The Lonesome Death of Aqsa Parvez

Justice was done last Wednesday when the Muhammad and Waqas Parvez, the father and brother of Aqsa Parvez, received life sentences for strangling her to death in their home in Mississauga, Ontario, on December 10, 2007, when she was sixteen years old. But denial as to how a father and brother could have been moved to murder what should have been a beloved daughter and sister remains all-pervasive. If Canada, the United States and Europe are not going to be the sites of many more Islamic honor killings, that has to change.

Muhammad and Waqas Parvez murdered Aqsa because she would not conform to Islamic behavior codes for women. The Qur’an commands women to “draw their veils over their bosoms” (24:31), and in a hadith, Aisha, the favorite wife of Islam’s prophet Muhammad recounts that he commanded that once a woman “reaches the age of menstruation, it does not suit her that she displays her parts of body except this and this, and he pointed to her face and hands” (Sunan Abu Dawud 32.4092).

Muhammad Parvez was determined to enforce this command on Aqsa, as well as to force her into an arranged marriage, and she was just as determined to resist. Ultimately she ran away, telling friends that Muhammad Parvez had sworn on the Qur’an to murder her if she did so. But on December 10, 2007, Waqas Parvez showed up at Aqsa’s bus stop, and took the girl home.

Less than an hour later Muhammad Parvez called 911 to tell them he had killed his daughter. His calm after the killing, and his turning himself in, is common with Islamic honor murders and other killings and attempted killings: one notable example came in February 2009, after moderate Muslim leader Muzzammil Hassan beheaded his wife. He went to a police station, shook an officer’s hand, and then shocked the unsuspecting policeman by telling him: “I want to tell you that I just killed my wife and I’m here to turn myself in.” Similarly, when Mohammed Reza Taheri-Azar drove an SUV onto the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and attempted to run over and kill as many students as possible (he killed none but injured nine), he appeared serene and even happy after the attack.

This calm may emanate from a sense that the perpetrators have that they have performed an act pleasing to Allah, and will be rewarded for it. And that also may lead us to where Muhammad Parvez got the idea that Aqsa deserved death for her non-Muslim attitudes, and that it was his right, even his responsibility, to kill her. For the fact is little recognized but unmistakable: Islam provides a broad justification for honor killings, such that a man like Muhammad Parvez would most likely believe that in murdering his daughter, he is not committing a heinous crime, but serving his god in a way that that god would regard as a positive good.

A manual of Islamic law certified as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by Al-Azhar University, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, says that “retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2).

In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law.

But not being subject to a penalty is one thing, and actually being tolerated is another. Indications of the latter come from Syria, which in July 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.’“

That’s right: two years for murder. Such a light penalty sends a clear signal that honor killings, while still crimes, are understandable and even justifiable: killing a wife or daughter to preserve the honor of the family extenuates the crime of murder to such an extent that it moves cold-blooded killing to the level of minor credit card fraud or less.

In Jordan in 2003, the Parliament voted down, specifically on Islamic grounds, a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”

This is why honor killings keep happening — because they are broadly tolerated, even encouraged, by Islamic teachings and attitudes. Yet no authorities are calling Islamic leaders to account for this. The main thing that many analysts want you to know about the death of Aqsa Parvez and other honor killing victims is that they had nothing to do with Islam. Shahina Siddiqui, president of the Islamic Social Services Association, declared: “The strangulation death of Ms. Parvez was the result of domestic violence, a problem that cuts across Canadian society and is blind to colour or creed.” Sheikh Alaa El-Sayyed, imam of the Islamic Society of North America in Mississauga, Ontario, agreed: “The bottom line is, it’s a domestic violence issue.”

Muhammad Parvez himself didn’t see it that way after killing Aqsa. He grounded his act specifically in the mores of his Islamic community, and clearly believed that that community would regard his killing his daughter more lightly than they would her un-Islamic behavior: “This is my insult. My community will say you have not been able to control your daughter. This is my insult. She is making me naked.”

