“There is no such thing as honor killing” — Mohamed Bary, Rifqa Bary’s father
Tell it to Sanaa Dafani, Mr. Bary. Oh, but you can’t, can you?
“Italy: Moroccan man accused of ‘honour killing,'” from AKI, September 16 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
Rome, 16 Sept. (AKI) – A Moroccan man is facing murder charges after allegedly stabbing his 18-year-old daughter to death for falling in love with an older man in a small northern Italian town. Sanaa Dafani was stabbed in the throat while she was sitting in a car with her 31-year-old boyfriend in Montereale Valcellina, northwest of Trieste, late Tuesday.
Her father, El Ketawi Dafani was later detained by police and interrogated overnight. Some Italian news reports said he had made some admissions about being present at the scene of the alleged crime but had also contradicted himself in relation to the evidence.
There is also widespread speculation that El Ketawi Dafani, believed to be a Muslim, objected to religious differences between his daughter and her boyfriend and their plans to live together.
According to media reports, the victim’s father blocked the car and threatened his daughter. Her boyfriend Massimo De Biasio tried to protect her from the attack and was injured in an alleged assault from the father….
The case has already drawn comparisons with the controversial murder of a young Pakistani girl, Hina Saleem, who was killed by male relatives in August 2006.
Hina’s father Mohammed, confessed to slitting 20-year-old Hina’s throat for ‘dishonouring the family’ because she lived with an Italian man, wore jeans and worked in a pizzeria….