Honour killings

A very good article from the Washington Post at Stuff. What especially got to me was:

Gannon tracked down the family’s neighbours.

Many agreed that he had “done the right thing.”

“I am proud of this man,” said one. “He has done the right thing to kill her. When the news spreads they will praise this man.”

Said another, Babar Ali: “I am proud of this man that he has done the right thing, to kill her. We cannot allow anyone to marry outside our religion. He did the right thing.”

Killing people for marrying outside the religion is barbaric. But so is supporting the death penalty for apostasy.

As for the father, Gannon said, he was the most reluctant to talk of all. When she showed up at his doorstep, he was preparing to leave Lahore for the village from whence he had come. He told Gannon his big regret was no longer having the small amount of money Rajhu brought in from his job and the notoriety, now, of his son and the family.

He had this to say: “My family is destroyed. Everything is destroyed only because of this shameful girl. Even after death I am destroyed because of her.”

So the father blames his daughter, not his son for killing her. You see where the son got it from.

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