The good news is that Zaheen Akhtar feels bad for killing her 15-year-old daughter for looking at a boy by pouring acid on her. The bad news is that her version of feeling bad involves killing even more kids.
The parents poured acid over 15-year-old Anusha at their home last Monday after seeing her looking at boys. The girl died two days later after suffering 70 percent burns, according to doctors.
Anusha’s mother Zaheen Akhtar, 42, speaking from her police cell in Khoi Ratta, around 140 kilometres (85 miles) north of Muzaffarabad, the main city in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, said she feared for the future of the rest of her children.
“I deeply regret my action. I am repenting as I should not have done this. She was very innocent. I feel like killing all my kids,” the mother of eight told AFP.
I don’t think she really understands the concept of “regret”. When you regret something, then you have absolutely no desire to repeat it. If your idea of regretting that you killed your daughter expresses itself with a desire to kill all your kids, that is the opposite of regret, that might just be Islam, which appears to be the opposite of conscience.
If you turn conscience inside out, you get Islam.
“My remaining children, including four girls and two boys, all under 10 years of age have been left alone and they have nobody out there except Allah the Almighty to look after them,” she said.
I’m going to go ahead and say that a desert hallucination will probably make a better parent than the couple that poured acid on their daughter for looking at a boy. Wolverines would probably make better parents for those four girls. As long as they weren’t Muslim wolverines.
If you had a choice between placing those children with their Muslim family or the Manson family, the Manson family would start looking pretty good. At least they only killed outsiders.
Akhtar said she and husband Mohammad Zafar feared Anusha would follow in the footsteps of her elder sister who they married off at 16 “because people had been talking about her bad character” and who had cut off contact after moving to Karachi with her husband.
Well no need to worry about that now.