Horror Show Sunday: Light Your Daughter Up!

As long as we’re in that part of the world, let’s do another story about how awful Islam is, where a mother decided to light her daughter on fire in one of those wonderful “honor killings”.  Yeah, that ought to be fun.

Parveen Bibi of Pakistan beat her daughter when she married a man that her family did not approve of.  She, along with her son, then lit 18-year old Zeenat Rafiq on fire, killing her.  But it’s all for “honor”, you see.  Tell me another one.

A Pakistani court found Bibi guilty of the murder and sentenced her to death, while finding her son, Anees Rafique, guilty as an accessory to the murder and sentenced him to life in prison.

Hassan Khan, Zeenat’s husband, told reporters, “When she told her parents about us, they beat her so severely she was bleeding from her mouth and nose.”  A week after the marriage, her parents promised they wanted to reconcile and even though Zeenat was doubtful, she felt she had to go and give them a chance.  It was the last act she would ever take.  Authorities say they found signs of strangulation and beating on the body before Bibi poured kerosene on her and lit her on fire.

Of course, Bibi showed no signs of remorse for killing her daughter, something that was taken into account by the courts as they sentenced her to a very well deserved death.  Burning would be appropriate, don’t you think?

This kind of thing is absurdly common in the Muslim world and I’ve done many stories on it in the past. On average, 1000 women are murdered by their families in Pakistan every year in the name of “honor”. But it isn’t honorable, it’s despicable and cloaking it in the name of religion doesn’t change that fact. That’s why Muslim honor killings will continue to show up on Horror Show Sunday, likely forever, because these people are never going to change, at least not voluntarily.  Religion has poisoned their minds.  We need to do away with religion altogether.

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