Disclaimer: I don’t own any Buffy the Vampire Slayer characters, just using one of ‘em briefly here.
Summary: In Africa, Xander is finding that not all the evil is done by demons.
Xander picked up the body of the boy and held him close, ignoring the blood still leaking from the stumps of what was left of the arms and legs, his own frame rocked with his grief.
One of his slayers finally comes and puts a hand on her Watcher’s shoulder, “Xander, we cannot stay here. Bring him, we will find his sister and give him a proper burial.” She knows that anyone who isn’t a Muslim is not only considered a second class citizen, but also a target and their group is well known for objecting to this sort of barbaric practice in the past.
Relinquishing the body to a couple of other slayers who have laid out a blanket to enshroud it, Xander stands to his feet and brings himself under control once more. Turning away as he shakes his head, “Those idiot politicians in America think we’re doing such a great service to ‘bring democracy to other countries, but don’t seem to care that when they do, the Fundamental Muslims make sure to vote in Sharia Law and then the ‘legal’ atrocities like this start. At least the dictators never pretended to be anything other than what they actually were!”
One of the girls came running, “Xander come quick! They’re beating
The group breaks into a run and finds a small crowd surrounding a young girl who is being whipped. When they ask what is going on, they learn the girl had been raped. It was done publicly and it was recorded on video, so they had proof, but the girl was still being whipped one hundred times for “being used as a tool of satan.”
Unable to do anything to stop it, Xander and his girls had to just stand there and seethe with impotent rage.
When it was all over, they took the girl and left that horrible place. Xander muttered, “I’m starting to think we’re fighting the wrong enemy over here.”
Author’s note: While this ficlet is fiction, the actions done in it are actually happening to people.