The life sentences given to Muhammad and Waqas Parvez give Muslim spokesmen in Canada and the United States a new opportunity. They have a new chance to acknowledge that Islam’s shame/honor culture and devaluation of women has created communities in which abuse of women is accepted as normal. They could call for a searching reevaluation of the meaning and continued relevance of material from the Qur’an and Sunnah that devalues and dehumanizes women, and call in no uncertain terms for Muslims to reject explicitly and definitively the literal meaning of such texts, now and for all time to come. They could call for sweeping reform and reexamination of the status of women in Islam. They could call upon every mosque in the West to institute classes teaching against honor killing and directly challenging the teachings and assumptions that give it justification.

For any of this to happen, Muslim leaders in the West would have to adopt an utterly unfamiliar and uncharacteristic stance: that of self-reflection and self-criticism, rather than excuse-making, finger-pointing, and evasion of responsibility. But with the mainstream media and law enforcement continuing to abet that evasion, this is unlikely in the extreme. Much more likely is that many, many more Muslim girls in the West will die miserably like Aqsa Parvez. No one is speaking up for them or defending them.

No one, that is, except my colleague in the Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop Islamization of America, Pamela Geller, who discovered late in 2008 that Aqsa was buried in an unmarked grave. She began an initiative to obtain a tombstone for Aqsa, but encountered resistance from Aqsa’s family and the Hamas-linked Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), which owns the land in which Aqsa is buried. They refused to approve Geller’s headstone for Aqsa, which gave only her name, dates, and “Beloved, Remembered, Free” – although after all the public attention this initiative brought to the unmarked, they did ultimately provide a modest headstone themselves.

The whole affair showed yet again the tacit approval given to honor killing in all too many Islamic circles. But Geller was not inclined to acquiesce in the multicultural West’s hypocritical tolerance of this horrific practice, and succeeded in getting memorials for Aqsa in another town in Canada, as well as in American Independence Park in Jerusalem. Pamela Geller’s efforts in this epitomized what she be any free person’s reaction to honor killing – moral indignation, efforts to raise awareness of this practice among Westerners, and action to signal to the Muslim community that Westerners will no longer stand idly by as this practice spreads in the West.

For Aqsa’s sake, may there be many more such initiatives.

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/fightinwordsusa Walter Scott Hudson

    No objective observer could possibly deny the hideous double-standard. Unfortunately, objectivity is in the minority.

  • Rasmus

    Here is a story to watch as it is currently developing:
    In Malmö, Sweden, a strange little anti-muslim immigration political party has featured a poster depicturing Mr. M holding the hand of Aisha as they could have appeared at the time of their 'marriage'. M appears to be in his 50's and A appears to be 9 holding a doll in the other hand – which I believe is a quite reasonable conclusion to draw from the available historical material.

    As the party leader at a rally stepped on stage holding the poster he was instantly arrested by the waiting police officers for 'instigating hatred towards a minority group'. The police was prepared with a prominent public legal adviser on the phone approving the arrest. Charges has now been pressed.
    I find this fascinating – will it become a criminal offence in Sweden to make valid historical claims in public?

    You can find the material here .. .http://www.skanepartiet.org/

  • Andres de Alamaya

    The atrocities listed by Mr. Bernier take place in sovereign states and there is too little that we can do about it. Israel's problem has nothing to do with honor killings in Canada or the U.S. But there is a great deal that we can do to prevent future events of that sort within OUR borders. First, immigration laws must be changed to keep out of our countries people whose beliefs and practices are in direct contravention of our laws,and that would bar most Muslims. Gandhi's pandering to Muslim demands at the time of Partition has saddled India with an eternal internal problem – about 15% of the population is Muslim. If America, Canada and Europe don't wake up, our grandchildren will suffer from the same enemy within.

  • Andres de Alamaya

    As long as we welcome immigrants who come with a barbaric culture and beliefs, we have to expect this sort of thing. Also, as long as we have politically correct censors, as I had a minute ago, who won't let us call a spade a spade we'll deny reality and destroy our culture and future.

