Naila Afsar would probably have become another victim of Islamic honor killing if this case had not come to the attention of authorities. And at least for now, they weren’t dhimmi enough to ignore it and allow Naila to be murdered. “Muslim grandmother who kidnapped and drugged her own daughter because she wouldn’t marry the ‘right’ man is jailed,” by Graham Smith for the Daily Mail, July 27 (thanks to David):
A devout Muslim grandmother has been jailed for four years for kidnapping and drugging her own daughter after she refused to marry the man her family wanted her to.
Mother-of-eight Shamim Akhtar, 59, was jailed with her son Shamrez Khan and her son-in-law Zahid Mahmood for abusing Naila Afsar, then 23, out of ‘some misplaced sense of warped family honour‘.
Khan, 34, was given a five-year sentence and Mahmood, 37, was jailed for four years at Burnley Crown Court today….
Akhtar, of Bradford, was found guilty of kidnap, false imprisonment and two counts of administering a drug after a four-week trial at Preston Crown Court earlier this year.
Khan, of Bradford, and Mahmood, of Accrington, Lancashire, both pleaded guilty to the same offences part-way through the same trial.
Mrs Afsar’s family had lined up a marriage for her with her cousin but, after some time together, she decided she wanted to end that relationship, the court heard.
She came under sustained pressure from her family in Bradford to the extent that she fled to Newcastle, where she thought they would not find her.
In Newcastle, she met postgraduate student Afsar Saddiq. They started a relationship and later married.
Once settled, Mrs Afsar tried to re-establish a relationship with her family but they began to pressure her again to divorce and restart the relationship with her cousin.
Things came to a head in January 2010 when Khan, his mother and others travelled to Newcastle, broke into Mrs Afsar’s flat and threatened her and her husband.
She was taken to Accrington where various attempts were made to change her mind.
At one point her mother said to Mrs Afsar that she was ‘worse than a prostitute, you should be killed‘, the court heard.
Judge Newell said: ‘She resisted these attempts and she stood up to you.’
He said Khan, who was effectively the head of the family, pushed and slapped his sister.
Khan thought his sister’s actions had ‘brought shame and disgrace on the family, had impugned their honour’.
Eventually, Mrs Afsar was made to drink a milky liquid which contained the drug lorazepam – described in court today as a ‘date rape drug’.
She was bundled into a car in an attempt to force her to go from Accrington to Bradford, against her will….