Several men have been arrested after two Spanish sisters who were forced into marrying their cousins in Pakistan were reportedly tortured and shot to death in what is being dubbed a heinous “honor killing.”Arooj and Aneesa Abbas, ages 21 and 23, were tricked into flying to Pakistan, where their husbands, Hassan Aurangzeb and Atiq Hanif, tried to get their wives to sponsor Spanish visas for them. When the women refused, the young women were tortured to try to get them to comply, and eventually fatally shot, according to the Hindustan Times.The cousins/husbands, the sisters’ brother, a paternal uncle who was also a father-in-law, another cousin, and the remaining father-in-law were all taken into custody over the weekend in Pakistan. Two other men who are thought to have played a role in the elaborate murder are still at large.The plot was reportedly hatched after the sisters, who had been living between Spain and Pakistan and who were angry at the arranged marriages they were both trying to end, pretended to apply for visas for the men.When it became clear they either did not apply, or had intentionally made errors in the applications to avoid having the men come to Spain, the young women were tricked by their own mother into going to Pakistan, where they were allegedly murdered. “The investigations have confirmed that both the sisters were killed in the name of honor,” Muhammad Akhtar, the investigating police officer, told local media.Once there, they were taken to a location outside of Lahore and tortured and killed by a man who was both a paternal uncle and father-in-law to the eldest sister, authorities said.The murder highlights the horrific incidence of “honor killings” in Pakistan, where nearly 500 women are thought to be killed in a twisted notion of family respect each year. In 2016, new legislation made it easier to arrest the family members carrying out the killings, but it did not curb the crime rate.
How would this be the fault of "white men?"
When I read how the mother was responsible for luring her daughters back so they could be killed in an alleged "honour killing," it made my stomach turn. How a mother can turn her back on her daughters. Then again, she's probably the one who arranged that they marry their cousins.
Oh get over your phony virtue signaling self.
Pretty sure the Muslims who still hold onto these incredibly barbaric practices are in the minority.
Several men have been arrested after two Spanish sisters who were forced into marrying their cousins in Pakistan were reportedly tortured and shot to death in what is being dubbed a heinous “honor killing.”
Did you read the article?
The phrase “honor killing” won’t be found in the Koran nor in any Sunnah of the Islamic prophet Mohammad. The authority for a parent to kill their children or grandchildren for any reason they see fit, however, is found in the sharia (Islamic law), and does come from the Koran and Sunnah of Mohammad.The Reliance of the Traveller, authoritative Islamic sharia certified by Al-Azhar in Egypt – the highest authority of Islamic jurisprudence on the planet- and the Muslim Brotherhood’s Fiqh Council of North America, states: “retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” It goes on to say those “not subject to retaliation” includes “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik, Book O Justice, o1.1-2).This means, in Islam it is okay for a mother and/or father to kill their children or grandchildren with no legal consequences.
This means, in Islam it is okay for a mother and/or father to kill their children or grandchildren with no legal consequences.This is done when children or family members “dishonor” the family, thus it is called an “honor killing.”So, even though “honor killing” is not found in the Koran or Sunnah, the authority to do it is.Some examples in the United States include:In April 2004 a Turkish Muslim killed his four year old daughter in Scottsville, New York because she was “sullied” by a gynecological exam.In 2006 a Somali Muslim in Kentucky brutally killed his four children and raped his wife because he suspected her of infidelity.In January 2008 an Egyptian Muslim shot and killed his two daughters in Irving, Texas. The girls great aunt told reporters they were “honor killings.”In July 2008, a Pakistani Muslim in Atlanta, Georgia killed his daughter because she did not want to go through with an arranged marriage.In October 2009, an Iraqi Muslim from Arizona drove over his daughter for being too Westernized. She died two weeks later and he was convicted of her murder.In October 2009, a Muslim woman in New Brighton, New York tried to kill her husband by slitting his throat because he was not “muslim enough.”The Department of Justice reports there are approximately 27 honor killings in the U.S. each year.Pakistani Muslim Muzzimmil Hassan founded Bridges TV in Buffalo, New York as the first Muslim American network broadcasting in English. Bridges TV was established to counter negative stereotypes of Muslim. Muzzimmil Hassan (a close friend of Nihad Awad of CAIR) personally demonstrated his “moderation” by sawing his wife’s head off. In March of 2011, Hassan was sentenced to 25 years in prison for this heinous crime.All lawful under sharia.