  • Kanwi

    This is a sad event but get used to it. It is one thing to talk about these things, quite another to take action to change things. Your Parliamentaries are letting you down by opening the flood gates to Muslims. Go to this site for a 'wake up' call. http://euro-med.dk/?p=1212
    The next 50 million new Muslim immigrants start as from March 2011 and can go anywhere in Europe they choose. If you think Europe has enough Muslims already think again because your real troubles haven't started yet. Thank your Parliamentarians for that. They will have your taxes to live on and others will take your jobs. Your kids and the next generation will be the last 'cause after that Sweden will be a Sharia compliant country. It's your call.

  • Muslioip

    There is no such thing as honor killing in Islam. The anti muslim author of the article is picking verses out of context and giving it a different shape.

    We have to check our intellect because many of the times our minds can go astray- There was a time when the great minds thought that the world was flat.

    Islam gave the rights to Women 1400 years ago.

    When we read the history of Babylonian If a man was to murder instead of the man being punished his wife was put to death

    In the Greek civilization- There was a women by the name of Pandora (mythological) who was the cause and evil of the society and in the Greek civilization the women were used for sex and pleasure.

    In the roman civilization, when they reached its peak, a man was even permitted to kill his wife, women were used for sex and pleasure and nudity was common. Further, In the ancient Rome women had absolutely no legal status, And the power was given to their father, brothers or husbands.

    Egyptian civilization- They considered the women the sign of devil

    The Arab civilization- When a females child was born she was buried alive- But after the quran and the teaching of the prophet the women got the due rights

    The Muslims constitute about 20-25% of the world population. Some Muslim societies are close to Islam while the others are far from Islam. If anyone wants to judge the rights of women in Islam they should not base their judgment on what Muslims do and what the society does. The judgment must be based on the authentic sources of Islam which are Quran and the Hadith. Men and Women in Islam are equal but equality does not mean identicality. Depending upon the biological, psychological, psychical make up they are different.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/aspacia aspacia

      I will sit back and LMFAO,as bloggers destroy your claims. Actually, Roman women were given property rights for a period of time, and usually refused to remarry. They gained prominence, then their rights were revoked.

      Generally, I tend to judge civilizations on what they do as opposed to what they say.

      Your "civilization" runs to religious intolerance and mysogyny. Actually, women in the West have only recently been granted the right to vote around the turn of the century. The point is, we evolved, and you are still stuck in the 7th century.

    • Maya

      I know for a fact cause I read a lot in Quran and Hadith that women can only inherit half the man's and that their testimony is considered to be 1/2 the man's, and the list goes on. So what equality are you talking about?

      I think the article is right, you need some self- criticism not execuse making.

    • Maya

      I know for a fact cause I read a lot in Quran and Hadith that women can only inherit half the man's and that their testimony is considered to be 1/2 the man's, and the list goes on. So what equality are you talking about?

      I think the article is right, you need some self- criticism not execuse making.

    • watchful

      Oh, Puleeeze!

  • sddw

    •>Right of wife : In Quran Allah says chapter 4-19 " Treat your wives with equity and kindness even if you dislike her". And, we do not call our wives house wife because if you analyze it means that she is married to the house. We prefer call the wives home makers because they build the home. Allah says in quran 2-187 "They are your garments and you’re their garments" The role of the garment is to beautfy, conceal, protect and help each other.

    •Rights of mother

    [17:24] Thy Lord has commanded, “Worship none but Him, and show kindness to parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age with thee, never say unto them any word expressive of disgust nor reproach them, but address them with excellent speech.

    [17:25] “And lower to them the wing of humility out of tenderness. And say, ‘My Lord, have mercy on them even as they nourished me in my childhood.’”

    The prophet says "Paradise lies beneath the feet of your mother" It means that if you love, respect, be obedient to your mother you shall enter paradise.

    A man approached the prophet and asked who in the world deserves maximum love: the prophet said your mother so the man asked who is after that who the prophet said your mother and the man asked then after that who the prophet said your mother and the after the man asked after that who then the prophet said your father. So that means 75 of the love goes to the mother and 25 to the father. In short the mother gets the gold metal the silver metal and bronze metal.

