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UK parents guilty in 'honour' killing

2012-08-03 15:06

London — A British court has found a mother and father guilty of murdering their teenage daughter in a so-called honour killing.

The Chester Crown Court found that Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed, both originally from Pakistan, suffocated their 17-year-old daughter, Shafilea, in 2003.

During the trial in northern England, Shafilea's sister Alesha told the jury that her parents pushed Shafilea onto the couch and she heard her mother say "just finish it here" as they forced a plastic bag into the girl's mouth.

She said her parents thought that Shafilea was too westernised. She also said Alesha refused an arranged marriage.

Police investigated hundreds of cases of forced marriages last year.

The highest incidence of reported forced marriages is in Muslim communities. Britain is home to more than 1.8 million Muslims.

Comments
  • maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-08-03 15:09

    Nothing but dishonour for you... Doing that to your own child!

      theo.konings.9 - 2012-08-03 15:25

      @Maylani.I am willing to bet the thumbs down to your post is from some like minded retarded moron who thinks this is the right way to deal with "dishonour".

  • mudama.austin - 2012-08-03 15:57

    They are terrorists.

  • lerato.motshana - 2012-08-03 16:02

    people are trully mad in this world, nonsense, suffocate them too. The poor kid knew what she wanted in life, she was just born in a sick and not so human family, sies maan

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-08-03 16:05

    That's religion for you. So brainwashed they kill their own kids. I have nothing but contempt for those parents, pity they aren't strung up.

      Lucyfire - 2012-11-05 14:56

      Exactly why i'm raising little iddy biddy atheists.

  • abdullah.sujee - 2012-08-03 16:12

    Honours killings are a horrible Cultural disease, This has nothing no bearing on religion whatsoever. There is no such concept in Islam. Where people kill daughters and woman kill themselves after the death or divorce from their husbands has been an Indian cultural issue. If you look at the life of Prophet Muhammad peace be up him most of his wives were widows.

      carlos.pretorean - 2012-08-04 00:16

      Or 9 year old girls - lovely 'prophet' you have there...

      cameronrh1 - 2012-08-04 09:52

      Yea and the countless raped muslim women who are forced to marry their rapists or be deemed an adulterer who then get stoned or beaten to death. It has everything to do with the religion of "peace"

      Sudika Harkhu - 2014-07-06 21:28

      Rubbish. I just read a few articles on cases of honour killings in Jordan, Egypt and Turkey. The Muslim world. It was never Indian practice to do these things. It only came about during the invasion of India by barbarians like the moguls, greeks and poms.

  • Rebecca - 2012-08-03 16:14

    why are you living in a western country if you don't want to be westernised? Go back to where you came from with your sick ideals and law

      delish7564 - 2012-08-03 17:01

      Couldn't agree more Rebecca. These are the same people trying to dictate how the UK is governed, wanting their own rules, not wanting to abide by the laws of the land. In my opinion if you live in a country you abide by those rules whether you are from there originally or not and if you don't like it, you are free to leave. The frustrating part is that they go to the UK to get away from oppression but that is what they then try and impose on those who are not Muslim.

  • veritas.odium.paret - 2012-08-03 17:38

    I once saw this Indian stand up guy joke that gay marriage wasnt an issue for him as he had an arranged marriage to worry about. A humorous view of a tradition that can have really bad consequences, such as this one.

  • ivan.schoultz - 2012-08-03 20:58

    There is no honour in murder.

  • Chris - 2012-08-03 23:15

    they should hang that fat jawa and her husband, punishment should fit the crime

  • laurie.sanchez.798 - 2012-08-04 08:35

    This sort of horror has proliferated in the UK because of too much accommodation of Sharia. For decades the British legal system has been deviating from standard sentencing guidelines in domestic violence & murder cases when the criminal is Muslim. This continues to embolden other heartless parents to kill their daughters. If they don't want their daughters to be "westernized" in a Western nation then they should pack them off to relatives in their country of origin before they reach the difficult teen years, rather than murdering the poor things.

  • ambauli - 2012-08-04 14:42

    Never let religioun stop you from doing what's the right! Unlike these people. . .

  • gerald.goldberg.12 - 2012-08-05 18:14

    THE AMERICAN HOLOCAUST What is the total number of legal abortions since 1973? Since the legalization of abortion in 1973, there have been approximately 50 million abortions performed in the United States. Source: Guttmacher Institute, 2011, August. Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States. How many abortions are performed in the United States each year? According to the Guttmacher Institute, there were 1.21 million abortions performed in the United States in 2008, the most recent year for which data is available. This amounts to 3,322 abortions per day. Source: Jones, Rachel K. and Kathryn Kooistra. "Abortion Incidence and Access to Services in the United States, 2008." Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 43, no. 1 (2011, March): 41-50

  • quartus.vanzyl - 2012-08-12 11:29

    I just want to say to British..you allowed these people to immigrate to your country...now live with!

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