In my Human Events article today about the murder of the Said sisters, I wrote, “Muslim spokesmen in the U.S. have an all the more urgent responsibility to end their denial and confront these cultural attitudes. If they don’t, and instead continue to glibly insist that religion has nothing to do with what happened to these poor girls, the murders of the Said sisters will only be the beginning of a new American phenomenon.”
And a new phenomenon in the U.K. as well.
“‘Family turned a blind eye’ as teenage bride was beaten to death by arranged husband,” from the Daily Mail (thanks to Josephine):
A teenage bride was beaten to death by her husband while her in-laws stood by and did nothing, a court heard yesterday.
Sabia Rani, 19, was repeatedly attacked over a three-week period, suffering bruising to 90 per cent of her body and “catastrophic” injuries usually only seen in car crash victims.
She had arrived five months earlier from Pakistan for an arranged marriage to Shazad Khan, 25, of Oakwood Grange, Leeds, a jury at Leeds Crown Court was told.
But Khan’s family, with whom she lived, took an almost instant dislike to her, said Simon Myerson, prosecuting, and Khan began beating her.
The attack which killed her was “prolonged and vicious,” the court heard.
Her agonising rib fractures were caused by “kicks, stamps or very hard punches”.
The victim’s mother-in-law and a sister-in-law blamed the injuries on “evil spirits, curses and black magic”.
But after Khan was convicted of murder at Leeds Crown Court last January, police investigated the role of other family members.
They arrested and charged the victim’s mother-in-law Phullan Bibi, 52, sisters-in-law Nazia Naureen, 28, and Uzma Khan, 23, and her husband Majid Hussain, 28.
All deny a charge of allowing the death of a vulnerable adult. Khan and Hussain also deny perjury….
And of course we know that such people would never lie!