Not again...Father guns down 6-daughters in Islamic "honor killing"

While the tragedy in Norway happened by a lone wolf - let's not forget the true horrors of Islam. Please tell me people - when does something like this happen among Christians? Let's not be politically correct in realizing the real threats facing humanity as a whole is not "Christian" or "right-wing" terror but Islamic terror...

 

http://tribune.com.pk/story/218250/honour-killings-man-guns-down-si...

Honour killings: Man guns down six daughters

Published: July 27, 2011

" He does not regret what he did. He boasted that he would do it all over again if he had to," Police Inspector Javed Sial. PHOTO: FILE

FAISALABAD:

A man gunned down six of his daughters on suspicion that two of them were in relationships with boys in the neighbourhood.

On Tuesday morning, Arif Mubashir called his teenage daughters to his room and shot them while the rest of the family, including their mother, watched. His wife Musarrat called the police after the incident.

Mubashir shot the girls after their brother said two of them were in a relationship. He told police officials that he had killed his daughters because they were both “without honour”. The man said his daughters Sameena, 14, and Razia, 16, were in a relationship with college boys from the neighbourhood and the sisters had helped each other. “I should have been told immediately but the girls sided with each other. They were both corrupt,” Mubashir told Tandlianwala Police Inspector Javed Sial.

Police officials have taken Mubashir into custody and filed a case against him. “He does not regret what he did. He boasted that he would do it all over again if he had to,” Sial told reporters.

Pakistan has repeatedly been termed as one of the least women-friendly countries. In June, the Thompson Reuters Foundation ranked Pakistan as the world’s third most dangerous country for women.

 

Published in The Express Tribune, July 27th, 2011.

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Tags: Islam, Islamic, daughters, father, honor, killings, murder, religion

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Comment by Atheist Exile on July 30, 2011 at 5:11am
This article makes me think of those atheists who feel that it's racist or hate-mongering to hammer away at all these insane symptoms of Islamic influence on the mindset of Muslims and the cultures of Islamic countries.  How can anybody make excuses for the misogynistic male domination of Muslim men?  Why don't we see more criticism from feminist atheists?

I consider myself a freedom-loving democrat who has moved to the political center over the years.  But the deafening silence of feminist atheists suggests to me that they're more liberal than they are feminist, atheist, or democrat.  The liberal desire for inclusion is a noble ideal and has led to reforms in race and gender discrimination.  But common sense tells me that being "liberal for liberal's sake" contradicts the values such liberals are supposed to hold dear.  What's not to criticize -- and criticize loudly -- about all the misogynistic realities of everyday life for Muslim women?
Comment by Jeremy Raines on July 29, 2011 at 2:55pm

It's about time someone stood up to their bratty teenagers. I for one am appalled that they would do this to their father. I mean if I had a nickle for...

...oh, crap. I may have missed the point of the article.

Comment by Sassan K. on July 29, 2011 at 4:38am
I agree with your assessment Pat. Very well stated.
Comment by Sentient Biped on July 28, 2011 at 10:01pm

This action, this community standard of behavior, and this father, are all vile.

Comment by Sassan K. on July 28, 2011 at 8:04pm
Comment by Pat on July 28, 2011 at 7:06pm
"The inferiority of Jesus is founding a religion based upon the torture of the dead." Pat
Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on July 28, 2011 at 2:18pm
'La supériorité de Mahomet est d'avoir fondé une religion en se passant de l'enfer.'  -  Napoleon Bonaparte
Comment by Atheist Andrea on July 28, 2011 at 1:20pm
Did he kill all 6 or 2 daughters? It may all be in the article but I'm just not seeing it. Help.
Comment by Glen Rosenberg on July 28, 2011 at 1:13pm

Pat,

You beat me to the punch.

And if memory serves the inquistion did not officially end until near the end of the 19th century-not so long ago. The explanation I have for the severity of Islam today compared to Christianity today is the diminution in power of the latter and the failure of modernity to impact the former.

But christianity is anything but benign. And as I pointed out in Africa where its power is great we have parents who murder their children.

And political ideologies are explosive whenever blind observance and suspension of rationalism occurs.

Comment by Pat on July 28, 2011 at 12:52pm

Sassan,

 

I mostly agree with the ideas you have expressed.  I think you're absolutely correct in you assertion (to borrow a phrase from Sam Harris) that all religions are NOT equal.  And, of the major ones in existence today, Islam is clearly the front runner in bloodshed, murder, vicious cruelty, and barbarism in the name of some mystical sky father and their "holy book" written by a illiterate pedophile.  Where I disagree is when you refer to Christianity as "benign."  It is not.  In it's present form, it is obviously less openly murderous as Islam, but that by no means lets it off the hook.  In your response to Glen, you stated that, "...both Islam and Christianity - Christianity tends to be the more peaceful one."  I would re-phrase that as Christianity being the less violent one.  A slight difference in phraseology, yes.  But a difference that makes a difference.

 

And, we don't need to go back to the time of Martin Luther or the Inquisition.  Right wing American fundamentalists are, in large part, behind the movement to jail and execute gays in Africa - just like they do in Iran and Saudi Arabia.  The Catholic church (apart from its policy of covering up child rape and torture), condemns condom use and thereby promotes the spread of AIDS, STDS, and needless deaths.  

 

And with respect to religious "moderates," I agree with everyone.  To borrow an analogy from America in the 1950's, moderates are the White Citizens Council to the Ku Klux Klan.  The respectable face of evil.

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