Grossman Burn Foundation to stay with a host family.
In October last year she had a prosthetic nose fitted at the non-profit humanitarian Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital in California as part of her eight-month rehabilitation.
Dr Peter H Grossman said they hoped to give Aisha a more ‘permanent solution’.
This could mean reconstructing her nose and ears using bone, tissue and cartilage from other parts of her body.
However, plans are currently on hold for any more surgery as Aisha, who is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, continues to recover from her ordeal.
Another boost for the brave girl is the arrest of her father-in-law Haji Suleiman by Afghan police.
The 45-year-old, who held a gun to Bibi’s head while his son sliced off her nose and then took the amputated body part and paraded it around his local village, is being held in jail in Uruzgan.
It is rare for the police in Afghanistan to intervene when local villagers impose punishments for crimes, even severe ones such as flogging and stoning, which are allowed under Sharia law, the legal code of Islam based on the Koran.
There is no Sharia law provision, however, for cutting off nose and ears of a runaway child bride.
‘This is against Afghan-ism, against Afghan and Shariah laws, against every principle in the world, against humanity, so that’s why we wanted to bring him to justice,’ said General Juma Gul Himat, provincial police chief of Uruzgan province.
‘He made a big mistake,’ the general said. ‘He disfigured a creature of God.’