Keeping women in their place. Words of the father…
“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.”
… Mohammad Safia secretly recorded talking about the murders with his wife and son.
The victims: Geeti 13, Sahar 17, Zainab 17, Mohammad 52
Father, mother, brother guilty of 1st degree murder of three daughters and co-wife
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 religious scriptures may not be compatible with a free and democratic society.
BFP’s original post July 24, 2009: Muslim Honour Killing In Canada: Three Daughters & “First Wife” Murdered By Father, 2nd Wife, Son