Eurabia Alert: “Woman stabbed to death by family for loving wrong man,” from the Telegraph, with thanks to all who sent this in:
The brother and 17-year-old cousin of a young Pakistani woman were jailed for life yesterday for her murder in a so-called honour killing because she wanted to marry a man against her family’s wishes.
Samaira Nazir, 25, a graduate and recruitment consultant, was stabbed 18 times and her throat was tied tightly with a scarf and slit.
The attack took place in front of her brother’s two- and four-year-old daughters, who were spattered with blood. They saw Miss Nazir try to flee the knife blows from her cousin but her brother dragged her back from the door by her hair. Neighbours heard her scream for help.
The men were sentenced at the Old Bailey in the latest case to highlight violence against women who assert their independence against the strict cultural dictates of their families.
Miss Nazir’s brother, Azhar, 30, and Imran Mohammed, 17, a distant cousin who was seeking asylum under a false name, attacked her because she wanted to marry Salman Mohammed, an Afghan asylum seeker. The court was told that her family disapproved because Salman was from a different caste and they suspected that he was after their money.
Of course, nothing is said about these murderers being Muslim, and the use of the word “caste” slyly suggests they are Hindu. That is, in fact, not the case.