    •Rights of Sister
    [9:71] And the believers, men and women, are friends one of another.- They socially support each other. The prophet referred to the women as "shakab" which means sister.

    •Educational Rights of women.

    The first message of Allah that was revealed in Chapter 96 was not to fast, not to pray, but it was to read, proclaim to recite in surah al'alaq.
    The first guidance was given in the quran was given to read and proclaim for both men and women.

    The prophet said "it is an obligation upon men and women to gain knowledge" The prophet told especially to the parents to educate their children and specially the daughters And the husband is obligated to give education to his wife and if he doesn’t the wife has the right to go to the court and demand for her right. And, if he can not teach it himself he has to find a way out. In bukari- women approached the prophet and said you are always surrounded by men why don’t you give time to us and the prophet agreed to educate the women". He also send the companions to educate them.

    We have best of women who are scholars: Aisha (RA) one of her famous of student she says I have not come across a scholar in learning of the Quran, in lawful and unlawful things, in poetry and literary and in Arabic history. She was also an expert in mathematics. History tells us she taught no less than 80 scholars:

    Uma Salma- Who was the wife of the prophet- She was the best instinctually women against the learned of the women.

    Fatima was a companion of the prophet once there was a issue of Fiq and she had a point of view and Aisha and Omar objected but could not prove it.

    At this time people were hardly educated and we had several scholars

    • http://www.facebook.com/sandy.reis.37 Sandy Reis

      ya the koran says one thing but muslims do something else. in saudi arabia, they cant even leave the house without a male chaeprone. or drive or work. how about all those honor killings or female mutilation? islam is islam but muslims ar eanother department altogether. even the good muslims never condone and try to stop the evil muslims from doign what they do to each other, the women or animals or infidels abroad like all the rapes muslims comit in europe and all th eother crimes abroad. muslims ar efull of sh!t.

  • dsger3

    1.Legal Rights

    Legally men and women are equal- If both commit crime they get the same punishment; 5-38 as to the thief men or women cop of her hand and his hand for the punishment of Allah

    In Islam women have the right to be witness and in most of the religion women are not permitted to be witness. And Quran protects a women; 24-4- If someone an allegation against the chastity and modesty of a women and does not produce 4 witnesses give them 80 lashes. In all most all the other countries if a women has been abused or called name and she goes to the court, court will not say anything

    In west the women have to take the last name of the husband; In islam she can keep her last name

    2.Political Rights
    9-71 The believing men and believing women are supporter of each other"(not only socially but also politically)!!60-9.. O prophet when women come thee

    In islam women also can take part in law making- There was an occasion the caliphate of Islam he was discussing if they should put a limit on Mahr; when a women objected from the back seat of the mosque even the name of the women is not mentioned that means she was an ordinary women, she says when Allah has not limited it who is Omar to put a limit on it and he said Omar is wrong and she is right. That means he took an objection.

    Bukari: Women also took part in battle field they gave water to the soldiers or first aid to the men; Bukari a lady by the name of nafisa in uhud she was amongst other companions protecting the prophet and when the prophet saw the wounds he praised her for her bravery.

    As I mentioned before men and women are equal in Islam but equality does not mean identically- men and women are different biologically, psychology and psychically "Don’t say this is right or this is wrong because Allah knows what is best for you" because what you thing is good for you may not be good for you. Since you got limited knowledge.

    The media says Islam oppresses the women my question is that when we have sports why do we have men and women taking parts separately in swimming why men and women are separate, when we have tennis why are there men vs men and women vs women why? Because Even the west knows men and women are different psychically? Has media ever objected? When there is Boxing why not have men and women in the wrong? In beauty contest women appear on the stage but men don’t why? Because they know the beauty of women differs from the beauty of men.

