Pakistan’s Stoning Love Story is Why it’s the Worst Place on Earth

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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The story of Farzana Parveen has made headlines around the world, but there is no part of the story that doesn’t show how completely and incomprehensibly awful Pakistani culture.

When nihilistic writers tried to depict the futility of life and the absurdity of holding to any moral code, they invented incidents like this. But under Islam, you don’t have to invent it. It’s there as an ordinary way of life.

Where do you even begin? How about with the stoning

Parveen’s killing is all the more shocking because it was so public.

She was beaten to death with bricks close to the high court in the eastern city of Lahore by a group of about 20 people, including her brothers, father and cousin, police said.

One family member made a noose of rough cloth around her neck while her brothers smashed bricks into her skull, said Mushtaq Ahmed, a police official, citing the preliminary report into the killing. She was three months pregnant, he said.

Don’t worry, CNN has a disclaimer. It has nothing to do with Islam.

But the story gets worse. This is why they beat her to death. Over $1000.

Iqbal, a neighbor of Parveen’s family, said he and Parveen were supposed to marry, with the family’s approval, last year. As part of the arrangement, Iqbal said, he’d given Parveen’s father 80,000 rupees and gold jewelry.

Last December, Parveen’s mother died and her father and brothers changed their minds about the marriage, Iqbal said.

The family decided Parveen, who came from a village in Punjab, should marry a cousin, police said.

Parveen, 25, and Iqbal eloped and were married January 7 in a court ceremony. The marriage enraged her family, Iqbal said, and they demanded he pay them 100,000 rupees (about $1,000) to let the couple stay alive.

But since this is Pakistan, the story manages to get even worse.

The husband of Farzana Parveen, the Pakistani woman stoned to death for refusing to participate in an arranged marriage, told CNN he killed his first wife so he could marry Parveen.

Authorities said the first wife was killed six years ago.

“I wanted to send a proposal to Farzana, so I killed my wife,” Mohammad Iqbal said Thursday in an interview with CNN.

Iqbal was arrested but later released on bail because his son forgave him, Hameed said.

Under an Islamic element of Pakistani law, known as the law of Diyat, the family of a victim is allowed to forgive the perpetrator, according to the human rights commission’s report.

Pakistan is where good intentions, decency and any shred of humanity go to die.

Oh and don’t worry, it has nothing to do with Islam. Just ask Mohammed.

  • Jakareh

    Not even the most imaginative of novelists could come up with a dystopia as monstrous as Pakistan. Ingsoc-ruled Oceania was by comparison a land of justice and reason.

  • Herb Suhl

    I am going to go extract 100,000 rupees from my brother-in-law.

  • The Diyat Chronicles

    There is a problem. Under Diyat the family of a victim can forgive the perpetrator of a crime. So the son forgave the father for killing his mother, the man’s wife. But is the immediate family, the only family consulted?
    What about the woman’s mother, father and siblings?
    … Or grand parents or cousins?

  • FMB

    What is the 1st wife’s name?

    It is not given because it is Pakistan under Islamic Law.

    there is no need to know and no need for a so called feminist to get hot & bothered by it all.

  • asmith1234

    Islam, the religion of the insane.

    • john spielman

      Islam, the religion of evil

      • Watchman on the Wall

        Talmudic Judaism: the religion of Satan. The Jewish people: the Antichrist.

        • BS77

          Go freak yourself Idiot watchman

          You are SICK

          • Watchman on the Wall

            No I am of the truth. If you’re demon-possessed and serve the devil, as you clearly are, you will seek to suppress and silence this truth any way you can. FYI: It’s not working.

            For others who wish to know the truth (not many I suspect), read “Judaism’s Strange Gods,” by Michael Hoffman, “The Talmud Unmasked: The Secret Rabbinical Teachings Concerning Christians,” by Rev. I.B. Pranaitis, “the Jews and Their Lies,” by Martin Luther, and “solving the Mystery of Babylon the Great: Tracking the Beast from the Synagogue to the Vatican.”

          • Drakken

            Keep up the great work Haji, your really going to enjoy those 72 virgins soon enough, the devil himself will be welcoming you with open arms and a smile, Deo Volente!

          • Watchman on the Wall

            Nice try demon spirit. The lies of you and your master, Satan, the father of lies are over. The truth is being revealed, just as Yahushua promised us it would be in Matthew 10:26:

            “Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid that shall not be known.”

            In the name, power and authority of Yahushua, I command you to get lost and never return!

          • Jackie Bourg

            . You’re theology is twisted and before quoting Martin Luther, you should know that he was a Jew hater, accusing us of killing Christ. Christ was NOT a wimp as HE laid down HIS own life.

    • BS77

      Yeah, let’s make sure lots more of these immigrate here…….

  • Crassus

    What do you expect from a country whose ancestors back in World War II considered German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel a God and prayed every day that he would roll the Panzers through the Khyber Pass to destroy the British?

  • Elise

    Why would any sane woman marry a man who murdered their first wife? These people are evil and ignorant. The poor woman who was stoned by her moronic family would likely have been killed when her husband, Igbal found another woman. This Pakistani culture and their fake religion, Islam, does not deserve to exist on our planet. How much honor killing, incest and FGM is happening in America today among Muslims?

  • jakespoon

    Let’s see, in Christianity the moral equivalent would be…ah…mmm…I know…COLD BLOODED MURDER. When are all the femnazi banshees going to Pakistan(Pa-kee-staaan) and confront these…nevermind…

  • john spielman

    this why the name of Pakistan should be change to Crapistan

  • RSnyder

    But…let’s keep our focus where it belongs. The War On Women is real, it’s here, in the US. Women in binders; women being threatened once again with the task of sorting out the economics of acquiring condoms and other forms of birth control. Women’s reproductive rights under siege. What’s happening to women in places like Pakistan and throughout the middle east (Israel aside) is well…we need to keep focused. There’s still plenty of work to be done.

    • Drakken

      There is NO war on women in the west leftard, if there was, there would be bodies all over the place, like in the muslim world.

      • RSnyder

        Meant as sarcasm, actually. I wish we could leave muslim bodies all over the place and piles flaming korans. . . just to get their attention.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Good. Anything they can do to drive their entire culture all the way back to cave dwelling is better for the rest of us. Murder, rape and cannibalism, not necessarily in that order is where we need to take them.

    • jakespoon

      They are making it there fine on their own. 7th century proud.

  • De Doc

    Husband-to-be: “Honey I just killed your competition! Can we get married now?”
    Wife-to-be: “Awww, you’re so sweet. Let’s do it!”
    Family of Wife-to-be: “Daughter’s hubby-to-be didn’t pay the bride price! Start gathering your rocks folks – we got a stoning to do!”

    I don’t even think Jerry Springer could top this real life, Pakistani tragi-comedy.

    • WWII

      Holy cow! You got me laughing like mad here.

  • Drakken

    Nukem from orbit, its the only way to be sure.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Oh and don’t worry, it has nothing to do with Islam. Just ask Mohammed.

    That’s sort of like saying you can’t blame Islam for female genital mutilation because the practice didn’t originate from Islam.