Honour Killing: Brother Also Charged With Assisting Father
It happens all the time in countries ruled by Islamic law and nothing is said or done about it, but when it happens in Britain, Europe or North America it is news.
Aqsa Parvez was an ordinary 16-year-old Canadian teenager who dared to refuse to be subjugated as a woman according to Muslim religious law. She would leave her home dressed in a Hijab and then change her clothing at school. Her father found out and decided to make sure the “family honour” was preserved.
You can read this sad tale at The Star.com: Dad Charged In Teen’s Death
Don’t hold your breath for any deluge of calls for reformation of the Islamic religion or culture coming from within that religious community.
Barbados Islamic Schools Funded By Fundamentalist Wahhabi Sect
Saudi Arabia has poured billions into spreading the message of Islam throughout the world, and the Barbados Muslim community has not been exempt from this funding – nor from receiving the educational texts and other teaching and religious supplies from the Saudi Ministry of Education.
These texts and other teaching supplies are being used at the Al-Hudaa Muslim School, the Islamic Teaching Centre, Makki Masjid and other places of Islamic education and worship in Barbados – to teach the children of Barbados citizens and others of their faith in Barbados.
There is one big concern though that has surfaced dozens of times worldwide as non-Muslim citizens of various countries become familar with the Saudi textbooks being used to educate children around the world…
Many of the most widely distributed Saudi texts and teaching materials extol lessons and information that are completely at odds with the values and attitudes of modern societies. These educational materials teach children the Saudi Wahabbi message that Christians are “pigs” and Jews are “apes” and that non-Muslim religions are “worthless”.
What Are Bajan Children Being Taught In Our Islamic Schools?
Folks, in light of yet another illustration that there are serious concerns with the religious and cultural values of some Muslim sects, its time to start asking questions about how we all want to live together in Barbados – and to remind our elected and appointed officials that they have a duty to ensure the quality and content of the education being given to all our Bajan children.
The Star.com: Dad Charged In Teen’s Death
Canada.com: Man Tells Police He Killed His Daughter
BFP: Should Barbados Allow Saudi Arabia To Fund Local Mosques and Islamic Schools?
Our thanks to the dozen or so Canadian readers who alerted us to this story.