    Depending on what field they are competing we decide.
    Quran says women and men are equal but not identical

    An example: In a class two students A and B get 80 out of 100. When you examine the answer sheet there are 10 questions with 10 marks. You come to know student A get 9 out of 10 in question 1. Student B gets 10/10 in question 2. but student A gets 10 out of 10 in question 2 whereas student B gets 9.10 in question 2. and the rest they get full marks for the rest. Another example is when I said earlier; a man comes to the prophet and says who deserves the most love and the prophet said your mother, mother and mother and then father so here we comes to know the mother has a degree of advantage. And, for example a thief enters my house I will not tell my sister to go and fight the thief to go and fight because I believe in women's rights. Allah says in Quran he has gives an additional degree of strength to men than women

    But overall women and men are equal.

    part 12 @ 5min

    Marriage And Divorce:
    Islam gives the right to the married women to keep their last names unlike the west that adopted the which is based on the Greco-Roman culture, where women took the name of the husband because the woman was considered the property of the man.

    • CateLaurel

      Your analogy about the oppression of women and the separation of men and women in sport's competitions is ludicrous!
      In Saudi Arabia, women cannot do anything without a male relative's permission. And don't tell me it is for their protection! That would be equivalent to saying that women are too feeble-minded to make decisions on their own.

      Where do you get the idea that in all countries in the West, women have to take their husbands' last name? This has never been enshrined by law, but it was merely a custom for the woman to take her husband's last name. In fact, in Quebec Canada, women CANNOT take their husband's last name. Legally, they must keep the name they were born with.

      Why don't you inform yourself before you speak?

  • fi89

    Usually, what happens is people who are ignorant about particular thing they start talking non sense about Islam. This is why I always say It is very dangerous to have little knowledge

  • tim heekin

    In the Muslim Brotherhood founding charter article number 7 states:

    #7. Yell 'foul, out-of-context, personal interpretation, hate crime, Zionist, un- American, inaccurate interpretation of the Quran' anytime Islam is criticized or the Quran is analyzed in the public arena.

  • CateLaurel

    This excerpt is from an article in The National Post and I think it should be read by people everywhere, because it obviously shows that even Aqsa's mother went along with her daughter's killing. She only wants her husband and son to be released from prison.

    The following "Appeal for Pity" was entered into evidence at the sentencing of Waqas and Muhammad Parvez: A Mother's Words

    Your Honour!

    I Mrs. Anwar Jan, the mother of late Aqsa Parvez, mother of Waqas Parvez, and wife of Muhammad Parvez.

    I am the patient of diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol. I am still missing my late daughter. However she has been died since three years and will never come back again and when I think about my son and husband that they will be in jail for a long time. Maybe my husband will die in jail in this period then I cry hours and hours for all of them, that God give me punishment not to them. Your honour, my life is at corner and I do not have more power to bear all these pains. However I have many wishes and hopes to come to Canada for my family, but unfortunately my family has been broken.

    I appeal to your great court to be mercy on my son and husband and reduce their punishment. PLEASE! PLEASE mercy on them. I am very obliged to your honour to read my pitiful appeal.

    Yours faithfully,

    Anwar Jan

    • watchful

      I am so sick of hearing about the pedestal that Islam places the woman on (haha) and all the rights she has (joke) and the comparisons between the Koran and the Bible on the subject. The only point that matters is TODAY. What our ancestors did and thought in regards to their religious beliefs is yesterday. It is intolerable that women are treated so badly TODAY due to Islam. Islam should be outlawed.

  • USMCSniper

    Facing the Islamist onslaught, our policymakers aimed, at most, to manage crises with range-of-the-moment remedies — heedless of the genesis of a given crisis and the future consequences of today’s solution. Running through the varying policy responses of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and now Barack Obama here is an unvarying motif. . . . Our leaders failed to recognize that a real war had been launched against us and that the enemy is Islamic Jihadism. This cognitive failure rendered Washington impotent to defeat the enemy. Owing to myopic policy responses, our leaders managed only to appease and encourage the enemy’s aggression by not identifying Islam itself as the enemy of freedom.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/aspacia aspacia

    Anyone else tired of the myopic Islamic apologists. Always with the excuses, and accusing others of cherry picking, then they do the same with the Bible as well as the Qu'ran. What hypocrisy

  • jac

    The word 'killing' by itself is legally neutral, and in this context, culturally indulgent; they should be called 'honour murders'.

