Forced Sharia marriage -- and revenge killings ordered from Brooklyn. An update on this story. "Federal grand jury probing double-murder in Pakistan - may have been ordered by cabbie," by Mitchel Maddux for the New York Post, March 27 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
A federal grand jury is investigating a double-murder in Pakistan that authorities say may have been ordered by a New York City cab driver angry after his daughter escaped her arranged marriage, The Post has learned.
Mohammad Ajmal Choudhry, 60, was arrested last month in Brooklyn and charged with visa fraud.
But US federal agents now are scrutinizing claims that he arranged the recent execution-style murder of two people in Pakistan's Punjab province after his daughter refused to return to the marriage, officials disclosed yesterday.
"United States law enforcement agents are actively investigating the murders," says a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement report about the federal grand jury probe.
Authorities say the cab driver's daughter, Amina Ajmal, escaped the coerced union in Pakistan with the help of a cousin and US diplomatic personnel and then returned to New York City, where she had grown up and was educated.
But when the daughter refused to return to the arranged union in Pakistan, her father - who lives in Brooklyn - vowed to kill the cousin and her relatives, officials said.
Late last month, two relatives of the cousin who helped Ajmal escape the forced marriage were gunned down and murdered in Pakistan, while a third was badly injured in the shooting, officials said.
An eyewitness who filed a report with police in Pakistan told authorities there that "Choudhry's brother, Muhammad Akmal, was one of the shooters involved," Brooklyn federal prosecutors recently told a judge, citing investigative reports received from law enforcement officials in Pakistan.
"In addition, the eyewitness alleged in the report that the murders were committed at the behest of defendant Choudhry" and another relative, a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent wrote in an affidavit about the probe....