Too much honor: 4 women found in submerged car; cops make arrests in Montreal

Canuckistan: By ROB TRIPP, SUN MEDIA

Rona Amir Mohammed’s sister, Diba Masoomi, said: “We are convinced that this is a crime of honour.” We learn here that “the teenage girls dressed in modern fashion,” which may have been part of the problem.

Pamela has been following this strange and terrible story very closely, and has photos and much more information here.

“Family held in canal deaths,” by Andrew Chung for the Toronto Star,

Kingston Police have arrested at least three people in connection with the mysterious deaths of four Montreal women found in a submerged car in Kingston Mills June 30.

“For some time, my sister, as well as the Shafi couple’s oldest daughter, Zainab, had been receiving death threats for social, cultural and family reasons,” Masoomi’s email to Kingston Police states.

In an interview through translation, Masoomi, who does not speak English or French, explained that Rona Mohammed has stayed in regular contact with relatives in Europe, and has told them she feared for her life.

“She was really afraid,” Masoomi told the Whig-Standard, through her daughter Elaha Masoomi. “There were death threats.”

Diba Masoomi said that Rona Mohammed married Shafi in Kabul, Afghanistan. When she could not have children, he took a second wife, a practice that is not uncommon in Afghani culture.

Shafi and his second wife had seven children.


Rough Stuff:

Cheating wife could face ‘honour killing’ after acid is poured down her lover’s throat

A married Muslim woman has been warned by police that she could be murdered after her lover was attacked with sulphuric acid.

The 24-year-old Muslim man had the acid poured down his throat and was stabbed and beaten with bricks by four men. He is not expected to live after suffering 90 per cent burns in the London attack, which blinded him and left his tongue destroyed.

The Danish victim, who is of Asian origin, is said to have ‘insulted’ her strictly religious relatives, which includes women who wear the hijab.

* Should Islam be blamed for barbaric acts?

This is the one that’s got honor killings, genital mutilation, wife beatings and all the rest…

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Detectives believe the family feared being shamed in the community.

Police are said to be discussing how best to protect the woman.

Her lover was attacked at about 2am on July 2 in Leytonstone close to a room he had rented to be near his married lover. She also lives in East London.

One witness saw the attack from her window. She told the Evening Standard: ‘I saw four men lashing out and kicking him on the ground. I shouted and they ran off, then one went back and started on him again.

‘The poor man got up and ran straight into a tree, then staggered back to his house, tugging at his burning clothes and banging on doors shouting for water.’

Another witness, Kay Dice, 52, added: ‘He was screaming and screaming, but he spoke little English and some people thought he may have just had too much to drink.

‘I thought he had a huge cross on his back, but it was where his skin had peeled away.’

The man had moved into a bedsit nearby a few weeks before but residents said they did not know his name.

Broomfield Hospital

Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford where the victim is being treated. He is not expected to live after suffering 90 per cent burns in the attack, which blinded him and left his tongue destroyed

Community leader Imtiaz Qadir, of the Active Change Foundation, said: ‘Honour crime happens a lot in our community, especially the Pakistani community, but we do try to educate the people.

‘It’s a cultural thing from back home. But this type of horrible crime is not exclusive just to Muslims, there have been cases in other religions.’

The man was on life support in Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, today where his condition is thought to have worsened.

Some Muslim women are at risk of honour killings for 'shaming' their family's reputation

Some Muslim women are at risk of honour killings for ‘shaming’ their family’s reputation (file picture)

A teenager and a 25-year-old were due to appear in court today charged with trying to kill him by pouring acid down his throat.

The two suspects, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will face Waltham Forest Magistrates this afternoon after being charged with attempted murder, Scotland Yard said.

Police have arrested seven young men in total in relation to the enquiry. Five have been freed on bail.

Honour killings have been recorded among Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Christian communities but occur predominantly in immigrant families from south Asia and the Middle East.

The perceived ‘dishonour’ is normally down to ‘unacceptable’ dress codes or engaging in certain sexual acts or adulterous behaviour.

The killings result from the perception that the defence of honour justifies the death of a person whose behaviour dishonours their clan or family.

A Home Office and police study found thousands more honour crimes including an estimated 400 forced marriages each year.

According to the United Nations Population Fund, the annual worldwide total of honour killing victims may be as high as 5,000.

6 thoughts on “Too much honor: 4 women found in submerged car; cops make arrests in Montreal”

  1. Break down in UK
    Perhaps 2 Sikh cases.
    THE REST ARE MUSLIM!!!!!!!!!

    Break down in Europe

  2. Islam is just pure evil, even if the multi-cultis don’t agree. Women are NOT walking vaginas!!!

  3. Islam is not evil its the people that are so called fanatics that make this religion look bad I am muslim and had a b/f and dress uncovered and my family didn’t kill me like I said its the muslim fanatics that take it to the extreme so this religion is not evil do your research before you make a comment!!!

    1. “Honor Killing” is Absolutely Islamic!

      We are constantly told in the West that honor killing has nothing to do with Islam. So why don’t Islamic clerics agitate for stiffer penalties for honor killings? Well, because they are on the other side: a manual of Islamic law certified by Al-Azhar as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy says that “retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2).

      In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law. In accord with this, in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”

      Until the Islamic roots of the practice are discussed openly and human rights groups begin calling for reform, honor killings will continue in the Islamic world — and in Muslim communities in the West Link

  4. “me, myself and I” –
    Allow me to ask you a question; if I were to give you a box of chocolates, and told you that only that only 10% of them were poisoned, would you eat any of them? You moslems have a problem, and we don’t care to be involved in it; it’s up to YOU to solve it if you ever want to become a part of the civilized world. Neither do we want to compromise our hard-won freedom and democracy for fear of “offending” your antedeluvian belief system. Freedom of speech is just that – freedom of speech. As a Catholic, I know that I have to put up with “art exhibits” displaying an icon of Jesus immersed in a bottle of urine, because, by the same token, the perpetrator of this sacrilege must allow me to condemn his views on abortion and homosexuality. Sometimes it ain’t pretty, but freedom of speech is what at the end of the day empowers societies to become more innovative, tolerant and compassionate. When the free exchange of ideas is compromised, a society lapses into servitude and totalitarianism.
    In my country (Canada) the only identifiable group, with the one limited exception which follows, commiting “honor” homicides is islam. We do have a sizeable Sikh community, especially here in the west where I live, within which the very occasional honor killing does take place at the hands of extremely conservative and fundamentalist immigrants, who are almost exclusively much older, rural people.
    Significantly, we see two totally diverse reactions from Sikhs and moslems when these most distressing occurreneces take place; the Sikh community is ashamed, and immediatly condemns the authors of the crime. While they proudly retain and celebrate their rich culture, they are first and foremost loyal Canadians, grateful and appreciative for their opportunity to live and prosper in a free and democratic society. By contrast, moslems immediately fly into a damage control mode; they honk and flap, and attempt to suppress criticicism of islam by means of accusations of “racism”and “stereotyping;” without fail, the murderers are portrayed as “misunderstanders of islam.”
    Well, “me, myself and I,” you may be surprised to learn that we have, in fact, done our research. Result? Islam has been weighed and found wanting. Your move.

  5. Well said suprkufrB,
    I hope muslim readers take keen note and think deeply. Their future in the West depends on their actions.

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