Thanks to Mullah
* Just for the record: Islam has nothing to do with it, its a ‘cultural’ thing….
By Gemma Jones and Steve Gee
THE distraught mother of a 13-year-old girl believed to have been strangled by her father collapsed screaming “she is my only hope” after discovering her daughter’s body.
The distressed woman’s cries came moments after she made the gruesome discovery inside her Stevens St, Pennant Hills home, in Sydney’s northwest.
Her 53-year-old husband’s body was also found in the Iranian family’s house.
The mother had made the horrifying find after she returned home from work with her son, 25, at 6pm on Thursday. Both were still too distraught to be interviewed yesterday.
Yesterday detectives returned to the home, seizing a computer and mobile phones. Although the investigation had just begun police said they did not believe there was a religious connection to the deaths.
Post-mortem examinations were conducted on both bodies yesterday with interim reports provided to investigators.
Only the day before the deaths, neighbour Raymond Cheung had shared a joke with the bubbly teenager as she sat in the driver’s seat of her father’s car in the driveway.
He said the girl’s father had driven his only daughter to and from Pennant Hills High School every day.
While the girl always said “good morning” or “hello”, he said her father was “strange and silent”, only ever nodding his head at neighbours.
Police said the Iranian family was well-educated and long-time Australian residents, although they had only recently moved into the area.
Another neighbour, Jyeon Cheung, who lives opposite the family’s home heard the woman’s chilling cries.
“She was screaming ‘she was my only hope’,” Ms Cheung said.
A bunch of flowers, with a card saying “we care” was left near the home yesterday.
US: ‘honor killer’ still on the run:
* In which mosque is he hiding? Perhaps we should ‘ask the imam…?!’
It is interesting to watch Islamic spokesmen happily affirm that Islam encompasses every aspect of life, and then, when confronted by unpleasant aspects of the culture created by Islam, turn around and claim that such things are untouched by any aspect of Islam whatsoever. Well, which is it? Does Islam encompass all of life, and hence leave an indelible mark on the cultures of the societies that adopt it, or does it leave untouched large areas of life, in which pre-Islamic pagan practices continue?