  • Consider

    If religion is accepted as the source of morality as trumpeted on this web site as on many others likeminded (and linked), than honor killings for Muslims are the right thing to do. As explained by Islamic scholars they are necessary for preserving the family, for the social cohesion, tradition etc. Criticizing them represents an act of arrogance and intolerance where a religious moral standard is appraised from the standpoint of another religious tradition that has not a shred of justification to claim superiority, moral or other.

    • Clay Cole

      Excellent points. You do an excellent job of explaining Muslim reasoning. Very frightening isn't it?

      • Consider

        Well, it depends.
        Everything is relative my dear Albert.

        • Clay Cole

          If you are not a Muslim it is frightening. It should be frightening to Muslims as well.

        • watchful

          No. It is not.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Dar_al_Harb LibertyLover

    Acceptance of Western Culture and Mores should be a requirement for coming to the West (Europe, America, Canada, etc.) Any country affraid to enforce point this does not deserve to exist. I am tired of sharing my living space with ignorant savages who have no concept of humanity.

    • Leigh

      Bravo to you for standing up to say this and I agree a million times. If I went to live in a Muslim country, I would have to abide by their laws. The same should apply here when the Muslims come here to America. It is called RESPECT of American laws and the people here that were here first and made this country civilized.

  • Clay Cole

    Here is the reality of the rights given to women under Islam.

    Young girls who are caught in a burning building are shot and forced back into the burning building to die by the Morality police becasue their head are not covered.

    Walk the walk. Your talk means nothing.

    • Consider

      If religion dictates that women should have no rights than women should have no rights.
      That’s the consequence of considering religion as a source of morality.

      • Clay Cole

        No that is the result of Islam as a source of morality. One of the great myths in the world today is that all religion is the same. It is not.

        • Consider

          How do you decide which religion is superior?

          • Clay Cole

            I bet you are agnosic or an atheist. If so, for you would want to look at the over all results of socities that different religions have had the greatest influence on. In context of the disscussions we are having here it would be Muslim dominated Middle Eastern Countries compared to Christian dominated Western Countries. Which socity would you consider superior. You can't be some mushy guy either. If you wouldn't want to live one on the socities you can not consider it equal. I am a Christian, but I have found that most atheist consider Buddism superior.

            If you believe in God, then it comes down to which God is real. All of the religions are different. Each one when compared to another is diametericaly opposed to the other.

          • Consider

            So you think that the Western Countries are more advanced because of Christianity not in spite of it !?
            Christianity made them more modern, tolerant, developed, open minded…?

          • Clay Cole

            Yep.

          • Consider

            Ha, ha, ha…

  • Concerned 9/12

    We need to keep the issue alive eventhough this will not be easy.

  • Rohini DeSilva

    Stop using euphemisms like "the lonesome death" of Aqsa Parvez. That beautiful child was not alone when she died. She was in the presence of her father and brother who murdered her. Call it like it is: "The abomination of honor killing of Aqsa Parvez"

    • watchful

      I think that the lonesome refers to the fact that there was no one there to stand up for her when she needed it the most not that she was physically alone. I can't imagine feeling any more alone than to be lying there dying at the hands of the very people who should be protecting me from the boogieman in the dark alley instead of being the boogieman in the dark alley. Horrible.

  • quonsettent

    There is something in which Britain did not foresee. They have adopted Shariah law into their legal system stating it only applies to Muslims. Since moderate Islam is a stealth tactic and as prosletyzing and population saturation increases they will use our democracy against us and overthrow from within. We can't just say no to Shariah Law, we must say no to Islam itself. Shariah Law, the Quran and the Hadiths is what makes up Islam. A moderate Muslim will always be in sympathy with the purist and militant Muslim. In America they may say they are against Shariah Law but since their numbers will increase and through the vote our U.S. Constitution will someday be replaced and overthrown with Shariah law. Don't be fooled as they are using politcal correctness, our good will and our own democracy against us. Islam needs to be LEGALLY REDEFINED as an evil and anti-American political ideology and not protected by law as a religion and declared illegal. This we must do or one day we will more than suffer the consequences. Inform, warn and teach others about the impending danger of Islam. Spread the word!___ _http://civilusdefendus.wordpress.com/civil-defense/liberty-vs-sharia/____http://pedestrianinfidel.blogspot.com/2005/09/axis-of-islam-verses-of-hate.html

