The father was a member of the Mutaween (Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice) so what does that tell you?
Her crime? Converting to Christianity. “Saudi man kills daughter for converting to Christianity,” by Mariam Al Hakeem for Zawya, August 13:
Riyadh: A Saudi man working with the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice recently killed his daughter for converting to Christianity.
According to sources close to the victim, the religious police member hadÂ cut the tongue of the girl and burned her to death following a heated debate on religion.
The death of the girl sent shockwaves and websites where the victim used to write with various nick names have allocated special space to mourn her, while some others closed temporarily in protest.
According to the Saudi Al Ukhdoud news website, the victim wrote an article on the blog of which she was a member under the nickname “Rania” a few days before her murder.
Interesting choice of names. Was she inspired by Jordan’s “hip” queen Rania — the woman devoted to proving to the world that, among other things, honor/apostate killings are totally alien to Islam? Wonder who knows Islam better: the Saudi father (and member of the Commission for “Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice”), or shoulder-exposing, Western educated Rania (the queen, not incinerated girl)?
“She wrote that her life became an ordeal after her family members grew suspicious about her after a religious discussion with them.
She said that her brother found some Christian articles written by her as well as a cross sign on her computer screen. Since then he started to insult her and blamed the internet for pushing her to change her religion.
The “Free Copts” website published a message which it received from a friend of the victim, revealing that the killer is in police custody and that he is being investigated for an honour related crime.
Saudi religious scholars have frequently warned against the dangers of Christian internet websites and satellite TV channels which attract Muslim youngsters to change their religion.
Odd how one never hears Christian societies warning Christians from watching Muslim programs lest they convert in droves. Indeed, willing conversion is usually the last thing those who begin honestly searching into Islam are ever in danger of.
They decreed that watching these channels or browsing these websites which call for conversion to Christianity by various means is against the teachings of Islam.
True that. The Islamic prophetÂ did decree, “Whoever leaves his religion, kill him.”
Pamela doesn’t like it one bit, check this out:
Al Jizz and CNN are utterly interchangeable but this isÂ criminal. They ought to have their license yanked. They did a segment on thesick, violent Islamic “custom” of murdering their wives, daughters, sistersÂ and deliberately omitted Islam. I despise them.
I guess theÂ FOX news special on honor killingsÂ caught them with their burkas down, and so the misogynists and Islamists at the Crecsent News Network have cleansed this barbaric violence against women. Shame on those tools.
CNN Avoids Mentioning Islam in Segment on ‘Honor Killings’Newsbusters (hat tip sharptooth)
Quite a feat: CNN has pulled off the MSM equivalent of describing a spiral staircase without using one’s hands.Â It has managed to produce a segment on “honor killings” and related violence in the UK . . . without using the word “Muslim” or “Islam.” CNN Newsroom anchor Don Lemon introduced the segment this afternoon at 1:37 PM EDT.
DON LEMON: Women forced into marriages, or killed for having the wrong boyfriend.Â So-called “honor crimes” are often committed by fathers or brothers when daughters do something that supposedly brings shame on the family.Â It’s on the rise inÂ Britain, and authorities, they are very worried about it.Â Our Paula Newton reports.
View videoÂ here.
‘Honor’ killingÂ comes to the US – The Boston GlobeÂ Jeff Jacoby
UPDATE: OT but related:
Pakistan: girl married at 9, gunned down by parents and accomplices in front of police at 17
Her crime? Trying to annul her marriage. If “honor killings” have “nothing to do with Islam” (so the argument goes, including below) marrying female children at age 9 is wholly based on the example of Islam’s prophet. At any rate, that this sort of thing keeps happening in Pakistan — that is, “Land of the Pure, i.e., land of Muslims — is telling enough. “Married at 9, slain by parents at 17,” by Bruce Loudon in Islamabad forÂ News.com, September 6:
DESPAIR among human rights workers in Pakistan over a rash of so-called “honour killings” intensified yesterday when it was disclosed that a girl forced into marriage with a 45-year-old man at the age of nine had been killed by her parents because she asked for an annulment.Â
The girl, 17, who had been fighting a lonely but successful legal battle, was coming out of court in the Punjabi city of Sahiwal after being granted the annulment by a judge whenÂ she was surrounded by a group of men and shot in view of police.
Based on such a culture, how can anyone doubtÂ Pakistan’s unswerving loyaltyÂ to U.S. interests?!
The death of Saira Nusrat Bibi has added further to concerns among human rights campaigners already outraged over the case ofÂ five women – among them three teenage schoolgirls – buried alive in the province of Baluchistan because they wanted to marry men of their choice in defiance of the wishes of tribal leaders.Â
The Baluchistan case was worsened by an attempt by a member of the country’s national parliament, senator Israr Ullah Zehri, to defend it, telling colleagues that “these are centuries-old traditions and I will continue to defend them”, The Weekend Australian reports.
Members of the religious Jamaat-e-Islami party rounded on Senator Zehi, declaring: “We condemn this barbaric act. This is against Islam, against humanity and against civilised culture.”
Then do something about it.
Yesterday, the Government bowed to pressure and ordered an inquiry into the killings.Â
Details that have emerged from the village of Baba Kot in Baluchistan indicate that the three girls — aged between 16 and 18 – and two of their elderly relatives were “shot at” before being buried alive.
“When the fuming elders of the Umrani tribe came to know about the intentions of these girls, they picked them up from their homes along with two of their elderly relatives,” one account said.
“The crying girls were pushed into official cars and driven to a deserted area. There they were pushed out of the cars, made to stand in a queue, and volleys of shots fired at them. As the bleeding girls fell to the sand, the tribesmen dragged them into a nearby ditch and levelled it with earth and stones.
“As the two shocked elderly women tried to rescue the hapless girls, they too were gunned down and buried in the same manner. The killers after burying these women returned to their tribe like conquerors without any action taken against them.”