Honor Killing Trial Opens in Canada

Mohammad Shafia, an Afghan immigrant, is accused of murdering his first wife Rona Mohammad and his three daughters Daughters Zanaib, 19, Sahar, 17, & Geeti, 13 because the lot had assimilated into Western society. Absolutely horrible:

“They committed treason on themselves. They betrayed humankind. They betrayed Islam. They betrayed our religion…they betrayed everything,” Shafia told Tooba, the murdered children’s mother....

“I say to myself, ‘You did well.’ Were they come to life, I would do it again,” the wiretap recorded him saying.

Honor killings are not unique among Muslim countries. What is unique is the notion a religion can be "betrayed" because the religious community is also a political community.

Not all Muslims believe this, of course, but it is still an orthodox and mainstream point of view.

Thanks to Jamie.

Posted by: Rusty at 11:13 AM

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