Murder Trial Update: October 22, 2011
The murder trial is in progress in Kingston, Canada where the court has been told that police wiretapped the family auto after the discovery of the four drowned women in a submerged car.
The father is alleged to have been tape recorded saying…
“May the devil shit on their graves,”
“They committed treason themselves. They betrayed humankind. They betrayed Islam. They betrayed our religion…they betrayed everything.”
“I say to myself, ‘You did well.’ Were they to come to life, I would do it again.”
“There is nothing more valuable than our honour.”
Our original story published July 24, 2009…
19 Year Old Daughter Was “Rebellious Young Woman”
Father was “disgraced” by behaviour of his three daughters, so…
Worldwide, Muslim honour killings of women and girls are so common that if North American or European papers were to cover every reported case there would be little room left on the front page for any other stories. But when a Canadian father, his second wife and a son plot weeks in advance to murder the family’s three teenage daughters and wife number one – well, that makes the news.
We like to believe that everyone wants the same things in life. This is just another reminder that not everyone shares the same values, and that some cultural values and standards may not be compatible with a free and democratic society. If you need further reminding, blogger Atlas Shrugs put together a photo album of some recent honour killings.
Que the apologists who maintain that this has nothing to do with Islamic values…
Family’s plans to murder daughters, first wife hatched months before: police
KINGSTON — A Montreal couple allegedly began making plans to kill their three daughters, along with the husband’s first wife, weeks before the bodies of all four victims were found in a car submerged in the Rideau Canal.
Mohammad Shafia, 56, his wife Tooba Mohammad Yahya, 39, and their eldest son Hamed Shafia, 18, all face first-degree murder charges in the deaths which came to light after a Nissan Sentra was discovered in the canal near the Kingston Mills Locks. Conspiracy charges filed at the Kingston courthouse Thursday reveal investigators believe plans to commit the murders were hatched as far back as May 1.
The small detail in the indictment added yet another twist in a story that only becomes stranger at each turn.
A relative of the couple has told reporters she believes the murders were carried out as so-called honour killings. The Kingston police confirmed Thursday that Rona Amir Mohammad was Mohammad Shafia’s first wife and that he was also married to Yahya. A relative who sent an anonymous email to The Gazette alleged that Shafia was “disgraced” by his daughters’ behaviour in Canada and that he wanted his first wife to return to Canada while hiding the fact they were married…
… continue reading this story at The National Post (old broken link now replaced with current National Post story October 22, 2011)
Our thanks to BFP reader Sargeant for alerting us to this story!
June 27, 2008: Brother Charged In Muslim Honour Killing In Canada
January 4, 2008: Two Texas Girls Murdered By Father In Muslim Honour Killing