    • leigh

      Bravo to you also. I totally agree with you and thank you for standing up to say this. It needed to be said. Now, America, WAKE UP!!!! Do you want your children to be living in this country and seeing young girls killed because they want to be like American girls. I just cannot fathom how a mother could allow her husband to kill her daughter. I just cannot. Children are gifts from God, our heavenly father. This country of America will fall if Sharia law is allowed to be instilled here. I know one thing for sure, there will be a big, I mean a big fight to prevent it. Our laws here in America do not allow any family or any religion to be able to kill their children for any reason.

    • watchful

      You are so right.

    • Kanwi

      An Insightful comment indeed.

  • Marty

    islam is a disease, death cult, and popular among genocidal sociopaths. If anyone believes there are individual rights guaranteed by the koran, consider living in iran, saudi arabia, or taliban controlled portions of afghanistan. Oh, did I mention that no islamic country has ever been politically democratic? There is a reason: islam is incapable of tolerating the basics of democracy that inlcude free speech and a free media. It's impossible to excuse or rationalize islam; don't both trying.

    • Consider

      Exodus 31 : 15
      Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.

      Tell more about diseases and death cults.

  • http://www.BOBZILLA.tv BOBZILLA

    Dude, you are in serious need of a basic English grammar class. Punctuation, bro, is key to getting your point across without every reader figuring out that you are an idiot. This web site is way over your head. Trust me.

    What do any of your countless poorly punctuated points have to do with the article???

    Answer: nothing!

    You may also consider a few basic literature classes, where you learn the fine art of staying on topic. Hint: you can argue that the sun is hot without having to first discuss all of the other hot stars and planets in the Universe. The sun is indeed hot. End of story.

    Sheesh!

  • Old Bob

    During the time the British ruled in India, they were advised that the custom of widows leaping to a horrible death on the funeral pyre of their deceased husbands was a strongly held local custom that should be tolerated. One British official explained that the British also had a strongly held custom, that of hanging anyone participating in the suicidal self immolation of widows. The British took to building and using gallows next to funeral pyres, and the strongly Indian custom soon died out.

    We are told that honor killings are an important Islamic family custom, but we too have a local custom, or at least should have. We jail / execute men and women who murder or participate in the murder of their female relatives who fail to adhere to the 7th century customs of Islam. Such men (and women) who participate in this horrible islamic custom should be sent to Allah without delay.

    • Clay Cole

      I used this story yesterday in my response to Child rape in Islam. You tell it better.

  • http://frontpagenews.com Truth Detector

    Honor Killing does please the Muslim god, Satan, nicknamed Allah. In fact, all Islamic crimes please the Muslim god, Satan, sometimes called Allah.

  • Fred

    Since everything is predetermined by Allah, please explain why Muslims lost five wars with Israel and still they want to destroy Israel; don't they get it yet or do they just make their beliefs up to suit their needs? Now they must avenge Allah.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/aspacia aspacia

    Most Christian faiths have reformed themselves regarding mysogyny, your faith has not. Remember a woman's paradise is beneath a man's foot. How about the fact that women are lashed or stoned to death when raped, and the rapist goes scott free. Then there is the barbaric behavior of Mohammed, the pedaphile, profiteering murderous butcher, who condones pillaging, robbing, enslaving and raping those who he conquers. What other prophet has behaved in this way? None. Sure, Moses had people stoned to death, but he never condoned the murder of any individual who was not of his faith, a fact that speaks volumes in your Qu'ran.

  • Mr.E

    The Bible does not say pregnancy is a curse. You are trying to twist what it says. The pain of child birth came from the sin of Eve. You have discredited yourself with me by taking a Bible verse out of context, and twisting what it actually says.