Two weeks after The Observer revealed the shocking story of Rand Abdel-Qader, 17, murdered because of her infatuation with a British soldier in Basra, southern Iraq, her father is defiant. Sitting in the front garden of his well-kept home in the city's Al-Fursi district, he remains a free man, despite having stamped on, suffocated and then stabbed his student daughter to death.
Abdel-Qader, 46, a government employee, was initially arrested but released after two hours. Astonishingly, he said, police congratulated him on what he had done. 'They are men and know what honour is,' he said.
- The Guardian
He stomps his 17-year-old daughter to death because she had a crush on a British soldier and now he's a hero.
Nice war you've given us here, Republicans.
And suffice it to say, this sort of crap didn't happen under Sadaam Hussein, you know, that evil dictator we had to overthrow because of 9-11, er, no, Weapons of Mass Destruction, no, um, he was brutalizing his own people...yeah that's the one.
But, good news - John McCain says we can get out of Iraq maybe by 2013. Hey's it's only five more years of the war we've been in now for five years, 4,000 dead Americans, God knows how many dead Iraqis, and incidents like this "honor killing."
I thought we were fighting to stop this stuff.
The STOP HONORCIDE! campaign was launched on Mother's Day 2008. The goal of the campaign is to prosecute honorcides to the fullest extent of the law. We want honorcide to be classified as a hate crime and we advocate for every existing hate crime legislation to be amended to include honorcide.
Dishonor killings have been occurring in the region since pre-Islamic times. Without some kind of intervention, they will continue, unfortunately.
Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
"Reclaiming Honor in Jordan"
Is this George Bush's fault??
Post a Comment