On his hospital bed last week, 16-year-old Abid Tanoli sat listless and alone, half of his body covered by burns that all but destroyed both his eyes and left his face horribly disfigured.
The teenager talked, with difficulty, of how his life had been destroyed since the fateful day in June 2002 when he refused to have sex with his teacher at a religious school in Pakistan.
As one of Johnson’s commenters wrote, “I would love to see this story on a major American news program. Of course, I also would love to win the lottery.”
You’d have better odds with the latter.